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    25 Parenting Products So Effective Reviewers Called Them A “Win”

    Because anything that can help you score a big or small parenting win is worth the money.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A portable booster chair that'll immediately become your *can't-go-anywhere-without-it* accessory because it quickly and securely straps onto regular chairs or pops up to provide a safe floor seat. Perfect for dining out, beach day, or Grandma's house.

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    Recommended for ages 6 months–3 years.

    Promising review: "We bought this chair for our little one's first road trip — it was PERFECT!! We used it in the hotel & in restaurants. It has wide feet you you can attach to add stability. It also has straps to secure the seat to a chair, which works wonderfully!! And my little one loves sitting in it! Easy to fold up & carry and easy to clean. Win all around, highly recommend!!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $39.92 (available in three colors).

    2. A mushroom pacifier and teether designed to mimic a boob that reviewers swear has inexplicable ~magical~ powers and will soothe your little one, who has refused every other paci out there. It has 14,000 5-star (!!!) reviews for a reason.

    reviewer's photo of the blue mushroom-shaped pacifier
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    Note: Please supervise your baby when using this and make sure it's never flipped inside out. 

    Promising review: "This teether is a big WIN. I searched teethers for our 5-month-old and saw the promo video of babies holding these and added to cart. Our daughter loves this teether. The first time we gave it to her she held onto it for 15 minutes. The shape of it allows for you to attach a paci clip to the base of it as well. I personally love that the mushroom covers over her hand keeping it from getting wet chaffed while she gnaws on it. It’s easy to hold onto and the nubs on top are perfect to chew or suck on. Since Christmas two family members have purchased this as a gift for other babes. It’s so easy to clean as well and doesn’t get water stuff in little crevices like other teether can. Highly highly recommend." —Michael K. Swihart

    Promising review: "My little nugget wasn't liking any of the firm teethers I offered him, but I noticed him chewing on the soft, flexible silicone bibs he wore EVERY time he was in his high chair. I looked for something in that material and gave this a try. Huge win! He loves it, chews on every part of it, and it's so easy to clean off if it gets fuzzy or dirty. GREAT little product for the price." —Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A bear toothbrush timer if you can't get your kiddo to brush their teeth and wash their hands for longer than a few seconds. This cute little thing uses songs and lights to make those activities more, dare I say, bearable.

    The brown bear-shaped timer with a green glowing mouth and a blue lit up ear
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    Promising review: "Love this product! It's difficult to get my son to brush his teeth or wash hands but he loves to press the button and then dance. It’s a win/win!" —Heather Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three styles).

    4. A pack of motion-activated toilet night-lights to make those middle-of-the-night toilet runs less messy for the kiddos and save you from needing to leave the bathroom light on all night long.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. Especially because with a husband and a son, they tend to sprinkle on the toilet seat in the middle of the night. With the color set to any bright color (like white, yellow, green, or blue) it illuminates every single sprinkle on the seat! You will no longer have a bottom wet with pee in the middle of the night! When I purchased this I bought a case of AAA batteries thinking I would have to change them often (with six people in the house they get used often). However I have not had to change the batteries once in a few months! Also the sensor is super sensitive so it turns on as you come through the door, or even a little before. Just a great product all around. Definitely recommend for households with children, you won't have to leave your bathroom light in all night anymore either! #MomWin." —Angela

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.89.

    5. A set of ingenious magnetic locks that don't require screwing into your cabinets. These install in seconds with tape to keep your curious tot from breaking into drawers. Bonus: They're hidden inside so they aren't eyesores.

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    The set comes with 12 locks (with strong 3M double-sided tape on the back) and two keys.

    Promising review: "Works perfect! I love that it does not have any visible parts. The magnet idea Is genius! Perfect for my apartment cabinets. When I leave I can just easily remove them because of the 3M tape it comes with. Very easy to install and my toddler can’t get in. WIN!"Cathy R

    Get a set from Amazon for $25.49.

    6. A viral TikTok toothbrush holder and dispenser you'll regret not having bought sooner because it'll not only free up precious counter space but also keep your bathroom free of child-induced toothpaste messes.

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    This bad boy includes a toothpaste dispenser (that'll squeeze out every last ounce!), four cups and holders, and a place to store your toothbrushes.

    Promising review: "We love it. My kids' ages range from 1.5 to 10. They all use it. Doesn’t take a lot of effort to clean the edges when toothpaste gets on it. Kids Crest went right in and been using for over a month and still haven’t had to buy more toothpaste. It’s a win for us!!" —Ashley Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A bug bite suction tool invented by a mom that's worth the Shark Tank hype. This ingenious device sucks out all kinds of bug bites, instantly relieving itching and swelling, so your kids aren't left scratching all day.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it, the editor holding the suction tool and an after photo of the swelling reduced on the editor's arm.
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    Promising review: "I loved it and the fact that I don’t have to spray anything toxic on my kiddos is always a win." —Anita M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    8. A leave-in conditioning spray for curly hair so your little one's curls are restored to their former glory once more! It's also free from any toxic stuff including parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Reviewer's before photo showing their child's curly hair before using the spray and after photo showing glossy curls with the spray
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    Reviewers say this spray will leave wavy or curly hair (from 2a–4c hair) shiny, soft, and bouncy.

    Promising review: "This stuff is magic in a bottle. My daughters hair is fine, wavy. It’s a monster mess in the a.m. and once I brush it is just a frizz ball. I spray this on, dry, and scrunch. Ten minutes later she’s got full bouncy curls. It keeps the hair out of her eyes too. Big win!" —berthokr

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A pack of sink extenders to save your back the strain of hoisting your little one over the sink. Not to mention they'll love the independence of washing their hands all by themselves.

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    Promising review: "This has made cleaning my sons hands so much easier when he’s on a stool. And he gets to practice washing his own hands too! Win-win! :)" —Sofie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    10. A marble run set that provides endless possibilities to build creative structures — all while developing their problem-solving skills. They'll be ~ah-mazed~ at the results when the marbles roll through the mazes they create.

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    Promising review: "The directions are easy to follow to build a structure my 4-year-old and 9-year-old both play with it for hours and it keeps them off of their phones and tablets so it’s a win all the way around. Definitely worth it." —Becca

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    11. A sandwich cutter and sealer so you can make your own Smucker's Uncrustables copycats at home without spending nearly $10 for a box. Prepare for your life to be *utterly butterly* changed.

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    Promising review: "I love this thing! I have already used it over 20 times since i got it maybe two weeks ago. I use it with every type of filling i can think of. Easy way to make high-protein, nut-free, picky-eater-friendly, or low-carb Uncrustables. It makes meal prep so much easier and cheaper for myself and my daughter. Major win." —Katherine Smaczniak

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    12. Cerave moisturizing cream parents call their "holy grail" because it works wonders to keep their kid's eczema flare-ups at bay and soothe dry, chapped winter skin. It's formulated to provide intense moisturizing protection for babies with a gentle, fragrance- and paraben-free formula.

    the moisturizing cream
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    Promising review: "My baby got a rash from EVERYTHING we tried. Cerave helped her dry skin without her breaking out in hives. Win!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. And a detangling brush that'll glide through knots to turn your kiddo's daily hair-brushing ordeal into a painless experience minus the *ouchies or tears* (for both of you). Just trust the 40,000+ people who gave it a 5-star review.

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    Reviewers swear this brush works on all hair types: straight, wavy, or curly (from 3a–4c hair).

    Promising review: "Best. Brush. Ever. Wasn't sure what to expect but it blew me away with how easily it detangled both my daughter and my hair. I would definitely recommend this. We both have very fine, slightly wavy hair so finding a brush that would detangle without breaking and pulling out hair is a huge win." —Lizzie

    Promising review: "I was shocked at how much easier it was to detangle my 3-year-old daughter’s mixed super-curly hair with this brush and she didn’t cry. It’s a huge win for us!" —Leanna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

    14. A Lego movie activity kit, a cool way to unleash any kid's creativity and allow them to make short stop-motion videos using the gazillion Lego sets they already own.

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    The set includes a 78-page book of ideas and inspiration, 36 official Lego Minifigures and props, foldout paper backgrounds, and punch-out animation frames.

    Promising review: "My 10-year-old grandson loves this book! He started making stop action videos right away. The book is very informative and spurred on his creativity. We are all surprised at how good his videos are. It is something he can do alone and he is so proud of himself!! A 'win' in my opinion." —flg'mom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.68.

    15. A waterproof potty-training watch that exists for the sole purpose of reminding toddlers or preschoolers to use the toilet on the reg. Before you know it, they'll be excitedly yelling “potty time" when the alarm goes off. *What a time to be alive!*

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    You can preset intervals of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, and 3 hours. The watch has an inbuilt proximity sensor and only sounds alerts when it is worn so no need to turn it off at night. How smart is that?

    Promising review: "Can not say enough good things about this product as a parent with a child who after the initial excitement of potty-training wore off was no longer interested in going! He would have accidents all the time unless I was on top of reminding him. This gives him accountability and he is now excited again to go to the bathroom and takes ownership of his bathroom time again! No more fights about going to the bathroom, which is the real win here!!!" —Robert McGinnis

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    16. A Melissa & Doug magnetic calendar for teaching your preschooler the days of the week, months and the weather in a hands-on, interactive way. They'll jump out of bed eagerly to update it every morning.

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    Promising review: "Huge win! My son loves this calendar! He's gotten so good at learning the days of the week and the months of the year and I use it with him to talk about what we'll be doing that day." —Sara Polden

    Get it from Amazon for $13.73.

    17. And a Melissa & Doug activity book with a pair of safe scissors to channel their (*cough* destructive) energy into a creative activity that'll put their fine motor skills to the test.

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    Promising review: "My 3-year-old loooves the scissors! They are plastic + safe for his tiny fingers and the drawings that come with them kept him busy for a good hour...that’s a WIN in my book!" —Daniela

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    18. A pair of kick mats so you don't have to worry about car seats being wrecked by muddy shoe prints — thanks to your future tae kwon do champs.

    A kid in a backseat of a car with their feet kicking the front seat but the cover is protecting the back of the car seat
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    It fits most sedan, SUV, and minivan seats. They buckle on using two elastic straps.

    Promising review: "The Brica Deluxe Kick mats fit the seats of my 2015 Subaru WRX and 2013 VW Touareg. These mats have done a great job of protecting the back of the seats from my 2.5-year-old. They blend in well with the black interior of both vehicles and are easily adjustable to get the right fit. They aren't the most visually appealing protectors (can't imagine any that are), but they get the job done. They are easy to adjust and remove if you are entertaining guest. Absolute WIN with this purchase, I couldn't be happier!" —Hifi Enthusiast

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.79.

    19. A bath toy organizer with 8,500 5-star reviews (!!!) that reviewers swear will actually stick to your wall, tidy your bathtub, and keep toys dry and within arm's reach. What more could you ask for?

    Promising review: "The suction cups on this bad boy are surprisingly strong! We've been using it for quite some time and haven't had issues. My kids are happy to be able to reach their toys, and I'm happy that the toys have a chance to dry out. Win-win."—Jillianne Libbe

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two sizes and prestocked with toys or by itself).

    20. A snack spinner for enticing even the pickiest of eaters to add more foods to their *rotation* at home or on the go.

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    Promising review: "The absolute BEST snack container!!! Our 18-month-old LOVES this snack container. It's entertaining while he gets full on a variety of snacks. It was a huge win for our beach trip last week as well!!! GET IT!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    21. A nature-inspired tree trunk stool that looks so realistic no one will believe it's actually ~a storage bin in disguise~. Plus, it can hold kids or adults up to 220 lbs. Are you as *stumped* as I am by this clever invention?

    Reviewer's photo showing two tree trunk storage stools in a room
    Reviewer using the tree trunk stool as a storage bin with the lid open

    Promising review: "Easy to assemble, looks cute, and super sturdy. I can sit on it as an adult. Plus we can store toys and such inside. It's a win-win." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $38 (available in 15 styles).

    22. A sunrise simulation alarm clock if it's impossible to wake up your kiddo in the mornings, especially when it's dark and dreary outside. This clock will wake them up with gradual lighting and zen nature sounds instead of jarring them out of sleep.

    Reviewer's photo of the lit up alarm clock on a nightstand
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    Promising review: "I have tried multiple things to get my young child out of bed in the mornings. This was my last step. Well, this has worked!!! The room slowly getting brighter and brighter, mirroring the sun coming up, is PERFECT! The alarm was easy to set, the multiple alarm options to get away from the blaring beeping (don’t worry — beeping is an option if you like that), the different volumes, more than one alarm for the weekdays and weekends, all the options, it has changed our mornings. I no longer have to spend the first 15–20 minutes every morning trying to get him up — this alarm has done it for me!! It’s a huge win!!" —Darcy

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98.

    23. A whale-shaped bath spout cover to prevent ouchies when little ones are having a ~whale~ of a good time in the bath. Plus, it comes with an adjustable strap to fit snugly on any faucet.

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    Promising review: "This spout cover has already saved us from many bumps and bruises in the bathtub! Even better, my daughter loves that there is a whale in the bathtub. Definite win!" —Kalynn0789

    Promising review: "I love that this spout cover is adjustable and I like to hang it by the tail for easy drying. Plus it protects my wild toddler from bumping his head on the spout. Win, win, win." —Natalia A.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59+ (available in two colors).

    24. A pack of brightly colored stacking cups that'll inexplicably become your babe's fave open-ended toy. Just trust the 60,000 5-star (!!!) reviews and the many, many reviewers who have said, "This is the best $4 I've spent on a toy."

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    Bonus: These have holes in the bottom for water play and come with a cute star ring to keep them together.

    Promising review: "I love these cups and so does my daughter. She loves to knock down the towers I build and she even uses them in the bath. I didn't realize the cups have numbers on them in order from smallest to biggest and in the bottom of the cup there are holes that correspond to the cup number — i.e., the smallest cup has one hole and the biggest cup has eight holes in the bottom. The holes are also different shapes on each cup so with these cups they can learn to knock down for cause and effect, they can stack as they get older and begin to reason more, they can learn colors, numbers, and shapes. Win win win win win! I got them for my daughter at 6 months old but they'll take her into her toddler years in terms of usefulness. This is a simple and inexpensive toy set but with so much educational value. Don't hesitate to buy them." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $4.99.

    25. An inexpensive foldable indoor slide capable of holding up to 50 lbs that'll come to the rescue when it's freezing outside. The best part? Just pop it up for playtime and fold it down flat for storage.

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    Promising review: "My 3-year-old loves this slide! He couldn’t wait to open the box when it arrived from Amazon. It took less than a minute to pop open and he’s been on it for the past hour...win!! I was skeptical about buying a cardboard slide but it’s heavy duty and works for my 5-year-old son who is almost 50 lbs too. The pattern is bright and happy! I love that I can store it easily under the couch." —The Coach

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles).

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