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    Reviewers Call These 23 Parenting Products A "Miracle," So You Might Shed A Tear When You Try These Out

    "Let 👏🏻 Me 👏🏻 Tell👏🏻 You👏🏻... this product is a miracle worker" —One reviewer, and now you, too.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 leave-in conditioning spray for curly hair so you can restore your little one's curls 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
    The leave-in conditioning spray

    Reviewers say this spray will leave wavy or curly hair (from 2a–4c hair) shiny, soft, and bouncy.

    Promising review: "Miracle product. My 4-year-old has long, curly hair. She sleeps like she’s in an MMA ring and subsequently wakes up with hair matted and tangled. She cries if you brush it because it’s obviously a nightmare. I got this and spray it all over her dry hair and HOLY MOLY where has this been?! The brush glides through her hair with no issue. I don't know what magical unicorn made this stuff but I swear by this now!" —Meghan Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. 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.

    The ergonomic shaped brush in turquoise
    Reviewer's before photo of their child with knotted hair
    Reviewer's after photo of smooth hair from using the brush

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

    Promising review: "Miracle brush for wild toddler hair. My toddler has a mean case of the tangles every morning. I don't know what she does in the night, but she wakes up with a rat's nest on the back of her head every morning. It was like torture every morning to brush her baby fine (but dense) hair. I felt horrible. I tried everything and every kind of brush, to no avail. Finally, I found this one. I use a detangling spray and this brush, and she now actually enjoys getting her hair brushed! Her little ringlets are restored and her hair looks beautiful every day with minimal effort. I would buy this brush 10x over, just to not make her cry from the tangled mess. Highly recommend! (and always start detangling from the bottom up, that's a big help!)" —Chimney161

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in six colors).

    3. The Pink Stuff, a magical all-purpose cleaning paste so you don't need to go into full panic mode when lipstick (or Sharpie) marks mysteriously appear on your walls. (Good luck keeping the little Picassos out of your makeup bag though!)

    Reviewer removing lipstick from the walls using the pink paste
    The Pink Stuff

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. I have two kids under 4 and the walls don’t stay clean for long. Specifically, my 2-year-old is a wall drawing bandit, and prefers crayons. We also live in a rental with cheap paint that comes off the walls most times when I try to wash them. I tried every Avenue to remove all his crayon marks with no avail. Finally, I saw an ad with this product cleaning crayon off a white wall. I was skeptical that it would be that easy, but with every wall in our living room marked, I was desperate. Let 👏🏻 Me 👏🏻 Tell👏🏻 You👏🏻... this product is a miracle worker! It wiped the crayon marks and every thing else in its path off the walls, while still keeping the integrity of the paint! My walls haven’t looked this clean since we moved in! I am now obsessed with finding any little scuff or mark on the walls just because I can take it off. I haven’t tried this yet on other surfaces, but I plan on making this a staple cleaning product in our house from now on. Great product, great price, and great value!" —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in two-packs and three-packs).

    4. A bestselling Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy with catchy, classical melodies (by Mozart, Vivaldi, and other masters) and twinkling lights that any parent will tell you is their secret weapon to immediately calm down a fussy baby.

    reviewer's photo of the toy lit up
    reviewer's photo of their baby holding the toy

    Promising review: "We call this the miracle toy, and I don't know what I would do without it. When my baby is hysterical I can turn this on and hold it in front of him, and he instantly stops crying. I never leave home without it. I think that I started using is when he was 2 months old and now that he's 5 months old, he still loves it. He can't quite hold it himself yet, but I just hold it in front of him and he stares in awe. I buy it for all my friends who are expecting!" —Ben Gelhaus

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. The Ollie Swaddle to make bedtime less of a struggle. It wraps snugly to prevent your lil escape artist from breaking out and boasts an opening at the bottom to make diaper changes a breeze. The best part? Moisture-wicking fabric to prevent overheating.

    A model holding a baby in the sky blue swaddle
    The Ollie World

    The Ollie World is a small biz based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, founded by a foster mom, who set out to make her own swaddle that could meet all of her foster son's needs.

    Promising review: "New mama and I had no idea how to get my baby girl to sleep. She fought and kicked her way out of the blanket swaddles and kept us (me) up all night. I saw the Ollie on Instagram and decided to try it out. The first day I put her in it I actually got some sleep — it was a miracle!! I read more into how it works for babies and found out that the inventor was also a fellow social worker (another reason I absolutely love it!) but that it makes my baby Z fall asleep in a minute is beyond amazing. I’m so glad I found it, and I recommend it to all my mommy/to be mommy friends now. Thank you!!!" —Ashti M.

    Get it from The Ollie World for $59 (available in five colors) or from Target for $59.99.

    6. Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers created by a preschool teacher for kiddos taking their very first steps into reading. The stories start with simple three-letter words and gradually build in difficulty so readers can take that leap from sounding out words to being able to confidently say, “I read the whole book!”

    The set of books in a blue box
    reviewer's child reading a story with a human and cat illustrations

    The set comes with 12 books.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old daughter has known letters and sounds since just past her second birthday and could 'read' a few sight words, but she had a hard time mastering the process of sounding out a word. For the last two years, she would read the word 'stop' as 'sss- tuh- ah- puh,' but didn't understand how to really blend the phonemes. But somehow, as soon as we got them for her, Bob Books finally unlocked the part of her brain that could really solve the puzzle of phonics! I'm thrilled by the amount of progress we've seen in just TWO DAYS-- going from 'getting' phonics, but not really reading, to completely consolidating and understanding the two concepts. She's also very suddenly taken up a lot of initiative in independent writing and spelling. I couldn't recommend these books more highly. They are a miracle!!" —Juniper

    Another promising review: "Miracle for my ADHD son. My 6-year-old son is in 1st grade and teaching him to read has been nothing short of a major challenge and a battle of wills...until we received these books. When I told him I got some books just for the two of us, he was really excited. Let me tell you, his excitement was nothing compared to mine when he sat down yesterday and read ALL 12 OF THEM out loud in one sitting with very minimal help from me. I was in tears watching and listening to him and couldn't believe my ears. The look on his face when he realized he was reading by himself was absolutely priceless. I will definitely be purchasing the next set soon since he is loving these so much. They are very basic which is exactly what he needed to start building his confidence (and vocabulary) and are simple, cute little stories. I don't normally write reviews on products, but from a mom nearly at her wit's end, thank you! These products have given my little boy (and this mom) confidence that yes, he too can succeed!" —txmom78

    Get a set from Amazon for $15.03.

    7. An ingenious plate divided into eight portions with a hidden dessert compartment that'll turn mealtime into a fun game that'll entice fussy eaters to gobble their way to the surprise treat at the end!

    reviewer's photo of the tray with divided sections
    reviewer's photo of the tray with food divided into compartments with chocolate in the last compartment

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old has been eating dinner without a fight all week since we started using this! It’s a miracle! She has eaten everything in the plate! I swear to you, this is the best purchase for kids who make dinner difficult." —joelle ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six themes).

    8. 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.
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is a miracle-worker for my toddler. I bought this after receiving a spider bite on my foot, that was already healed when it came in. Two days after delivery, my 2.5-year-old got stung by a bee or wasp and was screaming and in tears. I broke this out, and he immediately went from screaming to laughing as I used it. It was amazing. He got his second sting today, and the same thing happened — instant pain relief. I don’t know what I would do without this thing. Plus, he likes to play with it afterwards which further calms him down. A+++" —Briley Black

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors and in a two- and three-pack).

    9. An oh-so-cute Smily Mia Penguin pacifier designed to mimic a boob that'll stay put on a baby's hand — so parents don't have to retrieve dropped pacis from the floor a gazillion times a day! 

    The purple penguin pacifier
    A baby sucking on the blue pacifier on their hand
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just became a grandma and at 5 months old, little Bubba just cut his two bottom front teeth with this amazing teething toy/pacifier! We put it on his little hand before every car ride and there it stays! He absolutely loves it and so do we! No fumbling around while driving, with the baby crying and you are trying to find the pacifier that always seems to fall out of the baby’s mouth. This little jewel is so calming and perfect for their little hands to hold on to. We keep one in the car, one in the diaper bag, one at the diaper changing table and a spare on the kitchen counter. I wish I found these little miracles when my three children were babies! If I could buy only one toy for my grandson, this would definitely be it!" —DD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 colors).

    10. A box of Avarelle hydrocolloid patches with a blend of tea tree oil and calendula oils that'll suck out all the gunk and shrink zits overnight. It'll become your secret weapon to help your teen (or you) combat breakouts.

    Reviewer before and after using patches
    reviewer photo of used pimple patches

    Promising review: "These are a miracle. Why didn’t these exist when I was a teen? They are amazing. The clear up my son’s skin without leaving the horrible red marks on his skin. Sometimes they take more than one night to get rid of but they definitely keep his skin looking nicer. He has not had those wicked red marks since we discovered this product. They are great! If you have a teen or get acne yourself, definitely use these!!!" —NLA

    Another promising review: "I bought this for my daughter because I liked the ingredients. She is a tween and getting pimple patches in various places on her face. I put three small patches on her forehead before she went to bed. In the morning, the pimples were totally flat! The pimples were still red but the gross, almost soon to be white heads were gone. I was amazed. So amazed that I tried it on one of my pimples and now I am a customer for life. These patches are incredible and they do work! I always read reviews before buying a product I put on my daughter and I wanted to do a good deed by leaving a review for other mom’s that are wary about chemicals nowadays. It works!!! There isn’t an explanation on the box how it does work, but I think it’s some kind of absorption of the yucky pimple puss. It was weird to me at first it didn’t clarify that but now...I could care less. I know these patches will work future miracles for me and my daughter. Thank you for making this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $7.64.

    11. A pack of multi-purpose safety straps to childproof your fridge, toilet, washer and dryer...basically anything your tiny troublemaker enjoys tampering with. These won't budge, despite their Hulk-like efforts. The best part? No drilling required, just peel and stick.

    Promising review: "These things are a miracle! My toddler is at the point where she is trying to get into every drawer and cabinet but these have saved us for sure!" —Gabrielle

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.95.

    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
    reviewer's before photo showing their child's eczema and after photo showing  eczema healed after seven days of applying the cream

    Promising review: "Miracle cream. Healed my baby's severe eczema in seven days of peristant application (pic above). The trick was to apply it regularly — after meals, before and after naps, etc. We tried everything imaginable for months, and this was the only thing that was effective." —Ceebee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    13. A cult-favorite stain remover especially great for stubborn stains like grass, oil, or blood. You can count on on this concentrated spot treatment to make messes from your kids' clothes disappear.

    Reviewer's photo showing a stained swimsuit
    Reviewer's after photo showing a clean swimsuit without stains

    Promising review: "This stuff is magical! It’s super easy to use, and it works on almost any stain! My daughter made fluffy slime today, and by the time she was done, there was purple fluffy slime all over her dress. I scrubbed it with this stain remover, and threw it in the wash thinking there’s no way the stains will get out. I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled the dress out, and there wasn’t a single remnant of the slime on it. It was a laundry miracle! Love this stuff and will continue to use it for everything!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.19.

    14. A viral TikTok toothbrush holder and dispenser because it'll literally squeeze toothpaste on your child's brush for you and save you from having to wipe down toothpaste-smeared counters.

    the white wall mounted toothbrush holder
    Reviewer's photo showing the toothpaste dispensed on the toothbrush

    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: "Where has this been my entire life? I saw this on an Instagram ad and bought one. It is a miracle. My kids no longer leave open half squeezed toothpaste all over the bathroom. Everything is nice and organized and clean! I also like the added cups. They are a nice bonus." —M Go

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

    15. An inexpensive portable white noise machine that'll drown out noises and lull your baby to sleep in unfamiliar places with calming, spa-like sounds. Adults swear by it too!

    The portable white noise machine
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don’t think I’ve ever written a product review, but this sound machine has been a life saver! My kiddo fights naps like nobody’s business and will only sleep in a dark room with a sound machine after being bounced and rocked. We had a 10-hour drive to see my family for Christmas, and I bought this hoping it would help him sleep in his car seat. It was a miracle worker! He slept in his car seat and for the first time ever slept well over and hour by himself when we used it during a nap at my family’s house too. Highly recommend this product!!" —Rachael Cox

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    16. A Haakaa manual silicone breast pump to catch every precious drop of ~liquid gold~ that would otherwise go to waste from one boob while nursing/pumping with the other. You may find yourself thinking, "This is the best $12 I've ever spent!"

    The clear silicone breast pump and packaging
    Reviewer's photo showing the stash of breast milk collected using the breast pump

    Promising review: "Best purchase of my life. I can not rave enough about this product. I’ll be buying for any baby showers or friends. I recommend this constantly. I’ve been using for about a month now, and I get two to three 6-oz bottles just from putting this on while feeding. It takes a few times and adjusting to get the hang of putting it on but once you get it it’s a miracle worker. I haven’t used my electric pump since I got this product and couldn’t be happier not hearing that horrible noise anymore. Really wish I had this for my first daughter would’ve saved me a lot of time. Highly highly recommend" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $12.94.

    17. A waterproof potty-training watch that exists for the sole purpose of reminding toddlers 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!*

    The blue watch with a dinosaur print wrist band and green timer
    Reviewer's child wearing the watch with the time flashing on the screen

    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: "Good grief this thing works miracles. My 3-year-old son just seemed to have all types of issues with potty training. He loves (this watch) and only takes it off to charge it. I’ve even noticed he now wakes up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom on his own. We take the watch off to charge it overnight but I’m sure the watch is contributing to him understanding his body. Seriously I can go on and about how this watch is perfect for stubborn babies learning to go the 'potty.' Just buy it." —Natalie Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    18. A cradle cap comb because it'll remove dry skin from your bubba's scalp ~oh so gently~ using soft rubber bristles and a fine-toothed comb.

    New parents, don't panic. Cradle cap — aka, seborrheic dermatitis — is a very common dry scalp condition that affects infants.

    Promising review: "Our 2.5-year-old had incredibly stubborn cradle cap. Home remedies, doctor visits to rule out other issues, special shampoo… nothing we tried could break down the plaque-like crusties all over our kiddos head. We stumbled across this comb in a parenting blog and I figured 'what’s $5 if it might help'… It’s a miracle!! We used their comb in combination with shampoos meant to help with cradle cap. Massage in shampoo and use this comb right against the scalp. Our toddler didn’t mind me unless I pulled his hair with the comb bristles by accident. After a couple of weeks of using the comb during bath time — just a few minutes a night — the cradle cap is GONE. Best $5 I ever spent." —Alex

    Another promising review: "I have a new baby. I do not have time to write reviews. Yet here I am, writing a review for this little miracle. MIRACLE!!! I have (had) the most adorable little baby with (mild) cradle cap. A few minutes with this beautiful little device and it's all gone! My babies head is a shiny, clean, beautiful, sweet smelling little thing." —Lana

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    19. A weighted blanket to encapsulate your restless sleeper in a deep, calming hug to help them fall asleep...and *stay* asleep through the night (fingers crossed).

    Child sleeping with the blue weighted blanket in dinosaur print
    reviewer's photo of their child sleeping under the blue dinosaur print blanket

    Promising review: "This blanket has changed our lives! My daughter used to get into bed at night and not be able to lie still. She’d constantly get out of bed and call us, etc. From the first night we started using this blanket, it has been a miracle worker. She lies still in bed which helps her fall asleep more easily and even when she doesn’t fall asleep right away she stays in bed and doesn’t call us. It seems to just calm her . Highly recommend ! We’ve been using it for about 6 weeks now." —Fischman

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 17 prints and in six sizes and weights).

    20. A set of handy starter spoons ingeniously designed to encourage your babe to self feed. These have crevices that purees and mashed foods stick to easily, letting little ones dip and explore exciting new flavors all on their own.

    reviewer's video showing their child self feeding with the spoon
    An infographic showing the Stage 1 spoon with a textured surface to soothe baby's sore gums and a Stage 2 spoon with channels to capture and hold food
    reviewer's photo showing their child using the spoon to eat oatmeal from a bowl with the words

    The set includes a stage one spoon and stage two spoon. The first stage spoon doubles as a teether, and is designed to introduce babies to holding utensils and exploring purees, as they soothe their sore gums. The second stage spoon is capable of holding more food and can even be loaded with solids for the child to grab and eat.

    Note: The spoons don't have a stopper, so please supervise your babies to make sure they don't stick the spoon too far back in their mouth. Recommended for ages 6 months+.

    Promising review: "I'm sorry, but these are the most brilliant things, ever. They totally work as described. They were a miracle for my developmentally delayed son!" —Beth

    Get a set from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors and packs of two, four, or six spoons).

    21. A game-changing medicine dispenser and syringe combo which doubles as an actual pacifier for any child who hates — repeat, HATES — taking meds, and ends up spitting it all out.

    A syringe with a pacifier medicine dispenser
    Another view of the pacifier-style medicine dispenser
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My 15-month-old got her first ear infection and she REFUSES medication, so I didn't know how we were going to survive the 10 days of 2x/day antibiotics. She never took to a pacifier, so I was skeptical this would work, but it is a MIRACLE PRODUCT! My toddler now happily grabs it and sucks down her medication. I love how you can attach any plastic syringe to it, so it will work great for Advil/Motrin/Tylenol too. I also find it really easy to clean. I am going to tell ALL parents to get this ASAP!" —Jennifer Yager

    Another promising review: "EVERY PARENT NEEDS THIS!! It is seriously amazing a