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23 Splurge-Worthy Parenting Products That Are Actually Worth Your Money


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1. A stroller specially designed so the carriage can be flipped around to face the parent, allowing you to keep an eye on your loved one as you're on-the-go.

This stroller supports up to 50lbs, has an adjustable safety harness, extra large storage basket, and a two year warranty.

Promising review: "This stroller has a lot of nice features from easy pull out and washable seat cushion to a very large basket underneath. I love that it comes with accessories such as the bottle holder and parent cup holder! The removable chair and the ability to face forward or backward is a great feature as well as switching it out with the carseat. The design of this stroller is far superior than other strollers where the carseat sits on top of the toddler seat. The maneuverability of this stroller is great and I love the option to lock the front wheels. The peak-a-boo window at the top is nice to monitor baby with snacks etc. and I love that the toddler seat reclines all the way into a full bassinet without needing a separate bassinet like some other brands. Overall, my son was very comfortable and happy in this large seat." —Justin and Alison

Get it from Amazon for $399.99 or Walmart for $399.99.

2. A glider chair with padded arm cushions, two side pouches for reachable storage, and a stool (that'll also glide) to rest your feet.

Promising review: "This set has served us well! I nursed on this chair for nine and a half months and we still use it to read books and cuddle with my 16-month-old. When she has a hard time sleeping, I sit down on the glider and rock her. This is very helpful when she's sick and I have to hold her upright to help her fall asleep and then transfer her." —S.S.S.

Get it from Amazon for $131.98 or Walmart for $131.98. Available in three colors.

3. A sleek high chair that's equipped with a dishwasher safe tray cover and adjustable foot and seat plates so it grows as your child does.

Promising review: "I've now had this high chair for over three years. It fit my son from about six months old and he still uses it. I love that the seat and foot rests adjust as my son grows." —Alyse Thomson

Get it from Amazon for $159.99 or Walmart for $199.95.


4. A remote-controlled mobile designed by Jonathan Adler you can turn on and off without waking up your sleeping angel. It has a soft nightlight and plays soothing music for 30 minutes at a time.

Promising review: "My daughter loves to listen to the music and watch the mobile. I love that the lights turn off and the music slowly gets quiter before turning itself off. It helps lull my daughter to sleep without suddenly going from loud music to absolute silence. I also love the remote, so that I can turn it back on from her bedroom door without her seeing me if she is still awake." —Callie

Get it from Amazon for $48.99 or Walmart for $36.99.

5. A diaper genie designed to eliminate mess, smell, and overall hassle during constant diaper changes.

Promising review: "After eight months I finally caved and it is a definite favorite of mine. No stinky diaper odor here! I love the ease of the step pedal and it is the perfect height. No bending down necessary!" —ANDREA33778

Learn more about why we think this is a #worthit product here.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Walmart for $38.99. Available in five colors.

6. A 4-in-1 crib that'll turn into a toddler, day, and full-sized bed as your child grows older.

Promising review: "These are beautiful cribs! I ordered two for our twins. They are great quality and very sturdy! These cribs cannot be shaken or wiggled yet they are light enough to easily pick up and move into position. They are a beautiful clean white color. Assembly was no problem at all. Took about an hour. The pictures do not do it justice because they are stunning in person." —JR511

Get it from Amazon for $205.99 or Walmart for $205.99.

7. A measuring-free formula maker capable of producing up to 20 bottles of milk until you need to refill the powder and water.

It's like a Keurig, but for babies.

Promising review: "This is definitely a life saver for those midnight feedings! It also helps when you are busy with a fussy baby and you can easily just a press a button and it will make a bottle for you. This would be a great gift for any expectant mother and I look forward to using it for all my future children!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $143.99 or Walmart for $179.99.


8. A portable pop-up playpen that'll provide a shady spot to play outside for the youngest members of the family.

Promising review: "I was looking for a little tent that will keep my baby in the shade and will be comfortable to carry. This product had it all. A great design, a big canopy, and most importantly it is easy to set up and put away when done. This will go with us on every trip!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $55.99 or Walmart for $55.99.

9. A camera equipped with a two-way talking system, audio and motion detection, and live streaming on your mobile device.

Promising review: "I did a lot of research in preparation for buying a camera to be used as a baby monitor, and then received this one as a gift, and I'm so glad that we ended up with this camera instead of the one that I'd been planning to buy. We currently have the camera on our son's crib. Initial setup is as easy as can be expected with this type of camera, and when unplugging and relocating, it just needs to be plugged back in and will remember the same settings that it had before." —Mika

Get it from Amazon for $119 or Jet for $126.16.

10. A bottle sterilizer and dryer machine that'll only take eight minutes to work its magic at the press of a button. No more hour-long dishwashing cycles.

Promising review: "Love the dryer function. Can be set for 30, 45, or 60 minutes dry time with a six minute sterilization cycle or you can sterilize without drying. Holds six bottles but I managed to fit seven at a time and doesn't take up much space on the counter. Looks sleek too." —Melissa

Get it from Amazon for $79.99 or Walmart for $79.99.

11. A stylish diaper bag designed with eleven pockets including two large zip pockets and two insulated side pockets to fit extra-wide bottles.

Promising review: "Excellent diaper bag. This is the second bag I have purchased and I knew what I was looking for this time. The main pocket is zippered, which is a big must-have for me after having a magnetic closure one which just kept opening. It's big enough for my baby's stuff, a couple toys, a spare shirt for me and the hubby etc. The big front and back areas are great for keeping my stuff separate from the diapers." —Blubuny

Get it from Amazon for $50.39.


12. A changing table equipped with a water-resistant changing pad and safety rails, plus plenty of storage space where you need it.

Promising review: "This thing is a life saver. Changing at chest height is way better than bending over and more storage is never bad. Quality of this for the price is great. Includes straps to hold your little one away from the edges. We got the whole nursery set and couldn't be happier with it" —Wolfie

Get it from Amazon for $101.30 or Walmart for $124.99.

13. An all-in-one car seat that evolves as your child grows older, giving you ten years of safe and comfortable rides.

Promising review: "I have four children and we have owned many carseats over the years, but we LOVE Gracos the most! This convertible carseat is perfect to take your child from birth to ten years old. Set up was easy as it came all in once piece. To adjust the height you simply pull the lever at the top. Padding on the butt and back is similar to that of a nice bicycle chair, squishy and thickly padded. The material is also soft and wipeable. The recline feature is very neat for sleepy babies. I love that all my kids fit comfortably and safely in this model and it grows with them saving me money over the years to come!" —Candra C. Georgi

Get it from Amazon for $208.43 or Walmart for $209. Available in six colors.

14. An on-the-go breast pump backpack for convenient breastfeeding. It comes with two breast shields, one nipple, four bottles, and an ice pack to keep milk cool for up to twelve hours.

Promising review: "This pump has been a lifesaver, especially with the additional on-the-go battery pack. Great for a busy mom. Customer service is also wonderful with Medula, there was a defect in my original Medula pump and they replaced the pump for free and overnights to my house. Its been six months and my pump it still working wonderful and I pump exclusively. This pump has also significantly reduced my pump time in general so more time with family." — Morghan

Get it from Amazon for $279.99 or Walmart for $216.

15. A walk-through infant gate to keep your little ones safe and out of harm's way.

Promising review: "This gate was easy to install at the bottom of our long stairway to prevent our dogs from going up when we're away. Would also work well for children. It is sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. The self-closing feature works well, too. It is easy to unlock for adults, but it would be difficult for a young child." —Michael O. Simmons

Get it from Amazon for $50.40 or Walmart for $45.89.


16. A 100% organic cotton baby bathrobe so your young one stays warm and happy between bath-time and bedtime.

Promising review: "Absolutely cute! Very nice material and really absorbent. I bought it for his swimming class and it's nice to use to when you travel as well! He is going to be 11 months soon but it still has room." —Sin Ting Leung

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

17. A silent humidifier for the nursery so the air stays nice and humid without waking anyone up.

Promising review: "I have tried several different types of humidifiers, but this one is the best one so far I have ever bought. I purchased three of them, for my room and my kids rooms." — Rizwan

Get it from Amazon for $42.68 or Walmart for $44.99.

18. A noise canceling machine to lock out unwanted sounds and soothe your baby into a deep sleep.

Promising review: "This is one of the more expensive small white noise machines we looked at but I’m so glad we made the splurge. It’s small, lightweight, and easy to turn off and on. It has a low and high setting and you can twist the center piece and top piece to create so many different sounds to how the air flows. My baby and I sleep peacefully with it." —Lindsey Gilman

Get it from Amazon for $49.42 or Walmart for $51.76.

19. Or a stuffed animal sheep that doubles as a sound machine to keep your kiddos cuddled and relaxed as they fall asleep.

Promising review: "This has been an essential bedtime help for all of my children. We take it on overnight trips and I think it helps make the kids feel something is familiar in any unfamiliar location. I bought more than one for each child's room. My oldest is three and we still use this every nap and night. She turns it on by herself if she wakes up during the night or to entertain her if she wakes up really early. There are several songs and then nature sounds including a heartbeat that my kids loved as newborns. You can set the timer to two different lengths of time with the longest being 45 minutes (which makes it last long enough to make sure the child is asleep before it shuts off). The lamb has Velcro straps to secure this to the crib or bed." —jmcc33

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 or Walmart for $51.69.


20. A travel crib for anyone who brings their little ones on adventures.

Promising review: "I love this product! We were hesitant to buy it at first because of the price, but it worked perfectly for traveling. We ended up deciding to buy it since renting a pack-n-play at our rental would have been $40 nightly anyways. The size of the folded up crib is perfect as a carry-on for air travel, and it is easy and light to carry due to the backpack straps. Set up and take-down/packing were very easy. I actually wish we had bought this since the very beginning. We will definitely use it for more vacations in the future and recommend it to other parents who like to travel with their infants!." —Chelsea K

Get it from Amazon for $194.

21. An eight-panel interactive play pen so you know where your kid is at all times and they have a safe space to learn, play, and grow.

Promising review: "It arrived quickly. The playpen is exactly as described. Works Great. I love the rubber feet so my wood floors don't get scratched. I love the flexibility to shape it like you need and change it later." —Smiley

Get it from Amazon for $86.99.

22. A baby carrier perfect for parents with newborns that need proper head support.

Promising review: "This carrier is expensive but it is worth every penny. It is sturdy and protective. It is easy to use, has no difficult folding combinations, and every locket just clips-in and is done. My wife and I are both able to carry our baby alone without help. Our baby is able to face forward. This is a very nice option because your baby will be much happier when they can see the world in front of them! It is also made of mesh material which means it is cool for your baby even in hot weather." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $41.79.

23. A ready-to-use liquid baby formula that makes life on-the-go easier for active parents.

Promising review: "This is such a convenient product! Perfect to throw in the diaper bag and go! My baby loves the taste too!" —Nina Beck

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $50.94 or Walmart for $46.05.


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.