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    28 Useful Baby Products That'll Make Parenting A Lot Easier

    Especially if you're a first-time parent. 👶

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    1. A breathable car seat cover that also functions as a breastfeeding cover. It's like a soft, stretchy canopy for the baby, and creates a quiet, private space for them to sleep or nurse.

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    The cover protects the baby from outdoor elements like wind, sun, dust, and dirt. It also has a small slit in the top, so you can check on the baby anytime.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $34.99 (available in three colours/prints).

    2. An Insta-worthy baby blanket that'll help you capture every single milestone. It's made of 100% cotton muslin and large enough to use as a cute backdrop to do a monthly at-home photoshoot with your baby, tracking their growth.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $26.99.

    3. A cute whale-shaped bath cup with a sturdy handle, so you can easily rinse the baby off without getting water or soap in their eyes.

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    The spout is made of soft silicone that will sit flat against the baby's forehead to prevent spilling.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $14.99 (also available in grey).

    4. And a whale-shaped spout cover that'll prevent any bathtub injuries. It has an adjustable strap, so it'll fit any spout. And you can hang it by its tail to dry when you're finished with it.

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    It's dishwasher safe and mildew resistant.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $22.99 (available in blue and grey).

    5. A space-saving dish rack, so you can stack all your baby's bottles and pacifiers after you wash them. It fits neatly under cabinets and the top and base are removable, making it easier to clean and drain out excess water.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $34.99.

    6. A food dispensing spoon that'll make meal times way less messy, especially when you're travelling. Just fill the silicone bulb with up to three ounces of food and then squeeze the sides to distribute it.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $12.99 (available in pink and blue).

    7. A pair of cozy booties that are so beary cute. These are great shoes for babies who are learning to crawl and walk, because they're lined with fleece to keep your baby's feet warm and have grips on the bottom to prevent them from sliding around.

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    Get it from The Gap for $27 (available in sizes S-XL).

    8. A bath mat that'll save your baby from slipping in the tub. It's reinforced with powerful suction cups to keep the mat from moving, creating a safe, slip-free bathtub that everyone can enjoy. Plus, it has a hole in the top corner, so you can hang it to dry.

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    Get it from Ikea for $8.99.

    9. A pacifier clip that'll prevent you from ever losing a soother again. The plastic teeth are super strong, but won't damage your baby's clothing. And the clip comes with a chain of silicone beads for your baby to chew on if they're teething.

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    Get it from Well.ca for $17.99.

    10. A pack of extra-durable cotton bodysuits that are so soft, breathable, and comfy that the baby can wear them every day. They're machine washable and come in neutral colours, so they'll go with anything!

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    Get a pack of five from Carter's Canada for $20.

    11. A nasal aspirator that'll clear your baby's stuffy nose in no time flat. It has a filter to prevent the transfer of mucus and bacteria and comes apart easily, so you can clean it by hand or in the dishwasher.

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    I've seen this thing in action and it's amazing. It's more effective than the nasal syringe and it's way easier to clean afterward. Using it after a couple drops of saline actually works wonders.

    Get it from Walmart Canada for $19.97.

    12. A large-capacity diaper bag that fits all the necessary baby items inside, but is also so stylish, you'll actually want to carry it with you everywhere.

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    The diaper bag has five compartments including two front pockets for bottles. It comes with a changing pad and has an extra-durable stroller straps, so you can hang it on the handle and save space in the basket.

    Get it from Matt & Nat for $195 (available in black and brown).

    13. A stroller hook that'll hold all your grocery or shopping bags when you run out of space in the basket. It's incredibly durable and can hold up to 50 pounds with ease.

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    Get it from Walmart Canada for $8 (available in five colours).

    14. A super-snuggly baby sling that'll keep your baby close and your hands free. The stretchy cotton band is strong enough to support the baby until they're 35 pounds.

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    It allows you to wrap the baby in several ways and comes with instructions that'll teach you how to do it.

    Get it from Well.ca for $69.99.

    15. A large hooded towel that'll swaddle your baby in nothing but softness. It's made of thick terry cotton, which is soft, absorbent, and quick to dry.

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    Get it from Simons for $16.99 (also available in a deer print).

    16. A children's book subscription that'll inspire an early love of reading. You can choose between board books, picture books, or a mixture of both, and they'll get delivered to your door each month. Plus, every time you order a box, Lillypost donates a book to kids across North America.

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    Get it for Lillypost for $24.95/month.

    17. A static-free baby monitor that'll block out background noises and use an encrypted signal for extra security. You'll get a visual alert and vibrating alarm when your baby wakes up, and it has a range of 1,000 feet, so you're free to move anywhere in the house.

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    The set includes the monitor, two listening units, and two rechargeable AA battery packs.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $79.99.

    18. A minimalist, odour-controlling diaper pail that will look good in any nursery. It comes with a foot pedal for easy diaper disposal and a trap door that prevents germs and odours from escaping. The refill bags are super easy to change out and can hold up to 580 newborn diapers!

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    Get it from Well.ca for $74.99 (also available in grey).

    19. A pack of eco-friendly air purifying bags that'll remove bad odours in your house or car. They’re made with activated charcoal to absorb excess moisture and prevent mould and bacteria.

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    Plus, they can last up to two years. Just place them outside in the sun once a month for at least one hour to reactivate the charcoal. Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the MOSO NATURAL Mini Air Purifying Bag.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $14.99 (available in two sizes).

    20. A bottle sterilizer that you can pop right into the microwave. It can hold four bottles at a time and sterilize them in just two minutes. You can also use it to sterilize other non-metal items like pacifiers, breast pumps, and sippy cups.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $41.99.

    21. Or a multifunctional electric bottle sterilizer that'll wash and dry your baby's bottles at the touch of a button. It has a three-in-one design that'll fit bottles and an assortment of baby accessories like pacifiers, cutlery, and breast pumps.

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    The drying function is the real MVP of this multi-purpose sterilizer, because it eliminates the need to dry bottles on a dish rack.

    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $94.99.

    22. A cloud-shaped night light that'll make midnight feeds and diaper changes infinitely easier because you can actually see everything. It'll emit a soft glow, so your baby can sleep or breastfeed witout hurting their eyes.

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    Get it from Ikea for $19.99.

    23. A sound machine that'll lull your baby to sleep with the soothing sound of white noise. It connects to your phone, so you can create a curated playlist and adjust the sound. It also has a night light with a dimming feature that mimics the sunrise, making it easier for them to wake up every morning.

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $79.99.

    24. A vibrating baby swing that'll keep your baby entertained for a few minutes, so you can get things done. It supports babies up to 25 pounds and has an adjustable seat that you can recline when your munchkin falls asleep.

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    Get it from The Bay for $99.99.

    25. A pair of adorable knit socks that are made with 100% alpaca wool, so they'll keep your baby's feet nice and warm compared to cotton socks. They also have a ribbed trim around the ankles, so they won't fall off your little one's feet.

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    Get it from Shopbop for $25.35 (also available in pink).

    26. A super-gentle electric nail trimmer that'll make cutting the baby's nails a safe and anxiety-free affair. The filing discs are soft and rounded, so they're safe to use on a newborn baby.

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    The trimmer is a great alternative to metal nail clippers. It's very quiet and has two speeds for extra efficiency. The filing discs are also organized by age, so you can switch out the discs as the baby gets older.

    Get it from Walmart Canada for $23.98

    27. A reusable food pouches you'll want around at snack time. It's designed like a water bottle, making it easy to fill and clean, and it can hold up to six ounces of puréed food, yogurt, or applesauce.

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    Get it from Well.ca for $19.99.

    28. And finally, a fleece sleep sack that'll keep your baby warm all night long. It's like a sleeping bag with a sleeveless design to keep them from overheating, and makes for a perfect alternative to a blanket.

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    Get it from Well.ca $34.99 (available in sizes newborn and small).

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