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32 Life-Saving Products You Absolutely Need If You're About To Have A Baby

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We recently asked parents of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite baby products with us and here are some of the items they can't live without!

1. Tula Baby Carrier – $149

"A Baby Tula carrier! Life saving stuff with those products! Their baby blankets make the cutest gifts as well!"—marybauersOther carrier recommendations include: Babybjorn, Sash Wrap & Tie Mei Tai Carrier, Baby K'tan, Ergo 360, and Sollybaby wrap.
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"A Baby Tula carrier! Life saving stuff with those products! Their baby blankets make the cutest gifts as well!"

marybauers

Other carrier recommendations include: Babybjorn, Sash Wrap & Tie Mei Tai Carrier, Baby K'tan, Ergo 360, and Sollybaby wrap.

2. Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment – $7.18

"Bordeaux's butt paste is the best for diaper rash. You can even use it for other rashes. I always buy it for my friends that are expecting and I've religiously used it for my own four kids."—m489d0ee68
amazon.com

"Bordeaux's butt paste is the best for diaper rash. You can even use it for other rashes. I always buy it for my friends that are expecting and I've religiously used it for my own four kids."

m489d0ee68

3. Mybaby SoundSpa Lullaby – $29.99

"The sound machine with a rotating projector by Mybaby is a life saver."– Casie Speaker Alexander, FacebookSee all Mybaby sound machines here.
homedics.com

"The sound machine with a rotating projector by Mybaby is a life saver."

– Casie Speaker Alexander, Facebook

See all Mybaby sound machines here.

4. WabbaNub Pacifier – $13.95

"Its basically a Beanie Baby sewn onto a pacifier. There are a bunch of different animals. My son has three and loves them. They are much easier for him to hold onto and he loves playing with the animal (plus, they dont seem to get lost as easily as the regular ones)."—rachelsporyh
amazon.com

"Its basically a Beanie Baby sewn onto a pacifier. There are a bunch of different animals. My son has three and loves them. They are much easier for him to hold onto and he loves playing with the animal (plus, they dont seem to get lost as easily as the regular ones)."

rachelsporyh

5. Amazon Family Prime Membership – $99/year

"Almost out of diapers? Two-day shipping and 20% off! Baby refusing the bottles you have? Go to Amazon for a huge selection at prices MUCH lower than Babies “R” Us."– Robin Mack, Facebook
amazon.com

"Almost out of diapers? Two-day shipping and 20% off! Baby refusing the bottles you have? Go to Amazon for a huge selection at prices MUCH lower than Babies “R” Us."

– Robin Mack, Facebook

6. Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper – $59.99

"It's perfect for the new babe to sleep in your bedroom when they're first born and much more reasonably priced than a fancy bassinet. Very portable for traveling or just moving around to different areas of the house throughout the day."—meredithgroatOther recommendations: Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy
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"It's perfect for the new babe to sleep in your bedroom when they're first born and much more reasonably priced than a fancy bassinet. Very portable for traveling or just moving around to different areas of the house throughout the day."

meredithgroat

Other recommendations: Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy

7. Medella Quick Clean Micro-Steam Sterilizing Bags – $4.79

"Put all bottle parts in the bag with an ounce of water, microwave for 3 minutes and you've got sanitized bottles baby!"– Kelsie Dayne O'Toole, Facebook
target.com

"Put all bottle parts in the bag with an ounce of water, microwave for 3 minutes and you've got sanitized bottles baby!"

– Kelsie Dayne O'Toole, Facebook

8. Boppy Newborn Lounger – $29.99

"The Boppy newborn lounge pillow. My twins hated not being held after they came home from 4 weeks in the NICU. We got two of these pillows and they loved them. They're great for tummy time too."—stacyb41ca2479c
target.com

"The Boppy newborn lounge pillow. My twins hated not being held after they came home from 4 weeks in the NICU. We got two of these pillows and they loved them. They're great for tummy time too."

stacyb41ca2479c

9. Gripe Water – $18.96

"I can't even tell you how often gripe water came in handy. It's great for gas, and most of the other things that ail infants."– Nicci Aseltine, Facebook
mommysbliss.com

"I can't even tell you how often gripe water came in handy. It's great for gas, and most of the other things that ail infants."

– Nicci Aseltine, Facebook

11. Indestructibles Books – $3.48

"I loved Indestructibles, they are books made from fiber instead of paper so they can be chewed on and pulled at without tearing."–Morgan Shanahan, BuzzFeed Parents
amazon.com

"I loved Indestructibles, they are books made from fiber instead of paper so they can be chewed on and pulled at without tearing."

–Morgan Shanahan, BuzzFeed Parents

12. Snuza Hero Baby Movement Monitor – $109.99

"The monitor will sound an alarm if no movement/breathing is detected after 20 seconds. No special mattress is needed and you can adjust the sensitivity."– Simone Ebanks, Facebook
target.com

"The monitor will sound an alarm if no movement/breathing is detected after 20 seconds. No special mattress is needed and you can adjust the sensitivity."

– Simone Ebanks, Facebook

13. Baby Banz Earbanz – $30

"I take my four-month-old with me to swim meets (they can get LOUD, especially the indoor meets), but when I pop these babies on him he can’t hear A THING. People think it's the funniest thing to see a baby peacefully sleeping through a screaming crowd."—elisabethd419ba7250
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"I take my four-month-old with me to swim meets (they can get LOUD, especially the indoor meets), but when I pop these babies on him he can’t hear A THING. People think it's the funniest thing to see a baby peacefully sleeping through a screaming crowd."

elisabethd419ba7250

14. Honest Soothing Bottom Wash – $9.95

"Honest Bottom Spray works great for the sticky poops."—breec4
honest.com

"Honest Bottom Spray works great for the sticky poops."

breec4

15. Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor – $299

"I was able to take my son home from the NICU because we had it. It gives you such peace of mind knowing it's tracking his vitals and it will alarm if there is an issue."—stephamaboble
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"I was able to take my son home from the NICU because we had it. It gives you such peace of mind knowing it's tracking his vitals and it will alarm if there is an issue."

stephamaboble

17. NoseFrida – $15

"Nosefrida and some saline drops! I swear it looks a little gross, but it works sooooo much better than the bulb syringe. And it is better for your little one's nose. My pediatrician told me to use it, and it's a total game changer!"—miarosevanzandt12
amazon.com

"Nosefrida and some saline drops! I swear it looks a little gross, but it works sooooo much better than the bulb syringe. And it is better for your little one's nose. My pediatrician told me to use it, and it's a total game changer!"

miarosevanzandt12

18. MamaRoo – $179.99

"I had a baby who refused to be put down, but the womb-like movements of the MommaRoo really helped confuse her into thinking she was being held."– Asia McLain, BuzzFeed Parents
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"I had a baby who refused to be put down, but the womb-like movements of the MommaRoo really helped confuse her into thinking she was being held."

– Asia McLain, BuzzFeed Parents

19. Boppy Pillow – $39.99

—carrielillyj

20. Oxi Clean Baby Spray – $8.60

"I literally swear by this stuff. I discovered it when my son was a baby and eight years later I am still using it on his clothes, my husband's clothes and my own clothes. It has to be the Oxi Clean "baby," though. I tried the original Oxi Clean once and it didn't work as well."–Krista Torres, BuzzFeed Parents
amazon.com

"I literally swear by this stuff. I discovered it when my son was a baby and eight years later I am still using it on his clothes, my husband's clothes and my own clothes. It has to be the Oxi Clean "baby," though. I tried the original Oxi Clean once and it didn't work as well."

–Krista Torres, BuzzFeed Parents

21. Fisher-Price® Precious Planet™ 2-in-1 Projection Mobile – $59.99

"This mobile was the only thing that helped my son fall asleep quickly. We now have the updated version with a phone app to help turn it on and off remotely, without going into the baby’s room and getting him worked up again."– Danielle Stevens Schneider, Facebook
bedbathandbeyond.com

"This mobile was the only thing that helped my son fall asleep quickly. We now have the updated version with a phone app to help turn it on and off remotely, without going into the baby’s room and getting him worked up again."

– Danielle Stevens Schneider, Facebook

22. Receiving Blankets – $17.59

"As simple as it sounds... receiving blankets. You can use them for everything from newborn swaddles (while figuring out if you have a kid that likes to be swaddled), to cleaning up messes. You can also use it as a breastfeeding cover or as a barrier when using a diaper changing table. They're cheap and easy to pack in a diaper bag, so you can have a lot on hand."—ermahgerdkermernts
toysrus.com

"As simple as it sounds... receiving blankets. You can use them for everything from newborn swaddles (while figuring out if you have a kid that likes to be swaddled), to cleaning up messes. You can also use it as a breastfeeding cover or as a barrier when using a diaper changing table. They're cheap and easy to pack in a diaper bag, so you can have a lot on hand."

ermahgerdkermernts

23. Graco 4Ever All-In-One Convertible Car Seat – $239.99

"Use Graco convertible seats instead of infant seats. It's one carseat made to last until your kid gets a booster."—km86
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"Use Graco convertible seats instead of infant seats. It's one carseat made to last until your kid gets a booster."

km86

24. Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer – $19.99

"I work at a daycare and one thing you need to invest in is a good thermometer. When you have a sick kiddo, the worst thing is to have a thermometer that isn't accurate."—emmys4ef7de393
kinsahealth.com

"I work at a daycare and one thing you need to invest in is a good thermometer. When you have a sick kiddo, the worst thing is to have a thermometer that isn't accurate."

emmys4ef7de393

26. Smart Bottoms Cloth Diapers – $31

"They're made of natural fibers in the USA and are great for the environment. Plus you save money!"—halil3
smartbottoms.com

"They're made of natural fibers in the USA and are great for the environment. Plus you save money!"

halil3

27. Baby Brezza Formula Pro One Step Bottle Maker – $179.99

"Baby Brezza for sure! It's like a Keurig for baby formula, just put the formula in the hopper, fill the tank, select your size, and brew! It even comes out at the right temperature. When we got it for my twins, I was disappointed we didn't get it sooner. This, combined with a basket to wash bottle parts in the dishwasher, saves me hours every single day.”– Kelli Walton, Facebook
target.com

"Baby Brezza for sure! It's like a Keurig for baby formula, just put the formula in the hopper, fill the tank, select your size, and brew! It even comes out at the right temperature. When we got it for my twins, I was disappointed we didn't get it sooner. This, combined with a basket to wash bottle parts in the dishwasher, saves me hours every single day.”

– Kelli Walton, Facebook

28. Miracle Blanket – $29.99

"We had really gassy, fussy babies and this thing is like a straight jacket swaddle that calmed them down right away. Keeps them tight and secure without them wiggling out of it like a regular blanket swaddle."– Kelli Walton, Facebook
target.com

"We had really gassy, fussy babies and this thing is like a straight jacket swaddle that calmed them down right away. Keeps them tight and secure without them wiggling out of it like a regular blanket swaddle."

– Kelli Walton, Facebook

29. Pizza Cutter – $12.99

"I use a pizza cutter to cut all of my toddlers food up instead of a knife. It's so much easier and makes everything an equal size."– Danielle Stevens Schneider, Facebook
amazon.com

"I use a pizza cutter to cut all of my toddlers food up instead of a knife. It's so much easier and makes everything an equal size."

– Danielle Stevens Schneider, Facebook

30. Burp Cloths – $7.99

"Burp cloths have been a lifesaver over the past nine months of being a mom."—smeeheehee
target.com

"Burp cloths have been a lifesaver over the past nine months of being a mom."

smeeheehee

31. Puppy Pads – $11.99

"We put them under the baby during changing. We pack them in the diaper bag and take them all sorts of places. They are amazing."—e4328d4615
amazon.com

"We put them under the baby during changing. We pack them in the diaper bag and take them all sorts of places. They are amazing."

e4328d4615

32. BabyBjörn Bouncer – $147

"It's one of the more expense bouncers, but my son loves it and he'll be able to use it for awhile."—janellejoannes
amazon.com

"It's one of the more expense bouncers, but my son loves it and he'll be able to use it for awhile."

janellejoannes

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