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27 Underrated Parenting Products That Actually Work

There are a lot of products that you don’t need. These are the ones you do.

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We recently asked the members of BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite underrated parenting products that actually work:

1. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

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“I swear by it for diaper rashes because it has the highest zinc oxide and saved us when our daughter had an allergic reaction to wipes.” —Vince-Kristin Aleman, Facebook

Get the 16-ounce jar here for $12.59.

2. The Baby Shusher

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“We travel a lot, and it’s basically a portable white noise machine. Gets my little guy to sleep in just a few minutes without fussing.” —laurent42a8b362f

Get it here for $31.43.

3. Lillebaby All Seasons Carrier

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“This carrier was worth every cent. I can wear it six different ways, and it has a lumbar support. I can even nurse discreetly in it.” —Briana Priser, Facebook

Get it here for $119.99.

4. Oball Rattle

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“It’s super easy for little uncoordinated hands to hold, and my son entertains himself with it for 10 times longer than more expensive toys.” —savannahkatec

Get one here for $7.83.

5. Baby Bum Brush

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“I hate dipping my finger into the huge tub and getting it all over my hand. With this, I just dip the spatula in and coat the baby with diaper cream.” —Melanie Marie Mills, Facebook

Get it here for $7.99.

6. NoseFrida “The Snot Sucker” Nasal Aspirator

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“It’s a totally disgusting concept, but nothing works better. One bad cold and you’ll never go back.” —postcard87

Get it here for $14.

7. Cloud B Sleep Sheep

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“When my son lies down in his crib and hears the whale sounds, he knows it’s time for bed. He was sleep trained by 6 months!” —waddleb

Get it here for $40.10.

8. Baby Backseat Mirror for Car

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“I went crazy for the first week not being able to see my baby in her rear-facing car seat. It’s not everyone’s favorite shower gift, but these mirrors are necessary.” —alizabethserenityd

Get it here for $21.90.

9. Aden + Anais Muslin Blankets

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“They’re the best for swaddling and other purposes (on-the-go blanket, cleaning up spit-up, etc.).” —sharvar

Get a set of four here for $49.95.

10. Boppy Pillow

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“It’s a miracle not only for nursing or bottle-feeding but for propping up the baby in a comfortable way. We used ours for nearly everything: feeding, tummy time, learning to sit up, posing for pictures, or just hanging out.” —Samantha Keller, Facebook

Get it here for $29.97.

11. Boogie Wipes

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“They seem silly, but when your baby’s nose is sore from running all day and that crusty booger just won’t come off, these things are a lifesaver.” —rebekahp4790d29bf

Get a pack of three for $8.99.

12. Halo SleepSack

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“Swaddling for dummies.” —kellyl46

Get it for $17.59.

13. Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water

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“Not only does it get rid of my little boy’s hiccups immediately, but it helps with upset tummies and colic, and stops a crying baby in their tracks.” —catied44dfbfe37

Get it here for $10.45.

14. Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump

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“The most amazing pump ever! It made going back to work so much easier.” —jessicak4724724e1

Find a variety of options here.

15. Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder

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“Fill it with frozen fruit for teething, or for trying new, well-cooked foods. My son loved feeding himself!” —beckyr4014dbd19

Get a set of two for $6.07.

16. Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablet

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“A lifesaver.” —brianneh40294aef1

Get it here for $7.31.

17. BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Cloth Diaper

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“They’re easy to put together and clean/dry easily. I gulped a bit at the price at first, but now we rarely buy disposables, and that has saved a lot of money.” —lynskobets

Get it here for $16.95.

18. Boon Patch Countertop Drying Rack

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“This rack is amazing. It’s much prettier than most racks and more versatile.” —lauras4a2725107

Get it here for $13.46.

19. Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play Sleeper

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“It will allow you to do you — and by that I mean it will allow you some time to take a shower in peace and quiet. Hooray!” —bethw4fdbedb3f

Get it here for $50.99.

20. The Windi

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“My boy had a lot of problems with his tummy the first three, months and this product (which helps babies relieve gas) was a real lifesaver.” —Kathleen Berglund, Facebook

Get it here for $14.47.

21. JJ Cole Car Seat Cover

“I love using it in the winter instead of a big, bulky blanket.” —mariamguerrerod

Get it here for $29.99.

22. Wubbanub Plush Pacifier Toy

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“It’s a pacifier attached to a plush animal with weighted beanbag material in the paws. Before we got one, my baby knocked his pacifier out of his mouth and cried until it was reinserted dozens of times a day.” —Sana Ahmed, Facebook

Get it here for $12.95.

23. Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

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“It’s a lifesaver for the first few months!” —Breeze Theo Mae Drobny, Facebook

Get it here for $44.99.

24. The Mommy Hook

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“It hangs on your stroller or shopping cart and lets you hook your purse, shopping bags, etc., onto it instead of you having to jam them all underneath. Genius!” —stephaniemerrillf

Get it here for $6.99.

25. Prince Lionheart Diaper Depot Organizer

“It clips onto any crib and just about every pack ‘n’ play, and allows you to stay organized with diapers, wipes, and baby necessities.” —JustJess21

Get it here for $12.58.

26. Fisher-Price Jumperoo

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“Buy your baby one. You won’t regret it.” —ShayAlm

Get it here for $79.99.

27. Dr. Brown Bottles

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“My nephew had horrible gas no matter how much we burped him or changed feeding positions. My cousin told us about Dr. Brown bottles and we were hooked — no more crying all night.” —Jojojet

Get a set of four here for $19.99.

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