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    33 Game-Changing Parenting Products Under $25

    Here are some super useful (and inexpensive) things that'll make your life as a parent a little easier.

    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 pair of teething-friendly silicone food pouch tops to help prevent spills and promote self-feeding (since you don't have to worry about messes, you can let them hang onto the pouch themselves). These tops even securely lock and cover the spout in case your little one doesn't finish their snack in one sitting.

    ChooMe is a small business making it easier for your little one to eat their favorite foods.

    Promising review: "These are a game changer. I don’t trust my baby to eat a food pouch without one of these on top. Without these caps, she slings food everywhere and ends up a mess. She loves these because they give her the independence of getting to hold and feed herself a pouch without my assistance." —El Kling

    Get the pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five color combinations).

    2. A cute cacti brush set so you can easily and effectively clean baby's bottles, sippy cups, and more. They come in a cute little "flower pot" with drainage holes for easy cleaning.

    reviewer image of the cacti brush set
    image of reviewer lifting brushes out of pot to reveal drainage holes

    This set includes: a bottle brush, a straw brush, a nipple brush, and a detail brush.

    Promising review: "This product is sooooo adorable! It’s the best bottle brush I’ve found so far and after bottle-feeding two kids, I’ve been through my fair share. I love the fact that it’s not ugly. I like the material the bristles are made out of. I love how the smaller brushes aren’t built into the handle and it’s all conveniently stored in the same spot." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three styles).

    3. And a matching cacti bottle-drying rack that can hold up to eight baby bottles. This darling rack even has a tray beneath it for collecting water. 

    Promising review: "I purchased this along with the Boon cactus bottle cleaning set. They look cute together on my countertop, and are both very durable and easy to clean. I love that there is room for all of my son’s bottles, nipples, and caps, and then some!" —Christian

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two other styles).

    4. Or a space-saving Oxo upright drying rack with nine hooks and a compartment for lids and other small things to dry on. It's also got a removable drain tray.

    reviewer image of bottles and lids drying on the drying rack
    sideways reviewer image of bottles and lids drying on the drying rack

    Promising review: "This easily holds bottles, nursing pump parts, pacifiers, and sippy cups to dry before putting them away. Would recommend for anyone wanting a space-saving drying rack option!" —Jenna Slaght

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A snuggle pacifier whose attached plush toy makes this the perfect self-soother!

    image of reviewer's child with the giraffe soothie in their mouth
    A child with the elephant soothie in their mouth

    Promising review: "A must-have. I love that the Soothie Snuggle can detach so I can throw the giraffe in the wash and sterilize the paci! Now if his paci comes out, I’m not wasting time looking for it and can easily pop it back in his mouth. Thank you!!" —Daryenne

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six styles).

    6. A pack of doorknob covers to stop your little Houdini from disappearing out the front door.

    A child trying to open a door knob that has a cover installed on it
    reviewer's photo of ther door knob fitted with a cover

    Jool Baby is a kid-focused family-run small business whose products feature the latest in technology and durability.

    Promising review: "These are great! My very smart and tactile toddler cannot get them open, but I don’t have to struggle with them. I just grab the door through the holes, no worrying about the cover slipping and fumbling with the knob. I like the look of them too; they are sleek and unobtrusive. Great design!" —Christine B.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A pack of outlet covers for keeping your little one from trying to insert their superhero toy into an outlet so they can get some ~electric~ powers.

    Eight plastic outlet covers
    reviewer's gif placing the plastic protectors on the outlet

    Promising review: "I had some outlet protectors already, but my 10-month-old daughter figured those ones out. These ones are nice because they are discreet. They sit flush with the outlet. They aren’t distracting so my daughter doesn’t find interest in them. And they are too thin for her to pry them off. I actually kinda had trouble getting them out of one of my outlets but I find that a good thing; they are definitely childproof. Can’t beat the low price either. And they arrived very quickly." —Bazoo Studios

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $5.78+ (available in two colors and in an 8-pack, 60-pack, and 120-pack).

    8. A pack of babyproofing corner protectors so you have one less thing to worry about as your toddler starts taking their first steps. They're soft and transparent to keep your family safe and your furniture sleek.

    Promising review: “These are easy to stick on and easy to take off. The thick rubbery, plastic, rounded ends are solid and thick enough to stop your kid from getting hurt, but it’s also not so soft that enough pressure on the corner would puncture the protector and hurt your kid. It’s just enough to make it safe. The clarity of transparency is great and I barely notice it’s on our furniture. From far away you’ll barely notice it’s on either. Great addition to the house to keep our son safe and give us peace of mind that we don’t have to watch him like a hawk for fear of smashing his face into something hard.” —Christopher Wu

    Get 18 from Amazon for $9.98 (available in larger packs).

    9. LeapFrog words book that'll keep your little one occupied learning the names of animals, food, colors, and more in both English and Spanish! With built-in sound effects, songs, and activities, this book is a super useful learning tool. 

    reviewer image of the 100 words book
    reviewer's gif demonstrating how the book works

    Promising review: "What a great learning toy! My little boy loves it. It’s touch sensitive and his little fingers don’t have to press it too hard. He already knows 75% of the words but hasn’t lost interest in it yet. I believe this book will be good for three to four more years when he enters kindergarten though first grade and learns to spell some of the words in the book." —Luciane D. Costa

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two packaging options). 

    10. A set of 58 large flash cards to help your toddler learn colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and animals all in one fell swoop! No need to get multiple sets to teach your growing kid different things when you can have them all in one!

    Promising review: “My 2-year-old mastered her numbers, alphabet, colors, shapes, and animals with these cards. When I first received the cards I thought they may be a little too advanced for her age (18-months-old at the time), but I was dead wrong! After about a month and a half of using the flash cards, she mastered them! We usually 'play' with the flash cards for only about 10 minutes before her bedtime. This is a great tool in the early developmental stages for any toddler. I’m excited to get her the next card set.” —M. Abdallah 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two styles).

    11. A pair of babyproofing toilet seat locks because your kid has a habit of tossing their toy animals into the "sea" to "swim." These easy-to-install locks are even easier to unlock when it's time to actually potty. Just press the button, rotate the arm, and you're in business.

    reviewer image of the lock on a toilet seat
    reviewer image of the lock on a dryer door

    Promising review: "I bought this because after a call to the plumber to remove a Hot Wheel from the toilet, I had to do something. It is perfect!! I bought a two-pack and used the other to keep him out of the dryer as well. I highly recommend this product." —Angelia N Newsom

    Get the pack of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. And a pack of multipurpose, self-adhesive safety straps for keeping your walking tot out of the fridge, closets, cabinets, and more. This strap adjusts from 3 to 7 inches so they're perfect for use on most appliances. 

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! Super easy to install. I didn't think they'd actually work, because my toddler is a beast, but we have them on our fridge and a few cupboards, and they keep her out :) She pulls pretty hard and they don't budge. They're pretty easy to unlatch; my 7-year-old doesn't have a problem with it. Great purchase!" —Angel Starr

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. An Oogiebear nose and ear cleaner whose safe rubber scoop and loops will get any gunk out of your baby's nose and ears without causing any discomfort.

    reviewer's photo showing the booger cleaning tool in a packaging
    A closeup of the bear booger cleaner tool
    www.amazon.com, Chandni Reddy / Buzzfeed

    Promising review: "Must-have! This thing is amazing. It works very well for us. Good length and it's soft/firm. I was able to gently scoop my 4-month-old's earwax and pick out her sticky, crusty boogers. She enjoys being clean so she sat/laid down very still for us. I would definitely buy this for a baby shower gift and definitely recommend to anyone." —P. T.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    14. A cute detangling brush that'll glide through wet or dry hair, removing knots as it goes. This'll get the job done without so much as a single "ouch."

    reviewer holding the turquoise detangling brush
    image of reviewer's child with curly detangled hair

    Promising review: “I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to brush her own hair now.” —Eric Phan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in nine colors).

    15. And a curly hair children's leave-in detangling conditioner made with jojoba oil, vitamin B5, and plum seed oil to make wash day for your little one waaaay easier.

    reviewer image of child's matted and tangled hair
    the same child with untangled ringlets

    Promising reviews: "This has been a lifesaver for thick, somewhat fine, curly hair that tangles and elicits the screams of a banshee when brushed with a wet brush and any other detangling product or oil. We've tried at least six different ones, including making our own with coconut oil/grapeseed oil/conditioner, which just resulted in oily tangles. This spray is now on our subscriptions and all our kids ask for me to use it." —happyshopper

    “Why didn’t I buy this sooner? Tamed my kid's frizzy curly hair and gave him the most beautiful ringlets.” —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A portable sound machine if your baby is often in need of soothing sounds when you're away from home. Easily attach it to your stroller, carseat, or diaper bag and play one of its four relaxing sounds.

    Promising review: “This works great and always helps both of my kids settle down in the car for a nap.” —Bill 

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    17. A flexible faucet extender so you don't have to lift your little munchkin every time they need to wash their hands. And, it'll make them feel like a lil' grown up!

    Promising review: “Before I knew a thing like this existed, I spent the time it took to wash my squirming kiddo's hands one at a time wondering how long it was going to take for his arms to grow enough to reach the faucet. I'm so glad I have this thing now! The setup is just taking it out of the box and stretching the rubber part around the faucet; it took two seconds plus some time to adjust to the best angle. Now I can wash my 15-month-old's hands at the same time and the whole process is much faster and easier. He liked it right away too!” —Michelle G 

    Get two from Amazon for $10.95.

    18. A portable booster seat because your tot is ready to move on from their highchair but isn't quite ready for an adult seat at the table. This comfy seat with an adjustable three-point harness will keep them safe as they dine!

    reviewer image of the fisher price booster seat on a dining chair
    close up of reviewer's child sitting in the booster seat without the attachable tray

    Promising review: "This chair is perfect for use at a restaurant. The standard wooden highchairs at restaurants can be questionable in cleanliness as well as comfort. This chair is awesome! It straps securely onto a chair and you can use the tray provided or what I love best is that you can have your child at the table. Or you can use it next to you in a booth and your child will feel like a grown up. 😁 Another positive is the fact it folds up and has a strap to carry it over your shoulder! Excellent product!" —Razzledazzle7

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    19. A set of plastic knives so now your mini chef can chop tomatoes for their world famous spaghetti sauce. These knives will help them learn to cut with precision for when they're old enough to handle real knives.

    Three knives in different sizes purple, pink, and teal colors
    Reviewer's child slicing a squash with the knife

    Note: Children will still need supervision while using them!

    Tovla Jr. is a small business run by a mom of five who wanted to make sure kids were being entertained and having fun in a meaningful way. 

    Promising review: "Great for cooking with my toddler! My toddler enjoys using these SO much. They are about as sharp as disposable plastic knives. They definitely cut well and make her feel included. She has used them to cut tomatoes, bread, cucumbers, peppers, etc. She will get excited when she sees me prepping food and run over to her stool crying out 'Mommy, I want my knives!' For reference, she is 2.5-years-old. If you have a toddler or younger kiddo who is enthusiastic about cooking and you want to encourage it, get these! So worth it!" —C. Almond

    Get a set of three on Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

    20. A bath toy organizer to house all your kiddo's bath time playthings. Made from durable and nontoxic mesh, this quick-drying organizer won't fall apart or grow mold. 

    Promising review: "For the price, this thing is unbeatable! The suction cups have held tight to the shower wall since I installed this stuff. It holds all my kid's toys and allows the water to run off of them to prevent mold. I think this is a must-have for bath time organization!"—internalburn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available pre-stocked with toys or by itself).

    21. An adjustable shower visor if your kid hates getting their hair washed because of all the water and suds that get on their face. Protect them with this adorable shower cap!