25 Hottest Baby Products We’re Loving Right Now
October 12, 2020
Searching for the best baby products of 2020? Look no further than our list of the latest and greatest baby gear on the market right now. We’ve searched high and low (and tested over and over for The Bump annual Best of Baby Awards!) to find the top baby must-haves modern parents love. The result is a mix of hot new products and tried-and-true favorites we can’t get enough of. Whether you’re shopping for trendy baby gifts to give to a friend, creating the ultimate baby registry wishlist or just looking for cool baby stuff to help upgrade your existing collection, these reliable picks are all excellent options.
Machine-Washable Activity Mat
Look to Lovevery for some of the best baby products focused on baby’s developmental growth. Their beautiful activity mat, for example, has a host of fabulous features. Customize your child’s play with cute, removable accessories and concealable learning “zones.” Bonus: The mat is foldable and machine-washable (three cheers for convenience!), while the baby-safe wooden legs are sustainably-sourced. (FYI: You should also check out Lovevery’s popular play subscription kits.)
Buy it: Lovevery The Play Gym, $140, Lovevery.com
Easy-Install Infant Car Seat
The best baby products make parents’ lives easier by addressing popular pain points—and that’s exactly what the 2019 Clek Liing car seat does. When the brand advertises easy installation, it really means it, offering everything from color indicators for proper positioning to seven recline options to find the perfect angle. Plus, it’s lightweight, has a European Belt Path and even includes a one-hand release button for getting the car seat out of the stroller without a struggle. All these things earned this thoughtful baby product a 2019 Best of Baby award.
Buy it: Clek Liing $380, TheTot.com
3-Stage Baby Bath
A baby bathtub is one of the best baby products you can buy for that first year (and beyond). Wet babies are slippery babies—but with the Boon Soak, you can bathe your little one stress-free, thanks to the non-slip foam pads. Even cooler: The color-changing drain helps you find the perfect water temperature to ensure it’s not too hot for your sensitive little one. It also conveniently fits into most double sinks, has no pesky germ-collecting crevices to worry about and adjusts to three different positions to keep pace with your growing child. No wonder it made our list of best baby items for the 2019 Best of Baby Awards.
Buy it: Boon Soak 3-Stage Bathtub, $30, Amazon.com
Wireless In-Bra Breast Pump
Say hello to an all-in-one wearable breast pump that’s as powerful as it is convenient. The hands-free and updated design makes it one of the most innovative and best baby products for 2020. The wireless pump slips right into your bra and can be discreetly worn anywhere or in any position. (Yep, you can even wear it lying down!) It’s battery-charged, super-quiet, totally leakproof and connects to an app for smart pumping and tracking. And this latest version gives personalized pumping tips via an app, plus smart suction technology based on your preferences.
Buy it: Willow Wearable Breast Pump Generation 3, $500, BuyBuyBaby.com
Why are we obsessed with Monica + Andy bibs? They actually add to the cute outfits you spent so much time picking out for baby. The best baby gear is anything that can grow with baby, and unlike other bandana-style bibs, these use adjustable snaps instead of Velcro or magnet closures—meaning baby won’t be able to pull it off as their strength increases. Buh-bye drool stains, hello cuteness.
Buy it: Monica + Andy Triangle Bibs, $9, MonicaandAndy.com
Keepsake You and Baby Can Use
Artifact Uprising has always been our go-to source for luxe photo albums, but one of our favorite products from the brand is a customized baby board book to flip through together. The pages are thick and durable, and a great way to help them remember all of the relatives they’ve been seeing over FaceTime, making it one of the best baby products for 2020. If you’re in the market for trendy baby gifts, your friends and family members will appreciate one of their own too.
Buy it: Artifact Uprising Baby Board Book, starting from $30, ArtifactUprising.com
Quirky Stuffed Animals
If you’re a sucker for cute baby stuff (we know we are), put Jellycat on your radar stat. The brand makes some of the best baby products, like these quirky, lovable plush toys. You’ll giggle every time baby reaches for their favorite “Amusable Lemon Stuffed Animal” or their plush-rather-than-prickly “Amuseable Cactus.” We also love this adorable plush coffee cup so baby can mimic your daily caffeine fix.
Buy it: Amusable Coffee to Go Plush Toy, $20, Nordstrom.com
Souped-Up Baby Food Maker
Overwhelmed by the thought of making all your own baby food? This do-it-all device (another 2019 Best of Baby winner) is here to change your mind. It blends, steams and purees to your heart’s content, which majorly simplifies the process. It works with meat (even fish!) plus fruits and vegetables, and tackles everything from cooking to defrosting and reheating. Because the best baby products are designed to make parents’ lives a little easier.
Buy it: BEABA Babycook 4 in 1 Steam Cooker & Blender, $150, Amazon.com
Super-Versatile High Chair
As you start to stockpile baby products, it’s easy for your house to feel like a colorful carnival scene. Good news: Bulky high chairs patterned with cartoon animals aren’t your only option—Stokke’s wooden high chair (which has been around since 1972!), stands the test of time when it comes to the best baby gear, and then some (including a 2019 Best of Baby award). This Scandinavian-inspired high chair has a minimalist design we’re seriously still swooning over. The 14 modern color options are also so refreshing, but the design-forward look is only part of the appeal. The high chair comes with a five-point harness to keep your newly-sitting up baby secure, and it’s designed to grow with baby through 3 years old and be used at the dinner table, rather than next to it.
Buy it: Stokke Trip Trapp HIgh Chair, $269, Stokke.com
Bottle for Breastfeeding Mamas
Have you ever seen a baby bottle quite like this? Nanobébé helps mimic the feel of nursing with its dome-shaped, rounded design, which helps prevent confusion and latching problems in babies transitioning between breast and bottle. But it’s actually concave on the inside, making it easy for baby to grasp and learn to self-feed. An adaptor allows you to pump right into the bottle from most breast pumps, better preserving your milk’s nutrients in the process.
Buy it: nanobébé Breastmilk Baby Bottle, $11, Amazon.com
Modern Stroller in Trendy Colors
Sick of boring black? Meet Lalo’s The Daily, the contemporary stroller of your dreams. It’s available in shades from blush “Peony” to a rich shade of “Forest” green. The full set comes with everything you could ever need for on-the-go travel, including a bassinet, toddler seat, car seat adapters, washable seat liners, an all-weather cover, an attached phone charger (!) and more.
Buy it: Lalo The Daily with Newborn Kit, $715, Maisonette.com
Stroller for Siblings of Different Ages
On the topic of strollers, have you heard of this one? If you have more than one kid, you’ll be so glad you have now. Whether you have a baby and a toddler or twins, the Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo is one of the best baby gear items to splurge on. This double stroller is one of the few that allows you to fit a bassinet attachment and a toddler seat side-by-side so both kids can receive equal attention. The previous model earned a Best of Baby 2019 award, but the 2020 Bugaboo Donkey 3 is already one of the year’s best baby products thanks to increased storage space, a redesigned canopy and lighter frame.
Buy it: Bugaboo Donkey 3 Complete Stroller, starting at $1,400, Nordstrom.com
Space-Saving Swing and Bouncer Combo
Can’t decide between a swing and a bouncer (or don’t have space for both)? The 4moms mamaRoo 4 covers both types of motions. Actually, it offers five motions, swinging, swaying and bouncing just like you do to soothe baby when you need a break. Add it to the list of baby products honored in our 2019 Best of Baby awards.
Buy it: 4moms mamaRoo 4 Infant Seat $220, 4moms.com
Booties That Won't Fall Off
We won’t put a number on how much time you’ll spend as a parent looking for socks and shoes that magically disappear from your child’s feet, but we will tell you that you’ll be less likely to lose Zutano booties. Held on with two adjustable snaps, these adorable gripper booties are designed to help new walkers be steady on their feet. Simply put, they’re one of the best baby products that merge fashion and function, and are available in a variety of colors and patterns in both organic cotton and cozy fleece.
Buy it: Zutano Organic Cotton Gripper Baby Bootie, $57 for 3-pack, Zutano.com
Chic Nursing Cover
On the hunt for the best baby gear for breastfeeding? This item really has you covered. The versatile piece of fabric isn’t just a nursing cover; it also works as a carseat canopy, stroller cover, shopping cart cover, high chair cover—you name it. Not only can you wear it as an infinity scarf when not in use, but you’ll actually want to, thanks to the brand’s seemingly endless array of cute patterns.
Buy it: Copper Pearl Baby Car Seat Canopy and Nursing Cover, $25, Amazon.com
Handy Breast Milk Warmer
The Kiinde Kozii thaws and warms breast milk without breaking down its nutrients (as the microwave or too-hot water can). It was designed by a dad so he could do middle-of-the-night feedings while his wife slept, all without having to head to the kitchen. This top bottle warmer has been one of the best baby products ever since.
Buy it: Kiinde Kozii Baby Bottle Warmer and Breast Milk Warmer, $50, Amazon.com
Stylish Diaper Bag That's Still Practical
The best baby products are often ones that don’t scream “baby.” You may already be familiar with Dagne Dover’s stylish-yet-practical neoprene bags, but the brand recently upped their game with a sleek backpack you’ll be thrilled to use whether you’re toting around baby or out-and-about solo. The fact that it’s machine washable is a huge plus, as are the multiple zipper openings, included changing mat and luggage sleeve. The backpack comes in six core colors and rotating seasonal shades. Because the best baby gear is fashionable and functional.
Buy it: Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack $195, DagneDover.com
Cloth Diapers That Grow with Baby
These cloth diapers go the distance, making them a Best of Baby top pick for both 2018 and 2019. Bambino Mio’s Miosolo pairs an ultra-absorbent interior with a moisture-wicking outer so baby looks and feels dry longer. The crossover Velcro tabs and adjustable snaps ensure a snug fit for babies of any age, so you’ll use them again and again and again. And check out those endearing patterns! Who knew diapers could be so cute?
Buy it: Bambino Mio Miosolo All-in-One Cloth Diaper, $20, Amazon.com
On-the-Go Baby Monitor
Keep an eye on baby even when you’re not home with this 2019 Best of Baby award-winning monitor. This baby product gives you a bird’s eye view of your child straight from your smartphone. It also boasts smart, non-wearable sensors that keep track of baby’s vitals and sleep patterns sans wires. There’s even a two-way microphone you can soothe baby through, plus built-in speakers for streaming lullabies. The high-tech baby monitor won’t quit on you either; it’s designed to work even if your internet goes out.
Buy it: Miku Smart Baby Monitor, $399, Amazon.com
Splashy Baby Skincare
Baby’s sensitive skin deserves only the most gentle care, which is where these baby products come in. Tubby Todd’s line of children’s skincare is made with all-natural, organic ingredients with fresh, plant-based fragrances that’ll put a smile on your face, and this six-piece set—with hair and body wash, everyday lotion, massage oil, diaper pastem and more—has everything you need.
Buy it: Tubby Todd Bath Co. The Newborn Gift Set, $96, TubbyTodd.com
Multipurpose Pacifier Protector
While the bblüv Üvi 4-in-1 Portable UV Sterilizer can certainly be used as your go-to pacifier case, it’s one of the best baby products because it does so much more. Attach it to the top of a bottle or sippy cup for a quick clean (we’re talking three minutes). Heck, you can even use it to sterilize a toothbrush or teething toy. All you need are batteries and you’ll be on your way to carefree cleaning. Let’s hear it for multipurpose baby products!
Buy it: bblü Üvi 4-in-1 Portable UV Sterilizer, $30, Walmart.com
Worry-Free Portable Crib
This travel crib has been a Best of Baby winner for three years running. Its perennial popularity speaks volumes, but if you’re wondering what specifically makes it one of the best baby products out there, we’ll give you a little rundown. First, it’s one of the lightest playards in the game. Second, it takes about 15 seconds to set up. Third, it was made with baby’s comfort at the forefront. There’s even a side panel you can unzip to nurse or soothe your little one whenever you need.
Buy it: Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib, $209, Amazon.com
Baby Bedding Made for Instagram
Set the stage for sweet dreams with these whimsical crib sheets. If there was ever a baby product to make it big on your Instagram feed, these are for sure it. Each of the playful designs frames baby in a serene scene. Be warned: Your phone is about to be filled with aerial shots of your sleeping beauty.
Buy it: Rookie Humans 100% Cotton Sateen Fitted Crib Sheet, $35, Amazon.com
Drool-Worthy Baby Teethers
The best baby products aren’t all super-serious, high-tech gear. We’re also big fans of cool baby stuff that’s just plain adorable. Loulou Lollipop’s range of clip-on and handheld teethers steal hearts time and time again. The ultra-unique designs include toys shaped like sushi, watermelon and tacos, plus other trendy motifs like llamas and rainbows. Donut mind us if we gift these trendy baby products on repeat.
Buy it: Loulou Lollipop Sushi Roll Teething Toy & Holder, $26, Buybuybaby.com
Super-Absorbent Bath Towels
Just thinking about seeing a baby snuggled in a cozy towel after an evening bath gives us all the feels. Burt’s Bees Baby is known for having some of the best baby products when it comes to bedtime and bath time, and these two-sided, 100 percent organic cotton hooded towels are no exception. And with a two-pack, you’ll have all your ducks in a row for those post-bath cuddles.
Buy it: Burt’s Bees Baby Little Ducks Organic Baby Hooded Towels, $25 for a set of 2, BurtsBeesBaby.com
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