Best of the Bump Award Winners of 2023

Curious to see which products were named the Best of The Bump award winners this year? Discover our top picks to make your pregnancy and parenting journey a little easier.
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Updated October 16, 2023
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For more than 10 years, The Bump has been recognizing the absolute best baby and pregnancy products on the market. Our annual Best of The Bump awards series combines the expertise of The Bump editorial team with rigorous hands-on product testing from parents and parents-to-be (just like you!), all to pinpoint which value-packed products will fully meet your needs.

Ready to discover the best of the best? Find out below how we chose each of our top picks— and then, without further ado, check out the Best of The Bump award winners for 2023.

How We Chose The Best of The Bump Award Winners

To ensure that each Best of The Bump winner is truly the very best, The Bump editors did extensive research to find the best-selling, most innovative and all-around top-notch products out there, combing through user reviews, leveraging our familiarity with leading pregnancy and baby brands and relying on our own experiences as new and expectant parents. And then we put those products to the test.

We made sure every product was used and reviewed by real parents, who scored the items on a variety of category-specific criteria ranging from ease of use to quality to value for money and more. (After all, product features might sound amazing, but we want to know how they’ll hold up under the serious wear-and-tear of life as a new or expectant parent!) We then paired this testing protocol with our own research and expertise, the recommendations of medical and safety experts and input from surveyed parents across the country to bestow the Best of The Bump award to the standout option in every category. All this, so that for every award-winning product, you’ll know that you’re getting best-in-class baby and pregnancy gear that’ll meet your needs right from the get-go.

Best of The Bump: Baby and Toddler Products

From birth to toddlerhood, you’re going to need a whole lot of gear. From the small things like feeding essentials and toys to big ticket items like a stroller and car seat, when it comes to baby and toddler gear the list can seem endless. The good news? The Bump editorial team (and real families) have put these products to the test and gathered the absolute best of the bunch. Below find thirteen pieces of kit that’ve earned our seal of approval.

Overall best stroller

MIXX next Stroller
Image: Nordstrom
What We Love
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to steer
Things To Consider
  • High price point
  • Takes two hands to fold

A stroller is a big investment, so finding the right option for your family takes careful consideration. One possible shortcut? Take our advice and buy the Nuna MIXX Next. This next-level stroller comes with a newborn insert and offers four modes of use, including rear- and forward-facing seat options. The design is sleek and the frame features a compact standing fold, while the comfortable seat reclines to five different positions for a comfortable ride. Still not convinced? This stroller earned a perfect 5 out of 5 score in multiple areas—including ease of use, steering and car seat functionality—and was voted the overall best stroller in this year’s Best of The Bump awards.

Dimensions (open): 32.7" (L) x 23.6" (W) x 45.3" (H) | Dimensions (folded): 27.5" (L) x 23.6" (W) x 19" (H) | Weight: 28.3 lbs. | Weight capacity: 50 lbs. | One-handed fold: No | Car seat compatible: Yes | Maximum number of children: 1

See our full Nuna MIXX Next Stroller review—and more of our favorite strollers—here.

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Overall best infant car seat

KeyFit 35 Infant Car Seat
Image: Chicco
What We Love
  • Newborn positioner
  • Extra leg room and extendable headrest
Things To Consider
  • Longer seat length may be an issue in smaller cars

Infant car seats are more lightweight and mobile than their convertible counterparts, but typically have a much lower height and weight limit. Fortunately, this model by Chicco has an easily extendable headrest that grows to accommodate babies up to 32" tall, while an integrated anti-rebound bar provides added stability and legroom and a removable newborn positioner provides added support for infants weighing between 4 and 11 lbs. It’s also a cinch to install thanks to premium LATCH connecters. Other reasons this pick was voted the overall best infant car seat in our Best of The Bump award series include the large UPF 50+ canopy and a click-in attachment for travel system mobility.

Dimensions: 28" (L) x 16.5" (W) x 24" (H) | Weight (seat): 10 lbs. | Weight (base): 8.5 lbs. | Weight capacity: 4 to 35 lbs. | Height limit: 32"

See our full Chicco KeyFit 35 ClearTex review—and more of our favorite infant car seats—here.

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Overall best convertible car seat

What We Love
  • Carry handle
  • Nine recline positions
  • No-thread adjustable harness
Things To Consider
  • Not the best option for small cars

With a perfect score across multiple categories—including safety, value and ease of use—the Britax One4Life ClickTight was a clear choice for this year’s Best of The Bump award for top convertible car seat. Designed to adapt to your growing child, this car seat can be used in a rear-facing and front-facing position before being converted to a high-back booster seat. It can be installed in three simple steps thanks to ClickTight technology, while—most importantly—a sturdy steel frame, dual layers of side-impact protection and a patented V-shaped tether provide ample crash protection for your little one.

Dimensions: 19.5" (L) x 20.5" (W) x 25" (H) | Weight: 29.5 lbs | Weight capacity (rear-facing): 5 to 50 lbs. | Weight capacity (forward-facing): 22 to 65 lbs. | Weight capacity (booster): 40 to 120 lbs. | Height limit: 63"

See our full Britax One4Life ClickTight review—and more of our favorite convertible car seats—here.

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Overall best baby monitor

Cubo AI Plus Smart Baby Monitor
Image: Amazon
What We Love
  • HD night vision
  • Plays lullabies
  • Covered face and rollover detection
Things To Consider
  • Set-up takes time

A baby monitor is an essential piece of gear for new parents—and the CuboAi Plus has every smart feature you need, and more. It earned top marks across multiple categories, including camera and audio quality, and the high-resolution feed gives you a crystal clear image of baby day or night. Once you set baby down, it automatically plays 60 minutes of soothing lullabies, white noise and nature sounds. The accompanying app sends detailed sleep analysis reports and notifications that let you know if baby’s face is covered or if they roll over, cry or cough. Plus, a special crib detection zone lets you set parameters for monitoring and a built-in night makes for easy late night check-ins. There’s even a playback feature so you can scroll back through the last 18 hours and see tags guiding you through every event from the previous night. With so many innovative features it’s no surprise that this monitor was selected as the overall top choice in our Best of The Bump awards.

Monitor type: Video WiFi | Video display: 1080p HD | Mobile app: Yes | Mounting type: Floor, crib or mobile stand | Range: WiFi signal range | Battery life: N/A

See our full Cubo AI Plus Smart Baby Monitor review—and more of our favorite monitors—here.

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Overall best bassinet for baby

What We Love
  • Cry detection technology
  • Built-in swaddle keeps baby sleeping on their back
  • Five levels of speed and sound
Things To Consider
  • High price point
  • Heavier than other bassinets

When it comes to bassinets the SNOO Smart Sleeper reigns supreme—just ask our product tester who rated it 5 out of 5 for features and reckons it’s well worth the investment. The SNOO gently rocks and shushes baby during naptime or overnight. This constant motion mimics calming conditions in the womb, so your little one is relaxed and rests for longer. And if baby is fussy, cry detection technology helps soothe them in under a minute. Plus, breathable mesh walls allow for maximum airflow. Ready for the real standout feature? The Best of the Bump award winner is the first (and only) bassinet to receive FDA approval as a medical device, thanks to its innovative swaddle system that keeps babies sleeping safely on their backs. Yes, it’s expensive but a good night's sleep is priceless. And if you can’t afford to buy this bassinet outright, there’s also an option to rent the SNOO or buy a certified pre-owned model from Happiest Baby.

Dimensions: 35.8" (L) x 19" (W) x 31" (H) | Weight: 38 lbs. | Weight capacity: 33 lbs. | Age rating: Up to 6 months

See our full Snoo Smart Sleeper review—and more of our favorite bassinets—here.

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Overall best travel crib

Bugaboo Stardust Travel Crib
Image: Target
What We Love
  • Adjustable height
  • Folds and unfolds in seconds
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified
Things To Consider
  • High price point
  • Low weight capacity

The streamlined Bugaboo Stardust Travel Crib meets the mark in terms of safety, design and practicality. Breathable mesh walls ensure proper airflow and visibility and it’s made using high quality, chemical-free fabrics. It features a built-in mattress with adjustable height options and a zip-out bassinet, so it’s ready to use for newborns and toddlers alike. It’s also incredibly lightweight and comes with a travel bag, which is a must for families on the move. Ready for the real standout feature? The Bugaboo Stardust unfolds in a second and folds back together in three seconds flat. Genius!

Dimensions (open): 38.8" (L) x 25" (W) x 33.5" (H) | Dimensions (folded): 25.6" (L) x 5.5" (W) x 33.5" (H) | Weight: 17.2 lbs. | Weight capacity (crib): 33 lbs. | Weight capacity (bassinet): 19.8 lbs

See our full Bugaboo Stardust review—and more of our favorite travel cribs—here.

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Overall best baby carrier

What We Love
Things To Consider
  • High price point

Like the idea of babywearing? Finding the right carrier is essential. There are many options to consider—from ring slings to wraps—but the BabyBjorn Harmony Baby Carrier is top of our list. Why? This carrier, crafted from a flexible mesh material, was designed with comfort in mind. Padded shoulder straps and a pressure-relieving waist belt reduce the risk of back strain, while an adjustable head support and a wide ergonomic seat guarantee a comfortable ride for baby too. Better yet, it’s safe to use with a newborn and offers multiple carry positions. With the BabyBjorn Harmony you can wear baby facing in, facing out or on your back once they hit the 12 month mark. Is it any wonder this carrier took top place in our Best of The Bump award for best baby carrier?

Carrier type: Baby carrier | Weight: 1.9 lbs. | Age range: 0 to 3 years old | Weight capacity: 7 to 41 lbs.

See our full BabyBjorn Harmony review—and more of our favorite baby carriers—here.

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Overall best baby bottle

Chicco Duo Hybrid Baby Bottle
Image: Amazon
What We Love
  • Lightweight
  • Nipple with anti-colic gas valve
  • Inner layer of glass prevents chemical leaching
Things To Consider
  • Some parents say the milk flow is too fast

Whether you intend to feed baby breastmilk, formula or a combination of both, it’s a good idea to keep a few bottles to hand. We know that finding the right bottle can be a daunting task, but it might help to know that our product tester awarded the Chicco Duo a 5 out of 5 score in every category, earning it a well-deserved Best of The Bump award for best baby bottle. The hybrid design combines a durable plastic outer shell with a shatter-proof glass interior. An anti-colic nipple reduces gas and helps position baby’s tongue and lips for an intuitive latch, and laser-etched measurement markers won’t fade over time, so you can rest assured baby’s getting the right amount of milk. The four piece bottle is easy to take apart for cleaning and is safe to use in a dishwasher, bottle-warmer and sterilizer.

Number of bottles: 2 | Capacity: 9 oz. | Material: Plastic (outer); glass (inner) | Number of parts: 4 | Dishwasher safe: Yes

See our full Chicco Duo Hybrid Baby Bottle review—and more of our favorite bottles—here.

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Overall best baby diapers

Coterie The Diaper
Image: Pottery Barn Kids
What We Love
  • 12 hour leak protection
  • Wetness indicator
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
Things To Consider
  • High price point

Our top parenting hack? Always have a healthy supply of diapers on hand. (Trust us, the last thing you want is to get caught short in the midst of an epic poo-nami!) While there are tons of diaper brands on offer our favorite option has to be Coterie. Our product tester agreed, leading to a seal of approval in this year’s Best of The Bump awards. So what’s so special about these particular diapers? Well, for one thing they absorb four times more liquid than other leading brands and offer up to 12 hours of leak protection. As a result of being drier for longer, your little one’s less likely to suffer from diaper rash. Score! Coterie diapers are also pillowy soft, hypoallergenic and free from 200 harmful chemicals. They come in a range of sizes and the newborn diapers even include an umbilical cord notch for added comfort.

Size range: Newborn (under 10 lbs.) to 6 (35+ lbs.) | Materials: Polypropylene, polyester and polyethylene (backsheet); propylene (topsheet); SAP and wood pulp (core) | Wetness indicator: Yes

See our full Coterie diaper review—and more of our favorite disposable diapers—here.

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Overall best high chair

Graco Table2Table Premier Fold 7-in-1 High Chair
Image: Amazon
What We Love
  • Easy assembly
  • Five height adjustment options
  • Folds away for easy storage
Things To Consider
  • Food may get trapped in the chair crevices

Introducing baby to solids is a major milestone, but boy can it get messy! Set yourself up for success with the right tools: Namely a high chair, bib and plenty of patience. Pegged as the overall best highchair in the Best of The Bump awards, this pick by Graco is ready to go right out of the box. Designed to last from infancy to toddlerhood and beyond, it can be set up in seven different ways depending on baby’s age and stage. It’s incredibly easy to clean thanks to a dishwasher-safe tray that can be removed with one hand and a robust frame that can be wiped down with a damp cloth. And with a price tag under $200 it’s an affordable option to boot.

Dimensions: 24" (L) x 27" (W) x 44" (H) | Weight: 25 lbs. | Age range: Up to 6 years | Weight capacity: 40 lbs. (high chair); 60 lbs. (booster) | Dishwasher-safe tray: Yes

See our full Graco Table2Table Premier Fold 7-in-1 High Chair review—and more of our favorite high chairs—here.

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Overall best playard

What We Love
  • Sturdy design
  • Single-handed set up
  • Functions as a playard, bassinet and changing table
Things To Consider
  • Sheets sold separately

When it comes to innovative baby gear 4Moms is a brand that leads the charge. Case in point: The Breeze Plus playard. Our product tester was a huge fan, scoring it 5 out of 5 across all testing criteria, and we can see why. This thoughtfully designed care station functions as a play zone, sleep space and a changing station. The removable bassinet is safe for napping newborns and infants up to 18 pounds, while the flip changer comfortably accommodates children up to 25 pounds. Airy mesh walls allow for airflow and let you keep a close eye on baby while they play. Better yet, its “one push open, one pull close” functionality makes it a dream to use.

Dimensions (expanded): 43" (L) x 30" (W) x 29" (H) | Dimensions (folded): 13.3" (L) x 12" (W) x 30" (H) | Weight: 28.5 lbs. | Weight capacity (playard): 30 lbs. | Weight capacity (changing table): 25 lbs. | Weight capacity (bassinet): 18 lbs.

See our full 4Moms Breeze Plus review—and more of our favorite playards—here.

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Overall best toddler toy

Avenlur Wood Small Triangle Climbing Set with Ladder
Image: Amazon
What We Love
  • Works fine and gross motor skills
  • Multiple configurations
  • Made from sustainable pine
Things To Consider
  • Takes up a lot of space

There are so many toddler toys on the market, it’s hard to spot the true gems. But this climbing toy set is a true standout product and earned a perfect score across all categories in our Best of The Bump awards. Designed to foster a healthy sense of independence and develop core motor skills, it’s suitable for a wide range of ages and is endlessly entertaining. The three-piece set includes a climbing triangle, an arched ramp that doubles as a rocker and a wooden board that functions as a slide and rock wall. We adore this toy and think it would make a terrific addition to any playroom.

Age range: 1 to 5 years | Dimensions: 59.5" (L) x 19.7" (W) x 17.7" (H) | Weight: 23.9 lbs. | Batteries required: No

See our full Avenlur Wood Small Triangle Climbing Set review—and more of our favorite toys—here.

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Overall best training potty

Nuby My Real Potty Training Toilet
Image: Nuby
What We Love
  • Looks like a real toilet
  • Built-in wipe dispenser
  • Anti-slip rubber base
Things To Consider
  • Short in stature
  • Some parents say the flushing sound is too loud

Potty training is a process that takes time and patience. Fortunately, this training toilet by Nuby helps make the transition relaxed and fun. The Best of the Bump award-winning design mimics a real toilet, so your little one can feel like a grown-up while they go. The practical non-slip base won’t budge and a built-in wipe dispenser at the back makes clean-up easy as can be. Plus, the removable toilet bowl is easy to clean and comes with a built-in splash guard. It even makes flushing sounds!

Dimensions: 12" (L) x 18" (W) x 10" (H) | Weight: 3.8 lbs.

See our full Nuby My Real Potty Training Toilet review—and more of our favorite potties—here.

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Best of The Bump: Pregnancy Products

We get it—pregnancy comes with a lot of change, and a lot of new gear you probably haven’t had to think about before. These parent-tested and approved pregnancy products will help ease your mind and body aches and keep you looking and feeling your best.

Want to learn even more about these products? Watch our editorial staff show them off on our Amazon Live stream, Best of Bump Awards: Pregnancy Edition.

Overall best pregnancy pillow

Huggable - Our Maternity Body Pillow
Image: Momcozy
What We Love
  • Cooling cover prevents overheating
  • High-quality memory foam for added support and comfort
  • Machine-washable for straightforward cleaning
Things To Consider
  • May take up more space than other options on the market

First up on our list of this year’s Best of The Bump winners is the Momcozy Huggable Maternity Body Pillow. Our product tester, who was 25 weeks pregnant at the time of testing, gave this pick top scores across all categories—from support to effectiveness to overall quality—making it our overall Best of The Bump winner for pregnancy pillows. Standout features include the high-tension memory foam filling, the supportive U-shaped design and the premium cooling cover. Together, these aspects work together to improve blood circulation and relieve body discomfort. The result? Expectant moms report having deeper, more restorative sleep with this top-notch pregnancy pillow. Whether you’re snoozing or lounging, you’ll want it by your side during pregnancy—and the fourth trimester.

Dimensions: 57" (L) x 27.6" (W) x 9” (H) | Fabric: Polyester/nylon | Fill: Memory foam | Cleaning: Cover is machine-washable

See our full Momcozy Huggable Maternity Body Pillow review—and more of our favorite pregnancy pillows—here.

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Overall best maternity clothing brand

Fuchsia Pink Cotton Broderie Maternity & Nursing Dress
Image: Seraphine
What We Love
  • High-quality fabrics designed to last throughout pregnancy
  • Tops and dresses are designed with discrete nursing access
  • Offers clothing items for every occasion, from lounging to wedding guest dresses
Things To Consider
  • While the brand offers good cost-per-wear, some items are expensive

It’s easy to see why Seraphine is our go-to retailer for maternity clothes. Let us explain: The brand is synonymous with stretchy, bump-hugging styles for every occasion, whether that be hitting the gym, lounging at home or attending a special event. Our staff reviewer, a mother of two, praised Seraphine’s clothes for offering unparalleled comfort and discrete nursing access as a standard. The high-quality attire is true to size and designed to fit through all three trimesters, making it well worth the price tag. To top it all off, this brand is loved by A-listers (including Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner, to name a few!).

Size range US 2 to 16 | Price range: $19 to $749 | Return policy: Free returns for US customers

See our full Seraphine review—and more of our favorite maternity clothing brands—here.

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Overall best pregnancy-safe skin care brand

Image: Honest
What We Love
  • No animal testing on any products, either in-house or via third-party
  • Build your own custom subscription bundle for a personalized skincare regimen
  • Wide variety of products available, all in sustainable packaging
Things To Consider
  • Some survey respondents experienced scent sensitivity

Honest is at the top of our list when it comes to naming the best pregnancy-safe skin care brand. Founded by Jessica Alba, the company offers California-cool aesthetic and high-quality products to back it up; our tester, an expectant mother, gave it top scores across all categories, including feel, quality, effectiveness and value. If you’re expecting, check out the website’s pregnancy-specific section. Here, you can scroll knowing that all ingredients are deemed safe and gentle for moms-to-be. If that’s not all, Honest also offers a wide range of body care products, from bath salts to belly creams and face washes that will be staples of your skin care rotation for nine+ months.

See our full Honest Company review—and more of our favorite pregnancy-safe skin care products—here.

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Overall best maternity bra

Sculpt Bra
Image: Bravado Designs
What We Love
  • Has all the features of a traditional bra with maximum comfort for long-term wear
  • Molded cups and inserts for definition with discretion
Things To Consider
  • Only available in four colors
  • No nursing features

On the hunt for the perfect bra to support your growing breasts during pregnancy? Then the Sculpt Bra from Bravado Designs is sure to check all of the boxes on your list. The clever design seamlessly combines two maternity bra styles: pull-on and hook-and-loop options. As a result, this intimate wear feels like an ultra-comfortable sleep bra while still offering the support of a more traditional design. Expect it to feel super-soft against your skin, while also providing separation and shape, thanks to the built-in molded cups. Our product tester, who was 30 weeks pregnant at the time of testing, said it’s ideal for day or night—plus, they awarded it top scores across all categories, with special praise for the aesthetic, material, comfort and quality.

Sizes: S to XXL, regular and full fits | Underwire: No | Type of closure: Hook and loop | Nursing features: Not designed for nursing

See our full Bravado Designs Sculpt Bra review—and more of our favorite maternity bras—here.

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Overall best ovulation test

Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test
Image: Walmart
What We Love
  • Clear, simple instructions and a mess-free design
  • Four-day fertility window to maximize your chances of getting pregnant
Things To Consider
  • Watch the test wand closely during the result wait time so you don’t miss the flashing smiley face
  • Not recommended for women with PCOS

When it comes to ovulation tests, you’ll want one that’s precise and user-friendly. Luckily, the Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test checks both boxes—and then some. It detects an additional hormone, estrone-3-glucuronide (as well as the luteinizing hormone that precedes ovulation). As a result, you’ll be able to identify four fertile days in your cycle, while most other options on the market offer just two. What’s more, our product tester loved how straightforward it was to use, thanks to a virtually mess-free design and clear, simple instructions.

Test per pack: 20 | Wait time: 10 minutes

See our full Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test review— and more of our favorite ovulation tests—here.

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Overall best pregnancy test

Clearblue Rapid Detection Pregnancy Test
Image: Walmart
What We Love
  • When dipped in collected urine, this test only requires five seconds, as opposed to other tests that require 20 seconds
  • The instructions are printed clearly, accompanied by photos for further clarity
  • Very cost-effective and a great value for the price
Things To Consider
  • Indent lines can give the illusion of a false positive if instructions aren’t followed correctly

There are plenty of pregnancy tests on the market, but, ultimately, you’ll want one that’s user-friendly and delivers reliable results. That’s where Clearblue Rapid Detection has you covered. Features you’ll love include the extra-wide wand tip, the urine-absorption indicator (that lets you know it’s working correctly), the additional control window for added reassurance and the clear, easy-to-read display. Better yet, it’s also equipped with a patented floodguard technology, which prevents too much urine from entering the test—the leading cause of user testing error, according to Clearblue. It’s easy to see why our product tester, who was 34 weeks pregnant at the time of testing, gave this pregnancy test top marks!

Number of tests included: 2 | Type of result display: Plus or minus sign | How early it can detect pregnancy: 4 days before expected period

See our full Clearblue Rapid Detection Pregnancy Test review—and more of our favorite pregnancy tests—here.

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Overall best stretch mark cream

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks
Image: Walmart
What We Love
  • Free of mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and fragrance allergens
  • Pump application is convenient and easy to use
  • Affordable price point
Things To Consider
  • The scent lingers, which our tester enjoyed but other scent-sensitive moms-to-be may not
  • The ingredient list is long and somewhat unfamiliar

You’ve probably heard about Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks at some point or another. The flagship product has become synonymous with stretch mark support for good reason, making it a shoo-in for this year’s Best of The Bump winner for best stretch mark cream. Our product tester, who was 25 weeks pregnant at the time of testing, rated it top scores across the board, with categories ranging from ease of use and effectiveness to overall value. They noted its ideal texture and perfect consistency, which wasn’t too thick or thin. For the best results, our experts recommend early adoption (beginning in the first trimester) and regular use throughout your pregnancy to set your skin up for success.

Stretch mark product type: Lotion | Size: 8.5 fl. oz.

See our full Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula review—and more of our favorite stretch mark creams—here.

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Best of The Bump: Postpartum Products

Let’s be honest: The fourth trimester can be overwhelming, exhausting and messy, to say the least. But remember, your body just accomplished something incredible—now, it needs safe, supportive and soothing products to help encourage recovery. These are the best on the market.

Want to learn even more about these products? Watch our editorial staff show them off on our Amazon Live stream, Best of Bump Awards: 4th Trimester.

Overall best breast pump

What We Love
  • Minimal parts to clean, thanks to a tube-free design
  • Pumps at 21,000 oscillations per second (which is below human hearing)
  • Compatible app keeps record of pump volumes and personal settings
Things To Consider
  • High price point

Throughout your breastfeeding journey, your breast pump will be by your side through thick and thin—which is why you’ll want one that’s the full package, just like the Elvie Pump. It won this year’s Best of The Bump award for overall best breast pump. Combining convenience and innovative technology, the wearable, electric device can be depended on for a seamless pumping experience every time. This was confirmed by our product tester (the mother of a two-month-old), who gave the hands-free pump top scores across all categories, like quality, effectiveness, ease of use and comfort. Our favorite part about the Elvie Pump has to be its compact, discreet size, which is small enough to go undetected in most bras. Other highlights include how it’s super quiet, can be customized to meet your one-of-a-kind pumping needs and has fewer parts to clean, thanks to its tube-free design.

Dimensions (single pump): 4.3” (L) x 2.7” (W) x 5” (H) | Weight (single pump): 8 ounces

See our full Elvie Pump review—and more of our favorite breast pumps—here.

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Overall best nursing bra

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
Image: Bravado Designs
What We Love
  • Thick straps for added support
  • Zones of extra support around the cups
  • Available in tons of pretty colors
Things To Consider
  • No racerback option
  • Some reviewers say to order a size up for the best fit

Next up on our list is our pick for the best nursing bra. Earning top scores across categories like comfort, fit, style and quality from our product tester (a nursing mom herself), the Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra by Bravado Designs was easy to name as this year’s Best of The Bump winner for best nursing bra. The versatile design offers a wide range of inclusive sizing options to ensure a comfortable fit for all moms-to-be, and is also made from a buttery soft material that’s wire-free. Throughout the postpartum period, you can expect the breathable fabric to stretch to meet your body’s changing needs. And, best of all, the clip-down nursing bra offers unique B-shaped clips that can be lowered with just one hand.

Material: 70% recycled nylon/20% virgin nylon/10% spandex | Sizes: S to XL-FC | Underwire: No | Type of closure: Hook and eye

See our full Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra review—and more of our favorite nursing bras—here.

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Overall best postpartum kit

Care for Birth Box
Image: Bodily
Buying Options
What We Love
  • Our product tester said it had everything they needed for those early postpartum days
  • Postpartum guidebook helps both partners alleviate uncertainty
  • Includes stool softener
Things To Consider
  • With just 14 heavy pads, you’ll likely need some extras
  • Ice packs and perineal healing products aren’t included

Can’t keep track of all the essentials needed in the early days of the fourth trimester? Leave it to Bodily’s Care for Birth Box to bundle everything you’ll need—and then some. It was the clear choice for this year’s Best of The Bump award for best postpartum kit, thanks to its inclusive selection of products that offer new moms childbirth recovery and breastfeeding support. With it, you’ll receive a peri wash bottle, 14 giant maxi pads, three pairs of mesh boyshorts, stool softener, super-cozy hospital socks and even postpartum guide books for you and your partner. But that’s not all—you’ll also find two nipple creams, soothing hydrogel pads and grippy bamboo nursing pads to make the initial days of nursing more comfortable. It’s easy to see how this postpartum kit earned top scores across the board from our product tester who’s a new mom herself.

Number of items included: 11 | Organic items: Nursing pads and nipple creams

See our full Bodily Care for Birth Box review—and more of our favorite postpartum kits—here.

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Overall best postpartum belly wrap

What We Love
  • Adjustable closure system lets you customize the fit to accommodate your changing body
  • Doesn’t shrink or roll up after washes
  • Doubles as a body shaper for moms looking for extra support
Things To Consider
  • 3-in-1 crossover functionality can create a bulkier appearance under clothes
  • Not designed for c-section moms

We’d be lying if we said we were surprised that the KeaBabies Revive 3-in-1 Postpartum Recovery Support Belt earned high praises from our product tester. It received top ratings across areas such as support, effectiveness, quality and style from our product tester (a new mom), making it a clear winner for this year’s Best of The Bump award for best postpartum belly wrap. The multipurpose design can be counted on to provide stomach, waist and pelvic support—plus, the three belts included can be adjusted to target differently throughout the postpartum period. However, the standout feature has to be the breathable, stretchy mesh material that contours to your body’s shape and offers your core support and flexibility. Treat yourself (or the mom-to-be in your life) post-delivery, and choose from several colorways and inclusive sizing options.

Sizes: M/L to 2XL | Material: Polyester | Washing instructions: Machine wash and tumble dry

See our full KeaBabies Revive 3-in-1 Postpartum Recovery Support Belt review—and more of our favorite postpartum belly wraps—here.

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Overall best postpartum underwear

The All-In Panty Single
Image: Bodily
Buying Options
What We Love
  • Smooth, stretchy fabric with light compression
  • High waist works for c-section
  • Wide gusset to accommodate postpartum maxi pads
Things To Consider
  • Some users say the "cheeky" cut rides up

When choosing this year’s Best of The Bump winner for best postpartum underwear, we looked for a style that offers a comfy fit, just-right support and high-quality material and that accommodates moms of all shapes, sizes and deliveries. Bodily’s All-In Panty meets all of these requirements, and then some. Seamlessly combining style and functionality, the underwear offers a smooth, lightweight feel paired with a high-waist fit and an elastic waistband. You’ll also love the gusset that’s wider than standard pairs, making it ideal for postpartum maxi pads (read: You won’t have to stress about leaks). This top-tier underwear earned impressive scores from our product tester (a new mom) across a variety of categories, and at just $16 a pair, it’s a fraction of the cost of other options on the market.

Sizes: S to 3X | Fabric: 93% micro modal/7% spandex | Washing instructions: Machine wash warm, tumble dry low

See our full Bodily All-In Panty review—and more of our favorite postpartum underwear—here.

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Overall best nipple cream

What We Love
  • Dispenses and rubs in easily
  • USDA-certified organic
  • Free from fragrance and lanolin; great for those with sensitivities
Things To Consider
  • May be too lightweight for some
  • Natural smell isn’t for everyone

If you’re a fan of skincare products with high-quality ingredients that also promote wellness and sustainability, The Honest Company’s Calm Your Nip Balm is for you. Rated 5 out of 5 across categories by our product tester, the mother of a 3-month-old, this Best of The Bump winner for best nipple cream is packed with nourishing ingredients, like shea butter, aloe, coconut oil and jojoba seed oil. Those with sensitivities will appreciate that it’s free from fragrance and lanolin—and you’ll also love how easy it is to dispense, so you can apply it in no time when you need it the most. To top it off, our product tester emphasized how much this nipple cream stood out among the rest, due to its quality, convenience and affordability, making it an obvious winner in our eyes.

Size: 1.75 ounces | Main ingredients: Canola oil, coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, aloe, jojoba | Organic: Yes

See our full Calm Your Nip Balm review—and more of our favorite nipple creams—here.

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