Baby Grooming Is Intimidating: Here Are 9 Tried-and-True Products We Swear By

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I love a lot of things about the newborn and infant stages: Their adorable little baby sounds, the sweet smell of a newborn’s head, the way they fall asleep on your chest—I love it all! Well, actually, there is one very specific part of the baby stage that I have not enjoyed, and that’s baby grooming.

I was terrified the first time I had to bathe my baby, and don’t even get me started on cutting their nails. I will admit that I let my baby go quite a few days between baths, as this seemed easier than trying to cleanse my squirmy, slippery child. And I also let my baby’s nails grow a little bit too long. Those tiny cuts you see on my babies’ faces sometimes? Yeah, my kids had those constantly.

Eventually, though, I had to get past my fears. While some parents love bath time with their littles, I never enjoyed it during the early months. But I did do it. And I found that with the right gear, it wasn’t quite as intimidating as it was in the beginning. Like with most things in motherhood, it can seem scary at first, but you find your rhythm and you get it done.

If you’re intimated by baby grooming like I was, here are the tried-and-true products that make it a bit easier and, dare I say it, maybe even a little enjoyable.

Pipette

Baby Essentials Kit

There's nothing better than an all-in-one kit that makes baby grooming easy—especially one that's dermatologist-tested, pediatrician-approved, and safe for baby's sensitive skin!

This is why we love this clean set from Pipette that includes shampoo and wash, baby lotion, baby oil, wipes, and a cotton washcloth. All products are gentle enough for everyday use and are formulated without sulfates, synthetic fragrances, parabens, natural irritants, and petrolatum.

Plus, Pipette baby products are also hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free!

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Amazon

Electric Baby Nail Trimmer

For the first few months, an electric nail trimmer takes away the stress of trying to cut a tiny baby's tiny nails.

Target | Safety 1st

Sleepy Baby Nail Clippers

As your baby gets a little bigger, you may want to ditch the nail trimmer and move on to clippers. We like these for the easy-to-hold design and handy light.

Target | Angelcare

Baby Bath Support

There are a bunch of baby baths on the market, but we like this one because it has a no-slip design and can work in an actual bathtub or even in an oversized sink.

Keter Baby

Bathtub Seat

When your baby can start to sit up but still might need some assistance, this baby tub seat is just the thing you need. It suctions to the bottom of the tub and allows your little one to sit, splash, and play without the risk of slipping around.

I am a huge fan of this seat and started using it for my baby around 6 months. Now at age 1, he is still using it for extra support, which helps while I try to bathe two kids at the same time.

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Amazon | Natemia

Premium Wooden Baby Brush Set

Though your little one might not have a lot of hair, this brush set is perfect for taming a messy mane. My curly-haired kids have faired well with this set.

Fridababy

DermaFrida FlakeFixer

For babies dealing with cradle cap, this item will help loosen and remove flakes and can be used for ages 3 months and up.

West Elm Kids

Hooded Towel

The moment you take the baby out of the bath, it can be a scramble to get your little one wrapped up and warm. That's why a hooded towel is a must—and it's also just plain adorable.

Amazon | MAM

Massaging Baby Toothbrush

Before you know it, you're going to be teaching your baby to brush their teeth. It might be hard to believe, but once your baby gets teeth, it's time to start the routine. These MAM toothbrushes have a safety shield and are a perfect option starting at 6 months old.

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This post was in partnership with Pipette but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.