One of the first things you realize when you’re expecting a baby is just how much preparation is involved before baby even arrives—from babyproofing the house to getting the nursery ready to so much more. As part of this preparation, you’ll also quickly realize how many baby products are out there to choose from—and how quickly these items can add up.
If you’re creating a baby registry, you may be wondering which items are worth the splurge and where you should opt to save. Getting recommendations from your friends who have kids is a great place to start, but not everyone has that option. We know everyone has a budget, so for those looking for advice on baby products worth the splurge, we’re here to help. Read on for 10 newborn products worth splurging on.
If you aren’t familiar with the Doona, it is a car seat and stroller in one. It’s the only car seat on the market that converts to a stroller with the click of a button. While it is a little heavier than other car seats, we’re willing to look past that for the convenience and practicality it brings.
Many parents swear by their DockATots for a safe place to set baby down for supervised lounging, playing, resting, diaper changes and tummy time. We love how lightweight and easily portable the DockATot is, making it perfect to take to playdates with friends or a quick trip to the grandparents house.
A multi-position baby carrier is a product we stand by for the investment. This one will last from the newborn days through the toddler years, with 4 carrying positions that support baby’s hips and legs in an ergonomic position.
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We’re fans of this bouncer for its ergonomic design that uses baby’s own movements to gently rock while you’re not holding them. Plus, it’s lightweight (6.6 pounds) and easily portable to take from room-to-room throughout the house. With four different positions, the BabyBjorn bouncer is a good option for newborns all the way up to age two.
Of all the products designed to help baby sleep, blackout curtains top our list of the best. This is one area you don’t want to skimp when it comes to nursery prep. Trust us on this one and do yourself a favor from the start by investing in blackout curtains for baby’s room.
If you’re planning to breastfeed, a wearable breast pump is a game changer for many moms. Check to see if your insurance will cover this before purchasing on your own. While many insurance companies still don’t fully cover the cost of a wearable pump, often there is an option to pay an upgrade fee that is less than it would cost to purchase from a big box store.
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