10 Newborn Products Worth Splurging On

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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.


1. Monitor Duo

A baby monitor is a must have, and the Owlet Monitor Duo tops our list of favorites among all the options out there. This device includes both the Owlet Cam with HD video and the Smart Sock that wraps around your baby’s foot to track their oxygen level and heart rate while they sleep. The Smart Sock notifies you if your baby’s readings ever leave the preset zones, meaning you’ll know if you need to check on them. The Smart Sock also tracks sleep trends like how many hours your baby slept and the quality of their sleep, and you can check in on them anywhere through the Owlet app. With the Owlet Cam, you can see baby on your phone from anywhere—even when you go out for that first date night post-baby. With HD night vision and 4x zoom, the picture is clearer than most other monitors we’ve seen. Get a FREE accessory sock set of your choice from Owlet's Sock Shop, including their NEW Summer Sock Collection patterns, when you purchase the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock! Simply add the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock* to your cart along with the accessory sock of your choice and use coupon code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to get your FREE fabric sock.


2. Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced

Think of this as a Keurig for baby formula. It may not seem like a big deal, but many moms swear by this as a game changer for bottle prep. With newborns eating every 2-3 hours around the clock, you won’t regret investing in something to make it all just a little more manageable.



3. Infant Convertible Car Seat and Stroller

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.

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4. DockATot

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.


5. 360 Multi Position Baby Carrier

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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6. BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss

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.


7. Graco Baby Swing

A baby swing is a splurge you won’t regret. This one provides two swing options: side-to-side or head-to-toe, along with six speeds and 16 soothing music options. Not to mention the seat insert is fully removable and machine washable.

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8. Blackout Curtains

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.


9. Peanut Changer

While there are certainly less expensive changing pad options out there, this one makes our splurge-worthy list because of its convenience. No more buying and washing changing pad covers, just a simple wipe down will do the trick with this changing pad.


10. Wearable Breast Pump

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.


*US only. Valid only on owletcare.com and applies only to Original Mint Owlet Monitor Duo, or Smart Sock in Original Mint or Dusty Rose. Must add accessory sock of your choice to cart and then apply code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to receive your free accessory sock. Valid 1 promo code per person and cannot be combined with any other offers. Promo code expires July 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM MT.


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