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10 of Our Favorite Baby/Toddler Essentials

by Kirsten Holder

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Let’s face it – raising a newborn isn’t for the faint of heart. Between the sleepless nights and the uncertainty of trying to make sure you’re doing everything “just right,” it can all be very daunting. But there are items and services that can make it all just a little bit easier (or at least more comfortable) for you AND your baby! Enjoy our top picks:


  1. Luna Baby Sleep Consultation package – For those of us “in the thick of it,” there are so many resources, opinions and blog info that can have us trying all kinds of weird tricks to get our baby to sleep. However, each child is so unique, it’s hard to find the right method that you and baby both “click” with. This is why it’s so important to find a local sleep consultant who can really assess the needs of both mom and baby in real time. Luna Baby offers text, email and phone support when you need it most, and helps you find a plan specifically tailored to the personality of your child.
  2. Little Dreams by Canopy humidifier set – We’ve all spent a substantial amount of time trying to clean our child’s humidifier so we all can get a little sleep, but who actually wants to spend time on that chore? Enter Canopy’s completely reimagined mold-inhibiting humidifier with 3-in-1 capabilities is pediatrician recommended to promote easier breathing and better sleep for baby! It also has a built-in diffuser for subtle aroma and provides gentle white noise!
  3. RadioFlyer™ DuoFlex – Perfect for families on the go, the Flyer™ DuoFlex is a bike trailer AND stroller, and features an innovative Fold ‘N Roll™ design which allows it to fold compactly and roll into storage when not in use. The front caster wheels allow nimble steering and maneuverability, even when folded! While in stroller mode, two riders can enjoy the recessed footwell, padded comfort seats, 5-point harnesses, and snack pockets. Clear vinyl windows allow the little passengers to have a 180-degree view of what’s ahead on their trip.
  4. Evereden Mama Must-Have Duo Gift Set – This nourishing duo of Nourishing Stretch Mark Cream & Golden Belly Serum prevents and fights the look of stretch marks through pregnancy and beyond. Follow with Golden Belly Serum, a luxurious targeted treatment oil, is clinically proven to reduce stretch marks by 62% in 8 weeks*
  5. Evereden Special Delivery Discovery Set – Treat yourself and your little one to a moment of self-care with Evereden’s Special Delivery Discovery Set, which includes 3 bestsellers in a deluxe mini size: Nourishing Stretch Mark Cream, Golden Belly Serum and Nourishing Baby Face Cream. This kit helps you and baby build a skin-strengthening routine you’ll (both!) love.
  6. Newton Baby Pregnancy Pillow – This pillow is literally the Rolls-Royce of pregnancy pillows when mom needs support in sleep! Its generous size, memory foam and fiber cluster blend core plus cooling, extra-plush organic cotton surface (that’s also washable!) make it the only pregnancy pillow you’ll ever need! Honestly, you don’t even have to be pregnant to enjoy this. The detachable extension easily zips off for added versatility as U, J, or C-shaped – think body pillow, neck rest, or even a boyfriend pillow!
  7. B.box baby – This is the kids’ lunchbox we’ve been looking for! With its leak-proof compartments, this eco-friendly, bento-style lunch box doesn’t require extra containers. It can fit a whole fruit and it has an ice pack (included!) compartment to help keep food fresh!
  8. One4Life ClickTight All-in-One Car Seat – If you’re a mom of multiple kids, you might be wondering how many car seats one household actually needs. Enter Britax with the One4Life carseat! It grows with your child for ten years! As the only 10-year car seat with ClickTight, it’s super easy to install, too.
  9. GUND Roise Bunny and Philbin Bear – Name a child who doesn’t need an adorable, cuddly stuffy. I’ll wait! GUND has some of the cutest and best plush toys on the market. Their newest plush, Roise Bunny, is made of 100% recycled materials, fill and sustainable packaging, and is completely machine washable!
  10. Boppy Anywhere Nursing Pillow – Breastfeeding moms know the dance of trying to keep a baby balanced on any old pillow while trying to “relax” into the feeding. Enter the Boppy Anywhere Nursing Pillow, designed to provide spot-on feeding support anywhere you need it. It’s perfect for on-the-go moms, or moms recovering from cesarean delivery. There is a belt that keeps the pillow in place, and the contoured shape allows for multiple feeding positions. This nursing pillow packs up small in an easy to carry shape for ergonomic support while nursing wherever you are.



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