HOLY GRAIL BABY PRODUCTS: 0-2 Years

Updated: Jun 11

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Thanks so much for tuning in! Today I want to share my holy grail baby product list!


When I found out that I was pregnant, I started spending hours upon hours researching everything from the best trash cans for diapers, breast pads, and other hacks. My favorite part about researching was coming upon the super clever moms who figured out which baby products were everyday products just labeled differently. (For example, apparently some pet waste bags fit interchangeably with certain diaper pails. Talk about a HUGE difference in prices!)




I love trying new things and it's the best feeling when you find those holy grail products. I mean the ones that you can't wait to buy if you have another baby, or for your friend's new baby!


In just under 2 years, I've already gone through many baby products. (Sorry UPS... I promise that I try to group all of my Amazon purchases together!)


I have many everyday products that I love, but I've specifically picked out the items listed down below as my absolute must haves!


So, let's get into it!



Evenflo Versatile Play Space












I love this play space. It is so easy to use, lightweight, and easily portable/collapsible. You can detach or add panels as needed with ease. Absolutely recommend.



54" Large Splat Mat





















This mat is great for going underneath a highchair, using as a play mat, or placing on grass outside. The grips on the bottom work fairly well. (The only thing I am confused about is why they have brail beside the numbers... they aren't raised???)



Amazon Baby Welcome Box














Not only is this box packed with fun sample and even some full-sized baby products, but you can get it for FREE when you have a baby registry with Amazon!


Click here to create a baby registry!


Touch Controlled Nursery Night Light
































This light is able to quickly switch between warm and cool lighting, all operated by touch, and the light is dimmable! The battery life is fairly long and only needs a quick charge using a USB cable. Super nice to use as a nightlight, or a bedside light for those late-night feeding/pumping sessions. Definitely recommend having a night like this in the nursery and master.












5" Munchkin Brica Swing Baby In-sight Car Mirror (Crash Tested & Shatter Resistant)



















HelloBaby Video Monitor

















I cannot say enough good things about this monitor. It's inexpensive, has a great range, multiple lullabies, display of temperature in room, remotely controlled, pan/tilt/zoom, and more! I am so happy that we chose this monitor over an expensive one. This has all of the features you need. Oh, and the reason why I went with this one is that it's also harder to hack into. Unfortunately, you can't be too careful these days.


Lamaze Dragon



















My son loved this dragon! Not only is it soft and cuddly, but the little ring also allows for attachment to the car seat or stroller. The ring also doubled for a teether. When the ring is pulled, it makes the wings flap and move. Super cute! Lastly, it has multiple different fabrics (great for sensory!) and has a squeaker. (FYI: your fur baby will be very sad when they realize this squeaky toy isn't for them)


Pearhead Baby Memory Book




















This book is absolutely darling. It includes so many different writing prompts, around 5 years' worth of milestones & memories, a place to write down your family tree, gifts received at your baby shower, birthdays, and more! Oh, and you can't forget the little mess-free ink pad that is included for footprint and handprint keepsakes. Seriously this book has everything. Totally recommend!


Pearhead Baby Photo Album (Light Blue)


















Personally, I love photo albums. I think there is something special to tangible photos versus a digital album. It's just a little nostalgic and, for me, brings back memories of me looking through my parents and grandparents' albums.


This 50-page photo album holds 200 4x6" photos and space beside each photo to write a little note. Love!


Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System



















With the bicycle wheels, you can take this baby on any terrain - snow, dirt, sand, gravel, you name it! The car seat easily clicks out of the base and into the stroller. This thing is going to last us *years* and the quality is fantastic. I am SO glad my husband insisted on a stroller system like this! I absolutely recommend this product.

















Playtex Nurser Bottles w/ Drop-In Disposable Liners


Yes, I know that disposable liners aren't the best choice for the environment, but I'm telling you, at 3am, these things are freaking lifesavers. Just rinse the bottle off and replace the liner and you're good to go! YES - it's that easy mama.



The Honest Company Tear Free Shampoo & Body Wash (Truly Calming Lavender)


This is truly tear free! It smells wonderful. Love the ingredient list, too!



Burts Bees Talc-Free Hypoallergenic Dusting Powder


This baby powder is talc-free! I can't tell you how long I searched for a dusting powder that didn't contain some form of talc. I know I've seen some people say some is okay, but I prefer to keep that chemical away from him. This powder has a very pleasant, light smell. The bottle has a twisty top that opens and closes easily. You can even close it with just one hand. I love the top because it prevents spills.



Shake Look Touch Soft Book by Scholastic


From 0-12+ months, my son has loved this toy. It's held up really nicely and is really good quality. It's a great sensory book Definitely recommend!



Nasal aspirator


Talk about a holy grail. This nasal aspirator gently sucks out the snot. It has 3 suction levels, so you can adjust the strength. It also lights up and plays music to help distract your baby. Hands down LOVE this. This is a product that you honestly need and won't regret purchasing.



NUK Learner Sippy Cup



NUK Active Sippy Cup



Hidden Pull Outlet Covers (50 Pack)




Pop Up Play Tent with Ball Pit, Tunnels, and More!



This thing is awesome! I was able to snag it while it was on sale and I'm so happy with the purchase. It's gigantic1 I didn't realize that the balls were sold separately, but that's okay.



Stroller cover


Wonderful for cold weather and rain! The see-through plastic allows for easy access to see your baby, and the quilted fabric keeps your baby warm. Love being able to keep my son out of the harsh winter elements!



Thick, Warm Wool Crew Socks



These socks are not only absolutely adorable, but also fantastic for winter.



Suction Cup Spinny Toys (3 Pack)



My son is obsessed with anything that spins. These toys have hands down turned out to be the best $10 I've ever spent. They really only suction to glass, but they can spin easily without the suction on the floor or table. This has entertained him for hours, not kidding. Buy them!!!



Little Remedies Saline Nasal Mist for Babies Stuffy Noses


Especially great for little newborns in the winter. The mist is so gentle and really helps clear up congestion in babies. I absolutely recommend this to every family with a newborn.



Munchkin Float & Play Bubbles Bath Toys

My son loves these! They are so cute and are great for bath time or normal play!










See, Touch, Feel (A First Sensory Book) - by Roger Priddy


This book is so awesome! It's a wonderful sensory book for 0-24 months. Absolutely recommend.



Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

My son was obsessed with this. He was constantly playing with it from about 2 months up until about 1 year. He occasionally brings it out, but even after a year of being thrown around, it's been very resilient. My son loved the lights, music, and the little rings on the handle.


SwaddleMe Mommies Melodies Lamb Soother

This precious little stuffed lamb is wonderful to for naps and bedtime. It plays very soft, sweet lullabies and has cry-detection. My son has one at our house and one at one of his grandparent's homes.


Max Strength Desitin


The holy grail of diaper rash creams. This one specifically (not the clear one) is downright phenomenal, especially when applied to first signs of a potential rash.


Changing Table (Waterproof)

Love this because it's super easy to wipe clean, lightweight, and super portable. Such a bargain, too!



Jersey Knit Crib Sheet


They have held up so well and are still soft. Love them!



Recliner Cover


Perfect for a rocking chair! This has saved my reclining gliding chair more than once from Coke, coffee, and breast milk.



Amazon Basics Circular Fan


This small, but mighty, fan is so great and inexpensive. I love this because it's small (11 inch), not rattle-y, and the spaces are small enough that my little guy can't get his fingers in there. Worth it!


What to Expect: The First Year

This is like a Bible for parents. It's been updated to match current hot topics. Absolutely recommend. This makes for a wonderful gift, too!


Why a Son Needs a Dad by Gregory E. Lang

Purchased this for my husband and son to read together. It's such a sweet book and I highly recommend it.


Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

One of my son's personal favs. It's such a sweet book. It's about a child and their mama llama that touches on the topic of patience, and that your mama is always close by.



Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado

Absolutely precious.


On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Love this sweet book.


Is There Room on the Feather Bed? by Libba Moore Gray

This book is a personal all-time favorite. It's a super sweet book. I definitely recommend at least reading it once. My mom loved reading this book to me; it's definitely a treasured memory. It's a tradition that's being carried over to my son.


I hope you guys found this post helpful!


As always, thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

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