Having a baby goes hand in hand with gear. Lots and lots of parenting gear. But strollers and car seats aside, there’s plenty of other stuff you need to make life easier. From changing mats to magical sleep training lights, we have you covered. And because we’re in the wake of Amazon Prime Day we decided to do you, parents, a solid and find stuff you need. For $20 or less. You can thank us later.
Every parent knows the value of a sound machine. And this very cute one from Skip Hop is portable, and is now $12.79 for Amazon Prime members.
For the price of a movie ticket, you get a fully loaded baby sound machine with lullabies and nature sounds. It attaches to strollers, carriers and diaper bags or stands on a table to help make naptime on-the-go easier.
Yes, we feel your pain about getting your kid to go to sleep. It's a Sisyphean task. This sound-soothing sleep buddy can be a huge help, and it's down from its regular price of $24.99.
This very cute elephant plays five meditative songs and nature sounds, plus it projects a starry sky onto the ceiling. You can choose a rhythmic light show or relaxing individual colors, and it has auto shut-off.
When your baby loses his or her pacifier while sleeping, you can find it easily without turning on the lights.
This pacifier glows in the dark, so parents can easily find it without disturbing their infant. And it comes in a pack of two.
As the parent of a child who had seven cavities at once, this Fatherly editor cannot recommend starting teeth brushing early enough to get kids comfortable with it. This teether is the way to go.
This silicone teether massages sore gums, and has soft bristles to get babies used to the feel of a toothbrush.
Your stroller will be your all-purpose all-terrain vehicle. And you'll load it up like you wouldn't believe. Which is why you need stroller hooks. In particular, these stroller hooks.
Use this stroller hook to hang your bags, any bags. You basically get an extra set of hands. They’re especially great if your stroller has a small storage basket.
It's truly never too early to lay the groundwork for good bedtime habits. And yes, you could spring for a totally fancy sleep training clock. We dig them too. But this is a good starter option.
This kids clock has color changing soft LED lights that change from red (stay in bed) to green (you’re free!). It’s basic, but a great starter tool until you want to upgrade to the fantastic Hatch sound machine.
You'll be changing plenty of diapers when you're on the go, so make sure you take this discreet changing pad with you.
JJ Cole makes some dope outdoor blankets. And the brand’s changing pad/clutch is equally a no brainer for parents. The handle attaches to anything and it unfolds into a proper changing pad.
You drop your pacifier and of course, it's filthy. This one closes automatically so you avoid the hassle of having to clean it.
When this pacifier gets dropped, it closes. End of. So simple. The shields are built in so there are no more lost pacifier covers.
It's fitting that this snacker looks like a monster because hungry kids morph into angry beasts.
Stuff this thing with snacks. It has soft silicone flaps that make it easy for the kid to grab a snack without spilling anything.
Babies puke. A lot. So you'll thank us when you have these organic cotton cloths.
This organic cotton set includes four burp cloths that are soft and absorbent.
This 3 Sprouts stroller organizer is normally $19.99. You'll use this every single day.
This 3 Sprouts organizer keeps everything in place when you’re on the go, including diapers, wipes, bottles and other stuff when you’re out and about. It attaches to stroller handlebars and has two insulated drink holders and a pocket for a phone, car keys or umbrella.
Speaking of organization, if you're short on space, this hanging organizer will keep you sane, and everything you need handy.
This over-the-door organizer lets you keep diapers, wipes, clothes changes, toys, rattles, and anything else handy and within easy reach. Because you do not need to be hunting for a pacifier during a midnight diaper change.
This BPA-free adjustable baby bottle drying mat with its own drainer has movable pegs. It has a two-way ventilated bottom that dries everything fast.
Only a rookie parent leaves home without snacks. And this squeezable snack pouch is now $5 off for Amazon Prime members.
This soft, flexible silicone pouch is both for eating and drinking, it’s spill-proof, and you can fill it with yogurt, smoothies, or other soft foods. It’s dishwasher-safe.
Make bathtime drama-free and more fun with these cogs, which attach to walls and are now 20 percent off for Amazon Prime members.
These spinning gears suction to bath walls and entertain kids while you clean them up from their summer outings.
When it's sweltering out and you're taking your kid to the park, you need a fan. Get this one for $5 less if you're a Prime member.
This battery-powered fan clamps on to your stroller and blows cool(ish) air at you while you take your baby for a walk.
When babies transition to soft food, they need utensils. Get these silicone spoons for nearly $3 less if you're a Prime member.
These gum-friendly spoons are BPA-free and gentle on delicate baby mouths. They’re made from food-grade silicone and can help transition your baby from liquids to eating soft baby food.
Is there anything more daunting than giving your baby a manicure? This nail clipper set makes it easy.
This baby nail file has multiple filing attachments to cover all stages of babies’ growth.
Prime members save even more on this digital baby thermometer, which gives you a readout in 10 seconds.
You’ll know your baby’s temps in 10 seconds. You can use it orally, rectally, or under the arm.
This nine kinds of genius. It's a baby food dispenser with its own spoon. And it's even cheaper for Prime members.
You fill the feeder and squeeze the food out onto the spoon, which then goes into your baby’s mouth. No fuss, no mess. OK, less mess.
Babies have blowouts. Which is why you need these changing pad toppers. Which are even cheaper for Prime members.
You can wash these and reuse them over and over again. Trust us. You’ll need them.
We love Tommee Tippee baby bottles. And the pacifiers are equally great. Plus, they're an additional 20 percent off for Prime members.
These soft silicone pacifiers help breastfed babies self-soothe. They’re meant for babies six months or older.
The bibs make clean up easy after any meal and Amazon Prime members can get them exclusively for $15.97, reduced from $27.99.
Why do we love these bibs? Let us count the ways: Stain-free, dishwasher safe, travel-friendly and 100% waterproof.
This beloved crib sheets have nearly 800 Amazon reviews, most of them positive. If you're willing to pick light blue, you can save a whopping 28 percent for Amazon Prime Day (other colors are also discounted, but not quite as much). At $13 a sheet, it's a good time to stock up.
The brand you know for delightful-smelling products like lip balm and lotion does not disappoint when it comes to baby bedding. These sheets are made with organic cotton and offer “360 elastic,” meaning they’re stretchy all the way around, versus just the corners, so they stay on more securely and give parents peace of mind. And if you’re trying to do your small part for the planet, Burt’s Bees also uses cotton that has received GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification, meaning that workers must receive fair wages and a safe labor environment, and that the harvesting process follows specific guidelines to protect the environment.
Yes, this is a solid baby carrier for under $20.It's great for babies from seven pounds until 25 pounds. And while it lacks all the bells and whistles of its pricier brethren, it's great for a quick dash to the store or the park.
This is a breathable baby carrier with two carry positions, letting your baby face in or out. The carrier is machine-washable, and comes with a removable bib for a little extra protection.
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