A Guide to the Best Baby Products by Month

Building a baby registry? Shopping for a baby shower? Unsure of what an ‘infant lounger’ actually does? We’ve got you! From nursery furniture to feeding essentials, our guide breaks down what a baby needs and when.

A dad holding his toddler and pushing his baby in the Nuna MIXX stroller

Are you expecting a baby?

Shopping for a friend or family member’s baby shower?

Currently sitting at home with your newborn feeling all sorts of confused about what you should have purchased by now?

Don’t worry – whatever your answer is, you’ve come to the right place!

As parents who’ve been in every stage of baby-hood quite a few times (and because hindsight is 20/20), we put our heads together to create a list of all the things we loved having and wished we had had.

In this guide, we’ll go over:

  • Things to consider when shopping for a baby
  • Chemicals to avoid in baby products
  • What products a baby needs from:
    • 0 – 3 months
    • 3 – 6 months
    • 6 – 12 months
    • 12 – 18 months
    • 18 – 24 months

Scroll down to learn more!

 

Things to consider when shopping for a baby

When shopping for a baby, it’s important to remember that:

  • Babies explore the world with their mouths, which means you’ll want to avoid giving them a teether, toy or bottle that contains any potentially harmful chemicals. This is particularly important for feeding products that can leach chemicals when heated.
  • Babies spend a lot of time in bed and on the floor, which means they’re in close proximity to rugs, carpet, foam, wood, paint etc. Many mainstream products such as mattresses, car seats, furniture and even personal care products contain VOCS (volatile organic compounds) that can off-gas into a room and cause both short and long term health issues. Always opt for Low or No-VOC products where possible.
  • Babies have thinner skin to accommodate all that growing! That means that when exposed to chemicals topically, they’re more likely to absorb them into their bloodstream than an adult, which is why you want to be mindful about the body washes and diaper creams you choose.
  • Babies have extremely sensitive skin, which is why it’s wise to dress them in fabrics such as organic or pima cotton that have been farmed without the use of pesticides and haven’t been sprayed with flame retardants or anti-wrinkle chemicals like formaldehyde.
  • Babies need help regulating their body temperatures. As a general rule of thumb, babies should wear one extra layer of clothing than you would. They should also only be in natural fibers as opposed to synthetic materials that could cause them to sweat and overheat.
  • Babies grow a whole lot quicker than you think so when choosing a product (like a high chair or crib) try to get something that transitions to the next stage.

 

Chemicals to avoid in baby products

At The Tot, we never use or recommend anything that hasn’t passed The Tot Test. This means we’ve examined third-party testing, dissected ingredients lists and asked in-depth questions about a product’s composition to ensure it doesn’t contain any of the chemicals we avoid.

When it comes to baby products, we like to avoid the following chemicals:

Formaldehyde

Flame Retardants

VOCS

PVC

Harmful phthalates

BPA + BPS (bisphenols)

Lead and other heavy metals

Synthetic fragrances

Click here to view the full list of ingredients that The Tot avoids as well as the health concerns linked to each.

 

 

What your baby needs: 0 – 3 Months

 

Lovely Littles Cotton Snap Romper White

 

Feed. Change. Bathe. Sleep. Feed. Change. Bathe. Sleep. Feed. Change. Bathe. Sleep.

(Rinse and repeat.)

During the first three months of your baby’s life, you’ll be spending a lot of time doing repetitive things like mastering nursing or bottle-feeding, changing more diapers than you thought was humanly possible and trying to get the knack of getting your baby to sleep. You’ll also probably be attempting your first outing! (Exciting times!)

To help you shop for a 0 – 3 month old baby, we’ve listed product ideas below and pulled the best picks for each!

 

Warning: this first list is long, but we promise it contains a lot of things you’re going to use daily during those first few YEARS not just months!

 

Best products to buy for a 0 – 3 month old baby:

 

  • Breastfeeding advice & nursing essentials (If breastfeeding.)
  • Breast pump (If pumping.)
  • Glass baby bottles (If bottle feeding.)
  • Sterilizer (If bottle feeding.)
  • Burp cloths
  • Feeding pillow
  • Pacifier (If choosing to use one.)
  • Changing pad
  • Non-toxic diapers & wipes
  • Newborn/toddler bath tub
  • Non-toxic baby wash, oil & diaper cream
  • Hooded baby towel
  • Baby grooming kit
  • Kimono style footed bodysuit
  • SleepSack Swaddle
  • Bassinet
  • Infant lounger
  • Baby bouncer (Yes, you need multiple places to lay your baby down.)
  • Guided developmental activities and infant toys
  • Diaper bag
  • Stroller
  • Infant car seat
  • Carrier

Scroll down to see our picks for each.

 

Breastfeeding advice & nursing essentials

 

With seven sets available catering for newborn to off-to-school age children, The Tot Feeding Sets were created to provide parents with expert advice and tried and trusted products for every stage of feeding.

The Nursing Set includes:

  • Booklet containing breastfeeding advice and tips from a registered lactation consultant
  • Breast pads
  • Nipple balm
  • Silicone breastmilk storage containers
  • Nursing/ Car Seat cover

 

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Nursing

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Nursing

 

$139

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Breast pump

 

If you know you’re going to need to express milk to go back to work, share feeds or trouble shoot a latching issue, you’ll want to invest in a quality breast pump like the Sonata Smart Breast Pump.

 

#TotTip

 

Be sure to check and see if your breast pump is covered by insurance!

 

Medela Sonata Breast Pump

 

Sonata Smart Breast Pump

 

$399.99

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Glass Baby Bottles

 

Made from 100% borosilicate glass, Hevea’s bottles are free of toxic chemicals such as BPA, PVC and Phthalates. They’re also designed with a 100% natural rubber nipple with an anti-colic valve that’s resistant to teething/bites.

 

Hevea glass baby bottles

 

Hevea Glass Baby Bottles (2 Pack)

 

$26

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Baby Bottle Sterilizer

 

If bottle-feeding, you’re going to want to know about the Upang Plus UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer. Thanks to the innovative UV ray technology, gone are the days of steam burns and midnight microwave beeps.

 

Upang UV Baby Bottle Sterlizer

 

Upang Plus UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer

 

$299.99

Available in more colors

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Burp cloths

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re feeding your baby breastmilk or formula, chances are they’re going to spit up! That’s why we love having a pack of organic cotton burp cloths on hand!

 

hart + land organic cotton burp cloths

 

HART + LAND 3 Pack Organic Burp Cloths

 

$34

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Feeding Pillow

 

A feeding pillow like the Nook Sleep Systems Niche Organic Feeding Pillow is a must because it will save your neck, back and arms while feeding or simply holding your baby. Incredibly versatile, it can also be used for sleep while pregnant, as an an infant lounger and even as aid to help your baby sit up.

Seriously – bring this to the hospital! You won’t regret it.

 

Nook Niche Feeding Pillow in SeaGlass

 

Nook Sleep Systems Niche Organic Feeding Pillow

 

Ranging from $119 to $129

Available in more colors

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Pacifiers

 

Pacifiers aren’t for everyone, but if you do choose to use one, ensure that it’s made with a baby-safe material like silicone or natural rubber. We love these silicone pacifiers from Doddle & Co because when they’re not in your little one’s mouth, they pop inward to protect the nipple from the floor.

Doddle Co Pop Pacifier in Blue/Navy

 

Doddle & Co The Pop Silicone Pacifier – 2 Pack

 

$18.99

Available in more colors

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Changing Pad

 

While some of us used a designated changing table and others used a pad on a dresser, we all agree that investing in a cozy and contoured changing pad is key.

Nook Changing Pad in Cloud

Nook Sleep Systems Pebble Change Pad

 

$139

Available in more colors

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Non-toxic Diapers & Wipes

 

While you might think all diapers are created equal, we’re here to tell you that sadly, they’re not! As mentioned above, babies have extremely sensitive skin, which is why we love Coterie diapers and wipes. Free from chlorine, fragrance, alcohol, dyes, phthalates, parabens and optical brighteners – they’re the hypoallergenic option of our dreams.

Coterie Diapers 1 Month Supply

 

Coterie – 1 Month Supply of Diapers

 

$94.99

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Coterie Baby 8-Pack Wipes

 

Coteries 8 Pack of Wipes

 

$47.95

56 wipes in each pack

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Baby/Toddler Bath

 

Bathing your baby is such a fun time because they LOVE being in the water! With that being said, you need to ensure you’ve designated a safe area. In an effort to keep your baby supported and to not waste water, we love using the Boon Soak Newborn to Toddler Bath Tub!

Boon Soak Newborn to Toddler Bathtub

 

Boon Soak Newborn to Toddler Bath Tub

 

$34.99

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Non-toxic baby wash, oil & diaper cream

 

Again, anything that goes on your baby’s skin must be free of harsh chemicals! That’s why we love evereden’s classic baby bundle. Consisting of a baby shampoo/body wash, body oil and diaper rash cream, it has everything a newborn baby’s skin needs (and nothing it doesn’t.)

 

Evereden Classic Baby Bundle

evereden classic baby bundle

 

$43

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Hooded Towel

 

Made from 75% OEKO-TEX® bamboo from rayon and 25% GOTS organic cotton, the TOWL Hooded Baby Towel will make leaving a super warm and cozy bath bearable. Designed to keep little heads warm, this set has three hooded towels and one wash cloth.

 

 

TOWL Organic Hooded Baby Towel

 

TOWL Organic Hooded Baby Towel – 3 Pack + Wash Cloth

 

$109

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Baby Grooming Kit

 

Did you know that just because your baby doesn’t have teeth doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be brushing their gums? (It’s okay, we didn’t know either!) Luckily, fridababy has everything you need to keep gums clean as well as a comb and brush for taming wild bed hair and clippers and a file to trim soft nails.

fridababy Baby Grooming Kit

fridababy Baby Grooming Kit

 

$24.99

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Kimono Style Footed Bodysuit

 

‘Kimono style’ may sound oddly specific, but this is because newborns don’t really have necks. (They do, but everything is quite compacted still.) Until your baby stretches out, we find having kimono style onesies are more comfortable because they lay flat on their chest as opposed to a front snap or zipper that could potentially bunch up under their chin.

 

Lovely Littles Cotton Snap Romper Heather Grey

 

Lovely Littles Baby Cotton Snap Footie

 

$28

Available in more colors

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SleepSack Swaddle

 

Two for the price of one? Yes, please! Designed to keep your baby safe, warm and cozy, the Halo SleepSack Swaddle makes bed time extra snuggle and safe.

 

Halo Organic Sleepsack Swaddle

Halo Organic SleepSack Swaddle

 

$34.95

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Bassinet

 

If you’re going to put your baby in a bassinet in your room, you will want to consider a Halo Bassinest. Available in a range of styles and colors, they all offer the ability to be raised or lowered to reach any bed height and swivel to make accessing your baby a breeze. These are particularly great for mothers who have had a c-section.

 

 

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Luxe Dove Grey

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Luxe – Dove Grey Tweed

 

$349.99

Available in more colors and models

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Infant Lounger

 

Chances are you’ve seen a DockATot peppering your newsfeed! That’s because they’re so legit. Incredibly comfortable and easy to travel with, they’re a safe place to lay your baby down while you brush your teeth, get dressed, catch up with a friend or simply want to stare at them.

 

Dockatot Deluxe+ Dock

 

DockATot Deluxe+ Dock

 

$175

Printed covers sold separately

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Baby Bouncer

 

Okay, we know it seems like overkill, but trust us – the more apparatuses for your baby to lie in the better! We particularly love the Bombol Bamboo 3D Knit Bouncer because it offers that classic rocking motion babies love but then also transitions to a toddler chair that can be used up until 5 years of age!

 

 

Bombol Bamboo Bouncer Pebbel Grey

Bombol Bamboo 3D Knit Bouncer

 

$299

Available in more colors

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Guided developmental activities and infant toys

 

With nine sets available, The Tot Play & Learn Sets were created by an early learning educator to provide parents with the information, activities and tools they need to help their babies and kids reach important developmental milestones.

The 0 -3 month sets includes:

  • A booklet of teacher-recommended activities and expert advice
  • High contrast art illustrations
  • High contrast sensory ball
  • High contrast crinkle leaf
  • Wooden interchanging disc
  • Silicone teether
  • Organic cotton swaddle

 

Play & Learn Bundle 0-3m

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 0 – 3 Months

 

$120

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JEM & BEA Jemima Diaper Bag

 

It’s shocking just how much one baby requires to get out the door. From swaddles to toys to a change of clothes to diapers and wipes, you’ll be glad you have the trustworthy JEM & BEA Jemima Diaper Bag. Complete with a travel change pad and handy storage pouches, we extra love it because it’s stylish enough to use as a weekender when not toting baby accoutrement.

Jem and bea jemima diaper bag

 

JEM & BEA Jemima Diaper Bag

 

$400

Available in more colors

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Stroller

 

Choosing a stroller is an extremely personal choice due to how, where and when you’re going to be using it.

While we have quite a few favorite, one option we can’t fault is the Nuna MIXX.

 

 

Nuna MIXX in Granite

 

Nuna MIXX Stroller

 

Ranging from $649.95 to $669.95

Available in more colors

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Infant Car Seat

 

If you’re going to go the infant car seat route (as opposed to a convertible car seat), you should definitely check out the Nuna PIPA RX Infant Car Seat. Weighing in at just over 7 lbs, it’s super easy to take your baby out and about.

 

Nuna PIPA RX + RELX Base Granite

 

Nuna PIPA RX Infant Car Seat and Base

 

$349.95

Available in more colors

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Baby Carrier

 

Even thought the Ergobaby Omni 360 All-In-One Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier is technically a baby carrier, you’ll be toting your toddler on your back! Designed to hold up to 45 lbs, it can be worn front, side and back!

 

Ergobaby 360 Cool Air Carrier in Pearl Grey

 

Ergobaby Omni 360 All-in-one Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier

 

$180

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What your baby needs: 3 – 6 Months

 

Toki Mats Lunar Phases Playmat

 

From 3 months, your baby will claw their way out of their milk coma and warm your heart every time they crack a little newbie smile!

Depending on your sleeping arrangement, they may also be ready to start having a day sleep or even their night sleep in a crib. Since we all know sleep is one of the trickiest things to master, it’s a good idea to use a smart monitor like the Nanit, which helps track your baby’s sleep and offer real feedback and advice on what could have happened to wake them up. (e.g. room temperature, dropped pacifier, etc.)

You’ll also want to start doing daily activities to help them reach important developmental milestones. In our list below, you’ll find our favorite products for this exciting stage!

 

Best products to buy for a 3 – 6 month old baby:

 

  • Convertible crib
  • Non-toxic crib mattress
  • Crib sheet
  • Breathable pajamas & sleepsack
  • Baby Monitor
  • Baby Shusher
  • Guided developmental activities and toys
  • Playmat

 

Convertible Crib

 

The Million Dollar Baby Classic Tanner 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is a winner for multiple reasons.

  1. It converts into a toddler bed.
  2. It’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means it’s been screened for over 10,000 chemicals and VOCs known to pollute indoor air.

 

Million Dollar Baby Tanner Crib in White

 

Million Dollar Baby Classic Tanner 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

 

$499

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Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

 

The Naturepedic Organic Breathable 2-Stage Baby Crib Mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified as well as GOTS Certified Organic. Made in the USA, this crib mattress is designed to be extra breathable and easy to wipe clean.

Naturepedic Organic Breathable 2-Stage Baby Crib Mattress

 

Naturepedic Organic Breathable 2-Stage Baby Crib Mattress

 

$379

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Crib Sheet

 

To help reduce the risk of SIDS, the only thing you need on your baby’s crib mattress is a snug fitting bottom sheet. Because blankets can get kicked off (which makes baby cold) or accidentally pushed over their face (which can make it difficult to breathe), it’s a good idea to stick to a fitted sheet and infant sleeping bag.

 

 

Petit Pehr Happy Days Crib Sheet

 

Pehr Happy Days Crib Sheet

 

$36

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Breathable clothing & Sleepsack

 

As mentioned above, when dressing your baby for bed, try opting for breathable fabrics such as organic cotton or bamboo from rayon. Now that your baby is slightly older and may be rolling over, you’ll want to stop using the SleepSack swaddle so that their arms can be free to push themselves up.

Two of our favorite baby basics brands are HART + LAND and Kyte BABY. All made with chemical-free fabrics, their pajamas, essentials and sleeping bags are insanely soft and refreshingly durable.

 

 

Hart + Land Bamboo Footed Bodysuit Simple Stripe

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Bamboo Footed Bodysuit

 

$32

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Kyte BABY Baby Spring/Summer Solid Sleep Bag - Matcha

Kyte BABY Sleep Bag

 

$49.99

Available in more colors

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Baby Monitor

 

Some parents may opt for a baby monitor from day 1, but most of us felt like we didn’t really leave our baby’s side in those early day! However, once we did transition our baby’s to their own crib, we loved having a video monitor for peace of mind.

Recently, we’ve been obsessed with the game-changing Nanit. Designed to give a bird’s eye view of your baby’s crib, it also monitors room conditions, provides sleep tracking and analysis, has 2-way audio and nature sounds as well as smart sensors and notifications. Available in wall mount or floor stand versions.

 

 

Nanit Plus Wall Mount

Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor & Wall Mount

 

$299

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Baby Shusher

 

Because this is a time where you might be sleep training or needing to comfort your baby in the car or stroller, you may want to get a Baby Shusher. Designed to mimic the sounds your baby heard while in the womb, it’s a #totmama favorite!

 

Baby Susher Baby Shusher

Baby Shusher

 

$34.99

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Guided developmental activities and toys

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set for 3 – 6 month olds has everything your baby needs to start reaching, batting, shaking, grasping and more!

The set includes:

  • A booklet of teacher-recommended activities and expert advice
  • Natural rubber ball
  • Illustrated cards
  • High contrast soft book
  • Crochet rattle/teether
  • Sensory tumbling balls
  • Sensory rattle

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 3-6 months

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 3 – 6 Months

 

$120

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Playmat

 

Playmats are a safe space where your baby can do tummy time, sit and play, practice gymnastics and more!

Made with 100% cotton covers and a pure latex foam insert, these super cute foldable playmats from Toki Mats are free of toxins, PVC, phthalates and lead!

 

Toki Mats Lunar Phases Playmat

 

Toki Mats Lunar Phases Playmat

 

Ranging from $165 to $275

Available in more prints and sizes

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What your baby needs: 6 – 12 Months

 

EZPZ Tiny Cup in Grey with girl

 

Guess who is ready for solids?!

Around 6 months of age, many parents introduce solids along with breastmilk or formula! While this is a fun stage of parenting, it’s also wildly messy! To help make the transition safe, easy and a little less messy for you, we’ve worked with a childhood nutritionist to put together age-appropriate sets containing feeding tips, healthy recipes and non-toxic mealtime essentials!

 

Best products to buy for a 6 – 12 month old baby:

 

  • Highchair (that transitions to a toddler chair)
  • Splat mat (that doubles as a picnic/playmat/ wall art)
  • Starting solids advice & essentials
  • Baby-led weaning advice & essentials (If doing BLW.)
  • Dribble bibs
  • Guided developmental activities and toys
  • Open foot and zipper clothing

 

Highchair

 

No strangers to creating genius products, Stokke has done it again with their Steps complete high chair.

For starters, it can be used as an infant lounger when paired with the Steps Bouncer. However, the thing we REALLY love is that the chair itself transitions into a chair that can hold up to 185 lbs!

 

Stokke Steps High Chair Complete Set - Natural and White Legs/Grey Cushion

 

Stokke Steps Complete High Chair

 

$399

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Stokke Steps Bouncer Deep Grey

 

Stokke Steps Bouncer

 

$209

Available in more colors

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Splat Mat

 

Just in case you have no idea what we’re talking about, a splat mat is a mat that goes under a high chair to catch all the food that your baby will inevitably drop (or throw).

We love the leather bonded mats from GATHRE because they can be used in a variety ways! From catching spills to adding style to your tot’s nursery walls to providing a fun space for a family picnic, you’ll love the versatility and functionality of a GATHRE mat.

 

GATHRE Mini Mat - Rainbow

 

GATHRE Mini Mat – Rainbow

 

$62

Available in more colors, prints and sizes

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Starting solids advice & essentials

 

The Tot Feeding Sets Starting Solids and Stage 3 Solids have everything you need to start the wonderfully messy of first foods!

 

The Starting Solids (Stage 1 & 2) Set includes:

  • A booklet of expert feeding advice and recipes
  • Long sleeve apron bib (you’re welcome)
  • Silicone tray
  • Reusable silicone squeeze pouches
  • Silicone food storage tray
  • Silicone bib
  • Stainless steel and silicone bowl & spoon
  • Stainless steel sippy cup

 

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Starting Solids: Stage 1 & 2 (6 - 9m)

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Starting Solids Stage 1 & 2 6 – 9M

 

$139

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The Stage 3 Solids Set includes:

  • A booklet of expert advice and recipes
  • Silicone meal mat
  • Silicone cup
  • Stainless steel and silicone bowl & cutlery set
  • Silicone bib
  • Stainless steel sippy cup

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Stage 3 Solids - Self-feeding (9 - 12m)

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Stage 3 Solids 9 – 12m

 

$109

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Baby-led weaning advice & essentials

 

Baby-led weaning? We have a Tot Feeding Set for that!

The Baby-led Weaning Set includes:

  • A booklet of expert baby-led weaning advice and recipes
  • Long sleeve apron bib
  • Silicone bib
  • Silicone meal mat
  • Silicone cutlery
  • Silicone cup

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Baby-led Weaning (6m +)

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Baby-led Weaning 6m +

 

$89

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Dribble bibs

 

Teething can happen anytime, but parents tend to notice the first signs around 6 months. This means DROOL!!!! To help save your tot’s clothes and chest from dribble, it’s nice to have a pack of organic cotton cloth bibs on hand.

 

Hart Land 3 Pack Bib

 

HART + LAND 3 Pack Organic Small Bib – Unisex

 

$30

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Guided developmental activities and toys

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set for 6 – 12 months old includes:

  • A booklet of teacher-recommended activities and expert advice
  • Shape sorter
  • Wooden sensory beads
  • Rattle
  • High contrast stroller toy
  • Color changing bath book
  • Silicone stacker/teether

 

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 6-12 months

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 6 – 12 Months

 

$120

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Open foot & zipper clothing

 

Now that your baby may be starting to pull themselves up onto furniture, you might want to try dressing them in footless clothing so that their feet can grip the ground. You’ll also now want to start thinking about swapping snaps for zippers because crawling babies move QUICK!

 

 

Kyte BABY Baby Spring/Summer Solid Zipper Romper - Honey

 

Kyte BABY Zipper Romper

 

$32.99

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Kyte BABY Baby Spring/Summer Short Sleeve Solid Onesie - Seafoam

 

Kyte BABY Short Sleeve Solid Onesie

 

$17.99

Available in more colors

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Kyte BABY Baby Solid Zipper Footie - Blush

 

Kyte BABY Zipper Footie

 

$32.99

Available in more colors

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What your baby needs: 12 – 18 Months

One of the funnest parts about having a one year old is watching them take on the world!

Now that it’s slightly easier to get out and about, we found we liked swapping our Mary Poppins diaper bag (aka the Jem & Bea Jemima Bag) for their Denim Backpack! It kept our hands free so we could chase after our early walkers!

We also learned that when you’re on an adventure with your baby, you must always have at least these three things: snacks, wipes and a change of clothing.

Keep reading to see what else we love.

 

Best products to buy for a 12 – 18 month old baby:

 

  • Diaper bag backpack
  • Baby on-the-go feeding set
  • Change of clothing
  • Guided developmental activities and toys
  • Soft sole leather shoes (for little walkers!)
  • Ride-on toy

 

Diaper bag backpack

 

Chances are you’re going to have your baby strapped to the front of you in the Ergobaby while you carry all the day’s necessities on your back! (At least that’s how it was for us.)

When it comes to diaper bag backpacks, we cannot fault JEM & BEA’s! Designed with a travel changing pad, organizational pouches and more, it has everything a parent needs without screaming #MOMALERT.

 

Jem & bea denim backpack

 

JEM & BEA Denim Backpack

 

$220

Available in more colors/fabrics

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Baby on-the-go feeding set

 

Designed for days when you know you’re going to be out and about, the Tot On-The-Go Feeding Set has everything you need to keep your tot satiated and sane.

The On-The-Go Set includes:

  • A booklet of expert feeding advice and snack ideas
  • Silicone tray
  • Bamboo fiber bento box
  • Recycled milk jug snack stack containers
  • Bamboo fiber cutler
  • Silicone bib
  • Stainless steel sippy cup
  • Non-toxic wet sipes

 

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: On-The-Go (1 year +)

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: On-The-Go 1 Year +

 

$119

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Change of clothing

 

Aside from a public restroom at Disney World, is there anything dirtier than a one-year-old on a play date?

Keep your kid looking and feeling fresh by having easy to mix and match clothing on hand like the bamboo essentials from HART + LAND!

 

HART + LAND long sleeve bamboo shirt

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler/Big Kid Bamboo Long Sleeve Crew Tee – Organic Dots

 

$20

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hart + land polka dot bamboo leggings

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler/Big Kid Bamboo Leggings – Organic Dots

 

$20

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Guided developmental activities and toys

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set for 12 – 18 month olds includes:

  • A booklet of teacher-recommended activities and advice
  • Hammer & ball drop
  • Pat the Bunny book
  • Sensory ball
  • Sensory tray
  • Soft cuddle toy
  • Ring stacker

 

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 12-18 months

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 12 – 18 Months

 

$150

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Ride-on toy

 

Ride-on toys are an important part of developing gross motor skills, which is why we always recommend getting a Baghera Twister! Easy for little legs to ride on, they teach kids how to steer, stop, and learn the concept of ‘stop, go, fast and slow!”

 

Baghera Twister Ride On Toy

 

Baghera Twister

 

$120

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Soft sole leather shoes

 

While babies can and will walk at very different times, it’s important to choose shoes that don’t hinder the proper development of their feet. We like these soft sole boots from Consciously Baby because they’re designed to protect feet while allowing toes to grip the ground and provide the stability that little walkers need.

 

Consciously Baby LeatherBoots Sedona Brown AW19

Consciously Baby Leather Boots – Soft Sole

 

$50

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What your baby needs: 18 – 24 Months

 

Tender Leaf Peacock Colors

 

Okay, so your baby isn’t really a baby anymore. Welcome to toddlerhood!

While your tot will still need your help getting dressed, potty-ing, eating and learning how to control their bodies, you’ll love watching how independent they’ll become!

You’ll also love watching them learn to communicate, identify colors and shapes, and be able to participate in active play!

 

Best products to buy for a 18 – 24 month old baby:

 

  • More easy to mix and match (and walk in) clothing
  • Potty
  • Non-toxic baby bath products
  • Baby feeding advice & essentials
  • Guided developmental activities and toys
  • Ride-on scooter
  • Indoor Toddler Slide

 

 

Easy to mix and match (and walk in) clothing

 

While it may be tempting to buy tiny tuxedos and ballerina tutus, the truth is neutral basics make it much easier to get out the door in the morning.

 

 

Hart + Land Long Sleeve Tee in Blackened Pearl

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler/Big Kid Organic Solid Long Sleeve Crew Tee

 

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hart + land stripe organic cotton short sleeve crew

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler/Big Kid Organic Short Sleeve Crew Tee – Stripe

 

$18

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Hart + Land Legging in Dark Grey

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler/Big Kid Organic Solid Legging

 

$22

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HART + LAND Footless bamboo romper

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Pima Bamboo Footless Romper

 

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Potty

 

Some tots are ready to start using the potty at 18 months while others aren’t ready until closer to 3. Regardless of their age, you’ll love having the BABYBJORN Smart Potty on hand to keep things kid-friendly and a little less messy!

Babybjorn smart potty

 

BABYBJORN Smart Potty

 

$19.95

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Non-toxic baby bath products

 

Just like in the early days, you’ll want to ensure that the bath products you’re using are non-toxic! Gryph + Ivyrose have a great range of non-toxic bath time products that we adore. Their bath set includes their body wash, bubble bath, shampoo & conditioner and body oil.

Gryph & Ivyrose Bath Set

 

Gryph + Ivyrose Bath Set

 

$111

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Baby feeding advice & essentials

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Mastering Mealtimes includes:

  • A booklet of expert feeding advice and recipes
  • Silicone bib
  • Silicone tray
  • Stainless steel cutlery
  • Bamboo fiber divided plates, bowls and cups

 

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Mastering Mealtimes (18m +)

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: Mastering Mealtimes 18M +

 

$119

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Guided developmental activities and toys

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set for 18 to 24 month olds includes:

  • A booklet of teacher-recommended activities and advice
  • Wooden shapes puzzle
  • Shapes book
  • Recycled milk jug stacking cups
  • Wooden egg shakers
  • Wooden rainbow sensory toy
  • Hevea boat bath toy

 

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 18-24 months

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 18 – 24 Months

 

$120

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Ride-on scooter

 

The two in one scooter from Scoot & Ride is the perfect introduction to scooter life and just the thing your tot needs to enjoy outdoor active play!

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 1 - Ash

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 1

 

$120

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Indoor Toddler Slide

 

We’re pretty sure that the Jupiduu Slide is the stuff toddler dreams are made of! While kids love it for all the fun they have, we love it because it helps strengthen core, leg and arm muscles, can be played with independently or socially and can be used in more ways than one!

Jupiduu Slide

Jupiduu Slide

 

Ranging from $299.90 to $349.90

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