A Guide to the Best Baby Products by Month
Overwhelmed by the dizzying selection of baby products on the market? The Tot’s definitive guide to essential baby gear helps you avoid buyer’s remorse.
If you’ve found yourself pondering the question, “Do I need a wipes warmer?” recently, you might be in danger of overdoing it when it comes to baby gear. These essential Tot-approved products will not only make your life easier, they’ll also make you look and feel great thanks to their stylish designs and high safety standards. Checklist complete!
0 to 6 months
- Wearable blanket: The Halo Organic Sleepsack Wearable Blanket keeps your baby warm and safe by eliminating the risk of loose blankets covering their face.
- Diaper bag: The 100% tumbled calf leather Jem & Bea Jemima Diaper Bag is practical and stylish with its leather vanity pouch, insulated bottle holder and padded changing mat.
- Crib: Sweet dreams are guaranteed in this eye-catching solid birch and eco-MDF Oeuf Classic Crib in Walnut.
- Crib bedding: Your wee one will love being tucked into Little Unicorn’s soft and cozy 100% cotton muslin crib sheet and organic quilt set.
- Change pad: The Nook Sleep Systems Pebble Change Pad is non-toxic, and the eucalyptus cover is stain-resistant and machine-washable.
- Baby floatie: Watch the delight on your baby’s face as they discover how to move freely underwater with the Otteroo Baby Floatie.
- Carrier: The stylish Cybex YEMA Carrier offers an ergonomic design and three carrying positions – front, hip and back.
- Muslin swaddles: Wrap your little bug up snugly for the night with this gorgeous two-pack of Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddles by Little Unicorn.
- Bouncer: You’ll love the versatility of the BABYBJÖRN Organic Balance Soft Bouncer. Ergonomically and stylishly designed, it can be converted into a rocking chair for toddlers. (Shop bouncers here.)
- Burp cloths: The Tot’s organic cotton muslin burp cloths can be monogrammed to add that special touch.
- Stroller: The Bugaboo Lynx Complete Stroller combines functionality and style with its roomy bassinet or seat and extra-large storage basket underneath.
- Feeding pillow: The Nook Sleep Systems Niche Organic Feeding Pillow is free from toxins and features a machine-washable organic cotton and eucalyptus cover.
- Bath: Bathing your baby at home and on the go has never been easier with the foldable Stokke Flexibath. Includes newborn support.
- Baby Shusher: Get your baby to sleep in no time thanks to the revolutionary Baby Shusher which soothes your baby with a rhythmic shushing sound.
- Diaper pail: ubbi’s uber-stylish Diaper Pail is made from powder-coated steel for maximum odor control.
- Playmat: Tummy time and play time are fun, comfortable and safe thanks to Nook Sleep System’s non-toxic LilyPad Playmat made from eucalyptus and organic cotton.
- Play gym: Loullou’s stunning Play Gym is made of FSC certified untreated birch plywood and non-toxic hanging toys.
- Footie: The HART + LAND Organic Footie is hypoallergenic for babies with sensitive skin and made from ultra soft 100% Pima cotton.
- Onesie: For those warm summer months, HART + LAND’s Organic Bodysuit is soft, breathable and hypoallergenic.
- Travel toy: Petit Collage’s Wooden Stroller Books offer a range of multi-sensory features to keep your baby engaged and entertained.
- Rattle set: Your half-pint will love this Estella Organic Milk and Cookie Rattle Gift Set handmade in Peru by local artisans.
6 to 12 months
- Teether: Loulou Lollipop’s gorgeous Trinity Teether is handmade from food-grade silicone and beech wood.
- High chair: The Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair offers a newborn lounger, toddler high chair and junior chair all wrapped up in one very stylish package.
- Bowl: ezpz’s Happy Bowl is a placemat-and-bowl combo that suctions to the high-chair tray or table to prevent tipped bowls and messes. Happy days!
- Cutlery Set: Helping your tot learn to eat and gain feeding independence is an important milestone Miniware’s My First Cutlery Set is non-toxic and perfect for helping little ones learn to feed themselves.
- Grand Dock: The European-made DockATot Grand Dock is a hypoallergenic play, rest and sleep device for children aged nine to 36 months. You’ll find so many uses for it at home and on the go.
- Baby food jars: Wean Green’s Kitchen Starter Set allows you to store and transport your homemade baby food and snacks. They’re microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.
- Blanket: This cheerful 100% organic cotton Checkmate Toddler Blanket by Petit Pehr can be used for playing, breastfeeding or tucking your little one in at night.
- Bib: The adorable Modern-twist Bucket-bib is made from 100% FDA-approved food-grade silicone and is free from harsh chemicals.
- Sippy cup: Say goodbye to nasty chemicals with Thinkbaby’s award-winning Sippy of Steel featuring a medical-grade silicone spout and stainless-steel base.
- Music: Music has been proven to benefit children’s intellectual, social and emotional development. The BabyNoise Xylophone is a great introduction!
- Shape sorter: Help your child develop their fine motor skills while they play with this beautiful Wooden Story Natural Shape Sorter Box. It even doubles as storage.
1 to 2 years
- Travel cribs: The Nuna SENA aire Travel Crib features an advanced air design for maximum air flow, a one-hand easy fold system and a triple-layered mesh mattress.
- Stroller: Want a really compact stroller that still offers comfort and storage? Well, the gb Pockit Plus Stroller only weighs 12.3 lbs and is the answer to all your stroller prayers!
- Potty: BABYBJÖRN’s Smart Potty features an attractive minimalist design and a handy carry handle for easy transportation.
- Walker: Your little walker-in-training will delight in pushing around this colorful Hape Beetle Walker made of child safe wood and iron.
- Hamper: Petit Pehr’s Stripes Away Hamper is made from 100% cotton canvas and can be used to store anything from toys to dirty laundry.
- Puzzle: Those clever people over at Green Toys made this eye-catching Garden Puzzle from 100% recycled plastic and packaged it with recycled and recyclable materials. (Shop puzzle play here.)
- Checkout Register: Hape’s playful and practical Checkout Register is made from non-toxic materials and helps improve fine motor skills, while teaching kids about the concept of money.
2 to 3 years
- Playon Crayon Primary Crayons: Easy for little hands to hold, these non-toxic crayons double as blocks!
- Play kitchen: Hape’s beautifully designed Play Kitchen is made from wood from sustainably sourced forests and encourages imaginary play. (Shop play kitchens here.)
- Bike: Wishbone’s 3-in-1 Bike – Recycled Edition can be converted from a three-wheeler to a two-wheeler and its height can be adjusted. Best of all, it’s made from recycled carpets.
- Play table: This stunning Oeuf Play Table has been crafted from eco-friendly Baltic birch plywood. It’s just begging for craft projects and tea parties!
- Play chairs: Complete your Oeuf play set with these adorable bunny-eared or bear-eared Play Chairs that come in a set of two.
- Backpack: Fluf’s organic cotton Backpack is machine washable and specifically sized for your tot. It’s also available in a range of different prints.