When shopping for baby products, nearly every parent has turned to Amazon at least once. (Or, you know, once a week if we’re being honest.) The prices are right and it’s just so darn convenient. After all, babies need a lot of stuff and dragging them along on a shopping trip can sometimes feel like more work than it’s worth.

Tons of parents lean on Amazon for the splurge-worthy big ticket baby items, like carseats and strollers. But one area where is really shines is with the lower-end life-savers you’d never even think to pick up when you’re strolling the aisles.

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We’ve scoured Amazon for the highest and most-rated baby products that parents rave about. Even better? Every single item is around $20 or less. From booger hunting tools (yes, there’s more than one here) to teething toys we couldn’t live without, this list is guaranteed to give an impressive bang for your buck.

Shop the best baby products on Amazon (and they’re all around $20 or less!)

Munchkin Little Boat Train


Little Boat Train 6-Piece Set


Simple bath toys are the best! This set of six colorful boats can attach together and float along, be used to scoop and pour and even come in handy for rinsing shampoo.

Number of ratings: 14K+

Bumkins Splat Mat


Splat Mat


There’s no better bang for the buck than the splat mats from the mess masters at Bumkins. The super affordable fabric mats are not only Amazon’s choice for splat mats, they’ve also racked up nearly 4K 5-star ratings from parents who call it a “savior” and a “must-have.” They’re durable, easy to clean and machine washable as well.

Number of ratings: 6K+


Munchkin Snack Catcher


Snack Catcher Set of 2


Perhaps the most ubiquitous snack cup in all the land, the wallet-friendly Munchkin Snack Catcher is kind of a no-brainer. They’re double-handled and easy for little ones to tote around with flexible flaps in the lid that keep food from spilling out. (Some more industrious tots have been known to shake them hard enough for small snacks to escape, but the same principles make the snacks accessible, so we’ll let it slide.) The base is sized to fit most standard cup holders and they can be washed on the top rack in the dishwasher. Best of all, at $3 bucks a pop, if one goes missing at daycare, it’s not the end of the world.

Number of ratings: 42K+



NoseFrida the Snotsucker


The NoseFrida is slightly over $20, but it absolutely has to be on the list. There are lots of snot suckers on the market, but this one is far and away our favorite. It’s an absolute must-have in every parent’s cold-fighting arsenal and the most disgusting thing we’ve ever loved.

Number of ratings: 35K+


Num Num Pre-spoon gootensil

Num Num

Pre-spoon GOOtensils


The award-winning, doctor recommended GOOtensils from Num Num are pretty stinkin’ brilliant. Designed to help foster independence, these better-than-spoons require no scooping, balancing or holding flat to get the job done. Just a dip into their yogurt or puree and out comes a baby-sized bite that won’t plop off the second they try to get it in their mouth. They’re perfectly sized for little hands and can also help soothe teething gums.

Number of ratings: 46K+

munchkin stay put suction bowls


Stay Put Suction Bowl 3-Pack


For their size, it’s truly impressive how much mess toddlers can make–especially at mealtime. Save your sanity (and your floors!) with these super affordable suction bowls. The Stay Put base adheres to most surfaces and is easy for parents to remove when dinner’s over.

Number of ratings: 30K+

Nuby Reversible 100% Natural Cotton Muslin 3 Piece Teething Bib


Reversible 100% Natural Cotton Muslin Teething Bibs Set of 3


These two-in-one bibs from Nuby are absolutely brilliant. The stylish design is part drool catcher, part undroppable teething toy! Attached to the corner of the absorbent cotton muslin bandanna is a textured silicone tab that they can easily maneuver into their mouths when they need a bit of relief. When they’re not gumming on it, it helps keep the bib from bunching up, allowing _it to lay flat and actually catch the drops of drool. Bonus points for being super stylish and easy to wash. What more can we ask for?

Number of ratings: 10K+

Lansinoh Stay Dry Disposable Nursing Pads


Stay Dry Disposable Nursing Pads


Throughout my nursing days, these disposable nursing pads were indispensable. (And it’s not just me! They’re also Amazon’s top selling nursing pads.) The individually wrapped pads not only contain the inevitable leaks, they’re also totally imperceptible through your clothing. So much less bulky than the reusable kind!

Number of ratings: 41K+

Baby Banana toothbrush, one of Motherly's favorite products for 7 month olds

Baby Banana

Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush


Chances are if you’ve attended even one baby meet up, you’ve seen this bad boy in action. The super popular Baby Banana offers little ones a soothing, nubby surface to chew as well as their first introduction to oral hygiene. The silicone bristles are a satisfying texture for sore gums while the “peels” provide an easy way to grasp. It can also be popped right into the dishwasher!

iHealth No-Touch Thermometer


No-Touch Forehead Thermometer


Using a built-in infrared temperature sensor, the iHealth PT3 thermometer can read a person’s body temperature within 1.18 inches from the forehead without touching the skin. Also, this best-selling thermometer shows the temperature in just one second on its easy-to-read, extra-large LED display, even in total darkness, and doesn’t beep or buzz, making it easy for parents to take their little one’s temp while they are sleeping. 

Number of ratings: 170K+

hooded elephant towel

Hudson Baby

Plush Animal Face Robe


With a near 5-star rating and tons of positive reviews, parents love this plush and cozy baby robe which comes in a variety of animals and patterns. The belt is attached, so no need to worry about it being a hazard.

Number of ratings: 34K+

Smily Mia teething toy

Smily Mia

Never Drop Silicone Baby Teething Toy


This easy-to-hold hand teether has an inner stem for baby’s hand to grasp while they suck or chew on the outer “ears” and self-soothe. Made of BPA-free, food grade silicone, this must-have teether is dishwasher and freezer safe and a great gift for any new (and exhausted) parent. It’s also Amazon’s #1 best selling baby teether toy!

Number of ratings: 30K+

VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube


Busy Learners Activity Cube


From one of the top brands in the children’s toy industry, this learning activity cube from VTech offers lots of light-up features that help babies and toddlers learn first concepts like shapes, colors and animal sounds. Your little one will be engaged and entertained while learning with this fun and interactive toy.

Number of ratings: 39K+

loveable friends fleece booties

Luvable Friends

Fleece Booties


While I still stand behind the statement that Zutano booties are the best baby booties on the planet, I have to say these are an impressive half-price alternative. Instead of snaps, they have a powerful piece of velcro that stays put and offers room to grow and according to reviewers, they hold up great through tons of washing.

Number of ratings: 23K+

Pearhead Clean Touch Baby Ink Pad


Clean-Touch Baby Ink Pad


Want to capture your baby’s hand or footprint in a keepsake but wondering how to do it safely and with minimal mess? Try the Clean-Touch Baby Ink Pad, which is nontoxic and 100% baby safe, and—the best part—baby’s hand and foot never touches the ink!

Number of ratings: 27K+

muslin burp cloths


Muslin Burp Cloths


There’s a reason generation after generation of moms stick with the same tried-and-true products for their babies. We know what works. Our moms knew. And our grandmothers knew. One such product is the soft and durable muslin burp cloth—there’s nothing better or softer for baby’s delicate skin.

Number of ratings: 30K+

sassy developmental bumpy ball


Developmental Bumpy Ball


With a variety of textures and high-contrast colors, this easy-to-grasp toy is a favorite for tummy time. And it may even keep them entertained long enough for you to eat dinner with two hands.

Number of ratings: 31K+

munchkin white hot safety spoons


White Hot Safety Spoons 4-Pack


Goldilocks could have saved herself a lot of trouble if Mama Bear served porridge with these handy little spoons. Instead of guessing, the silicone tip turns white if the food is too hot. Now if only they could do something about keeping food in their mouths instead of, well, everywhere else.

Number of ratings: 28K+

oogie bear


Booger Tool


If you haven’t gone spelunking in a tiny nostril, are you even a parent? This irreplaceable little tool was designed by a mom and registered pharmacist to get those hard-to-wrangle boogers safely and effectively. The duel-ended gadget features a loop on one side and a scoop on the other to grab both dried and sticky business from baby’s nose and ears. How satisfying is that?

Number of ratings: 33K+

Bumco Diaper Cream Spatula


Bumco Diaper Cream Spatula


Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. This best-selling product is literally a tiny spatula made from BPA-free silicone that you can use to spread diaper cream on your baby’s little butt. It keeps your hands free of sticky diaper paste, it’s easy to wipe clean after use, and it has a suction cup base so you can stick it right to whatever surface you’ve got baby on while you finish getting them dressed.

Number of ratings: 10K+

first years take and toss cups

The First Years

Take & Toss Straw Cups


Despite the fact these are simple plastic cups, I’d venture to guess some of ours stuck around for almost a decade. The lid and straw design is easy to clean and although they’re not leak-proof, they’re great to toss in your bag to have on-the-go. And at that price, you’re not going to care if it gets lost.

Number of ratings: 26K+

Burt's Bees Wearable Baby Blanket

Burt's Bees

Baby Beekeeper Wearable Blanket


This highly-rated transition sleeping bag helps baby move out of the swaddling-newborn stage, but still feel safely snuggled and securely wrapped up. Amazon’s #1 best seller in the wearable baby blanket category, it’s made of 100% organic cotton and comes in a large variety of adorable patterns.

Number of ratings: 33K+

the first years stack up cup toys

The First Years

Stack Up Cup Toys


Pound for pound, these may be the best toy on the market. (Yay open-ended play!) Little ones can stack and nest them on their own, or you could engage in a game of peek-a-boo by hiding things underneath. And because they have holes in the bottom, they make great bath and sandbox toys as well.

Number of ratings: 89K+



Baby Healing Ointment


Aquaphor is the stuff of dreams—from chapped lips to minor cuts & scrapes, there’s hardly anything that this magical ointment can’t help with. (It’s Amazon’s #1 best selling diaper cream for good reason!) Aquaphor protects baby’s skin from wetness, acidity and chafing, and unlike petroleum jelly, creates a barrier over the skin which heals while still enabling the flow of water and air. Added bonus—it also works great on mama’s dry hands!

Number of ratings: 50K+

Frida Baby Medi Frida the Accu-Dose Pacifier

Frida Baby

Medi Frida the Accu-Dose Pacifier


Administering medicine to infants can feel like a near impossible task–until you find the right tool for the job. The pacifier-style from Frida Mom is clutch, not only because it’s already a shape they’re familiar with, but because it allows you to bypass their tastebuds and cut back on spit up incidents.

Number of ratings: 18K+

A version of this article was originally published December 17, 2021. It has been updated.