6 of the most-loved items from this year’s baby registries

A few starter gifts for your wee one, mama?

6 of the most-loved items from this year’s baby registries
A few starter gifts for your wee one, mama?

One of the best part of registering for baby is imagining all the cute and fun things you’ll watch your baby do with the goods.

From taking her first taste of solid food atop a new highchair, to the time you’ll spend snuggling up on the couch, registering for baby always feels like you’re getting one step closer to mama.

We checked in with popular baby registries WeeSpring, Giggle and Babylist to bring you just a taste of the most loved products this year.

Here are 6 that top their lists—

From Babylist

1. The Blooming Bath

Babylist lists the Blooming Bath, which cradles baby inside the sink, as one of its most loved tubs this year. It helps prevent newborns from slipping down in the bath, conforms to different sized sinks, and it’s just so stinkin’ cute. WANT.


2. My Breast Friend nursing pillow

Over in the nursing pillows reviews at BabyList, the My Breast Friend nursing pillow also gets high marks. (It also gets high marks at Motherly—we absolutely swear by it for the sleepless newborn nights!) Its round-the-waist buckle clip helps the pillow, and baby, stay close for those marathon feeding sessions.

From Giggle

3. The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

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The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is a trending product at Giggle this year, and we love how it 1. grows with baby (can be used from 6 months to the teen years!) 2. is made of natural wood 3. slides under the table flush like a regular chair.

Those features and its modern design combine make the Stokke a much-loved high chair that’s tres chic for your little one. No wonder it’s so popular!

4. The Nuna Sena Travel Cot

A photo posted by Nuna Nederland (@nuna_nl) on

The Nuna Sena Travel Cot also takes top marks from Giggle mamas. The lightweight travel cot replaces a traditional pack-and-play and with one-handed breakdown (what?) it’s winning more converts by the day.

From WeeSpring

5. ErgoBaby’s Baby Carrier

Over at WeeSpring, ErgoBaby’s Baby Carrier takes top marks for its ergo-nomic design (get it?), and soft and snug spot for baby. Its padded straps and soft body are gentle on your little one, but its structure (and adjustability) also make it sturdy. With a removable infant insert, it can carry kids on adventures for years to come.

6. Aden + Anais Swadle Blankets

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Aden + anais Swaddle Blankets (a perennial fave) also take top marks from mamas at WeeSpring. The best part about the muslin blankets/burp cloths/ everything towels is that they actually get softer the more you use and wash them.

All you have to do is wait a little bit longer to wrap your little one all up in it.

14 Toys that will keep your kids entertained inside *and* outside

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.


Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!


Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.


Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.


Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.


Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.


Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.


Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.


Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.


Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.


Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.


Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.


Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.


Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.


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