It's coming! Everyone's favorite summer sale frenzy—Amazon Prime Day. Arguably the biggest sale of the year, this annual event has become our go-to time to stock up on things we'll need throughout the year from gifts to cleaning supplies to big-ticket baby gear.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

This year it's taking place on July 12-13, 2022, and like always, it promises to offer an overwhelming amount of steals and deals. That's why we're here to help.

We're sussing out the best early Prime Day deals which you can shop right this instant, along with some tips and tricks for making the most of the 48-hour madness. We'll be updating this list as more deals surface, so be sure to bookmark and check back regularly!

How to get the most out of Prime Day

Navigating this sea of sales can be super overwhelming. (We're getting sweaty just thinking about it.) Deep breaths, friend. With a little prep work and planning, you can snag some great deals and even avoid panic-purchasing things you don't need. (I'm looking at you, electric foot spa.)

Check your membership

Prime Day deals are reserved for members, so be sure you're registered and logged in before you shop. If you're not a member already, you can sign up here for a 30-day free membership to get in on the deals. (A membership also gets you access to Amazon's streaming movies, shows and music. )

Make a list

There's nothing like a discount to convince you something is a MUST HAVE. A porch full of boxes later you start to realize maybe you didn't need that year's supply of shower gel after all. The best way to avoid over-purchasing and make the deals work for you is to make a list. Stock up on the birthday and holiday gifts you'll give this year, household goods you always need and big-ticket items you've been planning for (like a new TV or car seat). Stick to the list and don't stress.

Stalk prices beforehand

I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but not every sale is as it appears. It's common for brands to jack up a price and show a discount that's more or less what it sells for at other points throughout the year. If there's something on your aforementioned list, check it out now and jot down the price so you can avoid what I call "strike-through blindness."

Related: 9 smart (but hidden) ways to save money as a parent

Check out competitors

According to Kristen Gall, shopping expert and president of Rakuten Rewards, "A lot of stores will counter Prime Day with site-wide promotions, and these events may include a ton of items that are not on sale at Amazon. Look for exclusive offers from your favorite stores and brands—many offer special deals exclusively online, in their app or in-store. Spending time to research these different channels can make a huge difference in stacked savings. Stacking Cash Back at Rakuten with these deals (and using Rakuten's browser extensions to make sure you never miss Cash Back at participating stores) is a great strategy. Also, get familiar with price matching policies at your favorite stores. Retailers know that competition is fierce, especially during this time, so a shopper-friendly price match policy helps customers shop with confidence and stay loyal."

Related: Amazon Prime Day isn’t the only deal right now, mamas

Track products and lightning deals

Lightning deals are promos that are only available in limited numbers for a short period of time. Aptly named, they can go pretty darn fast. If you want to be sure you don't miss out, download the Amazon App to track upcoming deals and set it to notify you when that deal is about to begin. Sold out? See if there's a waitlist option—if an item becomes available, you'll be added to the line to be notified.

Early Prime Day Deals you can shop right now!

Best Baby Prime Day Deals

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

Baby Trend

$199

Expedition Jogger Travel System Millennium White

With over 9K 5-star ratings, this car seat + jogging stroller combo is not only a great product, it’s a total steal as well.

Was $249.99 now $199

Hatch Rest Sound Machine

Hatch

$68.69

Rest Baby Sound Machine

One of our absolute ride-or-die nursery items. (Read: This multi-functional nightlight is a bedtime must-have) It’s a sound machine! An ok to wake light! A a tiny little miracle that you plug in and can control from your phone anytime! Snag it now and save $30 bucks.

Was $99.99, now $68.69

Motorola Baby Monitor VM36XL Portable Video Baby Monitor with Camera

Motorola

$143.99

Baby Monitor VM36XL Portable Video Baby Monitor with Camera

According to one enthusiastic reviewer, this monitor is “bulletproof,” surviving drops in the toilet, on concrete and the hard floor. The hand-held portion can reach up to 1000 feet with a two-way talk, remote pan, tilt, zoom, room temperature sensor, lullabies and night vision.

Was 179.99, now $143.99

Angelbliss Bedside Baby Bassinet

Angelbliss

$144.49

Bedside Baby Bassinet

A bedside sleeper that helps you both get some safe, precious zzzs? Yes please.

Was $189.99, now $144.99

Cosco Simple Fold Deluxe High Chair

Cosco

$50.99

Simple Fold Deluxe High Chair

With a compact, flat fold that stands on its own, this high chair is a great option for limited space.

Was $74.99, now $50.99

Medela Freestyle Flex Breast Pump

Medela

$226.99

Freestyle Flex Breast Pump

The light, compact size and rechargeable battery make this pump from the pros at Medela a fab choice for active pumping mamas. And at 40% it’s a totally bonkers deal!

Was $379.99, now $226.99

Momcozy Breastmilk Storage bags

Momcozy

$7.59

Breastmilk Storage Bags

Temp-sense keeps you abreast (see what we did there?) of the milk temperature while double-sealed side seams preserve and protect every drop.

Was $9.99, now $7.59

Baby Trend Nexton Travel System

Baby Trend

$159.99

Nexton Travel System

A one-stop shop! Includes the infant seat, seat base and jogging stroller.

Was $219.99, now $159.99

Fanfuben Baby Playpen

Fanbufen

$89.99

Baby Playpen

With plenty of space to play, this impressive playpen is the secret to getting all the things done without worrying about what your babe is up to.

Was $169.99, now $89.99

Ruvalino Diaper Bag Backpack

Ruvalino

$41.99

Diaper Bag Backpack

Over 25K ratings suggest this affordable diaper bag is worth a look. It’s got insulated pockets, tons of storage and doesn’t even scream “diaper bag!”. Mamas rave about its stylish functionality and according to one reviewer, “This is my 4th child so I have had several bags from high end to non name brand and this is by far my favorite. I couldn’t love this bag more than I do.” It also comes in a bunch of great neutral colors to choose from!

Was $69.99, now $41.99 (and an additional 20% with coupon!)

Best Home Prime Day Deals

Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot Vacuum

Shark

$392.50

IQ Robot Vacuum

A vacuum that self-empties, drives itself and can be controlled by your voice or with your phone? Women’s bodily autonomy aside, it’s almost like we’re living in the future!

Was $599.99, now $392.50

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

Keurig

$79.99

K-Mini Coffee Maker

A single cup brewed directly into your to-go cup in minutes? Even Starbucks can’t do that.

Was $99.99, now $79.99

Instant Pot Duo

Instant Pot

$99.95

Duo Plus 9-in-1

If you’re still holding out on an Instant Pot, maybe now’s the time? Not only can it make every recipe under the sun (including baby food!) but it can also pull double duty as a sterilizer for bottles, teethers and utensils.

Was $129.99, now $99.95

NutriBullet Single Serve Blender

NutriBullet

$78.19

Single Serve Blender

Smoothies, salsa, salad dressing…blend away and don’t worry about cleaning up a giant pitcher when you’re done!

Was $129.99, now $78.19

Toloco massage gun

Toloco

$79.99

Massage Gun

As Amazon’s #1 best seller in electric back massagers, this highly-rated favorite is exactly what your sore muscles have been longing for.

Was $119.99, now $79.99

Best Tech Prime Day Deals

Audible Subscription

Amazon

$Free

3-Month Audible Premium Plus Subscription

For a limited time, Amazon is offering Prime members a chance to try out their Audible Premium Plus service free for 3 months. (Regularly $14.95 per month) Each month you’ll get 1 credit to purchase any premium selection title, plus unlimited access to a growing selection of Audible originals, audiobooks, podcasts, and more.

Apple watch SE

Apple watch SE

$229.99

Apple Watch SE

If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time! Heh, heh.

Was $279.99, now $229.99

Best Fashion Prime Day Deals

Superga Sneaker

Superga

$42.50

Sneaker

Casual, comfortable and they go with everything!

Was $85, now $42

Superga Cotu Classic Sneaker

Superga

$30

Cotu Classic Sneaker

A classic summer shoe if ever there was one. We love Superga’s but love LOVE when they’re more than half off!

Was $65, now $30

A version of this story was published June 16, 2021. It has been updated.