10 Baby Products You'll Want in 2018

These baby products will make parenting a whole lot easier.

10 Baby Products You'll Want in 2018

Are you constantly on the lookout for new baby gear? You're in luck, the biggest names in the baby gear business recently convened at the ABC Kids Expo to showcase their newest products, and we decided to round up our absolute favorites and must-haves from the show. Everything from brand new strollers to innovative bassinets and design-conscious safety products, here are 10 baby products you'll be glad to have in 2018.

1. UPPAbaby Travel Stroller. UPPAbaby is coming out with a super-compact travel stroller, and we’re really excited about it! The Minu Stroller is lightweight yet packed with features such as an easy-to-access basket, a deep seat recline, one-handed fold, pull-out sunshade protection and all-wheel suspension. But the best part, it can be used with the From Birth Kit, a cozy bassinet that folds with the stroller or the MESA Car Seat! It will be available in the spring of 2018 and will cost $399. For more information, click here.

2. Noni Noni crib. For those of you who fear the dreaded crib assembly, you’re in luck! The revolutionary no hardware crib from Noni Noni Kids can be put together in mere minutes. The Noni Crib comes in two sizes, a mini and a full size, which converts to a toddler bed. Even more exciting, this crib, which is made in the USA, is available for order now! Buy here, $750.

3. Halo Twin Bassinet. Finally, a bassinet for twins! Safely keep your little ones close to you and to each other with the Halo Bassinet Twin Sleeper. Breathable mesh walls not only help you feel closer but create a safe sleeping environment for baby. Like the original Halo bassinet, it conveniently nestles up to your bedside and rotates a complete 360 degrees, making nighttime feedings and quick checks on your babies easier. It will be available in early 2018 and will retail for $449.99. You can register for it here.

4. Nuna Demi Double Stroller. Nuna’s first double stroller is coming in 2018! The Demi grow can be used as a convertible stroller for a growing family or as a double stroller for twins. It features two equally sized toddler seats that hold up to 50 lbs and has 23 seat configurations. And the canopy includes Nuna’s signature dream drape for superior sun coverage. It will be available for pre-sale in early 2018 and will post $799.

5. Boon Bottles. Boon is entering the bottle game! Nursh, a silicon bottle that’s both dishwasher and microwave-safe, will be available spring 2018.

6. Veer cruiser. It’s a stroller, it’s a wagon, it’s a travel system, no it’s Veer the all-terrain cruiser. Combining the best of what a stroller and wagon offers, the Veer allows your family to truly adventure without any limitations. It’s compact, rugged and even holds a car seat, meaning this cruiser can accommodate children of multiple ages. Buy here, $599.

7. Nuk breast pump. A new hands-free, discrete and quiet pump has hit the market! The NUK Simply Natural Freemie Double Electric Breast Pump can be used under your clothes for pumping on the go when and wherever you need. The system includes collection cups and bottles, all for a low price point — such a win, win. Available February 2018 at Babies R Us for $299.99.

8. Bink child safety products. You can now child-proof your home with stylish (yes stylish) safety products. Bink makes modern child safety products that won’t cramp your style. On trend with modern baby gear, this product line is both well-designed and practical.

9. Beanko changing station. Diaper changes in your car are about to get a whole lot easier with the Beanko mobile changing station. This genius, compact changing station attaches to the seat of the car and provides a safe, flat pad for diaper changes. No more babies rolling towards the back of the seat! It can also be used as console for keeping everything organized as well as pouch for storing a tablet. Buy here, $99.99.

10. Cybex LEMO High Chair. Less is more when it comes to the new LEMO High Chair from Cybex. With it’s super sleek, multi-position design, this chair grows with baby from newborn to adolescence. A bouncer seat attaches to the high chair base for wee ones and converts to a chair that can be used for years to come. It will be available in 2018 and will cost $299.

We're so glad to live in a time when modern baby gear exists. Sure, no one is going to argue that having a baby is easy—but it can be easier with support from some gadgets designed to help your baby and put your mind at ease.

As you build your baby registry, look for products that go the extra mile to make your life a whole lot easier. For example, what's better than a bassinet? A bassinet that can rock by itself. And what's better than a traditional baby monitor? One that allows you to actually take a peek at your baby. Believe us when we say these upgrades can make all the difference.

Here are 10 baby gadgets that will make your life so much easier… relatively speaking, of course!

A bassinet to promote safe + sound sleep

HALO Innovations Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Essenta Series Nautical Net

The safest place for your newborn to sleep is in your room, but not in your bed. Thanks to the swivel function of the Halo Bassinest, you can easily tend to your baby during the night—which means more sleep for you, too. Trust us when we say that is the best gift you can give a new parent.


A smart swing for your baby

4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth Enabled High-Tech Baby Swing - Classic

Believe it or not, many babies are born with strong opinions about how they want to be rocked, swung or shushed to calm down. With the mamaRoo's various motions and reclining positions, you'll be able to find a setting your baby loves when you need to free up your hands for a bit.


A complete travel system for car + sidewalk

Chicco Bravo Travel System - Indigo

No matter where the day takes you—or what mode of transportation you need to get there—getting a complete travel system for your baby will equip you for anything.


A swaddle you don’t have to wrestle

Love To Dream Swaddle UP Original

What do babies and Harry Houdini have in common? A knack for breaking out of tight constraints—which can be a headache when swaddling is the best way to help promote good sleep. Thanks to a breakout-proof swaddle that allows your baby to sleep with their hands up, you don't have to work up a sweat just to get your baby comfortably swaddled.


A nursery wherever you need it

Baby Trend Lil Snooze Deluxe II Nursery Center

During the early days of parenting (when you are feeding and changing your baby around the clock), having convenient access to everything you need with a go-anywhere nursery station can save you serious time and energy.


A little help for stuffy noses

Fridababy NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator

Up until the point years down the road when your child is able to blow their own nose, the sniffles can be a real struggle—but not with a nasal aspirator that makes it easy for you to get that snot out of their nose.


A way to keep an eye on your baby

VTech 5" Digital Video Baby Monitor - VM5251

Trust us when we say you'll sleep better when you know your baby is also sleeping soundly. That's why we're so thankful for modern-day video monitors, which allow you to check in on your sleeping baby without running the risk of waking them up when you sneak in for a peek.


A bassinet for hands-free rocking

Simmons Kids Silent Auto Gliding Elite Bassinet - Odyssey

Babies are soothed by rocking motions. But what does that mean for you if you can't rock them throughout the night? With an auto-gliding bassinet, they can comfortably drift off to sleep... and continue snoozing.


An easy way to contain diaper smells

Diaper Genie Expressions Pail

Sometimes it's the little conveniences that make a big difference in the quality of your day-to-day life. That's why a great diaper pail should not be undervalued: By containing the smell, you will save yourself dozens upon dozens of trips to the garbage can.


A white noise machine that pulls double duty

Hatch Rest Sound Machine, Night Light & Time-to-Rise

A phone-controlled sound machine may be something you never considered until now, but it will be a major lifesaver for years to come, especially as it can also function as a time-to-rise clock that promotes good sleep habits for your child.


And as for securing all these awesome products? Well, a Target baby registry is the way to do it. By creating your baby registry with Target, you will also enjoy their Year of Benefits registry program, which includes perks like a welcome kit with more than $100 in savings and samples, two 15% off coupons to complete your registry, and a full year of returns. The benefits are better than ever right now: Target just launched the Year of Exclusive Deals perk as one of its registry benefits, and this includes a year's worth of discounts on baby essentials (think diapers and formula) and comes complementary when you sign up for Target Circle.

Because while parenting may not be "easy," deciding to register with Target definitely is an easy decision. Start your Target baby registry now and enjoy shopping with a Year of Benefits featuring a Year of Exclusive Deals available via Target Circle, two 15% off coupons, a year of hassle-free returns, a free welcome kit and more!

This article was sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.

And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

I Am Enough bracelet 

SONTAKEY  I Am Enough Bracelet

May this Oath Bracelet be your reminder that you are perfect just the way you are. That you are enough for your children, you are enough for your friends & family, you are enough for everything that you do. You are enough, mama <3


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A few years ago, while my wife's baby bump got bigger and my daddy reading list grew longer, I felt cautiously optimistic that this parenthood thing would, somehow, suddenly click one day. The baby would come, instincts would kick in, and the transition from established couple to a new family would be tiring but not baffling.

Boy was I wrong.

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