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Mamas, it must be said—you’ve got excellent taste.


We dug into the data, crunched the numbers, and scoured our site for the most popular baby + mama products that you, our readers (and our absolute favorite mamas!), loved in 2017. From Montessori to minimalism and bath toys to books, here’s our roundup of what you couldn’t get enough of this year.

BABY GEAR

1. DockATot

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By far your favorite baby product of 2017, the DockATot snags our top spot for the best—and coziest!—spot for baby to lounge and play.

DockATot; $175.00-$300.00, Nordstrom

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2. Babymel Robyn Convertible Diaper Backpack

Diaper bags that converted into backpacks were the name of the game this year, and this super stylish—and super functional—pick took the top spot.

Babymel Robyn Convertible Diaper Backpack; $85.00, Nordstrom

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3. Feltman + Co. Wooden + Silicone Teething Ring

We ? these handcrafted wood + silicone teethers, and so did you! They’re perfect for grasping, teething, and rattling.

Feltman + Co. Wooden + Silicone Teething Ring; $15.99, Etsy

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BOOKS

4. Spots and Dots (Art Baby)

This simple black and white board book for the youngest of readers is at the top of the Motherly bestseller list for 2017!

Spots and Dots (Art Baby); $6.95, Amazon

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5. Littles: And How They Grow

We loved gifting this sweet rhyming board book this year, and it looks like you did, too.

Littles: And How They Grow; $14.07, Amazon

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6. Life

Life begins small, then grows... This beautiful ode to the ups and downs of life tugs at our heart with every reading, and we’re so happy that you’ve fallen in love with it as well.

Life; $11.98, Amazon

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TOYS

7. Mamuma Bird Montessori baby puzzle

Montessori topped the list this year as one of your absolute faves in 2017, especially any Montessori-inspired toy. This simple, beautiful puzzle is a must-have.

Mamuma Bird Montessori baby puzzle; $20.00, Etsy

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8. Infantino Textured Ball Set

Another Montessori-inspired favorite, these easy-to-grab textured balls are ideal for little hands.

Infantino Textured Ball Set; $7.88, Amazon

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9. Legacy Learning Montessori Ball and Pot Sorting Game

This learning toy has so many uses, it’s not surprising it rose to the top of the list. It’s perfect for teaching colors, building fine motor skills, sparking imaginative play, and more.

Montessori Ball and Pot Sorting Game; $20.99, Etsy

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10. Boon Building Bath Pipes Set

This year’s most popular bath toy goes to these bright, colorful bath pipes from Boon. They stick to the wall and can be used individually or built into lots of unique shapes.

Boon Building Bath Pipes Set; $14.99, Amazon

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11. Haba Shakin’ Eggs

Shake it up with these awesome wooden eggs! They’re eggs-actly right for baby’s first acoustic adventure ?

Haba Shakin’ Eggs; $19.99, Amazon

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APPAREL

12. Hanna Andersson matching family pajamas

Mamas, few things made us happier than seeing this on our best-of list. Yay for matching family PJs!

Hanna Andersson matching family pajamas; prices vary, Hanna Andersson

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13. Minnetonka Cassie Slipper

The coziest kids’ slipper around, your little ones will be warm and comfy all winter long!

Minnetonka Cassie Slipper; $33.95, Nordstrom

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14. Patagonia Baby Down Sweater Jacket

Your fave jacket of the year, for good reason—this classic down jacket is ultra warm, not too bulky, and wears so well you’ll be passing it down for years from sibling to sibling.

Patagonia Baby Down Sweater Jacket; $99.00, Nordstrom

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15. Little Sapling Toys Personalized Step Stool

This handmade, heirloom quality wooden step stool is a favorite gift—either for your own kiddos, or for someone else’s!

Little Sapling Toys Personalized Step Stool; $74.00, Etsy

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16. Land of Nod Inch on Up Growth Chart

You don’t want to miss a moment, and this growth chart is the perfect place to forever mark those precious inches.

Inch on Up Growth Chart; $59.00, Land of Nod

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17. Land of Nod Pint Sized Table and Chairs

Pull up a chair to our most popular toddler table of the year. Tiny in size, but big on style!

Pint Sized Table and Chairs; Land of Nod, $198.00

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MAMAS + LIFESTYLE

18. Instant Pot

This multi-use (emphasis on the multi) pressure cooker saves on time, money, and space—so it’s easy to see why it’s at the top of the list.

Instant Pot; prices vary, Amazon

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19. 23 and Me DNA Test Kit

Mamas curious about their ancestry and health helped drive this at-home DNA testing kit up our favorites list this year.

23 and Me DNA Test Kit; $149.00, Amazon

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20. Ingrid & Isabel for Target Seamless Maternity Leggings

And last but not least, who can imagine a favorites list without some amazing leggings? These seamless maternity leggings rose to the top for their great fit throughout and after pregnancy.

Maternity Seamless Belly Leggings by Ingrid & Isabel; $19.99, Target

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Our babies come out as beautiful, soft and natural as can be—shouldn't their clothes follow suit?

Here are nine of our favorite organic kids clothing brands that prove safe fabrics + stylish designs are a natural fit.

Estella

A brick and mortar store in Manhattan that opened in 2002, Estella is NYC's go-to shop for luxury baby gifts—from sweet-as-pie organic clothing to eco-friendly toys.

L'ovedbaby

@lovedbaby

We l'oved this collection from the moment we laid eyes on it. (See what we did there 🤣) Free of things harsh added chemicals, dangerous flame retardants, and harmful dyes, this collection is 100% organic and 100% gorgeous. We especially adore their soft, footed rompers, comfy cotton joggers, and newborn-friendly kimono bodysuits.

Looking to stock up? Don't miss Big-Find Thursday every week on their site—a 24-hour flash sale that happens Thursdays at 9 a.m. PST and features a different body style, collection, and discount every week!

Hanna Andersson

@happyhannas

One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson doesn't disappoint in the organic department, either. From an aww-inducing organic baby layette collection all the way to their iconic pajamas, there are so many organic styles to swoon over from this beloved brand. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season!

Monica + Andy

@monicaandandy

The fabric you first snuggle your baby in matters. Monica + Andy's (gorgeous) collection is designed for moms and babies by moms with babies, and we love it all because it's made of super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton that's free of chemicals, lead, and phthalates. Newborn pieces feature thoughtful details like fold-over mittens and feet.

Finn + Emma

@finnandemma

"Here boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints and heirloom quality construction are abundant." We couldn't agree more. Made from 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and in fair trade settings, we love this modern collection's mix of style + sustainability.

We especially love the Basics Collection, an assortment of incredibly soft, beautiful apparel + accessories including bodysuits, zip footies, pants, hats, and bibs, all available in a gender-neutral color palette that can work together to create multiple outfit combinations. The pieces are perfect for monochrome looks or for mixing with prints for a more modern style.

SoftBaby

@littleaddigrey for @softbaby_clothes

You'll come for SoftBaby's organic fabrics, but you'll stay for their adorable assortment of prints. From woodland foxes to urban pugs, there's no limit to their assortment (meaning you'll even be able to find something for the new mama who's hard to shop for). Plus, the name says it all--these suckers are soft. Get ready for some serious cuddle time.

Gap Baby

@gapkids

Organic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Gap, but this popular brand actually carries a wide variety of organic (and adorable) baby + toddler clothes. From newborn layette basics to toddler sleepwear—and more—there's something for everyone in this collection. Everything is 100% cotton, super soft + cozy, and perfect for eco-conscious mamas.

Winter Water Factory

@winterwaterfactory

Certified organic cotton with Brooklyn-based swagger? Be still our hearts. Winter Water Factory features screen-printed textiles in bold designs you'll want to show off (get ready for some major Instagram likes). And the husband-and-wife co-founders keep sustainability at the forefront of their brand, meaning you can feel good about your purchase--and what you're putting on your baby.

The company makes everything from kids' clothes to crib sheets (all made in the USA). For even more cuteness, pair their signature rompers with a hat or bonnet.

Under the Nile

@underthenile

Under the Nile has been making organic baby clothes since before it was cool. Seriously, they were the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard. They've kept up that legacy of high standards by growing their Egyptian cotton on a biodynamic farm without the use of pesticides or insecticides, and all of their prints are made with metal-free colors and no chemical finishes.

Motherly is your daily #momlife manual; we are here to help you easily find the best, most beautiful products for your life that actually work. We share what we love—and we may receive a commission if you choose to buy. You've got this.

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