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.


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


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


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



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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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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