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Best New Baby Products of 2024
January 4, 2024

Best New Baby Products of 2024

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Best New Baby Products of 2024

As Babylist’s Gear Editor, I get my hands on a lot of baby products throughout the year. I’ve sorted through them all and put together a list of the standouts to help you figure out what’s worth a look if you’re registering or shopping for your baby this year.

Nursery

I’m a huge fan of the Newton Baby brand, especially their 100 percent breathable crib mattress, which is why I was so excited for their jump into the bassinet space. This modern, beautiful bassinet features a sized-down version of the same Wovenaire mattress. The large sleep surface means your baby won’t outgrow it in a month and there are eight different height positions so you can customize it to meet your needs.

Did someone say cardboard bassinet? Yes, you heard that right, and while it may sound a little strange, it’s actually quite genius. This sustainable sleep space is lightweight and easy to move around your home, has a small footprint and can easily be repurposed or recycled once your little one has grown out of it. The cardboard is treated with a non-toxic protective varnish for easy cleanup and there’s a foam core mattress fitted with an organic cotton sheet included.

One more bassinet to round out my favorite picks: this brand-new addition from Boppy, maker of the nursing pillow we all know and love. Three features help this bedside sleeper land a spot on my list: price (it’s not cheap, but it’s much more affordable than many similar bassinets), design (she’s pretty!) and size/weight (it’s fairly easy to move around your home and folds flat for on-the-go). I also love the breathable mesh and the no-tilt design that keeps the bassinet stable.

Little Sleepies are some of the softest—and the most fun—PJs around. Their new Sleepy Bags are made from the same dreamy bamboo fabric as their pajamas. They come in three different TOG ratings (a fancy term for how warm the material is) and feature double zippers and easy on/easy off snaps. I also love how roomy the sleep sacks are; they’re sized to fit your little one for a long time, something I always appreciate.

Smart baby monitors should be taken with a grain of salt. They’re not medical devices, and should not be relied on as such, but they can be helpful if you’re an anxious new parent who wants all stats on your baby while they sleep. The Halo monitor uses a wearable leg band to track heart rate, skin temperature and movement. My favorite feature is the rollover alert, as rolling can be a worry-inducing milestone for new parents, especially during sleep.

Nanit’s new Sound and Light isn’t revolutionary in what it does—it’s a sound machine, night light and okay-to-wake clock all rolled into one—but it does integrate seamlessly with the Nanit monitor app, reducing the need for you to add yet another app to your already crowded phone. I also like the library of sound options and the sleek design.

Car Seats and Strollers

It takes something pretty special to get me this excited about a new baby product, but this new infant car seat from Nuna is truly amazing. It’s the first infant seat that can be installed without a base and without a seat belt, instead using a latch system that’s built right into the seat itself. It’s about as foolproof as it gets, which means an easier—and safer—car seat. This bundle pairs the seat with the popular Pipa stroller for an awesome travel system.

“City-friendly” strollers, strollers that sit in between full-size and compact, have really taken off over the last year, and the Thule Shine is my hands-down favorite. While not quite as lux as some larger counterparts, the Shine maneuvers incredibly well for such a compact package. It’s also lightweight, easy to fold and unfold, and has a fairly large storage basket, especially considering the stroller’s size. I love it for city life or if you’re simply looking for a stroller with high-end features but a smaller footprint.

Already one of the most popular car seats among Babylist parents, the addition of a load leg to the bestselling Mesa only makes it better (and safer). UPPAbaby also refined the infant inlay to better position smaller babies and added a larger canopy for sun protection and side ventilation for better airflow. The Mesa Max works directly with the Vista and Cruz strollers and with other various brands with the addition of adapters.

Evenflo’s Revolve line of rotating car seats hit the market last year to huge praise, my own included. Now the brand is back with another iteration of this amazing seat, the Extend. Offering the added security of rear-facing up to 50 pounds, it’s a significant improvement on an already impressive seat, as extended rear-facing equals extra safety. And the rotating seat makes it so much easier to get your kiddo in and out of the car.

Bugaboo is consistently making thoughtful, useful updates to all of their products, and the new Fox5 is no different. The biggest differences in this sleek, sturdy ride are better maneuverability and a much easier bassinet-to-seat transition process. Otherwise, this stroller continues to impress with its high-end fabrics, all-terrain capabilities, huge storage basket and adjustable handlebar and seat recline.

While the Doona stood alone for years as the only car seat + stroller hybrid on the market, it doesn’t anymore. Meet the Shyft, Evenflo’s hybrid car seat stroller combo. I like that is has a lower weight limit (three pounds as opposed to Doona’s four) and that the seat detaches from the wheels so you can use it as a standard infant car seat. The SensorSafe technology is another useful extra feature.

Britax car seats are known and loved for something called ClickTight technology, a system that makes installing your car seat quick and easy. And now this tech is available on the brand’s infant car seats, too. This travel system includes a rear-facing car seat and the Brook stroller to make a convenient travel system.

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Baby Gear

Yes, this is the second Newton Baby product on the list (I like what I like!), but it’s another great add to the new product landscape and deserves a mention. Like other Newton sleep products, this one also features the brand’s patented breathable mattress, but that’s only part of why I think it’s so great. It’s also a lot larger than many travel cribs on the market, a huge perk if you’re trying to find a sleep solution for an older toddler. I also like that it’s on the lighter side and that the fitted sheet is included.

The moment I took this stroller wagon out of the box I was immediately impressed with how smooth and easy it was to push, steer and turn. It’s one of the best stroller wagons I’ve tried—and I’ve tried a lot of them. It holds up to three kids, and although it’s on the larger side, it’s pretty easy to fold and unfold. Other favorite features include the large canopies and the suspension system.

Am I a little obsessed with the colors and design of this on-the-go sound machine? I am. But I also love how easy it is to take anywhere, whether it’s strapped to the side of your car seat or next to your travel crib. There are ten sounds to choose from, including white noise, and a rechargeable battery that lasts all day.

Feeding

The Bugaboo Giraffe is one of the best new high chairs I’ve seen in a long time. This ergonomic seat boasts a small footprint, is SO easy to clean and adjusts (no tools needed) to support your little one in a safe, correct position for eating solids. It also lasts long into the big kid days, supporting up to 220 pounds.

There was so much buzz around this new bottle washer, and as I remember all too well how time-consuming and monotonous it is to clean bottles, I completely understand why. Other than price and taking up a pretty significant chunk of counter space, this bottle washer really delivers. It makes washing your bottles fairly effortless and easy and leaves them sparkly clean at the end. (There’s even an option to sterilize.) We can see it being particularly useful during the newborn stage.

More than just a cool design, this breastfeeding kit from new brand Swehl is packed with everything you need to make your nursing experience easier and more comfortable. A fellow Babylister and new mom described it perfectly as “a great kit of things you didn’t know you might need.” She also loved that each product includes a QR code that drives to bit-size video tutorials.

Glass bottle parents, get excited—this curated box is just for you. It’s packed with four popular glass bottles so you can try before you buy an entire set. It includes picks from Lansinoh, Dr. Brown’s Chicco and BIBS and makes either a great registry add or gift.

So many pumping parents are now using collection cups and smaller, more portable breast pumps, and this bag is just for you. I love the color, I love the material (durable, easy-to-clean neoprene) and I love how light and easy it is to slip right over your shoulder. It features dedicated pockets for your pump, cups and tubing along with several other pockets and compartments, and can even fit a large water bottle or breast milk chiller.

I can’t miss the chance to show Babylist a little extra love. But truly, this teether box is pretty great. It includes five different teethers so your baby can see what they prefer—and so you’ll always have an extra to stash in your diaper bag or stroller. The bundle includes teethers from Loulou Lollipop, oogiebear, AEIOU, Dr. Brown’s and green sprouts.

Diapering and Bath

While this bathtub from Skip Hop certainly isn’t new—it’s a longtime bestseller—the white colorway is, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We love that it blends into most bathroom decor and of course how supportive it is for slippery little bathers (and their nervous new parents).

Ju-Ju-Be’s been busy revamping many of their diaper bag designs, and this is one of my favorites. I love the modern shape and the lightweight design, and of course all of the pockets and zippered compartments. The built-in changing station is a solid addition and the whole bag can be tossed right into the wash when it starts to get gross, a really convenient feature.

Clothing and Accessories

On-trend, organic baby clothes can be tough to come by at an affordable price point. This whimsical layette set of baby essentials checks those boxes and more. The 12 pieces will keep your little one cozy from head to toe and are easy to mix and match. And it’s all made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.

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