Best New Baby Products of 2023
Best New Baby Products of 2023
January 5, 2023

Best New Baby Products of 2023

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Best New Baby Products of 2023.
Best New Baby Products of 2023

Here at Babylist, we test and review a lot of baby products every year. We’ve taken stock of what we’ve tried and compiled a list of our top 25 favorites to help you figure out what’s worth a look if you’re registering or shopping for your baby this year.

Nursery

Halo has long been a favorite for beautiful, functional bassinets that adjust to just the right height and don’t take up a ton of space. The new Luxe series takes things up a notch with the addition of a removable bassinet top. The bed can be popped on and off and used either on the base or off of it, so you’ll have a safe place for baby to snooze no matter where you are in your home.

The first thing we noticed (and loved) about these new sleep bags from DockATot is the unique prints. The one-of-a-kind designs stand out from most other sleep bags and are some of the prettiest around. The bags are reversible—print on one side, solid on the other—and made to stand the test of time with a sturdy zipper and reinforced seams. They’re an ideal way to keep your baby warm and comfortable while they sleep without using a blanket.

Smart baby gear is where it’s at lately, and this smart humidifier is one of our favorite additions to the trend. This one-gallon, top-fill humidifier can be controlled either via the touch display or via an app, letting you monitor your nursery’s comfort level without having to sneak in and risk waking them up if you’re using the humidifier while they’re sick or stuffy. It works in rooms up to 500 square feet, runs for 24 hours and even lets you know when it’s time to give it a scrub.

The incredible screen clarity and the ability to switch between traditional video or WiFi-enabled modes are the two standout features of this new VTech monitor. The seven-inch screen offers a clear view both day and night and it’s easy to use the monitor either with the parent unit or remotely on your smartphone. Other features to love include pan, tilt, and zoom, easy setup and a built-in nightlight.

You may know Kyte Baby for their dreamily soft bamboo footies and sleep bags. (And if you don’t, you should definitely check them out). These Babylist exclusive crib sheets are made from the same buttery soft material. It’s stretchy and breathable and will help you create a soothing sleep space for your little one.

Figuring out how to dress your baby for sleep and how warm or cold your nursery should be is something new parents (and even seasoned ones) worry about. We love this swaddle to help take some of the guesswork out. It’s made from temperature-regulating fabric that absorbs, stores and releases heat and helps keep your little one at just the right temp. It’s also soft, stretchy and easy to get on and off, and can be worn arms in, hands-to-face or arms out.

Parent- and Babylist-favorite brand Skip Hop’s first bassinet doesn’t disappoint. This sleep solution can be used as a bedside sleeper that pulls right beside your bed and features an easy-access door panel and eight height adjustments, or in standalone bassinet mode wherever you’d like your little one to snooze. We love the 360-degree breathable mesh sides and the pivot-and-lock wheels for easy mobility.

These cotton muslin swaddles are soft and stylish—a perfect combination. They’re also exclusive to Babylist, so you’ll only find them here. They’re just right for swaddling or to use as a nursing cover, playmat or lots of other things.

This unique diaper pail caught our eye as it’s like nothing else we’ve seen and it conquers two common diaper concerns: germs and odor. There’s a built-in hospital-grade UV light that eliminates bacteria and germs (yay) and a self-sealing system to help control smell (double yay). Each refill bag will last through about 272 diapers.

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Car Seats and Strollers

We couldn’t wait for Bugaboo to drop this new lightweight travel stroller—and it’s just as amazing as we hoped it would be. It’s ultra-compact without skipping out on important features like comfort and suspension, features a one-second fold and a reclining seat, and fits in the overhead bin of a plane or even under a cafe table.

And in other new travel stroller news: Nuna’s TRVL is just as awesome! It’s just under 14 pounds but maneuvers as well as a luxe full-size stroller. It folds quickly and easily with the touch of a button and can be carried with the arm bar or in the included carry bag. This Pine color is exclusive to Babylist.

Rotating car seats are quickly becoming parent favorites thanks to how easy they make it to get your little one in and out of the car. Graco’s new Turn2Me is a 3-in-1 seat (rear-facing, forward-facing harness or highback booster) is no expectation, rotating 90 degrees and saving your back (and your sanity) every time you get in the car. You’ll be able to use this seat until your child hits 57 inches or 100 pounds.

Baby Gear

Known for their strollers and car seats, UPPAbaby’s new travel crib and playard, the Remi, easily makes our favorites list this year. It checks all the boxes for features we love in a playard: an easy, one-handed fold, a comfortable mattress, breathable mesh sides (with one side zip panel door which we really love!) and a separate removable bassinet.

An update to this parent-favorite swing helps the mamaRoo land a spot on our 2022 best-of list. Now movements can be tailored to your baby’s preferences, letting you mix and match five unique motions, five speeds and four sounds to find the combo that’s just right for your baby. We also heart this Babylist exclusive sage green colorway.

If you’re an adventure-loving family, you’ll want to know about this unique seat from Veer, makers of one of our favorite stroller wagons. The Switchback Seat is compatible with a host of different products including a stroller, a jogger and a bike, or can be used as either a standalone or booster seat. It’s a really cool concept and we love that it makes it a little easier for parents to tackle the outdoors with their little ones.

A portable, comfortable travel crib that weighs 13 pounds for under $170? Say no more. The Alfa caught our eye this year and is quickly becoming a popular registry item for Babylist parents. It’s the perfect convenient sleep solution for hitting the road with your baby or toddler.

Feeding

Wearable breast pumps can be tricky; many are hard to position properly and aren’t as powerful as traditional breast pumps. Willow’s new pump, the Willow Go, is a standout. It’s much easier to use than many wearables we’ve tried and the milk output, for most users, is great. There are six stimulation levels and nine suction options and an app to help you keep track of your pumping sessions. We also recommend the hard shell case to help protect your pump when you’re on the go and the brand’s innovative Pump Anywhere Bag that features a removable milk cooler built right into the bottom.

A comfortable, accessible tank is clutch if you’re a nursing parent, which is why we were so excited when Bodily, maker of some of our absolute favorite nursing bras, released their Always-On tank earlier this year. It’s made from their signature super-soft modal material and provides just the right combination of comfort + support. You can adjust the straps from the front (so smart) and the clip-down cups are easy to do with one hand.

While these bamboo mealtime essentials aren’t new, this bundle is—and it deserves some love. The set is made from organic bamboo, making it naturally resistant to mold and mildew. (And also really beautiful.) The silicone suction really works (we promise), and can be removed once your baby passes the plate-tossing stage.

We’ve seen a few portable pumps this year, but the Pumpables Genie Advanced is by far our favorite. It’s small and mighty; many pumping parents are able to use it as their primary breast pump with zero output concerns. There are multiple stimulation and expression levels and a rechargeable battery that will get you about three hours of pumping time. And it’s small enough to either wear around your neck or clip onto your pants.

Can a booster this beautiful also be functional? You bet. Lalo’s new booster seat is more than just good looks. It’s a safe and comfortable seat that can be clipped right onto most dining chairs to help prop your little one up to the right height for safe eating. It’s also really easy to wipe clean, a must-have feature for any booster.

Diapering and Bath

Of all the new diapers to hit the scene in 2022, these are our fave. Super stylish, they’re also more sustainable than many other disposable diaper brands thanks to the bamboo core. They’re also really soft, really absorbent and free of things like chlorine and fragrances.

We are big fans of Coterie diapers, which is why we were so excited to give The Pant—a slip-on diaper designed for active babies—a try as soon as they dropped this year. We’re happy to report they passed our tests with flying colors. They feature the same signature softness and absorbency we love about Coterie diapers. And they’re so easy to get on and off, perfect for a baby who’s protesting diaper changes or a toddler who’s getting ready for potty training. There’s even an adjustable waist for a perfect fit.

We love a baby product that goes the distance. FridaBaby’s new tub works from day one until your baby hits the toddler stage thanks to a removable, adjustable sling chair. This bundle also comes with a bath pitcher with two sides: a gentle rainfall-like rinse on one side and a stream-like flow on the other.

Clothing and Accessories

Aside from being adorably stylish, these vegan first shoes are some of the best we’ve tried for babies and early crawlers and walkers. The vegan leather makes them machine washable, so they’ll always look like new. They’re also easy to get on and off and won’t budge once they’re on.

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