You want your kids (or your sister’s kids, or your BFF’s kids) to have the best. But the best, when it comes to kids, can add up pretty quickly. That’s why all the moms we know are watching Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale like hawks in order to get steep discounts on coveted baby brands like Nuna, Bugaboo and Stokke. Nordstrom cardmembers have had a week to shop these must-have brands, but starting July 20, the rest of the world will be descending on the site’s well-stocked sale section (we’ve already got tabs open for kids, beauty and travel) to stock up on the normally splurge-y items we can justify when they’re marked 30 percent off. Already feeling sweaty about racing to the sale section? We identified six must-have items that you can instantly add to your cart.
Nuna’s products are top-of-the-line and highly in-demand, with a zillion bells and whistles that don’t interfere with the ease of use. This travel system combines an infant car seat that clicks directly into the stroller base to make traveling with your little one a breeze (and the zillions of rapturous 5-star reviews on Google back it up).
Buy It! Nuna Mixx stroller and Pipa carseat, $785.90 (orig. $1,049); nordstrom.com
Technology has made the baby monitor even more high-tech than your first computer, and if you’re looking to invest in the peace of mind you get from a fancy monitor that streams directly to your phone, this is the one to get. In addition to two-way audio and video streaming, you can record lullabies, get pinged if the motion sensors detect baby is restless and receive air quality reports.
Buy It! iBaby Care M7 baby monitor, $186.90 (orig. $249.99); nordstrom.com
For the softest, coziest, most luxurious-feeling baby towels and blankets, look no further than Little Giraffe – their ultra-plush pieces are a mainstay in every pampered baby’s nursery.
Buy It! Little Giraffe luxe hooded towel, $29.90 (orig. $46); nordstrom.com
Jessica Alba’s got three kids and some of the best style in Hollywood, so we trust her Honest Company to come up with a diaper bag that’s practical and not so, well, diaper bag-y. As she told InStyle, “It’s best to have a gender-neutral diaper bag so your husband doesn’t try to pack his own diaper bag and pack all the wrong stuff.”
Buy It! The Honest Company faux-leather diaper bag, $113.90 (orig. $169.99); nordstrom.com
Want a high chair that goes with your minimalist vibe? This super-chic, space-saving (and still extremely wipe-down-able) number is just that high chair.
Buy It! Bloom Nano urban high chair, $110.90 (orig. $149)
New moms are fanatical about this Dock-a-Tot, which lets you plop a baby in it without fear she’ll roll off a surface. Surprise a mom-to-be at a baby shower with this (discounted) find and receive the biggest hug of 2018.
Buy It! Dock-a-Tot, $137.90 (orig. $185); nordstrom.com