26 Newborn Essentials That Make Motherhood a Breeze
Make your changing pad extra comfy with Aden + Anais's stylish changing pad covers. They're made with durable muslin and keep getting softer with each wash.
Buy It Now! Changing Pad Covers, $25, adenandanais.com
Get your tot swaddle-ready with PaigeLauren's cozy baby duds. Whether she falls asleep in her crib or in your arms, your sweet princess will be warm and stylish.
Buy It Now! Baby Classic Sac, $48, paigelaurenbaby.com
Mixie's innovative baby bottles make on-the-go formula feedings a breeze. With the push of a button, the formula is released into water and instantly mixed together. Talk about easy!
Buy It Now! 4 oz. Baby Bottle, $19, bel-bambini.com
When it comes to carrying around their mommy-and-baby must-haves, Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson and Tiffani Thiessen rely on Ty Lucas's chic and sturdy diaper bags. Our pick: The new Amore Tote, which is available in two stylish color combinations (black and bronze; navy and stone).
Buy It Now! Amore Tote, $345, tylucasbaby.com
From their first bath and beyond, Burt's Bees has got you covered. The company's new gift baskets are stocked with everything from gentle baby wash and nourishing skin lotion to a cozy hooded towel and plush robe – the perfect new-mommy gift.
Buy It Now! 7-Piece Better Bath Time Gift Basket, $40, target.com
Not only is Maxi Cosi's Mico Infant Car Seat the lightest on the market, but it will also keep your backseat babe extra safe thanks to the side-impact protection, five-point harness and updated latch system. Celeb blogger (and mom-of-four!) Niki Taylor used the seat with her youngest son, Rex.
Buy It Now! Mico Infant Car Seat, $190, nordstrom.com
Thanks to Magnificent Baby's easy-to-dress designs, your late-night woes are over. Instead of snaps, each piece comes with magnetic closures so you can dress your tot in seconds. We can feel the attraction already.
Buy It Now! Circus Stars Gown, $33, magnificentbaby.com
Live Clean Baby knows you don't want harsh chemicals around your newborn, so the company uses 98 percent plant-derived ingredients and steers clear of phthalates and parabens. For the cooler months, try the Soothing Relief Wash. It's the perfect blend of oatmeal and chamomile, which will help protect your baby's delicate skin.
Buy It Now! Live Clean (Baby) Soothing Relief Wash, $15, walgreens.com
A CLEAN SHEET
Go bumper-free with Skip Hop's adorable sheet sets, which include everything from a fitted sheet to a nursery blanket in cool, kid-friendly prints. Made with supersoft cotton, the latest designs include Pink Elephant (left), Giraffe Safari and Springtime Birdie.
Buy It Now! Pink Elephant Bumper-Free Crib Bedding, $120, skiphop.com
Forget late night car rides: 4Moms' MamaRoo, which comes with a plush seat and cool toy bar, can help soothe your sleepy sweetie without you having to rack up lots of miles around town.
Buy It Now! MamaRoo in Silver Plush, $239, 4moms.com.
Buying for baby and don't know where to start? Lester's Layette Checklist will help you round up the basics before you know it. In between scouring the site for cozy pajamas and cuddly blankets, stock up on Andy amp Evan's adorable Shirtzie. The mini businesslike onesie is perfect for your little guy's dapper debut.
Buy It Now! Andy amp Evan Shirtzie, $46, lesters.com.
ROOM WITH A VIEW
From the beautiful bedding to the functional furniture, Carousel Design's Nursery Tool allows moms-to-be like Shonda Rhimes take the guesswork out of designing their baby's special space. The easy-to-navigate program lets you swap out swatches, find fabrics – including the chic Taupe Zig Zag Bedding – and even customize paint colors to turn your dream nursery into a newborn-ready reality.
Buy It Now! Carousel Designs Taupe Zig Zag Bedding, $224, babybedding.com.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
Baby's first photo? Check. Meet the family? Check. Home from the hospital? Check. When it comes to keeping your little one warm, cuddly and cute for their first few major milestones, Carter's new Little Layette collection has got you (and your babe!) covered.
Buy It Now! Carter’s 2-pack sleeper gowns, $12, carters.com.
From car rides to leisurely strolls, celebs like Jessica Alba, Kourtney Kardashian and Selma Blair are all turning to Orbit's Travel System, which includes a sleek stroller frame, infant car seat and sturdy base. Ready for this? Not only can the seat be docked at almost any angle, but the base also rotates, making the loading of the troops so much easier!
Buy It Now! Orbit Travel System, $940, orbitbaby.com
Diaper duty calls! Go green with Charlie Banana's adorable collection of supersoft cloth diapers. Available in a variety of bright colors and fun prints (hello, robots!), the 2-in-1 system even allows parents (or grandparents!) to add a disposable insert into the front flap for less-mess changes.
Buy It Now! Charlie Banana cloth diaper, $17, charliebanana.com.
Now that you've got your babe's bum covered, it's time to prep for the next step: dirty diapers. Keep up the eco-friendly vibe with Prince Lionheart's Warmies Cloth Wipes Warmer, which promises to keep wipes toasty (and moist!) for their tiny tushes.
Buy It Now! Prince Lionheart Warmies Cloth Wipes Warmer, $30, babyearth.com.
BOTTLE IT UP
Bottom's up! Free of all toxins and chemicals (think BPA and phthalates), Klean Kanteen's Baby Bottles are crafted from food-grade stainless steel so they won't retain any old flavors. Plus, the hourglass shape makes it easy for parents (and babies!) to get a good grip on the goods.
Buy It Now! Klean Kanteen Baby Bottle, $19, kleankaneteen.com.
IT'S A WRAP
If your cuddly cutie is anything like Charlize Theron's son, swaddling is sure to become the key to success (and maybe sleep!). Nested Bean's Zen Swaddle grows with your baby: The interior pouch allows parents to tuck in their tiny legs before transitioning to the full-length version.
Buy It Now! Nested Bean Zen Swaddle, $40, nestedbean.com.
It's 2 a.m. and you're searching for your baby's food log. Sound familiar? Aden + Anais' Serenity Star will not only keep track of your baby's feeding schedule, but also double as a clock, nightlight, temperature monitor and sound machine. The convenient timer even allows parents to plan ahead and program the sweet sounds to automatically shut off once baby is asleep.
Buy It Now! Aden + Anais Serenity Star, $90, adeandanais.com.
Whether you're catching up on chores or just grabbing a quick shower (hey, it could happen!), your little lovey can stay by your side in the Nap Nanny Chill. The infant recliner (which includes a safety harness) mimics the angle of a car seat, but with plenty of extra padding thanks to the comfy (yet firm) foam and minky, machine-washable cover.
Buy It Now! Nap Nanny Chill, $130, napnanny.com.
When it comes to keeping son Flynn calm, Miranda Kerr relies on Hevea's Rubber Pacifier. With plenty of cool cutout designs (cars, crowns and flowers), the chemical-free pacifiers are crafted from one single piece of rubber so there are no small spaces or cracks to trap yucky bacteria.
Buy It Now! Hevea Rubber Pacifier, $9, naturalbabyco.com.
Lull your little dreamer to sleep with Cloud B's Sleep Sheep. The sweet little lamb – which counts Elisabeth Rohm as a fan – is equipped with a sound machine that is sure to soothe a fussy babe by mimicking a mother's heartbeat and playing the peaceful sounds of spring showers, ocean waves and wondrous whale songs.
Buy It Now! Cloud B Sleep Sheep, $28, cloudb.com.
i SEE YOU
It's a second set of eyes! The iBaby Monitor lets parents keep a close watch on their little ones with a compact camera that can easily be repositioned to follow baby's movements from your phone or computer. And while you're checking up on your child, you can also interact through the two-way audio or capture sweet snapshots to share with family and friends.
Buy It Now! iBaby Monitor, $200, ibabylabs.com.
From baby debuts to seasonal travelers, celeb parents including Alyson Hannigan, January Jones and Orlando Bloom are keeping their precious cargo cuddled close in the Ergobaby Carrier. Accommodating newborns (with the added support) to toddlers (up to 45 pounds), your little hipster will love hitching a ride – and, maybe, sneaking in a snooze – in the natural and supportive seated position.
Buy It Now! Ergobaby Carrier, $135, ergobaby.com.
The first time you venture out with baby, packing lightly isn't likely. Fortunately, Ty Lucas's collection of luxe diaper bags have plenty of room for your long list of essentials. With tons of oversize pocket space for bottles and extra zipper pouches for a change of clothes (or two! or three!), you'll be stylishly set for baby's day out.
Buy It Now! Ty Lucas diaper bag, $345, tylucasbaby.com