The first year of a baby’s life can be so much fun for new parents: their little giggles, the smile they greet you with when they wake up, and the wonder in their eyes as they discover the world around them. However, a lot of juggling is required to ensure they are fed, stimulated, and well-rested. Any product that can take some of the logistics off your hands so that you can focus more on the joy is, in my opinion, a solid investment.
As a veteran mom who has survived the fog of the baby years, I have hindsight on my side. Now, every time I see baby gear that would have made my life easier when my kiddos were infants, I feel like I need to share it with every new parent I can so that they can take full advantage of whatever support it offers. From a smart sound machine to a bottle sanitizer to a playmat that turns into a kiddie pool, these are some of the best baby products worth adding to your registry.