January 15, 2024
Sharon’s Favorite Pregnancy, Baby, and Toddler Products List

By Sharon Mazel

Feeling overwhelmed when thinking about which products, toys, and gear to get for your baby or toddler?

In keeping with my mission to help reduce the overwhelm new parents face when it comes to parenting information, I’ve compiled a list of all my favorite products to help you navigate the buying-for-baby process, whether you’re expecting, shopping for the nursery, newly postpartum, in need of baby gear, looking for the right toys, curious about good books for your little one, and more.

Why trust me? I’m all about research and evidenced-based information. I’ve spent more than 25 years in this field-–as a parenting expert, author, coach, and journalist (and you may have even seen my name on the cover of many of the What to Expect® books). You already love my bite-sized parenting tips and information on Instagram, and you’re reading my AMAZING book Bite-Sized Parenting and finding it so helpful. You may have already booked a parenting coaching session with me, watched my Newborns 101 video course, or read my schedules e-guide for babies and toddlers. And you know that if I’m recommending a product, it’s because I’ve tested it or used it myself, researched it, and/or have heard from my hundreds of thousands of followers how much they love it. And while many of these links are affiliate links (which helps support the work I do), I won’t recommend a product that is harmful to your child’s health and safety and that I don’t believe in 100%, so I’m very selective when making these recommendations.

Looking for ideas from a different category? Send me an email or DM about the products you’re looking for and I’ll add it to my lists!

TOYS

If you’re looking for a month-by-month playing and toy-buying guide for the first year, look no further than my Playing with Your Baby e-guide, available for downloading. The guide has more toy options and recommendations than the lists below, and the toy recommendations are geared specifically for the age and developmental stage your baby is in each month.

Toys for ages 0-6 months old

Toys for ages 6-9 months old

Toys for ages 9-12 months old

Toys for ages 12+ months old

Toys for ages 24+ months old

Toys for tummy time

Toy Subscription: Lovevery

Toy Subscription: Montikids

Melissa and Doug toys

Fat Brain toys 

Totter + Tumble play mat

BOOKS

Books for babies (newborn-12 months)

Books for toddlers (12-24 months)

Books for preschoolers (24+ months)

Parenting book: Bite-Sized Parenting: Your Baby’s First Year by Sharon Mazel

NEWBORN NEEDS

Before buying up a storm for your newborn, be sure to download my FREE 20-page Ultimate Newborn Checklist e-guide. It’ll give you the details on all the must-haves, the nice-to-gets, and the definitely-don’t-needs!

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Newborn care basics and supplies

Nursery furniture and gear 

Newton crib mattresses

Halo bassinets 

Blackout shades (Use code Sharon10 for 10% off)

SlumberPod blackout pod for travel cribs (5% off with coupon code SHARONMAZEL)

Nanit Baby monitors

Swaddles

Kyte baby clothes, sleepers, body suits

Gerber baby clothes

Burt’s Bees baby clothes

Twelve Little diaper bags (Use code SHARON15 for 15% off)

BATH PRODUCTS AND TOYS

Baby baths and bathing products

Bath toys

ON THE GO WITH BABY

Strollers

Car seats

Baby carriers

Boppy baby carrier

ErgoBaby OMNI 360 baby carrier

ErgoBaby Metro+ Deluxe Compact Stroller

Traveling with babies/toddlers

Guava Lotus travel crib

Evenflo baby gear

PACIFIERS AND TEETHERS 

Pacifiers

Teethers

FEEDING SUPPLIES

Bottles

Open cups

Straw cups

All High chairs

Stokke Tripp Trapp

Stokke Steps

ErgoBaby Evolve 3-in-1 High Chair and Kitchen Helper Stool

All Feeding solids products (bowls, plates, utensils…)

EZPZ feeding supplies

Sprout toddler tower and toddler table (Use code Sharon10 for 10% off)

High Chair Catchy (Use code SHARONMAZEL for 10% off)

TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTHPASTES

Toothbrushes and toothpastes

WARM WEATHER SUPPLIES

Sunglasses for babies/toddlers

Sunscreen for babies/toddlers

Bug spray for babies/toddlers

Swim diapers

TOILET TRAINING

Toilet training products

BABYPROOFING

Babyproofing products

TODDLER SHOES

Toddler shoes

FOR MOM: PREGNANCY

Pregnancy products

Not sure what to pack when you’re ready to head to the hospital to give birth? Download my FREE Hospital Bag Checklist e-guide today! It’ll give you all the info you need!

Motherhood maternity clothes

Hatch maternity clothes

FOR MOM: POSTPARTUM, BREASTFEEDING

Postpartum products

Breastfeeding supplies

Breast pumps

Kindred Bravely nursing bras

Boppy nursing pillow

FOR MOM: FERTILITY

Fertility and Ovulation trackers

CPR COURSE AND CERTIFICATION

Online CPR course 

SAFE CLEANING PRODUCTS

Force of Nature

FULL AMAZON STOREFRONT

Sharon Mazel, Pregnancy & Parenting Expert’s Amazon Page

Special deal: FREE 30 days of Amazon Prime

COACHING

Parenting & Pregnancy Coaching with Sharon Mazel

E-GUIDES FROM SHARON

Scheduling Your Baby’s Day eGuide

Scheduling Your Toddler’s Day eGuide

NEWBORN PREP VIDEO COURSE

Newborns 101: Preparing and Caring for Your New Baby with Confidence

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The Ultimate Newborn Checklist

The Must-Haves, the Nice-to-Gets, and the Definitely Don’t-Needs

It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all the things you’ll need to care for your new baby. But the truth is, the newborn must-have list is much, much shorter than you think!

Download this free checklist so you can plan, register, and shop with confidence (and without breaking the bank!)

The Ultimate Newborn Checklist

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