Trying to make sense of the latest baby products? Whether you’re expecting your first, second or maybe more, here are the 2020 National Parenting Product Awards winners to help you find the best products for parents, babies and toddlers.
Lullaby Earth Breeze 2-Stage Crib Mattress
This crib mattress provides maximum breathability (per Intertek test), using a removable and washable pad. It has no seam binding, making it easy to clean at the edges and completely hygienic.
$259, birth to 5 years
“Bumpin’: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy”
Tech investor and new mom Leslie Schrock offers a thoroughly modern guide to pregnancy — from the preparations of “trimester zero” to the challenges of the newborn months. With the frank, funny warmth of a trusted friend, she delves into everything from in vitro fertilization and prenatal testing to lactation consultants, debunking pregnancy myths and citing the latest science to help you make the best decisions every step of the way — for both you and your baby. $16.99
Mom-invented Maeband is designed to encourage pregnant women to keep wearing and doing what they love while pregnant. Gone are the days of pregnancy restrictions. The Maeband provides a stylish, functional and comfortable way to transform your regular jeans into maternity jeans by covering up the unbuttoned area and adding stretch to your waistband. It’s also perfect for postpartum.
Organic Breathable 2-Stage Crib Mattress
The Organic Breathable 2-Stage Crib Mattress features a 3D mesh surface, 252 coil innerspring support and organic cotton fabric and filling certified by Gots & Greenguard for non-toxic sleep. The luxurious quilted surface layer can be removed and is machine washable. Does not contain flame retardants, latex, PU Foam, soy, vinyl/PVC, phthalates, formaldehyde, GMOs or glues/adhesives.
$349, birth to 5 years
Soft, comfy and designed to stay on even the most wiggly little feet. Zutano booties feature their signature two-snap secure fit that helps the booties stay on while allowing them to shape well to the contours of your baby’s foot. Designed for durability, these booties maintain their shape and feel after extended wash and wear. Available in cozy fleece and organic cotton.
$21-25, birth to 24 months
Potty Training Fix
Potty Training Fix is an easy-to-follow, fool-proof potty training method for toddlers in one kit, including a travel potty.
$49, ages 1 to 4 years
Kids N’ Such Diaper Caddy Organizer
The Kids N’ Such Diaper Caddy Organizer is stylish with a large capacity (15”x12”x7”) to hold everything you need. Made with a premium canvas that’s easy to clean, it features sturdy dividers so your baby’s essentials stay protected inside.
$19.99, birth to 4 years
NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump with Silicone Stopper and Strap
The NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump is designed to collect milk that leaks out of the unused breast while breastfeeding through natural suction. Mothers can customize suction force according to their individual comfort level by squeezing the pump body at various positions. It is made of BPA-free and FDA-approved food-grade silicone and is lab tested by Bureau Veritas. The package includes a velvet pouch, dust coverlid and a tight-fitting stopper and strap to prevent spilt milk.
Personalized Bottle Bands
Never lose track of another bottle or cup again. Personalized Bottle Bands from Mabel’s Labels are a great way to quickly label your kid’s bottles, sippy cups and snack containers because they’re easy to put on and can be reused endlessly. These silicone bottle name bands are designed to stretch and fit snugly over most drinkware and you can swap them on and off items as many times as needed. They’re easy to grip, attention grabbing and available in four beautiful colors. Bottle Bands are also dishwasher-, microwave- and sterilizer-safe, so once they’re on you won’t have to worry about them breaking or falling off.
The Joolz Day³’s premium design and features cleverly blend style and functionality. Suitable from birth, it comes with a bassinet and seat to grow with your child. Bassinet ventilation allows a flow of fresh air, while the adjustable footrest provides extra support for your growing child. The seat at table height can be used as a highchair, and thanks to the compact fold, the Joolz Day³ can easily be stored upright in the smallest of spaces.
$999, birth to 50 lbs.,
Epstein is director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews and gift ideas, visit nappaawards.com.