Your wee one can take tummy time to a new level with this deluxe activity gym. Designed specifically to encourage your baby’s development, the plush mat, with attached engaging textures, features adjustable arches that can be set up in different ways. There’s a light-up bird who sings, detachable woodland-themed toys that help stimulate babies senses, and the machine-washable mat can double as a changing pad.
Where to buy: $90, walmart.ca
Gentle enough for even NICU babies, this no-tear formula (it won’t sting little eyes) shampoo is made in France and lightly scented. Geared for babes from birth to one, it’s dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, making it the perfect thing to detangle and clean your wee one’s fine hair without drying their delicate scalp. Made of 93 percent natural ingredients, it’s free from paraben and phthalate.
Where to buy: $16, amazon.ca
Say goodbye to the time and hassle of manually preparing baby’s bottles. The ease and simplicity of the Baby Brezza Formula Pro mixed makes nurturing a breeze. The machine, which works with most major brands of formula, takes mere seconds to make warm bottles. And there is no fussing with mixing and measuring, either. It’s got you covered.
Where to buy: $200, amazon.ca
Angelcare’s Baby Breathing Monitor with Video tracks activity and reports directly to concerned parents, giving them the ultimate peace of mind. The AC417’s touchscreen movement, video and audio monitor offers the only wireless breathing Sensor Pad on the market and features activity tracking, which reports on baby’s movement levels. Rest assured knowing that you will be alerted if no movement is detected after 20 seconds. Ideal for newborns and those starting to reach and explore.
Where to buy: $280, bestbuy.ca
Munchkin Milkmakers Cookie Bites are packed with all the delicious and natural ingredients lactation consultants routinely recommend for supporting and increasing a mama’s milk supply. These yummy little bites, packaged individually for easy snacking, include oats (which are packed with whole grains, fiber, iron, and an abundance of healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants); brewer’s yeast (a traditional remedy, rich in B-vitamins and amino acids essential for nursing moms); and flax seed (which provides an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids necessary for baby’s brain development). Oh, and there are chocolate chips – and you can’t really go wrong with chocolate.
Where to buy: $30, bedbathandbeyond.ca
It’s the best thing to happen to feeding since nipples. The revolutionary air-free feeding design of our NURSH™ Silicone Pouch Bottle features a 100% silicone pouch that collapses as your little one drinks, squeezing out the nasty gas-inducing air that causes colic. No straws, vents or valves here—so it’s a snap to clean and assemble. The silicone can even be boiled, sterilized, microwaved, and frozen.
Where to buy: $29.99, toysrus.ca
Trusted by parents for over 70 years, this isn’t just any regular water. Purified using steam distillation, this process removes impurities in the water. Next an infusion of ozone is added to remove any remaining bacteria so you can add it to formula or a sippy cup with confidence.
Where to buy: nurserywater.com
This multi-purpose baby kitchen appliance chops and steams in the same four-cup BPA-free work bowl so you can feed your baby a healthy meal in no time. A handy bottle heater compartment allows you to heat Baby’s milk or formula to just the right temperature.
Where to buy: $120, walmart.ca
Did you know that your baby’s brain more than doubles in size during the first year? Consuming DHA—which is a type of Omega-3—formula is an important part of your baby’s brain development. Enfamil A+ formula is DHA-enriched, easy to digest and contains a blend of two dietary fibres, polydextrose and GOS. In fact, it’s the brand’s closest formula to breast milk.
Where to buy: $33, walmart.ca
The Baby Snug is a comfortable, supportive and ergonomically designed place for your baby to sit up and play. Lightweight and easy to clean, this seat will easily adjust with your child as he grows (from three months to 12 months and up). The removable tray is a great surface for baby to eat or play, and its lightweight design lends itself to easy transportation.
Where to buy: $100, amazon.ca
Your little one’s jumping and bouncing is rewarded with lights, music and sounds. The whole thing folds down flat for portable play or easy storage.
Where to buy: $65, walmart.ca
Designed for even the teeniest baby, Huggies Little Snugglers have a gentle cushioned liner that works hard to absorb while also protecting baby’s soft skin. Colour-changing technology lets you see when the diaper is wet, and the breathable outer cover is comfortable and shaped to protect the healing belly button. Ranging in size from preemie to newborn, these diapers are lotion and fragrance-free.
Where to buy: $38, walmart.ca
An infant car seat is one of the most important purchases you’ll make as a new parent and Liing is the no-brainer choice. It’s the latest addition to the Clek family of car seats, made for the latest addition to yours. It’s designed to protect your newborn darling, designed with features that exceed both Canadian and US safety requirements. Plus, it’s easy to install, in every position, in every vehicle. Each and every time. The ride starts here.
Where to buy: from $499.99, clekinc.ca