Considering how quickly kids grow, it's a little impractical to spend a ton of money on baby items that may need replacing in a few short months. To save you some sanity, there are a few tips to follow. First, try to find products that grow with your baby, like convertible strollers or cribs. Second, buy things on sale whenever possible. And since there are so many Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for baby gear this weekend, you'll want to get shopping.
The incredible thing about babies — well, one of the many incredible things — is that for such tiny beings, they sure need a lot of stuff. To make it all the more challenging, they grow out of everything at alarmingly fast speeds. It’s not just physical growth, either. They grow restless with all the amazing baby gear they get each year, too.
Baby and toddler toys are designed with specific developmental stages in mind. Babies become bored and indifferent with playthings that are no longer advanced enough for them, so they move onto fun new stuff. For most parents, this means lots and lots of shopping.
Now’s the time to take advantage of awesome Black Friday deals — specifically those on Amazon. As soon as the deals roll around, this post will be updated with a whole lot of adorably functional baby products that have a major price reduction.
1. A Dreamy Star Projector For Better Sleeps
This is night light 2.0. Available in purple, blue, or pink, the rotating lamp projects stars and moons for a dreamy effect. Power up with double-A batteries or USB cord.
2. An Activity Mat For Visual Development
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Double Sided Activity Mat, $15 (was $22), Amazon
Make baby's tummy time more engaging! With its high contrast images, discovery mirror, and crinkle paper, this multi-sensory play mat is great for early development.
3. A Stroller That Makes Travel Easier
This lightweight stroller is easily stowed, but with way more features than the typical umbrella stroller — including shock-absorbent wheels and a strong aluminum frame.
4. A Better Bottle That Baby Won't Reject
These bottles closely mimic breast-feeding and are easy for baby to latch onto and hold up on their own.
5. A Wearable Blanket For Warmth And Comfort
Keep your little one warm and safe all night long. This wearable blanket allows for them to kick without covers bunching up around their face. The sleeveless design prevents overheating.
6. A Video Baby Monitor With Tons Of Features
This monitor has a full-color screen, two-way audio, infrared night vision, and a glowing LED night light. It's everything you need and then some.
7. A Shark Robe To Make Bath Time Extra Adorable
Keep your baby warm after bath time in this soft and absorbent robe. It's fintastic! (#sharkpuns)
8. A Soothing Baby Seat For Nap Time
This inclined baby seat is great for those babies averse to nap time in their cribs. It's easily moveable and features a soothing battery-powered vibration option.
9. A Play Mat To Make Tummy Time More Bearable
This soft play mat provides a bit of comfort to the exhausting — but necessary — tummy time exercise. The attached toys add a welcome distraction for your baby.
10. A Carrier As Stylish As It Is Functional
This three-way carrier allows you to wear baby facing in, around the hip, or backpack-style. The buckle-free wrap design offers maximum comfort — no pinching!
11. A Onesie That's Equal Parts Festive and Warm
Don't let the name of this product fool you. Baby girls look just as adorable in red plaid, too.
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