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44 Things Parent Reviewers Have Said Are “Must-Haves”

So maybe you should try them, too.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. leave-in conditioning spray for curly hair parents swear by to restore their little one’s curls to their former glory once more! It’s also free from any toxic stuff including parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Reviewer's before photo showing their child's curly hair before using the spray and after photo showing glossy curls with the spray

Reviewers say this spray will leave wavy or curly hair (from 2a–4c) shiny, soft, and bouncy.

Promising review:  “A must-have. This product works great for my 11-year-old daughter’s curly long hair. She is mixed, and this stuff is amazing for her. She loves how easy it is to comb her hair when using this on damp hair or right out of the shower. She also loves to use a few sprays throughout the day to keep her curly hair frizz-free. Not a strong scent at all and whatever scent it does have goes away quickly.” —Crystal Harris

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in two-packs).

2. A TikTok-famous grape cutter because is there anything more ridiculously time consuming than quartering grapes every day for your little one? This cool device will do it at lightning speed and help reduce the risk of choking at mealtimes — whether at home or at school.

reviewer's gif showing the grape cutter in action

reviewer's photo of the grape cutter

Promising review: “Wish I found this years ago. I have spent so many hours each week cutting up fruits for my son. Cutting grapes and cherry tomatoes used to be so tedious and time consuming until I found this product. Must have for every mom!!” —jessica

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

3. A clever sight word Bingo game; if you’ve ever asked yourself, “How do I take the frustration out of learning sight words and make it FUN?” then this game is for you.

Word board with chips, cards, and packaging


The set comes with 36 playing cards, 264 playing chips, caller’s mat and cards, and a storage box. This version is a fun twist on the classic, but instead of calling out numbers, the leader calls out words (there are 46 most-used words), players search their cards for a match and place a red chip on the match. Once a player has covered the spaces on their card needed to win, they call BINGO! 

Promising review:  “A must-have for your kindergartner! This game is awesome! I bought it to play with my 5-year-old son because he was learning sight words in his Kindergarten class! It was a big hit! He loves the game and he started recognizing and learning the words very quickly! Highly recommend!” —Thomas C

Get it from Amazon for $9.04.

4. And for toddlers, a pack of bright laminated flash cards so little Einsteins can soak up their alphabet and numbers. They’re like knowledge sponges, so why not start them early?

The flash cards with numbers, colors, letters, and animals

reviewer holding the pack of flash cards

Promising review: “For the price, there is lots to learn. My baby girl is 2 and recognizes all her number and alphabets. She needed something to challenge her and these cards were it. Shapes, colors, number, counting animals  — there is so much to learn, and so many games you can make up. A must-have for any toddler.” —IG: Pink_confession

Get a pack of 58 cards from Amazon for $12.99 (also available for babies).

5. A bestselling Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy with catchy, classical melodies (by Mozart, Vivaldi, and other masters) and twinkling lights that any parent will tell you is their secret weapon to immediately calm down a fussy baby.

reviewer's photo of the toy lit up

reviewer's photo of their baby holding the toy

Promising review: The best baby distractor EVER! Every person with a child must have this toy! I had about five tucked in various places in case one got lost. My son loved them from basically birth and sometimes it would distract him for hours of non-crying! (heaven for a new mother) Of course in the beginning you have to keep pushing the button for them but compared to swinging him in his car seat that was easy! Then we he got older he would spend entire car ides just playing with this one toy. I give it to everyone I know who has a baby.” —NH-Mommy

Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

6. A bug bite suction tool invented by a mom that’s worth the Shark Tank hype. This ingenious device sucks out all kinds of bug bites, instantly relieving itching and swelling, so your kids aren’t left scratching all day.

A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it, the editor holding the suction tool and an after photo of the swelling reduced on the editor's arm.

Rebecca O’Connell / BuzzFeed

Promising review: This is a MUST-HAVE in our household. I was a huge skeptic but decided to try it out of desperation. My youngest daughter is highly allergic to mosquito bites and gets huge welts that itch horribly after being bit. This product drastically reduces her swelling and itching. All of my girls (and myself) immediately ask for it after being bit. It takes away, or at least drastically reduces, the itching immediately. We also used it on fire ant bites, and my daughter said they felt better almost immediately!” —Reyka Smith

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in two-packs and three-packs).

7. A pack of sink extenders you can install on any faucet to enable your little one to finally reach the water all by themselves *andto save your back the strain of hoisting them over the sink.

A child washing hands in the sink using a sink extender on the faucet

Gif of water flowing through a faucet extender attached to a faucet

Promising review:  “Must have for toddlers and small children! LOVE this! My 1- and 3-year-old love washing their hands now and my back gets a nice break. Adding the faucet extenders and a stepstool to our bed time/morning routine has been a godsend. Great bargain for the price.” —TeaBea21

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

8. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer to help you make your own Smuckers Uncrustables copycats at home without spending nearly $10 for a box. Prepare for your life to be *utterly butterlychanged.

Reviewer's photo showing homemade Uncrustables

The sandwich cutter and sealer

Promising review: “I took a gamble on this one since I’d seen it recommended in a few mom groups I am in, and I wasn’t disappointed! So easy, comes out perfectly every time and easy to clean. I also love that it comes with three different sizes. This is a must have if your kiddos like Uncrustables!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.96+ (available in 12 styles).

9. A Nanit Pro smart baby monitor that reviewers say is worth every penny because you can watch and hear baby with *crystal-clear clarity*. Plus, it lets you monitor their sleeping habits, the room temperature, and breathing (with an included breathing band).

The baby monitor and app


The set includes an HD camera, wall mount, and breathing band.

Promising review: Mama must have! Absolutely love our Nanit! Super easy to set up and looks great! We’ve gone through multiple baby monitors. Got it for our 4th baby and wish we had it with our first. My absolute favorite feature is 24/7 background audio meaning you can still hear the monitor when on other apps or when your screen is on lock. You can also switch between screens if you have multiple babies. Highly highly recommend this baby monitor!” —Drew

Get it from Amazon for $236.99+ (available in three styles).

10. A cult-favorite stain remover especially great for stubborn stains like grass, oil, or blood. You can count on on this concentrated spot treatment to make messes disappear from your mini tornado’s clothes.

Reviewer's photo showing a stained swimsuit

Reviewer's after photo showing a clean swimsuit without stains

Promising review:  “Where has this stuff been all my life! This is the best stain remover I have ever used! I wish I would have found it years ago! My daughter is 6, and I can’t think of how many stains this product hasn’t gotten out for us, even old set-in stains that I thought were hopeless. A friend turned me on to this stuff, and now I will never go without it! A must-have for anyone with kids.” —Christina S.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.19.

11. A Whiskware pancake batter mixer with a BlenderBall wire whisk that’ll let you whip up a batch of pancakes at lightning speed on hectic mornings — no separate mixing bowl, messy spoons, or batter-coated countertops. Simply add your ingredients, shake, and pour from the spout. Breakfast’s ready 😋!

Someone holding the Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer with BlenderBall Wire Whisk

Someone pouring out batter from the Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer with BlenderBall Wire Whisk


Promising review: An Amazon MUST have. I absolutely love this and wish I had it years ago! Many many Saturday and Sunday mornings could’ve been cleaner and more fun if I’d just had this around. It makes pancakes and waffles a breeze to make now with virtually one item to clean!!! It’s awesome! My kids could’ve helped with breakfast, trusting they wouldn’t spill the mix all over the place!” —Jennifer Jackie Reid

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

12. A set of kid-safe plastic knives for parents who want to enlist their mini sous chef’s help with dinner prep. While these do a pretty decent job of chopping, they’re not sharp enough to slice a finger.

Three knives in different sizes purple, pink, and teal colors

Reviewer's child slicing a squash with the knife

Note: Children still need supervision while using them, of course.

Promising review:  “Don’t wait, these are a must-have! My kids love them! As soon as we opened and washed them, they went to work chopping their favorite foods. I’ve noticed they’re more willing to try new foods if they’re the ones chopping/helping make them! I should have bought them sooner.” —Amanda

Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two color combos).

13. Melissa & Doug activity book complete with a pair of safe scissors to channel their destructive, um, busy energy into a creative activity that’ll put their fine motor skills to the test.

A pair of yellow scissors and an activity pad

Reviewer's child practicing cutting a watermelon graphic from the activity pad using the yellow scissors

Promising review:  “My 4-year-old was having trouble cutting with scissors. This activity book is great. She actually wants to practice cutting out all the different shapes and objects. It’s really helping her improve her scissor skills. This book is a must-have!” —Mel

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

14. Smart Lab human body toy boasting 21 removable body parts (complete with squishy organs) perfect for kiddos fascinated by human anatomy.

The human body toy in packaging

reviewer's photo of the body assembled

Promising review: Must have! If you homeschool, you must get one of these and I also recommend the squishy brain. There is nothing like hands on visuals when teaching the human body. This is very well done and my son enjoyed the activity booklet that came with it as well.” —Mayda

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

15. The Pink Stuff, a magical all-purpose cleaning paste so you don’t need to go into full panic mode when lipstick (or Sharpie) marks mysteriously appear on your walls. (Good luck keeping the little Picassos out of your makeup bag though!)

Reviewer removing lipstick from the walls using the pink paste

The Pink Stuff

Promising review:  “If you have little children, this is a must-have cleaning product, I have little artists in my house who’s biggest canvas is my walls and white doors! I have been scrubbing and trying products for over a year to get Pen, pencil, paint, and even permanent marker off walls and doors. First try with The Pink Stuff it came right off! I’m talking all the way off! Rust rings on our white tub that were there when we first moved in GONE! The oven which I thought was black inside is actually a pretty blue color! Cleaning the inside of that oven was a breeze minimal scrubbing and it’s shiny and clean! Can not wait to try it on other things in the house!” —Trisha Mulholland

Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (also available in two-packs and three-packs).

16. A pack of brightly colored stacking cups that’ll inexplicably become your babe’s fave open-ended toy. Just trust the 75,000+ 5-star (!!!) reviews and the many, many reviewers who have said “this is the best $4 I’ve spent on a toy.”

reviewer's photo showing the colorful cups stacked to form a tower

reviewer's photo showing the colorful cups nested inside each other and held together with a star shaped holder

Bonus: These have holes in the bottom for water play and come with a cute star ring to keep them together so they don’t get lost during travel.

Promising review: Must-have. We got these cups for our now-11 month old when he was about 7 months and they instantly became his favorite toy. They exert an odd, Svengali-like power over him: if he sees them, he’ll reach for them in preference to pretty much any other toy, no matter how many tunes, flashing lights or levers it may have. They’re also cheap and easy to throw in a travel bag. He’s too small to stack them but loves to fish them out of each other, bang them together, and knock them over when we stack them. The holes in the bottom also make them interesting in the bath: he enjoys watching the water trickle out in multiple streams. I can’t overstate, or for that matter explain, the appeal of this toy.” —GaHushovd

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $4.99.

17. A canvas growth chart so you can keep track of your munchkin’s height (who is growing up waayyy too fast 😢) without marking up the walls. Reviewers love that it can be rolled up and stored away as a cute keepsake.

Reviewer's photo showing the canvas growth chart in their kid's play space

Reviewer's photo showing the canvas growth chart in their kid's play space

Promising review: A must have in homes to monitor kids’ growth pattern. Easy to use and the markings are very visible ” —Sesikeran B.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

18. A wooden puzzle equivalent to playing Tetris but in tactile form that’ll ~exercise their brain~ without any screentime.

The wooden puzzle

Reviewer's photo showing their child working on the puzzle following a leaflet that shows different diagrams

Reviewer’s say this is a great toy for all ages — from 3 to 12.

Promising review: “Such a wonderful toy/puzzle! Similar in some way to tangrams. Great for stimulating thinking and problem solving. My 3-year-old’s teacher was blown away by her working the puzzle so easily. Excellent for learning! Must have!” —tigerhax

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

19. A pack of spill-proof Munchkin snack catchers featuring flexible flaps that’ll allow easy access for little hands BUT prevent Cheerios from *flying everywhere*. Not having to clean your toddler’s trail of snacks? These deserve a gold medal, if you ask me.

Promising review:  “These are a must-have for a small toddler and their snacks. The top is soft and flexible so I don’t have to worry about my little guy scratching his little hands when he’s digging around in the cup. Very easy to clean and they’re priced well. Buy them now!” —Wooty

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.95 (available in two color combos).

20. detangling brush because it’ll glide through knots to turn your kiddo’s daily hair-brushing ordeal into a painless experience minus the *ouchies or tears(for both of you). Just trust the 45,000+ people who gave it a 5-star review.

Reviewers swear this brush works on all hair types: straight, wavy, or curly (from 3a–4c hair).

Promising review:  “Best detangling brush I’ve ever used! My daughter has really curly hair and puts up a fight every time I have to brush it! This brush has made bath time a much more enjoyable experience for both of us! 😅 If you have thick, curly hair this brush is a must-have!” —Tiffany Marie

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors).

21. bath toy organizer that reviewers swear will actually stick to your wall, tidy your bathtub, and keep toys dry and within arm’s reach. What more could you ask for?

reviewer's photo of a mesh organizer containing bath toys and stuck to the wall

Promising review:  “For the price, this thing is unbeatable! The suction cups have held tight to the shower wall since I installed this stuff. It holds all my kid’s toys and allows the water to run off of them to prevent mold. I think this is a must-have for bath-time organization!“—internalburn

Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two sizes and pre-stocked with toys or by itself).

22. A pack of multi-purpose safety straps to childproof your fridge, toilet, washer and dryer…basically anything your tiny troublemaker enjoys tampering with. These won’t budge, despite their Hulk-like efforts. The best part? No drilling required, just peel and stick.

reviewer's photo of the safety straps installed on their fridge

Promising review: A must have! Easy to install, easy for parents to use, never failed! My toddler likes pushing them to lock. I am a first time mom and can’t imagine parenting without these, I’ve purchased four packs so far. Useful for toilets, oven, cabinets, even doors to stay open. Great product/company.” —Warnali

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.95.

23. And a pack of inconspicuous corner guards for protecting your newly walking baby’s fragile head from big bumps when they walk precariously close to a sharp coffee table.

reviewer's photo of a clear guard placed on a glass table corner

The same guard being pulled off, stretching until it releases

Promising review: Must-have for small children. When my toddler was running one day and smoked the corner of the island, I knew I had to do something. These were perfect. They stuck on the corners great, and most importantly will prevent the need for stitches if your child doesn’t make a wide enough turn.” —Tev

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $12.98+ (also available in 18-packs and 24-packs) .

24. LeapFrog 100 Words Book to interact with budding scholars and help build their vocabulary in English and Spanish.

reviewer's photo of the 100 Words Book for kids

reviewer's gif demonstrating how the book works

Promising review: Must have toy for early talkers. I bought this for my son who is almost a year old. He loves to read books with me, and began talking VERY early. This toy is amazing and he loves it so much. Being able to touch the object and hear the word spoken has made him so happy! He is quite a mimic and it has been incredible to hear him repeating back countless new words. Very affordable.” —Reckless Rudi

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two packaging options). 

25. A pair of GeoSafari Jr. binoculars specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers who would love nothing more but to look at birds, planes (and other fascinating things) up close!

A child model looking through the binoculars

reviewer's child holding the binoculars and looking out of the window

Promising review: Must have for the little explorers in your life.  Easy off necklace takes away any danger with this corded rope. Daughter LOVES these and has used it daily for a few weeks now. No sign of wear. Great build.” —MrsSaddlersReview

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

26. A USDA-certified organic baby healing balm made with chamomile, cocoa butter, coconut oil, calendula, and avocado oil that’ll help you alleviate all types of skin issues — eczema, acne, cradle cap, rashes, and more. No joke, it’s a multipurpose miracle worker!

Reviewer's before photo showing eczema on their baby's face and after photo showing the eczema cleared up

Reviewer's before photo showing cradle cap on their baby's head and after photo showing the cradle cap cleared up

Promising review:   “I absolutely love this stuff. I use it for my ds rashes. I was so afraid to use anything but coconut oil but I needed something that would soothe the rash as well. My ds also ended up getting eczema and hives from a laundry detergent we had switched to. This completely soothed it away. It was gone by the next day. Needless to say, this is my go-to soothing-everything solution. It stays in the diaper bag and medicine cabinet. A must-have!” —Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

27. And CeraVe moisturizing cream parents call their “holy grail” because it works wonders to keep their kid’s eczema flare-ups at bay and soothe dry, chapped winter skin. It’s formulated to provide intense moisturizing protection for babies with a gentle fragrance- and paraben-free formula.

the moisturizing cream

reviewer's before photo showing their child's eczema and after photo showing  eczema healed after seven days of applying the cream

Promising review: “My baby have a sensitive skin with severe eczema. This product is the only cream That did not irritate my baby’ skin. The texture is not heavy. Must-have for summer!!” —Yue Zhang

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

28. A pack of toilet seat covers you’ll be SO glad you decided to carry with you when you’re out and about with your potty-trained toddler, who insists on getting their hands ALL OVER gross public restroom seats.

Reviewer's photo showing the seat cover on a toilet

Promising review: “If you’re a germaphobe like myself, this is a must have in your diaper bag. The thought of placing my son or daughter on a public toilet with only a seat liner is disturbing especially since they’re both little and still hold onto the toilet seat for support when peeing/pooping. These cover the toilet completely and even cover the lower part of the toilet where dangling legs and pants/skirts touch. My only complaint about these is that they are not flushable. It’s difficult trying to gather the liner up (they are rather large) without touching the toilet or the possibly wet liner (because it partially fell in the water) and then scrunching it up to fit into a sanitary napkin bin. Other than that, these are great. Also, I don’t use the adhesive strips at all since I have two little ones that usually need to go right away so we don’t have the time to remove the adhesive backing. I usually just place the liner on the toilet and then carefully plop my kid on top and all’s well.” —Ting

Get a pack of 24 covers from Amazon for $9.99.

29. An oh-so-cute Smily Mia Penguin pacifier designed to mimic a boob that’ll stay put on a baby’s hand — so parents don’t have to retrieve dropped pacis from the floor a gazillion times a day! 

a baby model sleeping and chewing on a light blue penguin pacifier


Promising review: “I have a 3-month-old and he’s constantly chewing on his hands. We have struggled to find something he can hold onto and continue holding for a while. Nothing works like this little thing! It’s designed really well to prevent from falling off/onto the ground. Easy to hold for little fingers and my son LOVES it. Must-have for little ones!” –Codi Stokes

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 10 colors and in a two-pack).

30. whale-shaped bath spout cover to prevent the little bubs from bonking their head while having a ~whale~ of a good time in the bath. Plus, it comes with an adjustable strap to fit snugly on any faucet.

reviewer's photo showing the blue whale covering bath faucet

The spout cover in gray

Plus, it comes with an adjustable strap to fit snugly on any faucet. And if you’re looking for more bathroom accessories on Amazon, we’ve got you covered.

Promising reviews: This safety product is a must have for mommas (and dads) everywhere. For active babies, having the peace of mind that if they do slip and smash their little faces into the faucet they won’t need a trip to the emergency room. What more could a parent ask for? Plus, the whale shape is super cute. Must have. Seriously.” —m

“So great! I thought I was just purchasing more useless baby accessories. This item is a true must-have! It fits perfectly and can be tightened and easily removed for cleaning. It has saved a good bump on my baby’s head many times!” —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $9.29+ (available in two colors).

31. A sleek touchless forehead thermometer with a built-in sensor to help you measure your little one’s temperate in seconds *withoutdisturbing them while they’re sleeping.

The forehead thermometer in white

Reviewer taking temperature of their child

Promising review: This is a great thermometer — accurate, looks great, a must have! If you have kids, forget about sticking a thermometer in their ears. I have four kids now and a thermometer is a must have. Hold this thing close to the forehead, push the button in and you get a reading in about one second. This thing looks good, feels good, and is accurate. We’ve used multiple thermometers in the past. The head scanner that you run across the forehead…no good. In-ear thermometers…accurate, but expect a battle. Rectal thermometers…very accurate, but expect a war. This is the easiest one out of all of them. We find it especially useful when we need the quick ‘I don’t feel that great’ check…i.e., man cold. Overall, highly recommend!.”—BearDownChi1

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

32. Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers created by a preschool teacher for kiddos taking their very first steps into reading. The stories start with simple three-letter words and gradually build in difficulty so readers can take that leap from sounding out words to be able to confidently say, “I read the whole book!”

The set of books in a blue box

reviewer's child reading a story with a human and cat illustrations

The set comes with 12 books.

Promising review: “A must have for struggling readers. Makes reading fun. We STRUGGLE and BADLY with reading. It was so frustrating for my daughter that she would end up in tears. Then, someone suggested these BOB books. Wow. The short and repetitive words and sentences really built confidence in my girl. I love this little case they come in and the fact that they are numbered in order of difficulty. These helped her so much when nothing else could. Little by little we saw her confidence rise. Reading is still a work in progress and she is now 8 but I know that these books gave her the stepping stones she needed to build up her confidence.” —Swiley

Get a set from Amazon for $15.02.

33. Melissa & Doug magnetic calendar because it’ll teach your preschooler the days of the week, months, and the weather in a hands-on, interactive way. They’ll jump out of bed eagerly to update it every morning.

The magnetic daily calendar

Reviewer's child using the magnetic calendar

Promising review:  “Almost 3-year-old loves it. After getting this he’s now asking me ‘today’s Tuesday mom?’ And ‘it’s winter now?’ He likes the holiday magnets and trying to figure out where to put the arrow for the temperature each day. It is sort of heavy, so I would recommend using a nail to hang it or Command strips around the rope so you don’t damage your wall. I used a Velcro heavy weight Command strip and it has held up for a few months now. We tried attaching Command strips to the back of the wood and it wasn’t holding to that material. This is a must-have for toddlers.” —Steph

Get it from Amazon for $22.93.

34. An Oogiebear nose and ear cleaner, one of those parenting products that’ll make you say, “Is this my life now?” Seriously though, it’s designed with a rubber scoop and loop at the ends to gently clean out little noses and ears without going too far.

reviewer's photo showing the booger cleaning tool in a packaging

A closeup of the bear booger cleaner tool

Promising review: Must-have! This thing is amazing, it works very well for us. Good length and it’s soft/firm. I was able to gently scoop my 4 month old ear wax and so picked out her sticky crusty boogers. She enjoys being clean so she sat/laid down very still for us. I would definitely buy this for a baby shower gift and definitely recommend to anyone.” —P. T.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

35. A pack of laminated math posters you can hang up on the wall to make homework visually engaging (and a lot less painful). Perfect for elementary through middle school ages.

Reviewer's photo of the charts hanging in their kids' room

Reviewer's photo of their child homeschooling with the charts hanging on the wall

Promising review: Homeschool must-have. As a homeschool mom, when I found these charts, I loved them. They cover a lot of material that my first-grader is learning, as well as many things to come. Seeing the visuals the way they have them set up helped him understand several concepts (place numbers, fractions, some things about reading time) much quicker than the ways we had been covering it. Even if my son returns to the school system next year, we will keep these around for homework aids and to help the younger siblings as they approach learning these concepts. The boards are of nice quality. Bright colors, thick poster board that can be written on with dry-erase and wiped off.” —Marvel

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $13.99.

36. A Fridababy three-step cradle cap system with 19,000 5-star (!!!) reviews for any parent looking for an all-in-one remedy. Just use the foam sponge to lather up baby’s head, then loosen the flakes by massaging with the gentle bristle brush, and finally lift flakes ~oh so gently~ with the fine-tooth comb.

Reviewer's before photo of a baby's head with dry scales and after photo of the same baby's head looking smoother and flake-free

Reviewer's photo of the comb with the flakes it lifted

Promising review:  “A must-have for newborns. My 6-week-old had bad cradle cap, and this brush worked miracles. I wish I had it from birth. We have continued to use this brush even though the cradle cap has gone, and it does wonders on the scalp and keeps the hair looking healthy. Highly, highly recommend. Plus, my baby enjoys the gentle scalp massage from the soft bristles.” —LM01

Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

37. A viral TikTok toothbrush holder and dispenser that’ll free up precious counter space *andalso keep your bathroom free of child-induced toothpaste messes.

the white wall mounted toothbrush holder

Reviewer's photo showing the toothpaste dispensed on the toothbrush

This bad boy includes a toothpaste dispenser (that’ll squeeze out every last ounce!), four cups and holders, and a place to store your toothbrushes.

Promising review:  “To All MAMAS: A TRUE MUST-HAVE from a mama who KNOWS!!! Every household with kids should have this thing, actually EVERY HOUSEHOLD, REGARDLESS! No more finding toothpaste everywhere but down the sink drain, no more throwing half a tube away because of lost caps. Insert your favorite brand in the dispenser and voila! Simply press your brush against lever and a perfectly portioned dollop every time. When it’s time to rinse, grab one of the four cups that are hidden in the top and bottom of this little masterpiece. Rinse your brush, open the storage compartment, hang brush, and shut lid! Bristles are covered and protected from the wide array of germs that like to inhabit bathrooms.” —Jen

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three colors).

38. An ingenious plate divided into eight portions with a hidden dessert compartment that’ll turn mealtime into a fun game that’ll entice fussy eaters to gobble their way to the surprise treat at the end!

reviewer's photo of the tray with divided sections

reviewer's photo of the tray with food divided into compartments with chocolate in the last compartment

Promising review: I would like to start off by saying THIS PLATE ROCKS!!!! It is a must have for picking eaters. My 3-year-old will eat every single bite of food put in front of her just so she can get to the treat at the finish line. This plate is durable. It is super easy to toss it in the dishwasher. Each compartment is a good portion size. I do think the price is a little high, but how can you put a price on the peace and quiet of meal time? I love not having to keep reminding her to take a bite. Overall, this product is definitely a must have if your littles are picky eaters..” —EvilQueenMama

Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in six themes).

39. An inexpensive portable white noise machine because it can seem impossible to run errands with a newborn in tow. This handy device clips onto a stroller and lulls little ones to sleep on the go by drowning out noises with calming, spa-like sounds. 

The portable white noise machine

The white noise machine clipped to a diaper bag


Promising review:  “Must-have baby item! This has been a lifesaver for car rides with our tiny dude. It helps him calm down and snooze in the car and on the go. There are multiple sound levels, and multiple sounds to choose from. 10/10 recommend for all new parents!” —Devyn Washburn

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

40. A pack of silicone dino ice pop molds that’ll take homemade popsicles to a ~dino-mite~ level, y’all. Just fill them with juice, yogurt, or smoothies to make healthier versions of store-bought ones.

Four dinosaur ice pops

reviewer's photo of a dinosaur popsicle they made

Promising review: Toddler snack must-have. I absolutely love these molds. The silicone is good quality because it peels off the pops easily and I use them quite often — they are pretty durable. Both my toddler and preschooler love them although the pop portion size is generous for my younger. The bone holders are hilarious and the yogurt we use looks exactly like a dino as expected after frozen. These work great and are really fun shapes so I highly recommend.” —TXFan

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.50.

41. A set of washable dab and dot markers if you’d like to encourage little Picassos to ~dabble~ in painting without making a huge mess. (Say goodbye to paint splatters and drippy brushes).

reviewer's photo of the pink and yellow paint pens

reviewer's children painting dots with the markers

The set comes with eight paint markers and a downloadable 101 Easy Dot Marker Activities PDF. 

Promising review: A must-have for toddlers. My son started using this when he was 2 and now he is 3. We’ve used this everyday and he never gets tired of it. He just loves doing dab and dot with letters and numbers. I also love the free printables included and I love how easy it is for my son to hold it with his tiny hands. I definitely recommend it.” —Heriberto Mendoza

Get a set from Amazon for $14.99+ (also available in two-packs).

42. A pack of reward punch cards to provide positive reinforcement each time they clean the room or finish their homework *andto motivate them to keep up the good work to earn a prize. A little bribery never hurt anyone…right?

A parent smiling at their child who is holding the punch card

A puncher making a hole in the card that has a name and reward written on it


Promising review: “Bought these for my kids. Instead of giving them money for each chore, they get hole punches for each chore. After filling up their card they get money. Must have for our family! MommaBee

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

43. A stroller fan boasting bendable foam legs that’ll wrap around a stroller, car seat, or pretty much anything to keep your lil’ munchkin cool as a cucumber, even when it’s a gazillion degrees outside.

reviewer's photo of the stroller fan attached to a car seat

reviewer's photo of the black fan attached to a stroller

Promising review: A must-have! Absolutely loooove this product!!!!! I get asked about this fan all the time when I’m out! This has been a life saver in this Texas heat for my newborn and I use it literally all the time. It’s either connected to her carseat during drives or on her bassinet (stroller) when we’re outside. It has three settings for the fan speed and led light (again super convenient). The battery life is also very good I would say it last at least three hours turned on but probably longer, but if this one every gives out I’ll definitely repurchase!” —Sandra

Get it from Amazon for $22.94+ (available in three colors).

44. A box of Avarelle hydrocolloid patches with a blend of tea tree oil and calendula oils that’ll suck out all the gunk and shrink zits overnight. It’ll become your secret weapon to help your teen (or you) combat breakouts.

Reviewer before and after using patches

reviewer photo of used pimple patches

Promising review: “I was skeptical when I saw these in a BuzzFeed article but for so little a price, took the chance, and I’m SO glad I did! I had a cystic acne pop up and it hurt. I stuck one of the three different sizes over the spot in the evening, did my thing, and then went to bed. Got up the next morning and WHAT?! It was gone?! There was gunk all inside the patch. It was gross, scary…satisfying? I don’t know what type of witchcraft this is, but I LOVE IT!! My teenage kids use them, and we’ve never been happier to see our acne disappear. And I’m a 49-year-old woman…didn’t think anything could surprise me anymore, but this did! It’s a wonderful product, a must-have for anyone who needs a way to get rid of a zit in less than a day. (I’ve ordered this product twice and will again.)” —Heather W

Promising review: This is really a must-have in your medicine cabinet. We have two teenage daughters at home, and they both use it anytime they have a pimple. It is discreet and blends in nicely to your skin. It comes in three sizes to choose from, and it is made with tree tea oil, which I have found to be great in acne care.” —Vanessa

Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.49.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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