Top Baby Product Picks by Rockababy

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With only 4 weeks left until our little lady is set to arrive, I was beginning to feel overwhelmed with all of the baby product choices out there. With so many products and so many brands, what do I choose?  You can spend hours and hours researching online and reading reviews…..or you can go straight to the girl who knows it all!

Desiree Cluff, from Rockababy, happens to be a good friend of mine. Some of you may know her as the Rockababy Guru on Instagram, providing advice on sleep coaching tips for you and your little one. Not only is Desiree a sought after sleep consultant, she’s also done all her homework on everything baby. She’s able to provide her customers (and friends) with helpful information on the highest rated baby products available to make the transition with baby so much easier.


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So, I treated her to coffee and asked her to spill everything she knows about which products I need, which I don’t and which are the BEST!


Here are her top picks for what new parents need:

1. Stokke Trailz Stroller: All terrain stroller with large air filled rubber tires. Perfect for city travel or exploring the trails of the Westcoast. Favorite features are the huge storage basket, front and rear facing options and adjustable height that lifts the baby higher to encourage baby- parent interaction. Perfect for active families who love the outdoors.

2. Ergobaby Carrier: Supportive wide waistband and padded shoulder straps provide comfort and evenly distribute baby’s weight. With no front facing option, this carrier does allow baby to be worn 4 other ways: Front-Inward, Front-Outward, Hip and Back carry positions. Available with Newborn insert.

3. Medela Hands Free Double Breast Pump: This compact, lightweight double electric breastpump has a rechargeable battery for mobile pumping. Don’t mess around with the hand pumps, or single pump. Desiree highly recommends a double hands free pump.

4. Dr. Brown’s Glass Bottles: Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow is the only baby bottle to feature an internal vent system that helps preserve vitamins C, A, & E by minimizing oxidation of breastmilk and formula; provides positive-pressure vacuum-free feeding similar to breastfeeding; and helps reduce colic, spit-up, burping and gas by eliminating negative pressure and air bubbles.

5. Baby Bjorn Baby Bouncer: This ergonomic bouncer has a soft and snug design that is suitable right from day one. The fun and natural bouncing movement develops your baby’s motor skills and balance. No batteries required. Suitable for babies and toddlers aged 0-2 years.

6. Monte Ninna Bassinet: The removable basket (which makes a great portable bed for trips to the Grandparents’ house) nestles into a solid birch rocker base. It’s simple and stylish and made in CANADA.

7. Ubbi Diaper Pail: This eco-friendly powder coated steel diaper pail is the best on the market. No special bags required, child proof lock, easy to load, use, clean and empty. It comes in a variety of colors and it’s rubber seal prevents even the worst odors!

8. Duux Ultrasonic Humidifier: A must for the nursery, this cold air humidifier offers silent operation with immediate cold mist and an interval timer. It’s energy saving and has an optional night light!

9. Nose Frida: The most effective little nasal aspirator,  known as the snot sucker! It’s been reviewed by Rachel Ray and Parenting Magazine, and it actually works!

10. Conair Sound Machine: Uses the therapeutic qualities of natural sounds to bring calming and peaceful relaxation to any nursery. The heartbeat sound or white noise setting helps soothe baby to sleep.

11. Glider or Rocking chair: An essential for the nursery. Be sure to choose a chair that is comfortable for you. Consider a high back with option for headrest, good arm and lower back support and one that comes with a foot rest.

12. Nursing Pillow: Desiree recommends choosing the “jelly bean” shaped Boppy pillow that is not belted. These come with a variety of different covers you can purchase separately.

13. Nursery lamp with dimmer switch: Keep the nursery calm and soothing with dim light when feeding or doing midnight changes.

14. Tawna Hill Super Smoothy Cream: This cream has the feel of a luxury moisturizer and most importantly is Toxin Free, Paraben Free and Carcinogen Free. Calendula, organic hemp and almond oil help to calm and clear irritation. Use all over baby for a super smoothy feel! Bonus: BPA free containers!

15. Maclaren Techno XLR Umbrella Stroller: This light weight umbrella stroller is perfect for leaving in the trunk of the car. It can be opened with one hand and perfect for traveling. It can be taken right up to the gate and stored on the airplane. Suitable for newborns and young kids.

16. Britax Car Seat: Desiree recommends purchasing one that doesn’t have the removable car seat. The Pavillion, Boulevard or Marathon are her top picks. Highest rated for safety and appropriate for infants to 4 years of age.

17. Britax vehicle seat protector: Helps to protect your car seats while improving crash test performance. Aids in catching spills for easy clean up and wear and tear from kids shoes.

18. Crib and Crib sheets: Cribs come down to safety, personal style and cost. Desiree recommends choosing one that best fits your needs. As for sheets, she adores Aiden and Anais 100%  organic cotton muslin.  These sheets are light weight and breathable.

19. VONBON Organic Cotton Baby Blankets: You can never have enough baby blankets!  Desiree loves our 100% organic cotton blankets, with just the right amount of stretch to swaddle baby. These super soft blankets are the perfect size for covering the stroller and light enough to be packed in the diaper bag for use as a nursing cover or burping cloth.

20. Summer Infant Digital Video Monitor: This digital LED touch screen monitor has 2 way audio talk, zoom, adjustable swivel camera with out of room control and temperature room display.

I hope this list will help to take some of the stress off preparing for your new arrival. If you are a new parent or expecting your first child, I would love to hear what products you are using or recommend. Leave me a comment below and follow me on Instagram for a look at how I am getting ready for life with baby!

Jen XO

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  • Engineered, non-slip material for best-in-class car seat crash performance
  • Crash tested and approved for use with BRITAX car seats
  • Raised edges to catch spills and debris for easy clean-up
  • Designed for full coverage of the car seat base to minimize vehicle seat indentations
  • Front seat guard protects the front of the vehicle seat from child’s shoes
  • Waterproof and easy to clean

– See more at:

  • Engineered, non-slip material for best-in-class car seat crash performance
  • Crash tested and approved for use with BRITAX car seats
  • Raised edges to catch spills and debris for easy clean-up
  • Designed for full coverage of the car seat base to minimize vehicle seat indentations
  • Front seat guard protects the front of the vehicle seat from child’s shoes
  • Waterproof and easy to clean

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  • Kristina
    October 17, 2014

    Great choices Jen & Des! Brings back memories of pre-baby shopping!

  • Anonymous
    October 18, 2014

    Hello! What is the name of the nursery lamp pictured above? I’d like to purchase one, but I can’t get the link to work. Thank you!

    • Jennifer
      October 18, 2014

      Sorry, you’re right! The link has been fixed! :)

  • Cher
    October 18, 2014

    This is the best list I’ve ever seen. I can attest to a lot of these that are forgotten off most baby lists. Humidifier, white noise, the Frida… awesome list!!

    • Jennifer
      October 18, 2014

      Thanks, Cher! Desiree really knows her stuff! She makes being a first time mom so much easier!

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    January 27, 2015

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