You excitedly scanned the stroller that folds up small enough to fit in a backpack, Sophie the Giraffe and a wipes warmer (insider tip: you’re never going to use it!) But what about the less obvious new-mama necessities not seen on most baby registries? Here are five celebrity mom–approved essentials that are often overlooked!
Baby Soothing Oil
Tiffani Thiessen keeps this preservative-free skin-softening formula in her son Holt’s nursery. Each sleek bottle is packed with ingredients you can pronounce: organic coconut, jojoba and sunflower seed oil, to name a few. ($22, beautycounter.com)
The doughnut-shape neck floatie allows water babies to discover movement of their arms, legs and feet in the bathtub or pool. Made with toxin-free plastic, it’s pediatrician — and Ciara — approved. Sweet! ($35, for babies 9 to 35 pounds, otteroo.com)
Fridababy FeverFrida the iThermonitor
No need to wake a sick babe. The wearable Bluetooth thermometer takes your kiddo’s temperature every four seconds while he sleeps. If his fever rises above the temperature you set, an alarm will sound to your smartphone so you can stress less about slumbering. Victoria Beckham trusts the Swedish brand. ($70, fridababy.com)
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s favorite harness offers six carrying positions (think front, hip and back) and a roomy storage pocket. The embossed collection — made from breathable microcloth — comes in seven hues, including citrus and blue. ($170, lillebaby.com)
Your days of schlepping a Pack ’n Play are over. This portable lounger wins raves from Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. Each cozy cocoon — a breathable, nontoxic fabric — features protective sides to prevent baby from rolling out. (From $165, newborn to 8 months, dockatot.com)