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The Top 5 Items Every Mom Needs

The holidays are approaching fast, meaning there’s no time like the present to scoop up those gifts you’ve been eyeing for members of your inner circle—or yourself. But for anyone shopping for their friends with children—or anyone thinking of doing a little shopping for themselves to take advantage of the major discounts to be had on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the post-holiday period—knows that it’s all too easy to overwhelm parents with duplicates of items they already own (or an endless array of stuffed animals and onesies that will end up getting regifted). 

So, what’s worth buying for the mom in your life—or treating yourself to if your arsenal of kid-related products could use some refreshing? These are the items every mom needs, each sure to provide years of use. 

MOBY Easy-Wrap: If you’re buying a gift for a new mom or have recently had a baby, you can’t go wrong with the Moby Easy-Wrap. This stretchy carrier is worn over your head like a shirt, and buckles at the side for a secure fit. It can accommodate babies and toddlers from 8 to 33 pounds, and when it needs some refreshing, it can be washed on the gentle cycle in the washing machine and either hung to try or put in the dryer on a delicate cycle.  This item is currently on sale at for 15% off until Monday, November 27th. 

Boxy Backpack in Indigo Blush: Who says diaper bags must look like diaper bags? The Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack in Indigo Blush looks as chic as any designer backpack. Still, it has room for everything a parent needs to keep themselves and their kiddos happy on a day out. The bag can be worn either as a backpack or crossbody and has a top handle to tote it easily by hand. It even has stroller straps that can be attached to most stroller models. The water-resistant inside is packed with five roomy pockets (including two for stashing bottles), as well as a clip for attaching your keys, and the exterior packs a zip-out diaper pad (plus rooms for essentials like wipes) and two pockets for bottles, as well as protective details like metal feet, a water-resistant finish, and a magnetic flap closure with snaps to ensure nothing slips out. This item is currently on sale at , from $199 to $119.40.

Elevate 6-in-1 Baby Carrier - Warm Sand: Looking for the perfect structured carrier for yourself or your BFF? Look no further. This comfortable carrier, which supports six carrying positions and children between 7 and 45 pounds, has padded straps, easy-to-clip buckles, a cushy waist belt, and boasts a spacious front pocket that makes it easy to keep everything from wipes to pacifiers at the ready. It’s such a hit with parents that it’s earned a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from reviewers. This item is currently on sale at for 20% off. 

Wubbanub pacifiers: Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that figuring out ways to keep their kiddo’s pacifier in their mouth (and not on the floor) can feel like a never ending battle. Luckily, with these adorable Wubbanub pacifiers, which have small stuffed animals attached, little ones can easily clutch their beloved stuffy, easily keeping the pacifier in their mouth at the same time. And the brand’s latest collection allows the pacifiers to be detached from the stuffies, meaning the cute plush toys can remain keepsakes for your kiddos. 

The Mommy Hook: If there’s one thing all moms could use, it’s an extra set of hands. In lieu of growing additional appendages or having a personal assistant accompany you everywhere, there’s the Mommy Hook. This convenient, heavy-duty hook attaches easily to strollers or shopping carts, making it easy to tote extra bags without overloading your hands or arms. 

Having the right products on hand when you’re out and about with your little one can make all the difference. Whether you’re simply taking a quick trip to the store or going on a long-haul flight with multiple layovers, having a well-packed bag (and a well-fitted carrier) can ensure that any adventure is a breeze for both.