Find the best baby products for less! Popular baby products are often out-of-this-world expensive. Here are 12 of the best baby products, for much less than their name brand counterpart.
I’ve always been frugal, so when I started shopping around for baby products, I got sticker shock at the prices of some of the most beloved baby products.
Babies grow out of things very quickly the first year, so unless something was actually going to put my baby to sleep, or solve all my breastfeeding dilemmas for me, I was pretty hesitant to splurge on it.
Many of the so-called best baby products make BIG claims. New parents are desperate for a good’s night sleep, keeping their baby safe, and to be successful with breastfeeding, and are often willing to shell out the big bucks for must-have items that can help.
Here’s a comparison of some of the most sought-after designer baby registry items and their counterparts. These are perfect for adding to your list, whether you’re creating your first or second baby registry. These look similar to the designer items and often boast equally-good quality, for much lower!
Freshly Picked Moccasins vs. Livebox Moccasins
Is there anything cuter than tiny baby feet in tiny baby shoes? I didn’t think so. The Freshly Picked Moccasins are buttery soft, and oh so adorable. But for that price? Your little baby will fit in these shoes for exactly six seconds, and that’s if you remember to actually put them on.
These Livebox baby moccasins are a fraction of the cost and your baby will be equally as cute in them! You can even buy a few pairs with the money you’ll save!
UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller vs. Britax B Ready
The fan-favorite UPPAbaby VISTA stroller grows and adapts with your family. It can function as a double stroller while maneuvering like a single and is a handy for traveling with baby. It comes with a separate bassinet that is perfect for safe sleeping for baby on the go.
The Britax B-Ready Stroller has 12 seating options that adapt to your changing lifestyle, including options to make it a double stroller and with a bassinet (sold separately). It’s also compatible with more carseat brands than the VISTA and costs a lot less!
Keekaroo Peanut Changing Pad vs. Little Tykes Foam Changing Pad
People love the Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changing Pad because it doesn’t require changing covers and is easy to wipe down if things get on it. And things will get on it. Reviewers say that it is so easy to clean, but at that price, I’d want this thing to clean itself!
A less expensive option is the Little Tykes Foam Diaper Changing Pad. It’s soft, portable, and has a buckle if you want to strap your little one in during diaper duty.
Babyletto Hudson Crib vs. Storkcraft Beckett Crib
The Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib has a mid-century modern design with rounded spindles and a look that could make any nursery Pinterest-worthy.
Then there’s the Storkcraft Beckett 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, which boasts the same mid-century modern design. It’s less and will be equally Pinterest-worthy in your little one’s nursery! Both of these cribs are perfect for small nurseries!
Owlet Smart Sock vs. Sense-U Baby Monitor
A movement monitor is one of my baby nursery must haves for anxious parents who can’t sleep!
The Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor gives anxious parents peace of mind. And who isn’t an anxious parent? The smart sock monitors your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and alerts you if they go outside of preset levels. All that security comes at a price though.
Similarly, the Sense-U Baby Monitor monitors your baby’s breathing patterns, ambient temperature, and sleep position and notifies you audibly if there’s an issue.
SNOO Smart Sleeper vs. BabyBjorn Cradle
New parents are desperate for a good night’s sleep and the SNOO Smart Sleeper claims it can get you some!
Dubbed a 24/7 personal helper, the SNOO adds white noise and motion when your baby starts to fuss. This thing has a lot of hype to live up to!
Another Rock N Play alternative and SNOO alternative the BabyBjorn Cradle has a similar design and functions, at a much, much lower price point. It doesn’t have the built-in sound machine like the SNOO, but you can buy the best sound machine separate with all that money you’ll save.
Babies are too big for the bassinet typically by 6 months and can only sleep in a bassinet for a limited time, so it may not be worth spending an arm and a leg on a bassinet that only lasts a few months.
You’ll have to wean from either option eventually. See how you can transition from SNOO to crib with these tips! Another great option is the Halo BassiNest. See my SNOO vs Halo post to see the differences.
Micuna OVO High Chair vs. Asunflower Wood High Chair
The Micuna OVO High Chair offers a sleek and functional design. I do think it’s one of the prettiest high chairs I’ve ever seen, but it still looks like a high chair, which is going to ruin your kitchen feng shui a bit. (Welcome to mom life!) The price seems awful steep to me for a high chair. Does it cook dinner too?
The Asunflower Wood High Chair has the same clean, modern design and also converts to a toddler chair for a third of the price. I actually think this chair is even cuter than the Micuna OVO too! This would also be a great high chair if you plan on doing Baby-led weaning!
Freshly Picked Backpack vs. HaloVa Diaper Bag
I really don’t mean to pick on Freshly Picked by having two of their items in here, but there products are just so dang cute—and expensive. The Freshly Picked diaper bag backpack is chic and doesn’t even look like a diaper bag! With 10 pockets and a giant compartment, it helps you organize all of yours and baby’s essentials.
The HaloVa Diaper Bag looks almost identical to Freshly Picked’s and is just as functional. It’s easy-to-wipe surface, included stroller straps, and tons of compartment options make this a great bag with a very small price tag!
BabyBjorn Silicone Bib vs. Tommee Tipee Silicone Bib
The Tommee Tippee roll up bibs are BPA-free and catch crumbs just as well! The price is also significantly less. Babies eat three times a day. Bibs get dirty each time. You do the math!
Monte Design Upholstered Glider vs. DaVinci Piper All-Purpose Upholstered Recliner
I am all for splurging on a good baby glider! You will spend hours in that chair so it should be comfortable and something you love! However, this one is insane! The Monte Design Modern Grano rocker is made of the highest quality materials, has a contemporary design, and looks incredibly comfortable. It will also cost you all of your money!
The DaVinci Piper All-Purpose Upholstered Recliner and Swivel Glider also has a beautiful design, a 360 swivel motion, back and forth gliding and reclining.
If you’re looking for even more ways to save on your baby’s room, check out these gorgeous IKEA nursery hacks—that are designer looks on a small budget!
What are some of the best baby product looks for less that you have found?
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