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14 awesome baby products under $10

We love these won’t-break-the-bank baby essentials. Stock up for your nursery or medicine cabinet, or add them to your baby shower registry.

By Ariel Brewster

14 awesome baby products under $10

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Awesome baby products under $10

Munchkin Deluxe Dishwasher Basket

Need a hygienic and easy solution for cleaning your baby accessories? Munchkin’s Deluxe Dishwasher Basket features two cleaning racks for upright cleaning and a sanitizing lid that can hold up to 14 nipples. $8, target.com

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: Target

Nuk Night Glow, Glow in The Dark Pacifiers

For the baby who is out of this world, Nuk Night Glow pacifiers glow in the dark so they’re easy to find at night$9, amazon.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: Amazon

KidiComfort Washcloths 12-Pack

Soft to the touch, these washcloths are 100% cotton and perfect for bathing or clean-up. The 12-Pack features an assortment of patterns that will come in handy from morning to night. $8, toysrus.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: Toys 'R' Us

O-ball

This classic toy is one of the first balls your infant will be able to grasp and play with—possibly even when she’s only a few months old. Watch her puzzle over the patterns and colours and proudly pinch and fling it. (Editors’ note: Check to make sure your O-ball was not part of a March 2017 recall. Almost 700,000 of the design with the beads—the rattle ball toy version, not pictured—have been recalled because the clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, posing a choking hazard. For more info and the recalled model numbers, click here.) Bonus: if you manage not to lose this toy under the couch/in the park/in the back of your car, your little one will still be tossing it around as a ball or using it as a bath toy as a toddler. $8, indigo.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: Indigo

OxiClean Baby Stain Remover

Nope, it’s not cute or glamourous, but this product is a pragmatic, thoughtful shower gift for new moms. The reality is, between naps and feedings and coffee-shop outings, you will be spending a significant portion of your mat leave scrubbing spit-up and poop stains out of onesies and sleepers, especially in the first few months. This stain remover does the trick. $6, walmart.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: walmart.ca

Boogie Wipes

Why can’t you just use a regular old tissue, you ask? Well, you can. But if your little tyke has a cold or runny nose straight through from October to March, their sensitive skin can get red, chapped and shellacked with snot. The saline in Boogie Wipes helps clear stuffed-up nostrils when your baby’s too young to know how to blow his own nose, and the soft wipe is soothing and gentle. $5, well.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: well.ca

Sudocrem Twin Pack

Truth: you’re gonna be wiping butts, changing diapers and slathering on the diaper cream for many, many months. (Years, even.) Buy the biggest, bulk size of this zinc-oxide based barrier cream for your change table station, but these mini pots are great for travel or for stashing in your diaper bag, purse, or stroller organizer. You never know when a rash will rear up. (See what we did there?) $8, amazon.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: amazon.ca

Bumkins Pacifier Clips

If your baby likes soothers (some are passionate paci-protestors, no matter how many different brands you try) these clips will save you from fretting over every dropped binkie. While a little dirt can be good for a baby (science says so!), the pacifier clip is especially great for extra-germy places like planes, playgrounds and doctor’s offices. $7 for two, snugglebugz.ca

rain drop pacifier clipsPhoto: snugglebugz.ca

Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream

This product is technically for mums, of course, but a breastfed baby directly benefits from happy nipples. When the going gets tough, even the toughest ladies among us need some soothing nipple TLC. $10, walmart.ca

lanolin nipple creamPhoto: walmart.ca

Burt’s Bees Tear-Free Shampoo and Wash

It’s both baby shampoo and body wash in one, and—more importantly—it makes your newborn’s noggin smell irresistibly delicious. $10, well.ca

shampoo and washPhoto: well.ca

Ikea Börja Training Cup

OK, we can’t pronounce the product name, but we can tell you that a sippy cup that costs less than $2 is a great deal. (You’ll keep using it through the toddler years.) They’ve also got a set of two matching baby spoons for the same crazy-low price. $3, ikea.com/ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: ikea.ca

Johnson's Baby Lotion, 88mL

This baby lotion is the # 1 choice of hospitals when it comes to protecting your baby's skin from dryness. It's ultra-gentle and specifically aims to soften and nourish, leaving behind a baby fresh scent. $2, toysrus.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: toysrus.ca

Kushies Wash Cloths 6-Pack

You can never have too many washcloths. These 6-packs are perfect for parents who need extra wash cloths on-hand or for their diaper bag. The sets come with both solid colours and patterns. $6 each, well.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photos: well.ca

Summer Infant Bibbity Blue Bib

Starting solids is MESSY. These wipe-able, washable plastic bibs with a catch-all pouch at the bottom help contain the crumbs, as well as protect that cute outfit underneath. $8, toysrus.ca

14 awesome baby products under $10Photo: toysrus.ca

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This article was originally published on Jan 02, 2018
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