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Treasure: reader’s picks

October 16, 2010


Thumkin...Little Friend's favorite pick (Sleeping Doll from Under the Nile)


Is there anything better than tried and true parent favorites? We are the ultimate test kitchens, playground cops, soccer refs, school principals, and diaper services all rolled into one.  If something tops our favorites list, the world should take note: this is one tried and true product.

For the Belle Squeaks Bum Genius diaper giveaway (sorry interested parents–giveaway closed a few weeks ago), I asked you faithful readers to recommend your favorite baby, toddler, or kid product.  The resulting recommendations…well…let’s just say I’ve got a healthy head start on this year’s Christmas wish list.

So without further ado, here are the top recommendations on Baby Carriers, Diapers, Baby Items, and Mama Items from the non-professional product tester extraordinaires at Belle Squeaks!


ERGO baby carrier

ERGO (5 votes) – Jodie writes: “It’s the best baby carrier EVER! I’ve tried so many other carriers, mei tais, slings, pouches… now that I have an ERGO, I’ll never go back.”

Sleepy Wrap (5 votes). Aparna writes: “I love that I can keep my LO close to me without having to take away time from my 3 yr old.”

Maman Kangourou Wrap

Boba Carrier

Hotslings AP Sling – Rachel writes: “It is just so easy to pop the baby in there and go shopping or as a back up plan when baby is screaming in the stroller and just wants to be held. Save your arms:)”

Baby Bjorn

BabyHawk Carrier

Moby Wrap (2 votes)


Target-brand nursing cami – Mollie writes: “I’d say my favorite mama product is the Target-brand nursing cami. I have them in every color and love them because they’re long enough to cover my waistband or tuck in, have a built-in bra, and they’re so affordable. I have them in every color!”

BE maternity smoothing camis – Kristen writes: “Not only do they look good, are comfortable, but finally I found one that’s long enough!”

The Essential Pregnancy Organizer: 40 Weeks + – Megan writes: “Since baby is still in utero, my favorite “mom” product has been [this book] by Dani Rasmussen and Antoinette Perrez. I reference it at least daily and love to fill out the pages and check off the lists. It’s looking a little ragged at 36 weeks!”

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump

Bamboobino oval nursing pads



Tummy Tub


Tummy Tub baby to toddler bath tub

BabyLegs (2 votes) – Carlee writes: “BabyLegs legwarmers. They’re fantastic when she’s crawling around…good for keeping her warm/cool when going between climate/controlled buildings and outside….and wonderful for diapers changes. I also hear they’re great for potty training, but we’re not quite there yet!”

Amber Teething Necklace – Michelle writes: “It worked so well for my now 19 month old that I will be getting another for my 4 month old.”

aiden + anias swaddle blankets

Tiny Diner Mat – portable placemat for baby and toddler

Sara Bear Diaper Caddy

PeaPod from KidCo. – DiaperDad writes: “It’s a quick open and close UV protected baby tent with an air mattress.”


Rumparooz pocket diapers

bumGenius! cloth diapers – Michelle writes: “My absolute favorite baby product after raising three babies are Bumgenius cloth diapers – and I’m not just saying that to be cheeky or try browning some noses, I used them for two years on my son and the whole stash is being used on my next baby, awesome savings, great diapers!
I love that they come in snaps now. Waiting for prints!!!”

Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers

AppleCheeks cloth diapers


Pittsburgh Diaper


Green Acre Design’s Pittsburgh Diaper from Happy Baby Company- JR writes: “My favorite baby product so far has been our HBC Pittsburgh diaper. It’s so cute to see our little one dressed up in her Steelers’ gear!”


Burt’s Bees baby wash and lotion

Homestead Company’s Baby Wipe oil

Northern Essence diaper balm

Dimpleskins Bum Bum Balm

Wipe Stars from PureBebe

Honey Chunks wipes solution

GroVia Magic Stick

Booty Balm by LuSa Organics

One Comment leave one →
  1. Bethany permalink
    October 16, 2010 10:32 am

    This was neat to read! I was excited to see that I pretty much owned something in each category!! It’s good to know that I have the best for my little one!! The only thing that wasn’t on the list that I love is Earth Mama Angel Baby products. Everything they have for mom and baby is wonderful.

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