Top Three Must-Have Products for Surviving Baby’s First Year

Becoming a mom is such a monumental moment and while the first year with a new baby is full of love and laughter, it can also be a little overwhelming. Babies grow and change so quickly that a mom can feel like there’s always something new she needs for her little one. Some baby gear is more of a luxury than a necessity, but to make caring for your precious bundle of joy a little easier, there are some baby must-haves that can help!

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A good stroller is always a top priority in my mind. Walking is one of the very best ways to get back in shape after giving birth and having a high-quality stroller will make a new mom more likely to head out on an adventure. I love the Britax B-Agile stroller because it’s lightweight, easy to manoeuvre and good for both smooth and bumpy terrain.

Every mom will agree that another important baby must-have is clothing and I absolutely love Target Canada’s exclusive line Just One You by Carter’s apparel for infant. There is nothing more important to a new mom than having high-quality clothing that keeps her precious new baby comfortable, warm and looking adorable. Just One You by Carter’s is the perfect reasonably priced way to ensure that little ones are fully outfitted with the latest sleepers, onesies and cozy t-shirts.

Of course, keeping that clothing clean and fresh is important too, and that’s why Ivory Snow laundry detergent was another baby essential I couldn’t live without. Some babies have no issues with clothes washed in regular laundry detergent, while others may react to the scents in these formulas. Since sensitive skin is an issue in our family, I opted to play it safe by choosing a gentle, unscented formula that still provided a thorough clean. Ivory is the brand that I found to be the most effective at removing baby food spills and stains while still being gentle on a baby’s delicate skin.

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Target is opening its first stores in Canada this spring and the company knows that new mothers want the very best baby products for their children without having to sacrifice the entire family budget. That’s why Target has dedicated itself to offering all the most popular must-haves for babies and toddlers at prices that will have mom smiling. With top brands including Britax, Fisher-Price, Ivory and Gerber, Target has all the baby essentials from mealtime to playtime, conveniently located under one roof.

And as if an extensive baby product offering isn’t fantastic enough, Target is helping Canadian moms to save even more with its unique REDcard program. You’ll get an additional 5% off Target’s everyday low prices on almost everything, every day. You can apply at target.ca/redcard.

Dealing with the excitement and activity of a new baby is a lot easier if a mom is ready with the right baby gear. Target’s one-stop shopping experience and REDcard savings will have any new mom feeling like a parenting pro in no time.

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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Target via Glam Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. Check out Target.ca/REDcard for full details.

13 thoughts on “Top Three Must-Have Products for Surviving Baby’s First Year”

  1. I love Carters clothes! I bought some super adorable stuff from them for my youngest. I can’t wait until our Target opens, it should be soon.

  2. AWW!! Those babies are soo cute!! It s been awhile! I totally agree with your top three! I’m super excited Target is coming to CANADA! Can’t wait!

  3. Oh how sweet those photos are! I wish we were getting a Target in our town, alas we’ll have to drive 45 mins to one and so far I don’t know if the pricing will make that worth it.

  4. It will be great to be able to purchase quality items at a reasonable cost, there is a target opening near me in the fall of this year and I am so excited to check it out. The baby photos are super cute, they are totally adorable!

    1. I am SO excited for our nearby Target to open too, Kate! I don’t need baby products either, but I have two pregnant sisters right now, so my new niece and nephew are going to get spoiled with cute outfits like crazy!

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