10 Best Baby Subscriptions New Parents Can’t Live Without
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by JENNY ALTMAN, Freelance Writer and Head of Content at Milk Drunk
Here’s the thing – once baby comes, your time will never be your own again (okay, well at least not until real sleep and naptime step in). Shopping online will be the BEST friend you’ve ever had. But even that is not enough with sleep deprivation, memory loss (baby brain is SO real) and lack of scroll time. Which is exactly when a subscription becomes your savior.
Not all baby things are a one-time purchase. There are basics like diapers, wipes, formula, and clothing that you’ll buy on repeat for the better part of a year. And as a new parent, you may not even know exactly what you need and when. But companies know. Their algorithms, compiled by hundreds of other parents that have come before you, help them gauge just how many diapers and wipes you’ll need with each new age and size.
Mamas, let these companies help. There is NOTHING worse than running out of diapers. God forbid baby formula! Get those subscriptions started so that all of bb’s necessities show up at your doorstep when needed, zero effort required. Did I mention you won’t even need to leave the house for pickups? Keep those sweats on and that scrunchie in – just check your doorstep for deliveries.
10 Best Baby Subscriptions
Feeding comes first, and if you’re formula feeding (full-time, or as a supplement), you need it around the clock. Moms are obsessed with Bobbie’s European-style baby formula because it’s organic, non-GMO, and made in the USA. Your subscription will be packed up automatically each month, and you’ll have your bundle at your door every four weeks. You even get a heads up before each shipment is sent so that you can make any modifications to your order. If you have any Qs, chat with a live member of their Support + Wellness team by text anytime.
How some of us lived without diaper subscriptions is beyond me (I have blocked out this period of time completely). Now that they exist, you’ll understand that they’re not a luxury in life; they’re a necessity. DYPER™’s eco-friendly diapers are soft, durable, and made using viscose fibers from responsibly-sourced Bamboo, no chemicals or dyes. With DYPER™’s subscription service, AI technology predicts the exact size and quantity you’ll need so that you’re always stocked up. They even have an SOS delivery option if you need more diapers at a moment's notice!
Earth Baby Compostable Diaper Service works as a diaper retailer and cleaner-upper all in one. Order a diaper subscription with one of their featured brands (yes, DYPER™ is on the list) and they will deliver your diapers and pick up your dirty diapers weekly. These dirties get composted in as little as 14 weeks, saving thousands of diapers from landfills. Earth Baby reports 9,316,722 pounds of dirty diapers to date!
Pre- and post-natal vitamins are as important for bb as they are for mom. Perelel was founded by a team of OB-GYNs to bundle all the vitamins pregnant and new moms need in convenient daily packets, depending on which stage you’re in. We love this gentle blend designed for the 4th trimester – it’s breastfeeding-safe and helps promote relaxation during those first months postpartum. The subscription is based on a 1:1 model which means for every purchase made, a donation of prenatal vitamins goes to women lacking in prenatal care here in the U.S.
Do not make the mistake of taking tags off any gifted clothing items! *raises hand* You never know what size you truly need (or even which things you’ll like) until you’re dressing your own bb over the first few weeks. Keep it simple and leave it to Surprisly to send you three outfits each month – they already know what new parents love! Just fill out your baby’s profile, then enjoy the arrival of the cutest baby clothes and pajamas. And don’t worry, the sizes automatically increase as baby grows, so even if your baby’s a bit big for their latest Surprisly favorite, there’ll be another perfect fit on its way soon.
There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing your baby's brain being engaged from day one. Lovevery’s play kits are specially designed for babies 0-12 months. Every two months, you’ll get a new package with sustainable, vibrant learning toys, bringing stage-based play essentials right to you. This is one you’ll want on your registry for sure! And because the quality is so incredible, you’ll be able to keep these products around for baby #2, or beyond...
When Bluum’s cheerful red box shows up each month, everyone feels happier. These boxes, created specifically for your baby’s age and gender, are filled with all the items you never knew you needed. There are books and puzzles for baby, and even food storage items and beauty products for new moms. It’s as if your bestie (who also happens to be a more experienced mom) put together her favorites each month and sent them to your doorstep!
When you’re ready to add real food to baby’s meal plan, things get exciting. First of all, fewer bottles to clean! Second, seeing what your baby likes to eat is so much fun! At about six months (check with your doctor first), you can start trying Once Upon a Farm’s single and double ingredient blend pouches. They are 100% organic, non-GMO, and cold-pressed. The delicious flavors get even better as bb gets older (yes, I’ve tried them all myself) like the Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats and the Tropical Twirl Dairy Free Smoothie.
When you’re ready to introduce food and you want something fresh, all-natural and adventurous, Tiny Organics is your brand. This subscription-based meal plan is 100% organic, plant-based, and free of the Big-8 allergens. The food arrives fresh-frozen, so you just heat and serve. These are texture-based foods (not puree), so they are recommended for six months and up. The idea is to get baby to try as many flavors as possible before age one so they can develop a love of ALL foods as they grow. Don’t be afraid to give them Coconut Curry and Ratatouille – their eyes will light up when they try new tastes and textures!
Amazon Subscribe & Save has a huge baby category, helping us stay stocked with all the essentials. From Diaper Genie Refills to Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags to Desitin Diaper Rash Cream to Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottles, this is a lifesaver for new parents. Forget the shopping list – subscribe and save. When the packages show up monthly, you’ll be so relieved to know that you don’t need to get dressed and run to the store with your newborn in tows.
Jenny Altman is a Brooklyn born fashion, beauty, and travel writer. She has been a featured expert on Rachel Ray and GMA, as well as in Glamour, InStyle, BusinessInsider, Marie Claire, PopSugar, Huff Po, and more. She loves getting questions @IAmJennyAltman and can be found surrounded by other mamas at school talking bras and undies (much to her daughter's dismay). As Head of Content at Milk Drunk, Jenny shares the good, the bad, and the truth about parenting.