When you first think of motherhood, you may first picture those cute little baby booties and onesies. However, when you start to register for baby gear or actually buy to prepare for greeting your new little bundle of joy…you quickly start to realize what an investment having a baby truly is. I already shared my thoughts on what you really need to buy for baby versus what you can skip in The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist: Must-Haves and What you Don’t Need for First Time Moms. However, I wanted to share some cheaper alternatives for products that many moms love that are as good as (or in some cases even better) than the original.
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Popular Baby Products Dupes That Will Save You Money
The Dockatot is lightweight and portable baby lounger for babies from 0-8 months in age. You can plop it down anywhere and have a comfy place for baby to relax and lounge by your side. It’s also great for diaper changes and playing. As baby ages, it also serves as a familiar cozy place when traveling. It has a removable cover that is machine-washable. It also opens up at the bottom to accommodate growing babies. It will set you back quite a bit of money at $175 for the basic designs (some of the more intricate or popular designs top $200). It’s consistently at the top of the list for new moms to be.
Dupe: LaLaMe Organic Baby Nest Crib
The LaLaMe Baby Lounger will has a very similar shape and design to the Dockatot as pictured. It is organic, water resistant, lightweight and portable, has a protective cover that comes off for easy cleaning, and is super soft and comfortable for baby. The LaLaMe Baby Lounger currently retails for $99.99, which is significantly less than the Dockatot. There are some cheaper loungers out there, but they aren’t as luxurious, soft and don’t have the same shape with the clip at the bottom that opens to accommodate baby as they grow.
Original: Owlet Smart Socks + Baby Monitoring System
The Owlet Smart Sock 3 are little sock-like straps that attach to baby’s feet and monitor baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate. The socks are designed to fit on babies from 0 up to 18 months in age. The integrated app will allow you to monitor oxygen levels and heart rate. The app will alert you whenever either of these levels are outside of what is considered to be a safe range. Additionally, it will even keep track of sleep trends so that you can see how long baby slept. The sock can be charged quickly and wirelessly for fast and easy recharging. The Owlet Smart Socks will set you back $299 currently.
Dupe: BabyO2 Baby Oxygen Monitor
The BabyO2 Baby Oxygen Monitor works very similarly in that it is a monitor you attach to baby that will monitor their heart rate and oxygen levels. This monitor attaches to their foot and calf, so it isn’t quite a sock. However, it works from 0 up to 3 years. This device allows you to continuously track your baby’s oxygen level, heart rate and movement. An audio alarm will alert you on on the device or the app whenever your baby’s oxygen level or heart rate is too low. The alarm on the device or the app can be turned on and off independently. Additionally, the alarm volume and the thresholds for alerts are adjustable so you can set to whatever suits you best. The BabyO2 Monitor currently costs $149.99 on Amazon, so it’s basically half the price of the Owlet Smart Socks.
Original: Stokke Trip Trapp High Chair
The Tripp Trapp High Chair by Stokke is an adjustable all-in-one high chair solution that works for a lifetime (from babies, to toddlers, to children and all the way up to adults). It’s tagline is that it’s a chair for life, although I don’t really know anyone who uses them for adults. It includes a 5 point safety harness, a soft cushion, adjustable seat and foot plate, gliders for stability and it supports up to 300 pounds. It also have a clean sleek minimal design; however, the price is not minimal…depending on the color variation the Tripp Trapp High Chair ranges from $279 up to $349.
Dupe: Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair
While there a tons of great affordable high chairs out there, if you are looking for an adjustable option that will grow with your child at a more reasonable price, I’d recommend the Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair with Tray. It also adjusts all the way from babies up to adults. It includes a tray and stain resistant cushions for easy cleaning. The restraint system adjusts from a 5 point to a 3 point, keeping your little one secure. While the Abiie High Chair also isn’t cheap, it is less than the Tripp Trapp at $194.95 (so at least under the $200 mark).
The Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib features a versatile modern clean design. There are no visible bolts or screws. It is a 3 in 1 solution; as it converts from a crib for baby, to a toddler bed, and ultimately into a daybed with an included toddler conversion kit. Additionally, the Babyletto has a low profile design, and the height of the mattress can be adjusted between 4 positions. The Babyletto crib currently costs $379 and comes in a variety of colors.
Dupe: Delta Children Essex 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib
The Delta Children Essex 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib has a clean sleek modern design much like the Babyletto crib. It converts from a baby crib, to a toddler bed, to a daybed to a sofa offering years of use for your child. It’s available in both gray and white finishes both with natural pine legs for a touch of natural warmth. The crib has mattress height positions to make putting a newborn babe down much easier. To top it all off, the Delta Essex Crib retails for $219.99 making it a much more wallet friendly option.
Original: Freshly Picked Moccasins
Freshly Picked Moccasins are little adorable baby Moccasins that are handmade from quality genuine leather. The original ones have soft soles to mimic the feel of walking barefoot, which is said to promote foot development. There are also mocs available with mini soles as well that provide a bit more structure and support. The moccasins are sold in a plethora of patterns and colors in sizes from newborn up to size 7. They will set you back $59 for a pair in size 1-7 or $49 for a newborn pair.
Dupe: Bird Rock Baby Moccasins
Bird Rock Baby Moccasins are also soft soled baby moccasins made from 100% genuine leather. They’re available in 30 different colors and are even backed by a lifetime guarantee. Additionally, every pair goes towards feeding a child in need as Bird Rock Baby makes a donation to Feed My Starving Children with every purchase. The price is great at nearly half of the Freshly Picked Moccasins at $25 per pair.
Original: BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss
The BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss is an ergonomic baby bouncer that provides all-natural rocking with no batteries or cords required. It even folds flat for portability. The bouncer fits babies from 8 pounds up to 29 pounds. It has a clean simple design with no whizmos or gadgets. Given it’s simple design, it does have quite a hefty price tag (at least in my opinion) at $199.
Dupe: ComfyBumpy Ergonomic Baby Bouncer Seat
If you’re looking for a similar bouncer with a clean modern design that won’t be an eyesore in your home, look no further than the ComfyBumpy Baby Bouncer. Just like the BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss, there are no batteries or plugs needed. This bouncer relies on the natural rocking motion created by your baby’s movement. It has a machine-washable seat cover made from a mesh designed to be gentle and breathable for baby’s skin. Additionally, the bouncer has 3 adjustable height positions. The bouncer also folds flat for easy transportation and storage. It works for babies/toddlers from 8 pounds up to 29 pounds (you can even easily transform into a seat by flipping the cover over). Overall this bouncer has a ton of features for a much more modest price tag of $99.
Original: Bugaboo Stroller
The Bugaboo Fox 2 Complete Full-Size Stroller is described in advertising as the world’s most advanced comfort stroller. It works for newborn babies up to toddlers weighing up to 50 pounds, and it even has a bassinet attachment. The stroller provides an incredibly smooth ride with power steering, advanced suspension, and all-terrain wheels. The stroller is sturdy and strong, yet lightweight with an intuitive one-piece fold and self-standing option for storing. It is compatible with car seats (using an adapter). Additionally, it has machine-washable sun canopy with a built-in peekaboo window and breeze panel. It also has a super large basket for storage, which is great for shopping or day excursions. On top of all of that each Bugaboo stroller undergoes rigorous safety testing. With all those bells and whistles, the Bugaboo Stroller has a price tag to match at $1,199.
Dupe: Evenflo Pivot Xpand Modular Stroller
The Evenflo Pivot Xpand Modular Stroller is a great alternative stroller to the Bugaboo Fox 2 at a much more affordable price. It has some very similar features overall. The Evenflo Xpand has four modes of use: an infant mode forward facing, infant mode parent-facing, a toddler mode forward-facing and a toddler mode parent-facing. It also has an extra large storage basket underneath that expands to 2 feet in length. It holds ups to 55 lbs and works from newborn up to 72 months. Additionally, the stroller is car seat compatible. The Pivot Expand also folds compactly and features a self-stand mode. While it may not have some of the luxury details that the Bugaboo Fox 2 does, it doesn’t have the luxury price tag either at $251 (less than a quarter of the cost of the Bugaboo). Plus, if you plan to have a second baby, this converts from a single stroller into a double. Something I wish I had thought about ahead of time with my first!
That wraps up my top picks of popular baby product dupes. Did I miss one of your favorite baby product dupes that are just as good as the original? If so, please let me know in a comment down below. I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed this post, you may also want to check out my post on Product Regrets: Nonessential Baby Items I Regretted Buying to avoid wasting your money on baby items you don’t really need.