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Mom’s Best 10 Coffee and Espresso Machines of 2018


Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned veteran, nothing beats a strong cup of coffee after an all-nighter. Show yourself some serious self-care with these top picks for coffee and espresso machines. Whether you want to use freshly ground beans or the convenience of pods, this list of the best espresso and coffee machines is perfect for you. We have put in the hours to find the most dependable, easy-to-use, quality products on the market for every budget. Here are Mom’s Best 10 Coffee and Espresso Machines of 2018!



Mr Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso and Cappuccino Maker 
Mr. Coffee Barista Espresso Cappuccino 3-in-1 espresso maker espresso machine


The Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista 3-in-1 Espresso Maker comes with all the tools you need to make a delicious espresso, cappuccino or latte! This budget espresso machine is easy to use, customizable and one-touch machine will be a life saver after late nights up with your kiddos. The water and milk containers are removable making them easy to fill and clean. You will become a latte making expert in no time with this fast brewing machine! An automatic milk frother means less work for you and more quality coffee, fast. This espresso, cappuccino and latte maker will make delicious coffee, every time!

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine BES870XL


Ready to master the art of espresso? The Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine is a powerful, all-in-one machine that creates an authentic espresso every time. The built-in coffee grinder makes a perfectly portioned amount of ground coffee beans, ensuring a fresh cup, whenever you need it! This fully customizable machine truly gives you a ‘barista’ experience. With several color options, this stainless steel espresso machine will look perfect on your kitchen counter. It comes with all the tools you need to make the perfect espresso, as well as a steam wand for a delicious latte or cappuccino. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this espresso machine is the perfect introduction into the world of espresso!


DeLonghi Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

DeLonghi Magnifica Super-automatic Espresso Machine Cappuccino Machine ESAM3300

The DeLonghi Magnifica is a super-automatic espresso machine, meaning it is a truly automatic machine! Start your day with the integrated coffee grinder or pre-ground beans and your choice of the perfect cup of espresso, coffee, cappuccino or latte. No complicated barista moves to learn- this machine does it for you! Customize your machine to brew your cup exactly to your liking, whether its temperature, size or strength. This simple to use, compact espresso machine is designed to fit perfectly in your kitchen. This dependable, reliable and quality espresso and coffee machine will be a part of your morning ritual for years to come!


Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System



Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System Stainless Thermal Carafe Espresso Milk Frother

The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System is a flexible, reliable coffee system that adjusts to exactly what size you need- single serve, XL cup, half carafe, full carafe and more! The efficient design allows you to save big bucks on coffee by only making as much as you need. This customizable coffee machine also lets you personalize it to your own taste preferences, including rich brew, classic brew, iced brew, as well as cappuccinos and lattes! The hot and cold frother takes ALL of coffee your beverages to a whole new level. It also allows you to program a cup of coffee will be ready for you first thing in the morning with Delay Brew! Besides its stylish appearance and multi-functionality, it makes darn good cup of coffee. The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System will introduce you to a world of possibilities.



Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine 

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine Small Espresso Machine

The Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine is the perfect match for the on-the-go parent that needs a fast, efficient and capsule-based espresso machine. The Nespresso Inissia is a one-touch, foolproof system, essential for the bleary-eyed parent living off one hour of sleep. No more wasting precious minutes waiting for your coffee machine to get to work- this skilled machine heats up in a mere 25 seconds! The sleek, compact design is available in a variety of colors, ensuring it will perfectly match your interior. Nespresso is known for its strong, delicious coffee and offers a variety of capsules with different flavors and profiles.


Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Pod Espresso The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine is a major contender in the espresso machine lineup. This capsule-based system is a great way to get your coffee or espresso fix fast. Nespresso has a plethora of flavors to choose from with several variety packs so you can try them all! Nespresso offers three single-serve cup sizes. No need to deal with any complicated espresso machines- this one-touch system does it all. Simply fill the water reservoir, pop in a capsule, and press the button. That’s it! The machine even automatically ejects the capsule after brewing. Nespresso has made this incredibly convenient, easy-to-use coffee and espresso machine in several stylish colors- perfect for your classy kitchen!



Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Aeropress Coffee Maker Espresso Maker

Looking for an inexpensive option for your espresso fix? The Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker makes a delicious cup of coffee or espresso in one minute. The Aeropress makes the coffee-making process simple, easy and fast. The lightweight, convenient design makes it the perfect companion on-the-go. No more wasteful pods or capsules- this coffee and espresso maker will save you serious bank! Easy-to-clean, easy-to-use- what’s not to love?

The Original Bialetti Moka Express Made in Italy 3-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker

Original Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

The Bialetti Moka stovetop espresso maker is a high-quality alternative to an espresso machine. This classic, eight-sided espresso maker is designed to trap in the aromatic flavors in every cup. The aluminum espresso maker makes a delicious cup of espresso in minutes!

In addition to its quality, the Moka comes in several different colors and sizes, therefore sure to fit right in with your kitchen. This easy to use espresso maker is the perfect stop top option for those without the counterspace or budget for a full-on machine.

Illy Y5 Bluetooth Espresso & Coffee Machine

Illy Y5 Bluetooth Espresso Machine Coffee Machine

Looking for an espresso and coffee machine that allows for mobile integration? Look no further than the Illy Y5 Bluetooth Espresso & Coffee Machine. This technologically savvy machine is easily customizable via your mobile device. You can easily make a cup of coffee or espresso- with you phone!

This capsule-based system couldn’t be easier to use. Make a fantastic espresso or a traditional cup of coffee with one simple button. Furthermore, used capsules are automatically deposited into a storage compartment for easy cleanup. The sleek, compact design of this stylish espresso and coffee machine will complement any kitchen.


Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine

The Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine is an effective, strong machine in a little package. The smaller footprint means you have more space for things that matter. The one-touch system plus fast heat up time means you get delicious coffee at the touch of a button. Additionally, this capsule-based system and included milk frother delivers several different drink options, such as lattes and cappuccinos. With 17 different Nespresso capsules to choose from, you are sure to find your favorite cup of coffee or espresso.  This sturdy, durable machine will last you a lifetime!























Babies · Best for First Timers · Feeding

Mom’s Best 10 Baby Feeding Essentials of 2018

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It may be hotly debated when exactly to start solid foods (research suggests between 4 and 6 months), however there is no debate that these great items will take you there!  Trying to decide between the homemade or store-bought route? We have all the items you’ll need, regardless of where the food comes from. Not sure where to start? Take on baby’s first solids with Mom’s Best 10 first solid feeding essentials.

Best For Independent Babies:
Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder

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Does baby insist on handling every bit of food that goes in her mouth? Are you constantly checking and rechecking that baby doesn’t have his mouth too full? If this sounds like you, then the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder may be the answer! The little mesh baggy can be filled with whatever fruit or vegetable you prefer and handed to your little one. He can gnaw away all day, content handling his own food. And you? No constant checking necessary as the feeder snaps shut and only allows little bits of food through the mesh.

Little pieces of food for you baby and peace of mind for you. Easy grip handle ensures they can handle it all on their own. Another huge plus- little teethers will find finally get a little relief. The feeders can be filled with frozen baby food to assist with teething pain! BPA free. Regular and deluxe options. Deluxe includes a cap for on-the-go feeding.

 Best for Keeping Clean:
Skip Hop Zoo Tuck Away Bib

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Skip Hop Zoo Animal Bib feeding bibs washable bibs baby bibs toddler bibs velcro bibs

At home or on the go, this bib is great for keeping your little clean! It is lightweight yet sturdy and large, providing the perfect protection to your little ones clothes. Keep berries at bay with the handy pocket that will catch stray food. The adorable design options ensures even baby wants to wear it! Out and about? The tuck-away pocket helps keep your diaper bag clean by isolating the mess. BPA-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free AND machine washable!

 Best Grow with You Chair:
Prince Lionheart Bebepod Flex Plus Baby Seat

Prince Lionheart Bebepod Flex Plus Baby Seat Baby Highchair Strap on Highchair Baby Chair
Prince Lionheart Bebepod Flex Plus Baby Seat Baby Highchair Strap on Highchair Baby Chair
This flexible, fantastic product has so many great uses! From play time to feeding or even for travel, this handy chair can handle it all. For ages 3 months and up, this great seat helps baby develop the head and neck control necessary to sit upright. The cushioned foam ensures baby is comfortable while the multitude of straps ensures they are secure. From floor seat to strapped to a chair, this seat can do it all.

Need 10 minutes to fold some laundry? Pop in your baby with the attachable tray and toy and enjoy uninterrupted laundry time. Not ready to make the leap into an expensive high chair? This bad boy holds up to 50 lbs! Even the chunkiest of chunky baby thighs will fit comfortably. Headed to grandma’s for the weekend? This lightweight seat is perfect for travel- and will even keep baby up and away from grandmas not quite baby-proof home. With lots of fun prints and bright colors to choose from, this comfortable and easy to clean seat is perfect for babies and toddlers alike.

 Best Keep Your Sanity Product:
Prince Lionheart Catch All Protective Floor Mat

Prince Lionheart Catch All Protective Floor Mat Food Mat

You spend countless hours cleaning and scrubbing away in the kitchen. You think you finally got the hang of this kid thing when a whole new world is thrown at you: baby food! Kids can get themselves, their high chairs and your newly cleaned kitchen floor covered in chunks of banana faster than you can say hands up, monkey! While there is not a head to toe bib (yet), this nifty product helps protect and maintain that nice, clean floor of yours. Built in rubber backing helps prevent any slipping or sliding. Easy to clean and wipe clean, this product will help keep you sane and happy. Lightweight, durable and travel friendly.

 Best Learning Curve Bowl:
Boon Catch Bowl With Spill Catcher

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Does your baby think it’s hilarious to throw their bowl filled with painstakingly homemade food pummeling to the floor? Worry not! The Boon Catch Bowl not only includes a nifty spill catcher, it also has a built in suction cup bottom to ensure your food stays put! The spill catcher faces your child, ensuring less food on them and more back in the bowl. Perfect for teaching your first time eater not to throw his bowl overboard. Lots of fresh, fun colors to choose from. Dishwasher-safe, BpA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free

 Best Transition to Cups:
Nuk Learner Cup

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NUK Learner Cup Sippy Cup handles toddler sippy cup with handles

For those ready to sip away with their meals, this cup helps begin the transition from bottle to cup. The NUK learner cup makes this transition easy and simple! NUK, which is affiliated with the well-known Gerber brand of baby products, offers this sippy cup with a soft spout that mimics a baby bottle. The spill-proof spout has an air vent that reduces swallowing air, which helps with baby’s gassiness and bloating. The soft, anti-slip handles and the easy, spill-proof flow encourage independence. The base with attached handles is easily removed for cleaning. There are several great designs, sizes and colors to choose from. This line of sippy cups is also BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

For more sippy cups or transition cups, check out our list of Mom’s Best 10 sippy cups here!

For The No Time To Waste Mom:
Nuby Garden Fresh Mash N’ Feed Bowl with Spoon and Food Masher

Nuby Garden Fresh Mash N' Feed Baby Bowl Spoon Food Masher Baby Feeder

Hungry baby banging away? No time to power up the baby food maker? Use this nifty little product to make a quick and healthy meal ready for your babe in minutes. Mash away at fresh fruits and steamed veggies with the included masher and non-skid bowl.

On the go? Grab a banana and this two piece set and head out! Mashed bananas for lunch=happy baby and happy mommy. Easily prepare any course at any time. With a great price, this item is worthy of your valuable shelf space. Dishwasher and microwave safe. BPA-free.

 For The Homemade Baby Foodie:
Beaba Babycook 4 in 1

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You’ve decided to homemake babys first foods- now what? Beaba’s got your back! With an all in one steam cooker, defroster & blender, this product does it all! The large, 4.7 cup bowl ensures that you’ll have plenty of food to feed-or freeze- for your little one. Steam away lots of veggies and puree to your desired consistency. Make big batches of fresh food to last all week. Have lots leftover? Pop them in the freezer and have many meals waiting for that perfect moment. Ready to defrost? Simply stick it in the bowl and wait for the beep- no harmful microwave rays necessary.

This sleek, powerful machine is perfect for baby’s first foods. Fruits or veggies are the first step; this bad boy can even handle raw meats and fish! From their very first bite of fruits to the complicated ratatouille that you attempt down the line, the Beaba Babycook can handle it all!

 Storage aWARdS:
Oxo Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage

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Oxo Tot Baby Blocks Baby Food Containers Baby Food Storage Freezer Storage
Have plenty of piping hot pears ready for your precious? These airtight, watertight and leakproof containers guarantee your hard prep work is not spoiled. With 2 and 4-oz size options, these are perfect for storing your bounty of goodness. Freezer and heat safe so food stays fresh. Great for traveling out and about with your babe- food, plate and storage all in one!

Clear containers make it easy to identify between carrots and sweet potatoes. They even come with a storage tray to make freezer storage even easier. Once you are past the purees, these handy containers will hold many snacks as your child grows. Microwave and freezer safe. Top rack dishwasher safe. BPA, phthalate and PVC free.

 Ready To Move Up Pick:
Infantino Squeeze Station & WeeSprout Double Zipper Reusable Food Pouch

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If you want the convenience of a snack pouch without sacrificing that homemade goodness, this squeeze station gives you the best of both worlds! This easily fillable kit ensures your baby gets your amazing food while saving major $$$! This nifty station allows you to fill all your homemade goodness into the handy pouches babies and toddlers love.

Avoid the high cost as well as the possibly pesky ingredients of grocery store pouches with this product. Get even more bang for your buck by investing in reusable pouches- great for the environment, great for your wallet. Get fresh, homemade food at the (squeeze) of a button!


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