Super-Helpful Baby Gear for New Parents
Super-Helpful Baby Gear for New Parents
July 30, 2019

Super-Helpful Baby Gear for New Parents

Super-Helpful Baby Gear for New Parents.
Super-Helpful Baby Gear for New Parents

There’s plenty to buy for baby, but there are a few items that will be parenting game-changers. From keeping baby safe on car rides to strolling through town in comfort, we’ve put together a list of baby gear for your growing family that will make life a little easier.

Looking for a car seat to last you? This one will take you from newborn to 10 years old, easily transitioning from rear-facing to front-facing car seat to booster seat when the time is right, so you’re one and done. Bonus: your little rider will be super comfy on long trips with its plush inserts, cushion seat and handy cup holders for drinks and snacks.

This versatile stroller is ideal for growing families. It can transport up to three children, while cruising like a single. It’s compatible with select Chicco, Maxi-Cosi and UPPAbaby infant car seats, so you can click your newborn in without having to unbuckle them, and boasts all-wheel suspension, swivel wheels and a large easy-access basket. The accompanying bassinet makes for a cozy ride for your newest one—and eliminates the need to buy a separate bassinet.

This lightweight docking station is great for newborn to eight-month olds. It provides a comfy place for baby to relax, play and practice tummy time. Whether you’re getting dressed or grabbing the bottle from the kitchen, you can rest easy knowing baby is in a safe spot. The design mimics the womb, so baby can lounge feeling snug.

Your baby’s safety is priority number one. And with the Doona infant car seat—featuring impact protection and ultra-thick padding—you’ll have peace of mind. But that’s not all—it’s a combo infant car seat and stroller (talk about convenience and a space-saver!). Unlatch the car seat and the stroller legs for a complete travel system, perfect for the road, airport or grocery store.

Traveling as a family? This ultra-compact and lightweight stroller helps make it easier. It folds up and fits in the overhead bin on a flight or tucks in your car’s trunk. And while this makes it easier for you, know that the ride is still extra comfy for your babe. The padded seat reclines, so your little one can observe their surroundings in ultimate comfort.

Let baby delight in a world of sounds, play and touch. With this dynamic learning center, your baby can sit, swivel and bounce in a 360-degree rotating seat. The activities help improve their balance and motor skills while they play with dancing animals and hooting owls. There’s even a musical hedgehog teether to ease baby’s pain when they’re getting new chompers.

With an ergonomic design for you and baby, this carrier has a breathable 3D air mesh panel to keep baby cool, and you can use it right away—no infant inserts necessary. With four ways for baby to ride, this carrier lasts from infancy through the toddler years—making it the only carrier you’ll need. Bonus: it’s machine washable.

Some babies can snooze anywhere—even a quick ride to the store or park can inspire a nap. With this travel system, you can switch your little dreamer from car to stroller without waking them up—just click the infant car seat and you’re ready to go. Best of all, you can get strolling with your newborn right away, and it converts to a regular stroller as baby gets older so you can use it through the toddler years.

This sweet swing soothes and entertains baby at the same time. A deep seat provides cushy support for even the newest little ones, while nature sounds, songs, overhead animal toys and a mirrored globe keep them engaged. And with six speeds and two different swinging motions, you’re sure to find a rhythm that makes baby happy.

Your babe can sleep and play anywhere with the Pack ‘n Play Playard. Whether you’re on a week-long vacation or doing nap-time at grandma’s, this portable crib is easy to pack and set up. It also converts into a playpen, so baby can have a safe place to play no matter where they are. This model also includes an attachable changing station so diaper duty can be done at arm-level.

The mamaRoo rocks and sways just like you do, so your baby will be comforted by familiar motions. Need further soothing? It comes with four built-in sounds, or you can play your own—as well as control the motion, speed and volume—from your phone, since it’s Bluetooth-enabled. And the removable toy bar with three plush toys lets baby work on their focus and visual development.

For the first six months of life, tummy time and solo play are crucial for motor skill development and strength building. This colorful activity mat offers baby hanging toys and mirrors for touching, seeing and learning about the world. The mat sides fold up for an enclosed play space or open for more room to roam. You can even convert the arch into a growth chart once they’re a toddler. Best of all? This mat is machine washable, so accidents are easy to clean up.

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