What baby products are must-haves, and which ones can you skip? With the incredible array of baby strollers, cribs, toys, furniture, and clothes, how can you ever make up your mind? That's where we come in. Whether you're looking for the best baby gear or a baby gift for a friend, we have the information and guidance you need to choose baby products that are safe, useful, and stylish. You'll find buying guides for baby products such as baby strollers, car seats, and baby furniture, including cribs and changing tables. We also have great ideas for gifts for newborns and moms and dads – from baby toys to diaper bags.
Find out which products and gear are essential for your baby's first year, from sleepers and strollers to binkies and bassinets.
See the year's best all-around products recommended by BabyCenter moms and dads, including bottles, baby carriers, infant car seats, and more.
The winners in this big-ticket category get their high marks for smooth, safe rides with sturdy features like generous baskets and easy steering.
Safety is the number one consideration for this category, but ease of use and uncomplicated installations won points, too.
The best bottles are sturdy, easy to clean, affordable and – most important – excel at delivering all-important daily nourishment.
Diapers need to be on their A-game at all times – soft for baby, sturdy for all the dirty work. Parents voted for the brands that gave them peace of mind.
The best baby monitors keep parents plugged in and reassured, letting them hear – and watch – their baby from a distance.
The best carriers let parents bond with their baby while out and about. Winners here were simple to use and comfortable to wear.
Children may spend years in this seat, so parents voted for models that promised safety, convenience and ease of use.
Lightweight strollers aren’t an afterthought anymore; the best of the new generation deliver on quality, style and features.
New moms spend a lot of time with their breast pumps. The models that combine ease of use with quality and quiet win their loyalty.
Rub-a-dub, baby's in the tub! The best bathtubs here have safety features to calm rookie parents while being good-looking and sturdy.
The winning diaper pails do their job almost invisibly, containing odors while blending into nursery décor.
For most babies, meal time is mess time. The best high chairs are easy to use and clean, sturdy and good looking, and don't take up too much kitchen space.
Whether it's a temporary play pen or the primary sleeping space, the winning play yards are lightweight but tough, easy to assemble and simple to store.
Moms loved the swings and bouncers that soothed and entertained fussy babies without taking up too much floor space.
For the last car seat kids need before moving into regular seats, moms chose simple, easy to install and comfortable models.
Breastfeeding isn't always easy. A supportive pillow can help ease the process, allowing moms to get back to the good part – bonding with their baby.
Happy, colorful, and (of course) safe to chew; moms picked the top toys that engaged and delighted their little one.
What engages those busy brains best? Parents voted for the toys that kept their little ones interested and engaged.
From minimal sleek to cheery tiny thrones, parents picked potties that made training no fuss – and even a little fun.
The gates our parents picked were simple to install and secure enough to guarantee peace of mind when toddlers start to roam.
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