Not sure what to register for when getting ready for a baby? Here is a list of the top ten most important things to help prep your nursery and prepare for your little baby.
Easily the most important item on your registry, the crib will be their little sanctuary. Whether your little one sleeps in your room for the first year, or they have their own space, a crib itself is crucial in finishing a nursery. Here are cribs that were voted top 5 best.
The Dolce Babi Collections are designed and built by a group of knowledgeable and advanced professionals that know how to deliver the right baby furniture for today’s lifestyle on time and at a great price. They, without hesitation, hold up the Dolce Babi brand promise: To provide solidly crafted, innovative children’s furniture that never stints on safety, and always provides great style and value. The company pays special attention to the finish of their furniture and they pride themselves in offering the most sought-after and up-to-the-minute color choices.
Beautifully crafted furniture by Oxford Baby is composed of the finest hardwoods and veneers which help depict its characteristic design, and provide a safe and sturdy sleeping space for baby. Available in countless different collections, styles, and colors to match all parents’ tastes, Oxford Baby will truly forever be timeless. Most of the collections through Oxford Baby are 4-in-1 convertible, and first provides the baby with an incredibly sturdy and wonderful crib. The crib then converts easily into a toddler, day bed, and full sized adult bed with a full paneled headboard and footboard. This forever bed provides the consistency a baby needs to properly grow from their young life and well into their teenage years. Collections like the Cottage Cove and Piermont provide incredible options for any nursery style. Their nursery collections are unique, stylish and always safe. Each collection is crafted from the finest materials to ensure countless years of durability and reliability, from birth to adulthood.
Pali Designs baby cribs and furniture provide a wide variety of convertible and traditional cribs in eighteen different collections. All of their “forever cribs” promise to follow your baby from birth to their young adult age but converting from a crib to a toddler, day bed, and full bed, simply with the conversion of toddler rails. Pali baby’s products are dedicated to exceeding all safety standards on all of their products and to do so, they test products regularly, and use only non-toxic finishes on all of their furniture. With an “A” rating from Baby Bargains and a five-star customer rating from Bambi Baby, Pali cribs promises to provide a safe and secure haven for your newborn, and provide support as they grow.
When looking for a crib that is reasonable, practicable, safe, and fashionable, parents are presented with a wide range of options and choices. Finding the crib that fits perfectly into a home can be difficult, but with companies like Westwood Design, finding the right safe haven for your little love doesn’t have to be. Westwood Design presents parents with cribs that are built to last, provide top notch safety and security for babies, and promise to remain timeless and elegant. The beautiful collections of baby cribs and furniture that will exceed any design and taste requirements. With eleven different collections to choose from, Westwood Design offers incredible options of different styles and designs of cribs that boast safety and will fit perfectly into the baby's new nursery.
Stella Baby & Child
Stella Baby cribs and furniture invites parents to find the perfect crib for their little one’s nursery. The company presents three beautiful collections, the Athena, the Kerrigan in Rustic White and Café Au Lait and the Trinity in Belgium Cream and Chateau. Their timeless pieces are made to last and grow with your baby by providing the option to convert into a toddler, day bed, and full bed. Each of the collections provide the option to convert from into a toddler, day bed, and fill bed, simply with the optional purchase of the necessary rails. Stella Baby promises to protect your little one as they sleep and grow. At Stella Baby, product safety is of highest priority. Stella Baby promises to use only top-quality finishing materials that are durable and safe.
A baby monitor can provide peace of mind for parents during the night. They allow you to peer into your baby's space to ensure their safety as they play, sleep, or nap. Here is a list of three great monitors.
The NanitPlus uses computer vision to learn how your baby moves, then analyzes those patterns to provide you with insights into the baby's sleep development. From the time it took for them to fall asleep to how many times you went into the nursery, Nanit keeps track of your baby’s sleep so you don’t have to. The app even provides customized sleep coaching tips that are based on baby’s unique sleeping patterns. Nanit streams live video and audio both on the baby monitor and right to your phone, so you can check on your little one when you’re away from home. The new Nanit Complete Monitor System with Breathing Motion includes a special breathing band that wraps around a swaddle and uses a custom-designed pattern to detect your little one’s breathing motion and alert your phone and your camera to any irregularities.
The Motorola baby monitor offers a whopping 1,000-foot range—the highest of all video monitors available. Other useful features include a room temperature display, up to three hours of charged viewing, and a monitor that can be set on top of a dresser or grip to shelves or brackets. The Motorola includes interchangeable lenses and includes a zoom lens right in the box that lets you see baby up-close even if you need to position the camera far away from the crib. You can use the monitor to remotely adjust the camera, and you don’t have to worry about plugging it in overnight—it can sit on your nightstand for up to 12 hours in the power-saving audio-only mode and up to eight hours with the display screen constantly on.
The Owlet tracks your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep and notifies you if the baby's heart rate spikes or their oxygen level drops. Download the app to your phone and wrap the Smart Sock around the baby's foot (there are three different sizes included to grow with your little one, and they work on both the left and right foot). The monitor and Smart Sock bundle link and allow you to see not only their oxygen level and heart rate, but the temperature in the room. The Owlet will tell you if the baby's room is not the right temperature as well!
Nuna Pipa Lite
Nuna offers the Nuna Pipa Lite, which is a baseless car seat. The Nuna Pipa Lite features a removable, full coverage two position UPF 50+ canopy with flip out eyeshade, and integrated harness holders to help when buckling baby in, four position on-the-go recline, and 4 position adjustable rigid latch to remove or reduce the gap between vehicle seat and base. The locking 3 piece steel stability leg has a wide range of adjustment to fit most vehicles including middle seats, and 5 second steel reinforced True lock installation makes set up swift, simple and above all - safe. The colored installation indicators confirm correct connections to the vehicle and indicators on the stability leg turn green when in proper contact with the vehicle floor. It includes belt guides, an anti rebound panel, an automatic rigid latch storage and extra convenient stability leg storage with lock. This baseless car seat promises to be durable, strong, and solid. The shell structure provides the maximum amount of safety for your child while not needing a base to connect to. The aeroflex foam that is cleverly lightweight, resilient, and minimizes force transferred to baby by absorbing and diffusing energy, and is created from materials that are carefully curated and include aerospace aluminum and feather weight fabrics. The five point harness keeps little ones in place at all times, also includes a crumple zone within the stability leg that absorbs impact and also minimizes force transferred to the baby with side impact protection. Also available with Nuna fabric, fiber fill and foam all abide by European REACH and EN71 standards as well as CPSIA in the USA and made with plastics and metals that are solid hard goods that also comply with European REACH and EN71 standards as well as CPSIA in the US.
The UPPABaby MESA
The UPPAbaby MESA is so intuitive that it maximizes every ease and works hard to minimize error, which allows parents to move forward with confidence and security. The MESA is the only infant car seat that utilizes a tightness indicator and self-retracting latch connectors. This provides fast, accurate, and easy installation that takes the worrying and guesswork out of moving baby safely from point A to point B. An indicator window changes from red to green for visual confirmation the base has been installed correctly every time. This is one contributing factor for MESA’s 5-star rating. The MESA car seat comes with The Auto-retracting LATCH, unlike traditional latch connectors, the MESA’s system tightens easily, ensuring that it minimizes any installation errors. It also included a streamlined, low-profile base with a finished bottom to prevent damage to vehicle seats. The level indicators on both sides of the base and multiple foot positions allow for easy and effective leveling. The MESA’s headrest is reinforced with EPP foam providing added protection for the baby. The integrated design keeps an infant’s head stationary during a side impact collision. MESA’s unique no-rethread, five-point harness adjusts with the headrest, eliminating the need to take the harness system apart as the baby grows and providing reassurance the harness is installed correctly each time. The included infant insert and adjustable harness and crotch strap settings create a safer riding position for preemies and small newborns. Perfect for babies 4 pounds and up!
Doona Car seat
The Doona infant car seat is the world’s first complete and fully integrated travel system, allowing you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. As one of the safest car seats available today, it’s the only car seat to have been tested and certified as an Infant Car Seat, a stroller and an infant carrier providing overarching safety for your child in all circumstances. With its unique 3-layer side impact protection, anti-rebound bar crash technology, superior 5-point safety harness and ergonomic infant insert, the Doona car seat is one of the safest car seats available today. It is designed alongside medical and engineering experts to ensure that the baby’s body is properly supported in the correct ergonomic position. The Doona Infant Insert’s near-flat ergonomic design boosts your newborn’s upper and lower back and ensures that your baby’s neck and back are ergonomically aligned. The Doona includes one simple motion operation – from car seat to stroller in seconds. The 5-point harness and adjustable handlebar (which also acts as an anti-rebound bar inside the car) works to always protect baby. The new stretch material canopy is available in six fashionable colors, are removable and washable, and is made with a bamboo fabric that is antibacterial. Approved for travel, and suitable for infants from 4 to 35 pounds, is rear-facing only, and weighs 17.6 pounds in total.
The CYBEX Cloud Q
Designed with SensorSafe, the infant car seat integrates important safety technology into the chest clip of the harness to alert when unsafe situations arise. The alerts are provided through a vehicle receiver and the parent or guardian’s smartphone to ensure safety for children in a range of unsafe situations. Additionally, the Cloud Q with SensorSafe offers a full recline position outside of the car, load leg base and patented Side-impact Protection. This innovative travel system is complemented by a telescopic linear side-impact protection and an XXL sun protection with UVP50+. The 11-position height-adjustable headrest of the infant car seat simultaneously changes the harness length and sitting angle. As a result, the infant car seat adapts to the child. The CYBEX Cloud Q includes ergonomic full-recline position outside the car, a removable newborn inlay for premature and newborn babies, an 11-position height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guides, a Telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System). The CYBEX Cloud Q includes integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy and is travel system compatible with strollers from CYBEX, gb and other selected brands. It includes an European belt routing for safe installation without a base. The CYBEX Cloud Q weighs in at 14.2 pounds, and is compatible with children from 4lbs+ up to 35 lbs and from newborn up to 18 months.
The Clek Liing
The Liing is designed with best-in-class safety features. With an industry leading expiration of 9-years and 1+2 year warranty, you can expect an easy installation, in every position, year after year, after year. Liing includes innovative, best-in-class safety features like a metal load leg, which prevents rotation and absorbs energy in a collision, reducing crash forces by up to 40%. That's why Liing offers up to 7 recline positions and a trusty bubble indicator to let you know EXACTLY where your baby needs to be to ensure that proper angle. You don’t have to worry about accounting for the roadway or the vehicle seat as they are typically tilted in some way. Best of all, the recline is adjustable while the base is installed, which makes it easy to find the perfect angle. Combined with the newborn body support system, you and your baby can ride right, worry-free. Weighing in at 10.8, the Liing provides great support for babies.
Need to go somewhere with your little baby? Strollers are worth their weight in gold (and sometimes more!) and allow you to get from point A to point B flawlessly. Here is a list of the top 5 strollers on the market today.
The VISTA V2’s intuitive design allows for multiple configurations. The VISTA V2 promises for a smoother ride, even when moving up to three children. With the now included Carrycot that is perfect for naps on the go. With just one hand you can detach the Carrycot and carry a sleeping baby. The Ventilated canopy unzips for additional airflow, and extendable pop-out UPF 50+ sunshade shields your child from harmful UV rays, keeping the baby cool and comfortable. The perforated mattress pad and vented base allow for added breathability and the water-repellant inner liner repels spit up, sweat, and other liquids, keeping the baby's sleeping surface dry and comfortable. The Carrycot depth and ventilation create a perfect overnight sleeping solution. Snap it into the Carrycot Stand accessory for a secure and elevated fixture for the baby to rest easy. The Vista V2 also boasts a reversible seat where the baby can ride forwards, backwards, completely upright, reclined and anywhere in between.The VISTA is compatible with select Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, BeSafe and Joie infant car seats with our Car Seat Adapter accessory.
Nuna Mixx Next
The MIXX NEXT includes a ring adapter that works for an easy on/off one-click travel system.The travel system gives parents the ability to match the stroller with any of the PIPA car seats. The MIXX Next can also connect to the bassinet to use as a pram, so baby is comfortable from birth. The seats are now reversible, so baby can face the world, or have a watchful eye kept on them at all times when set in rear facing. The seat reclines fully, which ensures that the stroller is the appropriate choice for the baby from birth up. This also ensures naptime is virtually any time! And, the seat is simple to lift the seat and face forward or reset! The all-season seat will protect baby from heat, wind, snow, and humidity and includes an UPF 50+ oversized, extendable canopy with extension that features flip out eyeshade, a visor that tucks underneath, ventilation panel, and window for protection against the elements and the removable liner that is easy to wash and maintain with water repellent fabric. The fabrics are also non-flammable and incredibly comfortable. The no rethread harness makes it easy to take baby in and out, and the quick release five point harness converts to a three point harness. The luxe leatherette accented push bar and armbar creates comfort for parents, while the five position one hand recline, true-flat sleeper recline seat creates a comfortable space for baby. The MIXX Pairs perfectly with the PIPA™ series car seats and the MIXX series bassinet.The Nuna MIXX Next is GREENGUARD GOLD Certified, ensuring that your baby is in the safest and most comfortable ride possible.
Doona | Stroller + Car Seat
Doona allows you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. The sleek and stylish design allows you to maneuver with ease, all without disturbing your sleeping child. Whether you are hopping in a car, traveling by bus or walking up the stairs, the Doona promises a smooth ride and easy maneuvering from stroller to car seat at all times. The All New “Modern Family” collection for 2019 has had a complete style upgrade allowing you to be safe and fashion conscious while on-the-go. The new collection features a sleek new charcoal frame coupled with an updated all-black seat cover with improved textiles and enhanced breathability delivering the highest levels of comfort for your baby. The available colors are gorgeous blush pink, a bright flame red, a bold racing green, a deep royal blue, a modern urban grey, and a timeless nitro black. The Doona infant car seat is the world’s first complete and fully integrated travel system, allowing you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. As one of the safest car seats available today, it’s the only car seat to have been tested and certified as an Infant Car Seat, a stroller and an infant carrier providing overarching safety for your child in all circumstances. Approved for travel, and suitable for infants from 4 to 35 pounds, is rear-facing only, and weighs 17.6 pounds in total. This stroller is ideal for always on-the-go parents, especially for the hustle and bustle of city life, train, and cab travel, as well as frequent airport visits. However, associates at Bambi Baby recommend only keeping the baby in the Doona car seat for about a total of two hours.
Boasting that it is the “The New City Stroller”, the Bugaboo Bee 6 offers incredible comfort and support while not skipping on its sleek and compact design. It really is the perfect stroller for the “always on the go” city parents! With its compact design, the Bee 6 folds simply and effortlessly with one hand. This promises that it’s easy to carry both the stroller and your little one up and down stairs while safely holding the baby close to you. Whenever you want to store it in your hallway outside your apartment, your closet, or next to a table, the integrated self-stand will keep it neatly in place at all times. Its compact size helps you easily get in and out of public transportation, which makes it the perfect choice for the hustle and bustle of a city - the days of worrying about the stroller on the subway or bus are gone! Together, all these aspects make it so maneuvering with your little one is always a breeze. You can enjoy the stroller from day one right out of the box or add extra padding for your newborn with the Bugaboo bassinet, which allows the baby to lay flat on sleepy days or during naptime. And, for added protection, the Bugaboo Bee 6 now includes a rotating bumper bar! Perfect to ensure that little bumps along the way will not disturb your sleeping child. Bugaboo also added a new sun canopy design and high performance seat fabric with extra ventilation features, ensuring that baby’s comfort is number one when on the go. The Bugaboo Bee 6 promised to be easy to drive at all times. The major aspect that separates this compact and easy to use city stroller apart from others is the bigger than average, puncture proof wheels. City streets can be uneven and worn, and bigger, more reliable wheels means less bumps and longer naps on the go. And, the advanced suspension helps with extra shock absorption and lets you keep a smooth push with only one hand, ensuring that you are able to sip your coffee and securely maneuver your baby at the same time! The new and improved seat design now has extra ventilation holes in the back to ensure the baby receives adequate air flow on stuffy days, and it’s covered with a unique high performance fabric made from a breathable mesh material. These new features provide extra breeziness and reduce heat buildup for your child during warm days. This stroller really does offer an awesome option for busy city parents!
Babyzen Yoyo2 Stroller
The YOYO² promises to be the most durable and easy to maneuver stroller possible as it folds and unfolds in a moment, can be worn over the shoulder and tucks in anywhere. Now YOYO has a new look and evolves into YOYO² to offer even more comfort and practicality, with a new reinforced frame, independent suspensions on the 4 wheels and a handlebar in faux leather. Still just as lightweight and compact, YOYO² has double the agility and ingenuity to make your life even easier! The YOYO² stroller by BABYZEN promises to grow with your child, starting with the 0+ newborn pack! From birth, install the 0+ newborn pack on the frame, which allows you to lay the baby completely flat, facing you, always within your sight. The 0+ newborn pack has been designed to give your baby maximum comfort, thanks to its soft, cozy nest pad, specially designed to accommodate newborns. With this version, YOYO² folds and unfolds with one hand, with your child in your arms. It includes a reinforced mattress which lies completely flat, head support and foot cover, a 5-point harness, a pop-up hood with 2 different opening positions, and anti-UV fabric (UPF 50+) treated with waterproofing. It also folds into an ultra compact single element. And in version 0+, with the handlebar folded, you can change your baby with ease. The armrests will help you carry the stroller upstairs with total ease. It promises to be lightweight for a scalable stroller weighing in at just 13.6 to 14.5 pounds and includes a carry on the shoulder with its padded shoulder strap and a carrying bag. Next is the 6+ color pack for 6 months and up. At 6 months, your child is ready to discover the outside world, facing the road. Simply swap the textiles in the 0+ newborn pack with the 6+ color pack. The 6+ pack includes a comfortable seat cushion, a 5-point harness, a multi-position reclining backrest, a canopy window for keeping a constant eye on your child, zipped back pocket to store essentials close at hand, and an anti-UV fabric (UPF 50+) treated with waterproofing. The YOYO² protects your child up to a weight of 48.5 pounds and comes in a choice of 2 colors for the stroller frame: black or white. And, with 9 fabrics colors to choose from, you can mix and match as you like. The color options are: ginger, peppermint, toffee, aqua, black, grey, taupe, red and Air France blue. They are available in the 0+ newborn pack and the 6+ color pack, as well as in the whole range of BABYZEN accessories. All fabrics are machine washable. r A stroller designed to last, to keep, to give, to resell or to recycle. All the BABYZEN products and accessories that fit YOYO+ also fit YOYO².
Mom’s are historically busy - and leaving babies in the crib can be hard. Baby loungers allow parent and baby to hang - or lounge - together. Here is a list of the top 5 best baby loungers.
Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
This Boppy lounger is made specifically for infants who are under 16 pounds (or who can roll over, whichever comes first). It’s designed to give babies a soft place to lounge while also propping them up a bit so they can keep an eye on what is happening around them. The Boppy is lightweight, has a carrying handle, and comes in multiple different prints to match your nursery.
DockATot Deluxe+ Dock Baby Lounger
DockATot Deluxe+Dock available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, this lounger is designed for babies from birth to 8 months old. It’s perfect for lounging and playing, and is lightweight and easy to travel with. The fabric is breathable to promote air circulation, and it has a removable zippered cover that is washing machine safe.
Maynos Baby Lounger with Pillow
This affordable lounger is available in three colors and safe for babies from birth to 4 months old. The outer shell of the lounger is made from breathable cotton, and the interior filling is made from hypoallergenic material. It’s lightweight and has a carrying handle, and can be used for tummy time.
Snuggle Me Organic Baby Lounger
Made from all organic materials, this organic baby lounger is the perfect fit for sensitive skin. While the inside is filled with traditional polyester, the outer shell of the lounger is made from 100 percent pure organic cotton, and is compatible with any washer and dryer. This lounger is safe for babies from birth to 9 months old and is available in a variety of color options.
Cosy Nation Baby Lounger
The outer cover is made from breathable, hypoallergenic, and super soft fabric. The base of the lounger and the bumper pillow are soft and comfortable and are covered in a waterproof shell to make cleanup a breeze. The outer cover has a baby-safe zipper, so it can be easily removed and tossed into the washing machine when it needs cleaning. You can also travel easily with this lounger because it’s lightweight and has a carrying handle and available in multiple colors and designs. Babies can safely use this lounger from birth to 12 months old.
Other items to keep in mind:
- Bottle sterilizer & bottle set
- Sound machine
- Bottle warmer
- Natural baby detergent
- Baby Bathtub and products