A. Urbini Reversi Stroller, $80
Proving budget-friendly doesn’t have to mean bare bones, this easy-on-the-wallet ride sports a reversible seat, extra-large canopy (with a peekaboo window), parent cup holder and one-hand recline. Plus, it’s car seat-compatible—not bad for setting you back less than a Benjamin.
B. Chicco Stack 3-in-1 Multi Chair, $13o
Long live gear with a multi-year life span! This three-in-one seat goes from highchair to booster to stool, accommodating infants and big kids and every age in between. The one-hand removable tray and modern profile are icing on the cake.
C. Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker Glass, $160
Plastic-wary parents will find relief in this user-friendly baby food maker’s glass bowl with a 4-cup capacity. The blending-and-steaming machine serves up BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free meals, then goes in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
D. Beco Toddler Carrier, $180
When your little one isn’t so little anymore, this roomier take on a traditional soft-structured carrier can extend your babywearing days. Equipped to hold tots from 20-60 pounds, it features extra leg padding as well as a handy pocket on the waistband.
E. Evenflo Advanced SensorSafe Embrace DXL Infant Car Seat, $150
This first-of-its-kind car seat boasts an extra safety feature to help prevent tragic accidents. Thanks to a wireless receiver that syncs your vehicle with the harness’s chest clip, it alerts you when the car is turned off but the clip is still buckled, so you can double-check the backseat.
F. Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard, $120
With half the bulk and all the features of a typical play yard, this 15-pound bundle of joy features the same inclined sleeper as the popular Rock ’n Play, a convenient storage pouch with a portable changing clutch, and plenty of room for kiddos to sleep, relax and play.
G. Doona Infant Car Seat, $499
Spare the crook of your arm the pain of carrying a pumpkin seat by opting for a model with built-in wheels. This infant car seat transforms into a stroller at the touch of a button, so you can roll up to the pediatrician’s office or local pizza joint in style—and without an aching back.
H. Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad, $299
Make the most out of diaper changes with a smart pad that tracks baby’s weight, length, sleep, feedings and, of course, dirty diapers. The sleek addition to the nursery connects to your smartphone, so you have the info on hand whenever you need it.
I. Fridababy FeverFrida Thermonitor, $70
Temperature-taking goes high-tech with a wearable hydrogel patch that communicates wirelessly with mom’s smartphone. The FDA-approved device records baby’s body temperature every four seconds and sends fever alerts when numbers spike.
J. Monte Rockwell Bassinet, $495
This luxurious, sustainably made cradle looks less like it’s made for babes and more like it’s designed to blend seamlessly with their parents’ carefully curated décor. A nice bonus: The basket can be removed for use as a storage bin after your newborn has outgrown it.