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Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Strollers, swings, car seats, pumps and more! We've got the best baby gear of 2013.

By Sadiya Dendar

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Today's Parent 2013 Baby Gear Guide

Only the best

We've rounded up the newest products for your growing family.

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guidePhoto: iStockphoto

The First Years Ignite Lightweight Stroller

This easy-to-manoeuver, reclining stroller is made for kids up to 50 lb. Tall handles make it comfortable for parents to push around, and it folds with just one hand. There’s also storage for snacks, drinks and toys.

Where to buy? 
The First Years, $70

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Maclaren BMW Buggy

This compact stroller (it weighs just 12.4 lb.) is built for babies six-months-plus. The reclining padded bucket seat is comfortable for kids, while the ergonomic design of the handle makes driving a breeze. Reflectors on rear legs provide added safety.  

Where to buy? 
Maclaren baby, $385

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Travel System

The multi-position reclining seat accommodates kids up to 50 lb. It includes a lockable front swivel wheel, reflectors and a cellphone holder. Folds into a standing position. Comes with a Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant car seat.

Where to buy? 
Graco baby, $460

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Guzzie+Guss Connect+4

Not only does this seat recline and reverse, it’s also removable and can be used as a high chair or bouncer (frames sold separately). Easily converts to a double stroller with a second seat. Bassinet attachment and car-seat adapter are available.

Where to buy? 
guzzie+Guss, $600

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Bugaboo Buffalo

Built for all terrains, this stroller ensures a smooth ride. The wide seat accommodates kids up to 50 lb. without compromising on storage. (You can carry 22 lb. in the basket, and it’s the first stroller with an official safety certification to hang 14 lb. from the handlebar.)

Where to buy? 
Bugaboo, $1,229 

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Stokke Crusi

This stroller easily adjusts to five positions (two rear-facing and three front-facing); it has an adjustable footrest and handlebar to ensure comfort for babe and parent. Carries one child from birth to 33 lb. and converts to a double.

Where to buy?
Stokke, $1,300

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Taggies peaceful Snuggles Swing 'N Sway

Babies rock side to side or front to back at six speeds with this three-position reclining swing. The quiet ride allows wee ones to concentrate on the eight melodies or three soothing sounds.

Where to buy?
Taggies, $160 (available in Oct.)

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Graco Glider petite LX Gliding Swing

This roomy swing features six speeds, head support and a removable toy bar. Your tot can listen to 10 songs or five nature sounds. An AC adaptor lets you plug it in to save batteries.

Where to buy? 
Gaco baby, $160

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Nuna Leaf

This gentle (and silent) ride imitates the motion of a floating leaf. It rocks unassisted for two minutes with a gentle push, or locks into stationary mode for feeding. Made from 100-percent organic cotton.

Where to buy? 
Nuna baby, $250

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Beco Soleil Carrier

Ergonomic design and adjustable shoulder straps provide comfort for parents, while babies appreciate the padded seat and leg support. Three carry positions for use from infancy to toddlerhood (7 to 45 lb.): front, hip and back with rear- and forward-facing options. Customize the size, patterns and accessories.

Where to buy?
Beco baby carrier, $150

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Britax Pioneer

This seat easily moves from a forward-facing seat to a booster so kids can use it from 25 lb. to 110 lb. The seat recline, harness and headrest are all easily adjustable from the front. Exclusive technologies work together to minimize forward movement and increase safety.

Where to buy?
Britax, $250

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Diono Radian RXT

This seat accommodates kids from 5 lb. to 120 lb. (adjusting from rear-facing to front-facing to a booster), giving it a 10-year lifespan. You can adjust the headrest for complete support, and it has an energy-absorbing harness system. Their “superlatch” connectors are four times stronger than the industry standard. Seat folds flat; removable cover is machine washable.

Where to buy? 
Diono, $360

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Fisher-Price Evolve High Chair

With a quick height adjustment, this seat can be used as a high chair or a booster seat. The tray is dishwasher safe and features a sure-grip spot to help keep dishware in place.

Where to buy? 
Fisher-Price, $80

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Peg-Perego Rialto

This portable, folding seat straps on to nearly any chair. It has four adjustable heights and a removable tray so tots can sit at the table. Recommended for kids nine months and up.

Where to buy? 
Peg-perego, $100

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

You can control the speed and suction of this pump for a total of 32 different settings. Multiple flange sizes allow for the best fit. Design prevents milk back up and keeps the system bacteria-free. 

Where to buy? 
Evenflo, $130

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

The First Years Breastflow Memory Pump

This smart pump has a touch screen that records data (date, time, suction and speed) from your last 10 sessions, and the design of the handle lets you double pump using one hand.

Where to buy? 
The first years, $199

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Locking Children's Potty

Kids can sit comfortably on this ergonomic potty; the anti-slip bottom ensures that it won’t move while kids are on it. The removable insert makes for easy clean up.

Where to buy? 
Ikea, $7

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

Fisher-Price Rock & PLay Bassinet

A light and foldable frame makes this sleeper easily portable. Switch from stationary mode to rocking mode to lull your baby to sleep. The fabric is breathable, and the sleep pad is machine washable.

Where to buy? 
Fisher-Price, $100

Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guide

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Today's Parent 2013 baby gear guidePhoto: iStockphoto

This article was originally published on Aug 07, 2013
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