Best Baby Products

From stroller to baby monitor to diaper pail and beyond

The smaller the child, the bigger the shopping list. Parents require lots of stuff to tend to baby’s every need. With so much on the market, though, how does a new mom or dad know what’s best to buy? These parent-tested products bear an iron-clad seal of approval: a 2015 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). Selected by expert judges and fellow parent testers, these items have been singled out for their exceptional quality, innovation and usefulness.

High Chair

The eco-friendly Beyond Junior Y beechwood high chair grows with baby, from 6 months to adulthood. The adjustable EZ-Seat resizes in 20 seconds or less. ($249) 


The versatile, reversible 3Dflip convenience stroller easily converts from rear- to front-facing as baby grows. A lightweight frame allows for effortless push and carry. ($129.99)

Also check out: Inglesina's Trip Stroller ($199) and Net Stroller ($149)  

Nursery Needs

The iBaby Monitor M6 360° plug-and-play digital monitor provides an “expansive” view, two-way communication, night vision and a phone app that lets you check in as well as capture pics and HD vids. ($199.95) 

The pink or blue Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail with self-sealing lid and front door dispenses a sprinkle of baking soda when you insert a diaper, cutting down on dirty-nappy smell. ($30)

Also check out: The Kinsa Smart Thermometer ($29.99)

Safety Items

The easy-install Guardian Angel Outlet cover has smart technology that gives parents access to power yet protects kids from electric shocks. ($20)

The easy-pass-through Safe Step Gate has a trip-guard floor bar, a kid-proof handle and a base lock that lets parents control in which direction the gate opens. ($74)

Feeding Products

The Born Free Bottle Genius baby bottle maker formula station measures formula and heats it to the right temperature (in a BPA-free bottle) within seconds. ($169.99)

Also check out: Munchkin's Latch 4oz. bottle ($10)

Fun Extras

The wipe-clean, shoulder-strapped Storksak Bobby diaper bag in quilted nylon has stroller clips, padded changing mat, insulated food/bottle bag and a pacifier case. ($195) 

The portable BabySwingSling swing attachment converts a standard U-shaped park swing into a bucket seat for tykes up to 50 lbs., with no clips or pinch points. ($19.95)

The BPA- and phthalate-free Munch Mitt teether fits onto baby’s hand, so it’s harder to drop. Machine-washable fabric and a crunch sound are sensory stimulators. ($18.99)

Click for even more NAPPA-endorsed products, including those for older kids.

Categories: Babies, Goods, Maternity, New Moms