Gear Moms Love: 2015 American Baby Bests Winners

Best Bouncer Seat
We tallied more then 60,000 votes to create this list of 21 baby essentials that parents say they can't live without. These must-haves are guaranteed to make you happier! 

Nursing Pillow

Boppy is the only product that has won our seal every year! Ideal for nursing and bottlefeeding, it cradles Baby and saves your back from strain. $50 each;

Breast Pump

Moms say Medela's Pump in Style helps them reach their breastfeeding goals; check to find out if your health insurance will reimburse you. $300 to $360;

Full-Size High Chair

Graco wins for the best full-size high chair: The new Slim Snacker model can be folded with one hand. $80;

Space-Saving High Chair

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Highchair gets the votes for small environs; it snaps onto any dining chair. $60;


It's a tie! Munchkin's Latch is engineered to ensure that the transition from breast to bottle is as seamless as possible. $10 each; The vent in Dr. Brown's Options fights colic and reflux; it's removable when Baby outgrows those troubles. $7 to $8 each;

Diaper Bag

Be the always-prepared mom with this winning diaper bag. Skip-Hop totes, like the Forma, above, are beloved for clever pockets and organizing features. $70;

Infant Carrier

Baby-wearing brings double happiness: Your sweetie's nestled against you, yet you can get stuff done. Parents give the highest marks to the Ergo Infant Carrier for its ease of use and extras like cushioned straps and a pull-up baby hood. Wear it on your chest with your infant facing in; by about 6 months he can face out. In the toddler years, wear it with your child on your back. $120;

Infant Car Seat and Full-Size Stroller

Voters prefer Graco's car seat and stroller pair. Aire3 Click Connect Travel System, $300;

Lightweight Stroller

The Chicco Liteway cruises right past other umbrella strollers. $140;

Jogging Stroller

A Graco Jogger is your favorite workout partner. Relay Click Connect, $350;

Baby Bath Wash

Moms are drawn to the scent of Johnson's Baby bath washes, like this lavender Bedtime formula. $5; drugstores

Infant Swing

Fisher-Price swings rule for 2015. Control the speed of the 4-in-1 Smart Connect with an app. $200; 


MAM pacifiers, developed by dentists, get the thumbs-up. Mini-Air, $7.50 for two; Perfect, $6;


Swaddling mimics the closeness of the womb and may help your newborn sleep. Moms' top choice: Aden + Anais muslin swaddlers, which double as nursing covers and stroller blankets. $32 for two or $50 for four;


Keeping your sleeping baby near you is easy and safe with a portable sleeper or bassinet. In our poll, readers gave the most votes to Fisher-Price sleepers, which feature a safety harness and gentle incline. Deluxe Auto Rock 'N Play Sleeper, $90;

Activity Center

Voted best activity center, the Baby Einstein Jumper from Kids II (left) gets love for its five height settings that grow with your baby $100; Fisher-Price's Jumperoo (right) scores for coming in this genius SpaceSaver size. $70; 

Activity Mat

The best first play spot, according to parents, is a Fisher-Price activity mat. The SnugaMonkey Musical Play Gym has six toys that can be moved around. $35;

Best Bouncer Seat

This winner has serious cred: The Fisher-Price bouncer seat has won our seal 15 out of 18 times! The Comfort Curve is our favorite design to date. $40;

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