Gear

How can one little person need so much gear? Find out what you really need for your baby with our comprehensive baby gear buying guides. We show you the absolute must-haves, what you can skip, and what's safe.

Most Parents Are Afraid to Tell Others They've Made a Common Car Seat Mistake

Not only are too many parents not keeping kids in rear-facing car seats long enough, but loved ones who notice aren't comfortable pointing it out.

Target So Hits the Bullseye With Car Seat Trade-In Program

Quick! Save your old car seat from a lonely fate in a landfill and save money in the process.

Baby Shopping Guide

Going shopping for new items for your baby? Here are the must-haves (and the don't-needs) to help you shop smart.

The Best Wi-Fi Baby Monitors

These six monitors allow you to keep an eye on Baby from practically anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.

Checklist: Baby Basics Shopping List

Shopping for your newborn can be a daunting task, especially since there's such a huge variety of baby products on the market. How many undershirts, sleepers, bottles and burping cloths does your little one need? Which lotions and creams should you stock up on? What should you carry in your diaper bag? Our baby basics shopping list will help you figure out exactly what you'll need for the first few months. Print it up and take it with you on your next trip to the mall.

Which Car Seat Is Right for Your Child?

A valuable age-by-age guide to your child's car seat needs.

Essential Gear for Baby's First Six Weeks

Truth: Babies really don't require a lot of gear the first few weeks at home. So resist the temptation to buy everything--these basics are all your baby needs.

Avoid a Car-Seat Mistake

Learn the mistakes that parents most often make, and how to avoid them.

When to Switch a Car Seat

Learn when to switch your car seat.

5 Baby Items You Can Live Without

With so much baby gear out there, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and sometimes even buy too much-- but don't worry, here are five items you won't need to splurge on.

Quiz: Which Baby Gear Is Right for Your Lifestyle?

Nailing down your baby registry style can help make the task of registering for gear more manageable and more fun--and our quiz can help!

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11 Ultimate Strollers

The latest, the greatest, the smallest, and the biggest -- whatever you're looking for, start your shopping here!

Your Stroller Buying Guide

Strollers come in all prices and sizes. Here are some valuable tips on which one to buy for your baby.

Try This Trick: Turn Your Phone Into a Baby Monitor

Your complete how-to guide, plus reviews of the three best apps around.

Baby Gear: The Necessities and the Niceties

What gear do you really need for your newborn -- and what can be considered a nice-to-have luxury? Find out here.

24 Cool and Convenient Strollers

Strollers are now more convenient, better looking, and (gasp!) even less expensive. Here, the best of the best.

Parents Are Warning Others About Tommee Tippee's 'Disgusting' Milk Machines

Parents have been posting gross pictures on Facebook after taking their Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep milk machines apart and finding them filled with what looks like black grime and mold-like slime.

Baby Essentials That Are OK to Buy Used

Save money on many baby items. With smart shopping, most of the things on your list are OK to buy used.

Baby Gear That's Pretty at Every Price

Splurge, save, or spend somewhere in the middle! We found beautiful baby gear at every price point.

Is Your 1-Year-Old in the Right Car Seat? Are You Sure?

A recommendation from Consumer Reports says babies older than 1 should be moved from infant car seats to rear-facing convertible seats.

How to Pick the Perfect Stroller for Your Baby

Get expert advice on choosing the right set of wheels for your child.

7 Tips for Buying a Car Seat

When shopping for a car seat, safety is always top of mind. There's only one way to take baby home from the hospital, and that is in an infant-safe car seat. Here are some tips for choosing the safest possible car seat for your little one.

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