Baby Gear That Grows With Your Child

Buy these baby products now for your little guy, then keep using them when he's a toddler -- and even a big kid!

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High Chair To Table Seat

Svan high chair to table seat
Peter Ardito

STAGE 1 Buckle your baby into Svan's Signet Complete High Chair with its tray for first mealtimes.

STAGE 2 (not shown) Remove the tray and pull the seat up to the dinner table when your tot is ready.

STAGE 3 Lower the footrest and get rid of the wooden safety guard for your big guy.

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Crib To Bed

Simmons Rowen Crib N' More

STAGE 1 Nighty-night! Bring Baby home to Simmons's Rowen Crib N' More.

STAGE 2 Swap the front rail for the guardrail to create a toddler bed he can climb into.

STAGE 3 (not shown) Buy a full-size bed frame and use the crib's front rail piece as the bed's footboard and the back piece for the headboard.

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Rear-facing Car Seat To Booster Seat

Graco's 4Ever car seat

STAGE 1 Your infant rides in Graco's 4Ever car seat rear-facing and reclined.

STAGE 2 Turn it around to use as a forward-facing seat once your toddler is ready.

STAGE 3 (not shown) It becomes a high-back booster seat to use with your car's seat belt. Later, turn it into a backless booster for your big kid who needs just a little lift.

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Changing Station To Big Kid Desk

IKEA Stuva Changer to Desk

STAGE 1 IKEA's Stuva changer is ready for diaper duty.

STAGE 2 (not shown) Lower the top surface until it's right above the drawers to create a play table that's at your toddler's height.

STAGE 3 Add a chair, and it becomes a handy desk for your kiddo!

  • Get it here for $169.
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How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget

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Drink Up!

Pura Stainless Steel bottle and sippy cup

Small stuff can convert too! Different tops turn Pura's new insulated stainless-steel bottle into a sippy cup or straw cup.

Originally published in the April 2015 issue of American Baby magazine.

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