Buying Guides

Knowing what to buy (and what not to buy) for your baby is an important part of parenting. Our baby buying guides help you navigate the world of baby products.

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.

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.

How to Buy Baby Diapers on a Budget

Babies go through an incredible amount of diapers. Whether you are using cloth diapers or disposable ones, here are the best ways to stay on a budget.

How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget

Shopping for baby clothes while on a budget doesn't have to be stressful. We'll tell you where and how to score a deal on your favorite little baby outfits.

How to Buy Baby Formula on a Budget

To prevent Baby from eating through all of your money, be smart about your spending on baby formula. Here are some tips on how to save on formula costs, starting from when you leave the hospital.

Baby Products We Can't Live Without

You asked, we answered. We had real moms tell us which baby gear really got them through those first few roller-coaster months--behold the 13 lifesavers you need to register for.

Because All Parents Should be Able to Afford to Diaper Their Babies

The White House has teamed up with to offer affordable diapers to families in need.

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.

Essential Gear for Baby's First 6 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.

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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Baby Items You Can Live Without

Before you register or buy something for baby, check out our list of products that aren't worth the splurge.

7 Safe Sunscreens

Seeking safe sunscreen? Shield baby's skin from the harsh rays with these natural lotions.

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.

7 Cool Gadgets for the Baby's Nursery

Simple and innovative baby gear that makes caring for your newborn much easier.

Baby Registry Guide for Second-Time Moms

Leave the wipes warmers and changing tables to the rookies. Now that you're a pro at this motherhood thing, you have a pretty good idea of what baby number two will need to get by. Consider this your cheat sheet of experienced-mom essentials.

Dads' Favorite Baby Gear

Check out the carriers, pacifiers, high chairs (and more) that these dads can't live without.

Baby Registry Guide for Green Moms

Want products that are good for your kiddo and the planet? Start with these eco-friendly registry must-haves--green gear and natural baby products and that don't compromise on quality, safety, or style.

Essential Baby Gear for Raising Twins

If you are (or are about to be!) a parent of twins, find out what baby gear you need to make your life a little easier--and what you need to double up on.

Must-Haves for New Moms

What you really need for the first weeks with baby.

How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget

There are plenty of ways to save on baby toys -- including making them yourself! We'll tell you how to stock your munchkin's playroom on a budget.

How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget

The key to buying baby gear for your little one is to take your time to get everything you need. Here's how to get the best deals on your budget.

How to Buy Baby Food on a Budget

Deals on baby food are easy to find if you know where to look. Here are ways to save.

How to Get Your Insurance to Pay for Breast Pumps

The current healthcare law covers breast pumps for new moms--so why are so many moms-to-be still registering for them?