Baby Registry Guide for Stylish Moms

Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker
Want proof that kids and great style can co-exist? Check out these fabulous baby gear finds that are brimming with style and substance.

Ubabub Nifty Clear Crib, $1,550; modernnursery.com

This gorgeous midcentury-inspired nest, with its acrylic sides and clean lines, gives your sweet snoozer an unobstructed view of the world. Small laser-cut starbursts in the acrylic panels allow for extra airflow without trapping tiny fingers, and the wood comes from a renewable plantation and boasts nontoxic finishes. The mattress can be adjusted for your growing babe, and a conversion kit transforms it easily into a toddler bed.

Pebble Pure Mattress, $395; nooksleep.com

It may have an eye-catching sleep surface, but this dual-sided infant mattress is more than just a pretty face. Inside is a certified-organic coconut core layered with an inch of natural latex foam, then wrapped in soft eucalyptus. This one-of-a-kind construction gives your babe a firm, comfy, breathable place to sleep.

Bugaboo Bee3 + Van Gogh; $869; bugaboo.com

The gold standard in stylish strolling, the Bugaboo Bee has been upgraded with a larger basket, more substantial rain cover, and this awesome mod print. Like its predecessor, it gives your tot an über-smooth ride, even over cracked sidewalks or cobblestones. And it lets you switch riding positions with ease, clicking to reverse the seat direction, and adjust the recline and the height of the seat back to grow with your child.

Timi and Leslie Charlie Diaper Tote, $160; timiandleslie.com

What we love about this tote (aside from the fact it looks like a designer bag) is the light-colored lining. Why didn't someone think of this before? You can actually see your keys at the bottom! Besides the usual accoutrements -- a changing pad, a dirty duds bag -- the Charlie comes with a crossbody purse, for those times when you want to travel sans diaper bag.

Cybex Anton Q Infant Car Seat, shown in True Blue, $222; cybex-online.com

Whoever says all car seats are ugly never saw this beauty. And its design is as safe as it is sleek, incorporating the latest side-impact protection, a height-adjustable headrest, and an easy-peasy harness system. A special function makes for the flattest possible angle between head, neck, and chest to make breathing easier for preemies and small newborns. It even comes with a big UVP50+ sun canopy.

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.

4moms mamaRoo, from $240; Shop4moms.com app-controlled infant seat.

Bouncy seats that only vibrate and play music are so last year! The tricked-out mamaRoo reclines to multiple positions so your baby is always comfortable. It also comes loaded with four built-in sounds, five speeds, and five motion options, like a car ride or a tree swing -- all of which you can control from the comfort of your Bluetooth-enabled iOS or Android device.

Baby Brezza Formula Pro One Step Bottle Maker, $160; target.com

Whip up a baby bottle as easily as you make a cup of joe in your Keurig. This handy gizmo measures and mixes water and powdered formula to a just-right temperature and consistency (read: no air bubbles) to make 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-ounce bottles.

Courtesy of HALO
Courtesy of HALO

HALO Bassinest Premiere, shown in Silver Damask, $250; halobassinest.com

We can't decide what we like best about this newborn sleep solution: how it looks or how it works. The Bassinest, available in a variety of chic prints, offers plenty of extras, including six sounds, two types of vibration, a night-light and a nursing timer. But your favorite feature may just be its 360-degree swivel, which lets you turn Baby so she's right next to you at night.

Ubbi Diaper Pail, shown in purple, $79.99; Ubbiworld.com

This stylish diaper pail may just be your new nursery MVP. Made of powder-coated steel, sealed with rubber, and topped with a sliding lid, it all but guarantees that odors stay under wraps. Plus, it's available in 13 colors, so matching your nursery palette should be a piece of cake.

Comotomo Natural-Feel Pure Medical Grade Silicone Baby Bottle, $15.73; diapers.com

This bottle may look funky, but its unusual design has a practical purpose: to mimic mom's breast. The nipples are realistically shaped and made of pliable silicone to feel like skin. And like your ta-tas, this bottle is rounded, soft, and squeezable.

Bloom Fresco Chrome, shown in Lunar Silver, $550; bloombaby.com.

If Judy Jetson needed a place to park when she was a baby, we imagine it would look a lot like this space-age seat. The ultra-cool Fresco Chrome offers your baby three recline positions and easy height adjustments so she can join you at the dining room table or belly up to the breakfast bar. And unlike other high chairs, this one has a cradle mode, which brings your newborn up high to meet your admiring gaze.

Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker, shown in Grey/Ash, $550; giggle.com

Back in the day, stylish mamas were often torn between the usefulness of a glider and, well, its typically dowdy appearance. But this lovely glider won us over with its sleek lines, padded arms, and extra-wide seat. Don't be surprised if you're counting down the days until this beauty can move into the living room.

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