We sorted through a ton of choices to uncover the most drool-worthy finds. With our prime picks for any budget, you can't go wrong. Happy shopping!

By Jessica Hartshorn
May 13, 2014
Jeffrey Westbrook

Infant Strollers

Splurge: The cute reversible seat on this Stokke Scoot sits up high, for easy eye contact with Baby. ($600)

Score: Check out the giant sun canopy and wide seat on Mamas and Papas' new Armadillo. It folds with one hand! ($280)

Save: Urbini's Omni travel system includes this stroller base and reversible seat, plus a car safety seat (not shown). ($200)

Diaper Bags

Splurge: A handy changing pad zips out of the beautifully stitched City Carryall tote from Petunia Picklebottom. ($165)

Score: A spacious interior and ten pockets help you fit your whole life into the JJ Cole Caprice. ($70)

Save: Trend Lab's quilted Mod Carryall is as light as a feather, so feel free to load it up. ($29)

Infant Car Seats

Splurge: Cybex's Aton 2 got a top rating in a recent test by Consumer Reports. ($300)

Score: The B-Safe seat has a tangle-free harness and fits onto strollers from both BOB and Britax. ($200)

Save: Evenflo's Nurture seat holds only up to 22 pounds, but for this price, why not start with it? ($60)

High Chairs

Score: The Poppy by Phil & Teds folds to just 11 inches wide. ($20)

Save: Baby Trend's plush Sit-Right moves up, down, and reclines. ($55)

Light Strollers

Splurge: Your baby will appreciate the Inglesina Trip's recline, rain cover, and a bar for his toys. ($200)

Score: At only 10.7 pounds, the UPPAbaby G-Lite is easy to store and to tote with the carry strap. ($150)

Save: Your little rider gets a snack tray, and you'll like the big basket and organizer built into Jeep's Cherokee Sport. ($50)


Splurge: Watch your baby on VTech's Pan and Tilt video monitor featuring night vision. ($180)

Score: The revamped Philips Avent DECT zero-interference audio monitor can track room temperature and play lullabies. ($120)

Save: You can talk to your little one through Summer Infant's Baby Wave Deluxe audio monitor. Plus, it works as a night-light. ($50)


Splurge: Nuna's Leaf turns into a kid seat that holds up to 130 pounds. ($220)

Score: Both techy (an MP3 hookup) and traditional (wood trim), Chicco's iFeel rocker folds flat for easy storage. ($100)

Save: The toy bar on the Fisher-Price Sensory Stages seat has a black-and-white side for newborns. ($55)


Splurge: Babyhome's modern Dream Cot assembles in a snap. ($300)

Score: Graco's Travel Lite is great at home, away, or as a play yard. ($110)

Save: Stars shine above Ingenuity's Moonlight Rocking Sleeper. ($55)

Originally published in the June 2014 issue of American Baby Magazine.

American Baby

Comments (1)

December 3, 2018
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