See the Absolute Best Baby Gear Out There—Picked by Parents Who Know! 26805

What's in your stable of baby products you absolutely could not live a day without?

I'll tell you some of mine: Our Chicco KeyFit 30 infant carseats are godsends, because they couldn't be any easier to pop in and out. My BrestFriend twin nursing pillow is literally the only way I can think of to pull off the superhero feat of tandem nursing. I love pretty much anything from The Honest Company—the patterned diapers are too cute—and for clothes and blankets, Tea Collection is so chic and globally influenced (a Band-Aid on our wanderlust these first few months!).

We also love how our pastel-colored Fisher-Price Snugabunny Cradle 'N Swing soothes our babies, and manages the coup of being actually attractive as a decor piece in the nursery, instead of a cacophony of bright colors and patterns.

The swing, in fact, was a hand-me-down from friends who swore by it—and that's the best kind of baby product, right? One that's been tested and approved by parents who have been there, done that, and figured out what truly works.

To that end, American Baby has announced its "Gear of the Year" awards... and they're all parent-chosen! Yes, there's a Fisher-Price swing on there—because parents know what's up. There's also the best stroller, high chair, diaper pail, pacifier,  baby clothes and more—so it's an awesome registry primer for expecting parents.

In short, you want to see this list. Ready? Go! See the "Gear of the Year" award winners.

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