Are you ready to fill your nest with baby essentials, but aren’t sure where to start? Top baby stores like Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us can be overwhelming for new parents. The shelves are stocked sky high with competing brands and a wide range of price points. You may have a list of go-to items you know you’ll need, but which brand do you choose for the big ticket items?
Let us help you decide with this baby registry checklist of go-to brands for newborns. We’re here to make preparing for baby a little bit easier.
Our Pick: Britax
Price Range: $200 -$400
Britax has over 20 products with nearly perfect scores on Viewpoints. Its Advocate Series comes highly recommended with best in class safety ratings.
Price Range: $200 – $350
When it comes to your stroller, don’t let flashy logos fool you into thinking you are getting the best quality. You can get a great all-terrain stroller for much less. Reviewers are scoring Baby Jogger and BOB strollers higher than the more expensive brands like UPPAbaby and Bugaboo.
Need something more compact for even less? We love this sleek, European-style front and rear facing wheel base for infant car seats: The First Years Wave Stroller Frame – Elegance. Price Range: $160
Our Pick: Delta Eclipse 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with a top score of 96/100.
Price Range: $150 – $350
Look for well-reviewed brands like Delta, Graco and Babi Italia. Convertible cribs will grow with baby into stylish toddler, full size and day-beds. You’ll save money in the long run.
Our Pick: Snuza Hero Baby Monitor scores 100/100, and uses a military grade sensor to monitor baby’s movement.
Price Range: $100
Our Pick: ERGObaby Sport Baby Carrier scoring 100/100
Price Range: $115
Baby Bottle Starter Kit
Our Pick: Philips Avent BPA-Free Infant Starter Set with a score of 93/100
Price Range: $35
This kit will get you started with everything you need to feed your newborn: (2) 9-ounce bottles and (2) 4-ounce bottles, plus a bottle brush, formula dispenser, pacifier, and trainer cup.
Ready to get started?
Register with stores near you for easy returns and exchanges. When deciding where to register, look for websites and stores that offer registry completion discounts and free shipping and return options. Here’s a list of easy-to-find favorites that devote themselves to customer service:
We’ve done the leg work so you don’t have to. Keep those feet up for as long as you can!