Irresistibly Cute Baby Gear to Add to Your Registry

Our lifestyle editor checks out hundreds of new baby gear items a month—here's what she's loving right now.

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Brother Vellies

Leather Baby Shoes

Your tiny tot won't be strutting for a bit, but these Brother Vellies Neon Cap Toe Minis are perfect for kicking around—even if it's just in the stroller. The buttery leather baby shoes are made by skilled workers in Africa, and part of the proceeds helps put the artisans' kids through school. ($95, brothervellies.com)

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Gunamuna

Sleep Sack

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this cozy Gunamuna Cotton Print Gunapod Wearable Blanket—sure to bring sweet dreams for all when your little papoose is peacefully cocooned inside. ($25, gunamuna.com)

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Petit Collage

Yellow Bird Mobile

Hang this dainty Yellow Bird Mobile from Petit Collage above your babe's nest. It's made of sustainably harvested bamboo, and the chirpers' wings in canary-yellow wool add the perfect pop of color. Confession: I sort of want to put this in my bedroom! ($66, petitcollage.com)

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John Lewis

Baby Basket

I bet all sweet-as-sugar babes would love to nod off in the jelly bean-shaped Moba Moses Basket with ergonomic handles. The soft, anti-microbial rubber is made of nontoxic, eco-friendly materials and comes in razzle-dazzle colors like Rose, Cornflower, Tangerine and Grape. ($148, includes liner, johnlewis.com)

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Amazon

Book for Baby

Save a spot on the nursery shelf for photographer Mark Nixon's quirky Much Loved, which pays tribute to snuggled-to-bits teddy bears and bunnies with photos and sweet essays by each adoring owner. Yep, my heart just burst. ($18, amazon.com)

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Posh Play

Spills and Thrills

The Posh Play Bib almost makes eating smashed peas look like a major culinary event. The faux snakeskin cover, in shades like Turquoise and eggplant, is made of easy-to-clean, PVC-free fabric. One in every color, please. ($24, poshplaymat.com)

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J Schatz

Nightlight

The J Schatz Star Egg Nightlight projects onto the wall like a thousand sparkly stars—setting a dreamy mood as your glowworm nods off. In hues like Bittersweet Orange and Midnight Blue, it looks like sculptural art even when it's off. ($180, jschatz.com)

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Pottery Barn

Crib

The solid wood Pottery Barn Kids Harper Crib has two height options and can convert into a toddler bed with a separate kit. I'm drooling like, well, a baby, over the streamlined frame in striking shades, including Kelly Green, Aqua, Coral and Lavender. ($999, potterybarnkids.com)

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Stokke

Baby Carrier

The mesh Stokke MyCarrier Cool keeps you and babe from sweating buckets. Plus, it has three ergonomic positions—two front carry and one back. Wear it on evening hikes with your wide-eyed explorer. ($220, amazon.com)

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FEED Projects

Diaper Bag

Do your good deed for the day while you're lugging your cutie's must-haves in style. The FEED Diaper Bag has three interior pockets, a changing pad and an adjustable strap for slinging it over the stroller. Each carryall purchase provides micronutrients to a mother and child in a developing nation for a year. ($150, feedprojects.com)

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Chewbeads

Chewbeads

My simple yet effective get-out-the-door-in-a-flash secret: Bring less stuff! Doubling as a teether and a toy, the Chewbeads Mercer Rattle makes the cut. Its chemical-free silicone is soft on gums and heat resistant so you can chuck it in the dishwasher after your squealer drops it for the sixth time. ($15, amazon.com)

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