Must-Have Baby Gear for the First Six Weeks

Be wowed by the baby gear that our new-mom editors love the most!

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DockATot Deluxe

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DockATot Deluxe

“After nursing, it was nice to rest my baby next to me in this.”  –Julia Dennison, digital director, Parents.com. $165 plus $85 for each cover; dockatot.com.

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Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

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Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

“My younger son, Jacob, slept so well in this because it made him feel snug and secure. I wonder what I ever did without it for my first son? Oh wait, that’s right. I was up all the time.”  –Tara Lustberg, deputy managing editor, Fit Pregnancy and Baby. $120 with Smart Connect; amazon.com.

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Halo SleepSack Swaddle

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Halo SleepSack Swaddle

“This held my son’s arms to his side for the first three months, as a swaddle. Now he’s old enough to use it as a wearable blanket with his arms free.” –Joanna Muenz, photo editor, Parents. $29; halosleep.com.

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Boppy Pillow

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Boppy Pillow

“The extra support is key for a tired mama and made my breastfeeding experience better. I’d say pack it in your hospital bag!” –Jennie Utschig, art director, FamilyFun. $40 plus $10 for slipcover; babiesrus.com.

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Keekaroo Peanut Changer

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Keekaroo Peanut Changer

“Let me count the ways I love this! You wipe it clean, unlike fabric-covered changers, so you have less laundry. The cushiony surface is no-slip, so your baby doesn’t slide around. And once my son got wiggly, we laid it on the floor for safe diapering.” –Laura Fenton, lifestyle director, Parents. $130; buybuybaby.com.

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