Your Essential Baby Gear Checklist

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If you've ever bolted up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat over strollers, debated breast pumps with your bestie, sent out all-caps emails to your mom friends for their registry recommendations— or all of the above—this is for you. To give you the short answer on exactly what you need for Baby, we picked our favorite gear and shipped it to a panel of real-mom testers. They strolled, studied sleeping babies and discerningly issued their stamps of approval. We found you don't need 289 things to be fully prepared—try 24. Read on; you're about to become ridiculously ready for your little love. (Read the full story in the October/November issue of Fit Pregnancy—on newsstands now!)

Print the list here!


  • Umbrella Stroller: Mclaren Mark II
  • Multi-Purpose Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini
  • Convertible Car Seat: Orbit Baby G3 Toddler Car Seat
  • Infant Car Seat: Maxi-Cosi Mico AP
  • Carrier: Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier
  • Play Yard: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light
  • Activity Seat: Evenflo ExerSaucer World Explorer
  • Bouncer: Fisher Price My Little Snugapuppy Deluxe Bouncer
  • Monitor: Motorola MBP36
  • Crib: DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
  • Bassinet: Halo Bassinest
  • Crib Mattress: Babyletto Coco Core Dry
  • Sleeper: Magnificent Baby Footie
  • Swaddle: Love to Dream Love to Swaddle Up
  • Bodysuit: Carter's 5-Pack Short Sleeve Bodysuits
  • Humidifier: Crane Drop Cool Mist Humidifier
  • Diaper Pail: Ubbi Diaper Pail
  • Diaper Bag: Skip Hop Duo Special Edition Diaper Bag
  • Pacifier: Mam Start Pacifiers
  • Breast Pump: Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump
  • Bottle: Born Free Glass Bottle
  • Feeding Pillow: Nook Niche
  • Highchair: Stokke Tripp Trapp
  • Baby Tub: 4Moms Infant Tub