8 Registry Items That Grow With Your Baby

Looking for a baby registry secret that will pay off for years to come? Add gear that's designed to grow with your baby—so it lasts long beyond the newborn days.

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A Crib That Converts to a Toddler Bed

A Crib That Converts to a Toddler Bed

If you're looking for a crib that checks the form-plus-function box, look no further than the oh-so-sleek Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib. This two-tone mid-century crib is made from sustainable New Zealand pine wood with a non-toxic finish that's lead and phthalate safe. Best of all, it's designed to convert easily to a daybed or toddler bed when your baby is ready.

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A Car Seat That Grows to a Booster Seat

A Car Seat That Grows to a Booster Seat

If researching car seats is something you'd rather not have to do again anytime soon, then finding a convertible model that'll work from the rear-facing-newborn-baby stage all the way to 65-pound-backseat-driver stage makes perfect sense (and saves you money to boot!). The Graco Contender 65 received high marks for safety when both front and rear-facing from Consumer Reports. It's designed for easy installation and care with removable head and body support and a machine-washable seat pad.

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A Nursing Pillow That's Perfect for Tummy Time Support

A Nursing Pillow That's Perfect for Tummy Time Support

Pillows can take up a surprisingly large amount of linen closet space, so if you're adding one to your registry, you want to make sure it's a workhorse. The Boppy Luxe pillow is just that. This machine-washable pillow gives your and your baby lots of useful options: It can be used to create more comfortable positions for both of you during breast or bottle feeding, and to provide support when your baby is ready for tummy time and for sitting up. (Adorable machine-washable covers are just a bonus.)

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An Activity Center That Transforms Into a Table

An Activity Center That Transforms Into a Table

Oribel's sweet PortaPlay activity center gets a new lease on life when your baby hits toddlerhood—it transforms into a sturdy kid-sized table perfect for crafts and other activities.

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A Snug Infant Carrier That Transforms Into a Back Carrier

A Snug Infant Carrier That Transforms Into a Back Carrier

The super-cuddly hold you want when you're carrying an infant can be a literal pain in the neck (or back!) when that baby gets a little heavier. Luckily there's a carrier like the Flip Advanced 4-in-1 convertible carrier, from Infantino. This easy-to-convert carrier has multiple carrying positions—for front and back carrying—that provide great support for both of you. For babies from 8 to 32 pounds.

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An Infant Bouncer That Morphs Into a Baby Chair

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An Infant Bouncer That Morphs Into a Baby Chair

If you register for a bouncer seat to soothe your soon-to-be baby, you might as well make it a seat that your little one can keep using in her nursery. This ultra-cozy bouncer from Baby Bjorn is made to provide a natural bounce (i.e., no batteries) along with great support for little ones. Once your baby is sitting upright, simply flip the fabric to create a super comfy baby chair.

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A High-Style High Chair That Evolves into a Child Seat

A High-Style High Chair That Evolves into a Child Seat

Bringing your baby to the table is a lot easier with a Tripp Trapp chair. This cool, Norwegian-designed chair has a sleek Euro style and converts easily from a table-height high chair to a toddler chair to a big-kid seat and even a chair for grownups. It's made from European beech wood, and can be built to suit your style in nine colors and with a dozen cushion styles.

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A Toy To Grow Into

A Toy To Grow Into

Is this a toy for a newborn or a toddler? You'll be happy to hear it's both! Evenflo's activity center converts from an infant mat to an activity center to a play table. The colorful animal theme makes learning fun, as this toy helps kids develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

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