Baby Gear Directory
Before your baby is born, you'll want to make sure you have the basics in baby gear to make life easier for you and the little one. Experts say the essentials are a car seat, a new crib or bassinet, and a stroller. If your baby will not be breastfed, you'll want to buy baby bottles, as well. If baby is going to sleep in a crib from the get-go, you'll need a crib that meets current safety standards, along with a mattress, waterproof mattress pads, fitted sheets, and light blankets. You may also want a place to store baby clothes and change and dispose of baby diapers. When buying the gear, consider your lifestyle. If you'll be in and out of a car, bus, or subway, stick with strollers that fold easily and are lightweight. If you live in a rural or wintry area and plan to do a lot of walking, you may want an all-terrain stroller. There are many choices available, so it's a good idea to step back and think it over before you register for a particular baby carrier or stroller.
Essential Baby Gear: Strollers, Bedding, and More
A list of essentials -- like baby diapers, a car seat, and baby bottles -- and what else to buy for your baby and for the nursery.
Should You Sterilize Your Baby's Bottles?
Should parents still sterilize baby bottles? Don't bother. WebMD tells you why.
Glass vs. Plastic Baby Bottles
WebMD explains types of baby bottles and how to choose the best one for your baby.
Choosing Baby Bottles and Gear
Baffled by the myriad bottles and other baby-feeding equipment out there? WebMD helps you navigate the choices to find what you need.
Budgeting for Baby: Tips to Save Money
WebMD helps you save money and stay on budget while caring for your baby's needs.
Newborn Basics: What You Need to Care for Your New Baby
About to welcome a new baby? Experts share the products you’ll need -- and the ones you won’t.
Keeping Baby Safe: Creating a Healthy Home for Your Child
Create a safe home for your baby. Find out why avoiding soft plastic toys and baby bottles with BPA helps get your baby off to a healthy start, and learn other important steps to take.
Diapering Baby On the Go
Heading out for a day with baby? Here are some diaper bag must-haves, with tips for diapering in public, too.
Baby Sleep Basics
Get the facts you need about baby sleep patterns so you can get the sleep you need.
RA Friendly Baby Carriers
Carrying your little one can really stress joints and muscles. Find out your best options for baby carriers before you buy.
Choosing a Baby Stroller
Bewildered by the variety of stroller choices? Let us help you choose the best style for you, step by step.
Choosing a Rocker or Glider for Rocking a Baby
Explore rocking chairs, gliders, and other baby items that enhance feeding and bedtime routines step by step.