The right gear will keep your baby safe, comfortable and happy as you go about your day.
As you plan for your new addition, think about how you'll be transporting your baby. A car seat is a necessity if you'll ever be taking your child in a car. Decide whether you want an infant car seat, which is rear facing and has a low height and weight limit, or a convertible car seat, which can be faced to the rear of the car when your child is young and turned around when he or she is ready to face forward. Look for a stroller that's suited to your lifestyle: umbrella strollers are lightweight and great for carrying up and down stairs, while heavier strollers with large wheels are better suited for rough terrain. A jogging stroller is great if you're physically active. You may also want to consider a baby carrier.
It's also important to have a secure, comfortable and stimulating place to put your baby while you do you other things. Baby bouncers and baby swings provide a soothing, womblike environment that's great for newborns, and many come with dangling toys and music for extra stimulation. When your baby learns to sit up, he or she will enjoy a gym or seated playstation. Playards provide enclosed spaces for babies who are mobile, and some also function as portable cribs.
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