It’s hard for us to choose just twelve best baby products every year. But, it’s a tradition carried from my folks since 2000 (when they were operating Baby Mine Store).
So, we enlisted help from each of our extended parenting groups. This is the voting result of the top twelve baby products from our top-selling list the last 12-months.
How do we choose the best baby products?
These 12 products are sourced from Baby Mine Store’s featured best selling list. So, they have already passed our evaluation factors of safety, functionality and quality.
We must confess, at the end of the day, we want baby products to make our lives easier .
Effort for our voting process: 25 models, 23 moms and dads, 3 hours*.
*Hours: this is the actual vote-and-count hours. It does not include the previous 25 hours spent on the original 25-best-seller list.
Top 12 baby products ranked by parents – tested and approved by our peers:
1. BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One Air
- Comfortable and ergonomic carrier perfect for children aged 0-36 months
- Size adaptable design for the wearer and baby
- Airy, lightweight, and machine washable mesh fabric that is soft for the child
Reasons to buy:
The BABYBJÖRN New Baby Carrier One Air (view on Amazon) has been a favorite child carrier designer and manufacturer for parents in decades. My folks told me that they used the original BABYBJÖRN carrier when I was an infant!
This multi-position baby carrier is available in 3 styles (mesh, cotton, and One-air) and 12 colors. This carrier is excellently designed and constructed. It adjusts easily for size of the person carrying, the size of the child, and the carrying position for the child. It has a comfortable seat for the child, and broad, padded straps for the adult. It also provides excellent back support.
This superb baby carrier have excellent reviews from parents around the world. It is one of the best ergonomically designed carrier for babies and parents.
2. Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System Baby Stroller
- FLEXIBLE INFANT TRAVEL SYSTEM: The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System is a car seat...
- VERSATILE and LIGHTWEIGHT: This car seat and stroller combo features a modular frame...
- EASY INFANT CAR SEAT TRANSFER: This car seat and stroller combo has been designed...
Reasons to buy:
The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System (view on Amazon) is easy to assemble, light weight, and attractive. As a travel system, it provides you a 3-in-1 solution for your needs for a car seat, stroller, and bassinet.
The stroller folds easily for storage. The storage basket on the stroller is conveniently large for diaper bag, groceries, etc. Many parents like the fact that seat converts to a bassinet.
Light weight and easy to use, this Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System has all the important functions and conveniences for younger children (within the weight limits).
Read our full review of Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System.
3. North States 72″ Wide Deluxe Décor Baby Gate
- KEEPING TODDLERS SAFE SINCE 1953: Worry-Free Safety! Toddleroo by North States Deluxe...
- SAFE & SECURE: Keep your loved ones safe with this hardware mounted gate that's...
- STYLISH AND DEPENDABLE: The exclusive warm white finish will complement any home...
Reasons to buy:
This North States 72″ Wide Deluxe Décor Baby Gate (view on Amazon) is made with durable heavy metal frame. It has a beautiful tri-panel design with soft white color.
- This North States baby gate is our top-pick for hardware-mount to straight or angled wall.
- It is applicable for hallway, doorway, top of stairs, bottom of stairs installations.
- Safety. Double-locking system – hard for a child to open, easy for an adult.
- Extra-wide.This North States Deluxe Décor Baby Gate has an extra-wide 25.5-inch walk-through for easy access.
- One-hand operation. No worries when you have to carry your baby or a basket of laundry in one-hand.
- Easily removable. It’s stress-free when you need to detach the gate from the hardware – thanks to its clever detach-mechanism.
- Convenience. When the gate is not in use, it can easily swing out from both sides.
Read our full review of North States 72″ Wide Deluxe Décor Baby Gate.
4. Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
- A lightweight, all-terrain stroller perfect for jogging or strolling through town
- Swivel front wheel locks into place for jogging
- Large 16" rear wheels plus suspension for an ultra smooth ride
Reasons to buy:
This Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller (view on Amazon) gets rave reviews for its design and outstanding performance. It is both as an everyday stroller and as a jogging stroller.
It’s easy to push either walking or jogging. It has large wheels with a great suspension to smooth the ride for your child.
This Thule Urban Glide 2 easily folds to a compact size for storage or the trunk of your car. Its hand brake is a great safety feature which allows you to easily control the stroller’s speed even when jogging downhill.
Thule is known for high quality products. Jenny has Thule ski racks. Both Sara and my household use Thule bike racks. They offer a large selection of accessories which may be added to improve the performance and safety of its products. This jogging stroller is no exception.
Read our full review of Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller.
5. Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer
- 5-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE CRIB: Converts from baby crib (mattress sold separately) to...
- FULL-SIZE STORAGE DRAWER: Crib includes full-size drawer with 2 compartments,...
- ADAPTS TO YOUR GROWING BABY: Adjustable mattress support base with 3 different height...
Reasons to buy:
The Graco Solano 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer (view on Amazon) provides an attractive and simple design. It will complement the décor in any nursery. Graco is a well-known and highly respected brand.
This Graco grows with your child by easily converting from a crib to toddler/day bed and to a full size bed. The adjustable height maximizes safety for your baby or toddler and is convenient for parents as well.
The attached changing table and lots of storage make this a great crib for parents and for baby. The Graco Solano Convertible Crib and Changer will provide an attractive solution for baby’s needs.
6. Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Stationary Jumper
- Extra jump allows baby to exercise legs while being entertained
- Provides baby with secure learn and play environment
- 67 fun learning activities help babies achieve important developmental milestones
Reasons to buy:
This Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Stationary Jumper (view on Amazon) is best for children approximately 4 months to walking age, or until your child can stand flat-footed at the highest level.
This ExerSaucer includes 67 developmental learning activities. These activities are action-packed with sound music. This jumper will hold your infant’s interests while aiding his learning skills.
This jumper is designed to promote early-childhood development such as:
- Jumping and balance – good for gross motor and muscle development.
- Fingers activities – good for fine motor development.
- Sensory stimulation – via interactions with textures, lights, sounds and colors.
Read our full review of Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Stationary Jumper.
7. VTech® Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
- Interactive Learning: This toddler desk and chair set comes with 5 different activity...
- Language Skills: Make learning the ABCs fun and easy with the LED display that...
- Multiple Ways to Play: The toddler table transforms from a desk into an easel &...
Reasons to buy:
This VTech® Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe (Frustration Free Packaging)(view on Amazon) supports a variety of toddler learning activities in a three-in-one desk. You get a learning desk, a chalkboard and an art station – all in one.
It comes with five activity pages. These pages engage your child with letters, numbers, colors, music, and other activities. This is an excellent inspiration for reading and writing toy for preschool.
The Activity Desk also has an LED display used as a learning aid for basic drawing and number shapes.
The desk includes storage space, a music player, and a toy telephone for hours of fun and learning.
Read our full review of the VTech® Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe.
8. VTech® Record and Learn KidiStudio
- Toddler toy recording Studio allows kids to record and playback their own music;...
- Kids music toy teaches pretend play, instruments, creativity and music; explore a...
- 40+ songs and sound effects; kids keyboard lights up to teach children to follow...
Reasons to buy:
This VTech® Record and Learn KidiStudio (view on Amazon) is an exciting toy that teaches your child about music and creativity. It also provides sensory and fine motor stimuli that will help your child develop other skills.
It is a recording studio that children will regularly use – from the time they are an infant until they are into elementary school. Your child will experience musical sounds, tempo, and musical styles while having great fun recording and playing their own creations. Even adults are sometimes attracted to recording a tune or two!
The VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio lets your child be a Rock Star while teaching important musical information and skills.
9. Baby Delight Go with Me Sway Portable Infant Rocker
- DIMENSIONS: 37 x 22.5 x 31 inches
- SAFE and COMFORTABLE - Sleep soundly knowing that your baby is safer and comfortable....
- MOBILE- Lightweight enough to move from room to room, the Beside Me Dreamer can be...
Reasons to buy:
This Baby Delight Go with Me Sway Portable Infant Rocker (view on Amazon) is our top-pick for traveling and quick nap. It is lightweight and collapsible.
Compact to travel: A convenient travel bag is included. So easy to pack and un-pack! The bag has a shoulder strap – so you can carry it hands free!
Safety. This nook and sway rocker has a sturdy design with a three-point harness.
Quiet. This is a manual-operated rocker. This means no noisy motor and you are in full control of the rocking motion speed. It has a locking mechanism to prevent rocking – if you want it to be stationary in certain situations.
Quality. The cover is soft, comfortable and machine-washable. The breathable side mesh help to keep your cool, dry and comfortable. The solid back provides secure support to your baby.
Read our full review of Baby Delight Go with Me Sway Portable Infant Rocker.
10. eufy Security Video Baby Monitor
- Sweet Dreams on the Big Screen: The large 5" 720p video baby monitor display shows a...
- Ready for Their First Steps: When your baby starts to walk and run around, just...
- Pan from Pillow to Pinky Toes: Pan the lens 330° to see corner-to-corner and tilt...
Reasons to buy:
The eufy Security Video Baby Monitor (view on Amazon) is ideal for most new families. It allows you to keep watch over your sleeping baby with high definition video. And, it works with or without the lights on!
Tilt and pan give you the ability to see the WHOLE room.
Instant noise alerts provide an attention grabbing alert:
- If your baby is crying or,
- The noise in baby’s room is higher than a limit you set.
FHSS frequency skipping wireless technology. This is a secure feature from router hacking by strangers for increased security.
Image quality is much better than most standard baby monitors.
All-in-all, the eufy Security Video Baby Monitor is a great product to help provide security and safety for your baby at an affordable price. It has great range, so you can have the display anywhere in your house or yard.
11. Munchkin Easy Close XL Metal Baby Gate
- Measures: 36" tall and 29.5" - 51.6" wide with the included (1) 2.75", (1) 5.5" and...
- Pressure mounted installation; includes hardware option for added safety
- Door locks easily with simple push to close feature. latex-free.
Reasons to buy:
This beautiful Munchkin Easy Close XL Metal Baby Gate (view on Amazon) is made with strong steel material. This metal baby gate is pressure mounted or hardware mounted for added safety.
This Munchkin baby gate is “extra good” in terms of:
- an extra-wide 22-inch walk-through door.
- Extra tall 36-inch door.
- Extra wide range to fit opening 29.5″ to 51.6″
- well-suited for top of stairs, bottom of stairs, hallways, or doorways installation.
- Flexibility to set the door to open to right or left.
- Double-locking system. A smart and excellent safety feature – hard for a child to open, easy for an adult to operate.
- Simple operation. Door locks easily with a simple push to close mechanism. Easy and convenience always get our votes.
- Flexibility in installation configuration. Include extensions of one 2.75″, one 5.5″ and one 11″.
Check out our full review of Munchkin easy-close baby gate.
12. Lambs & Ivy Jungle Safari 6-Piece Baby Crib Bedding Set
- This six-piece crib bedding set includes one quilt/comforter, two fitted crib sheets,...
- Gender neutral color palette of gray, beige and white makes this crib bedding set...
- The quilt has dimensional trims on the lion, giraffe and zebra along with soft furry...
Reasons to buy:
The Lambs & Ivy Jungle Safari 6-Piece Baby Crib Bedding Set (view on Amazon) is a cute and super interesting bedding set. It includes some great tactile experiences for your child. It combines style and functionality with sensory stimulation.
The gender neutral theme and color selection makes this set an easy choice for any baby. The wearable blanket keeps your baby toasty warm no matter how they move. It also helps to keep your baby safe.
The easy fit of a standard crib mattress, great design, and well respected brand gain top reviews from peers! Your little one will sleep with his or her animal friends.
Buying guide for baby products
Choosing the best products for your baby is about choosing the best product and model for your specific needs. We have an in-depth buying guide in each of the product category review pages featured on this site.
Here are key considerations when buying these baby products:
- Baby Carriers:
Fit, comfort, and “capacity” are most important. Look for carriers that have a wide range of adjustment both for the adult and for the child, with broad, well-padded straps and back support. You will want a broad, secure seat for the child with the ability to hold the head in a comfortable and safe position. Look for capabilities to put the child in front (both forward facing and rear facing) and or on the parent’s back, like a backpack.
- Modular Travel Systems:
Combining the functionality of a car seat and a stroller, key considerations are safety in an accident, the ability to be both forward-facing and rear-facing in the car, ease attachment and removal both in the car and to the stroller frame, and sun protection. Look for bassinet/pram functionality as well.
Installtion location, dimension, access are the top three criteria. Do you want a walk-through?
Do you prefer one-hand operation? Also consider ease of installation. Do you need it to be multi-functional? For example, a barrier convertible to a play-yard.
You will want many activities which stimulate with sight, sound, and touch. Look for a theme you want your child to learn, like music, shapes, etc., and activities that stimulate creativity in your little one.
- Jogging Stroller:
Look both for features impacting the comfort of your child and for features that support pushing the stroller while jogging or walking. Seat comfort is a big factor as is a large sunshade and provision for storing things (diaper bags, shopping items, water bottles, etc.).
For the pusher, look for large wheels, ample room from the push-bar so that the stroller doesn’t interfere with your stride, easy rolling and a lockable front wheel for jogging. Safety features and styling are important.
Besides entertainment values to your infants, check for features to help your baby’s physical and metal development.
Check for age guideline, baby maximum height and weight requirements. In general, most jumpers are designed for 4 months to walking.
Are the seat pad removable and machine washable? Are there multiple positions for height settings?
Select cribs with solid construction, securely locking sides (if they drop), and adjustable mattress height for safety. An attached changing table can be a major plus, as is storage under the changing table and/or in a drawer under the crib. Look for a crib that converts from crib to toddler bed to full-size bed with styling and materials that match your décor.
Check for age guideline and maximum and minimum weight requirements. Most Baby rockers are designed for babies 0-6 months of age. Then consider the type best meets your needs. For example, do you want a baby rocker, a baby swing, a baby bouncer or the combination of 2-in-1. Do you want music, sound and a toy bar? Do you need it to be portable and compact?
- Baby Monitor:
You will want a baby monitor which provides a sharp picture, with sound, over a range sufficient to cover anyplace in your house or yard you may be. Useful features are alarms for unexpected or loud sounds. Consider one allows you to set the alert level you want.
Baby bedding does more than keep your little one warm. Although warmth is an important consideration. You will want a warm and attractive comforter. Ideally, these will provide tactile stimulation for child and imaginative decoration to interest your little one. The blanket should be a wearable blanket, as they have proven safer than a traditional blanket. Bumpers are no longer recommended (for safety reasons), and having at least 2 sheets is a wise choice.
Our Baby Mine Store is all about parents helping parents. We hope some of these baby products and reviews have helped to make your life easier.