In my previous post, I compared nursing chairs which is a necessary breast feeding gear. This post keeps track of other value products for babies and new moms broken down by their functionalities:
Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat Tan Swirl: $229
Product Description: This durable, long lasting convertible car seat is one of the most functional car seats to ever hit the market. The shell of the car seat is a little bit bulkier than others and parents should allow for about 31 inches of seat space when used rear facing. Some of the unique features on the Britax Marathon include a five point polyester harness with no tangle polyester webbing, which is certainly standard on most baby car seats. It also features built in lock-offs for the car’s seat belts and a push button LATCH system with versa tether. Now, the Britax Convertible Car Seat has Expanded PolyStyrene to increase available shoulder width room. EPS foam also helps soften a blow to the head in collisions. Britax convertible car seats are equipped with their patented HUGS system. It is designed to better distribute webbing loads to reduce head movement and minimize the chance for the webbings edge to load on the child’s neck.
Britax Roundabout Convertible Car Seat: $170
Product Description: The legendary Britax Roundabout convertible car seat is renowned for safety, comfort and convenience. Unique features including a sculpted base, push button release LATCH system with patented Versa-Tether, and built-in vehicle belt lock-offs, make a tight installation in your vehicle quick and simple. The tangle-free polyester 5-point harness and push button harness adjuster help you effortlessly secure your child every day. The Britax Roundabout also offers a cozy, washable seat cover for that ultimate comfort experience! It measures 18.5 x 24 x 24.5 inches ; 13 pounds.
Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat in Matrix: $144
Product Description: Help keep your child harnessed as long as you can and if you can do that without buying a procession of car seats, even better! The new Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat is the only forward-facing car seat your child will need. It helps keep him safe in a 5-point harness longer than most car seats ? all the way up to 65 lbs.
Later, the seat converts to a highback booster then backless booster, for comfortable, custom protection up to 100 lbs. Extensive crash testing and a steel-reinforced structure give parents peace of mind, while the height adjusting head support and extra-comfy seat with wide armrests, cup holder and side storage help your precious passenger relax and enjoy the ride. Dimensions: 20″ x 22″ x 29″
Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard in Bugs Quilt: $89.88 with FREE shipping
Product Description: Whether home or away, this Pack ‘N Play Playard helps you give Baby a safe place to play. It has a strong, stable frame and airy mesh walls so Baby’s comfortable and 4 interactive bug toys to keep him entertained. The roomy square design gives him plenty of play space to crawl, explore, and figure out what to do with all those developing muscles. It sets up and folds in less than a minute and comes with a handy carry bag, so you can easily bring it with you to your yard, the beach, Grandma’s, or anywhere the day might take you. The product measures 10.2 x 10.5 x 37 inches ; 26.1 pounds.
Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat: $29.99 with FREE shipping
Product Description: The Healthy Care Booster Seat has a feeding tray you can sanitize right in the dishwasher. With the snap-on lid in place, the tray will stay clean until you’re ready to use it. So you can take it wherever you go (it folds compactly) and always be sure that your baby is eating from a dishwasher-clean tray. Three height adjustments allow for a custom fit to any table. Front and rear seat straps adjust to fit virtually any chair and three-point harness adjusts to hold your growing child securely. Folds compactly for portability, with a carry strap so you can take it anywhere. (Weight limit: 45 pounds).
iBert Safe-T Front Mounted Child Bicycle Seat: $85 with FREE shipping
Product Description: The iBert safe-T-seat was designed with quality and safety first. The safe-T-seat places the child up front, safely between the parent’s protective arms. This evenly distributes weight over the bike giving a stable, safe ride. Kids enjoy the close interaction and the unobstructed view of the fun ahead. Mounted conveniently on the handlebar stem; the high, forward position allows you to pedal in comfort without banging your knees on the seat.
Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier: $27.19 with FREE shipping
Product Description: Humidifier is very important for your newborn baby. Adorable Crane Cool Mist Humidifier provides additional comfort to cold symptoms, dry itchy skin, and chapped lips. The whisper quiet humidifier operates on a low power consumption providing up to 11 hours of moisture from a removable one gallon water tank. Includes an automatic shut off safety feature when water tank is empty.
Bouncers & Gyms
Fisher-Price Jumperoo: $80
Product Description: Everything your baby needs can be found in this Rainforest Jumperoo. Its newly designed frame allows you to opens it up from the top, and lets the seat rotate 360 degrees so baby can play and interact from any side. A fun seat and toys at five locations on the platform engage baby all the way around, and an electronic toy at the front has motion, music and lights that can be activated by baby spinning a drum. The product measures 24.8 x 22.3 x 7.5 inches ; 19.6 pounds.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym: $190
Product Description: Bring the exciting world of the rainforest to life with the Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym. This fun, interactive, and educational activity centers encourages healthy development while entertaining and calming baby. Designed for use from birth on up, and requiring two “C” batteries (not included), the gym has a soft quilt and offers music, lights, and nature sounds to keep baby safely occupied. The product measures 28.7 x 22.6 x 3 inches ; 4.7 pounds.
LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table: $40.96
Product Description: Provide a world of learning and musical fun for your child with the LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table. Designed for children ages six months to three years, this innovative toy is chock full of learning and musical activities designed to provide visual and auditory stimulation and motor skill development, as well as opportunities to learn about colors, the alphabet, and opposites for older children — and much more. The product measures 5.5 x 15.4 x 22.9 inches ; 8.5 pounds.
BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original: $80
Product Description: Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier The Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier is a favorite of parents throughout the world. It allows parents to keep the baby close and secure while at the market, doctor or any other place. It is a baby infant carrier which can be used right from the very first week. As long as the baby weighs 8 lbs. and is 21 in. long, the Baby Bjorn Carrier may be used. The child carrier from Baby Bjorn holds the baby upright and features a strong back and neck support. It grows with baby thanks to an adjustable buckle which gives maximum comfort for all ages. The carrier is easy to put on and remove because all the adjustments are made in the front. Most parents love the unique Baby Bjorn feature which allows the button to be unbuttoned at the front of the carrier and lay down without waking up. As the child grows it allows for forward facing placement. The seat height on the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier is also adjustable and the wide straps evenly distribute weight for comfort. This Baby Bjorn carrier has won the Silver Award and Design of the Decade ISDA, 1999 as one of the 36 products of the decade. The Baby Bjorn infant carrier has also won several awards in the United Kingdom. Carrier measures 10 x 3 x 11 inches ; 2 pounds.
Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes: $10
Product Description: Promote music appreciation and auditory development by introducing your little one to baby-friendly versions of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini with the Baby Einstein¨ Takealong Tunes! A large, easy to press button allows your baby to toggle through 7 high quality and enjoyable classical melodies at home, or for on-the-go fun! This baby¨s version of an ¨MP3 player¨ has colorful lights that dance across the screen to enhance each entertaining melody and promote visual perception. The product measures 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches ; 3.7 ounces.
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube: $20
Product Description: Ideal for children of all ages! Create original music from 5 different instruments, French horn, flute, piano, violin and harp or play music from eight Mozart compositions. Large colorful buttons light up to the tempo of the music. Soft, rounded corners make it easy for a baby to hold. Batteries included. The product measures 7.6 x 6 x 5.6 inches ; 1.6 pounds.
Lamaze Jacques the Peacock: $20
Product Description: This new Lamaze Play & Grow Peacock comes complete with multiple textures and sounds to keep baby entertained. Crinkly fabric, a peek-a-boo mirros, bold colorful patterns and soft fuzzy textures invite little ones to explore and learn. Jacques the Peacock comes complete with a Lamaze link, so you can snap it to a car seat, high chair, or anywhere else. The product measures 11.9 x 8.1 x 2.8 inches ; 3.2 ounces.
Sassy LeapFrog Baby Curious Crab Rattle: $5
Product Description: With the Sassy LeapFrog Baby Curious Crab Rattle, you can introduce you baby to colors. Safe and fun for babies of all ages, this adorable crab is perfect for color and tactile exploration. Introduce baby to colors with this crabs bright, crinkly feet. Encourage baby to shake this adorable crab and hear the colorful beads make a soft rattle sound. Measures approximately 7.9 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches. Ages Birth+
Fisher-Price Rainforest Healthy Care High Chair: $94
Product Description: Looking for a way to keep baby entertained while you’re preparing his meal-or cleaning up? How about giving baby a rainforest of his very own to play in? The Rainforest Healthy Care High Chair has a toy that gives baby just that. Snap it into the high chair tray, and baby can play with different rainforest animals in lots of different ways, including activating music, lights & sounds! There’s also a tethered toy that stays with the tray. And while baby’s enjoying the rainforest, you’ll enjoy conveniences like a one-handed tray removal, 7 chair height adjustments, a dishwasher-safe insert tray and more! Toy requires 3 AA batteries. Please dispose of batteries safely. Look for more wonders of the Rainforest collection! (Each sold separately and subject to availability.)
Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether: $18
Product Description: Sophie the Giraffe, full of discoveries and activities to awaken baby’s senses. Sight: The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. Hearing: Her squeaker keeps baby amused, stimulates his hearings, and helps him to understand the link between cause and effect. Taste: She is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint. Touch: Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber from Have tree makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys. Phthalates and BPA free.
RaZberry Teether: $6
Product Description: The silicone RaZberry teether is a happy teething baby. It stimulating multi textured can be frozen for extra soothing comfort. This is the first hands-free all silicone teething pacifier. It has a bumpy texture which soothes baby’s gums. This is non-toxic and 100% medical grade silicone.
Nursing Chairs / Gliders
Check out this post for nursing chairs and gliders comparison.