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Best Baby Products of 2023
August 4, 2023

Best Baby Products of 2023

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Best Baby Products of 2023

There’s a steep learning curve when you become a new parent, especially when it comes to the ins and outs of baby gear. But do you want to know a secret? The best way to learn about what you and your baby may love (or not) is from experienced parents who have already tried all the things—so you don’t have to.

That’s why we created Babylist’s annual Best Baby Products survey. It’s our chance to spill the tea with the real experts in baby gear: you.

We surveyed Babylist families and asked you to tell us about the baby products you love and why. And tell us you definitely did! This year we heard from 6,000 Babylist families about the gear you’re happy you added to your baby registry (baby carriers, travel systems, a pack-and-play), the items you absolutely cannot live without (the Babybjörn Bouncer, the Doona, revolving car seats) and even a few things you wished you had skipped (that bottle warmer you weren’t sure about and the eighth newborn outfit you registered for at the last minute).

And since you took the time to share, we took the time to organize all the data into an ultimate category-by-category breakdown of your favorites. These are the best baby products of 2023 according to the real experts: Babylist parents.


A stroller is one of the most popular—and most utilized—items of baby gear most parents own. Parents shared their favorites across a range of price points and noted the most important features: suspension and maneuverability, easy fold, ability to hold more than one child, basket size, durability and car seat compatibility.

The votes are in, and almost 30% of Babylist parents love this stroller’s all-wheel suspension, extra-large storage basket, high-end details and that it expands to accommodate up to three kids.
High-end features at half the price of the competition make the Mockingbird a standout favorite.
Parents love a stroller with a quick, one-handed fold, and this one checks that box—and more.
A sized-down (and priced-down) version of the Vista, the Cruz doesn’t expand to hold more than one child, but it’s packed with lux features and stellar suspension.
This genius infant car seat + stroller hybrid makes new parenthood a lot easier.

Travel and Jogging Strollers

Many of you don’t own more than one stroller (or haven’t had the need for another quite yet), but of those who do, travel and jogging strollers top your list. The travel strollers you love share two essential features: a compact fold and a light weight. As for joggers, it’s all about suspension for a smooth ride over all types of terrain.

Folds compactly with the touch of a button, and weighs about 14 pounds.
A light, easy-to-fold umbrella stroller at an affordable price
Can work as an everyday stroller or a travel stroller—there’s even a bassinet attachment.
Easy to carry (11 pounds!), a one-hand fold and a removable, washable seat cover.
Baby Jogger
Parents love the near-flat recline and the compact one-handed fold.
Sleek, modern and perfect for a quick run or an off-the-beaten-path walk.
Baby Trend
An extra-large canopy, easy-grip handle and large storage basket—all for less than $200.
Babylist parents’ favorite jogging stroller + car seat travel system combo.

Stroller Wagon

A new addition to our 2023 survey, stroller wagons have been growing in popularity over the last few years. While only about 25% of parents we surveyed currently own one, the families who do love them as a fun way to transport both babies and toddlers, especially over uneven terrain.

WonderFold Wagon
A luxury ride for up to four kids that can easily tackle all types of terrain.
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Baby Trend
The most affordable stroller wagon of all the survey favorites.
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A more moderately priced wagon that folds more like a stroller.
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The stroller wagon that started it all, parents love Veer’s maneuverability and accessories.
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Infant and Convertible Car Seats

Deciding on a car seat can feel overwhelming. Your favorites focused on safety, weight and investing in a seat that will go the distance.

20% of Babylist parents chose this infant car seat for its price, safety features and ease of installation.
The votes were split: another 20% of survey responders loved this affordable, safe, easy to install seat that’s also compatible with lots of different strollers.
Parents love this seat that snaps right into UPPAbaby’s popular strollers (and lots more) and its easy installation system.
Safety features are the most talked about feature of this seat, but Babylist parents also love the lush fabrics and light weight.
One of the lightest infant car seats around—and it’s also GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Three Graco convertible car seats made the list, but the Extend2Fit grabbed almost 40% of the vote thanks to five inches of extra legroom and a three-in-one design.
The 4Ever is another Graco favorite and is the only seat you’ll need from day one through year ten.
Perfect for extended rear-facing plus easy to install and made from plush fabrics.
Evenflo Gold
Parents love that this rotating car seat makes it easy to get their little one in and out of the car, especially while they’re still rear-facing.
Graco’s slimmest seat, ideal for three-across or if you simply prefer more room in your back seat.

Baby Carriers

Thirty percent of the Babylist parents we surveyed own three or more baby carriers. Features like ergonomics, fabric and price all factored in.

Two things stand out about this carrier: its ergonomic design and the incredibly soft, comfortable fabric.
Babylist parents love the simplicity of this carrier, especially during baby’s first few months.
Solly Baby
If you prefer a wrap-style carrier, the Solly is the standout favorite.
An affordable carrier that’s comfortable and versatile.
Looking for a stylish splurge? Parents say it’s worth every penny.

Cribs and Crib Mattresses

Safe sleep and peace of mind were two things Babylist parents mentioned again and again when sharing favorite cribs and crib mattresses. Top picks include cribs that go the distance and crib mattresses made from breathable materials.

Delta Children
This well-priced crib comes in three neutral colorways: gray, white or dark brown.
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One of Babylist’s bestselling cribs and a top favorite among Babylist survey responders.
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Pottery Barn Kids
This versatile, stylish crib is well made and built to last.
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Parents love the built-in storage and changer in this crib.
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Newton Baby
100% breathable, parents rave about the peace of mind this mattress brings—30% of them, to be exact.
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This affordable dual sided mattress is under $100 and has a fiber core made from upcycled plastic bottles.
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Another inexpensive choice, parents like that this crib mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
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A top organic choice among Babylist parents, this crib mattress is also lightweight and makes sheet changes easier.
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Made from a 3D mesh quilted cover and featuring a breathable, food-grade polymer core.
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Lots of parents told us they skipped a bassinet and used a playard or a crib instead. (Which is totally fine and a great way to cut down on the amount of baby gear you own.) But of the parents who did choose a bassinet, these are their top picks.

This bedside bassinet adjusts so you can find the perfect position and keep baby close.
Happiest Baby
A smart sleeper that auto-responds to your baby’s cries and promises longer stretches of sleep.
This playard pulls triple duty as a bassinet and changing station too.
Baby Delight
Parents love that this bassinet slips right under the bed so it works even in small spaces.
This bassinet isn’t just for use with UPPAbaby strollers—you can also use it for overnight sleep.

Sound Machines

White noise FTW! Over 70% of Babylist parents surveyed had a favorite sound machine to help baby sleep.

Over 55% of Babylist parents we surveyed agreed: this multi-function sound machine is a nursery must-have.
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This tried and true white noise machine has been soothing babies since 1962—and parents still love it.
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It’s clear parents love a multipurpose product, and Frida’s sound machine, clock + nightlight fits the bill.
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A more affordable multifunction sound machine that Babylist parents love.
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Baby Monitor

The votes are split: Almost half of Babylist parents who took our survey prefer a traditional video monitor, while the other half have made the jump over to a smart monitor.

Of all smart baby monitors, the Nanit came out on top, loved for its convenience and sleep tracking.
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Infant Optics
One of the clearest video monitors on the market.
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Parents like this monitor’s wide angle view and reliability.
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eufy baby
A large screen, pan and tilt capabilities and a strong battery.
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