12 Days of Baby Stuff: Gear

by tinysneakers

Today’s edition of Baby Stuff is short & sweet considering most of it has been covered in the other posts. {In case you missed them, you can find them by clicking on the 12 Days of Baby Stuff image below.}


Here’s what is left over, plus 2 duplicates {the baby carriers} because they’re that essential to me. There are still a few days of stuff left, including diapering, nursery stuff, and baby care, so if something vital is missing, it might show up later. Winking smile


Baby Gear

1. Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller I can’t say enough good things about this stroller: it’s light enough for me to carry down the stairs/pull out of the trunk with a baby in my arms, you can fold it with one hand- you just pull on a strap in the seat, the front wheel swivels or locks, it has a HUGE canopy, and a big cargo area underneath. Plus, it comes in pretty colors. The handle height doesn’t adjust, so if you’re really short or really tall you may not find it the most comfortable, but it’s perfect for us. Note: despite the name, it’s not a jogging stroller, although they do make a really nice jogger. See below for more on jogging strollers.

2. City Mini Parent Console This straps on to the handles of the City Mini {or any Baby Jogger brand stroller}. It has a cup holder and two closeable sections; one is insulated to keep snacks cold. I keep food, small burp cloths, my phone, keys, and garage door opener in the pouches.

3. City Mini Rain Canopy I use this more for wind protection than rain, but it let’s us get out of the house on colder days when I wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing so.

4. The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat I’ve mentioned before that we opted not to use an infant car seat at all. This was our go-to car seat from day one. We each have one in our car and they’ll last until he can switch to a booster. It’s rear-facing to 35 pounds and forward-facing until 65 pounds. Bonus: it’s much cheaper than most convertible carseats while still being well-padded and comfortable for KB.

5. Baby Carrier. I’ve already professed my love for the Baby K’tan and the Ergo Baby Carrier, but they’re worth repeating here. Babies need to be carried…for a long time. These make it easy and comfy.

Honorable Mention

6. Pack ‘n Play We don’t have a play yard but the in laws do, so it’s basically like we have one. Winking smile It stays at their house so Kabes can nap comfortably while we’re over there, plus we’ve taken it on all of our vacations {since he out grew the rock ‘n play}.

Reader Recommendation

7. BOB Revolution For the runners: everyone under the sun recommends the BOB, specifically the Revolution model. It’s basically the Cadillac of running strollers. We don’t have one so I can’t say anything about it, but I hear “it’s the best” over and over again. I’ve also heard great things about Joovy ZOOM, which is slightly less expensive. Bottom line for jogging strollers: if you want a good one, it’s going to cost you a chunk of change.



See all the lists here: Favorite Baby Essentials

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natalie @ will jog for food December 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I got a BOB. I’m planning on using it for everything!


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