Editors' Choice Gear Reviews

Our best-in-class awards are the result of rigorous hands-on testing of the top products. We rate each product on multiple categories to select the very best.
We contracted with the same crash test facility used by NHTSA to test the seats in this review. Here is the Clek Foonf getting ready for its crash test  complete with crash test dummy.

The Best Convertible Car Seats of 2017

Trying to find the best convertible car seat? We are here to help. We considered over 20 possible choices and purchased 12 of the most popular convertible seats to find the best. We put all of the car seats through three months of rigorous testing comparing each option side-by-side for crash test pe...

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Babies depend on their caregivers to provide comfort and security. Parents depend on diapers to keep babies dry and comfortable. You can depend on BabyGearLab for objective scientific reviews of diapers so you can quickly find the best product for your family.

The Battle for the Best Disposable Diapers

What is the top-performing disposable diaper and why? We took 24 disposable diapers and put them to the test in a bum to bum competition to find out. Eleven of the top green diapers and 13 traditional diapers were put through a series of tests designed to compare the diapers relative to each other. ...

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Inglesina Fast Table Chair wins our Editors Choice Award excelling in ease of use  safety  and quality. The Inglesina suits both straight and rounded tables up to a thickness of 3.3" as well as surfaces with lips and skirts. It is crucial to set o-rings into the twist tight coupling mechanism prior to securing this hook-on to a table. This sets the crotch strap is in place so that baby isn't in danger of falling through the opening while the 3-point harness is being placed.

The Best Portable High Chair

Which portable high chair is best for your little one? We took a look at 42 popular ones and whittled it down to 6 top chairs to test side-by-side in this review. Over months of hand-on testing with a cadre of infants and toddlers, we put them through the ringer paying keen attention to the followin...

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We tested nine of the most highly regarded and popular sound monitors to find out which is the very best.

The Best Sound Monitor Review

Which baby monitor is the best? We tested 9 of the most popular and highly rated monitors to determine which is the absolute best. We put each monitor through a gauntlet of tests to compare range, sound quality, ease-of-use, features, and more. Based on our test results, we scored and ranked them al...

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The Combi Twin Cosmo is more of an umbrella type double product

The Hunt for the Best Double Umbrella Strollers of 2017

What is the best double lightweight umbrella stroller? We tested 9 of the top products on the market to find out. We put each stroller through several tests in a side-by-side competition to separate the awesome from the uninspired. We scored each product for weight and folded size, ease of use, mane...

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Diaper Dekor Plus Kolor has several child-proof features to prevent little ones from accessing dirty diapers or making deposits

The Best Diaper Pail Review

Which diaper pail is the best? Which offers the best odor control and protects you from getting too intimate with the contents within? We took 6 of the most popular diaper pail containers and put them through a series of stinky side-by-side tests to find out all the stinktastic details. We found big...

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A seven-month-old boy loves his Lifefactory bottle that includes a grippy silicone sleeve for easy handling and few parts for easy assembly.

The Test to Find the Best Baby Bottles of 2017

Confused about which baby bottle is the best? You aren't alone. We considered over 30 popular baby bottles and purchased 9 contenders for our side-by-side review. Our review can help you choose the best bottle for just about every baby need. We set out to answer questions like: do the anti-colic ven...

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Many parents consider a baby swing a key tool to soothe a crying baby. We tested five popular swings side-by-side to which ones came out on top.

The Search for the Best Baby Swing

Looking for a baby swing that will soothe your little one? A great swing can be just the ticket to provide babies with a comfy, safe place simulating the motion and sounds of the womb to lull them from fussy to relaxed in minutes flat. We put five popular baby swings to the test on a daily basis ove...

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The most important capability of a bottle warmer is to warm breast milk without overheating it to the point that nutrients are lost. But  there are other practical considerations such as will your favorite bottle fit inside? Wide bottles easily fit into the Kiinde.

The Best Bottle Warmer Review

What's the best bottle warmer for you and your baby? To find out, we put seven of the most popular and well-regarded bottle warmers to the test over a three month period, comparing them side-by-side during daily use. As part of our testing process, we used a digital thermometer to carefully measure ...

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We put 15 of the most popular cloth diapers through the wringer  over more than 12 months of intensive testing  to find the very best system.

The Search for the Best Cloth Diapers

We set out to demystify cloth diapering and to find the very best of 15 popular cloth systems. Over a year-long testing period, we put the top competing diapers through intensive evaluation including daily hands on testing, lab tests of absorbency, research about eco-health, side-by-side comparison ...

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The Chicco Keyfit Caddy works very well but only with the Chicco infant car seats it was designed for.

The Best Stroller and Car Seat Combos for 2017

Looking for the very best stroller and car seat combination? We researched over 40 potential contenders before purchasing and testing 15 of the top strollers in combination Infant Car Seat | with car seats from our Best Infant Car Seat Review to determine the easiest options to use together. We know...

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All hooked up and ready to go. Our experience revealed that the Spectra S1 is one of the easiest pumps to use.

The Best Breast Pump Review

Which breast pump is best? To find out, we tested 10 of the top rated and most popular pumps on the market. We compared each pump side-by-side to determine the cream of the crop. We put each pump through a multitude of tests including efficiency, comfort, ease of use, portability, hygiene, acousti...

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The Quinny Yezz works well no matter what the terrain with cool skate style wheels and bearings making it easy and fun to push  turn  and even twirl.

The Hunt for the Best Umbrella Stroller of 2017

Which option is the best umbrella stroller? We chose 19 of the top ranked and most innovative products on the market, and put them through extensive testing in a head-to-head competition to find the easiest to use, push, and to take when travelling. We rated products on their weight and folded size,...

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Deciding which stroller is best for you requires a clear idea of what you want and need. The Thule Chariot Cougar 2 with jog kit is a versatile option that lets you do a variety of activities with the right accessories.

The Race for the Best Jogging Stroller of 2017

Which jogging stroller is the best? We tested the top 16 joggers on the market over an intensive 2 month period to determine which strollers are the best for running and which are nice versatile everyday jogging options for parents on-the-go. It doesn't matter if you are a serious dedicated runner, ...

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Transition sippy cups can help babies feel independent and keep parents free of spills

The Best Transition Sippy Cup Review

Looking for the perfect transition sippy cup for your baby? Once your infant starts solids, it is important for them to begin drinking some water as well. This will most likely prompt the search for the perfect cup to serve as a transition from bottles, and/or breast-feeding, into the world of leak-...

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The Snuza Go attached to the diaper and ready to go!

The Best Movement Monitor Review

Which Baby Movement Monitor is the best? We assembled 6 of the top monitors available, and put them through the ringer with real world, head to head testing. Whether you are looking for a stand-alone monitor, or an additional level of security to augment your current audio/video unit, we have you...

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The Safety 1st 360 humidifier has adjustable dual mist jets.

The Hunt for the Best Humidifier

What humidifier is the best to use for baby's nursery? To find out, we compared nine popular room humidifiers using scientific measurements and real-life testing to determine which model came out on top. During our testing, we looked at effectiveness, ease of use (including cleaning - an essential p...

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Happy Toddler with Top Pick Thermos Foogo Phase 3 Insulated

The Best Toddler Sippy Cup Review

Looking for the perfect sippy cup for your toddler? It is important that active toddlers on the go remain properly hydrated; this will likely prompt a search for the perfect toddler cup to use as a convenient alternative to regular cups when the situation calls for a leak-proof cup. We narrowed it...

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The Battle of the Best High Chair

Looking for a high chair? We took nine of the top high chairs, and put them through a three-month side-by-side comparison test to help you figure out which one is right for your family. With endless options such as size, body style, material, foldability, seat cushions, restraint systems, and portab...

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Whether viewing on a large or small screen  the iBaby camera offers nice quality video with easy to see images and details that stand apart from the majority of monitors we tested. The  images are so good  it might be hard to stop watching!

Looking for the Best Video Baby Monitors of 2017

Which is the best baby video monitor? After evaluating more than 50 video monitors, we put the top 9 through a rigorous series of tests, over several months, to rate and compare range, sound clarity, video quality, ease-of-use, features, and more. Our 2 month long, side-by-side testing process, and ...

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The Best Backpacks for Carrying Babies and Kids

Wondering which backpack is top-rated for carrying older babies and kids? We took six of the most highly regarded and most popular backpacks on the market today, and tested them side-by-side for two months to find out which is the very best. Whether you're hiking the Rocky Mountains, traveling abro...

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Baby Ever having fun in the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light.

The Best Travel Crib Review

Which travel crib is the best? After months of testing 5 popular portable cribs, we have the answer. You may be in search of a truly lightweight, compact crib for your travel needs, or perhaps you just need an extra crib to store at the grandparents house. Either way, we have the information you ...

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An infant car seat is one of the few pieces of baby gear that is an absolute must-have purchase. Since it is a life-safety device  it is an important decision for you and your baby.

Best Car Seats of 2017: Safe, Crash-tested, and Ranked

Choosing a new car seat? We have the tools to help you. We considered more than 100 competing seats and narrowed the pool down to 26 of the best car seats to test. We purchased and put these top car seats through a rigorous testing process including crash testing and practical day-to-day tests to he...

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Wearing your baby in a carrier can be a joy for both baby and parent.

The Quest for the Best Baby Carrier

Looking for the best way to wear your baby? In this review, we took 15 of the top-rated and most popular baby carriers on the market today, and tested them extensively over a four month period to find out which ones came out on top. Comfort? Ease of use? Back strain issues? To find out, we used each...

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The Juno Blu Esalen comes close to Mary Poppin's bag of tricks. This sleek bag holds a lot while looking good all the time.

The Best Breast Pump Bag

Most nursing mothers are very familiar with the art of pumping. So, here's a question. What do you do when your breast pump needs to leave the house with you? Let's not kid ourselves; packing a pump and pumping supplies in addition to everything else you need can be a major hassle. In hopes of light...

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Diaper Dude Messenger II packed and ready to roll.

The Best Diaper Bag for Dads

What's the best diaper bag for dad? We tested eight top bags with masculine traits and rigorously tested their performance. Scored metrics include storage and ease of use, comfort, quality, and style. We also focused upon special features like changing pads, carry options, insulated pockets, and clo...

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The Skip Hop Chelsea.

The Best Diaper Bags Shoot-out Review

Which diaper bag is the best? To answer this question, we spent several months rigorously testing ten of the top-rated bags available from major brands. During our hands-on testing, we compared them side-by-side with contenders until we were sure we knew what qualities make a good bag the best. Eac...

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We contracted with the same national testing facility used by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) for crash tests  and also obtained NHTSA's crash test data for analysis. Above you see the Phil and Teds Alpha seat on the test sled with a 12 month old crash test dummy strapped in.

The Quest to Find the Best Infant Car Seats of 2017

Looking for the best infant car seat? We can help you! We evaluated more than 40 possible choices for our review and purchased 15 of the most popular infant car seats for testing. We evaluated the seats over several months for crash test performance, ease of install, carrying weight and more. Our go...

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The Best Baby Food Maker Review

At some point in their life, your child will need to be introduced to eating table food. We set out to test the top products on the market designed to help parents rise to the often messy, but fun, occasion. We ran eight baby food making products through the gamut to pinpoint the right machines for ...

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The Cruz offers many features that make it a winner for ease of use.

The Push for the Best Full-size Strollers of 2017

Trying to find the best full-size stroller? We were too! We considered over 150 strollers before narrowing down to test the top 19 competitors head-to-head. We spent two months testing to determine which products are the best and why. We have all the information you need to narrow your options to fi...

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The Best Kids Water Bottle Review

In today's busy world, with kids participating in more activities away from home than ever, it is important that they have access to hydration at all times. Carrying a personal water bottle can mean the difference between quenching a mean thirst or fighting fatigue. We reviewed 11 of the most popula...

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The Search for the Best Strollers of 2017

Want a stroller that is easy-to-use and fits your budget? After evaluating more than 200 strollers, we narrowed down to the 60 best and put them through a comprehensive testing process to determine which are the top performers. We tested everything from joggers and double strollers, to umbrella and ...

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A bassinet provides a safe  compact and often portable spot for your little one to rest.

The Quest for the Best Bassinet

Which bassinet is the best? In this review we took 8 of the top rated and most popular products on the market to discern how they compared side-by-side. Since the many details found in modern baby gear can be mind-boggling for an expectant parent, we put each bassinet through a series of hands-on ...

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The storage bin on the Vista can be utilized even with a seat in the lower position unlike some of the competition like the Britax B-Ready and Phil and Teds Dot that use the bin as leg room.

Best Double Strollers of 2017: Tandem and Side-by-side

Are you looking for a double stroller? We can help. We evaluated 71 competing products and narrowed down to the 18 top double strollers and put them through an intensive testing process over two months. Our goal is to provide you with the best information available to choose the right double strolle...

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The Best Nursing Pillows Review

Which nursing pillow is best for you and your baby? To find out, we tested eight of the top brands and models with babies ranging in ages from six weeks to six months, seven to 14 pounds, and wiggly to restful while feeding. After putting each product through a range of tests to determine quality,...

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