In your baby’s first year, there’s a lot of gear and goods you need (or want) to buy, and unfortunately much of it won’t be useful for very long. But baby gear companies are starting to design longer-lasting products that grow with your child. Flip through the following to discover the coolest new buys from high chairs to activity centers that convert and change to stay in play for years.

Skip Hop Explore & More Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center

Would you believe you could use this activity center until your little goes off to kindergarten? Sure, it starts as a traditional activity center where baby can sit, swivel, bounce and explore a bevy a toys including a light-up piano and peek-a-boo owl; but as baby grows it transforms. Just swap the seat with a flat top to create a round of toys that cruising tots can play with. Later, remove all of the toys and you're left with a play table. You'll also love the modern aesthetic that won't be an eyesore in your living room.

Available at skiphop.com, $120.

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What grow-with-me product do you love? Share your favorite gear below.

–Julie Seguss