And the winners are in! BabyCenter recently released their fifth annual Moms’ Picks awards—and here is the popular expectant moms’ websites massive list of the best baby gear essentials for 2018. And these aren’t just any ol’ best of the bests. Nope. These are picked by moms for moms—making the gear on the list, baby and toddler products that you’ll actually want.

The BabyCenter Moms’ Picks award winners weren’t just chosen by a few random mamas. Online voting brought in over 87,000 votes across 27 different categories of baby and toddler items. There were 27 categories—not just 27 products.

Linda Murray, senior vice president and global editor in chief of BabyCenter said in a statement, “One of the perks of modern parenthood is the variety of baby products available today. But with so many choices and so little time, it can be overwhelming.”

So what products took top honors? According to Murray, there are a growing number of picks that are multi-use or multistage items. This means they can pull double-duty (or more) or can last for years to come. You can get the full list of winners at BabyCenter. But for now, here are some of the most notable 2018 Moms’ Picks for baby gear essentials:

Baby Carrier

Ergobaby All Position 360 (MSRP: $140, Amazon)


Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling N Seat Tub (MSRP: $40, Amazon)

Convertible Car Seat

Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat (MSRP: $240-300, Amazon)

Toddler Toy

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (MSRP: $35, Amazon)

Baby Swing

4moms rockaRoo (MSRP: $160-300, Amazon)


Graco DuoDiner LX Highchair (MSRP: $120-130, Amazon)


Delta Children Emerson 4-in-1 Crib (MSRP: $200, Amazon)

What’s your all-time favorite baby product? Share your choice and why you love it in the comments below.

—Erica Loop

Photo courtesy: Ergobaby


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