New parenting math says that with every 10 hours of sleep lost you actually gain a piece of baby gear. Kidding aside, bringing a baby into the world means acquiring tons of equipment. Whether you’re a bare minimalist or a major collector, the baby gear checklist has a few key items that are absolute essentials (think car seat, a place for baby to sleep and easy ways to transport kiddo around). Stave off decision fatigue and streamline your choice by getting to know Nuna, a Dutch brand with a core collection of gear that is designed around your life. For more than twelve years, Nuna has been designing safe, intuitive products that look and function beautifully. Here are three worth a close look.

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A Car Seat That’s as Light as It Is Safe: Nuna PIPA lite
Choosing your baby’s car seat is like picking out a second home. You know your little one will be spending a good amount of time in there, so you want it to be both comfortable and safe. The Nuna PIPA lite delivers both, with the added bonus of increased portability. It weighs only 5.3 pounds*, making it the lightest, most convenient car seat available. Crafted with high performance materials like aerospace aluminum and a steel reinforced base, the PIPA lite is durable and protects baby whether you’re driving around town or across the country. Its innovative Aeroflex foam component minimizes impact by absorbing and diffusing energy. And micro-knit fabrics create a soft, cozy spot for all-weather trips throughout baby’s first year and beyond.

Nuna double stroller, walking mom

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The Stroller That’ll Grow with Your Family: Nuna DEMI grow
If you’re hoping to get major mileage out of your stroller, the Nuna DEMI grow can go the distance. It’s designed to easily switch from a single to a double or twin stroller, and with a total of 23 different modes, there are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to getting around with little ones. Parents will appreciate the luxe leatherette push bar, large storage basket, and one-touch rear wheel brake. Plus, custom dual suspension, an all-season seat, a UPF 50+ canopy, and the Dream drape mean your kids will be comfortable no matter what.

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A Carrier You Can Use from Day One to Three Years Old: Nuna CUDL
Making a sandwich at home, perusing the farmer’s market, hiking in the woods. Do it all while holding your baby securely and comfortably, and without sacrificing use of your hands. The user-friendly, innovative Nuna CUDL helps keep baby close and comfy up to three years. An integrated infant booster with removable head and neck support means you can keep your newborn snuggled in while you get things done. Certified Oeko-Tex® fabric and GOTS™ certified organic cotton bibs make this carrier an easy choice for modern parents. Once your baby can sit upright, let them face out to see the world. Then, transition to backpack mode when they’re a toddler. All the while the magnetic locking buckles, adjustable shoulder straps and waist belt, generous waist pocket, and customizable hood shade keep parent and baby happy and hands free.

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— Whitney Harris

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* weight does not include canopy or insert.