New Baby Gear for 2023

By Published On: July 20th, 2023Tags: , , ,

Recently released strollers, car seats, monitors, and more to add to your registry.

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Whoever first said you can’t reinvent the wheel obviously didn’t work in the baby gear industry—just look at how many diverse strollers (newbie’s first set of wheels!) are on the market today. Essentials we use for daily parenting and transporting our kiddos have been reimagined, upgraded, and packed with modern features again and again, offering parents a unique opportunity to choose models that best match their family’s needs.

While many go-to brands and their beloved products are tried and true, knowing what else is out there when deciding what to add to your baby registry or current inventory of gear can be beneficial. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of new and noteworthy products to consider. While many of these baby items come with a higher price tag, keep in mind that they serve as investment pieces that fulfill multiple functions or can be used again in the future—or both! Whether you’re looking for gear with better technology or improved safety features, or simply want to check out the latest and greatest, these 2023 releases are ripe for the picking.

CYBEX Aton G Swivel Infant Car Seat

CYBEX was the first company to release a rotating car seat in the U.S. with its Sirona S convertible car seat (check out our in-depth review). Now, they’ve done it again with the Aton G Swivel, the first infant car seat to feature both a 180-degree rotation for easier buckling and an anti-rebound bar for advanced crash protection. The rotating component lets you turn the car seat toward your vehicle door, making strapping your little one less of a hassle. And at just 9 pounds, the Aton G Swivel is the lightest CYBEX carrier and is easy to load in and out throughout the day. It also boasts an 11-position no-rethread adjustable headrest, a gliding recline feature to gently adjust the seat angle (even when it’s locked into the base), Linear Side-Impact Protection (L.S.P) to reduce collision forces, and a locking belt tensioner for quick installation. Ages 0 to 18 months; 4 to 35 pounds; up to 32 inches

Evenflo Shyft DualRide Car Seat-Stroller

Evenflo released its version of the innovative car seat-stroller hybrid and added some impressive storage to make the Shyft DualRide an all-in-one product that meets multiple needs for parents. This combo can go from “the backseat to the street in a heartbeat” thanks to built-in wheels that release for stroller mode and retract before connecting to the car seat base (or if you need to walk up or down a set of stairs, encounter a cobblestone sidewalk, etc.). Not only will you require less gear while out and about, but you’ll also avoid disturbing your baby as often by keeping them in the same seat for riding and strolling. The Shyft DualRide comes with a removable carryall storage bag, wheel protectors to keep dirt off your backseat, and a removable cup holder for caregivers (the little things matter). It also includes integrated SensorSafe technology that alerts you in real time of potentially dangerous conditions, such as unsafe temperatures, an unbuckled chest clip, or if a child is unattended in a vehicle for too long. This is one piece of gear you (and your biceps) will surely be thankful for. 3 to 35 pounds; 15.7 to 32 inches

Chicco SnugSupport 4-in-1 Infant Carrier

Bring closeness and convenience together with Chicco’s new SnugSupport 4-in-1 Infant Carrier. The soft-structured baby carrier has padded head support for newbies and an ergonomically designed seat with adjustable leg panels for a proper fit that can be customized to your baby’s growth and development. The Chicco SnugSupport can be used in four positions: two parent-facing options, a front-carry outward-facing option, and a back-carry position for older tots. Wide shoulder straps and lumbar support help distribute baby’s weight evenly along the hips, back, and shoulders for more comfort (especially with longer use). It also comes with adjustable waist and back straps to create a custom fit for wearers and attachment loops for keeping small items within reach, so you can be hands-free while comforting your little one. Ages 0 to 30 months; 7.5 to 33 pounds

Newton Baby Travel Crib & Play Yard

Newton Baby is known for their Wovenaire technology that makes its crib mattresses more breathable and safer for babies. The new Travel Crib & Play Yard features the same innovation and extended lifetime of use; its mattress core is 100% breathable and washable, making it the perfect spot for sleep and play for years to come. This play yard is twice the size of average models, boasting the largest surface area available on the market, and it features an optional bassinet insert (also made with Wovenaire Core; sold separately) for added versatility during the earlier months with your newbie. Mesh siding provides unhindered airflow and visibility, and an exterior zipper allows for easy side access. What’s more, it’s lightweight at 17 pounds, folds compactly, and comes with an organic cotton muslin sheet and travel bag for transport and storage.

babyark The Convertible Car Seat

Form and function come together in the new innovative babyark, a smart car seat engineered with military-grade technology that provides multiple layers of enhanced protection to keep your little one safe and secure: the seat is made with carbon fiber (the first of its kind!), a steel core, and chemical-free, flame-retardant materials; the 14-sensor smart base guides you through a step-by-step installation process (with the help of the babyark app) that confirms the seat is installed correctly, and it’s packed with energy-absorbing steel coils that extend on impacts and slow momentum in a crash; the babyark app continually monitors your child’s seat to ensure it’s properly connected, securely installed, and that your baby is safely buckled and attended to while in the vehicle. There are myriad safety features and bells and whistles to check out with this seat, but a particularly impressive thing to note is that, unlike traditional car seats, babyark never expires, thanks to its use of high-grade materials that don’t degrade over time. However, babyark is currently only compatible with 80% of all vehicles, so confirm whether it works with your make and model beforehand. This car seat is available for preorder and will ship in early September. Ages 0 months to 6 years; rear-facing: 4 to 55 pounds; forward-facing: 26.5 to 65 pounds; up to 49 inches

Medela Freestyle Hands-free Breast Pump

The Freestyle Hands-free is the first wearable, hands-free breast pump from Medela made to help breastfeeding parents multitask. It’s a portable, compact, pocket-sized electric pump featuring lightweight, anatomically shaped collection cups that reduce breast compression and fit discreetly inside your bra. The transparent design helps with nipple alignment and makes it easier to see if breast milk is flowing, and with only three parts, the collection cups are simple to clean and assemble in a snap. The Freestyle Hands-free has angled breast shields and 2-Phase Expression technology that mimics baby’s natural sucking rhythm to provide a superior pumping experience. Moreover, it includes a USB-rechargeable battery for convenient pumping wherever you are and various-sized breast shields to find your perfect fit.

Halo SleepSure Smart Baby Monitor

Keep a closer watch over your snoozing sweetie with the Halo SleepSure wearable monitor. It’s worn around baby’s lower leg and tracks four key measures in real-time for up to 24 hours: Heart rate, rollover, skin temperature, and movement to know when your wee one is calm or awake. SleepSure sends customized alerts and historical data reports straight to your phone, allowing caregivers to adjust a child’s sleep environment for better quality rest. It can also be used in “on-the-go mode” for continual monitoring and tracking while walking, driving in the car, or visiting family. When asked about their experience, 90% of new parents said SleepSure helped them feel more relaxed about their baby’s sleep, and 95% said it helped them feel more confident caring for their child. Ages 0 to 18 months; up to 30 pounds

Joolz Aer+ Travel Stroller

If you’re jet-setting this summer or tight on space, the compact Joolz Aer+ Travel Stroller may do the trick. It’s sleek and slight, with four-wheel suspension for easier maneuverability and a smoother ride. This stroller boasts a three-point reclining plush seat with a padded safety harness, 100% recycled polyester fabrics, a quick, one-hand collapsible fold with a self-standing closure, and a generous underneath storage compartment. Bonus: The Joolz Aer+ is airport compatible and can fit in a plane’s overhead bin. Ages 6 months to 4 years; up to 49 pounds

Bugaboo Giraffe Highchair

The Bugaboo Giraffe is a cleverly designed highchair for every age and stage of your child’s development. It starts as a reclined seat for newborns to join you at the dinner table, or it can be converted into a floor rocker (accessory frame sold separately) for little ones up to 6 months old. From there, the Bugagoo Giraffe evolves into a safe and sturdy traditional highchair (with or without a tray) or an everyday chair for older kids. The seat and footrest can easily adjust to various positions in seconds with a single click-and-slide move, offering ergonomic support and comfort. This all-in-one chair is crafted from eco-friendly materials that are easy to clean, comes with a simple, minimalist assembly, and provides an aesthetically pleasing design in five stylish colors that will complement any space. Ages 6 months to 3 years; up to 33 pounds

BOB Renegade Wagon

Hit the trail, the beach, or the snow with the all-terrain Renegade Wagon from BOB. This spacious, made-for-adventure ride fits up to three kiddos with extra room for snacks, water bottles, diapers, or whatever else you need while enjoying time as a family. It features large tires with smooth suspension (making it just as enjoyable for parents as it is for kiddos), push/pull steering, a fast one-handed fold, water-resistant fabrics, included snack tray and two cup holders, adjustable five-point safety harnesses, and four integrated storage pockets. This wagon is intended only for walking speed and is meant to be used with little ones who can sit unassisted. Up to 55 pounds per seat; up to 44 inches

VEER Switch &Jog Stroller

If you’re looking for something with a little more speed that still offers a smooth ride, the new VEER Switch &Jog stroller offers excellent maneuverability, durability, and shock absorption while on sidewalks and running trails. The jogging frame has a locking front swivel wheel, large rubber tires that keep things less bumpy, and four configurations to meet your baby’s stage of development. This jogging frame is the most recent addition to VEER’s Switchback System that uses the universal Switchback Seat (sold separately) to connect to a range of frames (including a traditional stroller, jogging stroller, wagon, bike, and camp chair) for a fuss-free way to choose your method of transportation quickly and hit the road. Ages 6 months+; up to 50 pounds

Motorola PIP12 Travel Monitor

Finally, a monitor explicitly made for family vacations! The compact Motorola PIP12 Travel Monitor was purposefully designed to make monitoring baby while away easier without dismantling your everyday system at home. It boasts clear HD sound, 10 hours of battery life, a 1,500-foot range, a magnetic power-off feature that shuts down the unit automatically when not in use, a rainproof pouch, and USB-C charging for convenience. It’s the portable peace of mind you need to care for your little one in your home away from home.