Updated: Feb 3, 2020
by Guest Blogger, Christina Kernoski Schloessman and her baby boy, Rohan Björn
These days keeping it simple and going back to basics with sleek and modern baby gear is becoming more and more stylish and accessible. From strollers and cribs to highchairs and car seats, I’m crazy about a simplistic aesthetic.
Because I love how it goes with anything, it works for both boys and girls, and frankly, some products don’t even look like baby gear (uh, hello diaper bag that doubles as a proper adult backpack!). Plus, Dad will feel a lot more confident carrying around a simple black carryall versus that big, pastel pink one. I’ve collected my most favorite items for baby below, so you and your new addition can stroll in style!
Bassinet: Most babies will sleep in their parents’ room in a bassinet for the first 3-4 months, before making the leap to a crib in their own space. (That is, unless you decide to co-sleep.)
Christina’s Pick: Happiest Baby SNOO Smart Sleeper, $1295, Happiest Baby
Christina’s Pick On A Budget: Halo Bassinet Swivel Sleeper Premier Series, $289, Halo Sleep.
Stroller: A steady Stroller/Pram is a new mama’s best friend. If you’re often on the road and don’t want to disturb a sleeping baby, look for an adapter that allows you to clip your carseat into the stroller frame.
Christina’s Pick: G5 Stroller, $1160, Orbit Baby USA.
Christina’s Pick On A Budget: NUNA Tavo, $399.95, Nuna Baby.
Car Seat: Safety is key. And the hospital won’t let you leave without a car seat. Again, look for one that can hook to the top of your stroller frame for easy snap-and-go capability.
Christina’s Pick: G5 Infant Car Seat, $480, Orbit Baby USA.
Christina’s Pick On A Budget: Nuna Pipa, $299.95, Nuna Baby.