10 Best Baby Gear (2023): Diaper Bags, Baby Wraps, and Sound Machines

There are thousands of baby products on the web that promise to solve any and every problem for new parents—too many. It’s overwhelming when you’re sleep-deprived and looking to make a quick purchase but are bombarded with options. After all, the first year of your child’s life is pretty much a haze of low sleep, adrenaline, and baby giggles. If you’re a struggling parent unsure of what’s worth your time and money, I’m here to help. I’ve compiled a few pieces of baby gear I fell in love with during my child’s first year of life (and a few I wish I hadn’t bothered with).

Be sure to check out our other parenting guides, including the Best Baby Monitors, How to Shop for a Breast Pump, and the Best Night-Lights.

Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year Subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you’d like). Subscriptions help fund the work we do every day.