Raising your little one in the big city is nothing short of magical. But city baby life also comes with some pretty specific gear requirements that your friends in the suburbs might not know about. From small spaces to subway stairs, from bathtub-less apartments to eating out (a lot), us city moms have our work cut out for us. But, we promise, with the right baby gear, life will be a breeze. In fact, it will be downright awesome.

So what exactly should you add to your City Baby registry, you ask? Well, go ahead and start with the 20 Editor’s Picks below.

Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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