Less. Better. Beautiful.
Our favorite daily mantra for 2017, even when it comes to baby gear.
If you’re the kind of mama who thinks less is more, then we’ve curated the best baby gear list for you. From baby bottles with a beautiful aesthetic to a play gym that can be used for years, here are our favorite minimalist baby gear picks for 2017.
1. Silicone baby bottle
One of our favorite new bottles of 2017, the Olababy GentleBottle is our pick for the best minimalist bottle of the year. It’s made from soft, medical grade silicone and is 100% toxin-free.
The off-set nipple mimics that of a natural breast, and its wide neck “no extra parts” dual-venting anti-colic system makes it really easy to clean. Oh and also—it’s really, really pretty!
Olababy GentleBottle; $12.95, Amazon
2. All-in-one carrier
If you’re going to buy one baby carrier this year, this should be it. The Omni will take you from newborn to 36 months, no insert needed. The custom fit options means it will fit any body type, from petite to larger, and with multiple carry positions available, you’ll be able to carry your little one anywhere—and any way—you need to.
Ergo OMNI 360 All-In-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier; $179.00, Amazon
Although not new to 2017, the DockATot holds strong as one of our favorite—and most beautiful—baby must-haves for 2017. Your little one will love the soft, snug feeling it provides, and you’ll love the simple, clean aesthetic and multiple uses.
It’s a must-have for lounging, tummy time, cuddling, play, supervised sleep, and even diaper changes. This year brought the swoon-worthy Fairytale Collection, and we can’t get enough!
DockATot Deluxe; $175.00, Amazon
4. Tech-savvy night-light
The Hatch Baby Rest may look like a (beautiful, modern) night-light, but it’s so much more...and us minimalists are suckers for anything that packs a double—or in this case, triple—punch. Night-light + sound machine + time-to-wake alarm in one, all controllable by your cell phone = one must-have item for 2017.
Hatch Baby Rest; Amazon, $59.99
5. Iconic high chair
This high chair is a minimalist’s dream come true and easily snags a spot in our best-of list for 2017. The Scandinavian classic has been around for over 40 years, and for good reason.
Its iconic aesthetic compliments any minimal, modern space, and its brilliant design grows with your child, providing a safe, comfy seat at any age. (Truly—it can hold a full-grown adult. We know; we’ve tried.)
Stokke Trip Trapp Chair; $249.00, Nordstrom
6. Storage bins
While we realize it’s not very minimalist of us to admit this, let’s be honest here—we want ALL THE BINS. From nursery storage to keeping your preschooler’s playroom organized, these playful, sturdy canvas bins come in a huge assortment of sizes and whimsical designs, and we can’t get enough. We ? when design meets function, and these bins surely fit the bill.
Petit Pehr Canvas Storage Bins; $16.99-$82.00, Amazon
7. A research-backed play gym
“A whole year of play in one box.” Yes, please ? This newly released, research-backed play gym is all you’ll need for baby’s first year—and beyond.
It features removable accessories like a high contrast Montessori ball and a wooden batting ring, a system of interchangeable cards, five development zones to reveal (or conceal) to prevent overstimulation, and even a cover to turn it into a hideout for imaginative play. It’s playtime with a purpose.
8. Changing basket
We’ve been obsessing over this changing basket for most of 2017, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Nursery furniture does not have to look like nursery furniture—and it doesn’t have to become obsolete as baby gets older, either. This handmade seagrass basket does double duty as a changing station when baby is young and can then be used for just about anything else afterwards.
9. Stroller with superpowers
A minimalist stroller with maximum superpowers, the Yoyo+ will take you from birth to toddler and will help you look good while doing it. It folds and unfolds, can be carried like a bag, and steers with one hand.
It’s approved as a carry-on for most airlines, has a car seat, a ride-on board, and a ton of awesome accessories, including a new foot muff. It’s pretty much the most awesome stroller ever ?
BABYZEN Yoyo+; $495.00, Amazon
10. Swaddle sack
This incredibly soft swaddle has five different swaddling options and is the only swaddle that allows you to change your little one’s diaper while she’s still wearing it. It also features a temperature control zip, easy but secure Velcro closures, and is crafted from luxurious bamboo so it’s naturally thermal regulating. Pure genius!
Gunapod Swaddle Sack; $39.99, Amazon
11. Bag organizer
We’ve been using the NappieSack for a few months now, and we can happily report that it’s one of our favorite baby + toddler accessories of the year. This water-resistant nylon pouch pops into virtually any medium-to-large purse or tote and completely negates the need for a separate diaper bag.
It’s just the right size and has the perfect amount of zippers, pockets, and compartments (and even a changing pad) to neatly and compactly contain everything you need for a day out with baby.
12. Baby keepsake box
Treasuring your little one’s keepsakes while also sticking to a minimalist philosophy can be tricky; enter the Savor Keepsake Box. This sturdy fabric box set is the perfect way to keep track of all of baby’s treasures without amassing huge piles of clutter.
One box features acid-free drawers to perfectly store everything from a going home outfit to baby’s first hat, and even includes tiny envelopes for smaller keepsakes like the first lock of hair. The other has folders for important documents and surveys that make it easy to create memory snapshots. And it all slides easily—and beautifully—right into your bookshelf.
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