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Baby & Kid

Raising children is more fun—or at least, occasionally less frustrating—if you have the right gear and supplies. We’ve researched and tested the best items for babies, kids, and parents, because you honestly don’t have time to shop for all this stuff. We can help.


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  • The Best High Chairs

    The Best High Chairs

    by Erica Pearson

    After 40 hours serving and cleaning up 54 meals in 13 high chairs, we’re confident that the simple IKEA Antilop makes mealtimes easier than high chairs that cost 10 times the price.

  • The infant formulas we recommend.

    The Best Baby Formula

    by Christina Szalinski

    After reading studies, speaking to experts, and examining 55 baby formulas, we think Kirkland Signature ProCare Non-GMO Infant Formula is the one to try first.

  • A young baby swaddled up in a cloth covered in a ballon print.

    The Best Baby Swaddles

    by Kirsten Clodfelter

    After 15 hours of research and testing 11 swaddles on five babies, we found the Happiest Baby Sleepea to be the most effective.

Pregnancy & Nursing

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  • Best gifts for new moms, including Jeni's Ice Cream, a cookbook, an eye mask, a swaddle, and an organic skin balm.

    The 27 Best Gifts for New Moms

    by Alex Arpaia and Dorie Chevlen

    For the new mom in your life, we’ve gathered the comfiest and most thoughtful gifts recommended by the parents on our staff.

  • Several of our picks for best pregnancy test, splayed out next to some of the wrappers that the tests come inside of.

    The Best Pregnancy Test

    by Amanda B. Keener

    First Response Early Result is the most sensitive home pregnancy test. We also have recommendations for digital tests, test strips, and store-brand tests.

  • The back of several baby formula containers, showing the list of ingredients and nutritional information in each.


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  • Two infant car seats side by side, with baby toys.

    The Best Infant Car Seats

    by Christina Szalinski

    After extensive research and field testing, we found that the Graco SnugRide SnugFit 35 DLX is the best infant car seat for most families.

  • All of our picks for best baby monitor, displayed together.

    The Best Baby Monitors

    by Kerry Davis, Andrew Cunningham, and Harry Sawyers

    Local-video? Wi-Fi? Audio-only? The best baby monitor for you depends on your needs and preferences. We have picks in all three categories.

  • A person using a Vicks thermometer

    Sick-Day Survival Kit for Kids (and Parents)

    by Wirecutter Staff

    When illness or injury keeps everyone home, a comfy room and bed are the starting point for needed rest. Chicken soup and a good movie may help, too.


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  • Our five picks for best backpack for college and high school students, shown in a row.

  • A pile of various lunch box labels we tested for this review.

    The Best Labels for Kids Lunch Boxes and Clothing

    by Erica Pearson

    We put labels from seven companies through 12 wash cycles to see how well they stuck and found that the best labels to put on kids gear come from Name Bubbles.

  • Our top three picks for best kids backpack for school, from State Bags, L.L. Bean, and Pottery Barn Kids.

    The Best Kids Backpacks for School

    by Ellen Lee

    A great school backpack should be comfortable to carry, durable, organized, and let kids express themselves. Here are four backpacks we think kids will love.


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  • An illustration of someone holding over a dozen stuffed animals.

  • Three kids scooters in blue, green, and black standing next to each other near a wooden step stool with a kids water bottle on it.

    The Best Kids Scooters

    by Katharine Gammon

    We’ve compared 16 kids scooters over the past five years, and we are confident that the popular Micro Maxi Deluxe is a worthwhile investment in longtime fun.

  • A kid using an Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet.

    The Best Tablet for Kids

    by Ryan Whitwam and Andrew Cunningham

    The best tablet for your kid is the old one you aren’t using anymore. If you’re buying new, Apple’s 9th-generation iPad has the best app selection.

More Baby & Kid Posts

  • The Snoo Smart Sleeper (white mesh body, dark wood base, and four metal clothespin legs) standing alone and plugged in.

  • Three bassinets; the Chicco LullaGo Anywhere LE, the Arm’s Reach Clear-Vue, and the Snoo Smart Sleeper; lined up next to each other.

    The Best Bassinets and Bedside Sleepers

    by Caitlin Giddings

    Want a bassinet with storage? A co-sleeper with a drop-down side? Automated rocking? Whatever your needs, here are six models worthy of being baby’s first bed.

  • The Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier

    The Best Humidifier for a Baby

    by Harry Sawyers

    The best humidifier for a baby is the same one that’s best for adults—the Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier.

  • Our top three picks from our review of the best electric toothbrush for kids.

    The Best Electric Toothbrush for Kids

    by Nancy Redd

    Kids don’t need an electric toothbrush to achieve good dental hygiene, though a smaller brush head and built-in timer can help them brush better.

  • A child sits on the floor wearing a pajama set.

    Our Favorite Kids Pajamas

    by Wirecutter Staff

    Our favorite kids pajamas come in great prints and natural fibers and hold up well through lots of wash and wear.

  • The Best Diaper Pail

    The Best Diaper Pail

    by Winnie Yang

    We logged 250 diaper changes using nine different diaper pails and determined that the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail has the best balance of ease of use and stink control for most families.

  • The text "Most Popular Baby and Kid Picks 2022" in light yellow and pink on a baby blue background.

  • The Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape-Sorting Cupcakes shown against a pink background.

    The 31 Best Gifts for 3-Year-Olds

    by Caitlin Giddings and Wirecutter Staff

    Many of the best gifts for 3-year-olds encourage role-play and make-believe—or help teach cooperative play.

  • The Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Small Rainbow, shown with its various nesting pieces.

    The 25 Best Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

    by Caitlin Giddings and Wirecutter Staff

    The best gifts for 1-year-olds encourage open-ended play and sensory exploration, and they embrace the unwrapping as part of the joy of gift-giving.

  • An illustration of an etch-a-sketch toy that has been used to create an image of gifts getting passed between many hands.

  • A person wearing fan merch and a foam finger on a soccer field chasing a ball toward a goal.

  • An assembled Lego Boost robot on a table.

    The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

    by Signe Brewster

    Our favorite robotics kits have a few things in common: a satisfying building experience, easy-to-understand coding instructions, and a friendly face. They also won over our discerning kid critics.

  • A few of our picks for best gifts for tweens, including ice cream pints, a pineapple neon sign and a pair of sunglasses.

    The 20 Best Gifts for Tweens

    by Ellen Lee and Wirecutter Staff

    The best gifts for tweens acknowledge that they’re growing up and moving on to young-adult pursuits—but still love to have fun.

  • A young child playing outside in winter snow while wearing full winter gear.

  • Our six picks for best thermometer for kids and adults, shown on a neutral background.

  • Close up of a person putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

    Jigsaw Puzzles We Love

    by James Austin

    Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to pass time on a rainy day, during a screen break, or at a family gathering. These are a few of our favorites.

  • An orange halloween trick or treat pail filled with candies.


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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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