Any city mama will tell you, there’s no place better to raise a baby. The culture, the restaurants… the going to the corner market to shop for dinner, sans-carseat. But momming in the city does come with it’s own set of unique challenges. Lugging what seems like everything you own into the subway, for example.
With the right gear, though, your city baby will feel at home no matter where you end up. We’ve done some digging, and rounded up our top 15 picks to make life with your urban baby even sweeter. Here’s our City Baby Registry picks for 2018.
1. Bugaboo Fox
When it comes to navigating the city, the Bugaboo Fox is our top choice. It’s totally customizable with incredibly luxe options: wooden wheel caps, leather handlebar grips and so many fabric color choices. Plus, it can haul up to 22-pounds in the underseat basket. Starts at $1,199, buy it here.
2. Ergobaby x Hello Kitty Omni 360 Baby Carrier
For those moments when your little one just wants to be close we are all about Ergobaby. Their newest collection featuring Hello Kitty is giving us major heart eyes. Ergobaby carriers are easy on mama and so snuggly for baby. A must for city life. $180, buy it here.
3. OXO Tot Mealtime Starter Set
Starting your little on solids is so fun and exciting, and OXO makes it so easy with their Tot Mealtime Starter Set. A bib, spoons and perfectly sized containers for tiny meals on the go. We know you want to save space in your kitchen so believe us when we say, you really don’t need anything else. $34.99, buy it here.
4. Bamboobies Multi-Pack Nursing Pads
And because you never know when a little leakage might ruin a good day — and outfit. Bamboobies have you covered. Literally. These eco-friendly nursing pads are soft, absorbent and leak-proof. Yes! $24.99, buy it here.
5. Rose & Rex Nou Nou Bear
A sweet companion for your little city kid. The Nou Nou bear is a whimsical recreation of the classic teddy. It’s hand embroidered for that special, sentimental look and it’s just so, so soft. $58, buy it here.
6. Dyson Pure Hot+Cold Link
The Dyson Pure is what dreams are made of. It’s a triple treat: heating, cooling and purifying the air in your little one’s space. The Pure is able to remove up to 99.97% of toxins from the air in your space, which is so important in a bustling and air polluted city. It also keeps the room temperature perfectly consistent and with no spinning blades, is safe for tiny fingers. $499.99, buy it here.
7. Ubbi Mint Diaper Pail
Speaking of keeping the air clean… don’t punish your nose! Banish dirty diapers to the Ubbi pail. This thing is major in keeping your house smelling just as minty fresh as the pail looks. And a huge plus: it works with any trash bag! $79.99, buy it here.
8. Loyal Hana Carrie Nursing Shirt
So chic and stylish, no one will even know it’s a nursing shirt. Until you unzip it, of course. Loyal Hana is our favorite brand for pregnant or nursing mamas, and we’re smitten with the Carrie. Plus, it’s on sale right now so like, win-win. $85, buy it here.
9. Babyganics Essentials Gift Set
When it’s time to clean your urban bebe, use clean products. We love Babyganics for it’s plant-based, tear-free, non-allergenic ingredients. There are no parabens, sulfates or dyes and the products are not tested on animals. It’s a company we can really get behind. $27.99, buy it here.
10. African Botanics Stretch Mark Oil
A day bumping from borough to borough can be tough on a pregnant mama, so take a little time for yourself with this indulgent stretch mark oil from African Botanics. This all natural oil helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and signs of age. Who couldn’t use a little of that? $105, buy it here.
11. Willow Breast Pump
Say hello to the future with this battery operated, on-the-go, no cords or tubes breast pump! The Willow pump is changing the way city mamas feed our babies; you don’t need an outlet — and you don’t even need a private space. Just slip the pumping pods into your bra and voila! $479.99, buy it here.
12. Doddle & Co. The Pop
This is the smartest pacifier that has ever existed. You don’t have to live in fear of your baby dropping it on the floor in a dirty subway car or in the middle of Madewell. Every time The Pop hits the floor, the nipple pops back into its protective cover. No more putting a dirty paci in your own mouth first (not that any of us would ever do that anyway, right?!) $9.99, buy it here.
13. Gathre Medium All Purpose Mat
We are crushing so hard on the greenery in this Gathre mat. The hand painted design is stunning and the bonded leather mat is so durable, giving your little one a cushy, spill-proof place to play no matter where you are. Library, park, backyard — this gorgeous mat is the perfect accessory for your day out. $105, buy it here.
14. Babyletto Origami Mini Crib
City apartments aren’t big, and city parents know function is just as important as form. When it comes to Babyletto’s Origami Mini, you don’t have to sacrifice either. The all-wood crib folds up and rolls away with ease to give you a little extra space — such a lifesaver if your little one is sharing a room with you or with siblings. $269.99, buy it here.
15. Aden + Anais Indigo Shibori Swaddles
Wrap your baby in love and style with these beautiful indigo shibori swaddles. These silky-soft swaddles are so multifunctional: burritio-ing your babe, over the shoulder burp cloth, stroller cover, nursing cover, and so much more. $45, buy it here.