Good Housekeeping's 2023 Best Parenting Awards

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Nothing can prepare you for the amount of stuff you need to purchase as a parent. From the newborn days through the teenage years, children’s constant changes make it hard to keep up with what gear they need — not to mention know which items will give you the most bang for your buck.

To help parents find the best products for every age and stage, the Good Housekeeping Institute experts — including chemists, engineers, fiber scientists, registered dietitians and more — spent six months evaluating hundreds of items using lab equipment and reviewing feedback from more than 130 parent testers. We also analyzed data related to ease of use, comfort and real-world performance. To choose the best products and services for babies, kids and caregivers, our panel of judges considered attributes like innovation, safety, quality, convenience and value.

Table of Contents: Outstanding On-the-Go Gear | Diapering Dynamos | Bedroom Trailblazers | Best-in-Class Clothing | Premium Personal Care | Excellent Kitchen Essentials | First-Rate Food & Nutrition | Fun Development Favorites | Maternity Game Changers

Designed to grow with your family, Silver Cross's modular stroller comes with a bassinet, main seat, and tandem seat. There are seven different configurations available with the included pieces, plus more if you add on accessories. LAB RESULTS: Analysts praised the smart magnetic buckle and telescoping handle. Testers agreed, giving high marks for ease of loading the kids and maneuvering the stroller. We also loved its robust wheels, quality fabric, and protective canopies that allow airflow.

Not only can Bugaboo's lightweight stroller be folded down quickly with one hand, but it also is compact for convenient storage and has a comfortable reclining seat and a spacious basket underneath.

LAB RESULTS: Our parenting pros and consumer testers were all blown away after trying it. Parents especially liked how smoothly it rolled, while our analysts liked its wide canopy for sun protection. All agreed that it folded easily.

Britax's system lets you snap either the car seat or the stroller seat to the frame — both of which reverse to face front or back while pushing. The included infant car seat is rear-facing and features a stress-free mechanism for installing in the back seat.

LAB RESULTS: In our tests, we found the stroller harness to buckle easily, the seat to recline smoothly and the footrest to adjust for comfort. We especially liked how it made for seamless travel and can last from birth through preschool.

Ideal for taking young kids on family adventures, Gladly's wagon combines the maneuverability of a stroller with the ruggedness of all-terrain wheels. It has padded seats, extra-large canopies, built-in storage, and cup holders for parents and kids. You can add an infant car seat with a separate adapter — plus, there’s a four-seater version to hold more children.

LAB RESULTS: Families tested it at places like outdoor events, parks, and the farmers’ market. They found that the wheels worked on most terrains and loved the reclining seats and the sun protection.

Hitch this Radio Flyer trailer to a bike or push it as a double stroller. Simply remove the bike arm and snap in two front stroller wheels to convert it when you're out and about. Its wheels are designed for a variety of terrains and it has plenty of rear storage space.

LAB RESULTS: Kid testers loved riding in it and were able to see out the giant front window while resting their feet in the deep footwell. Our pros highlighted how it folds surprisingly thin for storage, making it easy to pack in the car.

A newer upgrade to Chicco’s popular infant car seat, this model features more space to grow, a sun-protective canopy with mesh, and a pull-down cover. It’s made with polyester fabric that doesn’t require added chemicals to be flame-retardant.

LAB RESULTS: Parents said it was easy to carry and install in a variety of cars and that it looked both comfortable and safe for their babies. They also appreciated its supportive headrest.

Using magnetic buckles for easy and secure setup, Nuna's carrier has four carry positions for hands-free baby-wearing. It uses padded shoulder straps to maximize comfort for the adults.

LAB RESULTS: Users called it an “upgrade” from other carriers they’d tried, especially because of its magnetic buckles, which make it simple to secure a wriggly baby. Parents and analysts all appreciated its included extras, like bibs to attach in case of drooling.

Hatch's portable sound machine provides 10 calming noises, including white noise, hushing, and heartbeats. Ideal for naps when you’re out and about, it has a carrying ring and a rechargeable battery.

LAB RESULTS: It earned high marks from parents for sound quality and helping their babies to fall asleep. They were impressed by how loud it got despite being small and lightweight and said it was straightforward to attach to a stroller.

Sleek yet functional whether you're at home or traveling, this Uppababy model works as a bassinet, crib, and playard. It stands out for its fast fold and unfold and its sensible 20-lb weight, making it totable with its included bag.

LAB RESULTS: Analysts liked how open and unobstructed the sides of it were, giving parents clear visibility of their baby. The zippered door along one side provided easy reach-in access and later lets a toddler crawl in and out of their play space.

This foldable chair from Step2 creates an ergonomic seating space for parents in a range of settings, from atop a cooler while watching sporting games to the side of the pool while watching kids swim.

LAB RESULTS: Testers found it to be a total game changer, giving them back support in situations that tend to be less than comfortable. One set of parents especially liked how they could lounge at the pool yet still be arms reach away from their children in the water.

Made with helpful features like a wetness indicator, a well-fitting waistband and leak guards, Millie Moon’s diapers are relatively new yet gaining popularity. Available in sizes 1 to 6.

LAB RESULTS: They excelled in our Lab’s absorbency tests; users loved their softness, and none experienced blowouts or leaks! They also raved about the coverage, especially for mobile infants and toddlers.

For eco-conscious shoppers who prefer sustainable materials, Freestyle's diapers are made with bamboo (not viscose) instead of tree pulp. They're sold in bulk and come in sizes 1 to 6.

LAB RESULTS: Proving that you don't need to sacrifice quality to go green, these diapers easily soaked up fluids from a variety of angles in our tests. Parent testers liked the fun prints and said they fit well and felt soft.

These new and enhanced Pampers diapers are now made with a pocket in the back to help catch blowouts. They come in a wide range of sizes, including preemie, and are designed to be breathable while keeping babies dry.

LAB RESULTS: They stood out in Lab tests for keeping fluid locked in the core, even when we applied weight to the surface. Parents highlighted the snug yet flexible fit and appreciated the blowout- barrier upgrade.

Designed for potty-trained kids who may experience bedwetting, -Goodnites disposable underwear keeps children dry without subjecting them to wearing diapers. It comes in sizes XS to XL so it will work even through teenage years if needed.

LAB RESULTS: The surface stayed dry in our tests once fluids were absorbed, making them ideal for overnight use. A parent tester with a 5-year-old highlighted that they were more comfortable and fit better than training pants.

Made of 100% organic cotton with a soft and substantial feel, Hanna Andersson's transitional underwear is thick and has good coverage in case of accidents. It is sold in a set of five.

LAB RESULTS: Parents and little-kid testers all loved the cute prints, with grown-ups telling us it made their children excited about wearing big-kid underwear. They also said the underwear absorbed accidents well.

Frida Baby's unique system transitions from a stand-alone floor potty to a toilet seat topper and a bathroom stool. It also includes handles on the seat and disposable liners to make cleanup quicker.

LAB RESULTS: Parent testers all highlighted its convenience and adaptability, saying it was easy to put together and clean. They also noted how comfortable it was for their children, and some found it convenient to take on the go.

Combining ingredients that both treat and prevent diaper rash (whereas most formulas only do one or the other), Dr. Mom’s was created by a physician mom to deal with her own son's diaper rash.

LAB RESULTS: On top of finding it effective at treating and keeping away diaper rash, parent testers liked its minty-fresh scent. In fact, testers gave it perfect scores and couldn't come up with a single thing they disliked about it.

Most wipes are bleached white, but Eco Pea Co.’s are unbleached and tan — and made with FSC-certified bamboo sheets. The lid stays snapped shut to prevent the solution from evaporating.

LAB RESULTS: Parents and analysts gave them high ratings for feeling soft and having easy-to-use packaging. They also liked the wipes’ size and textured surface, which made them effective at cleaning up messes.

From diaper changes to meals and beyond, Coterie's wipes are bigger to get the job done faster. They are also responsibly sourced, using lyocell, a soft material made from wood pulp.

LAB RESULTS: In a blind comparison with 12 other wipes, these earned top scores for softness from consumer testers. Plus, their packaging opened and closed easily and the wipes remained wet. Parent testers loved the size and thickness.

With an unbeatable price for a pack of three, Little Journey wipes are available exclusively at Aldi. They are thick and have a texture with a sheep pattern that not only looks cute but also helps clean.

LAB RESULTS: Our analysts found them soft, wet and easy to pull out of the packaging. Parents appreciated how nicely they cleaned and that there were no odors.

Not only does Delta Children's modern crib look stylish with its acrylic spindles, but it also converts to a toddler bed and a daybed or sofa, with all parts included so you don’t have to buy extras. The frame comes in three colors, and its mattress height is adjustable.

LAB RESULTS: It was surprisingly easy for testers to assemble in their homes, and parents raved about its aesthetic. They said it was durable and looked more expensive than it was.

Saatva’s flippable model is extra-firm for babies on one side and firm for toddlers on the other. It’s primarily filled with coils and latex, and it has a removable cotton cover that can be machine washed.

LAB RESULTS: Our scientists liked that it’s made with latex instead of memory foam (which has the potential to off-gas chemicals), while parent testers said it fit well inside cribs and was convenient to lift when changing sheets. Plus, the cover’s zipper was easy to use.

Made of silky smooth and sustainably sourced Tencel fibers, Joi’s crib sheet feels incredibly soft and breathable. It has a thick elastic band to keep it secure on the crib mattress, and it’s available in both solid colors and prints.

LAB RESULTS: At-home testers and Textiles Lab experts all loved the soft feel of the fabric. Parents found it easy to use and gave it perfect overall satisfaction ratings. They also said they’d recommend it to friends and family.

Making swaddling wriggly infants much easier, this cotton sack from Happiest Baby has flaps inside that keep arms secure at their sides, giving newborns the comforting feel they had in the womb.

LAB RESULTS: Parent testers called it "foolproof" for being so simple to use, even when they were exhausted. They also noted its safety, especially because the straps are contained inside the zippered sack.

Nanit provides a clear HD video of your baby while tracking sound and motion and giving you tailored reports (including sleep efficiency) on its app. Choose from three holders: a flex stand, floor stand, or wall mount.

LAB RESULTS: Analysts found the device set up and app to be intuitive, while both new and seasoned parents highlighted the tracking features and data reports as helpful and insightful. Plus, they thought it looked sleek in their homes.

This hybrid mattress from Birch is made of organic and Fair Trade Certified materials, including cotton, wool, and latex. It has two sides — one intended for ages 3 to 7 and the other for 8 to 12 — so you can use it as your child grows.

LAB RESULTS: Parents gave it high ratings across the board, with one describing it as “firm, but not hard” to support her growing child. It was easy to set up, and kids loved how comfortable it felt to sleep on.

Perfectly proportioned for children ages 2 to 5, this affordable pillow from Keababies has a fluffy fiberfill interior that's machine washable to keep it clean. It comes with a pillowcase that's available in a variety of prints.

LAB RESULTS: Young kids slept well on it, with parents noting how the low pillow height matched their frames well. Its mini size also made it suitable to take on the go, which gave children the comfort of home.

Blissy's silk pillow cover provides a smooth surface for hair, meaning kids are less likely to wake up with tangles. It’s temperature-regulating to help keep them cool too. An envelope closure keeps the pillow tucked inside.

LAB RESULTS: The fabric looked great after laundering in our tests — a big feat for silk. Testers loved the smooth feel and said it led to less messy hair in the mornings. Plus, kids loved its colors and prints.

Combining a humidifier and a color-changing night-light in one device, this multipurpose accessory from Vicks is designed to be both quiet during use and convenient to clean without having to change a filter.

LAB RESULTS: It had a calming effect, and parent testers found the cool mist effective at clearing stuffy noses. They also noted that it was compact, lightweight, and easy to use overall.

Designed to clean the air in rooms up to 263 square feet, Pure Enrichment's air purifier uses a four-stage filtration system, including a HEPA filter.

LAB RESULTS: Our tester engineer found it to be quiet despite having a powerful fan and noted how easy it was to set up and use. Our parenting pros also liked its cute design, while parent testers loved its size, calling it small and unobtrusive in a nursery.

With a unisex design that’s perfect for hand-me-downs, Igor’s jacket is equally comfortable and functional. It’s made with a cozy cotton lining, soft (not plasticky!) waterproof material and sealed seams. Choose from several color options in sizes 2 to 10.

LAB RESULTS: GH textiles pros were impressed by the construction, while kid testers loved the ease of putting it on. One parent said, “It kept all the rain out."

Great for school uniforms or everyday wear, Primary’s 100% cotton shirt comes in a range of neutral and bright colors. Its material is comfy (not stiff!) and sizes range from toddler through teen.

LAB RESULTS: Parent testers liked this polo better than other ones they'd previously owned, especially for its fit and stretchy feel. Plus, kids loved the soft material.

By adding a built-in liner to one of its most popular pairs of shorts, Nike enables young athletes to stay active without worrying about their periods. It’s designed to be subtle for comfort and confidence.

LAB RESULTS: Our reviewers appreciated that these were well-fitting and looked just like regular athletic shorts, with one saying, “It gave added peace of mind to my teenage daughter."

Offering essential support for toddlers learning to walk, Ten Little’s footwear has an anatomical toe box, a wide opening for easy access, a rubber outsole for traction and Velcro for a secure fit.

LAB RESULTS: These were easy to put on wiggly feet. One parent called it a great transition into footwear and noted, “I like that it gives support but is soft and flexible.”

Using magnetic fasteners instead of snaps or zippers, Simply Magnetic Me’s organic-cotton footie makes outfit changes a breeze. It comes in a variety of colors and prints, with sizes NB to 18–24 months.

LAB RESULTS: Analysts liked how well the magnets were sewn inside the garment and the fact that they weren't strong enough to cause a safety concern for little fingers. Testers told us they were a big hit at home, with one saying they planned to buy several after trying it.

With fabric made of viscose — a soft fiber that's processed from tree pulp —the Gerber Childrenswear footie feels exceptionally smooth against skin. It is available in sizes 0-3M to 4T, and there’s a wide range of prints to choose from.

LAB RESULTS: Textile analysts and parent testers were blown away by how soft and stretchy the fabric felt. In real-use settings, the fabric washed well and did not stretch out. Plus, the zipper was smooth, and grips on the feet added traction.

Besides looking adorable for early visits to the beach or pool, Janie and Jack's full-coverage swimwear keeps skin protected with UPF 50+ fabric. It's made of recycled polyester fabric with spandex for stretch and comes in fun designs for boys and girls.

LAB RESULTS: Parents called it "cute" and "chic" and especially liked its smart design. The zipper made it easy to dress their babies, while snaps on the bottom allowed for diaper changes without having to take it off fully.

Formulated to tackle baby stains, Seventh Generation's laundry detergent is concentrated, meaning you need less per load, reducing its water use and packaging. It has an innovative dispenser that puts out the right amount in one squeeze.

LAB RESULTS: Trying it on everything from clothing and shoes to blankets and towels, our testers found that it cleaned well and had a "mess-free" pour. They also liked that it was unscented and came in a slim bottle for storage.

Mild enough to use on delicate skin and to prevent eye irritation, CeraVe's baby wash and shampoo is also effective at cleaning and made without fragrance. Plus, it has an easy-to-use pump.

LAB RESULTS: Testers unanimously said it cleansed well without irritating. One told us, “I like how easily it sudses for bathing!” Our chemists appreciated its formula, with no added colors or scents. A GH staffer also noted that her dermatologist recommended this over other sensitive-skin washes.

With a soft edge to press against foreheads during hair rinsing, this handled cup from Dr. Brown’s helps keep water and soap out of babies’ eyes. It has a 24-ounce capacity and is dishwasher safe so you can keep it clean.

LAB RESULTS: Testers said this rinser worked better than others on the market, noting that it worked even on wiggly heads and didn’t get moldy like other cups. Not to mention that the dinosaur theme was a hit with the toddler testers.

Moisturize infant skin with Vivvi & Bloom’s formula, derived from shea butter and designed for both the face and the body. Choose light fragrance for a pleasant yet not-too-powerful scent or fragrance-free.

LAB RESULTS: In our Lab review, GH pros noted that it felt silky smooth on skin, and during at-home trials, parent testers agreed. They especially liked the texture and how well it was absorbed. Several highlighted that it smelled nice without being too strong.

Especially great for dry or sensitive skin, Dabble & Dollop’s formulation is designed to keep skin feeling hydrated and soft. Plus, it’s made without any fragrance or dye. A small amount goes a long way, and you can use it directly on affected areas.

LAB RESULTS: The biggest highlight for parents was that it went on smoothly without any oily or sticky residue. They found it effective at moisturizing, and our GH Institute pros liked its ingredient transparency.

Made with oat extract in its formula, Aveeno’s spray helps keep hair manageable but is still gentle for children. It works to get rid of tangles on both dry and wet hair and doesn’t need to be rinsed out after it’s applied.

LAB RESULTS: Parent testers were impressed, saying it worked better than other detanglers they’d tried. It left hair feeling silky and easy to comb, went on evenly and didn’t leave behind any residue. One tester noted that she accidentally sprayed it in her son’s eye but it didn’t cause irritation.

Eucerin’s popular cream is a parent favorite for good reason; in fact, it’s a go-to for many of our product experts. Appropriate for children and babies ages 3 months and older, it’s fragrance-free and can be used daily to help relieve dry skin.

LAB RESULTS: Analysts found that it dispensed easily and had a pleasant texture during our Lab’s review. Even better, at-home testers unanimously said it worked exceptionally fast to provide relief. “It cleared up skin issues right away,” noted one parent.

Perfect for taking on the go when you can't wash hands with soap and water, this sanitizer from Babyganics is portable and designed specifically for children. Its active ingredient is alcohol-free to prevent dry skin.

LAB RESULTS: Users liked both the foamy texture and the light mandarin orange scent, which they said was very mild yet still pleasant. One noted that it didn't dry out hands, while another called it "a great find" compared with previous hand sanitizers she had used.

This face sunscreen from Sun Bum stands out for going on clear instead of white, being suitable for both wet and dry skin and for its glide-on application. It's water resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it ideal for active kids.

LAB RESULTS: Our experts and parents all raved about the delicious smell, with one calling it "heavenly" and describing it as being like a mix of bananas and bubble gum. They also unanimously said it was easy to apply, especially compared with lotions and sprays.

These soft silicone pacis from Philips Avent feature a new "heart" shape to match the curve on baby faces, giving a comfortable fit under the nose. Choose from shades of pink or blue and sizes 0–3 months and 3–18 months.

LAB RESULTS: Parents gave these high praise, with one even saying that after trying many pacifiers, it was the only one her baby would take. They all loved the new shape, saying it fit well and stayed in place. One even exclaimed, "I wish I’d had these for my firstborn!"

Turning oral care into a fun routine for kids ages 2 to 5, Super Mouth gives the excitement of a subscription box arrival but with musical toothbrushes, toothpaste and flossers. Each box is customizable with flavors, themes and more.

LAB RESULT: Young kids found it exciting, and parents noticed that it actually turned teeth-brushing into a desired activity. One mom called it a “big win” and said, “My son runs to the bathroom to brush his teeth.” They also highlighted the unboxing experience and the great taste of the toothpaste.

A connected thermometer that reads temperature in the ear, this Braun device works quickly and delivers color-coded results. With three modes for newborns through adults, it's suitable for the whole family and lets you track readings in an app.

LAB RESULTS: Our at-home tests showed consistent temperature readings, and we found its low light suitable for taking a child's temperature at night without waking them. Parent testers especially liked how easy and intuitive it was to use.

Oilogic offers a soothing vapor rub to help alleviate cold symptoms in a stick form for easy application and convenient carrying. It contains essential oils to help open airways and provide relief from stuffy noses and coughs.

LAB RESULTS: Parents found it effective at breaking up mucus and reducing congestion. They enjoyed the scent — with some even calling it "relaxing" — and liked that the texture wasn't too greasy or oily. On top of that, they loved how simple it was to use the stick dispenser.

A worthy investment for kids from infancy through childhood, Ergobaby’s high chair converts to a toddler seat and a kitchen helper (with an add-on). It assembles quickly with no tools needed, offers convenient storage with a foldable design, and is simple to clean, with wipeable materials and a dishwasher-safe tray.

LAB RESULTS: Analysts found it sturdy when they reviewed it in the Lab, and it earned top scores from our at-home testers, who loved its versatility. One parent said the toddler seat was “the perfect height” and added that unlike other high chairs that got stained, this one was “so easy to clean!"

Preserve countertop space with Oxo Tot’s ingenious tower. The drying rack pegs hold bottles and cups, while the storage spaces are ideal for smaller items like pump parts and pacifiers.

LAB RESULTS: It’s a personal favorite of several GH staffers, who continue to use it for kids’ water bottles and other gear. Our cleaning pros found that it held an impressive amount in Lab tests, and our parent reviewers loved how compact it was.

Beaba's all-in-one appliance steams and blends baby food so you don’t need to keep multiple items on hand. It customizes textures to match your baby’s stage, plus it can reheat and defrost.

LAB RESULTS: Parent testers said it was simple to use and clean, and spacious enough to make lots of food. Even better, they said it made preparing homemade baby food much easier. Our product experts loved using it with their own kids.

Empowering kids to help in the kitchen, Tovla Jr.'s knives have soft serrated edges to cut produce, cheese, and more. Each set includes three sizes in various colors.

LAB RESULTS: The knives were comfortable to hold while cutting safely and effectively. Parents found that their children felt independent and got more involved in meal prep, and they said it helped children explore new foods.

Featuring a sloped nipple to encourage a good latch, Evenflo Feeding’s 9-oz bottle has a slow flow to prevent gulping and a vent to help stop colic and gas. It’s made of food-safe plastic and also available in glass.

LAB RESULTS: The nipple shape and flow stood out to testers. One found it helpful for lip and tongue ties, while another said it made for an easy transition from breast to bottle. They also liked that there weren't excess parts to clean after feedings.

Sized specifically for infants, these mini popsicle molds from ezpz have a half-ounce capacity with a short and wide handle for baby's grasp. Just freeze breast milk, formula, or purees and let baby enjoy as they practice self-feeding.

LAB RESULTS: Our Nutrition Director was impressed by their design. Besides being used as popsicle molds, parents found them to be great for teething. One said, "They were simple to use and easy for her to grip and chew on."

This silicone bib from Busy Baby has tether straps, which can hold utensils, teethers, or toys so they don't fall to the floor during mealtime. It's dishwasher safe and has an adjustable neck plus a spacious pocket to catch food.

LAB RESULTS: Our kitchen pros thought the design was both cute and clever, while parents found it helpful in real-life settings, especially when dining out at restaurants. Besides keeping their items cleaner, it also helped babies stay entertained.

Contigo's straw has a special valve that opens when kids are drinking and closes when they're not, helping to prevent leaks and spills. It has a 14-oz capacity, comes in a variety of fun patterns and colors, and is designed for ages 3 and up.

LAB RESULTS: Our kitchen analysts found it to be easy to take apart for a thorough cleaning in the top rack of the dishwasher. Parents found the leakproof lid to work well and said the cup was an ideal size for a young child.

Kendamil’s European-made formula features a whole-milk base from grass-fed cows as well as dual-prebiotics, and it has no palm oil, soy, or corn syrup. The family owned and operated brand has over 60 years of expertise in the formula industry.

LAB RESULTS: The company was one of the first international suppliers to give aid during the U.S. formula shortage. Parents who switched then told us they stuck with it because they were so impressed.

Modeled after breastmilk, Bobbie's organic formula meets many of the strict E.U. standards. It also holds certifications from the Clean Label Project, meaning it has been tested for heavy metals, pesticides, contaminants, and more.

LAB RESULTS: Nutrition pros were impressed that compared to other U.S. infant formulas, the recipe has the highest DHA, a crucial nutrient for baby brain development. Families said they liked how it's made without unnecessary additives.

Each drop from this Mommy's Bliss bottle delivers 400 IU of vitamin D, the recommended amount for breastfed babies to promote healthy growth. These USDA Certified Organic drops are free from artificial flavors or colors.

LAB RESULTS: We loved that the simple yet effective squeeze bottle design allows you to easily apply a drop with one hand to nipple or bottle, a necessity for busy parents. It's also NSF-Certified, meaning its undergone thorough testing for quality and safety.

A healthier alternative to traditional nutrition shakes, this kid-friendly organic drink from Orgain packs 8 g of quality protein and 22 vitamins and minerals per serving. You'll also find an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, building blocks to support healthy bones.

LAB RESULTS: “A better option for children struggling with hitting growth chart numbers,” one parent said. Our experts noted that it’s made without artificial flavors or preservatives.

Nurture Life takes the guesswork out of meal prep, curating nutritious fresh-made baby finger foods and kids’ meals that are delivered to your door weekly. Choose from over 50 dishes that are free from added preservatives and packed with organic ingredients.

LAB RESULTS: Parent testers loved the convenience and quality ingredients. Our pros appreciated that each dietitian- and chef-crafted meal is nutritionally balanced for a child’s age and stage.

Avoid the messy food prep and take advantage of this high-quality baby food pouch from Serenity Kids that features free range chicken, organic vegetables, and organic olive oil for a balanced meal on the go.

LAB RESULTS: Packed with 5 g of both protein and healthy fats, our dietitians appreciate that the nutrient-dense blend exposes littles to complex flavors early on. "I was pleasantly surprised that my daughter loved this! It was a nice change from our typical fruit pouches," one tester commented.

You'll find 16 key nutrients to support your little one's developing brain in this fortified smoothie-style puree from Cerebelly. Ingredients include chlorella, kelp, pumpkin seeds, spinach, and more.

LAB RESULTS: Babies loved the fruity flavors, and parents felt good about feeding the organic pouches to their infants. "She loved and would reach for more. It was wonderful to see her enjoy trying something new."

Perfect for snacking at home or on the go, these rice-free puffs from Yumi are a better-for-you option that sneak in wholesome veggies and essential nutrients to support infant development.

LAB RESULTS: New eaters enjoyed the perfectly sized puffs that helped them learn to eat independently. "They were an easy size for toddlers and he could feed himself the snack after it was portioned into a bowl for him," one parent commented.

Coconut milk is the base of this creamy refrigerated pouch from Once Upon a Farm that packs organic fruit and probiotics.

LAB RESULTS: Our registered dietitian liked that the pouches are made without added sugar and are cold-pressed to lock in nutrients and flavors. Toddlers and kids gave the strawberry-banana flavor a big thumbs-up during taste tests.

Get kids excited to help prep breakfast with this premium pancake mix from Happy Grub. It comes in an innovative bottle; just add water, shake well, and squeeze onto a hot skillet or waffle iron.

LAB RESULTS: Kid testers adored the novelty of creating fun shapes from the container. "We really enjoyed the squeeze bottle experience, and ended up keeping the bottle after the mix ran out to use with our own pancake batter in the future," one parent said.

Made of supersoft polyester with a solid wood runner for smooth gliding, this bestselling rocker from Pottery Barn Kids is neutral for any nursery.

LAB RESULTS: It earned perfect scores from testers, who called it soft and cute. One liked that it was low to the ground, while another said it had become a favorite part of her son’s bedtime routine.

Babybjörn's fan-favorite bouncer uses manual rocking — no plugging in or batteries needed — which can help build balance and motor skills. This one comes with an easy-to-reach toy.

LAB RESULTS: Parents found that it provided a secure seat from infancy through early toddlerhood. They also liked how it folded down so they could carry it when visiting friends.

Offering the cushy feel of a play mat without the cliché baby prints, this reversible style from Totter + Tumble blends in well with adult home decor. It comes in four sizes and a variety of versatile prints.

LAB RESULTS: Beyond the patterns, parents liked how thick and cushiony it was. It also provided traction for bare feet and didn’t slide on the floor.

Using water-activated light-up cubes that can transform into cute characters with bendable arms, Glo Pals turns water play into a unique multisensory experience.

LAB RESULTS: It was perfect for bath time, with kids loving the colorful lights and using the characters for imaginative play. Parents noted that siblings with distinct preferences enjoyed using them together.

Young + Wild and Friedman boxes contain three jars of scented dough and thematic add-ons for sensory exploration and pretend play. There are dozens of kits to choose from.

LAB RESULTS: Testers told us it contained plenty of dough and that their kids reveled in the creativity this fine motor set allows. They especially loved creating scenes using their imagination.

Designed specifically for kids learning to ride, Schwinn's bike has a light frame, narrow pedals, and gears for an easy start. It also has removable training wheels and a seat with a handle in the back.

LAB RESULTS: Kid testers loved the colorful style and said it was easier to practice balancing on this than on other bikes. It was also simple for parents to put together.

Kids ages 2 to 7 can stay active indoors with this Avenlur set. It helps build gross motor skills and develop hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and balance using a rock climbing wall, slide, rope ladder, wooden swing, monkey bars, and more.

LAB RESULTS: Parents praised the quality chestnut wood and Montessori-style benefits. "I loved that all three of my kids could play simultaneously!" one said. Though it requires supervision, kids independently chose activities, and invented games.

There's zero excuse for boredom with this approximately 23-foot-long outdoor play structure from Backyard Discovery. End-to-end activities for ages 3 and up include a 10-foot slide, climbing wall, three swings, clubhouse, and bonus picnic table, making it great for exercise and rest.

LAB RESULTS: Testers gave it top ratings for fun and ease of use, noting that their kids returned to it many times. Download the Bilt app for excellent visual assembly instructions.

Get toddlers feeling confident for school using colorful Skillmatics flash cards. Start a fun talk about a color, number, shape, or letter with your child, who will remember best what they discover through play. Invent little challenges, like "find me yellow!" or "point to the letter A."

LAB RESULTS: We found these equally useful to take on outings or use at home. Testers liked that they're more interactive than a book yet more hands-on than a screen.

Colorful, washable, and scented, Crayola's newest markers also feature a chiseled tip to achieve both fine and thick lines. Contemporary scents include Caramel Macchiato for black and Mint Chocolate Chip for dark green.

LAB RESULTS: "As a parent I appreciated that they were scented but not overly so," one mom said. Another added that they were such a hit with her kids, she bought them as birthday gifts for their friends.

Lingokids is an educational app for ages 2 to 8 and is full of interactive games, quizzes, puzzles, digital books, videos, and songs that support your child's school learning. You can try it for free, and there's a premium version for $15 per month.

LAB RESULTS: Tester kids were obsessed! They could choose from subjects that go beyond the school basics and into categories like citizenship, geography, and even friendship. Younger children also adored the app's characters.

Kids learn through play, and that holds true for electronic gaming too. Pok Pok is a Montessori-inspired app full of fun activities like playing with graphic blocks, exploring a little forest, or moving objects around an electronic home.

LAB RESULTS: We love that these games are not overstimulating or addictive, and that the activities for kids ages 2 to 7 tie back to real toys such as doll houses and marble runs. It's free to try for a week, then $7 a month or $46 annually.

The Greenlight banking app includes your child's first debit card — parents load money on and can tie what's given to chores or make allowance automated. Kids can make requests, parents can set spending controls, and it paves the way for larger financial conversations.

LAB RESULTS: Teaching kids smart spending and saving habits in this cashless world is made a lot easier with this genius app, which we find easy to use. There's a free trial and then it is $5 to $15 a month, depending on what plan you pick.

With its 8-in. display and all-day battery life, you can bet your child will enjoy books, shows, and songs on the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet. A Parent Dashboard lets you set time limits, input your child's age and grant access to content from Disney+ or Netflix.

Lab Results: The durable screen and sturdy case make this a much smarter option than handing an adult tablet to your kids. Our pros like that there are thousands of ad-free children's e-books on Amazon Kids+ and that you can dial in approval of content down to specific show episodes.

The price of college may be bonkers, but a 529 Plan from College Savings Plans Network gives you a tax-free way to save and then eventually you can use it to cover nearly any type of college expense. In addition, if you use your state's plan, you might get a bit of a tax benefit.

LAB RESULTS: Parents of college-age kids attested to the fact that, thanks to compound interest, a 529 plan can grow impressively fast, especially if you contribute automatically each month. Add in gift money from holidays or special events and watch it increase.

Elvie’s wireless pump goes inside a bra so moms can collect breast milk without being tied to an outlet. It is quiet and pairs with an app to control and monitor the device, including adjusting the suction and tracking output in real time. Its breast shields come in three sizes to help you get the right fit.

LAB RESULTS: Mom testers said the ability to multitask was the best benefit, saying they felt more productive while being able to walk around. They found it relatively discreet and easy to use and appreciated the app’s instructions. A first-time mom said she appreciated the helpful pumping tips.

A T-shirt bra that can be used for breastfeeding and pumping, this Simple Wishes style is wireless and available in cup sizes A to H. It's made with fixed padding (instead of pesky removable cups) and straps that are both convertible and adjustable.

LAB RESULTS: It impressed our testers by being comfortable, supportive, and versatile while looking like a normal bra instead of a typical maternity style. One mom highlighted how she could simultaneously pump while nursing her baby, and appreciated that she didn't have to switch bras throughout the day.

Skin-to-skin contact is highly recommended for newborns and parents, and this shirt from Seraphine is designed to make the bonding time more comfortable and convenient. It uses a soft cotton jersey fabric and has ties to help secure baby in an optimal position. It also lets you have a hand free while you're sitting down and relaxing.

LAB RESULTS: Our textile pros liked the quality fabric, while real parents said it was comfortable to wear. They also liked how it doubled as a nursing top, saying it looked like a regular shirt with easy breastfeeding access.

This luxury nursing pillow from Naturepedic uses quality materials and is substantially sized, making it versatile for breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, tummy time, and more. Its organic cotton outer cover is machine-washable and the fill uses PLA, designed to keep its shape instead of flattening out.

LAB RESULTS: Parents liked it better than popular pillows on the market, especially for its size. They found that it could still support their babies as they grew and continued to breastfeed, and that it was firm without sinking in under pressure. It also felt comfy and fit well around their bodies.

Giving pumping parents a new way to get breast milk home while traveling, this ready-to-ship set from Milk Stork includes storage bags, a cooler, and a pre-addressed overnight FedEx shipping label. Once your pumped milk is fully refrigerated, you can send out up to 34 ounces.

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Plastic Baby Bathtub LAB RESULTS: Our parenting experts found this to be a game changer for moms — whether traveling for work or personal reasons — who can still feed their babies while away from home (and avoid the dreaded pump and dump). Our lead engineer noted she's used it several times and it's always been a seamless experience.