Believe this: People aren’t kidding when they say babies grow really fast.
If you’re building a registry or shopping for baby gear essentials, you may have a bit of sticker shock over certain products. And it can be even tougher to come to terms with when you realize you’ll only need many of these items for a pretty short time. But some baby brands have taken the concept to the extreme (in a good way), and are designing innovative gear that doesn’t just grow with your baby from infancy to toddlerhood—it lasts practically until adulthood.
Save money on products that will take you from the newborn days through the big-kid years.
Stokke Tripp Trapp
The Tripp Trapp chair can be used from day one when you add the newborn attachments and then it converts to an ergonomic child and adult seat that can hold up to 300 lbs. Meanwhile, the Sleepi crib provides a stylish place for your newborn to rest and then expands to accommodate a growing child.
High-quality materials are also helpful if you’re thinking about having more children and want your gear to last through several babies in good condition.
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Stokke Sleepi Bed
While many cribs offer toddler conversion kits, some brands really stretch the life of your gear with conversion kits that take you through childhood. With the Stokke Sleepi crib, you have a built-in option to convert to a toddler bed by removing the side rail. But with an added “junior” sleep conversion kit, you can extend your kiddo’s bed until they’re around 10 years old. (At which point it can be used as a sofa in their room…or yours!)
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Car Seat – Britax One4Life
This Britax all-in-one seat is packed with safety features and is extremely easy to install. It’s designed for 10 years of use and converts from a rear-facing infant seat to a forward-facing five-point harness and ultimately to a high-back booster.
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Baby Carrier – Ergobaby Omini 360
The Omni 360 can be used right from day one (no infant insert required) and works until your child is about four years old. It has four carry positions and lots of room for adjustments to get just the right fit.
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Doona Liki Trike
This ultra-modern, ultra-cool tricycle is a definite splurge, but it’s also the only one you’ll need from the time your little one starts riding until they’re about three years old. It converts from a parent-powered trike to one your toddler can ride all on their own. It even folds to easily fit into the trunk of a car.
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