Top 2018 Baby Gear

When it comes to choosing the best baby gear, there’s no knowledge like parents’. More than 5,000 Pampers moms and dads let us know which strollers, playsets and other baby products made their year. Check the winners below to start 2019 off on the right foot.

Best Stroller

UPPAbaby Vista stroller

The 2018 edition of the UPPAbaby Vista is the go-to stroller according to Pampers parents. With nine seat options, a one-step fold process and a 2 in deeper bassinet than the 2017 version, this is the stroller that promises to never slow you down. Plus, the well-padded plush seat cushion is sure to make this stroller baby’s home from home.


  • Now boasting a leather handlebar

  • Can carry 1-2 toddler seats in 9 ways

  • Extendable SPF 50+ sunshade and canopy

  • All-weather protection

  • Shock-absorbent front and rear suspension

Price: $899.99

Size and format: All measurements in inches, H x W x L Unfolded: 39.5” x 26.5” x 37” Folded (with seat): 33” x 26.5” x 14” Folded (without seat): 33” x 26.5” x 13.5”

Weight: Frame and seat: 27.5 lbs Bassinet: 8.4 lbs

Age Range: Bassinet: birth to 3 months Toddler seat: 3 months to 50 lbs

Best Baby Carrier

Ergobaby 360 baby carrier

From what you’ve told us, there’s a good reason the Ergobaby 360 is such a big hit with parents. More versatile than the Standard version and offering more positions for baby than the Adapt carrier, the 360 makes sure baby is always in the best position, whether that’s facing out into the world or cuddling up to you.


  • Forward-facing, front and back carries

  • Infant insert for babies up to 12 lbs

  • 100% cotton

  • Optional mesh panels for extra airflow

  • Small hood for sun protection

Price: $159.00

Size and format: Body panel and seat: 6”-13” (width), 14”-18” (height) Waistband circumference: 29”-53” Shoulder straps: 22”-44”

Weight: 1.56 lbs

Age Range: Birth to 36 months (7 to 33 lbs)

Best Diaper Bag

Skip Hop Duo Signature diaper bag

Skip Hop’s Duo Signature diaper bag has bagged itself top spot in its category this year, and it’s easy to see why. Skip Hop has earnt itself a reputation for listening to the moms and dads who use it, so this year’s redesign of the classic comes with new, practical features like a zip-top closure and an easy-access tech pocket. Treat yourself to the perfect aid for those tricky on-the-go diaper changes.


  • New zip-top enclosure

  • Redesigned front panel for extra storage

  • Tote handles for easy carrying

  • Mesh side pockets for bottles

  • Non-slip stroller straps

Price: $47.99

Size and format: All measurements in inches, H x W x L 14” x 6” x 13”

Weight: 1.3 lbs

Age Range: Birth to 18-39 months

Best Bouncer

4moms mamaRoo 4

Used in more than 300 hospitals, the mamaRoo’s five moves—car ride, kangaroo, rock-a-bye, wave and tree swing—are so good at imitating the natural movement of parents, you’ll have no trouble getting baby to sleep. Now in its fourth edition, the mamaRoo has the moves and more besides: rattles and balls to keep baby entertained, as well as built-in sounds and an MP3 plugin to introduce your little one to your favorite songs.


  • Rattle and crinkle ball accessories

  • Bluetooth controls

  • Built-in MP3 player

  • Removable seat fabric

  • One-year warranty

Price: $219.99

Size and format: All measurements in inches, H x W x L 33” x 19.5” x 25.5”

Weight: 19 lbs

Age Range: Birth to 25 lbs

Best Playmat

Bright Starts 5-in-1 Your Way Ball Play Activity Gym

Hundreds of you gave your seal of approval to this baby registry staple. Bright Starts’ small-but-mighty gym will encourage your little one to start exploring the world around them. Baby can lie down, crawl and roll around this cute little playpen, and the adjustable walls mean baby can keep playing, even after they’ve started to walk!


  • Adjustable walls

  • Plays 20 minutes of melodies

  • Comes with 35 colorful balls

  • Jumbo cushioned mat

  • One-year warranty

Price: $71.99

Size and format: All measurements in inches, H x W x L 21” x 44.5” x 30” (fully assembled)

Weight: 4.75 lbs

Age Range: All ages