These are the best parenting products of 2017

Having a new baby is tough, and one of the most difficult parts of it is all the stuff you need to buy. We're here to help. We've tested dozens of the best strollers, baby monitors, baby bottles, and more this year, all to find the best products for you and your family.

While our guides won't cover everything you need, our picks will get you started, and they're the same products we use with our own children. So without further adieu, here are the best parenting products we tested in 2017.

We have tested more than 30 strollers this year, and the best by far is the Baby Jogger City Mini. Costing just a hair over $200, the City Mini is lightweight, adaptable to a wide range of car seats, and it can be folded with one hand (and a baby in the other).

The Chicco Viaro has nearly everything we love about the Baby Jogger City Mini in a cheaper package. Though we prefer the City Mini overall, the Viaro adapts easily to fit Chicco's popular KeyFit 30 car seats, also folds easily with a single hand, and it drops well below $200 on sale.

Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 for Kids was, without question, the best kid-friendly tablet that we tested this year. Though we looked at much more expensive, proprietary models from other popular manufacturers, the Kindle Fire 7 for Kids offers the best combination of size, features, and price of anything on the market.

You may not know this, but your basic pair of earbuds—even the cheap ones that come with your phone—can get dangerously loud. So loud, in fact, that prolonged exposure can harm your kids' hearing permanently.

Photography is an incredibly fun hobby for kids to get into, and there's no better way to get into it than with an affordable film camera. The Fujifilm Instax cameras are fun, easy to use, usually cost less than $75, and perfect for beginners.

We've tested more than a dozen of the top video baby monitors in the past couple of years, and it's no contest: the Samsung BabyView is the best that we've seen. For less than $200 you get a monitor with exceptional range, a large touchscreen, great night vision, and useful features like a temperature sensor.

If you don't feel the need to see your baby at night and just want to hear when they start crying, an audio monitor is a perfect solution. The VTech Safe & Sound DM221 is the best all-around monitor we tested.


November 20, 2017

Sources:` USA Today

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