Trying to squeeze a nursery into your already crowded apartment? Wondering how you’ll ever navigate the concrete jungle with a baby (and a stroller) in tow? Not to worry, city parents – we’ve got you covered. Read on for the top six must-haves every urban-dweller should have on their registry.
#1. A SUBWAY-FRIENDLY STROLLER
Think: compact and lightweight, with a quick and easy fold. Go for a stroller that’s 15 lbs. or less – remember, once you add in that baby of yours, things get heavy!
OUR PICK: UPPAbaby G-Luxe, $260. A breezy, 14.9 lbs.!
#2. A CHIC (YET HEAVY-DUTY) DIAPER BAG
No matter what designer bag you’re currently crushing on, it’s time to avert your eyes. Instead, pick a roomy diaper bag that looks good enough to double as your regular purse, too, and can transition from day to night without cramping your style. (Yes, such a bag exists – we promise.)
OUR PICK: Chelsea Diaper Bag, $99. Ain’t she a beauty?
#3. A SPACE-CONSCIOUS CRIB
Your already cramped apartment is about to feel a lot more crowded once baby arrives. Consider a crib with a smaller footprint, and look for one that can be moved with wheels or stowed away to save on space.
OUR PICK: bloom Alma Mini Crib, $340. Fold it right up and stow it away in no time.
#4. A REMOVABLE FLOOR MAT FOR PLAYTIME
Foam floor tiles are easy to clean, soft and comfy to play on, and best of all, perfect for cutting down on noise. (Your downstairs neighbors can thank us later.)
OUR PICK: Skip Hop Playspot, $80. Its neutral style blends right in.
#5. AN EASY-TO-STORE BOUNCER
Every baby deserves to lounge in style – but the less bulky the bouncer, the better. Go for one that folds flat, so you can tuck it away when not in use.
OUR PICK: Skip Hop Central Park Blanket, $45. Insulated cooler bag included!