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Expectant mom’s guide to baby gear

Mary Fetzer is a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a marketing degree from Penn State University and 15 years of international business experience. Mary specializes in writing about parenting, children, pregnancy, college, h...

Beyond the crib, stroller and car seat

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the choices in baby gear? From feeding to cribs, strollers and car seats, we sort through all the options so you can find the best products that will be of most use to you and baby.

Bottles

flowerBest Bottles

New dad Jeff Gordon (a self-described "anal-retentive gadget guy,") did a thorough search of the best baby products and he found that Dr. Brown and Avent bottles are most recommended to reduce gas intake. He stocked up on 9-ounce bottles, 4-ounce bottles, generic disposable liners for both sizes, and several nipples. Buying all-silicone parts will prevent latex allergy issues.

>> Safe plastic for baby bottles

flowerCleaning

Cleaning bottles is an ongoing task, so find a helpful tool like Sassy's bottle brush with soap in the handle. Some brushes have handles with rubber suction to stand upright on the sink. A bottle rack is an easy way to let bottles drip dry, some come with sterilizers.

flowerBottle warmer

You can purchase a bottle warmer or simply warm the bottle in a large plastic cut filled with hot water.

Next up... bath time!

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