Your Parenting Type Is...
You are the product of your parents and your parents’ parents — and you’re proud of it. Family is of the utmost importance to you, and you believe that those bonds are key to providing kids with a strong foundation on which to build their character.
You tend to hold technology at arm’s length and as the tech-obsessed world moves by at hyperspeed, the road ahead will have plenty of challenges. How will you raise a child with traditional values without looking backward all the time? How will you marry the advantages of technology — such as digital teaching tools — with the time-tested toys of the past? Your answer lies in open space. You will let the kid lose. And you’ll deal with bang-ups and bruised knees as they come along. They are part of life, a learning experience. Every scar tells a story.
What’s in your registry? You tend to stick with brands and products that have been around for decades. If there was a single product emblematic of your parenting style, it might be the Radio Flyer Wagon — you remember being hauled around in one as a kid and think the classic design can’t be bested. Why try to fix something that’s not broken?
Radio Flyer All-Terrain Wagon
What’s childhood without a Radio Flyer Wagon? Well, there’s no need to find out. Radio Flyer’s new All-Terrain Wagon offers some well-appreciated upgrades while still maintaining the company’s classic aesthetic. Ten-inch, air-filled tires replace solid rubber for a smoother ride, but the steel body, wooden-stake sides, and long pull-handle are all reminiscent of the original. Another improvement: A controlled turning radius makes this wagon more resistant to tipping than the heritage version.
Johnson’s Head-To-Toe Baby Lotion
The perfect companion to a bath is a small amount of Johnson’s Head-To-Toe Baby Lotion to protect and moisturize delicate skin. Hypoallergenic and with a pleasing scent, it leaves babies soft and smooth. The mild formula is also dye-, sulfate-, phthalate-, and paraben-free and has been tested by pediatricians.
Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ’n Seat Tub
Bathtime becomes fun time with the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ’n Seat Tub. A machine-washable mesh sling cradles your newborn. As your child grows, simply remove the sling and replace it with the “baby stopper” insert, which raises the infant into a reclining position. For unsteady sitters, a third-stage support keeps them from accidently toppling over. When your child can confidently sit up, a larger play space is available. After bath, remove the drain plug and hang the tub by a hide-away hook for out-of-the-way storage behind a door or in the shower. For your kiddo’s first few years, this is all the bathing area you’ll need.
SwaddleMe Original Swaddle, 3-pack
Combining the comfort of the swaddle with the simplicity of Velcro, the SwaddleMe Original Swaddle makes putting your infant down fast and easy. Insert your infant and the adjustable wings provide a perfect fit every time with a quick press. Easy-open leg pouches provide access for a quick diaper change without its entire removal. Made from breathable cotton, these swaddles are machine-washable and –dryable, all while helping your child go down faster and sleep longer. They’ll feel safe and secure, and you’ll get more rest.
Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet
Odds are, the company rocking your son or daughter to sleep is the same one that rocked you to sleep as well. The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet creates a relaxing, swaying motion that does the trick. Multiple lights, sounds, and vibrations all ensure you can find the best combination for your baby. When movement is not needed or after your little one is asleep, you can lock the bassinet in place to avoid disturbance. Large mesh sides offer incredible breathability and visibility, while storage space underneath keeps frequently used accessories within arm’s reach.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Margaret Wise Brown’s classic Goodnight Moon, first published in 1947 has long been a go-to for millions of parents for good reason: This is the story of bedtime, told simply, beautifully, from the child’s point of view. The singsong rhyming and imaginative illustrations are enough to lull kids to sleep for the first few years —just like they did when you were a child.
Graco Jetsetter Stroller
The Graco Jetsetter Stroller provides your son or daughter with a front-row seat to a world of new experiences. A removable arm bar gives your kiddo something to hold onto, while a large storage basket underneath ensures you’re prepared for every adventure. Though its wheels turn independently for ultimate maneuverability, lock down its front-swivel wheels when you travel off-road. When transitioning from home to car and car to destination, the stroller has a padded carry handle and a shoulder strap for easy portage.
Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Solid-Wood Building Blocks With Wooden Storage Tray
There are no lights, screens, or annoying jingles to the Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Solid-Wood Building Blocks . And that’s as it should be. The 60 smooth, sanded hardwood blocks in rectangles, squares, triangles, arches, and other shapes will keep your kid occupied for hours — and then store neatly in the sturdy wooden crate. This set is a great way to give your child a leg up in development while avoiding attention-sapping devices that will drive you nuts with that one song that just won’t stop playing.
Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Instant Film Camera
The company that thoroughly defined and became synonymous with instant film is back with the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2. While operating the camera is as easy as ever — simply select one of three flash settings, frame your shot, and push the shutter release button — this old dog has a few new tricks. Charged via a USB port, it’s a great addition to any party bag, capturing instant memories. With both color and black-and-white film options available, there hasn’t been a better time to shake a few Polaroid pictures.
VTech Digital Audio Baby Monitor
Nothing eases the anxiety of the early days better than a baby monitor, which allows you to identify distress at a moment’s notice. The VTech Digital Audio Baby Monitor provides a noninvasive means of keeping an ear to your child without the privacy concerns of some modern video feeds. Its 1,000-foot range allows for constant monitoring even in large homes, while the digital technology provides a welcome upgrade from your childhood walkie-talkie. We especially like the belt clip for when tasks require us to move away from areas where the parent unit can be easily displayed. Though the base unit plugs into an outlet, the receiver end can be run on either battery or AC power.
Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat
For even the safest drivers, it’s nice to know that Graco takes your child’s care as seriously as you do. The Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat is an adaptable system that provides head protection for children from 22 to 100 pounds. A five-point harness keeps toddlers secure. For older and larger children, the seat can act as either a high-back booster or a backless booster. This adaptability means that the chair grows with your child until they no longer need it. A sippy-cup holder is a nice touch.
Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad
No fuss and no frills, the Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad does its job well. The pad stays secure on dressers and tables thanks to tacky strips on the underside, ensuring nothing shifts when your infant’s aboard. Optional safety straps cross over your child’s midsection to protect against accidental falls. The sealed, sanitary surface can be wiped clean in a pinch, while deep, cushy foam makes changing time as comfortable for baby as possible. This pad easily fits most dressers, tables, and other changing-specific furniture.
Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottle, 3-pack
The Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottle is a simple, no-frills bottle that uses ingenious engineering to ensure you child’s comfortable feeding. An air-free vent ensures the nipple stays filled with formula or milk over a range of feeding positions, which helps prevent excessive ingestion of air — which can lead to colic, gas, and other distresses. The bottle’s design also plays well across the range of Philips Avent products, which are easy to source whether you’re at home or on vacation. The BPA-free plastic and soft silicone nipples are dishwasher-safe and easily cleaned.
Johnson’s Head-To-Toe Baby Wash and Shampoo
No company has a longer legacy of caring for children than Johnson’s, and its Head-To-Toe Baby Wash and Shampoo is part of that 126-year tradition. The ultramild wash is perfect for delicate skin, and its sulfate-free formula ensures that your child’s natural moisture isn’t stripped away. Long known for its No More Tears formula and with no harsh fragrances, parabens, phthalates, or dyes, this is as safe and gentle as it gets.
Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair
For the space-challenged or the space-conscious, the Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair provides many of the benefits of a full-sized piece in half the size. With two height settings and three reclining positions, it’s incredibly versatile despite a base height of less than two feet. A dishwasher-safe tray and machine-washable seat make cleanup a cinch. Designed to be mounted on and secured to your regular chairs, it’s outfitted with multiple security straps to prevent accidents. Accommodating children up to 50 pounds, it’s a seat that your child will have plenty of meals in.
Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer
One of the earliest names in cold relief, Vicks knows a thing or two about sick kids. Its broad base of knowledge shows with the reliable Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer. For children ages 0 to 6 months, the unit can be used as an oral, rectal, or underarm thermometer. Temperature readouts are clear and color-coded: Green is good, yellow is slightly above, and red indicates a fever. When finished, simply wash, dry, and store until needed again — no additional parts required.
Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Flip & Fun Activity Gym
The two-position Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Flip & Fun Activity Gym is incredibly versatile for infants. Open it up, extend the overhead arch, and children have a clean, soft surface for playtime. When it’s time for rest on the tummy, drop the arch to create an encircling baffle so that baby can’t roll off. Three removable toys (a self-discovery mirror, panda rattle, and tactile toy) provide tons of entertainment, and the mat’s fold-up design (toys included) allows you to take the show on the road. And should it become soiled, it’s fully machine-washable.
Melissa & Doug Match and Roll Shape Sorter
Learning shapes and colors are foundational principles that parents can help their children accelerate. The 14-piece Melissa & Doug Match and Roll Shape Sorter helps kids ages 1 and up develop these skills. Made from durable wood and sealed with a nontoxic, kid-friendly paint, the shapes can take plenty of dings without effect. When not in use, the drumlike structure holds all the pieces so that they’re never underfoot.
Just One You made by carter’s Baby Animal Bath Robe
After a warm bath, bundle up your infant in the Just One You made by carter’s Baby Animal Bath Robe. Its cotton and polyester blend is both absorbent and supersoft on your child’s skin, while the protruding ears on the hood are incredibly cute. It’s just the thing you need to get the kiddo from bathtime to bedtime.
Pampers Baby Wipes Sensitive
If Pampers is already diapering your child’s tush, doesn’t it make sense that its Baby Wipes are the perfect way to clean it? These disposable, cotton wipes are dermatologist-tested, perfume-free, hypoallergenic — what you’d expect from a company that has been doing this for nearly 60 years. We love the subtle, raised texture, which cleans efficiently with only a few swipes. They come in a handy, resealable travel pack that easily fits in a diaper bag or glove box for on-the-go access.
Pampers Swaddlers Disposable Diapers Super Pack
Since 1961, Pampers has been swaddling the nation’s infants, and they’ll do the same from yours. These diapers are supersoft and supply 12 hours of coverage for those marathon road trips to see the grandparents. New parents will appreciate the wetness indicator, which gives them the heads-up that it’s time to visit the changing pad. There’s even a special notch that protects your newborn’s tummy and umbilical cord.