Affordable Baby Gear Alternatives

Affordable Baby Gear Alternatives

When I had my first baby, I had no clue what kind of stuff I needed. I didn’t know how many brands of baby gear were out there. Talk about overload sorting through thousands of baby products gave me the Amazon-glazed-eyes.

Somehow we made it through- lots of shopping and hand-me downs later, (thanks to generous parents who paved the way before us) and we had several products that made our lives a lot easier with our first, and now our second and third boys.

Something I always wanted, was to find an affordable baby gear guide. I thought it would have saved me a lot of time and research if someone else had already listed out some of the options that were out there. 😂

Did you know that your child will turn out just fine if you don’t have the most expensive baby gear?

Shocking isn’t it? Your kid is not going to remember if you pushed them around in a $1000 stroller or a $50 stroller.

They won’t ask you if you carried them in the most expensive wrap you could find, or if you made your own.

A very wise person once told me that your child won’t recall if you change their diaper on an expensive changing table or on your bed, and that as a parent you can get by with however little or much you have: the most important thing kids need is love.

That being said, having certain tools makes life a lot easier with babies and kids, especially the more kids you have! And finding affordable baby gear helps you stay within that pesky budget. 😁

Managing life with kids adds in a whole other element then if its just you.

Things that you feel like you need as a parent:

  • Strollers
  • Cribs
  • Swings
  • High Chairs
  • Front Packs
  • Bouncers
  • Car Seats

Obviously, some of these things are a necessity: car seats and a safe place to sleep.

But you don’t have to buy the most expensive name brand item out there. If you’re tight on money and have a baby on the way, don’t feel like you have to spend $1000 on a crib. They won’t even remember sleeping in it, I promise. There are lots of affordable baby gear options that you can find.

What your kids will remember is the amount of love you give them, and the safe feeling they have when they are around you. They’ll remember the time you played with them, took them to the park and pushed them on a swing; they’ll remember helping you cook dinner or make cookies, they’ll remember playing tag, they’ll remember laughing with you.

Focus on creating a joyful home for your kids, rather than focusing on the THINGS you need as a parent.

Affordable baby gear alternatives

Affordable Baby Gear Alternatives:

Jogging Strollers:

Bob Strollers- Price: $449

BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller, Black

Baby Trend Jogging Stroller: PRICE: $76

Baby Trend Xcel Jogger Stroller, Mosiac Blue



City Strollers:

Bugaboo Stroller: PRICE:$1095

Bugaboo Cameleon3 Classic+ Complete Stroller, Grey Mélange – Versatile, Foldable Mid-Size Stroller with Adjustable Handlebar, Reversible Seat and Car Seat Compatibility

Baby Trend Stroller: PRICE: $49

Baby Trend Rocket Lightweight Stroller, Princeton



Capretti Design: PRICE: $2099

Capretti Design Mid Century Stationary Crib, Natural

Dream On Me Crib: PRICE: $99

Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible, Crib, Natural


Bouncer Seat:

NMPA Bouncer seat: PRICE: $434

NMPA- Infant Bouncers Balance Toddler Rocker Portable Comfort Chair Baby Cradle Recliner Red

Bright Starts Bouncer Seat: PRICE: $21

Bright Starts Playful Pinwheels Bouncer

Front Packs:


Ergobaby 360 All Carry Positions Award-Winning Cool Air Mesh Ergonomic Baby Carrier, French Blue

Infantino: PRICE: $17-29

Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

High Chairs:

Bloom Fresco High Chair: PRICE: $500

Bloom Fresco Chrome Giro Highchair, Black/Yellow

Evenflo High chair: PRICE: $49

Evenflo Convertible High Chair, Dottie Rose


Car Seat:

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Nido:  PRICE: $349

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Nido Car Seat with Load Leg Base, Atmosphere


Evenflo: PRICE: $58

Evenflo Nurture Infant Car Seat, Teal Confetti



Fisher Price Swing: PRICE: $189

Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight

Graco Swing: PRICE: $69

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington, One Size


If you’re about to have your first baby, don’t panic about all the stuff you need! You can find some affordable baby gear that can make life easier for you and more manageable. I promise!!


I would love to hear about which baby brands are your favorites and why!! 

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