Best Baby Gear for Small Spaces

Babies may be tiny, but they need a lot of big gear. From cribs and high chairs to bouncers and play mats, smaller spaces can fill up fast. If you’re a city dweller, a minimalist or have packed rooms already, you’ll love this list of awesome baby products that are big on features but small enough to fit in most spaces.


The Sleek Bouncer That Folds Up Flat: BabyHome Wave Rocker
This lightweight bouncer is modern, stylish and folds easily for storage. It has a front-to-back rocking motion to soothe your wee one, plus a stationary option. There are two reclining positions, so you can choose the one that suits your babe best.

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Available at, $175.


A Playard, Changing Station and Napper in One: Graco Pack ‘n Play
We love great, multi-functional baby gear. And this playard with a removable rocking seat, changing station and newborn napping area is just that! As your baby grows, remove the extra features and use the full-size playard as a safe napping space, play area and travel crib. The playard is on wheels so you can move it if necessary when space is tight.

Available at, $180.


The Sleep Station That’s Handy for Awake Time: DockATot Deluxe Dock
The DockATot can be used as a sleep positioner, portable crib and bassinet. Some parents love it for co-sleeping as well. It’s pricey but versatile, as it also provides a soft, cozy spot for tummy time and diaper changes and is lightweight and convenient for travel.

Available at, $199.


The Bed That’ll Last You 10 Years: Stokke Sleepi Crib
This adjustable crib transitions from a mini crib to a standard-size crib to a toddler bed and junior bed (with separate conversion kit). The oval design and wheels help you reposition it around a smaller space. While it has a hefty price tag, it also has longevity, as it gives your child a comfortable place to sleep from birth to age 10.

Available at, $799.

The Foldable Jumper: Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Jumperoo
Is there anything cuter than a baby in a jumper? Seeing their little legs fly and their eyes get wide with delight makes this toy a must-have for many parents. But jumpers can take up a lot of space. This space-saving version features legs that fold up for easy storage and travel — without sacrificing any baby fun.

Available at, $32.

A Tiny Tub You Can Tuck Away: Puj Flyte
Skip the bulky infant bathtub for this awesome mini tub. It fits in your bathroom sink to create a safe and comfortable cradle for babies up to 6 months. The tub works in a wide range of sinks and folds up for storage or travel. Plus, it’s easy to dry and clean, which makes bath time a breeze.

Available at, $34.99.

A Transportable Seat With No Floor Space Needed: Phil & Teds Lobster Clip-On Highchair
We love portable high chairs like this clip-on model from Phil & Teds. It attaches onto counters or tables, takes up no floor space and folds compactly into a carry bag you can travel with and take to restaurants.

Available at, $89.99.

A Pocket-Sized Stroller: gb Pockit Stroller
Named the world’s smallest folded stroller in the Guinness Book of World Records, this ultra-compact ride is handy for urban families and avid travelers. It stands upright when folded so you can tuck it into a closet at home and find space for it in a restaurant. It even fits into an airplane overhead compartment. And at 9.5 pounds, you can cart it around wherever your travels take you. It’s meant for babies 6 months and older, so it doesn’t recline for newborns.

Available on, $179.99.


What are your can’t-live-without baby products for smaller spaces?

— Heather Dixon


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