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From cribs to car seats and high chairs to rockers, for being so tiny, babies sure need a lot of stuff. And with such rapid growth, it becomes a constant cycle of outgrowing and purchasing more.
All that stuff takes up a whole lot of space, not to mention, they cost a lot of money. So when it comes to buying things for your baby, it’s smart to think ahead.
By choosing gear with an extended lifespan, you may need to spend a little bit more upfront, but you’ll save money in the long-run and you’ll also save some space and your sanity too.
Babies grow fast (too fast, although it may not always seem it), and they’ll quickly become too big for baby gear — in other words, start up the car because it’s time to do some more shopping for the same product in a bigger size. Cha-ching!
We’ve found some really clever, multi-functional baby products that will grow with your child and last for years, instead of months, helping you reduce “stuff”.
These “grow-with-me” products can be transformed to bring your little one from the teensy newborn stage all the way into toddlerhood — and in some cases, beyond.
Eliminate the hassle of buying a new bed for your child every other year by choosing a convertible crib from the start.
Delta Children Archer is made from wood, which keeps it strong and durable for several years to come. It can be easily converted into a toddler bed, daybed, and full-size bed.
This bed will save you a lot of frustration when it’s time for your little one to switch bed. It’s stylish, comfortable, and in the end, you will have saved a lot of money too.
From their first steps and years to come, the 1-2-3 Grow With Me Walker will bring a lot of joy!
Your baby can start using the walker for support when they learn to walk. When they’ve mastered the art of walking you can convert the walker into a fun scoot-along ride so that your (now) toddler can tote toys along with them.
As they grow up, they can employ it as a pretend-play shopping cart, doll buggy, and toy trolley.
Shop the 1-2-3 Grow With Me here
This chair will be your little one’s very own, and favorite, place to sit and discover new things. Every child develops at their own pace, and this chair gives you the ability to select the stage that’s best for your child!
There are a variety of developmentally appropriate songs, phrases, and sounds within three levels of play.
Level 1 with first words, Level 2 that prompt baby though questions and simple directions, and Level 3 that has imaginative fun and early role play.
Shop the Laugh & Learn Chair here
A timeless toy that really is three fun toys disguised as one. The Wishbone Flip Rocker and Ride On transforms from a rocker to a push-toy, and then to a ride-on in a matter of seconds!
Your little one can enjoy this toy for years to come and you will have saved some money by only buying one toy instead of three.
Race with the gravity racer, go even faster with the foot-to-floor car or go slow and steady with the wagon. Let your child decide how you’re going to play with the Wishbone Wagon for hours.
The past and the present are brought together with this rugged and transformable wagon.
Shop the Wishbone Wagon here
From one year old and all the way til’ their fifth birthday (well, maybe not on that exact date), your child can enjoy the Wishbone Bike.
It’s the ultimate pre-bike. This kit comes with everything you need for a baby walker, toddler trike, and adjustable balance bike.
Shop the Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike here
Keep your baby comfortable in the Rocker Napper and let her engage with the lights and music while being gently rocked. When the baby is ready for a nap, the 3 in 1 Rocker Napper easily converts to a safe and cozy flat napper with raised borders.
Best of all, baby can remain in the restful comfort in the 3 in 1 Rocker Napper as the parent adjusts from seat to napper position.
Shop the Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper here
This floppy-eared elephant pal is a great way to encourage your little one to bounce, walk, and scoot along.
Your baby can bounce on the elephant, and when your baby is ready to walk, you can transform the elephant into a walker.
Later, when she wants to sit and scoot, the handle folds down to convert it to a baby-powered ride-on toy!
Shop the 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride and Ride here
Grow-with-me baby gym transforms into 5 different play patterns to grow with your baby. Your newborn baby can play with the toys and kick at the pad.
As she learns how to sit you can turn the gym into a seated activity table, and later, into a stand-up center where your kids can get support as they play with a wide built-in bar.
The play table also converts to a tabletop where kids can sit to do art projects or to an easel with a clip to hold the paper.
Shop the Little Tikes Adjustable Gym here
Your baby will be exploring a whole new view of the world as she learns how to lift her head off the floor. Let your baby join you at dinner with the support of the Ingenuity Baby Base Seat.
You can safely attach the base to a dining chair for use as a booster seat which makes it perfect for playtime, dinner, or travel.
It also comes with its own tray that conveniently stores beneath the seat for easy storage and transport, so you won’t lose it or have separate pieces to keep up with!
Shop the Ingenuity Baby Base Seat here
Get the most out of your money and save space with less stuff with these 10 amazing “grow-with-me” products that will bring joy for years to come!