chicco-polly-reclining-high-chairAh, the beautiful scent of glorious spring flowers. We can almost smell them beneath the sheets of ice and mounds of snow. Spring is almost upon us, and with it comes a selection of great baby gear. Here are 5 must-haves as you prepare to enjoy the warmer, beautiful months of spring.

Chicco Polly Reclining High Chair

A high chair is a must for a baby who’s finally eating solids, which some parents start as early as 4 months, and many around six. (I started feeding my son a tablespoon of rice cereal each day when he turned four months old.) Reclining ones are particular useful for the early starters, since you can tilt baby back a bit if he still doesn’t have full control over his head and could use the added support. Once he’s older, he can comfortably sit upright and explore the goodies on the front tray, whether it’s soft pasta noodles, fresh fruit, or cereal. This high chair has seven height adjustments, an adjustable footresangelcare-4-3-video-baby-monitort, and fold-away armrests. Since the chair is on lockable wheels, it’s also easy to move around when needed. And the black and white finish make it a stylish option for any kitchen.

Angelcare 4.3” Movement, Audio, Video Baby Monitor

The video baby monitor we got for my son remains one of my most-loved purchases. I can’t imagine having lived without it, particularly during his first few years. This monitor  has all of those features I appreciate in a video monitor, including digital zoom, adjustable camera angles via pan/tilt, night vision, two-way communication, large 4.3” LCD monitor, and a secure and reliable 2.4GHz connection. But it adds an interesting twist via the wireless movement sensor pad that chicco-bravo-orion-standard-stroller-with-keyfit-infant-car-seatyou place under the crib mattress to detect baby’s movement, and will sound an alarm on the monitor if baby stops moving for more than 20 seconds. It’s a great way to add even more peace-of-mind for parents.

Chicco Bravo Orion Standard Stroller with Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat

As you prepare for some leisurely walks to the park, or around the block, you’ll need a good stroller. A car seat is essential, too, for travel by vehicle. Why not grab a matching set in one? This set is attractively-designed, comes in a unisex colour, and will last you through your baby’s early years. The stroller folders up quickly and easilchicco-keyfit-infant-car-seat-basey so you can pack it in the trunk when needed. And if you’re just running into the mall for some quick errands, you can pop the car seat onto the stroller base using the included adapter, then easily place a sleeping baby back into the car for the ride home without disturbing him.

Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat Base

Of course a car seat base is necessary for any car seat, and having an extra one can always come in handy whether it’s for a spouse’s car, grandparents, or other caregiver. This one is compatible with the aforementioned Chicco KeyFit infant car seat, and is easy to install via status-violet-3-in-1-convertible-criba spring-assisted level foot, two precision bubble levels, and centre-pull USA adjustment.

Status Violet 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Every baby needs a crib. The size, style, and finish will depend on mom and dad’s personal preference, as well as the nursery’s overall design. But I am partial to an espresso finish, which I find to be classic, modern, and goes with just about any colour scheme. This crib is pretty simple in its design, which is what makes it attractive. Constructed of pine wood, it can convert to a day bed and toddler bed, and has a low profile to allow easy access to your little one.

Check out lots more baby gear at Best Buy Online

I am a tech expert and journalist with 17+ years of experience in trade and consumer tech journalism. I write for a number of technology, business, parenting, family, and lifestyle Websites, blogs, and magazines. A self-professed lover of tech, I'm also a passionate foodie who loves to cook and bake, a TV junkie, and proud mother to an 8-year-old son.