Honest baby gear reviews to help you find what’s best for your family.


Real parent reviews. Honest opinions.

We are a group of friends and parents who got frustrated with the lack of objective reviews available online to help us find the best products for our children. So we decided to start our own website.

With Baby Gear Essentials, we want to give you clear and comprehensive information to help you find what’s right for you and your family. We focus on a variety of features, safety, age appropriateness, and more in our reviews.

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Thank you! You’ve saved me countless hours of researching and comparing video monitors for our soon to come daughter.

Ruth D., Wisconsin
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The most honest and straightforward reviews that I’ve come across. Very helpful!

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I had no idea how dangerous our old monitor was. Thanks for telling us about health and privacy issues. I’m much more confident in the baby monitor that we bought for our second child thanks to you.

Suzanne H., Dallas
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How we test

We have 3 simple guiding principles to decide if a baby product is good.


Is it safe for your baby?

The safety of your family is paramount. We are absolutely intransigent when it comes to safety.

If something is deemed unsafe after our review, we simply won't include it in our site. If a product is safe under certain conditions, we will explicitly call those out so you know how to properly use it.


Does it solve a real problem?

It might seem like a stupid question, but with so many baby products playing on the fear of missing out, we see a lot of stuff that you just simply don't need.

None of those will ever be included in our reviews.


Is the price right?

Finally, we want to make sure that the price is reasonable. You shouldn't overpay for something just because it's new or comes from a big brand.

We include an item's price in our reviews score, so if a product is overpriced its rating will be negatively affected as a result. We also search for the best possible deals for you online.


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