September 28, 2012 02:00 PM

Courtesy Maxi Cosi

Since welcoming son Rex Harrison last November, mom of four Niki Taylor has figured out a balance that works for her family. And that includes making sure her newest little one is safe at all times with Maxi Cosi‘s Mico infant car seat ($190).

Certainly, having the right gear during the first hectic months of babydom can save a parent’s sanity. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best swaddle blankets, diaper bags, baby monitors and other must-haves to add to your shopping list!

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