Our list of Personal Favorite baby gear items is made up of products we have used - and loved - in our own household and/or our friends' homes. As noted before, we have researched thousands of baby products, but only rank those we think make the top grade (four stars or higher). Our Personal Favorites are top-rated products that fit nicely into our individual homelife and family's budget. They are not always the most expensive (or for that matter, the least expensive) product in its category, but they are the ones that work for us. We hope these Personal Favorites help you to narrow down your search for the baby gear that's right for your family.