Keeping baby soothed and stimulated isn’t an exact science. It takes a little time, experimentation, and often some trial and error to figure out what makes them feel their happiest and most secure. It also takes the right gear. In the Infant Activity & Playards section of our Gear Shop, you’ll find just that – all the right pieces for your baby, at every age and every stage. From bouncers to foldaway playards, you’ll enjoy a curated selection of our favorite picks for your growing babe. These are the pieces we’ve turned to help calm our littles and keep them entertained. And, as you probably know, when a mom feels strongly about a product that makes her life easier – well, she wants to share it with every other mom. That’s what we’re doing here. Choosing the right infant activity gear is easy in our simple-to-shop guide. You’ll find helpful product reviews plus bold, beautiful pictures of each handpicked item. Looking for a place (besides your arms) where your infant or newborn will fall asleep? A motorized rocker can help promote a sense of calm and security. If you want to keep them entertained while you’re prepping dinner, doing chores, or sending emails, a bouncer is a good choice – providing them with stimulus (many swivel and come with toys) plus the chance to exercise their little legs. When it comes to travel options, an easy-folding playard is great for bringing in the car or stowing in the plane. They’re easy to set up, and can even double as makeshift cribs when you’re away from home. If you plan to use it for the latter, be on the lookout for travel-friendly features like a carrying case, quick set-up, and mattress. You might also want to opt for a playard with net or mesh panels, so you can easily peer in at baby while they play or sleep.