The First Years Quiet Expressions Plus Double Electric Breast Pump

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I am a first-time mom and wanted to try pumping to help increase my milk supply between feedings and store breast milk for when I go back to work. While searching for the right breast pump for me, it was important

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Joovy Hook

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There are highchairs—huge, plastic, a drag for traveling—and then there are hanging highchairs—the kind that hook right onto the table or countertop. The Joovy Hook falls into the second category, with a few extras thrown in that make it stand

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Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround

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The first thing I noticed about the Snuggle Nest Surround was how compact it is! It is so lightweight and easily foldable, which means I will still be able to make my bed every day and simply store it out

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Thule’s Sapling Elite Child Carrier

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Opening the big box containing Thule’s Sapling Elite Child Carrier, I was impressed by the size and sturdiness of the carrier. It is huge and amazingly still lightweight. I could tell that it was designed for serious hikers and backpackers. It

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Kelly Moore A Beautiful Mess Bag

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I’m the mom who is always chasing her kids around the playground with her DSLR camera while everyone else is snapping pics with their smartphone. I can’t help it; I love “real” photography. Something about the feel of a camera

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Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

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The Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is an excellent product that is worth every penny. For first time moms, deciphering the world of pumping can be awfully daunting, but Evenflo makes it much easier with their simple ‘how-to’

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Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe

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I don’t know who loves our Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe more—my little girl or me. Right now, it’s pretty much the only thing she will sleep soundly in, apart from her mama’s arms, but we all know that that isn’t

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Beco Toddler Carrier

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We’ve used a Beco carrier from the beginning and were still using our Gemini from time to time whenever our almost 3-year-old needed a boost. But although his 36-pound body fell within the 7-45 pound weight range, wearing our big

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Chicco LullaGo Portable Bassinet

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After several weeks with a cold and unable to sleep lying flat, my son was refusing to snooze in his bassinet or crib. With a family trip right around the corner, I began really sweating his new sleep preferences. Would

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Gear review: Baby Jogger Vue Lite Travel System

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I am very happy to be reviewing the Baby Jogger Vue Lite Travel System. It’s a super chic and lightweight stroller/car seat combo with convenient reversible seating and canopy. The sleek stroller weighs in at only 14 pounds and is available in

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Arm’s Reach Ideal Co-Sleeper

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The Ideal Co-Sleeper by Arm’s Reach has been such a great addition to our family’s sleeping needs. Our baby girl was almost 2 months old when it arrived, and we’d been using a different bedside sleeping option that had multiple features,

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TOMS Baby Bag Tote

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When the opportunity to try out a bag from the new TOMS Bags line came my way, I was stoked, because they are one of my favorite companies. If you haven’t yet tried a pair of their classic slip-on shoes,

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Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper

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Like most newborns, my 6-week-old daughter wanted to be with me … all the time. When I tried putting her down in her crib or play yard, she always woke up immediately and started crying. Once I finally got her

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HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

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What I like best about the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is our baby is in the bed with us, but he’s protected in his own sleep area. The base of the Bassinest is very stable and adjusts to fit our bed.

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BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

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BabyPlus is “a series of audio lessons that are specifically tailored to every stage of infant growth in the womb,” according to the company’s website. The lessons consist of natural sounds, not unlike the mother’s heartbeat, that adapt slightly as

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Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30

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I am thrilled to be reviewing the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, a super-safe infant seat that happily works well and looks good. The car seat arrived in excellent condition with no damage to the packaging during shipping. After unpacking the seat,

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Evenflo Portable BabySuite Deluxe Playard

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The Evenflo Portable BabySuite Deluxe was waiting on our porch the night we brought our little dude home from the NICU. I was amazed at how small it packed up—it was about the size of two shoeboxes end-to-end. I took

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GB Evoq Travel System

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The GB Evoq Travel System was sitting on our porch when I came home from work. My first thought was “Man, that’s a huge box.” Although it took some effort, I was able to get it up the stairs to

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Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard

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As a first time mom I have learned a lot. Something I learned pretty early on is that most baby “things” (toys, swings, sleepers, etc.) are huge and take up lots of space throughout my home. Now, approximately seven months

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Inglesina Net

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As new parents, we went out and purchased all the latest and greatest gear for our daughter. But now that she is getting bigger, we realized we needed a lightweight and more portable stroller than our full-size travel system. With

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Kiinde Twist Gift Set

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As a breastfeeding mom who recently went back to work, I’ve spent a great deal of time evaluating the many options for keeping my little one on breast milk while I’m gone during the day. As you might imagine, I

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Birdling Bags Weekender

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You know those women who show up to the airport looking totally put together with gorgeous luggage in tow? Or the ones you see in the locker room after spin class dropping their cycling shoes into an ubercool, probably not even stinky

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Graco Modes Sport Click Connect Stroller

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My little family recently had the opportunity to review the Graco Modes Travel System. In case you’re in the market for an affordable and versatile travel system, as well, I’m here to tell you why you should consider this option.

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Infanttech Always in View Monitor

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I consider myself lucky to have become a new mom in this day and age, where high-tech products like the Infanttech Always in View baby monitor are available to lend a helping hand (or extra eyes). The savvy product allows driving parents to

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D-Link HD Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS 825L)

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When our D-Link HD Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS 825L) arrived, my husband and I were stunned. This looked like a marvel in modern baby monitor technology. It was an orb with a camera that we could actually control using our

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Chicco Urban 6-in-1 Modular Stroller

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As a first-time mom and city-dweller, I was excited to give the Chicco Urban 6-in-1 Modular Stroller a try. I was drawn to the stroller’s hip, modern design and its versatility and on those notes, it really delivers. The Urban’s

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Combi F2

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Can I be honest here? When I think “lightweight stroller,” I think “cheap.” And I don’t necessarily mean price. Something about the overall design and construction just feels flimsy to me, and when you combine that with a bumpy ride

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Baby Jogger City Select

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Choosing the right stroller can be tough. When I began stroller shopping with my first child, I had no idea what I was in for. I purchased a travel system, tried an umbrella stroller, borrowed a jogging stroller from a

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Belly Armor SmartNova Baby Monitor

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When I opened the Belly Armor SmartNova Baby Monitor, I was immediately impressed with the sleek design of the product. I don’t know that the “look” of the baby monitor matters to many, but I certainly appreciated the high tech

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LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons

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I’ve tried a few different baby carriers, so I was interested to see how the LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons would be different. I found there were loads of benefits, but the thing that really makes it stand out is the

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Beco Gemini

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Babywearing certainly makes life easier, so I was hopeful that my infant son would enjoy the Beco Gemini baby carrier (especially because we had already tried a few others without success—i.e., there were fits of intense crying and lots of unhappy

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Wildbird Ring Sling

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My daughter is now 5 months old, and I have been wearing her since she was a few weeks. I love wearing my baby, both for the closeness and the convenience it provides. I have used multiple carriers and wraps but

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Chicco Tre Performance Jogging Stroller

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As soon as I opened the Chicco Tre, I loved it. I love the color (mine is the bright green) and the feel of the stroller, as well. What I love most (I think) is that I can put my

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Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier

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My husband’s three-week paternity leave came and went before I knew it; my mom finally went home, too. Left with a sleepy 6-week old baby and no extra helping hands, I needed support. The Ergobaby Original Carrier gave me just

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Peg Perego Pliko Mini

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I’m a big fan of Peg Perego products, so I was excited to try out their smallest stroller, the Pliko Mini. After several weeks of hitting the pavement, I’m happy to say that what this compact cutie lacks in size

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Philips Avent Digital Video Monitor (SCD 603)

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The first thing I learned when shopping for a new baby is that there are an overwhelming amount of choices! Seriously—a lot. Each and every product boasts its own unique feature,s so it can be hard to tell what you

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Baby K’tan Active Baby Carrier

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Being hands-free is a huge luxury when you have a new baby, but it’s great to take advantage of when you can swing it. Strollers aren’t always a practical solution (in the case of shorter trips, cramped areas, etc.), so having a

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Thule Cadence 2 Bike Trailer

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My wife and I were excited to review the Thule Cadence 2 Bike Trailer. As soon as the trailer arrived, I pulled it out of the box and was surprised with how light it was. This trailer only took about

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Burley Solstice Jogger

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Just typing the word “jogging” makes me smile. I remember jogging … and wine and sleeping … I digress! I remember spending so much time at the gym before my sweet boy came along. With working full time and being

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Evenflo ExerSaucer Soft N Snuggly Door Jumper

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We recently received the Evenflo ExerSaucer Soft N Snuggle Door Jumper (Duck). We love this product! Our daughter is 5 months old and is no longer content just lounging around. She is ready to see the world (or our house

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Little Tikes Sit & Play Bouncer

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I never realized how valuable time was until I had my daughter in August. I was blessed with a baby who was sleeping through the night at 18 days old, which was amazing. The downfall: She would not sleep during

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Urbini Avi Jogger

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As a first-time mom, every part of parenthood is new to me. I have always been an active person, but being a working mom took away everything—including my workout time. I have been looking for jogging strollers for quite sometime

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Croozer Kid for 1 Bike Trailer

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I recently decided to get a bike after I saw how much my children enjoyed riding in the trailer to and from the beach on a recent family trip. So, I was really excited to try out the Croozer Kid

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Tiny Love Take-Along Bouncer

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As my 14-week-old boy grew bigger and more active, my husband and I started looking for a bouncer that could continue to keep him inclined, as well as be easily stowed to take anywhere. Due to his severe reflux, our

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Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat

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When I first received the Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat I was drawn to its style and comfy look. The seat is black and grey with white outlines and stitching. My eyes immediately found the four lime green

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Joovy Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller

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I’m a first-time mom of a one-year-old, and while I’m not back to running half marathons, I do take my two large dogs and my little one for walks and light jogs around my neighborhood (couch-to-5k anyone?). Over the past

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Fisher-Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

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Ask any new parents what their goal is for the first months of their precious little one’s life, and they would be lying if the answer is anything but figuring out a way for the entire family to get as

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BOB Revolution Flex All-Terrain Stroller

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When the BOB Revolution Flex All-Terrain Stroller arrived, I was expecting the set up to be equivalent to an IKEA purchase, but luckily it was as simple as popping the wheels on with the help of the instruction manual. The

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Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker

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The day our Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker arrived, it could not have been more welcomed. Our son was going through his 3-month-old growth spurt and had not been napping more than 15-30 minutes at a time. I opened the

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Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat

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When we got the Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat out of the box, my husband and I were a little overwhelmed. There were lots of parts to look at, and it seemed like it might be a bit daunting to put this thing

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