When I was pregnant with my third child, a dear friend and mother of 3 gave me a piece of advice, “Buy her a good car seat because she will practically live in it!” I had no idea how true … Continue reading →
When my daughter turned 5 months old, I knew it was time to start researching different activity centers (or “jumpy-things,” as her dad calls them). Thankfully, it didn’t take long for me to stumble upon the Summer Infant Pop ’N Jump. … Continue reading →
The Chicco Walky Talky Walker is easy to assemble and store away between uses or to throw in the trunk of your car to take with you on a quick trip. For a person who is often impatient and struggles … Continue reading →
Everyone always claims to have a big baby, but let me tell you, I have a BIG baby. Our loveable squish is currently rocking 18 to 24 month clothing at just 8 months old. When it comes to hauling her … Continue reading →
We’re really glad to review Chicco’s BravoFor2 Stroller. My 3-year-old son is the stroller’s biggest fan! He requests to use it for our adventures and loves having the option to ride when his legs are tired. After a few months, … Continue reading →
I was so excited to get the Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller and try it out. We have four kids and have owned several different strollers. My husband likes to joke (although I guess it’s not really a joke if it’s … Continue reading →
I have to admit I was not well versed in jogging strollers before reviewing the Thule Urban Glide. Baby equipment adds up, so I initially only acquired a regular, everyday stroller. My husband and I try to make health a … Continue reading →
Play to baby’s strengths with entertainers for every age.
Fun on the run Summer Infant Pop ’N Jump, $70 “Moms and minis will jump for joy, thanks to this portable playmate. It comes fully assembled (and setup takes mere seconds), so you can let the good times roll at … Continue reading →
The LEVO Rocker from Charlie Crane is one beautiful piece of baby furniture! I was impressed with how it looked online, but it’s even more stunning in person. My husband was able to assemble the rocker pretty easily within a few … Continue reading →
The Fisher-Price Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat arrived days before our second child was born, and we were anxious to know: Is a high-tech entertainer really worth the price tag? The heavy box arrived on my doorstep containing many seemingly complicated … Continue reading →
I have to admit, my excitement about the arrival of our Evenflo ExerSaucer World Traveler Triple Fun Saucer did quail a bit when I opened the box and saw how much assembly was required. However, it wasn’t as bad as … Continue reading →
We were excited to receive the Summer Infant Soothing Waters Baby Bath & Spa. Who doesn’t deserve a spa day after childbirth? The product seems to have solved all of the challenges of baby bath time: a handheld shower for … Continue reading →
We recently welcomed our third baby into our family, and since much of the gear we’re using has been handed down from sister to brother to brother, we were thrilled to get to try out something brand-spankin’-new: the Baby Delight … Continue reading →
The Ingenuity InReach Mobile Lounger and Bouncer has been a lifesaver for me and my little guy! We were fortunate enough to have been given the 4moms mamaRoo as a shower gift, but my son absolutely hated it! Every time we … Continue reading →
Oh the joys and terrors of bathtime! Either baby loves it, or she doesn’t. Our daughter’s first couple baths, which took place in the sink, elicited shrieks and her trying to wriggle away. The next couple, which occurred lying down on … Continue reading →
As a first-time mom taking my newborn daughter home from the hospital, I was nervous about many things. Perhaps surprisingly, bathtime was one of them. I’d heard stories from friends with kids who warned me that the first couple baths … Continue reading →
Get schooled on the most practical bags for hauling baby’s stuff.
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK Storq Carryall, $115 “After trying what felt like a zillion diaper bags, I was drawn to the simplicity of this classic backpack. Its understated style fits both my aesthetic and my partner’s, and its smallish … Continue reading →
Pockets! The Babymoov Glober Bag has pockets galore! Two pockets on either side—one of them the perfect size for my wallet and phone—and a multi-pocket organizing section on the front, with two outer velcro pockets. I like to keep baby’s … Continue reading →
Are you tired of being awkwardly weighed down by a messenger style diaper bag? Or lugging a heavy diaper bag on your stroller with fear of it tipping over? Are you sick of incurring a sore back or shoulders due … Continue reading →
Let’s start with the magic words: “Machine Washable.” I could drop the mic right there, and some of you would already be sold. (I know I was.) This is my first experience with a Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag, and I am … Continue reading →
Unenthused by the majority of the diaper bags on the market (most either look, understandably, like diaper bags or closely resemble handbags, which my husband is not especially keen on), we were thrilled to put the Storq Carryall through its … Continue reading →
For working and type-A moms who want to maintain their simplicity and class, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack is the bag for you! I was so excited to receive this bag. As a mother of a 2-month-old boy … Continue reading →
Choosing a baby monitor was one of the most difficult choices we had to make when we sat down to register. There are so many options out there, and I am the kind of person who likes to do a … Continue reading →
I started researching double strollers about seven months ago when my wife and I found out we were having twins. We had no clue what we wanted or what we needed—especially since we have never purchased a stroller. Finding the … Continue reading →
Twice-as-nice strollers that offer double the fun.
BY YOUR SIDE Cosatto Supa Dupa, $500 “The incredibly cute Supa Dupa delivers in the practicality department. The seats recline almost flat, so they can accommodate newborns, and a ‘multimedia gadget pocket’ in each canopy (plus speakers!) makes it easy … Continue reading →
My 6-month-old son is so interested in new toys at this stage, so I couldn’t wait to let him try out his new Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Activity Jumper. At first I thought I would need my husband to help … Continue reading →
GIVE ME FIVE Chicco Polly Progres5, $200 “We tend to eat at either our dining table or kitchen island, so we take advantage of the Polly Progres5’s adjustable height daily. The chair also has five different ‘modes’—including an option to … Continue reading →
As parents-to-be in the Pacific Northwest, all our friends with kids agreed the biggest must-have was a BOBgear all-terrain stroller. Fast-forward a few months later to when we had our baby in our arms and were offered the opportunity to … Continue reading →
We were well into life with our second child when the cee cee & ryan Brook Baby Bag arrived at our doorstep. We thought one kid was crazy, but two brought on a whole new dimension of disarray. We needed … Continue reading →
We received the Chicco Viaro Travel System right before our firstborn arrived, and after several months of putting it to the test, I’m happy to report my baby, husband and I are all big fans.My husband had the stroller assembled … Continue reading →
I was more than excited to receive our Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller, and I’m happy to report that it’s a fantastic lightweight, compact, versatile double stroller at a great price point. My first impression was that I liked the color, a vibrant teal. We have … Continue reading →
When you’re a mama of two or three (or more!), you know that getting out and about with all the littles in tow is no small feat. My brood consists of a preschooler, toddler and baby. While easy is never … Continue reading →
One of the many life lessons I have learned as a mom is that all kid gear is not created equal. When it comes to strollers, the right one can either make that trip to the zoo seamless and comfy … Continue reading →
After using the WavHello SoundBub I have to say it’s a mama must-have! My littlest one nods off faster and sleeps more soundly when his SoundBub buddy is around, which means mom can rest easy, too. It’s a win-win! As … Continue reading →
Y’all, this bag. This. bag. I don’t just love it. I loooove it. This bag looks so stylish, not too trendy that it will be old news any time soon, and not mom-ish at all. And if you didn’t think … Continue reading →
Think beyond the crib with these dreamy snooze spots.
THE BASSINET Graco Dream Suite Bassinet, $150 “The Dream Suite has done double-duty in our house—first as a sleep space in our bedroom and later as a nap spot and changing center downstairs. The top seamlessly flips back and forth … Continue reading →
Keep tabs on your tot with a surveillance system suited to the task.
VIEW FROM HERE Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor, $240 Capabilities: audio, video, smart device compatible “We just welcomed our first baby and are so pleased with the uGrow. It allows us to keep an eye on him from our … Continue reading →
Up until now, video baby monitors have all looked the same: small, white and black cubes or spheres, generally aesthetically boring and sure to clash with most nursery decor (unless you have an outerspace theme in mind). VTech, with their … Continue reading →
Seven babywearing options that let you take your tot to-go.
THE WOVEN WRAP Babylonia BB Slen, $119 From birth-40 pounds “After almost a year of wearing my daughter (and trying every carrier under the sun), I couldn’t wait to use the BB Slen. Because the fabric doesn’t stretch, it took … Continue reading →
After having our second beautiful child, I worried, Will doubling the amount of kids mean double the amount of gear?! Not necessarily, thanks to convenient products like the Summer Infant 3Dtwo Double Convenience Stroller. The 3Dtwo arrived in slim tall package. … Continue reading →
Double electric breast pumps make milk retrieval quick and painless.
CUSTOM FIT Evenflo Feeding Deluxe Advanced, $140 “Deciphering the world of pumping can be daunting, but Evenflo makes it easier with a simple instruction manual that even spells out how to adjust settings (for speed and suction) based on whether … Continue reading →
Friends, the UPPAbaby team knows strollers! We’ve struggled to find the best double stroller for our 6-month-old and toddler. I’ve read about and tried many others with little success. But with the UPPAbaby VISTA and G-LINK, we now have two strollers that keep … Continue reading →
Hit the road with a seat that’s safe for the tiniest passengers.
MODERN WONDER CYBEX Cloud Q, $450 Rear-facing: birth to 35 pounds “The Cloud Q is possibly nicer than my actual vehicle! It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe, thanks to a load leg and telescopic side-impact protection. The … Continue reading →
Pick up the pace with jogging strollers that can tackle any terrain.
TWICE AS NICE Thule Urban Glide 2, $650 “After giving the Urban Glide 2 a few laps around the block, it screams mobility and is perfect for an active, urban lifestyle. Plus, I’m tall, so I really appreciate the adjustable … Continue reading →
Clean your bean with a tub that won’t burst your bubble.
MINI MARVEL Boon Soak, $50 “If you want a sturdy, uncomplicated (but well-designed) bath, then the Soak is the one for you! The small holes in the seat allow water to flow around baby, and the drain plug changes colors … Continue reading →
Seven parent-approved strollers to suit your needs and style.
BEST FOR EARTH LOVERS Greentom Upp Reversible, $359 “The Upp Reversible is about as green as baby gear can get, thanks to a frame and fabric made from 100 percent recycled materials. It also has a simultaneously vintage and futuristic … Continue reading →
The BOB B-Safe 35’s manual is thorough and readable, and the illustrations are clear and intuitive. In case you misplace the manual, there are also instructions etched onto the car seat base itself. (To prevent this, though, there is a compartment … Continue reading →
Let the games begin with entertainers for babes of all ages.
SWAY AWAY Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing, $140 “We use the InLighten Cradling Swing every day, multiple times a day. There are two recline options, which are nice depending on whether our little one is sleepy or alert, and three swing … Continue reading →
I am completely head-over-heels for this diaper bag! It is so stylish, classy, completely functional … and does not feel like an old gym duffel. I chose the rich brown color, which is constructed with a faux leather that could … Continue reading →
Two things I know for certain: You can identify new parents by the deer-in-headlights look on their faces when attempting to install a car seat for the first time (I have a college degree and still stared at this contraption … Continue reading →