mountain buggy +one

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I was so excited when the mountain buggy +one arrived at our door. The instruction manual was very clear and easy to follow. There were no additional tools required, and I was pleasantly surprised at how little was needed for

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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub

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The Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub comes ready to use out of the box. The tub is a four-stage convertible bath. It has a soft mesh sling for newborns and a snap-in support to be used two ways: to

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BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

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When it comes to the three-wheeled stroller, BOB is synonymous with awesome. So does that make BOB’s Revolution Flex Duallie doubly awesome? By their nature, double strollers are big, and they can be a complete pain when you’re navigating tight

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Brica ComforTemp Infant Bather

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The Brica ComforTemp Infant Bather is a safe and durable bather for infants that’s easy to use from day one! This two-piece bather is incredibly simple to assemble and in just seconds is ready to use on your countertop or

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Pattern LA Classic diaper bag

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When it comes to the diaper bag, there are two big options: function or style. For the no bells and whistles camp, a diaper bag is a straightforward concept. It’s a place to stash the mountain of gear you need

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Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

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When our son outgrew his Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat, we moved him up to Chicco’s NextFit Zip. I loved the idea of a zip-off washable seat cover and figured it would probably be handy in our future. After testing

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Hideaway Hobo

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I thought a stylish, designer, affordable diaper bag would be next to impossible to find; especially one that met the needs of a new mom on the go. Enter the Petunia Pickle Bottom Hideaway Hobo diaper bag. Boy, does this

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guzzie+Guss Perch Hanging Highchair

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I am excited to be reviewing guzzie+Guss’s Perch Hanging Highchair and have enjoyed using it with our 1-year-old son. He likes sitting right at the dinner table with us, and I appreciate how the open space underneath allows us to

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Summer Infant Prodigy

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I can say with confidence that our preemie baby seems very happy in the Summer Infant Prodigy car seat. We feel good, too, knowing it has such a high safety rating from a top-rated brand. We love that the shoulder

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Maxi-Cosi Mico AP

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The Maxi-Cosi Mico Air Protect (AP) arrived at my door a few days after the arrival of my gorgeous—if I do say so myself—son. (He arrived early, for the record; the car seat did not arrive late.) I was given strict

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PacaPod Firenze

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Let’s start with the obvious: PacaPod’s Firenze diaper bag is absolutely stunning. It’s made of sumptuous pebble leather available in either chocolate or putty and rivals that of any designer handbag, with the gold hardware to match. This bag is

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RECARO Performance Coupe infant car seat

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Once I had the RECARO Performance Denali stroller ready to hit the road, I opened the box with the RECARO Performance Coupe Infant Car Seat. (The Performance Coupe is the only seat compatible with the Performance Denali stroller). The car seat came in

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Elite Rocking Seat

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Parents, take note: The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Elite Rocking Seat is the ultimate Pack ‘n Play! Its design looks more modern than other play yards (the four corners are curved and cool, not boasting the regular boxy look),

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Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+

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As sad as I was for my son to graduate from his infant car seat, receiving the Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+ made me more excited about his progression to a convertible seat. The safety features were the primary

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Fisher-Price SpaceSaver

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When we found out we were having twins, we knew it would mean getting two of almost everything. All I could picture was our house being taken over by baby gear! (Even parents of singletons report this!) Naturally, we found ourselves

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Zooper Tango Smart

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Thank you, baby product heaven, for the Zooper Tango Smart Double Strollerr! As a first time mom to 6-month-old twins, adjusting to going out in public has not been easy. Our original stroller met basic needs but was very bulky

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Mamas and Papas Armadillo City Stroller

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When this review was initially arranged, I spent loads of time looking at other Mamas & Papas products available on the company’s website (holy cuteness!) because this stroller wasn’t even out yet and I wanted to get a feel for what to expect. I started

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RECARO Performance Denali

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After researching the Performance Denali online, I learned that it is the first stroller RECARO has developed, and I believe the company has done an excellent job. As a first-time mom, I’d never assembled a stroller until I tackled the RECARO Performance Denali. As

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Thule Urban Glide Sport Stroller

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The Thule Urban Glide Sport Stroller is a great choice for active urban or suburban dwellers who want to bring the little one along on their daily run or walk while looking trendy. It’s no secret that the most important requirement

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Graco Ready2Grow Click Connect LX Stroller

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With my first daughter, I used a variety of single strollers. We had a stroller for use with her infant car seat, a jogging stroller for neighborhood walks, an umbrella stroller for quick trips, and a traditional stroller for trips

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Svan Baby-to-Booster Bentwood High Chair

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I must start by saying that the Svan Baby-to-Booster Bentwood High Chair is very attractive. I am starting my review on this point because so many of the child seats out there are made of plastic and have a really

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Lily Jade Anna

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Having a good diaper bag is a must with a new little one. Before having my daughter, I never realized just how much I would have to carry with me every time I left the house or how much I

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Baby Einstein Rhythm of the Reef Activity Saucer

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While I typically stay as far as possible from primary colored, plastic molded, electronic baby gear, the Rhythm of the Reef Activity Saucer caught my eye (perhaps at first that was a negative feeling, ha), and I haven’t looked back.

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Mamas & Papas Urbo2

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Shopping for a stroller can be overwhelming. Options are endless, with a myriad of brands and styles flooding the marketplace annually. Travel sets, three wheels, four wheels, all-terrain … it can quickly become a guessing game. So my wife and

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Combi Coccoro

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The Combi Coccoro convertible car seat is perfect for smaller vehicles and for children weighing 3 to 40 pounds. It offers a five-point harness system and both rear and forward-facing positions. When I received my Combi, I was impressed with the

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Mima Moon High Chair

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My initial reaction to most baby essentials (i.e., highchairs, strollers and car seats) is disappointment. Maybe I’m wired differently, but the aesthetics of these everyday items are important to me. As a branding professional, I scrutinize and analyze image and

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Graco Size4Me 65

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One of the best things about the Graco Size4Me 65 is the fact that it can grow with your child. There is one rear-facing setup (4-40 lbs) and two forward facing setups (20-40 lbs and 20-65 lbs) that adjust depending

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Perry Mackin Harper

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The Perry Mackin Harper is a good looking utilitarian diaper bag. The Harper is constructed from nylon and features leather trim. The bag fits my husband’s requirement of not looking like a purse and my requirement of not screaming “baby

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bloom nano highchair

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Our search for a high chair involved two main concerns: a modern design and practicality, withstanding the inevitable spills and messes our little one would create. The bloom nano highchair surpassed our expectations on both fronts. First up, the nano looks

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TWELVElittle Allure Weekender

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I love bags, and like my requirements for most other baby gear, I wanted a diaper bag that seamlessly fits into my life. I love my baby girl ,but I definitely do not love the endless amounts of pink, cartoons

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The Nuk Expressive Double Electric Breast Pump

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Breastfeeding is one of the most important things that I can do for my baby, yet there are so many situations during which breastfeeding is not an option for me. I am a working mom, and so I am away

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Summer Infant Pop ‘n Play Portable Playard

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Playards are funny things. Like most baby gear, you don’t need one until you really need one… and I had reached the point when I really needed to corral my baby. Picking a playard isn’t easy, though. It seems like

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Cybex Aton Q

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My first impressions of the Q were that it looks very sleek, very minimalist, very European. And that’s just the box it came in. With its German engineering, the Cybex Aton Q screams safety and style—it’s like the BMW of

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Harvey’s Diaper Bag Treecycle

Sleek and stylish probably aren’t the first words that come to mind when thinking about a diaper bag; however they might when you see the Harvey’s Diaper Bag Treecycle. This diaper bag is made for fashion conscious, eco-friendly moms. It

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Joovy TooQool

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Say Hello to the Cadillac of double strollers. The assembly, features and design of the Joovy TooQool Double Stroller are first rate. In the words of my husband: sweet. He took care of the assembly and remarked how nice it

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Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

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Being a first time breastfeeding and pumping mama, the language of flange insert, diaphragm cap, and tubing seem more like birth control options I learned about in sex-education class than ways to get food for feeding my baby! Since I’m

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Diono Rainier

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We transported our son in an infant car seat from the time he was just a newborn. Recently, however, he has gotten a lot bigger, and it is a pretty daunting task to lug him around like we did when he

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Joovy Caboose VaryLight

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When we decided we needed a new double stroller, there were many, many strollers to choose from. We already had a full-sized double stroller, and although we love the full sized one, it was bulky for our needs. With so

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Baby Trend Nursery Center Play Yard

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When you’re a mama of two in a tiny house, less is always more—less “stuff,” that is. That’s why the Baby Trend Nursery Center Play Yard has earned my mom stamp of approval. It’s smart design allows it to function

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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35

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Car seats should be two things: safe and comfortable. Everything else is just icing on the cake. That’s why I love the new Primo Viaggio 4-35 from Peg Perego—in addition to being extra safe and cozy for our baby, it

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Graco Relay Click Connect Stroller

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My husband and I lead pretty active lives, so the decision to get a jogging stroller was an easy one to make. Which one to choose, however, took a little more research. We didn’t want to spend too much money

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Joovy HiLo Highchair

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Many highchairs on the market are big, clunky and offensive to the senses. We were looking for one with a simple, sleek look that would stand up to years of abuse. We also did not want to spend hours every

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Safety 1st Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor Review

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Upon receiving the Safety 1st Genesis Handheld Digital Color Video Monitor, I thought, “Wow, this is sleek-looking!” I opened the package and insisted to my ever-willing-to-help hubby that I had to assemble it (not my forte) on my own, learn to

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Nuna SENA

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As a mom that is generally oblivious to differences between baby products, I can honestly say that Nuna SENA play yard/travel bed is a high quality, worthwhile piece of equipment. It is such a luxury compared to our old clunky

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The First Years Talk & Soothe Video Monitor

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The First Years Talk & Soothe Video Monitor is our first video monitor, and we are very happy with it. Our son wakes up frequently through the night, and the video monitor is fantastic for looking in and seeing if he’s

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Lorex Baby Little Link HD Wi-Fi Baby Video Monitor

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The Lorex Baby Little Link HD Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor is a dream come true for parents of little ones. This sleek little camera provides complete peace of mind while monitoring children out of arms reach, by streaming video over

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Mimo Baby Monitor

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I like to think of myself as a cautious mom. (My husband likes to think of me as paranoid.) For the past couple of years since I’ve had kids, I have run up and down the stairs about a dozen

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Peg Perego Book Pop-Up

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I absolutely love the Peg Perego Book Pop-Up. It’s like the Ferrari of strollers—a fitting comparison, considering this flashy, smooth-driving beauty is also made with painstaking care in Italy, where Peg Perego has been producing quality baby goods for close

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timi & leslie Kate Convertible Bag

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After a long winter, I’m always ready to shed some layers, and this year’s rough weather made me especially itchy for a change. At the top of the list for my new look was undoubtedly a new diaper bag, as

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Baby Jogger Vue

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When I agreed to test out the Vue by Baby Jogger, it became the third in our ever-growing fleet of strollers. And you would think that between the other two, I would have no reason for a third. But the

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