Graco Dream Suite Bassinet

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We have been so thankful for the Dream Suite Bassinet. It has done double-duty at our house—first as a sleep space in our room, and it has now found its place on our lower level for convenience as a nap

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Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack

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The Medela Pump In Style Advanced is an outstanding breast pump. It is effective and easy to use, and for a busy mom who has little free time, easy and effective are key! The instructions are clear and easy to

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DockATot

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We received a DockATot Deluxe when our son was about 2 weeks old. We had never used anything like it with our older son, so we were excited to give it a look! The DockATot came promptly in a black

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Evenflo Aeris BabySuite

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The Aeris BabySuite by Evenflo is exactly what you’d expect in a mid-range sleeper. It is reliable and sturdy, and it gets the job done—all at a reasonable price. Upon the arrival of the Aeris BabySuite to my doorstep, I

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Diono Dreamliner Travel Bassinet

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Our family loves to travel, but while packing before departure, we always find ourselves contemplating sleep arrangements—the most difficult of that being our newborn. Do we haul our oversized, heavy pack ‘n play? Will it fit in the car or

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Osprey Poco AG

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My husband and I first bonded while hiking together. We now have a little one, but we still love to get outside to hit the trails as often as we can. We were delighted to put the new Osprey Poco

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Thule RideAlong Mini

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As two very active people, my wife and I planned to continue our activities and outdoor adventures when our boy came along. We loved biking—whether as an activity in and of itself or as a means to get to the

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Inglesina Zippy Light

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A few weeks ago, if you had asked me, “What makes the perfect stroller?” I’d probably have told you: a comfortable ride for baby, lightweight and easy to transport and flexible enough to be used from babyhood through the toddler stage.

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Ergobaby ADAPT

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I can’t say enough good things about the Ergobaby ADAPT carrier. With my first baby (so over 6 years ago now) I had a BabyBjorn. I never loved it because whenever I wore it for any length of time, I would

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Babyzen YOYO+

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Searching for the perfect stroller was key for my husband and I. We live in a third floor walkup in Chicago and are always on the go. We researched many different brands and models, but are very happy to have settled

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Graco Modes 3 Lite Click Connect Travel System

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I’m absolutely smitten with the Graco Modes 3 Lite Click Connect Travel System, which includes the SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat. It is  versatile and user-friendly, and I love that I can use it for my growing child. It transitions

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Angelcare AC1300 Video, Movement and Sound Monitor

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We received the Angelcare AC1300 Video, Movement and Sound Monitor to review right about the time our second baby came into our lives. We had used a different video monitor for our first kid, so we were excited to try

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Britax B-Agile 3

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As a new mom, I was pretty nervous about knowing how to assemble, use, and easily collapse any stroller. When the Britax B-Agile 3 was delivered, I considered waiting for my husband to help me tackle the assembly—I thought it would

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VTech VM344 Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor

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The VTech VM344 Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor is a cute owl-shaped monitor that looks right at home in a nursery. We hardly needed to use the manual for set-up—putting the monitor together was as simple as plugging

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Chicco NaturalFit Bottles

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With our first three children we used Dr. Brown’s bottles exclusively. There’s no real reason for this except that we registered for them with our first baby, got them, they worked, and so we stuck with them. There are so

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Greentom Upp Reversible

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Going for walks with my daughter, spending time together enjoying nature, was one of the things I most looked forward to when I was pregnant and dreaming up our daily activities. My husband and I both grew up in active families,

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Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air

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For whatever reason, the moms I know seem to be incredibly brand-loyal when it comes to their baby carriers. There are the Tula moms. The BabyBjörn moms. The Moby moms. And the Ergo moms. I am steadfastly in the last

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GB Pockit

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All I can say is: wow. GB has a history of making compact strollers, but it seems they have outdone themselves with the Pockit. While it doesn’t quite fit into your jeans pocket, when folded up, this stroller is small. So

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Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor

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As my husband and I prepared for the birth of our first child, we wanted to make sure we had the best baby gear. Finding a reliable, top-of-the-line baby monitor was very important to us and something we started looking

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Cosatto Supa

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When I first laid eyes on the Cosatto Supa Stroller, I absolutely loved the design. I’m not typically a pattern person, and some “baby” patterns are a little much for me, but the firebird design has just the right amount of

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Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons

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Full disclosure: Prior to receiving the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons, I primarily used a wrap carrier with my 4-month-old son, so that was what I was most used to before trying it out. Although both carriers seem to serve their own

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Stokke Trailz

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The Stokke Trailz is one serious trail blazer! I couldn’t find much that would trip this bad boy up. It’s the Range Rover of strollers—a big stroller with a smooth ride that can off road like a champ. It is the perfect

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RECARO Easylife

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My first impression of the RECARO Easylife stroller was that it boasts a sleek design and it is clearly very well made. Sometimes some of the lightweight strollers can appear “cheap” or flimsy, but not the Easylife! The user manual was easy

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Moby Bamboo Wrap

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There are those times when my baby is just not loving life. Often those are the moments I’ve got a bajillion emails in my inbox screaming for attention, my other kiddos are starving for a snack, and I need to

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Babylonia BB-Slen

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What exactly does a mama do with 6-12 feet of cloth? Wrap her baby up and wear her, of course! The Babylonia BB-Slen wrap is one of the many ways to have a hands-free approach to keeping your baby close. And if 12

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Stokke Steps

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If there is one thing I’ve learned about baby goods in the 6 months with our daughter, it’s that playthings and gear can quickly become passé as babies grow and advance to the next stage of development, leaving their old favorites behind.

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Baby Brezza Glass One Step Baby Food Maker

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The Glass One Step Baby Food Maker from Baby Brezza is a multifunctional device that helps busy moms create delicious purees and homemade baby food in a single bowl in just a matter of minutes. The machine is incredibly easy to

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Summer Infant Babble Band

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  When it comes to baby monitors, there are no shortage of options, but there is one that has been getting the lion’s share of attention for its innovative design and ease-of-use: the Summer Infant Babble Band Wearable Digital Audio

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Boba Air

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Being a  mom has discreetly trained me for moonlighting as a pack mule … so when I first received the Boba Air carrier, I was pleasantly surprised at the size of it in the packaging. It was about a third of the

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General Public Ring Sling

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“No thanks, I do not want a convenient, comfortable and safe way to carry my baby while doing other things.” —Momus Noexistus (Latin for No Mom Ever) Unless you have a staff of baby wranglers or a fleet of professional stuff-doers,

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Evenflo Platinum INVIGOR8

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We are in LOVE with our Evenflo Platinum INVIGOR8! It is super easy to maneuver and very lightweight. It can support passengers up to 50 pounds, and up to 38 inches tall. (Only children who can sit unassisted can use

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Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger

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When we received our Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger we were so excited! The manual was easy to use and assembly was very quick. There were no tools required—our tires came inflated in the box, but the manual indicated that

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Orbit Baby O2 Stroller Base and G3 Stroller Seat

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I’ve eyed the Orbit Baby strollers from afar since I first started looking at strollers about five years ago. It’s at the top end of strollers, and I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Well, I happily

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Kolcraft Sprint Pro Jogging Stroller

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When we got the Kolcraft Sprint Pro Jogging Stroller in the mail, it took me all of 30 seconds to get the scissors and tear open the box. My husband and I were so excited it had arrived! We have

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Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper

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The Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper was the first piece of baby furniture my husband and I assembled together as we wait for our little one to be born. When I first opened the box, I was overwhelmed by how

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Fast Fold + Go “D” is for Dino ExerSaucer

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When moms typically think about ExerSaucers, you of course consider the hours of fun your baby will have entertaining herself, but let’s be honest: Our main concern is the amount of space it will take up in our living room.

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Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing

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The Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing has been so helpful with my now almost-4-month-old girl! We use it every day, multiple times a day! I was able to assemble it myself with the instructions, which were clear and helpful. However, the

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Fisher-Price Sweet Surroundings Deluxe Bouncer

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The Fisher-Price Sweet Surroundings Deluxe Bouncer is a great seat that provides endless entertainment for a baby. While the Deluxe Bouncer requires a bit of assembly, the manual was very helpful, so it took only a few minutes to put together.

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Bright Starts Having A Ball Explore & Roar Activity Jumper

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When the Bright Starts Having A Ball Explore & Roar Activity Jumper arrived at our doorstep, it could not have been better timing. My little one was reaching the age that waving a simple rattle in front of her was

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Chicco 123 Activity Walker

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Walking?! No way! Our little baby girl is our first child, and I have to imagine that (like every other new parent) it’s hard to even grasp the concept that this precious, once helpless and immobile baby will ever be

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Babymoov Swoon Up

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I was excited to try out the Babymoov Swoon Up bouncer because we had a swing, a simple bouncer that sits low to the ground and a rocking bassinet—but nothing like this product! The promotional video I watched depicted this

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Graco Bumper Jumper

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As the mother of a newly mobile and curious baby, I am always looking for ways to keep her entertained and in one place. Otherwise, I would never get anything done. The Graco Baby Jumper is a classic tool for

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Thule Urban Glide 2

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Let’s be honest: Buying a stroller for one child is a piece of cake compared to choosing a ride for two. So many things to consider—do we want side-­by-­side, inline, convertible, sport style … the list goes on. After giving

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Happy Wrap

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The Happy Wrap is perfect for two things: travel and hot weather. It is incredibly lightweight and is made from 100 percent organic bamboo viscose. Because the fabric is so thin, wearing it in hot climates is ideal. I recently brought my Happy

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Chimparoo Trek

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Either it is a happy coincidence that my daughter suddenly likes to be worn, or the Chimparoo Trek is the magical soft-structured carrier I’ve been waiting for. In the four months of her existence, we’ve explored just about every category

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Angelcare Near and Dear Bather

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The Angelcare Near and Dear bather is incredibly easy to assemble, operate, and transport. Within minutes of the box showing up at my door, the bather was set up and ready for use. The manual included setting up the bather

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Boon Soak

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The Boon Soak is a simple, cleverly designed bath for newborns to toddlers. The product is made of molded plastic and comes in white with either orange or blue highlights. The only assembly that was required was the positioning of

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Babymoov Aquanest

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Say goodbye to the ol’ cup trick during bathtime! You know the one: Check the water’s temperature, fill the cup, pour over baby’s legs, now her stomach, and her head. The constant battle to keep baby warm and comfy during

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Summer Infant Right Height Bath Tub

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The Summer Infant Right Height Bath Tub is ready to use right out of the box, and assembly takes just a few seconds. The manual is useful and easy to read and understand. The illustrations are simple and make setting

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Fisher-Price Rinse ‘N Grow Tub

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As a first-time mom, one of my greatest postpartum fears was Ava’s first bath at home. I already had two hand-me-down tubs, but the thought of using either of them made bathtime even more intimidating! When I got the Fisher-Price

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