PacaPod Prescott Changing Bag

Being a new mom in 2017 definitely has its perks, especially the souped-up versions of baby and mom gear to choose from. When it comes to diaper bags specifically, it’s hard to eyeball what is or isn’t filled with nappy

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Jonathan Adler Crafted by Fisher-Price Deluxe High Chair

I have a love-hate relationship with highchairs. While I love anything that restrains my child, too often highchairs take up too much space and become an eye sore. So when I heard Jonathan Adler had partnered with Fisher-Price to design

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Medela Sonata

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge fan of pumping (Breastfeeding? Magic. Pumping? Mechanical.), but I’ll also admit that it’s important. It’s what allows me to leave my baby while I get my hair done or enjoy

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Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 MAX

I put off transitioning my daughter from her infant car seat to a convertible option for as long as possible. Although she can still technically use it, her baby brother will be here soon, and he needs it more than

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Road test: Parent approved double electric breast pumps

Total package Evenflo Deluxe Advanced, $140 Don’t let its price tag fool you! This wallet-friendly choice comes fully loaded with everything milk-making mamas might need, from a convenient carryall and cooler, to three flange sizes, to access to lactation expert

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Fawn Design Pack

I have to say, I’m not much of a bag guy. That’s not to say I don’t like them, but rather, I’m not a fan of carrying around more than fits comfortably in my pockets. Now, thanks to the birth

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Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller

Upon receiving the Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller and taking the parts out of the box, I must admit I was a bit concerned that the stroller was going to be time consuming to assemble. But, I quickly realized that

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Anne York Everyday Tote

The first thing I thought when I saw the Anne York Everyday Tote was, Yay! Something different! This bag is unlike any other nappy sack I’ve seen before. It’s gorgeous—so gorgeous, in fact, that I’m positive I’ll continue to use

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Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair

I ended up purchasing three different highchairs and two booster seats by the time my first son turned 4 years old. With the arrival of our second son, I had already started scouting around trying to find a highchair that

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Better Life Bags Harper Backpack

I’m a sucker for a do-good company, so it’s no surprise that I’m pretty obsessed with Better Life Bags. They sell handmade-to-order bags that are sewn by women in a low income area of Detroit, Michigan. Better Life Bags gives

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Nanit

Ask my wife and she’ll tell you that I love playing with the latest and greatest gadgets, so when it came time to equip the nursery my mind went immediately to all the new tech toys we could cram in

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bloom nano highchair

The nano highchair from bloom has been a breath of fresh air when it comes to cleaning up after mealtime! My daughter just turned two years old, and while we work hard to keep meals from ending up everywhere except for

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HOLD by Nest Designs Ayla Tote

One word popped to mind when I pulled the HOLD Changing Bags by Nest Designs Ayla Tote from its box: gorgeous. I’ve never had any bag this nice, much less a baby bag! I couldn’t wait to load it up

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STATE Bags Wellington tote

I’m pretty critical of diaper bags. I’ve had dozens in my 10 years as a parent, and they’ve all fallen short in some way or another. Either I bought a trendy pattern that I grew tired of in 6 months,

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Chicco Polly Progress Relax Highchair

When we were looking to register for our baby shower, we didn’t even consider adding a highchair. My thought process was we wouldn’t need or even use one until the baby was older. However, my more experienced mom friends recommended

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Road test: Parent-approved travel beds

Bed buddy SwaddleMe Deluxe By Your Side Sleeper, $60 For families who prefer to stick together, this compact choice allows you to safely share the bed, so you can console and nurse your tiny roommate without ever slipping out from

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Maxi-Cosi Dana For2 Double Stroller

My husband and I were given the biggest shock of our lives when we found out we were expecting twins! Having a little boy and a little girl at the same exact time just wasn’t on my life radar, and

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Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper VERSATILE Bassinet

As a first-time mom, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to co-sleep with my baby or not, but I also wanted to have everything ready before he arrived. The Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper VERSATILE Bassinet was perfect for me because it can

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Netgear Arlo Baby

Candidly, the baby monitor was probably the only piece of baby gear in which I was truly interested as we shopped for our impending little one. Cribs and strollers and swaddles are all good, necessary pieces of baby accoutrement, but

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Doona

To say we are fans of the Doona is to put it mildly. This car-seat-with-wheels has been a total lifesaver during our three months of parenthood, and we could go on and on about why—but let’s keep it to the

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Ingenuity FoldAway Rocking Bassinet

The Ingenuity FoldAway Rocking Bassinet arrives in three easy to assemble pieces. Instructions are simple and clear, but they’re not even necessary for assembly. The pieces logically snap together, and operation is self-explanatory, which is something every parent can appreciate. The bassinet is a

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Road Test: Parent-approved monitors

Motion picture Angelcare AC417 Baby Movement Monitor with 4.3” Touchscreen Display and Wireless Sensor Pad, $230 Featuring a wireless movement sensor pad, this high-tech device delivers peace of mind to parents by sounding an alert if no movement is detected

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Paperclip The Willow

I am naturally disinclined toward the idea of a “bag.” A backpack, sure. A briefcase, yes. But a bag? Bag is too nondescript. When I think of a bag, I think of either something to cart home groceries or a

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Happiest Baby SNOO Smart Sleeper

Dr. Harvey Karp’s book, Happiest Baby on the Block, was a lifesaver for me when I had my first baby. My husband and I routinely used their method of the 5 S’s to calm our little girl, so I was

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SwaddleMe Deluxe By Your Side Sleeper

My first baby was a nightmare in regards to sleep, so in preparation for baby No. 2, we were prepared to try all sorts of sleep products. The SwaddleMe Deluxe By Your Side Sleeper (let’s go with “Deluxe” for short)

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Beco 8 Baby Carrier

With a newborn and a 2-year-old, anything that can keep this mama’s hands free is a godsend, so I’d been looking into carrier options for quite sometime. My husband and I were hoping to find one that would work well

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Angelcare AC417 Baby Video, Sound and Movement Monitor

I consider myself to be a pretty relaxed parent. But I’m not going to lie, there have been days that my child is taking a long nap, and for a moment I think, I sure hope they are still breathing. I’m

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Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat with TrueShield

The Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat with TrueShield has been welcome addition to our family and a great relief for our 14-month-old, who has been cramped in his infant car seat as he creeps toward its height and weight

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Road Test: Parent-approved strollers

Best for expanding clans Silver Cross Wave, $1,299 This luxury babymobile can accommodate a second passenger with the addition of a toddler seat, bassinet or car seat, so it grows right along with your family. Best for gangs on the go diono quantum,

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Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome

The Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome is essentially a compact playpen with a few extra functions. We did not have a play yard before receiving the dome, and it fits our lifestyle and home space so well! First things first, the

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Road Test: Parent approved carriers

ONE AND DONE Ergobaby ADAPT; 7 to 45 pounds, $145 With the ergonomic design parents have come to expect from Ergobaby but without the need for a bulky newborn insert, this straightforward carrier is loved by both moms and dads. READY

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Cybex Yema

Any product that makes day-to-day activities with your child easier is something I’m excited about. Baby wearing is one of those things that not only keeps your hands free but also helps calm a fussy baby. The Cybex Yema is a

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gb Qbit+

Finding a lightweight, travel-friendly stroller that doesn’t scrimp on features (sorry, but a reclining seat is a necessity when you’re exploring a new city and naptime is now) has proven to be more challenging than I expected, but I’m happy

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gb X1 Urban Runner

I couldn’t wait to take the gb X1 Urban Runner out for a stroll in the city! Previously, I only had a standard stroller for my 6-month-old, which makes long city walks a bit challenging. With the Urban Runner, I was

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Bundle Linen Sling

From the time I took I positive pregnancy test, I knew I wanted to wear my baby. It seemed like such a good way to keep my baby close, to bond and to stay mobile with a little one in

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Evenflo Pivot

As a first time mom, baby gear can be incredibly intimidating to say the least. However, if all baby gear is as easy and convenient as the Evenflo Pivot travel system, we may just survive this new adventure. Our system

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Silver Cross Wave

When we finished setting up the Silver Cross Wave, my husband smiled, looked at me and said, “Our baby better not get used to this level of comfort and style because we don’t drive a Rolls.” The Wave is the

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Skip Hop Tuo Convertible Highchair

As a first-time dad-to-be, I honestly wasn’t that excited about picking out a highchair. Most of them seemed pretty straightforward and looked kind of similar … at least that’s what I thought until we found the Skip Hop Tuo Convertible

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Nuna TAVO

When the Nuna TAVO arrived on our doorstep, my husband was eager to put it together and take baby’s first set of wheels for a test drive. If I’m being honest, he did the majority of the assembly. (It’s more his wheelhouse, pun

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Petunia Pickle Bottom for MOBY Wrap

I was super excited to receive my Moby wrap, as I have been told this is an absolute must-have item for any new mom. It has been on a number of my girlfriends’ registries and I have even purchased my

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Bumbleride Speed

Let’s start by acknowledging what everyone is thinking: Running is hard. And running with a baby—exponentially harder. But, if you are inclined to do it, you could do far worse than the Bumbleride Speed. Introduced in 2016, the Speed keeps

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Nuna PIPA

My husband and I were so excited to get the Nuna PIPA infant car seat—for quite a few reasons! First, it’s smartly designed … both in terms of style and safety. (It even has a load leg to absorb impact.

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Micuna OVO

I’ve been a longtime admirer of the Micuna OVO (I’d be embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve pinned it to my “Baby” board over the years), so when I found out the Spanish company would begin distributing its stunning

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Summer Infant Panorama Digital Color Video Monitor

After three babies and at least as many baby monitors, I decided it was time to join the 21st century and try out a video monitor! I know many mamas who swear by them, and I can definitely see why.

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Stokke MyCarrier Front and Back Carrier

With three kids under the age of 4, babywearing is not only a personal preference but an absolute necessity in my life. Being able to have two free hands to assist the toddlers with snacks, the monkey bars or an outfit

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BOB Stroller Strides

My husband was the first to open the package and put the BOB Stroller Strides together. When I came over and asked him about the instruction manual, he said it didn’t come with one. That didn’t sound right, so I

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Oribel PortaPlay

I would wholeheartedly recommend the Oribel PortaPlay Convertible Activity Center to anyone looking for an aesthetically pleasing, developmentally appropriate and reasonably priced activity center for their child. We began using the PortaPlay just shy of my daughter’s 6-month birthday. The

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Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier

My baby boy and I are enjoying our new Baby K’tan Carrier. I’ve had fun seeing how it works, and he’s obviously loving it because he’s contently cooing or sound asleep within moments of being inside. I love that it’s simple to use

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Chicco Bravo LE Trio

When making a stroller wish list as I prepared to welcome my firstborn, ease of use, safety and overall comfort were the top priorities. I am happy to report the Chicco Bravo LE Trio Travel System hits the bullseye on

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Road Test: Parent-approved joggers

THINK STRAIGHT Thule Glide, $375 This sporty selection features a fixed front wheel for the more avid runner, and its aerodynamic design ensures the ride lives up to its name. TAKE A TURN Bumbleride Speed, $549 The front wheel locks

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