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

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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Ergobaby Four Position 360

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There are a lot of carriers out there today, and as a mother of five children, I have some considerable experience with them. It has been a challenge to find a carrier that my husband is able to use and

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Safety 1st Lift LX Travel System

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As a brand-new mom, I could not have been more excited to try out the Safety 1st Lift LX Travel Stroller, and I have been very pleased with how easy it was to assemble and use. The user manual was very

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Britax Affinity

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When we were asked to review the new Britax Affinity, we were very excited. Our first glimpse of the stroller was online as it was not yet even available in the United States at the time. We loved the looks

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

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My husband and I were excited to try out the D-Link Solutions Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-825L). We were tempted to buy a Wi-Fi video monitor when we initially bought our baby monitor but ultimately decided against it, opting for a

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Arm’s Reach Mini Arc Convertible

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The Arm’s Reach Mini Arc Convertible bedside bassinet is a wonderful product that serves three different functions: a co-sleeping device, bassinet, and play yard. First, the Mini Arc can function as a co-sleeping device, which allows parents to sleep comfortably

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Chimparoo Ring Sling

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I hadn’t much considered using a sling with my infant daughter; I had always imagined a structured carrier would suit us just fine. However, with our first airplane trip approaching, I quickly realized my favorite carrier would not be the

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Chicco Neuvo Travel System

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My family is no stranger to the Chicco line of strollers. We used the Chicco Cortina Travel System for our first child and found it be very functional for our usage patterns. So imagine our delight when the new, lightweight Chicco

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Inglesina Quad Stroller with Pushchair Seat and Bassinet

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I was excited and a little intimidated by the three large boxes that arrived with my new Inglesina Quad Stroller with Pushchair Seat and Bassinet. The boxes weren’t heavy—just large—so my sweet hubby, who handles all things heavy and all

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Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All in One Car Seat

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In a very short amount of time, my family size increased considerably with the birth of my twin girls, and with their arrival came a need for a safe way to transport them in our vehicle. We needed a car

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Bumbleride Indie 4

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We live in Bend, Oregon, which is widely considered to be an outdoor wonderland. As such, we were very excited to have a chance to take a look at the Bumbleride Indie 4  because it’s touted as an all-terrain stroller

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Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone

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For the busy, tech-savvy, at-work or at-home parent, the Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone is worth considering. Imagine going on a date night with your spouse. You text the babysitter asking if baby is asleep (because

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Britax Advocate

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As a parent of five children, I consider myself experienced in the use of most everything associated with children, including strollers, car seats, carriers, etc. We own a variety of car seats to accommodate our five kids and the different

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Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor

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Before we had a baby, my wife and I did not think that a video monitor was necessary. It seemed like an extravagance. After using a video monitor, the Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor, we now fall firmly in the

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Contours Options LT Tandem Stroller

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When I found out I was pregnant, buying a double stroller wasn’t at the top of my to-do list. Being on a tight budget, I figured I could “get along without it” for a while. But, after a couple of

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Onya Baby NexStep

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Whether a sling, wrap or carrier, every babywearing contraption comes with its own challenges. Comfort of baby and parent, fabric and ease of use are a few major considerations when deciding on baby’s mode of transportation, and I’ve learned that

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Eddie Bauer Endurance Jogging Stroller

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The box in which the Eddie Bauer Endurance Jogging Stroller came scared me at first. The size and weight were intimidating; sure, I wouldn’t be lugging it around in the box for long, but how much could the packaging really

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Lillebaby COMPLETE Airflow

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As a first time mom, I had absolutely no knowledge of baby carriers until the last few months. Even while I was pregnant, I didn’t feel too concerned with the carriers that existed on the market, and to be honest,

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Summer Infant Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor and Internet Viewing System

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I’ll be honest: Before I received the Baby Touch WiFi, I was a firm believer that video monitors were a little over the top. Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but much like wipes warmers, I walked right past these high-tech

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo

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I was excited to try the Mamas and Papas Armadillo stroller because, while I’m familiar with Mamas & Papas, this particular brand was not one that I tested when I selected a stroller before my daughter was born. We live

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Lucky Baby World SUPPORi Baby Carrier

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If you’re looking for a way to keep your baby close without breaking a sweat, you’re in luck: The SUPPORi baby carrier from Lucky Baby World is a dream come true for summertime baby-wearing mamas. It’s made from a triple-stitched,

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Topeak BabySeat II

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As an active family, we’re concerned that all members, large or small, can enjoy our favorite outings. As biking is one of those favorite activities, a good child bike seat is just the ticket to everyone enjoying a leisurely ride.

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