Chicco Polly SE

Chicco Polly SE

The Chicco Polly SE highchair is a comfortable, padded recliner with a food tray. Its large, padded seat can cradle our young son and grow with him while he learns his table manners. The Polly SE is fully adjustable and

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Diono Radian GTX

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My littlest man turned 9 months old this past week. Nine months and 24 pounds. Let’s do the math: 24 pounds of boy plus 20 pounds of car seat equals too much for me to handle. So, with the blessing

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Evenflo ModTot

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In gearing up for a first child, I was under the impression that if you’ve seen one highchair, you’ve seen them all. But that’s just not true. Practicality, style, comfort, affordability and ease of use became high on the list

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phil&teds poppy

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I just got the cutest highchair—it’s retro meets contemporary! It comes in three colors: cranberry, lime and bubblegum blue. We have the cranberry one, and so far it is really a winner in most every way. When our phil&teds poppy highchair

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Nuna PEPP

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Stroller shopping can be a bit intimidating and a lot like car buying—comfort, affordability, ability to maneuver and safety are main concerns. Choices seem to be endless. The Nuna PEPP is a refreshing single-passenger find as it is simple, sleek,

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Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120

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What do you do when you’re on an extended road trip with an exhausted, squirmy and tearful 4-year-old that just can’t get comfortable enough to sleep in her car seat? In the short term, you can grit your teeth, get

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Baby Trend Inertia

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Being pregnant with my second child, I was excited to get my hands on Inertia’s new controlled motion base infant car seat by Baby Trend. Having had my first child more than three years ago, I was interested to see

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The First Years True Fit SI

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One of the most crucial decisions you will make for your baby is which car seat to use. If you spend as much time in the car as I do, it is important not only that your child is safe,

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Maxi-Cosi Prezi

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The world of moms is abuzz with the new Maxi-Cosi Prezi car seat—and for good reason. Maxi-Cosi’s latest and greatest product hit the market last fall, and you know it’s in vogue when stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are

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BOB B-SAFE

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I didn’t think installing a car seat would be child’s play, but I certainly hoped it would be. As new parents-to-be and first-time car seat installers, my husband and I need all the breaks we can get. The Britax BOB

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Baby Jogger City Select Stroller with Second Seat

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As a mother of four children under the age of six, I have tried many double strollers. I had all but given up hope of finding one that suited my needs or didn’t have more positive than negative features. The

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Bright Starts Playtime to Bedtime Sleeper

Having been around the new-mom block once before, I know that any product that promises to help your baby get better rest might just become your new best friend once the little bundle arrives. So I was more than a

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Graco Head Wise 70

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When I purchased my infant car seat/carrier, I thought I’d be able to use it for at least a year. So I was shocked when my daughter started to outgrow it at around 7 months. She likes to hangout at

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Boba Wrap

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When I found out that I was expecting my third child, I began a search for the perfect baby-wearing device. I knew that the ability to hold a baby while having my hands free would be crucial to my sanity

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Road Test: Need to feed

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JJ Cole Medley Baby Carrier

When our baby wants to be close and we need to get something done, we love having the JJ Cole Medley Baby Carrier. Putting it on takes seconds, and it’s easy to place our son in the carrier. We use

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Lansinoh Affinity Pro

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Right off the bat, let me say—I’m no pumping novice. After three kids (the third baby being breastfed through his first birthday while I was working a full-time job), I’ve been around the electric milk collection machine block. So when

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Phillips AVENT Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump

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When my daughter was born two years ago, I used a mediocre electric pump before discovering the Philips AVENT Comfort Manual Breast Pump, which I loved. Since the Philips AVENT Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump is the electric version of my beloved

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Juju Roo water carrier

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When we bought our house three years ago, little did we know that I would be expecting our first child two weeks after we moved in. I spent that first summer pregnant, lazily floating in our neighborhood swimming pool appreciating

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Baby K’tan Baby Carrier

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As a mother of three, I have a lot of experience using different baby carriers, and I have acquired quite a few of them in the past few years. All of the carriers that I own and have used have

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Baby Trend Deluxe Nursery Center – Chloe

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I love products that serve more than one function, so I’m pretty much smitten with the Baby Trend deluxe nursery center—it’s home to three must-have baby products in one pretty package! For starters, it’s a play yard, which is a

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InGenuity Washable Playard with Dream Centre

The InGenuity Washable Playard with Dream Centre is a must for newborns and new mommies, like me. The greatest feature about the play yard is the fact that it is washable. Yes, washable. Gone are the days of only having

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Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Crib

If simplicity is your M.O., you will love the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Crib. It is light enough for my small frame to pack it, unpack it, and move it with ease—and it’s tool-free. It takes 30 seconds to take

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S1 by Safety 1st Satellite Premier Play Yard

Not to beat a dead metaphor, but the S1 by Safety 1st Satellite Premier is pretty much the Cadillac of play yards. It’s roomy, it’s equipped with plenty of extras, and it looks sweet with your baby riding shotgun (or,

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Cybex Aton 2

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The Aton 2 infant car seat by Cybex is definitely worth checking out.  It’s the car seat to get for two reasons: ultimate safety and a groovy ride for your kiddo. Out of the box, the car seat is pretty much

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ParentLab journeyBee

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My ParentLab journeyBee arrived late one afternoon, after my husband had already left for the night shift at the hospital.  Usually I give the job of assembling items like this to him, but I was too excited to wait. The manual

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Maxi-Cosi Kaia

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My husband and I are not the most harmonious “assemblers,” so when the Maxi-Cosi Kaia arrived on our doorstep one afternoon and he was still at work, I jumped at the chance to set it up on my own and wow

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Lorex Sweet Peek Monitor

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When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with twins, we were initially in shock, but overwhelmed with happiness. Then we started thinking about how difficult it was going to be to raise two children at the same

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The First Years Crisp & Clear Audio Monitor

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Over the last seven years and three kids, we have used a number of monitors with various features, including voice activation and video.   By the time baby number three came along, most of those had either broken, been given away

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Graco True Focus Digital Video Monitor

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We held off on purchasing a monitor as long as we could. For the first few weeks of our daughter’s life, we were so protective and enamored, we could not tolerate the idea of allowing her more than two feet

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MobiCam Secure Start

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When my husband and I discovered we were expecting our first baby, we tried to be laid-back about the whole thing, not buying too many toys or accessories before he arrived. Since we live in a relatively small apartment we’d

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Bumbleride Indie

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As a busy mom of two who has just started training for my first 5k, the Bumbleride Indie was just the motivation I needed to take my training from the treadmill to the outdoors. I was elated when the box

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Chicco Echo

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I was absolutely thrilled when Chicco started advertising their new Echo stroller.  I was ready to retire our bulky travel system stroller for one that was lightweight and easier to store. Unfortunately, the Chicco Liteway that I had been eyeing

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Valco Baby Snap

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The first thing I noticed about the Valco Baby Snap when it came in the mail was how compact and lightweight it was. I couldn’t believe there was an entire stroller in the small box it came in! The instruction

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Boba Carrier 3G

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I am currently pregnant with my third child, but before embarking on motherhood I was in retail. I spent my days and most of my paychecks at the mall on shoes, bags, and makeup, and I was so happy to

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Philips AVENT SD535 DECT Baby Monitor

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“Is it the cat or the baby?” I whisper desperately as I leap out of bed for the 47th time. My husband quietly sighs as he puts the movie on pause again. Being a new mom with a tiny baby

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InStep Rocket II Bicycle Trailer

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As I opened up the box of the InStep Rocket II Bicycle Trailer I immediately felt overwhelmed, primarily because of its size. I read through the manual and began to put the bike trailer together as a stroller to begin.

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Summer Infant Baby Touch 2

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As first-time parents, my husband and I were very excited for the opportunity to review the Summer Infant Baby Touch 2 monitor. My husband, a self-professed tech geek, was interested in the touch screen features and auto scan features. I

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Motorola MBP41 Color Video Monitor

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For years I’ve been watching other women in my life go through the process of being pregnant and picking out endless items for the new baby’s life. It always seemed a little overwhelming to go through each need, research the

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Philips InSight wireless HD baby monitor

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After using an audio monitor and loving it, but needing a way to see our baby without performing the acrobatic, highly-skilled creaky floor dance, we settled on the Philips In.Sight wireless HD baby monitor so we could sit tight and see her

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Yepp Mini front bicycle seat

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A few years ago, my husband and I moved to North Carolina. We knew before moving that we were about to enter basketball country, but we had no idea how active the biking scene was in that state. It didn’t

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Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat

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The car seat carrier was getting heavier and heavier. The baby was getting taller and taller. We knew it was only a matter of time before our click-n-lock days were over. I could feel the anxiety creeping in when I thought

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Valco Baby Tri Mode EX Twin

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A few months ago, a drunk driver ran into our (thankfully empty) stroller. While I was first and foremost glad that our children were safe, I was also bummed about the stroller. It was a good one. We have four

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Deuter Kid Comfort III

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We live in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and knew we wanted a comfortable backpack carrier to take our child on hikes, big and small. When we pulled the Deuter Kid Comfort III out of the box, we

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Chicco Smart Support Backpack

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The Chicco Smart Support Backpack is pretty simple to set up right out of the box. I have to admit it was so simple to set up I put it together without even consulting the manual. Considering that my child

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Baby Hawk Oh Snap!

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With my first two kids, I always meant to babywear, but never quite pulled it off. It looked so comfy for the baby, and so convenient for me—what wasn’t to love? But aside from a few shopping trips, I never

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Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect

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Graco’s FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect stroller is perfect for my long runs in preparation for my future road races with my first baby.  In addition to its quality and comfort, the stroller is aesthetically appealing. It arrived from the

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Baby K’tan

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I got my Baby K’tan carrier when my baby was 3 weeks old, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I had another carrier, the Evenflo Snugli, which I had been using and could compare with the Baby K’tan. The

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Baby Jogger Summit X3

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After having my third child, I needed a jogging stroller to allow me to get moving. Not only did I want to begin a regular exercise routine, but my older two children are very active, and I needed a stroller

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Snugli All-In-One

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My husband and I tallied our numbers before testing out the Snugli All-In-One car seat, and by our calculations, this is our seventh car seat installation (not including backless booster seats). We’re on kid number three, and so we’ve been

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