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Joovy TooFold

Multipurpose is the best word to describe the Joovy TooFold stroller by Micralite. It can transform from a single stroller to a double stroller, a single stroller with a standing platform, and even a single stroller with a huge storage pack. It’s the … Continue reading

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Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1

I was excited to receive my Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1 car seat. This car seat is perfect for those ever-growing toddlers. Its three stages can accommodate your child until they are ready to lose the car seat altogether. Not only … Continue reading

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Graco 4Ever All-in-1

With kids constantly growing in to and out of their car seats, tripping over or trying to find storage for seats in limbo was getting old. When I began dreaming of the extra space I would acquire if we didn’t … Continue reading

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Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair

We received the Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair as we were moving from an apartment into our first home, and it was one of the first things that was unpacked. The setup was simple, the instructions were easy to follow, and … Continue reading

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Clek Fllo

This mama is all about safety and ease of use. When I heard the Clek Fllo car seat could beused rear-facing up to 50 pounds, I said, “Sign me up!” You want to keep your babies rear-facing as long as … Continue reading

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Combi Shuttle

I was counting down the days until the Combi Shuttle infant car seat arrived! My 5-month-old baby girl hated what was her current car seat. Unless she was magically asleep, she screamed every time she was in it. Being a … Continue reading

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Britax B-Safe 35

When we opened the box of the Britax B-Safe 35 car seat, we didn’t read through the whole manual because this wasn’t the first car seat that we’ve installed. The manual was very clear, though, and would have been easy … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double

Twins? Two kids under 5-years-old? Just want to walk around with an extra seat to keep your options open? This might be the stroller for you. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double offers an easy ride, practical standard features … Continue reading

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GB Asana35 AP

The first thing I loved about the GB Asana35 AP rear-facing car seat was the way it looked. I know that may sound weird or superficial, but I have had cheap looking car seats before—and this looked nothing like those. … Continue reading

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Diono Pacifica

Time passed too quickly, and my little girl outgrew her newborn car seat. My husband and I were now faced with the daunting task of getting a convertible car seat because inevitably she would grow way too fast but need a … Continue reading

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Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip

When I got the Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip car seat in the mail, I took it out of the box, and I soon as I laid eyes on it I knew it was going to be wonderful. Right off the … Continue reading

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Mountain Buggy Juno

As a first-time mama, I registered for all of the standard baby gear, and in the babywearing department, I registered for the same carrier every naïve parent registers for. (You know the one I’m talking about; it starts with baby and rhymes … Continue reading

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MÜV REIS

Confession: When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I stood staring at the wall of strollers at a local baby store for 45 minutes completely dumbfounded. With so many stroller options on the market today, where … Continue reading

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Freemie Freedom Deluxe Set

If you’re returning to work and want to continue feeding your baby breast milk, a pump is a necessity. Even if you’re not working, you may need to leave your little one for more than a few hours, or want to … Continue reading

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Spectra S1 Double Electric Breast Pump

Let me get this out of the way up front: The Spectra S1 is fantastic! When the NICU nurses told me my preemie needed fortifier, I knew direct breastfeeding was a no-go. Then, when they told me I should use a … Continue reading

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Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump

For working moms, a good breast pump can make all the difference in successful breastfeeding. When it comes to breast pumps, Medela has a reputation for being the best. The Freestyle pump is a double electric pump designed to be … Continue reading

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TwinGo Carrier

The TwinGo Carrier is—in a word—amazing! Few products are so intuitive and thoughtfully crafted; the creator of this carrier thought of everything. As the name suggests, it can be used to carry two children at once, or it can be … Continue reading

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Kelly Moore Ponder Bag

Sometimes the perfect diaper bag ends up not being a “real” diaper bag at all. Such is the case of the Kelly Moore Ponder bag, which is designed to be a camera bag but functions perfectly as a baby bag. … Continue reading

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Ameda Purely Yours CarryAll Double Electric Breast Pump

By kid No. 3, one might like to think they’re a bit of a parenting pro, but I’m finding out that—at least when it comes to breastfeeding—I am anything but. I have experienced babies who were great eaters from the … Continue reading

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Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump

The Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump is a closed system breast pump, so there were a few extra parts (as compared to an open system). The pumping bottles came preassembled, so you can see exactly how the parts fit … Continue reading

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The First Years Quiet Expressions Plus Double Electric Breast Pump

I am a first-time mom and wanted to try pumping to help increase my milk supply between feedings and store breast milk for when I go back to work. While searching for the right breast pump for me, it was important … Continue reading

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Joovy Hook

There are highchairs—huge, plastic, a drag for traveling—and then there are hanging highchairs—the kind that hook right onto the table or countertop. The Joovy Hook falls into the second category, with a few extras thrown in that make it stand … Continue reading

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Nearby Napper

This playard displays evolution at its finest. The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Nearby Napper certainly isn’t just a playard or just a travel bed, it meets many more parenting needs than that. The added features on this playard … Continue reading

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Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround

The first thing I noticed about the Snuggle Nest Surround was how compact it is! It is so lightweight and easily foldable, which means I will still be able to make my bed every day and simply store it out … Continue reading

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Mountain Buggy Pod

If portability is what you’re after, then the Mountain Buggy Pod is the highchair for you. We love to travel and eat out, so, when given the opportunity to try the Mountain Buggy Pod, I was thrilled. Set up: When … Continue reading

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Kelly Moore A Beautiful Mess Bag

I’m the mom who is always chasing her kids around the playground with her DSLR camera while everyone else is snapping pics with their smartphone. I can’t help it; I love “real” photography. Something about the feel of a camera … Continue reading

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Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

The Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is an excellent product that is worth every penny. For first time moms, deciphering the world of pumping can be awfully daunting, but Evenflo makes it much easier with their simple ‘how-to’ … Continue reading

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TOMS Baby Bag Tote

When the opportunity to try out a bag from the new TOMS Bags line came my way, I was stoked, because they are one of my favorite companies. If you haven’t yet tried a pair of their classic slip-on shoes, … Continue reading

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Thule Cadence 2 Bike Trailer

My wife and I were excited to review the Thule Cadence 2 Bike Trailer. As soon as the trailer arrived, I pulled it out of the box and was surprised with how light it was. This trailer only took about … Continue reading

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Burley Solstice Jogger

Just typing the word “jogging” makes me smile. I remember jogging … and wine and sleeping … I digress! I remember spending so much time at the gym before my sweet boy came along. With working full time and being … Continue reading

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Evenflo ExerSaucer Soft N Snuggly Door Jumper

We recently received the Evenflo ExerSaucer Soft N Snuggle Door Jumper (Duck). We love this product! Our daughter is 5 months old and is no longer content just lounging around. She is ready to see the world (or our house … Continue reading

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Little Tikes Sit & Play Bouncer

I never realized how valuable time was until I had my daughter in August. I was blessed with a baby who was sleeping through the night at 18 days old, which was amazing. The downfall: She would not sleep during … Continue reading

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Urbini Avi Jogger

As a first-time mom, every part of parenthood is new to me. I have always been an active person, but being a working mom took away everything—including my workout time. I have been looking for jogging strollers for quite sometime … Continue reading

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Croozer Kid for 1 Bike Trailer

I recently decided to get a bike after I saw how much my children enjoyed riding in the trailer to and from the beach on a recent family trip. So, I was really excited to try out the Croozer Kid … Continue reading

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Joovy Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller

I’m a first-time mom of a one-year-old, and while I’m not back to running half marathons, I do take my two large dogs and my little one for walks and light jogs around my neighborhood (couch-to-5k anyone?). Over the past … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

Ask any new parents what their goal is for the first months of their precious little one’s life, and they would be lying if the answer is anything but figuring out a way for the entire family to get as … Continue reading

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BOB Revolution Flex All-Terrain Stroller

When the BOB Revolution Flex All-Terrain Stroller arrived, I was expecting the set up to be equivalent to an IKEA purchase, but luckily it was as simple as popping the wheels on with the help of the instruction manual. The … Continue reading

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Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat

When we got the Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat out of the box, my husband and I were a little overwhelmed. There were lots of parts to look at, and it seemed like it might be a bit daunting to put this thing … Continue reading

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Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker

The day our Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker arrived, it could not have been more welcomed. Our son was going through his 3-month-old growth spurt and had not been napping more than 15-30 minutes at a time. I opened the … Continue reading

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Combi Go and Grow Walker

Walkers are fantastic inventions for little ones. It gives them the freedom to explore like “big” kids while keeping them safe—and allowing a little bit of a break for mommy’s or daddy’s back. I had been looking for a walker … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Custom Care Modular Bathing Solution

The Safety 1st Custom Care Modular Bathing Solution has been absolutely amazing for my household! The product is easy to use from the moment it is removed from the box. The manual leaves no room for confusion. There is little … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather

At first glance, I was excited about the Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather. It came to me in a flat box, which made it great for packing for family vacations. After opening the box, I realized this packaging would be … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Zippity Zoo 3-in-1 Around We Go activity center

As a working mom of two boys, having a hands-free moment when they are entertained is a rarity. With the littlest one, the entertainer is a must to try and get through the morning rush, and a necessity to get … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub

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 … Continue reading

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

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), … Continue reading

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The Nuk Expressive Double Electric Breast Pump

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 … Continue reading

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Cybex Aton Q

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 … Continue reading

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Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

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 … Continue reading

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Baby Trend Nursery Center Play Yard

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 … Continue reading

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Lucky Baby World SUPPORi Baby Carrier

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, … Continue reading

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