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Joolz Geo 2 Duo

If being honest, I have always lacked in the stroller department. My husband and I got into a habit of wearing or carrying our daughter everywhere we went, even after she was much older but still unable to walk. For … Continue reading

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Driving range

Ahead of the curve Rear-facing: 4 to 35 pounds There’s a lot more to this futuristic option than good looks. A load leg minimizes forward rotation in the event of a collision, and an extra-large UV 50 canopy shields your … Continue reading

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Cybex Aton Q

I’ll be honest; car seats are intimidating. Similar to other infant product categories, there are just SO many to choose from. When I found out I was going to be a first-time mom, I spent a lot of time researching … Continue reading

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Chicco Fit2 Rear-Facing Infant & Toddler Car Seat & Base

The Chicco Fit2 Rear-Facing Infant & Toddler Car Seat & Base is a well-designed, good-looking and innovative car seat. The innovative nature of the Fit2 is that it evolves from a traditional infant seat into a rear-facing car seat for … Continue reading

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Cybex MIOS

A lightweight stroller was my go-to mode of transport with my first child. Needless to say, five years later when I was expecting my second child, I was excited to get a new lightweight stroller and even more ecstatic it … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall

One thing became clear to me when I became a mom … you end up holding a lot of stuff. All this stuff has to come with you everywhere you go on top of holding a precious baby. Talk about … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Select LUX

Stop right there! I’m speaking to all the parents out there who are aimlessly wandering around in search of the perfect double stroller for your growing family. The Baby Jogger City Select LUX is the stroller you have been searching for! … Continue reading

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Baby Trend Navigator Lite Double Jogger Stroller

With a 4-year-old and an infant, we initially weren’t sure we’d get much use out of a double stroller. Turns out, our 4-year old is much lazier now that the baby is here! If baby rides, he wants to ride, … Continue reading

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gb Platinum Idan with Base-Fix

As a mother of four and long-time member of the P&N family, I have tried out many infant car seats. The Idan feels more secure than any other I’ve used, and its sleek design makes it one of the best … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Pop ’N Jump

When my daughter turned 5 months old, I knew it was time to start researching different activity centers (or “jumpy-things,” as her dad calls them). Thankfully, it didn’t take long for me to stumble upon the Summer Infant Pop ’N Jump. … Continue reading

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Chicco Walky Talky Walker

The Chicco Walky Talky Walker is easy to assemble and store away between uses or to throw in the trunk of your car to take with you on a quick trip. For a person who is often impatient and struggles … Continue reading

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Mountain Buggy Terrain

I was so excited to get the Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller and try it out. We have four kids and have owned several different strollers. My husband likes to joke (although I guess it’s not really a joke if it’s … Continue reading

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Thule Urban Glide

I have to admit I was not well versed in jogging strollers before reviewing the Thule Urban Glide. Baby equipment adds up, so I initially only acquired a regular, everyday stroller. My husband and I try to make health a … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved entertainers

Fun on the run Summer Infant Pop ’N Jump, $70 “Moms and minis will jump for joy, thanks to this portable playmate. It comes fully assembled (and setup takes mere seconds), so you can let the good times roll at … Continue reading

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Charlie Crane LEVO Rocker

The LEVO Rocker from Charlie Crane is one beautiful piece of baby furniture! I was impressed with how it looked online, but it’s even more stunning in person. My husband was able to assemble the rocker pretty easily within a few … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat

The Fisher-Price Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat arrived days before our second child was born, and we were anxious to know: Is a high-tech entertainer really worth the price tag? The heavy box arrived on my doorstep containing many seemingly complicated … Continue reading

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Evenflo ExerSaucer World Traveler Triple Fun Saucer

I have to admit, my excitement about the arrival of our Evenflo ExerSaucer World Traveler Triple Fun Saucer did quail a bit when I opened the box and saw how much assembly was required. However, it wasn’t as bad as … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Soothing Waters Baby Bath & Spa

We were excited to receive the Summer Infant Soothing Waters Baby Bath & Spa. Who doesn’t deserve a spa day after childbirth? The product seems to have solved all of the challenges of baby bath time: a handheld shower for … Continue reading

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Ingenuity InReach Mobile Lounger and Bouncer

The Ingenuity InReach Mobile Lounger and Bouncer has been a lifesaver for me and my little guy! We were fortunate enough to have been given the 4moms mamaRoo as a shower gift, but my son absolutely hated it! Every time we … Continue reading

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Stokke Flexi Bath

Oh the joys and terrors of bathtime! Either baby loves it, or she doesn’t. Our daughter’s first couple baths, which took place in the sink, elicited shrieks and her trying to wriggle away. The next couple, which occurred lying down on … Continue reading

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Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3-Stage Baby Tub

 As a first-time mom taking my newborn daughter home from the hospital, I was nervous about many things. Perhaps surprisingly, bathtime was one of them. I’d heard stories from friends with kids who warned me that the first couple baths … Continue reading

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CYBEX Cloud Q Infant Car Seat

Two things I know for certain: You can identify new parents by the deer-in-headlights look on their faces when attempting to install a car seat for the first time (I have a college degree and still stared at this contraption … Continue reading

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Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air Infant Car Seat

Upon the arrival of our Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air Infant Car Seat, we immediately opened it and fell in love. Once out of the box the whole car seat was pretty lightweight with a very gender neutral color. It also includes an infant … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Go Infant Car Seat

Upon taking the Baby Jogger City Go out of its box, I first noticed the material. To me, it resembled the look and feel of a high-quality life jacket, which in my mind translates to “easy to clean” should spills … Continue reading

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