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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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The First Years ATS All-Terrain Stroller

Having a newborn is one of the most exciting experiences imaginable. Getting to know your baby and finding out what products and tools work best for your family truly makes such a difference in daily activities. My husband and I … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall

The Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall is the perfect bag for a new mom like myself who loves to keep everything organized and be prepared for anything that comes up throughout the day. It’s very functional. It has many organizational … Continue reading

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Babymel Ella Bag

When it comes to combining fashion and function, the folks at Babymel know what they’re doing. They consistently produce long-lasting diaper bags that look fabulous and boast plenty of features to make your life easier (and a little more organized). … Continue reading

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Adelina Madelina Shadow Me Satchel

Welcome to the great baby gear debate. Luckily in my household, my husband pretty much let me do most of the decision-making when it came to researching and buying the many things we brought into our home. However, when it … Continue reading

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Timi and Leslie 2-in-1 Backpack

I love bags. Purses, tote bags, luggage, you name it—but oh, diaper bags. As a new mom, I dreaded this purchase, as it truly was one I thought made me go from trendy professional gal to MOM. The Timi and … Continue reading

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Foxy Vida Chevron Diaper Bag

When I received the Foxy Vida diaper bag in the mail it was love at first sight.  Having a gender neutral (for daddy) diaper bag already, I wanted something fun and girly. The Foxy Vida was right up my alley! … Continue reading

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Pink Lining Wanderlust Rucksack

I’m a fan of bags of all kinds, so I consider my diaper bags a fashion accessory. Right now, I have a major crush on my Pink Lining Wanderlust Rucksack changing bag. The exterior has a lovely cream bow print … Continue reading

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Perry Mackin Rachel

My love for handbags has evolved into a sizable collection ever since high school. In particular, I’m keen for a specific type: classic, double-handled, medium-sized purses with plenty of secret compartments and a top-zipper closure. I figured these types of … Continue reading

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Mountain Buggy POD

When first having a baby, many thoughts run through your head, and pretty much all are associated with time management and priorities. You may be bombarded with thoughts of the responsibility you have for loving and caring for another human … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Playful Pals Chair Top Highchair

As a new mom, I’ve learned that babies come with a lot of stuff. And while I was overjoyed at the prospect of having our son join us at mealtime in a chair as opposed to a bassinet, sling, etc., … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Deluxe SpaceSaver Highchair

I would have thought that by the time my third child was born we would have everything we needed for a baby, but our hand-me-down highchair broke when being used by our second child, and we were in need of … Continue reading

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guzzie + Guss 203 Reclining Highchair

So many people have told me “a highchair is a highchair.” I have to admit, I agreed with their sentiments until I found the guzzie + Guss 203 Reclining Highchair! When the box arrived at our house, I was prepared to … Continue reading

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Nuna ZAAZ

As a new mom, one of the few things I dreaded was purchasing a highchair. Walking through baby stores, I would cringe when I saw the huge, plastic contraptions with hokey animal prints and bright patterns that would just change … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Evenflo ModTot

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 … Continue reading

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phil&teds poppy

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 … Continue reading

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