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Shift into gear

Wheels up Let baby ride in style and chic stroller. Chicco Liteway, $99 OXO Tot Cubby+, $400 CYBEX Priam, $1,000 Pali Tre.9, $180 Evenflo Sibby 2.0, $200 Buckle In Transport your precious cargo safely (and, coincidentally, stylishly) in a rear-facing car … Continue reading

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Blooming Bath Lotus

At first glance, the Blooming Bath Lotus appears to be a simple product—it’s a plush flower that you place in the sink or tub as a cushion or support while bathing your baby. However, I found that it took a … Continue reading

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Evenflo Lyric Musical Bouncer

All of my babies have just absolutely lived in bouncers. That’s why I was so excited that Evenflo has come out with a new sleek, lightweight bouncer that is as functionally cool as it is eye-catching called the Lyric Musical … Continue reading

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Nuna Leaf Curv

When I sat down to write this, I told my husband it would be the shortest review I’d written. Now, my brevity shouldn’t be taken as a lack of enthusiasm for the Nuna LEAF Curv (trust me, we’ll get to … Continue reading

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Road Test: Two for the road

Sideshow Perfect for twins or close-in- age siblings, this side-by-side ride is slim enough to make it through narrow spaces and offers independent, one-hand reclining seats. It even accom modates two Maxi-Cosi infant car seats (sold separately). Maxi-Cosi Dana For2, $500 … Continue reading

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Beaba Fabric Bath

Bath tubs. How different can they be? All you really need is a small bin to fill for your baby to sit in, right?  I never knew what I was missing from an infant tub until I used the Béaba … Continue reading

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Syki Bath Support

There’s nothing more terrifying for a parent than giving your new baby their first bath. Newborns curl into little balls of fluff and fall into themselves as you try to hold them up in a vessel of water. Going into … Continue reading

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Pottery Barn Kids Florence Diaper Bag

I often see diaper bags that make my heart skip a beat, but it’s rare that I can actually afford one. Let’s be honest, diaper bags (and bags in general) are pretty pricey! And since I’m a SAHM, we’re on … Continue reading

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Nuna RAVA

Can I start by raving about how easy this car seat is? I’m a huge fan of the LATCH system with the auto-release button to keep my fingers from getting pinched while digging around for the lower anchors with a clip-on. … Continue reading

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STATE Bags Wellington tote

I’m pretty critical of diaper bags. I’ve had dozens in my 10 years as a parent, and they’ve all fallen short in some way or another. Either I bought a trendy pattern that I grew tired of in 6 months, … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Dana For2 Double Stroller

My husband and I were given the biggest shock of our lives when we found out we were expecting twins! Having a little boy and a little girl at the same exact time just wasn’t on my life radar, and … Continue reading

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Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat with TrueShield

The Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat with TrueShield has been welcome addition to our family and a great relief for our 14-month-old, who has been cramped in his infant car seat as he creeps toward its height and weight … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome

The Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome is essentially a compact playpen with a few extra functions. We did not have a play yard before receiving the dome, and it fits our lifestyle and home space so well! First things first, the … Continue reading

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Cybex Yema

Any product that makes day-to-day activities with your child easier is something I’m excited about. Baby wearing is one of those things that not only keeps your hands free but also helps calm a fussy baby. The Cybex Yema is a … Continue reading

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gb Qbit+

Finding a lightweight, travel-friendly stroller that doesn’t scrimp on features (sorry, but a reclining seat is a necessity when you’re exploring a new city and naptime is now) has proven to be more challenging than I expected, but I’m happy … Continue reading

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Bundle Linen Sling

From the time I took I positive pregnancy test, I knew I wanted to wear my baby. It seemed like such a good way to keep my baby close, to bond and to stay mobile with a little one in … Continue reading

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Evenflo Pivot

As a first time mom, baby gear can be incredibly intimidating to say the least. However, if all baby gear is as easy and convenient as the Evenflo Pivot travel system, we may just survive this new adventure. Our system … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom for MOBY Wrap

I was super excited to receive my Moby wrap, as I have been told this is an absolute must-have item for any new mom. It has been on a number of my girlfriends’ registries and I have even purchased my … Continue reading

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Bumbleride Speed

Let’s start by acknowledging what everyone is thinking: Running is hard. And running with a baby—exponentially harder. But, if you are inclined to do it, you could do far worse than the Bumbleride Speed. Introduced in 2016, the Speed keeps … Continue reading

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Micuna OVO

I’ve been a longtime admirer of the Micuna OVO (I’d be embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve pinned it to my “Baby” board over the years), so when I found out the Spanish company would begin distributing its stunning … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Panorama Digital Color Video Monitor

After three babies and at least as many baby monitors, I decided it was time to join the 21st century and try out a video monitor! I know many mamas who swear by them, and I can definitely see why. … Continue reading

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Stokke MyCarrier Front and Back Carrier

With three kids under the age of 4, babywearing is not only a personal preference but an absolute necessity in my life. Being able to have two free hands to assist the toddlers with snacks, the monkey bars or an outfit … Continue reading

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Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier

My baby boy and I are enjoying our new Baby K’tan Carrier. I’ve had fun seeing how it works, and he’s obviously loving it because he’s contently cooing or sound asleep within moments of being inside. I love that it’s simple to use … Continue reading

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Chicco Bravo LE Trio

When making a stroller wish list as I prepared to welcome my firstborn, ease of use, safety and overall comfort were the top priorities. I am happy to report the Chicco Bravo LE Trio Travel System hits the bullseye on … Continue reading

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Chicco Fit2 Car Seat

When I was pregnant with my third child, a dear friend and mother of 3 gave me a piece of advice, “Buy her a good car seat because she will practically live in it!” I had no idea how true … Continue reading

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Onya Baby Pure

Everyone always claims to have a big baby, but let me tell you, I have a BIG baby. Our loveable squish is currently rocking 18 to 24 month clothing at just 8 months old. When it comes to hauling her … Continue reading

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Chicco BravoFor2

We’re really glad to review Chicco’s BravoFor2 Stroller. My 3-year-old son is the stroller’s biggest fan! He requests to use it for our adventures and loves having the option to ride when his legs are tired. After a few months, … Continue reading

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Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Cushi Bather

We recently welcomed our third baby into our family, and since much of the gear we’re using has been handed down from sister to brother to brother, we were thrilled to get to try out something brand-spankin’-new: the Baby Delight … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved diaper bags

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK Storq Carryall, $115 “After trying what felt like a zillion diaper bags, I was drawn to the simplicity of this classic backpack. Its understated style fits both my aesthetic and my partner’s, and its smallish … Continue reading

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The top products of 2016

Bumbleride Speed, $549 Speed3 steering allows the front wheel to swivel 360 degrees for everyday errands, be locked into place for long distance runs or swivel just 30 degrees for jogs around the neighborhood that require more twists and turns. … Continue reading

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Babymoov Glober Bag

Pockets! The Babymoov Glober Bag has pockets galore! Two pockets on either side—one of them the perfect size for my wallet and phone—and a multi-pocket organizing section on the front, with two outer velcro pockets. I like to keep baby’s … Continue reading

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TWELVElittle Companion Backpack

Are you tired of being awkwardly weighed down by a messenger style diaper bag? Or lugging a heavy diaper bag on your stroller with fear of it tipping over? Are you sick of incurring a sore back or shoulders due … Continue reading

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Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back

Let’s start with the magic words: “Machine Washable.” I could drop the mic right there, and some of you would already be sold. (I know I was.) This is my first experience with a Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag, and I am … Continue reading

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Storq Carryall

Unenthused by the majority of the diaper bags on the market (most either look, understandably, like diaper bags or closely resemble handbags, which my husband is not especially keen on), we were thrilled to put the Storq Carryall through its … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack

  For working and type-A moms who want to maintain their simplicity and class, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack is the bag for you! I was so excited to receive this bag. As a mother of a 2-month-old boy … Continue reading

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Project Nursery 5-inch HD Video Baby Monitor System with Mini Monitor

Choosing a baby monitor was one of the most difficult choices we had to make when we sat down to register. There are so many options out there, and I am the kind of person who likes to do a … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Donkey

I started researching double strollers about seven months ago when my wife and I found out we were having twins. We had no clue what we wanted or what we needed—especially since we have never purchased a stroller. Finding the … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved double strollers

BY YOUR SIDE Cosatto Supa Dupa, $500 “The incredibly cute Supa Dupa delivers in the practicality department. The seats recline almost flat, so they can accommodate newborns, and a ‘multimedia gadget pocket’ in each canopy (plus speakers!) makes it easy … Continue reading

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Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Jumper

My 6-month-old son is so interested in new toys at this stage, so I couldn’t wait to let him try out his new Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Activity Jumper. At first I thought I would need my husband to help … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved highchairs

GIVE ME FIVE Chicco Polly Progres5, $200 “We tend to eat at either our dining table or kitchen island, so we take advantage of the Polly Progres5’s adjustable height daily. The chair also has five different ‘modes’—including an option to … Continue reading

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BOBgear 2016 Revolution PRO

As parents-to-be in the Pacific Northwest, all our friends with kids agreed the biggest must-have was a BOBgear all-terrain stroller. Fast-forward a few months later to when we had our baby in our arms and were offered the opportunity to … Continue reading

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cee cee & ryan Brook Baby Bag

We were well into life with our second child when the cee cee & ryan Brook Baby Bag arrived at our doorstep. We thought one kid was crazy, but two brought on a whole new dimension of disarray. We needed … Continue reading

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Chicco Viaro Travel System

We received the Chicco Viaro Travel System right before our firstborn arrived, and after several months of putting it to the test, I’m happy to report my baby, husband and I are all big fans.My husband had the stroller assembled … Continue reading

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Joovy Caboose Ultralight

I was more than excited to receive our Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller, and I’m happy to report that it’s a fantastic lightweight, compact, versatile double stroller at a great price point. My first impression was that I liked the color, a vibrant teal. We have … Continue reading

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Chicco Cortina Together

When you’re a mama of two or three (or more!), you know that getting out and about with all the littles in tow is no small feat. My brood consists of a preschooler, toddler and baby. While easy is never … Continue reading

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Cosatto Supa Dupa

One of the many life lessons I have learned as a mom is that all kid gear is not created equal. When it comes to strollers, the right one can either make that trip to the zoo seamless and comfy … Continue reading

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Skip Hop Highline Convertible Diaper Backpack

Y’all, this bag. This. bag. I don’t just love it. I loooove it. This bag looks so stylish, not too trendy that it will be old news any time soon, and not mom-ish at all. And if you didn’t think … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved travel beds

THE BASSINET Graco Dream Suite Bassinet, $150 “The Dream Suite has done double-duty in our house—first as a sleep space in our bedroom and later as a nap spot and changing center downstairs. The top seamlessly flips back and forth … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved monitors

VIEW FROM HERE Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor, $240 Capabilities: audio, video, smart device compatible “We just welcomed our first baby and are so pleased with the uGrow. It allows us to keep an eye on him from our … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved carriers

THE WOVEN WRAP Babylonia BB Slen, $119 From birth-40 pounds “After almost a year of wearing my daughter (and trying every carrier under the sun), I couldn’t wait to use the BB Slen. Because the fabric doesn’t stretch, it took … Continue reading

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