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MÜV KUSSEN

Choosing the right car seat is one of the most important purchases a new parent can make. With so many car seats on the market, the decision-making process can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. So, I am … Continue reading

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phil&teds Verve

Having a 3-year-old girl and a baby boy, I knew our family would need a double stroller. Sure, our daughter is mobile and can walk—but when you travel as much as we do, strollers are just a better bet. Throw … Continue reading

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Thule’s Sapling Elite Child Carrier

Opening the big box containing Thule’s Sapling Elite Child Carrier, I was impressed by the size and sturdiness of the carrier. It is huge and amazingly still lightweight. I could tell that it was designed for serious hikers and backpackers. It … Continue reading

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Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe

I don’t know who loves our Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe more—my little girl or me. Right now, it’s pretty much the only thing she will sleep soundly in, apart from her mama’s arms, but we all know that that isn’t … Continue reading

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Beco Toddler Carrier

We’ve used a Beco carrier from the beginning and were still using our Gemini from time to time whenever our almost 3-year-old needed a boost. But although his 36-pound body fell within the 7-45 pound weight range, wearing our big … Continue reading

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Chicco LullaGo Portable Bassinet

After several weeks with a cold and unable to sleep lying flat, my son was refusing to snooze in his bassinet or crib. With a family trip right around the corner, I began really sweating his new sleep preferences. Would … Continue reading

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Gear review: Baby Jogger Vue Lite Travel System

I am very happy to be reviewing the Baby Jogger Vue Lite Travel System. It’s a super chic and lightweight stroller/car seat combo with convenient reversible seating and canopy. The sleek stroller weighs in at only 14 pounds and is available in … Continue reading

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Arm’s Reach Ideal Co-Sleeper

The Ideal Co-Sleeper by Arm’s Reach has been such a great addition to our family’s sleeping needs. Our baby girl was almost 2 months old when it arrived, and we’d been using a different bedside sleeping option that had multiple features, … Continue reading

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Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper

Like most newborns, my 6-week-old daughter wanted to be with me … all the time. When I tried putting her down in her crib or play yard, she always woke up immediately and started crying. Once I finally got her … Continue reading

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HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

What I like best about the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is our baby is in the bed with us, but he’s protected in his own sleep area. The base of the Bassinest is very stable and adjusts to fit our bed. … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30

I am thrilled to be reviewing the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, a super-safe infant seat that happily works well and looks good. The car seat arrived in excellent condition with no damage to the packaging during shipping. After unpacking the seat, … Continue reading

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Evenflo Portable BabySuite Deluxe Playard

The Evenflo Portable BabySuite Deluxe was waiting on our porch the night we brought our little dude home from the NICU. I was amazed at how small it packed up—it was about the size of two shoeboxes end-to-end. I took … Continue reading

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GB Evoq Travel System

The GB Evoq Travel System was sitting on our porch when I came home from work. My first thought was “Man, that’s a huge box.” Although it took some effort, I was able to get it up the stairs to … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard

As a first time mom I have learned a lot. Something I learned pretty early on is that most baby “things” (toys, swings, sleepers, etc.) are huge and take up lots of space throughout my home. Now, approximately seven months … Continue reading

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Inglesina Net

As new parents, we went out and purchased all the latest and greatest gear for our daughter. But now that she is getting bigger, we realized we needed a lightweight and more portable stroller than our full-size travel system. With … Continue reading

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Kiinde Twist Gift Set

As a breastfeeding mom who recently went back to work, I’ve spent a great deal of time evaluating the many options for keeping my little one on breast milk while I’m gone during the day. As you might imagine, I … Continue reading

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Birdling Bags Weekender

You know those women who show up to the airport looking totally put together with gorgeous luggage in tow? Or the ones you see in the locker room after spin class dropping their cycling shoes into an ubercool, probably not even stinky … Continue reading

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Graco Modes Sport Click Connect Stroller

My little family recently had the opportunity to review the Graco Modes Travel System. In case you’re in the market for an affordable and versatile travel system, as well, I’m here to tell you why you should consider this option. … Continue reading

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Infanttech Always in View Monitor

I consider myself lucky to have become a new mom in this day and age, where high-tech products like the Infanttech Always in View baby monitor are available to lend a helping hand (or extra eyes). The savvy product allows driving parents to … Continue reading

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D-Link HD Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS 825L)

When our D-Link HD Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS 825L) arrived, my husband and I were stunned. This looked like a marvel in modern baby monitor technology. It was an orb with a camera that we could actually control using our … Continue reading

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Combi F2

Can I be honest here? When I think “lightweight stroller,” I think “cheap.” And I don’t necessarily mean price. Something about the overall design and construction just feels flimsy to me, and when you combine that with a bumpy ride … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Select

Choosing the right stroller can be tough. When I began stroller shopping with my first child, I had no idea what I was in for. I purchased a travel system, tried an umbrella stroller, borrowed a jogging stroller from a … Continue reading

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Belly Armor SmartNova Baby Monitor

When I opened the Belly Armor SmartNova Baby Monitor, I was immediately impressed with the sleek design of the product. I don’t know that the “look” of the baby monitor matters to many, but I certainly appreciated the high tech … Continue reading

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LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons

I’ve tried a few different baby carriers, so I was interested to see how the LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons would be different. I found there were loads of benefits, but the thing that really makes it stand out is the … Continue reading

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Beco Gemini

Babywearing certainly makes life easier, so I was hopeful that my infant son would enjoy the Beco Gemini baby carrier (especially because we had already tried a few others without success—i.e., there were fits of intense crying and lots of unhappy … Continue reading

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Wildbird Ring Sling

My daughter is now 5 months old, and I have been wearing her since she was a few weeks. I love wearing my baby, both for the closeness and the convenience it provides. I have used multiple carriers and wraps but … Continue reading

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Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier

My husband’s three-week paternity leave came and went before I knew it; my mom finally went home, too. Left with a sleepy 6-week old baby and no extra helping hands, I needed support. The Ergobaby Original Carrier gave me just … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Pliko Mini

I’m a big fan of Peg Perego products, so I was excited to try out their smallest stroller, the Pliko Mini. After several weeks of hitting the pavement, I’m happy to say that what this compact cutie lacks in size … Continue reading

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Philips Avent Digital Video Monitor (SCD 603)

The first thing I learned when shopping for a new baby is that there are an overwhelming amount of choices! Seriously—a lot. Each and every product boasts its own unique feature,s so it can be hard to tell what you … Continue reading

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Baby K’tan Active Baby Carrier

Being hands-free is a huge luxury when you have a new baby, but it’s great to take advantage of when you can swing it. Strollers aren’t always a practical solution (in the case of shorter trips, cramped areas, etc.), so having a … Continue reading

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Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat

When I first received the Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat I was drawn to its style and comfy look. The seat is black and grey with white outlines and stitching. My eyes immediately found the four lime green … Continue reading

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Ingenuity InVenture Pro Multi-Functional Stroller

As a busy first-time mom, I was very excited to give the Ingenuity InVenture Pro Multi-Functional Stroller a try. I was initially drawn to its advertised versatility. This stroller is compatible with the Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat, which … Continue reading

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iBaby M6 baby monitor

Smartphones, meet the smart baby monitor. iBaby M6 is the industry’s first 360-degree monitor camera, letting parents keep a watchful eye on their little ones, even from far away, with just the swipe of a finger. That’s the gist of … Continue reading

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Tula Ergonomic Baby Carrier

I’m writing this review for the Tula Ergonomic Baby Carrier with my 12-week-old snuggled against my chest. It’s her favorite place to be, and that can make getting things done a little tricky. But ever since our Tula carrier arrived, we’ve … Continue reading

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GB Zuzu

I am excited to review the Zuzu stroller from GB. I’ve been searching for a well-built, compact, lightweight stroller, and the Zuzu has been the answer. In addition to those necessary features, it also has a huge sunshade and can stand … Continue reading

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PacaPod Firenze

Let’s start with the obvious: PacaPod’s Firenze diaper bag is absolutely stunning. It’s made of sumptuous pebble leather available in either chocolate or putty and rivals that of any designer handbag, with the gold hardware to match. This bag is … Continue reading

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Combi Coccoro

The Combi Coccoro convertible car seat is perfect for smaller vehicles and for children weighing 3 to 40 pounds. It offers a five-point harness system and both rear and forward-facing positions. When I received my Combi, I was impressed with the … Continue reading

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Harvey’s Diaper Bag Treecycle

Sleek and stylish probably aren’t the first words that come to mind when thinking about a diaper bag; however they might when you see the Harvey’s Diaper Bag Treecycle. This diaper bag is made for fashion conscious, eco-friendly moms. It … Continue reading

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Joovy TooQool

Say Hello to the Cadillac of double strollers. The assembly, features and design of the Joovy TooQool Double Stroller are first rate. In the words of my husband: sweet. He took care of the assembly and remarked how nice it … Continue reading

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Inglesina Quad Stroller with Pushchair Seat and Bassinet

I was excited and a little intimidated by the three large boxes that arrived with my new Inglesina Quad Stroller with Pushchair Seat and Bassinet. The boxes weren’t heavy—just large—so my sweet hubby, who handles all things heavy and all … Continue reading

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Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All in One Car Seat

In a very short amount of time, my family size increased considerably with the birth of my twin girls, and with their arrival came a need for a safe way to transport them in our vehicle. We needed a car … Continue reading

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Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone

For the busy, tech-savvy, at-work or at-home parent, the Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone is worth considering. Imagine going on a date night with your spouse. You text the babysitter asking if baby is asleep (because … Continue reading

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Lillebaby COMPLETE Airflow

As a first time mom, I had absolutely no knowledge of baby carriers until the last few months. Even while I was pregnant, I didn’t feel too concerned with the carriers that existed on the market, and to be honest, … Continue reading

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Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect

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 … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger Summit X3

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 … Continue reading

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