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RYLA backpack diaper bag

Whenever I am out and about with the RYLA backpack, I always get a compliment or two from fellow mamas, who are subsequently surprised to learn that it actually is a diaper bag (not just a backpack I use as … Continue reading

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bloom coco go 3-in-1 bouncer

The bloom coco go 3-in-1 bouncer added style and functionality to my life with a newborn. Having an affinity for sleek baby gear, I was pleased to review this entertainer solely off of looks alone (sporting birch wood with a natural finish … Continue reading

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Abiie Huggs Contour

Babies carriers may seem a dime a dozen, but finding the right one(s) for your family can be challenging. For my tribe, we were in need of something for my oldest now that she has gotten too big to tote … Continue reading

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bloom fresco chrome chair

I’m a big fan of modern baby gear, so as soon as I saw the bloom fresco chrome, I knew it was the highchair for me. (Well, for my baby.) Choosing a color was tough because they have so many … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Owlet Smart Sock 2 Monitor

Every new parent knows the struggle of needing sleep, yet feeling anxiety come bedtime due to the sad and unfortunate possibility of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Having room shared with our first born for the first year, I wasn’t … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Baby Einstein 2-in-1 Neptune Activity Gym and Saucer

The Baby Einstein 2-in-1 Neptune Activity Gym and Saucer is perfect for my 5-month-old. She loves grabbing onto the different toys attached to the saucer, and she can entertain herself for a good half hour while in it. She likes … Continue reading

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Boon Naked

As someone who works with baby gear every day, I’ll be the first to admit that it takes a lot for a product to impress me. But when I first saw the Boon Naked, I distinctly remember saying, “Whoa,” and … Continue reading

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Evenflo Platinum INVIGOR8

We are in LOVE with our Evenflo Platinum INVIGOR8! It is super easy to maneuver and very lightweight. It can support passengers up to 50 pounds, and up to 38 inches tall. (Only children who can sit unassisted can use … Continue reading

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Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger

When we received our Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger we were so excited! The manual was easy to use and assembly was very quick. There were no tools required—our tires came inflated in the box, but the manual indicated that … Continue reading

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Orbit Baby O2 Stroller Base and G3 Stroller Seat

I’ve eyed the Orbit Baby strollers from afar since I first started looking at strollers about five years ago. It’s at the top end of strollers, and I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Well, I happily … Continue reading

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Kolcraft Sprint Pro Jogging Stroller

When we got the Kolcraft Sprint Pro Jogging Stroller in the mail, it took me all of 30 seconds to get the scissors and tear open the box. My husband and I were so excited it had arrived! We have … Continue reading

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Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper

The Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper was the first piece of baby furniture my husband and I assembled together as we wait for our little one to be born. When I first opened the box, I was overwhelmed by how … Continue reading

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Fast Fold + Go “D” is for Dino ExerSaucer

When moms typically think about ExerSaucers, you of course consider the hours of fun your baby will have entertaining herself, but let’s be honest: Our main concern is the amount of space it will take up in our living room. … Continue reading

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Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing

The Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing has been so helpful with my now almost-4-month-old girl! We use it every day, multiple times a day! I was able to assemble it myself with the instructions, which were clear and helpful. However, the … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Sweet Surroundings Deluxe Bouncer

The Fisher-Price Sweet Surroundings Deluxe Bouncer is a great seat that provides endless entertainment for a baby. While the Deluxe Bouncer requires a bit of assembly, the manual was very helpful, so it took only a few minutes to put together. … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Having A Ball Explore & Roar Activity Jumper

When the Bright Starts Having A Ball Explore & Roar Activity Jumper arrived at our doorstep, it could not have been better timing. My little one was reaching the age that waving a simple rattle in front of her was … Continue reading

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Chicco 123 Activity Walker

Walking?! No way! Our little baby girl is our first child, and I have to imagine that (like every other new parent) it’s hard to even grasp the concept that this precious, once helpless and immobile baby will ever be … Continue reading

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