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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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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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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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VTech Safe&Sound VM346 Full Color Video Monitor

Up until now, video baby monitors have all looked the same: small, white and black cubes or spheres, generally aesthetically boring and sure to clash with most nursery decor (unless you have an outerspace theme in mind). VTech, with their … Continue reading

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Summer Infant 3Dtwo

After having our second beautiful child, I worried, Will doubling the amount of kids mean double the amount of gear?! Not necessarily, thanks to convenient products like the Summer Infant 3Dtwo Double Convenience Stroller. The 3Dtwo arrived in slim tall package. … Continue reading

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BOB B-Safe 35 by Britax

The BOB B-Safe 35’s manual is thorough and readable, and the illustrations are clear and intuitive. In case you misplace the manual, there are also instructions etched onto the car seat base itself. (To prevent this, though, there is a compartment … Continue reading

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Fawn Design Diaper Bag

I am completely head-over-heels for this diaper bag! It is so stylish, classy, completely functional … and does not feel like an old gym duffel. I chose the rich brown color, which is constructed with a faux leather that could … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Pria 70

This car seat has been such a pleasure to use! We’re on our fourth baby now, so we’ve owned more than our fair share of car seats in the last six years. Between our two cars we’ve owned one infant seat, four … Continue reading

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RECARO Performance Rally

The RECARO Performance Rally convertible car seat is touted as safe, comfortable and convenient. And I can’t think of three words to better describe it! Safety is obviously top priority when it comes to a car seat. The Performance Rally has … Continue reading

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Joovy Nook

We were lucky to receive the new Joovy Nook highchair about the time our 6-month-old was starting to sit up and eat solid foods. We have had other Joovy products in the past and have always been impressed. The quality … Continue reading

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BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie

We have had a single BOB stroller since our first son was a newborn. Like most BOB owners, we have loved it. With our second son now more than 6 months old, the time was right to graduate to a double stroller. … Continue reading

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Evenflo Platinum SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat

My prayers were answered when I received the Evenflo Platinum SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat. It is the FIRST roll-over tested car seat, and it can be rear-facing, forward-facing and used as a booster! The recommended weight range is 5-120 pounds. … Continue reading

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Ingenuity SmartClean ChairMate Chair Top Highchair

When it comes to parenting, it’s no secret that transitioning baby from the breast or bottle to solid food is messy business. That’s why having a highchair that can stand up to heavy-duty use is a must-have in my baby … Continue reading

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Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat

Mamas, do yourselves a favor and take a gander at the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat. Your search for the perfect transitional car seat is over! The standout feature of this seat: Your child can now stay safely and comfortably … Continue reading

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Oribel Cocoon High Chair

The Oribel Cocoon highchair is pretty, functional and easy to clean—every mom’s dream! It comes with adjustable height and recline positions. When we first put it together, my daughter was too small to sit in it upright, but the recline position was … Continue reading

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Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround XL

I originally wasn’t going to get a co-sleeper, but now I’m so glad that I have this one! Baby loves napping in it and its portability makes it convenient for moving her from room to room around the house. The … Continue reading

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Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper

My very first impression of the Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper was, who wouldn’t want to sleep in this all day? Not only is the fabric incredibly soft, but this hammock-like sleeper also comes with really great features to encourage relaxation … Continue reading

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HALO Bassinest Luxe Plus

We’re on our fourth kid, and the HALO Bassinest Luxe Plus is the first bassinet we’ve tried. It was quite easy to put together. I did it myself. (Usually I don’t even try to assemble things and instead pass those duties … Continue reading

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Graco Swivi Seat 3-in-1 Booster

As its name suggests, the Graco Swivi Seat 3-in-1 Booster sets itself apart from similar attachable boosters with its ability to swivel atop its base. We’ve found it to be a very handy feature for spoon-feeding our little guy—we simply rotate … Continue reading

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Graco Dream Suite Bassinet

We have been so thankful for the Dream Suite Bassinet. It has done double-duty at our house—first as a sleep space in our room, and it has now found its place on our lower level for convenience as a nap … Continue reading

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Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack

The Medela Pump In Style Advanced is an outstanding breast pump. It is effective and easy to use, and for a busy mom who has little free time, easy and effective are key! The instructions are clear and easy to … Continue reading

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DockATot

We received a DockATot Deluxe when our son was about 2 weeks old. We had never used anything like it with our older son, so we were excited to give it a look! The DockATot came promptly in a black … Continue reading

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Evenflo Aeris BabySuite

The Aeris BabySuite by Evenflo is exactly what you’d expect in a mid-range sleeper. It is reliable and sturdy, and it gets the job done—all at a reasonable price. Upon the arrival of the Aeris BabySuite to my doorstep, I … Continue reading

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Diono Dreamliner Travel Bassinet

Our family loves to travel, but while packing before departure, we always find ourselves contemplating sleep arrangements—the most difficult of that being our newborn. Do we haul our oversized, heavy pack ‘n play? Will it fit in the car or … Continue reading

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Osprey Poco AG

My husband and I first bonded while hiking together. We now have a little one, but we still love to get outside to hit the trails as often as we can. We were delighted to put the new Osprey Poco … Continue reading

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Thule RideAlong Mini

As two very active people, my wife and I planned to continue our activities and outdoor adventures when our boy came along. We loved biking—whether as an activity in and of itself or as a means to get to the … Continue reading

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Inglesina Zippy Light

A few weeks ago, if you had asked me, “What makes the perfect stroller?” I’d probably have told you: a comfortable ride for baby, lightweight and easy to transport and flexible enough to be used from babyhood through the toddler stage. … Continue reading

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Ergobaby ADAPT

I can’t say enough good things about the Ergobaby ADAPT carrier. With my first baby (so over 6 years ago now) I had a BabyBjorn. I never loved it because whenever I wore it for any length of time, I would … Continue reading

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Babyzen YOYO+

Searching for the perfect stroller was key for my husband and I. We live in a third floor walkup in Chicago and are always on the go. We researched many different brands and models, but are very happy to have settled … Continue reading

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I’m absolutely smitten with the Graco Modes 3 Lite Click Connect Travel System, which includes the SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat. It is  versatile and user-friendly, and I love that I can use it for my growing child. It transitions … Continue reading

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Angelcare AC1300 Video, Movement and Sound Monitor

We received the Angelcare AC1300 Video, Movement and Sound Monitor to review right about the time our second baby came into our lives. We had used a different video monitor for our first kid, so we were excited to try … Continue reading

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Britax B-Agile 3

As a new mom, I was pretty nervous about knowing how to assemble, use, and easily collapse any stroller. When the Britax B-Agile 3 was delivered, I considered waiting for my husband to help me tackle the assembly—I thought it would … Continue reading

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VTech VM344 Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor

The VTech VM344 Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor is a cute owl-shaped monitor that looks right at home in a nursery. We hardly needed to use the manual for set-up—putting the monitor together was as simple as plugging … Continue reading

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Chicco NaturalFit Bottles

With our first three children we used Dr. Brown’s bottles exclusively. There’s no real reason for this except that we registered for them with our first baby, got them, they worked, and so we stuck with them. There are so … Continue reading

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Greentom Upp Reversible

Going for walks with my daughter, spending time together enjoying nature, was one of the things I most looked forward to when I was pregnant and dreaming up our daily activities. My husband and I both grew up in active families, … Continue reading

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Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air

For whatever reason, the moms I know seem to be incredibly brand-loyal when it comes to their baby carriers. There are the Tula moms. The BabyBjörn moms. The Moby moms. And the Ergo moms. I am steadfastly in the last … Continue reading

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GB Pockit

All I can say is: wow. GB has a history of making compact strollers, but it seems they have outdone themselves with the Pockit. While it doesn’t quite fit into your jeans pocket, when folded up, this stroller is small. So … Continue reading

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