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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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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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Chicco Urban 6-in-1 Modular Stroller

As a first-time mom and city-dweller, I was excited to give the Chicco Urban 6-in-1 Modular Stroller a try. I was drawn to the stroller’s hip, modern design and its versatility and on those notes, it really delivers. The Urban’s … 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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Chicco Tre Performance Jogging Stroller

As soon as I opened the Chicco Tre, I loved it. I love the color (mine is the bright green) and the feel of the stroller, as well. What I love most (I think) is that I can put my … 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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Officially unofficial

These cool carryalls may not be diaper bags in the traditional sense, but they proved to be up to the task. Plus, they surpassed the standards of even the chicest ladies with babies. Here’s what our haute mama testers had … 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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Jordana Paige Quinn

Beautifully crafted. Smart design. Gorgeous embellishments. Vegan cobalt blue faux leather adorned with gold metallic hardware. My Jordana Paige Quinn handbag is stylish and functional; a must have for every mom in search of a beautiful handbag big enough for … Continue reading

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PacaPod Hastings

The delivery of PacaPod’s Hastings knapsack was a pleasant surprise considering that I was only expecting to review the company’s Firenze diaper bag. As excited as I was about the Firenze, I fell more in love with the Hastings. The … Continue reading

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mountain buggy +one

I was so excited when the mountain buggy +one arrived at our door. The instruction manual was very clear and easy to follow. There were no additional tools required, and I was pleasantly surprised at how little was needed for … Continue reading

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BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

When it comes to the three-wheeled stroller, BOB is synonymous with awesome. So does that make BOB’s Revolution Flex Duallie doubly awesome? By their nature, double strollers are big, and they can be a complete pain when you’re navigating tight … Continue reading

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Pattern LA Classic diaper bag

When it comes to the diaper bag, there are two big options: function or style. For the no bells and whistles camp, a diaper bag is a straightforward concept. It’s a place to stash the mountain of gear you need … Continue reading

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Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

When our son outgrew his Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat, we moved him up to Chicco’s NextFit Zip. I loved the idea of a zip-off washable seat cover and figured it would probably be handy in our future. After testing … Continue reading

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guzzie+Guss Perch Hanging Highchair

I am excited to be reviewing guzzie+Guss’s Perch Hanging Highchair and have enjoyed using it with our 1-year-old son. He likes sitting right at the dinner table with us, and I appreciate how the open space underneath allows us to … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Prodigy

I can say with confidence that our preemie baby seems very happy in the Summer Infant Prodigy car seat. We feel good, too, knowing it has such a high safety rating from a top-rated brand. We love that the shoulder … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Mico AP

The Maxi-Cosi Mico Air Protect (AP) arrived at my door a few days after the arrival of my gorgeous—if I do say so myself—son. (He arrived early, for the record; the car seat did not arrive late.) I was given strict … 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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RECARO Performance Coupe infant car seat

Once I had the RECARO Performance Denali stroller ready to hit the road, I opened the box with the RECARO Performance Coupe Infant Car Seat. (The Performance Coupe is the only seat compatible with the Performance Denali stroller). The car seat came in … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+

As sad as I was for my son to graduate from his infant car seat, receiving the Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+ made me more excited about his progression to a convertible seat. The safety features were the primary … Continue reading

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