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Mamas and Papas Armadillo City Stroller

When this review was initially arranged, I spent loads of time looking at other Mamas & Papas products available on the company’s website (holy cuteness!) because this stroller wasn’t even out yet and I wanted to get a feel for what to expect. I started … Continue reading

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RECARO Performance Denali

After researching the Performance Denali online, I learned that it is the first stroller RECARO has developed, and I believe the company has done an excellent job. As a first-time mom, I’d never assembled a stroller until I tackled the RECARO Performance Denali. As … Continue reading

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Baby Einstein Rhythm of the Reef Activity Saucer

While I typically stay as far as possible from primary colored, plastic molded, electronic baby gear, the Rhythm of the Reef Activity Saucer caught my eye (perhaps at first that was a negative feeling, ha), and I haven’t looked back. … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas Urbo2

Shopping for a stroller can be overwhelming. Options are endless, with a myriad of brands and styles flooding the marketplace annually. Travel sets, three wheels, four wheels, all-terrain … it can quickly become a guessing game. So my wife and … 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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Graco Size4Me 65

One of the best things about the Graco Size4Me 65 is the fact that it can grow with your child. There is one rear-facing setup (4-40 lbs) and two forward facing setups (20-40 lbs and 20-65 lbs) that adjust depending … Continue reading

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Perry Mackin Harper

The Perry Mackin Harper is a good looking utilitarian diaper bag. The Harper is constructed from nylon and features leather trim. The bag fits my husband’s requirement of not looking like a purse and my requirement of not screaming “baby … Continue reading

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bloom nano highchair

Our search for a high chair involved two main concerns: a modern design and practicality, withstanding the inevitable spills and messes our little one would create. The bloom nano highchair surpassed our expectations on both fronts. First up, the nano looks … Continue reading

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TWELVElittle Allure Weekender

I love bags, and like my requirements for most other baby gear, I wanted a diaper bag that seamlessly fits into my life. I love my baby girl ,but I definitely do not love the endless amounts of pink, cartoons … 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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Diono Rainier

We transported our son in an infant car seat from the time he was just a newborn. Recently, however, he has gotten a lot bigger, and it is a pretty daunting task to lug him around like we did when he … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35

Car seats should be two things: safe and comfortable. Everything else is just icing on the cake. That’s why I love the new Primo Viaggio 4-35 from Peg Perego—in addition to being extra safe and cozy for our baby, it … Continue reading

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Graco Relay Click Connect Stroller

My husband and I lead pretty active lives, so the decision to get a jogging stroller was an easy one to make. Which one to choose, however, took a little more research. We didn’t want to spend too much money … Continue reading

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Joovy HiLo Highchair

Many highchairs on the market are big, clunky and offensive to the senses. We were looking for one with a simple, sleek look that would stand up to years of abuse. We also did not want to spend hours every … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor Review

Upon receiving the Safety 1st Genesis Handheld Digital Color Video Monitor, I thought, “Wow, this is sleek-looking!” I opened the package and insisted to my ever-willing-to-help hubby that I had to assemble it (not my forte) on my own, learn to … Continue reading

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Nuna SENA

As a mom that is generally oblivious to differences between baby products, I can honestly say that Nuna SENA play yard/travel bed is a high quality, worthwhile piece of equipment. It is such a luxury compared to our old clunky … Continue reading

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The First Years Talk & Soothe Video Monitor

The First Years Talk & Soothe Video Monitor is our first video monitor, and we are very happy with it. Our son wakes up frequently through the night, and the video monitor is fantastic for looking in and seeing if he’s … Continue reading

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Lorex Baby Little Link HD Wi-Fi Baby Video Monitor

The Lorex Baby Little Link HD Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor is a dream come true for parents of little ones. This sleek little camera provides complete peace of mind while monitoring children out of arms reach, by streaming video over … Continue reading

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Mimo Baby Monitor

I like to think of myself as a cautious mom. (My husband likes to think of me as paranoid.) For the past couple of years since I’ve had kids, I have run up and down the stairs about a dozen … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Book Pop-Up

I absolutely love the Peg Perego Book Pop-Up. It’s like the Ferrari of strollers—a fitting comparison, considering this flashy, smooth-driving beauty is also made with painstaking care in Italy, where Peg Perego has been producing quality baby goods for close … Continue reading

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timi & leslie Kate Convertible Bag

After a long winter, I’m always ready to shed some layers, and this year’s rough weather made me especially itchy for a change. At the top of the list for my new look was undoubtedly a new diaper bag, as … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger Vue

When I agreed to test out the Vue by Baby Jogger, it became the third in our ever-growing fleet of strollers. And you would think that between the other two, I would have no reason for a third. But the … Continue reading

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Ergobaby Four Position 360

There are a lot of carriers out there today, and as a mother of five children, I have some considerable experience with them. It has been a challenge to find a carrier that my husband is able to use and … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Lift LX Travel System

As a brand-new mom, I could not have been more excited to try out the Safety 1st Lift LX Travel Stroller, and I have been very pleased with how easy it was to assemble and use. The user manual was very … Continue reading

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Britax Affinity

When we were asked to review the new Britax Affinity, we were very excited. Our first glimpse of the stroller was online as it was not yet even available in the United States at the time. We loved the looks … Continue reading

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

My husband and I were excited to try out the D-Link Solutions Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-825L). We were tempted to buy a Wi-Fi video monitor when we initially bought our baby monitor but ultimately decided against it, opting for a … Continue reading

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Chimparoo Ring Sling

I hadn’t much considered using a sling with my infant daughter; I had always imagined a structured carrier would suit us just fine. However, with our first airplane trip approaching, I quickly realized my favorite carrier would not be the … 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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Bumbleride Indie 4

We live in Bend, Oregon, which is widely considered to be an outdoor wonderland. As such, we were very excited to have a chance to take a look at the Bumbleride Indie 4  because it’s touted as an all-terrain stroller … Continue reading

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Britax Advocate

As a parent of five children, I consider myself experienced in the use of most everything associated with children, including strollers, car seats, carriers, etc. We own a variety of car seats to accommodate our five kids and the different … Continue reading

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Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor

Before we had a baby, my wife and I did not think that a video monitor was necessary. It seemed like an extravagance. After using a video monitor, the Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor, we now fall firmly in the … Continue reading

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Contours Options LT Tandem Stroller

When I found out I was pregnant, buying a double stroller wasn’t at the top of my to-do list. Being on a tight budget, I figured I could “get along without it” for a while. But, after a couple of … Continue reading

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Onya Baby NexStep

Whether a sling, wrap or carrier, every babywearing contraption comes with its own challenges. Comfort of baby and parent, fabric and ease of use are a few major considerations when deciding on baby’s mode of transportation, and I’ve learned that … Continue reading

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Eddie Bauer Endurance Jogging Stroller

The box in which the Eddie Bauer Endurance Jogging Stroller came scared me at first. The size and weight were intimidating; sure, I wouldn’t be lugging it around in the box for long, but how much could the packaging really … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor and Internet Viewing System

I’ll be honest: Before I received the Baby Touch WiFi, I was a firm believer that video monitors were a little over the top. Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but much like wipes warmers, I walked right past these high-tech … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo

I was excited to try the Mamas and Papas Armadillo stroller because, while I’m familiar with Mamas & Papas, this particular brand was not one that I tested when I selected a stroller before my daughter was born. We live … Continue reading

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Topeak BabySeat II

As an active family, we’re concerned that all members, large or small, can enjoy our favorite outings. As biking is one of those favorite activities, a good child bike seat is just the ticket to everyone enjoying a leisurely ride. … Continue reading

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Thule Chariot Chinook 2

The Thule Chariot Chinook 2 is the ultimate stroller for active people. In fact, I hesitate to call it a stroller because it does so much more (which explains why Thule calls it a “multifunctional child carrier”). And, I was blown … Continue reading

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Chicco Activ3

Chicco’s Activ3 Jogging Stroller is perfect for active families who spend a lot of time outdoors. It can grow with your child from infancy to age 5! We loved using the Activ3 to walk with our newborn son in his … Continue reading

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Beco Soleil

The first time I put my son in the Beco Soleil carrier, he smiled. And so did I, for more reasons than just that. In fact, I don’t think there are enough superlatives in the English dictionary to properly convey … Continue reading

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Chicco Coda

We recently welcomed our second child (and first son) into our family, and although we’re so glad he’s here, my husband and I have found he’s made our household quite busy. Our oldest is 3 and still requires quite a … Continue reading

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OXO Tot Seedling Highchair

When my husband and I set out to find the perfect highchair, our primary concern was finding something modern and sturdy that would survive many years of food-flinging abuse—and for me, I didn’t want something that would simply survive, I … Continue reading

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Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

As a first-time mom, I wasn’t quite sure where to begin when it came to choosing a stroller, and as a result, I have ended up with multiple. After reviewing the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller, however, I can … Continue reading

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Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 Highchair

When I began feeding my daughter solid food, she was roughly four and a half months old. At that time, I really enjoyed using a Bumbo seat for her mealtimes, as opposed to putting her in a highchair. I felt … Continue reading

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Boba 4G

A baby carrier. I never in a million years thought I’d be the lady in the store wearing my baby–that’s exactly why I have the best stroller and a great carseat and a cute shopping cart cover. But lo and … Continue reading

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The First Years ATS All-Terrain Stroller

Having a newborn is one of the most exciting experiences imaginable. Getting to know your baby and finding out what products and tools work best for your family truly makes such a difference in daily activities. My husband and I … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle n’ Swing

When we had our firstborn two years ago, my hubby and I created an unwritten house rule for baby’s things (or what I refer typically refer to as “kid clutter”): If it isn’t in use at the moment, it gets … Continue reading

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