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Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor

As my husband and I prepared for the birth of our first child, we wanted to make sure we had the best baby gear. Finding a reliable, top-of-the-line baby monitor was very important to us and something we started looking … Continue reading

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Cosatto Supa

When I first laid eyes on the Cosatto Supa Stroller, I absolutely loved the design. I’m not typically a pattern person, and some “baby” patterns are a little much for me, but the firebird design has just the right amount of … Continue reading

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Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons

Full disclosure: Prior to receiving the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons, I primarily used a wrap carrier with my 4-month-old son, so that was what I was most used to before trying it out. Although both carriers seem to serve their own … Continue reading

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Stokke Trailz

The Stokke Trailz is one serious trail blazer! I couldn’t find much that would trip this bad boy up. It’s the Range Rover of strollers—a big stroller with a smooth ride that can off road like a champ. It is the perfect … Continue reading

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RECARO Easylife

My first impression of the RECARO Easylife stroller was that it boasts a sleek design and it is clearly very well made. Sometimes some of the lightweight strollers can appear “cheap” or flimsy, but not the Easylife! The user manual was easy … Continue reading

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Moby Bamboo Wrap

There are those times when my baby is just not loving life. Often those are the moments I’ve got a bajillion emails in my inbox screaming for attention, my other kiddos are starving for a snack, and I need to … Continue reading

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Babylonia BB-Slen

What exactly does a mama do with 6-12 feet of cloth? Wrap her baby up and wear her, of course! The Babylonia BB-Slen wrap is one of the many ways to have a hands-free approach to keeping your baby close. And if 12 … Continue reading

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Stokke Steps

If there is one thing I’ve learned about baby goods in the 6 months with our daughter, it’s that playthings and gear can quickly become passé as babies grow and advance to the next stage of development, leaving their old favorites behind. … Continue reading

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Baby Brezza Glass One Step Baby Food Maker

The Glass One Step Baby Food Maker from Baby Brezza is a multifunctional device that helps busy moms create delicious purees and homemade baby food in a single bowl in just a matter of minutes. The machine is incredibly easy to … Continue reading

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Boba Air

Being a  mom has discreetly trained me for moonlighting as a pack mule … so when I first received the Boba Air carrier, I was pleasantly surprised at the size of it in the packaging. It was about a third of the … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Babble Band

When it comes to baby monitors, there are no shortage of options, but there is one that has been getting the lion’s share of attention for its innovative design and ease-of-use: the Summer Infant Babble Band Wearable Digital Audio Monitor. … Continue reading

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General Public Ring Sling

“No thanks, I do not want a convenient, comfortable and safe way to carry my baby while doing other things.” —Momus Noexistus (Latin for No Mom Ever) Unless you have a staff of baby wranglers or a fleet of professional stuff-doers, … Continue reading

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Thule Urban Glide 2

Let’s be honest: Buying a stroller for one child is a piece of cake compared to choosing a ride for two. So many things to consider—do we want side-­by-­side, inline, convertible, sport style … the list goes on. After giving … Continue reading

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Happy Wrap

The Happy Wrap is perfect for two things: travel and hot weather. It is incredibly lightweight and is made from 100 percent organic bamboo viscose. Because the fabric is so thin, wearing it in hot climates is ideal. I recently brought my Happy … Continue reading

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Chimparoo Trek

Either it is a happy coincidence that my daughter suddenly likes to be worn, or the Chimparoo Trek is the magical soft-structured carrier I’ve been waiting for. In the four months of her existence, we’ve explored just about every category … Continue reading

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Angelcare Near and Dear Bather

The Angelcare Near and Dear bather is incredibly easy to assemble, operate, and transport. Within minutes of the box showing up at my door, the bather was set up and ready for use. The manual included setting up the bather … Continue reading

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Birdling Bags Day Tripper

For moms who like to bring along everything but the kitchen sink, the Birdling Bags Day Tripper is a must. It holds whatever you could possibly want for a day at the beach or trip to the zoo. It’s rugged … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Tailored Tote

I’m not a “mom jeans” kind of mom, but I’ll admit that style has slipped further down my list of priorities. Lately, with a newborn and a 3-year-old, I’ve felt like I’m one sweater set away from buying a minivan. … Continue reading

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Babymoov City Changing Bag

Attention all mamas who’d like to keep their sense of style after baby: the Babymoov City Changing Bag is where it’s at! When I became pregnant with my baby girl, I was a little worried that I might lose some of … Continue reading

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Orbit Baby Limited Edition Porter Collection G3 Travel System

It would be hard to overstate the good looks of the Orbit Baby Limited Edition Porter Collection G3 Travel System. It’s a head-turning, compliment-attracting visual treat that, as luck would have it, also has a lot to offer in terms … Continue reading

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AlmaRose MAXINE

When I pulled the AlmaRose MAXINE bag out of its box, I immediately noticed its stately size, the bold Kelly green leather and the overabundance of pockets that are any type-A mama’s dream-come-true. But let’s be honest: There are a lot of … Continue reading

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ComfortCam Wifi Enabled Baby Monitor

I will admit that I was one of those parents who refused to get a video monitor when my first child was born. I felt like I was surrounded by over-reactive parents and remember seeing too many articles that implied … Continue reading

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Combi Fold ‘N Go Double

When I first took out the Combi Fold ‘N Go Double, I was happy to see that the stroller design is so straightforward that you hardly need a manual to put it together or operate it! Just in case, though, the manual is very … Continue reading

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Lily Jade Caroline

My step-sister, aka “twin mom extraordinaire,” has paved the way for me in baby-land. She has been through the trial-and-error process in nearly every category of baby items and steers me quickly to the best products. On her last visit, … Continue reading

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Little Unicorn Brookside

Listen up, working moms! If you are looking for a diaper bag that seconds as a gorgeous and professional looking tote, look no further than the vegan leather Little Unicorn Brookside Tote. I’ll be honest, when I first received the … Continue reading

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Juno Blu Calistoga Breast Pump Bag

When I returned to work after having my baby, I needed to look professional and pulled together despite having an adorable, slobbery infant (and all that that entails). While pregnant, I searched high and low for a work-appropriate diaper bag … Continue reading

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Mama Mermaid Basic Linen Sling

Looking for a comfortable and fashionable way to babywear? Let me tell you about my recent experience with the Mama Mermaid Basic Linen Sling. Out of the box the sling took a little homework to understand. I found a few … Continue reading

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Graco Sous Chef Seating System

Imagine that you’re eight-and-a-half months pregnant and nesting has kicked into high gear. You need to get every. little. thing. completely cleaned, set up and in its place before the baby arrives. Even things that you won’t use for months … Continue reading

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Newlie Louise

I love handbags. Tote, cross body, clutch … I love them all. Since becoming a mom, though, the excitement of picking out what bag to carry has definitely dwindled. Let’s be honest: Nothing screams, “I’m a mom!” more than a … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Runner

As my husband would say, “The Bugaboo Runner is the BMW of jogging strollers.” It is very well made and has a very sleek look—just like his favorite cars. The Runner is a winner for several seasons, which I’ll get … Continue reading

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Babyhome Taste

When your little one starts on solid foods, a highchair for feeding time is most definitely in order. But because I was panicking over how fast time was flying by and how quickly my baby was growing up, I almost … Continue reading

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Doona Infant Car Seat

I have to warn you: If you do not want to amaze other parents with your car seat, steer clear of this product. If you are not interested in making each car trip infinitely easier and more efficient, turn back … Continue reading

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Ingenuity ChairMate High Chair

Upon opening the box for the Ingenuity ChairMate High Chair, I immediately smiled seeing there were only five parts to assemble. First things first, I pulled out the manual, which after the page of warnings, gives helpful and clear step-by-step … Continue reading

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GB Qbit Lightweight Stroller

When I opened the GB Qbit Lightweight Stroller box in a bit of a hurry, I was happy to see it was mostly pre-assembled except for the wheels, cup holder and car seat adaptors. Phew! I paged through the user … Continue reading

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GB Asana35 AP

The first thing I loved about the GB Asana35 AP rear-facing car seat was the way it looked. I know that may sound weird or superficial, but I have had cheap looking car seats before—and this looked nothing like those. … Continue reading

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MÜV REIS

Confession: When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I stood staring at the wall of strollers at a local baby store for 45 minutes completely dumbfounded. With so many stroller options on the market today, where … Continue reading

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Spectra S1 Double Electric Breast Pump

Let me get this out of the way up front: The Spectra S1 is fantastic! When the NICU nurses told me my preemie needed fortifier, I knew direct breastfeeding was a no-go. Then, when they told me I should use a … Continue reading

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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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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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