Baby Gear

The Best Non-Toxic Play Mat for Babies in 2018

There are a lot of toys out there marketed for babies (and that may be an understatement – it’s sometimes overwhelming). It can be hard to know which is worth purchasing and which isn’t. As an experienced mom, my top priorities when shopping for toys are as follows: versatile/grows with baby, education, safety, and cost. Something that really fits all …

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Best Baby Carrier for Summer 2018 – Which Should I Get?

There’s a period of time after your baby is born where you feel like your hands are always tied (unless the baby is napping). I know we felt that way while our daughter was only a few months old. It’s hard to move around the house (or out of the house) when you’re either holding a baby in your arms …

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Best Diaper Disposal System in 2018 (this one won’t stink)

As a new parent, one of the things you become really aware of before your baby is born is the concept of diapers. Buying them. Changing them frequently. People would lead you to believe that your world revolves around it. And in some ways, they’re not wrong (at least, for the first couple months of your baby’s life). As you …

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Best Diaper Bags Under $50: Saving Money while Staying Stylish

Whether you are expecting your first child, or you’ve been through this “rodeo” before, the diaper bag is usually one of the first things you’ll pick out in preparation for the baby. Having the right diaper bag can often be the difference between a nice day out and having a mini meltdown in Target when you can’t find the pacifier …

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Best Baby Movement Monitor 2018 (Literally a Lifesaver for Your Baby)

Before you ever have kids, there are a lot of products you never knew existed.  For me, one of those was a baby movement monitor. You mean like a baby monitor where you watch your child when he or she is sleeping?  No, this is completely unrelated to that. Can’t I just see when my baby is moving? Why do …

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Best Baby Bottle Warmer 2017 (surprisingly, this can make a difference)

Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding is your plan with your little one, an electric bottle warmer can be a life saver! When I was younger, warming a bottle basically looked like running hot water over the bottle while comforting a screaming baby for 10 minutes (or more!). Forget that. One of my favorite conveniences as a new parent was using …

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Best Diaper Bag for Air Travel (for Style AND Function!)

There are few things more stressful for new parents than traveling with a new baby. Not only do you have to remember the baby (okay, we can manage to do that) and figure out what kind of travel crib to put them into,  but you have the whole “everything but the kitchen sink” issue. When our daughter was a newborn, …

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Best Diaper Wipes for Sensitive Skin 2017 (your baby will thank you)

Diaper wipes are one of those things where I would have thought (before having a child) that you can just buy any kind and they’ll be fine. They’re just wipes, after all. Having been through a variety of brands and types, I can say with certainty that the type of wipes matter, a lot. Without getting too graphic (in case you’re …

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4 Things I Never Thought I’d Need Before I Had My First Baby

When you have your first child, everything changes. But before your little one is born, you’re out there, frantically stocking up on cute little clothes, buying decorations for the baby’s nursery, and building your baby registry. It’s kind of fun. As you go through it all though, you never really know what you’re going to need.  There’s SO much marketing out there for …

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