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Best Place to Do Baby Registry Setup in 2018 (Online and In-Store)

Pregnancy is a time filled with joy, but for some parents-to-be, it is also a time of panic. While you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your precious little one, weird things are happening to your body, and the stress of preparing your home can feel overwhelming. However, even amid chaos and nausea, there is something to look forward to …

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Best Way to Organize Toys (and Keep Your Home Mess-Free)

Have the toys taken over your home? If your home is anything like mine, the toys are everywhere! And, with each passing year, my kids just keep accumulating more. No matter how hard I try – between birthdays, holidays, and grandparents – the toys have a tendency to take over the house. If I step on one more Lego or teeny …

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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 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 Gift for Second Baby: 21+ Ideas for What to Get Mom

When your friend or family member (or wife!) had their first baby, finding a gift was easy. Most new moms need just about everything – from bottle warmers to diaper bags. And they usually have a baby registry, which makes it about as easy as possible to find a gift. However, when they’re expecting baby #2…it can be hard to …

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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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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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