Baby & Toddler Gear
Baby Movement Monitor Review: Should You Use One?
When I was first looking for a baby movement monitor, I came across two types of advice: "don't use it, it will only cause you anxiety" or "absolutely, get it, you'll sleep better at night!" I got one and this is what I learned.
How to Use and Care for Pocket Diapers
Pocket diapers are reusable cloth diapers that come in various colors, are easy to use, and can be eco-friendly. This article discusses the use, care, and benefits of pocket diapers in an easy-to-understand manner.
How to Choose a Book to Buy as a Gift for a Baby
Find some ideas for selecting a book as a gift for a baby and how to choose a good one. This includes selecting a book based on the parents' interests, making your own baby board book or photo book and, lastly, suggestions for classic baby books.
Best Budget-Friendly Toys for Babies From Birth to 6 Months
Get some recommendations for simple, good-value toys for a baby from birth to about the age of 6 months. Your baby doesn't need lots of toys, but a few simple ones are very useful.
Is the Mountain Buggy Nano the Best Travel Stroller? One Mom’s Honest Review
My experience and thoughts on everything about the Mountain Buggy Nano.
Tips From a Mom on Necessary and Unnecessary Items for Your Baby
When you're getting ready for a new baby, deciding what you need now and what you may never use can be pretty overwhelming. Here's my personal list of must-haves and naaaaahhhhs.
My Opinion and Review of the CuddleBug Baby Wrap and Baby Carrier
Having a newborn baby can make it tough to get things done around the house or spend time with older kids. A baby carrier like the CuddleBug Baby Wrap allows you to take care of baby while keeping your hands free.
The Basics of Car Seat Safety
Do you know how to make sure your child's car seat is as safe as possible? Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional death for children in the United States. Correctly using a car seat can reduce the risk of a fatality by as much as 70%.
How to Get a Free Baby Crib If You're a Low-Income Family
Find a state-by-state list of non-profit agencies that provide free baby cribs to low-income households. Learn about the easy application process with WIC, Medicaid, or food stamp paperwork.
Cloth Diapering Basics: 10 Things You'll Use Every Day
Want to cloth diaper for the first time but have no idea where to start? Here's what I used to cloth diaper my girls from infancy through toddlerhood and what I would have added to my registry in hindsight.
Where to Buy Second-Hand Baby Carriers, Wraps, and Slings
Looking for cheap second-hand baby items? How to find cheap, clearance, and used baby carriers. Find sales on Ergo Baby, Maya Wrap, Baby Bjorn, Moby, Chicco, Hot Slings, Mei Tai, Peanut Shell, Beco, K'tan, Boba, Ellaroo, woven wraps, and more.
5 Best Tricycles for Toddlers Ages 2 to 5
Want to get your kid a tricycle, but now sure which one to purchase? Tricycles are great for kids because it gets them outside and moving. They're also safer for young kids. Here's a look at 5 good trikes for toddlers from ages 2 to 5.
The 5 Best Swim Devices for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
This article reviews the 5 best toddler/pre-school flotation devices, including the Puddle Jumper, Speedo's Armbands and Vest, the Aqua Leisure Swim Trainer, and the Learn to Swim Tube Trainer. These swimming aids will help you feel more at ease when your children are in the pool this summer.
Review of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand DX: Best Double Stroller for the Price
A review of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller DX. It's great for two babies, kids, or twins!
My Review of the Fisher Price Cheer for Me! Potty Seat for Toddlers
Toilet training a toddler? Try the Fisher Price Cheer for Me! Potty. In my opinion, it is the best potty-training chair for toddlers. Read on to find out why.