Product Reviews

We know how overwhelming it is to choose the right products for your baby. We regularly review baby products and share the best of the best for you. Below you’ll find all of our product reviews organized by category. Just click the category to expand and see excerpts of our posts so you can quickly and easily find the product that’s right for you and your baby.

+ Strollers

  • Joovy Too Qool review As most of you know, we moved to New York City about a month and a half ago.  We naively showed up in the heart of the city with our side by side double stroller ready to stroll.  Upon our first stroll we realized we were some of the only people (in our neighborhood, at ... Read this post
  • Peg Perego Book Pop Stroller review & giveaway! Time and time again, we hear that choosing a stroller is one of the toughest decisions you make when selecting baby gear.  And for good reason, you use it a ton and they are usually one of the bigger investments you make.  We’ve been extensively testing the Peg Perego Book Up for several week now and ... Read this post
  • Britax Affinity review & giveaway! We first laid eyes on the newest stroller from Britax at the ABC Kids Expo this past October.  Over the last several weeks, we’ve been putting the Britax Affinity to the test and aren’t surprised to tell you it is a fabulous stroller.  The Affinity is great for all lifestyles, is super functional and also ... Read this post
  • Mountain Buggy Terrain jogging stroller review The Mountain Buggy Terrain is not just an elite jogging stroller, it’s also a functional, everyday stroller. The Terrain jogging stroller offers the best in stability and control for the most serious runners, but it is also compatible with a car seat or bassinet for everyday use. Harrison and I have been rigorously testing out the Terrain for the past ... Read this post
  • Baby Jogger Comparison: City Mini Double vs City Select Double A constant question that runs through the twin mom’s pregnant mind is, “Do I go with a side-by-side stroller or a tandem (front-and-back) one?” In my Real Moms and Twin Registry Guide posts, I specifically talked about the Baby Jogger City Select Double as our stroller of choice. My husband, Tim, was very easy-going throughout all ... Read this post
  • Baby Jogger Vue lightweight stroller review By nature, moms are on the go.  One piece of gear that can drastically make your go-go lifestyle easier is a lightweight stroller.  In the past, I have struggled with recommending umbrella type strollers as lightweight options because there wasn’t one I really loved.  Thanks to my friends at Baby Jogger, that has all changed. ... Read this post
  • Mountain Buggy Nano review Last month, Berit and I took a weekend trip to Portland, Oregon to visit my family. Like any savvy traveler, I did my best to keep our packing list as short as possible. Also, because I was traveling with Berit alone, I wanted to minimize any excessive baggage or gear so that we could get ... Read this post
  • Phil and Ted’s Vibe Stroller review When I was first registering, multiple people told me that I needed at least three strollers – WHAT?!? Three?  That sounded (and was) crazy.  In all actuality there are many great strollers out there that serve multiple functions – an on the go stroller, a cursing the neighborhood/rougher terrain stroller and one that can accommodate more ... Read this post
  • Baby Jogger City Mini GT review Choosing a stroller was one of the harder baby registry decisions the Mister and I had to make.  Even though we prioritized our list of must-haves: light weight, compact, and ease of use; I had a hard time choosing.  I loved the idea of a bassinet, but considering most bassinets require a two-step closure process I ... Read this post
  • UPPAbaby Vista Review I have regretted MANY baby purchases. I got the most modern bouncy seat that would blend with our furniture, the most earth mama wrap carrier, and went through countless diaper bags. These are all collecting dust in our storage unit now. I knew that with a big purchase like a stroller, I had to get ... Read this post
  • Graco SnugRide35 + FastAction Fold Jogger review When we talk about a travel system we basically mean a stroller and carseat combo that are compatible and in a perfect world, require no adapters (because adapters are usually an added cost). Travel systems come in all shapes and sizes however, a jogging stroller travel system is harder to come by.  We have our ... Read this post
  • Mamas & Papas Armadillo Review I’ll admit, when I was pregnant with Harry, all I wanted was a jogging stroller – and that’s all I had for a while. It works! And for those of you who are working with very limited space and can only have one stroller, I’d recommend it. But, I have completely changed my tune on ... Read this post
  • Chicco KeyFit 30 Review & Chicco Liteway Plus Review The infant car seat is one of the toughest pieces of gear to choose and one of the most requested product reviews we receive.  All for good reason. Your infant car seat is one of the most used pieces of baby gear and even more importantly, it’s tasked with protecting your most precious cargo. One ... Read this post
  • Stokke Scoot Stroller Review & Giveaway When it comes to baby gear, I’d say my absolute favorite thing to shop for is the stroller. There are so many on the market and with a baby who loves to be outside just as much as his Mama, Harry and I spend a lot of time with our stroller. We’ve been using the ... Read this post
  • 4moms Origami Review + Giveaway No tricks over here just big TREATS… in the form of a surprise 4moms Origami GIVEAWAY!  You all know we love everything from 4moms and there are good reasons and the Origami, the awesome 4moms stroller is no different.  But really you have TWO chances to win an Origami… First, before you read our review ... Read this post
  • Chicco Echo Stroller review I must admit that the reason I first looked into getting the Chicco Echo Stroller for my little one was because I was drawn to the gorgeous bright colors it was offered in and the pretty display at my local Target did not hurt either.  As I began my research, I referenced our lightweight stroller review ... Read this post
  • How to Choose a Stroller We talked about some awesome new strollers yesterday and for some of us, choosing a stroller can be one of the toughest pieces of gear to decide on.  Not only are there lots of options but there are lots of types of strollers.  Our stroller buying guide does a great job of breaking down the ... Read this post
  • ABC Expo recap – strollers & seats part I We had planned to do one in depth update on the ABC Expo today (here is day 1 and day 2 in case you missed it) but we have so much good stuff we are trying to best organize our thoughts/create the most useful posts.  However, I did want to share some of the more ... Read this post
  • Nuna Pepp Review + Giveaway! Nuna, a Dutch company has been available to our friends across the pond for quite some time.  However, Nuna is a relatively new to the U.S. markets and released its first product, the Nuna Leaf, last year.  Since then Nuna has been thoughtfully and slowly introducing their innovative and quality designed products to us.  Today, we ... Read this post
  • Jogging Stroller Buying Guide Lindsey touched on the subject of jogging strollers last year, but I’m back with a more in depth review of a few favorite joggers. As Lindsey already explained, there are two types of front wheels on a jogging stroller – either fixed or swivel. Which is better for you really depends on the kind of ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • Best Strollers under $200 There are thousands of strollers on the market.  Some costing upwards of a $1,000 dollars which is LOTS of money.   The thing is there are plenty of great strollers out there that are under $200.  We have highlighted four great ones – two of which are jogging strollers.  Just because these strollers are budget ... Read this post
  • Side by Side Double Stroller Reviews There are less double strollers than single strollers so that should make your choice easier right?  Ummm NO.  Simply putting this post together was challenging.  Not because there are so many great ones out there but moreso because everyone buying a double stroller is at a different point – meaning some have twins, some have a 18 ... Read this post
  • Best Suburban Strollers A few weeks ago we posted the best strollers for an urban lifestyle and today we are featuring the best for the suburban lifestyle.  To be honest, it is not so much about urban/suburban but about your lifestyle.  Lots of the strollers that make the suburban list could work for certain urban lifestyles and vice ... Read this post
  • Best Urban Strollers Even if you don’t live in the hustle bustle of the city you will find interest in the best urban strollers selection. How did we choose?  Well, each of these strollers had to meet the following: all terrain – meaning they can handle the bumpy sidewalks, curbs and even the occasional stroll-through-the-grass park walk. maneuverability – especially ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Stroller Buying Guide We’ve reviewed full size strollers, jogging strollers and umbrella strollers but how do you know which one(s) you need and when?  Hopefully, this handy stroller buying guide will help you sort through all the different types of strollers out there and allow you to find the one(s) best for your family. Before heading stroller shopping, determine ... Read this post
  • Lightweight / Umbrella Stroller Review We’ve reviewed full size strollers and jogging strollers thus far and another stroller type to consider is a lightweight or umbrella stroller.  Most of these strollers are suited for children three months and older as most lightweight strollers don’t fully recline to accommodate a newborn.  Umbrella strollers are lightweight, easy to fold, take up very ... Read this post
  • Jogging Stroller Review We’ve taken a look at four great full size strollers but another option either instead of, or, in addition to a full size stroller is a jogging stroller.  In our jogging stroller review, we take a look at three great options that may work for your lifestyle.  It is important to know that, effectively, there ... Read this post
  • Full Size Stroller Review If you are any thing like us, the idea of choosing a full size stroller among the hundreds of models out there seemed daunting.  Below we take four of the most popular and best performing stroller options and breakdown the highlights, lowlights and bottom line.   Refer back to our Registry Guides for more information ... Read this post

+ Carseats

  • Child Passenger Safety Week On the heels of Hannah’s review of the peg perego primo viaggio 5-70 it makes sense to talk about, Child Passenger Safety week.  We spend lots of time reviewing car seats and this week should spotlight WHY we do so and educate us on Child Passenger Safety. I am no expert when it comes to ... Read this post
  • Peg Perego Convertible Car Seat review Everyone always tells you as a first time parent how quickly time flies when it comes to babies. As a first time mom to an almost one-year old daughter, I’m a little in denial over how big my tiny baby has grown! Everything infant seems to be a thing of the past – including her ... Read this post
  • Maxi Cosi Mico AP Car Seat Review When we were looking at car seats for the twins, we had two requirements: 1. Lightweight 2. Safe We needed them to be lightweight because we had two babies we would be carting around in those car seats, and the safety requirement needs no further explanation. So, when we went to a local baby store and saw the Maxi ... Read this post
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 infant car seat review Earlier this week, we talked about the Peg Perego Book Pop Up stroller (ps, we are offering a giveaway).  We love is so much we put together a video review of it.  In that review we mentioned we’d be talking more about the newest infant car seat from Peg Perego, the Primo Viaggio 4-35.  Again, ... Read this post
  • Britax Car Seat Travel Cart review Every couple of months with my son, I have to adjust my game plan. I am constantly reassessing his footwear, nighttime diapers, mode of transportation to the park (stroller, walking or carrier?), whether or not we can eat out with him this week or this month or ever again. This is especially the case when ... Read this post
  • Clek Foonf Review Ever since the little Man was 8 months old he had outgrown the height capacity for his infant car seat (30 inches).  Thus began the hunt for a convertible car seat.  If you’ve ever looked for a convertible car seat, or any car seat for that matter, you know the possibilities are endless.  We looked ... Read this post
  • Combi Shuttle Review We’ve been on a mission to review infant car seats and we are tackling another seat today, the Combi Shuttle and we’re thrilled to be offering a giveaway to one lucky reader!  Let’s not waste any time and jump right in to the details of the Combi Shuttle: Here’s what we like: Safety.  Likely the most important feature ... Read this post
  • BRITAX Pavilion Review + Ultimate Comfort Series Y’all know that we are lovers of BRITAX’s convertible car seats and we’ve feature them countless time.   In our opinion, they are industry leaders when it comes to safety and ease of use.  When it came time for us to choose a convertible car seat for Eloise last summer, we went with the Boulevard ... Read this post
  • CYBEX Aton 2 Review Choosing an infant car seat is often one of the toughest choices expecting parents make.  Afterall, it will likely be one of your most used pieces of baby gear.  If I had to guess, the most important consideration is safety and the seat we are reviewing today, the CYBEX Aton 2 ranks high on the ... Read this post
  • Graco SnugRide35 + FastAction Fold Jogger review When we talk about a travel system we basically mean a stroller and carseat combo that are compatible and in a perfect world, require no adapters (because adapters are usually an added cost). Travel systems come in all shapes and sizes however, a jogging stroller travel system is harder to come by.  We have our ... Read this post
  • Chicco KeyFit 30 Review & Chicco Liteway Plus Review The infant car seat is one of the toughest pieces of gear to choose and one of the most requested product reviews we receive.  All for good reason. Your infant car seat is one of the most used pieces of baby gear and even more importantly, it’s tasked with protecting your most precious cargo. One ... Read this post
  • Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat review A few weeks ago, with a sudden need to change cars, my husband and I decided it was time to upgrade our little one into her big girl carseat i.e., from her infant car seat to a rear facing convertible car seat.  After careful consideration, we selected the Graco My Ride 65 Convertible car seat ... Read this post
  • Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat Review Choosing an infant car seat can be one of the most daunting pieces of a baby registry.  There are LOTS of options and lots of phrases and acronyms (like LATCH) that you may have never heard before but at the end of the day you just want your little one to be safe and comfortable ... Read this post
  • Choosing an Infant Carseat + Reviews Choosing an infant carseat is a pretty overwhelming task.  There are lots of  great models out there and it can be tough to understand how any/all are different from each other. We’ve reviewed several great models quite some time ago and in addition to talking about how to choose the right seat for you we’re ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • Choosing a convertible carseat I agonized over the convertible carseat for several months. You would think that after having put together the convertible carseat review this choice would have been a breeze but it wasn’t.  The hardest part was narrowing down what things we should really be considering when making the decision.  Ultimately, I realized the important factors for ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Carseat Sidekick Review + Giveaway When the team over at Short Stack Jack wrote to me about their Carseat Sidekick I was immediately intrigued.  Since Eloise was born and we were struggling to put a teeny tiny newborn in her car seat without the straps in the way, I have been looking for a way to hold back those bulky ... Read this post
  • Convertible Car Seat Review Of all the types of car seats there may be the most convertible car seats on the market all having slightly different features.  The endless options make choosing a convertible car seat rather difficult.  We’ve tried to condense some of the best models here.  There are certainly other great seats out there and we’d love ... Read this post
  • Car Seat Buying Guide We know the car seat is one of the most important pieces of baby gear, but how do we know what car seat we need when?  Well, generally speaking there are three types of car seats - infant car seats, convertible car seats and booster seats. It is hard to know when you need which ... Read this post
  • Infant Car Seat Review It’s no doubt the car seat may be one of the most important pieces of baby gear. There are so many different brands, models and features to choose from so where do you start? We highlight the best of the best at varying price points but all of our choices are at the top of ... Read this post

+ Baby Carriers

  • Kelty Kids Transit Carrier Review My husband and I bonded over hiking through Yellowstone National Park and shortly after moved to Colorado to go to school and explore the outdoors on the weekend. Regardless to say, hiking is almost in Harry’s blood, and with our recent move to Germany (a hikers mecca, I tell you!) we’ve been making good use ... Read this post
  • líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons baby carrier review Baby carriers are maybe the most personal of all baby products. Not just for the mama, but for the baby as well. Back when Harrison was born (almost two years ago now!) there weren’t that many options. You either had to commit to a forward facing carrier or the “ergonomic” inward facing carrier. We ended ... Read this post
  • Nesting Days Newborn Baby Carrier Review My plan while pregnant with Margaux was to wear her everywhere –  around the house, play spaces, out and about so I could easily keep up with Eloise (she’s a busy one) while being close to Marguax.  Much to my dismay, my newborn baby wearing dreams haven’t really panned out.  I have tried several carriers ... Read this post
  • Baby Carrier Reviews + Roundup We’re big fans of wearing our babies here at The Wise Baby. Not only is it convenient to have your little one so close so you can get things done around the house or maneuver crowds with ease, but it’s pretty great to be able to reach down for a kiss on the top of ... Read this post
  • Beco Gemini vs. Soleil reviews + giveaways! We all have certain baby products we really want and a Beco Baby Carrier was one for me.  Beco is widely praised, adored and down right loved by parents everywhere and for good reason.  Beco makes two  fabulous carriers – the Gemini and the newer Soleil.  Instead of reviewing (and giving away) just one we thought, ... Read this post
  • Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One review By now, you probably all know my love for the Baby Bjorn baby carriers.  We have the Original have always loved it.  So when Baby Bjorn contacted me about reviewing and testing their newest carrier, the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One, I squealed with excitement (no joke).  The world of baby carriers can be tough ... Read this post
  • líllébaby baby carrier review & giveaway! Before I had a baby and thought about creating a baby registry I severely understated the importance and convenience of a baby carrier.  Baby carriers are helpful in the early days for getting things done around the house and as your little one grows they are easy way to run quick errands (on foot), walk ... Read this post
  • Moby Go Review + Giveaway! We have reviewed the awesome Moby Wrap and in fact, named it to our Best Baby Products of 2012 so when the team over at Moby asked me to review the new Moby Go I was thrilled.  I have been using the Go for a little over three weeks now and am excited to share ... Read this post
  • Baby Bjorn Original Baby Carrier Review + Giveaway! I have no problem admitting that I under estimated the convince of a baby carrier.  Sure I added on to my registry because it was on the list Babies R Us gave me which meant I had to have it, right?  After my through research (of course) I opted for the Baby Bjorn Original. My husband was ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Baby K’tan Baby Carrier Review + a Giveaway! We’ve talked a lot about baby carriers around these parts and for good reason – it is an important piece of baby gear. There are lots of options some of which are intimidating or uncomfortable and some that are just down right awesome.  I would put the Baby K’tan baby carrier in the darn right ... Read this post
  • Moby Wrap Review + Giveaway! We did a high level review of the Moby Wrap in our Baby Carrier Review but today we are taking a deeper dive.  I was sent one a UV coated Moby Wrap for testing and review. I was super excited to try this different type of carrier or baby wearing if you will, since I ... Read this post
  • Baby Carrier Review Whether you are in an urban or suburban environment a baby carrier can be a helpful and/or necessary piece of baby gear. There are LOTS on the market and narrowing down the list can be daunting.  We’ve put together four choices we think are can’t-go-wrong options – the Ergo Original Carrier, the BabyBjorn Classic Original, ... Read this post

+ Swing & Sets

  • BABYBJORN Bouncer Balance Soft I was so happy to put together this post because the Bouncer Balance Soft by BABYBJORN is one of my absolute favorite baby products.  It’s pretty obvious we are big fans of BABYBJORN over here at the Wise Baby. Lindsey posted earlier this week about the Travel Crib Light and I’ve already sung my praises about ... Read this post
  • Mamas and Papas Baby Snug review One stop along the baby gear progression is an infant positioner or baby seat.  A baby seat is a chair like seat that helps your little one develop the core strength to sit unassisted.  Often times, baby seats comes with a detachable tray that allows the seat to double as a feeding chair as well. ... Read this post
  • Graco Duet Rocker review Next to a white noise machine or swaddle, a cozy rocker is top of the list of items used to soothe a fussy, sleepy babe. Having a safe place for your little one to nap is worth its weight in gold! Today we’re looking at the Duet Rocker from Graco which is an affordable, portable ... Read this post
  • Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Review It’s made so many Real Moms Favorite Product Lists I’ve lost track. It even made my own when Harry was a little guy, so I figured it was high time to revisit the Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play Sleeper. I absolutely loved mine and I was so sad the day Harry grew out of the Rock ‘n ... Read this post
  • Boppy Newborn Lounger Review There’s no denying snuggling with a newborn is one of the greatest things in life.  There’s also no denying  that every once in awhile you need to put that little babe in safe place to chill.  We all know and love The Boppy Company for their nursing pillows but they also make the handy dandy ... Read this post
  • 4moms rockaRoo Review It is no secret we are lovers of all things 4moms.  Not just because they make cool products but because their products make parents lives easier.  The newest product from 4moms, the rockaRoo, stays true to 4moms form and may just be the Baby Registry essential of 2014! We’re super excited to share our thoughts ... Read this post
  • Dex DayDreamer Review While we are reusing many of our baby products from Eloise for little Miss Margaux we do have a pretty good amount of new gear we’ve been using/testing.  The new Dex DayDreamer is one of them.  The DayDreamer is new to the market and exclusive to Babies R Us.  I was excited to try the ... Read this post
  • 4moms mamaRoo Review + Giveaway! To say I am excited about this review and giveaway is an understatement.  It is no secret I love all 4moms products and if there were one product I wish I had registered for it would be the MamaRoo.  For some reason (I still have no idea why) I did not register for the mamaRoo. ... Read this post
  • Fisher Price Swing Review A swing is actually the #1 product in survey of moms favorite products for the first year as conducted by BabyCenter.  And in the world of infant swings there are surprisingly not tons of choices.  The overwhelmingly popular model is the Fisher Price Cradle n Swing which comes in several different styles which are really just ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Fisher-Price Infant Seat Review + a Giveaway! From swings to infant seats there are plenty of products out there to soothe your little one but how do you choose?  One option to consider is the Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Infant Seat.  The most exciting part of this infant seat review is that we are giving away one of these great little seats ... Read this post

+ Breastfeeding

  • Editor Favorites – Breastfeeding Products August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month so I polled our wise editors and asked for their favorite breastfeeding products. These are products we all used first hand and loved so enjoy.  We’d love to hear some of your favorite’s too! Mallory: I’m going to go a little off-beat here and say a Camelbak water bottle (the bigger ... Read this post
  • Breast Pump breakdown After breastfeeding two kids in two years, I have tried several breast pumps – one of each style we talked about in our breast pump buying guide: an electric, hospital grade and manual.  Naturally, I have lots of thoughts to share so here goes. Not to get TMI on you, first a little background on my breastfeeding. ... Read this post
  • Bebe au Lait nursing cover review + new swaddle blankets On Friday, I shared my list of nursing essentials and all of those items are key to making my life as a nursing mom easier BUT there is one thing that I absolutely could not survive without… especially when and and about…. my Bebe au Lait nursing cover.  I have to admit that I was ... Read this post
  • A Nursing Mama’s favorites Breastfeeding is a journey – easier for some than others.  For me personally, the second time around has been much easier and more enjoyable (I still can’t say I love it but I love doing ti for my little gal).  These nine products are my absolute essentials for nursing moms and have helped make my ... Read this post
  • Nursing Bra Buying Guide We spend a lot of time talking about baby gear for our bundles of joy when in reality, mama’s needs some new gear too.  If you are breastfeeding, a good nursing bra is an essential piece of gear.  There are several features to look for, a few that should be avoided and lots of choices ... Read this post
  • Nursing Basket Ask any new mom and they’ll tell you breastfeeding is no easy task.  I remember wanting to quit three days after the little  Man was born.  Even if everything goes smoothly, your nipples will feel as though they’ve been put through the ringer.  That’s why my go to gift for nursing moms and new moms ... Read this post
  • Dr. Brown’s Gia Breastfeeding Pillow Review As many new mothers know, breastfeeding is deeply rewarding, but can be quite a challenge. However, there are so many products on the market that can help make this process a little easier. Nursing pillows are not a new product by any means, but with so many makes and models, it can be hard to ... Read this post
  • Kiinde Gift Set Giveaway! In the spirit of the season, we are bringing you an awesome *surprise*giveaway today – the Kiinde Twist Feeding Set!  While we are still working on our full review and testing of the Kiinde Feeding Set we are taking a quick second to tell you our initial thoughts and of course, gift one to one ... Read this post
  • NuzzleHUG Review & Giveaway! On October 12th, my life changed in the most beautiful way as I became a mother to a gorgeous baby girl. Since then, I’ve been plenty busy with my little bundle and all the joys and challenges that a new baby brings. Like many moms, I had planned to breastfeed long before my daughter was ... Read this post
  • Boppy Nursing Pillow Review Breastfeeding can be is challenging, there is no doubt about that.  Lucky for us, there are tools that can lessen the “natural” challenges.  One of those very important tools is a nursing pillow.  I totally underestimated the power of a great nursing pillow the first time around.  The Boppy Company makers of the beloved Boppy, ... Read this post
  • Tips for Exclusively Pumping Breast feeding is a funny thing – sometimes I feel like it is talked about A LOT (i.e. the ‘breast is best’ debate) and sometimes I feel like it is not talked about enough. What I mean is a lot of moms leave the hospital thinking that breast feeding is something that should come naturally ... Read this post
  • Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies, part 2 We have talked about the best bottles for breastfed babies before and even had a real mom dilemma regarding the issue.  Since those posts we have discovered even more bottles that are supposed to really mimic breastfeeding.  We also had a sweet mama came to us for help last week via Facebook and since I have personally ... Read this post
  • Breastfeeding working moms tips and tricks As a full time working mom, I have to admit that in the beginning I never expected to still be able to provide breastmilk to my little one 8 1/2 months later.  It has been tough.  There have been several hiccups along the way (yes, I may or may not have cried when I spilt milk in the ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies Last week we featured a real mom dilemma from a mama to be that needed help choosing a bottle she could use while breastfeeding.  We got LOTS of great feedback from real moms who have lived this dilemma.  I have tried to compile their answers along with a little more in depth reviews of their ... Read this post
  • The Arden Nursing & Pumping Bra Review + a Giveaway! It is safe to say we’ve established breastfeeding is a full time job.  One of the most important pieces to doing this full time job easily and comfortably is a nursing bra.  The most popular product review request I get is for a nursing bra.  I have yet to do one because I haven’t found ... Read this post
  • Breastfeeding Essentials Breastfeeding such a larrgggee topic.  There are blogs just about breastfeeding.  It is easier for some, harder for others but there are some “essentials” that can make your breastfeeding life easier.  Like most things baby and breastfeeding what works for some may not work for all but from my first hand experience and lots of ... Read this post
  • DRIA Nursing Cover Review + a Giveaway! When the team over at DRIA Nursing Covers wrote me about a product review I was excited and intrigued.  As a breast feeding mama myself I am always looking for ways to make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable.  When I took a look at the DRIA cover I thought – hey, maybe breastfeeding can be ... Read this post
  • Breastfeeding Accessories On Tuesday, we did a lengthy post and review about breast pumps and we didn’t cover the necessary breastfeeding accessories that go along with breastfeeding and pumping.  We definitely highly recommend the items on this list but ultimately it comes down to personal preference.  Which accessories are you planning on purchasing or which do you ... Read this post
  • Breast Pump Review We’ve had lots of requests for a breast pump review and we’ve created the ultimate breast pump guide.  While this post is part product review it is also part buying guide.  The reason being is to pick the right breast pump for your lifestyle you have to know there are three types of breast pumps ... Read this post
  • LilyPadz Review I don’t mean to post about breastfeeding products two days in a row but what can I say, it’s front and center on my mind!  Today, we are taking a look at LilyPadz.  Tyler actually found these for me on our first outing to Target.  Eloise and I waited in the car and Tyler ran ... Read this post
  • My Brest Friend + a Giveaway! We’ve yet to dedicate a product review to just one product or host a giveaway… until today.  And until we met My Brest Friend.  My Brest Friend was introduced to us by our lactation consultant in the hospital and we actually purchased ours while we were still in the hospital. But My Brest Friend is ... Read this post

+ Feeding

  • Baby Feeding Essentials As our twins are now in their 5th month of eating solids, we have tried many different products to aid in this new adventure. I can’t say that all of them have been great products for our family, but we have certainly tried a lot. Now that we are getting to the sippy cup and ... Read this post
  • iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini Review I’m luckily married to the worlds best cook! My husband loves to cook and Harrison and I reaped the benefits…  That is, until he had to start traveling for work. When I would tell friends about our new arrangements, everyone unanimously responded, “What are you going to eat??”  Up until a couple of months ago, I had ... Read this post
  • Mamas & Papas Baby Bud Booster review & giveaway! Choosing a high chair is a really tough decision. At least it was for me. One option instead of a traditional high chair is a booster seat.  Just before Margaux was born, I knew I needed another high chair so I went out and purchased the Mamas & Papas Baby Bud Booster. We’ve been using it ... Read this post
  • Traveling Lighter with Babies It’s amazing how much stuff you have to carry and travel with when you have a baby (or two, in my case). Over time, we have worked at finding the lightest weight (but still high-quality) of the essential gear that we need when traveling. Here is a round-up of our favorites. 1 PACK AND PLAY (STANDARD SIZE): NUNA ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Bentwood High Chair Review When we got the OK from our pediatrician to start solids at 4 months, we got some inexpensive chairs that strap to our existing kitchen chairs. They worked great for the purpose, and they will be a fantastic addition when we are at The Grandmas’ houses. I am thrilled, however, to now be able to ... Read this post
  • oogaa Feeding Products Review With a name like Oogaa you would expect the products to be as fun as they sound! oogaa feeding products are bright, fun, and most importantly, safe. When Harrison first started eating, we chose oogaa feeding products. They were great when he was just starting with solids and perfect for the wild (plate throwing) toddler he has become. ... Read this post
  • Twin Z Breastfeeding Pillow Review Although the Twin Z Pillow was created specifically for the Mom of Multiples, I would highly recommend this as an option for single babies as well. Our very first baby class that we took when I was pregnant with my twins was a breastfeeding class through our hospital. I would highly recommend this to anyone that ... Read this post
  • Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit Review Sometime between 4-6 months old, your pediatrician will give you permission to start feeding your child solids. As our pediatrician recommended: “Solids before age 1, it’s just for fun.” Still, your baby is going to learn quite a few important skills during this process. We’ve had a lot of fun with solids so far (bananas, ... Read this post
  • Chicco NaturalFit Advanced Feeding System review II Back in January, we shared our first review of the new feeding system from Chicco – the NaturalFit Advanced Feeding System.  To refresh your memory, the NaturalFit is a line up of bottles that grow with your child.  The feeding system includes four bottles for three different stages with each stage being thoughtfully designed to ... Read this post
  • Boon Kitchen baby gear From high chairs to flatware to snack cups our wee ones require lots-o-gear for the kitchen.  Boon sent us a box full of their kitchen goodies along with their new, fully customizable Flair high chair and over the last couple weeks we’ve put it to the test. Our editor Praveen, reviewed the Flair in full and it ... Read this post
  • Stokke Tripp Trapp review While I did my own extensive online and in store research on things like a stroller, crib, and baby carrier, I went purely off recommendations for our high chair. That’s because everyone I spoke with unanimously recommended the Stokke Tripp Trapp. So it is no wonder, the Tripp Trapp was The Wise Baby’s Best of ... Read this post
  • Yoomi Feeding System Review Some of our most popular posts revolve around the best bottle for breastfed babies.   One problem parents often have with switching between bottle and breast is the temperature of the milk.  Exclusively breastfed babies are used to breastmilk at “body temperature” and often times, it is difficult to replicate that body temperature especially on ... Read this post
  • Joovy HiLo highchair review Highchairs can be a tricky piece of gear to choose and like many products, what works for one family may not work for another.  Today we are taking a close look at the newest high chair from Joovy, the HiLo.  We snagged a sample of the HiLo at the Chicago Mommycon event and have been ... Read this post
  • Inglesina Fast Table Chair Review With a rambunctious 1-year-old on our hands going out to eat is becoming increasingly more challenging.  Adding to that challenge are restaurant high chairs that are sometimes too big or do not lead our petite little one to line up to the table height accurately (causing more frustration on baby and parents). To make dining out a more enjoyable experience ... Read this post
  • Chicco NaturalFit Advanced Feeding System Review I We’ve talked a lot about bottles for breastfed babies before (part I and part II) and I am really excited to share a brand new feeding system from Chicco with you – the NaturalFit Advanced Feeding System.  The NaturalFit Feeding System is designed to grow with your baby and was developed to meet their feeding ... Read this post
  • Comotomo Bottle Review When I originally put together my baby registry, I didn’t think much about bottles. I had naively planned on nursing only and didn’t see the point of buying items that would sit unused. Fast forward 12 months and I am now exclusively pumping and bottle feeding has become a daily event. I tried most major ... Read this post
  • Boon Flair Highchair Reveiw My first impression of the Boon Flair was that it was modern and so different from the other highchairs on the market.  After two weeks of mealtimes with the little Man, I can honestly say my love affair with Boon products will continue.  It did require some assembly but the Mister put it together in ... Read this post
  • Keekaroo High Chair with Infant Insert Review & Giveaway! It is only fitting with this week being Thanksgiving we are reviewing an essential piece of dining equipment for our little one’s, a high chair.  The Keekaroo Height Right High Chair with Infant Insert to be exact.  We’ve talked a lot about high chairs and after weeks of testing, I am super excited to be ... Read this post
  • Joovy Boob Bottle Review + Giveaway! Baby bottles are a very personal choice.  And not really your personal choice but your baby’s personal choice.  With that being said, we feel like it’s most helpful to educate you on the different types of bottles available so you can a) make the right choice for your baby registry b) know where to turn if ... Read this post
  • Dining out with an infant: Tabletoppers Our family enjoys eating out and we enjoy Sydney being part of that experience.  Last week we talked about seating options for dining out with your infant and now that Sydney  is old enough to eat finger foods, dining out has been made that much more enjoyable.  With the addition of Sydney picking up her ... Read this post
  • Dining out with an infant: Seating Although most restaurants provide your basic child highchair and some even provide an option specifically designed to hold a car seat while dining out, you may prefer to bring your own seat.  If so, there are several options to consider: Turn a chair into a high chair:  Several companies make harnesses that essentially let you to turn any ... Read this post
  • Preschool Approved Lunches Lots of talk about food and feeding this week (check out Katie’s post on Transitioning to Table Food and Mallory’s post on Baby Led Weaning both are worth your time! No matter the method you chose to nourish your newborn, it is no small feat.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t get any easier–just more complicated–as those little ones ... Read this post
  • Transitioning to table food The transition from baby food to table food can be quite an adjustment for some parents.  As most parents would agree the thought of your child choking is one that instills complete terror.  While Mallory talked about how she uses the baby-led weaning technique to introduce solid foods to her little one, we are taking a much ... Read this post
  • Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies, part 2 We have talked about the best bottles for breastfed babies before and even had a real mom dilemma regarding the issue.  Since those posts we have discovered even more bottles that are supposed to really mimic breastfeeding.  We also had a sweet mama came to us for help last week via Facebook and since I have personally ... Read this post
  • Prince Lionheart bebePOD baby seat review We love our Prince Lionheart bebePOD Flex Plus Baby Seat. The bebePOD flex plus baby seat is versatile as it functions as a baby seat and booster/high chair. Dual functionality translates to less clutter, and as we live in a condo, anything that requires little to no room is a winner in my book. The ... Read this post
  • Sippy Cup reviews One thing we don’t talk a ton about is how we actually write our product reviews. In almost all cases, we’ve tried the product first hand. In cases where we haven’t used the product ourseleves we physically go to a store and fully check/test the product out. Basically, we write a real moms opinion of ... Read this post
  • Chicco Polly High Chair review The Chicco Polly SE High Chair in the Perseo fabric was the first item on my baby registry.  With this being my first baby, I really had no idea what I was looking for in a high chair so my decision was 50% based on reputation of brand and 50% based on looks- I mean ... Read this post
  • How to choose a high chair I registered for a high chair but didn’t really know what to look for or why I registered for the chair  did (Peg-Perego Prima Pappa high chair).  Actually, I think I registered for the Peg Perego because a book I read said it was a good one.  In the end, I didn’t end up getting ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies Last week we featured a real mom dilemma from a mama to be that needed help choosing a bottle she could use while breastfeeding.  We got LOTS of great feedback from real moms who have lived this dilemma.  I have tried to compile their answers along with a little more in depth reviews of their ... Read this post
  • Best on the go bottle – the Mixie I mentioned we are heading out of town and I have been doing loads of research on which products can make my life easier while on the road, plane and everywhere in between.  The Mixie is my new buddy.  What is the Mixie?  A baby bottle that solves the messy formula-on-the-go situation.  The Mixie is ... Read this post
  • Dr. Brown’s Solid Feeding Products Review + Giveaway! Last week we reviewed the awesome Dr. Brown’s baby bottles and baby bottles are probably what Dr. Brown’s is best known for.  What some of you may not know is that Dr. Brown’s has an awesome line of solid feeding products too.  Everything from sippy cups to immersion blenders for making baby food.  We’ve thoroughly ... Read this post
  • Baby Bottle Cleaning 101 There is no denying baby bottles are a necessity.  There is also no denying that cleaning those baby bottles is a necessity.  It is certainly not rocket science but not something I thought of until I was faced with a counter full of dirty bottles.  Nine months later I have the bottle cleaning process down ... Read this post
  • Dr. Brown’s Bottle Review + Giveaway! Baby bottles are one of the most essentials pieces of baby gear.  Even for breastfeeding mamas, it is nice to have bottles on hand even while you are nursing.  We’ve put together a high level review of four great options but today we are taking a closer look at the Standard Dr. Brown’s Bottles.  From ... Read this post
  • Teething Survival Tips It is enviable for all of us mamas (and papas) that our littles ones get their first tooth.  All babies handle it differently – some unaffected and others have full on flu like symptoms and of course, there is everything in between.  We posted this teething road map of sorts on our Facebook page some ... Read this post
  • Baby Bottle Reviews It is arguable that bottles are one of the most necessary pieces of baby gear.  Even if you are a breastfeeding mama it is likely that at some point you’ll need  a bottle.  So which to choose?  Like all baby gear, there are lots of options and a lot depends on your little one’s preferences. ... Read this post
  • Beaba Babycook Review + Multiportion Giveaway! I am super excited to share today’s review with you.  We purchased a Beaba Babycook as a Christmas gift to Eloise (lucky her) and have been using it since mid-December.  Choosing to make your own baby food depends on your situation but if you can swing it is not only fun but a wonderfully healthy ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Introducing Solids Introducing solids is an exciting (and messy) time in every infants life. Generally speaking solids are to be introduced somewhere between four and six months.  Although, the American Academy of Pediatrics states babies should be exclusively breast fed for six months.  Often times these days, Pediatricians are suggestion the introductions of solids at/around the four ... Read this post
  • Baby Bjorn Booster Chair Review + Giveaway! Last week we featured the awesome Baby Bjorn High Chair review and hinted we would be featuring the “next step” this week.  The next step after the high chair is the booster seat.  Lucky for us there is the Baby Bjorn Booster Chair.  So far we have mostly reviewed newborn/infant products so I am excited to ... Read this post
  • Baby Bjorn High Chair Review + Giveaway! Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am super excited about today’s review and giveaway.  I have had my eye on the Baby Bjorn High Chair since I was pregnant and am thrilled to be sharing our first hand experiences with this wonderful high chair with you.  Lucky for you, we are ... Read this post
  • High Chair Review Through hours and hours and hours of extensive research we have a fabulous and comprehensive high chair review to share with you. We’ve reviewed four of the best models – Graco Blossom, Boon Flair, BabyBjorn and Fisher Price Space Saver.  Budget, function and design are all worthy considerations when making your high chair choice.  Ultimately ... Read this post

+ Bath

  • Boon Naked Collapsible Tub Review The Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub was my first introduction to the family of Boon products.  When creating our registry I was instantly drawn to this tub.  Unlike other infant tubs, the Boon Naked Collapsible Tub didn’t scream baby tub.  Rather, I love its simple and sophisticated design. Features:  The tub features 2 positions, a reclined position ... Read this post
  • 4moms infant tub Review & Giveaway! Since the October arrival of our first daughter, Berit, I have been looking forward to giving her a bath. There is just something inherently tender about bathing your new baby and bonding with them as they splash in the water. There are many ways to get your infant squeaky clean, but today we’re going to ... Read this post
  • Big Kid Bath Essentials Naming this post “Big Kid Bath Essentials” made me realize that I will soon have a toddler instead of a baby (tear!).  But since I am talking about bath products that aide in the transition from an infant tub to  regular tub the name seemed fitting.  We are now in the process of making this transition – we ... Read this post
  • mum + bub skincare review + giveaway! Happy Monday!  We’re starting the week off on the right foot… with an awesome review and giveaway of aden + anais‘ fabulous line of baby skincare - mum + bub.  I have to admit, I love some of the other bath products I’ve tried and it is pretty hard to woo me but I have ... Read this post
  • Baby Bath Products reviews Like all baby products, there are LOTS of choices when it comes to baby bath products.  It can be hard to decipher the difference between each and even more difficult to decide which one is right for your little one.  I wish I could tell you there was a fool proof way to pick the ... Read this post
  • Dolphin Organics Baby Bath products review + Giveaway! It seems like a lot of products these days call themselves “all natural” or “organic” but then you look at the ingredient list and it’s a laundry list of really long words that don’t sound natural at all. Enter Dolphin Organics a truly all natural line of baby products. I was sent a Norfolk Lavender ... Read this post
  • Boo Bamboo Baby Products Review + Giveaway! Bath time is an integral part of our daily routine.  That being said, we go through our fair share of bath products so I was excited when BooBamboo contacted me to introduce me to their all natural line of baby bath products.  Of course, the idea of reviewing bath products is/was a little frightening to ... Read this post
  • Baby Bath Tub Reviews! One product  I was throughly confused about when registering was baby bath tubs.  How are there so many that look so different and do the same thing?  Our baby bath tub reviews contemplates four very different looking tubs.  When it comes to the traditional bath tub I did wayyyy too much research but it was ... Read this post

+ Toys & Activities

  • Favorite Children Books We huge fans of reading in our house and it’s not uncommon to find Harry reading in his room on his own, or to feel him tugging at my shirt asking me to read him a book many, many times every day. Books seem to be his favorite toy and we try to squeeze in ... Read this post
  • Teething Toys and Supplies With two babies going through teething at the same time, we wanted to be as prepared as possible so that we could (hopefully) make our babies as comfortable as possible. We knew that we wanted to be as natural as possible, but we weren’t opposed to pulling out some infant pain reliever on really bad ... Read this post
  • Activity Gym Reviews When I was pregnant with Harrison, I believed that I did not need any baby gear to clutter our tiny condo. I did not want any evidence of a child in our living space, and nothing screams “baby” more than an activity gym! Thank goodness a friend insisted that I add the Skip Hop Activity Gym to ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look at Developmentally Appropriate Toys Play time isn’t just for fun – it’s also an opportunity to encourage growth and development. But as you’re well aware, the aisles of Target or Amazon.com can prove confusing to any parent with their vast array of toy choices – which toy(s) will best serve your child’s needs? Therefore, we’ve broken it down on the ... Read this post
  • Combi Rock N Roll Mobile Entertainer review The Rock N Roll mobile entertainer is the latest and greatest from Combi and it is all sorts of FUN. Mobility is one of the greatest discoveries our little ones make and one of the scariest for us parents.  The Rock N Roll mobile entertainer allows you to ease in to this independent stage while still ... Read this post
  • Skip Hop FunSpot Activity Circle review There isn’t much from Skip Hop we don’t love.  One of our favorite Skip Hop products are the PlaySpot Tiles. We’ve mentioned them numerous times before and reviewed them in our play area essentials post but bottom before and consider them an intregal part to a playroom or in our place, a play area.  Skip ... Read this post
  • Chewbeads Review I used love to accessorize, especially with beautiful statement necklaces and baubles.  Then my little Man started his teething and grabbing phase.  Which meant  if my favorite necklace wasn’t covered in drool, he had his vice like death grip on them.  I was terrified he’d break them or that a piece would end up in his mouth, ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Teethers Every parent dreads the onset of baby teeth.  While some little ones handle it like champs others are not so fortunate.  And since the symptoms of a tooth coming in can last from a few days to several months, finding a teething toy your little one enjoys is mutually beneficial for both baby and parents ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant 3-Stage Super Seat Review The Summer Infant 3-Stage Super Seat is actually not something that I registered for however it has turned into one of my favorite items. We ended up getting this seat as a gift from my in-laws for Christmas and it sat in our guest room for several weeks. At first I thought this seat seemed ... Read this post
  • Best toys for crawlers Mobility is an exciting, fun new stage for you and your babe,  albeit a bit scary.  Often times it starts with an army crawl or “scoot” and develops into a full blown crawl and ultimately walking.  At this stage your babe likes toys that encourage interaction and you like toys that help with their mobile ... Read this post
  • Infant toys 6 – 12 months Toys, toys, toys.  So many options, how to choose?  Well as with lots of baby related things, a lot depends on your little one’s preference.  As a follow up to our toy suggestions for newborn to six months today we are featuring some great toys for the older, six to twelve month set.  These toys ... Read this post
  • 10 infant toys under $10! There are hundreds, if not thousands of baby toys out there some expensive and some reasonably priced.  Not to mention what each baby prefers can vary greatly and it seems like interest can be lost overnight.  That being said, there are quite a few really great, reasonably priced infant toys out there.  All of these ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Jungle Review We mentioned this fun apparatus yesterday and today we are looking more closely at the Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Jungle.  When I was registering I was torn on which Exersaucer to choose – there are quite a few and all have similar yet different activities.  People had warned me they were big and some people ... Read this post
  • Crib Soothers Reviews When it comes to crib soothers or crib entertainment there are LOTS of options.  Everything from simple white noise machines to pricey devices that function as a soother, nightlight and feeding log.  I’ve researched and collected the aforementioned options as well as those in between.  A crib soother is definitely not a must have but ... Read this post
  • Activity Gym Reviews One of the things I was most excited about receiving from my baby registry was the activity gym.  I desperately wanted anything that was going to keep Eloise happy while also helping her development.  While the purpose of these activity gym’s is certainly a place to play and have fun they are designed to stimulate ... Read this post
  • The Well Baby Tummy Time Mat Review + a Giveaway! As parents of newborns, we all know how important tummy time is to growth and development.  If you are anything like me, the whole idea of tummy time seems a little intimidating.  I mean putting my sweet peanut “face down” on her tummy was scary!  I struggled to find a surface, other than my chest ... Read this post

+ Nursery

  • Ubbi Diaper Pail Review If you look out at all of the diaper pails, it can get a little overwhelming. When my younger brother was born almost 20 years ago, the must-have diaper pail was the Diaper Genie. I knew, however, that I didn’t want to buy anything that would need special cartridge or bags. That would just add one ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Baby Touch wifi video monitor review A couple weeks ago a posted a photo on instagram of one of the newer video monitors for Summer Infant, the Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor & Internet Viewing System which is wifi capable allowing you to download an app and view your monitor from basically anywhere.  It was a popular post and after extensive testing, that ... Read this post
  • Straight Up Crib Review The one thing I was certain about when it came to furnishing the little Man’s nursery, was his crib.  I wanted a modern crib with clean lines and of course it had to be safe.  That’s exactly what we got in the Straight Up Crib,  from The Land of Nod (TLON). I love the no nonsense name, too.  The ... Read this post
  • IKEA Gulliver Crib Review I’m not quite sure what it is about shopping for your unborn baby’s crib that is so exciting, but it is. Maybe it’s all the daydreaming about the little one sleeping soundly (and safely). Maybe it’s introducing your child’s aesthetic into your own home. Whatever it was, the crib was one of my most exciting ... Read this post
  • Boon Fresh Changing Station review & Giveaway! Changing diapers is one thing all parents quickly become very good at.  Whether you’re an experienced changer or chaining your first diaper with your new baby it is a skill you pick up very quickly.  WHERE to change the diaper is usually not a question – you need a firm, safe surface that can catch ... Read this post
  • Motorola MBP33 Wireless Baby Monitor Review It’s really no secret that we’re big fans of the video monitor here at The Wise Baby. The peace of mind you get when you’re able to take a peek at your little one without having to open that creaky door (and heaven forbid, wake up your sleeping little angel) is such a luxury. I ... Read this post
  • Splurge vs. Steal | Fitted Crib Sheets Review My best advice when buying bedding for your new baby – buy plenty of crib sheeting. I remember as a new mom being utterly amazed at the amount of laundry produced by my new tiny human. How can one baby soil so many things? I still don’t’ know the answer to that – but I ... Read this post
  • 5 Cribs for under $500 Finding the perfect crib can be tough, especially because most of us Mamas are on a budget for our nursery. Today’s post features 5 affordable baby cribs that are just as adorable and functional as their more expensive counter parts. Sure there are plenty of inexpensive options out there but I tried to choose five ... Read this post
  • How to Swaddle + Munchkin Swaddle Angel blankets Without a doubt one of the most popular and loved products among our real moms is swaddle blankets.  As a first time mom, I severely underestimated the necessity of swaddle blankets as well as the power of swaddling. I actually had no idea how to swaddle.  Zero.  Thankfully, Tyler did via medical school and was ... Read this post
  • aden + anais product reviews + 2 giveaways! aden + anais products are by far one of the most loved around these parts.  Not just by yours truly but by our real moms that are sure to let us know.  Almost every week, our featured mama mentions an aden + anais product as their favorite.  It is no surprise.  Their products are fantastic.  Not ... Read this post
  • Cloth Diapering 101 from New Moms Talk Happy Earth Day!  In honor of Earth Day we have Wendy, savvy mom and blogger at New Moms Talk stopping by to share her cloth diapering journey and review of some of her favorites.  Not to mention, Wendy is sharing pics of her cloth diapering experience and the backdrop just so happens to be some ... Read this post
  • Nursery Essentials – the small stuff Don’t sweat the small stuff. We talk alot about registering for the “big stuff” (strollers, car seats, etc) but the little stuff is tough too.  Is one changing pad really better than another?  What about crib sheets?  How many do you need?  The questions can seem overwhelming and there little out there about these very ... Read this post
  • Samsung BabyVIEW Video Baby Monitor Review + Giveaway! Last week we featured the Samsung SafeVIEW video monitor review and giveaway courtesy of Soltech Security and this week we have the Samsung BabyVIEW (model #3036) review and yes, another great giveaway! We loved the model last week and this week is no different. Based on my comments from last week y’all know I love video ... Read this post
  • Samsung SafeVIEW Video Monitor Review + Giveaway! It is safe to say I love reviewing all types of baby products but I was especially excited when the guys over at Soltech Securtiy contacted me about doing Samsung Video Monitors reviews.  You see, we have a video monitor and I have reviewed other video monitors.  However, I was really unhappy with our monitor. ... Read this post
  • HALO Sleepsack Review + Giveaway! Last week we reviewed the new SwaddleChange from HALO and this week we are taking a closer look at the product that started it all for HALO, the sleepsack.  We have been using sleepsacks, specifically the HALO SleepSack Swaddle since day one and they have been a lifesaver.  As innovative and handy as sleepsacks are ... Read this post
  • HALO SwaddleChange changing pad cover Review + Giveaway! Happy Monday!  I hope all our friends on the east coast are safe, cozy and with power after Nemo.  Today we have a great new product to introduce, review and giveaway.  We all know and love HALO for their contributions to helping babies sleep safely but their newest product, the HALO SwaddleChange changing pad cover is quickly ... Read this post
  • What do you do with smelly diapers? We’ve all got ‘em.  What do you do with your smelly diapers?  There are a lots ways to dispose of diapers some smellier than others and today we’re featuring a Diaper Genie Elite review.  There are definitely other systems out there, a few of which I mention below.  If you recall, we reviewed the Diaper ... Read this post
  • Humidifier Reviews + Buying Guide With these beyond frigid temperatures comes dry air which means dry skin, runny noses and the like.  A humidifier usually finds its way on to baby registry’s and if you are anything like me, for no other reason than you think you may need one.  Well, after doing research and having a baby I learned ... Read this post
  • Diaper One N Done Review + Giveaway Diaper disposal.  Perhaps not the most glamorous of topics but a necessary one.  The Diaper One N Done was created by a dad who saw a problem with the  traditional methods of diaper disposal.  I was sent a Diaper One N Done and used it for several weeks.  Lucky for one of you, we are ... Read this post
  • Zipadee-zip Review + Giveaway! I am super excited to share the Zipadee-zip review with you today.  One of my favorite things about The Wise Baby is that I get to learn and meet parents who created a product to solve a problem – it is right up my alley.  One of our readers actually mentioned the Zipadee-zip to me and I ... Read this post
  • Best Cribs for Small Spaces Maybe you have a small studio/one bedroom apartment in the city or cozy cottage in the ‘burbs or perhaps just a small bedroom that works great as nursery.  Whatever your situation, if you are short on space that doesn’t mean your crib can’t be stylish.  There are thousands of cribs out there but these five ... Read this post
  • Crib Mattress Buying Guide Admittedly, the crib mattress was one of the tougher pieces of baby gear for me to decide on.  Not because there were so many cool models to explore like strollers, car seats or high chairs but because I really didn’t even know what I was looking for.  And there are so many options! Not to ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • Video Baby Monitor Reviews As a follow up to yesterday’s baby monitor review today we are taking a look at three video baby monitors.  We opted for a video monitor because we wanted to be able to peek in our little ones room without having to actually go in.  As mentioned yesterday, monitors can be finicky so be sure ... Read this post
  • Bumperless Crib Bedding Yesterday I shared our choice when it comes to the use of crib bumpers and today we are highlighting some stylish options for bumperless crib bedding.  With the new recommendations by the AAP  big names in the bedding world – Land of Nod, SkipHop among others, are coming out with super cute options.  Not to ... Read this post
  • Crib Soothers Reviews When it comes to crib soothers or crib entertainment there are LOTS of options.  Everything from simple white noise machines to pricey devices that function as a soother, nightlight and feeding log.  I’ve researched and collected the aforementioned options as well as those in between.  A crib soother is definitely not a must have but ... Read this post
  • Crib Buying Guide Second to your arms, a crib may be where your little ones spends most of their time in the early years.  There are certainly lots of style options when it comes to cribs and often times, they can be the focal point of the nursery.  Style aside the most important function of a crib is ... Read this post
  • Serena & Lily Crib Set Review + a Giveaway! Last week we featured some fabulous nursery design tips from Serena & Lily and this week we are reviewing their chic and stylish crib sets and giving one away!  Details on the giveaway below but first, you should know the product up for grabs here, right?!?   Serena & Lily is one of the first ... Read this post
  • Nursery Nice to Haves Yesterday we featured the nursery “must haves” and today we are highlighting some nursery “nice to haves”.  While the possibilities are endless and come down to your personal preference, we’re showcasing some popular additions as well as some of our favorites to create a stylish and functional nursery.  From the super chic and colorful Jenny Lind ... Read this post
  • Nursery Must Haves It can seem daunting both functionally and financially to furnish a nursery. But when it really comes down to it there are only a few true nursery essentials.  From a safe crib to optimum diaper disposal we have stripped down the sometimes lengthy nursery checklist to include only those true essentials. Check out the full list ... Read this post
  • Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet Review Bassinet, Pack ‘n Play, Co-Sleeper, Rock ‘n Play Sleeper…. so many options if you choose to have your baby sleep in your room.  We are taking a closer look at the Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet.  What did your little one sleep in? Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet www.armsreach.com The Wise Baby Rating: Highlights:  The “Mini” version of ... Read this post

+ Apparel

  • Best First Baby Shoes This time last year, all my mama friends and I were carefully picking out our first walkers shoes. As it happens, we all ended up with Striderite for first shoes. Since then, we have discovered some other brands that offer the best in foot health. When it comes to shoes for Harrison, I opt to take ... Read this post
  • Chewbeads Review I used love to accessorize, especially with beautiful statement necklaces and baubles.  Then my little Man started his teething and grabbing phase.  Which meant  if my favorite necklace wasn’t covered in drool, he had his vice like death grip on them.  I was terrified he’d break them or that a piece would end up in his mouth, ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • Winter Baby Wear It is crazy to think today is the first day of winter.  My disdain for cold temperatures has me wishing that today signified the halfway point of winter and not the beginning.  Although,  we’ve been lucky in Chicago with unseasonably warm temperatures so I can’t really complain. We’ve talked about some good baby wear/gear options ... Read this post
  • Holiday Baby Styles Ready or not the holiday festivities are around the corner.  Do you have your littles ones outfits picked out? Is it just me or is it tough to decide what your little one is going to wear on holidays?  As silly as it sounds I feel like there is a lot of pressure… I mean there ... Read this post
  • Fall Baby Wear Along with the drop in temperatures comes some super cute fall baby wear.  We posted some stylish fall maternity clothes a few weeks back and today we are focused on some fashionable duds for the younger set. I am sure you’re not surprised to hear I have scoured the web for the most stylish and ... Read this post
  • Infant Halloween Costumes Halloween has always been special to me – it’s my birthday!  So you can imagine the pressure I feel to find the “perfect” costume for Eloise.  I posted on Facebook the other day for some ideas on great places to find reasonable, generally well made and cute Halloween costumes.  I got some great responses and ... Read this post

+ Maternity

  • How to choose a diaper bag There are many things to consider when selecting the right diaper bag for you.  Whether it’s a grocery run, a stroll in the park, or a trip to the mall, diaper bags are incredibly helpful for parents on the go.  And while ordinary catch all totes might be more stylish, any parent can tell you ... Read this post
  • 5 minute make-up routine for moms For most mamas, putting on makeup is at the bottom of the priority list when it comes to getting ready. Heck, we’re lucky if we get a shower! However, your beauty routine doesn’t need to take much time at all. With the right products and a few easy steps, you will look polished and gorgeous ... Read this post
  • Third Trimester Essentials I am well into my third trimester… almost out of it actually – 5 weeks and counting.  As much as I welcomed the third trimester it has been probably been the toughest one for me.  Nothing out of the ordinary by any means but it is definitely tougher to chase a busy 17 month old ... Read this post
  • The Truth About Stretch Marks It’s safe to say that a growing baby bump brings upon many joys, but the stretch marks that often accompany pregnancy however, do not. As an esthetician, I get lots of questions about these pesky scars, how to prevent them and of course, how to get rid of them. When it comes to stretch marks, there ... Read this post
  • Petite Maternity Jeans When I was pregnant with my first son I scoured the internet looking for the perfect pair of maternity jeans – I thought surely I wasn’t the only petite pregnant woman looking for flattering petite maternity jeans. I found nothing and as a result was force to try on over a million (maybe exaggerating…) pairs of ... Read this post
  • Bump Nest Pregnancy Pillow review + giveaway! I have to admit, I was very skeptical about pregnancy pillows.  I wasn’t sure if they would really add any value to my sleeping situation so with Eloise, I never bought one.  But when the lovely ladies over at Bump Nest contacted me, I thought I would give the Bump Nest Body Pillow a try. ... Read this post
  • Pretty Mommies Skincare Review + Giveaway! When I was pregnant and breastfeeding my skin went totally nuts.  I have always been a skincare fanatic and obsessed with products.  My usual remedies were no match for my hormonal acne not to mention several of my products were a major no-no during pregnancy.  I was left feeling overwhelmed by what products were really ... Read this post
  • The best robe for new & expecting moms from Doie Lounge + a giveaway! The Wise Baby is obviously about all things baby but it is also about all things mama too.  Sometimes us moms and moms-to-be get so sidetracked with everything we need for the babes we forget about ourselves.  Today we are taking a day to talk about a fabulous robe that is perfect for expecting, new ... Read this post
  • Personalized Baby Books by Rag & Bone Bindery + a Giveaway! I am about to add a wholllle lot of excitement to your Monday.  You all have heard me talk about Rag & Bone Bindery before – in fact we reviewed their baby books sometime ago.  Well today, we are talking Personalized Baby Books that are off-the-charts adorable, special and just downright beauitful.  My love for ... Read this post
  • Baby Registry Advice It may not come as surprise but I get a lot of questions about baby registries.  From friends and strangers alike.  I almost get too excited to share my thoughts and suggestions that sometimes I have to rein myself in.  One of the fundamental reasons I started The Wise Baby was to help mama’s and ... Read this post
  • New Mom Essentials Like most moms, my biggest concern during my pregnancy was for the little babe growing in my belly. I remember being at one of my normal check ups with my doctor (who I love) and she reminded me that I needed to think about myself too. She was by no means suggesting my worries for ... Read this post
  • Newborn Essentials It saddens me that we are moving out have moved out of the newborn stage but I also love this new infant stage.  The newborn stage is such a special time and if it is your first baby, a big adjustment.  When it comes down to it there really are just a few products that ... Read this post
  • Baby Books This post is one part round-up and one part Real Mom Dilemma.  I have been reseaching baby books for quite some time and simply cannot make up my mind on which to choose.  Then the other day, a reader wrote me asking for some great baby book recommendations.  I sent my “favorites” over and it ... Read this post
  • Fall Maternity Clothes We are lucky, this day in age to have so many stylish options when it comes to maternity clothes and with the change of season upon us it’s time to check out the fall fashion for mamas to be.  From Rosie Pope to Old Navy we’ve curated a collection of stylish outfits, chic dresses and ... Read this post
  • Post Baby Dinner Recipes It’s no secret life after you bring baby home is super busy.  Quite honestly, the last thing two tired parents want to think about is what is for dinner.  Our collection of easy post baby dinner recipes solves this problem.  Arm dad with a shopping list, send him off to the store and voilà you’ll have ... Read this post
  • Diaper Bag Round Up We featured the “must have” mom accessory, the diaper bag, last Wednesday in the What to Pack – Diaper Bag Edition.  Now that we know what to put in the bag, we’ve put together a stylish collection of diaper bags for your shopping pleasure.  From modern to classic and a few in between we’ve got ... Read this post
  • What to Pack – Diaper Bag Edition The Diaper Bag.  The ultimate “must have” mom accessory.  But what to pack?  We’ve included the essentials along with some of our favorite products.  From a diaper perspective, experts say to pack one for every hour you are out and about and throw in a few extra for good measure.  We start with a super ... Read this post
  • Birth Announcement Round-Up We can’t wait to officially announce the arrival of Baby K.  After hours, upon hours, upon hours of browsing we think we have one chosen for a boy and a girl.  By the way, who knew husbands were so picky when it came to birth announcements!?!  There are SO many cute ones out there we ... Read this post
  • What to Pack – Hospital Bag Edition Experts say to pack your hospital bag around 34-36 weeks.  As a planner myself, I waited until after 37 weeks.  Why?  Because I just didn’t know what to pack.  Of course, lots of the items go without saying but as a habitual over packer I wanted to be prudent.  After hours of debate and research, ... Read this post

+ Other Gear

  • Summer Infant Pop ‘n Play Review As soon as our twins became mobile, we knew that we would need a play pen to keep them safe while we were visiting family. While we knew that we could get one of those plastic playpens, we liked the idea of something with a floor to it, since we are outside so often (we ... Read this post
  • How to save on baby gear Baby gear can be very expensive.  While we are all for splurging here and there, there are great, budget friendly items out there as well as ways to save on gear.  First, here are five ways to save money on baby gear: 1) Look for sales. Duh, right?  But subscribe to emails from places like diapers.com as ... Read this post
  • Traveling Lighter with Babies It’s amazing how much stuff you have to carry and travel with when you have a baby (or two, in my case). Over time, we have worked at finding the lightest weight (but still high-quality) of the essential gear that we need when traveling. Here is a round-up of our favorites. 1 PACK AND PLAY (STANDARD SIZE): NUNA ... Read this post
  • Ju Ju Be BFF Diaper Bag Review When I was looking for the perfect diaper bag, I struggled with size, fitting it all in, price, and function. With two babies on the way, I knew I needed something large (but not too large), organized (I love pockets in bags), versatile (so that I could use the same bag for many years), and ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Swaddling Line Review When my twins Audrey and David were newborns, we did everything we could to create a comfortable sleeping experience for them: white noise, swaddling, darkness, the works. Swaddling itself became the hardest to implement correctly. We had taken the Happiest Baby on the Block class and learned the right way to swaddle. We even became masters ... Read this post
  • BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light review Since day one, I have been a big fan of BABYBJÖRN products.  We have loved the Original baby carrier, the ONE baby carrier and the high chair.  For the last couple weeks I have been putting the all new Travel Crib Light to the test and am excited to share my thoughts with you.  Annnddd, ... Read this post
  • Nuna Sena review We are lovers of all things multifunctional around these parts and one of the most multifunctional pieces of gear around are play yards also known as pack n plays can take the place of multiple pieces of gear - to name just a few uses…bassinet, travel crib, safe play area, changing table and really anything else ... Read this post
  • How to Choose a Bike Helmet for Your Child The weather is changing and the trees are getting a few leaves here and there, which means Spring is in the air. With the changing seasons comes all sorts of outdoor activities, many of which, I’m discovering with a 15 month old boy, include lots of laundry. But one of the outdoor activities I’ve been ... Read this post
  • Whisper Diaper Pail Review When we created our baby registry we knew we needed a diaper pail.  After plenty of research we decided on the Diaper Genie.  We were quite content with the Diaper Genie, especially when the little Man was on breast milk and formula.  Flash forward to when the little Man started eating solids and I was ... Read this post
  • 7am Blanket 212evolution review While I am cozying up with baby Margaux and big sister Eloise, my dear friend, Lisa is helping me out with a product review.  Here in Chicago the high is going to be -12° today so its safe to say winter gear for our little ones is an absolute necessity.  Lisa and her handsome little ... Read this post
  • Motorola MBP33 Wireless Baby Monitor Review It’s really no secret that we’re big fans of the video monitor here at The Wise Baby. The peace of mind you get when you’re able to take a peek at your little one without having to open that creaky door (and heaven forbid, wake up your sleeping little angel) is such a luxury. I ... Read this post
  • Graco Little Lounger Review + Giveaway! With the holiday travel season right around the corner (like next week) the Graco Little Lounger may be the perfect piece of gear to make your little one’s holiday season more restful.  The Graco Little Lounger is handy, portable and multi-functional and we are big fans.  Most recently, we featured the Little Lounger on our ... Read this post
  • Cloth Diaper Review We’ve chatted about the ins and outs of cloth diapers before, but today we’re tackling the big question: Which brand should I buy? We’ve tested out three different brands of cloth diapers – Harry really put them to work for you guys – and I’m here with my feedback. As with pretty much all baby ... Read this post
  • Chewbeads Review I used love to accessorize, especially with beautiful statement necklaces and baubles.  Then my little Man started his teething and grabbing phase.  Which meant  if my favorite necklace wasn’t covered in drool, he had his vice like death grip on them.  I was terrified he’d break them or that a piece would end up in his mouth, ... Read this post
  • JJCole BundleMe Reviews I think it is safe to say, these cooler temps many of us are feeling are here to stay.  We talked about darling infant outwear on Friday but what about cold weather baby gear?  JJ Cole makes one of the most popular products parents turn to protect their babes from the elements, the BundleMe.  Today,we ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Teethers Every parent dreads the onset of baby teeth.  While some little ones handle it like champs others are not so fortunate.  And since the symptoms of a tooth coming in can last from a few days to several months, finding a teething toy your little one enjoys is mutually beneficial for both baby and parents ... Read this post
  • Bayproofing Part II – Checklist On Friday, we talked about all of the products to think about when it comes to babyproofing and quite honestly, it is all a little overwhelming.  You start to look around your house and see it as a danger trap (or at least I did).  It is generally thought that the majority of your babyproofing ... Read this post
  • Babyproofing Part I – your Baby Registry Babyproofing your home can be an overwhelming concept.  When I was pregnant I felt the days of latches and outlet covers where so far in the future for us that we ended up not including much on our baby registry.  The days and months moved quickly and now so does our little Sydney.  I am constantly playing catch up and wishing I had ... Read this post
  • Prince Lionheart bebePOD baby seat review We love our Prince Lionheart bebePOD Flex Plus Baby Seat. The bebePOD flex plus baby seat is versatile as it functions as a baby seat and booster/high chair. Dual functionality translates to less clutter, and as we live in a condo, anything that requires little to no room is a winner in my book. The ... Read this post
  • Family Digital Camera Recommendations One thing that all parents can agree on – our little ones grow up too fast and it is important to capture and preserve those fleeting moments of childhood. Last week we talked about how to capture those precious moments, so this week I thought it would be fitting to discuss family digital camera recommendations.  1. Best ... Read this post
  • Best Parenting Apps Last week Brita discussed the apps that are essential to her pregnancy, and we just had to follow up with a “Best Apps for New Parents” post. Like Brita, I’ve got an embarrassing attachment to my iPhone. I kind of panic when I forget it at home, but since we’re talking baby apps today, let’s ... Read this post
  • Play area essentials + a giveaway! For some of us, a  playroom is more of a “play corner” but either way as our little ones grow it helpful for everyone to set up a designated play area.  We’ve talked about great toy storage options which are essential to keeping a play area orderly but there are also a few other pieces ... Read this post
  • Choosing a Diaper Brand + Reviews As a new mom I remember feeling totally overwhelmed when it came to shopping and getting ready for my new baby. The sheer number and variety of all things baby is daunting  – but nothing puzzled me more than what brand of diaper to choose.  I mean how does one choose a diaper when one ... Read this post
  • Chic toy storage ideas With babies and children comes stuff….lots of stuff!  I love being able to have toys and books at arms length and easily accessible to my little one but I also like to have a designated spot for those items.  We are lucky in that we have multiple rooms that Sydney can play in so in turn we have ... Read this post
  • Nursery Organization tips + Dex Baby Spin review + giveaway! With baby number two on the way, our nursery needs to be organized.  Not that it is a mess at the moment but we only have one little gal who gets to use the entire space for clothes, toys, blankets and all the supplies (ie, diapers) she needs.  While baby #2 won’t move right in ... Read this post
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Cloth Diapers You’ve asked for it, and today we’ve got it. We’re talking cloth diapering. We touched on it once before, and today we’re back with more. I’m really excited about this, because I’m a cloth diaper Mama, and when I was pregnant and trying to make the decision between cloth or disposable, I had a lot ... Read this post
  • Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station Review + Giveaway! It seems like this summer we have been on the go nonstop.  From quick errands to weekend trips to full on vacations I feel like I constantly re-stocking my diaper bag.  When I cam across the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station a few weeks ago I was intrigued.  I am on a self proclaimed baby ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • 5 things I would do differently on my baby registry I spend pretty much time giving baby registry advice.  Someone the other day said to me, you must have registered perfectly – made all the right choices.  I laughed!  I would give myself an A-.  I think I did a pretty good job but there are things I wish I had done differently.    Not ... Read this post
  • One Year of Favorite Baby Products One of these days I will stop talking about how Eloise is one but today is not the day.  Today I want to talk about my all time favorite baby products after one year of using hundreds of products.  It is no surprise I am a product junkie so I feel like my list is ... Read this post
  • aden + anais product reviews + 2 giveaways! aden + anais products are by far one of the most loved around these parts.  Not just by yours truly but by our real moms that are sure to let us know.  Almost every week, our featured mama mentions an aden + anais product as their favorite.  It is no surprise.  Their products are fantastic.  Not ... Read this post
  • Imagine Baby – The Shade Review & Giveaway! Eloise was born in my favorite season – summer.  I was ecstatic to have a summer baby because it meant I could be out and about on my maternity leave.  Well, last summer in Chicago just so happened to be one of the hottest on record (which I would normally have loved) but with a ... Read this post
  • PaciPlushies Review & Giveaway! For most of us, pacifiers could be considered lifesavers.  I don’t leave home without at least one and Eloise is nearing a year old.  Enter PaciPlushies which are basically one of the greatest things ever invented.  PaciPlushies are soft, adorably cute, little stuffed animals that attach to most brand name pacifiers – that is right, ... Read this post
  • Baby Gear for 2nd Child It seems like I have quite a few friends having their second, third or fourth baby which means I have been fielding lots of questions about what sort of gear is needed for adding another member to the family.  Usually baby showers aren’t thrown for second or third pregnancy and registries aren’t created.  In theory ... Read this post
  • 4moms mamaRoo Review + Giveaway! To say I am excited about this review and giveaway is an understatement.  It is no secret I love all 4moms products and if there were one product I wish I had registered for it would be the MamaRoo.  For some reason (I still have no idea why) I did not register for the mamaRoo. ... Read this post
  • Itzy Ritzy Product Reviews + 2 Giveaways! Today, in celebration of Earth Day, we have a bonus post/review/giveaway of Itzy Ritzy products!  I am a big fan of Itzy Ritzy products and know lots of other are too.  Two of my favorites are the snack bags and shopping cart cover and lucky for you all we’re sharing our thoughts and giving away ... Read this post
  • NoseFrida Review We are hopefully coming to the end of cold and flu season.  However, your little one doesn’t have to have a cold to have a runny nose, right?  We mentioned the NoseFrida in our Tips for Surviving and Infant Cold post but I thought we would take a closer look at this innovative little booger buster. ... Read this post
  • Infant colds are no fun… This has been a tough week at Wise Baby headquarters.  Our little one has her first cold.  Who knew colds could be so tough on little ones (and parents too)?  After a trip to the Pediatrician, lots of online research and input from doctor dad we are surviving the cold over here.  But the thing ... Read this post
  • How can I have less baby gear? Two questions I get quite often is – do I really need all this baby gear and how can I get less?  Or some variation of the two.  These questions are almost always followed by BUT not lose the functionality of having it all. Whatever your reason for needing/wanting less gear – money, space, minimalist, etc ... Read this post
  • Humidifier Reviews + Buying Guide With these beyond frigid temperatures comes dry air which means dry skin, runny noses and the like.  A humidifier usually finds its way on to baby registry’s and if you are anything like me, for no other reason than you think you may need one.  Well, after doing research and having a baby I learned ... Read this post
  • 4moms Breeze Review + Giveaway! People often ask me if a pack ‘n play or playard is a necessary piece of baby gear and I think it’s a pretty tough question to answer because it really depends on your situation. Pack ‘n Play’s can take the place of a bassinet and even a changing table.  They are awesome for traveling ... Read this post
  • Zipadee-zip Review + Giveaway! I am super excited to share the Zipadee-zip review with you today.  One of my favorite things about The Wise Baby is that I get to learn and meet parents who created a product to solve a problem – it is right up my alley.  One of our readers actually mentioned the Zipadee-zip to me and I ... Read this post
  • Best Baby Products 2012 Just about a year ago I was sifting through book after book, review after review of baby products and was throughly confused at which products were best for our soon-to-be bundle of joy.  I have been doing the same research since then and am thrilled to name our favorite baby products for 2012.  Of course, ... Read this post
  • The Best Baby Mirror for the Car Finally.  I can call off the six month+ long search.  Seriously, I know I sound really drammatic but I have been searching for a mirror that would affix to the seat that would allow me to see Eloise since before she was born.  For some reason, I had the toughtest time. I asked friends, Google, ... Read this post
  • Graco Pack ‘n Play Review Next week we’ll feature a review of several other pack ‘n plays but due to its overwhelming popularity we thought we’d dedicate an entire post to review the Graco Pack ‘n Play specially the Pack ‘n Play with the newborn napper and changing station.  After my through research we ended purchasing this one and I ... Read this post
  • Baby K’tan Baby Carrier Review + a Giveaway! We’ve talked a lot about baby carriers around these parts and for good reason – it is an important piece of baby gear. There are lots of options some of which are intimidating or uncomfortable and some that are just down right awesome.  I would put the Baby K’tan baby carrier in the darn right ... Read this post
  • Video Baby Monitor Reviews As a follow up to yesterday’s baby monitor review today we are taking a look at three video baby monitors.  We opted for a video monitor because we wanted to be able to peek in our little ones room without having to actually go in.  As mentioned yesterday, monitors can be finicky so be sure ... Read this post
  • Baby Monitor Reviews – Part I I have been working on compiling the best of the best baby monitors for quite some time now.  I decided to split this post into two – traditional baby monitor reviews and video baby monitor reviews (coming up tomorrow).  This is a tough post because as you read reviews and get feedback from real moms ... Read this post
  • Newborn Sleeping Options I know I was really overwhelmed when it came to what Eloise was going to sleep in during the newborn stage.  From a functional perspective my first thought was a Pack ‘N Play but then I thought Co-Sleeper and then Rock ‘N Play Sleeper but what about the Nap Nanny too?  It sounds overwhelming just ... Read this post
  • Baby Gear for Grandparents We have a good handle on the gear we need for our own homes but what about when the little one heads to grandma and grandpa’s for a visit?  We’ve put together a round-up of the essential baby gear for the Grandparents house and have suggested products that are space saving, multi-functional and budget friendly. ... Read this post
  • Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Review The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has been mentioned here on The Wise Baby a few times and is featured in our Urban Baby Registry Guide.  Today, we thought we would take a closer look at this product that is all the rage.  We’d love to hear your experience with the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper ... Read this post
  • Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet Review Bassinet, Pack ‘n Play, Co-Sleeper, Rock ‘n Play Sleeper…. so many options if you choose to have your baby sleep in your room.  We are taking a closer look at the Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet.  What did your little one sleep in? Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet www.armsreach.com The Wise Baby Rating: Highlights:  The “Mini” version of ... Read this post
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