Nursery

  • Budget Friendly Nursery finds I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend!  A couple months ago we talked about ways to save on baby gear as well as some budget friendly gear finds and it has been a super popular post.  Here’s a few budget friendly finds for your nursery.  As with our gear post, these items are budget friendly ... Read this post
  • Diaper Dekor review One of my worst fears about having a baby was that all too familiar aroma that accompanies them.  I’m not talking about the sweet post bath delicious one.  I mean  the one that comes from the diaper pail! I have toured many nurseries holding my breath, trying to elude the scent leaking out from the diaper pail. I sooooo ... Read this post
  • 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
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