18-month-old Girl Rescued 13 Hours After Car Overturns Into River

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Miracles do happen! This story about an 18 month old girl who was buckled in her car seat and survived being upside down in a car that overturned into the river for 13 hours is proof of that! A fishing trip on Saturday turned into a rescue mission for one Utah man after he spotted an overturned… Read More

Valentine’s Day Board Books For Your Baby

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We have a pretty heavy rotation of favorite books around our house, but what I love most about the changing seasons is the opportunity to introduce NEW books! With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s the perfect opportunity to amp up our reading on the topic of L-O-V-E. So, whether you’re heading to the library or… Read More

New Baby Gear to Look Forward to in 2015

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2015 is going to be another big year for baby gear. New strollers, car seats, play yards and other gear to help you along in this crazy world we call parenting. Today we have picked many of our favorite products that we are looking forward to launching this year. We even have a bunch of… Read More

Disney INTO THE WOODS to Hit Theaters Christmas Day #IntoTheWoods

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There is something you may not know about me. I LOVE musicals! Seriously, love-love-love them. It was always my dream to star in a musical, but unfortunately, my vocal pipes weren’t in agreement. In other words, I can’t sing. So, my dream is being fulfilled by watching musicals and singing to the soundtrack in the… Read More

Nationwide Baby Wipes Recall Over Possible Bacteria

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A Pennsylvania company has started a voluntary, nationwide recall of 10 different brands of its baby wipes after finding bacteria in some lots of the products and numerous customer complaints. Nutek Disposables Inc. of McElhattan is recalling the following brands of baby wipes: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender… Read More

Leftover Candy? Join Operation Shoebox!

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With Halloween right around the corner, some of us mamas are a bit wary of how much candy is about to be consumed by our little ones. Am I the only one? Last year was our first year trick or treating – with a 1 and 3 year old – and I can’t believe all… Read More

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

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When it comes to pumpkin seeds you have two choices … 1) you can follow a grand tutorial like this and make your own or 2) you can be a touch lazy like me and grab a bag of pre-roasted pumpkin seeds at Trader Joe’s and call it good. Either way, once you’ve got pumpkin… Read More

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ABC Kids Expo and New Baby Products in 2015

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Want to know about all the new baby products coming out in 2015? This weekend I’m heading to the annual ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas to check out all the amazing things that are coming out in the baby world in 2015. The ABC Kids Expo is a trade show that is only open… Read More

Safety 1st TechTouch Digital Color Video Monitor Coming Soon

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You know that I’m a big fan of video monitors. They are definitely on my list as mommy must-haves when you are having a baby! The best thing about video monitors is that they aren’t just for the baby stage. You can use them with toddlers, kids, husbands and others in you home you need… Read More

Travel Journal: Carnival Freedom at Sea

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This week we are traveling on the Carnival Freedom cruise ship on an 8-day southern Caribbean itinerary. We will be visiting Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic), Curaçao, and Aruba. Even though today is technically Day 2 on the cruise, I’ve decided to start the journal today on one of our at sea days.We are… Read More

Hilarious Iggy Azalea Parody “I’m So Pregnant” Nails the Pregnant Mom Woes

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You know how we love video (especially funny ones!) at Baby Gizmo so we just had to share this hilarious Iggy Azalea Parody by What’s Up Moms – “I’m So Pregnant”. While many of us have seen the “Fancy” video by Iggy, this is one moms can REALLY relate to! With lyrics that are spot on… Read More

Father’s Day Gifts For the Sports Lover

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Is your dad or husband a sports guy? Do you feel kind of lost when it comes to finding him the right gift? Well, with a whole team of sports lovers in my family, I’ve rounded up a few favorites that are sure to make them smile this Father’s Day … or any other holiday… Read More

Reading Road Trip with Sandals Foundation (VIDEO)

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Today I had the most amazing experience in Turks & Caicos. I took a “Reading Road Trip” with the Sandals Foundation to visit the Enid Capron Primary School, which is one of the Sandals Foundation’s adopted schools and home to 580 students. The Sandals Foundation works to fulfill the promise of the Caribbean community through… Read More

YOU can help #BringBackOurGirls

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The horrific abduction of 236 Nigerian girls from a boarding school to be “sold” is not just a story, it’s real life. If you’re on the Baby Gizmo site, you might have a daughter, a niece, a sister, some young girl that you know and love. Now imagine a revolting, excuse-of-a-man ripping her away from… Read More

Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Seat Buckles

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Okay, it is Evenflo’s turn to recall over a million car seat buckles. In February, Graco recalled millions for buckle issues and now we have to check out Evenflo car seats! Here is the information from the AP: Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk… Read More

Wheelchair Bound Children Can Now Walk

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As parents we’re always brainstorming ways to simplify our lives, make things easier and enrich our children’s experiences. One Israeli mom, Debbie Elnatan, has created something magnificent to not only enrich, but revolutionize her son’s day to day life. Debbie’s son has cerebral palsy and in order to help him walk she developed the Upsee.… Read More

I’d Like to Kill A Snowman

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This is how I feel as we’ve had our millionth snow fall this year in Chicago today! I don’t know this woman but I saw her video on a friend’s Facebook page. She is pretty darn talented and is spot on with this song! Just another fun song for us to be humming as well… Read More

The New 65 Lb LATCH Rule

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On February 27, 2014 (in two days!) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is implementing what is being referred to as the “65 Lb Latch Rule”.  When this was announced a little while back, many of our readers started to panic just a little and had questions about what this new rule meant to them.… Read More

Breastfeeding and Fertility- Four Periods In Four Years?

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When I first started breastfeeding, I really had no idea what my goals were. In all honesty, I was probably winging it. I didn’t know anything about teething, growth spurts or cosleeping. At two weeks old, we attended our first La Leche League meeting, and it was here that we learned about many different aspects… Read More