Valco Baby is Going to Have a Big Year in 2012

Valco Baby Zee with Joey Toddler Seat

I really like Valco Baby.  It is a family owned and operated brand founded and based in Australia. We are talking brothers, fathers, daughters and overall great people who are passionate about their brand. If they don’t think it’s perfect – they fix it. That’s why I’m happy to tell you that it looks like Valco… Read More

New from Baby Jogger for 2012 (VIDEO)


Baby Jogger debuted two brand new strollers for 2012 at the ABC Kids Expo this weekend.  With the launch of the Versa and City Mini GT and two new colors for the City Select and City Mini, there was so much to share with you that we grabbed the video camera.   [nggallery id=1]   

Orbit Baby Debuts Double Stroller – The Orbit Baby Double Helix (VIDEO)


Today at the ABC Kids Expo, Orbit Baby debuted their first-ever double stroller – the Orbit Baby Double Helix.  The Double Helix will be sold as a complete double stroller package or for those parents who already own the G2, they can buy the second seat adapter kit only. We had to opportunity to get… Read More

Baby Gizmo Weekly Giveaway: Skip Hop Duo Edgewood

Home-ADS-ProdGiveaway7_24_1’s Giant Weekly Giveaway this week is a chic Skip Hop Duo Edgewood Diaper Bag. All you have to do is log in at to be entered to win! One winner will be chosen at random from all the people that log in and/or leave a comment! Giveaway ends on Sunday, July 31, 2011… Read More

We have a Thursday Giveaway Winner!


We have a winner for The First Years  Home & Away Baby Monitor from yesterday’s Baby Gizmo Thursday is the New Friday Giveaway!  Thanks to everyone who entered here on RatedbyMom and on our Baby Gizmo Facebook Page!  The winner is… Megan D. from Vine Grove, KY * Don’t forget to enter the Baby Gizmo Giant… Read More

Spotlight Product Review: Stokke Xplory 2011


Stokke is a Norwegian company that was founded in 1932.  While they have produced a wide range of furniture over the years, Stokke now focuses exclusively on children’s furniture and products with the vision “in the best interest of the child”. The Stokke Xplory was launched in 2003 and was one of the first luxury… Read More

Dress Your Cutie for an Additional 20% Off


Big Sale Alert!  Tea Collection is offering an additional 20% off already-marked down sale items for three days only–Monday, June 27th through Wednesday, June 29th! If that weren’t enough, they’ll also ship orders $50+ for free! The free shipping on orders $50+ applies to all orders, not just sale items. Here are the details: You… Read More

One of our favorite kid books will be available as a board book!


At my baby shower for my daughter, all the invited guests were asked to bring their favorite children’s book so that we could start a library of great books to read to the baby.  While we received all kinds of fabulous books, one of the books that was most popular (we received three!) was God Gave… Read More

We have Thursday Skip Hop Winners!


We have the winners of yesterday’s Baby Gizmo Thursday is the New Friday Giveaway for the Skip Hop Bento Ultimate Diaper Bag and the Skip Hop Via Messenger Diaper Bag!  Thanks to everyone who entered here on RatedbyMom and on our Baby Gizmo Facebook Page!  And if the winner isn’t you this time – don’t… Read More

How to survive AA flights… part 2


Our readers are so awesome and have even more excellent ideas on how to make it from the car to the gate in one piece with all your children in tow. This suggestion comes from Sarah: Sit N Stroll Car Seat: A car seat that has pop out wheels.  There are 5 ways to use… Read More

Baby Gizmo Video Segment: Dining Out With Baby


Taking your baby or toddler to a restaurant can be stressful if you are not prepared.  In this latest Baby Gizmo Video Segment, I highlight a few products and tips for making dining out with baby easier.   Shop products from the video: Fisher-Price Busy Baby Booster Table Topper Placemats Modern-Twist Placemats Skip Hop Zoo… Read More

Move over BPA there is a new outlaw in town!


The most frightening thing I have read all week is this article from Scientific American: Chemical Flame Retardants Lace Baby Products, New Study Finds.   The title basically says it all.  I knew flame retardants were abundant in crib mattresses and pajamas but I didn’t realize how prevalent they really were.  The article discusses the… Read More

Baby Gizmo Link Lounge


Hi Everyone! Mother’s Day is almost here and this week’s link lounge features stories from mamas that are just like us. I love reading about other women’s lives and honestly? Sometimes it’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who takes their kids to McDonalds when I’m having a tough day, or… Read More

What’s more fun then a mermaid ballerina?


To make a long story short my family is living like gypsies for the next 3 months.We will be living out of hotels mostly and I began my search for a great bath toy.  It needed to be small enough for packing but fun enough to hold their attention for 3 months.  A few days… Read More

Product Review: SMARCKS Smart Blocks


We had the opportunity to review (play with) a new invention, the SMARCKS Smart Blocks. My children were fascinated and immediately eager to play!   The SMARCKS Building Set comes with 70 colorful Non Talking Building Blocks and one Talking Blue Color Block and is suitable for ages 1 and up. The blocks are easy… Read More

Baby Gizmo Pimp My Crib Photo Contest


Is your nursery looking a little down in the dumps? Is it a little more “shabby” and a little less “chic?” Or maybe your baby’s crib as bare as a monk’s cell, and as inviting as a high school janitor’s closet. Is your crib in need some some serious pimping? Well, then we have the… Read More

Congratulations to Our BOB Photo Contest Winner!


Congratulations to the winner of the Baby Gizmo Win BOB’s Heart Photo Contest: Tian H. from Pittsburgh, PA Tian wins our GRAND PRIZE: BOB Revolution 2011 SE Stroller! A huge thanks to everyone who submitted photos and who voted for their favorite!

We Have a Thursday Winner!


We have the winner of yesterday’s Baby Gizmo Thursday is the New Friday Giveaway for the Estella Bamboo Baby Romper and Estella Bamboo Baby Hat!!  Thanks to everyone who entered here on RatedbyMom and on our Baby Gizmo Facebook Page! The winner is … Brittany Sorvala ♥ * Don’t forget to enter the Baby Gizmo… Read More



I promised all of our great Rated By Mom/Baby Gizmo readers an update on my ThredUP experience.  I have “officially” completed my first clothing swap.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my experience was not really all that great.  I know there are tons of moms out there who really love… Read More

Mother’s Day Cards for Ridiculously Low Prices This Week


*UPDATE:  $0.99 Mother’s Day Cards (use code AFFMDAY) and Free Greeting Card Membership has been extended through April 19. Mother’s Day is coming up and we are big on sending cards!  Since our moms and grandmas don’t appreciate an e-card or a text, we do good old-fashioned-comes-in-the-mail kind of cards!  You know, snail mail cards! … Read More