Mountain Buggy Nano Review (VIDEO)

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The Nano is Mountain Buggy's most compact strollers that is easy to fold and small enough to fit in an overhead compartment of many airplanes. It was introduced last year and has been a big hit among avid traveling parents. It's lightweight and compact but big on features!SEATThe Mountain Buggy Nano seat has a 44 lb weight capacity and is suitable from birth (when … [Read more...]

What It is Really Like: A Baby in the NICU

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*What It Is Really Like" is a new Baby Gizmo series of guest posts about what it is really like to be something, do something or experience something. It is a way to give our audience a voice and allow them to share their stories. If you'd like to submit an article/post to our What It is Really Like series, email us your story with "What It Is Really Like" in the … [Read more...]

Babyzen YoYo Stroller Review (VIDEO)

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It's time to talk about compact, travel strollers again! This time we are diving into a luxury travel stroller, that while it certainly isn't cheap, it is the smallest folding stroller we've ever seen. Yes, THE smallest, not one of the smallest. The Babyzen YoYo stroller was the first compact stroller to be small enough to fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane. Yes, it … [Read more...]

The Brady Bunch Has Nothing On Me #HowWeFamily

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The blended family was really brought to light with the popular TV show The Brady Bunch. As kids watching the show, most of us thought that it was just a happy, normal family. But if you paid attention to the theme song, it was a family brought together when a lovely lady and a man named Brady met, fell in love and got married. The catch with this family was that these two … [Read more...]

What’s in the Box Wednesday – Stitch Fix Box #2

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For What's in the Box Wednesday this week, we did a little fashion haul Stitch Fix-style. I can still call it a "haul" even though I didn't buy it at the store, right?!Yesterday, my second Stitch Fix box came and I did an unboxing video to show you what was inside. Last time, I didn't show you guys what the outfits looked like one me, so I decided to give you a sneak peek. … [Read more...]

New Barbie Dreamhouse 2015 House Tour and Review (VIDEO)

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Our Junior Gizmo gal is back and she is showing you one of her favorite things today! After her first two Princess Castle Videos turned out to be crazy popular on YouTube, she is back again with the new 2015 Barbie Dreamhouse! That's right, Barbie moved this month into a luxury, three-story, 7 room, ultimate"dreamhouse".This new Dreamhouse has been upgraded with a built-in … [Read more...]

GB QBit Travel Stroller Review (VIDEO)

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There is a new travel stroller in town and you are going to know about this one! The GB Qbit is a budget-friendly, compact-folding, easy-to-push, travel stroller that is going to seriously impress you when you see it folded.SEATThe seat of the Qbit has a weight capacity of up to 50 lbs and measures 14" wide with a 17" seat back, and a measurement of 25" from seat … [Read more...]

Balloon Bonanza Review (VIDEO)

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This just might be the most talked about summer toy right now! Yep, the Balloon Bonanza! If you haven't already seen the commercials or your kids aren't already begging you for it, it will happen! This cool new product takes all the work out of filling up endless water balloons. Yep, you can fill up 40 water balloon AT THE SAME TIME in about 45 seconds and not even have to seal … [Read more...]

I’m Heading to Blogger Bash

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Even though I didn't really know what a "blog" technically was when I started Baby Gizmo back in 2005, I have technically by definition been blogging for a decade. That is a LONG time. I'm kind of like a dinosaur in the blog world.Like in any industry, there is a ton of stuff behind the scenes that you don't really see. All the countless hours of testing gear, making … [Read more...]

What It Is Like To Be A NICU Parent

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This is a guest post by Julian Reyes.Our journey begins a few years ago, as my wife and I agreed in the summer of 2011 to try to have children.  We also got married that summer.  However, it wasn't easy for us and we tried IVF.  On our first try, we were successful.  We decided to go with 2 embryos, and those embryos decided to become 3 babies - yup we were having … [Read more...]

Traveling with Kids Safety Tips on WBTV Charlotte

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This morning I was on WBTV Charlotte to talk about some important safety tips for parents and share a few ideas about products I like that help keep kids safe. . While I've done plenty of TV segments, this was my first one in Charlotte. The people were amazing and I had a great time. Watch the segment and then you can find more information on the tips below. Summer travel … [Read more...]

The Secret Money-Saving Rules of Shopping for Baby

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Since 2015 is our 10 year anniversary for Baby Gizmo, we know a thing or two about buying stuff for baby. Having a baby and shopping for all the fun gear for them isn't cheap but if you follow a few rules, you can definitely save a bundle of money. Here is a summary of our best money-saving secrets when buying baby gear.1)  If your first instinct is that a product is ugly, … [Read more...]

How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Hat

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This is a sponsored post.4th of July is right around the corner and we have a great party centerpiece for you today! If you are hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party, this Uncle Sam Fruit Hat will be a hit with both kids and adults.This is another great Marzetti® brand creation. If you missed our first three DIY produce projects, you can see them here, here, and … [Read more...]

Cloth Diaper Myth Busters

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BY: Shannon Griffith, owner of Green Diaper Babies, cloth diaper delivery service of Chicagoland.I’m sure you’ve heard it come up in your group of friends: CLOTH DIAPERS.  You know your “hippie” friends who have tried it and loved it; but there are also your friends who are clearly not interested.  Perhaps you find yourself deterred from trying cloth diapers or are just … [Read more...]

Maclaren BMW Buggy Giveaway

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Congrats to our winner - Curtis Lu. With Father's Day this weekend, we thought we needed to do something extra special. So I turned to my husband and asked him what he would want to win if he won a big Father's Day giveaway. After stating the obvious about "alone time" and just the love from his family, he blurted out a BMW. Hmm...well clearly he was thinking bigger than I was … [Read more...]