Swoop it up with Swoop Bags

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Gone are the days of using your shirt to clean up toys. No, really... (This is how I clean up toys) Sarah, a mom of two boys, created the durable, simple, colorful and fun Swoop Bag... and it really is the ultimate toy bag and playmat in one. We put a Swoop Bag to the test and I'm pleased to say that my shirts are no longer stretched out. My little guys (1 and 3) use it … [Read more...]

Is it Worth Crying Over Spilled Milk?

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One of the milestones that comes with your baby celebrating its first birthday is that he/she is now expected to be old enough to stop drinking out of a bottle. So after only using a nipple for their entire life, young children are supposed to suddenly enjoy drinking out of a hard spout. Most families find this to be an extremely difficult transition, ours included. In fact, at … [Read more...]

Key Lime Cove – A Splash-tastic Good Time.

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A couple weeks ago my family took a trip to Six Flags Great America to take advantage of the beautiful Chicago weekend we had.  To turn the weekend into an "event" for the kids, we booked a room across the street at the waterpark resort Key Lime Cove.  Key Lime Cove is an indoor waterpark resort located in Gurnee, IL (just north of Chicago) that is open year round and packed … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Spotlight VIDEO Review: KidKraft Deluxe Fire Rescue Set

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Next up in our “Hot Holiday Toys 2011: Hot or Hype” Video Series is the KidKraft Deluxe Fire Rescue Set. With a special guest, we are highlighting this firehouse for your little firefighter-to-be in our latest Baby Gizmo Video Segment. Take a look at what we liked to help you decide if it should make it onto your holiday gift list!   SHOP KidKraft Deluxe Fire Rescue Set … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Spotlight Product Review: Inglesina Fast Table Chair

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Are you looking for a great hook-on chair for your baby on-the-go?  You may not need to look any farther than the Inglesina Fast Table Chair. This lightweight, compact, hook-on chair makes a great travel buddy for your little one. Plus, this chair isn’t just for travel but can also give your little one a seat with the family at home. I’m not a big fan of the dirty, public … [Read more...]

Evoz Baby Monitor

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Want to listen to your baby? There's an App for that! With Evoz you can download a portable baby monitor that can be accessed from anywhere in the world! Customize your Evoz baby monitor to your child, listen to him wherever you go and track their sleeping patterns... all in one easy to use place. WHY EVOZ? You want a monitor with unlimited range evoz is the … [Read more...]

phil&teds Double Your Buggy and Save Event

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It seems like it is that time of year where companies are putting the strollers on sale!  Another big sale is going on now until the end of the month. Until October 31, 2011, buy a phil&teds Explorer stroller and get the doubles kit for FREE. That's right!  A double for the price of a phil&teds single! If you were already thinking of buying the Explorer, it's a great … [Read more...]

Stylish picks for the fall baby bump!

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When I first found out I was pregnant with my third child, I was so excited to try all the new maternity styles that are available these days. Retailers are extremely generous to the expecting mom these days -- more so than in previous years. It seems everywhere you go, there is a fashionable new maternity line popping up -- H&M, LOFT, Gap, Old Navy...they all have … [Read more...]

Wonder Bumpers- Go Vertical

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The Wonder Bumper by Go Mama Go Designs is a safer alternative to the controversial traditional crib bumpers. The Wonder Bumper is a vertical bumper system that attaches to each individual slat on your child's crib-- creating a safe, breathable environment conducive to a good night's sleep. Safe Protects head and body Increases airflow Inhibits babies from … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Weekly Giveaway: Stroll-Air My Duo

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The Baby Gizmo Giant Weekly this week is really big!  That's why we call it "Giant"! One of our biggest Weekly Giveaways in a while!  Plus, our Canadian mamas (and dads!) are included on this one!  (And the north of the border crowd goes wild!!) The winner of the giveaway this week will receive a red Stroll-Air My Duo Double Stroller!  That's right - the fabulous luxury, double … [Read more...]

Happy International Babywearing Week!

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Before I was a mom the word babywearing meant absolutely nothing to me. In fact it was more of a...why would anyone in their right mind want to do that? However, two kids later and a third on the way, I have now been educated that babywearing is not only "cool" and extremely necessary...it can also be fun! I remember showing up at the park one sunny day and was totally … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Spotlight VIDEO Review: Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

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Next up in our “Hot Holiday Toys 2011: Hot or Hype” Video Series is the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle. With a special guest, we are highlighting everything this Dream Castle has to offer the little princess in your life in our latest Baby Gizmo Video Segment. Take a look at what we liked to help you decide if it should make it onto your holiday gift list! SHOP … [Read more...]

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and HealthCanada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers Inc., yesterday announced a voluntary recall of about 411,000 B.O.B.® single and double strollers due to a choking hazard. The stroller canopy's embroidered logo's backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children. Consumers should stop using recalled … [Read more...]

Rainy day styles!

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I don't know about where you live but we already experienced our first rain of the season last week. It was actually more of a drizzle but when you live where it's sunny almost year round, a few rain drops can send the city into quite a tizzy. And wouldn't you know it...the kid's rain boots and rain coats are way too small from last year. It also confirms my belief that their … [Read more...]

Chair Apron to the Rescue!

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The Chair Apron provides parents with stylish and functional chair seat covers. We recently tried out the Linen Chair Apron and, well, see for yourself... This is one of my dining room chairs before adding the Chair Apron This is the same dining room chair after adding the Chair Apron   The Chair Apron fits standard chair seats that measure up to 22" x 22" and … [Read more...]