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...]

Our Travel with Kids Wish List vs. Reality

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If you've traveled with kids before, you know that you have to be prepared. The waiting, the sitting in your seats, the confined space, it's all a bit pretty much a parent's worst nightmare. What we want to bring and what our kids want to bring are two very different things. Add that to what we can actually bring on our travels? Well, it's really a recipe for … [Read more...]

One Year Old Birthday Gift Ideas (VIDEO)

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We get so many emails every day from parents with questions and comments that we try to respond to personally. Believe me, we try our best! There are a few questions that I know many parents would be happy to hear the answer to, so for today, I put together an "Ask Hollie" video! In this video, I tackle the big question: "What is a good gift for a 1-year-old?" That's right - … [Read more...]

Skip Hop Travel Blankets & Neckrests (VIDEO)

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Last month we took a trip to Hawaii to visit the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa. Since our flights from Chicago were very long and the return trip was a overnight flight, I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to try out the new Skip Hop Travel Blankets and Neckrests. Good thing we did because they turned out to be a lifesaver for my 4, 7 and 9 year old when they wanted … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas 2013 Giveaway – Day 7

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Congrats to our winners - Liz. M. - Entry #2871 - Moonlight Slumber Mattress and Pillow Michelle H. - Entry #467 - Skip Hop Wood Toys   On the 7th day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me... (Psst...TWO winners today!) WINNER #1 - Moonlight Slumber Starlight Support Crib Mattress & Butterfly Breastfeeding Pillow Our hands-down favorite crib mattress comes from a … [Read more...]

10 Great Fall Diaper Bags

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Today I've rounded up 10 great diaper bags for Fall. Ever since I became a mom I began a love affair with diaper bags. Even if I'm looking like a hot mess, at least my diaper bag is always styling. I hope you love my choices and find one you just might need to buy for yourself! Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall. Petunia Pickle Bottom is my favorite and this limited … [Read more...]

Top Back-to-School Lunch Bags for 2013 (VIDEO)

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      Products featured in video: Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie Lunch Bags ($19.50) Pottery Barn Kids Dual Compartment Lunch Bag ($29.50) Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie ($14) Frecklebox Classic Tin Lunchbox ($29) Goodbyn Bynto ($9) Thanks so much for supporting our sponsor for this Baby Gizmo Video Episode. To find out more about the Happy … [Read more...]

Best Backpacks and Lunch Boxes as Seen on Good Day Chicago

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School starts here in Chicago in only four short weeks! That's right, the summer is more than half over already! Since the kiddos are going to be heading back to school soon, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. I had the pleasure of going on FOX Good Day Chicago this morning to share some of the best backpacks and lunchbags for 2013. Here are the bags … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo 2012 Awards – Best Stroller Accessories

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Sure, everyone is talking about all the great things that will happen in 2013, but we are taking the opportunity to look back at 2012. Yep, it is that time of year again! Time for the Baby Gizmo 2012 Awards! We are starting out the awards ceremony this year with the Best Stroller Accessories for 2012. Since most of us love to accessorize, why not take a look at our favorite … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 5

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Congrats to the winners: Skip Hop Prize Pack - Entry #5254 - Kelly L Bumbleride Flite and Parent Pack - #789 - Renee B. UPDATE!! Today is open to Canada!!! Our friends north of the border are in on Day 5! Squeeeeee!!!! On the 5th day of Christmas Baby Gizmo gave to me... A Bumbleride Flite and Parent Pack AND A Skip Hop Zoo Prize Pack (includes Zoo Rolling … [Read more...]

Spotlight VIDEO Review: Skip Hop Grand Central Diaper Bag

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We introduced you to the new Skip Hop Grand Central diaper bag a couple weeks ago, so we thought now would be a good time to give you an up close and personal look at it. This bag will hold everything you need. Tons of pockets, a great chic look and all at a budget-friendly price. What more could you ask for? Take a peek inside with our Baby Gizmo Video Review … [Read more...]

Skip Hop Debuts Lady Bento and Grand Central Diaper Bags

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I had a chance to see Skip Hop's two new diaper bags a couple weeks ago at the ABC Kids Expo and let me tell you - they are pretty awesome. The new Grand Central diaper bag is designed with an abundant amount of pockets and compartments to hold everything you could possibly need. The Lady Bento is the popular Skip Hop Bento with a feminine twist. Skip Hop’s new Grand Central … [Read more...]

A Stroller Liner to Save the Day

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Ever tried to clean up a diaper blowout from a stroller seat? Gah! How about when grandma hands your toddler an Oreo cookie in his stroller? Arrgghh. Forget about that leaky sippy cup full of milk that is tipped over in your stroller for days? Opps. These are just a few reasons why a stroller liner could save the day. One of our more popular questions at Baby Gizmo is why … [Read more...]

Travel Event List of Featured Products

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If you attended the Club MomMe Traveling with Kids Event or if you just wanted to know what we talked about – here is a list of all the wonderful products that we featured that day. All these products were hand picked by me as some of my favorites for traveling, so you know they are good. If you click on the product, it will take you to a place that you can order it online. … [Read more...]

Baby Registry Event List of Featured Products

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If you attended the Club MomMe Baby Registry Event or if you just wanted to know what we talked about – here is a list of all the wonderful products that we featured. All these products were hand picked by me as some of my favorites, so you know they are good. This is in no way a complete registry list of everything you need (you can find a general list of that here) but the … [Read more...]