Our Favorite Products

Adventures in parenting happen at home and on the road, and these are all of the things we use and love with our kids. Drawing from many parents and our kiddos, these are the products that are actually worth buying.

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Here’s Every Baby + Toddler Product We Love

Whether it’s the best mommy and me matching clothing, sun hats for babies, or Montessori-inspired toys meant to help your child learn and grow, these are our favorite products for our babies and toddlers.

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Is the Guava Lotus Travel Bassinet and Crib Worth It? (Not Sponsored Review!)

Editor's Rating: 5 When I was building out my baby registry I came across all kinds of premium products and wondered if any of them were truly worth it. Like the SNOO Smart Sleeper, Artipoppe baby carrier, anything by Nuna or UPPA Baby, Willow wearable breast pumps, and of course, the Guava Lotus Bassinet and…

Is the Elvie Pump Worth it? My Honest Thoughts
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Is the Elvie Pump Worth it? My Honest Thoughts

Is the Elvie pump worth it? I tested multiple wearable pumps and ended up exclusively pumping. These are my thoughts. Editor's Rating: 5 Breastfeeding can be a beautiful journey, but for some of us, it doesn’t quite go as planned. I always envisioned nursing my baby with ease, but after numerous struggles and about six…

bentley trike review
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Is the Bentley Trike Worth It? My Honest Thoughts

Is the Bentley Trike worth it? Apart from how sleek it looks, does it make sense to shell out on this particular trike, or any trike, for your kiddo? Editor's Rating: 4 Is the Bentley Trike worth it? Apart from how sleek it looks, does it make sense to shell out on this particular trike,…

slumberpod review
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Is the Slumberpod Worth It? My Honest Thoughts After 2 Years

Editor's Rating: 4.5 Is the Slumberpod worth it? You’ve likely seen it on social media and wondered, is this actually the godsend they say it is? After some deliberation, I bought one and tested it so that we an answer the question once and for all: Will it help everyone get better sleep on vacation,…

Is Little Trouble Kids Clothing Worth It? My Honest Thoughts
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Is Little Trouble Kids Clothing Worth It? My Honest Thoughts

Last month I got it in my head that Felix and I needed more mommy and me matching outfits, which led me to the bitter disappointment that many brands make boys’ clothing as an afterthought or seem to think that a toddler will do well in a button down shirt that needs pressing. Editor's Rating:…

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10 BEST Bamboo Baby Clothes (We Tried Them All!)

We’re lovers of bamboo clothing in this family. It’s perfect to layer in the winter, the ideal light fabric in the summer, and when my son developed eczema, it became the only fabric we wanted on his body. I also bought us a family set of bamboo PJs for Christmas, then another set, because they…

ergobaby high chair review
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Is a Kitchen Helper Worth it? The 7 Best Options

When I was still pregnant, I listened to parenting books like Bringing Up Bebe and Hunt, Gather, Parent that encouraged allowing toddlers to be part of cooking and meal prep. It made sense – the earlier they get exposed to something, especially when they want to mimic everything we do, the more likely they are…

stokke tripp trapp review
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Is the Stokke Tripp Trapp Worth It? I Tried It to Find Out!

Picture this: a high chair that grows with your child from birth, seamlessly blending into your home decor, and making baby-led weaning a breeze. Intrigued? I was too. But then I looked at the price of the Stokke Tripp Trapp and went for the Clikk instead on my registry, only to regret it and ultimately…

Milk x Whiskey diaper bag backpack review
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The Best Travel Diapers for Babies and Toddlers

You’re planning a trip, and amidst the frenzy of packing, organizing, and mentally preparing yourself for the adventure ahead, you suddenly realize you’ve overlooked one crucial aspect—diapers. Yep, that’s right, diapers. If you’re a parent like me, you know that when it comes to traveling with little ones, choosing the right diaper can make all…

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The Best Toddler Carriers – I Tried Them All!

Let’s talk about toddler carriers. You know, those magical contraptions that allow you to carry your little one around while still having your hands free to juggle all the chaos life throws at you? Yeah, those. I baby wore often when my little guy was small. The carreir was his happy place. I imagined we…

tushbaby review
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Is Tushbaby Worth the Hype? My Honest Thoughts

My honest thoughts after trying out the Tushbaby hip carrier with my toddler Editor's Rating: 4 Parenting is a beautiful journey filled with countless precious moments. However, it’s no secret that it can also be physically demanding, especially when you have a little one who still craves being carried around despite their growing independence. This…

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Goodbuy Gear vs. Rebelstork – I Tried Both to See Which is Better

If you’re a parent diving deep into the world of baby gear – a realm of strollers, cribs, and all things tiny human, you might have stumbled upon two popular platforms: GoodBuy Gear and Rebelstork. Both have great deals on secondhand (or open box) items, and you’re probably wondering if they’re legit. I’ve bought several…

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The 10 BEST Bamboo Toddler Clothes

When we brought my baby home from the hospital, he was wearing a bamboo onesie. Ever since, after trying the adult sized jammies myself, I’ve been obsessed with how soft they are. There’s truly nothing more comfortable except for wearing, well, nothing. My son spent his baby year wearing bamboo clothes, but now that he’s…

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Is Bums and Roses Bamboo Baby Clothing Worth it? My Thoughts After a Year

Are Bums and Roses bamboo baby and toddler clothes worth it? After testing several styles for over a year, these are my honest thoughts. Editor's Rating: 4.5 When I was researching the best bamboo baby clothes, I came across quite a few companies and knew that in order to write the best reviews, I had…

Dagne Dover Diaper Bag Review
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Dagne Dover Diaper Bag Review: Are They Worth Your Money?

Editor's Rating: 5 When deciding on baby gear as a soon-to-be mom four years ago, I chose an inexpensive backpack-style diaper bag. Although I liked the bag’s look, it quickly became evident that the materials weren’t durable, and the design was lacking. There was no way to open the narrow bag wide enough to visualize…

Best Baby Travel Bassinets
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The 10 Best Baby Travel Bassinets

If you’re traveling with your baby in those precious first few months of life, you’ll need a designated safe spot for your little one to sleep. Depending on your accommodations, a hotel crib may be an option, but many parents opt to travel with a portable bassinet. We’ve scoured the market for the very best…

Best Gifts for Two-Year-Old Boys
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The 40 Best Gifts for Two-Year-Old Boys

Tailoring your birthday and holiday gifts to the evolving developmental stage — and short attention span! — of a two-year-old isn’t easy. We’ve learned from experience with our two young children which gifts are winners for young toddlers, and which ones aren’t worth the investment. Read on for our toddler-approved list of the 40 best…

Best Gifts for Three-Year-Old Boys
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The 50 Best Gifts for Three-Year-Old Boys

In our attempts as parents to find the best presents for toddler boys over the years, we’ve found some that are major hits — and some that are serious misses. Based on our experiences with toys, games, and other fun toddler gear, we’ve rounded up the 50 best gifts for three-year-old boys, all loved by…

deuter kid comfort carrier review
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The Best Baby Hiking Backpack Carriers (We Tested Them All!)

As an avid hiker, before, I became a parent, I knew that I still wanted to hit the trail as often as possible after having my baby. Beginning at his third month of age, our first hike involved a soft carrier before graduating to one with a frame, which provides more support and better weight…

deuter kid comfort carrier review
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Deuter Kid Comfort Pro – Worth it? My Honest Review

Is the Deuter Kid Comfort Pro worth buying? After testing both the Deuter and the Osprey, these are my honest thoughts. Editor's Rating: 4 As an avid hiker (and parent), I found myself in a dilemma when it came to choosing the perfect child carrier for our outdoor adventures. I started off with the Osprey…

Is the Ergobaby Aerloom Worth It? I Tried it to Find Out!
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Is the Ergobaby Aerloom Worth It? I Tried it to Find Out!

Editor's Rating: 3.5 The Ergobaby Aerloom is a carrier so lightweight it feels like wearing air – at least that’s how it’s marketed. And it’s not just about being light. The built-in airflow is mean to eliminate those sweaty struggles on those summer strolls – just breezy, comfy cuddles. It’s also a super lightweight carrier…

ergobaby high chair review
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Ergobaby Evolve High Chair Review from a Mom

Ergobaby Evolve high chair review from a mom who uses it every day! Product Brand: Ergobaby Editor's Rating: 5 Once upon a time, I was building a baby registry and I knew that we would need a high chair. But which one should I choose? Drawn in by the positive reviews, I made the wrong…

Best Travel Baby Bathtub
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The Best Travel Baby Bathtub: Our Top 12 Favorites

Infant bathtubs are classically one of the bulkiest and most difficult baby items to travel with. Although you can always fill your large basin-style tub with baby clothes, toys, and other essential travel gear to throw in the trunk of the car, it can help to find more compact bath time solution for travel, especially…

Best Baby Carriers for Travel
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20 BEST Baby Carriers for Travel in 2024

Baby carriers are compact, cuddly, and practical. They’re a new parent’s greatest fashion statement and a great way to keep babies close on away-from-home adventures without the bulk of a stroller. If you’re shopping for a new baby carrier for travel, we’ve done all the research for you and rounded up the 20 best picks…

Toddler Travel Beds
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The 15 Best Toddler Travel Beds in 2024

Figuring out where our children will sleep is one of the trickiest parts of planning family trips. Whether we’re booking a hotel, staying at a relative’s house, or camping, we’re always looking to create a solid night of sleep for our kids on adventures away from home. We’ve traveled with inflatable beds, bed rails, toddler…

Baby Beach Essentials
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30 Baby Beach Essentials: The Ultimate Mom-Approved Packing List

Once you’ve packed your beach bag, trekked to that perfect spot in the sand with your baby, and unloaded all your gear, there’s nothing worse than realizing you forgot to bring that one must-have item for your infant’s day. From a mom of two who loves to visit the shore with our young family, here’s…

Baby Bath Essentials
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Baby Bath Essentials: The Ultimate Checklist

Between collecting all the necessary supplies and making sure your child is warm and safe, preparing yourself for baby bathtime can be a daunting experience. Although baths generally get easier as little ones get older, it’s always best to make sure you have everything you need nearby before filling up the tub. From personal experience…

Best Toddler Travel Toys
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The 50 Best Toddler Travel Toys — All Mom-Tested and Approved!

When we set out for family adventures with our two toddlers, toys are always a priority on our packing list. Although we’ve been known to travel with large toys like our daughter’s Fisher-Price Piano and our son’s Strider Balance Bike, it’s important to find options that are compact, lightweight, and engaging for little ones away…

Best Travel Diaper Bags
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The Best Travel Diaper Bags: Our 20 Favorite Picks

When it comes to traveling with little ones, a diaper bag is more than just a place to stash diapers and wipes. It’s the one bag that holds all the essentials and keeps them close at hand for that crucial moment when you need to find a clean pacifier during takeoff and can’t waste a…

Chicco QuickSeat Hook-on Chair Review
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The Chicco QuickSeat Hook-on Chair: Complete Review and Comparison to the Inglesina Fast Chair

Chicco’s QuickSeat Hook-on Chair is one of those baby products that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. At a reasonable cost, this chair is sturdy, portable, and incredibly easy to use. In this honest and complete review of the Chicco QuickSeat Hook-on Chair, we’ll discuss all the pros, cons, and detailed features about this clip-on…

Ingenuity Baby Base Booster Seat Review
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A Complete Ingenuity Baby Base Booster Seat Review

When you’re shopping for a booster seat or portable high chair, you’ll see that the market is flooded with appealing options. Parents can choose from traditional booster seats, floor seats, clip-on chairs, or standalone high chairs to keep their little ones safe and give them a spot at the table during meals. We’ve used the…

Best Baby Travel Toys
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The 50 Best Baby Travel Toys — All Tested from Experience!

Whenever we travel with our two young kids, toys are always at the top of our packing list. We’ve even traveled cross-country with a suitcase designated for toys alone — so we’ve learned which ones are winners, and which ones aren’t worth the extra space. Read on for our complete list of the 50 best…

The 12 Best Portable High Chairs
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The 12 Best Portable High Chairs

When traveling with youngsters, the packing list gets pretty overwhelming pretty quickly. Parents need to think about travel beds, strollers, and baby carriers, in addition to bringing the essentials along, like diapers, wipes, pacifiers, and clothing.  As you’re tackling your massive list, don’t forget to add on a portable high chair. These are perfect for…

Best Car Seat Travel Bags
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The 20 Best Car Seat Travel Bags for 2024

Flying with young kids is no joke. Between keeping them entertained in flight, choosing the right stroller for the airport, and figuring out how to lug their car seat to your destination, travel day can be daunting.  Kids’ car seats are bulky and heavy, but families often need to bring them along for travel. A…

Best Lightweight Strollers with Trays
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The 10 Best Lightweight Strollers with Trays

Every parent of young kids knows that a toddler’s life revolves around snacks. If you’re one of those parents who never leaves the house without packing enough crackers and drinks to feed a family of six, a stroller with a child snack tray can help keep food and water within reach on the go. When…

Best Baby and Toddler Sun Hats
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The 13 Best Baby and Toddler Sun Hats

Pediatric health experts everywhere tout the importance of protecting babies and toddlers from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, especially because the majority of sun damage occurs in childhood. The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the significance of sun protection for babies in particular, since their skin is more delicate and more likely to burn.  It’s best…

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I Tried Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper For a Year – My Honest Thoughts

Once upon a time I came to the end of a roll of toilet paper while at an Airbnb and printed on the cardboard insert was ‘Who Gives a Crap?’ I suppose at that moment that I did, because it piqued my curiosity and I read more about this ethical toilet paper. I didn’t bite…

caden lane review
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Is Caden Lane Worth It? (Matching Family Bathing Suits Review)

If you’ve been searching for bamboo baby clothes or family matching swimwear, you’ve probably come across Caden Lane. That’s how I stumbled upon Caden Lane when I was searching for the perfect summer swimwear for my little one and my postpartum body. The matching swim line caught my attention because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t…

artipoppe carrier review
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Artipoppe vs. Ergobaby – I Tried Both So You Don’t Have To!

I love wearing my baby. Throughout his first six months we didn’t even use a stroller, including on long international trips, since babywearing was so much easier. It gave me ultimate freedom when going up stairs, avoiding elevators (which a stroller requires me to take, especially in airports), and navigating uneven pavement. Plus, they fold…