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JJ Cole Original Bundle Me

JJ Cole Original Bundle Me

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

43211

If you are planning to use a portable car seat in a cold climate, the Bundle Me is fantastic. No bundling baby into a bulky snow suit! The Bundle Me stays attached to the car seat, so it's as simple as opening and closing the zipper to keep baby warm. However, the top cover folds over, and since there's no way of keeping it secure, it can end up covering a baby's face. This becomes even more of a problem with babies who are old enough to pull at it. Bottom line: a great baby product that will save you lots of time and hassle, but make sure to keep an eye out for the flap covering baby's face.

Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Lightweight Stroller

Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Lightweight Stroller

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

43211

I love this stroller. It has held up really well through two kids, and is very sturdy for a lightweight stroller. The best part is the height of the handles- I don't have to hunch over to push this stroller, as I find I usually do with other umbrella strollers. There is no storage basket, but there is an organizer that attaches to the handles that is available for separate purchase, and it does come with a cup holder and a little storage pouch. The sun shade is a bit of a pain because it doesn't really fold up with the stroller, but removing and reattaching it is easy enough. I love that the back can roll down for a little added warmth, or roll up to reveal a breathable mesh seat back when it's hot. Definitely a great stroller.

The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Healthcare & Grooming Kit

The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Healthcare & Grooming Kit

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

32121

This kit is great for the basics, like the included hairbrush and nail clipper. However, the nasal aspirator is not a very good one, and there are tons of other things in the kit, like the thermometer, that you probably won't ever use. Still, for the price, you are better off with this kit than buying the individual pieces that you will use.

Safety 1st Adjustable Mult-Purpose Strap

Safety 1st Adjustable Mult-Purpose Strap

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

43211

I use these for my TV stand to keep the kids from opening the doors. They definitely work! So far these are the only baby-proofing item that my 2 year old hasn't figured out. Unfortunately they are a little bit of a pain for me, too, but not hard to use- the parts that you press to release the "lock" are small, but I'm assuming that's to make them hard for kids to open. A very good product for those hard-to-baby-proof cabinets drawers.

Bright Starts™ 3-Piece Chill and Teethe Teether Tubes Pack

Bright Starts™ 3-Piece Chill and Teethe Teether Tubes Pack

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

43211

These are great teething rings that really hold up over time. The only problem I have is that there's no part of them that doesn't freeze, so it's hard for babies to hold onto them for very long because of the cold. However, my kids love chewing on them when they're not frozen, too, so they're great on the go!

Medela Quick Clean Wipes for Breast Pump & Accessories - 24 Pk

Medela Quick Clean Wipes for Breast Pump & Accessories - 24 Pk

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

54321

These wipes are awesome. I keep one pack in my pump bag and one pack in my diaper bag because they also work to disinfect pacifiers, toys, shopping carts- pretty much any hard surface- without leaving behind toxic residue that would be dangerous for a baby to chew on, which makes them a great alternative to regular disinfecting wipes!

Desitin 4 oz. Creamy Ointment

Desitin 4 oz. Creamy Ointment

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

54321

I cloth diaper during the day, but usually use disposables at night. My kids get diaper rash if I don't use a cream to protect their skin, and this is my go-to protectant. They never wake up with rashes, and the price is great.

Thirsties Hemp Inserts

Thirsties Hemp Inserts

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

32121

I wanted to use these to add extra absorbancy for overnight. I always hear great things about them, but personally, I wasn't impressed. They just soaked right through to the other insert (I use microfiber) in no time at all and stayed sopping wet against my baby's skin. If I used them the other way around (putting them under the microfiber) they seemed to just pull the moisture through the other inserts and stay sopping wet in the bottom of the diaper. Bottom line: although very absorbent, they just aren't what I was looking for.

Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin®

Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin®

Rated on Apr 27, 2012

43211

I love this pail! It really contains diaper stinkies, and I REALLY put it to the test; since I cloth diaper my kids most of the time, I only need to empty this pail once a month- and I still don't have any problem with the smell! The baking soda dispenser in the lid is genius, and the fact that there are no complicated smell-containing mechanisms to get broken (as with some other diaper pails) means it has lasted 2 years and is still going strong. The only thing I don't like is how hard the baking soda dispenser is to refill, but I appreciate that you can do it yourself and don't have to buy refills! All in all, a great pail that I recommend to everyone.

gDiapers Little gPant

gDiapers Little gPant

Rated on Apr 17, 2012

43211

Simply put: although cloth inserts are available, these diapers are a great choice for testing the option of reusable diapers or enjoying an eco-friendly alternative to cloth diapering for those who aren't ready or don't want to commit.

I used small gDiapers for both of my babies, and I thought they fit better than one-size cloth diapers until the girls reached about 10 pounds. I also found I got a great amount of wear time out of the covers, since usually only the snap-in liner got dirty; I was able to get by easily with 6 covers and 12 snap-in liners.

With my first daughter, I enjoyed that these hybrid-style diapers gave me an easy-to-use, eco-friendly diaper option to try out without having to go straight to the muss and fuss of cloth (although the snap-in liners can get a bit icky to deal with and can be hard to wipe clean). The covers and snap-in liners can go in with the regular wash, thus avoiding a separate load for diapers if you're not using cloth inserts (the cloth inserts do need to be washed the same as any other cloth diapers if you chose to use those). Even though I did eventually switch to one-size cloth diapers when my older daughter grew out of the small gDiapers, I chose to use them again with my younger daughter because I wanted the convenience of not doing cloth diaper laundry for the first few months of her life while still "going green."

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