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 Baby Essentials for the First Year
Trying to gather all the stuff you need for your baby is often one of the most stressful things abou...

Doctors know that breast feeding is the most healthy way to feed your baby  but if you use a breast pump  knowing how to best handle breast milk is crucial for your baby's health.
 Best Practices for Handling Breast Milk
This article was written to complement our Best Breast Pump Review and Best Bottle Warmer Review to ...

 Pregnancy Essentials
The journey of pregnancy from first discovering you are pregnant to cradling baby in your arms is an...

Choosing the best diaper for you and your baby can feel daunting. In this guide  our goal is to simplify the process for you  and provide you with background information that helps you make an informed decision.
 Cloth Diapers vs. Disposables: How and what to choose?
After putting 15 of the most highly regarded modern cloth systems through an intensive year-long tes...

 How to Create a Baby Registry: From A to Z
Registering for Baby Finding out you are pregnant can be exciting. It can also inspire feelings and ...

Editors' Choice winner  Philips Avent DECT  shown in action
 How to Choose the Best Baby Monitor
We tested 9 of the top baby sound monitors in our side-by-side Baby Monitor Review comparison to det...

The BabyBjorn remains an icon  recently featured in cult movie "The Hangover".
 Best Practice Tips for Baby Wearing
This article was written as part of our Best Baby Carrier Review to provide guidelines for safe baby...

 Cloth Diapering Laundry Basics & Helpful Hints
This article is part of our comprehensive review of top performing cloth diapers titled, The Search ...

Your baby will go through 2 500-3 000 diapers in the first year alone. Choosing the right one for you and your baby is a key decision.
 How to Choose the Best Disposable Diaper
The choices may seem endless when searching for a disposable diaper. It's impossible to know from gl...

Carrying a 4 month old in the BabyBjorn Original. Note: Baby is positioned high on mom's torso with open airway (chin off of chest) and forehead and face close enough to kiss.
 How to Choose the Best Baby Carrier
After three months of extensive testing on the 15 top rated baby carriers, we learned quite a few th...

Your baby is going to spend a lot of time in diapers so it makes sense to consider the materials they are made of. Are the materials really safe? Are all disposable diapers built the same? In this article we'll try to answer those questions.
 What Is Inside Those Disposable Diapers?
This article is part of our review: Battle for the Best Disposable Diapers You might think that the...

 How to Choose the Best Sippy Cup for a Toddler
How do you pick the right leak-proof cup for your toddler on the go? Choosing the right sippy cup fo...

 How to Choose the Best Breast Pump
A breast pump is typically a nursing mother's "close companion" during lactation. For some, a double...

The UPPAbaby Cruz has the highest score in the group for ease of use.
 How to Choose the Best Full-size Stroller for You and Your Baby
This article provides background information to help you choose the stroller that is best for your n...

The Chicco NaturalFit Two-in-One has a wide internal cavity that fits wide-mouth bottles including the Tommee Tippee Feeding  Comotomo  Playtex Nurser  AVENT Natural Glass  Dr. Brown's Glass  Munchkin Latch  and Born Free Glass.
 How to Choose the Best Bottle Warmer
In our Bottle Warmer Review, we put bottle warmer | seven of the most popular bottle warmers to the ...

The Skip Hop Chelsea.
 How to Choose the Perfect Diaper Bag
Finding the right diaper bag for your needs can significantly reduce the stress you may experience w...

This is a 4-month-old  15.5-pound boy drinking from the Medela Breastmilk bottle with slow flow nipple. Leaking from the nipple and the collar was an issue both while feeding and in the diaper bag.
 Are Plastics Safe for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups?
When it comes to giving babies, toddlers, and children food and beverages, plastics are ubiquitous s...

The lineup of bags we tested. From left to right  front to back they are: the Juno Blue Esalen  Medela On the Go Tote  Sarah Wells Maddy  Ness Mamie  OiOi Hobo  Ju-Ju-Be B.F.F. Legacy  and the Nurse Purse.
 How to Choose the Best Bag for your Breast Pump
Most moms do not realize they have options when it comes to different modes for carrying their breas...

In the Bubble At Home: 0 to 6 Weeks
 Baby Essentials: In the Bubble (0 to 8 Weeks)
The first two months following birth represent a crucial window for your baby's health. In this peri...

The top 9 baby bottle contenders used by tiny tested for our Best Baby Bottle showdown.
 How to Choose the Perfect Baby Bottle
How do you choose the right bottle for baby? How do you know which nipple type or materials are best...

Is it worth the cost to consider green diapers? We put ourselves on a mission to find out.
 Green Diapers vs. Traditional: What's the Best Choice?
The following analysis is based on test results from our review: Battle for the Best Disposable Diap...

An infant car seat is one of the few pieces of baby gear that is an absolute must-have purchase. Since it is a life-safety device  it is an important decision for you and your baby.
 How to Choose the Best Infant Car Seat
After testing 15 of the most popular infant car seats on the market, we discovered that not all seat...

This photo shows a variety of transition sippy cups; note that Pura Kiki (pink sippy on right) is pictured here with silicone nipple. For transitioning  either a softer Pura Original Spout or firmer blue XL Sipper Spout can is substituted.
 How to Find the Best Transition Sippy
How do you pick the right transition sippy cup for babies just learning new skills? Choosing the rig...

If you are in the market for a bassinet but are feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of options  prices and features  you are in luck  because our review of eight of the leading bassinets will break down everything you need to know before you purchase.
 How to Choose the Perfect Bassinet
After months of use and in-depth assessment, we've pulled together what we found to be some of the m...

Diaper Genie Essentials versus the Diaper Champ Deluxe (on right)
 Diaper Champ versus Diaper Genie Cagematch
Which is better the Diaper Genie or the Diaper Champ? Perhaps strangely, this is one of the great ...

If you have a baby  then you are going to have diapers. No matter what variety you choose  you will need a good diaper disposal pail
 How to Choose the Best Diaper Pail
One thing that every new parent quickly becomes familiar with is changing diapers. Which leads natur...

 How to select the best baby food maker for your needs
This article is meant to provide background to you, our faithful readers on how we went about unders...

 How to Choose the Best Humidifier for your Baby
Why Buy a Humidifier? If you live in a dry climate, you may already be familiar with humidifiers. Dr...

Although both Boppy's use a C-shape for their pillow the wider  Boppy Nursing Pillow (right) is able to secure closer to mom's body thanks to its duel buckle system.  The straighter edges also provide more arm support for different feeding positions.
 How to Choose The Best Nursing Pillow
Can nursing pillows really be so different from one another? The answer is "Yes!" We tested eight o...

Having baby sleep on their back is one of many guidelines to reduce the risk of SIDS and other causes of sleep-related death.
 How to Protect your Infant from SIDS and other Causes of Sleep-related Deaths
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome issued an important u...

 Baby Essentials: Early Infancy (2 to 6 Months)
Out of the Bubble Beyond 8 weeks, babies are generally ready to get out and about. That being said, ...

However  once our 6 year old tester quickly got the hang of it  one hand was all necessary to operate the large push-button AUTOSEAL mechanism.
 How to Choose the Best Kids Water Bottle
What makes a kid's water bottle different than a standard sippy cup, and why do you need one? Choosi...

 How to Choose the Best Baby Swing
After months of use and evaluation, we've distilled what we found to be the most important details t...

We contracted with the same crash test facility used by NHTSA to test the seats in this review. Here is the Clek Foonf getting ready for its crash test  complete with crash test dummy.
 How to Choose the Best and Safest Convertible Car Seat
We purchased and tested 12 highly regarded and popular convertible car seats and discovered that whi...

 How to Choose the Best Full-Size High Chair
With endless lists of options, features, fabrics, and designs, how does a new parent possibly know w...

 Baby Essentials: A Little Person (6 to 12+ Months)
Solids, Walking, and Talking 6 to 12 Month Must-haves =Starting Solids= - High Chair -- Once baby ...

The Babysense 5s out of the box.
 How to Select the Best Movement Monitor
With all of the movement monitors on the market it can be difficult to sift through manufacturer cla...

The Inglesina is suitable for most tables and easy to transport  making dining while at restaurants painless.
 How to Buy an Excellent Portable High Chair
If you dine out with baby often, you have likely experienced the use of a restaurant high chair or b...

The LeFun C2 Wi-Fi 720P Wi-Fi offers images clear enough to see if baby's eyes are open or closed quickly  so you can decide if you need to go to the nursery or can go back to sleep.
 How to Choose the Best Video Monitor for You and Your Baby
We purchased 9 of the top baby video monitors and did a variety of tests and side-by-side comparison...

Baby loaded in and ready for a hike in the Kelty Journey 2.0
 How to Choose the Best Baby Backpack
After three months of extensive, hands-on testing with six of the industry's leading Baby Backpacks,...

Infant car seats come with a detachable base that gets semi-permanently installed in the car. The car seat carrier clicks-in to the base. The base shown above is for the Britax B-Safe 35 and includes a tightness indicator that turns green when installed properly
 How to Avoid Infant Car Seat Installation Mistakes
This article is intended to augment our review, Best Infant Car Seats, to help parents be aware of, ...

 How to Choose the Best Jogging Stroller
After putting 16 of the top jogging strollers through 4 months of testing, we learned a lot about wh...

 How to Practice Safe Swaddling to Protect Baby's Hips
Many babies take comfort in being swaddled in a blanket. However, swaddling the wrong way can cause ...

 Pregnancy Essentials: Third Trimester
Third Trimester The third trimester is when reality of baby's impending arrival sets in and your bod...

The Urban Glide 2 is an easy to use  comfortable stroller with great maneuverability. Seated to left  a 2.5 year old (30 pounds  37.5") and to right  a 5 year old (40 pounds  44").
 How to Choose the Best Double Stroller
We purchased and tested 18 of the top double strollers over several months, and in great detail, to ...

Leachco Snoogle
 Pregnancy Essentials: Second Trimester
Second Trimester Your second trimester is usually when most women feel their best. The extreme fatig...

 Pregnancy Essentials: First Trimester
First Trimester Your first trimester can be filled with a sour stomach and sore boobs. But it is als...

An umbrella stroller is lightweight and folds to a relatively small size  making it ideal for situations like travel. But  the right umbrella stroller can work well for general use too and may be the only stroller you'll ever need.
 How to Pick the Best Umbrella Stroller
After months of use, and extensive testing, we have all the information you need to determine which ...

We encountered trouble when it came to fitting the Comotomo into one of the front pockets of the Diaper Dude Original. We finally abandoned this effort and placed it in the main pocket.
 How to select the right diaper bag for Dad
A well-stocked, organized, easy to carry diaper bag is one of the most important tools you can have ...

The 3Dtwo has a carry strap that is too long to be a carry handle  but not long enough to use as a shoulder strap  making it awkward to use without banging the stroller into your leg.
 How to Choose the Best Double Umbrella Stroller
After extensive use, and months of testing double umbrella strollers, we have compiled all the infor...

 How to Choose the Best Stroller and Car Seat Combo
We purchased 15 of the top stroller and car seat combinations to test over several months to determi...