"This is a great chair you can toss in the trunk of your car and have for anywhere you'd need a high chair. The first one I ordered had a broken clasp, but the replacement I ordered came within 2 days and we have had no problems since."
"I normally use Pampers Baby Dry but found that they were not quite absorbent enough once my son was sleeping through the night. I read some pretty negative reviews about Pampers overnight diapers, so I tried these Huggies and I've been very happy with the results."
"A great option for us. We have hardwood floors, and as much as I love them, I wanted a soft surface for my son to play on, especially before he was old enough to sit on his own without falling over. When they get dirty I just scrub them off in the bathtub with soap and water. It's easy on my knees, too, when I want to get on the floor to play with him."
"As gross as it is, it gets the snot out better than any other aspirator we own (and we own 3 others). It takes a little getting used to, and I won't lie and say the baby loves it, but it's quick, painless, and effective. Plus you're not unnecessarily shoving something up your kid's nose. Also easy to dismantle and clean."
"I purchased three of the Size 2, and four of the Size 1. These are great if you choose to cloth diaper, and I appreciate the adjustable snaps to allow for some growth. They've come a long way since I was a baby in the 1980s! Colors are cute too."
"I love these. The diapers get softer with each wash, you can use them with subsequent kids, and when the diapering phase of your life is done, they make great dust cloths. Initial cost (especially with shipping) is high and there is laundry to consider, but for me these have been way more economical than disposables."
"Awesome. Buy 2. Use with a cheap 13-gallon garbage pail (with a top, please!) for storing dirty diapers until they're ready for the wash. I keep these in the bathroom and you can't even tell they're there. No smell whatsoever."
"I use baby wipes away from home, but these are a great alternative. Highly recommend. I got two packs of 10, and went through them quickly in the early days when I felt like I did 30 diaper changes a day. However, it's possible to bleach away the color if you throw them in with a bleached load of dirty cloth diapers."
"Pricey, especially given the way small things like these tend to disappear around the house, but these really are perfect for fastening cloth diapers. I think the days of safety pins are pretty much gone."
"A good alternative to going out and buying a changing table. I've been reading a little about toxic chemicals used in mattresses and changing pads. For the money, this one has served us well, but for subsequent children, I might do some more investigation and find something a little more health-conscious."
"Hands down, the best bib I've used. I got a lot as gifts, but they're all cloth. This is silicone, which means you wash it off with the dishes and it's ready for the next meal. It also has a pocket to catch food that drops, is spit out, or falls out of your little one's mouth, which is especially helpful for liquids. This is definitely an item that I would give as a gift."
"This was a great pump for me. I never had any issues with parts breaking or malfunctioning. I also didn't exclusively pump, sometimes I nursed -- so I do not know how it would have performed under heavier use. But for me, a part-time nurser, it was great."
"Ice cube trays are a great way to store homemade baby food. Make large batches of food, freeze it in the trays, then empty the trays and store the food in plastic bags. Then you have a variety to choose from -- just defrost."
"I deadbolt the front door. I put safety latches on any cupboard with chemicals inside it (and there aren't many). And I always use these plugs in outlets. Even a very obedient child gives in to curiosity, so don't compromise when it comes to physical safety."
"If you find yourself having to choose between the large and small bottles, go with large. A newborn won't eat that much early on. But if you start with small bottles, you'll either be buying large ones later or re-filling small bottles. Get the big ones."
"I received this as a gift, and I LOVE the nail scissors! They definitely got the most use, and still do. Tweezerman already makes top-notch tweezers for adults, so I do expect superior products from them."
"A good investment. Lots of play yards come with bassinet attachments, so when your baby is very small, this can stay in your room for easy access. Once they outgrow that, you've got the rest of the contraption for them to play with, confined, and sleep in, and travel overnight, etc. It isn't light, but is easy to put together and take down again, and wraps up nicely."
"Great to have a humidifier in the cold months. These ease cold and flu symptoms and help with dry skin. This model gets great reviews, but like most others, daily cleaning is recommended, which is a pain. And you are also supposed to use distilled water. So there's maintenance required, but these are marvelous to have around the house come winter."
"These are pretty nice bowls, and my son still uses them after two years. (We are not quite ready for glass yet.) The suction works if your surface is completely flat, and our highchair tray was not. Still, a good variety of sizes."
"Um ... you need this. Baby mattresses that you can just wipe off are nice, but when the pee goes through the sheet (which it will at one point or another), it will go on to this first, and the vinyl membrane underneath will prevent it from going any further. Then throw this in the wash. You will be doing a lot of laundry, but you will be grateful for this."
"This is a good mattress for the money. You can spend $35 dollars on a mattress or $200 on a mattress. This is good middle ground. Since kids aren't really prone to waking up with the aches and pains that grownups are, don't invest a fortune in a baby mattress."
"We have three strollers -- a jogger, a little fold-up that I can stash in the trunk, and this: the Cadillac of strollers. Great for walks, shopping (you wouldn't believe how much stuff you can stash underneath), and if you have a Britax infant carseat, it will snap right in. Downside: bulky. It will fit in my trunk, but not much else will fit with it."
"There were some things we skimped on, and some things we felt were worth the splurge. After watching Britax's videos on their extra safety bars, we decided this was the car seat for us. Very happy with it. It's heavy, but I was more concerned with quality. Imagine buying a Volvo instead of a Chevy Cavalier. Yeah."
"When it was time to trade up (after baby's first birthday, although we could've waited), we decided to stick with a brand we liked and trusted, and went for Britax again. I'll buy clothes at garage sales, but when it comes to safety, I'm OK spending more. Love this thing."