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Rachel Zoe’s New Maxi-Cosi and Quinny Collaboration Pairs Style and Function

10/19/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

Rachel Zoe knows fashion — she also knows the stress of being a busy mom.

In her new collection for Quinny and Maxi-Cosi, Zoe kept both aspects of her life in mind while creating a carseat and stroller that marry both “style and function.”

“Something practical can also be fashionable, which is why my collaboration with Quinny/Maxi-Cosi was such a natural fit,” Zoe, 44, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“For me, the details are what make this collection special. Rich hues, leather stitching and gold accents add an element of glamour and sophistication.”

Courtesy of Rachel Zoe x Maxi-Cosi

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6 Cars Perfect for Family Road Trips

08/09/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

This summer, lots of families are taking to the highways for a long vacation. And hopefully that means they’re riding around in a comfortable vehicle (think roomy interior, lots of storage and plenty of cupholders).

But that isn’t the only thing to consider. You also want a car that gets good mileage and has enough power to get you to each destination smoothly.

To find out which models really fit the bill, we asked Jennifer Newman, mom and senior editor for Cars.com, for her recommendations.

Check them out below.

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We Tried It: BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light

06/29/2014 at 07:45 PM ET

BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light
Courtesy BabyBjörn

We Tried It: BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, senior editor

Why she did it: I’ve heard many raves about this travel crib, so with a beach trip on the itinerary, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Pros: From opening the box to sitting my daughter down inside this newest version of BabyBjörn’s crib/play yard took all of two minutes. Seriously.

To borrow an Apple buzzword, the setup was completely “intuitive,” and the mini crib sheets I had in the closet from her daycare days fit the mattress perfectly. At 13 lbs., the Travel Crib Light lives up to its name, and it folds up almost impossibly small into its own carrying case. What more could you want for travel?

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Giveaway: An Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All-In-One Car Seat (a $250 Value!)

04/14/2014 at 12:00 AM ET

Evenflo Symphony DLX All in One Car Seat giveawayCourtesy Evenflo

Hitting the road this spring or summer?

Evenflo has launched a new Platinum collection of car seats — the Symphony DLX, Symphony LX, SecureKid DLX and Triumph LX — that will make traveling with your tot a whole lot more comfortable.

Each car seat features NASA-developed temperature regulating fabrics in the padding that are designed to keep babies and toddlers comfortable during both hot and cold weather.

Essentially, the fabric absorbs and stores hot and cold temperatures and then releases them when needed. It also helps reduce perspiration so your child stays drier.

Another cool feature? Buckle pockets, which allow moms to tuck the buckle straps away, making it easier to get babies in and out of the seat.
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Giveaway: A Prince Lionheart Gift Certificate (a $500 Value!)

03/24/2014 at 12:00 AM ET

Prince Lionheart‘s high-quality, modern baby and kids products have been delighting parents and children for over 40 years.

And their latest offerings — the yoMOTO (below), the BOOST Plus, the foldable and portable PlayMAT and the Snoozeshade — are just as exciting.

It’s no wonder the brand enjoys a loyal celeb following including Tori Spelling, Ali Larter and Ian Ziering.

Want to check the brand out? The company is giving away a $500 gift certificate to a lucky Moms & Babies reader. Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 3/24/14 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 3/30/14. See Official Rules.

Prince Lionheart $500 Gift Certificate GiveawayCourtesy Prince Lionheart

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Cool (and Handy!) On-the-Go Gear for New Moms

03/06/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Beco Soleil CarrierCourtesy Beco

When you first bring home that snuggly new addition to your family, it’s easy to feel like you’re never going to be able to leave.

With round-the-clock feedings, diaper changes and (futile) attempts at sleep, the idea of getting out of the house can seem like the most daunting task of all.

But as I bumble my way through first-time motherhood, I’ve discovered that resuming even a semblance of my pre-baby life and getting out and about with my little one in tow — whether just out for a walk or flying to Florida — is the key to my sanity. Or what’s left of it, anyway!

Here are some of my favorite products to help new moms brave the big, bad world outside the home.
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Expecting & New Moms! Cricket’s Circle Will Change Your Life

01/28/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Cricket's Circle Website LaunchCourtesy Cricket’s Circle

“The only baby stuff you need,” boasts Cricket’s Circle about its carefully-curated recommendations.

Tall order aside. After checking out this cool online resource for new and expecting moms, we’re ready to admit it’s as close as you’ll get to finding everything from a stylish and functional high chair to a comfy and entertaining bathtub all in one place.

After welcoming her first child, Rachel Blumenthal realized that no one person could realistically sift through the thousands (literally!) of baby products on the market.

So the former jewelry designer and wife of Warby Parker co-founder, Neil Blumenthal (that’s one chic family!), decided to create a site to make things easy for busy parents looking for the best gear.
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