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We Tried It: The Urbini Hummingbird, A.K.A. The World’s Lightest Stroller

05/21/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller
Courtesy Urbini

We tried it: Urbini Hummingbird stroller

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor

Why she did it: Heralded as “the world’s lightest full-featured stroller,” how could we not try it out?

Pros: The Hummingbird, a kicky little stroller from the new juvenile brand Urbini, weighs in at an almost too-good-to-be-true 6.6 lbs.

You pretty much feel like a superhero being able to lift it with one hand, or even just a finger if you’re so inclined. It’s that light.

So it’s certainly easy to maneuver in and out of the car or up and down stairs — perfect for city dwellers who live in walk-up buildings or suburbanites who haul a stroller in and out of the car on a regular basis.
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We Tried It: OXO Seedling High Chair

05/13/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Oxo Seedling High Chair ReviewCourtesy Oxo

First and foremost, we’re moms.

But, for approximately three hours a day, we’re also waitresses.

It’s a shift with few perks: we never receive a tip, there’s rarely a kind word about the service or meals, and sometimes we even have to endure food being thrown at us.

So, the least we can ask for is a high chair that works well during the messy dance that is dinner.

Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the new OXO Seedling high chair ($150).

Here’s a breakdown of what works well and what doesn’t:
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We Tried It: Eddie Bauer Baby Endurance Jogging Stroller

05/08/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Eddie Bauer Baby Endurance Jogging Stroller
Eddie Bauer Baby

We Tried It: Eddie Bauer Baby Endurance jogging stroller — the first of its kind for the brand

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor

Why she did it: With the warmer weather (finally!) it was time to hit the jogging trails with her 9-month-old

Pros: This is a seriously good-looking stroller that’s made for someone like me: a mom who wants to go on long walks and recreational jogs with her baby, but not a serious runner by any stretch.

Since the popular jogging stroller brands seem more targeted toward “real” runners (with price tags to match), this was a great choice.
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3 New Baby Apps We’re Loving Right Now

04/16/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

A round of app-lause is in order! Three new apps have hit the scene that are innovating the parenting process, from conception through year two.

So whether you want to watch your little one on a video monitor, research possible baby ailments or find tips on increasing your fertility, help is now at your fingertips.

Want to know more? Lucky for you, we’ve got the lowdown on all three of these cool new apps below.

Baby Bundle AppCourtesy Baby Bundle

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We Tried It: Svan Baby-to-Booster Bentwood High Chair

03/24/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Svan Baby-to-Booster Bentwood High Chair ReviewCourtesy Svan

We Tried It: Svan Baby-to-Booster Bentwood High Chair

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor

Why she did it: Feeding her baby in a Bumbo seat wasn’t cutting it anymore and it was time to graduate to a real high chair.

Pros: This attractive high chair with an easy on/off tray and a fold for storage comes in three different color combinations, including a nice neutral espresso/almond combo that doesn’t scream “baby gear in the kitchen!” (The natural/lime and white/tangerine are still attractive, but more eye-catching.)

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We Tried It: Mamas & Papas Armadillo Stroller

02/06/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Mamas & Papas Armadillo Stroller Review Courtesy Mamas & Papas

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, senior editor

Why she did it: My 5-month-old daughter was starting to get bigger so I needed to find a sturdy stroller that wasn’t too heavy. But how many baby rides have the best of both worlds?

The new Mamas & Papas Armadillo comes pretty close. A cross between a multi-featured, full-size stroller and a lightweight model, it’s a lovely little hybrid that boasts more pros than cons. And for its price point ($250), you get a lot of bang for your buck.

The company calls it their “Big Little Stroller,” and that’s an accurate way to sum it up. With four strollers currently residing in my apartment (and having test-driven many more), I’ve logged dozens of miles with my little babe in tow.

Here’s how I found the Armadillo to break down, feature by important feature.
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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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