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Baby Essentials and Gear We Love

By Courtney Daly-Pavone March 15, 2018

If you're expecting your first, second, or third you may need a crash course on baby gear and essentials.  As it turns out, baby gear upgrades faster than the speed of technology. Here's a nuts and bolts list of what you really need for your little one.

Joovy Room Playard & Nursery 

This Joovy Room Playard is remarkable. It has a flip away changing table, bassinet, side storage, travel bag, and wheels so you can roll your little one around the house. Functional, and stylish Retail $199 for more information visit

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The New Bob Revolution Flex Lunar

The New Bob Revolution Flex Lunar takes this old favorite up a notch.  This all-terrain stroller has built-in reflective fabric keeping you visible early in the morning, or late at night.  Features include swiveling locking front wheels for those tight turns, a padded front handlebar that adjusts to 9 height positions., easy two-step fold, one step recline, and plenty of cargo space. Retails $449.99

Chicco Liteway Stroller

The Chicco Liteway Stroller

If you're heading to a street fair, traveling on a plane, making a quick run to the market, you want a stroller that is compact, sturdy, and can work its way through a crowd.  The Chicco Liteway is capable of all the above.  It also fully reclines, a lot of umbrella strollers do not have that option.  The Liteway has storage space also not common in umbrella strollers, an easy fold, cup holder (Java anyone?), and a great set of wheels that turn on a dime. Retail $99 

The Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite 

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Graco is known in the industry for outstanding safety at an excellent price point.  The Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite installs easily in 3 steps.  It actually clicks so you know it's installed, has SafetyCore technology that absorbs frontal crash forces, and a removable seat cover. Retail $219.99

             Fisher-Price Rock n Play                                                             

Fisher-Price Premium Auto Rock n Play with Smart Connect is a portable inclined hands-free rocker with a light projector, plays soothing music, and can be controlled by a smart device.  Parents can customize settings and music even rocking speed.  Also includes linkable toys for play.  Retail $119.99                                                                                                               

Binxy Baby Shopping Hammock

Binxy Baby easily holds your baby and a shopping cart full of groceries.  The hammock's patented design easily clips onto most shopping carts, so you have plenty of room underneath for groceries. Perfect for twins because two hammocks can fit onto a shopping cart at once.  Binxy can roll up to fit in your purse and meets all safety standards. Retail $49.95

Feltman Bros. Chick Romper

You need at least three go-to baby outfits for special occasions and photos.  This hand-embroidered Baby Chick Romper layette is soft, cozy, classic, and perfect for bringing the baby home from the hospital and a photo op. Feltman Brothers have been designing baby clothing since 1916. Retail $61.50 

bbluv Dose Stackable Containers     bblüv

On the go? Keep one in your diaper bag.  Containers are free of PVC, BPA, and Phthalate Retail $9.99  bblüv