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Oh, how I love this modern tree bookcase. Available for $169 at babyletto.com.

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Crazy About BabyGanics

I love BabyGanics. This is my new go-to for baby-safe cleaning and personal care products, and I wholeheartedly recommend the entire line. BabyGanics, a New York-based line of 60-different plant-based products, ranges from floor cleaner to sunscreen. I have switched over completely from The Honest Company. I don’t doubt the organic safety of the line, […]

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LuliBox Kits Out Newborn Babes

Looking for a creative gift for a new parent? LuliBox, a company that launched in Brooklyn last year, is now making its way into the Chicago market. LuliBox is a toolkit of 10+ essentials for the first weeks home with baby, including Gerber snap tees, footed pajamas, an Aden + Anais wrap, diaper cream, baby socks […]

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Kids love the look of fireworks but the love affair ends when they hear the accompanying boom. So instead of oohs and aahs, the child responds with a shriek of “It’s too loud! It’s too scary!” while clinging to a parent who then ends up fleeing to the car and ending the night early. (Not that […]

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There’s a certain freedom that comes when kids outgrow baby gates, car seats, and cribs and most parents can’t wait to get that stuff out of the house as soon as they become unnecessary. The problem? It’s hard to find places that will take them. Sure, that old Burley bike trailer or jogging stroller can usually […]

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Women on the verge of grandmotherhood often wonder what baby supplies they should stock in their own house to make visits easier on the parents. (Plus, c’mon, it’s fun to browse all the new  gadgets that have changed since you were a mom.) Here’s a list of items that might be helpful to have around. […]

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Through the Looking Glass

Admittedly, I might be late to the party on this one, but recently I’ve been trying to rid our life of as much plastic as possible and came across these glass storage containers that are the perfect size for baby food. The Wean Green line of glass storage containers (with cute colors of resealable tops) […]

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Paper Dolls

Paper dolls have a certain retro appeal, but lately have been cropping up in more modern iterations. (Not to mention in easier formats than the old versions, which had those pesky paper tabs.) Check out the best new versions as well as paper doll-inspired merch below. MoMA modern play family, $12.99, available at MoMA (momastore.org). […]

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I was lucky enough to be part of a mom blogging panel at Bump Club and Beyond on Sunday morning, along with bloggers from Eater Chicago, Daily Candy, and Wee Windy City, among others. We had a great turnout! I gave the attendees (mom of kids under age 1) an overview of the best baby […]

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Most moms love trying out the latest baby products but don’t necessarily have the time to shop for them. Enter Stork Stack, a Chicago-based subscription service that researches the best and newest baby products and delivers them to your door. Each month’s stack includes five products for baby and mom, which can be toys, clothing, […]

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