My first trip to a Buy Buy Baby after a positive pregnancy test was an exhilarating and terrifying experience. Not only were there 300 varies of a pacifier but I had no idea what half the shit was (a nipple shield? WTF is that?) making me feel unqualified to birth a child. Picking out a stroller seemed as delicate and involved as the process of picking out our condo. The upside of my incessant googling during pregnancy was stumbling upon these two gems: my go-to baby product resources.
BabyGearLab was founded by a pediatrician who felt dumbfounded in the car seat aisle at 7 months pregnant. Her site is objective and offers up the science behind baby products. Their product review guide covers everything from strollers to sippy cups. They offer comprehensive ratings and side by side comparisons. What matters to one mom (eco-friendly) might not matter to another. Here you can chose what elements are important to you and find the right product.
Here’s where you can find them:
The Baby Guy Gear Guide
Jamie (The Baby Guy) stumbled upon a career as a baby product expert after working at Buy Buy Baby as a product demonstrator and subsequently developing a fascination for the baby product industry. He is hilarious, relatable, and totally on point with his product reviews. He proves you don’t have to be a woman or have your own kids in order to know everything. He’s widely recognized in the baby industry and has developed a cult following. For an added bonus follow him on Instagram or Facebook. He constantly posts tidbits about products, giveaways, recall alerts, and shows you a hilarious peek into his life as a baby product guru.
Here’s where you can find him:
On social media he’s TheBabyGuyNYC
FYI, I don’t have nearly enough followers for anyone to pay/encourage me to feature them. The great thing about my little blog: everything I endorse is something I use for my own family. I hope this helps you navigate the black hole of baby products!!
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