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GaGaGiveaway: Pocket Charlie's eco-friendly laundry stain remover

At GaGaGear, we recently reviewed Pocket Charlie's eco-friendly stain spray for laundry, and are pleased to offer our readers a giveaway of that product, courtesy of EcoMom.com.



Here are the rules:



Post a comment in our giveaway post about your family's ickiest, loveliest, toughest, or most mysterious laundry stain! (If at all possible, let's keep this Rated PG…

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Added by Mama_Gaga on July 27, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Eco-Friendly Stain Spray that WORKS, and a discount code!

Continually frustrated by stubborn toddler food stains left undiscovered between washes? We just posted a new review at GaGaGear for Pocket Charlie's eco-friendly stain spray for laundry.



First-time shoppers at Ecomom.com can use our exclusive one-time discount code for 15% off - good through the end of August 2010.… Continue

Added by Mama_Gaga on July 19, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Gearing Down for Earth Day

A gear blog with eco-sensibilities is something of a paradox.

After all, in the (few remaining) greenest parts of our Earth, the only baby gear you'll see is a simple piece of cloth tied into a sling. And this to raise children with legitimate life skills like hunting and building and cooking from scratch. If the point is to raise a family who stands a chance post-Armageddon, perhaps the rest of us are barking up the wrong tree (before cutting it…

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Added by Mama_Gaga on April 23, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Zip Up and Sack Out: Sleep Is In The Bag

Sleep sacks and sleeping bags are sending traditional swaddles packing, and for good reason. While nothing says snug like a tightly-executed baby burrito, those mummy wraps can be quick to unravel once baby starts rolling about.





Thanks to some very bright folks at HALO ("The Original Sleep Sack"), parents can stop losing sleep over loose sheets, instead zipping their little ones…

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Added by Mama_Gaga on April 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Boba Carrier Has a Leg Up On Ergo

I’m a big fan of my Organic Ergo Baby Carrier. With a back prone to going out and two active babies, it’s always at hand – both as go-to gear and safety net. Don’t leave home without it.



I’ve worn Ergo on my front, worn it on my hip, and most recently became adept at the tricky slide-baby-onto-your-back maneuver, freeing up my arms and shoulders for an increasingly…

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Added by Mama_Gaga on April 12, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Backseat Driver: The Car Seat Conundrum

(excerpted by the author)



Nobody ever knows what to get for a car seat. There are a surprising number of options from mainstream and specialty manufacturers. The car has become, after all, an extension of our homes, and the infant car seat in particular, an extension of baby’s crib, in itself an extension of mother’s womb.…

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Added by Mama_Gaga on March 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

ToyAward 2010: These Toys Rock The Horse

Attention toy trend mavens! The International Toy Fair gives ToyAwards for “especially innovative new products” distinguished by

“topicality, quality, and inventiveness."

An independent jury awards a shiny red rocking horse in eight

categories, some functional and others more esoteric.



Click through to my article on GaGaGear to see the winners!… Continue

Added by Mama_Gaga on March 16, 2010 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Many Happy Returns (For Sale)

Just learned about a new site that’s worth checking when shopping for baby gear: Returns For Sale (… Continue

Added by Mama_Gaga on February 24, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Deliver Us From Elmo! Scholastic DVD Collection Brings Classics to Life

Like many parents, I try and limit tv exposure for my kids,

attempting instead to fill their days with hands-on creative play,

together and independently while I go about my business.



Lately, though, my toddler’s morning routine has become character-driven, with an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba while I prepare breakfast, and an hour of Sesame Street afterward while I play with our

infant and get him squared away for his first nap.…



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Added by Mama_Gaga on February 8, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

V-11: Give the Gift of Health (World Cancer Day)

Today is World Cancer Day. This is a topic near to my heart. A year ago, my mother checked in to the hospital due to difficulty breathing, which she had been living with for weeks thinking it was some kind of a cold. After draining 2.5 liters of fluid from in and around her lungs, doctors reported that she’d almost died of a pulmonary embolism, caused by something yet more sinister – late-stage ovarian cancer.…



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Added by Mama_Gaga on February 4, 2010 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Baby Gear Companies & Haiti Relief

Last night, I posted a letter to readers regarding the Babies R Us Great Trade-In Event. I have concerns about what happens to used gear once it's deposited with BRU - is it triaged and donated, or simply trashed? With the recent disaster in Haiti, and plenty of other families in crisis here at home and around the world, I was hoping to see some mention in their marketing about… Continue

Added by Mama_Gaga on February 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Get Hip Quick with DwellStudio® for Target® Hippo Collection

Hooray for Hippos: DwellStudio® for Target® delivers yet another cute/mod animal pattern in their signature style. This time, Dwell celebrates the humble hippo – an H-card stalwart and one of Sandra Boynton’s most memorable protagonists.

Click through to my blog, GaGaGear for the full… Continue

Added by Mama_Gaga on January 31, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Switch It Up: Baby Jogger City Select Single/Double Stroller

Around this time last year, I was entering my third trimester with our second child. Anticipating the logistical juggling act of 2 under 2 with great trepidation, I was in the market for a double stroller roomy enough to accommodate our tall toddler and the new babe, but small and flexible enough to service our highly mobile urban lifestyle.



After much research, I narrowed the field down to a BOB Revolution Duallie, the Bumbleride Indie Twin, and the Maclaren Twin Techno. I had… Continue

Added by Mama_Gaga on January 28, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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