Author: Beth Starkey

All you need to know about this lifesaving gadget that makes breastfeeding manageable for working moms.   By now, most people know that breastfeeding has been associated with a wide number of benefits to both baby and mom. Who hasn’t heard the phrase “breast is best”? Benefits for baby include...

Philips AVENT double electric Comfort breast pump MRSP $200-275: 3 cycle/suction speeds, let down, adapts to non-standard bottles, closed system; however, no battery and no car adapter, This is the newest double electric breast pump by Philips AVENT.  With the aim of creating of more comfortable pumping experience, it has...

As a satisfied owner of Cloud b’s Sleep Sheep white noise machine, I was excited to try their new addition—the Tranquil Turtle.  The Tranquil Turtle is the newest turtle produced by Cloud b. Their previous turtle (the “Twilight Turtle”) projects fun stars onto the ceiling, but the stars don’t move...

[amazon asin=B004HWXCJS&text=Medela Pump In Style Tote] MSRP: $250-$300 Weight 8 lbs, battery and AC adapter, car adapter available, let down, cycle/suction continuously variable, standard bottle, open system. The Medela breast pump is attached to the tote (or other carrying bag depending on model) with its own easy-access compartment. While this...

[amazon asin=B0042RU3DG&text=Simplisse Double Electric breast pump] MSRP:$279 Weight 8 lbs, AC adapter, no battery, no car adapter, cycle and suction continuously variable, standard bottles, closed system. Simplisse has a different method behind its breast pump. Rather than using suction strength alone, it mimics the physical contact of the baby’s tongue...

FirstBIKE www.firstbike.us Learning to ride a bicycle is a rite of passage for every little kid. Our two-year-old boy (almost three) has been scooting along on various three or four-wheeled vehicles for about a year now. However, we haven’t been looking forward to teaching him how to ride a two-wheeled...

[amazon asin= B0071O88W0&text=Lansinoh Affinity] Double Electric Breast Pump MSRP: $130 Weight 2 lbs, battery and AC adapter, no car adapter, 6 cycle speeds, 8 suction settings, standard bottle type, closed system. The pump is flat with built-in bottle holders and timer. It is very lightweight, weighing in at about 2...

[amazon asin=B004HFQOLS&text=Philips AVENT Twin Electric Breast Pump] MSRP: $160-$220 Weight 9 lbs, AC adapter, no battery, no car adapter, cycle and suction continuously variable, non-standard bottles, closed system. Philips AVENT breast pump offers many unique features. First,rather than having dial/button controls for cycle/suction, the pump controls are on a special...

[amazon asin=B0013O9RX8&text=Medela Freestyle Breast Pump] MSRP: $320-$350 Weight 1 lb, battery and AC adapter, car adapter available, let down, cycle suction variable, handsfree standard bottle, open system. The Medela Freestyle breast pump is all about portability. The pump is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and...

[amazon asin=B001MS82HM&text=First Years miPump Double Electric] MSRP: $70-$80 Weight 2 lbs, battery/AC adapter, no car adapter, 8 cycle speeds / suction settings, non-standard bottle, open system. The First Year breast pump is one of the smaller pumps, though if using batteries, it must be in the pump cradle. There is...