Minimalista Mama

Only what you need for your baby. Really. (OK – and some fantastic things you don’t that are pretty cool.)


A bouncer is a must. You need to have one. Really. Yes, baby can lounge in a cat bed or on a posh pillow, but there’s no substitute for giving … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

High Chairs: Oxo Sprout

I’ve been meaning to post about high chairs for a little while. Since I can’t seem to get it together to write the longer overview of how I decided on … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Learning Tower

So your baby can stand up – yay! It’s a key step in evolution, so go you for getting your own personal little one to this billions-of-years-old milestone! One of … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diaper Bags: My Choice: Land’s End

You heard me: Land’s End. The preppie emporium of my Boston youth – well, second-string to L.L. Bean, but still – came through for me in my seemingly endless search … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diaper Bags: Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack

I was drawn to the Petunia Pickle Bottom bag/backpack even though it runs a cool $170 because a backpack seemed like a good idea for, say, getting through an airport … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diaper Bags: More Skip Hop

In addition to Skip Hop’s Duo Deluxe, I looked at a number of their other bags. – Skip Hop Duo Double Deluxe ($79 at Amazon). The giant older brother of my … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Diaper Bags: Skip Hop Duo Deluxe

Let me just say right now that I’m an overpacker. I keep hoping I’ll skinny down what I feel like I need to take with me when I go out … Continue reading

August 13, 2011 · 3 Comments

Little Giraffe Chenille Blanket

To be clear up front, this is not a must-have and it’s a bit spendy for what it is, but it is a super nice-to-have. So when your rich friend’s … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nail Clippers

Cutting Astrid’s nails scared the bejesus out of me. Babies’ nails are so small and their fingertips are right there and you’re supposed to do it in the dark while … Continue reading

August 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diaper Bags: The Criteria

I’ve ordered and tried a bunch of different bags to replace my Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, but before I go there, I thought I’d offer a quick overview of what … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

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