Category Archives: Gear Guide

The go-to place for rants and raves about gear we’ve used and abused, liked and loved. And don’t worry, I don’t like reading long reviews either, so I try to keep them short for you!

ParrotFish Jewelry Co. Teething Accessories Review

ParrotFish Jewelry Co. Teething Accessories - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Mitten weather is officially over and Huckleberry’s hands have been busy in the carrier! Anyone else familiar with the hair-pulling, neck massages, shoulder pats and hand chewing associated with a busy baby on your back? We were so happy when Katarina of ParrotFish Jewelry… Read more »

Chloe by Momzelle: a Nursing Top for Active Moms

Chloe by Momzelle a nursing top for active moms - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Finally, a comfortable, breathable, versatile top for the mom who breastfeeds on the trail! And, for all you pregnant mamas out there, there’s even room for your growing belly! Meet Chloe , one of the most recent additions to Momzelle’s line of breastfeeding apparel, and… Read more »

12 Reasons Why Baby Sign Language is for You

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12 Reasons Why Baby Sign Language is for You - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Have you heard of Baby Sign Language before and thought “That’s not for me”? The first time that I heard of it, I had that same thought. I thought “Shouldn’t I focus on speaking? No one in my family uses sign language.” However, the second… Read more »

Bummis Reusable Food Pouches Review

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Bummis Reusable Food Pouches - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  As a family who spends so much time enjoying the outdoors, it is very important to us to be as green as we can. We are striving to live a more eco-friendly life, make more eco-conscious decisions, and adopt a minimalist lifestyle, but these… Read more »

Slugs & Snails Tights Review

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Slugs & Snails Tights Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I swooned the first time I came across Slugs & Snails tights. It’s not often I swoon, and especially not over clothing, but they are just too cute! As I looked into them a little further, I only fell more in love with the… Read more »

Shiva’s Delight Vegan All-Natural Deodorant & More

Shiva's Delight Vegan All-Natural Deodorant Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I have been looking for a natural deodorant that I don’t hate for a while now. You know, one that I can wear to work AND while hiking, one that doesn’t leave me stinking before the day is over, one that isn’t too greasy… Read more »

Deuter Kid Comfort 3 Child Carrier Backpack Review

Deuter Kid Comfort 3 Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  As Huckleberry gets bigger and our adventures get a little more adventurous, we have quickly realized that our soft-structured carriers are not going to cut it. We needed something a little more rugged, with a little more support, that could carry more than just… Read more »

6 Reasons to Donate Breast Milk

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Philips Avent Comfort Breast Pump - mamanonthetrail.com

*I received product and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions remain my own. I spent my first year of motherhood pumping and donating my breast milk to the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. Inspired by Lindsay of Maman Loup’s Den and Stefanie of The Monarch Mommy, I looked into donating breast milk as soon as my supply was established and I… Read more »

Conquer Winter with Yaktrax Pro

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Yaktrax Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I don’t know about you, but we don’t stop hiking just because it’s winter. We would probably all go a little crazy in our own ways if we didn’t continue to get our Vitamin N in the cold, dark months of the year. However,… Read more »

Wee Woollies Review (+ Winter Layering Guide)

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Wee Woollies Review - mamanonthetrail.com

 I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We are a “rain or shine” family, which also means that we get outside whether it’s +35˚c or -35˚c. In order to do this successfully, though, we need some “tools”. There’s an old Norwegian saying, “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.” So to… Read more »

Nap Anywhere with this Video Baby Monitor

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Philips Avent Video Baby Monitor Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. We own a video baby monitor. That is something I did not think we would say anytime soon. We live in a small 2-bedroom apartment and have not felt the need to own any baby monitor, never mind a video baby monitor. We can… Read more »

Canvas Factory Prints Review

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Canvas Factory Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  I am constantly battling the ever-shrinking amount of free storage on my phone as I take at least a hundred photos on every big outing (and I really should invest in a proper camera). As a parent, it’s hard not to take photos on… Read more »

Staying Safe & Cozy this Winter: Canadian Baby Poncho Review

Canadian Baby Poncho Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Baby, it’s cold outside! Time to bust out hats and mittens and boots and snowsuits! Most of those items can be used to keep kids warm just about anywhere, but snowsuits and car seats don’t mix. So what to do? Well, we actually decided… Read more »

Kiddy Adventure Pack Child Carrier Backpack Review

Kiddy Adventure Pack Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  For the first 9 months of Huckleberry’s life, we were all about the soft-structured carriers: like our Onya Baby Outback and MiaMily HIPSTER Plus. As our hikes grew longer and Huckleberry grew heavier, we quickly realized we needed something more. We need something that could… Read more »

ReTrak SelfieStick Review

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ReTrak SelfieStick Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know how much I like to take photos. You may not know that all of my photos are taken with my iPhone 4S. I don’t have a fancy camera, or a tripod, nor do I want to lug… Read more »

Emmett’s ABCs of Winter Fun

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Emmett's ABCs of Winter Fun - mamanonthetrail.com

Another guest post from Kate of Emmett’s ABCs: Kate is the founder of Emmett’s ABCs, a baby and family focused product review blog. Her mission is to do the heavy-lifting, product research, and analysis of the best products out there, so you don’t have to! In her past life, Kate was a marketing professional, and has a deep understanding of… Read more »

Belly Bedaine Kangarooo Sweater Review {English/français}

Belly Bedaine Kangarooo Sweater review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  La critique est disponible en français en dessous. It’s getting chilly outside! But that doesn’t mean you should stay indoors. There are many “tools” out there to help you and your little ones continue to profit from a daily dose of Vitamin N, and… Read more »