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!

Kiddy Adventure Pack Child Carrier Backpack Review

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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 »

BabeeGreens Wool Diaper Cover & Longies Review

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BabeeGreens Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  “Why did we wait so long to try wool?!” I said to Trail Dad, halfway through our damp and difficult 9-hour hike, “we are carrying so much less, diaper changes are faster and he seems so cozy!” I may have also made some weird… Read more »

Lil Helper Charcoal Diaper & Change Mat Review

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Lil Helper Cloth Diaper Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  In case you haven’t already noticed, we use cloth diapers. Some folks think that cloth diapers and the backcountry don’t mix. Well, that just isn’t the case! We have already proven that camping with cloth diapers is possible, and I’m here today to tell you… Read more »

Litsie Creations Reusable Snack Bag Review

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Litsie Creations Reusable Snack Bags - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  In celebration of Earth Day, I wrote a list of everything green that we’re doing, and ways that we can improve by next year. On the list of improvements, I noted that I would like to start using reusable snack bags. With the amount… Read more »

Darn Tough Hiking Socks Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  For some folks, socks are a mundane topic, a purchase like toothpaste or toilet paper, not worth noting. I am not one of those folks. I love socks! When I went off to university, my mom bought me a bright red pair of socks… Read more »

Go Little One Go Anti-Slip Pants Review

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Go Little One Go Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  The day Huckleberry the Trail Baby hit 8 months, he was up on his knees attempting to crawl. He was also cutting a tooth and pulling himself into a standing position. Yes, all at once! Anyway, back to the crawling…like any baby, he didn’t… Read more »

MiaMily Hipster Plus Baby Carrier Review

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MiaMily HIPSTER Plus Review - mamanonthetrail.com

Back in the spring, I had the opportunity to review the MiaMily HIPSTER, and it made for some very happy hiking! This was just before the launch of the MiaMily HIPSTER Plus, and the only complaints we had about it had already been addressed in the new & improved model. Now that we have tried the MiaMily HIPSTER Plus, I… Read more »

Spray Pal Splatter Shield Review

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Spray Pal Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  What do I do with the poop? Every cloth diapering parent has asked that at least once. I asked both Lindsay of Maman Loup’s Den and Stefanie of The Monarch Mommy, and then Bookworm the Trail Dad asked me. At first the answer is easy,… Read more »

guzzie+Guss Perch High-Chair Review

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Perch High-Chair Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We live in a 2-bedroom apartment and have taken a minimalistic approach to baby gear. We try to only acquire dual-purpose items or those that pack small and travel well. And, we cannot store items that we stop using after only a few months,… Read more »

Momzelle Breastfeeding Apparel Review

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Momzelle Nursing Apparel Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  I spend a lot of time being active. You have noticed that, right? Okay, good. I also spend a lot of time breastfeeding. And those two activities don’t always go together easily. This is due mostly to the clothing options for easy boob access…. Read more »

Les produits de MaYa Review {English/francais}

Les produits de MaYa 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. As if we are already talking about going back to school?! You are probably busy making lists and checking them twice and getting ready to get the kiddies on the bus or off to wherever they… Read more »

Babymoov Anti-UV Tent Review

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Babymoov Anti-UV Tent Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Sunscreen? Check. Sunhat? Check. Sunburn? Check. Wait, what? Yes, it has happened to us. We slathered Huckleberry with sunscreen before we left the house, we secured his hat firmly on his head, and we managed to stay in the shade most of the day…. Read more »

Take on Teething, Naturally

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Take on Teething Naturally - mamanonthetrail.com

I apologize if you have a squirmy-wormy, sad and sucky, tired, teething babe; we’ll get to the teething remedy review momentarily… Welcome to the Pomp and Circumstance Children’s Product Giveaway Hop This event is brought to you by MamatheFox and On Honeysuckle Hill At each stop you will find awesome prizes fit for children ages 0-18. Be sure to enter… Read more »

Brooksie Leash System Review

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Brooksie Leash System Review - mamanonthetrail.com

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Kirby is a fairly well-behaved dog. If we are in an area that permits off-leash, then he would be off-leash. But off-leash areas are few and far between, so we need other options. Our new family cottage is one of the places where we… Read more »