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City Baby Registry Essentials Giveaway

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City Baby Registry Essentials Giveaway

Having a baby in the city can be really awesome, but it definitely requires some pretty specific baby gear. From small spaces, subway stairs, apartment life and more, you've got your work cut out for you, mama to be. Lucky for you, we've partnered with our friends at Babylist to give away all the baby gear you need -- $3,000 of it in fact! -- to make life with a baby in the city easy breezy.

Enter here, then scroll down to see what you've entered for a chance to win! One winner takes all. Plus, check out our City Baby Registry gear picks over on Babylist!

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bugaboo cameleon³. Bugaboo’s got a lock on mobility in the city, with its smart design, sleek style and rugged durability. The bugaboo cameleon³ elements will give your city life a breath of fresh air. Win one with an aluminum/black frame and your choice of available tailored fabric set.

 

 

Tula Jet Baby Carrier. Babywearing is clutch when you’re a city mama, and Tula’s got some of the best (and best looking!). Win a Jet carrier, which can be used for a front or back carry, and provides an ergonomic M-position seat supporting optimal development for your baby. Choose the infant or toddler version.

 

 

Britax B-Safe 35 XE Series Infant Car Seat. There’s no brand we trust more for our kiddo’s car safety than Britax, and this infant car seat’s the best first ride your baby’s going to get. Win a B-Safe 35 XE Series Infant Car Seat, with tons of innovative safety and comfort technology.

 

 

Loyal Hana Gift Card. If you thought you could go back to your regular wardrobe postpartum, think again. Especially if you’re breastfeeding. Loyal Hana’s fashion-forward pieces feature hidden zipper gussets at the chest to allow for easy and discreet nursing. Win $100 towards the Loyal Hana piece of your choice.

 

 

Primary Bodysuit Set. You cannot underestimate the importance of an awesome basic and Primary’s got the market down. Win one of Primary’s tagless and 100% super-soft cotton rib Babysuit Sets in short sleeve, in your size and color choice.

 

 

Bamboobies Nursing Package. Take care of those breastfeeding boobs with Bamboobies ultra-soft, eco-friendly nursing pads for both day and night. They’re not only absorbent, they’re also washable! Win a multi-pack bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads and bamboobies Eco-pure Premium Bamboo Disposable Nursing Pads, plus boob-ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm and bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl.

 

Babynes Formula Dispenser. If you’ve got formula in your future, or are just preparing for the unknown, Babynes’s wi-fi-enabled formula dispenser is a must-have. It makes a perfectly measured, lump-free formula bottle at just the right temperature with the touch of a button. Win a Babynes machine plus one box of formula pods.

 

 

Munchkin STEP Diaper Pail. Munchkin’s new STEP diaper pail has a self-sealing system to lock in odors, a lavender baking soda puck to absorb the stench and offers two Arm & Hammer bag systems for disposal. Plus for every diaper pail purchased, Munchkin will plant a tree.

 

 

Babyganics Hand Sanitizer Set. It’s about to be cold and flu season, so get prepped with a $200 assortment of Babyganics hand sanitizer items. Made from plant-based ingredients, and free of nasties like triclosan, parabens, sulfates, phthalates and artificial fragrances & dyes, you can feel good about putting this foaming, moisturizing formula on your babes.

 

 

Paintzen Paint Job. Paintzen’s online quoting engine is genius for a parent-to-be: just answer a few questions about your nursery, and you’ll get a locally adjusted price, all inclusive of labor, paint and supplies. Win one nursery room painted with baby-safe, zero-VOC paint (up to $500 of Paintzen services + paint!)

 

 

Nanit Smart Baby Monitor and Floor Stand. This futuristic baby monitor goes above and beyond the standard design. Using “computer vision” in its camera, Nanit learns how your baby moves, and helps you identify sleep issues by tracking sleep patterns, parent visits, room conditions and much more.

 

 

Dyson V6 Child+Baby Handheld vacuum. Keep your house clean for baby or baby to be with Dyson’s handheld vacuum. It’s got powerful cord-free suction to captures microscopic dust and allergens, plus it’s lightweight and versatile for quick clean ups.

 

 

Rose & Rex Cheengoo Donut Rattle Set. In a world of technology overload, Rose & Rex’s imaginative toys are refreshingly analog. All the shop’s toys are thoughtfully selected by education professionals, teachers, and child development experts to foster well-rounded skill building.

 

 

Barley + Oats Gift Card. Not everything on baby’s registry has to be for baby. Barley + Oats delicious superfoods are filled with essential nutrients that women need during their childbearing years to help with female health, fertility, pregnancy, fetal development and breastfeeding support. Win a $125 gift card.

 

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    If we've learned one thing this year, it's that life can change pretty quickly. That's given us a new appreciation for generous cancellation policies and transparent cleaning guidelines when booking trips. By seeing both of these things front and center in Vrbo listings along with reviews from fellow travelers, I feel confident when I hit the "book now" button.

    Beyond that, I know that booking a trip through Vrbo isn't only a gift to my family. On the other side of the transaction, there are vacation home owners and property managers who appreciate the income during these uncertain times. What's more, taking getaways allows us to support our local economy—even if it's just by ordering new takeout food to enjoy from our home away from home.

    While "looking ahead" doesn't feel as easy as it once did, I am confident that there will be a lot of drivable getaways in our future.

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