About Motherhood HQ
MotherhoodHQ or Motherhood HQ is the online headquarters for all those looking for expert baby gear insight, reviews, and guidance from real mothers. We share high-quality guides on motherhood and rely on our first-hand user experiences to produce the best baby gear reviews you can rely on.
Our team is composed of four experienced moms and experts consultants with insights and experience in testing and reviewing baby gear—we’re your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about what to get your baby and have other guides about motherhood.
Our team has widespread experience testing and reviewing baby gear of different categories ranging from baby monitors, car seats, strollers, trampolines, bassinets, cribs, formula, diapers, and travel systems, among others.
How Motherhood HQ Got Started
Back in 2019, we thought it could be possible to create a baby gear review site with reviews written by moms themselves. Three years later, 10BabyGear (later renamed Motherhood HQ) has grown and the team has expanded with Ashley Davis’ leadership as the editor and in-house baby sleep expert.
The mission has remained the same and we seek to help moms find the best baby gear, through quality product reviews and comparison charts so they don’t have to spend hours researching products. We are now one of the leading baby gear review sites by experienced moms on the internet with over 60,000 unique monthly visitors looking for advice about babies each month!
Our team is made up of moms, with a lot of experience in different aspects of parenting. We are all different, but we have come together to create this site using our own experiences—we hope that you get the help you need for your baby or toddler!
Our goal is simple: provide actionable information on what the best products are by looking at real user reviews and feedback from parents just like you. There’s no reason why you have to have a bad or mediocre experience, and we’re here to help!
Take a look at some of our features below:
- Reviews on the Best Non-wifi Baby Monitors: On Motherhood HQ, we’ve created a detailed guide for mothers who are interested in the best baby monitors without wifi. We provide a comparison chart of popular video baby monitor brands that are hack-proof utilizing 2.4 GHz FHSS technology that guarantees 100% signal privacy. We also compared all the major brands including Motorola, VTech, Infant Optics, Eufy Spaceview, VAVA, Babysense, Hellobaby, and more —so you can compare features easier to find the best one for you!
- Reviews of the Best 3-wheel Strollers available in the market today. Finding the right type of stroller for your active lifestyle is key and you’ll learn details such as air-filled tires vs foam-filled strollers and which one to pick. We also have a detailed buyer guide with guidance on 3-wheel strollers vs 4-wheel strollers. In summary, we don’t just give you a list and some short reviews. We’ve got the scoop on the VERY BEST strollers out there and all their features so that you can buy one with confidence—and never feel lost again about what to get.
- We also have reviewed top nursery furniture and sleep gear including cribs, bassinets, and gliders, among others. We are very passionate about baby sleep gear including accessories and we provide in-depth reviews of everything from crib mattresses to co-sleeping bassinets, loungers, mini-cribs, and everything in between so that you feel confident with your purchase.
- We also have reviews on top baby and kid activity and fun gear such as trampolines, activity centers, swings, bouncers, toys, among others. No child can have too many toys! We’ve tested out a ton of the best fun gear that will assist in your baby’s development. Which activity center is best for your living room? Find out more on Motherhood HQ!
Why trust our reviews?
At Motherhood HQ, we make every effort to be unbiased and honest about all of our baby gear reviews. We never accept free or discounted products from manufacturers in exchange for a review.
We conduct detailed research on the product (and its competitors) by looking at expert and user reviews and feedback —including actual real-life parent testing! This allows us to provide you with all of the information that you need to make your purchase decision—factors like ease of use, durability, reliability, safety, value for money, pros vs cons as well as other more specific factors such as portability and more.
Over the years, we have reviewed or directly used over 500 baby product brands. Since 2019, thousands of parents have relied on us to provide well-researched information on pregnancy, parenting, baby gear, and more. Whenever we publish any information relating to the health of the baby, we consult expert pediatricians, midwives, therapists, and OB/GYNs.
Motherhood HQ is crowdsourcing first-hand knowledge on various baby products from real parents in their growing years Community Dashboard. Motherhood HQ was created by frustrated mothers that wanted to provide a way for moms to share feedback and helpful first-hand experiences using various baby gear.
Our Network of Moms
We have a growing community of moms and we provide each other with insider tips and tricks. New parents need every bit of help they can get, especially when it comes to the details. When should I replace that diaper cream container? Which brand of pacifier is best? How do you clean that newborn clothes? We are able to share all these helpful answers and tips on our Motherhood HQ’s Community Dashboard.
Mothers voluntarily enroll on our network (Community Dashboard) with each enrolling mom indicating the product they have first-hand experience with. Other moms looking to purchase an item that a parent in the network has used can communicate directly and get specific answers to questions on various features.
As moms, when we are in the midst of raising a child, it’s hard to stay abreast with all the newest products available in the market but there are moms that already have experience with any particular baby gear. Where there are hundreds of brands out there vying for our attention and wallets we strive to develop a comprehensive review platform for baby products by relying on other moms to review and give us first-hand information to inform our annual lists of top baby gear in different categories.
Don’t Fall For Fake Reviews Anymore
What parents currently do is to type ‘best baby monitor’ on Google search and find reviews from various websites that rely on third-party information or are actually fake. According to BrightLocal research, 82% of consumers have read a fake review in the last year (2018-19). With these statistics, you can understand the difficulty parents have to face when trying to buy a baby product with 6,000 options to choose from with most of the available reviews being fake or from fake users.
Our Editorial Policy
We strive to present factual information by quoting original, peer-reviewed publications. We also get guidance from reputable organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for general baby-related publications and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for safety ratings of different baby travel gear—car seats, strollers, and travel systems.
We also rely on independent testing organizations and certification institutions such as Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Consumer Reports. With disappointment, Consumer Reports is no longer testing baby monitors, one of the products we review here. For products that are required to have the manufacturers test and certify that they meet the safety standards set by the US Consumer Products Safety Agency (CPSA), we work to obtain the Children Product Certificate issued by the agency. For baby monitors, we rely on the information put out by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) indicating the EMF emission levels and whether the particular baby monitor meets the minimum standards.
We also reach out to manufacturers directly to get info about products and provide first-hand information on products by testing them ourselves or by relying on the parents in our network that have used any of the products we review
We also keep a rigorous list of product recalls and keep our readers updated on what to avoid.
About the Content We Publish
Our editor and the team here decide on the content to publish including which products to review and recommend. From time to time, manufacturers may request to be featured and may send us products to review (for free) which we do like any other product that we’ve bought from retailers. In our reviews and recommendations, we remain unbiased and are independent of the external influence of partners, advertisers and sponsors.
Our Reviews and Recommendations
We do not accept monetary compensation for us to include a product in our recommendation lists. We do earn a commission for every qualifying purchase resulting from clicks originating from our website and this is disclosed in every review post we have on the site. We also earn from display ads appearing on different pages on the website.
We strive to be objective in our review recommendations and we base our rating on our research of the product and specs, product performance, the feedback customers have shared, and the comparison of the products to its peers. We also include personal experience using the product and when we test we do indicate other subjective opinions on products’ ease of use.
Our team made of experienced moms
Ashley Davis is our editor and coordinates all the writing and all activities at the Motherhood HQ’s community dashboard with oversight and support from Sarah Davis, our founder. Sarah is a certified teacher (in Al. & Fl.) and has taught at an International School abroad. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. program in Special Needs Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Aside from providing support to Ashley and the team, she is still responsible for all external partnerships.
Ashley is a mom of three kids and is a certified baby sleep expert. For the last three years, Ashley has been consulting as a baby sleep expert and when not working with infants, she loves learning about new baby products and is always happy to test and review.
The expert review board is led by Ashley Davis with support from four other moms and one dad who have several years of combined experience. They also rely on first-hand data provided by mothers in our Community Dashboard.
Jane Lanbert leads our specialized guides in different topics here at Motherhood HQ. She is a mother of two and she works as an elementary school teacher.
She joined Motherhood HQ to provide expertise on product testing after a short stint operating a baby product testing business. Jane loves reading and getting immersed in new research on various topics from parenting psychology to pet psychology.
When not reading or writing, Jane enjoys hiking and hanging out with their two dog pets. Jane is from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Other key members of the team include Mary Stephens who writes about baby gear focussed on baby activities including trampolines, activity centers, baby jumpers, baby walkers, and more. Some other members including Sandra Bullock write for us occasionally especially when we need specialized baby feeding or health-related guides.
Motherhood HQ Contact Details
You can reach us using the email address below;
- Email: email@example.com
- Our Physical Locations: Hillside, New Jersey and Jacksonville Florida, USA.
- You can also find us on Pinterest here or on Twitter here or on Linkedin here.
Some Legal Info
Motherhood HQ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. You can read further about our Affiliate Disclosure.
We are always looking for and gathering information and advice from our community so we can provide you with the best, most informative content possible. Let us know what you want to read about in the comments below!
Your support is instrumental in pushing forward our project and helping other mothers like you—we sincerely thank you
(Updated Feb 2022)