Welcome to the Baby Gizmo Blog!
My name is Hollie Schultz. As the mother of 3 children under the age of 7 (as well as 7 siblings, 15 nieces and nephews and 19 first cousins!), I’ve done my fair share of baby product shopping. And since the average mom spends $11,000 on baby gear the first year of her child’s life, I did the math and discovered, I’ve spent over $35,000!
I am a middle class mom from middle America and don’t part with that much money easily. So I’ve been extremely choosy, almost obsessive, about my purchases. I am the mom who takes the strollers off the shelf, takes products out of the box; I buy, try, and I am not afraid to return. I’ve been known to take a box of batteries to the store so I could see a product in action.
Over the years, my product research skills expanded to include frequent calls directly to the manufacturers, trips to industry trade shows and the eventual creation of The Baby Gizmo Company. Baby Gizmo has evolved into an independent product testing and research coalition of moms, pediatricians and child development experts from around the country.
Our product testing is real-world testing. We weigh products. We throw food on them. We run through parking lots carrying them, two other kids and our diaper bags.
I created The Baby Gizmo Blogs to be provide parents with up-to-date news and reviews (products and travel) that a mom could trust.