Hi, I’m Allison.
I’m the chief writer, product reviewer, and baby product expert here at Proud Happy Mama! I’m also a passionate parenting advocate!
As a mom of two young kids, I know firsthand how exhausting testing, researching, and trying to find the best baby products for your family can be.
So, backed with my Masters Degree in Public Health, a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, a long career in health and safety, and 10 years of hands on experience using, researching, and testing baby products, I’m on a mission to help you find baby gear that suits your family perfectly, no matter your requirements.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember spending hours and hours researching the endless lists for pregnancy safe skin care, postpartum essentials, and baby registry must haves. As well as all the baby names a-z I could find!
From the best bassinets to the best strollers to the best baby monitors I was looking for baby items that not only fit within my budget, but could also grow with my family.
And like many excited first time moms, my nursery was set up well before my baby arrived.
Whilst a majority of the baby items were great, such as my stroller that I used with both kids over 6 years and across multiple cities, there were somethings in hindsight that I had wished I had considered or at least waited till my babies were born before buying. These included things such as car seat compatibility for my stroller, diapers as my both my kids had sensitive skin, baby gifts I would receive, and even how my breastfeeding journey would go (turns out between both my children I’d spend over 5 years breastfeeding).
So, based on my own 10 years of extensive hands on experience, with multiple pregnancies and raising two children, and backed with my Masters Degree in Public Health, a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, as well as a long career in health and safety, I’m on a mission to help other parents make the most informed decisions possible when choosing their baby gear!
All content you find on Proud Happy Mama is carefully researched, vetted, and curated by experienced parents for parents, so you can get real answers to your real baby questions.
And when needed I seek out professionals in the medical and parenting fields to provide further expertise.
You’ll also find a ton of inspirational motherhood quotes and stories as I know firsthand the raw emotions that moms are faced with in their everyday motherhood journey and want you to know that you are not alone in their struggles, successes, and dreams.
You can find some of my articles, by Allison Banfield, featured in places like The Sun, Moms.com, Woman’s Day, Mother.ly, Her View From Home, Kidspot, Love What Matters, Natural Parenting Magazine, and more!