How To Get Started

By Isabel Kallman

Alpha Mom’s Product Rating system is created and maintained by the parental community. Ultimately, the authenticity and effectiveness of it is determined by its users. As such, we need parents like you (yes, I’m talking to you!) to be vocal, honest and clear in your descriptions, reviews, ratings and comments.
Find your product:
If you would like to find out what parents think about a product or share an opinion, first find out whether it has been reviewed by others. There are several ways you can do this:

  • Enter the name in the search bar (above in the upper right-hand corner)
  • Check the category under which you think that product may be (i.e., you will find “gates” under the “Safety” section)
  • Search using tags by clicking “Tags” and look for descriptors like product types and brand names (e.g., “travel stroller”, “gate”, “fisher-price”). You can find “Tags” on the navigation bar above. Other visitors have added products and “tagged” them with keywords. This may be a faster and easier way to find your product. View: What’s a Tag?

Rate a Product:

  • When you find the product you are looking for, click on “Add your Rating” and go for it! You can rate a product by giving one through five stars (with five being the highest rating). Also add your comment in the provided box.
  • Or, be the first to review a product by clicking on “Add a New Product” (see below).
    Note: You need to be registered into Alpha Mom’s Product Rating system in order to rate/ comment on or add a new product to the system. If you are not registered, don’t worry, we will prompt you to do so.

Add a New Product:
If you can’t find the product you’re looking for, don’t despair. Just add it to our system. Click on “Add a New Product”. Then, provide us with a description, price, product picture, tags, rating and review.

  • Name: include the product’s name as well as the manufacturer (eg, Maclaren Volo Stroller)
  • Description: please stick to the facts about the product (weight, features and functionality).
  • Price: the suggested retail price, please.
  • Category: Select the best (of those provided) in which it should be.
  • Picture: include a product picture. You need to save the picture to your computer first, before it’s downloaded onto the system.
  • URL: This is the website address where you found the product you are adding. Copy and paste the URL here. Try to keep it to just the base URL for the company who offers the product, e.g.
  • Tags: please be as specific as possible. Example: if it’s a Maclaren stroller, you would include– “stroller”, “Maclaren”, “lightweight stroller”, “single stroller”. The more specific you are the easier it will be for your fellow parents to find the product for which they are searching.

Yep, that’s it. Have fun!
Send any comments or report any issues to

Isabel Kallman
About the Author

Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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