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VIDEO: Introducing the incredibly compact Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller!

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email to claim yours. Act now! PRE-ORDER THE CITY TOUR STROLLER HERE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2016 The size of a stroller when folded can make all of the difference for how it fits into your lifestyle, and as we’ve noted in our many reviews of the BabyZen YoYo Stroller, that goes double when you’re traveling ... Read More »

New Britax car seats & travel systems: Solstice Grey!

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With the yearly ABC Kids Spring Show comes even more new baby gear announcements! And it’s no surprise that a lot of these gear items are coming in one particular color – grey is everywhere in 2016, and given that grey is such a popular color for cars, and Britax is one of the top names in car seats, it’s no surprise ... Read More »

COMING SOON from Britax: the Boulevard Clicktight ARB Convertible Car Seat

Because we haven't got an image of the ARB on a Boulevard yet, this is the same rebound bar on a Britax Marathon.

  Explaining why we’re so excited about the upcoming Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB Convertible Car Seat (available this June!) requires some in-depth car seat geekery – but we’re fine with that, because if there’s anything we love, it’s nerding out about car seats. Before I get started, though, here’s the short version of this blog: It will provide superb protection that’s compatible with ... Read More »

A new look for Diono convertible car seats in 2016 / 2017!

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Today has been a big year for style upgrades from our favorite brands! As you may have noticed, everyone’s unveiling new collections in sleek modern grey, and as we mentioned when we were talking about designing a nursery with grey as a foundation, combining brights and neutrals is SO in. The new Diono 2016/2017 convertible car seat collection builds on current ... Read More »

How to travel WITHOUT the kids, and stay in touch


We’ve written a lot over the years about traveling WITH the kids – regulations on what gear you can bring, best practices for flying with a baby, and the perennial issue of how to keep restless kids entertained while squished into a small space. But we haven’t yet tackled what to do if the kids AREN’T coming along. First things first: who’s ... Read More »

Remote control toy roundup: fun for all ages!

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We’ve never embraced the orthodoxy that electronic toys can’t be educational or beneficial for kids. If a toy encourages kids to use their imagination, we’re all in favor, and remote control toys give kids a great jumping-off point for creative scenarios (and the invention of obstacle courses). Plus, RC toys encourage kids to run around outside, they help kids to ... Read More »

The hospital nursery: a thing of the past?

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In the final months of pregnancy, sleep can be hard to come by, so by the time your baby makes his debut, you’re ready for a good hearty nap. Since your baby is most alert during the first hour or two after birth, that’s the best time to plop him onto your chest and give breastfeeding a try, and then ... Read More »

Coming soon: the Bugaboo Buffalo Classic+ Stroller!

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Get more info about the Bugaboo Buffalo Classic+ Stroller here! The words “elegant” and “rugged” don’t usually go together: tough products that are built to last tend to emphasize function over form, practicality over style. However, Bugaboo does nothing by half-measures, so when they built the Bugaboo Buffalo, the stroller best suited to absolutely all terrains (including snowy Boston sidewalks), ... Read More »

Drool Baby Expo Recap: The Best Drool Yet!

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Did you make it to this year’s Drool Baby Expo? Since its debut in 2011, Drool has been the #1 event for expectant parents in New England, and it gets bigger every year, with more exhibitors, more attendees, more giveaways, and more fun!  Every spring, at Drool Baby Expo, you can: Enjoy interactive demos of the best products from all ... Read More »

Marpac sound machines: white noise for better sleep!

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Adjusting to sleeping in a new place is seldom easy. For instance, I just moved from the busier environs of one Boston neighborhood to a sleepier suburb, and discovered that with zero traffic on my street or nearby, it was disturbingly silent at night. (If you’re living in a rural area you’re already used to this, but hey, I’m a ... Read More »