Thursday , 24 April 2014

Category Archives: Car Seats

Too many acronyms: making sense of LATCH regulations

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Really, we promise it doesn’t take an encyclopedic knowledge of car seat technology to keep your baby safe in the car. And in any case, we’re here to do the research so you don’t have to. So if you’re bewildered by the alphabet soup of NHTSA, LATCH, JPMA, AAP, don’t worry: we’ll break it down for you! And the new ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Chicco

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How do you know when an item is popular? You might read about it in the news – for instance, we all first discovered that Bugaboo strollers were popular among celebrities through the media (and then they became popular with everyone else). You might see one in the home of every parent you know: in France, if the statistics are ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Britax / B.O.B.

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Becoming a trusted name in baby gear is an incremental process, built up car seat by car seat, stroller by stroller. Britax’s stellar reputation has slowly stacked up through car seats sold, through word of mouth, and, most importantly, through kids protected. As the years go by and Britax car seats roll steadily off of our shelves, we find more ... Read More »

An intro to the new breed of infant car seats

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All of the infant car seats that you can purchase anywhere in the US pass certain safety standards, but manufacturers are constantly trying to one-up each other with new technologies that help seats protect kids better, and make them easier to install. Manufacturers have often been hesitant to add these features because they add cost to sourcing, assembly, and production, ... Read More »

The Magic Beans Guide for Grandparents: Our Top 3 Tips

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Do you have a new grandchild on the way? Congratulations! Of course, kids have the same basic needs as they did when your children were little, but baby gear has changed a lot – there’s so much more of it, and it’s so much better! We hope this guide will help you navigate this exciting new world with less anxiety ... Read More »

European Standards vs American Standards: Car Seat Edition

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by Chelsea Abbott There are a few main differences between European car seats and American car seats, one of the most obvious being the European adoption of the ISOfix. This was recommended by the United Nations and utilized by the European Nations in the mid 1990s. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opted not to utilize this system, ... Read More »

Drool Spotlight: Orbit Baby comes around, again

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It’s easy for us to forget, as old pros at the baby gear game, that our customers are usually brand new to the product category and need an intro to some key names. Our annual Drool Baby Expo will give you the opportunity to explore perennial faves like Orbit Baby in person, but in the meantime, here’s our quick primer ... Read More »

UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat available for pre-order now!

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UPPAbaby knows how to make a splash. For a couple of months, buzz has been building around a new product launch planned for the ABC Kids Expo. But instead of just debuting the product at the show itself, UPPAbaby instead planned a party for the first night of the show. Tonight, in front of a packed crowd, they unveiled their ... Read More »