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Category Archives: Car Seats

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

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 »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Mixing It Up With Ergo and Orbit

Ergo Baby Carrier in Galaxy

In the era of mashups, it’s no surprise that some of our favorite baby brands are combining forces to produce gear that’s twice as useful, twice as stylish, twice as nice! ERGObaby and Orbit Baby have joined forces in a partnership that we’re hoping will result in even cooler products. You’re probably already familiar with these brands, but here’s a ... Read More »

Get your car seat checked. Start here.

The story of how I became a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) starts long before I owned a baby store. I was a new mother and I was trying really hard to chill out. Babies are so small, so fragile. It’s easy to let fear drive you to irrational behavior, especially during the early months. I didn’t want to be ... Read More »

Clek previews the Foonf

Behind closed doors, Clek was offering retailers and media at the ABC Show a sneak peek of their upcoming convertible car seat, the Foonf. In short, this seat is amazing. It is a game changer. It is also going to be expensive (starting at $450). But the technology that’s inside the Foonf well justifies the cost. I wasn’t allowed to ... Read More »

Orbit Baby comes full circle

The first time I met the Orbit Baby team, they had a real vision. They imagined a modular travel system that would encompass every stage of mobility, from infant car seat to stroller to convertible car seat to double stroller to booster seat. It’s taken them some time, but with their new product releases this year, Orbit Baby will finally ... Read More »

Cybex Aton is back!

Two weeks ago I broke the news that Cybex was going to cease distribution of car seats in the United States. Well, guess what? After reading blog posts like  Jamie Grayson’s and even mine, Cybex reconsidered this decision. The Aton will continue to be available through their distributor, Regal Lager. Some colors are out of stock at the moment, but Regal Lager ... Read More »

Cybex Aton is going away

…And not on a vacation. It’s being deported. Earlier this week, Regal Lager informed us that they will no longer be distributing Cybex car seats in the United States. This came as quite a shock, since the new Cybex Aton car seat was one of the most exciting new product releases of 2011. When I first wrote about the debut ... Read More »

10 common car seat mistakes

Z in his car seat

Car seats are among the most complicated pieces of gear most parents will encounter – probably more complicated than you think, so be prepared! Here’s a list of 10 mistakes a lot of parents make. If anything sounds familiar to you, don’t feel bad: I’ve been guilty of at least 7/10 of the things on this list over the years. ... Read More »

5 things to look for in a convertible car seat

Britax Boulevard Silver Birch

Making the transition from an infant seat to a convertible car seat can be tough for parents who’ve grown very attached to the portability of a bucket-style infant seat. But when a baby starts to get close to the height or weight limit of his infant seat, there’s no two ways about it – it’s time to make the switch. ... Read More »

Hello Diono

Diono RXT Car Seats

When Sunshine Kids (manufacturer of the outstanding Radian car seat) called us a few weeks ago and asked to set up a meeting, they mentioned they had some big news. But we still weren’t completely prepared for what awaited us. After 12 years as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products, effective today the company will now be known as Diono (dee-OH-no). Why ... Read More »