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Category Archives: Newborn Essentials

Big skin problems for little babies

For the most severe skin problems, Mustela is now offering their Dermo-Pediatric line. At first, these superstrength formulas were only available at independent pharmacies and apothecaries, but now they have expanded their distribution to include a number of specialty baby stores. I was particularly interested in this line because of the Stelatopia products, designed to combat Eczema. Both of my ... Read More »

Rocking your world

This product makes me laugh. The Dream Mover is a moving platform that will gently rock just about anything – your baby’s stroller, car seat, cradle, bouncy seat. I thought it was sort of silly at first. But suddenly, I was transported back to my last night in the hospital after delivering my younger daughter. She was fussy, so the ... Read More »

Essential, meaning you’ve got to have it.

When JJ Cole introduced their Essentials Bag, the first product in the burgeoning Essentials category, I was dubious. The bag was cute and all, but what did parents need with a diaper bag that offered very limited storage space and didn’t include a changing pad? I still don’t quite get it, but with the introduction of the new Diapers & ... Read More »

It sucks when your baby has a cold.

Literally. There’s a brand new nasal aspirator from Bebesounds that offers battery-powered suction. This product would be hysterically funny if it weren’t so downright innovative. There’s nothing more awful and frustrating than trying to pin down a writhing, miserable and congested baby to stick a rubber bulb up her nose and suck out its overflowing contents. If you haven’t been ... Read More »

Svan Baby Bouncer Launched at Magic Beans

Last night, we were very excited to host the global launch of the new Svan Baby Bouncer at Magic Beans. This is a product that has been a labor of love for all our friends at Scandinavian Child, the US distributors for Svan, and we were so thrilled to be able to help them celebrate its long-awaited debut. Brenda Berg, ... Read More »

Things are looking up, baby.

There’s a reason why mobiles are a staple item for most new parents. They provide babies with an excellent focal point and healthy visual stimulation. Some mobiles are designed to gently lull an infant to sleep with slow revolutions and soporific music, while others are veritable airborne amusement parks ideal for capturing enough rapt newborn attention that a tired mom ... Read More »

A new weapon in the fight against Plagiocephaly

The highly successful “Back to Sleep” campaign has dramatically lowered the rate of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in the United States. But a side effect of consistent back-sleeping is a spike in Plagiocephaly, or sleep-related skull flattening. There are a lot of products on the market designed to help position newborns for sleep, but the Nightform is the first ... Read More »

Rock a Bye, Baby: Bassinets by Cariboo

Deciding where your newborn will sleep isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Parents plan, but babies don’t always get the memo. My mother bought me a beautiful cradle when I was expecting my first baby. And yet, my newborn, only hours old, decided that she would only sleep for any length of time if she was lying on top ... Read More »

Pillow talk

If you’re looking for a breastfeeding pillow, good luck. There’s no lack of options; on the contrary, you’re more likely to be overwheled by the sheer number of choices on the market. And every woman is different, so if you ask around, you’ll hear a dozen different opinions on the matter. So I don’t usually slow down when I see ... Read More »

Powder Puff, girls?

Over the past few years, baby powder has fallen from grace. Formerly hailed as a cure-all for a vareity of baby skin irritations, concerns surfaced about the safety of inhaling talc, now considered to be a carcinogen in the same cateogry as asbestos. As this scary news spread, anxious parents simply abandoned powder altogether, regardless of whether or not it ... Read More »