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Kaboost!

There are a lot of new high chair concepts out there (and I’ve got a detailed review of these in the works), but I love this simple idea that solves the table-height problem at its most basic level. Kids are too short to reach the table, so why not just give the chair a boost? The Kaboost fits onto almost ... Read More »

Cleaning up on the run

Check this out: When we found these Towtab Towel Tablets at the Boston Gift Show, we were enthralled. These little “pills” expand when wet to become an 8″ x 11″ towel. Even though this is not specifically a juvenile item, we thought it held a lot of promise for parents. Imagine if, instead of toting around wipes, you just keep ... Read More »

HiLo High Chair in action

Check out this video I captured of the new HiLo high chair from Age, due to arrive on the market some time next year. This innovative chair actually has two seats, one for younger babies and one for older children. And, welll… I could try to explain it but just watch the video. A picture is worth a thousand words ... Read More »

Foogo be doo wop wop

There are a lot of insulated sippy cups out there, but if you’ve ever tried them, you’ve discovered that they don’t actually keep drinks cold. This inadequacy did not escape the experts at Thermos, the folks who live and die by beverage insulation. So they built a better sippy cup. The new Foogo cup from Thermos is leak proof, durable, ... Read More »

Recognize that silhouette?

I breastfed both of my girls exclusively, and neither of them would ever take a bottle. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though. I always wondered if I might have had better luck with something that was shaped more convincingly like the original source. I had seen the Breastbottle Nurser in catalogs, but I was skeptical so I never gave ... Read More »

Catch a Burp?

Both of my girls experienced some serious reflux during infancy. To put it delicately, we did a lot of laundry in those early months. So when I saw the Burp Catcher, I was really excited on behalf of all the mothers like me who live in fear of the inevitable apocalyptic burp that soaks everything within a 5 foot radius. ... Read More »

Aging gracefully

This is the kind of “aha” product that makes you wish you’d thought of it first. How often do you find a half-full jar of baby food in the fridge and wonder how long it’s been sitting there. Instead of shaking, stirring, sniffing and reluctantly tasting the peas, now you can just refer to the handy little magnetized gizmo stuck ... Read More »

Just add spaghetti sauce.

Inglesina was showing a beautiful new white high chair and baby seat in Cologne. Reminiscent of Ligne-Roset, these are very sleek, very modern and potentially very impractical. But will anyone care? Functionally, both pieces are fine. The high chair is well constructed and well designed, while the baby seat is a novelty with an adjustable recline and a rocking base. ... Read More »

Fleurville shows off a high chair

And in the next chapter of diaper bag companies thinking outside the box, check out the new Calla Chair from Fleurville. Designed by Yves Behar, the Calla Chair was formally launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in June, but it’s making a rare public appearance here in Vegas. The prototype looks very interesting. It’s certainly a new perspective on ... Read More »

NY Times on Breastfeeding

Yesterday’s New York Times featured an article entitled “Breast-Feed or Else” that presented a fairly even-handed look at the most current research findings about the benefits of breast-feeding. It’s an interesting read, detailing the extensive benefits of breastfeeding, while balancing those with concern about putting too much pressure on women who are unable to breast-feed. The article makes an excellent ... Read More »