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Consumer Reports FAIL?

Two years ago, Consumer Reports was rocked by controversy when they botched their testing for a number of infant car seats and then proceeded to drag the good name of those models through the mud before eventually retracting the whole story. The incident led to some staffing changes at Consumer Reports, and they’ve been trying to earn back their credibility ... Read More »

First Look: Baby Jogger City Select

Here’s a scoop: in advance of the upcoming ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas, we stumbled upon an ad today in an industry magazine that had us scraping our jaws off the floor. Baby Jogger is apparently introducing a new stroller, the Baby Jogger City Select, a hybrid stroller that can accommodate one child or two in a dizzying array ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy production moving to China

It’s hardly a surprise, but a big disappointment nonetheless. According to an article from a New Zealand media outlet, phil&teds has made the decision to move Mountain Buggy production from New Zealand to China. But I’ve never met a Chinese-made stroller that comes close to the solid, sturdy feel of the Mountain Buggy. When our friends from phil&teds visited a ... Read More »

Getting warmer: reusable baby wipes

If you’ve thought about cloth diapering and decided it’s not for you, here’s an interesting alternative. Prince Lionheart has come out with Warmies, a baby wipes system that takes reusable, ultra-soft bamboo washcloths, and keeps them warm and damp. I’m a fan because the wipes are extremely gentle on the baby’s delicate skin, you save money because you aren’t buying ... Read More »

Best Stokke Sleepi promotion ever

From now through October 15, if you purchase a Stokke Sleepi, the mattress (or mattresses, depending on which configuration you get) will be FREE. We are incredibly psyched about this. A) because it’s an amazing value and B) because I have two Sleepi systems in my house, and love them and think every parent should have one. Aside from the ... Read More »

Baby Jogger City Micro now in stock

The Baby Jogger City Micro stroller has arrived and is now in our stores and online. You can read my in-depth review from when I saw them at the ABC Kids Spring Conference in Kentucky. The most significant advantage of the City Micro is the price point. It’s a stripped down version of the City Mini, though it actually weighs ... Read More »

10 things I love about breastfeeding

When I was pregnant with my first baby, someone asked me if I would breastfeed. “I guess so,” I replied. My mother, within earshot, shrilled “you guess so??” And this was how I learned that I actually come from a long line of breastfeeders. My mother breastfed all three of us, and even her mother breastfed her youngest child in ... Read More »

Oeuf Robin Collection Debuts at Magic Beans

With the economy still trying to claw its way out of the toilet, we’re seeing a trend towards “affordable luxury” in the baby industry. Oeuf is one of the first to market, with their new Robin nursery furniture, a modern, eco-friendly collection priced at under $600 per piece. The set includes a crib ($565), a dresser ($585), and a toddler ... Read More »

Day 31 – Svan High Chair (and 5 others)

July has flown by, in spite of 31 late nights. Your comments every day have been far more energizing than any caffeinated beverage. It’s hard to believe today’s our last day, but it’s a good one. We’re giving away 6 great products, including a Bruder truck, a Kidkraft kitchen, some wonderful family games, a gorgeous Melo Baby microfiber diaper wallet, ... Read More »

Day 30 – phil&teds Dash Stroller

We’ve been selling phil&teds strollers since the very beginning in 2004. Back then, I ordered them directly from New Zealand (loved their accents), and hardly anyone had ever heard of them. We were one of just a handful of retailers in the United States. Now, of course, they’re all the rage, and I’m a proud mother hen. I used the ... Read More »