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Branching out with skincare

We’ve just received our first shipment of Little Twig skincare products. For a long time, we’ve been looking for a skincare line that would be a great companion to Mustela, and when we saw Little Twig in Las Vegas, we knew we’d found it. This environmentally-friendly company offers an array of natural concoctions, many of which are made with certified ... Read More »

Cold noses, warm toes

Here in Boston, the winters can be brutal. Small wonder then, that a local business is continuing to reinvent winterizing accessories for strollers and baby carriers. Brookspond only has two products, the Carrier Cover for the Baby Bjorn and the Buggy Blanket. Their designs have always been a cut above, with thoughtful, parent-centric innovations, but this year, beauty caught up ... Read More »

New Techno Rocks

The new Maclaren Techno XLR is here. This is probably the most anticipated new stroller of the year. Why? Because Maclaren has taken their enormously popular Techno model and turned into a travel system. This Techno comes with a car seat adaptor that is almost identical to the one on the Easy Traveler, and can accommodate a variety of infant ... 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 »

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 »

Xplory in depth

The most fascinating part of our whole journey was our excursion to the manufacturing facility that produces the Xplory stroller for Stokke. The first item on our agenda was a presentation that summarized the product development cycle for the Xplory. The stroller launched in 2003, but the project was initiated way back in 1998, when Stokke made the decision to ... Read More »

Last tidbits from Kind+Jugend

We’re almost done with this whole topic. I have a couple of other newsflashes, none that really needed a dedicated post. Bugaboo is introducing an all-weather wheel package that will offer replacement tires for the front swiveling wheels. These small, pneumatic tires will not swivel, but they will offer much better performance in the snow. They pop on and off ... Read More »

Saving the best for last?

Of all the major vendors I’ve covered from the Kind+Jugend show, I still haven’t talked about Stokke. We saved their booth for last, mostly because it was so incredibly crowded each time we tried to go in. They were on the lower level of the show, which was a lot quieter than the upper level. Most booths were empty or ... Read More »

The little stroller that could

A big trend at both recent baby shows was this stroller design – it was everywhere. There were two variations, one with two handlebars and one with a single handlebar. Interestingly, the single handlebar version seems to be more maneuverable and easier to push one-handed than the two handlebar one. The seat reclines a bit, and the shape of the ... Read More »