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How do you spell relief? HOTSLINGS!

We just got back from nearly 10 days in the Southwest, and ironically, I forgot to bring a sling. Like clockwork, my two-year-old refused to walk or sit in a stroller for the first three days we were away. In desperation, I contacted my friends at Hotslings and bought (by overnight delivery) a stunning, reversible sling that was an absolute ... Read More »

Tripp Trappin’ over the ocean

Until now, the beloved Stokke Kinderzeat has endured a split personality disorder. In the United States, it is known as the Kinderzeat, but in practically every other country on Earth, it is the Tripp Trapp chair. Why did the US market require new nomenclature? I’m not sure what the logic was at the time, but in the interest of consistency, ... Read More »

2006 Valco Runabout

Last week our staff had the pleasure of meeting with a gentleman from Valco who gave us a preview of their new 2006 Runabout stroller, which we have since received. While he was here, we had the opportunity to assemble the stroller, push it around, and ask a lot of questions. I was very impressed with what I saw! Valco ... Read More »

New Kate Spade Quest is here

And it’s really cute. The new Kate Spade Twilight features a very modern snail icon (there’s a joke in there, somewhere) on a quilted navy background, accented with white piping. The hood is lined with a green interior. Structurally, it’s identical to the other Quest strollers, but it feels very special. This year, Maclaren is extending the Kate Spade collection ... Read More »

Strolli – whee!

As proof that parents are eager to find ways to extend the life of their strollers and adapt them to fit a growing family, products like the Buggy Board and Kiddy Board (wheeled boards that attach to the back of a stroller) are extremely popular. As well, the Phil and Ted’s e3 (a single all-terrain stroller that offers a second ... Read More »

Bibs a la luxe

We’ve just received our first shipment of Mally Bibs, a new line of leather bibs from Canada. They will remind you a bit of Robeez shoes, but they are designed for the other end of your baby. The bibs are thick and the leather is washable and extremely stain resistant. One side sports a cute applique design while the other ... Read More »

What’s Nest?

Nest is a Massachusetts-based company that integrates clean, modern and kid-friendly designs with organic and sustainable materials. Sounds good, right? That’s why we’re pretty excited to be carrying their new line of kids’ furnishings. This husband and wife team have designed several pieces that are both visually appealing and very functional. I loved their toy cube, which is a compact ... Read More »

This little Piggy stayed clean

The Piggy Platter is a new placemat for babies and kids. It was designed by a mom trying to avoid the sticky mess left over from breakfast oatmeal. There are a couple of nice innovations here. First, the surface of the mat is clear, so you can put funny pictures, flashcards or other stimulating graphics underneath. There’s a no-slip rubber ... Read More »

A bib for the ages

Although it isn’t new, the Crumb Chum is worthy of praise, so here it comes. There are a lot of bibs out there, but the Crumb Chum is the most wearable and most effective bib I’ve ever used. The coverage is incredible – it’s somewhat like wearing a smock – and the fabric is very thin and light, so it ... Read More »

New Xplory is here

The 2006 update to Stokke’s revolutionary Xplory stroller has arrived, and they have made some very nice improvements. Most significantly, they are now offering a “Baby Bag”, or a bassinet attachment. The “Baby Bag” lingo is sure to cause some confusion in the US market, though I’ve been told that it’s a question of international terminology. It is just like ... Read More »