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Too much of a good thing= very good deals

2005 was a very good year for Mountain Buggy. In spite of a minor recall, we’ve seen the popularity of these all-terrain strollers soar. The success is well-deserved. The strollers are sturdy, well-constructed and phenomenally smooth to handle. In an effort to meet the incredible demand, Mountain Buggy ended the year slightly overstocked. Better than the alternative, for sure, and ... Read More »

Rock Star Baby

I want to open with a disclaimer. We do not sell the bugaboo strollers. Many people assume that we choose not to carry them because we don’t like them. This is not true. At this time, there are apparently too many other retailers in our area. We hope to someday offer this line, but in the meantime we remain admirers ... Read More »

Britax kicks it up a notch

There are a lot of nice things to be said for Britax car seats. From a safety perspective, they are widely praised for their (relatively) simple and very solid design; a properly installed Britax seat feels, literally, like a rock. Comfort-wise, children are always very content. But aside from those most critical elements, Britax has also carved another niche with ... Read More »

Make room for Maclaren

No, it isn’t a newfangled shopping cart. This is Maclaren’s brand new entry into the thriving market for car seat-carrying stroller frames. These popular wheeled frames are designed to secure an infant car seat, so you can enjoy the benefits of a travel system without needing to suffer the often dire shortcomings of travel system strollers once your child has ... Read More »

Bad hair days?

Handling my kids’ hair seems to be a neverending adventure. In the beginning, it was just fuzz. Those were the days, let me tell you. Now, I have to practically wrestle my preschooler to the ground (or bribe her shamelessly) in order to brush her hair, while her little sister cries inconsolably until she gets her turn. I’m reminded of ... Read More »

Kangaroo Korner is back!

Last month, we reported that Kangaroo Korner, makers of our best-selling adjustable fleece pouches, was putting their wholesale division on hold. Now, I’m delighted to update that status. We have them back in stock, in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Fortunately, it was a quick hiatus. These pouches are incredibly comfortable to wear, well made and easy to ... Read More »

Pronto!

Back in October, when we first received JJ Cole’s Essentials Changing Pad & Tote, I talked about an emerging trend in diaper bag downsizing (flashback here). Now, Skip-Hop has released their own mini-tote, the Pronto. In general, I love everything from Skip-Hop. Their designs are so practical and down-to-earth without ever sacrificing good looks. The Pronto is just as good ... Read More »

Zippy arrives amidst baseless concerns

We received our first shipment of 2006 Inglesina Zippy strollers today. Aside from color, there aren’t many changes to the 2006 version, but these strollers are the first to capitalize on the new partnership between Inglesina and Compass, a relatively new car seat manufacturer. The Compass infant car seat will come in fabrics that coordinate with some of the Zippy ... Read More »

Prada. Gucci. Fleurville?

Fleurville has made a name for itself by designing chic, durable bags that were conceived, designed and assembled to be as functional as possible. From the venerable Mothership to the hip Sling Tote to the ingenious Escape Pod, Fleurville has been a leading innovator in the category. Now, with their new Luxe bag, they are attempting to expand their brand ... Read More »

2006 Stroller Alert! (speaking of Maclaren)

Today we received our first 2006 strollers – 4 new Maclaren Techno XT colors, Citrus Lime, Tangerine, Sky Blue and Storm Grey. They are all available on our website. Yes, that means the 2005 stock will go on sale, probably tomorrow. Check back for details.Also, we had an update from Mountian Buggy that the 2006 strollers will ship near the ... Read More »