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Trick out your diaper bag

When disposable diapers come out of their packaging, they are lovely – smooth, clean and so flat. But after a day or two knocking around in your diaper bag they undergo an unpleasant transformation into fuzzy, puffy, wrinkled wads. It’s just inevitable, and it never seems to matter which appropriately-sized pocket you use to store them. So a smart mom ... Read More »

Buff, baby

I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a fan of “Survivor” (there are millions of us out there – just not anyone I know). If you’ve never seen it, all you need to know is this: contestants are given color-coded Buffs to identify which tribe they are on. I’d never heard of a Buff until I started watching Survivor, ... Read More »

Spoondoggle

When my first was starting to eat solids, I bought myself this Baby Bjorn Plate and Spoon set. The plate is nice, but the spoons are extraordinary. They are perfectly sized for small hands, and the spoon is deep enough to actually pick up food, unlike many other toddler spoons. They are truly the best spoons I’ve ever used, but ... Read More »

Why I love Mustela Wipes

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was freelancing as a writer, working on a catalog for a posh epothecary on Newbury Street. This was my introduction to Mustela, and by the time Audrey was born, I was an avid fan. I particularly loved the wipes, which are thick and soft with a very gentle fragrance. As it ... Read More »

Pretty snazzy for crawlers

I know I’m not alone on this one. Both times I’ve watched my babies learn to crawl, I’ve cringed at the wear and tear on their knees. So when I found these baby kneepads at the ABC show, I stopped in my tracks. The Snazzy Baby Knee Pads are not too thick; they have just enough padding to provide a ... Read More »

A Boon at Bathtime

In the beginning, bathtime is so simple. It’s you, the baby and the washcloth with a bit of warm water, and maybe a rubber duckie or two. But as babies grow into toddlers, the bath toys begin to take over the tub. In our house, it’s completely out of hand, and every night the cleanup is a total drag. But ... Read More »

Equal Opportunity for Toddlers

Keeping warm on a cold day is never easy, but parents get to worry about it twice over, once for themselves and once for their kids. There are a lot of products on the market designed to keep babies warm in their strollers and/or car seats, but most of these are sized to fit babies and young toddlers, leaving older ... Read More »

Daddy doesn’t need a diaper bag anymore

The new Dad Gear Diaper Vest has finally arrived. This was one of my favorite items at the ABC Show in Las Vegas, where I dragged my dubious husband a half-mile through the convention center to try it on. But he loved it, and I think he won’t be alone. Dad Gear is a brand new company, but the Diaper ... Read More »

Hot Slings for Cold Days

For about a year now, we’ve been fortunate to be a reseller for the fabulous Kangaroo Korner fleece pouches. I am an avid fan of these, both for their comfort and their ease of use, so I was really sad when I found out that their availability would be extremely limited this winter. My understanding is that business has been ... Read More »

A devilishly good diaper bag

When Dante Pauwels first offered to send me a sample of her Dante Beatrix diaper bags, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We already had a lot of diaper bags in the store, and I didn’t think we needed any more. But when the sample arrived, I desperately wanted to keep it. It was so chic and beautiful, filled with ... Read More »