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Category Archives: Strollers

Bugaboo prices going up 7/1

We have just been notified that Bugaboo is  having a significant price increase, limited to the Frog and Cameleon strollers, that will go into effect on July 1. If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Frog or Cameleon, now’s the time to take the plunge (the prices on the Bee are going to hold steady for the time ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee recalled

The CPSC announced today that the Bugaboo Bee stroller has been voluntarily recalled. Apparently the brake mechanism can wear out over time, causing it to fail on one or both sides. Thank goodness, no injuries have been reported. Anyone using this stroller should stop using it immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. The form is simple ... Read More »

UPPA-palooza this Sunday in Hingham

The long-awaited Uppa Rumble seat is now in stock, and to celebrate, we’re throwing an Uppa-tacular party in our Hingham store this Sunday, May 17. If you’re an Uppa-vangelist, you won’t want to miss this, especially if you’re considering a Rumble Seat upgrade. We’re running three great promotions: 1. In Hingham only: for those who own a pre-2009 Vista model, ... Read More »

Baby Jogger releases City Micro series

When I saw the City Mini stroller for the first time in Las Vegas in 2007, it was love at first sight. My reaction to the new City Micro wasn’t quite as strong, but I do think they’ve hit a great price point. At $159.99, the City Micro single is a great option for a car/travel stroller. As with all ... Read More »

Cybex preview

I spent some time in Kentucky reviewing the Cybex product line that will be coming soon from Regal-Lager. Here’s what I learned. Cybex is a fairly young company. They released their first product in 2005, a belt-positioning booster that has received multiple prestigious awards for the safety technology and engineering incorpoated into the design. All the products are German-designed and ... Read More »

phil&teds acquires Mountain Buggy

In a grand Kiwi stroller marriage, phil&teds has successfully acquired Mountain Buggy. The press release we received via fax this morning stresses that this is not a “takeover” but rather an opportunity to create a dynamic new synergybetween the two New Zealand-based brands. Mountain Buggy currently runs a manufacturing facility in New Zealand, a key reason for the outstanding quality ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee Video

We got a lot of great feedback from our video about the Lillebaby Everywear, and we had fun making it too. So we’re branching out. This week, we did one about the Bugaboo Bee. We love the Bugaboo Bee stroller, but over and over again we hear that people have trouble figuring out how to turn around the seat. I ... Read More »

Economic stimulus reaches Bugaboo Frog

Starting March 1, the Bugaboo Frog will drop in price to an all-time low of $629. The Bugaboo Frog is the model that started the hybrid stroller revolution and broke the ice on the luxury baby gear market. It holds an important place in the history of baby gear, from both a design and cultural standpoint, and it also happens ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy not bankrupt – yet.

Rumors are swirling about the fate of Mountain Buggy, the New Zealand-based stroller manufacturer, with some saying the company has gone bankrupt. This is not the case, as far as I have been told. The company went into receivership last week. This means that the company will be reorganized and marketed for sale. Understanding that the Mountain Buggy’s good name ... Read More »

Phil & Teds Dash is back

After a very rocky start, the Dash stroller is back in stores (including ours). Preliminary reports are very good, and in spite of it all, the Dash remains my favorite of the four Phil & Teds models. There have been no substantial changes to the Dash aside from resolving the key issues that caused the recall. So, you can read ... Read More »