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Day 18: Britax Frontier SICT


Over the past few years, a lot more attention has been paid to protecting children from side-impact collisions. Research has shown that 30% of fatalities in passenger cars are from side-impact. These kinds of crashes are particularly dangerous because there isn’t much car between the passengers and the encroaching vehicle. Front and back collisions have the benefit of the crumple ... Read More »

The 1000th post


This is a milestone, for sure. When we started this blog in 2005, the word “blog” was still an emerging part of the public vocabulary. In fact, Merriam-Webster named “blog” the “Word of the Year” in 2004. Back then, blogging was mostly for techies, pundits and voyeurs. It’s been almost six years since Isaac (my sister’s husband and the Magic ... Read More »

Day 17: WOW! Baby Basket


What makes you say “wow”? A beautiful sunset? A circus act? A kid who just learned to ride a bike?  Wow is such a flexible word, an exclamation used to convey astonishment, admiration, excitement, pleasure. It’s appropriate for such a range of occasions. “You found a leaf? Wow!” or “You’re pregnant with twins? Wow!” A few years ago, when we ... Read More »

Day 16: Kettler Air Navigator Tricycle & Hatley Rain Gear Pack


Contrary to popular rumor, the motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is not the official Postal Service creed. But the motto inscribed on the James Farley Post Office in New York City is nevertheless taken pretty seriously by many letter carriers, like Richard Doherty ... Read More »

Day 15: Mountain Buggy Duet


I’m pretty sure that, according to the rules of physics, the Mountain Buggy Duet shouldn’t even exist. How is it even possible that they managed to shave 4 inches off the standard side-by-side double stroller width? I don’t know how they did it, but what’s important is that it’s done. And the Mountain Buggy Duet, launching this month, should make ... Read More »

Day 14: Bloom Fresco Loft High Chair

Black Fresco Loft High Chair

The Bloom Fresco Loft High Chair is the Ferrari of feeding time. From the sleek curves to the glossy colors, this is one piece of baby gear that’s a legitimate design accent. But it’s not just beauty that makes the Fresco compelling. It’s made to meet the needs of modern parents, and it’s got some very useful features to prove ... Read More »

Day 13: Orbit Baby G2 Travel System

Orbit G2 Travel System in Ruby

Will you be the lucky winner on Day 13? You’ll hope so after you’ve read these reasons why the Orbit Baby G2 Travel System is amazing. The car seat is deep and very comfy – great for napping. The flexible strap handle is much more ergonomic than the standard, hard plastic handles. The patented StrongArm technology makes it very easy ... Read More »

Day 12: 4moms Mamaroo


The mamaRoo, created by 4moms, uses robotic technology to soothe your baby: it recreates the motions that moms use to soothe their babies, along with a few other motion modes (the five modes are Car Ride, Kangaroo, Tree Swing, Rock-a-Bye, and Ocean). Babies love motion in part because it stimulates their vestibular system, in part because it mimics the constant ... Read More »

Day 11: Baby Jogger Pod


Flexibility. As parents, we just can’t get enough of it. Our kids? Not particularly flexible — at least, not when we need them to be. Our schedule, our bosses, our childcare, our spouses, our neighbors — well, some of us are luckier than others. Anytime we can find a little flexibility here and there, there’s this great sense of relief ... Read More »

Day 10: phil&ted’s Nest


Everyone has their own sleep styles, patterns, and positions. In the US and Europe, we mostly sleep in elevated beds with blankets and pillows. In Japan, about half of the population sleeps in a Western-style bed, while the rest sleep on flat futons on the floor. Various hunter-gatherer societies sleep either on leaves, on thin mats, or on the bare ... Read More »