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Day 15 – Britax Chaperone

There’s a lot to love about the new Chaperone car seat from Britax. Mostly, I’m just glad it exists. Britax has had a very hard time getting traction in the infant car seat category. For a while, they were really fixated on having a proprietary travel system, and it’s refreshing to see that they’ve finally designed a seat that they ... Read More »

Day 14 – BOB Revolution Stroller

Here’s some irony to start your day. With my first baby, I tried 12 different strollers before her first birthday. And I didn’t like any of them. I started Magic Beans to help parents avoid making the same mistakes I had made, and find the right stroller (or two) to fit their lifestyle – on the first try. With my ... Read More »

Day 13 – Oeuf Classic Toy Store

When we approached Oeuf about our 31 Days of Giveaways celebration, we thought we’d be talking about giving away a crib. But once we saw the Toy Store, we realized it was an even better choice for Day 13. Every family struggles with toy storage – it’s extremely challenging to find a way to keep toys neat and organized, while ... Read More »

Day 12 – Mountain Buggy Swift

Today’s 31 Days of Giveaways prize is the Mountain Buggy Swift. Smaller and narrower than most 3-wheel all-terrain strollers, the Swift preserves the nimble handling that is the hallmark of the Mountain Buggy brand. My sister and brother-in-law were the first consumers in the US to own the Swift, and they’ve been using it for 10 months (read about their ... Read More »

Day 11 – Hotsling, Aden + Anais Wraps, & Boppy

For today’s giveaway, we put together three of my all-time favorite products for new babies: a Hotsling, a package of Aiden + Anais blankets, and a Boppy pillow. My expertise with slings goes way back to my first daughter, when my first sling was puffy blue cotton number festooned with bright yellow moons. There was so much fabric, it took ... Read More »

Day 10 – Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock

Our Day 10 giveaway is the Teach Me Time alarm clock for kids. This was one of my love-at-first-sight products, and so I wasn’t surprised to find a detailed review in the archives. To read all about it, view that post. Otherwise, take my word for it – you want one. Enter to win. Read More »

Radian car seat proves its metal

Last week, a parking garage in Atlanta partially collapsed, destroying nearly 40 of the 1600 cars parked in the garage. One of these cars belonged to Sarah Maglione, a mom from Atlanta. Her SUV was parked on the second level of the garage, with her Radian 65 car seat installed in the back passenger seat. When they pulled her car ... Read More »

Day 9 – The Learning Tower

When you’re 3 feet tall, the world can seem like a pretty big place. The Learning Tower brings kids into the action, so they can reach the countertops and interact with adults at eye-level. Ideal for fostering a love of cooking from a very early age, The Learning Tower is typically billed as a sturdy kitchen step-stool. But that understates ... Read More »

Day 8 – Naturepedic No-Compromise Organic Crib Mattress

Organic mattresses are the newest trend for eco-conscious, natural-minded parents. And this is great news, since mattresses are notorious for harboring all kinds of icky chemicals. But many of the die-hard organic mattresses eschew all non-organic substances, leaving them one spectacular diaper blow-out away from permanent damage. Naturepedic takes a more practical approach in their No-Compromise crib mattress. The insides ... Read More »