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ABC Show – Day 1

I have a lot to cover, and I’m not sure how long I can keep my eyes open and be coherent. I will do my best. The show is, as expected, enormous and utterly overwhelming. But with quantity, fortunately, comes quality. I got through roughly 1/3 of the show today, and had plenty to get excited about. Major themes so ... Read More »

Jet lag is a beautiful thing

We arrived in Vegas late last night. Although I didn’t get to sleep until almost 4am Eastern time, I still popped out of bed, fresh as a daisy at 5am Pacific (or 8am Eastern). Let’s see how long I can keep up this schedule… I’m testing out blogging by e-mail so that I can send pictures and quickie updates from ... Read More »

Two Modern Crib Recalls

Stokke and NettoCollection have both issued voluntary recalls related to their cribs. The issues are completely unrelated to Chinese manufacturing. For Stokke, the problem is with the mattress. Some of the mattresses included with the cribs were made too small, so they leave a gap between the edge of the mattress and the bars of the crib. No injuries have ... Read More »

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby

My kids were both die-hard lactivists. They were born that way. They simply didn’t believe in bottles. Personally, life would have been a lot easier if they hadn’t been quite so militant, but at the time, my lifestyle more or less accommodated round-the-clock nursing, so I didn’t push back too hard. I did try a half dozen different kinds of ... Read More »

Maxi Cosi delayed… for some.

The Maxi Cosi Mico infant seat, which is compatible with the Quinny Zapp and the Buzz, is already a hot commodity, thanks in part to a production problem that has dramatically reduced the availability of the seat during the first weeks of the US launch. Apparently, a supplier of a key component failed to deliver the correct number of parts, ... Read More »

Peek a who?

Babywearing offers many, many benefits for both the baby and the caregiver, but climate control isn’t one of them. When it’s very warm, wearing a baby can be a hot, sweaty affair for everyone involved. When it’s cold, it’s a constant struggle to fit the carrier over a winter coat and keep small extremities warm. But I got a postcard ... Read More »

Will it fit?

Cheers to Lascal, makers of the Buggy Board (the ingenious wheeled board that attaches to a stroller to make room for a standing passenger) for putting together an exhaustive study of how the Buggy Board fits just about any stroller in existence. Check out their amazing website which shows exactly how to attach the Buggy Board to each model, and ... Read More »

Boon offers a sneak peek

We’re still just about 10 days away from the ABC show, but the Boon website is already showing off a panoply of new products. There’s a whole new layette line, a range of feeding accessories and… jewelry? I’m in love with the beautiful sterling silver bracelet designs – modern, whimsical and alternately geometric or undulating pieces that are perfectly sized ... Read More »

Elevating the high chair

If you could graph the trend in high chairs, it would look something like the trajectory of a yo-yo. A generation ago, everything was wood. Then came plastic. Over the past few years, a new breed of sleek European wooden chairs became so popular, they practically obliterated the plastic chairs (around here, anyway). But now the pendulum is swinging the ... Read More »

Britax Decathlon Recalled

My hair is going gray this week, I swear it. A customer gave us a heads-up today that Britax has issued a voluntary recall of the Decathlon. I’m wondering why, in the flurry of e-mails that I’ve received from Britax over the past few days regarding other matters, this wasn’t even mentioned, but perhaps I’m just a bit oversensitive right ... Read More »