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Mini is in, so I hear.

A little birdie told me that the Baby Jogger City Minis have been spotted in our warehouse. These were one of my favorite finds at the ABC Show, with a winning combination of compact and uncompromising. The fold is outstanding, like all the City Series models. It’s just ridiculously easy. The footprint is nice – it’s small but it doesn’t ... Read More »

Bigger Mountain Range

Today, Sycamore Kids announced a new universal infant car seat clip for the Mountain Buggy Urban Single that will offer the broadest compatibility of almost any stroller on the market, with seven different seats accommodated. Once this new adapter is released, parents will have their choice of the following seats: Maxi-Cosi Mico Britax Companion Combi (not sure if it’s the ... Read More »

Skip Hop goes deluxe

The new versions of the popular Skip Hop diaper bags have just arrived. By way of a reminder, here’s what has changed (from my Skip Hop recap at the ABC show): The Duo and Dash are both getting some upgrades, significant enough to earn them both the subtitle “Deluxe Edition.” Magnetic closures and PVC-free changing pads are two of the ... Read More »

Dining Sets Reviewed

Babble.com just posted a review of baby dining sets today, and the Baby Bjorn plate set we submitted received an honorable mention. I think the author did a very nice job rounding up the best of what’s on the market. The only thing notably missing is the new Skip Hop Palette Plate, which I really liked at the ABC Show, ... Read More »

Triple whammy

First of all, I am so flattered by the lovely comments on the birthday post. You really made me feel great. Thank you. But the party’s over and I have three new product “issues” to share with you. First, Britax is recalling a limited number of Marathon car seats manufactured between May 23, 2006 and July 28, 2006. Apparently, the ... Read More »

Blogerific Birthday #2

Man, time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks two years since my very first post on Spillingthebeans. What started as a small side project has become a big part of my life, and something tells me we’re still just getting started. “A website is a very hungry pony,” my first boss warned me back in 1999. He was right, ... Read More »

Sock it to ’em

Don’t even talk to me about stretch marks. You might think you had it bad, but let me assure you, mine were worse. I won’t go into details, but trust me. So this is a product that is, at least to me, particularly genius. The Belly Sock is basically exactly what it sounds like – a big sock for your ... Read More »

Tripp Trapp Mashup

Say goodbye to monochrome. Here’s a sneak peek at a new, exclusive service we’re going to be offering through Magic Beans. Tricked Out Tripp Trapp chairs in customized color combinations. Soon, we’ll have a web interface where you can design your own chair. In the meantime, if you like what you see, or if you have your own ideas, just ... Read More »

M1 Carrier is A1

If you’ve read my previous post, you already know how the M1 Carrier came into existence. If not, all you need to know is this: it was designed from the ground up to be better than the Baby Björn. At first glance, you might actually mistake the M1 for a Björn, but there are several features that set it apart. ... Read More »

Carry on and on and on

This post started out as a review of the new M1 baby carrier from Lascal, the company that brought us the Buggy Board and Kiddy Board, in partnership with Regal Lager, the venerable US distributor of, among others, Lascal and Phil and Teds, and who also distrubuted Baby Björn for 14 years until that relationship came to an end in ... Read More »