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Speaking of Foogo…

I just heard about a great blog, Z Recommends, that recently did a comprehensive comparison of insulated sippy cups. The article is great – really in depth and informative. Check it out here. I was really impressed with their content overall, and I also, via Z Recommends, discovered another great blog, parenthacks.com. This blog, inspired by other “hack” resources (hack ... Read More »

One car seat to go…

The past ten days have left my family a bit travel weary. We’ve been to Chicago, New York and now today, back to Boston. My sister-in-law got married last night, and we’ve been celebrating with her and getting my girls ready for their supporting roles as flower girls (they were superb – more on that later). After the debacle with ... Read More »

Sticking together

Ever since I became a parent, and up to this day, Tiny Love remains one of my very favorite infant toy companies. I will never forget the day when, shortly after coming home from the hospital with my first, my husband set up the Tiny Love mobile we received as a baby gift. As my daughter lay on her back ... Read More »

HiLo High Chair in action

Check out this video I captured of the new HiLo high chair from Age, due to arrive on the market some time next year. This innovative chair actually has two seats, one for younger babies and one for older children. And, welll… I could try to explain it but just watch the video. A picture is worth a thousand words ... Read More »

Half pipes with half pints?

I was at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) yesterday in NYC. As always, it’s such a cool show. But there was a prototype on display that was just radical. The Roller Buggy, designed by Austrian Valentin Vodev, is part skateboard, part stroller. Just pull out the board from under the chassis and it becomes a scooter.  Fun for parents, ... Read More »

Foogo be doo wop wop

There are a lot of insulated sippy cups out there, but if you’ve ever tried them, you’ve discovered that they don’t actually keep drinks cold. This inadequacy did not escape the experts at Thermos, the folks who live and die by beverage insulation. So they built a better sippy cup. The new Foogo cup from Thermos is leak proof, durable, ... Read More »

Quinny is in the house!

Our shipment of Quinny Buzz and Dreami (the matching bassinet) arrived today. We already have a floor sample in the store, so come by and check it out. All four colors are in stock and ready to ship. I know a lot of folks were wondering if these would ever really arrive, but now it looks like we’re in business. Read More »

Five minute rule?

I’ll confess I’m the kind of mother who loves the five second rule. OK, I’m hiding behind my kids. I’m the kind of person who loves the five second rule. I’m a klutz and my kids got the gene. Between us all, if I had to throw away all the food I ever dropped on the floor, I could feed ... Read More »

Got opinions?

Some friends of mine at Continuum, a design and research firm, are conducting interviews at their West Newton offices with mothers who are either due between now and August or have an infant 7 months or younger. It will be a 90 minute, one-on-one discussion about baby gear. Here’s the best part – respondents will receive a stipend for their ... Read More »

Recaro update

I just got a call from my representative at Recaro. We have pricing and projected availability information for the new seats, as follows: Vivo, MSRP $99, avaliable in June Vivo Lite, MSRP $89, available in June Como, MSRP $249, available in July Sigmo, MSRP $289, available in August As always with a new product, the availability dates are very much ... Read More »