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Hot Slings for Cold Days

For about a year now, we’ve been fortunate to be a reseller for the fabulous Kangaroo Korner fleece pouches. I am an avid fan of these, both for their comfort and their ease of use, so I was really sad when I found out that their availability would be extremely limited this winter. My understanding is that business has been ... Read More »

Go Spidey Go

Slot car racing has historically been a hobby reserved for teenagers and adults. The sets are typically expensive, and are purchased and developed over time, as various components are added to tweak and improve the track setup. Last year, industry-leader Carrera introduced the GO!!! series, an all-in-one racing set for ages 8 and up. Everything you need is included in ... Read More »

A devilishly good diaper bag

When Dante Pauwels first offered to send me a sample of her Dante Beatrix diaper bags, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We already had a lot of diaper bags in the store, and I didn’t think we needed any more. But when the sample arrived, I desperately wanted to keep it. It was so chic and beautiful, filled with ... Read More »

Scoot like a Scandinavian

This is one set of wheels that is sure to turn heads. The new Svan Scooter is a pretty unique new product from those Swedish masterminds who developed the Svan High Chair. Sculpted from a single piece of bent birch wood, the Svan Scooter is sort of like a Bilibo on wheels. The indistinguishable form opens the door for all ... Read More »

Built for babies!

No, you’re not imagining it. Babies are really in right now. There are so many smart, new products on the market designed to make life easier (and more chic) for parents. Take, for example, the new baby line from Built NY, a company that made a splash with their BYOBag, a neoprene bag perfectly sized for a wine bottle (or ... Read More »

A whole new dimension

This is one holiday item that’s getting a lot of attention this year. We just got our shipment of Zocker’s 3D Pool Table, and although I haven’t personally had a chance to play just yet, it looks great. It’s basically a billiards game, but in three dimensions instead of… well, one. Players begin on the top level and compete to ... Read More »

Under Wraps

There are lots of ways to wear your baby, from the sleek and popular Baby Bjorn to a range of lesser-known slings, pouches and wraps. Styles run the gamut, from earth mother to hot mama, but any way you wear your baby, you’ll enjoy many benefits, including (but not limited to) precious bonding time and free hands. I have personally ... Read More »

Flipping for Flip Faze

This past year at Toy Fair, University Games had a special appearance by record-breaking Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings. You could wait on line to go head-to-head with Ken on a single question, and if you emerged victorious, you earned a button proclaiming your intellectual superiority. We lost, but I can’t remember what the question was (something about baseball, maybe). We ... Read More »

Freezing your Bjorn off?

As temperatures continue to drop here in New England, we’re coming to grips with the notion that winter is upon us. One consequence of the cooler weather is bulky outerwear, and cramming a bundled-up baby into a Baby Bjorn is not fun for anyone involved. But necessity is the mother of invention, which explains why a local mom invented an ... Read More »

Goobi Goobi Goo

OK, yes. Magnetic construction toys are everywhere. There are so many different brands, each with its own unique angle that it’s gotten to be a hard category to shop. When I first saw the Goobi line, I was really skeptical. I dismissed it as another “me too” product. But the smart saleswoman had brought samples and after a half hour ... Read More »