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Grand Paws

Last winter, we had so many people ask us for good, baby-sized mittens, so when I passed by the Bear Hands booth at the ABC Show in Las Vegas I got pretty excited. I may have even jumped up and down – it’s possible. These mittens are absolutely awesome – the perfect blend of fun and functional. We’ve had them ... Read More »

Raising a Ruckus

We see a lot of card games in our line of work. There are classics, like Go Fish, Old Maid and Uno. Intellectual favorites, like Set. Blockbuster (relative) newcomers, like Apples to Apples, and undiscovered gems, like Perpetual Commotion. The common key to success among all these titles is simplicity. Great card games are created around an idea that is ... Read More »

Even when they’re eating?

Maybe kids shouldn’t play with their food, but this new line encourages infants and toddlers to explore and interact with their serving pieces. Always Learning is an acclaimed line of baby feeding products from the U.K. that has finally made it’s way to our side of the ocean. Each product is designed to engage little eaters through inventive use of ... Read More »

i’coo Update

I’ve had a chance to spend some time with the Pico 4, and I wanted to share some impressions. First of all, it’s definitely a sweet looking ride. We’ve received it in four colors, Navy, Blue-Green, Pink-Orange, and Brown-Orange. All colors are nice — rich and warm. Assembly was a piece of cake; it came out of the box basically ... Read More »

Thin Air?

At the most recent baby gear show in September, we noticed that Baby Bjorn was debuting their newest carrier. The enormous replica hanging from the ceiling was a clue. Big change from May, when we were ushered through a hidden door for a sneak preview of this mesh wonder; though both tactics seem to support the idea that our friends ... Read More »

The i’coo has landed

About a year ago, we were getting all pumped up for our first shipment of the formidable i’coo Pico 4, a stroller so cool looking, it will actually stop you in your tracks. But the US distributors bagged their plans, and we mourned and eventually accepted that the Pico wasn’t destined for these shores. Then, the manufacturer of the new ... Read More »

Spare me!

Baby Sparewear is a personal favorite of mine; I’ve loved it from the first moment I saw it, literally. It’s an extra outfit that you keep in your diaper bag in case of a diaper disaster, juice box explosion or other catastrophic outfit incident. The three-piece set includes a pair of pants, a short-sleeve t-shirt and a long-sleeve t-shirt.Now, if ... Read More »

Blog, Baby

Blah Blah Blog. They’re everywhere, so why read this one? Well, sure, you can read lots of great blogs written by parents who have a lot of insight into great baby gear. But this one is a bit different. Yes, I am a mom. I have two little girls, ages 3 and 1 and I’m definitely a gearhead. By the ... Read More »