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Product update alert! New features on the Stokke Xplory Stroller

Stokke Xplory

Strollers come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, but none of them stands out in quite the same way as the quirky, ultra-modern Stokke Xplory. The unusual look of the Xplory is linked to a key feature, though: it boosts your baby up high, encouraging more interaction and bonding between you and your baby (and, as Sheri noted ... Read More »

Bellies, Babies & Brunch: Learn all about baby gear the fun way!

Having a baby, soon? Want to learn all about baby gear, prepping for the hospital, and more? At our Bellies, Babies & Brunch event, you can get a crash-course in important info for the expectant, while enjoying an absolutely sumptuous brunch and getting to know other parents-to-be. And you leave with a gift bag, too! Here’s how B,B&B works: Your ... Read More »

From the Drool Baby Expo: 6 delicious mocktails for thirsty mamas!

A mocktail is a wonderful thing: as sophisticated and refreshing as a real cocktail, but without the booze! They’re perfect for a variety of occasions, but especially baby showers and parties like the Drool Baby Expo, where moms-to-be, nursing mommies, and dads and partners are abstaining from alcohol but still want to drink something that tastes grown-up. Want to duplicate ... Read More »

Meet the Bumbleride Indie 4!

Bumbleride Indie 4

It’s a familiar story: two young parents looking for a mobility solution for their family decided to create their own strollers, and thus Bumbleride was born. We’ve been Bumbleride retailers from the start, since we love their sense of design and functionality. In the early 2000s, three-wheeled strollers were the rage, so along with Mountain Buggy and Valco all-terrain strollers, ... Read More »

Meet Doona: the infant car seat that turns into a stroller!

UPDATE 4/20/2017: SHOULD YOU BUY A DOONA? UPDATE 3/16/15: THE CAR SEAT BASE IS INCLUDED WITH THE DOONA, BUT DOES NOT HAVE A LOAD LEG. ALSO, DOONA WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN CANADA. UPDATE 10/17/14: THE DOONA CAR SEAT / STROLLER WILL WEIGH ABOUT 15 POUNDS. Some updates from trade shows just absolutely can’t wait until you get home, so ... Read More »

The Battle of the Lightweight Strollers! UPPAbaby vs. Maclaren vs. BabyZen (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Update 5/1/2017: Lightweight Umbrella Stroller Comparison  Weight is only one of many considerations that go into stroller shopping, but most parents agree: at some point, you’re going to want a lightweight. A good umbrella stroller is as sturdy as a full-sized stroller, but takes up way less space, folds more compactly, and is awesome in mass transit. They can’t tackle ... Read More »