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Day 9: Quinny Zapp Xtra & Travel Bag

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There’s something about the letter “z” that makes a word dynamic and quirky. Like “Zapp,” a thoroughly appropriate name for the Quinny stroller we’re giving away today. This 19-pound stroller is made to zoom and zigzag around the city with a minimum of fuss: reviewers praise its ability to negotiate small spaces, and it’s amazingly easy to push. Whether you ... Read More »

Day 8: Melissa & Doug Costumes

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This past fall, we did a photo shoot. One of the things we photographed was the Melissa & Doug Cooks Corner Kitchen, as seen in this picture: A few months after the photo shoot, we found a box of leftover items, including these lightly-used chef costumes. Ordinarily, I would’ve just donated them, but my son had been a little obsessed ... Read More »

Day 5: Boon Flair High Chair

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If we didn’t know how practical and functional the Boon Flair High Chair is, we would still be ooohing and aaahing over its appearance. So shiny, so modern, and look at those yummy colors! But like any product from Boon Inc., the Flair combines delightful form with down-to-earth function. The unusual, graceful pedestal contains a pneumatic lift that makes adjusting ... Read More »

Day 4: Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat

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Just how comfortable is a Recaro car seat? They have a fine worldwide reputation for safety and comfort, it’s true, and the plushy fabric on the Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat feels wonderful. The seat’s CoolMesh Air Ventilation insert keeps things breezy on hot days, and of course, we all feel more comfortable knowing that the baby is safe: the ... Read More »

Day 3: Perfect Picnic Pair

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Growing up in New York City, picnics were a rare event. But when they happened, oh my goodness. Once a year, Wave Hill, a local public garden, would allow picnicking, weather permitting. On the years when the weather permitted, my mom would cook up a storm. We’d watch the sun set over the Hudson River and feast on salads, sandwiches ... Read More »

Day 1: Bugaboo Bee

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Assembling the 31 Days of Giveaways has always been a fun process. But my favorite ritual each year is organizing the schedule. The big whiteboard in my office is converted into a giant calendar of  July, and we sit around for a few hours trying to get all of the amazing prizes assigned to a date. The hardest part? The ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 31 – Playmobil Furnished School Building

Last year, we gave away a Playmobil Pyramid at the end of the 31 Days of Giveaways, and that item went on to be one of the most in-demand products of the 2009 holiday season. We’re curious if history will repeat itself with the Furnished School Building. Playmobil has certainly upped their game with this beautifully detailed play set. The ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 30 – Taga Bike and Stroller

I haven't done a blog post about the Taga Bike & Stroller yet, mostly because I've been waiting until we actually had some to sell. Every shipment has sold out before it even came in. It's a good problem to have. I first heard about the Taga in July of 2008, right before they showed their product for the first ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 29 – UPPAbaby Vista

This past May, during my whirlwind, hours-long visit to the ABC Spring Conference in Louisville, I found myself traveling back to Boston with Lauren Monahan, one of the founders of UPPAbaby. There are no direct flights from Louisville to Boston, and we were going to be changing planes in Detroit. Our layover was quick – under 50 minutes – and ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 28 – 4moms mamaRoo

My personal experience with swings amounts to this: you get a swing, you spend half a day assembling it, and then your baby refuses to sit in it. Most of the time I tell expectant parents not to register for one – some babies like them and some don’t. If you’ve got a baby who needs a swing, you’ll know ... Read More »