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Day 26: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light


There are never enough hours in the day, especially when your family is traveling. So many things to see, so many rides to go on, so many pictures to take! So you don’t want to waste time assembling the things you need, like, for instance, a travel crib. Enter today’s giveaway, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, a Magic Beans ... Read More »

Day 25: BOB Revolution SE 2011


Strollers, like people, have characters to them. The name BOB is an abbreviation for “Beast Of Burden,” and while there are now many variations on the original BOB stroller, they all are designed to be reliable helpers and friends to the family. Today’s giveaway, the BOB Revolution SE 2011, is a big favorite because of its adaptable functions. It’s a ... Read More »

Day 24: Valco Astro High Chair

Valco Astro High Chair

When space is at a premium, a high chair can be a bit of a glutton for square footage. At mealtimes, there’s no getting around it (sometimes literally), but in between meals, wouldn’t it be nice if it could just disappear? The Valco Astro High Chair comes about as close as it can — without involving a magic wand. The ... Read More »

Day 23: Go Gaga Prize Package


When babies first begin speaking, a lot of their vocalizations involve repeated syllables – “mama” and “dada,”  of course, but also other phrases that sound similar, like goo-goo and ga-ga. (This is also why, during the 2008 election, Youtube was full of videos of babies saying “Obama” – it just rolls off the infant tongue.) As such, Go Gaga is ... Read More »

Day 20: Bugaboo Donkey Duo Stroller

Bugaboo Donkey in Sand/Off White

If there was one product I really wanted to have in this year’s giveaway, the Bugaboo Donkey was IT. In fact, if there were to be a product of the year for 2011, the Bugaboo Donkey should be IT. First, they revolutionized the concept of the double stroller and took it to a whole new level. Then, they marketed it ... Read More »

Day 19: Lillebaby Nordic Carrier & Beaba Babycook Prize Pack


Today’s prize package includes five items from Scandinavian Child, the distributors of European brands including Beaba and Lillebaby. Four products from French manufacturer Beaba form a comprehensive baby-feeding kit: – The Beaba Babycook is the only appliance you’ll need to create nutritious homemade food for your baby: it steams, purees, and defrosts. All you need to add is some fresh ... Read More »

Day 18: Britax Frontier SICT


Over the past few years, a lot more attention has been paid to protecting children from side-impact collisions. Research has shown that 30% of fatalities in passenger cars are from side-impact. These kinds of crashes are particularly dangerous because there isn’t much car between the passengers and the encroaching vehicle. Front and back collisions have the benefit of the crumple ... Read More »

The 1000th post


This is a milestone, for sure. When we started this blog in 2005, the word “blog” was still an emerging part of the public vocabulary. In fact, Merriam-Webster named “blog” the “Word of the Year” in 2004. Back then, blogging was mostly for techies, pundits and voyeurs. It’s been almost six years since Isaac (my sister’s husband and the Magic ... Read More »

Day 17: WOW! Baby Basket


What makes you say “wow”? A beautiful sunset? A circus act? A kid who just learned to ride a bike?  Wow is such a flexible word, an exclamation used to convey astonishment, admiration, excitement, pleasure. It’s appropriate for such a range of occasions. “You found a leaf? Wow!” or “You’re pregnant with twins? Wow!” A few years ago, when we ... Read More »

Day 16: Kettler Air Navigator Tricycle & Hatley Rain Gear Pack


Contrary to popular rumor, the motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is not the official Postal Service creed. But the motto inscribed on the James Farley Post Office in New York City is nevertheless taken pretty seriously by many letter carriers, like Richard Doherty ... Read More »