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The Road Trip Survival Guide: Our Best Travel Toys

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Kipling once wrote, “He travels the fastest who travels alone.” Traveling with kids can be a laborious process, since kids are even less patient with sitting in one place for hours than adults (let’s face it, you don’t enjoy it either). There are many tips and tricks for happy travel, so we’re just going to focus on our realm of ... Read More »

Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels

Some toys for the trip

When I first saw the prototype for the Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage at Toy Fair, I’m pretty sure I actually squealed. It’s really hard to find nice, kid-scale luggage, and traveling tots love having their own suitcase to tow around. You can always count on the folks at Skip*Hop to spot a parent problem and figure out a clever solution. Their Zoo ... Read More »

Skip Hop wows with bright ideas

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Skip Hop was showing off a ton of new products at the ABC Show, including one that’s jaw-dropping in its brillance and simplicity. Crib bumpers have been the subject of some scrutiny this year, and many parents are looking for alternatives. To answer this, Skip Hop created the Complete Sheet – a sheet that has a simple pattern on 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 »

Belgian foam playmat ban – should you be worried?

Yesterday, Belgium announced  a new ban on foam puzzle mats, due to the presence of formamides, a type of chemical used to soften the foam for the mats. These chemicals are byproducts of the manufacturing process and residues can be left behind on the foam. For a country to immediately outlaw the sale of a product indicates a fairly serious ... Read More »

ABC Show – Day 2

I started the second day of the show by finishing up the last couple of rows in the downstairs exhibit hall. My favorite stop was at the Bumble Collection where I got to see my wonderful friends Jennie Lynn and her husband Sal. I also got to scope out their beautiful diaper bags and accessories, which just keep getting better ... Read More »

Preparing for Labor Day

When I was pregnant for the first time, Eli and I took an amazing class in the Bradley method of childbirth. Our teacher hosted a class reunion for all her students every year on Labor Day. Get it? Labor Day? Labor? I’d never thought of it that way before, but I loved it. Labor Day isn’t exactly fraught with meaning ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 13 – Skip*Hop Playspot & Rody

If you’re going to bounce, you’d better have something soft to land on – that’s what I always say. In today’s giveaway, we’re doing just that. We’re giving away one of our best-selling toys, a Rody, and we’re teaming that up with the fabulous Skip Hop Playspot, an interlocking foam mat that will cover a good size portion of your ... Read More »