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Day 5: Boon Flair High Chair

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

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 2: Deuter Kid Comfort I Carrier

Hiking with babies is a great way to get exercise, bond with your child, and introduce them to nature. With a light beginner’s pack like the Deuter Kid Comfort I, you can burn off some cabin fever with your baby on board: it has plenty of storage for diapers, snacks, bottles, and water, and plenty of padding to keep you ... Read More »

Hiking with your baby: what you need to know

Hiking as a family can be a really fun, rewarding and healthy activity. But if you’re a novice hiker, it’s important to spend some time preparing before bringing babies and kids out on the trail. Here are a few things you’ll want to think about before you set out for a hiking adventure with your baby. To select a site, ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: in praise of Britax.

When our own Eli Gurock visited the Britax factory, every employee he met had the same thing to say about working for Britax: “Our job is protecting children. We keep children safe. That’s what we do.” It’s the Britax mantra: they keep children safe. And they take pride in doing it well. We asked some of our Facebook fans why ... Read More »

Celebrating Sesame Street In Stories, Song… and Video!

If you’re under the age of 45 or so, then your earliest memories of television probably include some images, songs, and characters from Sesame Street. The Children’s Television Workshop (CTW) stated their goal in creating the show was to “master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them,” and they succeeded: millions of kids learned their letters ... Read More »

Your baby longs to be close to you… in a Moby Wrap!

Your baby, being rather new to the world, has a short list of priorities. She’d like to be fed regularly, and even sooner than “ASAP”. She’d like to stay warm and dry. And most of all, she longs to be close to you (or another big warm person). Snuggling up close to a heartbeat keeps her happy, calm, and dozy. ... Read More »

Spring brings petals… and pedals!

On a hazy Sunday morning, you step out of your house to get the paper, bleary-eyed, coffee in hand, and instead of being battered and chafed by winter winds, you feel… warm. The air smells a little damp and you can sniff the plants growing. The birds are chirping. Little green tendrils are peeking out of the earth. Spring! It’s ... Read More »

Khet: An Update on Chess, With Lasers!

When you were a child, how did you picture the year 2011? The TV series Lost in Space suggested that we’d be traveling in space with robots by 1997, not to mention the colonies on the moon and creepy Artificial Intelligence made popular in 2001: A Space Odyssey. By now we should at least be surrounded by Jetson-style flying cars, right? The reality ... Read More »