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Author Archives: Sheri

Pebble Mattress leaves no stone unturned

I get to see a lot of interesting product concepts in this job. But the new Pebble Mattress from Nook Sleep Systems completely stopped me in my tracks. It isn’t so much a mattress as a total reimagining of the infant sleep environment. Aesthetically, it is stunning. The asymmetry of the pebble shapes and the vivid colors of the mattresses ... Read More »

Baby Bjorn debuts new Comfort Carrier

8 years ago my daughter was a newborn and the Baby Bjorn was the “It” baby carrier, a staple on just about every baby registry (mine included). I used it and I liked it, but I wished for more support, and in warm weather, both my daughter and I would sweat bullets. My feedback wasn’t unique, and over the past ... Read More »

10 Best iPhone Apps for Babies

Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! Yes, I know. I have a whole store filled with toys, so why is my toddler playing with my iPhone? It’s worse than that. When I upgraded last year to the new iPhone 3Gs, my son actually inherited a (deactivated) iPhone of his own. But that thing ... Read More »

Stokke Xplory 2010 prelaunch

The Stokke Xplory always gets mixed reactions from parents in our stores. The design is unconventional, and the price point is on the high end. No stroller is going to appeal to everyone, but I’ve always thought that the Xplory gets overlooked a little too often. When Zev was born, I got one as a gift from my friends at ... Read More »

Peg Perego Tatamia High Chair

We’ve got a reputation here for being pretty picky about baby gear, and high chairs are no exception to the rule. For a new high chair to make it into our stores, it needs to be innovative. It’s been a few years since we had a Peg Perego high chair in the mix. When last we saw the Prima Pappa, ... Read More »

The Bugaboo you don’t know

Eli and I recently spent two days in Amsterdam, where we had the privilege of visiting the Bugaboo headquarters. The purpose of the meeting was to see some new products and lend our feedback. And while I wish I could talk about that, I signed a non-disclosure agreement, and violating it would be a heck of a way to repay ... Read More »

Flexibath Tub

I have a whole new perspective on bath time after I saw the BABIES movie last night, and watched a mother in Namibia bathe her baby by licking his face. Here in the USA, we bathe our babies from a copious supply of clean water. And we buy really big plastic tubs to bathe them in. Most baby bathtubs take ... Read More »

The sound of Mom

My mom sent me a link to a fascinating story on CNN.com yesterday – a scientific research study has just proven that young girls are comforted by the sound of their mother’s voice. And yes, OK, that does sound like they’re stating the obvious, but the researchers compared the response of girls who had physical contact with their moms after ... Read More »

Step 2 Recall – Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy

Step 2 has just recalled 2.5 million Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy ride-ons. This is a recall to repair, which means that Step 2 has devised a solution that will eliminate the safety hazard, and they will send parents a repair kit at no charge. What’s the problem? The yellow pin that holds the parent handle in place ... Read More »

Mini-ABC Wrap Up

Last week, I made a quick trip to Louisville, KY to take a look at the ABC Kids Spring Conference. This is the second year that ABC, who produces the massive juvenile industry show each Fall, has mounted this event. It’s a small show, especially compared to the behemoth in Las Vegas, but it’s only for specialty retailers who have ... Read More »