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Author Archives: Sheri

Orbit Update: Toddler Stroller Available

The Orbit Pannier Bags are in stock and available. Read all about them here. More importantly, Orbit has decided to bundle the stroller seat and the Orbit frame to make the Orbit Toddler Stroller. This is a great way to get into the Orbit system if you missed out when your baby was a newborn, particularly if you plan to ... Read More »

Four Wheel Buzz Debuts

We’ve just received the new, four-wheel version of the Quinny Buzz. So now, if you’ve been paying attention, your question is probably, “what’s the difference between 3 wheels and 4?” Sometimes a wheel is just a wheel. Word on the street is, this is an aesthetic decision. The Quinny Buzz 3¬† is still available. The newest Buzz 4 does have ... Read More »

What a way to ring in the new year…

I just saw this great news – the legislature in Massachusetts today approved a bill that will protect a woman’s right to breastfeed in public. We had talked about this quite a bit after my Amtrak debacle, and I know that many of you took up our call to reach out to your local representatives. Many, many people worked hard ... Read More »

Quadrilla for my kids (and me)

On the 6th night of Chanukah, my parents gave my 4-year-old daughter a Quadrilla set. These elegant wooden marble runs come with a variety of tracks and connectors to design unlimited configurations. Although I have played with the display sets on many occasions, Friday night was my first opportunity to actually build with Quadrilla. We spread out all the pieces ... Read More »

What we’re giving…

People are always emailing me asking what we’re giving our own kids for the holidays. This year, they each sat down with a copy of our new catalog (did you get one?) and a marker and circled the things they wanted. Well, in the case of my 4-year old, she also circled a few things she already has (but evidently ... Read More »

Phil & Teds Dash Recalled

If you’ve been following this story here, you won’t be shocked to hear that the CPSC has formally announced the recall of the Phil & Teds Dash strollers. You can read the bulletin here. Why am I not surprised? Because the strollers were folding involuntarily, often loaded with children. Thankfully no one got hurt, but sheesh. This was just another ... Read More »

A stroller hang-up

If storage space is tight, finding a place to keep your stroller can be frustrating. Metrotots has come to the rescue with the StrollAway, a new hook which hangs on the back of a door and keeps your folded stroller aloft and out of the way. What’s great is the sturdy, forked design of the hook, which can accommodate a ... Read More »

healthytoys.org releases testing results for toys

There’s a great new resource for parents who want to check on the level of toxic chemicals found in their children’s toys. Healthytoys.org today released testing results for 1500 popular toys using an XRF handheld scanner to screen for lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, bromine and mercury. The pressure from parents and the media has led to some great changes in ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy Swift is here

And I am first in line to get one. After watching my sister push hers around for a few months, I am head over heels in love with the newest member of the Mountain Buggy family. To see my review, click here. To get one for yourself, click here.   Read More »

Breaking news: Phil & Teds and Regal-Lager to split up

This was hardly a surprise, after a steady stream of recalls and other issues, but today, Regal-Lager announced that they will cease to distribute Phil & Teds in the United States, effective May 1, 2009. In a graciously-worded press release, both companies praise one another and wish each other the best of luck. I can only imagine the stress, both ... Read More »