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Author Archives: Sheri

M1 Carrier is A1

If you’ve read my previous post, you already know how the M1 Carrier came into existence. If not, all you need to know is this: it was designed from the ground up to be better than the Baby Björn. At first glance, you might actually mistake the M1 for a Björn, but there are several features that set it apart. ... Read More »

Carry on and on and on

This post started out as a review of the new M1 baby carrier from Lascal, the company that brought us the Buggy Board and Kiddy Board, in partnership with Regal Lager, the venerable US distributor of, among others, Lascal and Phil and Teds, and who also distrubuted Baby Björn for 14 years until that relationship came to an end in ... Read More »

Signo update

Just heard from Recaro that the first shipment of Signo seats are set to arrive in the US on November 15th. I’ll keep you posted… Read More »

So that one’s Ted?

Sometimes it’s the little things that make me so happy. Like this brilliant accessory to the Phil & Teds stroller line. The Lazy Ted is basically a metal base for the Doubles Kit seat of the Phil & Teds (the one that clicks on to the back of the stroller) that turns the seat into an infant rocker. I love ... Read More »

Non-scents

Little Twig has come out with a new line of extra mild, unscented bath and body products for babies and kids. They’ve got a body wash, bubble bath, bodymilk and diaper cream, all of which are organic and 100% natural, like all of the Little Twig products, but without the scented essential oils. They’re great for anyone with sensitive skin ... Read More »

Cider house rules

If you’ve been following along, you know that my life is pretty hectic right now. Yet for some reason, when my daughter’s kindergarten teachers asked for parents to chaperone a field trip, I felt compelled to volunteer. Which is how I ended up riding a yellow school bus packed with 60 children under the age of 7, and how I ... Read More »

Fuzzy Wuzzies

Check out these amazing hats, called Wuzzies. Each one is knitted by hand and lined with soft fleece for plenty of warmth without any itchies. The designs are fun, funky and each one is one-of-a-kind. And the best part is, the idea was born at Magic Beans. Two of our talented employees, Skye and Mary Kate, who both recently graduated ... Read More »

Your binky, your friend

This idea was hatched on a family vacation in 1998. The Schneider family was away with their 3-month old baby, and they were tired and cranky from constantly needing to wake up throughout the night to reposition the baby’s pacifier. Legend has it a desperate Mama Schneider used a hotel sewing kit to affix the pacifier to a stuffed animal ... Read More »

Knee Jerk

Sorry to be out of touch for an unusually long stretch. I’ve been busy getting our two new stores ready to open – we’re just a few weeks away now – and also out of commission with all the Jewish holidays. We built a traditional Sukkah in our yard, and decorated it with Uglydolls. It was really something. I didn’t ... Read More »

Finding Sitters Fast

This is a hoot. I’m a member of SitterCity.com, a site that helps parents find babysitters. I’ve had very good luck, actually, but now SitterCity has come up with a new way for parents to scope out the sitter situation. On Wednesday October 3rd, SitterCity is offering a free SpeedSitting event in Boston at Faneiul Hall. What is SpeedSitting, you ... Read More »