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Author Archives: Sheri

Skip Hop Props

OK, yes, several weeks have passed since the ABC show, and I’m still playing catch up. I’m carrying around a Stokke tote bag filled with press kits and catalogs and notes on a bunch of vendors and items I still haven’t gotten to. It’s frustrating, but I’m chipping away. Today, I’m tackling Skip Hop. Famous now for their simple yet ... Read More »

Funkey Town

The latest entry into the virtual-toy-that’s-also-really-a-toy category is about to hit the market. Funkeys are quirky little vinyl creatures who come to life on your PC. Unlike Webkinz and other similar products, Funkeys is not web-based. It actually comes with a CD-ROM for your Windows PC, and a large Funkey docking station that plugs into your computer using a USB ... Read More »

Kid Nation

Did anyone catch the premier of Kid Nation last night on CBS? I was curious, since I’d read a lot about the show, so I watched. Before last night, I was seriously questioning the judgment of the show’s creators. Not to mention the parents of the kids featured on the show. But I loved it. Now, I’m a reality TV ... Read More »

Swaddle down under

Swaddling saved my sanity with my second child, so it is a topic near and dear to my heart. For months, the only way she would fall asleep was if we swaddled her up tight, straightjacket style, and literally jumped up and down with her in our arms. By the time she outgrew swaddling, I was an expert. I could ... Read More »

More news stories that give me nightmares

It’s not enough that every single day brings new coverage of the lead paint recalls. Now there are two more stories popping up on the “Most E-mailed” list on Boston.com to make parents (and me) completely nuts. First, a warning for parents who put their kids in Crocs – be careful on escalators. Apparently the shoes are getting stuck and ... Read More »

Maclaren to offer lifetime warranty*

*No, it’s true. Maclaren is preparing to launch a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects in their strollers. All you have to do is register your stroller online within a certain timeframe after the date of purchase. To be perfectly clear, this will not cover issues due to wear and tear from regular use and abuse. All the same, it is ... Read More »

Monterey on the way

Sunshine Kids unveiled their follow-up product to the incredibly successful Radian car seat, a belt-positioning booster seat called Monterey. This is the first booster that is truly designed for a 100 pound child, with adjustments that will perfectly suit the proportions of smaller children as well. As compared to the Britax Monarch, the Monterey seat is 1.5″ deeper and the ... Read More »

New beginnings

Sorry for the lapse. We were celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. 5768 will be an exciting year all around, for a number of reasons. First, if you haven’t already heard, we are opening two new stores this fall, both in the Boston area. Our Hingham store will open in October, while our Wellesley store will open in November. ... Read More »

Baby Bjorn lightens up

Baby Bjorn introduced two new products at the ABC show, a new carrier and a travel crib. The carrier is called Synergy, aptly named since it’s basically a cross between the popular Active carrier and the lightweight Air carrier. This was an excellent decision. The Active carrier has been a parent favorite because of its upgraded lumbar support system, which ... Read More »