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Author Archives: Sheri

Ty Girlz are here

I mentioned at Toy Fair that a lot of toy companies have been, ahem, inspired by the immense success of Webkinz to create their own plush toys with online tie-ins. How does the old adage go? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Well, I’m sure Ganz (the company behind Webkinz) isn’t exactly enjoying the compliment. But Webkinz have been ... Read More »

Like clean clothes?

This is one of those products that’s just parent-powered simple genius. If you’ve ever watched a kid eat an ice cream cone or popsicle, you’ve almost certainly cringed as the drips and dribbles traveled along chins, arms, fingers and, ultimately, onto nice, crisp clean clothing. No amount of diligent attention with baby wipes can prevent the mess that inevitably prevails. ... Read More »

Quinny update

I just received a revised availability timeline from Quinny, and since I know a lot of people are watching this, I thought I’d share it right away. The Buzz and Dreami (the bassinet for the Buzz) are on time to arrive in the US on May 10. I expect we’ll have them in our store within a week after that. ... Read More »

Hey, where’s my paycheck?

Guess what, moms? All that cooking, cleaning, driving, diaper changing, nose-wiping, hugging, kissing and playing has a value. According to today’s Boston Globe, the work done by an average stay-at-home mother is valued at $138,000/year. For those of us who work another job by day and do mommy-duty in the mornings, evenings and weekends, if we commanded a salary for ... Read More »

The Erupting Volcano Cake

Update 5/3/2017:┬áThe Best Birthday Gifts for Kids of All Ages We threw a birthday party for my older daughter this past weekend – she just turned 5. Since she’s on a science kick, we decided to make a theme of it. We hired Mad Science to come and entertain the kids, we came up with a melee of easy scientific ... Read More »

GT stands for Good Thinking?

Everyone has been waiting and wondering what’s happening with Phil and Ted’s. At the ABC show in September, they showed a very early concept of a new version of their popular e3 stroller. Last month, they debuted the Sport, an updated version of the e3 that offered some nice improvements, but not a substantial change to the design. Now, at ... Read More »

Twice as warm

OK, yes, the weather is getting warmer and no one wants to think about cold-weather stroller accessories right now, but I thought 7AM Enfant had a pretty nice new product at JPMA. The new Duo is just what it sounds like – a 7AM built for two. It’s not a sleeping bag, it’s just a warm blanket that can be ... Read More »

A Spider even I could love

Normally, I hate anything having to do with Spiders. As ridiculous as it is, I’m totally terrified of them. But the new Spider stroller from Mutsy has enough redeeming qualities that I can look beyond its name. We first saw the Mutsy Spider at the ABC show in Las Vegas. We were very excited about it back then, we were ... Read More »

Home again

I’m back in Boston. The last day of the show was quiet, but I had a chance to get some really good information about a bunch of new products, including the new Phil and Ted’s stroller, new Recaro car seats, a hammock for babies, and a really neat new invention to make kids eating ice cream cones a much cleaner ... Read More »

Strollers for all seasons

At this JPMA show, Maclaren has a few surprises up their sleeve. They’re introducing a line of skincare products, they’ve developed two new stroller models inspired by the seasons of the year, AND people are running around their booth dressed in kilts. It’s all a bit unusual, but that is a good thing for this normally traditional brand. Of note ... Read More »