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Sheri and Isaac go to Red Castle

Although we have not yet decided to carry the Red Castle strollers that will be available in the US, we were curious to check out their booth. Inside, we found some gorgeous stroller and car seat covers that will be very nice in the winter. We also met the Red Castle baby carrier, which is already selling in the US. ... Read More »

Emmawho?

At the Emmaljunga booth, we discovered that even this venerable pram manufacturer has jumped onto the hybrid bandwagon, with a chassis that features the asymmetrical wheel configuration. It has quite a nice feel, actually. I’ve never seen a new Emmaljunga, since they are no longer available in the US, but I’ve heard that they’re very smooth and easy to push. ... Read More »

Hi Ho Quinny

Once we had established our legitimacy, we had full access to this booth. I am not familiar enough with the Quinny line to really know the difference between old and new, but it seems like the color palette has had an update. Interestingly, the new Quinny colors are very similar to the 2006 Maclaren lineup, with red, lime, pink, black, ... Read More »

Hauck: the sound of music

Upon arriving at the show, our first stop was the Hauck booth. We were drawn in partly by the shiny rows of strollers, partly by the long entryway into the booth that was lined with cartons of gleaming green apples and partly by the amazing bar that took up about half of their exhibit space. It was pretty sweet. Oh, ... Read More »

Yummy Danish!

Two popular and sought-after Dutch stroller brands will both be making their American debut in the coming months. The Mutsy is a line of high-end strollers with several parent-friendly features. The 4Rider looks a bit like the bugaboo. It includes a stroller seat and a bassinet, and the handling is quite nice. There are two versions, one more lightweight with ... Read More »

Robeez acquired by Stride Rite

In a move that makes perfect sense, Stride Rite last week acquired Robeez Footwear for a purchase price of $27.5 million dollars in cash. Since 1996, Robeez has seen steady and strong growth, and has come to essentially dominate the category of prewalker footwear for infants and toddlers. Sandra Wilson, founder of Robeez, will stay with the company as a ... Read More »

Here comes Stokke

I just received a newsletter from Stokke with a sneak preview of their new products to be introduced at the ABC show. With their permission, I am sharing the highlights with you here. The Xplory We’ve asked for it. You’ve asked for it. And now, they’ve delivered. Car seat adaptors are now available for the Xplory, one for Graco and ... Read More »

Svan Baby Bouncer Launched at Magic Beans

Last night, we were very excited to host the global launch of the new Svan Baby Bouncer at Magic Beans. This is a product that has been a labor of love for all our friends at Scandinavian Child, the US distributors for Svan, and we were so thrilled to be able to help them celebrate its long-awaited debut. Brenda Berg, ... Read More »

Silver Cross makes a stylish entrance

Back in May, I posted about the legendary stroller brand, Silver Cross, and their imminent return to the US market. Today I was invited to attend a very posh launch party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, where I had the opportunity to review the full line of strollers and speak with some of the executives from London Bridge ... Read More »

NY Times on Breastfeeding

Yesterday’s New York Times featured an article entitled “Breast-Feed or Else” that presented a fairly even-handed look at the most current research findings about the benefits of breast-feeding. It’s an interesting read, detailing the extensive benefits of breastfeeding, while balancing those with concern about putting too much pressure on women who are unable to breast-feed. The article makes an excellent ... Read More »