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Pack it all in

Traveling with children is always an adventure, but one of the biggest challenges is just getting everything packed and ready to go. There are so many things you need to bring along to make sure everyone is comfortable while away from home. Over the  years, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter if you’re going away for a weekend or two ... Read More »

Must-have winter gear for babies

No one likes to leave the house on a morning when the temperature is 9 degrees, but it can be especially brutal for your baby. Babies feel the cold very acutely because they don’t have the same fat stores as adults, and they also can’t shiver – and shivering is the body’s way of warming up. Now that the weather in ... Read More »

Get your car seat checked. Start here.

The story of how I became a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) starts long before I owned a baby store. I was a new mother and I was trying really hard to chill out. Babies are so small, so fragile. It’s easy to let fear drive you to irrational behavior, especially during the early months. I didn’t want to be ... Read More »

Clek previews the Foonf

Behind closed doors, Clek was offering retailers and media at the ABC Show a sneak peek of their upcoming convertible car seat, the Foonf. In short, this seat is amazing. It is a game changer. It is also going to be expensive (starting at $450). But the technology that’s inside the Foonf well justifies the cost. I wasn’t allowed to ... Read More »

Orbit Baby comes full circle

The first time I met the Orbit Baby team, they had a real vision. They imagined a modular travel system that would encompass every stage of mobility, from infant car seat to stroller to convertible car seat to double stroller to booster seat. It’s taken them some time, but with their new product releases this year, Orbit Baby will finally ... Read More »

10 fabulous finds from the ABC Show

There are literally thousands of new product launches that happen each year at the ABC Kids Show. Many of them are courtesy of the big brands with broad name recognition, but there are also many small companies that arrive at the show with just one or two products, hopeful that they will make a big splash. Here are my 10 ... Read More »

Skip Hop wows with bright ideas

Skip Hop was showing off a ton of new products at the ABC Show, including one that’s jaw-dropping in its brillance and simplicity. Crib bumpers have been the subject of some scrutiny this year, and many parents are looking for alternatives. To answer this, Skip Hop created the Complete Sheet – a sheet that has a simple pattern on the ... Read More »

Cybex Aton is back!

Two weeks ago I broke the news that Cybex was going to cease distribution of car seats in the United States. Well, guess what? After reading blog posts like  Jamie Grayson’s and even mine, Cybex reconsidered this decision. The Aton will continue to be available through their distributor, Regal Lager. Some colors are out of stock at the moment, but Regal Lager ... Read More »

JPMA Innovation Awards 2011

Eli and I were absolutely honored and delighted to serve on the judging panel for the JPMA Innovation Awards again this year. It’s no secret I’m something of a baby gear geek, so I’d jump at any opportunity to spend an afternoon testing out the most interesting new products coming to market. We looked at over 60 products on Thursday. ... Read More »

Cybex Aton is going away

…And not on a vacation. It’s being deported. Earlier this week, Regal Lager informed us that they will no longer be distributing Cybex car seats in the United States. This came as quite a shock, since the new Cybex Aton car seat was one of the most exciting new product releases of 2011. When I first wrote about the debut ... Read More »