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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 »

10 common car seat mistakes

Z in his car seat

Car seats are among the most complicated pieces of gear most parents will encounter – probably more complicated than you think, so be prepared! Here’s a list of 10 mistakes a lot of parents make. If anything sounds familiar to you, don’t feel bad: I’ve been guilty of at least 7/10 of the things on this list over the years. ... Read More »

5 things to look for in a convertible car seat

Britax Boulevard Silver Birch

Making the transition from an infant seat to a convertible car seat can be tough for parents who’ve grown very attached to the portability of a bucket-style infant seat. But when a baby starts to get close to the height or weight limit of his infant seat, there’s no two ways about it – it’s time to make the switch. ... Read More »

Hello Diono

Diono RXT Car Seats

When Sunshine Kids (manufacturer of the outstanding Radian car seat) called us a few weeks ago and asked to set up a meeting, they mentioned they had some big news. But we still weren’t completely prepared for what awaited us. After 12 years as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products, effective today the company will now be known as Diono (dee-OH-no). Why ... Read More »

The Perfect Nursery: Q&A With Interior Designer Rachel Reider

Your baby’s room should be a soothing, restful place for you as well as your child. We asked interior designer Rachel Reider for tips on creating a peaceful space for sleeping, nursing, diapering, and growing. Q: What’s the first step in the nursery room design process? I would recommend going through magazines and catalogs and pulling images of spaces you ... Read More »

Madpax Backpacks: Turtles, Dinosaurs, Koopas, and Kindergarten

We all know that we’re supposed to root for the good guy in the movies, but some bad guys are just irresistible. Like Darth Vader, or Cruella De Vil, or the Wicked Witch of the West, sometimes bad guys just steal the show. Let’s face it: the mild-mannered Mario Brothers suffer in comparison to their nemesis, the much cooler-looking Bowser, ... Read More »

Clek Boosters on Sale!

Starting Saturday, July 30th, we’re offering two of our favorite boosters at a deep discount – the Clek Oobr and the Clek Olli will each be on sale for 20% off from July 30 to August 14. If you’ve ever had trouble getting an independent child to ride in a booster, these chic seats are for you: they have a ... Read More »

Day 24: Valco Astro High Chair

Valco Astro High Chair

When space is at a premium, a high chair can be a bit of a glutton for square footage. At mealtimes, there’s no getting around it (sometimes literally), but in between meals, wouldn’t it be nice if it could just disappear? The Valco Astro High Chair comes about as close as it can — without involving a magic wand. The ... Read More »

Road trips with kids

On Wednesday, I was invited to represent the Chevy Queen of the Road blog and do a segment on Fox 25 about traveling with kids. As a mom of 3 who frequently hits the road for weekends on the Cape, I didn’t have to think too hard about what I wanted to say. Here are the key pieces of advice I ... Read More »