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Day 22: Bumbleride Indie Movement Edition Stroller in Fog

The new Movement Edition of the Bumbleride Indie Stroller adds outdoorsy touches to the well-loved all-terrain jogger: water-resistant sport fabrics, and SPF 45 sun protection in the canopy, so that weather conditions don’t have to break your stride. We also love the subtle and classy color schemes of these strollers: the Jet stroller is a businesslike black, and the Fog ... Read More »

Choosing a sunblock: tips from MD Moms

Today’s guest blog on sun safety comes from MD Moms, a company that makes some of our favorite skin care products. They’re moms, board-certified pediatricians, and well versed in sun protection. Here are some helpful hints to keep your kids safe while having some summer fun! With summer in full swing, we’ve been fielding questions about sun safety in our ... Read More »

Sun Safety Tips for Parents from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Today’s guest blog comes from the Skin Cancer Foundation, the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. For more information, visit www.SkinCancer.org. Summer is here, and children are spending lots of time ... Read More »

Day 10: phil&ted’s Nest

Everyone has their own sleep styles, patterns, and positions. In the US and Europe, we mostly sleep in elevated beds with blankets and pillows. In Japan, about half of the population sleeps in a Western-style bed, while the rest sleep on flat futons on the floor. Various hunter-gatherer societies sleep either on leaves, on thin mats, or on the bare ... Read More »

Hiking with your baby: what you need to know

Hiking as a family can be a really fun, rewarding and healthy activity. But if you’re a novice hiker, it’s important to spend some time preparing before bringing babies and kids out on the trail. Here are a few things you’ll want to think about before you set out for a hiking adventure with your baby. To select a site, ... Read More »

OXO Tot Sprout High Chair debuts

We’ve just received our first shipment of the new Sprout High Chair from OXO Tot, and there’s a lot to love about this chair. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of the Stokke Tripp Trapp chair. And while the Sprout doesn’t quite measure up to the iconic simplicity of the ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: in praise of Britax.

When our own Eli Gurock visited the Britax factory, every employee he met had the same thing to say about working for Britax: “Our job is protecting children. We keep children safe. That’s what we do.” It’s the Britax mantra: they keep children safe. And they take pride in doing it well. We asked some of our Facebook fans why ... Read More »

Orbit in living color

When I walked by the Orbit booth at the recent ABC Spring Conference in Ft. Worth, I didn’t even recognize it. Why? The colors threw me, I’ll admit. Orbit Baby has always had a very conservative palette — until now. The new Color Packs will be an optional accessory for the Orbit Stroller G2. They’ll come in nine fruity colors, ... Read More »

Painless potty training: readiness and chocolate

My two-and-a-half year old decided he was ready to be potty trained a few weeks ago. First he was curious to try the toilet, and would go on occasion. Then he started waking up in the mornings with a dry diaper. One morning, I convinced him to wear underpants to school, and that was basically that. He was “ready.” I’d ... Read More »