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Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Don’t “B” Left Behind

What does “B” stand for? In traditional alphabet books, “B” is usually represented by a Bird, or a Butterfly, or a Bee. In a tongue-in-cheek “alphabet book for the middle-aged,” B is for Botox. In Edward Gorey’s famous Gashlycrumb Tinies, “B is for Basil, assaulted by bears.” And in our abecedary* of baby gear, “B” is often for Britax, the ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Mixing It Up With Ergo and Orbit

Ergo Baby Carrier in Galaxy

In the era of mashups, it’s no surprise that some of our favorite baby brands are combining forces to produce gear that’s twice as useful, twice as stylish, twice as nice! ERGObaby and Orbit Baby have joined forces in a partnership that we’re hoping will result in even cooler products. You’re probably already familiar with these brands, but here’s a ... Read More »

Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels

When I first saw the prototype for the Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage at Toy Fair, I’m pretty sure I actually squealed. It’s really hard to find nice, kid-scale luggage, and traveling tots love having their own suitcase to tow around. You can always count on the folks at Skip*Hop to spot a parent problem and figure out a clever solution. Their Zoo ... Read More »

Sage Spoonfuls debuts at Magic Beans

When I first heard about Sage Spoonfuls (from the lovely Jamie Grayson), I was intrigued. And a little skeptical, too. There are a lot of interesting products out there for making homemade baby food. What made this one so special? But then I met Liza and saw the products in person, and I was very impressed. Liza, who is actress ... Read More »

Stroller Cleaning Tips

  Spring is a symbolic time for rebirth. The sun shines, the flowers bloom, the snow melts (well, not this year), and it feels like a fresh start. Maybe that explains why spring cleaning is such a popular ritual. Gleaming surfaces and uncluttered corners contribute to that “clean slate” feeling. Your stroller is a great candidate for your spring cleaning ... Read More »

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 »

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