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Hotslings AP = Always Perfect?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I use my vacations to test-drive new products. This most recent trip, I got up close and personal with the new Hotslings AP. I’ve always loved Hotslings for travel because they fold up small enough to tuck into a diaper bag. The new AP version offers adjustability ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 9 – Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

There isn’t a lot to say about the Tripp Trapp that I haven’t already said at some point or other on this blog. But as we get closer to Thanksgiving, we get a lot of grandparents asking about what they need to host their grandchildren for the holidays. My parents have used Tripp Trapp chairs for 5 years, beginning when ... Read More »

Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)

First of all, calm down. Yes, Maclaren is recalling one million strollers. And yes, some children have been injured by the strollers during the past 10 years. BUT. There are two very important things to keep in mind: 1. This is a voluntary recall – in spite of the injuries (and their frightening nature), the CPSC has not mandated that ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 5 – IdeaPaint Dry Erase White Board Paint

When IdeaPaint asked to do an installation in the Wellesley store’s playscape, I don’t think any of us imagined a project of any great magnitude. But after an onsite brainstorming session a couple of months ago, we ended up with a very big idea. We decided to create three large-scale IdeaPaint murals – one for each wall – that would ... Read More »

Vindication for Orbit Baby – almost

NHTSA has concluded its independent review of the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat, brought on by the Consumer Reports “Do Not Buy” rating that was released at the end of August. Their findings confirm that the Orbit Infant Car Seat is perfectly safe. If you aren’t up to date on this story, read this first. In order to fully investigate ... Read More »

Radian gets Superlatch

Sunshine Kids has just shipped the first updated Radian car seat models for 2010. The biggest change is the incorporation of Superlatch, a new, more robust LATCH connector that enables parents to use LATCH even after the child is over 48 pounds (the current weight limit on LATCH for all other car seats). The new models are called the Radian ... Read More »

Puj Tub reinvents the infant bathtub

This is what happens when product designers become parents: very creative problem solving. The Puj Tub (pronounced “pudge”) is the coolest new baby product I’ve seen in a long time. Bathing infants in a sink is always a challenge, but not anymore, thanks to this clever foam and magnet concoction. Snap it together and it forms a supportive, origami-esque basin ... Read More »

Orbit goes G2

“Concept strollers” were all the rage at the ABC Show, with lots of manufacturers showing off interesting ideas that may or may not come to the market. But while “concept” is the label Orbit Baby is applying to their new G2 product line, I got the impression it’s more a question of “when” than “if.” The G2 offers some significant ... Read More »

OXO Tot debuts

To our friends at Boon, Skip Hop and Thermos: get your game on. OXO is a-coming. Beloved by millions for their appealingly chunky designs, and modern, affordable approach to utilitarian kitchen gadgetry, OXO is expanding into the juvenile market in a big way. This spring, they will debut a line of feeding products under the OXO Tot label, including a ... Read More »

Baby Jogger City Select a winner

Between the judging for the JPMA Innovation Awards and the main part of the show, we spent a lot of time with the new Baby Jogger City Select. The stroller did win the coveted prize, and it was the talk of the show. I know many of you are curious to see and hear more about it, so here’s my ... Read More »

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