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Sunshine Kids Radian car seats on sale thru 3/15

If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to the next-stage car seat or upgrading your current seat, now’s a great time. For the next 15 days, three of my favorite car seats are on sale at mbeans.com. The Radian 65 and Radian 80 are convertible car seats that fold in half for travel. They are heavy, due to the steel alloy ... Read More »

Lillebaby Everywear Carrier: Help is here

Based on feedback about the instructions included with the Lillebaby Everywear Carrier, we created a video that should help clarify. This video addresses the most confusing part of the carrier – adjusting the “saddle” between the wide and narrow settings. As a reminder, the wide setting is good for older babies and toddlers who are facing inward or riding on ... Read More »

Economic stimulus reaches Bugaboo Frog

Starting March 1, the Bugaboo Frog will drop in price to an all-time low of $629. The Bugaboo Frog is the model that started the hybrid stroller revolution and broke the ice on the luxury baby gear market. It holds an important place in the history of baby gear, from both a design and cultural standpoint, and it also happens ... Read More »

New Lillebaby EveryWear Carrier review

If you’re shopping for a new baby carrier, you’ll find a lot of different options. You can wear your baby on your front, on your back, or on your hip. You can wear him upright or cradled. He can face in or face out. Most of the time, a carrier is limited to one or two of these different configurations. ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy not bankrupt – yet.

Rumors are swirling about the fate of Mountain Buggy, the New Zealand-based stroller manufacturer, with some saying the company has gone bankrupt. This is not the case, as far as I have been told. The company went into receivership last week. This means that the company will be reorganized and marketed for sale. Understanding that the Mountain Buggy’s good name ... Read More »

Phil & Teds Dash is back

After a very rocky start, the Dash stroller is back in stores (including ours). Preliminary reports are very good, and in spite of it all, the Dash remains my favorite of the four Phil & Teds models. There have been no substantial changes to the Dash aside from resolving the key issues that caused the recall. So, you can read ... Read More »

Orbit Update: Toddler Stroller Available

The Orbit Pannier Bags are in stock and available. Read all about them here. More importantly, Orbit has decided to bundle the stroller seat and the Orbit frame to make the Orbit Toddler Stroller. This is a great way to get into the Orbit system if you missed out when your baby was a newborn, particularly if you plan to ... Read More »

Britax Frontier Voluntary Recall

We got word today that Britax has issued a voluntary recall for some of its Frontier car seats.  All Frontiers manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 14, 2008 are affected.  Frontiers in the Sahara color are affected if they were manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 17, 2008. Britax has determined that after repeated adjustment of the harness ... Read More »

A stroller hang-up

If storage space is tight, finding a place to keep your stroller can be frustrating. Metrotots has come to the rescue with the StrollAway, a new hook which hangs on the back of a door and keeps your folded stroller aloft and out of the way. What’s great is the sturdy, forked design of the hook, which can accommodate a ... Read More »

Breaking news: Phil & Teds and Regal-Lager to split up

This was hardly a surprise, after a steady stream of recalls and other issues, but today, Regal-Lager announced that they will cease to distribute Phil & Teds in the United States, effective May 1, 2009. In a graciously-worded press release, both companies praise one another and wish each other the best of luck. I can only imagine the stress, both ... Read More »