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July has officially started. And since my due date is in July, logic dictates that my baby will be coming soon. For some reason, I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this. And I’m having an even harder time getting organized with all the things I know I’m going to need. Of course, this is incredibly ironic, since ... Read More »

Bin-Go is its name-o

Just in from Skip Hop is the brand new Bin-Go, yet another utterly genius product from the gifted design team who pioneered the original diaper-bag-that-hangs-on-your-stroller. A few weeks ago, I was in New York for a couple of days, and my husband and I stopped by the Skip Hop studio for a sneak preview of all that is new and ... Read More »

Things to do when you’re on bed rest…

I appreciate you all bearing with me during this little snag in my health. About a week and a half ago, we finally figured out what was wrong, and a week ago, I had a minor procedure to help resolve the problem. The pregnancy continues to go fine, and I have been improving daily. I’m hoping to be back to ... Read More »

A better bumper

If you have the temperament for it, one of the most fun parts of preparing for a new baby is decorating the nursery. Even for a decor-challenged mom-to-be (that’s me), there’s a thrill to choosing the colors and patterns that will adorn the baby’s room. Bedding is a big piece of the puzzle, and most well-dressed cribs sport a bumper. ... Read More »

What’s the deal with BPA?

Yesterday, I received a statement from the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association), the well-respected organization that, among many other functions, sets safety standards for many of the most common baby products on the market. In this statement, the JPMA continues to deny the risk of using baby bottles produced with BPA (bisphenol A). The media has been having a field ... Read More »

Britax Announces Frontier Car Seat

Today, Britax officially announced their newest seat, the Frontier. This forward-facing seat is designed to hold a child from 25-80 pounds using the 5-point harness, and 40-100 pounds as a belt-positioning booster. This seat fills a hole in the Britax product line, and should be a nice option for parents looking to keep their kids in a 5-point harness for ... Read More »

Lots to carry? Natalie can help.

When you have a new baby, packing light to go anywhere is nothing short of comical. Babies may be small, but it always seems like you need a lot of stuff. And the longer you’ll be away from home, the more you’ll need. A full day’s worth of supplies – diapers, wipes, a couple of changes of clothes, a few ... Read More »

Good Vibe?

I spent a few hours today at the Boston Baby Faire, and I finally had a chance to play with the Vibe and formulate a concrete opinion about it. Here are my thoughts. There is no such thing as a perfect stroller; this is a universal truth. Parents are always making choices and sacrificing certain features in favor of others ... Read More »

Go Gaga Slide Bag Makes a Splash

The diaper bag I liked so much at the ABC show in Las Vegas has landed in our stores, and it’s getting a very warm reception. The Slide Bag is a messenger-style diaper bag that offers parents a variety of innovative features to make this one of the most flexible, functional (and almost certainly the most comfortable) diaper bags on ... Read More »

Fighting colds

OK, this is a little off-topic for me, but I feel like I’ve discovered this amazing secret, and I need to share it with all the other parents who are subjected to the same plethora of germs that plague me and my kids all winter long. I used to get sick three or four times a season, sneezing, coughing, and ... Read More »