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Recognize that silhouette?

I breastfed both of my girls exclusively, and neither of them would ever take a bottle. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though. I always wondered if I might have had better luck with something that was shaped more convincingly like the original source. I had seen the Breastbottle Nurser in catalogs, but I was skeptical so I never gave ... Read More »

Click goes Clek

Every year, the JPMA show holds a competition for Innovation Awards. These prestigious prizes are given to products in ten categories. This year, the car seat award went to the new Olli booster seat from Clek. This backless booster offers a rigid latch attachment system that anchors the seat into the car as an added measure of protection (you still ... Read More »

Britax introduces Diplomat seat

Today Britax introduced a new car seat, the Diplomat, a smaller version of the Boulevard. Just as the Boulevard has similar proportions to the Marathon, but includes side impact prodection, the Diplomat is similar in size to the Roundabout, and includes a scaled-down version of the side-impact protection cushion. My question is, would you buy the Diplomat instead of the ... Read More »

To bee or not to bee?

This is the question that Bugaboo enthusiasts will be asking themselves soon. Today, Bugaboo unveiled their most compact Bugaboo stroller, the Bee. Like the other Bugaboo models, the Bee has a nice suspension system, and the seat can turn to face towards or away from the pusher. Unlike its siblings, the Bee is not a “hybrid” stroller, as all four ... Read More »

What’s a Matrouschka?

The new Mountain Buggy Limited Edition strollers have arrived. We’ve got lots of the retro-cool Fifties pattern, and a few of the funky Matrouschka. Both designs come in both single and double models. Mountain Buggy USA has only made 120 of each double and 100 of each single model, so these might be hard to find. Personally, I am in ... Read More »

Diaper Duty

These days, diaper bags have a lot of pockets, but even so, I still often have to dig to find exactly what I’m looking for. When I saw the Diaper Bag Organizer set from ORE Originals, I thought it was a pretty bright idea. Basically, it’s a set of four zippered cotton/mesh pouches, each color coded and labeled. There’s one ... Read More »

A true story…

We’ve just arrived in Phoenix for a family vacation, and I reserved a rental car, along with a booster seat. I did not need to reserve a convertible seat for my younger daughter, since we were bringing our Radian on the plane. When I reserved the booster seat, I asked the agent to please ask the local office to call ... Read More »

Techno of many colors

Simplicity is a beautiful thing. After years of offering their flagship Techno stroller in an array of different colors, this year Maclaren got smart. Last year, there were three versions of the Techno: the Classic, the XLR and the XT, and there were so many color combinations, it would make your head spin. Now they’ve cut back substantially. The Classic ... Read More »

Triple Threat?

Skip Hop has recently introduced their newest innovation, bottle bags. Lined with Thinsulate, and wrapped in classic Skip Hop canvas colors, the bottle bags are an infinitely useful addition to the line. It comes in two sizes, the single and triple. The Triple Bottle Bag actually doubles as an outstanding lunch bag. I got a sample a few weeks ago, ... Read More »

Quinny Countdown

Because inquiring minds want to know… We’ve gotten some projected ship dates from Dorel for Quinny and Maxi Cosi. From what we’re hearing, the Quinny Buzz will arrive in May, the Maxi Cosi car seats will arrive in mid-June and the Quinny Zapp should be here in July. Read More »