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Casting doubts on Consumer Reports

In the week or so that has passed since the Today Show broke the story about the car seat test results to be published in the upcoming issue of Consumer Reports, our little industry has been in something of a tailspin. Car seat manufacturers have rushed to defend their products and their testing processes, while retailers like us have tried ... Read More »

Mutsy Double Seat Delayed

According to the US distributor for Mutsy, the arrival of their much-anticipated double seat has been delayed. This seat, which is currently available in Europe, offers two reclining stroller seats on a single frame. It’s no wonder people are excited about it, but due to variances in safety standards between Europe and the US, the folks at Mutsy will need ... Read More »

Infant Car Seat Testing from Consumer Reports

Earlier in the day it was brought to my attention that the results of some extensive crash testing done by Consumer Reports was featured on the Today Show. I didn’t get to watch the show, but the information was very eye-opening, and important for parents and parents-to-be to know about and take into consideration. By current federal standards, an infant ... Read More »

It’s Raining It’s Pouring.

Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season! For my family here in Jerusalem, Chanukah was celebrated in a city glowing with candles. Menorahs were kindled everywhere. Inside and outside, through windows and in courtyards, the nights were alight. And as the eighth-day of light came to a close, and as the last candle burned out, that’s when “they” came. ... Read More »

To Market, To Market

You won’t find many strollers in the open markets on busy days. The throngs of people keep the majority away. The indignant looks tossed toward buggy lugging mothers (the nerve, taking up precious extra space) leave only the strong of heart or the petite of stroller. We jump in. The Micralite, soundly maneuvered by yours truly, braves the throngs and ... Read More »

Face to Face with Dr. Ferber

If you have had a baby within the last 30 years, chances are you’ve heard of Dr. Richard Ferber, or at least you’re familiar with the verb, to “Ferberize.” For anyone still in the dark, this term has become synonymous with the “cry it out” method for getting babies to sleep through the night. And while there are parents who ... Read More »

Britax Boulevard Recall

Britax has just announced a voluntary recall of the Boulevard car seat. Apparently, they’ve realized that the top tether hook can release or break when the seat is used in the forward-facing position with a child over 50 lbs. For the time being, Britax is asking consumers to stop using the top tether once the child’s weight reaches 50 lbs. ... Read More »

Tight Spaces

When I’m walking and in a rush, I jay-walk. I cross on red, cut through private property, and take the stairs. Nothing personal, but I’ll run over your miniature poodle if he’s in my path. Now here’s the challenge. In Jerusalem, and particularly in my neighborhood, parking is a major issue. There’s simply no space. Lack of space however, does ... Read More »

Queasy does it

Three Lollies, the company behind the popular Preggie Pops, has recently developed a line of nausea-fighting lollipops for kids, Queasy Pops. They come in an assortment of flavors, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Natural Cola, Green Apple, Sour Raspberry, Sour Lemon and Papaya. The pops are all-natural, and the recipes are formulated with essential oils and flavors that have a proven track record ... Read More »

The Little Stroller that Could

We are living in one of the first neighborhoods in Jerusalem built outside of the Old City walls. The streets are a labyrinth of stone and stairs. Narrow lanes force pedestrians to hug the walls as cars pass. Jagged walkways lead from one to the other in surprising turns and steps. The Micralite is handling like a local. The back ... Read More »