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A BOB I’d like to meet.

The new 2007 BOB Revolution strollers have been very popular. We’re having a hard time keeping up with demand. The most significant new feature is an extra 25 degrees of recline, which is a nice improvement. The stroller is recommended for 8 weeks and up, though it can be used with a newborn in conjunction with the optional infant car ... Read More »

Swinging Snug?

Whenever expectant parents ask me if they need to buy a swing, I always suggest they wait and see. Some babies really crave the motion while others don’t need it, and from my experience, if you’ve got one of the former, you’ll know it soon enough. Plus, swings eat up a ton of floor space. I had a swing in ... Read More »

MP3 101

Peapod Toys is showing an MP3 player designed for babies and toddlers. It’s a simple, durable design that will allow even very young babies to learn to control their music. The player holds about two hours worth of music and will play for more than 40 hours on a single AA battery. The speakers were nothing special (though it was ... Read More »

2007 Mountain Buggies are here

The 2007 Mountain Buggies have arrived. The big story is color, and not much else. There are a couple of minor improvements, most significantly double-backed fabric to reduce wear and tear. But the most substantial change is the introduction of a limited edition series, a designer series, and the upgraded Urban Elite series. For the Limited Edition series, there are ... Read More »

Itzbeen a good idea

The new Itzbeen baby timer has arrived. This clever little device was invented by Greg Sheldon, an engineer turned stay-at-home dad who found that he and his wife were constantly struggling to remember how much time had elapsed between feedings, diaper changes, naps, medication doses, etc. So he created a computer program to track all of these mundane but essential ... Read More »

Snug as a Bug

When it comes to transitioning a toddler into a bed, there’s one thing every parent dreads – the fall. It’s pretty much inevitable, after basically an entire existence spent sleeping behind bars (so to speak), that a child will fall out of bed at least once or twice in the beginning. For some kids who are deep and/or active sleepers, ... Read More »

Catch a Burp?

Both of my girls experienced some serious reflux during infancy. To put it delicately, we did a lot of laundry in those early months. So when I saw the Burp Catcher, I was really excited on behalf of all the mothers like me who live in fear of the inevitable apocalyptic burp that soaks everything within a 5 foot radius. ... Read More »

Well what do you know?

Here’s some interesting breaking news. Consumer Union, the nonprofit organization that publishes Consumer Reports has issued a statement this afternoon withdrawing their report on infant car seats. They will be doing some further side-impact testing and then revising their report accordingly. They are working with NHTSA to evaluate their testing processes. Read their statement here. Read More »

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 »

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