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We’re hooked!

This is one of the most oft-requested products we’ve never been able to find. Parents are dying to find a way to hook bags onto their strollers. On a Maclaren, or other two-handled model, it’s easy. But on any stroller with a single bar, it’s impossible. There are a couple of options out there, but nothing that seemed heavy-duty enough ... Read More »

Powder Puff, girls?

Over the past few years, baby powder has fallen from grace. Formerly hailed as a cure-all for a vareity of baby skin irritations, concerns surfaced about the safety of inhaling talc, now considered to be a carcinogen in the same cateogry as asbestos. As this scary news spread, anxious parents simply abandoned powder altogether, regardless of whether or not it ... Read More »

Silver Cross returns

After a sudden and unannounced withdrawal from the US market in 2005, Silver Cross is starting over. Hopefully this is good news. The new distributor, London Bridge Partners, is affiliated with Infantino, a well-run company that currently specializes in toys and some limited baby gear. They seem to have their act together, with a nice catalog and a well-organized product ... Read More »

Orbit almost landing…

We had a chance to check in with our friends at Orbit Baby today and play with the actual production samples of the Orbit Infant System. All I can say is it’s really going to be worth the wait. We’re told that we should have stock to sell by the end of June or first week of July. The final ... Read More »

Fit to be a parent

Finding time for exercise is particularly challenging for busy parents. There’s a big trend towards bringing along baby, with stroller exercise classes sprouting up all over the country. So I was psyched when I saw the new Strollometer, a very cool device that attaches to your stroller and tracks a variety of fitness-related data. Using magnets and wireless transmissions, it ... Read More »

Jane Powertwin Update

The Jane Powertwin is generating a frenzy of interest, so I thought I would post an update. Originally we were told to expect the Powertwin by the end of April, but now the US distributor is promising that we will have it before the end of June. From what I’ve been told, there was a problem with the fabric on ... Read More »

Double the kids, double the bag

Almost from the moment they first hit the shelves, Skip Hop bags have been a smash hit. The Duo was their first design, and it was compact, stylish, and it ingeniously clipped onto the back of a stroller. Most parents loved it, but for parents who had more than one diaper-wearing kid, it wasn’t big enough. “Make it bigger,” they ... Read More »

How do you spell relief? HOTSLINGS!

We just got back from nearly 10 days in the Southwest, and ironically, I forgot to bring a sling. Like clockwork, my two-year-old refused to walk or sit in a stroller for the first three days we were away. In desperation, I contacted my friends at Hotslings and bought (by overnight delivery) a stunning, reversible sling that was an absolute ... Read More »

Tripp Trappin’ over the ocean

Until now, the beloved Stokke Kinderzeat has endured a split personality disorder. In the United States, it is known as the Kinderzeat, but in practically every other country on Earth, it is the Tripp Trapp chair. Why did the US market require new nomenclature? I’m not sure what the logic was at the time, but in the interest of consistency, ... Read More »

2006 Valco Runabout

Last week our staff had the pleasure of meeting with a gentleman from Valco who gave us a preview of their new 2006 Runabout stroller, which we have since received. While he was here, we had the opportunity to assemble the stroller, push it around, and ask a lot of questions. I was very impressed with what I saw! Valco ... Read More »