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Zev steals a turn with the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Grocery Cart while his older sisters are otherwise engaged. We brought lots of merchandise with us to the Cape to photograph for this year’s holiday catalog, but this has been the most popular by far – even with our smallest toy tester. Read More »

Safeguard Go going to Dorel

The Safeguard Go car seat has been off the market for the past few months while IMMI, the company behind the brand, looked for a new distribution partner. According to a letter we received yesterday, their search has ended and Dorel will be distributing the product under the Safety 1st brand. To make a long story short, the seat should ... Read More »

Consumer Reports FAIL?

Two years ago, Consumer Reports was rocked by controversy when they botched their testing for a number of infant car seats and then proceeded to drag the good name of those models through the mud before eventually retracting the whole story. The incident led to some staffing changes at Consumer Reports, and they’ve been trying to earn back their credibility ... Read More »

First Look: Baby Jogger City Select

Here’s a scoop: in advance of the upcoming ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas, we stumbled upon an ad today in an industry magazine that had us scraping our jaws off the floor. Baby Jogger is apparently introducing a new stroller, the Baby Jogger City Select, a hybrid stroller that can accommodate one child or two in a dizzying array ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy production moving to China

It’s hardly a surprise, but a big disappointment nonetheless. According to an article from a New Zealand media outlet, phil&teds has made the decision to move Mountain Buggy production from New Zealand to China. But I’ve never met a Chinese-made stroller that comes close to the solid, sturdy feel of the Mountain Buggy. When our friends from phil&teds visited a ... Read More »

Getting warmer: reusable baby wipes

If you’ve thought about cloth diapering and decided it’s not for you, here’s an interesting alternative. Prince Lionheart has come out with Warmies, a baby wipes system that takes reusable, ultra-soft bamboo washcloths, and keeps them warm and damp. I’m a fan because the wipes are extremely gentle on the baby’s delicate skin, you save money because you aren’t buying ... Read More »

Best Stokke Sleepi promotion ever

From now through October 15, if you purchase a Stokke Sleepi, the mattress (or mattresses, depending on which configuration you get) will be FREE. We are incredibly psyched about this. A) because it’s an amazing value and B) because I have two Sleepi systems in my house, and love them and think every parent should have one. Aside from the ... Read More »

Baby Jogger City Micro now in stock

The Baby Jogger City Micro stroller has arrived and is now in our stores and online. You can read my in-depth review from when I saw them at the ABC Kids Spring Conference in Kentucky. The most significant advantage of the City Micro is the price point. It’s a stripped down version of the City Mini, though it actually weighs ... Read More »

It’s National S’mores Day!

That’s right, there’s a holiday for everything. Today is National S’mores Day, which means I felt a moral obligation to eat some. I know that part of the fun of S’mores is roasting the marshmallows over an open flame, but whenever we do that, I eat like a hundred marshmallows. So I developed a recipe for individually wrapped, baked S’mores ... Read More »

One.

I remember when I buckled you into your car seat for the first time, heading home from the hospital. I thought, slow down, remember this. By the third time around, I knew already. It goes way too fast. Last summer, I sat with you asleep against my chest, feeling the high and trying to memorize all of it. The weight ... Read More »

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