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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 »

10 things I love about breastfeeding

When I was pregnant with my first baby, someone asked me if I would breastfeed. “I guess so,” I replied. My mother, within earshot, shrilled “you guess so??” And this was how I learned that I actually come from a long line of breastfeeders. My mother breastfed all three of us, and even her mother breastfed her youngest child in ... Read More »

Oeuf Robin Collection Debuts at Magic Beans

With the economy still trying to claw its way out of the toilet, we’re seeing a trend towards “affordable luxury” in the baby industry. Oeuf is one of the first to market, with their new Robin nursery furniture, a modern, eco-friendly collection priced at under $600 per piece. The set includes a crib ($565), a dresser ($585), and a toddler ... Read More »

31 and out.

Once upon a time, there was a girl… fine, a woman, who dreamed of owning a toy store (with some baby gear, too). She joined forces with her husband, her brother-in-law and many other talented people. She thought it would be easy, and it wasn’t. She thought it would be fun, and it was. It still is. We’re astonished and ... Read More »

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