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Phil & Teds Dash Recalled

If you’ve been following this story here, you won’t be shocked to hear that the CPSC has formally announced the recall of the Phil & Teds Dash strollers. You can read the bulletin here. Why am I not surprised? Because the strollers were folding involuntarily, often loaded with children. Thankfully no one got hurt, but sheesh. This was just another ... Read More »

Britax Frontier Voluntary Recall

We got word today that Britax has issued a voluntary recall for some of its Frontier car seats.  All Frontiers manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 14, 2008 are affected.  Frontiers in the Sahara color are affected if they were manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 17, 2008. Britax has determined that after repeated adjustment of the harness ... Read More »

A stroller hang-up

If storage space is tight, finding a place to keep your stroller can be frustrating. Metrotots has come to the rescue with the StrollAway, a new hook which hangs on the back of a door and keeps your folded stroller aloft and out of the way. What’s great is the sturdy, forked design of the hook, which can accommodate a ... Read More »

healthytoys.org releases testing results for toys

There’s a great new resource for parents who want to check on the level of toxic chemicals found in their children’s toys. Healthytoys.org today released testing results for 1500 popular toys using an XRF handheld scanner to screen for lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, bromine and mercury. The pressure from parents and the media has led to some great changes in ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy Swift is here

And I am first in line to get one. After watching my sister push hers around for a few months, I am head over heels in love with the newest member of the Mountain Buggy family. To see my review, click here. To get one for yourself, click here.   Read More »

Breaking news: Phil & Teds and Regal-Lager to split up

This was hardly a surprise, after a steady stream of recalls and other issues, but today, Regal-Lager announced that they will cease to distribute Phil & Teds in the United States, effective May 1, 2009. In a graciously-worded press release, both companies praise one another and wish each other the best of luck. I can only imagine the stress, both ... Read More »

Sneak preview: Orbit Stroller Pannier

I love my Orbit Infant System, but its biggest challenge is storage space. The cargo pod will hold a few essentials, but if you’re doing any serious shopping, you might be out of luck. But not anymore. Orbit has designed a pannier attachment for the stroller frame that is just as smart as you’d expect it to be. It is ... Read More »

mbeans.com 2.0 is live!

After more than a year in the making, our new website went live late last night. Please go and check it out and send along your feedback. We are so excited. And a little tired too. Kudos to our amazing web team and our incredible partners at A Far Site Better. Read More »

Motrin Melee

The blogosphere is abuzz today with angry moms. The target of the smackdown is an advertisement for Motrin posted on the company’s website, purportedly to kick off a new ad campaign. The ad was intended to breezily poke fun at the aches and pains associated with babywearing. Unfortunately, the only ones feeling aches and pains today are the folks at ... Read More »

The best diapers you’ve never heard of…

At the very beginning, during those first blurry weeks after birth, wet diapers are a breastfeeding mother’s best friend. They are the most reliable signal that your baby is getting enough to eat. But with the effectiveness of today’s disposable diapers, it can be really hard to tell whether a diaper is wet. I remember touching, sniffing, weighing, and still ... Read More »