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Here’s to the Mommies Who Shop

If you live in the Boston area and you’re a mom who likes to shop, you’ve hopefully marked your calendar for June 10th in eager anticipation of the Mommies Who Shop extravaganza in Weston that evening. Mommies Who Shop has been a growing sensation on the North Shore, and now they are bringing the party to Metro-West. An exclusive collection ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee recalled

The CPSC announced today that the Bugaboo Bee stroller has been voluntarily recalled. Apparently the brake mechanism can wear out over time, causing it to fail on one or both sides. Thank goodness, no injuries have been reported. Anyone using this stroller should stop using it immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. The form is simple ... Read More »

Britax Advocate CS arrives

The newest Britax car seat model hit our warehouse last week, and is now in our stores. The Britax Advocate CS is being hailed as the “safest” Britax model available, thanks to sophisticated side-impact protection technology. The seat has “wings” on both sides (they look a lot like bumpers) that will cushion the child in a side-impact crash and reduce ... Read More »

UPPA-palooza this Sunday in Hingham

The long-awaited Uppa Rumble seat is now in stock, and to celebrate, we’re throwing an Uppa-tacular party in our Hingham store this Sunday, May 17. If you’re an Uppa-vangelist, you won’t want to miss this, especially if you’re considering a Rumble Seat upgrade. We’re running three great promotions: 1. In Hingham only: for those who own a pre-2009 Vista model, ... Read More »

Baby Jogger releases City Micro series

When I saw the City Mini stroller for the first time in Las Vegas in 2007, it was love at first sight. My reaction to the new City Micro wasn’t quite as strong, but I do think they’ve hit a great price point. At $159.99, the City Micro single is a great option for a car/travel stroller. As with all ... Read More »

Cybex preview

I spent some time in Kentucky reviewing the Cybex product line that will be coming soon from Regal-Lager. Here’s what I learned. Cybex is a fairly young company. They released their first product in 2005, a belt-positioning booster that has received multiple prestigious awards for the safety technology and engineering incorpoated into the design. All the products are German-designed and ... Read More »

Big news in Louisville

The ABC Show is moving from Las Vegas to Louisville starting in 2011. They’ve reached a two-year contract with a three-year option. The city is abuzz with the news, with the mayor proclaiming that this was the biggest trade show announcement in his 20 years as mayor. The economic impact on the city is estimated at a whopping $12 million ... Read More »

Goodnight Sleep Trainer

This interesting product comes via 4Moms. Based on cry-it-out sleep training methods (like Ferber), this gadget tracks how long the baby is crying, tells you how often to go in to check and soothe, and then tracks how long the baby is sleeping. You can use a USB port to upload the data to a secure website. I need one ... Read More »

Chicco 360 Rotating Hook-On Chair

Check out the new 360 Rotating Hook-on Chair from Chicco – it’s a hook-on chair for countertops and tables that solves the ergonomic challenge of trying to feed a baby who is facing the wrong direction. Nicely done, Chicco. Read More »

Day 1 recap

My eyes are closing against my will. I’m uploading videos and photos as we speak. But I need to go to bed if I’m going to have a prayer of functioning tomorrow. I’m glad I came – this is a nice, intimate show with plenty of opportunities to network and brainstorm with other retailers and manufacturers. There are some interesting ... Read More »

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