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Fender Senders

The Phil and Ted’s e3 has been explosively popular over the past few months. Parents love how the nimble single stroller can be reconfigured to carry two children. But in the two-toddler position, one child sits close to the ground and, therefore, close to the wheels. As expected, many curious hands got very grimy. There was a small outcry, but ... Read More »

The Orbit is in the ‘house

Our first full shipment of Orbit Infant Systems arrived today, so we are now officially in stock and ready to ship, in both black and mocha. Both colors look beautiful, and we hear that Brooke Shields had such a hard time choosing that she ended up getting both. Read More »

The calm before the storm

For anyone who’s wondering why the posts are tapering off a bit, it’s just that we’ve been spending some time as a family relishing the last warm days of August. Also (and I know I’m not alone here), my eldest is done with camp, but school hasn’t started yet. So it’s sort of a mandatory imposed semi-vacation. Ahem. But it’s ... Read More »

Essential, meaning you’ve got to have it.

When JJ Cole introduced their Essentials Bag, the first product in the burgeoning Essentials category, I was dubious. The bag was cute and all, but what did parents need with a diaper bag that offered very limited storage space and didn’t include a changing pad? I still don’t quite get it, but with the introduction of the new Diapers & ... Read More »

The Living Room Cup

It’s hard to think of soccer as an indoor game, but as the summer winds down and the weather turns colder, you’ll want to check these out. The new Shoot & Scoot Soccer game from newcomer Diggin includes one low-profile goal and a funky half-soccer ball that has a superskid base. With the flat side down, the ball glides smoothly ... Read More »

The First Orbit

Today, we were all very excited when UPS delivered our very first Orbit Infant System (just one for now). We eagerly opened the box and unpacked our new floor model, completed the simple assembly, and put it through its paces. We have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this revolutionary new travel system since we first saw a prototype almost ... Read More »

The Stroller Mechanic Strikes Again

Last night, Fox 25 ran a very funny piece about Dave Quinlan, our warehouse manager and stroller mechanic. I’m not sure how long the video will be online, but for now, you can view the whole thing by clicking here. Related Articles: Who Ever Heard of a Stroller Mechanic (8/07) Read More »

Think you can?

On August 24th, Jumpstart is trying to set a world record for the largest shared reading experience ever. The chosen title? That evergreen classic, The Little Engine that Could. To participate with your children, go to www.readfortherecord.org and register to read. There will be events all over the country on that day, including a great looking celebration at the Boston ... Read More »

What they don’t know about women

It’s ironic, but if you’re looking for a great new diaper bag for women, check out the new line from DadGear. Bolstered by popular demand, the designers who developed the outstanding Diaper Vest and Artist Series Messenger Bag have turned their attention to Mom. The result is DaisyGear, a line of messenger bags with all the same great features as ... Read More »

Abby Cadabby Joins Sesame Street

There’s a new muppet on Sesame Street, and naturally there’s an uproar to herald her arrival. Abby Cadabby is the first female muppet to join the cast in 13 years, and unlike any of the other muppets on the show, Abby is a girly girl. She’s pink with fluffy pigtails, dainty fairy wings and a “training wand” that she uses ... Read More »