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Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Beco Baby

No doubt you’re familiar with the cliché of the inventor declaring “Eureka!”* But, did you know that it originated with Archimedes? According to Wikipedia: “He reportedly proclaimed “Eureka!” when he stepped into a bath and noticed that the water level rose—he suddenly understood that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Magnificent Baby

No matter how perfectly you perform every single function of baby care, there is no way, absolutely no way, to avoid at least some crying. A normal baby cries at changes of temperature, cries when she’s hungry, cries when she’s wet, cries when the wind blows the wrong way. It’s just what babies do. And an infant will almost certainly ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Bloom Baby

Are you planning the design for your nursery? Then whether you realize it or not, in your studies, you’ve seen quite a bit of Bloom Baby. Their gorgeous eco-friendly cribs have a way of popping up in stylish nurseries everywhere, from SoHo lofts to Tori Spelling’s house. The archives at our friends Project Nursery’s page are studded with Bloom cribs, ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Chicco

How do you know when an item is popular? You might read about it in the news – for instance, we all first discovered that Bugaboo strollers were popular among celebrities through the media (and then they became popular with everyone else). You might see one in the home of every parent you know: in France, if the statistics are ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Bugaboo

Bugaboo

Everywhere you look, there’s Bugaboo! This Dutch-based brand invaded the UK in 2001 and the US in 2003, and now, absolutely everywhere you go, you’ll see at least one Bugaboo Donkey, Bugaboo Bee, Bugaboo Buffalo, or Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller confidently navigating over cobblestones, through turnstiles, over bridges, along subway platforms, up wooded trails and down high-rise escalators. (And this weekend’s ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Britax / B.O.B.

Becoming a trusted name in baby gear is an incremental process, built up car seat by car seat, stroller by stroller. Britax’s stellar reputation has slowly stacked up through car seats sold, through word of mouth, and, most importantly, through kids protected. As the years go by and Britax car seats roll steadily off of our shelves, we find more ... Read More »

Why fuzzy friends are good for your heart

As we explored in our Winter 2013 issue of Surprises, kids are naturally predisposed to love fuzzy and feathery creatures (and scaly and creepy ones too): babies as young as six months will try to get closer to dogs and cats, given the chance. While the love isn’t always mutual, it’s amazing when it is. These priceless bonds can start ... Read More »

Why do kids love trucks so much, anyway?

Bruder MACK Granite Dump Truck

Just what is it about trucks and other construction equipment that makes little kids go crazy? Little boys, especially, delight in learning the names of every kind of digger, dozer, and excavator, and every day that the garbage truck shows up is a holiday. Advice columnist Kerry Kelly Novick speculates that the love of trucks is just an extension of ... Read More »