UPDATE: On 2/3/12 there was a CPSC recall of Bumbleride Indie strollers: model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a Date of Manufacture from 1/09 through 8/11.The front wheel can crack causing the stroller to tip. There have been no major injuries.If you own the stroller, stop using it until you’ve received the free front wheel retrofit kit. To do so, or for info, visit support.bumbleride.com or call (800) 530-3930 during business hours. When I say I have found the stroller of my dreams, you’d better believe it. Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition is that very thing, and here’s why....Read More
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I can get a little crazy about sun protection (just ask my husband). I douse myself in SPF 30 every single day–no matter the time of year–and I run for the shade at the playground and the park. So it’s only natural that I want the same safe sun vigilance for my kids. I’ve been looking for a good stroller sunshade–a non-black one that still lets my sons see the world–and I finally found one. Thank you Maclaren! The new Sunshade from Maclaren is a smart and stylish light grey color. I never understood why so many stroller sunshades...Read More
You know what I love most about my stroller? Having something to toss all my stuff in whenever I’m out. I’m not kidding. I really do depend on a stroller to be my pack mule. And now there’s the simplest little invention that helps me do it. The Jumbo Swirly Hook from the mom inventor of the brilliant Buggy Cup, is right up my alley. It attaches to a stroller handle bar (think Bugaboo type, not umbrella handles) with a velcro strap. And then you’ve instantly got yourself a handy-dandy hook to put lots of bags on, even with...Read More
I’ve got to be honest, the Snooze Shade is the kind of product I dream of being able to use more. Because, well, my babies don’t generally start sleeping in the first place. But for anyone with a baby who actually does sleep, the Snooze Shade could be a lifesaver. It comes in two sizes –to fit an infant car seat or a stroller– and is made from black, breathable UPF50+ fabric. Anytime baby is ready for shut-eye you can just pop it on and create a dark, comfy environment for baby, even on the sunniest of days. Yes,...Read More
Any mom in a big city knows how hard it can be to navigate in-and-out shopping with a stroller. The stores and restaurants are small and crowded and the unsecured stroller parking zones don’t provide a who lot of assurance. What’s a mama on the go to do? Meet your personal Buggy Guard, a cute combo lock that can safely secure your stroller in almost any situation. The lock features a retractable 4 foot cable (vinyl coated so as not to scratch your ride) and an attachment bracket that wraps around any cross bar stroller. The four designs–monkey, panda, pig...Read More
It’s one of those rare faults of nature that moms don’t sprout a few extra arms after they have a baby. Even simple walks get tricky when you have only two hands: you have to push a stroller, shoulder your purse, hang onto a shopping bag, pick up a fallen sippy cup, slurp a much-needed cup of coffee, field a call on your cell…. And what if it starts raining? Tough luck, soggy mama. You’re out of hands. Thank goodness motherhood makes invention a necessity. We will never again sport the drowned-rat-steering-a-stroller look, thanks to the smart thinking of...Read More
I’ve been a fan of the latest and greatest baby gear for a long time. But now I think I can say I’ve seen it all because I’ve just opened up a package of Buggy Socks. They are exactly as the name describes: Cotton socks. For your umbrella stroller. Well, for the stroller’s handles, to be precise. Okay, so the concept sounds a little strange. But think of what these things can do for you. Got an old stroller that needs a makeover? Buggy Socks. Got a cat that likes eating the foam on the stroller handles? (Or is...Read More
The Movement edition stroller, in case the name isn’t clear enough, is all about getting moms moving and keeping babies comfortable, making it easier to be active with baby, no matter what the weather. (Because we all know how a wet, uncomfortable baby can ruin a good run or walk.) That’s why the fabric is water-repellent, and the canopy is UV-protective. So it reflects heat and has SPF 45 protection. All the better to keep baby dry and cool. I’ve been pushing around the Indie edition and loving it. This stroller brings with it all of the amazing features...Read More
All the Bugaboo talk this week is about the new Bugaboo Donkey double stroller –that oddly-named, but coolly-designed single-to-double convertible stroller that our Editor-in-Chief Liz got a sneak peek at a few days ago at the US launch at New York’s Giggle. Yes, it’s a gorgeous, pricey, joy-inspiring feat of modern engineering. And we’ll have a proper review coming out shortly, when we’ve had a chance to test it out ourselves and not just push it around a store floor for six seconds. But there are some other, albeit smaller, Bugaboo developments, too. Especially for those of you Bug...Read More
There’s a running store on my block with a BOB stroller displayed in the window. Every time I pass it, I marvel at the lean, mean, baby-transporting machine. So when I had the opportunity to give their new 2011 Revolution SE a road test, I was both excited–and a little nervous that I wouldn’t be able to handle the three-wheeled speedster. What I discovered surprised me. First, BOB jogging strollers are not just for marathon running moms. Yes, their line does include special strollers made in collaboration with Stroller Strides and Ironman, but I chose the sidewalk-friendly Revolution SE....Read More
Not sure how everyone else is feeling about their winter so far, but in my neck of the woods, the weather gods have not been kind. We’ve had snow, sleet, frigid temps…we’re only missing hail storms. Ever since the first below 40 degree day hit, I’ve been hot on the hunt for the perfect, all-weather stroller blanket. Not such an easy task. Here’s what I’ve found so far to be the best of the best. 7AM Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution Besides the fact that 7AM wins in the style department, their newest offering–the 212 Evolution (at top)–is also the...Read More
Trying to figure out the culprit behind your baby’s fussiness can prove to be one of the most frustrating tasks around. There are a ton of products out there that try to remedy the crying and overall miserableness (ie the pacifier, swings, teething toys). Now there’s an ergonomic head-support pillow, that aims to provide some much needed relief. When her infant son was in a constant state of discomfort, the founder of Baby Elephant Ears, took him to a number of specialists, including a chiropractor, who explained the root of the fussiness was most likely due to neck strain the...Read More
When Maclaren invited me to their NYC showroom to get a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2011, this was one preview I was not going to miss. From fun and flashy stroller shades to cool new buggy blankets, Maclaren has loads of goodies I’m super-excited about. And if you’re in the market for some new gear or an upgrade, it’s great to know what’s coming around the corner so you can decide whether to hold off a few months on that big purchase. Here’s the lowdown on my faves: [after the jump, catch the latest from Maclaren...Read More
I live in the desert, so I fully cop to craving the cold. I start wearing sweaters way too early in the hopes of somehow forcing the weather to cool more quickly. I usually succeed only in sweating. But now we’re fully in the midst of a cold snap here (yessss!), so it’s time to get baby all bundled up. And what says “snug” to a baby on the go like a stroller bunting bag? Ralph Lauren (whose classic tartans always make me feel fall-ish) has these beautiful quilted stroller bunting bags which are fully lined in fleece and...Read More
Last summer, my three-year-old’s black car seat was always too hot and she told me so in no uncertain terms (“Hot! Too hot!”). Fast forward to next summer and I will be using a Cool Mee seat liner by Meeno Babies. The Meeno Babies car seat, stroller, or infant seat liner is one of those gear essentials that, one you’ve tried it, you are dying to tell every mom you know about. Basically the absorbent layers of poly-mesh allow air to flow between the liner and the seat, while soft fabric wicks away moisture from your baby. It’s easy...Read More
The last thing that the world may be waiting for is another stroller brand. And yet Mamas & Papas is not new to the world–just to the US. As of, oh, about right now. And I actually was waiting for it. For real. After nearly 20 years, Britain’s number one baby brand is ready to make its mark on the states and I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Mamas & Papas is still family-run and having had the pleasure of meeting that very family, I was charmed by their commitment to safety, style and meeting the real needs...Read More
After a pinched nerve sidelined my beloved babywearing, I was stuck in mid-toddler crisis. But the stroller that saved me can save more than just moms of chunky two-year-olds. It can help moms slinging around newborns in buckets, moms with bad backs, and anyone who likes their strollers like their sports cars– smooth, flexible, and flashy. The Britax B-READY is a full-size modular stroller that will take you all the way from your first grocery trip with a new baby to a balky four-year-old who suddenly gets tired at the mall. It’s ultra-adaptable, with 14 possible configurations and can...Read More
Who amongst us hasn’t wanted to put our precious newborn in a germ-free, weather-protected, cocoon of safety at some point? That’s not just me, right? But the problem with any sort of covering for an infant seat is that it’s generally either 1) incomplete or 2) ugly. But aha! Meet Berry Goods Baby, inventors and purveyors of boutique-quality over-the-handle infant carrier covers. Not only are the fabrics pretty, the cover protects baby from mosquitoes, rain, and sticky-fingered strangers at the supermarket for those of you freaked out about such things. Fold back one flap to access the handle, fold...Read More
We’re huge fans of the Dante Beatrix backpacks for almost too many reasons to mention–the eco-friendly materials, the perfect toddler sizing, the adorable designs. How’s that for a start? Now the company is simply named Beatrix NY. And to celebrate their name change, they’ve added two new creatures to their already cute backpack family which both start shipping tomorrow. Meet Lucas the whale and Baxter the dinosaur (shown), the kid-friendly, mom-approved little-kit sized children’s backpacks. They’re here just in time for summer day camp, day trips to the beach (or maybe Grandma’s house–whoo!), or even long car or plane...Read More
We rarely leave the house without our Rain or Shine Kids waterproof stroller blanket – whether it’s a cool fall picnic, winter jog, or spring walk in the park. And now, with their organic sun protection blanket, I think they’ve pretty much got us covered for summer too. Literally. This simple, organic cotton blanket is made from UPF 30+ fabric, which helps keep the sun rays away from your baby or kiddos without roasting them in a little fabric oven. So smart. And the extremely handy ties let you attach the blanket to your stroller, infant carrier, or infant...Read More
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