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  • ABC Show Day 1
    October 11, 2010

    ABC Show Day 1

    Today I managed to get through almost the entire first floor of the show – no small feat. I have a few items to call out individually, but here are some overall impressions. Plum – I saw this color over...

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  • Baby Bjorn debuts new Comfort Carrier
    June 2, 2010

    Baby Bjorn debuts new Comfort Carrier

    8 years ago my daughter was a newborn and the Baby Bjorn was the “It” baby carrier, a staple on just about every baby registry (mine included). I used it and I liked it, but I wished for more support,...

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  • Mini-ABC Wrap Up
    May 12, 2010

    Mini-ABC Wrap Up

    Last week, I made a quick trip to Louisville, KY to take a look at the ABC Kids Spring Conference. This is the second year that ABC, who produces the massive juvenile industry show each Fall, has mounted this event....

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  • October 9, 2009

    Puj Tub reinvents the infant bathtub

    This is what happens when product designers become parents: very creative problem solving. The Puj Tub (pronounced “pudge”) is the coolest new baby product I’ve seen in a long time. Bathing infants in a sink is always a challenge, but...

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  • Orbit goes G2
    September 23, 2009

    Orbit goes G2

    “Concept strollers” were all the rage at the ABC Show, with lots of manufacturers showing off interesting ideas that may or may not come to the market. But while “concept” is the label Orbit Baby is applying to their new...

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  • OXO Tot debuts
    September 22, 2009

    OXO Tot debuts

    To our friends at Boon, Skip Hop and Thermos: get your game on. OXO is a-coming. Beloved by millions for their appealingly chunky designs, and modern, affordable approach to utilitarian kitchen gadgetry, OXO is expanding into the juvenile market in...

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  • Baby Jogger City Select a winner
    September 22, 2009

    Baby Jogger City Select a winner

    Between the judging for the JPMA Innovation Awards and the main part of the show, we spent a lot of time with the new Baby Jogger City Select. The stroller did win the coveted prize, and it was the talk...

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  • September 15, 2009

    Bugaboo makes the grade with Bee Plus

    At an exclusive cocktail party last night, Bugaboo offered a sneak peek at the new and improved Bugaboo Bee Plus, slated for release in Spring 2010. The Bugaboo Bee has slowly become one of my favorite strollers, but it is...

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  • Bugaboo partners with (RED)
    September 15, 2009

    Bugaboo partners with (RED)

    Earlier this summer, our account manager at Bugaboo asked to come to Boston to meet with us to deliver some exciting news in person. Must be a new stroller, we guessed. A double? We were hopeful – even more so...

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