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  • Maclaren introduces redesigned frame
    July 27, 2010

    Maclaren introduces redesigned frame

    Maclaren is currently rolling out (haha) a “next generation” stroller frame with a redesigned hinge mechanism. The new design features a circular pivoting hinge and totally eliminates any risk of pinching during folding and unfolding. My sources at Maclaren USA...

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  • 10 Best iPhone Apps for Babies
    May 27, 2010

    10 Best iPhone Apps for Babies

    Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! Yes, I know. I have a whole store filled with toys, so why is my toddler playing with my iPhone? It’s worse than that. When I upgraded...

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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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  • April 28, 2010

    Consumer Reports vs. Valco

    Last week, Consumer Reports published a report calling the Valco Trimode stroller a “Safety Risk.” I have a history of skepticism with regards to similar claims Consumer Reports has made about other products, but in this case they appear to...

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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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  • September 3, 2009

    Orbit gets thumbs-up from NHTSA

    We just received a letter from Joseph Hei, CEO and Co-founder of Orbit Baby. After last week’s debacle with Consumer Reports, Orbit went straight to the NHTSA and asked them to test the seat. Small wonder, it passed with flying...

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  • August 21, 2009

    Mountain Buggy production moving to China

    It’s hardly a surprise, but a big disappointment nonetheless. According to an article from a New Zealand media outlet, phil&teds has made the decision to move Mountain Buggy production from New Zealand to China. But I’ve never met a Chinese-made...

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  • June 16, 2009

    Maclaren has acquired Netto

    Daddytypes broke this story on Saturday, but we just had confirmation earlier this evening via an email from David Netto. Here’s an excerpt: In a deal which I had long hoped to do, Netto has been bought by Maclaren. We...

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  • May 5, 2009

    We’re goin’ to Kentucky

    I’m in Louisville, KY for the first ever ABC Spring Educational Conference (and mini trade show). We spent our evening on a riverboat cruise, catching up with old friends in the industry, and meeting some new ones. Many of our...

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