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Spilling the Beans

  • May 25, 2006

    Pillow talk

    If you’re looking for a breastfeeding pillow, good luck. There’s no lack of options; on the contrary, you’re more likely to be overwheled by the sheer number of choices on the market. And every woman is different, so if you...

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  • April 18, 2006

    Tripp Trappin’ over the ocean

    Until now, the beloved Stokke Kinderzeat has endured a split personality disorder. In the United States, it is known as the Kinderzeat, but in practically every other country on Earth, it is the Tripp Trapp chair. Why did the US...

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  • April 4, 2006

    Bibs a la luxe

    We’ve just received our first shipment of Mally Bibs, a new line of leather bibs from Canada. They will remind you a bit of Robeez shoes, but they are designed for the other end of your baby. The bibs are...

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  • This little Piggy stayed clean
    March 31, 2006

    This little Piggy stayed clean

    The Piggy Platter is a new placemat for babies and kids. It was designed by a mom trying to avoid the sticky mess left over from breakfast oatmeal. There are a couple of nice innovations here. First, the surface of...

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  • March 29, 2006

    A bib for the ages

    Although it isn’t new, the Crumb Chum is worthy of praise, so here it comes. There are a lot of bibs out there, but the Crumb Chum is the most wearable and most effective bib I’ve ever used. The coverage...

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  • February 6, 2006

    Bib-bity Bobbity Boo – it’s an instant bib

    My mom discovered Kipiis ( long before we owned our store. She saw them in a magazine and thought they were the ultimate grandparent accessory. She was right, though parents love them, too. Compact, durable and effective, Kipiis can turn...

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  • Geuther ’round
    January 15, 2006

    Geuther ’round

    In this brave new world of design-conscious parents, European wooden high chairs have become a ubiquitous presence. Whether it’s the clean zigzag of the Stokke Kinderzeat or the elegant curves of the Svan chair, these attractive seats offer the added...

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  • December 1, 2005


    When my first was starting to eat solids, I bought myself this Baby Bjorn Plate and Spoon set. The plate is nice, but the spoons are extraordinary. They are perfectly sized for small hands, and the spoon is deep enough...

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  • October 31, 2005

    Even when they’re eating?

    Maybe kids shouldn’t play with their food, but this new line encourages infants and toddlers to explore and interact with their serving pieces. Always Learning is an acclaimed line of baby feeding products from the U.K. that has finally made...

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