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  • Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels
    April 18, 2012

    Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels

    When I first saw the prototype for the Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage at Toy Fair, I’m pretty sure I actually squealed. It’s really hard to find nice, kid-scale luggage, and traveling tots love having their own suitcase to tow around. You...

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  • Skip Hop wows with bright ideas
    October 5, 2011

    Skip Hop wows with bright ideas

    Skip Hop was showing off a ton of new products at the ABC Show, including one that’s jaw-dropping in its brillance and simplicity. Crib bumpers have been the subject of some scrutiny this year, and many parents are looking for...

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  • December 16, 2010

    Belgian foam playmat ban – should you be worried?

    Yesterday, Belgium announced  a new ban on foam puzzle mats, due to the presence of formamides, a type of chemical used to soften the foam for the mats. These chemicals are byproducts of the manufacturing process and residues can be...

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  • ABC Show – Day 2
    October 12, 2010

    ABC Show – Day 2

    I started the second day of the show by finishing up the last couple of rows in the downstairs exhibit hall. My favorite stop was at the Bumble Collection where I got to see my wonderful friends Jennie Lynn and...

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  • Preparing for Labor Day
    September 3, 2010

    Preparing for Labor Day

    When I was pregnant for the first time, Eli and I took an amazing class in the Bradley method of childbirth. Our teacher hosted a class reunion for all her students every year on Labor Day. Get it? Labor Day?...

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  • July 25, 2009

    Day 25 – Wishbone Bike

    The Wishbone Bike from Skip Hop is my new favorite recommendation for someone looking to buy a really special gift for a 1-year old. This beautiful bike begins life as a three-wheeled foot-trike (meaning there aren’t any pedals, kids push...

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