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  • The Bugaboo you don’t know
    May 14, 2010

    The Bugaboo you don’t know

    Eli and I recently spent two days in Amsterdam, where we had the privilege of visiting the Bugaboo headquarters. The purpose of the meeting was to see some new products and lend our feedback. And while I wish I could...

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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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  • May 5, 2010

    Plane and not so simple

    Sorry for the relative silence around here lately. I’ve been traveling up a storm. I went to Amsterdam for two days last week, where we were invited by Bugaboo to visit their headquarters, and tomorrow I’m off to Kentucky for...

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  • Toy Fair Top 10
    March 5, 2010

    Toy Fair Top 10

    This year was my seventh time at Toy Fair, and finally I’m starting to feel like it’s a manageable task. My strategy this year was to start upstairs and go aisle by aisle. I was thorough and slow, but I...

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  • Toy Fair 2010 – Days 1 and 2
    February 16, 2010

    Toy Fair 2010 – Days 1 and 2

    It’s after midnight, and I should be asleep. The battery on my computer isn’t going to last long, and if I go find the power cable, I’ll probably wake up the baby, who’s sleeping in my room (that’s a whole...

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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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