Cybex Sirona M now available

cybex - March 15, 2018

Cybex's American version of the Sirona convertible car seat is now available. 

The Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 monitors the well-being of the seated child through the smart chest clip that is synced with the installed vehicle receiver and the caregiver's smartphone; and while originally developed to help prevent the rising number of infant hot car deaths, the Cybex design of this technology has been expanded to ensure safety for children in a range of additional situations.

The Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 still provides that essential alert when the caregiver accidentally leaves the child behind in the car, but also alerts the caregiver if a child unbuckles themselves while the vehicle is in motion; if the back seat has become too warm or too cold; and if a child has been seated for too long —all through a user-friendly app, that also provides guidance on installation, how-to videos, FAQ’s and other useful information to help prevent car seat misuse.

JPMA Baby Show - Coming to Washington DC

JPMA - March 12, 2018

Regular folks (the non-media people) have always asked me over the years if it was possible for them to attend an ABC or JPMA event, since they are such awesome places. Well not until recently, since JPMA began the Baby Series shows.

This year's JPMA convention is in Washington DC and when it is over, they will host a consumer day for regular parents to comes and see all the new stuff! 

Consumer Day (aka the DC Baby Show) will be held March 24, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and feature exclusive looks at new products, gift bags, expert speakers including Dr. Harvey Karp and more, free stroller cleanings from Tot Squad, face painting, character appearances & other activities for the whole family, etc.

If you are in the area and want to attend, you can get tickets here.

Toys R Us likely to close all stores next week

Babies R Us - March 09, 2018

According to various media outlets today, it is very likely that Toys R Us will close all its stores in the US next week and prepare for a liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations. There has been no buyer found in recent months to help the struggling chain with their massive debt. It's not clear yet how this will effect non-US stores.

Babies R Us has not been mentioned by name in most articles, but they are the same company so it is very likely they will all close as well.

My best advice to anyone reading this is if you have a gift card or merchandise credit, use it this weekend! Also if you have any returns, do it this weekend as well. Once the official statement comes in, those things may not be good anymore. You may end up having to file a claim and that could take years to settle. People are doing that right now with Giggle gift cards and credits. 

Also if you have a baby registry, you should probably consider making a new one at a different store.

Britax introduces the Cool Flow collection

britax - March 06, 2018

A new fabric collection from Britax has been released, the Cool Flow collection. The premium airy mesh fabric ensures your child is cool and comfortable for the ride, no matter how short or how long. 

The fabric is available on the B-Safe Ultra, the Boulevard Clicktight, the Advocate Clicktight, the Frontier Clicktight and the Pinnacle Clicktight. Get them now at Albee's.

Baby K'tan introduces the Weekender

Baby K'tan - March 03, 2018

Baby K'tan has introduced the Weekender diaper bag and it is already JPMA award finalist! Why? Well check out this awesome list of features! The bag a built-in wipes pocket and included wipes dispenser with an easy popup lid on the side. It comes with an antibacterial changing pad that has an antimicrobial nylon exterior. 

There is also a built in wet bag. Lined with an antimicrobial nylon, this large pocket will keep in moisture and liquids with its water-tight YKK zipper and will prevent the growth of germs and odor causing bacteria.

There is also a built in extra-large cooler pocket big enough to hold multiple bottles, baby food, yogurt, snacks and more. The pocket's strong Velcro closure easily seals to keep your much needed snacks cold all day while on-the-go or traveling.

Also there are built in padded tech pockets for laptops, ipads, etc. And with all that, there is still room for multiple days of clothes and other stuff.

New Skip Hop Mainframe Collection

Skip Hop - February 28, 2018

Skip Hop's latest is the Mainframe collection, a smart solution for helping busy parents find everything quickly. The Mainframe Wide Open Satchel and Backpack make it easy to access everything that's packed inside thanks to a structured frame that opens wide—and stays put—for a clear view. An innovative combination of soft fabric and sleek structure, the sporty, lightweight design features a large main compartment with a secure zip closure, plus lots of pockets for essentials like your phone and water bottles.

Available now on

Lilly Pulitzer to team up with Pottery Barn Kids for a collection

pottery barn kids - February 26, 2018

Lilly Pulitzer, the iconic American resort wear brand known for its colorful prints and effortless styles, will soon be teaming up with all the PB brands. Williams-Sonoma Inc. will debut bedding, indoor and outdoor furniture and d├ęcor designed in partnership with Lilly Pulitzer for Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen.

The three PB brands owned by Williams-Sonoma will simultaneously release “a coordinating collaboration to create a seamless look for every room in the home,” in stores and online in March. Read more on KidsToday.

Meanwhile there is a contest  with an grand prize of both Lilly and PB products you can win.