Baby Tula Collaborates with Oh Joy! On New Limited Edition Carriers

Baby Tula - March 30, 2018

Baby Tula’s first-ever collaboration with leading lifestyle brand, Oh Joy!, is now available to consumers. Oh Joy! x Baby Tula can be purchased on and

Oh Joy! x Baby Tula will be available in two new prints:

“Paint Palette” - Colorful, abstract, and fun, Paint Palette is inspired by all the amazing things you’ll create with your babe as they grow.

“Party Pieces” - Inspired by celebrations big and small, Party Pieces brings the fun and whimsy of a party to your everyday adventures.

Each of the two new prints will be featured on a variety of Baby Tula’s award-winning products including the Free-To-Grow Baby Carrier, the Coast Carrier, the standard Baby and Toddler carriers, the Mini Doll Carrier and the Baby & Cuddle Me Blankets. 

The Evenflo Pivot Xpand

Evenflo - March 29, 2018

This is a great new stroller from Evenflo! The Evenflo Pivot Xpand effortlessly transitions from a single to a double stroller without extra parts or tools. Simply slide up and flip out integrated seat mounts to add a second seat. No need to buy or have extra parts, not even car seat adapters! Everything is built in.

The Pivot Xpand has 22 configurations. The unique design accommodates one or two riders. Infants and children can sit at various heights, upright or reclined, in both parent-facing and forward-facing modes.

Other features include an extra-large basket that expands to over 2 feet in length with front and back access, a self-standing fold and a large cruiser tires. 

Coming in July.

The Joovy Caboose S

Joovy - March 28, 2018

The newest update on the Caboose stroller is a big one!

With multiple ways to sit, the Caboose S is perfect for growing families. Use it in one of 17 different configurations for the combination that works with your kids. With new and improved features, the Caboose S is the only stroller you’ll ever need.

Updates include bigger wheels, a large and easy to access basket, a much larger canopy that covers both seats, a larger platform and bench for bigger kids, a standing fold, a swing-open snack tray, a snap in tote bag and many new configurations including two car seats and a bassinet with a bench. 

It is available now online.

Skip Hop upcoming releases

Skip Hop - March 27, 2018

Skip Hop will introduce a portable gated playard in September. It comes complete with an activity toy that is detachable.

Another new item coming in September is the Farmstead gym, with folding sides. I didn't see a toy collection for this but I so hope there will be one!

Several new toys that are coming soon. A piano dog, building house blocks, various rattles and teething mirrors.

Two new Zoo Animals coming in May: Bat and Llama. They will be available in backpacks, lunchpacks, dishes, straw cups and silverware.

Divider plates are the latest tabletop accessory. They are coming in May.

The Play Center will debut in Skip Hop's Silver Lining pattern in September as well.

A new Weekender diaper bag that holds everything!

And a Vegan diaper bag, both coming soon.

The new Britax B-Mobile stroller

britax - March 26, 2018

The latest lightweight stroller from Britax offers their smallest, most compact fold yet. The new B-Mobile Stroller is designed to make family life on-the-go easier for both parents and baby. When you want to leave your larger full-service stroller at home, the B-Mobile comes through in the clutch - easy to navigate, transport, and store during every day errands to fun weekend activities.

Unlike many strollers in its class, the B-Mobile offers the convenience of a smart, compact fold with a hands-free carry option, near-flat recline for napping babies and toddlers, and a canopy that provides extra protection for your child on sunny or rainy days. Before heading out, store all of your must-have baby gear and belongings in the large storage basket that can be easily accessed by lifting the adjustable calf rest. Designed for the safe mobility of newborns and toddlers, this lightweight stroller offers travel system compatibility by simply clicking any Britax infant car seat into the included Click & Go adaptors. When using the stroller without the car seat attached, it accommodates children up to 55 lbs.

The Britax B-Mobile stroller (MSRP: $159.99) is available in Apple (lime green), Ruby (red), Cobalt (blue), and Raven (black). Currently sold on, consumers may also purchase compatible accessories, including a travel bag, rain cover and insect cover starting in April 2018.

Aristot - New from Dockatot

Dockatot - March 25, 2018

Dockatot introduced a Aristot, a exclusively made line of bassinets, at JPMA last week. Aristot brings high design and artisan craft making into the nursery, creating pieces that can be handed down through generations.

The collection allows style-conscious parents to mix and match to suit their own individual design aesthetic, offering interchangeable pedestals and bassinets in a variety of fabric and metal finishes. Which look best suits your house and tastes? You can create it. 

Available this fall.

The new Disney Baby Collection by LILLEbaby

LILLEbaby - March 20, 2018

LILLEBaby has released an entire collection in collaboration with Disney! There are three adult carriers in the collection and two doll carriers.

Adult carriers include a new and bright Embossed All Seasons in red, and a more subtle but stunning All Seasons and Airflow in mouse print. Two smaller versions are made for dolls.

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.