Oct 29, 2008

Enjoy complete peace of mind w/ New Philips DECT Baby Monitors

Enjoy complete peace of mind. With the new Philips Avent range of DECT Baby Monitors you can relax, safe in the knowledge your baby's happy even when you are out the room. As a mother, you know there's nothing more important than the connection with your baby. With the Philips AVENT digital baby monitor, we offer a means of connecting to your baby over a crystal clear and secure connection. Using the latest DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication) technology, we guarantee no interference to the signal, because our monitors constantly scan over 100 channels and seamlessly switch should the slightest disruption be detected. Click here to learn more about the Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor Sensors.

Oct 23, 2008

Two-Minute Replay of the Orbit Stroller on the show "The Office"

The Orbit Infant System is a modular stroller/car seat system, designed to adapt and grow as your baby grows. With the infant system you get an infant car seat, a base and a stroller, all for $900. The Orbit Bassinet and Cradle was also shown on the "The Office" (in the conference room while Dwight was in the parking lot running over the stroller with his car). The Bassinet attaches to the stroller, as well as a Rocker base that can swivel and lock, allowing your baby to rock either front to back or side to side. That part sells for around $280. And eventually as your children grow up, you can buy a regular stroller seat and a regular car seat from Orbit as well. The Orbit is definitely one of the top stroller/car seat systems out there, and it was cool to see it featured so prominently on The Office tonight. And for $900 (minus the bassinet), it's still cheaper than Dwight's bomb shelter. Check out the Orbit Infant System by clicking here.

Click here for a Two-Minute Replay of the Orbit Stroller on the show "The Office"

Oct 7, 2008

Picture of Tori Spelling Pushing a Stokke Xplory

The neweset brand to make the celebrity stroller craze is the Stokke Xplory. While this stroller has been on the market for a couple of years now it seems more and more celebrities are opting for the Stokke Xplory.
To the left is a picture of Tori Spelling pushing her newest little one. The Stokke Xplory is designed to enhance the interaction and connection between parent and child. It brings your child "up" to where they are a true part of activities, providing a happier, more peaceful environment that allows you to relax and enjoy your time together when you're away from home. As your child develops, they can be stimulated by panoramic views, as well as comfortable seat and footrest positioning. This stroller provides a complete solution, with an adjustable seat and carry cot. It is also easy to handle and maneuver with large rear wheels and rotating front wheels that make the stroller easy to move around, even in tight spaces. Click here to learn more about the Stokke Xplory.

Oct 2, 2008

Wall Street Journal Aricle on Booster Seat Safety

The Wall Street Journal just came out with a great article about booster seats safety. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, a number of booster seats don't do enough to protect children in a crash and could even contribute to internal injuries. Here are some excerpt from the article. "In a report released today, the Insurance Institute said 13 of the 41 booster seats it tested performed so poorly that it can't recommend them. The research group, which is funded by the insurance industry, said it considers 10 models the "best bets," and five more models are good bets. The rest are fair. Another key finding: Children's proportions and vehicle designs vary so much that even a good booster can be misused. Parents should make sure that a booster fits their child and their car before buying the seat. Boosters are designed for children -- typically ranging from about 4 to 9 years old -- who are too big for toddler restraints but still too small to use adult safety belts alone. Most toddler seats are for kids who weigh up to 40 pounds. A booster seat is supposed to raise the child so the vehicle's belts rest properly across the pelvis and chest. A poor fit can result in the lap belt resting against the abdomen and causing internal injuries in a crash. Shoulder belts can cause injuries if they are too high and stretch across a passenger's neck. The best bets, according to the study, include the Fisher-Price Safe Voyage, the Britax Parkway, the LaRoche Bros. Teddy Bear, the backless Graco TurboBooster, the backless Combi Kobuk and the Recaro Young Style. Some high-back seats convert to backless designs, so the group tested the configurations separately. The Safeguard Go made the "best bets" list when used in its backless mode, and the highback versions of the Volvo booster and Britax Monarch made the list. Adrian Lund, president of the insurance group, says he'd expect the seats in this group to improve seat-belt fit for children in nearly any vehicle. The main problem with the boosters that the group doesn't recommend is that they place the lap belt on the child's vulnerable abdomen. The list includes the Cosco/Dorel Summit, Traveler and Alpha Omega, the Cosco Highback Booster, the Graco CarGo Zephyr, the Evenflo Generations and Evenflo Chase Comfort Touch, and the Compass B505 and B510. Also, the Dorel/Safety 1st Prospect and Intera, as well as the Evenflo Big Kid Confidence, were in the worst list when used in highback versions, and the Safety Angel Ride Ryte was when used backless. Dorel Juvenile Group says its seats "meet or exceed all federal regulations." Graco also said its products meet "all relevant regulations." Still, safety experts say the risk of injury to a child is less likely with a booster -- even a less-effective model. "What we don't want to do is to somehow make parents think that boosters don't work, because they do," says Kristy Arbogast, director of engineering at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to the hospital's research, booster seats reduce children's risk of injury in a crash by 59%. At the same time, a good rating doesn't guarantee a proper fit. Different back-seat angles, for instance, can change the way seat belts fit children." Bottom line, don't rely on what a manufacturer has to say about their seat, but rather listed to an objective opinion from a certified car seat safety specialist before purchasing a booster seat for your child. Click here to speak to one of our certified car seat installation specialist and child proofing expert.