Aug 31, 2009

Introducing new products from Stokke

Stokke is launching a compact changing table with custom-fit baskets and a new bumper and it still grows with the child. The new CARE™ changing unit is smaller, complementing the compact size of the SLEEPI™ oval crib. The new CARE™ also comes with two large organizing baskets that will fit perfectly into each shelf. Based on user input, we have removed the wheels. There is no need to move the unit from room to room like the crib.

In October, Stokke will introduce classic white, playful dots and animal patterns designed for newborns, babies and toddlers. The new textiles have Oeko-Tex® Class 1, making it suitable for baby’s soft skin. The new STOKKE® bedding also features ribbon-tie bumpers for a softer look.

DwellStudio™ has just recently added two new sets to its existing bedding line for the STOKKE® oval crib: the ever-popular Transportation and the Organic Embroidered Circles.

In addition to the current organic mattresses, we will have 4 new items available by October 1st: two organic mattress protectors and two organic fitted sheets, available in crib and mini/bassinet sizes.

Introducing the new blue color makes our modern classic stay on top of fashion trends. Blue is the new black for the upcoming seasons. On October 1st, 2009, STOKKE® will launch a new Blue TRIPP TRAPP® into our Trend Collection. Orders will be taken starting September 21st. Consumers can now choose between the hot fashion shades of blue, pink, yellow and green in the Trend Collection or natural, white, gray, black, cherry, walnut and red from the Classic Collection. The turquoise color is being discontinued. A blue/brown version of the popular Tales pattern cushion and a matching blue Baby Set™ will also be launched to fit the chair perfectly!

Click the link to learn more about Stokke baby products.

Aug 27, 2009

Orbit Baby's response to Consumer Reports

Dear Parent,

A recent Consumer Reports article showed that the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat failed one of their safety tests. These results were very surprising to us. Because we make products for children, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well being of children.

Orbit Baby has run extensive and regular compliance testing in the same independent lab that Consumer Reports uses, and every test has passed. When we were notified about Consumer Reports’ results, we immediately conducted more testing -- simulating their unique test conditions – and every one of those tests also passed. We also receive reports of real-life accidents from Orbit Baby parents, and we have never had a report of a separation or injury with an Orbit Baby car seat.

We are very concerned that Consumer Reports did not follow our product instructions when they conducted their testing. Any deviation from a safety product's proper usage instructions can result in unpredictable testing conditions, and we believe this is reflected in Consumer Reports' inconsistent results. Our greatest concerns are that they used a harness position that was too high for the size of the dummy, and that they did not turn the Base’s knob to engage the StrongArm™ self-tightening mechanism. It is extremely important to follow all instructions with safety products like car seats, both in testing and in the real world. Consumer Reports strongly recommends that all instructions be followed for safe car seat use, and we encourage you to consult your product manual, watch our installation videos, or read our FAQs.

We have pro-actively referred this matter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and will work with them on any further recommendations they may have.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us directly at 1-877-672-2229, or email us at

Best, Joseph, Bryan, and The Orbit Team

Learn more about the Orbit Baby Stroller System by clicking this link

Aug 24, 2009

SafeGuard Go Hybrid Booster bought by Safety 1st

On September 13th 2009 at the ABC Kids Expo show in Las Vegas, Dorel Juvenile Group, the largest child restraint system manufacturer in the world, will re-introduce SafeGuard Go under it's Safety 1st brand as the Go Hybrid Booster Car Seat. Per licensing agreement, Dorel will be the manufactuer of the product and IMMI (the parent company of Safeguard) will supply product components.

Aug 19, 2009

Below is a great Britax Blink stroller review by Mamanista.

Blink and You’ll Love It

Posted by Candace on Aug 13, 2009

Not content to just innovate in producing safe, convenient car seats, Britax is turning its engineering genius towards making strollers. Since I’m a dedicated babywearer, a stroller has to be something special to get me excited about it and I really enjoy the Britax Blink Stroller.

A priority for a compact stroller is its size. At 16 lbs, the Blink is not the lightest weight stroller on the market but it is light enough to carry in the included shoulder bag and offers some design innovations you will not find in other strollers in its price range. The fold is very compact and even unfolded the Blink has a small footprint. In fact, when I asked my husband to stow it in our car, he thought it was already folded and just placed it in the back seat. My favorite, why-didn’t-someone-think-of-this-before feature is the fold release mechanism allows me to fold the stroller without scuffing my shoes.Well-spaced wheels with all-wheel suspension makes the Blink sturdy and maneuverable. A fivepoint harness keeps your child secure. Behind the canopy is a convenient storage pouch. There is also a storage basket beneath the seat, which is accessible though it could be larger and easier to access.

Britax again sets the bar high for weight limits–the Blink carries a child up to 55 lbs. My skinny-mini 30 lbs 3 year-old daughter likes to walk everywhere but that’s certainly a nice option to have for larger toddlers, preschoolers who will actually nap when they are out and about, or other children who have a need for a stroller. Speaking of naps, the Blink seat reclines fully and has an adjustable footrest. And the ample sun shade with canopy and side panels means that drowsy little ones will be able to drift off without bright sunlight or harmful UV rays. The canopy also has a little window so you can keep an eye on your child while strolling.

Click this link to learn more about the Britax Blink Stroller.