Friday, October 4th, 2013
Each year we ask you what baby gear you love best. This year some 58,000 of you voted, and your favorite products have received the coveted American Baby Bests Award. There are 18 products on this year’s list, from the small (Sophie the Giraffe is your favorite little lifesaver) to the large (Graco’s travel system covers both your stroller and car-seat needs).
Fisher-Price often has a couple of winners, and this year was no exception. Both their bouncer seat (see it on the Today Show along with other winners!) and their Jumperoo won. You need safe, entertaining places to sit your baby for a minute; these two products are the key to making a meal, taking a shower, and getting dressed in the first six months.
I used to call our Jumperoo “the office” as in, “He’s going into the office now,” because our son looked so busy while he was in there! Did it take up a fair amount of our living room? Yes. Did we care? No, because I am not sure how we would have, for instance, gotten our older child dressed without it. And he loved being in there!
In fact, that’s the difference I see in our reader comments between the bouncer and the Jumperoo. The bouncer is for an infant, and so it’s all about how much it saves the mom’s day. But the Jumperoo is more about the baby; most readers write about the smiles they see when their baby is in the playspot.
If you’re in the market for a Jumperoo, Fisher-Price has paired with Babies R Us to offer 20 percent off the Go Wild Jumperoo from today until Thursday, October 24th, in honor of our American Baby Bests Awards. It’s $104 instead of $130 for the next few weeks; take that $26 savings while you can! Have a Goody weekend…
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
I feel caught sometimes between being the mom who would totally accept a secondhand crib (it saves a couple hundred bucks…and keeps a big piece of furniture out of the landfill) and being the editor who knows that baby hand-me-downs can be unsafe (there’s a reason why my local Salvation Army won’t take baby gear). Cribs are meant to be assembled only once, and so if you’re using a crib that’s been taken apart and put together a couple of times, it’s likely not secure. Add to that the millions of recalled cribs in the past five years and the only conclusion you can reach is that a new crib is your safest bet.
The same is said of car seats and strollers. I’m sure that most second- and third-born kids get their big sibling’s hand-me-down, but if you can afford to buy new, I can attest that the safety features get more sophisticated every year. The side-impact protection on today’s infant car seats is like nothing that existed three years ago. And after a rash of stroller-folding accidents, many of those are now built differently as well.
So if you’ve got old stuff you wish could be new, Babies “R” Us and Toys “R” Us are hosting their Great Trade-In Event. You bring in an old piece of baby gear that you’re wary of, and exchange it for 25 percent off a new item from Baby Trend, Chicco, Evenflo, Graco or S1 by Safety 1st. They’re swapping stuff such as playards and highchairs too. It starts Friday August 24th and ends on Sunday September 16th, and is available at all their stores nationwide. Read everything about it here. Yes, unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you’re getting things free…just at a discount. Not as attractive as free. But the gear is safer! And safer is better than free.
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