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Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Since they won the coveted title of favorite baby carrier in our American Baby Bests Awards, I looked forward to seeing the BabyBjörn folks this past week at the ABC trade show, a big industry event held this year in Louisville, KY. It’s always a treat to see all the colors and variations of the BabyBjörn in one place! Their new-for-2013 colors are shown here, raspberry and light blue.
Three things you may not know about BabyBjörn carriers: One, they’re named after their founder, Björn Jakobson, whose first product invention was a bouncer seat. (He moved on from there to baby carriers, which won him a lot more fame.) Two, Björn’s wife, Lillemor, is still the head designer. She and her husband have been running their company for more than 50 years now, so they are no spring chickens, but they’re as spirited as ever. (Check out this video fashion show about the history.) And finally, the BabyBjörn fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified, which is basically the European standard for “green.”
They’ll give away two of the brand-new BabyBjörn Original carriers, worth $80 and shown above. To be eligible, leave a comment below. (Note: Your comment may not show up right away, don’t panic!) Tell us where you wear your baby, or, if you’re pregnant, what you see yourself doing with the carrier. You can leave up to one comment a day, today through Wednesday, October 24. The official rules are all here. Goody luck!
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
To continue our parade of giveaways tied to our American Baby Bests Awards, I’d like to present this year’s totally new category…the babyfood maker! We know that making purees for new eaters is hugely popular right now. Though there are some fancy, much-loved appliances that can both steam and smash food, our readers say their favorite tool is the more affordable Baby Bullet, which is ready to turn anything you’ve already cooked to mush.
Why use this instead of your home blender? It’s sized right for baby portions, for one thing, and also comes with babyfood-storage containers plus a refrigerator tray and freezer tray. When you order the Baby Bullet you also get a guide to feeding your baby and some ideas of what to puree. (We also list some fairly sophisticated and fun to try babyfood recipes on Parents.com.)
In short, our readers say it’s worth the $60 investment. But hold tight! Leave a comment here and you could be one of two people to win a Baby Bullet, courtesy of the Baby Bullet team. If your baby is already on solids, tell us what he or she likes best. If babyfood-making is in your future, tell us what you’re eager to try. (I for one had a disaster trying to feed my daughter home-pureed carrots and never went back, but now I regret not experimenting with some other recipes before I abandoned hope!) You can leave up to one comment a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, October 17th. The official rules are here. Goody luck!
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012
It’s always exciting when a new player drops into our annual American Baby Bests awards. This year, we have a new favorite in the all-important stroller category: Chicco. Their Cortina wins lots of praise from parents, because it’s got a plush seat, is easy to push, simple to fold, and is thank-goodness affordable (under $200). The reviews on BabiesRUs.com mirror what our readers tell us, which is that the strollers are durable and appropriate for the littlest cuties.
Chicco’s car seat, the Keyfit, also sneaks up the ranking in our poll each year. I want to mention it in this post because Chicco shared a really useful car-seat infographic with us this week. It’s an at-a-glace look at what age you should have your child in each kind of car seat. Hope you find it useful!
What do you find most challenging in your search for the perfect car seat and stroller? Leave a comment here, up to one a day between now and the end of Thursday, October 11. We’ll randomly pick one commenter to win the Chicco Cortina Travel System, which gets you the award-winning stroller as well as the KeyFit car seat that snaps right on top. The total value of this prize is $350! Whoo-hoo! See the official rules here. And as always, Goody Luck!
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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
All hail Queen Boppy! Ten times, when we’ve asked parents to tell us their most beloved baby products, the Boppy pillow has won the most votes, including in this year’s American Baby Bests contest. It makes sense; in those early, round-the-clock feeding months, you’re sort of permanently resting your nursing pillow on your lap, even if you’re bottlefeeding. It’s a comfy spot for a newborn, and saves your back and shoulders a lot of strain.
The new Boppy Heirloom pillows are going to win even more fans. They have a clever slideline built in, so you can keep track of what side you last used to feed your baby. There’s a soft, washable minky cover, and a matching burp cloth. They’re at Babies R Us for $50; a good registry item, if you ask me!
Or, of course, you could win a free one. To celebrate their 10th best-pick-for-baby win, our friends at Boppy will give away five of the new Boppy Heirlooms. Just leave a comment below, up to once a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, October 3rd. Maybe tell us if you ever heard of a Boppy before you were pregnant! And check back on the 4th to see our next Bests-Awards-themed giveaway. See the official rules here. Goody luck!
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