robin

When we spotted our friend Robin in the grocery store with her new baby, we quizzed her down on the baby carrier she had her little one in. “I used the Ergo baby carrier with my son (now 2.5) until I got pregnant with my daughter (now 4 months) and looooved it. It was so […]


car jonn opener

I found this Car Jonn (“baby’s own traveling toilet trainer”) at a junk shop a while back (no it had never been used!) and I think someone out there needs to reissue some version of this, that isn’t entirely made out of plastic. This is mostly a very hardy coated cardboard, with some plastic for […]


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My parents’ friends are always saying that the gear for babies has never been better.  Countless times I’ve heard, “We never had these options!” But in one realm at least, I’ve wished there was a vintage baby supply shop to visit. The world of baby backpacks is bafflingly gearified and feminized. Hunting online for something for […]


ny times

Since I have an 8-year-old, childproofing isn’t really top-of-mind these day. Except come holiday time when my little niece will find her tiny, curious paws all over uncovered outlets. Reading this childproofing article in the NY Times made me feel so much more up-to-date. It’s the kind of article that you’ll probably forward to at […]



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