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Swap shopping for, well, swapping with the help of peace. love. swap. Credit: peaceloveswap.com
When the economy is slumping, why not try to swap, rather than shop?
Because, really, why shell out for brand new books, maternity cloth...
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Baby Gear for the Beach

Pack smart to make a day at the beach with your baby a breeze. Credit: Getty
For many moms and dads, bringing your baby to the beach is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day with the family. Kids love the water, and parents do, to...

Do We Live in a Child-Intolerant Society?

Cabin Fever reporting live from underneath the seats of our local cinema. The box of popcorn has been dumped. The floor is sticky. The 23-month-old has just discovered that he can crawl under this row to the one behind us. I've just discovered that I...

New from Muu

Muu cribs are eco-safe and stylish. Credit: Muu
The genius of Muu's Ray crib lies not in its appealing mid-century style, nor its sustainable materials or nontoxic finishes. Those features are enticing, but It's the interchangeable decorative p...

Kid gear -- What do you never leave home without?

Remember the first time you left the house with the baby? You probably had a diaper bag the size of a Volkwagon Beetle, stocked with enough diapers and wipes and clothes for a three-week road trip. And that was just to run to the market to pick up so...

British mums overspend on baby to impress each other

Like the US, Great Britain is in the midst of a credit crunch. But that's not stopping new moms from overspending on baby gear. According to a poll conducted by The Baby Website, Britain's "Yummy Mummies" are overspending their baby budgets by more t...

Tom and Katie want their privacy

Remember when Katie Holmes was just a cute young actress, schlepping around in blue jeans and looking like an everyday girl? Since hooking up with Tom Cruise, she has transformed into a glamorous fashion plate who wears designer duds and expensive ha...

10 ways to save money on newborn baby gear

Kids are expensive, there's no doubt about it. If you're expecting your first, setting up your household can be especially daunting. It's not helpful that there's a gadget out there for every possible parenting moment -- wipe warmers, pacifier cleane...

Designer mom loves baby, despises baby gear

The arrival of a new baby usually means an arrival of another kind -- loads and loads of brightly-colored, plastic, and usually bulky baby items. Before you know it, your sensibly decorated home has become a circus of primary or pastel colors with ti...

High chairs: When style meets function

Today saw another milestone, the removal of the booster seats from our kitchen table chairs. I put the boosters on Freecycle and within minutes I was flooded with emails from people wanting them. Kids change so quickly and need so much equipment in t...

An egg hat that stays on

Though I live in a distinctly warmer climate now than I did when Nolan was an infant, I still worry about his little cranium getting cold in the drizzly rain. He's better about wearing hats than he was when he was a baby -- then, anything I tried to ...

The Second Time Around: Double Stroller Debacles

With two months left to go in this pregnancy, it suddenly dawned on me that I would have to get both of kids around somehow. That's right -- two diapered bums, one solitary stroller. Hmm... So I did what any modern mum would do, I turned to the inter...

Skookum Baby Gear is oh-so cute

There are very few things that make me want to go back and start breeding all over again, but when I laid eyes on the Skookum goods I admit I felt a twinge in my girl parts. The clever business, started at home by an engineer mom looking for better d...

Sanjaya makes me cry onesie

I think I am the only living soul in North America who does not watch American idol. I know it exists, because one of my day job bosses writes about it on a regular basis. Also, my recent issue of US magazine had a photo of Brad Pitt in a mock-Sanjay...

Weighing in on baby scales

Now that Tom Cruise shelled out for that fancy sonogram machine, everyone and their monkey will be making domestic versions of equipment normally reserved for doctor's offices and hospitals. Daysitter, the new blog from Cookie Magazine, is promoting ...

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