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Stone-age vehicle beloved by toddlers outsells real cars!

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

This Saturday, the Little Tikes’ Cozy Coupe will be inducted into the Cleveland’s Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum hall of fame. The foot-powered Cozy Coupe—a shoddy, plastic reproduction of Fred Flintstone’s 7,000 B.C. Flintmobile—sold 457,000 units in 2008, outperforming both the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. What this means: Sooner or later, your baby will predictably […]

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How to guarantee that your infant behaves angelically

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

While angels are generally sweet-natured and infallible, they get bitchy around bedtime, dreading the long hours of tossing and turning ahead: “You try lying on a pair of lumpy wings when you’re exhausted,” one recently told me. “It’s like sleeping on a couple bricks.” I’m guessing that Marie-Chantal, the ridiculously French designer behind these $75 […]

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The seven ugliest birthday cakes in America

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

While no few parents are perfect, most try their best, especially in areas such as birthday-cake baking where public failure is particularly awkward. Just ask Guinever, a mommy blogger who inadvertently created this object (right) for her son’s fourth birthday. Allegedly a dinosaur, it looks more like a piece of half-digested asparagus. As she explains, […]

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Perfect toy of the week: The wall of fabric dolls

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The current obsession with over-achieving parenting has yielded at least one good thing: some beautifully overachieving toys. Rarely before have children’s products been so well-designed. My favorite current example: The reusable fabric wall stickers created by the Australians behind Mae—especially this completely cool update on paper dolls. Ingenious: The persistent problem with paper dolls, of […]

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Mom bemused by American Apparel’s style tips

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The cute, comfy maternity look that American Apparel is pushing in this ad (right) is reminding Lindsay Ferrier, the blogger behind the refreshingly coo-free Suburban Turmoil, uncomfortably of one of Willa Wonka’s victims: I mean, really. Every time I look at this poor woman, I think, “Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet.” Also? It’s pretty much […]

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