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Orbit Baby closing, discontinues all strollers and car seats

Breaking news: Orbit Baby brand to shutter. Ergobaby, owner of Orbit, confirmed today that they are discontinuing all Orbit strollers and car seats! The company still plans to honor all warranties and it’s still possible Orbit may be spun off or sold. In a response posted to a visitor post on Facebook, Orbit Baby stated: We […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, strollers |

Nuna RAVA convertible car seat

Nuna debuts 2 new car seats: convertible and a booster

Nuna expanded its car seat offerings today by adding a convertible car seat (RAVA) and booster (AACE). The convertible will debut in September 2016, while the booster is available to order now from Nuna’s web site. For a preview of the RAVA, check out our first look here on our web site. At $450, the RAVA […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Booster Car Seats, Car Seats (Blog), Convertible Car Seats |


Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper: Miracle soother . . . or dangerous crutch?

The Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper has been on a roll lately, appearing on TLC’s new reality show OutDaughtered. A recent episode featured their five baby girls sleeping in a row of—you guessed it—Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers:     As a result of this and other publicity, this Fisher Price sleeper is […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, recalls & safety |

baby bargains logo is now free!

Some good news today—we are dropping the pay wall on our web site, as of today! That means our detailed baby product reviews (in the Reviews tab) are now free for all to read. We wanted to give you some background on this decision and how it will affect the site in the future. We […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, book news |

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Exclusive: Good Morning America blurs out flaming toddler shoe to hide Disney cartoon characters; ABC calls it a “mistake”

A trending story about a toddler’s light-up shoe catching fire in Texas was covered in an unusual way by ABC’s Good Morning America today. When airing a story on the shoe that caught fire in a Texas family’s minivan, the ABC show intentionally blurred out a picture of the shoe:     Why? Because this is […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, recalls & safety |

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Ergo buying Tula carriers, Boba & Beco tie the knot!

Ergo baby carriers is buying rival Baby Tula carriers for $73.8 million, according to a joint statement issued by the companies today.  Baby Tula is based in San Diego and reportedly sold $24.8 million worth of baby carriers in 2015 (with a profit of $13.1 million in EBITDA). Ergo says it plans to keep each brand […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Child Carriers |


Medela responds to our story on concerns over their low-end pumps

Medela has responded to our article that broke the news that the company is dropping a low-end breast pump sold via insurance that prompted complaints and concerns. Medela asked that we correct the article with the following statements. Here are Medela’s points with our comments: “Medela is quietly phasing out the Personal Double pump (model 57038) […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Breast Pumps |


Medela dropping breast pump that prompted complaints, concerns

A leading breast pump manufacturer is quietly phasing out a low-end breast pump sold through insurance carriers after complaints surfaced about its effectiveness. Medela, the largest breast pump maker in the U.S, manufactured a special pump (model 57038 or MY57038) for sale through insurance companies that doesn’t pump as much milk as the company’s retail […]

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Baby Bargains suspends Recaro car seat recommendation

We have decided to suspend our recommendation of Recaro’s convertible car seats (ProRIDE and PerformanceRIDE) after a report in Consumer Reports has raised safety concerns.  The magazine said in an report last month that the “harness support hardware at the rear of the seat shell . . . broke” during CR’s crash performance tests. This failure […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Car Seats (Blog), Convertible Car Seats, recalls & safety |

Beco carrier

Beco apologizes for “culturally insensitive” baby carriers

Take a look at this carrier and tell us what you see: If you answered “culturally insensitive appropriation of Native American heritage,” then you’ll agree with the carrier maker’s apology post on their web page (since removed): We got it wrong. It was brought to our attention that we hurt some of our babywearing family. For […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, carriers |