Archive for May, 2014

LaJobi suspending crib operations, shutters Bonavita, Babi Italia, Graco crib brands

LaJobi announced it was “suspending wood furniture operations” as a result of financial troubles at parent Kid Brands. LaJobi makes cribs under the Bonavita, Babi Italia, Europa Baby and Heidi Klum brands as well as licensed cribs for Graco and Nursery 101 brands. The company will sell off the remaining inventory. In a joint statement, Graco said […]


Report: First Years exits the car seat business

The folks over at the CarSeatBlog.com are reporting that the First Years is exiting the car seat business. First Years owner Tomy markets car seats under the Lamaze, JJ Cole and Learning Curve brands. Tomy got into the car seat business when they acquired RC2 in 2011. RC2 and its sub-brand Learning Curve itself acquired the booster […]


2014 car seat update: what’s new, what’s next

We’re back from Nashville and the Lifesaver’s Conference, which focuses on child passenger safety (as well as teen driving and other road safety issues). Here’s an update for what’s new with car seats for 2014 and what’s next: • Diono said their trio of new convertible seats (Rainer, Pacifica, Olympia) will be begin shipping in May […]


Reader Q: Help! My Toddler Won’t Keep Her Clothes On!

Thank you for your useful books. (I read Baby 411 and am now on Toddler 411.) I couldn’t find anything in your books about the situation I’m going through with my 3 year old. About a month ago she started to undress completely and run around naked, refusing to put on clothes. She becomes hysterical […]