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News from ABC! Because my technology is failing me, the accompanying photos for this blog will be posted on our FB page.


New fashions! Pretty and soft.

The First Years

Their new combo seat, the B830, is not expected out until the middle of next year.

The new Via 35 (or just plain Via) is out now.

To quash the rumors, the True Fit has not been tested to 40 lbs and there’s no plan on further testing.


The new Radians are very similar to the old Radians; however, the inside dimensions are about 2″ wider than the old seats and LATCH is recommended for use in booster mode (yay!). For a rf child, the height limit is 1.5″ from the top of the seat or 44″ overall height (but focus on the 1.5″!).


Chicco has a new Liteway stroller out around 3rd qtr of 2012 that converts to accept the KeyFit without an adapter bar. Nice!


Graco has some new offerings, some based on old platforms, some brand new.

The My Ride 65 featuring Safety Surround Side Impact Protection is a My Ride with their new Safety Surround Side Impact Protection in the head restraint in the seat. It attaches through the harness slots when the child is short and as the child is taller, the Safety Surround is built into the sides. It’s basically the My Ride weight limits EXCEPT that it starts at 4 lbs! So 4-40 lbs rf, 20-65 lbs ff. The Safety Surround Side Impact Protection is tested to Euro side impact standards and isdue out at Babies R Us in November of this year. Price point is $179.
The Turbo High Back is also redesigned with Safety Surround. It’s much more squarish in shape and offers more head protection in addition to more torso protection, and its tested to the Euro standard like the My Ride. $69 price point.
The Classic Ride 50 is–you guessed–the classic ComfortSport shell with a 4-40 lbs rf weight limit and 20-50 lbs ff. They were able to get down to 4 lbs with added infant padding. The ComfortSport will still be sold.
*New* is the My Size 65 convertible. 4-40 lbs rf, 20-65 lbs ff with an adjustable 8 position no-rethread harness. Crotch strap slots are at (approx since it’s still a prototype) 5.5″ and 7″. Top harness height is around 18-18.5″. Just like the My Ride, there’s a separate LATCH strap for each belt path. Price point is $179 and production begins in February.
The Argos and Argos Elite are upgrades to the Nautilus platform.  Argos 70 has no rethread harness,  70 lbs upper weight limit for the harness and 120 lbs for the no back booster. The Elite version has belt lock-offs and width adjustable head support.

And, as reported on our FB page, the SnugRide 35 has a new lower weight limit of 4 lbs accomplished by a nice infant insert with padding between the crotch and the buckle.

Canadian news on the My Ride: they’re in the final stages of testing. Soon!


Amp fashions are updated and cool. Lots of color!

*New* is the Securekid 300/400. It’s based on the Maestro shell with a movable headrest. Top slots are about 18-18.5″. The 300 is the basic seat and the 400 has E3 technology and SureLATCH on it. The 300 does have push-on LATCH connectors. Price point is $129 for the 300 and $149 for the 400. They’re starting production and are hoping to ship in December (who’s going to ask for one for Christmas? 😉 ). Sorry, Canadians, this one isn’t going to Canada as of right now.

There are new fashions on the Titan, Tribute, and Triumph.

Discovery infant seat: no changes. This is the one with the Z handle.

Embrace: now 4-35 lbs and is currently shipping. This is the one with the curvy handle.

Secure Ride: 4-35 lbs with the infinite slide harness, SureLATCH connectors, and E3 tech. Price point is $179 and should start shipping in December. This is the one with the straight handle.

So, there you go. That was our Friday.

wtf?! (What’s the Foonf – from Clek)


To satisfy our readers, I’m taking a short break from the expo to get you the Clek Foonf convertible seat information ASAP!  Unfortunately, no photos were allowed with the prototypes.  As they are not production samples, all these specifications are subject to change before launch next year. *UPDATE -stock pics of prototype foonf have been released and are posted below.

Clek’s goal is to make the safest convertible seat on the market.  They have a patented energy absorbing crumple system in the base to significantly reduce chest forces on the occupant.  The very impressive base is re-inforced with Magnesium, like the Oobr, and also offers rigid LATCH for forward facing use.  The frame is steel re-inforced throughout.

The Foonf will appear at Clek flagship retailers as early as June, 2012, possibly appearing in Canada slightly before or at the same time as USA retailers, depending on how the initial shipment is processed.  Other retail outlets will be later in the summer.  The price point for both countries is estimated to be around $449 for standard fabrics, $499 for premium fabrics.  You do get a lot for the price!

Deals, Deals, Deals!


Who doesn’t love a good deal? We’ve told you before about’s baby sale this month and we have more specials to share with you.  First, since it’s Monday, check out the Lightning Deals in Amazon Baby.  They don’t last long, so keep checking throughout the day for some great bargains!

Carseat savings:

Save 20% on the Graco Nautilus combo seat in the Gabe pattern

Save 20 % on Clek Oobr and Ozzi booster seats

Watch for 15-25% savings on True Fit carseats coming up later this week. Click to see our review of the beloved seats.

Stroller coolness:

Get a free Quinny Dreami bassinet when you purchase a Mico infant seat and Quinny Buzz Stroller!

Save 15% on BOB strollers


Buy a Britax B-Ready stroller and get a B-Ready bassinet or second stroller seat or Chaperone infant carrier for FREE! Check out our review of the Britax Chaperone infant carseat HERE.

Also new this week:

40% off DaVinci Changers, Hutches and Dressers

Billy by NurseryWorks Crib or Dresser/Changer for $299

Baby K’tan Baby Carriers 20% off

And if you’re looking for a baby gift, take a look at Amazon’s Bestsellers and Hot New Releases!

First Peek: Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Convertible in *Intense Red*!


Yeah, I know it’s only a stock photo but it’s the first we’ve seen of the new Intense Red cover for the brand new Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 convertible carseat!  Check out our full review of the Pria 70 here.  Up until now it’s only been available in Total Black.  Amazon says Intense Red will be shipping in 5-7 weeks.  So… whaddya think???