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Monthly Archive:: September 2008

ABC Kids Expo: A Bit O’ Britax

There’s not much new to report from Britax.  We already reported on the big news, the upcoming Britax Advocate CS.  Britax showed a number of these in various cover fashions, but unfortunately did not want us to take photos of them.  Even so, the new side impact cushions are among the best safety enhancements at the show, perhaps along with the anti-rebound foot on the First Years True Fit and the adjustable head restraint section on the Sunshine Kids Radian XT.  We hope to see the Advocate by early next year!  We’ve also reported on their other new product, the new Britax Boulevard CS.  The Frontier (also reviewed here) debuted earlier this year.  The common theme is the ongoing Britax focus on side impact protection.

ABC Kids Expo: Out of Creative Titles

Who knew that a simple chest clip could elicit so many questions, lol!  So without further ado, here’s a picture of the new Radian chest clip.  We do plan on devoting more space to the Radian in an upcoming post–promise! 

ABC Kids: The Teasers

Peg Perego SwitchWell, I have the photos now, but Heather still has the notes, so I can’t give up all the goods yet.  I feel like I need to beg her to send me a copy of the notes before the big test!  Plus, we need to stretch this Expo out into a good 2 weeks of blogs and giveaways lol!

Still, I can’t leave everyone with nothing new for today, so I will leave you with some photos of a few new products that are coming soon.

ABC Kids Show: Day 1, Part 2 – The Oobr, Very Nice!

I’ve decided that because of yesterday’s problems with pictures, I’ll be posting some pictures to satisfy your viewing pleasures.  As we were leaving to take Darren back to his hotel so he could catch his limoto the airport (he only travels in style, ya know), he asked if I was coming back.  As I felt each jarring step up through my legs, hips, spine, and shoulders, I said, “No way.”  It was only 3 o’clock and the show had another 3 hours to go!  So many baby things to see and so little stamina left, lol.

 OK, one of the most popular topics on Car-Seat.org seems to be the Clek oobr, so I’ll start with those pictures :).  If you’ll recall from my first day’s postabout the show, the oobr’s fabric is called Crypton.  It’s a comfortable, softly nubby fabric that makes water and other messes want to run screaming.  Water just balls up on top, just like it does on top of a freshly waxed car. Demo of Crypton fabric The Paul Frank fashions are a flannel-type fabric–very soft and cozy.

         

See also the Demo of the oobr being installed and reclined.

(Darren’s Note: Heather’s back at the show today so I’ll try to add some more a bit later when I get things going at home!  Also, please remember that all the Oobr line at the show are prototypes.  The fit and finish may not be perfect, but will be at the quality level of the Olli at release.  Also, minor things may still change before release.  In particular, we were told some of the colors may vary somewhat; the blacks may be darker and the pinks may be brighter and redder before they go into production)

Ask Marvin, Part Deux

Marvin is back by popular demand for another Monday edition!  Today, Marvin gives some sagely advice on how to deal with those pesky, unsafe used seats.

Dear Marvin, I found this absolutely dreadful carseat selling on Craigslist.  The fabric was, like, totally 90s, so I know it was expired.  Of course, I immediately sent an email to the seller informing them of how gross (and unsafe!) it was to sell something as hideous as that.  The seller emailed me back telling me to mind my own business!  How rude!  What can I do?  -Signed, Lost in Craigslist.”