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wtf?! (What’s the Foonf – from Clek)

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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!

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Who doesn’t love a good deal? We’ve told you before about Amazon.com’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

B READY SPECIAL OFFER STARTS TODAY!

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*!

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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???  

Sunshine Kids Becomes Diono: Same Company, New Name for the Radian and Monterey Manufacturer

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Starting Thursday, September 1, 2011, Sunshine Kids will officially change its name in the U.S. and Canada to Diono. We first brought it to you on our Facebook page when it was announced at the KIM Conference.

Let’s start with the obvious: Diono is pronounced “Dee-oh-no.” They will be coming out with new carseats as well: the Radian RXT, which is a combination seat based on the Radian XTSL, the Radian R100, which is the RXT without adjustable head wings and is based on the Radian 65SL, and the Radian R120, which is based on the Radian 80SL. The Radian R100 will harness rear-facing from 5-40 lbs., forward-facing from 20-65 lbs. and booster from 50-120 lbs. The R120 and RXT will both harness rear-facing from 5-45 lbs., forward-facing from 20-80 lbs. and booster from 50-120 lbs.

The new Diono website will be www.diono.com. There’s nothing there right now but the logo, but it’ll be up and running soon.

We’ll have a review of the RXT for you coming soon! In the meantime, you can participate in the on-going thread at car-seat.org or leave your comments here. We *love* comments! We also feel the “like” at Facebook ;).