Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby~ola!!

Congratulations to Emily and all the gang at Baby~ola on 2 great years from the gang at York Region Baby!!! I've been a client since they opened, as I waddled to prenatal yoga class, and love all the great products, services, and chit-chat with other mommies! We've pretty much done it all there, from making a nursing necklace, to some spa days for mommy and every time we are in I check to see the latest and greatest products that Baby~ola has, including cloth diapers, luna pads, diaper bags, baby skin care, toys and more!

Come out and celebrate on Thursday February 15, for a wine and cheese and 20% off all products instore. (Yes, we realize it's McDreamy night, but you won't want to miss out on the fun!!)

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Magazine Retracts Child Car Seat Danger Story

We didn't post about the original consumer's report, as we heard from many sources that it wasn't good report and that the reports were based on US models not Canadian.

Magazine Retracts Child Car Seat Danger Story

One of the world's most trusted magazines came out with a startling study on the perils of using some car seats for your kids.
Consumer Reports indicated the restraining devices weren't as safe as some parents had been led to believe.
But now, in a stunning reversal that's highly embarrassing for the non-profit publication, the editors have been forced to retract their original story.
It turns out the tests were conducted at higher crash speeds than the authors originally claimed. The earlier contention had the seats failing "disastrously" in impacts of 60 kilometres an hour.
But now Consumer Reports indicates it has since received new information from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the speed of the tests, which may actually have been closer to 110 km/h.
Therefore, the publication admits, the tests can't be considered accurate.
Transport Canada had assured all along that the standards on the seats in this country were different from their U.S. counterparts, and there was nothing for parents to fear. As it turns out, it appears they were the ones who got it right.
Here are the seats that were in question but now seem to have been cleared:
Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back
Graco SnugRide with EPS
Chicco KeyFit
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP
Compass 1410
Evenflo Embrace
Britax Companion
Graco SafeSeat
Safety 1st Designer
Combi Centre ST
Evenflo Discovery
Eddie Bauer Comfort

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year....

Registration for Jr. Kindergarten in York Region has started. If you have a little one born in 2003 they are eligible to attend JK in September 2007.

For more information please check out the York Region District School Board's site and the Catholic School Board's Site.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

York Region Baby.com a fresh new look for 2007

We've been hard at work redesigning the site and adding new features for our readers. We've made our events section better, and now you can look for programs, as well as events. We've tried to add it all, and we'd appreciate any feedback and help if you feel we've missed any toddler, baby or family events in the area.

We have added a new monthly feature called "The Stay at Home Mother". This month the article deals with expectations and fears as baby #2 is on the way!