Just got home

....from my trip to the Bahamas. Our first flight was delayed an hour, so we missed our second flight. We were on standby for another flight and got on, but then the people who actually had the seats showed up as the door closed and they made us get off. Didn't know they could do that if the flight was closed, but apparently they can. So we had to take another flight to Lexington (one hour east of Louisville) and drive home with a rental car.

Still waiting on our luggage to arrive in Louisville so we can go pick it up at the airport, since they couldn't get it on our flight to Lexington. Quite a day has been had.

Celebs love the Gerard Darel baby bag

Celebrity moms Jessica Alba and Katherine Heigl have both been spotted carrying a Gerard Darel baby bag. While Jessica opted for the nude color as a neutral accessory, Katherine preferred a pop of color with the orange colored bag.

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Sweepstakes

Enter to win the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Sweepstakes at Babies R Us. Simply add the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump to your Babies R Us registry and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a prize package worth over $350.

Prizes include Store 'N Pour breast milk storage bags, a breast pumping accessory kit, NoShow Premium disposable nursing pads, and breast milk storage bottles. Sweepstakes runs through July 12.

Stella's new ride

Tori Spelling was spotted out and about with her children on Thurday in LA. Stella has a new stroller, a Phil & Ted's Smart Buggy. The Smart Buggy just hit stores recently.

Tiny Love announces Gymini Bouncer

Tiny Love has announced its first entry in the baby gear category with the new Gymini Bouncer. For ages birth and up, Tiny Love combines the popularity of its multiple award-winning line of Gymini activity mats with the smart solution of activity arches as a positive feature in today’s newest bouncer.

The arches allow for multiple positions and ease when getting baby in and out of the seat. Three hanging toys can be moved along the soft arches for different views and play. The additional access brings the parent/caregiver closer to the child for better eye-to-eye and physical bonding. The Gymini Bouncer features activated lights and music with a take-along electronic crab that clips onto the soft arches for both side and front views to engage the baby during play time. With the easy on/easy off feature, the musical crab can be moved to a stroller for all day use.

I don't have a date for its release yet, but I will hopefully know soon.

The Skate System Jumper Seat

Peg Perego has a new accessory for the Skater stroller. The Jumper Seat turns all Skate strollers into doubles by attaching at the base. It can work with both the stroller seat or the Primo Viaggio attached and it can also be used with the Universal Umbrella accessory to create a canopy. It will hold a child up to 40 lbs.

Look for it in late July.

BornFree celebrates Stella McDermott's birthday

Last Saturday, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott celebrated their daughter Stella’s second birthday with a very pretty pink party at their LA home. BornFree was also on hand to celebrate, giving out BornFree Trainer Cups and the latest BornFree Twist’nPop Straw Cups.

Check out the awesome Barbie cake.

Paz Vega & family

Actress Paz Vega was spotted in Seville, Spain with her family yesterday, leaving a train station. Her daughter Ava wears Baby Gap's Smocked Romper and rides in a Bugaboo Cameleon.

Kettler comparison chart

Thinking of buying a new Kettler trike? First take a look at Magic Beans Kettler comparison chart and make sure you know exactly which trike has what. Such a cool idea!

Graco Father's Day Contest

Graco is holding a contest for Father's Day on their twitter, @gracobaby being the address. If you’re a father, tweet them what’s best about being a dad in a 140 characters or less. If you’re a mother celebrating a father, tweet them why he’s the best dad in a 140 character or less. Use the tag #FathersDay in your tweet.

Four winners will receive a Graco imonitor Vibe with 2 Parent Units. One grand prize winner will receive a Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat Matrix.

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. EST Monday, June 21
End Time: 4:00 p.m. EST Monday June 21

Enter as many times as you'd like.

The Land Of Nod

I was just on The Land Of Nod's website and they've got some really cool stuff in for summer (clothes, gear, etc) that I have not seen anywhere else online. Their bedding and furniture of course is all original, but they've go some other unique stuff as well. They're also having a huge sale right now, up to 40% off.

Beaba adds more US products

Beaba has brought more of their products to the USA, following the success of the Babycook. Williams-Sonoma now has a ton of new stuff, including the awesome Stackable Formula & Snack Containers (above).
(dinner dress with baby doll)

Babies R US Free Shipping on everything

Both Babies R Us and Toys R Us are having a Free Shipping on everything deal. You can shop both stores and when you spend $49 or more, you will automatically get free shipping at checkout. No code required, just select standard shipping.

B2W2 legging

Bebe au Lait special

Bebe au Lait is having a special event on their wesbite. From today until June 28th, when you buy any Bebe au Lait or Hooter Hiders nursing cover, you will receive a second mystery cover for free. The coupon code for the promotion is MYSTERY10 and complete instructions for how to take advantage of the offer are listed on the linked site above.

Anyone tried this?

Has anyone out there tried a Taga Bike? They look so cool, but I've never seen one up close. Giggle is carrying them now and I'd like to know what they are like?

New Bugaboo seat liner

Bugaboo is really out-doing themselves this year with new products. Now we've got the breathable and reversible Seat Liner, available in red, blue and dark gray. It has both a bamboo twill side and mesh side, both perfect for the warm summer months. It works with all Bugaboo strollers and should be coming out this month.

Maclaren sale

Maclaren is having a huge sale at their store in Norwalk, CT this Saturday only. If you live anywhere near there, strollers and other items are up to 70% off.

I got nothing....

No news today, at least none that I can find. So I leave you with this: a picture of the Skip Hop window at BuyBuyBaby in NYC. Enjoy.

Bugaboo Cameleon All Black Special Edition

The new Bugaboo Cameleon All Black Special Edition (which launched June 1) features an exclusive all matte black chassis outfitted in a black tailored fabric set. It's the newest limited edition Bugaboo, joining designers Marc Jacobs and Bas Kosters and the iconic Bugaboo Denim.

You can get yours now at Bugaboo.com or at select stores.

2010 Xplory now available, plus free extras

The 2010 Xplory is now available at Bel Bambini and there will be a special launch party this coming weekend at their store in Los Angeles. Anyone who buys an Xplory on June 12th or 13th will also get a free accessory. This includes a diaper bag, a Rider, a parasol, a car seat adaptor, or a footmuff. You will also get 10% your entire Stokke purchase on these days.

There will also be a raffle for a free Tripp Trapp and that will be drawn on Sunday.

Kate Hudson shops

No, you did not miss Kate Hudson being pregnant and giving birth recently. That's her brother's baby. But she was spotted out with him in SoHo earlier today, shopping at Giggle and carrying him in a Serena & Lily Market Sling in Peacock.

More pictures here.

Robeez makes water shoes

Did you know Robeez now has a water-friendly shoe for babies? These two Mini Shoes are both made from water-resistant mesh and neoprene, which allows for both breathability in a hot climate and total submersion in water. Great for the beach or pool.

coming soon

(sold out)

The new Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier

Baby Bjorn has released its newest carrier, the Comfort Carrier. It's made for older babies 3 months to 2 years (or 13-31 lbs). A newborn can't use it, but it can be used much longer than their other carriers.

It has a hip strap to help distribute the weight of the baby across the parent’s hips, instead of just across the shoulders. It retails for about $200 and so far this is the only color I have seen. Magic Beans has it in stock.

Britax release dates

Britax has announced the release dayes for three new stroller models for 2010. The B-READY modular stroller, the B-NIMBLE compact-fold umbrella stroller and the B-SCENE three-wheel stroller will be available as follows:

- The B-READY will be available in July 2010 and has a suggested retail price of $499.99.

- The B-NIMBLE will be available in fall 2010 and has a suggested retail price of $199.99.

- The B-SCENE will be available in fall 2010 and has a suggested retail price of $399.99.

All three are compatible with the Britax Chaperone infant car seat and you can read more about them on Britax's website.

Orbit launches in Canada

For Canadians who have always wanted an Orbit, you can get one now. Orbit has launched in Canada. For a list of stores, see here.