Sunday, February 22, 2009

Latest Right Start Closing Update

This is the latest info I have about the Right Start closing-thanks Diane for the info.
"Britax and strollers only 20%. Other car seats and accessories 30-40% off. Everything else 40-50% off." Tripp Trapp seats were $100 each.
"The Greenwich store is closing Tuesday and Westport will be (closing) the following week. They are staggering the closings and moving the merchandise to the next store as each one closes."
I am not sure if all the stores are offering the same discounts or if they are all well stocked however if you have one near you it probably pays to check out what they have!
Right Start's homepage now says: "Sorry, gift cards and merchandise credits cannot be accepted at this time."
Babystyle's homepage now says: "Please understand that due to this filing we are prohibited from accepting or issuing returns, babystyle Gift Cards and babystyle Merchandise Cards at any of our remaining stores."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

We now carry Wubbanub!

Thanks to some of my online friends who so kindly recommended new products for me to carry, I am proud to announce that we now carry Wubbanubs!!
When DS was tiny, I tried a number of pacifiers, all of which he refused to suck. One night, when he couldn't be calmed, I grabbed a Soothie pacifier I had laying around from when my nieces were by me, washed it with soap (although I probably should have sterilized it!! Oh well!! ) and put it into his mouth. Silence!! I had finally discovered a pacifier he liked!! I got a million comments on it and people literally stopped me on the street to find out what he was sucking. You don't see Soothies in my area!!
Anyway, I went online to look for stores to buy the Soothie -there are none that I was able to find in my neighborhood- and I discovered Wubbanubs!!
A Wubbanub is a small stuffed animal that is actually sewn to the tab portion of the Soothie pacifier. Because there is a stuffed animal attached, the pacifier is weighted down and stays in the babies mouth.
As an aside, Soothie pacifiers are made of medical grade silicone so they are perfect for people who suffer from latex allergies!
The idea sounded perfect and I really wanted to try it however about 2 months after he finally took a pacifier, he discovered his two fingers and that was the end of the pacifier. So, I never got to try out the Wubbanub.
I am glad I rediscovered it when a number of people suggested that I carry it. It is adorable and looks like a great product.I can't wait to hear feedback from my customers!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mountain Buggy in Receivership

I just saw some news that really shocked me! On January 12th, 2009, Mountain Buggy was placed in receivership due to "significant debts."
According to some managers it seems that sales dropped by a third last year. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that they raised the price so high on the 2008 models which caused sales to slump.
Their strollers are amazing-I hope they manage to find a buyer.
See the statement here:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Right Start Files for Chapter 11

Their site is officially out of stock on everything!!! Right Start filed for Chapter 11 on 2/3/09. Use your gift cards and credits at stores ASAP!!!
UPDATE: According to DaddyTypes, Right Start is giving customers a hard time about using gift cards. Most stores will not allow them to be redeemed. Store credit is allowed as of now, but they may stop accepting it at any time.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sophie the Giraffe Teether Giveaway


UPDATE:Congrats to our winner Christine B.! Please email me to rachel @ (no spaces) with your address.

Dainty Baby is giving away a free Sophie the Giraffe teether to one lucky reader! This is one of our most popular items!! All you need to do is leave a comment with an idea for an item you would like to see us sell on our website.
For more info on Sophie please see my post below.
Feel free to share this giveaway with family and friends!
Giveaway ends Sunday Feb. 8th 2009 at 11:59PM EST. Winner will be chosen by