Archive for September, 2010

Infant Sleep Positioners-Warning from the CSPC

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is asking consumers to discontinue using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, they have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and four months who died when they suffocated in them or became trapped and suffocated between a sleep positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet. Most of the infants suffocated after rolling from a side to a stomach position. Check out the article at

This is an incredibly sad situation for those parents. The hard part is that the sleep positioners are supposed to help prevent SIDS. It is a real conundrum. Please note that the sleep positioners have not been recalled.


Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Our Britax super sales event is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25. Come see the newline of Britax carseats and strollers. On hand will be the Marathon 70, Advocate 70 and Bouldvard 70 in all the new colors as well as the B-Ready Stroller and attachments.

-Sara Tilton, Britax National Instructor/Technician, will be on hand Saturday morning (10-2) to demonstrate and answer your questions about the new Britax carseats and strollers.
-Roundabout 50s and all original model convertible Britax carseats are $50 off. (limited to stock on hand)
-FREE carseat check Friday from 11-2 here at Junior Towne
Sign up for our drawing for a free Britax Roundabout 50 carseat (drawing October 29)
-the first 75 people in will receive a free Junior Towne reusable tote bag.

See you Friday if not before!

Important Tips for Travelling with Baby

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Alaskans travel alot and the easiest way is by air. We just ran across a great article at (under the safety and recalls tab) for traveling with small children. Whether choosing your flight, packing, checking in or questions about airport security, this site has some great suggestions. I wish that I had followed some of these when I was traveling with my children Check it out!

PS-Please note that Junior Towne is five star rated by this site!

Christmas Dresses

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Our holiday party dresses are starting to roll in and they are beautiful! These special little girls in Atlanta have a very special grandmother who bought these Biscotti dresses almost before we unpacked them! We also have our Christmas paper out and we’re ready to wrap (or is that rap?)

Booster Seats for Cars and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

There have been some major advances in boosters over the last few years. It is well known that boosters are better at fitting lap and shoulder belts on four to eight year olds to restrain them in a crash. One of the things that we love about Britax is the fact that for their carseats as well as their boosters are tested “in house” using the governments test protocol to help them evaluate the products they are designing.

The Institute for Highway Safety just came out with the new booster ratings-the Britax Frontier 85 (combination highback) was at the top of the list of “Best Bets.” Check out the information It was surprising to see some of the ones on the “Not Recommended list.”

We always say that one trip to the doctor’s office (or worse) pays for the difference in price of a well fitted, top rated carseat.

Coloring Contest

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Our judges had a really, really tough time deciding the winning entries in our Alaskan animal coloring contest. This little girl chose her dream dress with her gift certificate. Look at that happy smile! We had lots of entries and we thought that they were all “winners.” Thank you to all who entered.

Why Swaddle?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

“…and they wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger. ”   For over 2,000 years mothers have known that their babies are most feel most comfortable and protected when swaddled.  Swaddling puts even pressure across the baby’s abdomen and gives the sensation of being “back in the womb.”  We have several different swaddling brands to choose from-Aden  + Anais, the Miracle Blanket, Swaddle Me and Kiddopatomus.  All have different selling points, all help colicky, restless, crying babies immediately.  Is there a better gift than a good night’s sleep for a new mom?