Monday, February 28, 2011

Smartphone Pictures Can Reveal Your Child's EXACT Location

If you post pictures of yourself or your family on Facebook, Flickr, etc., you may be revealing your or your child's EXACT location to strangers who have no business knowing.  Watch this NBC News video on YouTube:

Go get your cel phone right now and disable the geotagging capability on the camera.  This website has directions for iPhones, Droids, Blackberries, etc.:

iPhone: Settings, Location Services, Camera, Off.

Blackberry: Camera, Options, Geotagging, Disable.

A few people have checked their phone settings and were relieved to find the geotagging on their cameras was disabled by default.  Make sure yours is, or get it done asap.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Canadians: Snuggle Bugz Has Car Seat Ponchos!

Over the years, I have received many emails from Canadian moms who bemoaned the high cost of shipping Car Seat Ponchos from the US to Canada.  Since we are a small company, we do not have bulk pricing from commercial freight companies like FedEx or DHL, so we could never offer more economical alternatives.  Well, now the Car Seat Poncho is available at Snuggle Bugz, through their web store at http:/ -- with FREE SHIPPING to any Canadian address!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We're Ending Our Emails.

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As of February 28, we will no longer use email to send news or information.  Everything is shifting to our Facebook profile and the Car Seat Poncho Blog.

If you're already a friend or a subscriber, feel free to send this news far and wide.  Share it on Facebook, post it on your own blog, your birth board, your online community or your moms group.  Heck, make copies of this post and hand it out at your child's preschool.  Everyone's welcome -- let's all be friends!

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FINE PRINT:  Coupon codes valid for new purchases of in-stock merchandise, and expire at 11:59 pm EST on 3/31/11.  US delivery addresses only.  One coupon per email address and delivery address.  Cannot be combined with any other promotion or coupon code.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Car Seat Poncho Is In Canada - at Snuggle Bugz!

We are very, very excited to announce that Snuggle Bugz - Canada's Baby Store, will be carrying the Car Seat Poncho!

This is great news for our Canadian customers -- and Canadian babies.  More news as this story develops.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Anyone NOT Have An Opinion on "Tiger Mother"?

Just finished "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and am collecting my thoughts, to post at a later date. 

I will say quickly that I think "Battle Hymn" is a marketing and pr concoction.  A lot of the anecdotes cited on talk shows and print articles are clearly chosen to create buzz and controversy.  The book itself has a lot of tongue-in-cheek, self effacing humor and reads more like a comic memoir (a Chelsea Handler or David Sedaris for helicopter moms) than as a parenting how-to. 

Someone told me that there is a movie deal in the works, which figures.