| Sep 29, 2010
| 7:18 PM
Baby sleep positioners, a popular product for safety-conscious parents, were supposed to save lives by keeping infants from rolling onto their stomachs.
Instead, they are now being added to the growing list of dangerous nursery products, all but banned...
| Sep 30, 2010
Fisher-Price, a unit of toymaker Mattel Inc. said Thursday that it will recall about 10 million toys and other items in the United States and Canada due to the potential for serious injuries.
Mattel's shares fell on the announcement that the products,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 5:47 AM
If you've got a baby on the way or one or more already at home, consider swapping out used equipment like strollers, cribs and car seats for discounts on purchases of other baby goods.
Toys"R"Us is holding its fifth Great Trade In event from Fri., Aug....
| Mar 18, 2011
| 7:49 AM
If you buy used clothes for your kids -- or yourself -- you probably want to be out hitting some of the big resale events in the Chicago area Saturday. Here's a probably-incomplete list:
The Parenthesis Family Center consignment sale in Oak Park. 405 S....
| Mar 26, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The top deals this week in the Sunday Chicago Tribune include a $10 dog food coupon, $10 Build-a-Bear coupon, free toothpaste and toothbrushes at the drug stores, 7-cent bags of Halls, and incentives to buy a Keurig at Target.
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:48 PM
COSTA MESA — In the eyes of Kim Farthing, a penny spent locally is a penny earned in the pocket of a friend or neighbor.
For this reason, Farthing has adopted a mission to learn how to buy as much as possible — from food to bedding to...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:54 AM
Recently I was asked for some money-saving tips for teen parents. Although I was well out of my teens (not to mention my 20s) when I had my babies, I have some Frugalista tips for the care and feeding of infants that should be useful to any age parent....
| Jan 31, 2011
| 6:32 AM
The Frugalista spent the entire weekend oohing and aahing at tiny baby clothes at two separate baby showers. So naturally, Monday finds me shopping online for kids and family stuff. Here are the deals I turned up:
- If you pulled any 20 percent off...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Stores located in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade
Babies “R” Us features a wide selection of newborn and infant products, including strollers, cribs, bedding and clothes.
With approximately 260 locations nationwide, they...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 6:38 PM
This is the time of year when all varieties of manufacturers begin opening their doors for public warehouse and sample sales, so get that gift list ready and start making your shopping plans.
First, a few tips
We'll focus on sales in Orange County in...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Saturday, March 12, is a big day for children's resale in the Chicago area. This is the day when the DuPage County Fairgrounds hosts FOUR simultaneous consignment sales run by separate nonprofit organizations. It's a real opportunity to combine the low...