Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Just "Fold N Go" With The New Combi Stroller!

Today, we're thrilled to introduce the Fold N Go Stroller! You may notice similarities among it and the Fold N Go Double, which launched in February 2015. This is essentially the same stroller, but in a single version. Now, the Fold N Go line can accommodate many families' needs whether it be one or two children in the stroller!

 The Fold N Go provides ultimate convenience while encompassing a lightweight, compact, and portable design. The self-standing stroller features a one-hand quick fold and a sleek aluminum frame. The padded seat includes a 5-point harness system with plush harness pads for your child's comfort. The extra-large canopy with a mesh ventilation window enables you to keep an eye on your child at all times and also allows air to flow easily in and out of the seating area of the stroller. Dual front wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride while the lockable front swivel wheels improve maneuverability. One single step locks both rear wheels simultaneously, making it easy to park and stroller as you wish. A parent cup holder, large basket, and canopy pocket offer storage of essential items right at your fingertips. With a weight capacity of 50 pounds, a child cup holder, and a multi-position recline, the Fold N Go is suitable for children 6 months and older.

 This fabulous stroller comes in two neutral colors, Black and Salsa, so you can use it for years to come! Available for purchase NOW on CombiUSA.com and through mass retail websites.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Win a Fold N Go Double Stroller!

We are so excited to host our very first giveaway on the Combi blog for the launch of the new Fold N Go Double stroller!

The Fold N Go Double stroller provides ultimate convenience while encompassing a lightweight, compact, and portable design. The self-standing stroller fits through a standard doorway and features a one-hand quick fold and sleek aluminum frame. Two padded seats include 5-point harness systems with plush harness pads for your children's comfort. The extra-large canopies with mesh ventilation windows enable you to keep an eye on your children at all times and also allows air to flow easily in and out of the seating area of the stroller. Dual front wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride while the lockable front swivel wheels improve maneuverability. One single step locks both rear wheels simultaneously, making it easy to part and stroll as you wish. A parent cup holder, extra-large basket, and canopy pockets offer storage of essential items right at your fingertips. With a weight capacity of 50 pounds per seat, two removable child cup holders, one removable snack holder, and a multi-position recline, the Fold N Go Double is suitable for children 6 months and older.


  • Easy self-standing fold
  • Compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Fits through standard doorways
  • Padded multi-position reclining seat
  • 5-point harness system with harness pads
  • Extra-large canopy with ventilation window
  • Removable child cup holders and snack holder
  • Front wheel suspension with lockable swivel wheels
  • One-step linked brake system
  • Parent cup holder
  • Storage basket and canopy pocket

The Fold N Go Double is currently available for pre-order on CombiUSA.com in three classy colors: Black, Salsa and Caribou! We expect it to be available for purchase on major retail sites within the next few weeks.



For more information and product specifications, visit CombiUSA.com!

We invite you to enter to win a Fold N Go Double in the color of your choice. Please use the form below to enter. Giveaway will run from 2/17/15 at 9:00 AM EST until 3/3/15 at 1:00 AM EST. Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email.

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's Here! Introducing the Coccoro Convertible Car Seat in GRAPE!

You asked and we listened! We received countless requests for a purple Coccoro, so we are extremely excited to introduce the Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat in Grape!

The Combi Coccoro is lightweight, compact and fits perfectly in smaller vehicles. The compact design also accommodates three car seats across the rear seating of most vehicles. The Coccoro features Tru-Safe® Side Impact Protection with deep side walls and a layer of energy-absorbing foam to distribute crash forces away from your child's head, neck and spine. A tether connector strap allows for rear-facing tethering, stabilizing the car seat in the event of a collision. The Coccoro offers a five-point harness with a color indicator to ensure the harness is securely buckled, four harness heights, front harness adjuster, built-in lock-offs and premium push button LATCH connectors for safety and convenience. An easy-to-remove and washable cover, harness pads and infant insert pillow keep children comfortable. The Coccoro accommodates children 19 to 40 inches, rear-facing from 3 to 33 pounds and forward-facing from 1 year and 20 pounds up to 40 pounds.

Features include:
  • Combi Tru-Safe® Side Impact Protection offers deep side walls and a layer of energy-absorbing foam to distribute crash energy away from your child's head, neck and spine.
  • Tether connector strap for rear-faced tethering
  • Buckle with indicator provides a visual cue that the harness is securely buckled
  • Compact design accommodates three seats across the rear seat of most vehicles
  • Removable infant insert provides proper positioning and comfort for smaller children
  • One-pull front harness adjuster
  • Built-in lock-offs for rear- and forward-facing installation
  • Premium, push button LATCH connectors
  • Washable and removable cover and harness pads
For more information and/or to purchase the Coccoro, visit the Combi USA website or browse our authorized online retailers!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Go and Grow Featured in The Baby Guy NYC's "Happy Hour"

We're thrilled to have our Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs featured in The Baby Guy NYC's Holiday Gear Guide and first EVER "Happy Hour" newsletter! If you haven't seen the newsletter, you can view it here. Pssssst... there might be an exclusive coupon code included if you'd like to purchase the Go and Grow on our site! ;)

The Go and Grow is a 3-in-1 modular play set that grows with your child. During stage one, children can stay entertained by the plush toy bar in the stationary activity center configuration. In stage two, little ones will become mobile while using the walker setting. Once your child is able to walk on his own, transform the walker into a play table for stage three. Two coordinating chairs for play time and meal time are included.

Not familiar with Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy NYC? Here's a little more information about him, pulled from his media kit:
"Armed with an Angry Baby and no filter, Jamie Grayson (The Baby Guy NYC) has quickly become one of the most well-respected authorities in the baby gear and child safety space. After 4 1/2 years as a product demonstrator and personal shopper at BuyBuyBaby, and a year at one of Manhattan's top birth education centers, Jamie Grayson now spends his days reviewing baby gear, moderating a social media audience of nearly 200,000, traveling the country speaking at expectant parent events, and drinking coffee. Lots of coffee. And wine. Let's not forget that."

If you'd like to subscribe to the Happy Hour newsletter so you don't miss it again, you can do so on Jamie's website

Monday, November 3, 2014

Combi Global Baby | Chopsticks Video Contest

Over the years, Combi Corporation has expanded globally, which would not be possible without the support of our consumers. With a mission to help parents along the path of nurturing and caring for their children, Combi products are internationally-recognized for their fine quality and functional design. To celebrate this global achievement, we welcome our consumers to be part of the Global Baby campaign, an exciting collaboration between Combi parents and children all over the world.

The first installment of the campaign is a consumer video project highlighting real-life children (not models) using their Combi feeding products. Each Combi division has been assigned a specific product and has been asked to collect videos of Combi children using this product. Combi USA will be featuring the Chopsticks Training Set. Once all of the video clips are submitted to Combi Corporation, they will be compiled to create one global marketing video for the Baby Label feeding products. How exciting!

So, how do you get involved? We've decided to host a fun contest with some awesome prizes so we can be sure we're getting the best videos out there! Here are the details:

Submit videos of your child(ren) using the Combi USA Chopsticks Traning Set via Facebook message or email to marketing@combiusa.com. Please do not post video submissions to the Combi USA Facebook page- they need to be sent in an inbox message for approval. Once the video is received, it will be screened by Combi USA for inappropriate content, the uploaded to Combi USA's Facebook page so our fans can view the submissions. The videos do not have to be scripted or planned out. We are looking for footage of real kids using the Chopsticks in a real-life setting.

Video Requirements:
  • Must showcase the Combi USA Chopsticks Training Set
    • Videos not focused on this product will be disqualified
  • Must be self-made
  • Must demonstrate correct usage of the Chopsticks Training Set
  • May not display or convey negative emotion
  • Must be an HD recording
    • No professional equipment required- smart phones work well
  • Must have a horizontal/landscape orientation
  • Must be 10-30 seconds in length

Video submissions will be accepted November 3-16, 2014. Combi USA will review all of the videos and choose three winners on November 17, 2014. Winners will be announced on Facebook and will also be contacted by Facebook private message or email- whichever channel they used to submit the video. Winners will be required to fill out a consent form, giving Combi Corporation the right to use the video clip in our Global Baby marketing materials. Failure to fill out and return this form will result in the winner(s) being disqualified. 

And now for the prizes! There will be three winners: one first place winner and two runners up. All three winning videos will be submitted to Combi Corporation to be considered for inclusion in the Global Baby feeding video. 
  • First place winner will receive:
    • Catalyst Stroller in Graphite
    • Step 1 Baby Mug
    • Step 2 Training Mug
    • 4-Month Teether
    • 8-Month Teether
  • Two runners up will receive:
    • Step 1 Baby Mug
    • Step 2 Training Mug
    • 4-Month Teether
    • 8-Month Teether
We can't wait to receive your video submissions! Feel free to email marketing@combiusa.com or post on our Facebook page with any questions or concerns. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

10 Car Seat Safety Tips for Child Passenger Safety Week

We are wrapping up Child Passenger Safety Week and wanted to create this post as a resource for parents and caregivers to refer back to throughout the year- not just during this one special week! We asked some of you to share your own car seat safety tips on our Facebook page and got an overwhelming response, so we decided to compile some of these tips and add some of our own. Read on and keep those little ones safe!

Tip #1: Check your car seat's expiration date.
Over time, the materials that car seats are comprised of can begin to break down, causing the car seat to lose its effectiveness in a crash. Check your instruction manual or call the manufacturer to find out how long your car seat is good for.

Tip #2: Harness your child in properly.
The straps should be at or below your child's shoulders when rear-facing and at or above your child's shoulders when forward-facing. Be sure that the chest clip is positioned on the child's chest at armpit level and not on the belly. If you are in a crash and the chest clip is not positioned properly, it's possible that internal organs could be damaged or the child could be ejected from the car seat. Lastly, ensure that the harness is tightened to fit as "snug as a hug"! If you are able to pinch any portion of the harness (either on the shoulders or at the hips), then it is not tight enough!

Tip #3: Remove all coats and snowsuits before buckling in.
Jackets, coats, snowsuits, and layered clothing has the potential to compress in a crash, causing the harness to be too loose on your child. Harness or buckle in, then cover up with a blanket or a backwards coat.

Tip #4: Rear-face until your child reaches the rear-facing weight or height limit (or at least until age 2)!
When a child is rear-facing, the car seat acts as a cocoon and minimizes the forces that impact the child in a crash, thus keeping your little one safer. Don't worry if their legs seem too long- a broken leg is better than a damaged spine or cracked skull, right? Just have them sit indian-style to be more comfortable.

Tip #5: Never, EVER put a car seat on top of the seating area of a shopping cart.
All it takes is one slight nudge to send this car seat tumbling to the ground. It's always best to put the car seat in the actual cart area to ensure that there is no way for it to fall out.

Tip #6: Do not use after-market products.
Products that did not come with your car seat, were not made by the manufacturer for your specific car seat, or have not been tested by the manufacturer with your specific car seat could affect the car seat's performance in a crash. Stay away from them, unless the manufacturer gives you its approval.

Tip #7: Don't allow your child to ride without a booster seat too soon.
Although they may complain about being in a booster, they must meet five requirements before it is safe to upgrade to using only the vehicle seat belt.
1. Does the child sit all the way back against the vehicle seat?
2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the vehicle seat?
3. Does the seat belt cross the shoulder between the neck and the arm?
4. Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?
5. Is the child mature enough to stay seated like this the whole trip?

Tip #8: ALWAYS use a car seat.
No matter if you are on vacation, in a taxi, or just driving thirty seconds down the street, you should always use a car seat. It only takes second for an accident to occur.

Tip #9: Read both your car seat instruction manual AND your vehicle instruction manual.
Both of these manuals have tons of information and can tell you exactly how to install your car seat properly in your specific vehicle. Your vehicle may have special installation instructions or requirements that you would not be aware of otherwise.

Tip #10: Consult a CPST.
When in doubt (or even when you think you've installed correctly), visit a local car seat inspection station to have a certified child passenger safety technician check your installation. To find one near you, visit www.safercar.gov. It never hurts to have a second set of eyes, especially when the safety of your child is involved.

Obviously, there are so many other tips we could include here, but these are some of the mistakes that we commonly see. As always, be sure to strictly follow your instruction manual and reach out to the manufacturer if you have questions.

What other tips would you add to this list?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Potty Training Tips That You Can Live With

Are you in the potty training phase?  Have you been reading about different tips and methods that you can try?  Do you feel overwhelmed?  I will admit that I do.  I am in the process of potty training my fourth child and I still find it such a hard time in life.  I have tried and utilized different methods with each child.  Just when I think that something is going to work, it generally ends up failing which can be so frustrating.  

I wanted to talk about something a bit different than the tips and methods that you have already probably read about.  I wanted to share with you tips for making potty training as stress free and simple as possible.  

Tip # 1 – Remember that Each Child is Unique
Since I am a mom of four I am often asked for advice by my friends who are first time parents.  One of the things that I always get asked is when they should start potty training and I have to answer them with “I don't know.”  Then I go on to tell them that each child is different and unique and that you have to choose to potty train with each one when they are really ready.

Tip # 2 – Be Calm and Patient
Patience is not a virtue that I have been blessed with.  In fact most of the time I am pretty speedy and like to just get things done quickly.  I have had to learn how to be patient and how to remain calm when I am potty training one of my kids.  If I am not patient and push too hard they seem to resist more.  Likewise if I am not calm and get overly excited it seems to freak them out and can even cause them to regress. 

Tip # 3 – Talk to Your Child 
One of the biggest mistakes that I think that parents make is that they determine a child is ready for potty training based on their age.  Some children develop differently so for me it is important that I discuss the potty chair, going potty and the process with my child.  I have had one child fully potty trained by the age of two and one that was almost three and a half.  So it really does matter a lot what they can comprehend and whether or not they can tell you that they actually have to use the bathroom.

Tip # 4 – Start Slow 
Let your child pick out a potty chair or have a new one sent to them.  I know that it might seem dumb to buy a new potty chair when you already have one but for us their own new potty chair is what helped each one of the kids learn how to go potty.  For this reason I would encourage getting rid of the potty chair after your child is done, even if you believe strongly in saving all of your baby/toddler things for the next child.

Tip # 5 – Don't be Afraid to Try Something New
If you are trying one method you might feel like you have to be consistent.  However if that is not working then it might be better to quit all together, wait a while and try something completely different.  This can really help speed up the process with a child that has been resistant to one method.

Tip # 6 – Choose a Method that Fits Your Lifestyle 
Another huge mistake that I have tried in the past is a method that has worked for one of my children.  However since our life is constantly changing there are many reasons why some methods would not be right at this time for my youngest child.  I have to remember to choose the method that is going to best work for the child whom I am working with.

As you can see there is no right or wrong way to potty train your child.  Remember too that something that works for one of your children might not work for any of your other children.  Be patient, calm and respect what your child is telling you and your potty training experience can be a stress free time that you can enjoy with your child.

Amanda Walton is a stay at home mom who works as a blogger and writer.  You can check out her blog Simply Shawn N Jenn or check out her ebooks.
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