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We are 11 days away from meeting Teapot, and it’s starting to feel like Noah’s Ark around here – 2 kids, 2 kid beds, 2 of everything (actually, it’s not that bad, but you get the idea). One thing that we also have is 2 cars since the subway conveniently stops at the doorstep of our town. I have a Subaru Forester to do all my mom stuff in, and my husband has a Mini Cooper S since he spends most of his time in and out of the city. I should mention here that my husband LOVES his Mini – … Continue reading
Last week I had the opportunity to learn more about the Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 that was recently launched through an event hosted by Charlene of Charlene Chronicles. What a great opportunity for a newer blogger such as myself to spend the evening learning about a great new baby product with a bunch of new and expectant moms. I should also mention it was held at a MiniLuxe spa so I was also treated to a manicure – whoo-hoo! Here we are, learning about the product: I am familiar with the line of Graco SnugRide car seats since that’s what we … Continue reading
Happy International Babywearing Week! Are you a babywearing parent? Do you live in Boston? Did you know there’s a local Babywearing group here? Boston Babywearers began in 2004 as just a small group of moms, and has grown significantly over the years. The monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Parents and caregivers join to learn safety tips and the basics of wearing, while socializing with other families. Since there are many options, and the right carrier is a personal decision, the group offers over 60 carriers in a lending library. Attendees are able to try carriers during meetings and … Continue reading
Umbrella strollers are fabulous, except for their sometimes lack of storage. We chose the Bugaboo stroller for Peep and will continue to use it for Teapot since we loved it. But it’s not always the most convenient to travel with (especially via plane), so we also have a Chicco Umbrella Stroller which came in handy quite often. The thing I found most frustrating about the umbrella stroller, was there was no place to put stuff. The storage below could really only fit a few things, and if you hung too much on the sides, it became very tippy. There are lots … Continue reading
The little red wagon is a quintessential childhood mode of transportation. However, they’re really huge to have in your house and store when not in use. But did you know that there are folding red wagons? The one in the pictures is from Easy Go Wagons. When open, it’s main compartment dimensions are 33 X 17 X 10″ (LxWxD) but when it’s folded up, it shrinks down to 32 X 24 X 11″ (LxWxD). It is on the heavy side – 30 lbs so if you live where you will need to haul it up stairs, it may be difficult. … Continue reading
We braved the crowds (and the early rain) to go gaze at the tall ships in Boston Harbor and happened to find an isolated and people free look-out. We didn’t last long after this picture and left the crowds to have low-key fun with friends for the rest of the day. What did you do??? Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
I like products that are light-weight, portable, easy to store, and that you don’t have to look at ALL THE TIME. This does not apply to most toddler activity seats. But with the Kidco Go-Pod, it does. This activity seat doesn’t come with a lot of bells & whistles, but it is your basic seat and you can add what you’re baby is interested in. The age range they recommend is approximately 4 months to walking and it has 4 seat height positions to grow with your child. Additional Features: Locking Button – Ensures Go·Pod is locked in place; safe … Continue reading
I will admit that I have not seen this in person…but I WANT TO!!! The Quinny Yezz was designed for city living. This is a lightweight, fold-able, cool looking stroller. Some pros that I’ve come across: Light – only 11lbs total Folded, it is 27 x 10.6 x 9.3 inches Stands alone when folded – so you can “set it and forget it” (I’m pretty sure that phrase should have a ™) First stroller made entirely out of IXEF® which is a high performance plastic Skating wheels allows for easy maneuverability A literal rainbow of color choice – Gray, Blue, Red, … Continue reading
I haven’t written about some of my own choices in products in awhile, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites – the phil & teds traveller. My mom & I saw this at our local, upscale kid’s store when I was pregnant and she insisted that she purchase it for us. (Aren’t mom’s the best! Full disclosure, I know she had an ulterior motive – we’d need something to bring to her house for visits.) What we like about it was that it had the convenience of a pack n’ play, but was smaller, lighter and frankly, more stylish. … Continue reading
Phil & Teds is a great company for City Babies. They have great design, reasonable prices and have really been at the forefront of designing products that are small, user-friendly and useful. I love their Lobster portable high chair. Not only can you bring this to restaurants, but there is no reason why you couldn’t have this as your main high chair and save the room! The greatest part feature of the lobster is the ease of which it can be attached to a table. With a simple twist on and twist off, it’s done. The lobster has a 5 … Continue reading