Baby Gear Drive Thru? Yes, please.

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Hello, hello!! Long time no talk! AH! You know how it goes… Mom Life.

Even though my kiddos are 3 1/2 and 2 1/2, I find myself STILL browsing baby gear websites and needing all the new goodies!!! The struggle is real my friends. I’ve said it more than once, I am strolling my son into his College dorm in a stroller… I just can’t give them up.

Anyways… during my most recent stint of insomnia, I stumbled upon babycubby.com. It’s a super cute website featuring all the latest and greatest in the baby gear world. Awesome. But a little icon appeared that said “Free shipping. We price match”. Those are two things I love. I can’t help it. I love a good deal! I mean, they even price match Amazon. #sold

After browsing their website and seeing some super cool things they do that made me sad I don’t live in Utah… or have an infant. First off, they have DRIVE UP ORDERING. Yes. It’s like a drive thru for baby gear. I mean… can we talk about it!!  As if that wasn’t enough to make every Mom jump for joy, they also have a TRACK inside of their store to test strollers!!!! If I walked into this store, it would be a disaster. I would be in there for hours just running around the track all day testing every stroller possible. How awesome is that though? It’s so hard to get a feel for a stroller pushing it through tiny isles in a crowded baby store. A track is GENIUS.

Ok, back to what I came here to do! I thought I would pop back in and share a few of my fave picks from their website for new parents! Finding the perfect gear can be a daunting task… hopefully this will make it a little easier… if it doesn’t, scroll down and let Baby Cubby do the picking FOR YOU!

  1. DaVinci Jenny Lind Stationary Crib with Toddler Rail – So so so cute!!! It converts into a toddler bed and a day bed, has 4 adjustable mattress positions and is finished in non-toxic multi-step painting process. I am totally in love with this crib!!

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2. Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat – If you have ben doing any research on Car Seats and safety, you have definitely seen the Clek! This Car Seat is AMAZING. It can be used from 5 lbs (with the Clek insert) up to 65 lbs! I cannot say enough great things about this Car Seat. Go to Baby Cubby and check it out!!!

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3. Stokke Tripp Trapp – This thing is the bomb. It’s cute, lasts FOREVER, and is easy to wipe clean. I don’t think I need to say anything else. ha!

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4. Ju Ju Be B.F.F. Diaper Bag – Saved the best for last. THEY CARRY JU JU BE!!!  I LOVE JJB. For so many reasons!! Machine washable (if you don’t think this is important, talk to me when your kid has its first blowout diaper), cute, fictional, lot’s of pockets. I love pockets. Do yourself a favor and waddle your pregnant self into this store and shop your heart out.

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If you don’t love any of my picks… that’s cool. No hard feelings. Baby Cubby can help you with that because they also offer Baby Gear Bundles. I can’t even. I would have done this is a hot second when I was pregnant! Literally takes the guess-work out and they pretty much do everything short of delivering your baby for you. If they could do that, I would for sure have another child…

 

Do yourself a favor and visit this store or their website. I love everything they carry! They have researched these products, and make sure us parents are getting quality products we will love!   They have an awesome community blog with tons of info to help you stay in-the-know  during those sleepless nights, too!

Happy Strolling, friends!

Baby Registry: Top 6 picks!

Registering for your baby gear is seriously intense. Your feet are crazy swollen & emotions are all over the place. You had no clue how much crap a tiny baby needed and all you can think about is how bad you have to pee. I was crazy overwhelmed with the process so I wanted to share some of my faves that you can check off your list!

 1. Nuna LEAF

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Watch me sleep, now watch me sway sway. I LOVE the Nuna LEAF because it’s neutral and a space saver. This will grow with your child as it’s suitable form birth up to 130 lbs. Like, your butt can totally chill in this seat and watch the RHOBH if you wanted too…just sayin.

Nuna just came out with a great little attachment, the WIND, which allows the LEAF to continuously sway from side to side without your assistance. Sign. Me. Up.

2. UPPAbaby VISTA

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The VISTA is such a great stroller for a growing family. Not only is the VISTA an amazing single stroller, but, it’s a fab double stroller. You can use this from birth all the way up to toddler years. You can even use it will 3 kids if you needed to. The large basket is great for new parents that are lugging all that crap –  um, I mean gear – you need with a newborn!  Trust me on this one and stroll in style…get the VISTA!

3. 4MOMS Breeze

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This is my faaaave! We use it daily and LOVE. IT. The 4MOMS is SO easy to open and close. It’s literally done with one hand which makes this my favorite playard/travel crib available! The bassinet feature is great and suitable from birth to 18 pounds, while the playard is suitable up to 30 pounds. You also get a nice little travel bag for when you need to take naps on the go! Do yourself a favor and go with the Breeze. I promise you’ll love it!

4. Stokke Tripp Trapp

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I have the Tripp Trapp on this list for a few reasons, the main one being that this high chair grows with your child and will seriously last you forever. Plus, it looks pretty nice at the dining room table… have you seen the awesome colors it comes in?? Swoon! The Tripp Trapp is easy keep clean and has a couple great accessories to add-on making is the perfect high chair for your growing family.

5. Maxi Cosi Mico AP

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The Maxi-Cosi AP is awesome! It’s currently the lightest infant car seat in its class which is awesome because once that baby hits around 10 lbs, you feel like your lugging around a bag of cement every time you lift a car-seat. A couple other great features on the Maxi-Cosi AP is the updated self-wicking fabric that helps keep baby dry and comfortable, a great canopy to keep baby protected from the sun, and a newborn head insert for a nice snug fit. Oh, and did I mention the fabric is machine washable and dryer safe? SOLD!! On a serious note, this seat is fantastic and SAFE. The LATCH system helps you get a great fit in your car, and the Air Protect Side Impact Technology gives your precious baby the protection they need while in the car.

**Your Car Seat is a major purchase from your registry, and I’m not talking about the price tag. This is what will be keeping your child safe and secure in the event of an accident. PLEASE READ your manual, use the seat as directed, and get with a Certified Passenger Safety Technician to make sure you have the proper installation for your seat/child!   PSA is now over**

6. LILLEbaby Carrier

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Trust that this NEEDS to be on your Baby Registry. I would not be here today if it wasn’t for baby wearing. LILLEbaby has tons of different carriers so you will definitely find a good fit. I love the Complete All Seasons because baby wearing can get a little sweaty, especially in the Summer. The Complete All Seasons unzips to expose cool, breathable 3-D mesh to help with the heat. There are 6 different carrying position to keep you sane from newborn to crazy toddler years.

Almost everything on this list will get you through newborn to toddlers years, and beyond! My advice to new parents is going to the store, look at all the gear and see what you love. Push the strollers around, fold the playard, ask the sales associate to install the car seat in your car to make sure it’s a good fit! Don’t be afraid to ask questions…you wouldn’t buy a car without test-driving it and the same should go for baby gear 🙂

Happy Strolling!

 

 

Entourage by Austlen…get ready!

To say that I’m excited for the Entourage stroller to come out is an understatement (roughly 90 days…not that I’m counting or anything). I literally had a dream about this stroller the other night! You know it’s good when you have dreams about it… I mean, have you checked out the website and watched their video of all the ridiculously awesome variations!?! It’s amazing. I think of all the times I’ve traveled with my kids alone, and been a sweaty hot mess lugging around car seats, diaper bags, luggage, etc. and wishing there was an easier way. Well now there is. The Entourage completely revolutionizes inline double strollers and will make traveling with kids 1,000 times easier! #thankyoujesus #stilltraumatizedfromthelasttrip

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As a single stroller, the Entourage has features all parents will absolutely love! The seat is spacious for your child, holds up to 50 lbs, features 5 recline positions and an adjustable leg rest.  The stroller comes with the market tote, and can hold every possible necessity from groceries to all of your luggage. That’s up to 150 lbs of kids and gear…insane!  Below is a picture of the Entourage retracted and in use for one child.

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Heading to the airport or beach? Just expand the stroller and attach the Cargo Bag and you are ready to rock n roll!

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This is where it gets super exciting for me… You can expand the Entourage into 3 different stages allowing you to truly personalize this stroller to your needs. Baby or Toddler and a big kid? Just add the Platform Rider or the Jump Seat. Two toddlers? Not a problem. Get yourself the reclining/stowable second seat! Twins? They’ve got you covered! The Entourage can take two infant car seats and still leave room for all your gear! #mindblown

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You would think a stroller with this many configurations would have a huge fold, right? nope. It’s actually quite compact! The Entourage folds with the jump seat or second seat AND is self-standing while folded… ha! I am laughing because it’s just too awesome!!

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Austlen clearly had parents in mind when creating this beauty! Every possible thing you would want or need in a stroller is all rolled up into this bad boy. This is a total game changer and is well deserving of all the hype! Who else is excited for this to be out?!?! I may need to take an unplanned trip with the kids to put this masterpiece to the test… 😉

 

Specs:

Available in 2 colors: Navy and Black

Folded: 33″ L x 24.5″ W x 17.5″ H

Retracted: 43″ L x 24.5″ W x 43.5″ H

Intermediate: 49″ L x 24.5″ W x 43.5″ H

Expanded: 55″ L x 24.5″ W x 43.5″ H

Wheelbase: 24″

Seat Back Height: 18″

Seat to Canopy height: 26″

Seat Width: 12.5″

Seat Depth: 9.5″

Calf Support Length: 9.5″

Maximum Weight Capacity:

Second Seat: up to 35 lbs

Market Tote: Up to 35 lbs

Seat suitable from birth to 50 lbs

Lower storage basket: up to 65 lbs

Totally combined weight with cargo and kids: up to 150 lbs

Stroller Weight: 30 lbs including seat and lower storage basket

What’s in the box?

Aluminum frame with seat

Adjustable market tote

Leatherette-wrapped child arm bar

Canopy + sun visor

Fenders for the self standing fold

 

Get ready people….the Entourage is coming!! It’s available for pre-order HERE!!!!

 

Happy Strolling

 

 

 

Milksnob Review

I recently fell in love with a brand, Milk Snob!  As soon as I saw some of their products, I knew I HAD to test them out!

When the babies were little, I always had a Car Seat Cover to keep them protected!  You would be surprised how many people will stick their hands and faces in a Car Seat to get a closer look at your little babe.  This would drive me NUTS and my inner Mama Bear would come out in full force!

Enter the Milk Snob Car Seat Cover…  First of all, it’s totally gorgeous and comes in the most vibrant color options.  I was even more impressed when I opened the package and felt how amazingly soft it was! The fabric is stretchy, and perfectly covers any Car Seat.

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Car Seats Covers are great, but can also turn that seat into a little sauna… That’s not the case with the Milk Snob cover.  It’s light weight and offers the perfect amount of coverage while still being thin enough to make sure your little nugget doesn’t over heat!

 

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awwww…my little sleeping beauty! I love her.

I put the cover to the test (like I do with everything I review) and placed the cover on the seat while Harper was asleep.  She napped for an hour with the cover on,  and she was still comfortable and cool when she woke up!   Don’t worry…she was in my sight the entire time  😉

This is the PERFECT cover! It’s functional, soft, and stylish.  I am definitely a Milk Snob fan for life!

Make sure you head over to their website and see all the amazing products available. From Nursing Covers to Baby Carriers, they’ve got it all (and at an affordable price too)!

Happy Strolling!