The Baby Gear You Need

Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Pickin' and Leaf Peepin'

It's apple picking and leaf peeping time here in New England.  What better way to get out and about with Baby.  Check out some of my favorite ways to take you baby along on those fun Fall outdoor activities!
  • The LittleLife Freedom Child Carrier
Description: The LittleLife Freedom Child Carrier is a lightweight frame baby carrier that is superbly comfortable for both parent and child. The Freedom features an innovative and fully adjustable airflow back system. Because of this feature, air can circulate between the baby carrier and the wearer's back. There are large front pockets which offer plenty of storage for drinks, snacks and other essentials. Sun & Shower Canopy is included. Reflective piping increases visibility. Recommended for babies 6 months and up.

Why we like it: Airflow!!! Because of its unique design, the LittleLife Freedom makes carrying your child on your back a breeze. (Pun intended!) The Airflow harness and back panel are fully adjustable, which makes both the fit and the air circulation just right for each individual wearer. Comfortable, long hikes can finally be in your future! We also like the anatomically-shaped child seat, the soft face-protection pad, and the toy loops that allow you to connect your child's favorite toys right to the child carrier itself.

  • Bob Revolution Stroller
Description: The BOB Revolution Stroller is a sturdy and durable jogging stroller with a locking swivel front wheel to aid in control and maneuverability. It has a weight capacity of 70 pounds and features a protective sun canopy and storage basket. Shock absorbers make for a smooth ride and can be adjusted for the weight of your child! The BOB Revolution folds up quickly and easily.  This jogging stroller is suitable for children who are at least eight weeks old. Please note that babies who lack good head control must have additional head and neck support to ride safely and comfortably. For jogging or off-road use, it is recommended that children be at least eight months old.

Why we like it: The BOB Revolution jogging stroller can be used from infancy (with seat adaptor to accommodate infant car seats) to big kids (up to 70 pounds!). It is simple to use and pushes easily on all types of terrain -even snow! There is plenty of storage and it folds flat. Truly a 5-star stroller!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Kissing Hand

I have to be honest.  I have not read this book.  I have only read excerpts from it and reviews that other parents have written.  But I can also honestly say, this is the book for me!  I clearly remember not wanting to leave my mom when it was time to go to school.  And now, as my oldest sets off on his new adventure of starting nursery school next week, perhaps it is I who will have the hardest time letting go.  Either way, The Kissing Hand is a sweet and reassuring book for children (and their parents?!) apprehensive about the start of school.  I know for myself, I will be ordering this book pronto!