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Which stroller is right for you? The ultimate stroller-buying guide

I prefer strollers that include (apart from the conventional stroller) the infant car seat. You have to consider its weigh, how it’s fold, adjustable handles (and check for cup holders too). They range from simple, low-cost strollers to high-end strollers loaded up with many features. If models, options and features drive you crazy, you’re at the right place! Below you will find valuable tips with regards to choosing a stroller based on your and your baby’s needs: Stroller safety Stroller safety is of high importance so make sure your stroller frame locks into position, with a mechanism that’s easy to handle in order to prevent it from collapsing accidentally while carrying your kid. Moreover, it is important to check for sharp edges or protrusions, as small fingers or toes can get pinched by uncovered springs or caught between metal parts. Look for strollers that have been certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and meet current safety standards. Easy folding Standard strollers come in many different styles, however, their most important feature is a comfortable seat, that can recline into various positions. There is a great variety of strollers, some position the baby looking either forward, while others position the child looking back. Some have sunshades and storage areas below the seat, that can be placed wherever you prefer. Your baby needs a seat that can recline to a flat position until they can sit up by themselves. Even for toddlers, a reclining seat is a plus for napping. Choose a seat recline mechanism that is easy to use, and you can still handle it even single-handed. Car-seat stroller frames are a good option as they carry specific car seat. They are quite convenient when you need to remove the car seat and take a sleeping baby out of the car. They are easy to fold up and can be placed in the trunk of your car. Brake use Choose a stroller that’s easy to operate, even if you are wearing open-toed shoes. You can always test them in the store. Go for the one that has the wheels that lock as soon as you engage the break. Moreover, decide if you want brakes that lock both back wheels at once, or do so individually. Stroller’s weight Lightweight strollers usually weigh 12 pounds or less and fold up efficiently. These strollers may not be very adjustable and do not have much padding, however they are usually cheaper than models with more features. They’re usually better for older babies and toddlers but it’s important to check the manufacturer’s age recommendation. You can always use them for traveling or as backup strollers. The majority of them aren’t for infants because they don’t offer full head support or they don’t recline.  Travel Systems Travel systems combine a stroller and a car seat, making it convenient for you to use the system throughout infancy and toddlerhood. You can use the car seat, as well as a stroller, for easy transport. This all-inclusive system is a value for money. In addition, it offers a good coverage from the elements and thus, smooth ride.   

Planning a baby shower? 5 unique baby shower ideas.

Planning the perfect baby shower can be an overwhelming task. Whether you’re the mommy-to-be or her best friend, it seems like everything needs to be done before. Don’t let that get you down. We are here to provide the best inspiration possible for your own party. I’ve put together 5 unique baby shower ideas that will make your baby shower an unforgettable celebration. Babies require a lot of things when they finally arrive. Gifts from loving friends can help you ensure that all the necessities are covered. Don’t be afraid to hold the shower early in the second trimester, rather than waiting until the third trimester as this will give you plenty of time to buy any essentials they still need after the shower.  
  1. Think outside the house
If the weather is right, take the party outside. Plan some outdoor-only games, like a frisbee golf course or water-balloon toss. If you don’t fancy grilling out, you can have the party catered. Going the catering route can keep the event more formal but fun. When planning your outdoor party, it’s a good idea to plan for an indoor plan B.  
  1. Pick a theme for the gifts
Instead of choosing a decoration (and dress of course!), why not select a theme for the gifts? My favorites are skincare and diapers. Guests can bring gifts that fall under this theme. You can even surprise your guests by adding a gift unique to you and your love in a box! Don’t be afraid to get creative, or assign a different theme to three or more of the guests.  
  1. Throw a tea party
Throwing a tea party sounds like a great baby shower idea but if planning it makes you nervous, have it catered. All you have to do is show up in your best tea dress and enjoy the festivities. If you’re throwing a bohemian baby shower, have everyone wear flower crowns or. You’ll get so many great pictures when guests are having fun sporting their girly crown. Specify in the invitation what you’ll be doing and what the guests should wear.  
  1. Make it a girls’ night out
Baby showers are traditionally girls only, but if you consider inviting daddy’s friends too, consider choosing neutral decorations, a variety of foods (and drinks) that everyone will enjoy and partner games! Size doesn’t matter where baby showers are concerned. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to be the hostess-with-the-mostest and end up inviting literally everyone. Parents, close extended family, and a few girlfriends make up the ideal guest list for a truly unforgettable baby shower.  
  1. Play the Right Games
Remember, a baby shower is about two things: gifts and conversations. Even if you aren’t planning to give gifts to the guests, enjoying each other’s company is still an important part of celebrating. The right games can make a baby shower. Three of my favourite games include having each guest bring a baby picture and guess who’s who, linking up baby names with their celebrity parents and writing down baby traits (e.g., eyes, hair color, temperament, etc.) and then have the pregnant parent write down whether she wants the baby to get those traits from her or the dad.  

Stacey Hughes

Stacy Hughes

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