Buying Your First Baby Stroller

Buying Your First Baby Stroller

Buying your first baby stroller can be confusing; baby strollers today come in a ton of different shapes and sizes.  The cost too can range from fairly modest to very expensive, there is bound to be something in your budget.  Before you head to the local baby store you should take a closer look at the type of strollers available, infant strollers aren’t great for an older child and vice versa.  Check out sites like Consumer reports to make sure that the stroller you like has an adequate stroller safety rating.

Reviews from Trusted Sources

There are plenty of sites where you can find reviews online, including both Google and Amazon, however they just note personal experience with the stroller and often these reviews are biased or even fake.  Consumer Reports, is a different beast altogether.  They will check the manufacturers claim’s and test the products themselves.  Their reviews are not only unbiased they are credible. They will check things that address both safety and comfort.  They look at things like how long the straps are, how easy is the stroller to handle and how portable it is.  Here is an example of how they test strollers.

Factors Important to You

After  you have looked at strollers that are safe enough for your child then you need to think about which features you need.  Is the stroller something you need every day and will be using on public transportation, in which case you need something a little more light weight.  The weight is the number on factor in how portable your stroller is, the more bulky it is the more exhausting it is to use.  While a heavy stroller might be one of the nicer looking strollers that you like it could turn into a gigantic waste of money if it something you can’t use.

What’s the Price?

Price will also be a big factor in which stroller you ultimately purchase.  Strollers can vary greatly in price from a modest stroller under a $100 to the very high end jogging strollers that can cost thousands.  That’s why it is so important to consider the features that you will need.  If you rely on walking or public transportation then you need to find one that works in your price range.  You can also check out online classifieds to see if you can find a decently priced second hand stroller for your child.  You can get a great deal at a fair price.

Buying a good stroller is one of the hardest things to do when preparing for a new arrival.  But if you ask most mothers their stroller has been the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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Baby Shower Shopping List

Baby Shower Shopping List

At some point in your life baby’s will begin to run your world and almost everything will revolve around them. Be it yours or the one(s) had by your family and friends, babies will soon be popping out everywhere and will demand some, if not all, your attention. However, why we’re here today is to talk about the baby shower and the shopping list involved for both the guests as well as the baby shower planner.

GUEST’S SHOPPING LIST (GIFT IDEAS)

1. DIAPERS

Okay, this first item may be a little too obvious, however, they happen to be one of the best gift options for a newborn, be it for their fifth kid or number one. This is something practical and it’s something the parents will definitely use as well as greatly appreciate.

2. CAR SEAT AND NURSING COVER

Most newborn babies tend to be sensitive to weather and light so a car seat and nursing cover will normally prove to be extremely handy. It’s something that the parents will also use quite a lot for it’s perfect when you want to keep the baby cozy and warm which in turn inevitably makes nap time a lot easier.

3. SLEEPSACKS

Every newborn baby needs a sleep-sack, especially those that reside in areas that experience extreme weather conditions. The goal of the sleep-sack is to keep the newborn warm all through the night. The sleeveless ones are the most ideal for they keep your baby from overheating while they’re asleep.

4. BOBA WRAPS

The boba wrap is getting more and more popular by the day and is loved among parents for the hands free convenience it provides them with. A quality sling or wrap is something most, if not all, new parents consider a very high priority. This is a gift they will truly appreciate.  Here is how to tie a Boba Wrap.

PLANNERS SHOPPING LIST (SHOWER PARTY IDEAS)

1. SALON PARTY

Pamper your guests with a beauty treatment special that includes a manicure and pedicure then afterwards you can all go grab some pastries and desserts from a nearby restaurant. This is usually the most ideal party idea for an all girls baby shower party.

2. SLEEPYTIME TEA PARTY

Herbal tea and tea sandwiches is what you’ll need to budget for when throwing a baby shower party of this nature. Gifts usually include a cozy throw, a robe for the hospital or a nursing pillow. Take home goody bags for your guests can include tea samplers as well as vintage tea cups.

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The Perfect Baby Shower Gift

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift

The sudden news of a new arrival often resonates with congratulatory messages,ecstatic feelings,joyous moments not forgetting the numerous gifts that follow some of which last a lifetime especially if picked out meticulously. Below are some stand out choices of perfect baby shower gifts that will do exactly that;

1. The traveling crib

A travel bag that stands out due to its unique ability to fold into a crib where the baby can comfortably rest when traveling.

2. The Bouncing Cradle

Has a unique motion feature that stimulates the baby exactly the same way as the parent does when holding the baby, whats more impressive it can be set to play the baby’s favorite music while at it.

3. The baby bean bag

During a short nap, the bean bag comes in handy, also if looking to break the monotony of the baby lying in the crib, this will definitely do the trick,it embodies the definition of comfortable and silk.

4. The baby shusher

Sometimes it can get a little frustrating especially when the baby won’t stop crying, the baby shusher comes to the rescue as it produces a rhythmic ‘shushing’ sound that calms the baby, definitely one of the best gifts out there.

5. The self heating travel bottle and warmer

A heaven sent, especially while on the road, it has a unique feature that keeps water warm for a whole day.  It requires no electricity or boiling water just warm water and you are good to go.

6. The Gyroscopic Bowl

It can get real messy, real quick during feeding time and this is where the gyroscopic bowl comes in handy,equipped with a 360 degree rotation spill resistant feature it prevents any clumsy handling by either the baby or the parent resulting into a total disaster.

7. Diaper bag organizers

Contains 4 mesh inserts where diapers can be put and still has room for 1 wet bag, it really helps when on the go and the baby just decides to, oh well…

8. A Dozen baby socks with varying sizes

Out of the box thinking right here.Getting pairs of socks for when the baby reaches 3 months, 6months, 12months with the appropriate size for each, this will definitely make a lasting impression, even when the baby outgrows them.

This are just but some of the ever evolving baby shower gifts that you can choose from, though it is necessary to keep in mind your planned budget for the occasion.  In the end it’s the thought that counts and however small or cheap the gift maybe it will be of some use in one way or another.

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