Getting out of the house with a baby and a three-year-old is a total gong show. Getting out of the house armed to the teeth with…
Since reluctantly giving up my Micralite Toro early last year for a Phil&Teds Vibe ($809 with extra seat) in anticipation of our Little Lou, I’ve acquired three additional strollers to meet my various strolling needs. These include an umbrella stroller, a higher-end umbrella stroller with recline and a Maclaren Twin Techno.
The question is, though, why, after paying an arm and a leg for a Phil&Teds Vibe + doubles kit, the in-line stroller that’s touted as an all-around solution, did I purchase three other strollers where previously just one Micralite Toro did the job? A good question indeed. One my dear husband has oft asked, until he too fell for my latest and greatest stroller acquisition, the new Baby Jogger City Select ($660 with extra seat). AKA the best stroller of all time, the answer to all but high speed strolling needs.
Raines and I visited my parents in Gulf Shores last month. The first day we spent on the beach, I made sure my cell phone was safely zippered into an inside pocket of my bag. Upon unpacking that night, I opened up the zippered pocket to find that *someone* had carefully unzipped the pocket, filled it with sand, and then zipped it back up.
I can’t imagine who.
Because we were relying on swaddling as a method to keep our sanity in those early days, we wasted a ton of money trying every swaddling blanket under the sun. We tried various sleep sacks (too roomy – he’d wake too early), “miracle” swaddling blankets (too thick, too hot) and an assortment of others (most were the wrong size and he would wiggle out, or they would cover his face). Then we discovered Aden + Anais.
Everyone has one — and I’m not talking about the super stylish and cool MacLaren version for $100 and up. I’m talking about the $20 Target special. The one that is given away as a free gift with purchase at Babies R ‘Us. The one that, despite spending $800+ on a Bugaboo, you find yourself pulling out of the trunk when you are too tired to deal with your “real” stroller. Yes, I’m talking about the Umbrella stroller. It’s cheap, it’s boring, it’s very, very practical. So let’s pimp it. Here are my picks for ways to liven up your stroll with some fabulous and useful umbrella stroller accessories!
It’s scary getting ready for baby number two. Strangely, a second child seems so much more committed than baby number one—like we were just dabbling in parenthood until now. Now, we’re going to be a full-on family of four and as such, we need to trade up for a (GULP!) double stroller—a potentially big hit to my mom fashion sensibilities. In this post I review the Micralite Toro and the Phil & Teds Vibe strollers.
However, nothing sabotages my inner rock-star faster than carrying around a bunch of cutesy baby crap. Blankets with puppies, kittens or bunnies are nice, but you just can’t get no satisfaction from a cutsey-woosty baby blanket draped across your stroller. Enter Oshie Vintage – a line of rock-star worthy baby blankets that are perfect for adding a little R-O-C-K to your afternoon walk in the park.