Wednesday
Apr092014

ErgoBaby Wrap Giveaway

Hey folks!

Long story short, I donated an ErgoBaby Wrap to the auction for Nella (where we raised over $5,600 for this amazing family, yay!).

THEN (follow me, here), Amy (Pregnant Chicken) bought the wrap in Nella's acution and is now doing a Giveaway. And because she's so awesome, she's decided to include my audience as well. 

 

This is a really great wrap with a built-in storage pocket, which is extremely handyCheck out my review of the ErgoBaby Wrap and instructions for my favorite way of tying it.

It retails for $80 (U.S).

Enter below and I will ship it to the lucky winner in the U.S. or Canada. 

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If you are looking to help Nella and her family, you can find a fundraiser for her medical expenses here and follow their beautiful journey on Facebook here. I know how much they appreciate everyone’s kind words and support.

Saturday
Dec142013

Gifts for Your Infant, Toddler or Preschooler

I’ll be the first to tell you right now that I REALLY don’t think you have to shower your little one with Christmas/holiday gifts. Trust me, they have NO idea what’s going on. 

Last year, Lucie was close to 3 and barely knew what was up. This year, she got the memo [I blame preschool], but we’re still planning on keeping it simple.

That said, many of us want to get something special for our little boo. Here are some toys and books that are sure to delight. *All of these opinions are my own :)

[Flying with baby this holiday? Check out my book.]

 

Infants


1. Peekawhoo Personalized Gifts

Peekawhoo offers the best in personalized, monogrammed gifts that you’ll keep forever. Bibs, blankets, loveys and gowns; they've got you covered!



Get 10% off all Angel Dear [towels, loveys, blankets, and bibs] with coupon code ILOVELUCIE. Shop here.



2. Cloud b Glow Cuddles - $33

Wean your baby off sleeping on top of you with this soft, soothing bunny (or bear), which has a touch-activated heartbeat sound and a faint glow light. A mommy favorite!



Buy on Amazon for $33



3. Lamaze Franky the Hanky Whale - $19

Feed the tissues through the mouth and pull them out the spout, weeee! Put in/take out play is great for baby's motor skill development, and better here than an entire box of Kleenex...I fell in love with this at the Baby Show this year. I think you’ll like it too.




Buy on Amazon for $19



4. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker - $25

Perfect for older infants who are practicing standing and walking, this walker "trainer" from V-Tech is a crowd pleaser.



Buy on Amazon for $25



5. Mamas & Papas Pippop Spiral - $25

New from Mamas & Papas, the adorable Pippop will keep baby entertained when you're on the go – and it will actually stay put!



Buy on Mamas and Papas for $25



6. Where Is Baby's Belly Button?$5.39

This lift-the-flap book was a favorite for both of my girls, not to mention, a great way to learn all about hands, bellies, and eyes and feet!



Buy on Amazon for $5.39



Toddlers (1-3)


1. Cloud b Tranquil Turtle Nightlight - $44

One of my favorite toys at the baby show this year, the Tranquil Turtle Nightlight projects the “under water” effect onto the ceiling with a gentle wave motion while playing one of two soothing sounds. Heck, I may even get one for my own bedroom…



Buy on Amazon for $44



2. I See Me Personalized Books

I love, love, love these books. My favorite book “Who Loves Me” incorporates all your family members into the story. A great way to remember those you aren’t able to see often. No kidding, I still get choked up every time I read it.

Buy on I See Me



3. Fisher-Price “Little People” Toys

Little People toys are a big hit in our house. Pick your toddler’s favorite scene and voila! Best of all, the Little People can be used interchangeably among the different toys. 



Buy on Amazon



4. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car$45

Lucie and Alice fight over this constantly. Need I say more?



Buy on Amazon for $45



5. Little Partners Learning Tower$179

I know, I know, this is not cheap, BUT -- it's one of the most useful items we’ve ever bought (actually, we got it as a gift; not gonna lie). Now, my little ones can safely “help” me cook and clean while I get stuff done. Score!



Buy on Amazon for $179



6. TOMY Toys Mr. Color Maker - $39

Toddlers have great fun learning new colors and phrases with the Mr. Color Maker Toy. Best of all, there’s no mess to clean up afterwards!



Buy on Amazon for $39



7. We're Going on a Bear Hunt$10.88

This fun, classic book is a family favorite.



Buy on Amazon for $10.88


Preschoolers (3-5)


1. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Cardboard Blocks - $24

I don’t know a single preschooler who doesn’t love building towers and bridges (then knocking them down, of course) with these versatile, lightweight cardboard blocks from Melissa  & Doug.



Buy on Amazon for $24


 
2. Little Pim Foreign Language System

Miss the boat on the bilingual nanny or foreign language immersion school? Not to worry. Little Pim’s award-winning language program for kids makes it fun and easy for children to start learning a second language.



Buy on Little Pim



3. Magna-Tiles® Clear Colors 100 Piece Set$120

God yes, these are expensive, but sooooo cool. Ask any preschool teacher.



Buy on Amazon for $120



4. Strider ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike$109

You ever see a three-year-old ride a 2-wheeled bicycle like it’s no big thing? Pedal-less (and brake-less) balance bikes teach children balance, coordination and develop their confidence [only good in FLAT areas, ahem].



Buy on Amazon for $109



5. Goldie Blox Engineering Toys

Designed for young girls by a female engineer from Stanford, Goldie Blox toys build spatial skills, teach engineering principles, and instill confidence in problem-solving.



Buy on Goldieblox



6. Magic Tree House Books$11.67 for four

Tired of reading the same storybooks every night? These chapter books are captivating and fun for preschoolers craving a little more.



Buy the set on Amazon for $11.67


Thank you for supporting Lucie's List and Happy Holidays!!
~ Meg, Rich, Lucie and Alice

Did you miss? Gearing up for Winter:
Part 1: Keeping Warm in a Car Seat, Stroller & Baby Carrier
Part 2: Keeping Warm at Home: Pajamas, Wearable Blankets, Slippers & Humidifiers

Wednesday
Dec112013

Keeping Warm at Home: Pajamas, Wearable Blankets, Slippers & Humidifiers

Part 2 of a 3 part series: Gearing up for Winter

Did you miss Part 1: Keeping Warm in a Car Seat, Stroller or Baby Carrier 

Baby, it’s cold inside, too!

Whether you have an old, drafty house like me – or you live in a cold climate, it may be time to stock up on some warm jammies and sleep sacks for the long winter ahead.

Sleepwear

Before we discuss sleepwear, it’s good to understand a bit about flammability requirements [cuz I know my dear, meticulous, environmentally conscious readers want to know ;-) ]

The vast majority of severe burns occur to children while wearing pajamas around fireplaces, candles, furnaces, parents who smoke, etc. [although this is less frequent today than in the past]. Consequently, the CPSC now requires sleepwear intended for children between the ages of 9 months and 14 years meet specific flammability requirements.

* Note that sleepwear for children under the age of 9 months is not subject to the requirement, mainly because these infants are not yet mobile.
Before you say, “My kid would never play with a candle (etc.)”, remember: kids love fire and they do stupid sh*t, especially when you’re not looking, so this requirement is not a bad idea.
Essentially, sleepwear can pass the test in three ways: 
  1. It can be treated with chemical flame retardant(s). You generally can’t tell what flame retardant is being used on any particular clothing item unless you ask [and no, you can’t really wash them out either (it takes a LOT of washing)]. Many parents are not keen on chemical flame retardants on their kids’ clothes. I concur.
  2. The garment can be very snug-fitting. Snug fitting baby pajamas are generally not treated with flame resistant chemicals because they are less likely to be ignited and they burn far more slowly. 
  3. The garment can be “naturally flame resistant” if made with fabrics such as polyester and other synthetics.
Below, I’ve pointed out which are which.
Moving on. 

Pajamas

 

Nothing keeps baby warmer than footed, fleece pajamas. Here are some faves:

1. Carters Footed Sleeping Pajamas ~ a crowd favorite $15(ish)

 

Flammability: “Carter’s polyester sleepwear is naturally flame resistant, while our 100% cotton sleepwear is tight fitting, and therefore does not require additional fabric treatment.”

Buy on Amazon for $15(ish)


2. Old Navy Performance Fleece Sleepers – $14.99

 

Boys sleepers | Girls sleepers

* Per Gap, Inc., “information on flame retardants is proprietary and can’t be shared with the public.” SHADY!


3. Hanna Andersson 

Hanna Andersson jammies are my personal favorite; although they aren’t the cheapest, they are extremely high-quality and last forever.

*Not treated with chemicals

Buy on HA for $48


4. Gymboree Robes – $36

For preschoolers and older kids, check out these adorable robes from Gymboree

  

Buy on Gymboree for $36


Wearable Blankets

 

Even if blankets were safe for babies, they can’t keep them on longer than 10 seconds before flailing around and launching them across the crib. Even almost four-year old Lucie kicks her blankets off every night in bed, then complains she’s cold. This is why we use sleeping bags or wearable blankets.

* FYI, most wearable blankets are sleeveless to prevent overheating.

Our favorites:

1. Halo SleepSack $19-$24 – the quintessential wearable blanket

Halo pioneered the sleep sack concept after its Founder, Bill Schmid, lost his firstborn to SIDS. The Halo Sleepsack comes in many sizes and colors and even has one with foot-holes for walkers. I recommend the micro-fleece for cold winter weather.

* "HALO’s items [fabric fibers or finished goods] are never treated with fire resistant chemicals.”

Buy on Amazon for $19-$24


2. BabyDeeDee Sleep Nest $40

While a little pricier, the beloved Baby DeeDee Sleep Nest is a little warmer than the Halo, mainly because it’s thicker and more cocoon-ey (that’s a word, right?). The DeeDee can also snap over the shoulders for easy on/off. *Also comes in a Lite version

Buy on Amazon for $40


3. Woolino Sleep Bag ~ $110 

Who would pay over $100 for a sleep sack? Not me, but those who do love this thing [look at the ratings, it’s insane]!

The Woolino is made from premium hypoallergenic Australian merino wool. This one-size product fits babes 3m - 2yrs, so you won’t have to buy another until your child turns 2. It has shoulder snaps and an inverted side zipper for easy changing and seat-belt slots for easy transfer from car to crib.

* Naturally fire resistant.

Buy on Amazon for $110



4. Zipadee-Zip $34.95 at ZipadeeZip.com

Another cult favorite is the Zipadee-Zip, which is a sleeved sleeping bag that completely covers the hands. Ideal for weaning off the swaddle, the Zipadee-Zip can be worn in a baby carrier or car seat because it has separate leg holes. With Zipadee-Zip, babies are free to stand up, crawl, roll and move around safely. 

“No chemicals are used in the making of the Zippies so your little ones can truly have the sweetest of dreams!”

Buy on Zipadeezip for $34.95


Slippers/Footwear

1. Zutano Fleece Booties $14-$21

As you all know by now, most socks do NOT stay put, especially on smaller babies. These Zutano booties have snaps that keep them in place to keep little feetsies warm and toasty.

Comes in 6, 12 and 18M in a variety of colors

Buy on Amazon for $14-$21



2. Nowali Moccasins $29-$35

Another warm house slipper for little 'uns is the Nowali Moccasin. We’ve owned 3 pair of these for the girls and they’ve never let us down. Great for babies who are learning how to walk.

Comes in 6M, 12M, 18M, 2Y in a variety of colors

Buy on Amazon for $29-$35


Humidifiers

 

Nothing screams “winter!” like dry, cracked skin/lips and crusty snot. Never fear, humidifiers to the rescue! Humidity can relieve the discomfort of colds and flu. It also helps prevent illness by keeping mucous membranes moist.

* Always use a cool-mist humidifier (vaporizer), for children

Here are my faves:

1. Crane Adorables ~ $39

A cute, inexpensive solution -- choose your favorite animal!

Buy on Amazon for $39



2. Duux  Air Humidifier 'Mushroom' ~ $75

New from Scandinavian Child (SCI) is their line of Duux Baby Electronics. The Duux humidifier uses ultrasonic technology to instantly create cool mist and uses 80% less power than other humidifiers. The additional nightlight will make your kid feel safe – and you won’t trip on the dang thing in the middle of the night!

Available on Amazon or Svan.com


As usual, these reviews are all my own. I don’t take money in exchange for reviews; it allows me to call it as I see it. You can support me by purchasing the-stuff-you-need-anyway on Amazon.

- Happy Holidays! Meg

Did you miss? Part 1:  Keeping warm in a car seat, stroller, and baby carrier 

Hey you! Traveling this holiday? Check out my travel book, Flying with Baby.

For less than the price of a latte, I'll get you from A to B 
stress-free!

Thursday
Nov142013

Keeping Warm in a Car Seat, Stroller & Baby Carrier

Part 1 of a 3-part series, Gearing up for Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside!

JJ Cole Urban BundleMe

Depending on your weather situation, getting out of the house with your kiddo may be looking less and less attractive [pajamas all day? sure why not].

It need not be this way, m’ladies (and gents). A few snuggly winter items for your baby will make this winter tolerable; nay, downright fun!

Thus, we begin…[clears throat]

 

 

Car Seat Warmth

For infant seats, the key to keeping your baby warm is simply to cover the seat itself with a “shower cap” style cover.  Unlike footmuffs that go inside the car seat [i.e. between baby’s back and the back of the car seat], these covers do the trick without interfering with the crash dynamics of the car seat.

from carseatsmadeeasy

This is the same reason we recommend against wearing thick or squishy coats or snowsuits in a car seat. While it may look allll squishy and safe, it’s not. In fact, if you take baby’s thick coat off and re-buckle him with the straps in the same position, you will notice all the empty space between him and the harness [shown left].

So much slack, even, that he could be ejected from the seat altogether. This hypothetical situation is illustrated here.

I totally get it: putting your kid in a freezing cold car WITHOUT a coat on is completely impractical for people in cold places, so try one of these instead...

 

1. JJ Cole Collections Car Seat Cover$29 - $36

This machine washable infant seat cover from JJ Cole is made of weather-resistant nylon with soft fleece on the inside. You can zip down the flap (or remove it altogether) to control the temperature.

Available in black, grey, khaki or pink.

Buy On Amazon for $29-$36

 

 

 

2. Jolly Jumper “Arctic” Infant Car Seat Cover Deluxe ~ $39
 

A step up from the regular Sneak-A-Peek, this Canadian company makes an ULTRA-warm infant car seat cover that has an additional blanket underneath, shaped perfectly to keep baby extra snug.

Cold-weather mommies who’ve owned many seat covers swear by this one. It’s thick, fleece-lined water repellent fabric protects baby from rain and snow and dual zippers allow easy in and out.

**Note: Does not fit the larger Graco SnugRide models, the 32 and 35 lb’ers

Comes in black and grey.

Buy on Amazon for $39 

 

3. The Car Seat Poncho ~ $39

Created by a car seat technician in 2005, the car seat poncho is the darling stay-warm product of the car seat tech community.  Simply put the poncho over your child before heading out to the car, drape the back of the poncho over the back of the seat as you seat him, fasten your child in, then zip it down. Great for convertible or combination car seats (i.e. any seat with a harness).

Available on their site only for $39

** I was warned by the company’s Founder that they are nearly sold out for the season, which brings me to...

 

 

4. The Cozywoggle ~ $79

I was so excited to find this product, recommended by Car Seats for the Littles. 

The Cozywoggle is a regular, warm winter coat that conveniently unzips up the sleeves and sides when your kiddo goes into his car seat, which effectively turns it into a car seat–safe poncho. When you arrive at your destination, unbuckle your child and simply zip it back up. Click here to see the video. 

The Cozywoggle is made from heavy-duty wind/water resistant polyester and is lined with fleece. It comes in sizes 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4, 5 and 6.

Avaialable in red, pink, navy and purple [shown below].

Available only on cozywoggle.com for $74.99


Stroller Warmth

There’s nothing quite like a brisk winter walk, especially when wintertime cabin fever is setting in (RED RUM… RED RUM).  And while you may work up a sweat pushing the stroller around, your baby is just sitting there in the stroller. Add a little wintertime wind and… brrrr.  

The solution for this is a stroller footmuff and is a must-have in the wintertime (or if you live in the San Francisco, the summertime (seriously)).

Stroller footmuffs have slits in the back and bottom, so you can pass the straps through and install it into the stroller. Unlike a blanket that will inevitably end up dragging on the ground and getting stuck in the wheels, a footmuff will stay in place for good. 

Some people also use these in their car seats, but again, it’s not advised (read above). Also, I like to leave mine in the stroller all winter without having to take it in and out each time (ain’t nobody got time for that). 

1. JJ Cole Collections Original Bundleme ~ $39- $48

The Original JJ Cole Bundleme is still a mommy favorite after all these years.  If your coldest days aren’t terribly cold, this is the footmuff for you.  The interior lining is warm, faux shearling that you can zip down to control the temp.

Comes in infant or toddler sizes; choose the toddler size if you’re unsure (it will last longer!). 

Available on Amazon from $39-$48, depending on the color and size. * Also comes in a Lite version for milder weather (winter in North Florida, for example) for $24.

 

2. JJ Cole Collections Polar Bundleme ~ $119

For those in colder climates, the Bundleme Polar is the King of the Bundleme collection. Before you balk at the price, keep in mind that this Bundleme has an expandable bottom that grows with your child (from 0-4 years), so you won’t ever have to buy a larger size.

The soft thermaplush interior and the cozy hood maximize heat retention. It also has a wipeable foot area that opens completely to accommodate shoes and a removable top for easy temperature control.

Available in black, grey, moss and pink.

Buy on Amazon for $119.

3. 7 A.M. Enfant Blanket 212  ~ $167-189

Much like the JJ Cole “Polar” Bundleme, the beloved “Blanket 212” from 7 A.M. Enfant also grows with your baby through the toddler years with extendable panels. A bit more upmarket, the Blanket 212 has a more contemporary design and comes in a variety of fashions. It can also convert into a large blanket.

Available on Amazon in many beautiful colors for $168-$189.

 

 

 

 

4. 7 A.M. Enfant Pookie Poncho ~ $118

Also from 7 A.M. Enfant is the incredibly versatile Pookie Poncho. This 3-in-1 bunting bag goes on (almost) any stroller, baby carrier and infant seat.  The outer shell is water repellent and windproof for chilly, wet days.

It converts from stroller mode to baby carrier mode with an interchangeable hood. When used on a baby carrier, the smaller hood attaches with snaps to the back of the cover to protect infants facing inward or outward. The larger hood zips onto the cover, adapting for use on any stroller or car seat, covering all but the child’s face. *Does not fit the Orbit or City Mini

Available on 7 A.M. Enfant for $118.
 

5. 7 A.M. Enfant Duo ~ $115

Got a side-by-side double stroller? Head off any turf battles with the Duo by 7 A.M. Enfant. 

The bottom portion slips over the stroller frame and can be tightened with an elastic drawstring to hold it in place. A center zipper allows children to easily climb in and out of the stroller, one at a time or together.   Use from 0-4 years.  I’m totally buying this for our Nannyshare for Christmas…

Available on Amazon for $115

6. 7 A. M. Enfant Warmmuffs ~ $38

Mom, we didn't forget about you!

Those of you pushing a stroller in a cold climate will totally appreciate these warmmuffs by 7 A. M. Enfant. These stroller-gloves stay attached to the stroller where they belong, so you can tend to bucking and zipping baby with your bare hands.

Available in a variety of beautiful colors [some colors are sold out, sorry]. Makes a great gift!

Buy on Amazon for $38(ish)

 


Baby Carrier Warmth

Regulating your body heat with a baby stuck to your body is quite tricky; there is a fine line between freezing and sauna-like.

Have you ever overheated when carrying your baby, then realized you couldn’t take your coat or jacket off without completely taking everything apart and starting over? Jeaah, me too. [Here, baby, lie down in the sidewalk while I take my jacket off]. No thanks.

Check out these covers and jackets that can easily come on or off as needed.

1. Infantino Hoodie Carrier Cover ~ $19

This beloved carrier cover “hoodie” from Infantino keeps baby warm at the right price. Also has a warming pocket for mom’s hands. Brilliant!

Available in light gray and navy.

Buy on Amazon for $19

 

2. Boba Vest ~ $55

This sleeveless solution for mom and baby works with any baby carrier and can be worn on the front or back. They're coming out with a long-sleeved version sometime in December.

Comes in Size Small, M, L and XL, in black and charcoal.

Buy on Amazon for $55.

 


As usual, these reviews are all my own. I don’t take money in exchange for reviews; it allows me to call it as I see it. You can support me by purchasing the-stuff-you-buy-anyway on Amazon

- muchas gracias!  Meg

Coming Soon:

Part 2: Keep warm at night: jammies and whatnot
Part 3: Keeping warm outside: outerwear
Part 4: Keeping warm in the elements: rain and snow gear 

Wednesday
Nov132013

The Final Day of the Top 10 Giveaway ~ The Phil & Ted's Navigator!

We saved the best for last, my ladies (and gents). 

Introducing the phil&teds navigator™ (they don't use caps, it's not my fault). 

With 26 different riding positions (below), the navigator says no to no one. 

Need it for 2 infant seats? No problem. Just need a single? Done. A car seat and a toddler? Fine. Two toddlers? Sure, why not. Want your baby to rear-face? Easy. A newborn bassinet? Please. An oversized pumpkin and an ill-tempered preschooler? Can do.

Autostop

Phil & Teds upped the ante this year by adding a safety feature to combat the most common accident among strollers (in general): brake failure. To prevent brake failures, they've added a feature called Autostop, which stops the stroller immediately when you let go, kind of like on dad's old lawnmower. And trust me, in the hills of San Francisco, for example? VERY. USEFUL.

Rear-facing Seat Functionality

Convert your navigator double kit into a rear facing seat & bond with baby as you stroll. The all-new design includes a moldable head & neck support, one hand seat recline, and a sun cover to provide shade & privacy for your baby in the back seat.

Ultra-light handling

Pop up & over curbs like they’re not even there. phil&teds clever engineering means less force is required to maneuver over all terrain, in & beyond the city. Glide to your destination with 12” air filled tires to smooth out bumps in the road. Lock the front wheel straight for rough terrain or light jogging, or switch to swivel for ultimate maneuverability.

Room to Grow

With 28% more seat height than leading competitors, navigator gives your child room to move with an additional 1.5 years of growth. The taller seat means baby can lie flat for longer in their cocoon carrycot, providing longevity of use (and value for money).

Comfort Features

The comfort grip auto stop wire fits snugly into a channel in the soft foam grip of the handle, ensuring ultimate comfort for your hands. Featherlight to disengage, the brake wire can also be locked away for strolling with the safety wrist strap in use. An adjustable handle height allows for parents & caregivers of all sizes to stroll in comfort.

From Car to Street

Ideal for parents of twins, navigator can now take two capsules as a travel system. Take one or two babies in their car seats, or one baby with a toddler in the double kit, using navigator car seat adaptors for most leading car seat brands.

One Handed Fold

Fold navigator down swiftly to a super compact 76 x 30 x 59cm, small enough for your compact car boot (that means "trunk" in Amerr'ca), or storage at home. The stroller frame locks closed with one-hand control for your safety.

Super Slim

At only 59cm wide, navigator is one of the slimmest doubles around, allowing you to maneuver through narrow entrances and busy cafes with ease.

Added Storage

The fully adjustable follow-the-sun canopy includes pockets for extra storage. Combined with the large under-seat shopping basket, there’s plenty of room for everything baby needs.

Available in these colors:

Buy it on Amazon for $499 or enter to win below! We'll announce the lucky-dog-of-a-winner in 7 days. Good luck!!

To see the rest of the Top 10, click here.

 

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Tuesday
Nov122013

Day 9 of the Top 10 Giveaway: The Summer Fuze!

This one, I'm really excited about. I think you will be too.

The Summer Fuze stroller really captured my attention at the baby show this year because it offers ALL the features of a luxury stroller at an attainable price.

With this stroller, baby can rear-face (e.g. face mom) or face out, has a 3-position recline for the tiniest of babes, comes WITH a car seat adapter (what? that never happens), has a large, accessible basket, an adjustable handlebar, a cup holder, folds easily and rides like a dream. Essentially, they thought of everything a mom could want, and put it into this stroller.


Specifically... 

  • Air-light aluminum frame (under 23 lbs) with an included universal car seat adapter, compatible with all major infant car seat brands including: Summer Prodigy, Graco Snugride, Chicco Keyfit and Peg Perego Primo
  • Forward and rear facing seat with 3-position recline and 5-point safety harness for use from newborn to toddler
  • Unique compact fold with seat attached fits easily into trunk of car
  • Extra large durable wheels with all wheel suspension, locking front swivel wheels, and a pedicure friendly rear brake
  • Height adjustable handlebar with an easy-grip foam handle adjusts up to 13 inches
  • Extra large storage basket, two rear storage pockets for keys and cell phones, and parent cup holder
  • Additional accessories sold separately include: Fuze Rain Shield, Fuze Mosquito Net, Fuze BabyBoot and the Fuze Stroller Bassinet Attachment
  •  

    Available in the colors shown here:

    The retail price on the Fuze (stroller only) is $329, but scoop it up on Amazon for $299. Enter to win below. We'll announce the winner in 7 days. Good luck!

    To see the rest of the Top 10, click here.

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    Monday
    Nov112013

    Day 8 of the Top 10 Giveaway: Graco 2-in-1 Glider Elite Swing

    Graco invented the first baby swing and has continued to innovate since. The space-saving Graco 2-in-1 Glider Elite Swing offers baby the sensation of gently rocking in mom's glider - PLUS, the functionality of a stand-alone bouncer, which pops off the glider and can easily be carried from place to place at your convenience (and y'all know how much I love multi-functional products). Unlike most infant swings, this one's not a space-hog; in fact, it takes up 40% less space than a traditional swing.

    A plush, roomy seat with removable infant supports and vibration will keep baby cozy, while music will keep baby entertained. And the option to plug in or use batteries gives you flexibility and saves you money. 

    See it in action below (ANNND you get to hear my annoying voice - an added bonus!)

     

    More Features

    • 6 gliding speeds allow you to find the right pace to suit baby’s mood
    • 10 classic melodies and 5 nature sounds will delight and amuse your little one
    • Timer mode helps extend battery life by keeping glider on only as you need it
    • Removable, light-shielding canopy has two soft toys for baby's visual stimulation and play
    • 5-point harness gives you peace of mind while keeping your baby secure

    The Graco 2-in-1 Glider Elite Swing is available only at Babies-R-Us for $179.99.

    To see the rest of the Top 10, click here. The winner will be announced in 7 days. Good luck!

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