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New mom here.... any advice on Cribs, Strollers, and carseats?


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October 5th, 2016, 05:29 PM
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I know a lot of you ladies have little ones at home... are there any Cribs, Carseats, Strollers you all love? I am having twins and reading reviews after reviews after reviews!!

From what I gathered, many love the Chicco key fit 30 car seats.....

The City Select Jogger, onyx double stroller (jeesh these are a lot of $$ considering I have to buy a second seat, and car seat adapter WITH a $600 stroller...)

And cribs- I don't even know HOW to look at these? Do I just chose based off of what I like the looks of? There are so many?!?!

Trying to get a head start on the registry, and these three items have a LOT to them!!

Thanks for all the help gals!
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October 5th, 2016, 06:08 PM
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For my first son we had a graco travel system...it was nice, nothing special. For this baby we bought the chicco bravo trio which comes with the keyfit 30 car seat- I've heard nothing but good stuff!!

Cribs...I would just read up on safety and recalls.
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October 5th, 2016, 08:48 PM
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I would have to say research and read up on those big ticket items, compare and price match, but most importantly when it comes to car seats, definitely make sure that they are installed correctly and read up on how to properly belt baby, lots of parents think just because a baby is snapped into the straps that they are properly strapped in, which is not always the case. I had my seats professionally installed at a car seat checkpoint, I would recommend searching for those in your area. I am lucky enough to live near a Britax plant and they hold car seat installations very often. Both my girls have Britax seats but started out with Chicco Key fits.
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October 6th, 2016, 06:32 AM
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Thank you ladies for the advice
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October 6th, 2016, 06:04 PM
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Carseats - definitely have a car seat tech double check! All the different tweaks with all the different seats are just crazy. Sounds like you plan to use bucket seats first (which totally makes sense with twins lol), but I only used the bucket seats for about 5 months before switching to convertible seats...so consider adding those to your registry as well - which opens up a whole new can of worms lol. We love Diono Radians as they are nice and slim when fitting multiple carseats in the back.

Double strollers - I have a double Bob jogging stroller...I LOVE it. But its not for everyone. Its a bit bulky in the trunk but so easy to push on ANY terrain. And I'm a runner and I've run with it like a dream with 2 kids in it. My 4 year old still fits in it when necessary.

Cribs - no idea lol - we have a handmade one that my grandfather made.
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January 23rd, 2017, 08:15 PM
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I recently came across a website which may help you in your stroller hunt, it's called topstrollerguide.com I hope it helps!
Best of luck!
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October 29th, 2017, 08:33 AM
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The best thing to do is to read the reviews and see if people like that particular product or not, there could be a few compromises that youll have to make! All the best









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