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The Best Newborn Car Seat

| December 28, 2011

When looking for a car seat for your newborn baby you want to make sure it is safe, easy to use and adaptable should you wish to incorporate it as a travel system.

After much research I felt satisfied that our decision to purchase the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Infant Carrierwith the Britax BabySafe ISOFIX Basewas the right one. This is a safe, robust and flexible car seat.

This Group 0+ best newborn car seat is suitable from birth to approximately 12 months (birth to 13 kg).

The Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Infant Carrieris just as easy to use with a 3-point seatbelt (which came in handy for taxi rides) or with the Britax Baby-Safe ISOFIX Base which we leave fixed in our car for ease of quickly fixing the car seat in and out.

The Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Infant Carrierhas integrated adaptors which can be used to attach it onto the Britax B-Smart 3 Pushchairor the Britax B-Smart 4 Pushchairwhich is suitable from birth. The click and go system provides an easy release button, making this a very versatile travel system.

Features of the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Infant Carrier

  • D-SIP® technology – giving Superior Side Impact Protection
  • Single handed release mechanism – for easy release from pushchairs
  • Aircraft Approved – TUV Certified for air travel
  • 5-point safety harness – with one pull adjustment
  • Integral recline system – for a flatter position for your baby to lie
  • Deep softly padded side wings – for baby’s safety and comfort
  • Height adjustable headrest and harness – with easy single handed adjustment from the front, prevents re-thread errors
  • Suitable for use with most BRITAX pushchairs – that include the CLICK & GO® feature
  • Integrated adaptors – allowing attachment to most BRITAX pushchairs with the CLICK & GO® feature
  • Soft touch area on the handle – for comfortable carrying
  • 3 position carry handle – with single handed adjustment
  • Softly padded and washable quick-remove cover – that can be replaced without interfering with the harness
  • Curved base – for rocking or feeding
  • Chest pads – for the child’s comfort
  • Installation rearward facing with the vehicles 3-point seat belt or with BABY-SAFE Belted Base or BABY-SAFE ISOFIX Base

The Britax Babysafe Plus SHR II Infant Carrier won the Mother & Baby Best Buy Award 2011. You can find out more about the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II car seat at Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II.

At 13 months old Imogen was beginning to outgrow the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II car seat so we bought the best Group 1 car seat the Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Car Seat.

Are You A Baby Whisperer?

| December 19, 2011

I recommend you read the insightful book The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problemsby Tracy Hogg before you have your baby and refer back to it when necessary once you’ve had your baby.

There’s so much useful information in this book that I use it when I need guidance with a particular issue, or just to check if I’m doing things right.

It focuses on sleep, feeding, the behaviour of your baby and everything in between. Even my husband has turned to this book for advice several times, now that’s saying something!

I diligently made a list of ‘how to parent’ books I wanted to read before I had my baby. But I’d forgotten, things never go according to plan!

In the month before our baby was due we decided we had to have our bathroom renovated. Time slipped through my fingers as I sourced tiles, tap fittings and a new showerhead.

No problem I thought, I’ll have plenty of time when my baby’s born and she’s sleeping peacefully in her Moses Basket whilst I relax on the sofa next to her. Ha!

In the early days my baby didn’t like to sleep too much in the hours of daylight. And when she did sleep, it was mandatory she was swaddled and held (thank you Moby Wrap for helping with this).

So in those rare moments of slumber during the day, they certainly didn’t allow me much time to hold a book!

Vitabiotics Pregnacare Conception Tablets

| December 15, 2011

Trying for a baby is an extremely exciting and nerve wracking time.

Each month is fraught with such trepidation… is this month THE month?

Will that pregnancy test come back positive?

When we were trying to conceive, I took Vitabiotics Pregnacare Conception tablets daily to ensure my health was optimum, thus maximising my chances of becoming pregnant.

These are packed with all the nutrients you need to help support a healthy conception, including the necessary Folic Acid 400µg and are suitable for vegetarians.

And when my pregnancy test came back positive, I was over the moon with happiness!

I also felt relieved I’d already given myself and my baby the best start possible.