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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.

Pregnant & Not Sleeping?

| December 12, 2011

Someone should have warned me. I’m a complete and utter sucker when it comes to sleep. Without it, I’m cranky and disheveled. With it, I’m sweet as pie and able to conquer the world.

I knew that when the time came and I was holding my baby in my arms, sleep would be a distant memory. But nobody told me it would be taken away before I even had my baby in my arms!

Sleep was confiscated from me when I was feeling huge and dealing with the rush of pregnancy hormones.

Insomnia in the third trimester has to be your body’s way of getting you ready for motherhood, for those days when your baby decides it doesn’t want to nod off to sleepy land.

I found it hard enough not being able to sleep on my stomach, let alone having no chance of sleeping on my back due to the weight of my belly. That only left me with two choices – the left side or the right side. I felt I was being seriously hard done by.

Something had to alleviate the boredom of my two sleeping options, especially with the uncomfortable position these left me in with my ever expanding belly.

I’d heard there were pillows to help take the weight off your belly and distribute it more evenly across your legs. The most popular of these being the DreamGenii Maternity Support Pillowwhich is recommended by midwives and suitable for use during pregnancy and with your baby.

I just had to have it, anything that would buy me more precious sleep was surely worth it’s weight in gold.

And it was. Not only did this genius pillow provide the support my body needed in bed so that I could relax and enjoy a longer slumber, I’ve also used it as a breast-feeding pillow since my baby has been born. Despite being a little pricey for a pillow, it’s been worth it.

I recommend this as an extremely effective sleep-aid when pregnant and as a useful pillow for you and baby in the following months when feeding your baby for the comfort of you both.

Pregnant? The Best Pregnancy Book

| December 10, 2011

Whether you like it or not, pregnancy will undoubtedly see you sitting down more often than usual.

I found myself fairly active in the first 6 months, then the weight of my blooming belly started to take it’s toll.

Knowing time to myself was being depleted by the day as D-day (that’s D for Due) drew closer, I made the most of my spare time getting the low-down on what was going on inside me and understanding the changes to my body.

The best pregnancy book is What to Expect When You’re Expectingby Heidi Murkoff, it’s invaluable.

Month by month throughout your pregnancy it tells you what you can expect with changes to you and the development of your bump. It also has in-depth chapters on your pregnancy lifestyle and eating well when pregnant.

If you have any questions during pregnancy or are unsure about what is going on, I’m certain this great book can help.

And if you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop yourself from reading ahead, just so you can be sure of what to expect the following month!