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  • Ok, so after several hours of researching stats, other reviews, etc. to find the perfect convertible car seat now that my son has outgrown his infant seat, I have happily chosen to purchase the Graco My Ride 70. Graco seriously undersells this product on their website by not fully explaining it. So, I have taken the liberty to provide a comprehensive stats list and, of course, a review of the Graco My Ride 70.

    29 Oct
    29 Oct
  • Well, it’s time. The little one has officially outgrown his infant car seat! Weight-wise, he still has another seven pounds to go, but his head sticks about a half an inch over the top of the seat – not a good thing! We first bought a Graco 3-in-1 Nautilus convertible car seat that was good from 20 all the way to 100 pounds. Great reviews, great options, it seemed perfect. When it arrived and I excitedly took it out of the box, I realized it did NOT have a a rear-facing option! I was under the impression that the word “convertible” implied rear facing, but unfortunately that is not the case. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children remain rear facing until age 2, I quickly returned the seat, but now what? My son is in the 95th percentile for height and 90th percentile for weight, so I knew I needed him to get a car seat that fits bigger babies. Having run into the issue of dealing with a car seat that fits him weight-wise, but not height-wise I really wanted to find a seat that fits my son well now and going forward. There are so many options for rear facing convertible car seats, and besides just going into the store and setting my son in each of the display models, I was having a hard time trying to decide which model to get. Luckily I stumbled across these convertible car seat comparison charts. The first one from elitecarseats.com is a comprehensive overview of the specifications of several models. This second one from mommygearest.com features a more personal review of only four different models, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite, Graco Nautilus (the one I returned due to no rear facing option!), Britax Frontier XT, and the Diono Radian GTX, but it was a worthwhile read nonetheless. Now I am not one to shamelessly plug other websites, but these two particular charts were useful in deciding what I want to test out with the little one tonight at Target. They don’t compare every model out there, but they are informative and easy to read. I’m a list person, as you can tell by my Trying to Conceive and Baby Forum Acronym Index, so I was happy to come across these and decided to share them with you all!

    07 Oct
    07 Oct
  • My experience with Brewer’s Yeast and its health benefits for you and baby.

    11 Jul
    11 Jul
  • I’ve tried about 10 different recipes for lactation cookies, and here’s my favorite… enjoy and happy lactation! Yields 1 Dozen 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon water 1/2 tablespoon milled flax seed 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup oats, do not use ready or quick minute oats 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast optional: add 1 tbsp hops flowers, if you can find them. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°. 2. Mix the flax seed and water and let sit for 5 minutes. Next, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Then add the eggs and vanilla, mixing well. 3. Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, salt, oats and chips then mix it in with the rest of the (wet) ingredients. 4. Scoop onto baking sheet using an ice cream scoop size portion and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the tray, cool for 5-10 minutes.

    26 Jan
    26 Jan
  • The most comprehensive trying to conceive, pregnancy, and baby forum acronym index you’ll find. So many forums are littered with people unwilling to write out words in their entirety. How does any normal human being keep all the acronyms straight? Answer: the Babynym Index.

    22 Jan
    22 Jan

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