• Jet Setting With a Newborn: The Best Stroller for Traveling With an Infant

    Jet Setting With a Newborn: The Best Stroller for Traveling With an Infant

    Traveling with an infant can be a wonderful experience, but it doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges. One essential every parent needs for a smooth journey is a reliable stroller designed for travel. Whether you’re embarking on a family road trip, taking the train to visit friends and family, or simply navigating through busy airports, having the right stroller can make a world of difference. 


    When selecting a stroller for travel, several essential factors must be considered. From a lightweight and compact design – which makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces and fit into crowded transportation – to storage space and easy one-handed folding, the best infant stroller for travel will make the experience as seamless as possible. With the right travel stroller, you can focus on creating precious memories with your newborn without being weighed down by the logistics of the journey. But with so many options on the market, what is the best stroller for infants and parents who are always on the go?


    In this guide, we’ll explore the best strollers for travel, ensuring that your journey is as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

    The Best Travel Stroller for Infants: 5 Models Made for On-the-Go Strolling

    When it comes to selecting a stroller for your infant, you’ll want a combination of portability, comfort, and convenience. The best lightweight stroller for infants on the go will be light enough for easy lifting since elevators or stroller-friendly escalators aren’t always available. Depending on your needs and preferences, we’ve selected five of our top picks. 


    These carefully chosen models are crafted with utmost precision and innovation to cater to discerning parents who seek the perfect balance of form and function in their travel stroller. Each has been meticulously designed with an unwavering commitment to safety and style, ensuring your little one travels in the lap of luxury while you explore the world together. Here are our favorite strollers for traveling with an infant: 

    Uppababy Minu Stroller

    The Uppababy Minu Stroller is an excellent choice for families on the go. It’s lightweight, easy to fold, and compact, making it an ideal companion for air travel. With a generously sized canopy, ample storage space, and compatibility with infant car seats, the Uppababy Minu is perfect for a wide range of travel scenarios. Plus, the Uppababy Minu Stroller is designed to provide both versatility and comfort, ensuring your child’s safety and well-being while you explore various travel destinations.

    Baby Jogger City Tour 2
    If you need a stroller that combines portability and versatility, consider the Baby Jogger City Tour 2. It’s designed to handle urban adventures, folding into a compact size efficiently. This stroller is perfect for exploring city streets or navigating tight spaces during your travels. The Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s convenient one-hand fold and lightweight design make it a practical choice for parents who value hassle-free travel without compromising their child’s comfort.

    Bugaboo Ant Stroller
    If you’re looking for the best compact stroller for infants, the Bugaboo Ant Stroller offers a lightweight and compact solution for families with infants. With its one-handed fold and impressive maneuverability, this stroller is perfect for those who need a balance of portability and functionality. The Bugaboo Ant Stroller also boasts a stylish design that complements your on-the-go lifestyle, making it a fashionable choice for travel-savvy parents.

    Doona Infant Car Seat & Stroller
    The Doona Infant Car Seat & Stroller is an innovative solution for ultimate convenience. It transitions seamlessly from car seat to stroller with just a few clicks, making it an excellent choice for families who want to minimize gear during their travels.  This all-in-one design eliminates the need for carrying a separate car seat, offering unparalleled ease and speed when transitioning between car and stroller modes, making it a game-changer for busy parents on the move.

    Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller
    Looking for the best infant stroller for air travel? The Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller is another top pick for jet-setting families. This stroller is known for its compact fold, making it easy to bring on board planes. It’s suitable for infants and adapts as your child grows, ensuring long-lasting use. The Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller’s stylish and modern design also sets it apart, making it a fashionable choice that complements your travel ensemble while providing the utmost comfort for your little one.

    Factors and Features to Consider

    To make traveling with an infant a little more hassle-free, you’ll need to choose a stroller that offers all the right features. When choosing the best travel stroller for your infant, there are several factors to consider, including:


    • Weight and Size. Look for lightweight and compact strollers, as they are easier to maneuver and transport during your travels. Additionally, consider the stroller’s weight limit, ensuring that it accommodates your growing infant without sacrificing portability.
    • Easy Folding. Strollers with one-handed or simple folding mechanisms are a game-changer when you’re on the move. Look for strollers with an automatic lock when folded to keep it securely in place, and check if it can stand upright when folded for added convenience.
    • Comfort and Safety. Ensure that the stroller provides a comfortable ride for your little one and has the necessary safety features. Look for adjustable recline options, well-padded seats, and a five-point harness system to keep your infant snug and secure, even during bumpy journeys.
    • Compatibility. If you plan to use the stroller with an infant car seat, ensure they are compatible. Check if the stroller can accommodate accessories like a bassinet or a ride-along board for older siblings, adding versatility to your travel options.
    • Durability. Sturdy construction ensures that your stroller can withstand the rigors of travel. Assess the quality of materials, such as the frame and wheels, and read customer reviews to gauge long-term durability, as a well-built stroller will serve you well through numerous adventures with your little one.

    Make Traveling With Your Little One Easier With the Right Stroller

    Traveling with an infant is an adventure that can be enjoyable and manageable with the right tools. The best infant stroller for travel is the one that aligns with your specific needs and preferences, offering convenience and peace of mind. We understand the importance of choosing the right stroller for your family. By selecting a high-quality stroller, you can make the journey much more manageable and create lasting memories with your little one!

  • Top 9 Nursery Must-Haves

    Top 9 Nursery Must-Haves

    I’m sure as soon as you found out you were pregnant you immediately searched Pinterest for nursery inspiration. Yes, having a magazine-worthy nursery is great. But besides having matching curtains and carpet, what do you really need in your nursery to make it functional and beautiful? Here’s our top rated items to make your life easier.


    White noise machinenursery

    Babies come from a loud environment in the womb. They find white noise soothing and will typically sleep longer and better with a white noise machine. They also help drown out some of the noises happening outside the nursery.



    Glider chairnursery

    Whether it’s a glider, rocking chair, or just a large overstuffed chair, a comfy spot to sit while feeding and putting baby to sleep is a necessity! Make sure it’s comfy – you’ll be spending a lot of time here.



    Night lightnursery

    Although you don’t want something bright enough to interfere with your little one’s sleep, you’ll need a little light in the room for late-night diaper changes and feedings.



    Diaper pailnursery

    You don’t necessarily need the Diaper Genie, but some sort of container for your diapers is necessary. I will say though, the Diaper Genie keeps any kind of smell out of the room, and they just came out with these super cute designs to blend right into your nursery.



    Changing padnursery

    Unless you have the space and the cash, you don’t need to invest in an expensive change table. A simple change pad with a cute, removable cover on the dresser will function just as well.



    Play matnursery

    A tummy time mat or activity gym is an item that will be used from birth until after baby is mobile. They enjoy hanging out on the soft, coloured mat and will eventually start grabbing and pulling at the toys.




    It’s pretty common for babies to suffer from congestion, and it especially gets worse at night. A humidifier works wonders for keeping their nasal passages clear so they can breathe and sleep easily.



    Swing/bouncer/baby seatnursery

    You will need somewhere safe you can set your baby down, even for just a few minutes, while you do something. A swing can come in handy for nap times, but just a simple baby seat will also suffice so you can at least get something made for dinner.




    Even young babies benefit from reading with their parents and will grow up to enjoy this time with you. Start their collection early and find a special way of displaying them.



    Did I miss something that made your “must-have” list? Comment below!


  • Pregnant With Your 2nd or 3rd Child? Let’s Prepare

    Pregnant With Your 2nd or 3rd Child? Let’s Prepare

    Congratulations on your growing family!

    Being pregnant with your second or third child is very exciting and wonderful on so many levels. It can also leave you wondering, how will I plan for more than one? A mom, with any amount of children, has a big job, for sure. So many moms I speak to, that have one, often say “I just don’t know how you do it with two little ones!” and I myself often say to moms of multiples, “I just don’t know how you do it with three!”

    We often get a bit of anxiety or uncertainty of how we could handle that new bundle of joy, on top of taking care of our existing children and, well, life. The truth is, everyone eventually figures it out.

    But just to calm any nerves, questions, or nesting stage anxieties (because trust me, we have all been there), here are some tips on how to prepare for your second or third child.



    This is the time to do a refresh and get rid of items you no longer need or want. If you are staying in the same place, you may find yourself needing space that wasn’t allotted for baby. So, get rid of all things you just can do without (perhaps old furniture not being used, items that need to be replaced, etc.). Doing so, even a little bit, is actually soothing and makes you feel like you are prepared, feeling less cluttered leads to feeling less anxious.

    Storage Furniture

    Following up to purging, get some new storage furniture. Things that your older children will need such as larger toy boxes, bookcase shelves, or wardrobes. Aim to buy some items that they can utilize by putting their things away in. This will help you as the older children are more aware of where their things go during cleanup.

    List New Items

    Prepare by listing out the items you do need to be for the next baby. Perhaps some items can be passed down as hand-me-downs (crib, playpens, bassinets, etc) or do you need certain new items that were worn out previously? List out all: crib bedding, bottles, and nipples, soothers, blankets, sleepers, etc. Having a list of your needs will be so helpful, even if you can’t go shopping yourself, you can pass off the list to a handy helper. Which brings me to the next point.

    Enlist Help

    Your partner and yourself will be busy during the delivery and one can never really anticipate how it will go. So secure trusted babysitting for the other children. While doing that, also ensure you have some sitters/helpers around for the first few weeks. While you are caring for the newborn and recovering, it will be helpful to have some extra hands around the place. Trust me!

    Meal Plan

    Planning meals and preparing meals those first few weeks can be a challenge. Especially when you have other littles around. So look into, ahead of time, meal delivery services in the area. Sign-up for online memberships so that you can order when need be and ensure they deliver. The same can be said for groceries.

    Potty Train or Sleep Train

    If you have a child in diapers but on the verge of potty training, or if you have a toddler that likes to sleep in your bed – do your best to do as much training as possible before the baby arrives. You just won’t have the time (possibly even patience) to do so when you are nursing a newborn around the clock, and consistency (as we know now) is the key to any training. So do your best to get as much of that done as possible beforehand.

    Talk to Your Child

    Whatever age, tell your child(ren) about the new sibling on the way. Be excited for them, saying things like “you are going to be the best big sister/brother!” “I can’t wait for this baby to meet you, they are so lucky to have you!” Include them in the preparations, doing so will help the welcome the new baby, and remember to try and give them attention after as well (the best you can of course). Prepare to have a gift or item to present to them for becoming a big brother/sister as well.


    However, at the end of the day, enjoy being pregnant with your second or third precious baby,  prepare as you can, and try not to get caught up in the what to dos. Rest assured…it will all work out and you will be a great mom no matter what!


  • Fun Gender Reveal Ideas

    Fun Gender Reveal Ideas
    If you choose to find out the gender of your baby, you may be thinking of how to share or find out the news. Do you want to just ask the doctor? Or do you want to do an actual gender reveal party?
    The latter usually involves having the doctor write the gender on a piece of paper for you to give to a baker, who makes a cake (who will use coloured filling, you know how it goes).  This is a fun and exciting way to learn what you are having. Sharing the experience with loved ones can add to the experience.
    However, if you are interested in mixing it up, perhaps considering some different gender reveal ideas. I have seen a couple of these done and it can be super cute!

    Fun Gender Reveal Ideas

    Cake smash by a sibling

    This is the same as the traditional cake cutting piece. However, if you want to make it a more intimate affair and already have a child, this is super cute. Do a little photo session without child doing a cake smash. When you have a few snaps, put together a collage and circulate to friends and family. We did this idea with our second child. I love that we got to have our son do the gender reveal for us!

    Confetti poppers

    gender reveal

    Some bakery shops or art supply stores, sell gender reveal poppers. These kind of look like push pops. You just push the bottom upwards until “POP!” You will be sprinkled with pink or blue confetti. This idea can actually be a DIY project (of course not by you, but by someone you trust).

    White canvas with coloured spray

    If you love art, this may be a super cool way to do it! Have a trusted friend fill an opaque paint spray bottle with either pink or blue paint. As your guests arrive, set-up a white canvas…then spray to create a gender revealing masterpiece!

    Paint powder on white tees

    Similar to the canvas idea, but with some guest participation. On your invitation, be sure to ask guests to wear white (maybe warn them that they will get paint on them). Have a friend fill a paint gun with the appropriate paint powder. Have your guests line up and shower them with powder. I saw this done at the beach once. It was beautiful!

  • Great Essentials for Your Hospital Bag

    Great Essentials for Your Hospital Bag

    The fantastic thing about the hospital is that they really have the essentials on hand whether it is the fantastic full mesh panties or diapers. In any medical environment where you are excited, nervous, anxious and vulnerable it is beneficial to have the peace-of-mind of bringing what you feel like you will need.

    One Tough Mother Postpartum Survival Kit

    This kit is created by a local BC Mom and shipping is free in BC as well. This kit is meant you to feel empowered with the essentials that you need for after your birthing experience. Included in this kit:

    • One Tough Mother eBook that provides practical information that will help you understand everything from prenatal course options and whether a doula might be right for you, to how EI works and where the best local Mama and baby hang outs are. Comes with useful checklists and real life Mama experiences.
    • Disposable Nursing Pads (4 sets)
    • Reusable Nursing Pads (1 set)
    • Heavy Pads (12)
    • Witch Hazel
    • Peri Bottle
    • Hospital Grade Mesh Underwear (3 pairs)
    • Nipple Cream
    • Ibuprofen
    • Stool Softener
    • Snack
    • Epsom Salts

    Favourites from Home

    Comfort is key! Bring your favourite pillows, housecoat, pajamas, baggy sweatpants, and favourite no-slip socks or slippers. Nursing bra or two are important to have on hand. Shirts that make for easy skin-to-skin access are the best to pack. You may not know how long your stay will be so dry shampoo and if you wear make-up basics might be a good item to have on hand for when you have visitors and pictures being taken. Chapstick, brush, deodorant and hair ties. Don’t forget about a few items for your partner too. A bag to put dirty clothing is essential.

    Shower Essentials

    Bring large towels from home if you think that will make you feel more comfortable. Flip flops or no-slip shoes are great idea. Bring your favourite body wash. Depending on the length of your stay you might want to have razors on hand for yourself and spouse. Toothbrushes, toothpaste and facewash.


    Music can make any experience more enjoyable and sleeping in the hospital can be challenging. Most hospitals have free wifi so I recommend making a few playlists and downloading a few podcasts or streaming your favourite movies or shows to help past the time. Don’t forget your charger!


    Depending on the hospital that you give birth in your food options may be limited. It’s always a great idea to pack snacks for yourself and your partner. Research local food options and download the local food apps whether it be Skip The Dishes or Uber Eats. Pack change for vending machines. Bring a water bottle or a re-usable coffee cup.

    Baby Essentials

    The hospital will have diapers but can always bring a specific brand or reusable options and bum cream are a great idea. A few onesies as they can get dirtier than you would expect. I would also bring a few different sizes as you can never fully predict what size the baby will be. Bring an extra bag for any essentials that are sent home with you. What essentials were you happy you had for your hospital stay?

  • 5 Travel Essentials For a Toddler

    5 Travel Essentials For a Toddler

    Are you planning on travelling this summer with your toddler? I know how daunting it can be to prepare to travel with your little one. So, I am putting together a list of travel essentials for a toddler!


    1. Ozark Trail Kid’s Flocked Air Bed

    I recently purchased the Ozark Trail Kid’s Flocked Air Bed from Walmart Canada and I absolutely love this item. Ever since having my daughter, I always tend to stress about travelling with my daughter, not knowing where she will sleep or where we would set up her pack and play and now that she is older, there are a whole new set of challenges that come with travelling with a toddler; but with the Ozark Air Bed, I don’t have to worry about how we will set her up for bed time now. This air bed has raised sides all around it so the chances of a toddler falling out of bed is very slim! And even better, when it deflates, it is easy to pack and haul where ever you are travelling and its small enough when it is inflated that we don’t have to worry about having a ton of room for her bed. I am so excited to use this bed on our upcoming trips!


    2. Toys

    When we go on road trips, I always make sure to have a bag packed with a number of different toys to keep my daughter entertained through a long road trip. I like to pack her a few of her favourite toys, which include her LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch Tablet, and I also make sure to pack her some toys that are either new or ones that she hasn’t played with in a long time to help keep her entertained. I know that if we didn’t have some toys for her during our drive, we would have had some very long car rides.


    3. Snacks

    Snacks are a huge travel essential for a toddler. When you think of packing snacks for a trip, make sure you make them friendly for the method of travel. We will be making a 10-12 hour drive for our trip, so I am thinking of things such as grapes, carrot sticks, peppers, berries, and anything that can be put into little Rubbermaid containers and that can be easily packed into a cooler. These Rubbermaid containers are my favourite for packing snacks in. They are a nice size so you can easily pack several full of snacks and they fit nicely in my toddlers hands. You can find these containers at Superstore, Walmart, and I have even seen them at our local Dollarama.


    4. Lovies

    If your children are anything like my daughter, they’ll need to have their lovies with them. For my daughter, she has a few “lovies” and I know if we don’t have them within arms reach for her, then our road trip will be awful and we will be finding the closest convenience store  to be finding a new lovie for our daughter (this has happened to us on occasion….#momfail). If we don’t have our lovies, there is no sleep happening.


    5. Medication

    This may seem like a silly travel essential for a toddler, but we have learned the hard way. If your child gets car sick like my daughter, then having some children’s Gravol is a must. I will also be sure to have a little bucket and some old towels and a couple of changes of clothes just in case. I have had first hand experience having recently done a 6 hour road trip with just me and my daughter and I was not prepared for her car sickness and I had to pull over on the side of Highway 2 south of Calgary to get her cleaned up. After that road trip, I now know to have Gravol with us! In addition to Gravol, I also like to make sure I have Advil or Tylenol. We don’t usually give our daughter pain medication like that, but with her top two 2 year molars not having cut yet, I need to be prepared for a teething toddler!

    A Few Other Travel Essentials for a Toddler

    While this isn’t a complete list of travel essentials for a toddler, these are just a few of my must haves that are easily accessible, but I wanted to share a couple of other things you may want to include.

    My family LOVES music, so having age appropriate music on my playlist is a must. Something that is fun to sing along to or bob your head with the music. This is a way for us all to have a good time as a family. My daughter may not be able to sing the words to a song, but that doesn’t stop her from singing along, and it is one of my favourite sounds in this world.


    We don’t love to give our toddler a tablet, but for road trip purposes, we will download a few shows or movies that may keep her entertained during our long drives. I will also make sure to have a few educational games downloaded for her. One of her favourite games is Kids Vehicles by 22Learn. This game allows her to build vehicles like a fire truck, digger, and others. After she’s done building the vehicles, there are tasks to do, like extinguish a fire with the fire truck.

    I also have a little blanket for my daughter for when she is ready to have a nap. Make sure they are as cozy as possible while ensuring their safety.

    One thing to remember when you are getting your travel essentials for a toddler ready, is to not overwhelm yourself. Keep it simple. But, make sure your child is comfortable and knows what is happening is okay. Some kids don’t like schedules to change, so just be calm and patient, this is a huge adjustment for some kids – especially on long drives. And don’t have any expectations on your drive and go with the flow. That will help make your road trip more bearable for you and your child.

  • 5 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks You Will Love

    5 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks You Will Love

    When you are pregnant it can be really hard to find the time and energy to make sure you are eating well. Add in morning sickness and aches and pains and it becomes even more challenging. So on the days that you are feeling up to it is important to think of meal and snack ideas you can prepare in advance. Sometimes you become ravenous when you are pregnant and you need food immediately and you cannot wait. So we came up with a list of 7 healthy pregnancy snacks that are good for you and easy to prepare in advance.


    Blueberry Breakfast Cake by Fit Foodie Finds [SOURCE]

    If you are looking for something to hit the spot first thing in the morning this incredible Blueberry Breakfast Cake by Fit Foodie Finds is just for you. Made with chickpea flour it is packed with extra healthy proteins to help your little one grow. The blueberries are always a great way to start your day and give you and your immune system to boot. Top it with honey or nothing at all and it is perfect to grab right when you wake up.


    For moms prone to morning sickness these delicious Nausea Pops by Sabrina Alery. They’re perfectly refreshing and good for you when you are not interested in solid food. Morning sickness can be different for everyone and these are incredible not only during pregnancy but for chemo patients as well. Filled with everything you need to help your body get what it needs and make you feel a little better. They’re perfect for anyone feeling a little under the weather in the tummy department and are great to have on hand throughout your pregnancy.

    Yogurt was always a big comfort food for me when I was pregnant which is why I love these delicious Homemade Fruit Bottom Yogurt Cups by Flavor the Moments. These lovely fruit and yogurt combos are perfect for when you want something you can eat right out of the fridge at midnight. These are some of the best little treats and they’re perfect for whenever you are in need of a creamy fruity treat. Plus they are super simple to put together.


    Now if you are looking for something that is a little more decadent but still good for you then you want this: Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oatmeal by Fit Foodie Finds. These beautiful creations are the best thing in the world pregnant or not. I still love making these and they’re perfect when chocolate is the only option. Since it is just a mix and sit recipe it is simple for anyone in the house to make just for you!


    Popcorn Snack Mix by the Lean Green Bean [SOURCE]

    When you are craving a great salty treat to eat while you are watching a movie, just you and your bump. This Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix by the Lean Green Bean is a huge favorite of mine. It is the perfect combination when you need a movie snack for you and your upcoming baby. If you make enough you might even be able to share with the rest of the house, but we wont force you to do that!


    We hope a few of these healthy pregnancy snacks will help you feeling your best during your pregnancy, no matter what you are craving!

  • 9 Fun Ways To Celebrate Your New Baby

    9 Fun Ways To Celebrate Your New Baby

    Welcoming a new baby into the world is a very special time and as parents we want to celebrate this new life in the best way possible. These days there are so many new ways to do this that it can make your head spin. So us here at Modern Mama thought we would compile the big list of ways to celebrate your new baby!

    “Dip-a-Stick” or “Pee Stick Party”

    One of the newest trends out there for couples trying to conceive in the digital age. Most of these parties are held in a virtual platform gathering friends and loved ones for the big moment. Those nail biting two minutes waiting to see what your pregnancy test will read. A new way to gather support and positive thoughts on your journey to motherhood.  

    Classic Baby Shower

    We all know the classic baby shower recipe. Lots of themed food, drinks from baby bottles, chocolate smeared diapers and bow hats. This timeless tradition is usually female only but men are known to be active, though not always willing, participants. Usually paired with a gift registry having a larger emphasis on material gifts – we think this is the perfect party for the first time mom. Every mom should have this type of classic baby shower at least once.

    Baby Sprinkle

    If the large parade of a classic baby shower seems like too much for you then a “Baby Sprinkle” might be exactly what you need. A more intimate affair the baby sprinkle is perfect for the 2nd or 3rd time mom. Guest list is usually smaller and not solely female, and need for gift giving isn’t a focus. Usually guests at these types of events will pool in for one big ticket item mom would never buy herself, only for mom gifts, or just well wishes.

    Big Gender Reveals

    What used to be done as family only thing is starting to turn into big family events. Especially for parents with multiples this can be a great way to celebrate a new baby in a fun way with your whole extended family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and neighbors all gather for the big reveal. It is a the perfect way to get everyone involved focusing on family and fun over gifts. This is the perfect event to bring gifts for mom so she can spoil herself before her new addition arrives!


    Mommy Party

    This new age idea is a really wild way to celebrate your new baby with your girlfriends. Almost like a bachelorette party without all the drinking it usually all about pampering mom in the most lavish of ways. Where your girlfriends will take you away on a spa weekend getaway, a fun night out to your favorite restaurant paired with every ice cream shop you can hit before midnight! This is great for a laid back mom who needs some support from her girls and time to love herself.


    A blessingway is one of the kindest new trends and incredible for a nervous mom about to give birth. Done as close to the mom’s due date as possible this event is solely focused on encouragement and calming mom before the big day. This event can be held in person or virtually so you can include family from all over the world. This gives them a chance to send words of love and support to help mom feel her strongest when finally experiencing labor. Doing this type of event online also gives moms and family a chance to even get support during labor!

    Diaper Party

    You think that dad and his friends are feeling a little left out when it comes to celebrating a new baby? Why not plan a Diaper Party, basically a baby shower for men only where craft beers or fancy scotch is served and the only gifts expected is diapers, diapers and more diapers. This is the perfectly practical way to help dad get excited for the new baby coming his way. Pair this with a sporting event and you will be the coolest pregnant lady on the block!


    Grandma Party

    Becoming a grandma is a super amazing time and has only recently started being celebrated. It can be an incredible way to help two families bond as well having both sides of the family in attendance and celebrating together. Making grandma feel special can be a wonderful way to spread the love and make her feel needed as her children start having children of their own. Get them excited about their new role in your life.

    Sip and See Party

    The sip and see is the best way to minimize the constant flow of people coming and going after baby is born. Arranging a specific day for your family and friends to come over and meet the new baby can be a huge sanity savour in the first weeks of life with new baby. A great idea for these parties is to bring frozen dinners for the new family to help them rest a little easier during these sleepless months.

    There are so many ways to celebrate your new little bundle of joy and we hope we helped you find the perfect party ideas for you and your family!


  • 4 Baby Registries with Awesome Perks

    4 Baby Registries with Awesome Perks

    Congratulations!  You are going to have a baby! 


    Now you get to start planning for the arrival of your new bundle of joy.


    Creating a baby registry can be very helpful in the planning process. I have talked with a lot of new parents that don’t know what they need for their baby. As you start to think about what you want for your baby you can use your registry to make a list. This will help you keep track of what you have thought about and what you still need. All of the items you put on your registry can be edited at any time. Make sure you include the big items as well. Some people like to buy a gift as a group so they can purchase a higher priced item. 


    Registries are very easy to share with friends and family.  All you need to do is tell them the website and they can look it up by using your name. This will help them pick out a gift of something you want and need. Lots of people love to be able to get you what you want and not have to hunt for it. Make sure you share your registry with all the guests that are invited to your baby shower. 


    I have put together a list of 4 stores you can create a baby registry with. Each of these stores offer coupons and a free gift when you create a baby registry with them. If you are up for it, you can create a registry at all of them or pick the one that works best for you. 


    Babies R Us


    You are able to register and add items online or instore. Make sure you click yes to signing up for emails, as this is the way they send you your coupons. 


    1. Receive an email with a $25 off coupon once you add 25 items or more to your registry
    2. You will be able to pick up, in store, a bag full of baby samples and coupons once you have added 25 items or more to your registry
    3. You will receive an email with a coupon for 10% off remaining items on the registry when you reach your due date or 15% off if you are an R Club member. Sign up for R Club here
    4.  Easy extended returns of registry items




    1. Free gift for Prime members once $25 or more is purchased off the registry
    2. Huge selection of baby products and easy delivery
    3. Prime members save 15% on eligible items around their due date. Non prime members save 10%


    BuyBuy Baby


    1. Receive a bag with samples and coupons. Must be picked up in store.
    2. 15% off remaining items on your registry
    3. Simple returns


    Indigo baby


    1.  Welcome gift – Indigo baby memory book (mailed to you)
    2. Coupon for 20% off remaining items on registry
    3. Easy returns and exchanges

    To receive these offers you must first become a plum member. Second,  sign up and receive emails. Third, have 15 different items added to your registry. Fourth, have $50 or more purchased from your registry. Fifth, be within 60 days of your due date.


    Have fun making your list and share some if the items you added to your registry in the comments below!

  • 7 Cool Baby Products to Help your Baby Sleep

    7 Cool Baby Products to Help your Baby Sleep

    There is nothing new moms and babies need more than a good night’s sleep. Of course, most of the time, it is easier said than done. Thankfully for parents these days though there are a bunch of cool baby products to help your baby sleep better. In fact we here at Infant Gear Guidenhave found 7 gadgets we know will help your little one sleep better and hopefully longer so you both can get the rest you need.

    Baby Products


    Guzzie + Guzz – Rocker

    This rocker is like nothing else out there, I know so many of you will be adding this to your “must haves’” list. Guzzie + Guzz’s Rocker is completely collapsible which makes it amazing for easy travel. This makes it great for families who don’t drive, who travel a lot as a family and for anyone with limited space in their house. It comes is some super chic designs; enough options to go with any home and nursery decor.

    Baby Products

    Gro-store – Groegg

    The Groegg is a great little device that helps you keep your little one’s room the perfect temperature at all times and in a stylish way! Using a color coding system it keeps track of the temperature of any room your little one is in with simplicity. Yellow being optimal temperature levels, red being too hot, blue being too cold. It looks great too sitting on any dresser and creates a soothing glow inside a darker room. It is a great way to help keep your little one from getting too hot, or too cold during the night.

    Baby Products

    R♡Ro – Lulla Doll

    Lulla Doll is one brilliant creation for babies of all sizes. It is a comfy doll that mimics breathing, can have mom’s heartbeat and has incredible soothing effects for sleeping. Best part is: this toy will grow with them. Placing it outside their crib in the younger months and gradually incorporating it as a snuggle toy when they get older. To help really help your little one fall in love with it sleep with it a couple nights to add your smell to it. They will be able to sleep just as sweetly as if you were holding them all night long.

    Baby Products

    Munchkin – Ssshh™ Portable Sound Machine

    This portable device helps your baby catch some much needed Z’s even no matter where you might be. Helping you make sure they aren’t messing up their sleep schedule and missing a nap while you are getting errands done or visiting with family and friends. The Ssshh Portable Sound Machine has three different settings: Shushing, heartbeat and white noise. Perfect for whatever your baby prefers and a shushing setting for when you are really in need of some help.

    Baby Products

    The Gro Co. – Gro Anywhere Blind

    When you have a little one black out blinds are your best friend. These amazing blinds from the Gro Co. are incredible and completely live up to the name: Gro Anywhere Blind. They come with a great portable bag that makes them easy to travel anywhere with. They are also the easiest to put up, take down and wash if you ever need to. Best part is they are made to fit any window size to a maximum of 135cm x 300cm. These are a must have for daytime napping anywhere you go!

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    Munchkin – Lulla Vibe™ Vibrating Pad

    When you are in need of a little extra help getting your little one to sleep on a rough night this beauty is just what you might need. The Lulla Vibe™ Vibrating Pad is perfect to take with you anywhere you might need it. Whether it is in the stroller on a long hike, for the playpen when baby is sleeping at the grandparents or under the crib at home. It has a nice soft surface that is easy clean for whatever the baby throws at you, plus it comes with a 30 minute timer for a gradual slow down of vibrations to keep baby sleeping soundly.

    Baby Products

    SweetDreamers – Ewan the Dream Sheep

    If you need a little sleeping buddy but maybe don’t want to go the doll route then Ewan the Dream Sheep is just what you need. He is a sweet little addition to any little ones room and has similar options to help your little one sleep. Ewan plays heartbeats and womb sound combinations to really keep your newborn at ease. This little guys is especially beneficial to preemie babies who left the womb a little earlier than expected. It can create the ideal soothing environment for any baby.

    With all these amazing gadgets out there you’ll be well on your way to finding something that makes your baby sleep soundly in no time!

    What did you have to do to get your babies to sleep?