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There is so many choices when choosing a stroller. I was talking to a pregnant friend about that and I thought I’d share my experience with you.
We all have specific criteria when choosing our stroller. I was looking for a product that was going to be resistant to last to a possible other child but also that would be strong enough to allow Zak and I to enjoy our regular activities and adventures. No wonder this model is named the all-terrain stroller. Of course, I also wanted a nice model that I would be able to customize. I found exactly what I needed by choosing the Buffalo from Bugaboo. The Buffalo is a spacious and comfortable stroller for Rania but is also convenient for me since it contains several storage options and is also easy to fold. Here are some technicalities that attracted me:

  • The spacious seat is suitable for children up to 17kg,
  • 4 large wheels,
  • Little hook to hang my bag,
  • Machine washable wraps,
  • The storage basket,
  • The adjustable handlebars (Without that option, Zak would always have back pain),

Finally, each Bugaboo stroller comes with a multitude of options so that each person can customize his stroller according to his needs but also his tastes. Indeed, it is possible to choose the color of certain elements on the stroller, to add options like a tablet, a nest of angel or a compact carrying bag.

For more information on the Buffalo and the different models offered by Bugaboo, visit the website: https://www.bugaboo.com/CA

4 February 2018 0 comment
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It’s amazing to see a child growing up. At this age, Rania is a bit like a sponge: she absorbs everything she sees and hears in her environment. She often reproduces the same gestures as me, repeats what she hears and wants to do as we do. Madame even wants to eat with utensils and when we go out to eat sushi, she tries with chopsticks. It’s so cute!

During our last trip, she had the opportunity to see several animals: dogs, horses, cats, sheep, etc. She repeated every sound she heard, and every time she saw a horse pass by, she would point it by making the sound she had recorded.

 

Since our return, I started integrating educational games to teach her a few words and even more sounds. Since she loves dogs, I thought she would like the Step & Learn by Leapfrog, which makes dog sounds but also allows to familiarize her with numbers and letters.

Seeing her unpacking a new toy is a pure pleasure and a moment of wonder for her and for me too. She explores the toy and its features. Rania was impatient when she saw that it was a dog (honestly, she did not even let me unpack the toy). She immediately took him in his arms and moved away to sit next to him. The fact that the dog moved his head while making sounds pleased her enormously. She began to dance around him while reproducing sounds. I let her discover the toy alone before showing her that she had the opportunity to walk her dog. There followed dozens of round trips in the living room while dancing around the dog and stopping to sit and press other buttons. Letting her explore the toy alone helps her develop fine motor skills.

The Step & Learn is available on Amazon, Wal-Mart or Toys R us for $ 24.99.

This article is sponsored by Leapfrog but all opinions me.

14 December 2017 0 comment
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Since the birth of Rania, my diaper bag is not practical at all. I must say that the one that I had came with my Bugaboo and that I adopted it by default. However, on the practical side, it’s not the best bag you can have: no pocket and not big enough.

Recently, I found THE bag I needed:

  • It does not even look like it’s a change bag,
  • It is so beautiful that Zak wants to wear it (yes, it’s a plus)
  • It is practical to wear: either on the back or as a shoulder strap on the side,
  • It has plenty of interior and exterior compartments.

To have a look at this beauty, you can click here.

Moreover, on the e-shop, you can discover a multitude of clothes and accessories for your little ones. The entrepreneur behind this company started because she could not find what she wanted for her daughter; ie simple but stylish clothes. You will see through the articles she offers that it is exactly the style of When We Wear Young.

21 July 2017 0 comment
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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to discover the new Baby Dry diapers from Pampers and I promised to tell you a little more and to give you some tips to keep in mind about sleep.
During the presentation, I learned more about sleeping babies; which also helped me understand the stages of Rania’s sleep. I feel happy to have an “easy” baby but when we have to sleep, it’s a different story.

Did you know that a baby can urinate up to 12 times a night? Since he is more likely to wake up after wetting his diaper, calculate the number of times your little angel (which turns into a little devil at night) can wake you up. The record of Rania, if my memory is good, is eight awakenings. It does not really give me time to rest, indeed. When I learned that the new Pampers Baby Dry layer offered up to 12 hours of protection, I immediately wanted to try it.

What helps this layer to meet the challenge is the design of the three absorbing sails that compose it. It evenly distribute humidity and prevent it from being the cause of your child’s awakening. A dry baby will sleep longer.
At first, the layer appeared thinner than the one I used. One can easily jump to conclusions and say that it absorbs less but a thicker layer does not necessarily mean more absorption. The new technology of the Baby Dry layer consists of a super absorbent gel, which makes it possible to have a thinner layer while relying on better absorption and comfort.

Rania drinks a lot before sleeping. Since I’m using the new Baby Dry, there has been no overflow. The promise is respected. Andrea Strang, a sleep specialist, advised us to avoid a change of diapers during the night (something that I used to do before). A very absorbent diaper is needed which allows the baby to continue sleeping without being disturbed. Here are two other tips that she has given us: prefer a very dark environment when sleeping and avoid accumulated fatigue. Besides, since this presentation, I make sure to have all the lights off when I sleep Rania and I put her in bed as soon as I see signs of fatigue (especially when she rubs her eyes) .

This article is sponsored as part of a collaboration with Pampers but all opinions are mine.

29 June 2017 0 comment
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