Joanna Anastasia

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Car seat hack

car seat hac- one seat fits all ages

One of the things that can break you as a parent or help you, is the right baby gear. Because parenting is hard enough, – I believe that all baby gear should make  life easy and not drive you crazy with any malfunctioning! Starting from the right stroller for your lifestyle needs, a baby camera to the best car seat – baby gear should be making life easier!

One of the things ( in our life ) that may be a bit particular, is that we have family living 500km away and we visit each other a lot. This means that we are on the road A LOT. It also means that when grandparents are here – or when we visit them – we tend to switch cars, divide kids between us, and do a lot of “musical car chairs” . And in all that, our kids car seats get A LOT of use.

So this Evenflo EveryStage Deluxe All-in-One Car Seat  that I got exclusively from Babies R Us Canada, is exactly the type of baby gear that we need – and let me tell you why you might love it too!

car seat hack

car seat hack

car seat hack

First, it’s a one seat fits all – which means that if you are expecting one baby, this can be the one and only car seat you’ll ever need – as it’s perfect for newborns up to school aged kids! It adjusts and expands for older kids, and when rear facing and declined, it’s soft and snuggly for the baby while being very sturdy and extremely safe!

And in our particular case, it’s the perfect seat because all our kids can fit in it – so when we’re switching cars with family visiting and dividing kids between us, all we need is to lend this Evenflo seat to grandparents and they can drive around with every one of their grandkids! Now that makes things so much easier!

Disclosure – this post was brought to you by Babies R Us Canada, all opinions remain my own.

car seat hack

Another thing that we love about it is that it’s really comfortable, has 2 removable ( hello easy clean! ) cup holders and is easy to instal! So if this one seat fits all does not count as a car seat hack – aka mom win- then I don’t know what does! And while parenting may still be a bit of a make up as we go thing, at least our car seat game is strong!

car seat hack

car seat hack

And so, if you have any expecting parents on your gift list, then I think leaving this car seat under the Christmas Tree will make them very happy!

car seat hack

Disclosure – this post was brought to you by Babies R Us Canada, all opinions remain my own.

 

 

One trick that makes travel with kids easier

If you have been following me for a while then you know that I love travelling with my kids. Just this year we went together to Cuba, Poland and lastly on a week of a road trip around the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec. And while I’m the first to admit that it’s not always easy, I really believe that traveling with kids is like deposing coins of happiness into their inner bank of memories! I think that nothing really can replace the bonding that happens while we travel as a family. And I’m convinced that nothing can grow their curiosity more than exploring new places and trying new foods. Not to mention how it can open their minds on new cultures just by seeing all the different ways in which people live around the world.

One trick that makes travel with kids easier

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But being honest, regardless of all the benefits of travel, the transfer part from place A to place B with kids is always the one that’s most complicated, and the one I used to dread the most. And what I really used to hate was caring big car seats with me all the time, like this last time in Poland! I had to carry car seats with me everywhere! It was so tiring.  And then there where times when we couldn’t go somewhere only because we didn’t have that big car seat with us. Not to mention the frustration of trying to install the car seat in the new car. I’m sure you’ve been there too!

One trick to make travel with ids easier

So you can only imagine my excitement when I discovered the Mifold booster seat at my local Canadian Tire! It’s small and foldable, fits in my purse or in my daughters little backpack, takes minutes to install, and makes travel and changing cars a breeze!

My five-year old Lili learned pretty quickly how to attach herself, and if you’ll look at her sitting next to her sister in the car, then you’ll see the real difference in space that this seat makes in the car!

how to travel easier with kids

One trick to make travel with kids easier

One trick to make travel with kids easier

easier travel

So on our recent trip to Gaspesie, Lili was in charge of her car seat, and she could easily switch from our car to her grandparents car, and travel with whomever she felt like that day!

And I just love this car seat for how it facilitated our travel! Not to mention that it’s safe, practical, and can be used by the kids of age four and up. So as you can imagine, I’m already planning more family adventures for us this summer!

One trick that makes travel with kids easier

One trick that makes travel with kids easier

Disclosure: this post was brought to you by Canadian Tire, all opinions remain my own.