This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the GB Lyfe Pram Travel System to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
photos by christina judd
The dishes in the sink leered at me as if knowing today was the day they would be neglected. It’s true. Today I planned to neglect household duties- to ignore the crumbs on the floor from breakfast, the dirty clothes from playground adventures, the unmade bed from restless night’s sleep, the scattered toys the kids’ played with before school.
You know the saying that if you blink you’ll miss it? I really feel like I blinked and my babies aren’t babies anymore. How is it that my sweet newborn is already smiling, rolling over and almost ready to sit? It’s because I blinked. Today I would keep my eyes open and see what is most precious and important. Today I will go out and focus my energy on my sweet Madeleine. And I am not just talking about “today.” Today is everyday. Every day I need to take a day, a moment, to look around me and focus on what is most important.
After having a baby, it is hard to get back out there- out in the world with germs, loud noises, people. Not only was it good for me to take a day out and get some fresh air but also good for baby to be in a different environment and a mommy that focuses solely on her instead of competing with the ever present dishes.
Getting out of the house is tricky enough with a baby- coordinating feeding times, naps and diaper changes- so getting in and out of the car and around shouldn’t be. We gave our new GB Lyfe Pram Travel System from Babies ‘R Us a try as we strolled through downtown Seattle. The Latch system on the infant car seat base makes putting baby in and out easy instead of fumbling with the seat belt. The infant car seat is sturdy but light weight- which is great for my petite frame and my non existing upper body strength- haha! And you really cannot beat the price for a quality travel system that looks sleek and modern. We did have issues with the car seat fitting into the stroller frame and it was frustrating. We contacted the company and they sent us another stroller. So happy they had great customer service. They could have just asked me to write a good review anyway, but they didn’t. They wanted me to be completely happy with my product. After getting the new travel set, I had no issues placing the car seat into this frame. It was so easy that it must have been a fluke with the other stroller frame.
Having a light weight stroller is key to a great start to an outing. Getting it in and out of the trunk is easy making little adventures with a baby less daunting. Who really wants to fumble with a stroller when you just want to get on with your day? Not me. I just want to enjoy my day with my baby. Especially with 3 siblings at home, baby needs alone time with mom. I love that she can be facing me or face outwards and explore the world around her. Look at that happy face! I can’t get enough of her.
It’s so important to make time to venture out with your little ones. While taking a baby out can seem complicated it shouldn’t have to be and it shouldn’t deter you from doing so. Having the right products can really make things go smoothly. Just grab the car seat, snap into the stroller frame and go on your adventures. And if baby needs to sleep they can just do so in the car seat or use the seat attachment as a bassinet. While baby sleeps, you can look around and look at that sweet baby, while still a baby, and enjoy your time together- not thinking about the long list of to-do’s you have waiting at home.
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