Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Registry.... Gear

When we started thinking about registry we new first things we would be looking into was gear. First comes first, the car seat, you can't leave the hospital without it so it was first on our list. After much research and family advice we decided on the Chicco Keyfit in Cubes. It's safety ratings were great, and installation seems quick and easy after watching all my cousins use it!

Next up the stroller...This was a bit harder of a decision and more complicated than I anticipated. Travel system or jogger? Umbrella or Convertible? In the end we found we had several needs and would need more than one stroller.

First the Click and Go, a definite need as far as I can tell. Quick, light and easy to use, I'm sure this will get lots of use for grocery trips and travel.

Next up a full size. One of my husband's cousins recommended checking out the Uppababy Vista. We ended up loving the brand but felt the Vista was a little much for us as a family. Would we really need a bassinet for those first few weeks? Then Uppababy came out with the Cruz a sleeker, more streamline version of the Vista. Same perks, rear and front facing seat, huge basket, adjusting handle bars. But without the bassinet and seven hundred dollars price tag, we were sold! We choose black so it will be good for any little ones to come in our future!

Lastly the Umbrella Stroller. I know this will be a must have. Easy to transport and travel with as he gets bigger. We went with the Macalaren Triumph.

Next up for Connecticut winters, the JJ Cole Urban Bundle Me in Stealth to help baby Patrick stay cozy and warm in his carseat.

And for travel to the beach (we spend two weeks every summer with our familes on the Jersey Shore) and other vacations the Pack N Play Kensley. My Dad ended up getting this for us on sale at BJ's.

We are also receiving tons of hand me downs from family and a beautiful bassinet from my birth mother from Restoration Hardware, not sure what bedding but we think we will be doing the blue and brown polka dot.

That is most of our gear that I can remember! Hopefully baby will be all ready to go come May!

Next up Activity and Toys!


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