The Chicco NextFit Zip Max has the same easy remove cover that other Chicco Zip series car seats have – they zip right off without needing to uninstall the seat. This feature can be especially helpful for families who have potty training children or children prone to motion sickness – anyone who requires frequent washing may find that zipper pretty handy! In addition to the zip off feature, this cover also has a breathable “3D AirMesh” panel along the backrest that helps with airflow and keeps children cooler while they’re riding in the seat.
The Chicco Nextfit Zip Max includes two detachable cupholders – Chicco cleverly calls these “cupfolders.” The cupfolders can be used on either side of the seat. The outer half of the cupholder is flexible and able to fold in on itself. At the time of this review’s writing, the cupfolders were very stiff and did not stay folded very well. Perhaps over time they will lose some of that stiffness and remain folded rather than popping back open.
Since this seat has a new 4 pound weight minimum, it isn’t surprising that it has redesigned padding to help fit even the smallest, squishiest babies. All of the padding accessories – including the harness covers, crotch buckle pad, and waist belt pads – are optional. The newborn positioning insert and head insert are both limited to use only when the child weighs between 4 and 11 pounds. The crotch buckle pad must be removed while the body insert is used.
The chest clip on the NextFit Zip Max goes back to the two position chest clip that we saw on the original NextFit. This type of chest clip has a smaller and a larger setting that will position the harness straps a little closer together or a little farther apart, respectively. This can be helpful when using the seat with a small baby to prevent the harness straps from sliding off of the baby’s shoulders. As the child grows, moving to the outer position could help with comfort by preventing the harness straps from rubbing on the child’s neck.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with the chest clip to figure out which setting works best – there are no requirements about when each setting mu
The Chicco NextFit Zip Max combines many of the ease of use features from the other NextFit models with some new features to create another well rounded seat in their lineup. Perhaps the most appealing feature of this seat is the new rear facing weight range with a lowered 4 pound minimum weight and an increased 50 pound maximum weight. While we found that the preemie fit could be inconsistent, we are glad to see the wider weight range to provide a safe option for children who fall on the lower or higher ends of the growth charts.
Overall, i can truly say we love this carseat and think it’s worth every penny!
But seriously, you can take all my baby gear but you can’t take my DockATot
Of all the stuff I’ve bought or received since I had kids – a crib, a bassinet, a stroller, a car seat, a baby swing — the thing I’ve used the absolute most is the DockATot.
It’s not just a lounger, either. It doubles as a changing station, or a soft surface for when the baby needs tummy time. It’s so lightweight, I bring it around the house as a little portable bassinet — I’ll stash the baby in it wherever I am, well within sight.
We also started Peyton in a Deluxe Dockatot from birth and at about 9 months old we moved her up to a Grande Dockatot. At almost 3 years old she is still loving it and sleeps through the night like a gem.
We were kindly gifted these Dockatots but i can honestly say that i recommend them to all my friends and family. I believe in and support them 100%. I am definitely an “overworrier” to say the least but when i put my babies to sleep in their Dockatots, i can sleep with ease. They are breathable, lightweight and completely safe in my opinion.
THANK YOU Dockatot for helping me and my children sleep better!
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I personally love PinkBlush because they hold mothers in high regard. They accommodate sizes 0-20, their tops and dresses are breastfeeding friendly, and they carry standard and plus sized maternity. PLUS their clothing is SUPER comfortable and flattering on all shapes and sizes.
PinkBlush is a company I’ve loved for a long time. I wore them all throughout my last pregnancy and continued to do so throughout my second pregnancy. Their clothing makes me feel beautiful no matter what size I am.
The material is lightweight, SUPER stretchy and extremely comfortable.
One of my FAVORITE things about PinkBlush is that i can continue to wear the maternity clothing i purchase from them even after my pregnancy. Because of the material of the clothing, they work well during and after pregnancy so i can continue to enjoy this dress for years to come!
Whether you’re needing pajamas, daily wear, or workout apparel, PinkBlush Maternity has you covered.
I’m so glad i discovered Pink Blush Maternity & know you will be too!
Make sure to follow both me & Pink Blush on Instagram to enter my giveaway! They have generously offered to give one of my readers a $75 giftcard to their site. Just in time to shop their amazing BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 40% off all dresses and up to 60% off their entire website!
Every mom/mom-to-be has one goal: to find the PERFECT diaper bag! Am i right?
We all have that checklist…
-Cute yet convenient.
-Simple yet stylish.
-Feminine yet functional.
Right before i delivered my baby boy, I discovered a new company called Gitta. They carry everything from crib sheets to diaper bags.
They sent me the Gitta Beauty Sparkling Silver bag. It was love at first site. Literally. This versatile bag makes it easier to store, organize, and quickly access all your necessary baby gear.
On top of being cute, it has all the qualities i look for in a diaper bag!
Here are just of it’s amazing features:
Changing pockets at the back for fast, convenient diaper changing (detachable), even when the bag is full.
Comes with a laundry net for dirty clothes. GENIUS!
2 GittaGrips strips for stroller, May be hung high on all types of strollers.
Thermal bottle case and a case for food divider.
Clip for pacifier, keys, and more. ( PROBABLY one of my favorite features)
Padded adjustable back straps.
Cell phone compartment in front. ( Another favorite feature of mine )
It can be used as a back pack, or a cross body bag. It’s super light weight fabric makes carrying it so much more enjoyable. And if you know the struggle of having two or more kids, you know that the struggle is real.
Now it’s time for you to experience Gitta with a GIVEAWAY! Gitta has graciously offered to give one of my readers a chance to win a free Gitta Stroll organizer bag. These are seriously awesome guys and SO cute! They retail at $49.99 and you can carry it as a chic clutch or over your shoulder using the attachable strap, or hang on any kind of carriage or stroller.
To enter: Make sure to follow us both on Instagram (we double check) & comment below with a link to your favorite item on their website
That’s it! Contest ends 11/16/2018 at midnight and the winner will be contacted the following morning. Good luck everyone XO
Townley Girl has hit it out of the park once again with their incredibly adorable Minnie Mouse and Frozen Collection.
Peyton has been super obsessed with Minnie Mouse or as she calls her “ouse” lately, so i knew i just had to have some of these goodies from Townley Girl. We came across Townley Girl a few months ago and i can honestly say we have fallen in love with their products AND their company. The three words that got me were TOXIC – FREE – MAKEUP. Yes mamas, TOXIC FREE makeup and nail polish.
It’s available on amazon and it’s super affordable. It comes with 6 toxic free peelable nail polish which i absolutely LOVE, some minnie nail accessories and a nail dryer. And yes the nail dryer actually works. It’s so fun and perfect for my 2 year old. No more worrying about stained furniture, carpet, walls, toys or clothes. Simply peel off dried polish to remove it from nails. This is a must have and i absolutely recommend it for all little girls. And if you stick around long enough, you might learn about your chance to win one!
This is what my daughter probably uses the VERY most! She loves the sparkly chap stick and mostly the purse. I love the PRICE! At only $6.99 – every little girl deserves this makeup kit! And remember ladies TOXIC FREE and no mess.
This kit is jam packed with goodies for hours of play! One of my favorite things that comes inside is the hair clips. My little one always has her bangs in her eyes but refuses to let me put bobby pins in (two years old going on sixteen haha) but with frozen hair clips – she’s totally okay with it! And how cute are they?!
Comment below with your favorite product that i talked about and why your little one would love it! Also head to my instagram @lipsticktolunges and make sure you are following me & @townleygirl on there! That’s it! The winner will be selected on Friday October 5th!
Founded in 1952, Townleygirl is the leader in children’s cosmetics and hair accessories. Partnering with top-notch brands like Disney, Universal and DreamWorks, they not only create great products, but also some of the safest ones on the market. With products like sheer lip gloss and peelable nail polish, kids will have a fantastic time dressing up as their favorite characters, and parents will have an easy clean up when they are all done. Townleygirloffers a wide variety of makeup for little girls. They have a ton of your kids favorite movies wrapped in makeup sets, they all sell for a great price. They also have nail polish, hair brushes, toys and much more.
Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products that I love, and believe would be a good fit for any consumer.
I wish my palette looked this pretty still but my daughter has been playing with it non-stop for the past 2 weeks. It’s the first thing she asks for in the morning and the last thing she plays with before bath time. She is usually covered in head to toe glitter and eye shadow after playing with this kit but GOOD NEWS, it washes off SUPER easy and doesn’t stain anything. The colors are extremely sheer and the glitter doesn’t stick for ages.
From a palette of different colored lip glosses, to a selection of eye shadows in fun colors, any little girl will have hours of fun making herself up with this kit. Plus if your little one loves trolls like mine does, then it makes it that much more fun!
This was a kit that was definitely saved for a rainy day. My daughter had an absolute blast playing with the trolls headband and brush. She turned the trolls movie on and danced her little heart out. My favorite thing about this kit is the fun chap stick with the trolls hair on top, my daughter definitely got a kick out of that. I think this kit is super affordable and fun, and would be a great birthday gift for any trolls fan!
My daughter is an absolute lip-gloss-aholic, but one thing I’m always worried about is if it’s safe for her to use mine. I know they always say cruelty free, and not tested on animals, but are they really SAFE? Well that’s where Townley Girl comes in to save the day! ALL of their makeup is NON-TOXIC, so any mom fears you had can be tossed out the window with this purchase! For only $6.99 you get 6 tubes of lip gloss (which again are VERY sheer which I love), but makes your little one feel like they are glamming themselves up for a night out! This set is a MUST in my eyes!
Colors and flavors include: fuchsia raspberry, peach watermelon, lilac grape, blue blueberry, pink strawberry and red apple.
For only $6.99 – you get 4 mood changing lip balms, and a darling frozen mirror. The mirror is made of plastic, so you don’t have to worry about your little one hurting themselves on it. My only concern with these is that they taste so good my daughter tries to eat them sometimes haha. Again my favorite part as I have mentioned before is that all of their products are non-toxic, although I still wouldn’t recommend eating them! These are also very sheer, and show hardly any color which makes cleanup so easy.
This Non-toxic, water based nail polish is one of my personal favorites! With 18 colors to choose from your little one will never get bored! This nail polish tends to peel off quicker than most, but I actually prefer that considering I hate chipped nail polish, and my little one likes to mix it up a lot! Either way, it is good for hours and hours of fun. The shades are all very vivid and sparkly, so I have to admit that I have painted my own nails a few times with this kit, and LOVE them!
Now for the fun part… Who wants to win their very Townley Girl products? I have a Trolls Crazy Hair Beauty Set & a Trolls Beauty Compact Kit to giveaway to one lucky winner! All you have to do is head to my Instagram and follow me! Make sure to also like & comment on my most recent post to enter. For an extra entry, comment below with your favorite product from Townley Girl.
This is my love story review of Freshly Picked. Where, oh where, do i begin? As a mom i am always on the search for baby items that ACTUALLY LAST, with baby shoes at the top of my list. That’s when i discovered FRESHLY PICKED… the holy grail of all baby moccasins! I saw her on Shark Tank years ago but didn’t have a baby at the time so never looked much into them. Once my little one arrived i knew i needed to start looking into options for baby shoes that can be worn anywhere, anytime and not fall apart in a week like most brands. Susan Peterson started this company from the ground up with only $200 in her pocket, isn’t that amazing?
Now that Peyton is running around 24/7 i like to keep shoes on her most the day whether we are indoors or outdoors. I have been waiting to scoop up these Rose Gold Moccs for some time and now that i have them i can honestly say they are by far my FAVORITE color that we own. We own about 10 different pairs and each color is unique, beautiful and easy to mix and match with all of your babies clothing. I also feel that most the colors are gender neutral, which i love! You can purchase the Rose Gold Moccasins here .
These moccasins are very easy to get on and off, require no lacing, but the best part is, they STAY on your little ones feet. They have a built in elastic band that is stretchy, so the shoes are comfortable but secure on your little one’s feet. They have soft soles, but are perfect for all terrains, be it at the park or playground, and they are great for all seasons. PLUS if they get dirty, they can easily be cleaned with a wet wipe or washcloth.
I love watching Peyton grow up in these shoes and the little toe prints engraved on the bottom of them will always be my reminder of our adventures together. I don’t know about you but i think that is the ultimate keepsake.
As a mom, i will continue to purchase freshly picked for as long as I keep having babies and will recommend them to anyone and everyone. The price tag may seem high but i can PROMISE you that these are the best of the best and DO NOT DISAPPOINT.
Make sure to follow Freshly Picked on Facebook and Instagram @freshlypicked to stay up to date on all their new colors, and for awesome giveaways and discount codes from time to time!
Want a win a pair for yourself? Head to my instagram page and enter for a chance to win a pair of soft sole moccasins! @lipsticktolunges
There is only one two words you need to know when it comes to baby moccassions… FRESHLY PICKED! Read it again so you never forget it… FRESHLY PICKED!
They recently sent me a pair of their new Fire Engine moccs to review from their “Classics Collection”. They provided the shoes but my views are all my own and what I can say is that I love them. Honest-to-goodness, truly, madly, deeply, I heart these shoes. These exact moccasins are currently sold out but i linked their new coral ones that are a close match.
First of all… i have to admit that I have tried several other brands of baby moccasins but i can honestly say without a doubt in my mind, the quality does not even TOUCH freshly picked. They are sooo well made, super soft and best of all, they actually STAY PUT on my baby girl. I got this color at the perfect time of year cause this red shade matched all our fun christmas outfits and we will be putting them to daily use until she grows out of them. Ever since I got pregnant, I have been eyeing the incredible sweetness of Freshly Picked leather moccasins, in all their prints and colors. From neons, to neutrals and metallics, every pair of Freshly Picked moccs are to die for.
These moccasins will be apart of our every adventure together, her very first steps (holding back the tears here) and believe me when i say they will be loved unconditionally.
Check back this week for a chance to win your very own pair! In the mean time, head on over to www.freshlypicked.com and get shopping! You won’t regret it!
November is the month to remind us to be thankful for all the positive things in our life. I am grateful for so many things but this little girl is currently at the top of my list. She just turned 5 months old and i’m full of emotions; happy, sad, excited and nervous! I’m so thankful that she is healthy, strong and growing into a beautiful baby girl but so sad that time has to fly by so quickly. It’s such a bittersweet feeling but above all i am overwhelmed with gratitude just to be this girls mom.
Being a mom for such a short time has already taught me so much. Patience is a virtue and this girl is teaching me everything i need to know about patience! 🙂 Her giggles warm my heart and her smile lights up my world! I am still currently pinching myself that i get to keep her FOREVER! I just hope she continues to love me as much as she does now!
First time touching the grass. first time holding leaves, i love getting to experience “first time” things with you on a daily basis. Dear November; be good to us!
Dress & Headband from Children’s Place . It’s currently on sale for $17.48, so hurry while it’s still available!