Chicco Nextfit Zip Max Review

The Chicco Nextfit Zip car seat is a parent’s and a child’s dream car seat. 

With all that extra legroom, how could he not be smiling?! 🙂

Measurements

  • Lowest harness position: 6.5 inches with insert
  • Highest harness position: 17 inches
  • Crotch buckle positions: 5 inches, 7 inches
  • Shell height: 26 inches with headrest fully extended
  • Width at widest point: 19 inches at the child’s shoulders
  • Seat weight: 26.6 pounds
  • Front to back footprint: 31 inches – most reclined without headrest extended
    This measurement was taken on a flat surface.  The actual front to back footprint will vary depending on the vehicle.

Unique Features

50 Pound Rear Facing Weight Limit

  • 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

 XO

Diving into Motherhood with Dockatot

Greyson is 4 1/2 months old and using the Dockatot Deluxe with the cover called “Palm beach
He has slept in this since the day i brought him home from the hospital and he absolutely LOVES IT!


If i’m a believer in anything… it’s the Dockatot.

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.


Peyton is 2 1/2 years old and using the Dockatot grande with the cover “Lighter Shade of Pale

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.

The Deluxe Dockatot is feautured on the left and the Grande Dockatot is featured on the right.

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!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Drop any questions or comments below!

XO

Shimeez Review & Giveaway

Christmas shopping is upon us… and i just discovered the most sparkly, snugly and affordable gift for your little ones this year!

 

These cute little creatures are called SHIMMEEZ and are available to purchase HERE

They retail for $19.99 + free shipping + a free gift if you order from their site. They are also available to order at some other online retailers such as Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon + more!

 

They come in a variety of colors and animals.

We received a 14″ shimeez in Benji Bear, Cristy Cat and Yaffa Unicorn

I would definitely recommend these as a gift for your little one and feel they are worth the price! 

 

Shimmeez are two-toned color changing plushies that are covered in sequin! You can create your own works of art during the day and snuggle up with them at night! 

Peyton has been playing with these non-stop and we can’t wait to buy more & gift them to our friends & family this Christmas! 

 

SHIMMEEZ HAS KINDLY OFFERED TO GIVE ONE OF MY READERS A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE SHIMMEEZ OF THEIR CHOICE .

TO ENTER: MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW BOTH ME & SHIMMEEZ ON INSTAGRAM (WE DOUBLE CHECK) & COMMENT BELOW WITH A LINK TO YOUR FAVORITE SHIMMEEZ. Click HERE to view their website.

THAT’S IT! CONTEST ENDS Sunday 11/24/2018 AT MIDNIGHT AND THE WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE XO

 

Pink Blush Review & Giveaway

Are you pregnant, nursing or just fashion obsessed?! Then Pink Blush is FOR YOU!

WHY should you choose PINK BLUSH MATERNITY?

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 dress in these photographs is the Faded Burgundy Floral Maternity Pocket Dress.

Shop it HERE !

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!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Gitta Bag Review + Giveaway

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.

  • Machine washable.

  • 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