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

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

 

 

 

Townley Girl Minnie Mouse Review & Giveaway

TOWNLEY GIRL – MINNIE MOUSE COLLECTION REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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.

 

One of our favorite new finds is the TownleyGirl Disney Minnie Mouse Super Fun Nail Set

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!

 

 

Next up is the Townley Girl Minnie Mouse Kiss It Paint It Lip Gloss and Nail Polish Set

At only $10.99 – it’s the PERFECT birthday or Christmas gift idea! It comes with 2 clear lip glosses in Grape and Bubble Gum flavor and 2 toxic free nail polishes plus an adorable makeup case.

 

 

Our next pick is the : Minnie Mouse 4 pk lip balm with purse

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.

 

And last but not least: Townley Girl Disney Frozen Beauty Kit

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?!

 

 

Now for the fun part! A GIVEAWAY!! You can win your very own TownleyGirl Disney Minnie Mouse Super Fun Nail Set. 

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!

GOOD LUCK & thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

Railroad Adventures with Freshly Picked + Giveaway

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

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO