Carry Me Away!

While the cooler months are a slow-season for carriers, I cannot think of a better way to keep warm than snuggling into a large coat with your baby comfortably resting against you- Talk about Nature’s Furnace! This year we’ve added a stellar selection of Mom-wear to our offerings; The MCoats, which are suitable for pregnancy, winter-weather carrying and yourself have been a huge hit.

This Canadian-Made coat is down-filled- so cozy! The fabric is even Teflon-treated, to protect against the unavoidable spills as you sip your Hot Chocolate along the canal. Heck, this baby is even Machine-Washable! Which, from my perspective, is so important. They’re available now at our 1244 Wellington Street West location and come in a Black, Red, Navy and Brown.

 

We’ve also just taken in our first order of Boba Air Carriers. Smaller than a wind-breaker jacket that folds into a fanny pack, these carriers are built for Travel! It can be used with a child who is between 15 and 45 pounds, but the carrier itself only weighs 0.7 pounds. Ideal for tucking into the suitcase as you visit family or escape to sun-soaked beaches this Winter.

Will you be cuddling up this winter? Let us know the your fave ways to keep warm!

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From Broadway to the Bronx, I’m Strollin’ Here!

 

This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend with my husband in the legendary New York City. It was my very first trip, and I had no idea that it would be exactly like the movies! Bustling, exciting, and dare I say it- LOUD. It appears, in New York, that honking your car horn is a requirement to road travel.

Throughout our journeys from Times Square to Central Park to Bloomingdales (seriously, I held a Badgeley Mischka gown in my hands!), my husband and I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of one particular stroller. The Baby Jogger City Mini.

Without the use of hyperbole, I counted 35. And I only started counting on day 2! This particular stroller is my fave, and I was so pleased to see how successful parents were with it during travel. The fold is not your standard Umbrella Style- You simply lift a strap that is located in the centre of the seat and the entire thing folds swiftly to the size a small suitcase. Weighing in at just under 17 lbs, it is MUCH lighter than my suitcase was.

The front wheels, while there are 2 of them, are close together in the style of a 3-wheel buggy. They swivel easily- ideal for moving through large crowds or stores with tiny aisles. We even caught one with the wheel in locked position being pushed around the ice at Rockefeller Plaza.

The seat has a full recline, and I spotted many a wee one taking a mid-day snooze while clutching an FAO Shwartz bear or an American Doll. In fact, while reclined, there was still plenty of room in the basket for all of Mom’s shopping. With a weight capacity of 50 lbs, and the average weight of a 6 month old being 12-19 lbs, that’s plenty of room for a dress or two!

Also available in a double, this stroller is a proud carrier of the 2012 Cribsie title for the Double Stroller that will Save Your Sanity! Both children have plenty of space to kick back, but the stroller itself still fits comfortably through standard-size doorways. It’s weight capacity is a whopping 100 lbs!

So if you’re planning on traveling over the next couple of months, and I imagine many of you are as the festive season looms upon us, then do come by and have a look at this versatile little buggy!