Laya’s Carseat Saga

June 23, 2011 § 10 Comments

Laya hated the carseat with passion. Unfortunately it is the law in Australia so we had no choice but to be subjected to her WAILING every time she is strapped to one while we were there.

She can go on crying, screaming for hours till she falls asleep, and then wakes up to continue her crying, screaming session. Kakaawa actually but no choice eh 😦

But smart hubby also thinks she wont cry if I am not there… surprise, surprise! She really didn’t! At least not a lot. (Don’t you hate it when hubby is always right?!)

with her favorite cousin Josh *so sweet noh?*

with her mate Gabe (Gabe lent us his carseat while we were there, thanks Gabe!)

Since we have this plan of going on a road trip to Melbourne to see the Great Ocean Road *dream dream* on our next visit, we figured we need to get Laya used to a carseat already.

Months before our Oz Trip we were actually scouting for carseats.  I have seen my share, either they are too expensive or not to my liking so we never really found one I liked. Until Laya tried Charmaine’s Recaro carseat and was quite comfy in her 10 minute ride from Starbucks Fort to Serendra.

I wanted that one so I convinced hubby to check out the carseats. Recaro, being a popular brand when we were growing up, he liked it too. Price is also well within our budget, so I too am happy.

Here she is in her own carseat. She cried the first time and didn’t na afterwards, at least not because of the carseat now,  when she does, which is rare, mostly because she is bored, sleepy or hungry.

First ride in her carseat

what? is that a smile?

Lakwatcha with Mimma alone

Sleeping while holding a flag

Sleeping holding spoons on both hands

Operation Carseat is now officially a SUCCESS. My baby is a first world baby now!

Discovery: We are happy with our Recaro Carseat, got it for P12,000, cushion is all over and is very soft. I tried those in the mall usually those that are this soft goes at more than P18,000-P35,000. Recaro is sold at Excellar Enterprises located at 73 N. Roxas corner Banawe Streets, Quezon City (across Serenitea). Phone numbers: 712-5373 to 74, 712-5379 to 80, 731-1224 to 25.

*disclosure (haha feeling blogger) we bought our carseat, and we do not have anything to do with the owners.

OUTTAKES

Sama ko na mga iba’t-ibang ‘carseats’ shots niya.

Nagpupumilit na carseat for Vespa

Shopping at Aldi's OZ

At OfficeWorks OZ

At Changi Airport

Babywearing

June 14, 2011 § 8 Comments

Reposting this from my Notes in Facebook. It is because of this post that I realized I want to blog and share what I learned/discovered.

When I first encountered babywearing, my first born Kite was already too old for it.  I really wanted to babywear, I see the wisdom in it, you get to be so close to your baby yet your hands can be free.  Lucky for me the distributors and makers of the baby slings are N@Wies (Abbie & Rissa for Maya Wrap & JenCCTan for Next9). When I got preggy I knew I will attempt babywearing and wish it is as simple as I thought it would be.  And it kinda was.  It was scary at first but since am in touch nga with the baby carrier gods, it was easy for me to ask for help.  Ok success for me meant I was able to use the one of the slings I bought.  But I also read and saw reviews of moms loving other kinds of sling, so I know there’s more out there to conquer. I also knew it will be a lifesaver during travels, so prior to our trip last April I gathered enough friends and organized a Babywearing Meet, from a small group it became quite a medium sized group 🙂  We had so much fun learning different kinds of babywearing. The sling was the single most used item in our baggage during our trip.

It was so useful that I am now going to actively talk about it and share my discovery. I know that there are a lot of baby carrier owners who ‘use their carrier.  I understand why coz I was kinda scared too at first. I also know some moms just need to be taught, motivated, cajoled as was the case during the 1st babywear meet. That’s why I wrote this entry.

Added Note:

We would like to invite you to join us for the 2nd Babywear Meet on July 2 at Starbucks Fort Bonifacio (the one with the drive thru) 10am-12nn.  Walang sponsor so kanya kanyang bili ng kape 🙂

Bring whatever sling, carrier you have, or if you wish to try a certain kind out send Abbie Yabut (Maya Wrap), Jen Tan (Next9) and/or Jenny Ong (sells several diff brands of Slings) a message and ask if they can bring, if you wish to buy PM them din to ask them to bring stocks.  This is purely a babywear meet, you need not buy nor use their products, they are just going to guide us and share their knowledge.  Other users both experts and newbies will be there too to share thoughts and experience.

What the heck if you do not wish to babywear but wanna talk mommy talk go na din!

Breastfeed, baby care or pregnancy concerns pwede din isama.  Remember mommies and daddies ang mga andoon, so we probably have pregger to parents of newborn to teens in the crowd for you to share with.

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