First off, let me just say how thankful I am for my best friend Lauren. If it weren’t for her, I would be completely lost while registering for Vivian. Being a first time parent, I knew my child is going to change our lives forever but I didn’t realize how much we would need for one little baby. I told Lauren when we were given the registry “gun” at the front of the store that I needed her to just tell me everything I would need. That way I wasn’t having to stand there staring at all of the different brands trying to figure out which one was the best. I have no clue! And Lauren is one damn good mother and I trust her judgement one hundred percent!
So off we went to South Charlotte to Buy Buy Baby! Most mom’s say that it’s the best because of their wide selection, their customer service, and the array of coupons that can be used!
Lauren told me when we planned to go that she needed someone to watch her daughter Chloe. I was confused by this because how could it possibly take longer than an hour to register for a few things?! Let’s just say I was wrong. We walked out of there about two and half hours later!
We started off at the front of the store and worked our way around. Buy Buy Baby is set up like Bed, Bath, and Beyond which was nice. I followed Lauren like a little lost puppy waiting for her to tell me when to scan! I learned so much that day! Who knew that babies have different bottle preferences, that babies needed to be stimulated every waking hour with color and movement (Rockaroo, Snugapuppy anyone?!), which of the dozens of brands of diaper rash ointment is best for a baby girl, which way will she like to be carried (Baby Bjorn, or K’Tan, or both?!), the many carseat choices and what is safest for your baby (we finally chose the Britax B-Safe), and the one thing that is going to be the death of me……. Which stroller should we get?!
I don’t know why I feel a bit embarrassed admitting this but it’s my blog, and I feel obligated to be honest. I’ve been obsessed with the Bugaboo Cameleon since working at Neiman Marcus almost 10 years ago before having children was even a thought in my mind. I remember seeing it at the store everyday and just loving the ease and comfort of the stroller. Babies love to stretch out in the bassinet! It’s perfect for Miss Shorty over here and the perfect weight to push around and load in and out of the car. But will it be practical for our lifestyle?! That particular stroller is a pretty hefty investment and so I want to make sure it will get the most use we possibly can out of it.
On the other hand, will it be easier to get a travel system like the Bob Motion Travel System (pictured above) so I won’t have to take her in out of her car seat. And then get another stroller for when she gets a little older like the Bumbleride Indie Stroller (also pictured above)?! This decision is all that I think about these days! I know at the end of the day I have to think about what is best for our lifestyle…..
Stay tuned for my ULTIMATE decision! Ha!
Yes, I could see this in Vivi’s room. But not in this color!