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The Uppababy vista


UPPAbaby & Mrs.Nipple's double stroller pick


I wasn't always an UPPAbaby mama. I tried the Nuna stroller for the first few months of Charlie's life but I didn't love it. I honestly didn't love the color choices for the UPPAbaby line of strollers. They were bright and bold, but I was looking for an all white or gray look vs. red and yellow. 

Then UPPAbaby upgraded their fabrics and colors and even added leather detailing to their strollers. I bought the Loic UPPAbaby Vista the next day and I've been a huge fan ever since.

THREE THINGS I LOVE:

-The over all look of the stroller. I just love the colors, fabrics, and leather detailing.

-The HUGE storage area beneath the stroller. I didn't realize how important this feature was until shopping with a baby.

-The option to make it a double stroller and you can even carry three kids with the skateboard attachment. 

 

MY COLOR PICKS 

Loic White

Gregory Blue Melange

Emmett Green

 

HOW TO MAKE THE UPPABABY VISTA A DOUBLE STROLLER

You do need additional parts to turn your single stroller into a double. You need two sets of attachments that will raise both the bassinet & the seat. When your second baby grows out of the bassinet you will need to purchase an additional toddler seat, the RumbleSeat. If you don't have the UPPAbaby car seat, you will also need carseat attachments. When I raised the UPPAbaby seat that Charlie had been sitting in for months so I could fit Ford in the bassinet, I realized I loved the new height of his seat. I actually wish I had raised the seat when I originally bought the stroller, it gives you even more room for storage. 

UPPAbaby VISTA Lower Adapter HERE

UPPAbaby VISTA upper Adapter HERE

UPPAbaby Rumble seat for 2nd toddler HERE 

UPPAbaby car seat adapter for the Nuna Pipa & Maxi Cosi HERE

CHARLES EVERETT: WHAT'S IN MY BAG, BABY EDITION


BABY & BABY PRODUCTS 


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I thought this would be a fun take on the Us Weekly series, What's in my bag?

CHARLES EVERETT : WHAT'S IN MY BAG? 

Bourdreaux's Natural Butt Paste®

I love Bourdreaux's Natural Butt  Paste. Not only is the consistency thick enough for great coverage but it's not so thick you feel like you need to soak your hands to get all of the residue off. Charlie has only had one diaper rash in the last 18 months and I truly do believe this product has helped keep his bum healthy. I'm always very conscious of the type of products I use on Charlies's skin. The natural butt paste uses all natural ingredients including, soothing aloe, beeswax, and Peruvian balsam oil. It is FREE from: dyes, preservatives, parabens and talc. 

Honest Company Soothing Baby Bottom Wash

Have you ever changed your baby's poopy diaper but the smell just won't go away? There were times when my husband and I were actually checking our shoes and wiping Charlie clean 2-3 times because we could not get rid of the smell. Then we started using this soothing bottom wash. I'm not sure why it works so well but it does. It completely takes away the smell which is especially important when you don't have a bath tub handy. It's also all natural made with organic aloe, witch hazel, and botanical extracts, not to mention it has NO: SLS, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, fragrances, dyes, formaldehyde, MEA, DEA, TEA, or most common allergens. However, if your child has a bad diaper rash,  I would NOT recommend spraying this on the area. 

Boogie Wipes

A few friends of mine introduced me to these over Christmas. They swear by them. We tried them out and I can see why. Boogie wipes contain saline. Saline dissolves snot and mucus! When infused into a moist wipe like Boogie Wipes, saline makes mucus easier to wipe away while remaining gentle enough to comfort stuffy noses. Because saline is natural and hypoallergenic, it can soothe even the most delicate skin without irritation. Charlie does not pull away with these wipes like he did when I would use regular wipes on his nose. 

 

Arnicare

Any boy moms out there? My 18 month old runs through the halls of our home without even looking up. That being said, he has had his share of bumps and bruises. If this sounds like your little boy or girl then Arnicare will be a go to for you. Arnica is the main ingredient and has shown to be one of the most popular homeopathic medicines throughout the world. It is trusted by professional athletes to soothe sore muscles, by prominent cosmetic surgeons to relieve post-procedure pain, and by savvy parents to treat playground bumps and bruises. This stuff works! 

Pamper Swaddlers diapers

I am usually very good at staying organic/all natural but I couldn't find a diaper as good as these guys. I tried a bunch of brands that were just so stiff and non absorbent. These have been the best for our family. I recommend trying out a few different brands to see which ones work the best for your baby. 

Water Wipes

WaterWipes are my favorite wipes. A baby’s skin is much more delicate than your own, so it should be cleaned with only the gentlest and purest elements possible. WaterWipes are the only wipes made with just water, specially purified and softened, with a tiny drop of grapefruit seed extract. WaterWipes have been carefully designed to be gentle on babies’ sensitive skin. They are the only wipes that contain 99.9% water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract – a natural skin conditioner. 

Extra change of clothes

 ALWAYS!!!