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A Booster Seat: How to Know if Your Child Is Ready

A Booster Seat: How to Know if Your Child Is Ready

Determining whether your child is ready to transition from a forward-facing car seat to a big-kid booster seat involves more than simply looking at the child’s age, height and weight. Allana Pinkerton, child passenger safety advocate for car seat manufacturer Diono, says parents often don’t consider a key question: Is the child mature enough to sit in a booster? Read more

This New Car Seat Will Change the Way You Travel Forever

I’ve only been a mom for six months, and I’m already exhausted by my two-piece travel system, in which I have to laboriously maneuver a bulky car seat and a separate hard-to-fold stroller every time I go anywhere with my baby. Just getting out the door requires multiple trips and an unplanned upper-body cardio workout — time and energy I’d rather spend with my daughter. So when I heard a company called Simple Parenting had created a game-changing car seat that unfolds into a stroller, I had to get my tired hands on it. The company sent over the Doona ($499), which just hit the market last month, so that I could give it a test-drive. Here’s what I discovered. Read more

15 Travel Hacks For On-the-Move Moms

15 Travel Hacks For On-the-Move Moms

The traveling part (as in getting from point A to point B) of vacationing with kids is an adventure in itself, and we’re always open to any and all suggestions to making it go more smoothly. These 15 hacks won’t guarantee that your toddler won’t have a midflight meltdown, but they will help you to feel as prepared and organized as possible for the journey ahead. Buckle up, and enjoy the ride! Read more