[Snoozeshade – stroller cover]
One thing that I still do AFTER I had kids, regardless of their age, is going out and about with them in tow.
Since they’re all babies =)
And even when Daddy is at work or out of town, the kids and I will still go out of the four walls of our home nearly everyday.
Be it to the neighbourhood market or coffee shops, the library, or nearby playgrounds.
It’s just … refreshing, I guess, to be out in the open, compared to always being indoors throughout the day.
We’d either take a walk there, or go on public transports. Buses and trains mainly, since we don’t own a car.
[Sling, by ZoloWear, from Ninemonthslater.com.sg]
Now that I have a 4.5-month-old baby to bring along as well, I’d like to share these three items I personally find very useful when out and about with the kids :
1) A sling or a baby pouch carrier
I MUST HAVE one of these when out and about! =)
Yes, baby Brie will mostly be in the pram, but there are times when she needs to be carried.
Having Brie in a sling or a pouch completely FREES UP my two hands.
I can push the pram, hold the older kids’ hands, tap my bus card. Anything =)
(When Wilson’s out of town during the week and I send Anya to school in the early morning with Vai and Brie, I leave the pram behind and just go with a sling / pouch. It’s easier to squeeze into a crowded public bus without the pram =)
[Left: Sling, from Moms in Mind; Right: Baby Pouch Carrier, by Pupsik Studio, from Maternity Exchange]
Read about my review of the baby pouch carrier HERE
2) Stroller Cover, by Snoozeshade
Oh this invention is wonderful!
It helps ‘extend’ my stroller’s ‘top cover’, allowing Brie to sleep soundly while we’re on the go.
The cover is breathable (so she’s not ‘extra warm’ inside), and it protects her from the glary sunlight (and drizzle) too!
(Refer to photo below and the one at the very top)
Read my review of Snoozeshade HERE and HERE.
3) Diaper Bag, by Skip Hop
Frankly, I thought a normal ‘big bag’ can serve as a good enough diaper bag. Until I was introduced to THIS one by Bloom & Grow.
It’s called Bento – the Ultimate Diaper Bag, by Skip Hop … and it’s a great diaper bag! (I especially like the material of the bag AND the two clips that make attaching the bag to my stroller a breeze!)
I’ve been using it ever since!
Read my review of this diaper bag HERE and HERE.
Now, it’s GIVEAWAYS time!
Thanks to Bloom & Grow, I have 5 Red Skip Hop Bottle Bags to give away!
Just in time for Children’s Day, yes?? =)
I have these five items with me, and I will mail them to the winners myself =)
Check out what they look like :
– It comes with 3M Thinsulate to keep bottles warm or cool (for up to 4 hours)
– A zip top closure provides easy access and the popper lets you attach this to an existing bag or your pram
– Can be used for baby’s bottles, or even our own cold drinks when out and about =)
How to join the Giveaway :
1) ‘LIKE’ the Our Everyday Things Facebook Page, if you haven’t already =)
2) Share this contest on your Facebook, Twitter or via email to friends
3) Leave a comment (here on this blog post) and share with us three items you personally find useful that you usually bring along when going out and about =)
Contest ends Monday, 10 October 2011, 11.59pm (Singapore time)
Five winners will be randomly selected, and announced the very next day.
Contest is open to all readers, wherever you are =)
All the best!
Added: Tue, 11 Oct 2011
THANKS everyone who participated!
(I wished I had enough items to give away to EVERYONE of you guys!)
I sure had fun reading the entries!
Here are the five lucky winners, randomly picked!
4. Erni Shie
5. Prima Donna Garcia
Congrats to all five you! =)
Do email me your complete mailing address, and your Skip Hop Bottle Bags will be on their way! =)
Till next giveaways, everyone!!