I am less than six weeks away from meeting our newest little love. But, if you ask me if I’m prepped for baby’s arrival, all you’ll hear is silence and all you’ll see is my face making the rolling eyes or blushing stunned eyes emoji. #thirdchildproblems
I’m sure a lot of it has to do with my learned confidence as a mom. In the back of my mind, I know that all I need to be prepped for is to make sure the baby is fed, clothed, rested, and endlessly loved. And in all honesty, the daily grind of parenting the big brothers, working, blogging and just trying to healthily survive this pregnancy; I haven’t had the time nor the mental capacity to do much in the way of baby preparation. Any other mamas of 3+ feel me? I hope I’m not the only (lazy) one.
Now that we’re in the thick of the third trimester, I am focusing on the important things for baby preparation. We live in a suburb where public transportation is non-existent. Our daily method of transportation is by car. So naturally, I’ve always been hypervigilant to make sure the car seat is ready and installed.
Car seat safety is clearly a top priority for parents. When we were first time parents, my husband and I learned that close to half of infant car seats are installed incorrectly. And after the multitude of car seat installations we’ve been through with our two older boys, we can understand why! Car seat installation is just so cumbersome and confusing to know if it’s been done correctly. Needless to say, when we discovered the new new Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 DLX Infant car seat, both of us were excited to learn that it was specifically designed to help eliminate the guesswork from the car seat installation process.
In just three steps, I heard that comforting “click” sound, which makes me feel confident that the car seat is securely installed. One less thing to worry about as we get ready for our littlest love. You really can’t underestimate how good it feels to hear that click and know that the seat that is going to bring our baby home is installed properly.
It’s our third time prepping for a new baby, but it’s the first time that we didn’t argue during car seat installation! The 4-position, spring loaded, adjustable recline and easy-to-read bubble level indicator made it simple to determine the proper recline for installation. And the easy, 3-step install made it a quick process.
Even better, this car seat also incorporates features that provide more than just peace of mind. Things like the Silent Shade canopy. It easily adjusts to keep the sun out of baby’s eyes or offer privacy during car rides and strolls. And it’s made of smooth fabric, so it doesn’t startle a sleeping baby when you try to adjust it.
I know I have more to get ready in anticipation of our new babe’s arrival, but I’m so reassured to know that we will have a safe ride home from the hospital.