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It’s the day you have been waiting for – our annual stroller event is happening Saturday June 3rd from 10am-4pm!
Save the date and join us from 10am until 4pm at Snuggle Bugz headquarters – 1040 Sutton Drive, Burlington.
Stroller Day has easily become one of our most popular events and for good reason! It is a fantastic one-day only stroller extravaganza – a day completely dedicated to all things strollers and we have great deals to boot!
Here are some of the highlights of this annual one-day event:
- Amazing offers from our most popular stroller brands – available only at the event!
- Meet & greet with brand representatives on-hand to compare your favourites and answer all of your questions.
- Test drive your favorite stroller in real-life situations – grass, sidewalk, bumps and hills!
- A food truck! Yum – lunch date with your significant other?
- Buy a regular priced stroller and you will receive $50 in free accessories!
If you are a Stroller Day rookie or just in need of a Stroller Day refresher – we have put together some tips on how to get through the event with the absolute most fun:
Rain Rain, Go Away!
Not going to lie, we obviously would rather it be sunny and warm, but in the event that we cannot control the weather Gods, this event will happen should it rain. We have tents and umbrellas and an indoor area that will be our saving grace should it downpour. Fingers, toes, even eyes crossed the clouds hold back until 4:02pm. Dress according to the weather!
Avoiding the lineup is always a big question people ask! If you do not like lines than we don’t suggest coming first thing in the morning. This is usually where the morning early bird line forms. However, come as a team, especially if you have a young child with you. One person stands in line, while the other browses around, takes a break, or picks up a delicious treat from the on-hand food truck! If you don’t need to take your stroller home with you that day, it is usually best not to stand in line and skip some of the hustle and bustle! Usually by 2pm (nap time) things slow down till around 3pm. Then from 3-4pm there will be another last minute rush again!
Don’t panic if your stroller/accessory is not available to take home the day of the event. While we do our best to have as many strollers available as possible, we will run out of strollers at some point during the day. When this happens, you will be able to special order the stroller/accessory you have chosen and pick up or ship to you at a later date – estimated time of arrival of your special order will be determined at time of purchase.
Please note that this event we will only accept Cash, Debit, Master Card, and Visa. AMEX, and Gift Cards will not be accepted. Be sure to plan for this accordingly. We do not want any sad faces on Stroller Day!
Can’t make the event?
While the amazing promotional offers extended by our brands are only available at the event itself, you can still take advantage of receiving $50 in free accessories with the purchase of a regular priced stroller both in-store and online. If shopping online add your stroller and over $50.00 in accessories to your cart and check-out using coupon code SD201750 to receive $50 off.
*This promotion is valid only when a regular priced stroller is purchased in combination with $50 or more of stroller accessories. Offer valid on June 3rd online only. ALL SALES FINAL. Cannot be combined with other offers.
We can’t wait for June 3rd and hope to see all your smiling faces too! If you have any other questions you need answered before Stroller Day, be sure to leave us comment a below or chat with us on Facebook.
We are continuing our conversation today about car seat safety and when to transition to the next stage of seat as well as how to safely use each stage. Today we are talking about Stages 3 and 4- Booster seats and seat belts.
When transitioning to a booster seat, it is important to do your research as here is where children’s age, weight, and height have such a big impact on how you choose to restrain them in your car. Many people think that as soon as their child hits the 40lb minimum requirement of a booster seat that they should immediately make the switch from their forward-facing seats, however, there is so much more to this decision than just the minimum weight factor. As long as your child is within the weight and height ranges for his or her forward-facing seat and fits the car seat properly, it is safest to use that car seat as long as possible. Making the switch to a booster seat can be confusing so we are here to help you navigate when to make the switch and what to transition to.
What is a booster seat?
A booster seat is a device used to lift your child to the position that correctly fits the vehicle seat belt across their body. The shoulder belt should be across the centre of the chest, contacting the collar bone and not the neck. The lap belt should be low on hips and upper thighs, not across the soft tissue in the child’s midsection. This is the fit that offers the most protection in the event of a collision.
Types of Booster Seats:
There are two types of stage three seats- a combination seat or a belt positioning seat.
Harness to Booster Combination Seat: this type of seat starts out as a forward facing seat with a five point harness and can later be converted to a belt positioning booster once the height/weight requirements are met. The use of a five point restraint system is recommended for as long as you can as it offers more protection in the event of a collision and is more difficult for a child to get out of or use incorrectly.
Belt Positioning Booster Seat: this type of seat relies solely on the vehicle seat belt to position the child to adequately fit the seat belt. Both a lap and shoulder belt must be used with this type of seat and it is not safe to use with a lap belt only which is the type in some older cars and middle seat positions.
There are two types of Belt Positioning Booster Seats to choose from:
High Back Booster (HBB): Has side wings for torso and head to provide lateral support for a child in event of side impact collision. This also helps keep their torso and body in a vertical position while they are awake or sleeping so when the seatbelt locks up at point of impact, it contacts the strongest parts of their body, minimizing risk of injury.
Backless Booster: Just as it sounds- there is no back attached to the booster, it is just the seat portion. With a backless seat there is no lateral support, it provides only the lift to position to the right seatbelt hight but does not help support them when they are sleeping or leaning over. If a child is still and in upright position, they perform the same as a HBB, they just don’t have the support for when child is sleeping or moving out of vertical position.
- Refer to the height and weight requirements of your current forward facing seat as well as it’s expiry date to determine when you may need to transition to the next stage. If your child is well within the seat limits and fits the seat well, it is safest to keep him there until he outgrows it.
- When purchasing your stage three seat, consider your child’s age, weight,and height along with the new seat’s expiry date and cost. Sometimes a pricier seat gives you a longer length of use and is more cost effective in the end.
- Be sure that whatever seat you choose is compatible with your vehicle as not all seats fit in all cars.
- A child in a belt positioning booster has the same freedom an adult has to undo the seat belt and move/bend over within the belt so carefully consider their maturity before transitioning them out of a 5 pt harness into belt positioning.
- If you are purchasing or using a backless or low back booster, make sure the vehicle seat or headrest comes at least to the middle of the child’s ears to protect his head and neck in the event of a crash.
Important Tips for Proper Use:
- Always consult your vehicle owner’s manual and booster seat user guide prior to installation to ensure you have correctly installed it for optimal safety.
- Always use both a lap belt and a shoulder belt with a booster seat.
- Always buckle up an empty booster seat (or take it out of your vehicle) so it doesn’t become a projectile that could hurt someone in a crash or sudden stop.
- Do regular fit checks on your child to be sure that the belt is fitting them correctly and that it is not twisted or obstructed in any way that would prevent it from locking up in a collision.
Stage 4: When is your child ready for seat belt only?
Children must be at least 4’9″ tall and typically 8-12 years old before making the switch but there are many other fit factors to consider. Your child must be able to sit up straight, with his or her back against the back of your vehicle’s seat and feet touching the floor. Your child’s legs should be able to hang over the seat without slouching. Slouching makes the lap belt move up over the stomach when it should be over the hips. The shoulder belt should rest on your child’s shoulder, never on the neck or arm. If the seatbelt rubs their neck they will put it behind their head and won’t get the protection they need on their torso in a crash.
If your child can’t sit in the right position or the vehicle seat belt does not fit properly, he or she is still too short and should stay in a booster seat for a while longer. If your child grows out of their booster seat before they are ready to use only a seat belt, there may be another booster seat that fits your child.
Remember that once you do make the switch to a seat belt, the back seat is still the safest place for children in the event of a collision. A minimum age of 13 is recommended before sitting in the front seat and though they may feel they are missing out on “Shotgun” privileges, the back seat could save their life.
Still feeling car seat confused? Visit us at one of our store locations to further speak to an advisor with any questions you have. If you live in the GTA, you can also visit us at our exclusive Car Seat Day Event on Saturday, September 24th from 10am-4pm at our head office location 1040 Sutton Drive in Burlington, Ontario. We will have special bonus offers, gift bags and car seat brand reps on site to ensure you walk away with the knowledge you need to keep your child safe.
The best things come in tiny little packages with 10 fingers and 10 toes! It just so happens that with your tiny bundle of joy comes the need for a few (okay, maybe more than a few) essential items to help make life a little easier. While the prospect of registering and picking out all the items that are going to suit your growing family can be very exciting, we know that it can also be a little daunting at times.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We teamed up with our BMTB (Best-Mom-To-Be), Love It or List It Vancouver’s Jillian Harris to create a registry that will leave you excited and confident that your registry is full of favourite baby essentials, guaranteed to making parenting a little bit easier to save you more time for baby love.
Infant Car seat: Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 4-35
This infant car seat flaunts safety. With a minimum weight requirement starting at just 4lbs and going up to 35lbs or 32”, you’re guaranteed to get a lot of use out of this seat. Packed with safety features from base installation to seat design, Peg Perego has outdone themselves in their goal of keeping your precious cargo safe while on the move.
Stroller: Bugaboo Buffalo
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam…Go where no stroller has ever gone before with this all-terrain performance stroller. Bigger wheels, bigger basket, bigger seat; from infancy to toddler, the Buffalo offers multiple options to keep your babe riding comfortably. Designed for every bump, be-it in life’s concrete jungles or the rugged outback, the Bugaboo Buffalo will glide over any terrain.
Baby Chair: 4Moms MamaRoo
We all know of the typical “bounce & sway” motion, used commonly to keep baby happy (or asleep). 4Mom’s MamaRoo has you covered and gives you a break! This sleek, moving chair keeps baby comfortable and content with its five calming motions and sounds. The best part? When baby gets fussy, simply change the speed and motion conveniently from your phone or tablet with the 4Moms mobile app!
Nasal Aspirator: Fridababy Nosefrida
The common cold is a friend to no one, and is especially heart wrenching to watching little noses battle colds and congestion. Fridababy “nose” what they were doing when they brought us the NoseFrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator. Electric aspirators can be scary for little noses but the NoseFrida lets you do the sucking, controlling the amount of suction applied without having to put anything inside their nose. We know is sounds gross, but trust us when we say it is 100% hygienic with its included filters and that it works!
Carrier: Lillebaby – All Seasons
The adventure does not need to stop when baby comes along, so go ahead, take the road less traveled – and don’t worry about having to bring a stroller along. Lillebaby’s All Seasons carrier gives you a reason to keep on with your adventure, hands-free! This carrier is full of functionality, designed to keep you and baby comfortable in any position. Try it out, you’ll love it.
Swaddles: Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin
Mamas everywhere know the importance of having versatile and multi-purpose pieces on hand. These beautiful Little Unicorn swaddles are great to use for swaddling babe, nursing covers, burp cloths and much more! They are super breathable, extra soft and they come in adorable, must-have trendy patterns too!
Lactation Assistance: Booby Boons
Let’s face it – breastfeeding is not always a walk in the park, especially when you feel like you’re not making milk enough to support little ones needs. If you’re looking to boost your milk production, what better way than delicious cookies!? Stork & Dove’s Booby Boons use the combination of nutritional yeast, oats & flax to help mama naturally boost milk production. These yummy cookies are gluten-free, soy-free, contain non-GMO ingredients, and come in two delicious flavors!
Change Pad: Nook Pebble
Changing time isn’t always the …. cleanest part of your day, but what if we told you that Nook’s Pebble change pad can help to control the mess with its all-natural eucalyptus cover that is stain-resistant, waterproof, removable AND washable! Did we mention it is made out of non-toxic, hypoallergenic, organic materials?
Travel Playard: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light
Travelling with a little one can get overwhelming sometimes. How does a person so small require so many (bulky and heavy) things! Thankfully, Baby Bjorn makes getting around with little one much easier and WAY lighter. The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light is a lightweight, ultra-breathable, travel crib with a soft and comfy mattress. It that takes seconds to set up and take down, which means you can spend less energy fussing, and more time enjoying your time away! And best of all, the fabric is removable and washable! Make sure to take the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib on your next adventure!
Breastpump: Medela Freestyle
Calling all busy moms! (Who are we kidding, all mommas are busy!) If you’re a woman on the move with a breastfed babe, the Medela Freestyle Breast Pump may be just what you’re looking for. This double-electric pump features a rechargeable battery and lightweight motor which makes pumping on the go a breeze. The Freestyle allows you to customize your experience with a memory feature, adjustable suction and strength for your comfort. This pump can also be used hands-free! Medela has so many different accessories to add to your pumping and feeding routine that take some of the stress and discomfort out of breastfeeding. Keep scrolling to find out how you can win a Medela Breastfeeding Initiation Kit valued at over $125!
We love these tried and tested, mom-approved products and hope you will to! While there are endless options for products to suit each family, be confident in knowing that you will find the right combination for your growing family.
Looking for more items to add to your registry? Check out Jillian’s full registry here.
Want to win a prize pack from one of Jillian’s favourite brands? Login to the rafflecopter below, answer the question “What has been your biggest challenge or fear around breastfeeding?” Leave a comment that you answered and you will be entered to win a Breastfeeding Initiation Kit from Medela! This contest will run from Friday, August 5th to Monday, August 8th at 11:59pm EST. Contest Rules and Regulations.
**Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Flora C, you are the winner of the Medela Breastfeeding Initiation Kit. Thank you to all who entered!
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