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Happy Heinys Pocket Diapers

Posted by admin on May-1-2007

My daughters use Happy Heinys diapers and love them. I have never used them, I don’t have kids in diapers anymore, and when I did I used Pampers and Huggies. If there had been cloth diapers as easy to use as Happy Heinys, I would have used cloth because they are so easy to use and so comfortable that I figure it’d be worth it to get organized in the laundry room and save money on diapers.

Although they seem to cost a lot, when you compare the one time cost of buying custom cloth diapers to the ongoing cost of disposables, cloth diapers are a lot less expensive.

 


We recieved the Kids Kargo Tandem Double Jogging Stroller (phew! That’s a long name!). We ordered it on eBay!, and it arrived in perfect condition.

We love it.

It’s barely any longer than a single stroller. In fact, with the new baby in the back seat, people didn’t even know he was there until we pointed him out. The stroller is so compact that without noticing the two sun visors, people assumed it was a regular stroller.

It’s the same width as a single stroller, so the Kids Cargo Double Jogging Stroller is perfect for our walks uptown to shop.

There is plenty of room in the front seat for older kids, and the back seat is a comfy spot for infants. One drawback is the backseat doesn’t have a lot of leg room.

You can lock the swivelling front wheet in place, which comes in handy for both very smooth rides and very bumpy ones.

One thing that is missing is a hand break. I love to have a hand brake because it makes going downhill a lot easier! We’re going to buy a bicycle handbreak and put install it ourselves.

There’s a handy pouch behind the backseat, which even has a little pocket for bottles. Of course, we use ours for our own water bottles. :-)

The basket underneath provides some extra storage, which we like to have for shopping.

All in all, the Kidz Kargo Discovera Tandem Double Jogging Stroller gets a pass from us and a big thumbs up. Costing half as much as similar strollers we were considering to buy, it delivers all we wanted with the one exception of a hand brake.

Kids Cargo Discovera Tandem Double Joggins Stroller facts:

· 5 point safety harnesses
· Two position footrest
· Cushion and footmuff
· Front swivel wheel
· Back seat suitable from birth
· Front seat suitable from 6 months
· Roomy shopping basket
· Raincover
· Multi position hood with clear viewing window
· Wrist strap safety feature
· Rugged easily removable wheels
· Compact and easy folding
· Both seats suitable to 15kg, 33 lb
· Handle height 41″
· Size when erect: 47″ x 22″ x 41″
· Size when folded: 24″ x 22″ x 41″
· Front seat width: 14″
· Back seat width: 17″
· Net weight 14kg, 30.8 lb
· Fibre: Polyester 65% Cotton 35%,Filling: 100% polyester

Choosing a tandem Stroller

Posted by admin on Apr-29-2006

Well, we have a double jogging stroller – which was wonderful. However, the problem was the darn thing is so wide, you can’t even get through some doors. So my daughter went shopping, online, to find a tandem jogging stroller and found something that looks very good.

The stoller we chose was the Kidz Kargo Discovera Tandem Double Jogging Stroller. It’s made in europe, but fairly easy to get in America, providing you like to shop online! We just ordered one from ebay.

There were a few reasons we picked this particular tandem stroller.
– It’s very small – the Kidz Kargo Discovera Tandem Double Jogging Stroller isn’t much longer than a single jogging stroller!
– It comes complete with footmuff, rain cover, and adjustable canopies . We need the raincover here and the footmuff is perfect for my new grandson. Just slide him in and he’ll be all ready without having to wrap him in blankets, first.
– Swiveling Front Wheel. Great for easy maneuvering.
– Wrist strap for added safety. I always use a wrist strap when we’re on inclines.

We ordered it on ebay, and are very excited about it. I will definitely be posting a review after we’ve had a chance to take Kidz Kargo Discovera Tandem Double Jogging Stroller through the paces!

Buying a stroller

Posted by admin on Mar-21-2006

A stroller is kind of a big investment. We’ve gone through a few models in my family, and I have some advice for future buyers.

If you are going to use the stroller for shopping, one thing you really need is a good sized basket underneath. Room for things you buy, your diaper bags and whatever you buy while you’re out!

If you’re going to do any “off roading” with the stroller, you’ll definitely want to buy a jogging stroller. The big wheels make a huge difference, and the handbrakes most have make going downhills a lot easier – safer, too.

We go on a lot of long walks – hikes – and with a regular stroller, the poor kids got a noisey, bumpy ride on uneven terrain, such as nature paths or gravel roads. After we switched to a jogging stroller, we found a huge difference in the quality of the ride. The big, air-filled tires on jogging strollers make the ride smoother and quiet and much easier to push. The only drawback we found with jogging strollers is the basket space underneath tend to be small.

The sollution for the small storage space is to buy a bag that is designed to hang behind the seat, on the handle bars. It’s also a good idea to look into getting some kind of cup holder for the strollers.

When buying a jogging stroller, a feature that we have liked is a front wheel that swivels, making turning all but the sharpest corners possible without having to lift the front wheel off the ground. This may not sound like a big deal, but believe me, it will save you a ton of energy! These swivel wheels are very stable, keeping the stroller straight until you push it into a turn.

In summary:

1. Storage is important – either find a stoller with a good sized basket, or invest in an attachable bag.
2. Even if you aren’t a jogger, a jogging stroller makes for easier pushing and a much quieter, smoother ride.
3. If you buy a jogging stroller, we recommend finding one with a swivelling front wheel. It’ll save you a lot of energy around the corners.