Favorite Things

Car Seat Smarts

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After we had Tripp we quickly realized that the car I had wasn’t the most car seat friendly.  If the car seat was behind the driver my husband couldn’t get the driver seat far enough back from the steering wheel to drive comfortably… and he isn’t the tallest guy.  We wanted to be able to find a great vehicle that could comfortable fit a car seat behind both the driver and the passenger seats without people feeling like they were riding in the dashboard.

I found out that I love that cars.com because they have put so much information together to help families find the perfect car for their needs!


I would recommend checking out Cars.com and also bringing your carseat when test driving.  Try it in many combinations and see.  Thats what we did and it worked perfectly! Cars.com really helps you narrow down your car search, so hopefully you will find a perfect match the first try!


A few last tips….

*If you aren’t sure if your carseat is installed correctly or if you just want to double check take it to a local car seat check!

*Remember, an infant seat only lasts so long.  If you are in the market for a new car but your child is in an infant seat I would also recommend getting the convertible carseat you are wanting to test it out too. If you want to know what carseat I love check on my blog here.

Are you team SUV or Minivan?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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First Year Favorites

I thought since Tripp is a year old I would review some of my favorite products from his first year of life.  I hope this can help people find items they love. Some of these things you may have heard me talk about on here or Instagram so sorry for the repetitiveness but when I love something I love to praise it!

Baby Jogger City Select

LOVE LOVE LOVE.  It is super easy to fold, pushes very easy and has a fantastic over head shade!

Magic Merlin Sleep Suit

LIFE SAVER.  Tripp hated the swaddle but loved this.  And it was pretty easy to transition out of!

Nose Frida

This has saved us from the Texas allergies.  So much snot and this is SUPER easy to clean. Those bulbs are like the black hole of mystery grossness.

Activity Gym/ Play Mat

Loved this for tummy time!

Sit Me Up

This was great to use to help sit Tripp up and is super light and compact too!


Tripp was obsessed with his jumper.  It was one of the first toys he absolutely loved and gave me a few free minutes too!

Sit to Stand

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Love that this toy converted from a smaller age to him using it now.  Still hadn’t gotten old!

Chicco Keyfit 30

This car seat is super easy to install and move around.  It was durable and safe.  He just outgrew it so we upgraded.

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit

It was a little weird the first week seeing Tripp in such a big car seat but he loves it.  This thing can last until 120 LBS! Pretty easy to install too!

Busy Board

A fun toy that keeps Tripp occupied for a few minutes… which says a lot these days 🙂


Another life saver that allowed Tripp to sleep.  LOVED the auto rock feature.


Seriously keeps the gross dirty diaper smell away.

Cabinet Safety locks

Our cabinets are inset and I didn’t;t want you to be able to tell we have locks on them so these magnet locks were the perfect solution.  Only weird thing is out door pulls are magnet to so we had to set the lock towards the middle of the cabinet.

What are/were you favorite baby products?

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger