Posts tagged SMART stroller

Baby Getting Heavy?

Babies don’t stay small for long.  My son’s pediatrician would scold me for carrying him around in his car seat saying, “You’re going to hurt your back.”

Here are some recommendations for helping carry the baby was he/she gets older.

1. Rockin’ Baby Slings have beautiful designs in both pouches and slings. Plus for every sling sold they donate one to mothers in Haiti.

Rockin’ Baby Pouch

2. If you like to keep the baby in the car seat — especially if he/she is sleeping — consider using a Padalily Handle Cushion to help the pressure on the inside of your arm.  As your child gets older the cushion can later be converted to use on a seat belt.

Padalily Handle Cusion

phil&teds Smart Stroller

3. Nothing easier than toting your baby around, than in a fold-up stroller. Our favorite is the phil&teds Smart stroller. The seat is soft; they use material similar to croc shoes, which makes it comfortable for your little one to ride around. Plus it is light enough to make storing it in the car easy. What we like about the stroller is that it adaptable to use with a car seat, and the stroller seat has the option to face out or towards you while you’re walking.

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Is Your Stroller over 20 lbs?

Weighing in at 12.6 lbs, phil&teds SMART stroller can easily breeze through airport security

We’re in the midst of the nation’s busiest travel season, and for those of you who haven’t traveled with a baby in recent months, might be surprised to find out that at least one airline won’t let you take your favorite jogging stroller behind the security gate.

That’s what I found out this summer when I was traveling on American Airlines. When I arrived at the aiport I was told I couldn’t take my stroller with me in the airport because AA had instituted the following policy:

“Strollers that are large, non-collapsible or over 20 lbs. must be checked at the ticket counter.”

Traveling alone with a 3 year-old and a non-walking 12 month-old, I was stunned. However the ticket agent had mercy on me and allowed me to take the stroller through to my destination since this was such a new policy.  On the return flight, a few tears helped me get the stroller past security again, however I noticed my stroller was conveniently baggage checked (& unaccessible) when I stopped in Dallas for my lay over.

Be sure to check your airline’s policy for strollers before you arrive at the airport for this Holiday season.  For those of you traveling on American Airlines, here’s their policy posted on-line:

Actually American Airlines told me the new stroller restriction was a FAA policy, which I believed until I traveled again a couple of months later. Flying with a different air carrier, I called to verify the stroller restrictions and the airline laughed at AA’s policy. They said that was like restricting wheelchairs behind the security gate for travelers.

We’ll see if other airline carriers take note and institute the same inconvenience for mothers.

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