Choosing the right Car Seat for a first time Mommy

I am so close! Only a few more months until I finally get to meet my mini me. My little friend who I have been waiting so patiently for. I cannot wait to hold her little hands and feet, and kiss her little nose and cheeks! It’s crazy how my life completely changed once I found out I was pregnant, and I haven't even met her yet. I can't even imagine what it will be like once I actually get to know WHO she is!

Getting ready for baby has been so fun. Since it's my first, I literally have to get everything and learn about everything from scratch. It's not as simple as just going to any store and buying any bottle, or any stroller, or any car seat... there are so many factors to consider and as a first-time mommy, I have so many questions on what will truly be best for my little girl.

I have checked off a few things off my list already as I wrote about in my last post about Philips Avent bottles, sterilizer, and warmer. Now the next thing on my list was the car seat. It's tough because there are so many features to a car seat and different things to look for that I didn't know which one would be the "right" one. How do I know which one is the best brand? The safest? The most practical?

Not to mention, I have to choose a car seat that will also fit with the stroller I am getting, since it will make things (I've been told) a lot easier when transporting my baby around from one area to the next. This also made things a bit confusing for me, because I wasn't sure how to know which car seat would work with which stroller? (lol).

I did some google research, and I headed on down to the Snuggle Bugz in Kanata for some expert advice. I had read many reviews about the Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat by Maxi Cosi and had a few questions that I felt much more comfortable asking an expert in person, then to base all my decisions from google alone. I wanted to know if it was safe, comfortable, practical, and light.

Also, as mentioned, I wanted to make sure it would fit with my stroller (I am getting the Valco Baby Snap Ultra Trend stroller). Seriously guys, these things can be so confusing when you're a first time mommy, but after chatting with the team at Snuggle Bugz in Kanata and doing some research online, I think I am starting to get the hang of this!

So I decided to go with the Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat because it checked off all the things on my list. It's safe with Air Protect Side Impact Protection and an anti-rebound bar, comfortable with the Cozi-Dozi insert providing head and neck support for smaller babies, practical, light, AND I got a car seat adaptor that will allow it to fit perfectly into my Valco baby Snap Ultra Trend stroller!


Thanks to the wonderful and super helpful team at Snuggle Bugz in Kanata, my little girl is going to look so cute and fashionable in her car seat, while of course being safe and comfortable.

Let the countdown begin!

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