Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review - Ty Beanie Baby Dora the Explorer

Bought this for our daughter for Christmas and she loves it!

Dora is nice and soft, the colors are bright, stitching seems to be good, and I love that the backpack is attached so it doesn't get lost.

Great size for our little toddler (it's about 7" tall, so it's easy for her to hold and put in her Dora backpack).

Would definitely buy again!

Click below to purchase at Amazon:

Ty Beanie Baby Dora the Explorer

Update: June 2014
We've now had this doll for 1.5 years and our daughter still loves her! Dora has held up really well so far to lots of play time. :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Review - Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller, Oasis

Good stroller; room for improvement.

I bought this to use for a 2-year-old and an infant. I like it, but probably wouldn't buy it again.

Pros: tons of different seating options, Graco car seat is very easy to "click" in, stroller folds up super fast and easily, standing platform is very sturdy, 2 canopies to shade both kiddos, child's tray and parent's tray are very useful, 5-point harnesses for front seat and jump seat, pattern is nice for girls or boys, storage basket is large.

Cons: the brake is at a terrible position and I'm constantly kicking it, front seat is very shallow, fits into our mini-van...just barely, heavier than our last double stroller, jump seat is a bit difficult to get in and out of the stroller, stroller basket is difficult to access.

Overall, it's ok. We've used a regular Graco double stroller in the past and loved it. I wanted to try something different this time around, and wasn't super impressed.

Click here to see it at Amazon:

Graco Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Stroller, Oasis

Update: June 2014
We've now had this stroller for 1.5 years. It's still in great shape but because of the above-listed cons I prefer using a single Graco stroller.