Uppababy Vista Review

One of the first big products we purchased for our baby was a stroller and carseat.  My husband and I did some research and even stopped some parents in the mall and asked them about their thoughts on their strollers and carseats.  We noticed CitySelect was a very popular choice where we live.  But when we went to the store to check all the strollers out, the Uppababy Vista stood out for us.

This is exactly what you get when you purchase the Uppababy Vista:

The black colour is named “Jake”

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My husband and I traveled a lot before having our baby and we want to continue traveling as a family so when we found out that the Uppababy has a travel bag (sold separately) we had to get it.  What’s great about the travel bag is that if our stroller is in the travel bag and it gets damaged during our flight, Uppababy guarantees us a new stroller at no cost. But it has to be in the specific travel bag for the warranty to work.

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Another point we liked about this stroller was the amount of space on the bottom where we could put our coats, baby bag, and shopping/grocery bags (check out pic above).  I know some strollers out there have minimal space which makes the stroller light when maneuvering around, but I like to be hands-free so this was a plus.

Third great thing about this stroller was the fact that if we had an additional baby we could expand the stroller to accommodate both kids at the same time instead of buying a whole new other stroller!  We would just need an attachment which we could buy when the need arises.

Fourth, the stroller itself isn’t heavy to lift into the car when it’s collapsed.  It’s very easy to collapse and open up again for use.

Fifth, it has a smooth glide when we take it out to the mall or on sidewalks and my baby boy can attest since he always ends up sleeping in his carseat attached to the stroller whenever we are out.  Of course, I’ll take him out after a bit, but he enjoys it.

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Sixth, we did choose the Uppababy Mesa carseat and the Uppababy Mesa infant carseat base.  I would recommend buying the carseat base because it made my life easier taking the carseat in and out of our vehicle. The carseat clicks right into the base.  You don’t have to fiddle around with the seat belt which can be a pain if you always remove your carseat from the car.

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It also came with the bassinet which we hardly use because my baby boy loves to co-sleep.  But the bassinet is nice to have if you want to place your baby in a safe, cozy and ventilated place where you can easily watch him or her from a far.  It has ventilation on the bottom.  I would recommend buying a stand for it if you’re planning on removing it off the stroller and using it at home as your baby’s sleeping quarters.  The inside covers are easily washable.  The bassinet is nice to have for baby to sleep in if you’re out for long periods at a time like shopping for a couple of hours where you want to take your baby out of the carseat and lay him or her flat on their back.  There’s lots of room in it especially for a new born and I heard some parents of toddlers use it as a little playpen when out which I’ll probably do the same. Such a great idea!

Overall, we enjoy the Uppababy Vista.  I will let you know how it’s once we start travelling with it very soon.

Summary of Reasons Why We Chose The Uppababy Vista:

  1. Travel bag (sold separately) – piece of mind for travelling in case damaged
  2. Spacious bottom to carry baby bag and grocery/shopping items
  3. Easily expandable for additional child (attachment sold separately)
  4. Easy to collapse and open up – not heavy
  5. Smooth glide
  6. Carseat base – makes life easier, no hassle with seat belts
  7. Bassinet – ventilated and great to lay baby on its back for long shopping days and later on can use it as a playpen for toddler

Hope my review helped you decide which one to buy for your baby or babies!  I would love to hear your thoughts on the Uppababy Vista if it was your choice and if not, which stroller did you choose and why?

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First blog post

Hi new moms! Welcome to my first ever blog!

First off, just a little bit about myself…I’m newly married and a first time mom of a handsome little boy who just turned 2 months a few days ago.  He was born on Valentine’s Day so he’s my little sweetheart!

Being a first time mom, I’ve been surfing online and reading/watching videos on Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube about “mom things” like baby bag essentials and breastfeeding tips and love the idea of blogging as another way to stay connected to all the moms out there. I’m sure all you new moms with newborns would agree it can get lonely sometimes being at home and your thoughts can go many different ways so I thought something to maybe try is to put some of my thoughts into a blog.  I’m hoping my blog will help new moms (like myself) in any way.

“Sleep To No Sleep”?

In the beginning when we went home from the hospital I was tired, but I still had to take care of my baby.  And so my sleeping pattern changed drastically.  Hence the name of my blog “sleep to no sleep”.  It’s true what moms say to soon-to-be-moms – “get as much sleep as you can now before you give birth because you won’t after”.  The funny thing is, my body has accustomed to this odd sleeping pattern already. I’ll admit though the beginning was difficult – so hard!! This was a huge change for my husband and I. More so me because I’m on maternity leave and so I’m home with this little guy all day.  And going from working full-time and coming home and sleeping whenever to whatever time my heart desired to sleeping when my baby boy sleeps and waking up to when he’s hungry which is like every hour or so made me feel sleep deprived.  To be honest, when he sleeps I sometimes do other things when I should be sleeping too. But isn’t it hard to sleep when you finally get a little quiet time to yourself? I always find something else to do like blogging 😛

Before you go, let me know (moms with newborns), how you coped with little sleep in the beginning.  Do you have any bedtime rituals for both baby and you that worked?  Please tell me because I’d love to hear how you’ve overcome those sleepless nights.