It feels like just yesterday that I was pregnant with my first child. However, the reality is that it has been 7 years since my first pregnancy.

In fact, I just gave birth the my fourth child 4 weeks ago.

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In the past 7 years, I have been around the block and back again when it comes to shopping for all things baby. From everyday products, clothing to furniture and baby gear, I have had dabbled in it all and done my fair share of research along the way.

As parents we always want the best of the best for our children. We want the products we purchase for them to be of good quality and value while also offering great safety features. After all it is always the health and happiness of our little ones that are the priority. So when I got asked on numerous occasions what I needed when I was pregnant with my fourth, I was honestly at a loss. I felt like I had it all, Probably because I do. You should see my basement. It is full of all things baby.

After much thought, it dawned on me. It has been 7 years. Some of our car seats were close to expiry.

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We wound up picking up the Safety 1st Elite 65 Air+ 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat.  This car seat is great because it is a 3 in 1, and unlike most traditional convertible car seats it can be used both rear and forward-facing. Additionally it can be converted for use as a belt-positioning booster car seat once the child reaches the age, weight and height requirements. What stands out to me about this car seat is that it has a patented GCell HX Gel Foam which when paired with the advanced Air Protect cushion system it improves the overall safety of the car seat, offering full-body side impact protection. There is no doubt that this car seat is very durable and safe.

My kids also love that is has cup holders. You know because they need a place to store their snacks and drinks on our daily “road trips”. Yes, they think driving to school is a road trip which warrants the use of the in-car entertainment system and snacks. Ah that’s kids for ya!

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In addition to the car seat, I decided that another baby product that would be of great use is the Fisher Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother. You see, I have a mamaRoo situated in my Great Room. However, I wanted something that I could use in my master bedroom. A safe place that would be fun and enjoyable for my son to hang out while I get ready for the day or while I fold a load of laundry. My son loves to spend time being rocked back and forth, and the Rock ‘n Glide Soother offers that same soothing stimulation. The Rock ‘n Glide features music and nature sounds, rotating seat, and optional soothing vibrations. It smoothly rocks from side to side or forward and back, mimicking the same soothing motion of being rocked in Mom’s arms. It is a product that I happen to love because it buys me a few moments to just be, and enjoy a coffee or the ability to ready for the day with free arms while also keep my little guy happy and content.

What were some of the top essential baby products that you couldn’t live without? Or, what baby essentials are you coveting?

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I’ll tell you – I have been eyeing the Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle Stroller. If only I could justify a reason to convince the hubby that we must buy it… Stat! Ha.

The Samplers Club!

Visit Best Buy Canada online and sign-up for the exclusive Baby Samplers Club. The Baby Samplers Club offers great incentive and perks to it’s members, like being able test and review baby products for free in exchange for your written review. Sounds pretty amazing, right?! So don’t hesitate to pop on over and sign up now.

Best Buy Baby Sale!

When it comes to baby essentials, Best Buy understands how important it is for parents  to have the best products for their little ones. Keeping baby happy, healthy and safe is always a top priority, and Best Buy is ready to meet all your parenting needs. From entertainment to comfort to peace of mind, Best Buy has the best products from reliable brands that parents trust.

That’s why I’m thrilled to share with you that the Best Buy Canada Baby Sale is back!

From April 1st through to April 7th, you can score amazing deals on top baby products and essentials! It’s a great time to stock up on your favourite baby essentials and scoop up that coveted baby gear you have been eyeing.

Disclosure: Review items and an honorarium have been received in exchange for this post. All opinions noted are those of my own.

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