A couple of weeks ago we took a little family road trip up the coast to a great Northern California beach town called Mendocino. There’s just something about the NorCal coast that just calls to me. The beaches are so wild and rustic compared to your typical California beach. The rocks, bluffs, trees and plants are so gorgeous up here. We stayed at this great historic hotel called the Little River Inn. In fact, they’ve been in operation since 1939 with the same family! Innkeeper Cally Dym is the fifth generation owner along with her husband, Executive Chef Marc Dym. The inn has a notable guest history as well, from Ronald Reagan to James Dean (while filming East of Eden). It’s situated right off of Highway 1, on the bluff right above the beach. The view is seriously stunning, it doesn’t get any better.
Well it’s the tail end of Cyber Monday and I figured I’d post this right under the wire 😉 Have you gotten a lot of Christmas shopping under your belt today? I have to admit, I really caught the bug this year. Maybe it’s because there are SO. MANY. GOOD. SALES! What about you? Did you get anything good?
Here are some super fun picks for the little ones in your life! A little something for everyone….
Perfect way to talk to your bestie or siblings.
– fully recyclable
– anti-rebound bar
– Crypton Super Fabric
– rear facing until 50 lbs
– forward facing until 65 lbs
– free of BFRs* and CFRs** on the Crypton fabric seats
With just a few notable differences:
– less expensive
– no rigid latch system
– weighs 28lbs (the Foonf is 38lbs)
– sits slightly lower than the Foonf
– has 1 forward-facing recline position (the Foonf has 2)
To find out more the Clek website has this handy comparison chart.
We loved Conrad’s Fllo so much that we decided to upgrade Arden to a Clek as well. We have two cars and in order to make things a little easier we figured we should have at least three carseats. So when I saw a deal on Amazon for a Clek Foonf I jumped on it and got Arden a pink one 😉 She was absolutely thrilled.
I was a tad worried about the pink color because Arden climbs up into her seat herself which means lots of shoe action going on. The fabric is removable, but isn’t machine washable so it needs to be spot cleaned. And you know what? I haven’t had to clean it, not even once! Shocking, right? That green guard Crypton fabric is magic, I tell you.
Oh and did I mention how much happier Conrad is in his Fllo? It’s so much easier buckling him in now. He loves being up high and seeing everything. They can even hold hands now 😉 Love it. Here area few pictures of them in their new car seats.
And just so you can get a better idea of how the fit, here’s a few pictures of the car seats without the littles.
We have a Toyota Prius V by the way, and you can see how much room there is. If need be, I can sit in between the two car seats with a seat belt on too!
You can see the height differences in the two seats really well here. Keep in mind that the headrest on Arden’s Foonf is set higher to accommodate her height.
We are super happy with our new Clek car seats and they really work so much better for us. The Clek car seats are definitely an investment, but I think it’s worth it. With their combination of eco-friendliness, safety features and great design – it’s just one of those things I’m willing to spend a little more on. I’d love to know what features you guys were most interested in when buying carseats for your children! And who out there has tried a Clek? What did you guys think?
I actually had no idea what I was going to do until a week before. I found this adorable shirt on Etsy and things kind of went from there. Thank god for Amazon prime!
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Okay so, I need some feedback from all of you. It’s almost time to do the old switcheroo from an infant seat (we use this one) to a convertible. Arden is currently rear-facing in a Maxi Cosi Pria 70 and while she has no issues with it and we like it to…I’m seriously considering the Foonf.
We really do like our Pria carseat, but the Foonf has some amazing attributes. It’s eco-friendly because the seat can be fully recycled and there are no harmful flame retardants added to the fabric. LOVE that. I also love it’s narrow footprint, the Pria is pretty substantial in our car right now. Let’s not forget to mention the fact that it has an anti-rebound bar. I don’t know why more seats don’t have that. Oh and the crypton fabric is supposed to be divine…water beads right off of it. One thing I saw in reviews though was that some thought it was uncomfortable and hard. So I’m not too sure on that score. The major downfall with this seat? It’s almost double the price of the Pria. So that’s where I’m stuck. Is this seat really worth the extra $200?
The Pria has served us well for the past two years. Arden thinks it’s comfy and the cup holder comes in so handy! She wasn’t a fan of the infant seat, but as soon as we moved her to this one she was a happy camper. The black part of the seat is removable for cleaning. I usually throw it in the washer on delicate and then hang dry it. It dries super fast. The gray head rest fabric is spot clean though. And as you can see it’s right where the head (aka mouth) is, so the fact that it can’t be removed and cleaned is not ideal. Also the headrest adjusts and I’ve found our’s is hard to get locked in place. I’m not sure if that’s just our seat or across the board though. Pulling the straps out and making them looser can be a pain and sometimes (not often) the straps get twisted around in the buckles, which can be a little annoying, but definitely not a make or break.
What do you guys think? Is the splurge worth it for the Foonf? How many of you have it and love/hate it? What about the Pria? Any of you have experience with both seats and can help me out?
maxi cosi pria 70
The Mr took one look at this picture and said “I can’t believe you made him wear that hat.”. What? It’s cute! Right? Right? 😉