BRITAX DEBUTS VIBRANT NEW FASHIONS FOR B-AGILE and we are GIVING one of these $249.99 BABY Strollers Away!

Congrats to our winner Olivia!

Back in the STONE AGE ( when I gave birth to my son eight years ago) I don’t remember there being much style, flair or for that matter functionality to baby gear. There were a few brands in the game- and you got which ever seemed to be the easiest way to tote your lil tater tot from point A to point B. There was no sense of excitement, joy or fun about the process or for that matter that stage of parenthood. It was a necessary evil and something you had to get through inorder to get to the next and more doable stage– when your kid could start toddling about and perhaps you would no longer be so dependent on these cumbersome baby gear contraptions. I still remember being on a NYC sidewalk, about to take my son to a doctor and holding him while trying to get his unsightly and impossible to CLOSE carriage secured enough to get up the narrow steps to the office. There I was profusely sweating while my son was wailing and just wanting the earth to swallow me whole.

Well it is now the year 2013 and my son us 8 years old and baby gear- well it is not only one of the hottest retail markets- but products like BRITAX well they actually will make a woman like me- whose ovaries have been in a bit of a deep slumber begin to SCREAM — USE ME! USE ME!

In fact  the BRITAX New B-AGILE stroller is not only an incredible and very necessary piece of baby equipment but it has just unveiled some stunning colors which blend trends with classic style.

So what are the Three bright new spring fashions have strutted off the runway and on to the BRITAX B-AGILE . The fresh line of stroller fabrics features the vivid aqua “peacock” shade of the male bird, a bluer take on emerald, Pantone’s Color of the Year, complemented by the vibrant “plum” purple and versatile “granite” gray colors of its feathers.

All three colors are available on the  B-AGILE DOUBLE stroller single strollers. The peacock color, along with sandstone beige, a popular neutral shade and currently a part of the single stroller line, will be available on the B-AGILE DOUBLE stroller.

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Bottom line: There’s an added a sense of style to the everyday activity of using a stroller. While impressive in form, the BRITAX B-AGILE strollers are also striking in function. Thanks to the CLICK & GO integrated adapter system  the B-AGILE strollers can easily accommodate an infant car seat. The integrated adapter allows infant car seats  to simply “click” into BRITAX strollers to provide a quick and secure attachment without the purchase of additional adapters.

Both light-weight strollers feature a “quick fold” that allows parents to easily fold the stroller after the press of a button. They feature all-wheel suspension, five-point safety harnesses and fully-structured seats that allow baby to comfortably and safely ride from birth up to 55 pounds.

The new fashions for the BRITAX B-AGILE (MSRP: $249.99) and B-AGILE Double (MSRP: $449.99) will be available online and in independent and major retailers in late June. For more information about BRITAX, visit www.britaxusa.com, or find BRITAX on Twitter, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Britax or YouTube http://www.youtube.com/BritaxUSACarSeats.

And because every parent deserves baby gear that is both highly stylish and oh so functional we are giving ONE very lucky parent  one of  the new fashionable  B-AGILE (MSRP: $249.99) COLOR of The Year strollers! For a chance to win this GORGEOUS and seriously functional stroller  leave a comment on this blog post with your best piece of advice for new parents.  For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends July 13th!

  1. Shifra says:

    Best advice for new parents: enjoy it, because time passes so quickly.

  2. Shifra says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  3. Shifra says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  4. katherine says:

    best advice: don’t buy all the latest toys and baby items. All he/she needs is love

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  5. katherine says:

    follow melissa chapman on twitter @Kayday3 and tweeted

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. katherine says:

    like you on fb

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  7. katherine says:

    follow on pinterest @kad5243

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  8. latanya says:

    Accept help when others offer it

  9. latanya says:

    I follow you on twitter and https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/351416222304305152

  10. latanya says:

    I like you on facebook

  11. latanya says:

    I follow you on instagram

  12. latanya says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  13. Michelle Goldzal says:

    New mother advice- take naps!!!

  14. Stacey says:

    Get as much sleep as you can before hand.

  15. courtney hennagir says:

    a big piece of advice is to not spend so much money on baby items,like clothes or super expensive strollers. babies grow so fast that they probably won’t wear half of the cute outfits you buy. i know from experience!

  16. courtney hennagir says:

    i follow on facebook as courtney hennagir.

  17. courtney hennagir says:

    i follow you on twitter as @chennagir

  18. courtney hennagir says:

    i follow you on pinterest. http://pinterest.com/courtafi2138/

  19. Annie says:

    The best advice is to breathe and enjoy the moment. They are fleeting. I follow you on Facebook.

  20. Maureen M says:

    Really enjoy each moment….it is the hardest and yet the best thing wrapped in a beautiful package!

  21. Maureen M says:

    I retweeted!

  22. Maureen M says:

    I follow you on FB

  23. Jenny Guerra says:

    Enjoy holding your baby–you can’t spoil them with love

  24. Jenny Guerra says:

    like on facebook

  25. Jenny Guerra says:

    follow on pinterest

  26. Jenny Guerra says:

    follow on instagram (mommyhobby)

  27. Kellina H says:

    My best advice as a mother of 8 children, is to follow your gut instinct on stuff. If you feel it’s best for your baby to co-sleep, then do it! If you feel your baby needs held more, then do it. :-) Don’t worry what other people think you should do…it’s your baby, not theirs!

  28. Tannis W says:

    My advice would be try to enjoy every moment, including sleepless nights and poop explosions, because it can all be gone in a moment. Enjoy every moment!

  29. Tannis W says:

    I follow you on twitter and retweeted.
    @green_twiggy
    https://mobile.twitter.com/MelissaSChapman/status/351560917370150914

  30. Tannis W says:

    I like the Staten Island family on Facebook.

  31. Tannis W says:

    I follow you on pinterest.
    Username: greentwiggy

  32. Christy McMahon says:

    My advice: don’t sweat the small stuff!

    efalent@gmail.com

  33. Christy McMahon says:

    Following & RT on Twitter: @sixximus_prime

  34. Christy McMahon says:

    Liked on Facebook: Christy McMahon

  35. Christy McMahon says:

    Following on Instagram: sixximus_prime

  36. Christy McMahon says:

    Following on Pintrest: sixximusprime

  37. Aura says:

    don’t stock up on all the equiptment before asking mommy friends if they have any major like or dislikes of specific products and if they have any hand me downs for you

  38. Amber L. says:

    Get sleep while you can! Try using a baby sling or carrier when you want to get some chores done. I used vinegar and water for most of my cleaning so it was safe to use around my kids.

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

  39. Amber L. says:

    I follow you on Twitter @buttonlove and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/buttonlove/status/351745585218461698

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

  40. Aura says:

    I follow you on facebook

  41. Aura says:

    twitter follower @aahaft

  42. Aura says:

    pinterest follower @aurah

  43. Amber L. says:

    I like you on Facebook (Amber Larkin)

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

  44. Rochel S says:

    Enjoy it while you can, they grow up so fast!

  45. Rochel S says:

    i follow on pinterest (rufful)

  46. Elisa F says:

    My best piece of advice would be to savor every blessed moment, it goes by so very fast.

  47. Elisa F says:

    I follow you on Facebook, thanks for the chance!

  48. Jenn H says:

    forget sleep when your baby sleeps (you wont do it anyway) but remember to take time to just enjoy and snuggle your baby. (prioritize the to do list). dishes can wait, laundry can be washing while you snuggle. they grow too fast!

  49. Jenn H says:

    follow on pinterest (ohmuddymomma)

  50. Jenn H says:

    liked on facebook! (Jenn-Paul Henderson)

    thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Monique C says:

    Best piece of advice: make sure they know you love them & are always there for them.

  52. Kristin says:

    What a fabulous stroller! My best piece of advice…I’ve been handing it out to everyone! Accept help when it’s offered!

  53. Kristin says:

    Like the Staten Island Family on Facebook!

  54. Kristin says:

    Follow you on Pinterest!

  55. Kristin says:

    Follow you on Instagram of course! :)

  56. Kelly says:

    Enjoy the late night feeding, they really don’t last forever.
    I follow on Pinterest.

  57. Jo says:

    Light-weight is key for a function stroller and/or travel system.

  58. Jo says:

    I retweeted this post.

  59. Have your husband be your voice and fight the battles! Rest and enjoy your baby!

  60. Followed Melissa and here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/RambleSAHM/status/351969355472441344

  61. Emily Cotton says:

    Don’t try to be supermom! Just love and hold your kids.

  62. Emily Cotton says:

    Follow you on twitter and tweeted

    @missemmielou

    https://twitter.com/MissEmmieLou/status/352070820333490178

  63. Tina T says:

    My best piece of advice would be to trust YOUR instincts! Don’t get bullied by family or friends that have children that think they know what’s best for YOUR baby. Your baby, your choices….

  64. Tina T says:

    I follow you on twitter! https://mobile.twitter.com/ttapia0905/status/352120912885198848

  65. Tina T says:

    I like The Staten Island family on FB.

  66. Leslie G says:

    don’t get overwhelmed by what everyone tells you, enjoy this precious time and you will be able to do more than you ever imagined with your baby and family!

  67. Tina T says:

    I follow you on Instagram (@ttapiatt)

  68. Tiffany Childers says:

    My advice, Savor every last moment, even at 2am when babe is awake and driving you bonkers. It all passes so quickly.

  69. Becca says:

    Best advise: invest in a great stroller because you will use it all the time.

  70. Tina T says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/ttapiatt/

  71. Cheyenne Schweikert says:

    Sleep when baby sleeps!

  72. Erica says:

    Love every moment, time flies!

  73. Stacey R says:

    My best advice is to follow your own instincts, don’t let your parents, grandparents, or even your child’s pediatrician talk you out of your feelings, you really do know what’s best for your kids. Trust yourself.

  74. Michelle Thrasher says:

    My best piece of advice for new parents is simply that it does not hurt them to cry sometimes. I had to learn this the hard way with a baby who cried ALL the time. Yes, love and hold your babies, but Mom needs time too sometimes.

  75. Stacey R says:

    I follow on twitter and retweeted @smromard

  76. Stacey R says:

    I follow on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/staceyromard)

  77. Morgan Wright says:

    It goes by SO fast…enjoy every second!

  78. Stacey R says:

    I follow on Intsagram @romards

  79. Stacey R says:

    I follow on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/sromard/

  80. Annabelle says:

    Enjoy every minute, it goes so fast!

  81. Gina Stanford says:

    The best advice for new parents that I’d give is to be patient and enjoy every moment with your child. It goes by so quickly.

  82. Jackie says:

    Best advice- go with the flow and trust your own instincts!

  83. Rachel Heeren says:

    Best advice I can give is enjoy every minute & record everything you can because time passes so quickly and pretty soon dates, check ins, weights, everything, will be in a blur!

  84. Gina Stanford says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  85. Hillary Costin says:

    Always dress your babies cute! It makes it much easier when they make a mess to just smile and laugh!

    Also, you can never baby proof too much!

  86. Gina Stanford says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/moma2four/

  87. Justin Costin says:

    Listen to their mother, even when she tells you to enter giveaways.

    Read a story at bedtime, it will mean as much to you as it does to them.

  88. Hillary Costin says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  89. Hillary Costin says:

    Followed on Instagram @hwcostin

  90. Danielle Fouts says:

    try not to over baby-proof.. it will just make it harder as your kid gets older and smarter and you will be in trouble when you visit someone else’s house that isn’t baby proofed!

  91. kim nguyen says:

    Take tons of pictures. Times goes by too fast!

  92. Leah says:

    Enjoy it while you can!

  93. SA says:

    Sleep while the baby sleeps- and savor the snuggles while they’ll do it, because toddlers just want to run and play!

  94. Megan Arce says:

    Best advise: relax and enjoy it!! Time goes by so incredibly fast- learn to LITERALLY stop and smell the roses- savor every second (even the hectic, not so fun ones).

  95. Heather G. says:

    Best advice… Live in the moment each day with your beautiful kids that you created. Life gets cut short too often and time flys so you got to enjoy it while you have it!

  96. Do your research on baby products, and invest in things that will last and be good for your child.

  97. Followed you on Twitter https://twitter.com/StephanieDeArco

  98. Liked you on Facebook Stephanie DeArco – https://www.facebook.com/AFWiFEY23

  99. Dani James says:

    You won’t “spoil” your baby by holding them “too much”! Get those cuddles while they let you :)

  100. Followed on Instagram – http://instagram.com/stephaniedearco

  101. Sunny Nieh says:

    Try to extend those moments that seem very ordinary by actually participating in them and not trying to get a photo to document it! Their routines and behaviors change so quickly! And they grow up too soon!

  102. following on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/afwifey23/

  103. Michelle scieneaux says:

    Research! Babies r us and target aren’t the only places in the world to get baby gear!
    And read about having and taking care of babies.

  104. Yesenia Rios-Galdamez says:

    I will be a first time mother, but the advice that I’ve been given is to enjoy my sleep before the baby comes and to take lots of pictures.

    I am Following @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and I Retweet this giveaway!

  105. Haven says:

    Best advice for parents? Do the best job you can but don’t expect yourself to be perfect because if you expect it out of yourself, your child will expect it from themselves and that sets EVERYONE up for failure.

    Second piece of advice.. remember that you must take some time for yourself and have outside interests or you will find that when your children are grown and leave home that you have no sense of identity. It is one of the hardest things in the world to feel old, alone and without direction. If you make yourself a priority as well as your children, you will teach your children to respect you as well as themselves.

  106. beth z says:

    best advice? enjoy them while they’re little! they grow up SO fast, all those little tiny baby moments fly by so quickly :)
    i follow and tweeted, follow on instagram and like on facebook! :)

  107. Libby says:

    Swaddle the baby for longer stretches of sleep. Great advice!

  108. Danielle Koch says:

    Best advice- follow your heart, don’t worry about what others think.

  109. Kira K. says:

    Spend as much time as possible snuggling and holding your baby. They grow up so fast, so cherish the opportunities that you have!

  110. Rachel Cole says:

    My best piece of advice for new parents is to take a deep breath. It is okay if you are not enjoying every minute because it is hard. But it is okay, just keep doing your best, take lots of pictures and choice to do one fun thing with your kids instead of a chore everyday!

  111. Christina says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  112. jackie mueller says:

    Don’t worry about what others say. It will all come to you naturally!

  113. Ashley Browning says:

    Best advice: take lots of pictures and record whatever you can! The time goes by way too fast!

  114. Toni says:

    I’m a new parent to be, so I have no advice for others, but the best I’ve been given is to try to relax and enjoy, and not stress over every little thing.

  115. Sharmila M. says:

    Sleep when the baby sleeps!

  116. Ching-I Meng says:

    Take a lot of pictures!

  117. Chrissy says:

    always cherish each moment.. TIME FLIES.. Stop and smell the roses, enjoy what they enjoy.. great excuse to be a kid again:) thanks for the chance!

  118. Kris Garvey says:

    Best piece of advice is do what you feel is right – listen to other’s advice to a point, but ultimately you know hwat is best for your wee one.

  119. Kris Garvey says:

    Like the Staten Island Family on Facebook!

  120. Kris Garvey says:

    I also follow you on Pinterest as krischan325

  121. Kayla Schmitz says:

    Best Advice: Don’t always listen to how other people tell you to parent try things for yourself.

  122. Britni Bradford says:

    Best advice for new parents – follow your instincts and don’t be afraid to lean on your friends/family for help!

  123. Best advice? Make freezer meals before you turn 36 weeks and make sure to either have 1. a hospital bag packed 2. or a birth “box” packed before full term.

    Freezer and easy crock pot meals saved us and watching my birth box go unused till 40w5d made me feel comfortable and confident that when it is time it is time and when baby is ready we will be. :)

  124. Masooma F says:

    Best advise for new parents: Cherish every moment with your little one and even though each stage has its challenges, each stage also has wonderful little things that your baby will grow out of soon!! Oh and also lots of cuddles :)

  125. Masooma F says:

    Following you on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/Masooma20/status/352143361915895808

  126. Masooma F says:

    Following you on Pinterest: mommy2boys0711

  127. ToCo says:

    Don’t be hard on yourself, just go with what feels natural and you’ll be just fine! :)

  128. Ashley Leonard says:

    My best advice would be to stock up on diapers! We started buying diapers the day we got a positive… that way it’s not such a hassle to buy them after baby’s born!

  129. Ashley Leonard says:

    following and retweeted on twitter as @SUPERajayne

  130. Ashley Leonard says:

    liked on facebook as Ashley Jayne Leonard

  131. Ashley Leonard says:

    following on instagram as ashleyjleonard

  132. Ashley Leonard says:

    following on pinterest as ajayneleonard

  133. Lara says:

    Great Giveaway!

    My best advice is to always do what feels best for you & your family. Everyone does things a little different, don’t feel like you have to meet or beat everyone’s expectations … And above all… ENJOY Your TIME w/ your LITTLE ONE!

  134. Lara says:

    New Follower on Facebook – Lara Jarrette

  135. Sarah C says:

    My best piece of advice for new parents is to accept whatever help people are willing to offer. Babies can be a lot of work and you will appreciate it later

  136. Lena N. says:

    Enjoy every single moment of it!

  137. Lena N. says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/momtoem/status/352155945842900992

  138. Nicky K-B says:

    Best advice is to double layer the crib…waterproof pad, sheet, waterproof pad, sheet. That way if there’s a middle of the night mess, it’s easy to pull off a layer.

  139. Ashleigh says:

    Sleep when the baby sleeps!

  140. Ashleigh says:

    Follow on Twitter @artsavesyou and tweeted https://twitter.com/artsavesyou/status/352157791672213504

  141. Ashleigh says:

    Like on Facebook Ashleigh Walls

  142. Laura Miller says:

    The best advice I have to give is: Hear the advice being given…but listen to your instincts! You are probably a way better parent than you give yourself credit for!

  143. Ashleigh says:

    Follow on Instagram: artsavesyou

  144. Ashleigh says:

    Follow on Pinterest: ashleigh_walls

  145. Laura Miller says:

    I follow on Twitter as @Krazed79 here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/Krazed79/status/352159749640425472

  146. amy cates says:

    Rock and read to your little one everynight.

  147. Laura Miller says:

    I follow on FB as Laura Miller.

  148. Laura Miller says:

    I follow on Instagram as @krazed79.

  149. Laura Miller says:

    I follow on Pinterest, here is a link to my profile: http://pinterest.com/krazed79/

  150. Jessica says:

    My best advice is to just follow your instincts and do what works for your family. Don’t worry about everyone else’s opinion.

  151. Jessica says:

    I follow on Twitter.

  152. Jessica says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  153. Jessica says:

    I follow on Instagram.

  154. Jessica says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  155. anastasia b says:

    Advice: trust your parenting intuition and don’t accept ‘experts’ to know your child as well as you do!

  156. anastasia b says:

    I follow you on twitter as ecoblogz

  157. Melissa C. says:

    Advice for new moms: take time to relax and enjoy your newborn because you will be running after them very soon!

  158. Melissa C. says:

    I follow you on pinterest!

  159. Melissa C. says:

    I like you on FB!

  160. anastasia b says:

    I like your page on Facebook

  161. anastasia b says:

    I follow on Pinterest as Anastasia Borisyuk

  162. Amber says:

    My best piece of advice is to not spend a lot of money on baby gear before the baby is born. Take your time and see what you *really* need first!

  163. Kristin Bartoldus says:

    best advice: You can never hold you baby too much

  164. Nadiah Sidek says:

    enjoy every moment as parents

  165. Michaela B says:

    Don’t buy all the latest gadgets, babies usually won’t like them anyway!

  166. Kira says:

    My best piece of advice for new parents is to not compare their kids to others. Every kid is different and it is ok. Enjoy your child.

  167. Nadiah Sidek says:

    i already follow you on twitter, facebook, instagram and pinterest, and also retweet the giveaway,

  168. Haley Bradley says:

    Don’t stress about all the stuff you need to get done. They are only little for a short time. In liked you on Facebook.

  169. Haley Bradley says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  170. Britni Bradford says:

    I follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter (@britni82) and retweeted the tweet from MyGOMOM that you had retweeted about the giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/MyGOMOM/status/352127659934887937

  171. Britni Bradford says:

    I like The Staten Island family on facebook – Britni Bradford http://www.facebook.com/britni82

  172. Britni Bradford says:

    I follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram – bnbradford82

  173. Britni Bradford says:

    I follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest – britni82

  174. Kim says:

    Time goes so fast. Cherish every moment you have with your child!

  175. Kelsey says:

    Accept any help and enjoy it while it lasts!

  176. Candice Dedini says:

    Absolutely sleep when you can! Every minute helps! Do not feel bad about asking for help either. Everyone needs it and you are no less of a parent because you asked for it!

  177. Carol W says:

    If someone wants to hold your baby or run an errand for you, let them!!!

  178. Carol W says:

    Already liked you on fb. thanks for the chance!

  179. Jennifer K. C. says:

    My best advice is to accept other people’s help when they offer it!

  180. Melissa Genard says:

    Don’t be afraid to accept help. Every baby will reach milestones on their own. Don’t compare your baby to other babies. Try not to get into mommy/parenting wars.

  181. nicole says:

    My best advice, is to sleep when you can!

  182. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh lets see…my best advice is to sleep when baby sleeps, and take lots of pictures! They grow so fast!

  183. Laura Jacobson says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/352490691156377600

  184. Laura Jacobson says:

    I like you on facebook

  185. Laura Jacobson says:

    I follow you on Pinterest
    Laura J http://pinterest.com/ilovemybeagle2/

  186. Tina M says:

    be patient!!!

  187. Tina M says:

    https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/352492618514571264

  188. Tina M says:

    follow you on facebook

  189. christy g says:

    My advice for new parents is to follow your instincts! And enjoy every moment. It goes by quick.

  190. christy g says:

    I follow on pinterest (christyisttc)

  191. christy g says:

    i like on facebook (christy isttc)

  192. Andy says:

    Take pictures!

  193. Olivia Rubin says:

    Ask for help, even if its just cooking you meals, so you can sleep. And take photos, lots of them

  194. Olivia Rubin says:

    I follow on twitter as @OliviaAbby and retweeted https://twitter.com/MelissaSChapman/status/352660713157820417

  195. Olivia Rubin says:

    I liked on Facebook as Olivia Rubin

  196. Olivia Rubin says:

    Instagram Follower – OliviaTheServiceDog

  197. Olivia Rubin says:

    Pinterest follower – http://pinterest.com/abbyrubin/

  198. KC says:

    I am in love with the peacock blue! I’m a soon to be first time parent and the most common advice I get is to try not to stress over the little things and enjoy being a mommy. :) I hope I can win this contest, it would be a true blessing!

    -KC

  199. KC says:

    Followed and retweeted on Twitter: KC Brezina
    Liked on Facebook as: KC Brezina
    Followed on Pinterest as: KC Brezina
    Followed on Instagram as: Kcquin

  200. Sarah C says:

    i love this stroller!!! you are awesome melissa! you are without a doubt my favorite blogger!

  201. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My best advice is sleep when you can, and don’t do too much. Enjoy every moment!

  202. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Following on twitter – @eastman928

  203. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Facebook fan!

  204. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Following on instagram – eastman928

  205. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Following on Pinterest – Cassandra Eastman – eastman520

  206. Sarah VM says:

    My best advice for new parents is to do what you feel is right. Don’t let everyone tell you what to do or criticize you for your choices. Make the decision to not let anyone boss you around when it comes to your baby.

  207. Sarah VM says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/SmallSlice/status/353162691952648194

  208. Sarah VM says:

    I like the Staten Island Family on FB. Sarah VM

  209. Cheyenne P says:

    Best piece of advice I can give is to take one day at a time. Some days will be absolutely brilliant and others will be extremely rough, but those great times will make the tougher one’s completely worth it.

  210. Meghann F says:

    Best piece of advice: enjoy every moment! Time goes so fast and our little ones grow so quickly.

  211. Abby Caraway says:

    Take pictures. Lots of pictures. And sleep when you can.

  212. Abby Caraway says:

    I follow on twitter as @AbbyCaraway and retweeted https://twitter.com/MelissaSChapman/status/353923731288100864

  213. Abby Caraway says:

    Facebook Liker – Abby Caraway

  214. Abby Caraway says:

    Pinterest Follower – Abby Caraway

  215. shannon m. says:

    Best advice: Freeze meals before your due date because baby doesn’t give you too much time to cook, clean, etc. I thought I would have time to whip something up so didn’t bother. Sometimes he doesn’t even give me long enough to makes a sandwich before he starts crying.

  216. Jessica Salonga says:

    My advice would be to lean hard on The Lord. He will give you strength when you feel like you just can’t do anymore.

    I liked you on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook! :) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  217. Cassie S. says:

    My biggest piece of advice, as I am the mom to a 10 year old and a 26 day old baby boy, is to relish in the moments that drive you crazy as they will be the ones you look back on and laugh. OH, and hold your newborns as much as you can, they will benefit from the extra love more than you know!

  218. Juli Tanner says:

    To relax a little a try not to worry so much because she’d be grown before we knew it!

  219. Ruth V. says:

    Best piece of advice: really live in the moment. A year has flown by with my son before me eyes! I miss having that sweet little newborn!

  220. Ruth V. says:

    Following you on Twitter, and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/vivaveltoro/status/354277809599946752

  221. Ruth V. says:

    I “like” The Staten Island Family on Facebook :)

  222. Ruth V. says:

    Following on Pinterest as Ruth V. Thanks!!

  223. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I am due in 86 days so the only advice I have is tell people if you are overwhelmed.

  224. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I follow on twitter as @HeatherLolaD
    Retweeted https://twitter.com/MelissaSChapman/status/354365521803747331

  225. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I liked Staten Island family as Lola Davidson

  226. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I follow on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/heatherlolad/

  227. Addison Kat says:

    Best advice would be to breathe and don’t stress about whether or not you’re a good parent or doing it all right. Do the best you can and when you need help, don’t be too afraid or ashamed to ask for it.

  228. Addison Kat says:

    like on Facebook as Addison Kat

  229. Lindsey Henderson says:

    Best piece of advice…follow your instinct with the baby, and don’t believe it should be like all the other parents say. Each baby is different, and it is your baby who determines how your parenting should be. It doesn’t always go by the books.

  230. Martina Ferguson says:

    The traditional advice is to sleep when the baby sleeps, but my first baby was not a sleeper. Here is my best advice, don’t be afraid to ask for help and don’t assume that your husband will be a mind reader. I had to learn to vocalize what I needed (which was hard for me) but when I did it, I got help. Also, there is no such thing as “perfect”. I do the best than I can and have accepted that as my new level of “perfect”.
    And just remember that “this too shall pass”. I just had my third baby in May, and the sleepless nights are hard but this time I know that in a few months…I am going to feel better when my baby starts sleeping, which eventually he will do. Hang in there ;)

  231. Martina Ferguson says:

    Following on twitter @martiferg
    Retweeted: https://twitter.com/MelissaSChapman/status/355350663934390274

  232. Martina Ferguson says:

    Liked you on facebook! ;) Martiferg

  233. Martina Ferguson says:

    Following you on instagram! ;)

  234. Martina Ferguson says:

    Following you on pinterest.

  235. jeannine s says:

    Ask for help when you need it

  236. jeannine s says:

    retweetd @mellanhead

  237. jeannine s says:

    follow you on pinterest as mellanhead

  238. jeannine s says:

    follow you on instagram as mellanhead

  239. jeannine s says:

    like you on facebook (jeannine drenchek-scavo)

  240. Dameon S says:

    Gef as much sleep as you can. Sleep when your baby does.

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