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How I Chose the Best Pram for My Baby

babytransitEvery parent love their babies and wants only the best for them. This is why they buy brand new and high-quality products that will cater to their every need. If you are a new parent, you would want to provide a comfortable space for your child when travelling and in most countries they choose to buy prams. Prams have been around for a long time and have proven to be the best choice for newborn babies. They help keep the babies comfortable when they are taking their rest because they can lie flat on them. It also helps parents transport them from room to room because they are mobile and can be pushed around. Plenty of manufacturers are into the pram business, but only a few are trustworthy. If you are out looking for the best pram for your baby, refer to this guide for tips.

Consider the prams’ weight

Prams are heavy, and some can weigh up to 15kg without your child in it. There are some prams that can go as light at 8kg like the Redsbaby bounce but even for some mothers; they can be awfully heavy. When you choose a pram that you want to buy, think if you are able to lift it when you have to and make your decision based on that. There are benefits of staying physically active in this situation. You can easily carry heavier prams.

Find out if you can fold it easily.

Some prams are too complicated that it’s almost impossible for you to fold them. Don’t be fooled by sales people who can do it “just like that” because they have been trained to do it. Instead, try folding the pram on your own to know if you can do it easily. This is an important factor to consider because you will probably do this everyday when you take put the baby in and take out the baby from the pram. Modern strollers don’t have this kind of problem as they’re all made to be easily folded.

Consider your child’s age

Newborns have not developed the necessary strength in the neck to support their head. Because of this, you need to choose a pram that is flat or one that comes with a removable bassinette. There are newborn options that some prams feature. Make sure to ask the sales person about their newborn options when it comes to prams.

Reverse features

There are front-facing prams, but not all of them allow your baby to look at you all the time. If you want to have your baby look at your face during the early weeks, you need to consider a reverse function for your pram. This feature will allow you to choose if you want your baby to face you or see the world when they get older.

What’s your budget?

This is the most important thing to consider because prams are not cheap. Before you even start shopping, decide on a budget that you’re willing to shell out for your pram. Another option is to start window shopping for prams and then check if you can get them cheaper through online stores. You can also consider accessories that you want to add to your purchase like sun and rain cover or trays for your baby.

Watching “The Hunger Games” and Exploring bows

The Hunger games made a huge impact to cinema fanatics when it hit the big screen. Everyone’s favorite character is Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence who utilizes a crossbow as her weapon. Because of Katniss’ skills and charm in the movie, many women (and men) who watched it became curious in learning how to use a bow. This opened the doors of normal people to archery. Archery is a sport where you can learn how to focus more and be more disciplined, just like Katniss. Learning archery is not that simple and you have to really devote time to be better at your craft. The first thing that you need to have if you want to try archery is a good bow. There are many types of bow that can be used to learn archery but the best bow to begin with is the compound bow. Most training organizations choose to give their instructions out using a compound bow to  make it easier for beginners to follow.  If you are new to exploring bows and want to know which compound bow to choose, here are the best ones being sold today.

Bear Archery Empire

This bow is said to be the perfect mix of forgiveness, speed and balance. This bow features a fast and flexible cam that is engineered by the most popular names in the industry. It has a quiet and easy to draw and shoot bow to keep you constantly shooting. This bow has received so many positive comments from satisfied customers and is chosen as one of the best overall performance bow sold today.

Genesis Original Bow

Although it has a filmic appearance, you won’t really think of this bow as a toy. This solid piece of equipment has a long life span and is very durable. The well respected archery in schools program picked this bow as their main bow to use when giving out instructions because it is very easy to setup as well as shoot. This beginner bow received a lot of positive reviews from archers worldwide. They praised the combination of flexibility, performance and ease of the bow. Because many training organizations use this bow for their beginning classes, you are sure that you are getting the value for your money. This bow also features an adjustable draw length which makes it suitable for female and children who are only beginning in archery.

Bear Siren

While some girls may not have a tough time using a regular bow, some might need something specially made for them. The Bear Siren is a great bow for ladies who are starting to learn archery and is made by one of the top bow makers in the industry. You can choose from different draw length options and it also features an axle to axle length that is slightly longer for a more stable feeling. The Bear Siren is a product of many years of research and was specifically made to address the needs of women who are serious about getting a good bow.

Why is There Pet Hair on Everything?!

hopelessly devoted vacuumpethairEveryone adores their pets and loves them as much as they love their family members. Pets are loving creatures that can help you relieve stress just by playing with them. They also bring life into your home when they run around and play with their toys. Although there are so many good things about owning a pet, there are also some downsides. A good example of this is having pet hair all over your house—I know; I own dogs. As a fellow pet owner, I understand that having pet hair all over your floors and furniture can really be frustrating. If you find yourself in a mess and you don’t know what to do, do what I did and buy a good quality pet hair vacuum. It may sound like an easy solution for a big mess but it works like a charm. In order to buy a pet hair vacuum that will eliminate your problems, you need to know what you are looking for.

Shark Navigator Lift-Awayshark

This is said to be the best all around vacuum on the market and the customers who bought the product in Amazon seem really satisfied with it. Suction, portability, design and value—the Shark Navigator has everything. If you have a budget of $200 then this is probably your best choice.

Shark Rotator Lift-Away

This version boasts a few extra features compared to its sister vacuum. The Shark Rotator Lift-Away features a wider cleaning path, optional canister caddy and deep carpet cleaning for stubborn pet hair. If you don’t have problems with your budget then this is the best vacuum for you.

Hoover WindTunnel Pet

This specifically targets pet owners because it does an excellent job of picking up pesky dog and cat hair. The Hoover Wind Tunnel Pet vacuum comes with a special HEPA filtering bag upon purchase. The HEPA technology eliminates 99% of. It also features the wind tunnel technology that gives it a great suction power.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Rewind Pet

This vacuum has a huge dust collector as well as a powerful motor to pick up pet hair. This makes lifting pet hair and dust so easy around the house. This model also comes with accessories that are especially designed to collect pet hair.

Eureka Pet Lover Mighty Mite 3684F

This is a lightweight canister vacuum that is very flexible as it can be used on wood floors, dog hair, stairs or your car. It weighs less than 9 pounds and is a nice option for people who are on a tight budget.

Miele S7260 Cat & Dog Vacuum

If you want a vacuum that is very well built and will last you for a long time, you should consider this vacuum cleaner. It might be expensive for a pet hair vacuum at $600 but it’s only because it’s made with the finest materials, a sleek design and overall performance for a vacuum.

What I Bought My Husband When He Bought a Gun.. (A Safe!)

hopelessly devoted bestgunsafeproIn most countries, people choose to buy a gun for security reasons. Owning a gun means you can defend yourself and your family when something urgent happens. Although it’s easy to buy a gun from any gun shop, owning a gun means being responsible in making sure that no untrained person gains access to it.

There are some countries that don’t a allow people to own a gun without having anything to store it in like a gun safe. Gun safes are made so that gun owners can lock their guns away and keep it out of reach. There are different types of gun safes that you can choose from to match your preferences. Anyone who’s planning to buy a gun should also consider getting a gun safe.  If you are a housewife and your husband is planning to buy a gun, go get them a good quality safe like I did when my husband bought his first handgun. Buying a gun safe is not that easy so here are some tips to help you with your choice.

 Consider a larger safe.

Once you buy a gun, your collection may grow in the long run. A good quality safe is not just a locker for guns but it can also be used to store your family’s other valuables. This means you can easily fill up a large safe. You should spend money on the protection, size and features of the safe that you are going to get. In the future, you might want to store items that are worth a lot of money so it would definitely pay off. If you are on a tight budget, you can opt for a second hand safe. Unlike other products, safes don’t wear out that fast. Try checking out auctions when a business is about to move location to score a good quality commercial safe that you can use.

 Opt for a fire resistant gun safe.

Pay more for a safe that is fire resistant. Fireproofing is not the same as fire resistant so make sure you do your homework before paying for an expensive safe. Check if the sheet rock that was used to make the safe is properly installed. If you really want to make sure that your valuables are well protected, you can put a smaller fire resistant safe inside a bigger one and store jewelries, documents and money inside.

Check out as many brands as you can.

There are many manufacturers that make gun safes today. Make sure that you look at each and every safe to compare them to one another. Gun safes are not cheap so you need to make sure that you are getting the best value for your money.

Learn the safe’s specifications

Just because you find a gun safe that is big and heavy, it doesn’t automatically mean that it’s secure.  Some gun safes being sold today are made with thin walls that they can be penetrated with tools like a fire ax. If you want a good quality safe, get one that was made with a 10 or 8 gauge steel.

How a Portable Air Conditioner Saved My Life

hopelessly devoted airconditionerlabHot weathers can be exhausting especially if you are stuck at home without anything to do. During the summer season, people usually rely on their air conditioners to cool down and relax.  There are many types of air conditioners available for consumers but the one that is most popular is the portable air conditioner. Portable air conditioners are the best because it’s mobile which means you can bring it along anywhere you go. There are lots of times when my portable air conditioner saved my life from heat exhaustion. Having a portable air conditioner with you at times can be very helpful. Although not all portable air conditioners are lightweight, you still have the option to bring it with you compared to other types of air conditioners. If you don’t believe me, here are some of the benefits of buying a portable air conditioner.

Low Price

Compared to all types of air conditioners, portable air conditioners are more affordable. The price of portable air conditioners can be 40 to 50% lower compared to window air conditioners. If you are on a tight budget, there are low end portable air conditioners that you can consider.

No Installation Required

Unlike other types of air conditioners where you need to modify your room to make then fit, portable air conditioners offer you the convenience of not having to install anything. All you need to do is to find an exit for the exhaust hose that comes with your unit and you are ready to use it.

Portable and Convenient

Aside from the convenience of not installing anything ever, portable air conditioners have more to offer. These air conditioners come with built in casters that you can use roll these babies around to every room where you need cool air. Most portable air conditioners are also lightweight and very easy to carry.

Energy Efficient

If you take a look at central air conditioner that cools the entire house, portable air conditioners are proven to be more energy efficient. Portable air conditioners are smaller and in turn, it needs lower operation costs. You can also focus targeted areas that need to be cooled—now that’s true efficiency.


Portable air conditioners are made with the finest materials and a sleek design. Because it is made to be placed in the floor, manufacturers got their style from modern figurines and appliance. This way, if you are not using the portable air conditioner to cool your room, you can still use it to impress guests with its sleek aesthetics. You can never do this with other types of air conditioners so you might want to consider portable air conditioners.

Long Lasting

Other types of air conditioners are prone to rusting because the other half is exposed to the outside world. Because of this, most air conditioners get a shorter lifespan when compared to portable ones. Portable air conditioners stay inside the house much like any other appliance which makes them guarded from rusting, corroding and other environmental degeneration.