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Stokke Steps™ Styling Bouncer & Highchair Combo

Living in New York City does has it’s advantages, especially if you are a Mummy Blogger. Willy B Mum is constantly invited to events and the Stokke Steps™ Launch, hosted by MomTrends, was one of our favorites. Held on a snowy stormy winter night at the beautiful Manhattan Penthouse known as Gary’s Loft, it was a perfect night for an exclusive preview of Stokke’s new bouncer and highchair combination.

The Brainchild behind MomTrends, Nicole Feliciano welcomes the crowd

The Stokke Step Concept is ingeniously an extremely stylish and functional bouncer & highchair combination, which grows with a newborn till they are a child of 3 years+. This is broken into 3 parts;

  • Bouncer, and the Chair with Bouncer both of which can be used from birth to 6 months of age
  • Chair with Baby Set and Tray which can be used from 6 months of age
  • Chair which can be used from 3 years of age and up

A visual on how the Stokke Steps Concept works

We love the look and the modern sleek design of the bouncer (holding a baby up to 9 kg/20 pounds), which is made from a water-resistant polyester and cotton fabric. My favorite color is definitely orange, however if orange is not your thing, it also comes in 3 other options of blue, red or grey. Besides, being just gorgeous, another feature we love is that it comes with a newborn insert for use up to 4 months of age. Designed by resident expert and children pediatric physiotherapist, Vibeke Smith Aulie, who ensures that your Little Bubbie’s (Australian for Baby) developing spine will be properly supported, not to mention decadently comfortable. I wish they made these bouncers in adult sizes too!

Orange Bouncer shown with the newborn insert

MomTrends showcased the interchangeable module system in a uniquely beautiful way by emphasizing the highchairs and bouncers in a home setting. You can see yourself from the photos how seamlessly they blend in, easily bringing a baby to the table from birth. And when you have a newborn easily is a very important word!!

Stage 2; the sustainably designed highchair with tray is suitable for babies 6 months and up, coming in either a beechwood or walnut finish

The final stage, without the tray, is suitable for children 3 years +

Stokke offers a 3 year extended warranty on all products. The Bouncer costs around the $199 mark, while the highchair ranges in the $279 mark. At under $500 this is an investment which will be with you for years and years to come, and I quite literally mean that, as the highchair on its own can hold up to 188 pounds!

The Stokke Steps concept can be bought online at a whole host of reputable dealers which you can see HERE. Or, if you prefer a brick and mortar experience, you can search for a store near you using this helpful tool on the Stokke Website HERE.

Thanks for reading Willy B Mum, and don’t forget to share the love by checking out the MomTrends website for other helpful articles and pointers.


Old Navy 40% off Old Navy Kids, Maternity and Baby Sale!

Super Hero Batman Miles Storm in his Old Navy pajamas pulling his “I am flying” face.

You know, my 2.5 year old Son is really really into Super Heroes at the moment….. like really into Super Heroes. So, when I took him to an event with MomTrends last week at the NYC Chelsea Old Navy Store, he seriously could not believe his eyes when he saw Batman Pajamas hanging on the rack! It was love at first sight… seriously.

Miles Storm was so into the Batman pajamas that while in store he asked me to change him out of his normal day clothes into these pajamas. As a note, I usually do not dress my child in pajamas during the day, especially while on a fashion expedition, but this was a special occasion and he was not taking No for an answer! I especially love that once he had the pajamas on he kept pulling this funny face to indicate that he was flying in windy skies. It was quite amusing. Children are so imaginative and so precious.

Miles Storm and I were at Old Navy together to preview the 40% off sale on all maternity, children’s and baby clothing (which runs through February the 20th) AKA “Old Navy Kids and Baby Sale”. To coincide with this, we were filmed shopping for a short video clip with some other Super Star NYC Mummy Bloggers like Triple Threat Mommy, Stroller in The City, Mama Goes Natural and The Chirping Moms where a wonderful time was had by all.

I picked up some cool pieces for my Son, which I discuss in the video and that you can see in the photo below. I love Old Navy this season for Toddler Boys because they have a lot of options in the classic nautical theme, which is one of my favorite looks for Boys. The blue khakis are timeless, and the striped blazer is very “Sail On”, with the Superman t-shirt highlighting an experience my Son is currently enjoying. I think it all works really well together adding a graphic t-shirt mixed with some clean classic looks. I love love love the silver loafers; they are so dapper and spectacular. I also chose some bright pink socks to give his outfit a pop. Additionally, I created a Pinterest board with other pieces that I like HERE.

Miles Storm in his styling Old Navy outfit

Old Navy Kidtacular Pinterest Sweepstakes

On top of this already pretty awesome sale MomTrends are running a Pinterest contest where you can win $50 gift cards daily with a final grand prize of a $1000 gift certificate, that is a lot of clothes right there. All you have to Pin the photo of the sparkly girls shoes from the Momtrends Blog post which you can find HERE and enter your email address for your chance to win. You have to be in it to win it, as the saying goes. I just entered and it literally took a few seconds to do so.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out the video below for highlights of the shopping spree!

STOKKE Stroller Launch hosted by MomTrends in NYC

Testing out the STOKKE Xplory, with a Brahmin bag & Stella & Dot jewelry

I can admit, I used to be a Bugaboo Snob! I would not even have thought about giving up my Cameleon Pram (Australian for Stroller), let alone consider a different kind of Pram! My husband knows first hand how stubborn I have been in this regard. As our Son is almost 2.5 years old, he has been unsuccessfully trying to convince me to switch to at least an Umbrella stroller, especially in the instances where we have to travel. But, I always insist on taking our Bugaboo with us everywhere. And, as much as I love it, it really is not the best pram to travel with, it is actually quite awkward and time-consuming to break down, store and set up.

Fast forward to last Monday night, where I was enlightened at the Scandinavian STOKKE stroller launch that Momtrends fabulously executed at the space known as The Glasshouses in the Chelsea district of New York City. After learning about the STOKKE brand and seeing how passionate the company is, I know now I want another baby and an Xplory Pram to go with the baby! Ha, true story.

To my husband when I arrived home – “Babes, can we please have another baby so I can get a Red Xplory”.

STOKKE is a Norwegian family owned company that was founded in 1932, yep they have been around a long long time. Over the years the company has designed a variety of furniture focused on “ergonomics, uniqueness and functionality”. However, in 2006 the company changed direction and now entirely designs children´s furniture/equipment which includes high chairs, prams and baby carriers.

There were many fabulous Mommy Bloggers in attendance at the event, who were fortunate to personally hear from STOKKE’s Director of Innovation and Design Hilde Angelfoss. Hilde is the brainchild behind the Xplory pram and one bright cookie! She maintained that the top priorities when choosing a pram should be the child’s happiness, safety and comfort. She also discussed some interesting points which I had not really thought about before. For example; when out and about with your stroller, how important it is to have your baby facing inwards towards the mother thus being able to make eye contact. If a baby is facing outwards it can cause frustration and stress in a Little One, who is new to the world, because they cannot see a person that they know. Instead, they see bits and pieces of random things like the sky, cars and unrecognizable people, which can be very confusing.

The night’s event showcased 2 new strollers STOKKE recently released the Scoot and Crusi, as well as highlighting my personal favorite of the 3, the classic Xplory model. Did I mention that I love the Xplory! Brahmin handbags and Stella & Dot jewelry were also in attendance letting each of us mix and match for photos on the red carpet.

All of the STOKKE strollers are multi-talented, meaning they can be adjusted to different positions, have adjustable seat depths and adjustable foot rests. The strollers are also up high so Little Ones and Parents can be closer by being on a relevant height level to one another. The strollers are available in a range of colors, come with a 3 year extended warranty, cost in the $1000 mark (give or take) and additionally there are helpful accessories, (dependent on your terrain) like foot muffs, sibling seats, wind covers, rain covers and fitted sheets.

As I mentioned earlier, the Bugaboo Cameleon is quite awkward and time-consuming to break down, store and set up. Well, this is not the case with the STOKKE Scoot which breaks down within seconds, folding to a quarter of the size and you can even do it one-handed (I saw that happen in real life). This means you can hold your baby in one hand and with the other hand, wow the masses with your Super Mom skills. Wham Bam Thank You Maam!

STOKKE are a great company that are doing wonderful things for us parents by helping to make all of our lives easier. If you are in the market for a new stroller you should definitely check them out HERE. Not forgetting that they make other genius products like high hairs and baby carriers.

Thanks for reading!

Reserved Parking for STOKKE strollers

MomTrends bringing 2013 in with a Mummy Blogging Bang!

My newly Retro Hollywood Glamor waves

Starting the New Year with a Blogging Bang, on the Winter Eve of January the 14th, I was picked up by a car service en route to Manhattan to the gorgeous space at the MPE Penthouse for another wonderful MomTrends event being a Party for Pantene Pro-V’s New Expert Collection.

The Night’s theme was all about hair, and I learned a lot about my trusses that I take everywhere with me! Did you know that your hair has an age? My hair is apparently 2 years younger than my real age, so I figure that is a good thing!

Besides cocktails, great company and hors d’oeuvres being served, we heard from resident expert in attendance Dr Jeni Thomas who, as well as having great hair, works for Pantene as a scalp and hair Scientist.

In particular, Jeni spoke about Pantene’s Age Defy line, which I have tried and can personally write made a huge difference to my hair in the way of it feeling fuller and looking shinier. Age Defy targets the various signs of aging like breakage, split ends, flat color, dryness and grayness. Yes, all those things that we just do not want to see happening to our hair. Thankfully with the Age Defy line we have options which can help. There are are various products, besides shampoos and conditioners, like a split end fuser, hydration masque and a thickening treatment. Yep, Pantene thought of everything! They have us covered.

Just as a special shout out to Pantene, being a Green Mummy, I want to note that I am happy that the company has taken a big step in helping towards improving and protecting our environment from future harm. Starting last year, the Nature Fusion packaging is now made from 59% plant-based plastic being mainly sugar cane, and that puts a big smile on my face. Good job!

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Let’s Chat about the super-cool MomTrends!

With my friend & fellow mummy blogger Kris who writes “My Strange Family”

Being a NYC Mummy Blogger you are exposed to all kinds of wonderful opportunities; one of them is being on MomTrends radar and receiving invites to all of their marvelous events that they hold throughout the year.

MomTrends is the brainchild of Brooklyn based Super-Mom to 2 little girls, Nicole Feliciano. She started MomTrends.com as a Go-To-Webpage for hip cool fashion inspired Mummies. MomTrends.com is bustling with information like fashion tips, trend reports, advice on living a healthy life, as well as profiles of inspiring “Momtrenpreneurs”, not forgetting their constant giveaways and reviews. If you haven’t checked out their site you should do so, just as soon as you finish reading this posting!

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