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.


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, or find BRITAX on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube

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. katherine says

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

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. 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!

  3. Maureen M says

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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.


  8. 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!

  9. 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….

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. SA says

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

  20. 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).

  21. 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!

  22. Dani James says

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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! :)

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. Ashley Browning says

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. Kayla Schmitz says

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

  35. Britni Bradford says

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

  36. says

    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. :)

  37. 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 :)

  38. 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!

  39. 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!

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. Melissa C. says

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

  45. 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!

  46. 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.

  47. Nadiah Sidek says

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. Laura Jacobson says

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

  52. Olivia Rubin says

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

  53. 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!


  54. KC says

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  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. 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!

  60. 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!

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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 😉

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