Carrying Kids with the TwinGo

While this review has been live on our site for a while, I wanted to be sure that you all saw it. I have been loving our TwinGo to use with my girls (aged 7 weeks and 2 years) as I manage a busy life! Check out the review for a full outline of the carrier and the accessories (which I highly recommend). I also swallowed my pride and posted a couple of videos filmed at 7 weeks post-baby. You’re welcome.

Quick run-down as to why I love this carrier so much:

  • It allows me to carry both of my smaller kids when I need to NOT have a stroller and they just can’t walk. This happens often.
  • The carriers can be used together for two kids OR as a single carrier. TwinGo even has Mei Tai straps  that you can add on to make it more versatile. Tons of different options for wearing
    • Kid in front, kid in back
    • Single carry on front
    • Single carry on back
    • Single carry with Mei Tai Straps
  • The large pockets hold the accessories for quick access as I change up my use of it (single, double, front, back, etc.)
  • It’s made well, has great hoods, and is super comfortable.
  • It saves my sanity …what could I not LOVE about that?!?

Carrying Kids with the TwinGo

Wearing as a single carrier with the Mei Tai straps:

Carrying Kids with the TwinGo

Read our full review here. 

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It’s National Park Week!

They’re saying around here that “April is the new June” (as far as tourist influx). Which, no offense at all to any tourists, but is rather overwhelming. I am hoping it is just because it is National Parks week and people are taking full advantage. And it’s not too late to help celebrate either! April 16-24 is FREE admission to any of our more than 400 parks nationwide. It’s truly the perfect time to take advantage of these lands set aside for the enjoyment of the people.

Are you taking advantage this week??

We are also gearing up around here big time for the Centennial on August 25th. There are all sorts of events being planned, and we will be sharing posts on our Instagram especially as things ramp up this summer.

National Geographic Kids has some great books to help get kids (and families) excited about the Parks this year as we celebrate.

It's National Park Week!

All four of them are packed full of fun facts, activities and ways to get kids thinking about the Parks. I think National Geographic Kids does an especially exceptional job with covering our national parks and truly feel as though these are ones that every kid should see. Personally, sometimes we get stuck in our little “Yellowstone bubble” and forget to explore (and teach our kids) about all the other Parks around the country. We’ll be working on that this summer especially.

Also, over the course of the summer, we will be sharing our best tips for seeing Yellowstone. However, you can start by checking out these posts:

 

Win National Parks books to celebrate!

One of you will win a package of National Parks books to use this summer as you explore and travel, visiting some of the most beautiful lands in our country. Thanks to National Geographic Kids for this giveaway!

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!  This giveaway is open to the U.S. only.

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Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway

I have a baby attached to me 90% of my waking hours. Sometimes for her sake (she is a baby and wants to be held!) and sometimes for mine (I want to go on a walk/hike/chase my other kids). However, while I think baby-wearing is the #1 thing that has saved my sanity over the years, it definitely takes some getting used to. Sometimes I love having her right there, and let’s be honest, sometimes I just want no one touching me for 5 seconds thankyouverymuch.

Besides all that, my biggest challenge is the changing conditions throughout the day as I am wearing her: going outside, staying inside, storms coming in, sun coming out, etc. While wearing an extra large jacket or throwing a light blanket over you (and the baby) sometimes works, it’s certainly not ideal. I rely heavily on a few pieces of gear that help me get out with her and not have to think too much about it.

I want to highlight my newest “BBF” (babywearing best friend), but will be listing and linking up to a bunch of other products I use and love (and recommend, of course).

Meet Little Goat Carrier Cover. I use this every single day (and not JUST for over my carrier). It also works over car seats, strollers, and as a blanket for any kid in a pinch. **be sure to see a giveaway for this one at the end of this post!**

Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway

 

Quick highlights (and you can read our full review here):

  • Can be modified for different weather conditions (windy, warm, cold, wet, etc.) just by removing or adding the minkie liner.
  • Minkie lined front pocket for keeping the wearers’ hands warm
  • Adjustable shock cord
  • Lots of room to allow for larger children to be covered and be able to move freely
  • Attached hood
  • The cover attaches to the carrier itself so you can leave it on the carrier all the time if you wish.

 

I also love these options for keeping baby warm (all images link to our previous reviews):

  1. Boba Vestbobavest1
  2. Boba HoodieBoba Hoodie Review
  3. Joey Jackethttp://talesofamountainmama.com/2015/10/o-f-f-joey-jacket-for-mamas-from-kowalli-brand.html
  4. Kelly Cozy coversKelly Cozy Kiddie Bag for Front Carriers
  5. Kowalli coverkowalliview

 

Win a Little Goat Carrier Cover + Teething Pads

I’m pretty excited to be able to offer you the chance to win a 3-season cover and a set of teething pads, courtesy of Little Goat.

Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!  This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada.

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Little Goat generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review.  However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. You can find my full disclosure here.  

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