Monday, November 30, 2009

SANTA BABY: Kolcraft Stroller

Hello, my name is Cassidy and I have an addiction.
While it is NOT harmful to my health,
it is harmful on the wallet.
What is my addiction?

I am addicted to strollers.

I now have three... and my mother has one. :)
Mind you, they all have their purposes. My Joovy Kooper is lightweight for quick trips or small packing space. My Safety 1st travel system was great when CBug was a newborn... but now too bulky for everyday use. The newest one, Kolcraft's Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler, is my favorite
.
Caden has gotten to the size where he looks just plain silly in his travel system carseat attached to his stroller, but Mommy isn't ready to not be able to see him at all times :) I hated the thought of putting him in a forward facing stroller, but all the strollers that switch to face the handle are SOOO expensive. I couldn't afford to spend $500+ on one stroller.

Then I found the Kolcraft Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler. It was love at first site. It's seat switches to face me while I push him, it's not difficult to operate, and is definitely affordable! It even comes with an attachment for baby carriers! I wish that I had found this stroller BEFORE I got my travel system. It is beyond perfect.
(The handle height is great for both me (at 5'3) and my 6'0 husband!!)
(PS that's Marina from The Mommy Homemaker in the background! She's my IRL BFF!)

One thing that suprised me is how little this three wheeled stroller folds up compared to my travel system 3 wheeled stroller! One of the reasons that I traded in my VW Bug was that I had to put the stroller in the backseat with Caden, losing all my passenger room. I wish I had my Bug now to see if it would pass the test. The Kolcraft Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler almost folds up into a square. It's not long like most strollers. I can even fit the Joovy Kooper in my truck with the Kolcraft! (I now drive a 2008 Dodge Avenger<3 style="font-weight: bold;">
(lol, Caden's Monster costume filled out the bar!)

ABOUT THE KOLCRAFT CONTOURS® OPTIONS® 3 WHEELER:
(from their site)
  • • Seat Easily Reverses so Parent's Can Always Keep A Close Eye on their Newborn. Toddlers Can Face Forward to See the World!
  • • The Unique Floating Seat Has Been Designed with Suspension to Give Baby a Comfortable Ride
  • • Infant Car Seat Attachment Fits Most Brands on the Market
  • • Seat Fully Reclines in Both Directions For Infant's Comfort
  • • Its Always a Smooth Ride for Baby with the 8" Front Single Swivel & 12" Rear Never Flat Wheels
  • • Easy Trigger Folds Quickly and Convenient Free-Stand™ Allows the Stroller to Stand on its Own!
  • • Removable Parent Tray Keeps Drinks Close
  • • Child Front Bar Removes Quickly for Child Access
  • •Infant Head Rest Protects Newborn's Head
  • • Sunrider Canopy Adjusts in all Directions to Block the Sun
  • • Large Basket Accommodates All Baby's Gear
  • • Height Adjustable 5 Point Harness for Safety and Padded Sleeves for Comfort
  • • Fabric is Constructed of a Wind Resistant and Easy Wipe High Density Nylon Blend. Its Brushed Treatment Adds Softness While Still Being Durable

  • In the spirit of Christmas, Kolcraft has donated one Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler Stroller for ONE of my readers to win!
    (How freakin AWESOME is that?!?!)

    LinkTo Win:
    ~ You must fulfill the mandatory entry before additional entries!
    ~ You must leave each entry in a seperate comment!
    ~ You must leave an email address that I can reach you atLink
    Mandatory Entry
    Let me know what feature you like best about
    the Kolcraft Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler stroller.

    Additional Entries
    1 Entry- Become a Follower of The First time Around! (let me know here)
    1 Entry- Become a facebook fan of The First Time Around and Kolcraft! (let me know here)
    1 Entry- Become an email subscriber of TFTA! (let me know here)
    1 Entry- Grab my SANTA BABY button and let me know where to find it!
    1 Entry per current giveaway of mine that you enter :)
    1 Entry- Follow 1sttimearound on Twitter and tweet the following:

    Win a KOLCRAFT Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler Stroller
    during Santa Baby's 1st Christmas Event
    @1sttimearound http://twurl.nl/jwgui3

    This giveaway will end on December 12th, 2009 at 11:59 pm. At that time I will choose a winner using random.org and let them know via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner using random.org.

    239 comments:

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    Mami2jcn said...

    The fact that it fully reclines is my favorite feature.

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    Mami2jcn said...

    I follow your blog.

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    Mami2jcn said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

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    Mami2jcn said...

    I grabbed the Santa Baby button.

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    Ashley said...

    The feature I like best is definitely the fact that you can turn it to have baby facing you! I miss that about our travel system.

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    Ashley said...

    I follow your blog.

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    Ashley said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

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    Ashley said...

    I'm a fan of 1sttimearound on FB and Kolcraft.

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    Ashley said...

    I am grabbing your santa baby button and if will be in my siggy on JM :)

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    Ashley said...

    I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/lovemyArmybrat/status/6215876012

    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    I love that the fron bar is removeable for easy access and also that it fully reclines for baby when they are sleepy/sleeping or for when they are newborns!
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    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    follow you
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    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    FB fan of both!
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    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    email subscriber
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    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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    have your santa baby button
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    L Fisher said...

    my favorite feature is that baby can face you!

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    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    follow you on twitter and tweeted
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    http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/6216691479

    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    entered bummis giveaway
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    Melissa said...

    I LOVE that it is reversible!!

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    Melissa said...

    Im an email subscriber


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    Melissa said...

    Im a fan of your blog and Kolcraft on FB

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    Melissa said...

    I follow your blog!

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    Katie said...

    my favorite feature is the adjustable sun canopy. I hate taking a walk when there's nothing I can do to block the sun ahead of us.
    ellisfan14 at gmail

    Katie said...

    follow your blog
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    Katie said...

    fan of both of you on FB Katie Arth Sanchez
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    Katie said...

    Follow you on Twitter @EllisFan14 and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/EllisFan14/statuses/6220387042
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    abby said...

    I dig the reversable seat.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    abby said...

    I follow

    abby said...

    http://twitter.com/uberabby2/status/6221320178

    Valerie said...

    Besides loving everything about it that I've read so far, I love that you can see your baby (my favorite part about a travel system)!

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    Katie said...

    subscribe to your blog via email
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    Chelsea said...

    i like that the seat is reversible
    chels_leigh4 at yahoo dot com

    Chelsea said...

    follower

    Dawn Hart - contact on Facebook said...

    I love that the seat is reversible. I wish my travel system did that.

    Chelsea said...

    Fb fan of you both

    Chelsea said...

    subscriber

    Chelsea said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/chels_leigh4/status/6222324379

    Chelsea said...

    entered bummis

    Dawn Hart - contact on Facebook said...

    Facebook fan of TFTA and Kolcraft

    Dawn Hart - contact on Facebook said...

    Email subscriber

    Heidi said...

    I like that the stroller's seat fully reclines and that the stroller can stand on its own when folded.

    Maren said...

    I love that the Seat Easily Reverses so Parent's Can Always Keep A Close Eye on their Newborn!

    Heidi said...

    I follow your blog.

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    Maren said...

    I follow your blog!

    Maren said...

    I am a FB fan of kolcraft as well as your blog!

    Maren said...

    I am an email subscriber!

    Heidi said...

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted:http://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/6223704178

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    Maren said...

    Grabbed your Santa baby button
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    Maren said...

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/marenme/status/6223796482

    Justine M. said...

    I like that the "Infant Car Seat Attachment Fits Most Brands on the Market"

    Its hard to find a stroller that any seat can attach too unless its the stroller made for the seat...and I didnt like the stroller that matched my seat lol

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    Justine M. said...

    I follow FTA

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    Justine M. said...

    FB fan of both

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    Justine M. said...

    FTA email subscriber

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    Justine M. said...

    twitter follower and tweet
    http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/6228296156

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    Candace said...

    I like that you can swivel it so the infant can face you!! That is REALLY awesome!

    Candace said...

    I am a fan of you and Kolcraft on FB!

    Candace said...

    I follow you on twitter! (@girlhaq)

    Candace said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber!

    ashleymassat said...

    I love that it can fold up really small in your trunk. I have to put mine in the backseat because my stroller is so big :(
    ashleymassat@hotmail.com

    ashleymassat said...

    I follow your blog!

    ashleymassat said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

    ashleymassat said...

    I am a fan on Facebook

    Danielle said...

    I like how compact it folds up!

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    Danielle said...

    I am a facebook fan

    Danielle said...

    I am a facebook fan

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    Danielle said...

    I am a follower of the blog

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    Danielle said...

    I an email subscriber

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    The Fabulous Ms. Beth said...

    I'm a fan on facebook. :)

    ebethannsmith@gmail.com

    Dana said...

    My favorite feature is the Seat Easily Reverses so Parent's Can Always Keep A Close Eye on their Newborn. Toddlers Can Face Forward to See the World!


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    Dana said...

    I follow.

    zippieee@msn.com

    Dana said...

    I am a facebook fan of The First Time Around and Kolcraft

    Dana J Valle

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    Dana said...

    I am an email subscriber.
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    Dana said...

    I follow on twitter
    zebastyandylan

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/zebastyandylan/statuses/6236667548

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    Dana said...

    I have the Santa baby Button Up.
    http://zebastyandylan.blogspot.com
    (right side under great current and upcoming events)

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    ashleymassat said...

    I entered the Celery Street giveaway

    Rachel said...

    I love that the seat reverses!!

    rboreing@gmail.com

    The Graves Family said...

    I love that it folds up so small!! That is my biggest problem with my stroller/car. Most are so long they take up the whole trunk!
    annamie2 at hotmail dot com

    The Graves Family said...

    follow blog as the graves family
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    The Graves Family said...

    fan of both on FB
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    The Graves Family said...

    subscribed
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    The Graves Family said...

    have santa baby button
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    The Graves Family said...

    follow and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/gravsie3/statuses/6239049686
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    The Graves Family said...

    entered in for your bugaboo
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    The Graves Family said...

    entered in sprout food
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    The Graves Family said...

    entered in bummis
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    The Graves Family said...

    entered in gdiapers
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    Sylvia said...

    I like the floating seat and that it reclines
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    Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email
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    Chelsea said...

    http://twitter.com/chels_leigh4/status/6247020491

    leena said...

    I like that the material makes for an easy clean up.

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    leena said...

    I subscribe by email.

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    leena said...

    I follow your blog

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    leena said...

    entered in Gdiaper giveaway.

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    leena said...

    entered in Bummis

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    leena said...

    Entered in for your bug a boo.

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    The Graves Family said...

    http://twitter.com/gravsie3/status/6252900110
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    Shannon said...

    I love that the Seat Fully Reclines in Both Directions For Infant's Comfort. What a nice review.

    Jennifer said...

    I like the drink tray because I always need to have water when I'm walking!
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    Jennifer said...

    I'm a follower!
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    Jennifer said...

    I'm an email subscriber.
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    Jennifer said...

    I'm following on Twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/curlyq776/status/6261772719
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    Jennifer said...

    I've got the Santa Baby button.
    http://giveawaysforyou.blogspot.com/
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    Jennifer said...

    I entered the Bummis giveaway.
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    Tamara said...

    I love all the awesome features, but the reversible direction "floating" seat is pretty darn cool!

    Tamara said...

    I'm a blog follower.

    Tamara said...

    I'm a FB fan of the first time around!

    Tamara said...

    I'm an email subscriber!

    Tamara said...

    I'm an email subscriber!

    Tamara said...

    I have the santa baby button at: cirtandtamara.blogspot.com

    susan said...

    My favorite feature is the Sunrider Canopy as it can adjust in all directions to block the sun!

    susan said...

    I follow.

    susan said...

    I'm a Facebook Fan of the both of you.

    susan said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

    susan said...

    I follow and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/6263101966

    susan said...

    I entered your Sprout Baby Food giveaway.

    susan said...

    I entered your Top Baby Toys of 2009.

    susan said...

    I entered your Mabels Labels giveaway.

    Stephanne said...

    I l,ove that the handle switches!

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    Stephanne said...

    I follow you.

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    Stephanne said...

    I am a facebook fan.

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    Stephanne said...

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Stephanne said...

    Your Santa Baby Button is on my blog. http://snipsandsnailsscraps.blogspot.com

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    Stephanne said...

    I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted.

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    Stephanne said...

    I entered your Celery Street Giveaway Comment 22

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    Stephanne said...

    I entered your Mabels Labels giveaway Comment 9

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    zealandsmom said...

    love the front wheels! and that the seat changes.

    zealandsmom said...

    email subscriber

    zealandsmom said...

    follow

    zealandsmom said...

    FB fan of both
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    COME ON RANDOM :)

    zealandsmom said...

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    zealandsmom said...

    entered the top toys giveaway

    Heidi said...

    I put your Santa Baby button on my blog - http://chalcedonia.blogspot.com/

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    The Graves Family said...

    http://twitter.com/gravsie3/status/6288859417
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    taylorUSMCwife said...

    I LOOVVEEE that it reverses so I can keep an I on my little one...I also like how small and compact it folds up. Our stroller fits fine in my car (not hubby's, though) but it leaves no room for any grocery or shopping bags!

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    taylorUSMCwife said...

    I follow your blog!

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    taylorUSMCwife said...

    Facebook fans!!!

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    taylorUSMCwife said...

    Here's your Santa Baby Button:

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    Alicia Arnold said...

    I love that it fits most infant carseats on the market.

    Alicia Arnold said...

    I follow

    Alicia Arnold said...

    Facebook fan of both

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    The Graves Family said...

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    Emily B said...

    I love the 8" Front Single Swivel & 12" Rear Never Flat Wheels! Perfect for our family as we take lots of walk and hikes.

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    Emily B said...

    I follow your blog! :)
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    Emily B said...

    I've got your Santa Baby button on my blog, Emily's Latest at
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    Hollie said...

    I love that the Seat Fully Reclines in Both Directions For Infant's Comfort.

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    Hollie said...

    I follow your blog!

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    Hollie said...

    Follow you and Kolcraft of FB

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    Hollie said...

    Follow you on twitter

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    Lisa said...

    My favorite feature is that the seat can be turned to face you. My daughter likes being able to see me when she's in the stroller.

    Chelsea said...

    http://twitter.com/chels_leigh4/status/6357723812

    Jessica said...

    My favorite features are that it can fully recline and face both directions!!

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    Natalie A. said...

    I like that it reclines and I like how it folds up! Thanks!

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    Natalie A. said...

    I follow your blog!

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    Natalie A. said...

    I'm a Facebook Fan of both!
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    Natalie A. said...

    I'm a subscriber!

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    Natalie A. said...

    I have the Santa Button!
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    Natalie A. said...

    I follow and tweeted!
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    Natalie A. said...

    I entered the Bug A Boo Giveaway!

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    Natalie A. said...

    I entered Sprout Baby Giveaway!

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    Natalie A. said...

    I entered the Bummis Giveaway!

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    Chelsea said...

    http://twitter.com/chels_leigh4/status/6406033623

    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    entered the bearpaws giveaway
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    Tj and Amy said...

    I like that the Infant Car Seat Attachment Fits Most Brands on the Market the best. amypugmire@live.com

    Tj and Amy said...

    I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

    Tj and Amy said...

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    Tj and Amy said...

    I have your santa baby button. amypugmire@live.com

    Tj and Amy said...

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    Tj and Amy said...

    entered your bearpaw giveaway. amypugmire@live.com

    Tj and Amy said...

    I follow u on twitter and tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
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    Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

    entered tinysoles giveaway
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    The Graves Family said...

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    susan said...

    I entered your BearPaw Shoes giveaway.

    susan said...

    I entered your Tiny Soles giveaway.

    The Graves Family said...

    entered in tinysoles
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    The Graves Family said...

    entered in bearpaw
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    cdziuba said...

    I love a lot of the features, and really appreciate that Kolcraft makes it easy to fold up and store this stroller. I also love the reversability feature...my baby can face out or towards me. cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

    cdziuba said...

    follower

    cdziuba said...

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    cdziuba said...

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    cdziuba said...

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    cdziuba said...

    I follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/6428361277

    cdziuba said...

    entered Bearpaw

    cdziuba said...

    entered Infant Toy giveaway

    Stephanne said...

    I entered your Bearpaw Shoes giveaway - comment 79.

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    Stephanne said...

    I entered your Tiny Soles giveaway - comment 57.

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    sheeplady said...

    Just found you and joined ~ love your site!
    I love the 3-wheel on this, for easy turning, and reclining seat to see baby. Back in my day, we didn't have them this nice. Would make a wonderful gift for my expecting daughter.

    sheep_lady101@yahoo.com

    Kim said...

    LOVE the large basket feature!

    Kim said...

    fan on FB

    Kim said...

    follow blog

    Kim said...

    subscriber

    Mami2jcn said...

    Entered your tiny soles giveaway.

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    Tiffany said...

    I love that the baby can face you!!

    Tiffany said...

    I follow your blog!

    Tiffany said...

    I am a sunscriber

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    Valerie said...

    I'm a subscriber!!

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