Noah Knows It All

Life of a Momager: Frequently Asked Questions

Noah Knows It All
Guido Venitucci Photography

Featured image by Victor Monterrozza.

I know, I know… I am all over the place. I am trying to be a MothER, BlogER, Fitness MotivatorPhotographER and now MomagER. If there is ANYthing I have learned since becoming a mom is that I can’t have it all and I certainly can’t do it all either. I was silly to even try. LOL But what I can do is prioritize what I have been blessed with. I have transferable skills, a flexible schedule, a financially supportive husband and really special kid – with a lot of energy.

So right now I am working on building Noah’s future. I get a lot of questions about what that means so here are some answers:

Is Noah a Child Actor or Child Model?

He is both. It’s funny because people always tell me I should get him into the business but he already is. Just because you don’t see the work of children, it doesn’t mean they haven’t worked. A lot of times more than one kid is booked for the same job and then they go with the best. Noah has actually been booked for three gigs this year in both print and film. His first job was for a very well-known children’s toy company but nothing he has done has been released yet. There is no guarantee his work will see the light of day either. And from what I understand, they don’t always tell you. Sometimes people find before you do LOL. That’s the nature of this business. Noah has been with a Talent Management company for over two years and was recently picked up by a Talent Agency as well. He has a social media account but it was never my intention for him to be an internet star. I actually have a legit fear of him becoming a meme. I would hate that! Noah just wants to make people laugh on TV. His social media accounts are just a way for us to share is personality to a wider audience. We are working on getting him the right amount of exposure as we build a savings for his future in the process.

Why don’t you get Noah on The Ellen Show?

If I had a dollar for everyone who said this to me…lol. It’s just not that simple. Trust me… If he could be on any of these TV shows he would be. His management company has plenty of kids that have been on similar shows. It’s just a matter of time and opportunity. But if you have an Ellen Show connect – put in a good word for us! 😛

How did you get involved in the industry?

In 2014, I knew someone who had their child in the business and she recommended Noah without me even asking. The manager liked what she saw and the rest was history. He was actually “dropped” briefly because I simply wasn’t committed to the process. After people constantly saying he needs to be on TV, I realized that this could be his calling. Now we are in it to win it and I am not secretive about his affiliations either. You can find all of that information if you follow his page. Now this might sound strange but I haven’t met his team. I’m also not allowed to go into his auditions. The usually last 5-10 tops! All I know is that his team makes the appointments and we show up. If he gets a job, he works and then he gets paid within 60 days. That’s it. Everything moves so quickly with very little feedback.

How has acting affected Noah with school?

Due to the distance for auditions, we have missed a few days already… plus we have been late dragging ourselves to school in the morning after a long drive. Thankfully Noah is ahead of the learning curve so he’s on target with his academic requirements. Next year I won’t be as willing to miss school. I am actually feeling very guilty about his attendance because I can count the amount of times I’ve missed school in my entire academic career. I even received an award from the department of education for it.

Do you have any advice for getting into the business?

I would say that you have to be 110% dedicated to this. Everyone isn’t going to be discovered on the street, YouTube or on Instagram. To be a Momager, you have to invest into your child’s talents, constantly develop their skills and go to every audition you can. Most of my auditions have been with less than 24 hour notice. I am not exaggerating. I have pulled Noah out of school for a few hours notice before. Flexibility is KEY so would not recommend pursuing this career if you can’t travel. There are plenty of auditions in NY but sometimes the actual job is in LA. You need to be available for the call times, call backs, fittings and the actual shoot. Can you?

I couldn’t do it. How do you handle being a Momager?

Lots of snacks, electronics, and treats. The only reason it has worked for me living so far away is because I am not really working and my husband is financing it all. Many people wonder why we just don’t find work in the DMV. I would love that but there really isn’t a big market for his age out here that I’ve seen. However, I still see the light at the end of the tunnel. I haven’t always lived to my potential so I refuse to hold my son back from his. I will do whatever it takes for my family to win. I normally drive to auditions because I have a little more control of my commute but lately…  I have been wanting to just relax on the bus or train. That doesn’t really work for half school days. Just last week I was on the bus before 1pm that was scheduled to arrive in NY at 5pm and we didn’t make it until 6:45 because of stops and traffic. I was stressed out because our appointment was for 7pm. Noah was the last kid to make it in the room before the doors closed at 7:05. He didn’t do well either because he’s only 5 and didn’t have a second to decompress and prepare. Then on the way home I received an email from a company that wants to meet him this week… IN NEW YORK! Where else?

Would you move back up North?

This is exactly where the prioritizing I mentioned earlier comes into play. I realized that I can’t play this acting game the way I have been much longer. Crazy that I waited 5 years to have the freedom to spread my wings but everything is still all about Noah. What can I say… I am a mom. That’s what we do. But the good news his that his potential motivates me. It has taken me a while to figure out what is important to me… my strengths… my needs. It all got lost over time trying to be and do everything at once. I was going into a depressive state with just the thought of it all. I feel like my endeavors have had the potential to be successful but I never had a chance to give 100 percent to any of it. Although I am not letting go of my projects, in 2018 you WILL see where my priorities lie.  I had great hopes for this blog… I still do. While it may seem to be doing rather well, it has not been living up to my expectations. (That’s for another day). For now, the Momager life is taking time away from this space… at least until I get a laptop. It’s been rough… I am currently at the library writing this blog.

So what am I saying?

I am saying that the direction my life is going is being lead by a potential career in the entertainment industry for my son. I am actually more of a chauffeur than a Momager lol but I am sure you get it. I still feel like I am all over the place but I am really trying to make my way in this world like everyone else. So please bear with me and support me if you can. I am gonna need it. But for this to be our first year in the industry, I think it went well. It’s exciting but scary at the same time. The frequent trips to NY and money spent investing has NOT been easy on my family. And it clearly takes away from anything else I want to do. However, I refuse to miss another opportunity and regret it. Right now we are making it work 270 miles away from it all. But where there is a will, there is a way, right? Stay tuned…

Here’s a look back at Noah’s shenanigans this year. Don’t forget to follow. like. comment. and share! 🙂 Catch him on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter!

Teeth Whitening for a Smile Brilliant Birthday + Giveaway [CLOSED]

Disclaimer: The following post has been sponsored by Smile Brilliant which includes affiliate links. I have received a complimentary at-home teeth whitening kit in exchange for sharing my experience on the blog. All comments and opinions are my own. 

I never had pearly white teeth. I actually don’t think I really cared about it until I became an adult. But nowadays I have been spending a lot of time in front of the camera. This has cause me to be come self-conscious of my appearance including my no-so-white smile. Last year I gave an over-the-counter brand a try. Not much luck. The strips would slip and I experienced immediate sensitivity on my gums. But recently I was offered a chance to whiten my teeth at home again with Smile Brilliant. I was comfortable this time because I received desensitizing gel and customized teeth whitening trays. It definitely felt like a more professional experience.

Getting Started with Smile Brilliant:

My complimentary T6 Sensitive System which included 6 Whitening Gels, 6 De-sensitizing Gels, 3 Base Pastes and 3 Catalyst Pastes to create my smile mold. Here is a video what my kit looked like:

I was glad Smile Brilliant includes extra ingredients for your mold in case you make a mistake. Because I absolutely made the mistake of not moving fast enough before the mold hardened. When the base and are mixed, the material is kind of like  a fast-acting “Playdoh”. I would recommend rolling the “doh” narrow in the palm of your hands before placing in the tray. It fit perfectly in my tray the second time around and I created the perfect impression. Within a week of sending my mold to the lab, received my customized trays and was ready to roll.

The Teeth Whitening Process:

The application was super easy and cleaning the trays were as well. I am gonna lie, I saw results by the second day. The desensitizing gel helped a lot too. I didn’t have burns  immediately after like before but three days in a row was my limit. Therefore I had to take one to two-day breaks in between application. I played it safe and only left my trays in for the minimum time of 45 minutes. I would normally popped them in right before watching my favorite reality TV shows at night. It makes the time move by so fast.

So in total, I had 15 applications over the course of 3 1/2 weeks. And here are my results:

Teeth Whitening Before and After

I would be lying if said I wasn’t expecting paper-white teeth lol but it definitely worked! Even my husband agreed and he’s a harsh critic. As you can see, my color is more even and a few shades whiter than before. I am sure the breaks in the process affected more dramatic results but I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my gums for white teeth. That would be crazy.

This process was strategically done in November so that I could #smilefearlessly before my 34th birthday. I had a chance to show of my smile in New York for dinner with my girlfriends and at The Great Xscape Tour with my husband the weekend after.

Do you want a give professional in-home teeth whitening a try? Smile Brilliant is giving one lucky Off The Potomac reader $139 Smile Brilliant credit towards their system of choice.  This giveaway is open for 7 days to USA, UK, Australia and Canadian residents only.

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#metoo

Me Too

“Me Too.”

This status as been seen all over Facebook for the last couple of days from women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. I posted it myself even though it is a triggering sight to see. But for as long has I can remember I have been triggered.

In person. Online. At work. At school. On the way home. In my home.

Sexual assault and harassment has never been OK but it has always been normal for me. Being born and raised in NYC, getting “Hollered at” is embedded in our culture. Young women are groomed early on to look for ways to prevent and deal with being sexually harassed. As a defense mechanism, friends and I turned to humor by trying to reverse the roles as teenagers. We would sit on a stoop and yell out “Yo shorty in the _______” to the boys that would walk by or ride pass on their bikes. They were always shocked but never offended because it was cool. But imagine having to go through this every day. I live in the suburbs now so driving has shielded me from uncomfortable situations. But for an urban woman who may have to walk a lot, avoiding certain times, blocks, groups of people, clothing and wearing earphones are all things we have to do just to be left alone. What is worse than that?

Saying NO.

I tend to laugh at my a pain because no one, other than women seem to care. Just last week I found sick humor in this meme with a friend.

 

In hindsight, this isn’t funny. The meme actually shows just how serious this issue is for women. Why is walking pass a group of men considered a dare?

Because some of them have no respect or self-control.

One Summer, when I was 14, I was walking down Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn with my friend after work. As we passed a few guys by the corner store, my friend was “hollered at” pretty rudely. She ignored this behavior but “the calls” were so distracting that I made contact with one of the guys. To which he said: ” I know you heard me if your friend did”. As a consequence, the guy proceeded to wet us down with a “Super Soaker” water gun and his friends laughed. Then my friend and I had to ride the train home wet all because we chose not to entertain this behavior. This was only one of the many violations I have experienced in my life. One that will stick with me forever.

Being shot by a water gun was extreme. In my opinion, more extreme than being called an “ugly bitch” or saying “That’s why your friend looks better than you anyway”. These are ever day responses when things don’t go a sexual offender’s way.  It honestly seems like no response (other than the one they want) is ever enough. Even making a conscious effort to tip-toe around a delicate male ego works because being pretend gay or spoken for is just as bad as being uninterested. These men want to “be your friend” anyway.

A H.S. friend of mine, Tabitha made an interesting statement on my status today:

On the other hand I will say that this whole thing is kind of triggering me. I wish we didn’t have to re-label ourselves for people to understand the scale of the issue (that, really tho, if we don’t know the scale of the issue by now I’m like…???) and I wish we didn’t have to create direct relations with the issue in order to to activate humanity in people. We talk about how many women have been assaulted but not how many men assault. I’d really much rather continuing the call out of the offenders and holding them accountable.”

This same friend had an incident just recently with a man taking pictures of her on the subway. Instead of coming to her defense, she was advised by another man to “just move”. Somehow in our society it is always our fault. Thee disgusting situations are seen as something women have control over when it’s simply and issue of self-control on the offenders behalf.

Shortly after, an old friend inboxed me to remind me of the time I asked him to stay by my side so that our co-worker would leave me alone. It was my first permanent job out of college so I wasn’t trying to make this a “thing”.  I can’t remember exactly what this man use to say to me but I vividly remember being uncomfortable. His name still gives me the creeps. He always hovered over my cubical in the morning…and we were far from friends. But the fact that I had to be reminded of this experience goes to show you how often this happens to me. I normally just block it out until the next incident.

Although I was quiet my work encounter, I have been vocal everywhere else. However there is still little accountability when the offenders are people we know and trusted. Our society has a habit of turning a blind eye. Not me. I speak up and have sacrificed many relationships in doing so. I will gladly be the enemy when it comes to protecting my peace.

Now as a mother of a young boy, I am working on getting him to understand personal space, how to deal with rejection from his peers and certainly how to treat young girls. I refuse to have my son grow up to be the reason another woman says “Me too”.

And no… there will be NO SLEEPOVERS allowed. Me and mine will see you tomorrow.

There are just too many of y’all are walking around with issues that have been excused and unaddressed.

Click HERE to see how this all started.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I have a friend who sends me jobs. Out of every 7 jobs, I would only follow-up on maybe one. Mostly because they were low-paying or far commutes… But being sent jobs was a constant reminder of my failed career. I have been through two layoffs (one 9 months pregnant) and several dead-end temp jobs – all while applying to hundreds of jobs with no call backs. That did something to me. It changed me. I simply had one too many rejection letters to believe in myself anymore.

So I put a lot more time into blogging. But as an influencer, you are on social media a lot. It can be fun but to an already bruised ego, I was watching all of my friends celebrate their promotions as I sat at home, feeling like a college reject with 50k of debt that her husband pays for. So eventually I stopped looking for work as a defense mechanism. I told everyone I was committed to being a Stay At Home Mom but truthfully I was just tired. Tired of the rejection, tired of answering “how is the job search going?” and tired of unsolicited advice. But that didn’t stop people from telling me how “lucky” I was to be home with my “baby”. If that wasn’t enough, my husband got all the praise in the world for “taking care” of me… as if I was a burden. As if wasn’t taking care of my son. As if I never took care of us. As if I didn’t sacrifice for my family and my husband’s demanding career. Don’t get me wrong, my son brings me joy but just being his mom was never enough. I know I said it was, but it wasn’t. It is a thankless and exhausting job without pay. And can’t even put it on my resume… a resume that desperately needs an update.

You hear me talking a lot about finding balance, self care, doing yoga and getting away. Unfortunately none of my practices ever had a lasting effect on me. Unlike the average mom, my self care requires much more than a pedicure and a few inspirational memes. I have been suffering with anxiety and depression for some time now. I remember in 2015 crying became normal for me… so normal that I would cry in public at the drop of a dime. I knew it was bad when my husband stopped asking me what was wrong. 

I never had an answer anyway.
People often assume that I am this overly confident person but I am fighting self-doubt every. single. day. I hesitate on doing the simplest of things. I have this fear of failing and wasting my time which has made me extremely fragile. So no matter how many people tell me that I am talented, it doesn’t add up. I don’t have much to show for it. I can’t get hired for it and I can barely make money from it. I know that words are powerful but so are thoughts. So even if I never said this out loud, this is what is in my head. As a result, I find myself taking one step forward and two steps back. When your anxiety physically stops you and your depression mentally stops you… you can’t make muchprogress.

For instance… I was given a lead on a job two weeks ago. I took days to even print the application that was sent to me. My mind told me this was going to be a waste of time. As I began to fill out the form, I remembered how many times I have done THIS before and gotten NOTHING out of it. By the time I made it to the employment history section, I couldn’t relive my unsuccessful past. My chest was getting tight and I started to draw blanks. So I put the pen down and threw the application away.

Today was the deadline.

Safe to say I won’t be getting that job either. The funny thing is I didn’t even want the job. I just need work but I don’t even know what I should be doing anymore. I lost myself.

Everyone tells me that entrepreneurship is my calling but I didn’t even have the guts to apply for one job. How could I have the guts to be an entrepreneur?

To be continued…

What’s next?

It has been a while so let me bring you all up to speed:

Transitioning from SAHM to WHAM.

As most of you know, my son started Kindergarten this year. So while I have preparing for our transition, I have been riddled with thoughts of “what’s next”. Do I go back to a 9-5 or do I explore one of my passions as an entrepreneur? Although it has only been three weeks, I expected to have more time to figure this out by now. LOL Where does the day go? I have been booked with doctor appointments and events. And before I know it, it’s time to pick Noah up from school. But if you have a job for me don’t be afraid to send it my way. I need all the options right now.

 

Transitioning from home school to public school.

Noah is still adjusting to being around so many other kids and with less freedom than he had at home. But that’s what Kindergarten is for…working on the social skills and structure. While I was given praise on how much of a good job I have done teaching him, I am concerned he might be bored with some of the material. Actually the teacher told me that’s what he said.

 

Getting back into my health and fitness.

I started this year off really strong but my whole family was in a bad accident that set me back. I began physical therapy and became unmotivated with my level of mobility. Coupled with life… started eating everything just to feel better. So I gained more than a little bit of weight. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. It is super important for me to look and feel good for my birthday in November. In the interim, I have been working on my mental health. As a naturally anxious person, I can get easily overwhelmed. I have been doing whatever it takes to place myself in position of personal development and growth.

 

The future of this blog. 

Although things have been slow around here, I haven’t given up. Consistency with writing is something I need to work on but the things above have taken a priority in my life. I have always blogged leisurely so I tend to struggle with planning and monetizing my content. But I simply can’t afford NOT do that anymore. The funny thing is when you think you have a hot post, no one reads it. But then you put out something you know is average and everyone loves it! And I know most bloggers can agree. So what do you love to see/read most?

 

Tell me some of the things you like about this blog or what you would like to see. I could really use the feedback! Thanks. 🙂

Why Every Woman Needs a “Girls Trip”

Early in the year, my friend invited me to be her guest for a wedding in St. Lucia. This was my first trip out of the country since 2010 and the first trip away from both my husband and my son for more than two days. I was nervous but I knew I needed it. I would often have my little getaways but would return still not feeling myself. It wasn’t until I flew thousands of miles away from my responsibilities that I could relax. I am every bit of a woman but when I am with my closest friends, it’s all about being a girl! There is a level of comfort women have when they get around their friends and the Girls Trip movie definitely reminded me of that. You can drink what you want, do what you want, wear what you want, be childish and get up when you feel like. Most adults don’t get that luxury everyday… and simply having the option to do so is what makes it so fun! In June, BlogHer held an advanced screening for the Girls Trip movie. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the event but I was able to use my fandango voucher included in the BlogHer 17 swag bag.

Girls Trip Movie
Clockwise: Ryan (Regina Hall), Dina (Tiffany Haddish), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), Sasha (Queen Latifah)
Before I even saw the movie, I took the official personality quiz and got Ryan “The Boss” of the group. She is the narrator and essentially the main character of the movie. Ryan “has it all” or at least appears to. I think the quiz was correct in the sense that many people view my life that way. But unlike Ryan, my image is not well thought out or protected. There is no front with me. And even when I try to keep it real… no one believes me. LOL

Speaking of “keeping it real”… My friend told me I actually reminded her of Dina. I knew Dina would be the “Wild One”, but I had NO IDEA just how wild she would be. Tiffany Haddish carried that movie from beginning to end. Her comedy was ridiculous, embarrassing but HILARIOUS. The humor is not for everyone but I can guarantee that it will be back-to-back! I laughed so much I would miss the next joke. The antics of her character was exactly what made Girls Trip RATED R. Although I was dying with laughter I was kind of offended that someone would think that I was that crazy. Because I’m not. HOWEVER I am a bit of a defensive, daring and comedic (with or without a couple of drinks). So I guess that is Dina me all the way.

I also see myself as Sasha, the blogger who has had a few bumps in the road but is finding her voice and career path. Although I am a fun friend, I know when its time to turn down and go home. I have been the voice of reason and designated driver several times as Lisa would be. Speaking of… I was so shocked that Jada’s played that role. I expected her to have a serious role but her character, Lisa is so uptight. It worked for the movie and Jada’s certainly had the “tight face” to match. Our girl really needs to lay off the cosmetic work. I can’t be the only one who noticed that, right? Anyhoo, the different personalities gives the right dynamic for a good trip…good times…good stories and most importantly…good friends.

St. Lucia Pitons
JJ Speedboat Tour to The Pitons in St. Lucia
I hate to sound cliché but I found myself on my girls tip – much like the ladies did in the movie. For that reason I will be looking for a girls trip at least once a year (if I can) just to keep me grounded. 😛 The Girls Trip movie was just the laugh I needed and it the message at the end was timely.

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.

Only my closest friends knew that I entered this year feeling really down about where I was in life. I felt stuck. After St. Luicia, I gave myself permission to be who I am. The change was so strong that several people told me even my smile was different. I suddenly had the confidence to go on several leaps of faith since then. One of those leaps was attending BlogHer 17 (ironic right?). Change can be scary but it is necessary and crucial to our growth. So if you get a chance to go on your own girls trip, you might just evolve into the woman you were meant to be as well.

Now GO SEE THAT MOVIE if you haven’t and leave the kids at home.

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Hot Wheels Birthday Boy

Noah’s Turns 5 and Gets an EPIC Hot Wheels Birthday Party

It’s no secret…my son Noah loves Hot Wheels. Last year, for his PJ Masks party only Hot Wheels were on his wish list. Before the party was over, he asked for a Hot Wheels party next.

One year later…here it is:

We celebrated Noah’s 5th birthday at a local trampoline park. About a half hour before party time, my friend, the host and I hustled over to decorate the room. We were so frantic that we over set the tables and broke a sweat trying to pull this together. You know how timed parties are… 😛 Nothing is perfect but I must say this party came out pretty darn close to what I envisioned. Now let’s get to the details:

Since no cars were involved, I needed to make the kids feel like they were winners in a Hot Wheels world. So each guest had a pair of Hot Wheels sunglasses and a 5 inch award trophy waiting for them back at the Winner’s Circle. Both can be purchased at Party City. I customized the trophies using address mailing labels. It just so happened that the venue uses the same color scheme as the party. That helped us save a few dollars on the utensils. 😉

The birthday boy received a special Hot Wheels hat and jumbo 9 inch trophy. It’s a “cool boy” spin on the traditional birthday crown. Noah couldn’t wait to wear it!

Since the kids already had cool glasses and trophies, I kept the gift bags small enough just to fit a Hot Wheels car.  I am not a huge candy fan so this year I was more than happy to do without it. Walmart had these Hot Wheels Mystery Models and sticker packs. The concept is like trading cards. You buy and collect until you get that special one and complete set. I just bought a bunch for everyone. I also included a Hot Wheels silicone wristband from Party City.

Funny story: Noah got a hold of all the Mystery Models and opened 5 of them one morning. Thank goodness he found the “Dark Knight” Hot Wheel or he would have ruined the surprise for everyone. LOL

Sure we had the matching balloons and Hot Wheels branded decor but nothing quite seals the deal on a party these days like a custom cake. Last year I met a local baker and she came through with the perfect centerpiece. Check out this Hot Wheels cake from DHeavenly Treats in Waldorf, MD:

I simply gave her a picture for inspiration and “D” put her own spin on this EPIC centerpiece. This was my first custom cake purchase. What made this even better is that the cake tastes as good as it looks. Yum!!! As for the rest of the table decor, I bought two mason jars from the dollar section in Target and dumped Hot Wheels that Noah already had in there. Then I asked his Father to make two “Loopty Loop” tracks and that was that!

Other details: Candles |Hot Wheels Birthday Banner | Hot Wheels Backdrop | All Table Cloths – Party City | Traffic Light – A hand-me-down | Gold Number Five Foil Mylar Balloons – Target Value Section | Black Mini Gift Bags – Party City (in store) |Hot Wheels Boys T-Shirt | Hot Wheels Adult T-Shirt

All just to see that smile. Thanks to his Grandma for coming down and helping us make this one EPIC birthday. I asked Noah if we could just keep next year low key. You know what he said?

“Lets have Lego party next!” hahaha

You can experience the fun from Noah’s EPIC Hot Wheels party with this video. The kids had a blast!

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Chicco KidFit Bosster Review

4 Things We Love About Traveling with The Chicco KidFit Booster + Installation Video

This year is all about change. Noah is turning five in less than two weeks and will be off the Kindergaten in less than 5 months. Our boy is growing up! One thing that hasn’t changed is how much time we spend in our car. We do a lot of traveling and have been looking for a “big boy” car seat to make Noah’s rides more comfortable. If you saw us on instagram last week, you know that Noah and I were more than excited to receive a special package from Chicco USA. When choosing a car seat, safety should always come first but there will be a few more factors that will influence your choice.

Here are five things we loved about traveling with the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat:

The Design

The KidFitt is sleek and comes in classy colors. Our Wimbledon Kidfit is a classic navy and grey with an aqua trim for a pop of color.

The Comfort

The KidFit seat is contoured with ErgoBoost® double foam padding and we can adjust the head rest up to 10 different positions as Noah continues to grow. The backrest can also be adjusted or removed once your kid can sit properly in a seat belt at all times.

The Cup Holder:

I don’t know about you but as our child got older those cup holders in the arm rest started to get in the way. Noah has had plenty of spills because he knocks over his cups when entering the car. The KidFit cup holders flush well with the base of the seat. They even fold away for more space.

The Convenience of Cleaning:

Things are bound to get messy so the seat pad, arm rest covers and cup holders can all be removed for easy cleaning.

Our first trip with the Chicco KidFit was this past Easter Sunday. We traveled about 30 miles for good company, food and egg hunting.

So much fun they didn’t realize they were hunting with wine bottle gift bags instead of baskets. lol

Here is a video of us installing and using the KidFit for the first time.

Special thanks to Chicco for providing us with a KidFit to share our experience with you. We hope you enjoyed it!

What about you? When did you upgrade your child’s to a booster that uses the car seat belt?

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