Latina Bloggers at Britax HQ
You may have noticed that I haven’t been around as much lately. I’ve been super busy the past couple of weeks with special projects for NEW LATINA and Multicultural Familia, as well as traveling to some amazing events for Latina bloggers. But as you can see from my recent (lol) Hispanicize event recap, I am trying to catch up on sharing all the recent events that I’ve attended…finally!
The Latina bloggers trip to Britax HQ was amazing! I wish I would have had a laptop with so I could have written about it then, but I tell you, I honestly have a pad of paper full of notes and personal thoughts about the trip. So I’m ready to share some of the recap and I hope to sprinkle in some more bits in future posts.
When we arrived in Charlotte, I was actually surprised to see how warm the weather was. Not a warm as Miami mind you, but still…I thought it would be colder somehow…lol.
I ended up meeting up with Tracy of Ascending Butterfly at the airport and we shared a shuttle to the hotel. We ended up having quite a few interesting discussions about race, prejudices and city life. She’s from NYC, so you can imagine there were tons of interesting things to chat about. We traded stories about what it’s like living in our respective cities and the next day, woke up to a hotel full of hermanas ready to chat about all their own stories and experiences.
Above images courtesy of Divina at DancingHotdogs.com
One of the things that I really loved about this getaway with Britax, was that they kept the groups small, which meant that we could all focus in and learn a little more about each other between the Britax events. I had no idea that Unknown Mami actually lives in San Francisco and is a huge attachment parenting advocate! She had tons of great ideas to contribute to the discussion at Britax HQ and it was great to finally meet her, minus the paper bag. ;)
We mostly focused in on the products that Britax offers, the Britax safety standards and meeting all of the Britax officials and team members who played a roll in bringing us to HQ and creating this Hispanic outreach. But we also toured the facility, had dinner with all the Britax crew and Latina bloggers and some of us even had extra time for sight-seeing! I wasn’t about to get lost though…lol.
We all had a chance to contribute our thoughts and share our feedback and it was great to see Britax team taking notes and focusing on the U.S. Hispanic market.
We also got to sit in on an actually car seat safety test, more on that in another post, but I can tell you…it was scary. The dummy that they drove up to a crashing stop was the same size as my daughter. Yeah, I will be sharing a post on car seat safety soon. GUARANTEED.
There were several awesome gifts given to us at the event also, including a baby carrier from Britax and a SONY digital camera. I took the next few images with the SONY Bloggie Duo digital camera and I think they turned out pretty well! I have to say, this camera doesn’t do too well in low light, but it does excellent with close-up shots!
I caught this dad walking around in the Chicago O’Hare airport and I just had to snap a picture. Dad and pequeñita were so comfy together in such a busy, buzzing airport… it was just adorable! Below are a couple shots of the beautiful walkways inside the airport. They definitely make the hike from one terminal to the next more enjoyable.
I know this shot didn’t turn out as well, but it’s just too cute not to share. As soon as I got home, Lily wanted to try out the Britax baby carrier, so here she is with her daddy. :) Haha…I have some pics of them doing “muscle man” poses with the carrier too, but they didn’t come out as well. It’s been a while since she’s been in a carrier, but she still loves to lay in mama’s kangaroo pouch (inside my t-shirt) while watching tv in the mornings…and that’s exactly what she called the carrier…her kangaroo pouch…lol. Cutie!!
Stay tuned for more! I have some travel pics and a giveaway coming up, plus some really great info about the Britax Rewards Program!! :)
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