Nadia Carriere is a mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


Note: Travel and accommodations were provided by Royal Caribbean. All words and photos are mine. Cover photo is courtesy of Royal Caribbean.  Child Mode was recently invited by Royal Caribbean to check out their newest ship, Quantum of the Seas – the first “smartship” in cruising. Nadia was unable to attend, so I was happy to go in her place and experience my first ever cruise. This was the first time people from the press and bloggers were able to tour the completed ship. Sooooo… a lot of firsts. The ship left from New York City and began a quick […] Continue reading →

Britax B-Agile

Have you seen Britax‘s new B-Safe 35 Elite and B-Safe 35 infant car seats? The seats are equipped with the Britax SafeCell Impact Protection and the new SafeCenter LATCH Installation which also provides peace of mind with a simple installation of these lightweight, streamlined infant seats. The seats offer an an Impact Absorbing Base is engineered to compress during impact to absorb crash energy and reduce injury potential and an Impact Stabilizing Steel Frame ensures a strong, secure connection to the vehicle seat. A contoured shell lined with energy-absorbing foam surrounds an infant with Complete Side Impact Protection, which safeguards […] Continue reading →

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When it comes to the spirit of giving, there are few companies who really and truly get it right. WestJet is one of those companies. For the past two years this Canadian airline has been granting wishes and giving Kleenex a ton of business. This year is no different. WestJet just released their annual Christmas video and I had to share with you all. This year they partnered with Live Different – a Canadian charity that works with volunteers on development projects abroad who has built 23 homes for families living in extreme poverty in the Puerto Plata community of Nuevo […] Continue reading →

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It’s 8:30 in the morning and I am not starting up my car in this frigid weather to beat the lines of people at the mall. Nope, not me. Instead, I sifted through my email and did all of my Black Friday shopping from the comfort of my own home while sitting on the couch.  This year there are some wicked sales! Here are just a few of my favourites! Did you score anything special? Any amazing deals? Share with us! The Children’s Place – 50% off EVERYTHING! Like everything, everything. No coupon needed. Crazy!  Old Navy – 50% of […] Continue reading →


Have you started shopping for your holiday fashions this year? I’m looking for pieces that are a little different from the typical, traditional looks that we see year after year. In fact, I prefer looks that I can mix and match up with their current wardrobe so that the outfit isn’t exclusive to one day. SHOP.CA has some really great looks for boys and girls that can be mixed and matched. MEXX is a brand that takes the majority of their stock. Not that I mind as it’s one of my favourite brands. I was turned on to MEXX for […] Continue reading →

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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Mexico’sConsumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO), Health Canada and Graco Children’s Products Inc. have issued a recall for Graco strollers and travel systems. 202,000 to be exact.  This recall involves eight models of Graco strollers & travel systems. All affected models are a single-occupant stroller with a spring-loaded fold lock on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle.  Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on a label located on the stroller tubing frame. The model names and numbers included in the recall are: Model Model Number […] Continue reading →

Hot Butterbeer

It’s the most infamous drink, both cold, frozen – and even as an ice-cream flavour, but now this delicious, sweet and buttery treat is now available in a hot version at the Universal Orlando Resort’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Hot Butterbeer is a smooth, hot beverage reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch served year-round with a whipped topping. In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, it will be served at Leaky Cauldron, The Hopping Pot, and The Fountain of Fair Fortune. In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, it will be available at Three […] Continue reading →