Meet Christy

Best Baby Carriers for Travel
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Jefferson Health
  • Based in: United States
  • Number of countries visited: 10
  • Mom since: 2018 to two boys and one girl.
  • Other specialties: Physician’s Assistant at the Rothman Institute
  • Learn more about me: Check out her LinkedIn.

Christy Rivard is a writer and photographer for Parenthood Adventures.

With a background in medicine as a licensed physician assistant, Christy is a freelance writer and mom of three young kids. As someone who loves to ski, run, and hike, she most cherishes introducing her sons and daughter to the beautiful outdoors and spending time with her precious family.

Christy lives an active lifestyle and is our expert on camping, skiing, and hiking with kids, as well as the best strollers for runners and bikers.

Posts By Christy

  • The 10 Best Strollers that Fit in an Airplane Overhead Bin 2024

    If you’ve ever flown with your infant or toddler, you know that gate-checking your stroller creates an extra step before takeoff and risks damage to it while it’s out of sight. It also means waiting on a crowded jet bridge for crew members to bring the stroller back to you after landing — when all…

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  • Dagne Dover Diaper Bag Review: Are They Worth Your Money?

    Editor's Rating: 5 When deciding on baby gear as a soon-to-be mom four years ago, I chose an inexpensive backpack-style diaper bag. Although I liked the bag’s look, it quickly became evident that the materials weren’t durable, and the design was lacking. There was no way to open the narrow bag wide enough to visualize…

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  • The 10 Best Baby Travel Bassinets

    If you’re traveling with your baby in those precious first few months of life, you’ll need a designated safe spot for your little one to sleep. Depending on your accommodations, a hotel crib may be an option, but many parents opt to travel with a portable bassinet. We’ve scoured the market for the very best…

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  • Graco SlimFit3 LX vs Extend2Fit Car Seats: Complete Comparison

    Graco is a well-loved brand for baby gear and child safety seats, especially for its top-ranked Extend2Fit 3-in-1 convertible car seat and newer SlimFit3 LX 3-in-1 convertible car seat. The Extend2Fit is a popular choice for parents because it’s safe, comfortable, and easy to use, but it’s too wide to fit three across in the…

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  • The 40 Best Gifts for Two-Year-Old Boys

    Tailoring your birthday and holiday gifts to the evolving developmental stage — and short attention span! — of a two-year-old isn’t easy. We’ve learned from experience with our two young children which gifts are winners for young toddlers, and which ones aren’t worth the investment. Read on for our toddler-approved list of the 40 best…

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  • Graco SlimFit3 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat Review: A Mom’s Honest Thoughts

    Editor's Rating: 4.5 For parents who have more than one child, or families with smaller cars, it quickly becomes clear that convertible car seats can be large, bulky, and difficult to maneuver. Fortunately, there are a number of great car seat models, like the Graco SlimFit3 LX 3-in-1, that are durable, comfortable, and slim enough…

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