Tips and advice for figuring out an easy-peasy system for cloth diapering. Click through to find out more!
When it came time for Melanie to start eating, the thought of having to remember to buy all those little jars of baby food, lug them home, and then figure out how to get rid of a shit ton of empty jars… was NOT going to happen. Like, it seemed easier to make the damn food myself than deal with that hassle week after week. And y’all, I can absolutely confirm that is it MUCH easier to make baby food than you think. Here’s the Lazy Bitch’s Guide to Making Baby Food:
When it comes to a daily routine with babies, it’s the little details that make a huge difference. And when it comes to nursing and pumping, it can be those small things that make feeding your baby easier for everyone. That’s why Philips Avent is committed to fine-tuning their products. They genuinely want to improve the lives of parents across Canada and the States. I especially love how the Comfort Breast Pump is designed to allow me to nurse my son on one side and pump on the other with complete ease. It’s such a time-saver and I love the efficiency of it. I really appreciate how Philips Avent is supportive of parents who nurse and parents who pump – all they want to is to assist you in feeding your baby in the way that is best for you and your family.
The first year with your baby is a lot of little moments and big milestones. It can be overwhelming, frustrating, exhilarating, and amazing. It can also be a complete sucker of time. Time spent nursing, time spent rocking the baby, time spent doing extra laundry, and time spent shopping for baby necessities. Like diapers. OMG. The number of diapers you will buy and the time you spend buying them! It’s unbelievable to me how it always seemed like we needed to run to the store and get more diapers. No matter how hard I tried and planned… it seemed like we’re always loading up in the car to buy more. So guess how excited I was to discover that Sam’s Club is now offering a 2 month bulk supply of diapers (ON SALE). It’s amazing how the Huggies® Little Movers 2 month supply gave me back time to spend with my baby!
I hate teething. It is SERIOUSLY the worse. I joke that teething is nature’s birth control. It’s awful for the baby (they are in such pain and completely confused about what’s happening), it’s awful for you (you can’t get them to stop screaming), and it’s awful for anything located within 4″ of the baby (everything will end up in their mouth and gnawed on). But you know one thing that doesn’t have to be awful when it comes to teething? The tools you use to help sooth it. From teething necklaces to teething toys, I’ve found 12 totally cool and unique teething necklaces and toys for you and your baby to enjoy.
Every other year, my little family and I spend the Christmas holidays in Texas with The Boy’s family. Those years are super fun because we’re not stressing about travel and my mother-in-law throws one FABULOUS Christmas Eve party. Tons of people show up and there’s always lots of food, music, and talking. The dress code is nice but casual so this year, I thought I’d toss the littles in some cute jeans and make adorable graphic tops for them with my Cricut Explore Air. Check out this “Merry Everything” graphic T-shirt and onesie (featuring Cricut)!
Are you a new mom or dad with a baby in diapers? Are you having a rough time getting any kind of sleep at night? I know, I know – sleep deprivation is the worst! And the reality is, with a new baby, you’re just not going to sleep through the night for a while. However, you can make the sleep that you do get a little better with my top 5 ways to sleep easier with a new baby (featuring Walgreens Well Beginnings).
The first year with a new baby is a lot of things. Amazing. Fun. Frustrating. Exhausting. Awesome. It can also be overwhelming – very overwhelming. There is so much change and advice comes to you from every direction. Everyone will tell you what they think your need to do and what your baby needs to thrive. But guess what? YOU are all your baby needs that first year – truly, that is all. WaterWipes understands that and is here to support you during that first year with your new baby.
As so many of you know, I’ve been using this last month of my second pregnancy to plan and decorate a joint nursery for Melanie and Baby Boy. We’ve gotten a few big items crossed off the list: picked up a Big Girl Bed for Melanie, bought all the bedding for both kids, and snagged a gorgeous nightstand for next to the rocker. And now, I can start picking out the really fun little bits! Like these made-in-the-USA rockers from RockABye – I mean, REALLY, how cute are they?!?! So cute, that I’m having a hard time choosing the one (or ones) to keep in the room so today, I’m asking you to help me choose an awesome RockABye rocker for the joint nursery!