TODDLER FASHION FAVORITES

SPRING INSPIRED TODDLER GIRL OUTFITS

By on February 26, 2018

One of my favorite seasons is spring simply because all the cute toddler clothes! I love Easter and pastel colors so when I see my two favorite things come together and inspire endless collections of little girl clothing, swoon. Lila loves to wear dresses and I love to see her in dresses so it’s a win win for both of us. One of my favorite places to find the cutest dresses of the season is Tea Collection. You can find their styles on their website or at Nordstrom. I love shopping in store because then you can touch the material of the clothing. I love to touch things before I buy them! To save you a trip to the store all of the Tea Collection dresses Lila is wearing in this post are made with super soft,thick cotton. So you really can’t go wrong. 😉

This season I am focusing on growing Lila’s accessory stash. She loves wearing sunglasses daily but I have trouble finding pairs that I like for her. We just got a few pairs last week so I will report back with how they are working out for us soon. For shoes we are currently head over heels in love with Mini Melissa. Lila really doesn’t even want to wear any other shoe. We have a few pairs right now and I have a feeling our collection will growing rapidly because they are so cute! We just got these for our Disneyland trips and I can’t wait to squeeze her feet into them.

Happy Shopping!

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MUST HAVES WITH BABY

HOW TO EASILY GET YOUR TODDLER TO GO TO BED

By on February 17, 2018

Our Bedtime Routine is a daily task that we are close to having mastered. I am lucky that my daughter has always loved sleep, but there are a few things we do that encourage her to get yawning at night.

The first step of our bedtime routine is bath time. Having a bath is a great way to signal it’s time to wind down for the evening. I like to introduce calming scents in and around the bath to help get my little one feeling cozy and ready for cuddles. A few weeks ago we said goodbye to baths and switched to showers. She actually really enjoys standing showers and it’s been a lot faster of a process, too.

This is the Shower Filter I shared on Instagram. It helped us SO much getting Lila to have eczema free skin. With her normal skin care routine and this filter she is doing great!

In the shower I’ll wet her bath sponge and put a nickel size of body wash on it. I’ll rub this all over her body focusing on the skin that was exposed that day. Usually arms and legs. Then I will wash off the soap and wrap her in a towel without drying her off.

While she is all wrapped up I take her straight to her bed and lay her down. With her skin still damp I apply her eczema cream onto her applicator and rub it into her problem areas. Her areas that will flare up are her knees, behind the knees, her elbows, her left foot, and her left hand. Then I put on her pajamas and move on to her hair.

I always spray her hair with detangler and then work through it with a wet brush. Once it’s brushed and there are no tangles I’ll work about a dime size of mousse through her hair starting at the ends. It makes a huge difference in the way her hair looks the next day! We can’t get enough of this particular jelly mousse. I love that it keeps her hair in place and still feels soft to the touch. No crunchiness!

Next we brush teeth, I recently found a toothbrush for her that I really like. I’ll link it along with all my bedtime favorites at the bottom of this post.

Now that she is all ready for bed we will play in her room together for about half hour. I’ll put on her sound machine or play some calming music, in effort to keep the mood ready for sleep. When it is time to turn out the lights I will cuddle next to her and then usually she will fall asleep pretty quickly.

And…. That’s our routine! It usually takes an hour start to finish. It’s a lot shorter since we switched to showers from baths. I do notice it helps her to get the last little bit of energy out to play in her room after bath time. That was something that I didn’t know to do until it just happened one night and she fell asleep so much faster. So now it’s just part of the routine. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments. Happy Snoozing!

An Easy Toddler Bedtime Routine

  1. Bath Time

  2. Listen To Soothing Music

  3. Put On Pajamas

  4. Brush Teeth

  5. Read A Book

  6. Spend Time Cuddling

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FUN AND SIMPLE VALENTINE’S TO MAKE WITH YOUR TODDLER

By on February 6, 2018

We spent yesterday getting ready for Valentine’s Day with my favorite little Galentine. I love to make holidays festive for my little lady and she loves to help pick presents for others. Especially when there is chocolate involved. We stopped at our local See’s Candies for some of their fabulous chocolates and yummy lollipops for our friends and family. It’s our go to chocolate shop for every holiday. And in my opinion it’s the best gift to receive. We picked up a few boxes of their lollipops along with some lollipop holder Valentine’s cards. They are so dang cute and the best part is Lila can put them together all by herself. She thought it was so fun and really felt ‘involved.’ She got to pick the flavor for each of her friends (vanilla for everyone!) and also scribbled a little something on each card.

We also got a few bags of their chocolate hearts to tape one to the cards Lila wants to make for a few of her cousins and special friends.  That is if there are any left because I can’t stop eating them. Ha!

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?
*This post has been sponsored by See’s Candies. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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