Must Haves with Baby

And We’re Off… To Bed!

By on August 25, 2017

Pajamas // Towel // Blanket // Washcloth // Cream // Powder // Diapers

Hi Everyone!

Have you noticed the days have been getting shorter? I sure have. Lila goes to sleep when the sun does, regardless of what the clock says and this we she has been turning in on the early side. Naps are a thing of the past, so to wind down the day it’s off to bath time right after dinner.

We have a new bath time routine which I will share next, and so far it’s been working out great. When bath time is over I scoop her out of the bath and get right into the bedroom. While she is still in her towel (which by the way this one is adorable and amazing) I start a movie on the tv. It’s almost always Moana, or if we are speeding things up it’s just one episode of Veggie Tales. While the movie starts I’ll give her a massage with my favorite cream, powder up the diaper area, diaper her up, and slip on her jammies. When her jammies are on I’ll brush her teeth which lately has turned into her trying to bite me, but I always win and get those teeth brushed. Last step is “lips” which Lila loves to put on and will ask for it as soon as her shirt goes over her head.

While she gets the wiggles out and jumps around like a monkey, always singing along with Moana I will tidy up the floor a bit and hang up het towel. Then I’ll get in bed with her, put her in the dock a tot with 2 blankets and nurse her until she falls asleep. We definitely have our bedtime routine down which I wanted to create ever since she stopped napping.

So that’s us! Now tell me what do you do to get that baby to bed? Till next time.

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If You Need Me, I’ll Be In My Teepee

By on February 8, 2017

Teepee & Cushion // Wall Print // Grid Blanket //Swan Coverlet // Diapers

Hi everyone!

So you are probably wondering why there is a giant teepee in my living room… Well for Lila’s birthday she got this adorable teepee from our friends at The Land of Nod. I set it up the when she went to sleep on her birthday eve so when she woke up in the morning she could see to and be surprised. I grabbed a few things that were in her room that I love like her pink buggy, a knit cactus pillow, Splash the cat, and her swan coverlet. She was so happy when she woke up and she went straight inside of it and said, “My teepee!” I thought it was so cute that not only did she know it was hers, but also that it was called a teepee!

It was pretty difficult getting her out of the house after that, but we managed to load her in the car and we had her presents waiting for her in the backseat so she could open them on the car ride to the aquarium. Her birthday was such a great day filled with family and her closest friends. I think it was one of the happiest days of her life, which is exactly what I wanted it to be. I thought about doing a big party but I knew if I did I would be too busy party planning and not be spending enough time being present. I think next year or the year after we will do a big fun party and have it be not on her actual birthday.

Since I set the teepee up in the living room I actually really like it. It’s so pretty and cheerful and lights up the room! It was suppose to go in her playroom, but I think I am going to wait a while before it makes it there.

Since I decided to leave the teepee in this room for now I wanted to tie the room together with a fun wall print. I found this one from an online children’s boutique called Peach Stream. If you haven’t heard of them before you have to check out their website because they have the cutest selection of some of the best brands around. While I was shopping, I found this blanket from one of my favorite blanket brands. I have a few of their muslin blankets for Lila and love them so I knew this blanket would be a winner too. It is pretty in big size and also reversible. I think it’s perfect because even though it is a kid’s brand it is also a pattern that I love so it makes for a perfect family blanket.

I hope you like the latest changes to our living space. My sister recently got Lila got the cutest table and chairs set, so I will be sharing that next. (One of the chairs is shown in photos above.)

Thanks for reading!

 

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A Big Tip For Easier Diaper Changes

By on October 14, 2016

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We never had a terrible time with diaper changes, although some required much more effort on my part to supply distractions. I noticed the times where my daughter was playing and I would pick her up to get her diaper changed she was resistant. I finally decided to come to her when it was time for a diaper change.

 

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I’m pretty big into Slow Parenting and also like to create as little rules as possible that aren’t safety related. A minor issue we were facing was diaper changing becoming more and more taxing. When I heard about the Ubbi Diaper Storage Caddy I checked it out and was amazed by how well received the product was from the reviews.

 

I decided to give it a try and I was amazed at the instant improvement it made. The ease of picking up the diaper caddy and taking it to my daughter wherever she may be when it’s time for a diaper change leaves her much less frustrated. I simply lay her down instead of transporting her and it makes all the difference.

 

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The caddy itself comes with a soft, easy-to-clean changing mat and a slot to store it in. That way wherever you take the caddy there’s a mat to lay your babe down on. The Ubbi Wipes Dispenser has a convenient window to check when wipes are getting low, which I really love. There’s also a drawer where I store a diaper cream and a small toy in case she still needs a minor distraction.

 

The ever changing location of the diaper change leaves my little one completely unfazed and sometimes she doesn’t even notice. If your little is having trouble with diaper changes,  maybe they just need a traveling location.

 

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Diapers + Wipes: Bambo Nature

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The Very Best Diaper For My Baby || Bambo Nature

By on August 6, 2016

I guess you could say that when we finally tried Bambo Nature diapers it was comparable to the excitement and joy of an exploding confetti bomb. Until we found Bambo Nature we tried literally every brand of diapers in the Target diaper isle. I never was super happy with any of the brands, but did like some brands more than others. When Lila was a few months old we went on a road trip to Utah and I noticed on our trip back home that she had developed a diaper rash. This was common for her, so I kept an eye on it but it never seemed get better even with all of my tips and tricks that I used to get rid of them quickly.

During this time I tried to keep her out of a diaper as much as I could and we tried out a few new brands of more natural diapers. I began to research what the difference between diaper brands was and what I thought would be best for my baby. If you think about it your baby is in a diaper MOST of the time. It really opened my eyes and began my search to find a brand that I felt safe with for my baby.

When I first opened a pack of Bambo Nature diapers I immediately felt like my quest was over. We have been using them for quite some time now and I notice that since we made the switch my baby has gotten almost no diaper rashes, which is amazing! I also notice she seems not ask to be changed as often. She usually would go and get a diaper and come hand it to me when she wanted to be changed, which was often, but now she rarely does it all.

These are one of the softest diapers I have ever touched and they are really gentle on your baby. You can feel the quality of the product right when you touch it. For 25 years Bambo Nature has been certified safe and eco friendly. To give you complete peace of mind, their diapers contain no known substances that are harmful to your health or the environment. Each size is made to fit your baby perfectly and has a thin design allowing your baby total freedom.

These are hands down my #1 Must Have with Baby.
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