Category: Babies

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

Who would have thought a cute little baby could need so many things? Here are some of my proven basics that helped me in the early days with a newborn baby.

Irresistible Baby Girl Finds

Irresistible Baby Girl Finds

I was so excited when I found out I was having my first daughter. Here are my top picks for baby girls; perfect for baby showers, birthdays, or just pampering your little princess.

Easy DIY Baby Flower Barefoot Sandals

Easy DIY Baby Flower Barefoot Sandals

Not many things are cuter than baby feet, but what if you could make baby feet cuter??  Baby flower barefoot sandals are adorable and perfect for dress-up, photoshoots, parties and more! They are made from loops of elastic topped with a silk flower. Easily make your own baby flower barefoot sandals for your little girl! All you need is a few supplies such as ribbon, elastic and crafty accents.

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DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

Easily and cheaply make a DIY baby sensory box for baby to explore shapes, colors and textures.

Mommy Must-Haves for Little Boys

Mommy Must-Haves for Little Boys

Having a baby boy changes everything. Here are some things that have helped me navigate mommy life with a busy little boy.

Family Adventures with Joovy

Family Adventures with Joovy

Traveling with young kids or even going shopping can be tricky. As soon as we had our 3rd child, we knew we needed to figure out some creative ways to escape the house with 3 kids. I wasn’t eager to leave the house with a newborn and two toddlers, so for a few months I only did errands if my husband could watch at least one child. Slowly I got used to the idea and now it’s a lot easier to take all three kids with me but I’ve still experienced some near-impossible events of having to corral the kids through the parking lot or chase them down while holding my purse and a baby. I’ve found the most effective way to keep track of my two toddlers is to trap them in the stroller, or let my more responsible daughter walk and trap my 2-year-old and 1-year-old in the stroller. I absolutely love our Joovy Caboose Ultralight. It has everything; seats, platforms, secure restraints, pockets, pouches, storage areas, and it easily folds up to fit in the trunk of my Civic. It feels just as streamlined as a regular stroller except that it fits two kids! I’m excited to share why I love this stroller, a basic essential for any family who enjoys getting out with young kids!
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9 Unique Winter Nursery Essentials

9 Unique Winter Nursery Essentials

So much can go into a baby nursery and when you are shopping for a baby it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what’s essential and which items are extra. Here are some of my personal favorites for decking out my baby’s nursery and keeping my baby cozy all winter long.

Cozy Kangapouch Down Fill Baby Sleep Sack

Cozy Kangapouch Down Fill Baby Sleep Sack

Not too hot and not too cold, this cozy Kangapouch for babies and toddlers is just right! I am so excited to share with you my recent find, a wearable down comforter for my baby!

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Any mom with a baby can tell you two things; babies poop and love to put things into their mouth. This reality makes diapers, hygienic toys and teethers bare necessities. Many options are available to cover these basic needs and I’m excited to share with you some Eco-friendly alternatives for teething and diapering that I’ve successfully used with my 3 kiddos.

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Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Encourage baby to discover new skills with a DIY baby sensory box, practice with self-feeding, and homemade textured baby board books!

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

Playing with your baby and stimulating their growing brain is important for developing things like motor skills, social skills and even just bonding with mom and dad. Here are a few baby playtime ideas!

Best Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Best Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Have you ever had an absolutely adorable baby outfit ruined by that yellow baby spit-up stain? How about a diaper blow out? Removing tough stains can be tricky but this homemade stain remover for baby clothes has worked wonders for me! DIY baby stain remover is very easy to make and uses common ingredients most people already have on hand. Save this awesome stain remover recipe if you have babies or kids. Life gets messy and you’re going to need a reliable stain remover!

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How to Clean Cloth Diapers

How to Clean Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers is actually quite simple. Just as many families’ wash routine for clothing is different, there are many different ways to wash cloth diapers.

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Mommy life can be filled with messes, snacks and surprises. My list of diaper bag essentials covers the bases without bringing too much stuff along on family adventures.

Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

On busy days is definitely tempting to throw a bunch of junk food in your grocery cart that doesn’t require cooking or peeling. It’s also tempting to buy your baby those tiny tubs of baby food, and I have bought them on several occasions. The other day I loaded 10 tiny tubs of baby food into my shopping basket, only to look down and evaluate the small amount of baby food I was paying $12 for. I put the baby food tubs back, went to the produce aisle, and instead spent about $15 on a whole acorn squash, a bunch of bananas, several sweet potatoes, apples, and whole carrots. I got a lot of fresh produce for my $15 and best of all, my baby got to enjoy healthy baby food purees that were straight from raw fruits and veggies packed with nutrients and even a little fiber. Happy baby!
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