When I had my first baby, I was definitely learning everything as I went. Breast pads weren’t even on my radar before my first son was born. He surprised us by coming two weeks early and although I had everything I needed for labor and the baby, I was missing things I needed for myself. Thankfully my sweet sister offered to run out for anything I overlooked – one of which was a pack of disposable nursing pads. My first baby: disposables My milk came in pretty quickly, so I was grateful to have them on hand. I quickly discovered that I’m what
I love to try different types of diapers… I love changing it up a bit depending on if we’re at home, at another person’s home, running errands, etc. Sometimes I prefer bumGenius Freetimes, and sometimes I prefer the Flip Cover + Inserts! Flip is Cotton Babies’ hybrid diaper system. You can buy inserts for day time or night time, stay-dry or organic cotton, and newborn or one-size. The price point is perfect for anyone on a budget! Flips come in the variety of our favorite Cotton Babies colors and prints, so there’s plenty of options if you want to create that perfect rainbow.
Let’s all just get this out in the open: the hardest working people in your lives are moms. Breastfeeding moms in particular can get overwhelmed and touched out quickly. With that little bundle of joy by their side and non-stop pumping or nursing draining what energy they have to spare, they deserve a little something that’s just for them. You already know this, because you’re here looking for something to make their day extra special. 1. Stay-Dry Nursing Pads No breastfeeding mom ever has enough of these. Trust me. And these MilkDaze nursing pads are especially handy, with a unique shape
I’m going to make a little confession… When I first discovered bumGenius cloth diapers, I tried out every one of their diaper styles. This is how I fell in love with bumgenius Freetimes… However, I just could not find the love for the bumGenuis Elemental. At that point, the second version of the Elemental (with the exposed PUL) had launched and the original versions were a thing of the past. As much as I wanted to, I just could not get the hang of it, so I sold it to a friend and loaded my stash up with Freetimes and 4.0 pocket diapers. But then….
Are you looking for a reliable, all-in-one cloth diaper that meets your needs but without the high-priced tag? The bumGenius Freetime is calling your name! When I started cloth diapering over three years ago, I started out with cheap pockets that just didn’t work for me. I knew I needed another option that was much more affordable and reliable. I was soon introduced to the bumGenius Freetime cloth diaper and I was immediately hooked… So much so, that I converted my entire stash! Why are these all-in-one cloth diapers so great? Great Fit The bumGenius Freetime is a one-size, all-in-one cloth diaper that fits babies from 8-35 lbs.
It’s that time of year again! Parents of school-aged children will be packing lunches and sending their littles off to school. This is my first year sending off a child for the whole day so it’s also my first year packing a lunch for my oldest daughter. She’s excited. I’m a nervous wreck, but with a smiling face to not show my worry. To make my life a little bit easier, and her day a little brighter, we picked out some super cute lunch containers! We’re a huge fan of Skip Hop in our house so it was a
Win a Patch Pack! Look what flew back in! With a monochromatic color scheme, filled with different shades of Dazzle, Patch resembles a monarch’s wings through a kaleidoscopic design. This Genius Series Cloth Diaper is available for a limited time, while supplies last. Love this print? Your little one is sure to look and feel like a genius in the Patch Genius Series Tee! Featuring this one-of-a-kind print, this adorable tee will make the perfect addition to your cloth diaper stash. Pair this little tee with your favorite Patch cloth diaper and a pair of bumGenius BabyLegs to create a cute, comfy, everyday look! In
Let me tell you why I love my Mary Pickersgill Tumbler. If there is one thing I’ve learned through my four pregnancies, it’s that proper hydration during pregnancy and breastfeeding is SO important! During early pregnancy, water intake helps increase blood volume and aids in the formation of the placenta and amniotic fluid. Throughout the first trimester, when nausea peaks, drinking water helps your body make up for any fluids lost from morning sickness, sweating, and those frequent trips to the bathroom. During the second and third trimesters, adequate hydration can help your body flush yours and Baby’s toxins, and keep
For centuries, mothers around the world have worn their babies. Through generations and across cultures, mothers have recognized that wearing their baby is an essential aspect of parenting — it is also practical and fun too! Babywearing is the practice of carrying, or “wearing,” your baby hands-free with the aid of a fabric baby wrap, baby sling, or structured baby carrier. The concept of babywearing has grown in popularity in recent years for a few very good reasons. Benefits of Babywearing One of the biggest benefits of babywearing is convenience. It allows you to keep baby snuggled close while performing
Let’s talk water bottles. And more specifically the “Choose Love” S’well Water Bottle because it’s awesome. No, really. Let me tell you why. I just spent a total of six hours in the sunshine at our local pool. That felt like a REALLY long time, especially in 90-degree weather, and I needed to stay hydrated to chase after the two bigger kids and nurse the baby. My cooler isn’t super big so it doesn’t have enough space for all the water bottles I need for a full day outdoors. For this reason, I decided to pack my S’well water bottle with some ice water, knowing there was