Category: Babies

Swaddle Wars: The Best Swaddle for Your Baby

Had a few sleepless nights lately? I’ve been through my share as well, mama. Here’s a virtual hug and a cup of coffee for ya, friend. You’ll get through this! You know what you need? (Besides a hot shower and 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.) You need an awesome swaddle for that baby. Lucky for you, I’ve also been through my fair share of swaddles and lived to tell the tale. Today I’ll share with you the pros and cons of each and give you my (definitely biased) opinion on which swaddle would beat the other swaddles in a...

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The 11 Best Baby Sleep Tips

This post is sponsored by sleepadvisor.org. Sarah from The Sleep Advisor shares her best tips for us today to get our babies sleeping, well…like babies, in no time! It should be no surprise to you that all of my friends with babies at home don’t get enough sleep at night. In fact, my friends are not alone — 62% of women without children get the adequate number of sleep per  night, while only 42% of women with young children reported getting enough sleep, according to a study reported by CBS News.   It’s not a surprise that less than half...

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6 Baby Sleep Mistakes to Avoid (and What to do Instead!)

I couldn’t hold it in any longer. “I just can’t. I can’t do this!” My husband was leaving for work for the first time after our first child was born. I was about to be alone with the baby. The baby who wouldn’t sleep. The baby who was crying in his swing while I silently sobbed beside him. Three and a half years later, and I’ve learned a lot. I graduated from the sleep school of hard knocks. To be honest, we are still managing the effects of all those bad sleep habits we helped my son acquire in...

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How to Create a Relaxed Toddler and Newborn Schedule

It happened, mama. I have been to the pinnacle of motherhood and back. There I sat, hunched over on a stool outside the bathroom door. The scene looked familiar… a story for my son as he sat on the potty. But this time something was different. Oh that’s right! My merely four-day-old baby was nursing away as I regaled her and big brother with the tale of David and the giant. My whole body groaned from the recent strain of labor. The baby fussed. Yet I sensed that my older son really needed a story from his mama that...

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Minimalist Essentials for the New Baby

(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. Of course, I only recommend products I use and love myself!) With our first baby, we went registry-crazy. Two different types of baby bathtubs, 18 sets of onesies. And “Oh yes, I can’t live without a wipes warmer. We’re not animals.” It was ridiculous. Part of the problem was that as brand new parents we simply didn’t know what we needed. There’s a pretty steep learning curve for first-time parenthood. But another misguided aspect was that we bought into the...

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10 New Mom Gift Basket Ideas (That She’ll Actually Use)

Do you actually remember those first few days and weeks after your baby was born? A friend of mine once told me “The days are long, but the years are short.” I never knew just how true this was until my son was born. Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about emotional. The highs and lows we experience as new moms are simply hard to put into words. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Of course I only recommend products I know you’ll love! Along with a lot of prayer, the one thing that helped me look forward into the future...

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One Genius Must-Have Mom Tool When Your Child Gets Sick

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TempTraq. All opinions are 100% mine. “It’s just a sore throat”, I always say. When my son gets sick, why does it always, always start with “just” a sore throat? Two days later, and my little guy is down for the count with a full blown cold or flu. Having a sick child is no picnic, and I’ve always wished there were better tools out there to make a mama’s job easier. For me, one of the most stressful parts of when my son is sick is worrying about...

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The Best Montessori Toys Available on Amazon

Close your eyes. Now imagine your most happy place. Whether it’s a beach, the mountains, a favorite chair and a good book, or your own backyard, chances are it shares one characteristic. Simplicity. Isn’t it beautiful? Now, if you dare, close your eyes one more time. Imagine your child’s playroom, bedroom, or learning space. Does the word simplicity come to mind? What about clutter, over-stimulation, or noisy? Yeah, I’m with you on that one. If you’re like me, you know its way too easy to add more toys, pile on the clutter, and stuff it all in a toy...

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Why I Made the Switch to WaterWipes Baby Wipes

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time to rethink your baby wipes, mamas! Take a second to think about that pack of wipes you stash in your bag. Do you know what’s in them? To be honest, I didn’t care one lick about the ingredients in skin products before my son was born. But now I’ve got a two year old son with eczema. I first noticed his symptoms after he turned one year old. Now as an almost-three...

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gb Pockit Stroller Available at Babies “R” Us

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. Hey mama, are you ready for a stroller that will change the way you travel? Imagine this: A fully functional stroller with the ability to fold up into your tote bag. Yep, it’s official, the gb Pockit Stroller is here! Now it’s more convenient than ever to get yours, since the gb Pockit Stroller is now available at Babies “R” Us. Want to know more plus win some awesome prizes including your own gb Pockit Stroller? Join the Twitter party on Thursday,...

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