Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thanks all for entering. After looking through the comments and checking to find links on blogs, I put the numbers in the number generator via random.org. The first and second numbers both requested the boy's shoes, so I had to look at who wanted the girl's shoes and redo it. Seems like we have a lot of moms of boys reading :) After the 5th try of generating numbers, I finally got a winner for the girl's shoes too.
Girl Shoes: Christine
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Diapers, diapers, diapers! Many of us find our favorites through trial and error. Every child is different and everyone may have a different opinion about the diapers that they do and don't like. I was one of those moms who went through every diaper with my first son, trying to decide what we liked the best. Since that was a few years ago, I decided to try another experiment. I have my favorite diapers which I use faithfully but decided to give the other brands another shot since it's been a few years. We have 2 boys in diapers, ages 10 months and 3. Over the next month, I will review different diapers that we've tried again and why we did or didn't like them. I will also include reader's comments in the posts if I received feedback about that diaper. As far as cloth diapers go, I have no experience, and I don't intend to. Kudos to moms who cloth diaper though! I have a few readers that will be featured in guest posts that have used cloth diapers.
One big thing I've learned about diapers is that if you find a brand is constantly leaking, go up a size. The weight guidelines for diapers are just a suggestion and while the weight for a size 4 diaper is typically 22-37 lbs, my 10 month old has been wearing them since 8 months and 18 lbs. So if you decide to try different diapers for yourself and hate a diaper because it is leaking, go up a size and give it another shot. Also, make sure the guard on the inside of the diaper that goes around their legs is flared out. If it is tucked in against their legs, that's asking for a blowout! I've learned that too many times the hard way.
Since I have your attention, I'm sure you are all SO excited to get reading about diapers. What mom doesn't LOVE changing diapers? *wink* Hopefully the reviews to come will help you make an informed decision and guard against those infamous blowouts and leaking diapers.
Diaper reviews will start on Monday - Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Brook and Krysta!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us and what better way to celebrate than with some festive shirts for your little turkey? :) I have 2 Thanksgiving shirts from Old Navy available - a bodysuit in 6-12 months and a 3T shirt.
Scentsy is a line of wickless candles. You purchase a warmer, a few scents, and you are on your way.
"Scentsy is safe for young children. That is one of its major selling points! There is no open flame, so no potential problem for burns and fire. Also, it is not emitting lead and soot into the air like traditional candles do. The wax is heated to just above body temperature so if children do get into the wax, they won't get burned. If you are afraid your child will pull the warmer over, you can always try a plug-in warmer that is made to go in upper plug-ins that are found in kitchens and bathrooms. " (Taken from Sara's blog.)
I love Scentsy. Covers up that poopy diaper smell and is safe for my kids. Two thumbs up from this mama!
Let's show Sara some love - head over to her Scentsy website and browse around, place an order if you'd like (shipping is 10% of your order.)
Then come back here, and leave a comment letting me know what scent you think would smell yummy and which Thanksgiving shirt you would like to win.
Since Thanksgiving is so close, this giveaway will end on Saturday - 5:00 pm MST and winners announced that evening!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Avent bottles were recommended to me by a friend when I first had Chandler. Although I did breast feed him for 5 months, I wanted to make sure he would take a bottle while I was away. After trying a few bottles, we decided to stick with the avent.
Labels: Bottle Feeding
Monday, November 10, 2008
Labels: Bottle Feeding
Friday, November 7, 2008
It seems like anything personalized is in right now. You see personalized pacifier clips, labels like the orbit labels I reviewed, onesies, bibs and more. Personalized items for baby really add that special touch. Fill in the Blankie is an ultra personalized blankie, taking it one step further.
How do they take it one step further?
"We personalize ‘em out the wha-zoo”
You provide the copy, we’ll embroider your warmest wishes along all 4 satin edges. Much more than a monogram, or a name & a date, you’ll have up to 200 characters to work with. Each blanket truly tells a story.
When I first got my blankie in the mail, I thought the packaging was adorable. Rowan seems to love it too. It's the Martha's Majesty style blankie and is incredibly soft with beautiful detailing. These blankies are great for special occasions but are also great to use as a lovie blanket. They wash up well and are really great quality. I think they'd also be a great baby shower gift and they offer gift wrapping as well as cute plush animals they can add to the blankie.
Cons: I don't have any complaints about these blankies, just wish I had known about them sooner!
The Bottom Line: Great quality cute blanket with a fun personalized touch. Visit Fill In the Blankie to learn more
Price: $39+ depending on the style you order.
Where to Buy: FillIntheBlankie.com
Labels: Baby Gift
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Anyone that knows me knows that I am all about sales and getting good deals. I decided that if I saw a really good deal on baby or children products I would pass it on to those who are reading. Gap is having a sale - an extra 25% off sale items. Enter the code EXTRA at the checkout. (Will only work for sale items.) For those of you who have a store near you, this is in store too. I LOVE baby Gap clothes, they hold up extremely well, are great quality and super cute. A lot of the baby clothes that I kept from Chandler to use for Rowan were Gap and they still look new. I refuse to pay their high original prices though and will watch for sales like this one. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags are a way for moms to store breast milk for their babies.
Pros: These bags are thick and have a double zip closure, this helping prevent against freezer burn and possible leaks. They are easy to close and stay closed. They are BPA free which adds that sense of security while using them. The ounces are measured on the outside of the bag and there is also a place for you to write the date and ounces at the top of the bag. You can lay these flat to freeze and they don't take up a lot of space. It is very easy to pour milk into these and they have a great pouring feature when you unthaw milk to pour it into a bottle. When you buy these in a 25 count pack, they come in another nice ziplock bag. This bag lets you know how long to store breast milk in a freezer which I thought was helpful as I could never remember on my own.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Chances are if you've walked down the baby feeding isle at the store, you've seen a box of Gerber Biter Biscuits. Designed for an older baby learning to self feed. Here are some guidelines as given on the box if your baby is ready for biter biscuits:
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This month I am giving away a pair of girl's or boy's soft soled shoes from the children's place. Super cute, huh? I will be reviewing this product this upcoming week. You have until the 29th of November to enter, and winners will be announced on the 30th! Just leave a comment to let me know you are reading! Link this giveaway on your blog and get another entry. Both sets of shoes are size 12-18 months.