Must have Nursie Breastfeeding Pillow from Lansinoh

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We all know that when you are a new mom weather for the first time or the 4th, finding the perfect ‘tools’ is very important. Lansinoh Breastfeeding Pillow is definitely going to be at the top of all mom’s lists.

About Lansinoh:

Lansinoh was founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has been committed to helping moms succeed in breastfeeding for 30 years. They were made famous by their award-winning cornerstone product, HPA Lanolin, today Lansinoh is the market leader in breastfeeding accessories.

Lansinoh is committed to providing mothers support not only through their unique line of products but their services. By listening to breastfeeding and pumping mothers and understanding their needs and challenges, Lansinoh continues to evolve and adapt their line of products to help support their needs.

About Lansinoh Nursie Breastfeeding Pillow:

The Lansinoh Nursie Breastfeeding Pillow is comfortable, portable, and helps support proper breastfeeding positioning.

By sliding on your arm, rather than around your waist, the design is perfect for c-section tummies and one size actually fits all, regardless of shape and size. The Nursie pillow allows moms to naturally bring baby up to the breast to nurse rather than leaning over, which is perfect for latch, positioning, and avoiding back pain. As a small and lightweight nursing pillow, it is ideal for today’s on-the-go mom.

My Thoughts:

I definitely love this amazing Breastfeeding pillow. I loved the traditional one that I had with my other 3 daughters, but this is definitely going to be my must have item for baby showers from now on. I love the size of it, so you don’t feel guilty packing it when you are on a trip. I also love that it fits perfectly on your arm and gives you a much better hold while breastfeeding.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing this amazing Nursie from Lansinoh, head on over to their website to get you one ordered today.

 

Must Have Item – My First Seat by Little Tikes

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You all know that finding items that you love when you have a baby or older children is incredibly important. I absolutely love this seat. It is a great way to get your baby up and working on those tummy muscles as well as having them be more a part of the classroom.

About My First Seat by Little Tikes:

My First Seat features wide 3.5 inch openings, a wide seat area and tall supportive back to ensure baby is comfortable, supported and that the seat will fit baby as they grow. Careful design considerations were made to ensure that the floor seat would fit infants and babies of all sizes and features some of the largest supportive areas for back, legs, and seat on the market.

The floor seat, which is made completely of soft, comfortable, easy-to-clean foam is designed :

  • For use by infants and babies four months of age to 16  months of age.

  • For fun, supported, comfortable play.

  • To provide safe neck, back, leg and arm support.

  • For use on any flat floor surface.

  • To allow for fun, easy interactions with family during mealtime, playtime and more.

  • To transition with your baby, the seat remains comfortable, safe and supportive even as baby grows due to the tall back, wide leg openings and wide seat area.

My First Seat is proudly made in the USA, is both bio-and-eco-friendly and has undergone and passed the highest level of safety standards and requirements in compliance with the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

My Thoughts:

This is one of the best seats that I have tried out. There are some concerns that I have found in some of the other similar seats on the market. I like that the leg hole on this one is a little bigger for bigger legs. I like that the back of it goes up higher than others so that you feel a little better about your little one sitting in them. I also like the most that the back seems to come around and hug them much better than any of the others that I’ve seen.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing the My First Seat, you may find it at Target, BuyBuyBaby.com and Walmart.com for $44.99.

bblüv Püre – 3 in 1 HEPA Air Purifier Review

Clean Air is a Top Priority

Our most important and a immediate need is to breath and providing clean air free of allergens and other impurities is something we all want in our homes. No matter what our age this is important, but for a baby’s new lungs definitely consider bblüv Püre – 3 in 1 HEPA Air Purifier.

image of Püre – 3 in 1 HEPA Air PurifierThe ionizer in the Püre and HEPA+ filter work with activated carbon. The filter removes up to 99.7% of allergens and pollutants like bacteria, mites, mold, viruses, (hopefully not in the air but…) smoke. Even odors, pollen, and pet dander can be taken out of the air. My dog may be a non shedding breed but that doesn’t mean he is dander free or doesn’t carry in allergens from rubbing up against all kinds of nature on our walks. 

On a technical level the bblüv Püre 3 in 1 HEPA Air Purifier removes particles larger than 0.3 microns, which sounds really, really tiny. Go science! Even indoor allergens can trigger asthma year round not just tied to growing season. Mine are so much worse when the citrus trees go into bloom, but that doesn’t mean I am every fully allergy free. Reducing exposure is the first step, but not always possible if you want to step outside your door. You can however control the air in your home.

image of bbl. air filter on white backdropThe small size makes it easy to find a place for in your baby’s room or anywhere else in the house. The unit comes with one long lasting filter, the cord and the main unit. You will need your own wall plug. It just has the cord which ends in a USB so if you have an extra plug from a cell phone or other device laying around you can use that. If you don’t have an extra that you can dedicate to the filter you may need to buy one. Plugging and unplugging it can be a major pain. Also when it is plugged in the light on the power button can be pretty bright.

bblüv Püre 3 in 1 HEPA Air Purifier is a great option for a healthier environment for your family. The air we breath fuels our entire body and we can’t do much to improve what we are exposed to out in the world. Make your home a safer environment to breath in and know you are taking steps to protect and nurture your little one.

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From Tiny Babies to Big Babies

The following is a guest post. The opinions are those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect those of this site. 

When Trisha got pregnant, she practically freaked out. She didn’t know what to do. She didn’t know what to eat, how to take care of herself, or what prenatal vitamins to take. She didn’t know if she should keep working. She was a mess.

Trisha really counted on help every step of the way during her first pregnancy. I got a phone call one night from her: she was crying she barely understandable. Her cravings had gotten so bad she was craving her shampoo. She didn’t know why she had this craving. She didn’t eat it, but she was completely freaked out because she really wanted to.

Some women crave strange things during their pregnancies, but Trisha knew this one was one of the strangest. Some shampoos have a type of clay in them that contains a nutrient your body could be lacking, which brings about the craving for the shampoo. For example: if your body is craving calcium you could be craving ice cream, cheese, or milk.

Trisha didn’t know anything when it came to having children, she didn’t know what it was like to be pregnant. She now has a happy healthy beautiful 6-year-old girl with a baby boy on the way.

She is grateful for my help, especially when she learned about low birth weight. Since she was a tiny baby, she wanted to make sure she would have a healthy baby that didn’t have a need to stay in the hospital after the baby was born.

Helping Trisha find the information she needed to avoid a low birth weight was the easy part—there is a lot of information on pregnancy health out there. The hard part was taking care of herself, so she could take care of her baby before it was born to ensure a proper birth weight.

Low Birth Weight

Low birthweight is a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 1,500 grams (3 pounds, 4 ounces); only 1.5%, are born this tiny. However, the overall rate of very low birthweight babies in the U.S. is increasing. This is primarily due to greater numbers of multiple birth babies who are more likely to be born early and weigh less.

Babies with very low birthweight look much smaller than other babies of normal birth weight. A very low birthweight baby’s head usually appears to be bigger than the rest of the body and he or she often looks extremely thin, with little body fat. The skin is often quite transparent, allowing the blood vessels to be easily seen.

The primary cause of low birthweight is premature birth, meaning that the baby is born before the 37-week mark. Being born early means a baby has less time in the mother’s uterus to grow and gain weight, and much of a baby’s weight is gained during the last part of pregnancy.

That being said, some reasons for low birth weight just can’t be avoided. Parents who are shorter and weigh less than average may have smaller children. Babies who are of Indian, Asian or black-ethnic origin are generally born smaller.

Reasons for Low Birth Weight

The reasons for a baby having low birth weight can range quote a bit. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • Problems with the way your baby is developing.
  • An infection that’s been left untreated during pregnancy.
  • An infection in the womb.
  • Trouble with the flow of nutrients and oxygen from the placenta to your baby.
  • Expecting multiple babies.
  • Carrying more than one baby increases your risk of high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia,
  • Anemia and diabetes, all of which are associated with growth problems in babies.
  • Suffering from health or emotional problems or have a stressful home life.

Why is Low Birth Weight A Concern?

The main concerns of a baby with low birthweight is that the baby may be at increased risk for complications. The baby’s tiny body is not as strong as it should be and he or she may have a harder time eating, gaining weight, and fighting off infections. Because they have so little body fat, low birthweight babies often have difficulty staying warm in normal temperatures.

Because many babies with low birthweight are also premature, it can be difficult to identify the problems that are due to being premature from the problems of just being so tiny.

Problems from Low Birth Rate

Nevertheless, there are still problems that are obvious to point out from low birth weight babies, such as:

  • Low oxygen levels at birth
  • Unable to maintain body temperature
  • Difficulty gaining weight
  • Infection
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding of the brain
  • And other serious diseases

Preventing Low Birth Weight

Because of the tremendous advances in the care of sick and premature babies, more and more babies are surviving despite being born early and very small. However, prevention of preterm births is one of the best ways to prevent babies born with low birthweight. There are a few things you can do to help you avoid having a preterm or low weight baby at birth.

Get A Health Care Provider  

It’s important to get prenatal care from a doctor, such as an OB/GYN, to ensure that you                                                         and your baby are healthy throughout the pregnancy. Women who don’t get adequate prenatal care are more likely to have low birth-weight babies of poor health than those who see doctors regularly. Prenatal healthcare involves seeing a doctor once a month for the first six months, twice monthly during the 7th and 8th months, then weekly thereafter.              

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of fluids during pregnancy to keep the body well hydrated as the mother’s blood volume increases for supporting the two of you. It also helps prevent fatigue, constipation, and preterm labor.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

More than ever, you need to eat a healthy diet to keep you and the baby healthy and strong. It’s highly recommended to eat foods that are protein-rich such as meat, eggs and fish, whole grains, dairy products like yogurt and milk, fruits such as apples and grapefruit, and vegetables such as leafy greens, carrots, and broccoli.

Change Your Lifestyle

Quit smoking and stop drinking alcohol. Studies show that tobacco and alcohol have serious negative effects on a baby’s growth and development during pregnancy and even during childhood. Also, reduce your coffee intake to one cup a day; caffeine may increase chances of miscarriage and other complications of pregnancy.

Vitamins and Nutrients

Boost your nutrition by including various fruits and vegetables to your diet, as well as fish like salmon, and snacks like yogurt and walnuts. However, a healthy diet alone is not enough. To guarantee enough nutrients for you and the baby, you’ll need the help of some prenatal supplements. Supplements like folic acid, Omega 3’s, and other prenatal multivitamins will be of great help for your pregnancy and delivery as well as your baby’s health.

These basic tips will help you maintain a healthy birth weight, but the best and most effective way is to see your doctor. There is no doubt that your doctor will design a plan of action catered to your needs if your baby is at risk for low birth rate.

Must Have Carrier from Disney Baby Collection by LÍLLÉbaby

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When you have stuff to get done and a baby that wants to be held you are always looking for wonderful solution to keep it together. I must say that the perfect baby carrier can be a life saver all the way from newborn to toddler. LÍLLÉbaby definitely did not disappoint with adding the Disney Collection to their new line of carriers.

About LÍLLÉbaby:

The idea that functional and beautiful everyday objects should be available to us all is a core theme in Scandinavian design. With a Scandinavian foundation, the LÍLLÉbaby brand has from its very conception been true to these roots and shown a warm passion for combining functionality and style.

Resonating with the Scandinavian values of quality of life, honest, and a love for nature’s beauty, LÍLLÉbaby strives to make baby products that bring this functional style to parents, anywhere. They wish for parents to attain the simple luxury of keeping their baby close while building a nature bond, in perfect comfort and style.

About LÍLLÉbaby’s Disney Collection:

The new Disney Baby Collection by LÍLLÉbaby includes new Disney – themed patterns available in the Complete All Sesons, Complete Airflow and Complete All Seasons Embossed carriers, that are great for family trips, as well as doll carrier accessories – perfect for big sisters and brothers.

About Disney Baby Collection by LÍLLÉbaby Complete Airflow-Mickey Classic:

 

A match made in babywearing heaven. Cool and supremelycapable, the Airflow is as versatile as it is ventilated and ideal for hitting the Disney parks or strolling the neighborhood. Breathable 3D mesh for maximum air circulation brings a breath of fresh air for you and baby.

  • Fabric: 3D Mesh, Cotton
  • Six Carrying Positions
  • hood, two pockets, lumbar support, neck support
  • 2-way straps
  • Machine Washable

My Thoughts:

I currently have a 25ish pound 2 year old that is on the go, until she wants mommy and only mommy. I must admit that having this amazing carrier has been a lifesaver. I live in Kansas and it has been hot!  The amazing Airflow that flows with this awesome carrier is unbelievable. I am so happy to be able to take this along on our vacation coming up.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing this carrier or any of the products from this awesome Disney line, head on over to their website and pick the perfect item for the little ones in your life.

Keel Your Ride Clean with Diono

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Everyone knows that when you have kids, it is almost impossible to keep your vehicle tidy, especially if you are constantly on the go. These great products from Diono are must haves to make sure that you are nice and organized for all those summer road trips!

About Pop Up Trash Bin

This Trash Bin is so simple, but incedibly effective. The Pop-Up Trash Bin is a versatile, mutliuse smart and clever 3-ni-1. The essential additional storae you never knew you needed, for those days on the go. Thoughtfully constructed to be compact and flat-collapsing, the drawstring top keeps belongings or trash secure from falling out on the journey.

About Travel Pal:

The Diono Travel Pal is the friendly in-car storage solution. For traveling toys, bring-a-long books, snacks or cool drinks, the Travel Pal has plenty of space to make the journey fly by. There are multi-pockets for all your needs, and with super hand insulated drink pockets for keeping drinks cool for longer.

About Stuff ‘n Scuff:

This is a perfect seatback organizer. You can now keep the back of your seats clean and scuff-free with Stuff n’ Scuff. It’s practical waterproof fabric that protects backs of seats from dirty feet scuffs and spills. The large cargo pocket with elasticated top also provides additional storage while on the go.

About Stow ‘N Go:

This is an amazing seatback organizer that will keep your essentials organized and easy to find. The Stow ‘n Go is the ultimate in car organization accessory for take-along toys, bring-along books, drinks or snacks. It protects your seats from day to day scuffs, and keeps your car clean and tidy. This is very easy to fit and can attach around the headrest of any car. There are seven large pockets and two drink holders.

My Thoughts:

I was incredibly impressed with each of these awesome items. I am a farmwife and with harvest just around the corner, not to mention our summer vacation after that, I know that we will be spending a great deal of time in my car. I think that I am all set and ready to keep my kids and vehicle organized while the rest of our life gets a little chaotic. I would recommend these items to anyone. If you are interested in purchasing any of these great items, head on over to Diono and get them for your vehicle!

Must have Kids toys from Moluk & Kid O Toys

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I am always on the lookout for some fun toys that are different than the regular toys. I must say that these toys did not disappoint in anyway. These great toys from Moluk are definitely must haves.

About Moluk:

Moluk strives to create innovative, sustainable products that don’t just entertain kids on a superficial level, but invite real interaction. In a world where everything is getting more virtual, MOLUK offers toys that are totally manual, toys that get children to move and explore, toys that stimulate their senses and minds. There are no ON and OFF switches, batteries or complicated instructuions – MOLUK toys are powered simply by a child’s imagination.

MOLUK only collaborates with trusted manufacturing partners who share our values and deliver excellent, safe and long lasting products which are sold through a growing network of reliable and dedicated distribution partners around the world.

MOLUK is a family business founded in 2011 by Alex Hochstrasser, the designer and inventor of Bilibo, and his sister Doris Hochstrasser, an architect.

About Plui:

Plui is a rain cloud that helps to illustrate the cycle of water and magically turns kids into rainmakers. This great toy is sure ti inspire wonderful stories. No fears though parents, there is a hidden mechanism allowing parents to open the Cloud for cleaning.

About oogi:

Oogi is an irresistibly tactile and wonderfully expressive new figure toy. With suction cup head, hands and feet, and long stretchy arms, it connects to any smooth surface. Oogis happily live on a Bilibo but they have also been spottend playing in the bathtub, on fridges or mirrors.

Oogis are very social beings: They love to touch, embrace, form chains and do crazy acrobatic tricks. Their favorite hobbies are Oogi Yoga, extreme climbin or darting onto windows and other targets. Oogis are at home in any genre from cliffhanger to slapstick comedy and suitable for all ages.

I myself have had a great day of fun playing with these :).

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About Myland Car:

Take a relaxing road trip while learning early STEM concepts. Soft driving sounds and car lights are triggered by different play patterns. Children discover that by color matching the characters, the boy and girl transform into on/off switches, while the car movements control the sounds and lights.

About Jumbo Glow-in-the-Dark Magnatab:

The limited edition magnatab gets glowing reviews from children and adults alike! The jumbo glow-in-the-dark board and stylus brings an exciting new dimension to nighttime play. Erases with the tip of your finger, or by swiping across the beads with the side of the stylus.

My Thoughts:

How much fun were each of these toys. I must say that since my children received them, they have been playing with them non stop. I love how they are simple fun, not lots of sound and lights. I would definitely recommend these to anyone!

Must Have Water Toys from Swimways

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In my house we love to spend time outside, but even more importantly. We love to spend time in the water. My girls were so excited to see all of these awesome products and have been begging me to find them an indoor pool ASAP. Check out all these great products from Swimways

Aerobie Pro Ring

The thin design of this ring allows the disc to travel longer distances and it features soft edges for comfortable catches. This amazing flying disc was used to set a Guinness World Record for the farthest throw, an amazing 1,333 feet.

The Aerobie Ring measures 13 inches in diameter.

My Thoughts: My daughters absolutely loved this toy. We recently moved to a much more open area and we have been amazed how far my girls can fly this awesome toy. I can definitely tell that we are going to need another one in our future. 

Avengers Dive Characters:

These fun dive characters are soft and flexible full-figural dive toys that look like kid’s favorite characters. Not only can your child dive for them, but they can also play with them outside of the water.

Each set includes three different characters.

My Thoughts: My nephew had a great time playing with these in the water when he was at our house over Easter. I promised him that he can play with them in our pool when he comes back this summer and he could hardly wait. 

Funny Face Swim Goggles:

Your kids will love to express their personality at the pool with these selfie-ready novelty swimming goggles, which add some fun to swim lessons and kids pool parties. The goggles feature an easy-button adjustable head strap, leak-resistant design and soft construction for a comfortable fit.

My Thoughts: My girls were so happy to have these. They have used them already at home for bath time, but they can’t wait for pool time and lake time this summer!  I think these are the cutest goggles that I have ever seen. 

SquiDivers:

These SquiDivers are soft and flexible learn to swim dive toys that wiggle and jiggle their way to the bottom of the pool, landing nose down. Their tentacles float upright making these toys easy for kids to grab. There finger holes that allow your kids to place on their finger tips for fun in or out of the pool.

My Thoughts: I can hardly wait to use these this summer. My older girls are getting pretty good at their swimming and I know they are going to love these one of a kind Squidivers. 

Purchase

If you are interested in purchasing any of these awesome swim toys, head on over to Swimways and find them and everything else you need to get your child or yourself decked out for the water!