baby essentials

Finding the best baby gear is not easy! There are so many baby items to choose from when setting up your baby registry. 

May 18, 2020

must haves for a 6 month old baby

Six months is such a fun age! At six months old my babies have been able to sit up on their own for at least a few seconds, they’re starting to try solids, they have the tiniest bit of their first tooth popping through and they love to “stand” up and look around. There are so many baby products out there, so I wanted to round up my…

April 25, 2020

why we love boppy

Narrowing down the items worthy of a spot on your baby registry can be overwhelming. Not only are there endless options, but you don’t know what YOUR baby will like. When I was pregnant for the first time, I only had three things I knew I wanted to register for: a lawn drying rack, a humidifier, and a Boppy® Nursing Pillow. To me, these were three things I…

March 3, 2020

family medicine cabinet must haves

Before having kids, our medicine cabinet was relatively empty. The first time we had a sick baby, I had nothing on hand and it was terrible. Since then, I do my best to keep our medicine cabinet stocked with anything we may need for our kids, whether it’s because they are sick or hurt. First and foremost, most things are not safe for use on a newborn. You…

February 19, 2020

bath time must haves for baby

Everyone loves a freshly-bathed baby, am I right?! It took me awhile to get the hang of bathing a baby. They’re so wiggly and tiny and they have such little body control for the first month or so. With Blaire, we didn’t have a good baby tub, so she wasn’t a fan of bath time for the first two-three months. So, in my trial and error of bathing…

February 1, 2020

must haves for a 3 month old baby

There are SO many different options for baby gear and baby items out there. I love compiling all of our favorites by age to make it easy for you to see what other babies love before deciding what to buy for your own babies. Below I have rounded up my “must haves for 3 month old baby”. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6…

January 24, 2020

new baby items to try

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to test out new items and share what was worth spending your money on and what to avoid. Today I am excited to share some really great items I think you’ll love for your little one. Later this week I’ll be sharing some items I’ve tried out for new mamas. aden + anais Snuggle Knit Collection aden +…

November 9, 2019

must haves for a newborn baby

Does time fly by even quicker with each child? I thought Ben was an easy baby… then along came Sloane who basically takes care of herself. I wanted to update the items that are our must haves for a newborn baby. There are SO many pieces of baby gear out there and they’re always changing. These types of lists helped me immensely when trying to decide what to…

September 16, 2019

baby sprinkle registry

I know the old school thinking was that only first babies were celebrated with a baby shower. You know, unless there were five years between your babies, or whatever the proper etiquette rule was. Back in 2012-ish, the term baby sprinkle was coined to describe a smaller version of a traditional baby shower. It was the perfect way to celebrate a mother who may already have the big…

August 15, 2018

3 reasons I love teething necklaces

Qalo Teething Necklace

As a mom, teething is one of the hardest things to watch your little one go through. My kids have sometimes shown symptoms of teething for weeks at a time. And while there are times I’ve had to resort to medicine to help ease their pain, I definitely turn to more natural relief long term. One of my favorite things with Ben has been to use teething necklaces.…

June 12, 2018

fave baby & toddler snacks / what else is in my diaper bag

Anything for Baby

Life with a 1 year old and 4 year old is SO different than it was at this time last year when Ben was only 3 months old. Getting out of the house is SO MUCH easier without having to wash and prep bottles. If I forget a drink for him, he can just drink water out of a straw anywhere! I love how easy it is to take…

March 4, 2018

sleep training our 11 month old

Halo Snoozy Pod

We were blessed with a little baby who LOVED to sleep this time around. When swaddled, Ben would fall right to sleep on his own. He’d sleep in stretches of 4-5 hours at a time and slept through the night for the first time around 10-weeks-old. Blaire didn’t sleep through the night for the first time until WAY later. She also would only fall asleep in her swing,…

January 3, 2018

9 month must haves

At the age of 9 months, Ben is crawling and pulling himself up onto the couch, the coffee table, etc. He likes to sit up in the shopping cart and we’re now putting him in high chairs at restaurants (before he would usually sleep through our meals in his infant carrier). We’re almost ready to move him from his infant carrier to a convertible car seat, but it’s…