Favorite Tools for Feeding Babies & Toddlers

I find that sometimes having the right tools makes a huge difference in the way we do things.Kids are a huge market of products, but some of those products are amazing, some are decent, and some are complete garbage. So make sure you're checking ratings and reviews before buying anything!This is a basic list I've compiled of some of my favorite products and tools for feeding our children within the Baby and Toddler stages.Side Tip: Quality is always better than Quantity. You will not be using these things forever so you don't want them taking up all the space in…

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Toddler Development & Gift Guide for 2 Year Olds

Turning 2 is such a big deal, for both parents and children. From 18 months to 24 months our kids develop so much and for the next year there will be so much more change as they become independent little two-nagers and three-nagers (if you've met one you'll know why they're coined teenagers). Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. My little girl just turned 2 and I'm seeing her grow so much in so many ways just…

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Nursing/BF Essentials

If you plan on breastfeeding your milk supply will be with you at all times, however, you'll need a few extra things to make things a little more comfortable for you and baby.For starters you'll need accessible clothing, like nursing bras and tops or dresses that make your breasts easily accessible. Secondly, you will need a breast pump, bottles, and a milk storage system. Thirdly you will need more particular things for your breasts, to protect from leakage or for healing and therapy. And lastly, you may need a nursing pillow and some swaddles/burping cloths. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links…

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Small Cooling Fans

Living in South Florida, we get extra heat during summertime. I purchased a few fans to survive this summer, since we've been going on day trips to the Zoo and planned a weekend trip to Disney World with the whole family. I've fallen in love with these products and have decided to write a mini review. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. The first one I purchased was a clip-on style. I previously had a cheap one…

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Toddler Birthday Parties

My little guy (our oldest) is turning 3 soon and I’ve been reminiscing. I just came across some pictures from his birthday last year and figured I’d put it together in a post.Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.His birthday falls in July, which is when the weather is the most random because its horribly hot and randomly rainy. I had intended to throw him a casual playground party to keep to a minimum budget but with the…

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Car Seats & Strollers

There are tons of carseats and strollers out there, and honestly there is no "best" for either category. Parents are looking for different things depending on their needs and their family size. I can't tell you which double stroller is the best out there, for example, because I haven't taken my kids out in all of them but I can recommend the one I have and the same goes for our car seats. I could add the carrier I used with my children but I will omit that since I did not love it for more than 6 months and…

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Toddler Gift Guide for 1 Year Olds

As a child nears the end of infancy they start to develop a lot more interest in objects and toys. So much changes for children between 12-18 months and 18-24 months. With the right set of toys they can explore and learn things on their own. They go from crawling to walking, or straight to running, while developing all new skills and abilities. Your child may still seem young for some of these at first but their brain development grows so much by the time that they are 2 that you will soon find yourself looking for more ways to entertain them.…

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Favorite Everyday Activewear for Moms

As a human being, we all need to stay fit. As a mom, who birthed two children, I gained some weight that I'm working on losing. Having the right type of clothing for working out is ideal. My favorites are leggings and comfortable and flexible shoes, and I use these ALL the time, not just to work out. Activewear is so comfortable and adaptable that it has become my everyday mom-wear.I wear it at home, I wear it to Zumba classes, I wear it to the playground, and I especially wear it to go to the Zoo (because it's super humid…

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Baby & Toddler Water Gear

It's Summertime, which means most of us are trying to survive this heat by spending time by the pool or water. Here are some Baby and Toddler Essentials for pool and water activities. Swimwear You can find baby & toddler sizes for swimwear anywhere you buy children's clothing, however I personally prefer ones with more coverage so I opt for rash guards. My daughter has very white and sensitive skin so her first bathing suit covered from her neck to her ankles. You can still find these, with our without hoods, for toddlers and young children but they also sell…

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What You Really Need for Baby Shopping

Congrats, you're expecting a baby! So you're bringing a child into this world and everyone is telling you what you need for the baby. If you're a first time parent you're finding lists from magazines, stores, and online and guess what? A lot of it is just marketing!Companies benefit from advising toward specific items or category of things that most people may not even need. They take advantage of first time parents who are overwhelmed and don't know what to expect. Here's a typical list from Babylist.com I'm a mommy of two, of both sexes no less, and I can tell you…

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