Now that the weather is cooling down and the heat may be cranking up, it is time to put the humidifier in your baby’s room. Not does it only help make the air moist and therefore breathing easier, it helps with congestion too. Make sure that it is on a stable, safe surface; wires are out of baby’s reach, and that you clean the unit routinely. My personal favorite is the Safety First Humidifier.
Alright, let’s talk about my latest discovery… the best pre- and post- pregnancy pants ever… My younger sister found them by accident and now we literally own every single pair! They are the UniQlo Leggings Pants!! They come in great colors and have a real button in the front and real pockets in the back. The ‘zipper’ and front ‘pockets’ are sewn in seams, so your pregnancy/mommy brain never has to worry about accidentally leaving your zipper undone! Best part is that they LOOK like real pants and have an amazing stretch at the waist and legs to really accommodate your pre- or post- preggo belly! I literally wear them to work everyday… Definitely check them out when you can… you will not be disappointed. Oh wait, did I forgot to mention that they are ONLY $22!!! Yes real- looking, super comfy stretch pants for only $22! I will post a few outfits that I came up with wearing these pants and simple tops, getting looks for under $40! Stay tuned….
Ah.. the intense smells that seep out of those diaper pails are strong enough to make you pass out… at least that’s how I used to feel. Then I found these little balls of genius. They are the Munchkin Arm and Hammer Nursery Fresheners! I put on of these at the bottom of every diaper pail in my house, including the small garbage can that we use next to the potty, and voi la, no more smells when I walk past the diaper pail. And the best part is they are made of baking soda, so they are safe to have around baby! I highly recommend using these little nose savers!
Originally when my sister and I bought our baby furniture, we wanted perfectly matched pieces to the cribs we had chosen. Little do you realize that most of these baby changing table are not ideal! One thing I realized was that I like to make sure everything is on the same level – meaning the changing pad and my favorite diaper caddy with all the essentials, plus any change of clothes/socks/shoes/accessories etc.. So after getting dressers that had very small drawers and small top surfaces, my sister and I both switched to the IKEA Malm 6 drawer dresser. It is awesome – 1. its inexpensive 2. its easy to put together 3. it comes in all the colors you would need to match whatever crib you buy 4. the drawers are really spacious and there are 6 of them 5. there are a LOT of them 6. IKEA also sells these organization boxes that fit PERFECTLY inside to help keep all those little baby things organized. We both absolutely love it and would highly recommend it! And now with my toddler, I just removed the changing pad and keep the caddy up there with accessories and lotion and I placed some books and book ends where the pad used to be. It was an easy transition into letting her get herself dressed!
TIP: Place an non-skid shelf lining (available at the dollar store) under the changing pad and caddy to prevent then from sliding around AND make sure you nail in the changing pad to the back of the dresser!
When those little ones start sprouting their teeth, boy will they chew on ANYTHING, including their crib rails! I found out the hard way, when I found little bite marks of paint chipped off on my first born’s crib rail. So I set out on a search to find something that would help me preserve these cribs to get them through the toddler years. Look what I found (and LOVE): The Trend Lab CribWrap, which comes in a thin width and shorter length for the sides too! The top is fleece and the lining underneath is plastic (so they are essentially waterproof).These covers are genius, they provide a safe chewing zone for baby, and you can take them off to wash as much as you need!