FREE 500 Count Baby Wipes after cash back

My kids aren’t babies anymore but I still use the heck out of some baby wipes. I keep some in my care for spills or sticky hands, I use some for quick make up removal, I use them in laundry care. Of course for those with babies you’ll go through them fast.

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Merino Kids Organic Cotton Sleep Sack Review

I received the below mentioned product at no cost in order to complete an honest review.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

I’ve been a fan of sleep sacks for years now.  Ever since I learned about about how much safer using something like a sleep sack is for baby rather than using a blanket, it’s been my go-to way to keep my babies warm at night and during naps.  Even my older kids say “why don’t they make them for us!” lol.

When Merino Kids asked me to try out one of their sleep sacks I was happy too. If I’m to be honest I never heard the brand before and was interested to see what they had to offer.  The first benefits of a Merino Kids sleep sack, that I noticed, is it’s 100% organic and GOTS certified cotton. Yep, NO pesticides or chemicals used to make these sleep sacks.  They are an international award winning textile company from New Zealand.  It was started by a mom who was tired of seeing synthetic materials that are all over the market.

When it arrived in the mail in was packaged in a very nice see-through cotton sack.  I chose the Mulberry design for ages 2-4 years old since my daughter is 2 1/2.

Merino Kids Sleep Sack

 

The organic cotton material is sooo soft.  I wanted to climb in it myself but, alas, I’m too big for it.  It’s made thicker then other sleep sack brands I’ve tried. Being that my daughter is only 2.5 years old there is still plenty of room to grow.  We’ll be able to use this sleep sack for a few years. That’s another benefits to the Merino Kids brand sleep sacks.  Yea they’re pricier but you’ll be able to use it for 2 year or more depending on how fast your child grows.

Since she was on the younger end of the product size I was concerned it would be too loose for her and she’d be able to slip right out.  It actually fits very nice in the top part and has plenty of room by her feet to grow and more around in it.

Merino Kids on 2 year old

Another feature of the Merino Kids USA sleep sack is that there is a built in area for seat belts.  If they fall asleep and you need to get them into their car seat, no worries.  You don’t have to take the sleep sack off and wake your little one.  You can still use the car seat belts with this on.

The quality of this sleep sack is some of the best I’ve personally seen.  I’ve put it through the wash a few times and it still looks like new.

You can find Merino Kids sleep sack on their website: MerinoKidsUSA.com (definitely check out all the 100% organic product they offer) and Merino Kids on Amazon


Safe Sleep From the Start – Safe Sleep Practices With HALO

I did not receive compensation for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

 

Through HALO’s Safer Way To Seep  In-Hospital program  hospitals and NICUs across the country replaced nursing blankets with SleepSack Swaddles increasing parent education on safe infant sleep practices from day one.  HALO SleepSack Swaddles are now used in over 1400 hospitals across the country.

HALO had also introduced the Bassinest Swivel Sleeper making it safer to have baby close to you at night without bed sharing.  I remember as a new parent, with ALL 4 of my kids. I was always so nervous the first few nights they actually slept for a couple hours without waking.  I’d get up and check on them just to make sure they were ok.  I remember all the safety rules for safe infant sleeping and was a bit obsessive about it. I wanted to do everything I could to make my baby safe.

HALO safe sleep

Here the safe sleep practices from HALO:

ALWAYS

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.

 

NEVER

  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.

From July 20-July 26 HALO is promoting their “Safe Sleep from the Start” campaign on Facebook where they are giving away a HALO Bassinest and a SleepSack Swaddle to one lucky winner.  Upload a picture of your baby in a SleepSack Swaddle or SleepSack and use hashtag #Halofromthestart  for full rules visit the HALO facebook page.

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5 Baby Items I Wasted My Money On

I remember having a nice sized baby shower for my first child.  I was so excited.  As I read every parenting magazine I could get my hands on, talked to other moms, saw neat gadgets other people had I formulated my list of baby needs and wants in my head.  When it came time to create a baby shower registry, I went crazy.  Some things off the bat I realized were a waste of money. Other things I thought were great for a couple months then realized I’d never use it again.    With each child new things came out and I tried them.  By baby number 4 I pretty much knew what worked for my kids and my house and what didn’t.

5 baby items I wasted money on

 

These are, of course, my opinion. I have friends and family that when I’d say I really didn’t like something they talked about how it was great and vice versa.  Keep in mind some things may work better for you depending on your home size, baby, etc.

1.  The wipe warmer – In my opinion the biggest waste of baby registry space I had on my list.  As a new mom, of course I wanted my baby to be comfortable. I mean, would I want to be wiped with a cold wipe unexpectedly?  I got one for my baby shower.  I put the wipes in and added a little water like it said to.  Plugged it in.  Nice and warm.  Then you have to remember to put a little water in it each day.  You know what happens when you forget?  Your overwhelmed, new mommy, sleep deprived brain will forget.  Your wipes will dry out and won’t be good for anything. I threw out more wipes then I care to admit. Know what happens if you put too much water in it?  You end up with slopping wet wipes that didn’t seem to work as well.

2.  The plastic bag dispenser for dirty diapers–  Ok there’s this cool looking little clip that clips right onto your diaper back. It’s a plastic bag dispenser so that when you change baby’s diaper on the go you can put the dirty diaper in a bag and dispose of it.  I thought it was great at first. Then I’d run out of bags and forget to refill it. You had to pay like $3-$4 for the refills and I thought to myself “I’m paying for plastic bags” So instead I’d just tuck a few plastic grocery bags into my diaper bag and use those.  FREE, reuses, and it became a habit to stick a couple in the diaper bag when I was packing extra diapers.

plastic diaper bag dispenser

3.  The pacifier medicine dispenser – I saw them with kids #2 but never bought one.  With kids #3 I decided eh, I don’t have to buy much this time, I’ll give it a try.  Most of my kids loved their pacifiers. I thought this would be great to get medicine in them when it really counted.  Um no.  I think I tried it 2 times and gave up.  The first time, my son rejected it. He was more interested in checking out the liquid in the pacifier.  The next time he sucked on it for a minute then pulled it out and threw it.  Much easy just to drop the medicine in with the dosing dropper in my opinion.

pacifier medicine dispenser

 

4.  Special baby food storage containers – I didn’t try making my own baby food until child #3.  I just had to have these specific baby food containers because they had to be the best for baby food right?  Yea there’s nothing wrong with them but do you know what else works just as well?  Those small condiment tupperware containers.  You can even get glass ones if you don’t want to use plastic. Then you can reuse them in the future for food storage or packing lunches.  Sure the special baby food ones are cute with giraffes and smiley faces on them but try sending one of those with your teenager in his lunch for his veggie dip.

5.  Plastic adhesive stove guard – Once my babies were mobile, they explored as babies do.  My one son in particular was very interested in what i was doing on the stove.  One of my fears would be that I’d turn  my back for a second and he’d have a hold of a handle of a hot pot on the stove and pull it down.  So I got this stove guard that seemed like it would be a good idea.  Baby proofing things is always a good idea.  The stove especially. This particular guard however didn’t work worth a spit after about a month or so.  It adhered to the stove with double sided adhesive tape.  The base to adhere it was only about an inch or so wide and stuck right to the stove surface.  The larger plastic portion angle forward.  As I said, it worked for about a month then I realized each time I used the front burners it would warm the adhesive and it would come loose.  I’d stick it back down when I was done cooking and it would be ok until the next time I used the stove. Also if oil or grease splattered and got under the guard it also loosedned the adhesive.  Eventually it lost it’s stickiness all together and wasn’t good for anything.  Sure I could have bought more adhesive but what’s the point.  There are other ones that seem like the would be better.

plastic stove guard

 


Looking for the Perfect Baby Gift? Check Out IncrediBundles

I received the below mentioned product in order to complete in order to complete this post.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

Expecting parents do a lot to prepare for the arrival of a little one.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the first or the 5th, there’s always some needs: diapers, clothes, things to help them learn and grow, feeding items, etc.  As a mom of 4 myself, I remember my big baby shower for my first child then the sprinkles that different coworkers threw for me for the others.  I never expected them but always thought it was very thoughtful of them.

One thing I learned is there are certain things it seems we can never get enough of.

  • disposable diapers for those that use disposable
  • clothes – between diaper explosions, spit up messes, and extra clothes in the diaper bag it seems I never had enough clothes.  Bigger clothes especially from 6 months to 12 months.
  • Books — this one was not necessarily immediately evident.  When I’d start reading books to them nightly I started growing tired of some of the same titles.  It was always nice to have a new book to throw in the mix.
  • Formula if formula feeding or nursing pads and freezer storage bags if breast feeding.
  • Storage containers for things like: baby grooming tools, open diapers, toys, baby oral care items, bath tub toys, etc.

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IncrediBundles.com can help you give a gift they’ll appreciate. They let you give the gift of diapers that keeps on giving like the year of diapers bundle, or the gift of reading that can effect a child’s interest in reading for a life time. A year of baby books would certainly give mom and dad plenty to read to their little ones developing mind. You can also create a custom bundle to personalize your gift just for their growing family.

I was given a budget of $50 to try IncrediBundles for myself.  I initially wasn’t sure how far I’d get with a $50 budget but it turns out, I was able to put together a nice bundle for $50.

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In my bundle I chose to add the special Incredibundles storage box.  It’s quite sturdy. I’ve found with my 2 year old that out of site is sometimes out of mind.  If I put things in boxes with lids she’s not as apt to pull certain things off shelves.  Plus it would make a really nice gift box if when giving IncrediBundles as a gift. I also chose 2 regular books and one bathtub book.  My daughter just loves the Touch and Feel Wild Animals book.  It’s really neat how each page has some tactile sensations for them to help learn about the animals.  I got an egg shaker because what baby or toddler doesn’t like to make noise?  The egg shaker is just the perfect size for her little hands too.  Lastly I chose the Aquatopia Safety bath time audible thermometer for my kit.  My daughter loves her baths. I’ve been accused of taking really hot showers myself.  When I draw a bath for my youngest son, he’ll sometimes tell me it feels too hot so I’ll have to add more cold water.  Not sure what is wrong with me that I don’t feel the same thing they do but this thermometer has definitely helped.  Just kerplunk this cute turtle thermometer in the tub.  Within seconds it gives you an accurate reading of the bath water temp.  It beeps if water is too hot or too cold and gives you a temperature reading.

If you’re expecting, you can also create a baby registry on IncrediBundles.com.

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