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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Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra for my Little Diapered Butt


Little Diapered Butt, that’s what I call my daughter sometimes when she’s running around in just her diaper.  The new Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra diapers available at Walmart seem to fit her so well.  She’s the youngest of my 4 kids and my only girl.  My husband and I mutually decided no matter what, after the 4th, no more.  I’m still at peace with that decision but that doesn’t mean I have to like seeing my kids grow up so fast. I find myself having this internal struggle.  A part of me looks forward to not having to buy diapers and lug a diaper bag around, while the other part of me knows I need to enjoy every moment with all my kids. They’ll be grown in the blink of an eye.

When the weather is nice, we enjoy going for walks together and maybe hitting a local playground.  We meet other nice families in the community. We come home, get a nice cold drink, have a snack, I change her Huggies diaper, then it’s rocker time.  She likes me to rock her in the recliner for a while just before nap time.  I’m happy to do so for my little diapered butt. I look forward to this part of my day.  It sure is calming to rock a little one that wants you to hold them.

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With summer being here, I know we will be taking advantage of our local playgrounds, nature trails, and community events even more.  Huggies wants you to submit a selfie on instagram or twitter with your baby using hashtag #UltraHug. In your post, nominate a local community projects you think could use a $2000 grant from Huggies.  I’m posting this selfie and nominating Windber Area Community Kitchen.  They provide free meals twice a month and one bagged lunch a month to anyone in the community regardless of age, race, economic status, religion, or sex.  This is a great way for people in our community to come together, share a meal, maybe even some stories, and everyone can experience a good meal.    They exist solely on donations so I’d love to be able to help this local community project.

Find out more info on how you can nominate a project for Huggies grants here.

Be sure to check out Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra diapers exclusively at Walmart too

Clever and Cute Baby Attire

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I admit it, I’m a sucker for the cute baby shirts, onsies, and bibs  with with the clever sayings and designs.  Here are just a few that I love and are definitely on my wish list for my little one

Born – Miso Cute One-piece Baby Shirt/Bodysuit (6-12 Months)

Born - Miso Cute One-piece Baby Shirt/Bodysuit (6-12 Months)

I’ve seen lots of different designs with this saying. All the same idea though.

Born – Miso Cute One-piece Baby Shirt/Bodysuit (6-12 Months) – $16.99, 3.00 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

CafePress – These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards Bib

CafePress - These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards Bib

Again there’s lots of different designs and rephrases for this idea but I love it.

CafePress – These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards Bib – $12.99, 6.49 shipping – Available at CafePress.com

 

Kids of America – Mustachifier – The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier

Kids of America - Mustachifier - The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier

I reviewed these on my blog and did a giveaway once.  IF you think it’s just for boys, think again. I still use it with my daughter and get tons of comments about how cute it is.

Kids of America – Mustachifier – The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier – $15.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Personalized Pacifiers – Mute Button Pacifier in White

Personalized Pacifiers - Mute Button Pacifier in White

I actually have one of these in pink for my daughter.  This one gets a laugh too while we’re out and about.

Personalized Pacifiers – Mute Button Pacifier in White – $5.95, Free shipping – Available at Babyhaven.com

 

JBD – ABCD – Girls Rocker Retro Ringer Tee Silly Baby Bodysuit, Pink, 18-24 Months

JBD - ABCD - Girls Rocker Retro Ringer Tee Silly Baby Bodysuit, Pink, 18-24 Months

 

Threadrock – Threadrock ‘That’s How I Roll’ (Stroller) Infant Bodysuit 6M Royal Blue

Threadrock - Threadrock 'That's How I Roll' (Stroller) Infant Bodysuit 6M Royal Blue

I’ve seen lots of designs and versions of this one too.  I also had a tshirt like this for my son.  Instead of a stroller his had a big wheel trike on it.

Threadrock – Threadrock ‘That’s How I Roll’ (Stroller) Infant Bodysuit 6M Royal Blue – $13.95, 2.95 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

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Pedi-Derm Bum Paste Review

**I received the below mentioned product in order to complete a review.  No other compensation has been received.  Any opinions expressed are my own**

Being a mom of 4 and a blogger, I’ve tried quite a few diaper creams since the early days of me being a mom.  I’ve learned what kinds of creams work(ed) well for my kids and which ones don’t.  I’ve learned that more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better and I’ve learned that expensive brands can sometimes be a better value depending on the product.

I had the opportunity to try Letourneau’s Pharmacy Pedi-Derm Bum Paste. With  my 15 month old daughter in diapers and her sensitive skin, she seems to get diaper rash more times than I care to admit. So I said yes to the opportunity.

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The Pedi-Derm Bum Paste comes in a 4 oz container with a twist off lid.  It uses an age old recipe that’s “tried and true” according to the video on the website. It has a 30 day money back guarantee.  It’s compounded in Andover, MA.

Opening the container was easy with the twist off lid and ridges along the lids that made it easier to grip.  Once opened you see a thick white paste.  I pressed my finger tip in to get some out of the container.

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For my kids, I’ve found that thicker pastes like this seem to work well because it creates a more effective barrier for moisture.  Just a tip though, I’ve also found it’s not just moisture or the irritants in urine and feces that cause the diaper rash.  My daughter was getting terrible diaper rash almost weekly for a while.  We didn’t know why.  We stayed on top of changing her diapers, we applied diaper creams at each change, we let her crawl around without a diaper for a while to let the air get to it, made sure to use unscented wipes, gave her a bath each night.  We ended up figuring out it was the diapers.  For whatever reason, we could not use Pampers brand diapers with her.  We started using LUVS and the diaper rash incidents reduced dramatically.  The diaper creams thought helped to heal the damage already done.  Thick creams like this , I believe, helped her skin from getting much worse than it was until we figured out the cause.

The Pedi-Derm Bum Paste is a great example of a good barrier cream.  Perfect to put on for overnights, diaper rash that’s already present, or as a preventative with each diaper change.  My daughter had a light diaper rash on her bum so I started applying this almost as soon as I got it. It worked well to heal her mild diaper rash.  Then after a week or so my daughter acquired a diaper rash that was more moderate.  I applied this and after only 2 days it was almost completely gone.  The only thing  about this product is the price.  It sells for $19.99 a jar.  Yes it is a good diaper rash paste but the price tag puts it out of reach for those of us on a budget.  I’ll tell you this though, I have about 5 different diaper rash creams sitting around the house.  This is the first one I go for if I want to heal it in a hurry.

You can find Pedi-Derm Bum Paste on:

Facebook: facebook.com/PediDermBumPaste

Twitter: @PDBumPaste

**Product received for review, regardless I only complete honest reviews**

Clean Up After Little Ones Safely, With ATTITUDE

**I received the below mentioned products for review purposes. No other compensation was received**

Preparing for baby is a lot of work.  Often times work a mommy is happy to do but work none the less.  If you’re picked up a pregnancy or parenting book or even read information from your Pediatricians or Obstetricians office then you know that you should use just any old cleaners and products around and on your baby.  Fragrances, dyes, and chemicals can irritate baby’s sensitive skin. If you’re pregnant or nursing you don’t want to be using those chemicals yourself.  You might even be sensitive to fragrance.  I know when I was pregnant certain smells made me sick.  If you have toddlers, little ones get into everything.  You want to have safe products around your home.

Cleaning up and caring for little ones doesn’t have to take hours of research for the right products, just do it with ATTITUDE.  ATTITUDE products are free of all chemicals.  Through research, it has been found that 1,4-dioxane and ethelyne oxide, known carcinogens are found in many baby products on the market today.  So why be concerned about carcinogens? Because carcinogens have been linked to cancer. Babies are 10X more vulnerable to carcinogens than adults!

I have tried, the more I learn, to find safer products to use around my kids.  ATTITUDE asked me if I would be willing to review their baby gift basket and I said “absolutely”.

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The ATTITUDE baby gift basket includes:

–Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Toy Cleaner, Stain Remover, Dishwashing Liquid, Fabric Refresher, Body Lotion – Almond Milk, Baby Wipes, and Natural Air Purifier.

I have a 14 month old who is into everything.  I mean everything.  This is what I caught her doing the other day:

 

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I had a stash of Campbell’s soup labels and box tops I was saving for the kids’ schools. She opened the cupboard, found the bag and dumped the contents all over.  BUT it kept her entertained for a while. Right after I cleaned this up she went over to our silverware drawer and pulled most of the flatware out.  My point of this is, she doesn’t discriminate with what interests her.  I do have safety latches on my cupboards that I keep cleaning products in and have one cupboard in the basement that she can’t get to but you never know.  What if she crawls across a freshly mopped floor then puts her hands in her mouth?  What if the laundry detergent I’ve been using irritates her skin?

With Attitude the worry of chemicals isn’t there.  Granted you still don’t want your child taking a gulp of any fabric softener or cleaner but knowing that the cleaning products I have around the house are just a little safer makes me feel better as a mom.  I will be doing reviews on several of the products in the baby gift basket I received so check back to see my thoughts.  I can telly you I’ve used the laundry products already and I’ll be posting my review early this week.

Attitude has more household products including sunscreens for the summer and diapers for your little one minus the harsh chemicals that other brands have.  You can check out their products at: cleanattitude.com

You can also find ATTITUDE on the following social media channels:

Facebook: facebook.com/cleanATTITUDE

Twitter: @cleanATTITUDE

Pinterest: pinterest.com/cleanattitude/

YouTube: youtube.com/user/cleanATTITUDE

 

**I received the ATTITUDE baby gift basket for review purposes.  No other compensation has been received.  Any opinions expressed are my own.**