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.**

 

 


Making Baby Comfortable on Road Trips

Continuing my series with travel posts, I’ve written a lot about what to do for you and the bigger kids but what about baby?  My kids did many car trips with me. I used to live in South Carolina and would sometimes drive the 10 hour drive with just me and 2 little ones in the car.  Believe it or not it wasn’t as bad as you might think.  Keeping baby comfortable and fed is the important thing.

It’s important for the driver to be comfortable.  The driver needs to be able to concentrate while driving.  Whether it’s you or someone else driving, a screaming baby can really be a distraction to the road.  Of course we know when baby’s crying they’re trying to tell us something.  Here’s some tips and things to consider to help baby be comfortable in the car.

1. Before starting your trip make sure baby is in a clean dry diaper, has a full belly, and is in comfortable clothes.  Tight or rough clothing make baby uncomfortable after so long.

2.  Pack plenty of bottles or baby food and drinks for your baby.  These are things they don’t often sell at quick stops or rest areas.  If they do, prepare to pay higher prices. I personally liked the formula powder when I wasn’t breastfeeding because you could mix it when you needed it and didn’t have to worry about it going bad in the car.

3.  Plan for more stops with baby.  Baby needs to stretch too.  Your baby might also want the comfort of your arms to ensure him/her.  If you’re breastfeeding you may need to stop more often to feed.

4. Consider the temperature in the car.  You may feel comfortable with the air conditioner blasting in the car but baby may not.  If you want to have the air conditioner turned up be sure to take a blanket for baby.  Make sure the air conditioner vents are pointed directly at baby.  You can feel baby’s skin too.  If they feel warm and are cranky or seems flushed you can turn the air conditioner up or open a window if it’s not too hot out.

5.  Baby’s that are more alert and rear-facing might enjoy the car seat mirrors or car seat toys to keep them entertained.  If you have other children in the car they can help you keep an eye on baby and even entertain them.  I personally love the car seat mirrors for rear-facing car seats.  When I’m driving it lets me see baby and babies love the shiny surface of the mirror.

6.  Pack plenty of diapers, wipes, and a few changes of clothes.  Check baby’s diaper at every stop.  It’s easy to relax when baby’s sleeping.  I know my boys would sleep for hours in the car on our trips but it’s still important to stop every few hours and check them to prevent diaper rash and discomfort.  You don’t want anything leaking through and onto their car seat either…Yuck!

7.  For the older babies and toddlers that can be front facing, there are all kinds of neat things for car seats like cup and snack trays, car seat toys, and things that go on the back of the seat that’s in front of them to keep them entertained.  Having a few toddler tunes in the car can keep them happy too.

 

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What tips do you have for traveling with baby?  You can read my post on http://www.minibaltimore.com/Prepping-Your-Vehicle-for-a-Road-Trip to get more tips on prepping for a car trip for the whole family.