Ever struggle to get the crusty boogers off your sick child’s nose? I certainly did. C would get so angry with us when we tried to wipe his nose. He’d flail, kick, cry and shake his head wildly. Then I remembered hearing about how great Boogie Wipes are. My practical side was skeptical – wouldn’t a wet washcloth work just as well? After fighting C for two days during his latest cold, I decided to give the Boogie Wipes a try.
Let me tell you, I wish I would have tried them sooner! A few swipes with a Boogie Wipe were enough to make the crusty boogers disappear. It took less time, which meant less of a struggle between C and me. AND – they smell fantastic. We bought the Fresh Scent. It freshened up C’s entire face and made him smell great. :)
I’d recommend them!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this review. The thoughts and opinions stated above are completely my own.
Cleaning – it’s a dirty job, but we all need to do it. Now that we have a moving, grooving child in our home, I find myself cleaning a lot. I enjoy the sparkly sheen of a clean home, but I don’t like how cleaning chemicals dry out my skin. While I clean the bathroom, I like to wear disposable gloves to protect my skin from harsh chemicals. I like that I can peel off the nastiness of bathroom grime and put the glove in the garbage when I’m done. I received a box of 100 disposable nitrile gloves from Magid Gloves & Safety Manufacturing Company LLC for review and got to work testing them!
Ready to clean!
These latex-free gloves are highly durable. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of purchasing inferior vinyl or latex gloves to save money, only to have them rip while putting them on my hands. These Magid EconoWear T9557 Blue Powdered 5 Mil. Disposable Nitrile Gloves will keep your hands covered from even the most strenuous scrubbing.
Another problem that I typically have with gloves is keeping my hands dry. My hands usually get a bit sweaty, but the Magid gloves kept my hands both clean and dry. The rolled cuffs make it easy to take the gloves off, and the textured fingers allow for an easy grip on your cleaning products.
Magid makes these gloves in sizes S-2XL. They sell for $8.25/box and there is a discount price of $7.20/box when purchasing 20 or more boxes. I think this is a great deal for a quality product.
Thank you to Magid for sending me a sample for review!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.
Making your own baby food can save you hundreds of dollars. That was enough to persuade me! I discovered that it’s actually a lot easier than it sounds, too. I’m not super-conscious of eating organic foods, but I love knowing exactly what I’m feeding my son.
The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker makes my life even easier. With this little appliance, I can steam and blend C’s food in one step. Making some peas? Just fill the reservoir with water, pour the peas in the cup and set the steam and blend button to 20 minutes. Voila, 20 minutes later I have a supply of pureed peas that I can pour into my ice cube trays.
I’ve made purees out of sweet potatoes, avocados, pears, carrots, squash and peas. The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker has handled all of them with ease. The appliance costs about $100 when you order from Amazon. It’s easy to use, easy to clean and doesn’t take up much space. When C is too old for purees, we’ll still be able to use it for other purposes. It was a fantastic purchase!
*Baby Brezza did not compensate me for this review.*
When C had colic during his first eight weeks, Hubster and I were desperate to find anything that would help him. Hubster had heard about the BABYBJÖRN BabySitter Balance from a supervisor. We balked at the price, but we were sold after Hubster conducted further research on the product.
The natural rocking motion helps develop a child’s motor skills and balance, since the baby is in complete control of the seat’s movements. There isn’t a mechanism to make the seat move. When C was very young, we could use our foot to bounce the seat. By about 2.5 months of age, C recognized that he was in charge of making the seat bounce. Even now, at 7 months of age, he loves his seat. He swings his legs up as high as he can and quickly brings them down. It’s pretty hilarious to watch him bouncing and laughing.
There are three positions to the seat: play, rest and sleep. The weight maximum is 29 pounds for play, 22 pounds for rest and 15 pounds for sleep. I love that the weight maximum is that high so we can get a lot of use out of the seat.
Another thing I love is that the fabric comes completely off in one piece and is machine washable. It’s been so easy to clean spit-up or general baby slobber.
We’ve also been able to bring this along with us when we visit family, because it folds almost flat for easy travel or storage.
Even though the price is a bit steep, we’ve found that the BABYBJÖRN BabySitter Balance is worth the investment. It’s a quality product that has grown with C, and I know that he will continue to enjoy it for many more months. I love that it is so compact when folded down. It’s so easy to use and clean. I recommend it!
*Baby Bjorn did not compensate me for this review.*
C typically does not have any diaper rash; however, he’s had quite a bit of redness since he started teething. We avoid changing C’s diaper during the night because it causes him to wake up too much. By the morning, his little butt is red. We started applying Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush salve before bed and also when he wakes up. The redness has significantly diminished in the past two weeks. In fact, on most days C does not have any diaper rash. We apply the salve even when his bootie isn’t red for preventative measures.
The consistency of the salve is a lot different than the typical white paste that you slather onto your baby’s bottom! It’s almost the consistency of a lip balm. It goes on clear and doesn’t leave any residue behind (heh, behind! I crack myself up! Oh, the puns just keep on coming…). The salve seems to moisturize the skin in addition to healing the diaper rash.
As a mother, I like to use as many natural ingredients as possible for my son. Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush salve is made with 96% certified organic ingredients. It’s an all-natural herbal treatment. If your baby struggles with diaper rash, I would highly recommend this product!