Tuesday, July 5


As a full time mom and nanny I am constantly on the go. I have a bit of an obsession with finding all the new must-have products and things to keep the me and the kiddos happy. I am so thankful to the people who designed those great gadgets out there... So, I've decided to share my ultimate guide to new baby-momma and kiddo "must-haves". Do a lot of searching the web. e-Bay is my favorite! I score great deals. All of my titles you can click to get to link. 


Baby Bjorn Active

This little carrier has been a life saver for us. First off, our little guy was snuggled up to mama while we did the shopping and outings. This was great for winter time too. The best part is it holds a lot of weight and there are many size adjustments. The back support came in handy, because I never had the back aches later. Yes, I toted our little dude all over the place. Holds up to 26lbs! 

JJ Cole Urban Bundle Me Infant or Toddler

Sorry I do not have a link for this one. We scored ours off e-Bay. This was a great item we used for our little guy. Like I said before, he was a winter baby, so this came in handy right out of the hospital. They also make one in a toddler size for a stroller were hoping to score one for this winter. No blankets needed and is considered one of the safest for car seats with the 4-point harness systems. 

This swing was given to us as a gift at one of our baby showers. I can not tell you how much our little guy loved this. Soothing music and ultra plush seat is oh so comfy for baby. A great soother. 

We actually purchased this from a local Target, but I posted a separate link above to click to. This is one of my ultimate life savers. No joke. Especially if you have more than one child. This large clip is great for bags, groceries, and anything else you can tote when do not have enough room on your stroller. The greatest thing I found was when I wanted to go into a store or walk around anywhere I either latched it to a stroller or the shopping cart and the toddler I take care of used it as a handle to hang onto. This was great for her because she had the freedom to walk, but gave me the security of keeping her close by.

I have to say I absolutely LOVE this blanket and so does my little boy. They are so cool and light. Awesome for swaddling too. The infant I take care of had one. Her mom found one at a local boutique. All of the kids in the house wanted to sleep with it, including my little man. These blankets are so soft and durable. Kind of like that t-shirt you just wanna lounge in when you get home in the afternoons. I had to scope out where to find one. I have purchased many for baby gifts and friends have loved them. I was able to purchase one on amazon in the past. So may be able to check there. The link listed above the picture I believe is the main site. 

Whats the scoop on cloth diapering?

Yep. I've been using these diapers for a month on my now 17-month-old son. Here's what I found: 
  • It isn't any harder to put on my son than a disposable. I needed convenience and something that was safe without chemicals and easy to do. 
  • They are economical compared to disposable. And they are better for the environment and your baby.
  • I chose the "one size" diapers over the "perfect size" version, they last so much longer, because they grow with your child.
  • They are a breeze to launder!
  •  Love the colors! It shows off a cute lil tushy!
  • The company stands behind its product with limited warranties. (And their customer service is great.)
  • Poop doesn't stick to the fleece inner layer. (Sweet!)  I've never had to touch the stuff. 

So, hype or hot? 

What's the dark side of FuzziBunz

  • Price Tag. At $17.95-18.95 per diaper it can appear pricey. But you pay for convenience and cuteness. We saved a ton buying a few new and then checking out e-bay....you can score deals on new ones too. Search the net, your best bet.

Anatomy of FuzziBunz: Price, Colors, Materials

Price: I paid $17.95 per diaper in stores. 

Colors: There are lots of yummy colors available. Choose from neutral pastels like white, aqua, and butter or bold colors like apple green, teal, orange, and red. 

Materials: Polyester fleece, Polyurithane Laminate (PUL), and microterry.

JJ COLE Diaper Bag

This is my go to bag for EVERYTHING we tote for little man! 

Neutrogena Suncare

 Sometimes, you find something great unexpectedly. So easy to put on your kiddos. This can be found at most local retail stores.  We frequently use the Neutrogena sunblock stick on our little man's face. It's not sticky and it doesn't smell. It glides smoothly and is absorbed easily. The Wet to Skin Kids is also awesome. Only con is it smells when spraying. I have not put this on my child's face. I just spray evenly and he's ready to go. And yes, I've used this at the pool when we were wet and did not towel dry, literally sprayed on while sitting on pool steps. Neither I nor my son had a burn after an afternoon in the water. 

Bug Spray

This wonderful little bottle is DEET FREE and great for kiddos. We use this often especially in the summer time to keep little man free of getting bitten by bugs! He's an outdoor baby, so I like that this product is safe and natural. 

There you have my to go to mama list. I'm sure I can list more later, so check back, in the mean time happy shopping and getting your mama gear together ;o)

***Please note I was not paid or perk’d for this post. I am just a Mama in love with these items. ***

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