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Sunday, October 17, 2010

I spell relief V-E-L-O-U-R Crib Sheets

I wish we could take all the credit for getting our baby girl to sleep in her crib through the night when she was six going on seven months old. Truth be told, when we got the Carters Easy Fit Velour Crib Fitted Sheets, she slept longer, sounder and fell asleep quicker. Now, for tired daddy and haggard mommy, we would pay ANYTHING for that. They hold up beautifully and fluff up nicely after washing and drying. I wish they made them for adults! You can thank me in advance by purchasing them through my blog, and sweet dreams to you all...

Good sleep = Happy baby + Happy parents :)

High on the Graco Contempo Highchair

We love, love, love our new Graco Contempo Highchair, and most importantly, so does baby girl. Other desirable highlights are height adjustments, removable top tray for easy cleaning, a couple of reclining positions (for kicking back in the kitchen with the parents), fabric that cleans up nicely, and our most favorite, its fold-up feature to save space. If you're looking for a highchair, you won't be disappointed with this one. Just read the positive reviews (plus mine) for yourself :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Baby Steps to Winter

Found some hidden treasures on sale today for quality baby wear. Thought I'd share. Product is limited, so hurry if you're buying for your little one or as gifts.

Was $40 Now $12

Oh Baby London - short and sweet t-shirt

Was $19.80 Now $5.94

Oh Baby London - been inside for 9 months sleepsuit

Was $33 Now $13.20

Bonnie Baby - Cuddle me cashmere soft stripe playsuit

Was $16.50 Now $6.60

Falke Socks - Baby family baby tights

This mommy is already shopping for the upcoming chillier months. Click below to go to Figleaves where I found these cute deals for my baby girl. And right now if you shop through August 31st, you'll receive Free Shipping on all orders! Choose from over 200+ brands in lingerie, swimwear, men, women, children, sleepwear and more. Free Returns Always!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

What Baby Wants, Baby Gets

I get practically everything for Baby at Walmart. I'm there virtually every week along with all the other families that I used to notice there pre-birth. Our family is now one of "the masses."

Here are a few ideas for anybody out there who wonders what they should buy or look for when a little one is on the way. Some we bought ourselves and some were gifted to us by our families and friends. Gotta love Walmart.

Graco - Sarah 4-in-1 Convertible Classic Crib in Espresso:

Love the chocolate brown color, very chic. It's sturdy. No drop rail, which is safest. One person could assemble it, but another person for moral support and instruction reading is recommended (namely, the prego mom).

Graco - MetroLite Travel System, Rittenhouse:

I didn't want pink. I didn't want something that looked boyish. This pattern and color is classic. The carseat accommodates up to 32 lbs. or inches, whichever comes first, which will serve us longer than most average carseats out there; and that will save us money in the long run. Yay!

Prince Lionheart Ultimate Wipes Warmer:

No more shocking the baby tushy with cold wipes any time of day, especially in the wee hours of the morning or night. Even mommy kind of wanted one for herself. What will they think of next. There's a little green nightlight on it, but it doesn't illuminate much.

Pampers - Swaddlers Diapers with DRY MAX:

We've tried a few others, and the Swaddlers have delivered what it promises 99% of the time. The other 1% was just due to what's called a "blowout" (No. 2) and an improperly fitted loose diaper (No. 1). A wise friend and mommy told me never to buy too many diapers at one time because your baby will grow out of them as quickly as you go through them. That is a big fat fact.

Gerber Pre-folded Birdseye Cloth Diaper 12-Pack:

These aren't the days of my mom, strictly cloth diapers and diaper service (pickup at your house & returned clean), but this product still exists. We bought them because they make the BEST burp cloths. Absorbent, durable and cheap! Spit away, baby. Mama's got a dozen and can get more without breaking the bank.

Gerber - Long-Sleeve Onesies, 4-Pack:

My wise mommy friend also imparted this nugget of advice. She said onesies are another staple for a new baby. Get the longsleeves for newborns with the foldover hand flaps. They keep baby's fingers warm as well as protect them from scratching themselves. By the way, clipping baby's fingernails is like microsurgery!

Graco Lovin' Hug Baby Swing, Libby:

During a crying bender, the baby fell asleep in her carseat that daddy carried and swung in the living room -- in desperation, you get creative. The next day, I sought out a swing. This has a contoured shape similar to a carseat, is battery operated and has safety straps. We removed the senseless tray because I couldn't imagine a baby drinking or eating on it. Thank goodness for gadgets.

So there you go. A few basic things that we could not do without all from Walmart, from cheap to costly. I hope this info can help some new parents out there.

Baby & me.

So a lot has happened, which explains my long silence. I got pregnant and gave birth on March 4, 2010 to a beautiful baby girl! I am a first-time mommy, so my life has drastically changed to say the least. Everything I once knew for 41 years on this earth is literally upside down, topsy turvy and some habits altogether a thing of the past -- like sleep. But I am happy and thankful for my bundle of joy, pee, poop and spitup for all its worth. My posts will now revolve around new motherhood, what I want, need and buy.

I hope you enjoy my blog during this exciting new phase of my life with the newest and cutest member of our family, Jolie :) And if you don't see a post for a while, rest assured I'm with you in spirit while bottle feeding at 4 a.m., and I will be back.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Calling the Croc Pot Gold

Looked what I just bought from Editor's Closet, the Betseyville Croc Pot Weekender Bag. I'm going to use this as my hospital overnighter for the birth of my first baby Girl in March. Fitting for a budgeting fashionista, don't ya think? Editor's Closet has great sample sales. The bag is regularly priced $125, and I got this for only $57.

Just click on their link below, sign up as a member, and you're on their sample sale mailing list! And don't worry. They mostly send you sale notifications, not annoying spam. Happy shopping, ladies.