Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Go-To Mealtime Items and 5 Toddler Lunch Ideas

This is a post that I meant to talk about a few months ago but life got in the way. You can tell by the photos that Emmi was a little younger here. But I am finally sharing this post with you because we still love these baby/kid products so very much, and I want to share them with you all. Emmi never really used a bottle she went straight from nursing to using sippy cups. Since she had never used a bottle or sippy cup before I wasn't sure if Emmi would transition hassle-free or if we would have some hiccups along the way. Lucky for us Emmi knew exactly what she was doing and how to use her new Nuby cup. Since this specific sippy cup (pictured below)  has a straw in it, I believe that made it easier for her to get used to. This sippy cup was perfect for her and for any little ones that are making the transition from bottle to sippy cup. 

One of my favorite things about her sippy cup, which by the way we are still using it, is that the inside straw can move around using the weight so that no matter what position she tilts her cup she can still get a sip of her drink. My second favorite part is the handles that it has. It is so easy for her to grab it. We cant leave the house without her special cup. 

Another fun product we have is the Nuby Sure Grip Miracle Mat. How many times have you placed your child's meal down on the table you turn your back only to hear the sound of plates falling down to the ground? Well, it has happened to us a few times and it always ends in disaster. Mostly because someone wasn't paying attention as they were eating and accidentally spilled their plate. Well, this miracle mat eliminates that problem for us and it securely stays on the table top. I love that it is a placemat and sectioned plates all in one. Mealtime with less stress is what us moms need. 

Since then we have moved her on to other toddler size sippy cups. But still, continue to use Nuby items because they make mom life easier and I can definitely trust this brand. I especially like that my kids also love the products and choose these sippy cups over other brands. Nuby has so many different products to choose from, all depending on age. Make sure you check them out and find that right item for your baby or toddler. You can find Nuby here, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Some of our favorite and easy lunch foods include:

Grilled Cheese sandwiches / Cheese quesadillas 
Almond Butter and Nutella sandwiches 
lunch meat with cheese cut into squares 
Tuna/chicken salad
some sort of pasta 
I always like to add some sort of side, whether it be a fruit or a veggie. 

XO, Rachel 

 I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Babes In Diapers

Hello all, I hope this post finds you well. Can you believe that October is over!? We had a great month celebrating all things Halloween and I hope you did too. I am excited to get one of the bigger holidays out of the way and now moving on to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have already started making my list of all the things I will need to make a few dishes for our families Thanksgiving dinner. One of my favorite stores to shop in is Kroger ( Smith’s for us ) because besides finding everything I need, I also get everything at amazing prices. Yes, even in diapers! And I recently made the switch to Comforts™ diapers because of their new upgrades they got. 

One of my favorite upgrades is the day and night leak protection. Emmi sleeps through the entire night and I don’t want anything messing that up. Getting a full night of sleep is important for all of us so I will do anything to make sure that she gets that and with the Comforts diapers that are one less problem I have to worry about. Another great benefit that the Comforts diapers have is how soft they are. I can tell Emmi feels totally comfortable wearing them and I love that she is comfortable enough to enjoy all things, toddler. Each pack also comes with two fun prints, which is Emmi's favorite part.

Besides the Comforts diapers, Comforts™ wipes have also been upgraded and I LOVE the sensitive kind because of their soft-cushiony cloth-like feel. I was changing Emmi's diaper before bed and I kept thinking how amazing the wipes felt, definitely what I want to know as a mama. Comforts wipes come in different varieties like fragrance-free, sensitive, and also scented. All comforts wipes are alcohol-free, paraben free, hypoallergenic, and gentle on skin. With moisturizing aloe and vitamin E, what’s there more to need!? I carry the small soft pack in my diaper bag wherever we go.

If you are still reading this, great! And I hope that you are planning on heading to your local Kroger store to buy Comforts diaper and wipes. But before you go, make sure you check out this great promotion.

The only thing I love more than great diapers is a fresh bathe baby. 

 Xo, Rachel 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall Time At The Farm

I am a lover of Fall. It is my absolute favorite season and I wish I could live in it year round. The reason I love Fall could go on and on but mostly because my birthday is at the end of September. Then October starts and Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday ( I mean I love a lot of holidays but Halloween wins it for sure) I am not a fan of the heat or snow so fall is right in the middle. The colors start to change and something warm and cozy happens all over and I love embracing it all. Is almost as if something magical begins to happen.

At the beginning of the season, I always make a list of nearby places to visit, events happening, or a bucket list of all the fall activities we could do. One of our favorites this year was going to this local farm. It was an all in one type of farm. They had the full-on petting zoo, horse and pony rides, tractor rides, and a farmers market. They even had a pumpkin patch and a mini corn maze. The girls had a great time and Emmi couldn't stop chasing the chickens around. I hope we can make it back to the farm soon. Happy Fall!! 

XO, Rachel