Baby Favourites: Six Weeks In

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There are so many items one can be required/tempted to purchase before having a baby but you never really know how well these things work until you put them into action. I thought I’d share what we couldn’t do without so far:

Graco Click Connect Travel System – Aside from our cloth diapers this is probably the product I researched the most and it paid off. We are SO happy with this travel system. The click connect is crazy easy to use. The stroller is large but fast to break down and fits in my trunk well. We’ve taken it walking on all kinds of trails and roads and it rides super smooth. You can get it at Babies R Us but we got ours on sale at Target for $330 CAD when we went on our Minot trip. That’s a $300 savings! Something worth looking into.

Kidiway Leather Glider – So many moms told me to invest in a great rocker and they were right. Both Tommy and I have spent countless hours in this thing since Leo was born. It’s crazy comfortable and I love that it reclines, too. Ours is in our living room so I love that it doesn’t scream “nursery”.

Kushies Waterproof Change Pads – Nothing groundbreaking but these are super handy for a quick change anywhere and the patterns are so cute. We have two and I’d like more.

Onesies with Built-In Mitts – Those newborn mitts were constantly falling off of Leo’s little hands, especially because he always wanted to suck his fingers. Onesies with the mitt flaps were so helpful for those early newborn days to prevent scratches. Old Navy has awesome ones.

Aden & Anais Swaddle Blankets – All moms seem to recommend these and I agree. These blankets are thin but cozy and have so many uses.

Fisher Price Soothing Seat – Still where Leo sleeps the most soundly. This seat uses rocking and swaying motions that mimic a parent’s movements. It also has music and vibration options and I love that it plugs into the wall.

Summer Infant Baby Bather – A friend kindly lent this to us and it has made kitchen sink baths a breeze. Leo is really relaxed in it!

Jamieson Baby Probiotic Drops – Our paediatrician recommended these for Leo’s often gassy stomach and he rarely has tummy pains anymore. We’ve noticed a huge difference since starting them when he was two weeks old.

Halo Sleep Sack – Once we got one of these, Leo started sleeping in 4-5 hour stretches overnight from being up every 2 hours. Highly recommend!

What are your favourite baby products?

 

 

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Four New Faves

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 MAC Relentlessly Red Lipstick

Remember when I said I would treat myself to this lipstick if I succeeded in regularly wearing bright lips for three months? Well, I didn’t have to wait that long because my Main Taste Tester read that post and very thoughtfully bought it for me for Valentine’s Day! It’s gorgeous. It’s retro looking with a very matte finish and the color is very bright and pink toned. I’ve been wearing it a ton. So glad I have this one! It’s quickly become my new fave.

 

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette

I’ve wanted this FOREVER. Like, since it came out but I just couldn’t justify spending that much on eye shadow. I recently gifted it to my sister for her birthday and my Main Taste Tester took note of how lovingly I was gazing at it so he picked me up one of my own and surprised me with it! I seriously have the best guy in the world. That palette is just beautiful and everything I’d hoped it would be. The packaging is sleek and sturdy, the colors are perfect and the formulas are awesome and SO long lasting. It also came with a double ended shadow brush and several samples of Urban Decay’s awesome shadow primer. This is definitely a splurge but I’ve been having a ton of fun experimenting with it and it’s super versatile. If you need the push I highly, highly recommend it.

 

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish

I bought this totally on a whim recently when I saw it was on sale. I love Jamberry nails for their long term wear but I’m out of neutrals and the prints and colors I have left feel too summery. I bought “Blacky O” and the corresponding gel topcoat and gave it a whirl last week. It’s really simple; just paint on 2 coats of your chosen color, and once it’s dry add a coat of the gel topcoat, letting it set in a well-lit area. My bedroom light was bright enough and it set quickly. I’m currently on day 7 and my nails still look perfectly glossy with barely any wear and tear. I’m impressed!

 

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Bath Bombs

I love a good bath and something about these spoke to me on my last trip to the Body Shop. The package includes 6 bath bombs that are heavily scented with flowers and have real poppy seeds sprinkled inside. One of these bombs turned my bath into a milky oasis that felt moisturizing and smelled heavenly. The smell lingered on my skin after the bath too, which I loved. These are a nice little treat and limited edition, which means I’ll be stocking up on more soon.

 

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