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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My Favorite Things: Lush

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 I recently put in an online order with Lush and decided it was time I tell you about my favorites. I’ve been a fan for years and tried so many things. Here is a mix of my old standbys and new likes:

Feeling Younger Skin Tint. This is a new purchase for me. I’ve tried it in store and borrowed my sisters before finally biting the bullet and I’m so happy I did. It’s a super light cream with a pearly shimmer; perfect for when you need a glow. I’ve been mixing it into my foundation and adding some on my cheekbones for  a highlight. It’s a great addition to my makeup routine and dull winter skin.

 No Drought Dry Shampoo. I’m obsessed with this stuff and can’t stand to go without it. I tried it almost a year ago at the urging of several salesgirls in the store but I was kind of skeptical. In fact, at first I HATED it. I was used to Batiste spray and I found the loose powder messy. I retired it but then I ran out of Batiste and resorted back to this one. I came to realize that with Batiste, I still need to put more on midday at times, a lot of product gets sprayed into the air and wasted, and the scent can be overwhelming. Once I got used to using No Drought, I had very little waste. That tiny $7 bottle lasted me almost a year with regular use, instead of buying a new bottle of Batiste every month for $10…you do the math. I like the subtle, fresh scent of No Drought and the fact that it seems easier on my scalp. I just bought the big bottle…it’ll last me forever.

 Karma….everything. I’ve been wearing some form of it for years; the scent intoxicates me. I carry the travel size perfume in my purse if I need a quick pick-me-up. The body cream, soap, bath bomb and shampoo bar are all excellent as well.

Speaking of shampoo bars: Seanik is my favorite for summer. It gives great beachy texture from the salt and seaweed. Montalbano is one of the brand new ones that came with my last order. It smells like lemon meringue pie and makes my hair super shiny and bouncy. I’m a fan.

 Bohemian Soap. I love this way this smells. It’s super citrus-y and fresh to help wake you up in the shower.

 Hottie Massage Bar. This bar has raised nubs on one side to help with massage. It’s really moisturizing and the scent is relaxing.

 Let the Good Times Roll. I love, love, love this. It’s a gentle scrub that I use a couple of times a week to exfoliate my face. It smells like caramel popcorn to me and I want to eat it every time I use it.

 

Do you have any recommendations I need to hear about?

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