Baby Laundry Tips and Products

Baby Laundry Tips and Products

Happy Tuesday amazing readers!  Thank you for visiting my blog today. 🙂  Today,  I will be sharing what I learned as a new mom when it comes to doing Naila’s laundry from the moment that I washed her very first newborn outfits until now.

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As a new mom all I knew was that I had to wash most of her Newborn clothes before she was born so that they were ready for her.  I wasn’t really thinking about how many times her poop would come out of her diaper or how many times she would spit up on me and on herself.  That was definitely a new mom moment.

Not all detergents are suitable for your baby’s sensitive skin.  My favorite baby laundry products are from Dreft.

Favorite Products:

Dreft Stage 1: Newborn, is a hypoallergenic baby laundry detergent that has an irresistible baby scent.  Not all hypoallergenic detergents are good at removing tough stains but this one did a good job until she started eating solids.

Dreft Stage 2: Active baby, is what I started using when she started eating solids.  This one also has the lovely baby scent and is tougher on stains.  Your infants skin is less sensitive at this age.

Baby Oxi Clean: I started using this when the stains were too tough.  I place her stained clothes in a solution of warm water mixed with the Oxi Clean and leave it there for about 15 mins. and then I continue to wash with the Dreft Stage 2 detergent.

As they turn older, by older I mean 1-year-old for us at least, the smell of the detergent doesn’t stay for long anymore so I started using Dreft blissfuls in-wash scent beads which contain the same scent and it just makes the scent stronger which makes it last longer. 🙂  I just love baby scent!

Tips:

  • If you want your baby’s clothes to shrink wash them in warm or hot water and dry in high heat.  If you don’t want them to shrink then do the opposite, all cold.
  • For your baby’s clothes not to look worn don’t dry them in heat just air dry.
  • For their tiny socks use a wash bag to place them in while washing or else you will probably lose a few since they are tiny.
  • Wash stained clothes and items such as burp cloths together and wash delicate and non stained items separately.

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Toddler and Infant Oral Health

Toddler and Infant Oral Health

Happy Tuesday amazing people!  Today I will be sharing tips and items that we use to keep Naila’s gums and teeth squeaky clean.  🙂qotd

It is important to take care of your child’s oral health from birth, even if they don’t have teeth yet you should still wipe their gums with this along with warm water after each feeding.  We personally took Naila to her first dentist appointment when she was 6 months old and continue to take her every 3 months since then.

Naila didn’t have any teeth until a little before she turned 1 year old.  Her 2 bottom and 2 top teeth decided to come out at the same time.

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Her 4 little cute teeth. 🙂

Since then we have been brushing her teeth and gums daily with this toothbrush and this toothpaste, these are both amazing products.  The toothpaste that we use is free of fluoride and it is safe if swallowed.  Naila is good with letting me brush her teeth, she always does it with a smile. 🙂  I am truly a lucky mom.  For sanitary purposes we store her toothbrush in Flipper Animal World Flipper Cover.

Parents beware of the amount of juice that your baby is consuming daily.  Sugar can cause tooth decay in babies quickly since their teeth are naturally more sensitive than that of adults because it can take several years for the enamel on newly emerged teeth to harden after baby teeth have been lost.  Children who drink sodas and sports drinks are at a greater risk for cavities and enamel loss than those who do not.  Water is a must always, for children and adults.

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Be sure to check out my previous post Baby Girl Favorite Accessories where I talk about Naila’s teething necklace.

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Maricela Monday’s: My Weekly Must Haves

Maricela Monday’s: My Weekly Must Haves

Happy Monday!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  8d10d38afd1d0be191877bff3032120b

This blog post will consist of all of the wonderful items that I have been loving this week.

  1. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero.  This book will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach.  Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style.  IMG_2352“Time wasted rationalizing the mediocre could be time spent creating the magnificent.” -Jen Sincero

I am currently reading this book join me.  Purchase here so that we can read it together.  🙂

2. iphone XAll of the beautiful pictures that I have been posting on my social media have been thanks to this amazing phone using portrait mode.  I can honestly say that this is by far my favorite Apple iPhone yet.  Click here to check it out.

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Taken with iPhone X

3. Hydro Flask insulated water bottle: This bottle will keep anything cold or hot and I have been carrying it around with me to help me and Naila survive this Texas heat while we are out taking pictures of her.  It is available in over 8 different colors, click here to purchase the best water bottle and stay hydrated.

4. Egg rattles:  I have been using these to get Naila to turn in whatever direction I want her to turn to while taking pictures of her.  Take a look here.

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Baby Girl Favorite Accessories

Baby Girl Favorite Accessories

I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July.  We definitely did! 🙂  Enjoy the slide show below.

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Today I will be sharing some of the most useful accessories that we use daily with Miss Naila.

1. Pacifier Clips:

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Pacifier clips always keep her pacifier from touching the floor, they can also be used to hold teething toys.  These specific ones we’ve had for a few months, they are durable and cute.

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2. Baby Bling Bows:

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Baby Bling Bows are Naila’s signature piece she wears one almost every day.  They make any outfit look amazing.

3. Amber Teething Necklace:

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Baltic Amber Teething Necklace is amazing for teething babies.  It is an anti-flammatory and it helps reduce drooling, teething pain, and helps with fussiness.

The scrunchies that we used for her hair in the picture above are linked here.

 

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Maricela Monday’s: Favorite Coffee Blend

Maricela Monday’s: Favorite Coffee Blend

Happy Monday!  From now on every Monday my blog posts will consist of my must haves and favorites as a mom.  🙂

Today I will be sharing this coffee blend that I recently discovered and it has become my favorite.  Besides being delicious it saves me and gives me energy every single morning.  My baby is a toddler now so I need all of the energy that I can get.

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First off I love using my Keurig K250  because it makes my coffee for me.  As a mom, anything that will save me time and effort is automatically going to become my favorite.

The first ingredient is The Original Donut Shop K-Cup.  If you haven’t tried it you should.

The second ingredient is 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides  unflavored.  If you are all about your hair, skin and Nails like me this product will change your life.  Plus it also helps with your joints and bones.  Collagen is beneficial for looking and feeling your best and it is a great anti-aging product.  We all want to look young forever.

This product isn’t only to be mixed in coffee it can be mixed in any cold or hot drink.  🙂

The third and last ingredient is 1 tbs of the  Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil  , which is one of the world’s most nutritious foods.

You can also use it for your hair, skin, cooking……

Try this, you will love it!

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Babysitting

Babysitting

Happy Thursday!  I hope everyone is having an amazing day.

Today I am going to share some tips and items that are useful while watching an infant and a toddler at the same time.  This is the first time that I have ever taken care of more than 1 baby, I am not an expert but I do know that it takes a lot of patience.  If you don’t have patience then simply don’t do it.

I have been a mom for a little over a year now and I can admit that it is not easy.

Recently I have been taking care of my nephew Oliver who is 2 months old and my daughter Naila who recently turned 1.

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Meet Oliver

1. Patience

Like I mentioned before if you don’t have this then this is not for you.

2. Kindness

Kindness and watching babies should go together.  Always manage challenging situations with a smile on your face not anger.  The more frustrated you get the worse the situation will become.

3. Interaction

Babies are attention magnets and they love it.  Reading to them, playing with them and talking to them are all musts for an amazing bond even if they are newborns or a couple months old.  For my “Baby’s Favorite Reads” blog post click here.

4. Invest in smart and useful items

One of the items that I own and use every single day, multiple times a day is the Fisher Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.  This item rocks itself and the cradle is soft and comfortable.  It plays calming sounds and music, you can control the volume and speed of the auto rocking and it also has a timer setting just in case you don’t want it to continuously rock for hours.

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Naila when she was a few months old.
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Naila and Oliver

2nd item that is useful while taking care of 2 babies is the Baby Bjorn Bouncer, this bouncer has been so good to us for this past year.  Naila loves it and it is very easy to bounce and most importantly it is extremely comfortable and it grows with her.  She is actually in it now as I am typing this blog and when she is a few years old she can use it as a chair.

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Just took this picture. 🙂

I always love items that will grow with baby because those are the best investments a parent can ever make.  Whenever we go to any family or friend get together we take this item with us because it is compact and folds flat.

I recommend these 2 items simply because the first 2 days that I was taking care of Naila and Oliver together, their naps were definitely out of sync.  Babies need naps for everything to go a lot smoother and you will also have 2 happy babies.  For their naps to be in sync I bounce Naila in the bouncer while rocking Oliver the 2 month old to sleep and once he is in deep sleep I place him in the Rock ‘n Play which rocks on it’s own giving  Oliver the illusion of still being rocked in my arms.  I then have 2 sleeping babies and I have time to get my thoughts organized for when they wake up.  🙂  Genius right?

A 3rd very important item is a bottle warmer.  Oliver is breastfed so a blottle warmer is a must to warm up mom’s breast milk.  The perfect bottle warmer with a setting specifically to warm up breast milk is the Baby Brezza bottle warmer and I can also control it from my phone with an app.

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The 4th is for me, coffee.  🙂  I have the Keurig K250 in the color Oasis, this is extremely convenient because it literally makes the coffee for me and gets my day started.

Always enjoy what you do!

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What’s in my diaper bag?

What’s in my diaper bag?

Happy Monday amazing people, welcome to my blog!

Today I will be sharing what I have in Naila’s diaper bag.  🙂  I am excited to share this with you because I love seeing what other moms have in their diaper bags.

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The diaper bag is from Fawn Design, you can find a similar one here.  The storage wristlets that you see in the pictures are from here and here.

The most important items for Naila are snacks and food. 🙂  My baby loves food.

1. Food pouches  are a must, she loves the veggie and fruit ones.  For her not to make a mess with these we use the ChooMee SoftSip food pouch tops .

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2. Plum Fruit Snacks are her new favorite snack.

3. Teething crackers help with her teething.  Her 2 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth are all coming in at the same time, my baby is a true baby trooper.

4. Disposable bibs and table toppers  are my favorite that way I don’t have to worry about carrying a dirty bib in my diaper bag after she eats or worry about her eating off of a public table.

5. OXO Tot zippy cup for water and her NUK bottle for her milk.  She is a milk lover!

6. Baby spoons are always needed.

Can’t leave the house without our diapering essentials.

1. Our diaper of choice is the Pampers Swaddlers .  Follow the link to purchase a 1 month supply for a great price. 🙂  Since it is summer time  I carry at least 1 Pampers Splashers swim diaper in case she goes in the water.

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2. Wipes are extremely useful, you can use them to clean up any mess.

3. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste has been our favorite since day one for any kind of rash.

4. The changing pad is from Tote Savvy.

5. If I ever change Naila and there is nowhere to dispose of the dirty diaper I always have the Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser with bags handy.

6. An item that is always important is an extra change of clothes for your little one in case of an accident.  In this Texas heat we have been loving rompers, this specific one is from Carter’s.

Health and Sanitation is very important to us.

1. Babies are always either getting vaccinations or they are teething.  I always carry Infant Tylenol for that reason.
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2. If your baby ever has a runny nose Boogie Wipes NoseFrida the Snotsucker and saline spray are all life savers.

3. If you are always worried about germs like me you definitely need the Babyganics hand sanitizing wipes that can be used to sanitize anything not just hands and the MAM pacifier wipes to keep Naila’s pacifier clean.

Now the items that I carry for myself! 🙂

1. Car keys, gym pass and house keys.

2. My wallet from Ju Ju Be from the Tokipops collection that you can purchase here.

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3. This one is tmi but I didn’t want to leave anything out because then it wouldn’t be an authentic what’s in my diaper bag, I use the U by Kotex ultra thin pads.

4. My favorite liquid lipstick and lip liner are from  Kylie Cosmetics in the shade Posie K.

5. Goody Ouchless hair ties are a must for me.

This concludes what’s in my diaper bag.

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