Baby’s Favorite Reads

Baby’s Favorite Reads

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone’s day has been great and productive so far.  🙂  If you guys didn’t know, Naila loves books.  Which is great because the importance of reading to young children cannot be emphasised enough and we as parents need to make reading a priority.

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Today I will be sharing some of Naila’s favorite books.

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a picture book written and illustrated by Eric Carle. It follows the life cycle of a caterpillar as it starts by coming out of its egg, all the way to becoming a butterfly.  It teaches the days of the week and counting up to five.  Most of Naila’s books are bilingual.

Bilingual version linked here.

2. Goodnight Moon

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Goodnight Moon was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd.  It is a classic children’s bedtime story written about a rabbit’s routine before he goes to bed.  Before his bedtime, the rabbit goes around the room and notices items within eyesight and says goodnight to all of them.  As the story continues, the rabbit gets more and more tired before finally saying “Goodnight noises everywhere,” just as he falls asleep.

Bilingual version linked here.

3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

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This book has a very entertaining and interactive story line about the alphabet.  It begins with the beginning of the alphabet climbing to the top of the coconut tree.  The remaining letters follow action with a rhyming tune to follow.  The letters are having a great time until the tree becomes too full and “Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!”

4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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The repetitive structure makes it a perfect read-aloud with very young children.  This book is beloved for its brightly colored art by Eric Carle and simple, rhyming text by Bill Martin Jr.  The lines are easy to memorize, encouraging even toddlers to “read” along.  Pre-readers can practice identifying color and animal words.

Bilingual version linked  here.

This concludes Naila’s favorite reads.

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The Best Travel Stroller

The Best Travel Stroller

Hello amazing readers, today I want to talk about a product that I love.  As a first time mom I did a lot of research when it came to what we were going to invest in for our baby girl Naila, we always want her to have the best.  Which is why we invested in the BabyZen Yoyo+ stroller.

The Babyzen YOYO+ compact stroller is designed to go anywhere, it folds and unfolds easily, can be carried like a bag and is one-hand driving, with minimal storage required.  It can be taken as a carry-on bag on a plane.

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Naila on her 1st plane ride 🙂

It was designed to make life as a parent a lot easier when it comes to traveling  with an infant or toddler.  You can also invest in the Babyzen Yoyo+ Color Pack which alows you to change the color of the stroller and there is a also a cup holder available for it.

With my YOYO+ stroller, it’s never been easier to meet up with friends to have lunch, meet up for play dates, go to the Zoo, the mall, or fly to the other end of the world.

This is a must have item for every parent out there.

Plus it’s super comfortable for baby to sit in and it comes with an extendable canopy that offers protection from the sun with a UPF of 50+, we love that here in Texas.  When folded to carry like a purse or bag it weighs about 13 lbs.  🙂  AMAZING!!

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The link to check out the stroller is in the first paragraph and accessories are linked in the 3rd paragraph.  It is definitely worth the investment.  It comes in a variety of colors, we purchased the Taupe color and we will be purchasing the Ginger color pack next.

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Must have Monday

Must have Monday

Good morning and happy Monday to you all.  I am excited to talk about today’s must have which is the Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.  I recently started taking 1 to 2 tbsp of it first thing in the morning before breakfast.

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The benefits that come from drinking ACV are endless, it helps regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, improve skin health, helps with digestion, reduces blood pressure and enhances weight loss.  Amazing right?

Some people hate the taste of it so they decide to stop taking it.  It’s not the best tasting but to me that’s not reason enough to stop me from taking it.  To take it first shake the bottle to mix in the ‘Mother’ after that you can mix 1 tbsp with hot or cold water first thing in the morning and 1 tbsp before bed.  I personally take a shot of it and then chase it down with Powerade Zero or water.  Another form of taking it that I will definitely be trying is 1 tbsp of ACV with half a cup of water and a lemon.

I encourage you to start taking this with me!  🙂  Let’s get healthy together, drink your Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, drink water, eat clean, get enough sleep and live an active lifestyle.  

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Must have Monday

Must have Monday

Happy Monday lovely readers, starting today I will be posting and talking about one of my must haves every Monday.  🙂  As I discover new items that I love I would love to share and maybe you will decide to purchase the item and love it as much as I do.

Today’s Monday must have is the Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo.

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Here is the lovely Naila enjoying her Tobbles.

I purchased this toy when Naila was only a couple of months old and I recently opened it.  The reason as to why I decided to purchase it is because it had great reviews, I personally only shop for anything after I have done enough research and when an item has great reviews.

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This toy is for children 6 months and older.  This is a must have because it is perfect for your child’s sensory exploration, motor skills, coordination and much more.  Naila loves the fun colors, the grippable texture, and each sphere is weighted some spheres heavier than others which is convenient for stacking.  This particular toy seems very durable and easy to clean as well.

If you are looking for a toy for your baby, as a baby shower gift, birthday gift.  Definitely purchase this one with the link above Naila’s picture.

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Baby food necessities

Baby food necessities

IMG_6294 Good evening, I hope everyone is having an amazing Thursday!  Today Naila and I are sharing our must haves and favorite baby food/ solid food necessities.

We started her food journey with rice cereal when she was almost 6 months old.  After that she was introduced to puree foods, then to the more chunky foods and now at almost 11 months old she can pretty much eat anything just not in big pieces yet since her teeth have not came in yet.

Introducing her to new foods everyday is so exciting, just seeing her reaction makes my day every day.  Until this day we haven’t given her anything that she dislikes.  Which is amazing!!

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1.  The most useful item has to be the Fisher Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat, I use this seat every single day to feed her or just to play with her.  You can start using this as soon as they have full head control.  What is great about this item is that it folds flat, so you can take it with you wherever you go which is a plus.

2.  Spoons are a necessity for them to learn to eat rice cereal or puree foods.  We love a few kinds the Munchkin Infant Safety Spoons, the Nuby spoons, and the Munchkin soft tip spoons.  Somehow spoons are easy to loose so we are actually purchasing a new set soon we are going to try the BEABA spoon set.

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Here she is chewing on one of her Munchkin spoons.

3.  As a stay at home mom, staying in every single day can become a challenge which is why we go on outings a few times a week.  I love having items in her diaper bag that I can easily use and then throw away.  Disposable items make life so much easier.  We love disposable bibs, and disposable table toppers.

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Naila wearing a disposable bib while enjoying her rice teething cracker.

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4.  At around 9 months babies are allowed to drink water along with their food.  The OXO Tot transition soft spout sippy cup is the best sippy cup that I have tried so far and it’s spill proof.  Recently she has started drinking out of straws so I ordered the OXO Tot transition straw cup and we love it equally.

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So cute with her OXO tot sippy cup in pink.

5.  When we are home and she uses her high chair to eat I like to have her use the Bumkins waterproof sleeved bib and the Bumkins waterproof splat mat these 2 together make any mess easy to clean.

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This is before she started using the sleeved bib. 🙂

FAVORITE ORGANIC FOODS AND SNACKS 🙂

1.  We keep both baby food jars and pouches.  But honestly my favorite are the baby food pouches just because they are so compact and so easy to handle while feeding and you can use a spoon with them if you choose to but you don’t have to.  You can also use the ChooMee SoftSip food pouch tops  so that baby can hold and eat from the food pouch without making a mess and if there are any leftovers you can just close the pouch top and save for later, it’s genius.  🙂

Our favorite puree foods as of now are the following:

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2.  My baby loves snacks, who doesn’t right?  Snacks are a must in my diaper bag.  Our favorite are the following:

81dtl048rpL._SL1500_ If you are still reading you are amazing!  Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my blog post.  🙂

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She loves ice cream!!! 🙂

And yes, my daughter eats ice cream sometimes.

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Get paid to shop!

Get paid to shop!

I hope everyone had an amazing Monday!

Are you an online shopper like me? If you are. How would you like to get paid to do it?

Sounds amazing and hard to believe right?

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Well with the Ebates app I am able to shop online and get a percentage back of whatever I spend.  With a baby girl I am always spending money on clothes so it’s nice to be able to get some of that money back.

I know exactly what many of you are thinking, “I have to spend money to make money?” Yes, but it’s shopping that you already did before this, nothing extra. You’re still able to use coupons, gift cards, whatever it is that you use when you shop online you’re still able to use it.

My top online stores are Nike, Gymboree, Old Navy, Carter’s, Buy Buy Baby, Lululemon, Macy’s, Sephora, Gap and many more. Yes!!! All of these stores offer cash back through the app.

Search for the stores that you shop at and it will more than likely be there.  Please do not make another online purchase without the Ebates app.

Below is a special invite link.  Sign up with my invite link for a $10 bonus on your first check.

https://go.ebat.es/imsk/vMpHeJpPFH

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Love to Dream Swaddle Up

Love to Dream Swaddle Up

Happy Tuesday amazing readers!!

Today I will be talking about another of my baby must have items, the amazing Love to Dream swaddles.  This swaddle allowed my baby to self-soothe anytime that she was taking a nap or sleeping at night.  Medical research suggests that babies sleep better, and for longer, if they are able to self-soothe.

Below are pictures of my daughter wearing them when she was about a month old.  She loved the Love to Dream Swaddles.

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Other swaddles keep your baby’s hands away from their faces, which can be very uncomfortable for a baby especially because in the womb their hands are naturally placed by their face while they sleep or when they are hungry.

The Love to Dream Swaddles don’t keep your baby from being able to move his/her hands up to their face and the best part is that their hands are fully covered, which means that they won’t end up with scratches all over their cute little faces.  It also features a two-way zipper for those rough late night diaper changes.

You can purchase the swaddle here!  They offer different colors and sizes, below are examples of some of the different options.

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 Have a phenomenal day!