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.

 

This concludes today’s blog post.

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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!

This concludes today’s blog post.

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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!

This concludes my blog for today.

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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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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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