Baby Laundry Tips and Products

Baby Laundry Tips and Products

Happy Tuesday amazing readers! ¬†Thank you for visiting my blog today. ūüôā ¬†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. ūüôā ¬†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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This concludes today’s blog post.

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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 ūüôā

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. ¬†ūüôā ¬†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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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!

 

Newborn must haves Part 2

Newborn must haves Part 2

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Above is a picture of my baby girl when she was 1 day old. ¬†If you haven’t yet read my previous blog for newborn must haves part 1 please check it out.

6. The Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play is perfect for a newborn to take naps in and it is still perfect for my 9 month old while I shower, she can be in it and be happy because it rocks her and plays music. ¬†Click on either of the 3 images to check them out.

    

7. You will definitely need gripe water for Gas, Colic and Hiccups.  I have used both of these and they both work perfectly.  Click on either of the images below.

   

8. Diaper rash ointment is a must to prevent or treat any kind of rash. Click on either of the images below.

9. Alcohol free hand sanitizer for when you are changing their diaper, preparing their bottle, or even holding them.  They have very sensitive skin so alcohol free hand sanitizer is a must. Click on the image below.

10. Laundry detergent for your newborn’s clothes. ¬†Click on any of the images below they both work great.

 

11.  Puj Tub, a foldable and compact tub that can fit in a sink so that you are close to your newborn while bathing him or her and your baby will definitely feel secure.  Click on the image below.

12. Baby soap for their bath, I have used both below and they are both amazing.  Click on either of the images below.

13. Baby lotion to keep their skin moisturized after every bath.  Click on either of the images below.

14. Baby bottle soap and pacifier soap is a necessity.  Click on the image below.

15. Nose Frida the snot sucker to clean out your baby’s nose. ¬†You will use this all of the time for sure. ¬†It is also very easy to clean. ¬†Click on the image below to purchase it also comes with extra filters so you don’t have to buy those seperately.

16.  Along with the Nose Frida you will need some kind of saline spray to loosen their snot before you aspirate it out.  Click on either of the pictures below.

These are the items that I found to be an absolute necessity besides clothes ofcourse.  Check out my Baby Must Haves Part 1.  My daughter is now 9 months old and I still use all of these items so they are definitely a great investment.

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read my blog post.  Stay tuned for more coming soon.

Don’t forget to make a commitment to yourself to grow daily!

Maricela

Must have items for a newborn part 1

Must have items for a newborn part 1

I am a mom to a sweet 9 month old baby girl.  I always want the best for her and I want her to always be as comfortable as possible.  Our babies will not be able to let us know if something is bothering them for a while, which is why we as moms have to make sure that we are always watching over them and doing what we think is best for them.

In this post I will list and link the items that I found were a must for me, I still use all of these items 9 months into motherhood.  I will place a description of each item and I will then post a picture of the item where you can click and it will take you directly to the Amazon website were you can purchase.  As a mom shopping on Amazon is a must.

  1.  Chemical free diapers perfect for newborn skin.  These diapers are the best in my opinion, you get so many for such a good price and the quality is amazing.  They are very soft as they are made out of cotton.  Click on the image below to purchase.  Below the diaper picture is a link to the wipes that I use as well.

2.  Burp cloths are a must to clean up any spit up or any mess that you might need to clean up.  When you have a newborn these are your best friend, I still use them to clean her up after she eats her puree foods.  Click on the image below, I love these because they are durable and very absorbent.

3. My daughter started sleeping through the night at 2 months old and I thank the Dock a tot Deluxe. ¬†I know it was this for sure because there has been nights that we don’t use it and she wakes up a few times throughout the night. ¬†Click on the image below. ¬†Below the first image is the Dock a tot Grand which is for 9 months and up. ¬†Trust me moms it is worth the money.

4.  If you ever want to get some time to yourself and have someone else feed your baby you will need baby bottles.  I love these because they are small and easy to wash.  The nipple and lid are all in one, no need to have more than 2 pieces per bottle while washing.  Also, they have fun quotes on the bottom of the bottle.  Click on the image below.

5. A Bottle warmer to warm up the babies milk.  Below is the one that I use, it is perfect because it has a setting specifically to warm up breast milk, it helps preserve the nutrients.  Click on the image below.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my post.  Soon I will post a part 2 for the newborn must haves.  Always remember it is a beautiful day to have a beautiful day.