Hi all! Remi turns 6 months on Saturday (what?!), so starting her on solids has been on my mind the last few weeks. We choose to skip cereals and just introduce her around 6 months. I had been looking for a few things to make feeding her easier, and I am here to share a few of my favorite things that I have found!
First is this E-Z Squee-z. I have loved this. It is a soft, squeezable silicon bottle that promotes self feeding and is easy for little hands to hold. I simply pour a small amount of pureed food in it and let Remi figure it out. We have used it a few times and it is cute to see her figure out bringing it to her mouth and chewing/sucking on it.
My older daughter Saylor has liked using this silicone placemat lately. It sticks to flat surfaces, is dishwasher safe, and she really likes the different sections. Once Remi starts eating more/different foods I will use this for her as well. It is really cute and convenient.
Last thing that is perfect for teething and introducing foods is this Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Tray. I love these! They are brilliantly designed. The handle that you hold is the perfect size, and they have a ring catcher thing around the actual popsicle part that is design to catch the drips as it melts. Such a good idea.
Starting foods with you baby is sort of bittersweet, it means they are growing, but it is also fun to have them try new things and learn. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @robynmeacham and enter my giveaway with Nuby!
Hi all! I am sure we have all felt the pressure of finding a great gift for a new mom. Especially if you don’t have kids, it can be hard to know what is really needed and useful. Well I am here to let you in on a few products that are a sure hit.
(this face can be deceiving LOL)
I know when I was a new mom, creating my first baby registry, I didn’t think about putting things like diaper rash creams on it. There are many choices, and I didn’t even think about my baby getting a diaper rash, nonetheless what I would even do for it! After Saylor came, I quickly realized I needed something! Newborns poop literally all the time and their skin is so sensitive, it is pretty much inevitable. I so wish I had some Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® to help with my littles sore bum.
(sore bum= grumpy baby)
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® comes in 2, 4, and 16oz which is perfect for various situations. A large tub for the bathroom, or a small bottle for your diaper bag. It starts healing on contact, and protects the skin by forming an instant barrier. They have an Original and Maximum Strength, which is nice to always have options. All these products are available at Target which is just so, very convenient.
Be sure to head to my Instagram to enter my giveaway! Thank you to Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® for sponsoring this post.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have realized that I completely missed Remi’s 4 month old picture. Second kid problems, and I right? Seeing as she is 5 months in just 10 days, I really should just do it so I at least have it for memory sake…haha!
I can’t believe this is my 100th post. I feel like I go through phases where I feel like I have found my little corner in this blogging/Internet world, and then I’ll go through phases where, being completely honest, I am just completely lazy. This actually takes a lot of work and time, now a days I either feel brain dead from being so tired, or I literally just don’t have the time of day to sit and drum up some content.
Anyways, my sweet little Remi isn’t actually very sweet. LOL, I kid, she is just a hard baby. I keep telling myself that she is going to just grow out of it and magically be a great sleeper and not so needy, but I am still waiting for that day. We love her so much and she really does add so much to our home. She has been drooling so much lately and is rolling all over the place. It is fun to watch her grow and learn new things. She is reacting to things and starting to grab and hold things, and bring them to her mouth.
Remi (and Saylor) have especially liked this plush toy octopus from Nuby…it has a lot of fun different features that they like playing with together. Different noises, textures, things like that. It is a cute, fun little toy. I can’t believe I’m going to have a baby that starts breaking teeth soon, I don’t know if I’m ready haha. This cute teething mitt has been well loved recently too, Remi likes chewing on the soft top part.
Remi is so cute! She’s napping right now (finally), so looking at photos of her makes me miss her…not enough to wake her up though! 🙂 Happy Monday!
Well everyone, here it is! Remi’s room is still a work in progress, and at 4 months old, she still isn’t sleeping in there yet. Oh well! Seeing how Saylor never had a “real” nursery (we were in an apartment), I was excited to give Remi her own cute little space. I love girly, classic things and I think that shows in her room. I also wanted to find pieces that I could use for years, and possibly in other rooms down the road, not just as nursery decor.
I can’t wait until Remi starts sleeping in her room and we get use out of her cute crib. I can’t believe how cheap I was able to find such a cute crib! I am also so, so obsessed with the wallpaper accent wall and how it turned out. We ended up hiring someone to put it up for us because it is classic wallpaper that needed to be pasted to the wall, and I wasn’t about to attempt that myself. Her room also gets the best natural light, it really is just a happy, light, and airy room. What do you guys like most about the room? Eventually I will hang the wooden sign up, once I find a few more things I want to commit to hanging up! What are some ideas I could add? Let me know!
Thank you to Evenflo for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
I was so excited to partner with Evenflo on their Minno Twin Double Stroller. Remi hates her car seat, so I was on the hunt for a functional double stroller. What I liked about this Evenflo stroller, is that the girls could be side by side, so Saylor could help Remi, and Remi could see her. I was also looking for something that would be lightweight and easy to fold up. Ain’t nobody got time to lug a big, chunky stroller around with 2 kids.
What I also love about the Minno Twin stroller is how far back the seats recline. Remi doesn’t sit up by herself yet, but I can lay the seat all the way back and she can relax and lay comfortably. It also has rear locking wheels, and a cup holder! Yes please. It is a good looking stroller and easy to push, and will definitely be getting a good amount of use with my 2 girls.
I also thought that the side by side strollers were too wide to use, or go through doorways, but that isn’t the case. I was pleasantly surprised that I don’t feel like a “wide load” walking around with this stroller, haha. If you are on the market for a double stroller (or even a single), I highly recommend checking out Evenflo.
Happy Thursday, everyone! This week has been so long and very eventful, I am glad it is almost over. We decided to buy a new couch, sell our old one and a couple of chairs, have a backsplash put up & a new light fixture in our dining room…all spur of the moment decisions, and all while Remi has been not sleeping and fussy. I’m starting to wonder if she is a little colicky, but that is a post for another day.
The weather has been SO hot and humid here lately, so honestly I haven’t been going out much! It doesn’t help that Remi hates her carseat, and I don’t shower 50% of the time…haha #momlife. When it isn’t too hot, we like to go on a little walk around the neighborhood. I actually think Remi enjoys the warm weather and that it relaxes her.
I love this light weight (nursing friendly!) top from Shop By Beck. It happens to be my favorite color, too! Notice how tan Say is compared to me…this girl spends ALL DAY long outside playing with neighbor friends.
How cute is Remi? She will be 2 months in a few days and I can’t believe how tiny she still is! Completely different than Saylor was, so it has been fun to see their differences.
I love love love the bassinet feature of this stroller…it is so comfortable for Remi and she really likes it. You can shop the stroller HERE.
Does anyone else’s kid love to be swaddled? Remi will not sleep without being all wrapped up tight. Otherwise her arms always flail around and she’ll wake herself up, it is pretty funny. Saylor never liked being swaddled, so I have been on the hunt for the perfect swaddle that keeps Remi tight and that she can’t escape out of!
What I love about this Halo Sleepsack Swaddle is that you can swaddle them 3 different ways. As your baby grows, so does this swaddle. It is a soft, breathable material and comes in super cute patterns. I also love that it zips from the bottom up, so you don’t have to unswaddle them completely for diaper changes! I appreciate that Halo is passionate about Safe Sleep situations, and tries to educate us. Their swaddles are made so our babes don’t need any extra blankets…it really gives me peace of mind that Remi is comfortable, warm enough, and not needing anything extra! We need to do our very best to keep our littles safe, and that can start from where and how they sleep. You can find out more about sleep safety HERE.
Halo also makes sleep sacks for older kids…and Saylor loves hers! To be honest, I would love one for myself haha. It basically is like a big blanket that you can’t kick off at night. It is such nice material, and you can either tuck their feet in, or keep them out. Saylor has THIS one.
If your baby loves being swaddled, I recommend trying out Halo! What has been your experience with them and their products if you have tried them? Let me know!
I have talked about my love for Bamboobies before, and now that I have been nursing for a month, I’m here to tell you my favorites products and why! I am blessed that nursing has come easy for me, but really great products make it even easier. Since the hospital, I have lived, and I mean lived 24/7, in these nursing tanks. They are soft, so comfortable (not too tight or too loose), and the perfect amount of support. I don’t want to put anything else on.
Their nursing pads are also my favorite. The reusable ones are SO SOFT and “cutesy”, not that it matters, but it helps! And the disposable ones are the perfect size and don’t get all gross after 2 seconds.
The last product that is a must have for me is their boob ease nipple balm. I don’t use it as much as I did my first 2 weeks postpartum, but it is something all nursing mama’s need! I love that it isn’t thick and sticky, and it really helps ease the pain.
Bamboobies totally has us nursing mom’s covered, and they know what they are doing! They can be found at your local Target, and online. You should follow them on IG too, because they always post little sales they are having that you wouldn’t otherwise know about! Go you nursing mama, go!
Calling all mama’s! I mean honestly, does anyone that isn’t a mom actually read this? Haha…I’m here to introduce you to your new favorite diapers and wipes. I mean this 100% sincerely. I found Parasol Co on Instagram and their cute patterns caught my eye. Click on the image below to find out more!
Having a monthly subscription for diapers and wipes is pretty genius when you’re a busy mom. Not having to think about one less thing, sign me up. The diaper sizing is spot on and I can honestly say that their wipes are my favorite that I have ever used! And I have used most brands. They aren’t too wet, they are large and don’t rip, and have a light, fresh scent. Click on the image below to get information on their subscriptions 🙂 You can also try it for free!
Shark Tank products are just my favorite. Especially baby gear! When I saw the episode with Tranquilo Mat, I knew I had to have it! The Tranquilo Mat is a soothing mat that mimics the sounds and motions of a mother’s womb. So cool and innovative, and USEFUL! There is actual science behind this product, and was invented by a “crying baby” specialist, who saw a need.
Saylor loved to use the mat before her baby sis came, haha.
Remi likes being held and the mat held against her back. It really is soothing and comforting, I wish they came in adult size, haha! I saw on their social media the other day that they are coming out with cute patterned covers (!!!), so be on the look out for those! I highly recommend this mat, especially for our little babes that have trouble adjusting to the outside world!