Momsense

As a new mom again, I’m learning about all sorts of new baby companies. Companies with products I had no idea that I needed. You NEED so much stuff as a Mom! If you are nursing or have nursed before, you understand me when I say that I worry if my baby is getting enough. With Saylor, I took measures to ensure I was (over) producing, because I didn’t want to starve my baby! This time around I understand my body a little bit better, but how are you ever sure that your baby is getting enough?

One of my friends told me about Momsense…this handy little gadget that lets you listen while your baby nurses, then sends you information to your smart phone on your nursing session. It records the baby swallowing, lets you know how long they nurse for, and the quantity consumed on each side. You hook it up to your phone and everything is kept track of on their app. It is so simple, and really helps put your mind at ease.

Momsense is on sale for a killer price right now, only $49. It is normally $89 so it really is a good deal. I highly recommend this product, especially if you are wanting to know how much your baby has nursed!

I feel like this blog took me 18 hours to write up and post…I am THAT tired. 3 weeks of only getting 5ish hours of sleep is finally catching up to me! I’m not (really) complaining haha, I just forgot what it was like to not get good sleep! I know it won’t last forever so I am really trying to appreciate those quiet, middle of the night moments with Remi and I. Thanks for all your love and support and patience, being a Mom to more than 1 is no joke! Happy weekend!

xo,

Robyn

 

First Week Favorites

Holy cow I can’t believe it has already been a week since our sweet Remi has joined our family. The days and nights have sort of blurred together, and I’m starting to remember what it is like to function on little to no sleep. But I wouldn’t change her being here for anything! I am so grateful to have had a smooth labor and delivery, and the recovery has been fairly good considering what my body just went through, haha. I’m always hesitant to say I’m doing good, because “good” is a broad term and no one really wants to hear what is going on! One day soon I will sit down and write out my birth story. Until then, here are a few products I have enjoyed using this past week.

  

 Nursing tank and boob ease nipple balm from Bamboobies. Life savers.

 Swaddle blanket from Copper Pearl. It’s the perfect size, and stretchy so it keeps Remi tight and cozy!

 Tranquilo Mat…so amazing! It vibrates and soothes Remi and it is just really cool and handy. It was on Shark Tank…definitely check them out.

 This MomSense breastfeeding meter. It really is helpful and so cool. It listens to your baby swallow and can let you know how much your baby is eating. It’s been especially comforting to use in the beginning, when you are worried about if your baby is getting enough!

Also, a nursing reminder bracelet from NursElet. It has proven to be helpful in reminding me which side I last nursed on, especially in the middle of the night when I don’t know what is going on, haha!

MAJOR points go to Parasol Co for their amazing diapers and wipes. Their wipes are slightly larger than most, and don’t tear! I love them. We haven’t had any blowouts in the diapers and they come in the cutest prints.

Let me know some of your favorite products that you found yourself using or your newborns! Talk soon…

xo,

Robyn

 

Afternoon Fun!

{Thank you Jane for sponsoring this post!}

Have you guys heard of jane.com? It is a daily deal site where you can score some really awesome things for such a good price! I’ve been a customer for years, and I’m excited to share what I love about them with you. Jane offers daily deals that run for only 72 hours and can be up to 80% off. I love that they continuously have new products and if you snooze, you lose! I have purchased all sorts of things from them…clothing, stuff for Saylor, bath and home items…you name it, they probably carry it or will at some point. Today Saylor and I spent time outside playing with these little pebble things that grow when you place them in water. I don’t even know what they are called, haha, but I’m sure you know what I am talking about.

The directions were in another language so I wasn’t exactly sure how much water to add, but that is what’s nice about these things, you can’t really mess them up. We would check them every 20/30 minutes and add a little bit more water to help them grow.

These have been entertaining her all night! I just hope I don’t find them all over my house over the next few days…oops!

 

I also got a really cute floral shirt from Jane.com that isn’t available anymore, but if you check right now they have so many cute tee’s that are perfect for summer. Such good prices too, you seriously can’t pass up their deals!

Happy Tuesday!

xo,

Robyn

New Shoes with Pediped

How fun is it to get new shoes? I remember shoe shopping when I was little, and being so excited to wear my new shoes everywhere. I hope that Saylor feels that way too, and that she always wants to wear cute shoes LOL. It was time to get her a new pair of sandals for summer, and I wanted something that would last and actually support her little feet and be comfortable! Pediped is known for being supremely comfortable, long lasting, and actually cute! I gave Saylor about 4 different pairs to choose from, and she picked the Flex Lynn Gold and I couldn’t have been more happy!

         

They fit perfect and the gold goes with so much! Saylor can put them on by herself, too, which she loves!

        

Remember Pediped next time you need a new pair of shoes for your kiddos!

xo,

Robyn

How to Choose the Right Car Seat with The Baby Cubby

Ok if anyone is like me, the thought of having to purchase a new car seat is daunting. I like to think that I am knowledgeable when it comes to baby gear and safety, but picking the right one for my family was overwhelming! I had a few narrowed down in my mind that I wanted to checkout first hand before I made the purchase, so down I went to the Baby Cubby. If you are in Utah, you know how great they are! There I was able to get my hands on the ones I wanted to see, check them out, and even try them out in my car! The staff are all very helpful and educated, as well!

 First one up was the Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30. Super lightweight and top in safety.

 Next was the Nuna Pipa car seat. Very comparable to the Maxi Cosi, and slightly more $$.

 Love the look of them both!          

 The car seat wall!

 

Another one I wanted to checkout was the Britax B Safe. Love Britax but decided it was a bit too deep and wanted to switch it up from last time!

 I really loved both of them and the colors/fabrics that they came in.

At the end, I chose the Maxi Cosi and I’m very happy with my decision! It is so light weight, safe, and nice to look at. I can’t wait to break this puppy in. Okay actually I can wait, I’m terrified and so anxious to give birth but I’m excited to not be pregnant!

Another reason you should go to Baby Cubby immediately (if you are local!), they have the best area for kids to play in while you shop. Saylor loves every time we go in there and I am always the one waiting on her to finish playing!

You can also find a baby car seat buying guide HERE. It contains really helpful information all in one place. Let me know what car seats you have loved and what has worked best for your family!

xo,

Robyn

 

 

Mama Martina Diaper Bag

As a mom, and soon to be new mom all over again, I was on the hunt for a new diaper bag! Since Saylor has been potty trained I haven’t used an actual diaper bag in quite some time. I was looking for something practical, cute, lightweight and affordable. Insert Mama Martina here. I found her site while doing some late night baby gear researching, and I’m so glad that I did!

I was immediately drawn to the basic stripes and the PRICE. They are so very affordable for the size and quality. The great reviews were good to see, too! I love that they come with a changing pad, stroller straps, cross body strap…all of these things that usually make for a very expensive bag.

   

I also love that this company is a small, mama ran owned and operated company! Martina saw a need in the diaper bag world, and filled it! It is always great to know that a product has been carefully thought over and cared about.

  

     

You can shop this cute navy and green on HERE, and it is on sale! Be sure to grab one quick before they sell out. Even if you aren’t in the market for a diaper bag, this bag would work great as a work bag, beach bag, or even an overnight bag. The possibilities are endless! Happy Wednesday!

xo,

Robyn

Belly Armor Blanket

Today I am excited to share with you a product I discovered while I was pregnant…and I so wish I had discovered it before! Belly Armor carries products that shield against everyday radiation, with up to 99.9% effectiveness. That is incredible! I know I am not the only pregnant lady who sits with her laptop propped up on her belly. When using a Belly Blanket, mom and baby are protected from non-ionizing radiation that can potentially be harmful.

Belly Armor has partnered with Healthy Child Healthy World to help address public health issues that affect our children, and empower parents in protecting their children from harmful environmental hazards. For every Healthy Child Blanket sold (pictured), $10 will be donated to the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World. These products are safe from toxic chemicals, common allergens, heavy metals, and are completely 100% safe to use during pregnancy!

  

Let’s do our part and protect our babies in any way we can!

xo,

Robyn

 

My Love of Freshly Picked

I have said it many times, and I won’t stop saying it anytime, but I love Freshly Picked! These were the first pair of shoes that fit Saylor properly, and she wore her first pair into the ground. FP is a small company from Utah, was featured on Shark Tank, and all around has an amazing story. They are very active in their community, in the mommy world, and with their customers. I love that!

Recently they came out with a new line of Mary Jane Moccasins. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted them to be my next babies first pair! They are so very cute…and the scallop detail!? Obsessed.

I can’t wait to put these cute blush pink Mary Janes on the new baby! Blush and Platinum are my favorite colors. They have came out with so many cute and trendy patterns and prints, anyone can find something they love!

What have been your favorite pair of moccs? And what do you love most about them? I LOVE the cute little footprints they get once they start walking. I love that they stay on their feet. And I love that Saylor actually likes wearing them! Let me know what you love about Freshly Picked🙂

 LOL, sums her up pretty well!

xo,

Robyn

Gearing Up For Nursing with Bamboobies

Here I am with only 5 weeks left in my pregnancy, and I can’t believe it! It feels almost surreal, because this time around it has DRAGGED. The nerves and anxiety are slightly starting to creep up, especially because I have nothing prepared. I should probably get a car seat! One thing I’m certain about is breastfeeding, and I can’t believe I’m almost there again. I was so lucky with Saylor and nursing, we had a great experience and had no issues. I can only hope that with this little girl it is the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboobies carry natural and comfortable nursing pads and other items for the pregnant and nursing mom. I have been living in this black nursing bra for the past few weeks, it is SO comfortable. It is made from bamboo fabric so you can imagine how soft it is.

The 3 products shown above I am particularly excited to start using. Organic Nipple Balm, Washable Nursing Pads, and this Pumping Lubricant. This company has such a good reputation so I am so excited to fall in love with all of their things! You can conveniently find them at Target, which is AWESOME because we all love Target!

Let me know if you have used them and loved them, and if you have another product from Bamboobies you love, tell me so I can try it!

xo,

Robyn

Hatch Baby Rest

If you are like me, you need white noise to sleep. Troy and I have to have a fan going all night long, or we (I) can’t sleep! I don’t know if it was smart or not, but we passed our white noise necessity down to Saylor. She sleeps with a fan as well, or whatever app we can come up with if we are traveling. When I discovered the Hatch Baby Rest, I knew I would love it! It is sleek and innovative, and has a lot more functions than the fan we have been using. What I loved even more about it, is that there is an app you can use to set a timer for it, control the volume and colors…pretty much anything. And it is all customizable. Totally cool!

What is also neat about it is you can control it by just tapping the ring on the outside. Saylor loves that part, haha. I also love the way that it looks, and you can change the look of it with these awesome slip cover type things!

I hate to break it to Saylor, but when this baby comes next month, I’m stealing this from her and using it in the babies room, haha! Another really cool feature that it has is the ok-to-wake indicator. You can make it turn a specific color when it is ok for your child to come out of their room in the morning…if you have a problem with too early of risers! Such a good idea.

You can buy the Hatch Baby Rest HERE, and shop all their other awesome products, HERE. You can also see my favorite coverlets HERE.

Let me know what you think! Happy almost Friday!

xo,

Robyn