Baby Shower Gift Idea’s for the New Mom

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.

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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.

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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.

xo,

Robyn

Photos by Freckled Photo

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

How To Make A Diaper Cake

…that isn’t that appealing to the eye, LOL! Note to self, next time I do this, make sure someone else is around to help. Having only one set of hands proved to make things difficult.

So I’m going to my girlfriends baby shower tomorrow, and last minute decided to make a diaper cake. Because, why not? I have never made one before, so I hit up Google, and went off of the tutorial found HERE. I didn’t have rubber bands at home, and didn’t feel like going to the store for them, so I planned to use twine to tie the layers together.

Here is what you need, and you can add whatever you want to it to make it bigger and more cute. I just used what I had!

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You’ll need a half used roll of paper towels for the center of your tower. Lay out a line of diapers, overlapping like you see below. I didn’t know how long to make each layer, so I just learned as I went. Then start rolling. This was the difficult part with only one set of hands, but I made it work!

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You can make each layer as thick as you want, and you can always remove diapers when you are done to define each layer better. Do this 3 times. This would have been easier with rubber bands. My layers didn’t end up as layer-ey (lol) as I would have liked, but whatevs!

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Once the layering part is finished, take whatever you want to it to make it pretty! I just had a cute pin and some ribbon, and thought to use a few packs of wipes as the “base” for the cake. That’s it! It took me maybe 15-20 minutes, and I think is a cute and unique gift idea 🙂

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Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

xo,

Robyn

Baby Shower Gift Guide!

Does anyone feel like they are really good at giving baby shower gifts? I do! Haha, honestly though, being a mom has made me really aware of what to give for gifts. Before having Saylor, I was a big giver of clothes, which don’t get me wrong, clothes are amazing to get because, duh, our babies need clothes! But, now I give gifts based on a few things. First, necessary things that you will need for a long time (IE diapers, wipes, diaper bag!). And second, things that you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself, things that you wouldn’t think you need, or things that you may not have heard of (IE DockATot, Solly wrap, Milestone Cards).

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Let’s review a few things. First, we’ll start with the DockATot. These are multi-fuctional loungers and co-sleepers. They come in different sizes so they can grow with your baby. They are breathable, all natural, and SO SOFT and comfortable. This is a company founded by a mother, that saw a need in the industry for this product and I can see why.

Freshly Picked Moccs and Tubby Todd bath products. These moccs have been part of Saylor growing up. They were her first pair of shoes, the first shoes she walks in, and she still wears them! They are such a fun heirloom and the cutest accessory. Tubby Todd has also been our go to for bath products since Say was little. They are all natural and have the yummiest scents, that aren’t overpowering. A must have and so much better than the typical baby soaps.

Next is the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock. Boy is this a lifesaver. This is great for babies about 6 months and up (until they can sit up on their own). Ditch the car seat in the cart and use this instead. It fits in most standard shopping carts and is totally a space saver. This hammock can actually hold the car seat with baby in it, or just the baby. So cool!

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I’m sure that you have seen the nursing covers by now…the kind that can be used many different ways. Well Covered Goods are the best and they come in the most amazing prints. Even if you don’t nurse, they works as shopping cart covers and car seat covers. Genius and a necessity!

A baby wrap/carrier…specifically a Solly Baby. I love supporting small companies, and this one seems like one of the best. Baby wearing is functional and so personal. Try it!

Milestone Baby Cards…the cutest way to announce things. They are for pregnancy all the way through different milestones of the babies life. A cute and special way to remember things.

Diapers and wipes are sort of a no brainer I think. There isn’t anything special or exciting to them, but whenever I got some I wanted to cry with happiness. Any money that you don’t have to spend on those things is so nice!

Books! You need books! And even better, a book subscription. Getting a few new books every month is fun and keeps things fresh. Bookroo is a great alternative to having to go to the store. Use code ROBYMEAC for $10 off!

KikiLu diaper bags are our favorite. They come in great colors, and the pockets are perfect. What is better than a new bag? Not much!

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Last but not least, what about a new rug for your nursery? I recently discovered Lorena Canals rugs, and have been wondering why I haven’t known about them for the past 3 years, lol! These rugs are machine washable. That is pretty much all you need to know and you should just go buy one right now. I am not joking. We just got one about a week ago for Saylor’s room and I’m so happy that it is a part of her room! It is so soft, and I love the pattern. The dyes used are all natural and they’re eco friendly, and they are handmade. Love that!

I hope I have given you some new, fun ideas for when you go to a baby shower next! And trust me, coming from a mom, anyone would love to receive any of these gifts. What are you go to baby shower gift’s?

xo,

Robyn