Gliding Swing for Baby Review

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing for baby Review

I received the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing for baby to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Well, I don't have babies anymore but all my friends are starting to have them.  Being a young mom has turned out to be really fun.  My kids are already 9 and 12, but all my friends are just starting their families.  It's amazing how fast you forget what that first year is … [Read more...]

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment

A few more uses for diaper rash ointment

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment is not just for babies!  I'm thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Dr. Smith's.  I received compensation for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Diaper Rash Ointment . . . Not just for babies! I have found great success using Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment for: An Overnight Facial Cracked heels/calluses Chapped … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Swing from Comfort and Harmony

Baby Swing

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Comfort & Harmony. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I know some people find it intimidating to walk into a baby gear store and figure out what works for you, but I have LOVED the process. It is so fun to try it all out, figure out what works and what doesn’t. … [Read more...]

Diaper Rash Ointment, Dogs and Celebrities

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Thanks to Dr. Smith's and their new Diaper Rash Ointment product launch I was able to meet celebrities, Bill and Giuliana Rancic!  I got to try the product and received compensation for my honest review.  All thoughts are my own. New Diaper Rash Ointment I don't have anyone in diapers anymore, except for a few dogs (more on that later,) but a lot of my friends are now having babies so I love … [Read more...]

Go Green With Your Little One

Go Green With Your Little One

I haven’t decided if we will be using reusable diapers, but I am trying to make other conscious decisions to go green with our little one. I am always excited to find products that are green in at least one way -- but prefer multiple ways! – and I have a couple that I had the chance to review and share with you here. First, we have the Wipebox by Uber Mom, and second, the Build-a-Boquet from Green … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System

Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System

I have decided I really like Tommee Tippee – our baby isn't home yet, but their brand is so excitingly ahead in creating new products, it is simply fun to see what they come up with next. Most recently, they introduced the Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System – and I am so excited to have received one to review and tell you about my experience. Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System This … [Read more...]

Mamas & Papas Stroller Sweepstakes

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Like the Whole Mom facebook page and fill out the form to enter. SWEEPSTAKES: Mamas & Papas Stroller Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/09/2013 PRIZE(S): Mamas & Papas Urbo Stroller CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! Related articles BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine Sweepstakes Good Morning Sweepstakes Loan Support Center Wants To Pay Your Rent … [Read more...]

Playtime for Baby and Bonding for Parents from Evenflo

Evenflo

I promise eventually there will be a baby to see in these pictures – we are waiting (very patiently) for a referral of a child through international adoption – and one day soon, we will be parents! In preparation for this little one – I have had more than the usual nine months to prepare, and yet I am still loving finding new great gear for our little dude or dude-ette to use when they come home … [Read more...]

Baby Rides Safer with Graco Safety Surround Protection

Graco

Graco has just introduced the My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, and I was really excited to receive one of the new My Ride 65’s for review. The Safety Surround system provides side impact protection that grows with your child. Graco My Ride 65 with Safety Surround Protection Now that babies are supposed to be rear facing until they are 2 years old – this allows for rear-facing up to 40lbs and … [Read more...]

Nursery Fresh Prize Pack

Nursery

Most new parents don’t realize how “messy” babies are until they arrive. However, thankfully (or maybe not so thankfully) – I have had tons of experience in daycares and as a nanny so I already know the “mess” I have signed up for. Diapers, of course, a necessary evil (I am talking disposables for now, but you cloth diapers have to deal with stink too!) - and I am so thankful for my Diaper Genie. … [Read more...]

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

As so many kids (and teachers) are preparing to head back to school (or maybe already there!), Lakeshore Learning is a great resource for classroom and educational materials. However, they have just launched a new line of educational toys for the home! I was happy to work with them on this review – and love so many of the new toys they have introduced for anyone to use at home with their … [Read more...]

Tranquil Turtle to Relax People of All Ages

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I was instantly drawn to the Tranquil Turtle when we attended the Sweet Suite recently in Chicago.  I was sent one for review and couldn't have been happier to check it out.  All opinions are my own. Tranquil Turtle When we met the folks from Cloud b, they had several of their products on display.  Each one of them is absolutely adorable.  They all have cute little faces and are perfect for … [Read more...]

Fashionable Car Seat Canopy from Sassy McTaffy

Sassy McTaffy

Useful and fashionable are always going to be important things I am looking for in baby gear. As I was learning about car seat safety and realized I would not be able to bundle up baby much in the car seat – I decided a car seat canopy would be super useful with the cold weather of fall and winter coming up. I found a super cute canopy from Sassy McTaffy – with some great bonus features – and was … [Read more...]

Multi-Use Sprout Shell is a Great Mom Accessory

Sprout Shell

I realize eventually new moms learn that all the cute accessories are not necessary, but some of them seem like they are cute AND completely useful. I recently received and had the chance to review a Sprout Shell, and I think it is going to be very useful, and of course it is super cute. Sprout Shell As most great baby innovations, the Sprout Shell comes from a mom desperate for an easy solution … [Read more...]

The Road to Success with Potty Training

Freedom Success with Potty Training #PullUpsPottyBreaks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.  Mya has officially had success with potty training thanks to Huggies Pull-Ups!  Potty breaks were a huge help! Success with Potty Training The main theme behind success with potty training is keeping it fun and consistent.  Taking frequent potty breaks helps avoid accidents and the emotional feeling of defeat associated … [Read more...]

Swaddling Baby with SwaddleLite

Swaddling Baby with SwaddleLite

I have heard nothing but great things about swaddling. According to moms in my realm of acquaintances - it makes the baby feel safer, it makes them feel more like they are still in the womb, and simply put – it makes the baby sleep better (who doesn’t want that?!). I was pleased to be able to receive a set of SwaddleLite blankets from Swaddle Designs, and I am hoping they work the miracles people … [Read more...]

Innovative Modes Click Connect Travel System Review

Click Connect Travel System

Last year Graco introduced the new Click Connect system – it is an easy to use and innovative system. I was so excited to receive and review the new Modes Click Connect Travel system from Graco. The system features an infant carseat, the click connect base and the Modes stroller. I am so excited about so many features of this system, it has been hard not to take it out for a spin (you think the … [Read more...]

Wait for the Royal Baby with Dreft

Dreft Royal Baby

I received a gift card in exchange for my time in writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in anyway. Are you one of those who follows every move of the royal family? Are you beyond excited about William and Kate's baby? Is it a boy or a girl? What name will they chose? How much will the baby weigh? When will we see the first photos? So much excitement is in the … [Read more...]

Potty Training Tips and the Importance of Potty Breaks

Fun with potty training with #PullUpsPottyBreaks

I am pleased to bring you this is sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.  It has been a couple weeks now and Mya is well on her way with potty training.  She's had a few ups and downs but overall is almost completely trained! Potty Training Tips and Potty Breaks With the help of Huggies Pull-Ups, potty training is actually fun.  She loves getting to pick out her favorite … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep

Tommee Tippee seems to be quite on top of the latest trends in baby feeding (especially bottle feeding). I was SO pumped to receive for review and try out their latest gadget, the perfect prep. It helps you make a bottle, at the perfect temperature, within two minutes. Woah! Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep In three simple steps, you can make a perfectly heated bottle for your little one, in under 2 … [Read more...]

My Top Four Stroller Features

Stroller Features

I am so excited to have been able to try out some fun new strollers as we prepare for our little one to come home. I have partnered with Jané to tell you about some of the features in baby strollers that I have decided I need when it comes to making the big stroller purchase! Jané has three different strollers, all with stroller features that are much appreciated by moms and dads (and probably … [Read more...]

Potty Training Tips and Thoughts on Pull-Ups

Little Monster Potty Training victory

I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to share our potty training tips as part of this sponsored campaign from Huggies Pull-Ups.  A good friend and classmate of mine has three little monsters, oops, I mean kids...  She is about to start potty training her youngest, Mya.  While sitting in our lengthy night classes, we've discussed her concerns and predicted set backs.  Having already potty … [Read more...]

New Parenting Gadgets from Nuk

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We are still awaiting the arrival of our little one – but we are certainly stocking up. Something I had already been worried about was extra dishes. I already hate the amount of dishes that two people who eat out for a majority of our meals make – how am I going to deal with bottles?! I was so excited to see the new products from Nuk to help out with this – and even more excited to try them … [Read more...]

How to Breastfeed Comfortably with #Mombo

comfy mombo pillow

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort and Harmony. All opinions are 100% mine. My neighbor just had a baby boy.  She is breastfeeding and was having a really hard time finding a comfortable position for her and baby.  Figuring out how to breastfeed comfortably can be a long lasting struggle.  She was complaining of extreme pain around her elbow and upper arm from holding … [Read more...]

Kefir Probugs and DIY Upcycling Craft Ideas

DIY Craft idea with Probugs Carton

Upcycling, craft ideas and yummy summer treats all in one?!  Yep.  I was so excited to have the chance to work on this campaign for Frozen Kefir Probugs™.  We have already been enjoying Probugs™ in our lunches but hadn't tried the Frozen Probugs™ yet.  They are a lot like the push-ups I remember from the ice-cream man as a kid but these are healthy frozen summer treats!  The packaging they come in … [Read more...]

Buy and Sell Clothes for Kids at Seams Karmic

kids clothes giveaway

Kids grow like little weeds and that means they need new clothes often!  I have partnered with Seams Karmic to let you know about their online consignment shop that specializes in making shopping easier for busy parents! Buy and Sell Clothes for Kids at Seams Karmic Seams Karmic is an online consignment shop where parents can buy and sell gently worn, practically new baby & kid's … [Read more...]

Get Ready for the Pool This Summer with Huggies®

pool fun

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies® Little Swimmers. All opinions are 100% mine. My neighbor just put in a pool that takes up almost her entire back yard.  This is the best set up ever for summer.  The kids and I cannot wait! Pool Plus Kids She has four kids, plus my two and now the little one I will be babysitting.  With that many tots, we are in need of some serious … [Read more...]

Make Baby Travel Easy with BabySuite 100 Playard

Make Baby Travel Easy with BabySuite 100 Playard

Ready for all the summer trips coming up?! With a baby in the house… you have tons of things to bring along. Diapers, extra clothes, toys, a stroller, car seat and somewhere for them to sleep takes up a lot of space! Sometimes you can find a way to pack less – by why not try to find a way to “downsize” – I received a Babysuite 100 Playard from Evenflo recently for review – and it fits just that, … [Read more...]

New Vented Bebek Collection from Evenflo

New Vented Bebek Collection from Evenflo

Evenflo has released a new line of Bottles, Sippy cups and Pacifiers called the Bebek collection. They are created to feel more like Mom, and have convenient features like a one piece vented nipple, ergonomic bottle shapes, and of course… fun colors! I received a set of the Bebek pacifiers in exchange for my sharing the new line with you! Bebek Collection The Bebek bottle is simple in design but … [Read more...]

Cute Knit Hats for Baby and Child

Cute Knit Hats for Baby and Child

Fingers crossed our baby is coming home soon – if not, I certainly am prepared for the little one (with stuff… maybe not prepared for sleepless nights and dirty diapers, but is anyone ever prepared for that?!). I recently had the chance to work with KnitBabies.com on a review of one of their super cute hats! Knit Babies – Cute knit hats for baby (and child) Started just a few years ago, this … [Read more...]

Baby Sleeps Elite with Graco Pack ‘N Play Elite

Baby Sleeps Elite with Graco Pack 'N Play Elite

I am now (probably) an official baby stuff hoarder… I have all the things I need (except things I can’t buy yet… like formula) – but no baby yet! In order to celebrate in the waiting, I am so excited to review a Pack 'N Play that I received from Graco. It is the Newborn Napper Elite… and it seems to be pretty elite! Graco Pack ‘N Play with Newborn Baby Napper Elite This Pack ‘N Play is full of … [Read more...]

Backless Booster for your Toddler from Graco

Backless Booster for your Toddler from Graco

After reviewing all of the “baby” car seats, the Graco Affic Backless Booster car seat is great! I was so excited to try one out from Graco.  It is easy to install, easy to move from car to car, and easy to transition to (for kiddos, maybe not for mom) and it seems so small compared to the all-in-ones or the infant carrier. Graco Affix Backless Booster This backless booster is for children from … [Read more...]

Affordable Infant Formula at Sam’s Club

simply right formula

This post brought to you by Simply Right Infant Formula. All opinions are 100% mine. Choosing the right infant formula is one of the most important decisions you will make for your baby.  No pressure or anything...  ;)  Balanced nutrition gives your baby the best foundation for proper growth and development and a healthy future.  I've partnered with SIMPLY RIGHT Infant Formula to show you how … [Read more...]

Modern Twist on Lullabies CD

Modern Twist on Lullabies

I have to admit… I have not yet experienced late night feedings, lullabies, dirty diapers for days, and baby food stained floors. However, I have had a ton of experience baby sitting and I one thing I know for sure…traditional children’s music can quickly get annoying! I recently received a copy of the Goo Goo Gaga CD from Jammy Jams– which yes, sounds like more children’s music, but it’s not – … [Read more...]

Secure Baby Quickly with Inglesina Fast Table Chair

baby chair

FAST! Your baby is wiggly and you need to find a place to sit them down, but you are out at a restaurant and you don’t have anywhere! Last week I received a Fast table chair from Inglesina for review, and I am excited to share my experience with you. Inglesina Fast Table Chair for Baby I am all about things that take up less space, for myself and for a little one. I don’t want to always be using … [Read more...]

Keeping Baby Organized with J.L. Childress

Keeping Baby Organized with J.L. Childress

Usually when it comes up in conversation that I am waiting to adopt a baby – people have suggestions or tips on parenthood for me. For example: “Kids need SO MUCH STUFF” – I can tell you (the reader) – I may not know what it is to be a parent yet, but I hope that I can look at it realistically and figure out what I need and don’t need when it comes to “the baby stuff.” Yes, I know the baby will … [Read more...]

Baby Travels in Style with BOB Motion

BOB Motion Baby Stroller

I am still in the market for easy-to-use baby gear that we can use to travel with as we complete our international adoption later this year. I recently got the chance to review the BOB Motion Stroller – which is super easy to get around with, lightweight, and folds up for convenience. BOB Motion Baby Stroller The Motion has quite a few fun features that I think make it easy to use – and much … [Read more...]

Baby Car Seat with Temperature Control Technology

Baby Car Seat with Temperature Control Technology

As I start researching baby gear for our upcoming addition to our family through adoption – I am finding some pretty cool technology out there for baby. These are things that make life more convenient for parents and/or more comfortable for a little one. I recently received a Snugli All-In-One car seat to review – and the Outlast® technology they use actually helps regulate the temperature of your … [Read more...]

Modern ModTot High Chair Just for Trendy Babies

Modern ModTot High Chair Just for Trendy Babies

While we prepare our home for babies - there are LOTS of things we need (it is our first, so we didn't have ANYTHING to start with). We have been trying to find things that are necessary and the things that are... um... useless? space hogging? etc? At first I didn't think I NEEDED a high chair, but then I realized anything else to put in its place might be annoying. A portable clip on the table … [Read more...]

Graco Click Connect 40 Baby Car Seat Review

Graco Click Connect 40 Baby Car Seat

Getting ready for a baby can be a lot of work  - even when you aren't pregnant and waiting on an adoption! :) There are SO many decisions to make, and we are trying to find as much baby gear as we can that is multi-functional so it lasts longer. We know kids grow out of things - and fast! The Graco Click Connect 40 is a great option for those who are looking for something to last a little … [Read more...]

Simply Right Infant Formula

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This post brought to you by Simply Right Infant Formula. All opinions are 100% mine. Finding the right infant formula for your baby can be quite stressful, especially if you had planned on breast feeding.  My best friend just had her first baby and was very excited to breastfeed.  When her milk never came in, she was left feeling helpless. Simply Right Infant Formula Thankfully for Simply … [Read more...]

WubbaNub Baby Pacifier and Toy Review

WubbaNub Baby Pacifier and Toy

While waiting for a placement (for the adoption of our baby - if you have been keeping up, you are probably tired of hearing about it - if you haven't been keeping up, my husband and I are adopting!) we are trying to find fun ways we can connect with our child once we meet him/her. We will have pictures of friends and family in a book, and special things we bring with us when we pick up a child. … [Read more...]

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