June 25, 2015

Baby: Diaper Bag Essentials

As a spin off of from yesterday's post, I thought it'd be fun to share some of my favorite diaper bag essentials that I used with Hudson and plan to use again along with new items I'm going to try this time around - reviews below!

The Honest Company Products: We use all of their products exclusively for Hudson [we get their diaper bundle service which is delivered once a month] and besides what is pictured we also love their sunscreen, bath products and cleaning supplies. My favorite item is probably their Organic Healing Ointment - we use it on everything from dry skin to bug bites to diaper rashes to scratches.  

WubbaNub Pacifiers: Not only are the attached animals adorable but they also help keep the pacifiers in place, especially in the early months. We also liked Avent for pacifiers [and they are easier to clean than the Wubbanubs].

Sophie The Giraffe: Every baby needs a Sophie! They are great from early on as a chew toy and noise maker - a plus is they can be wiped cleaned and easily washed. We also loved their teether

Swaddle Blanket: I found Aden + Anais blankets to be the best brand for swaddling and the great thing is they can also be used for a bunch of other reason including as a burp rag and car seat cover to shield baby from stray hands. I love how soft their Bamboo blankets are but they tend to snag - the regular cotton are a lot more durable so they would be my suggestion. We are also going to try some swaddles from Modern Burlap - they are organic and I'm obsessed with the black and white prints

Bandana Bibs: I order them off Etsy and think they are much cuter than regular bibs, great to use for drool from teething and are a cute way to accessorize an outfit!

Comotomo Baby Bottle: These bottles weren't around when I had Hudson but they are made of soft BPA-free, medical grade silicone and are supposed to make it easy to transition back and forth from breastfeeding to bottle.

Burp Cloths: You can never have enough burp cloths [great for changing time as well]! I ordered a few organic ones from this Etsy shop and also loved the Aden + Anais Burpy Bibs with H. 

Will post recommendations for my favorite baby gear along with Baby Boy's nursery soon - ended up going a little different route from my inspiration post and can't wait to share the final product! XOXO

June 24, 2015

Baby: Diaper Bag Alternatives

I'll be 32 weeks on Monday [can't believe how fast it's going this time around!] and I've definitely gone into nesting mode trying to organize everything we have and also figure out what little things are left to prepare for baby boy's arrival. Pictured above are some of my favorite alternatives to the usual diaper bag that could be used after baby as well. If you go with a tote style, I'd recommend getting an organizer insert to put in to keep everything in place. I'll share what bag I'm going to use this time around sometime in the next few weeks and a new post with my diaper bag essentials will be up tomorrow! XOXO

June 5, 2015

Fabulous Friday

A few of my recent favorites and some new reading material for summer pictured above! The J.Crew sandals are currently 30% off, along with everything else on J.Crew's site, with code SHOPNOW [I'm loving these embellished beauties as well]. Bloomingdales is also having a great deal now through Sunday the 7th - receive $25 off every $100 with code PS25 [these cat eye sunnies were included in the sale in stores but for some reason not online]. I've also listed a few new items below that I have for sale ... Hope you all have a great weekend! XOXO