Hey there mamas! So I finally did some DIY projects! Took a trip to Michael’s arts and crafts store with the little one and I just couldn’t resist! I made this super easy less than a minute bows! All you need is hot glue, bows of your choice and hair clips.
Hair clip and flower/bow of choice:
Hot glue top part of hair clip:
Put the flower/bow on top and press a little. Let it dry for a few minutes.
And voila! You’ve got pretty hair clips for your baby!
As first time mommies we’ve read all those “must have” lists. Looking through many different products can drive you kind of crazy! Do we really need all those things? Well we decided to make a post about what we use and love the most!
1. First product is the most used of all: diapers!
We’ve tried a few brands, the popular pampers & huggies, the organic brands Babyganics & Earth Friendly. But our favorite of all are the Honest company diapers.
The Honest Company has non-toxic and plant based diapers. “Honestly FREE of: chlorine, latex, lotions, fragrances, common allergens, phthalates, fragrances, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT) & harsh petrochemical additives.” In a world where toxic chemicals are everywhere, having some control on what’s on our precious baby’s skin is always great!
Ok, yes they are awesome for being toxic free, but those prints are the cutest! They even come out with seasonal prints! Talk about stylish! They really put thought into all the little details of their products, all of their packages to the boxes are pretty and fun. And I’m a sucker for pretty packages!
They have the bundle of diapers and wipes, it’s $79.99. You can pick when it’s shipped- mine are every 6 weeks. You can pick up to 6 different prints of diapers. Their wipes are also great and non-toxic like all their products. The other great thing is the convenience of diapers and wipes delivered to your door! You even get a pretty looking box to put away those outfits that don’t fit and hey even make a diy box car or train! These little ones do love boxes!
2. California Baby products!
All of their products are amazing! All 100% natural base with organic ingredients. The Shampoo & body wash is great! The calendula cream is amazing for baby eczema and cradle cap. Everyday body lotion is super absorbent and doesn’t leave that goey sticky feeling. The diaper rash cream is also great! I haven’t used their sunscreen just yet, since it’s still winter, but it’s definitely on my future list.
3. Coconut Oil
This was a tough one! I use this so much that is was hard to pick a ranking! Coconut oil has so many benefits! I have used it as diaper cream since my baby was a newborn! It’s great as lotion and moisturizers so well! Eczema and dry skin goes away very fast. For breastfeeding mommies it’s also great for cracked nipples or just to relieve that soreness! It’s safe for babies to ingest, it’s even good for them and us! So be free to put a tablespoon in your smoothies too!
4. Sakura Bloom Ring Sling
Oh, what would I do without my sling! Seriously, I don’t know how other moms do without this. Ok, this might be personal preference, but I use this everyday. Babies love being in the sling. They’re close to mommy and can hear our heartbeat- my little one falls asleept within minutes. No wonder there’s a famous hashtag #sakurabloomsleepydust! Check out their Website and their instagram account @lovesakurabloom for some breathtaking pictures. Besides being so easy to use and light weight, it’s so stylish! Everywhere I go the sling is a showstopper! Everyone stops me to complement or ask about it. I should probably be getting some endorsements or even a discount! Cuz once you have one, you’ll want all the other colors and different fabrics. That’s probably the hard part- deciding which one to get!
So many benefits of baby wearing! Click here for 10 great reasons!
Just be careful when you pick a baby carrier to check the position baby’s legs will be in. That’s very important!
5. Aden and Anais swaddle blanket
These blankets are so soft and big! I’ve used them since the very beginning for swaddling and now I still use them for lots of other things. They’re great car seat covers, towels, blankets and honestly anything you can think of! I really love them.
6. Honest Stain Remover
This was a recent product find and now it’s a must have! Babies have blow outs (poop explosions) and other food stains on their precious outfits. This was a saviour! I used oxyclean before, did the job, but I was looking for something less toxic. This really does it! Totally recommend!