Keep The Chill Away!

The colder months are amongst us, at least here in the Northeast and we all know keeping the little one warm is crucial especially during diaper changes! The best way to do this is to keep warm, moist, toilettes prepared for those reoccurring times! The Prince Lionheart Wipe Warmer is the best in the business to keep the most sensitive skin warm! So what’s included in the box, a wipe warmer, ever fresh pad, and cloth baby wipes that are the perfect size for their warmer, however you do not need to use these, disposable wipes like pampers, work just fine.

Whether you have been blessed with a baby boy or baby girl, both favor a warm , soft, comforting wipe, over a cold one, there is no doubt in such. We actually would all probably prefer a warmer wipe but for now, lets keep our little ones warm and nurtured. The Ever Fresh cushion keeps the wipes from drying out inside the warmer. The Ever Fresh cushion keeps the wipes new and fresh for a warm clean wipe each time. In addition, the wipes will never discolor or burn.

The wipes included are a delicate and can be washed with fabric softener like Dreft.

The most important function that mom and dad should be aware of is the ability for the wipe warmer to combat bacteria and fungus. The Prince Lionheart Wipe Warmer has proven lab tests that show their antimicrobial wipe warmer significantly deters the growth of bacteria and fungi through an incorporated EPA-approved antimicrobial additive that makes their wipes warmers, and the wipes inside, safer than other products on the market. The everFRESH pillow at the bottom of the wipes warmers continuously moistens the wipes inside with water vapor and antimicrobial molecules.

Lastly, The Prince Lionheart Wipe Warmer is made to be left on 24/7, eliminating the stress of leaving the warmer plugged into an outlet. A nightlight is also built into the warmer so visibility at night is easier.

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Worry Free Clean!

A newborns skin is very sensitive and all sorts of skin conditions can arise if we are not careful about what fabric cleaners we are using to clean their little outfits.

The best practice to guarantee your little one’s skin remains soft and smooth is too wash all fabric thoroughly to avoid cleanser buildup. Erum Ilyas, M.D., states fabric cleaners don’t really represent an issue to newborn skin,” . Erum Ilyas is a dermatologist in Pennsylvania, and also a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

All things considered, to ensure the little one isn’t coming into contact with any harmful added substances, a number of parents decide to utilize cleaners that are delicate, fragrance free, free of artificial dyes, and brighteners.

On the off chance that you notice a skin rash on your infant’s skin, call your pediatrician. Meanwhile, you could likewise do an additional rinse cycle on your washer to rid away any cleanser buildup that might be waiting in the texture and setting off skin rashes on your little one.

There’s no set standard concerning how frequently you should wash infant’s garments, yet you should wash those onesies after each wear on the off chance that they’re soaked in drool or stained with formula/breastmilk/food.

As with anything new you put on your little one, it’s best practice to do a test first to perceive how their skin will respond. With fabric cleaner, that implies purchasing a sample size or borrowing a few ounces from family or friends, and proceeding to wash a number of their fabrics in the cleaner.

Also, given the amount you and the remainder of your family will cuddle him/her, you should think about utilizing a similar cleanser for all clothing in the house. It removes the worry of having skin rash and gives you one less thing to buy at the store.

Without further detail, my family and I recommended Dreft.

Dreft has been the go-to fabric cleaner for newborn+ for over 80 years. Truth be told, there’s a possibility somebody will gift you a jug at your child shower. Dreft’s Stage 1 for newborns is hypoallergenic and made of biodegradable surfactants. This 150-ounce holder (better buy) accompanies an implicit tap for simple pouring, and has enough fluid for 96 loads.

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Fresh with Style!

My little family and I are constantly on the move, from running errands, visiting Grandma and Grandpa, to visiting family and friends. We enjoy the active lifestyle and having our little one really hasn’t slowed us down all too much. In-fact, we believe that it very well may be beneficial for our little one to become accustomed to our dynamic way of life so he too can become active, energetic, and curious. With all that said, it is the up-most important that we always gather to essentials for the little guy, especially when it comes to Momma’s liquid gold!

The Skip Hop Grab and Go Double Bottle Bag is an incredible item to consider for Moms and Dads who are constantly out-and-about and need a way to store breastmilk and/or formula.

We have utilized this little cooler in just about everyway, its dependency allows us to bring it just about everywhere, especially because we are so satisfied with how well this item has kept our most valuable cargo fresh. Skip Hop Grab and Go Double Bottle Bag confirms that the cooler will keep contents cold for up to 4hrs.

My family is always on the go! We enjoy traveling and haven’t let having kids slow us down. In fact, my husband and I figured that it might be good for them to get used to our active lifestyle. With all the airplane travel that I do I knew that needed to find something to make transporting bottles easier. The Skip Hop Grab and Go Double Bottle Bag is a great product to consider for moms who are planning to spend a day away from home or for those moms who are going to travel with their little ones. I’ve even heard that moms who pump while away from home have found this bag useful for transporting their breastmilk.

I have used this bag on numerous trips and have been very pleased with how well this product has kept bottles cold. Skip Hop claims that the bag will keep bottles cold for up to four hours, but I’ve found that as long as the bag is not in extreme heat that it actually can cool bottles for longer than that. The bag is insulated and there is a reusable freezer pack that fits nicely in an interior mesh pocket. For those traveling by air, make sure that the freezer pack is frozen when going through airport security so that it’s not confiscated!

One of my number one highlights of this cooler is the simplest opening. Its functionality along for ease of use when yours hand are full. The snap on strap will attach to our diaper back-pack so you don’t have to route throw the entire diaper back looking for the possibly spilt and/or leaky bottle.

Skip Hop states that the cooler can hold two large liquid containers (bottle/sippy cups), however, we have jammed 3-4 Dr. Browns Natural Flow Bottles inside. Its a snug fit but it fits!

Cleaning the cooler will take less and 60 seconds as it has a wipeable coating that is anything but difficult to clean. a moist towelette and safe cleaning solution with do the job.

I’ll add, the two way zipper is another added bonus for functionality when your hands are full. The zippers are sturdy so don’t worry about jamming that 3rd or even 4th bottle inside.

Most importantly, the cooler is bpa. safe all around!

Skip Hop offers various fun designs to accommodate your style. You can even pick one that coordinates with your diaper pack. Check mine out on Instagram!

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This Is So Underrated!

One of the most underrated but yet most valuable items you will need to purchase or get for our little on is not what you would probably expect. Small, yellow, compact, and ready to work would describe this little product. Yes, I am talking about the Munchkin White Hot Safety Ducky. The most underrated baby product most baby blogs fail to mention.

Bath time for your little one will be a lot less stressful and chaotic by purchasing the Munchkin White Hot Safety Ducky as you’ll be more confident the water temperature for your wiggly, slippery little one is just right. In fact, it’ll make bath time a lot faster for one, and two you’ll feel a lot less relived knowing the water temperature isn’t going to cause him/her to scream cause the water is too hot or too cold.

Important Note* babies skin is substantially more sensitive and reactive than ours, that is why it’s so imperative to get your babies bathwater temperature just right before they get in the tub! It comes down to not just a safety issue but a relaxing, comforting issue

For only a few bucks this little rubber ducky will be the best rubber ducky you ever purchased, so stop trying t guess the perfect water temperature!

The Munchkin White Hot Safety Ducky wont give you give the exact bath thermometer like some of the other more expensive temperature gauges, but rather the Munchkin White Hot Safety Ducky has indicator if the bath water is too hot.

Its design is simple but effective. the bottom side, the rubber ducky has a disc to display if the water is too hot.

One of the benefits over more leading temperature indicators is its not necessary to change batteries with the Munchkin White Hot Safety Ducky or switch from on to off, just drop in and let it go to work for you.

Lastly, what i enjoy most about the simplistic Munchkin White Hot Safety Ducky is its non-toxic functionality. No batteries, no wires, no harm materials around your little one.

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It Will Fit In Here!

Ok, so although the Eddie Bauer Places and Spaces Cascade Diaper Backpack is what some may call a “designer” bag I, Dad, am for one super pleased with it. Although you don’t need a “designer” bag especially if you are on a budget, the Eddie Bauer Diaper bag is reasonably priced for what is carries. Either way, fully stocked bag at that can accommodate all your little ones needs can certainly make it easier when things get a little chaotic, and they do.

We chose to go with the Eddie Bauer Places and Spaces Cascade Diaper Backpack primarily for it’s design and functionality. As a new Dad, I was certainly more focused on the appearance than functionality, as I believe many Dads would agree, ‘gotta look cooler than the other Dads!’. It certainly, just by looking at it, doesn’t shout to everyone, “yup, its a diaper bag.”

I mentioned in my Instagram post @the.honesy.baby, one of best features, of many, is its pockets, 12 to be exact. In addition, the removeable changing pad, stroller loops, wipes case with Velcro opening for easy access, and insulated bottle pocket. My favorite feature, personally is the the wipes case on the side of the backpack. It is great for getting a wipe on the go to clean messy hands or faces at the wipe container fit perfectly inside the pocket. The Eddie Bauer Places and Spaces Cascade Diaper Backpack really does alleviate the stresses of finding that smaller little binky case with all the convenient pockets it offers.

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Skip Hop

If you live in a cooler region like we do here in the northeast then I am most certainly going to recommend the Skip Hop Winter Cover. The cover and insulation it provides for the little one inside the car seat certainly stands out from its competitors.

The outer shell is water-resistant and wind-protective, so you can rest assure your little one is going to be nice and cozy. The warmest part of this cover is a thick plush layer of fleece that keeps your little one snug in harsh weather conditions.

Like many others, this cover offers temperature control by rolling back the top layer and then snapping securely to the outer layer to provide a little breeze if necessary.

The functionality of the cover allows it to fit most car seats as its elastic band will securely wrap around many car seats.

The Skip Hop Winter Car Seat cover is honestly one of the best car seat covers you can provide for your little one. Although its price-tag is slightly more than its competitors, the durable, high quality, design and configuration will have you feeling confident you purchased the best.

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When Do I…?

I believe it’s critical to get straight to the point. On the off chance that it were me, I would begin to purchase baby products after the 1st trimester is completed. This would be close to the 13 week mark. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with stacking your carts on favorite on-line stores but do so cautiously as it can pretty expensive. Start with the essentials and circle back if need be. Check out my article for “What to Buy?” for more insight.

The reason I believe this is important is because around this time the danger for unnatural birth cycle diminishes greatly once the 1st trimester is finished. This is likewise an average time that expecting Moms and Dads begin telling friends, family, and co-workers.

Realistically, there is no set schedule about when to begin purchasing. In no way, shape or form do you need to begin purchasing infant things at the end of the 1st trimester but its a good starting to point from one parent to another.

When is too late?

Around the 13 week mark begin requesting or looking for furniture, or larger bulk items as these tend to be back-ordered or need to be shipped from great lengths. Take it from me, the recliner chair we purchased delivery time-frame was 12-16 weeks!

In any event, begin to consider your infant nursery or what you intend to purchase for your little one by 20 weeks into pregnancy, after all, the last thing you want to be doing after 30+ weeks is worrying about what-else needs to be bought. Take it from me, our little one decided to come, unexpectedly, a few days early, thankfully we were prepared!

Additionally, get some child gear by 20 weeks. It’ll allow you sufficient opportunity to design, re-design, possibly re-design again, (speaking from experience), and consider all options for organization, theme, style, and functionality. As I mentioned and cant stress enough, here and there, infants have their own course of events. Your loved one could show up sooner than anticipated, take it from me!

This Stuff Matters…

Nursery Furniture

The necessities:

  • Crib or co-sleeper
  • Crib mattress

If it fits in the budget:

  • Changing table
  • Bassinet (though it’s only safe until 3 months or 15 pounds)
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • Humidifier or vaporizer
  • Dresser/chest
  • Hamper
  • Baby monitor (if you have a big house)

Baby Linens

The necessities:

  • 1 fitted crib sheets
  • Several thin cotton receiving blankets
  • 1 waterproof mattress protectors

If it fits in the budget:

  • Matching quilt or a crib skirt (they’re only decorative)

Babyproofing Gear

The necessities (after 4 months):

  • Gates at the top and bottom of all stairs
  • Cabinet latches
  • Drawer latches
  • Outlet covers
  • Fireplace bumper
  • Furniture anchors
  • Corner guards for low tables

If it fits in the budget:

  • Toilet lock

Formula Feeding Gear

The necessities:

  • 3+ or so bottles with newborn nipples (try Dr. Browns, most recommended)
  • Bottle-cleaning brush or a dishwasher basket
  • Several weeks’ worth of baby formula to start
  • 3+ or more cotton bibs
  • 3+ or more burp cloths (cloth diapers do the job)

If it fits in the budget:

  • Bottle sterilizer
  • cooler/warmer for on-the-go events

Breastfeeding Gear

The necessities:

  • Nursing pillow
  • 2+ nursing bras
  • 2+ boxes of nursing pads
  • 2+ or more cotton bibs
  • 3+ or more burp cloths (cloth diapers do the job)

If it fits in the budget:

  • Breast pump (electric if you’ll use it every day at work, otherwise a hand pump is fine)
  • Breast milk storage bags or containers
  • Nipple cream (for the first few weeks)

Solid-food Feeding Gear

The necessities (not an issue until 4 to 6 months):

  • High chair
  • Plastic bibs
  • Infant feeding spoons/Infant bowl

Diaper Gear

The necessities:

  • 6+ packs of newborn diapers to start
  • Wipes (sensitive skin/no scent)
  • Waterproof changing table pad
  • Ointment for rash
  • 2+ changing table pad covers (usually cotton or terry cloth)
  • Diaper pail or trash can with a lid

If it fits in the budget:

  • Baby cream (if your baby has dry skin)

Bathing and Grooming Gear

The necessities:

  • 2 hooded towels
  • 4 washcloths
  • Infant tub
  • Baby bath wash
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby comb and brush set
  • Nail scissors/nail clippers/nail file set

If it fits in the budget:

  • Bath toys (3+months)
  • Mesh bag to hold bath toys
  • Bath thermometer
  • Faucet guard

Baby Clothing

The necessities:

  • 5+ or more snap-crotch bodysuits/onesies
  • 3+ T-shirts and/or side-snap shirts
  • 5+ pairs of pajamas and/or sleeping gowns
  • Cold/hot-weather hat
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • Baby hangers for the closet (10+)

If it fits in the budget:

  • A special outfit to bring baby home in and/or show her off
  • Several diaper covers
  • 2+ Blankets

Travel Gear

The necessities:

  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Diaper bag

If it fits in the budget:

  • Rain cover for the stroller
  • Sunshades for the car windows
  • Front carrier, like a Snugli or Baby Bjorn

First Baby Toys

No necessities, but it’s nice to have:

  • Rattles
  • Plastic links
  • Soft blocks
  • Activity gym/play mat
  • Toys that attach to the stroller

Baby Seats

The necessities:

  • Bouncer seat or infant seat
  • Stationary activity center (once baby is 4 months old)
  • Heavy blankets and quilts to lay on the floor

If it fits in the budget:

  • Swing

Baby Care Basics

The necessities:

  • Several pacifiers
  • Thermometer
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Nasal aspirator