Mommy life is very busy and it’s easy for us moms to forget to take care of ourselves. After experiencing some health issues, these changes have helped me make much better lifestyle choices towards better nutrition, adequate sleep and regular exercise.
Author: Mommy Scene
Baby’s first or second Christmas may include more practical gifts than toys under the tree. After all, a baby’s favorite gift is often the box their present came in! These baby gift ideas are fun to unwrap and meet baby’s needs of feeding, diapering, learning, and sensory play.
Pacific Baby Hot-Tot 9oz Insulated Toddler Bottle keeps liquids warm or cold for up to 10 hours. It’s like a stainless steel recyclable juice bottle for toddlers and up! The innovative, leak-proof straw top is easy for kids to open and close. The bottle top is also interchangeable with other Pacific Baby accessory tops allowing this bottle to be used from birth to 5 years old.
lulujo Baby’s First Year blanket & cards sets are perfect for the modern day social mom. The muslin blanket and card combination makes the perfect prop for baby photos. Easily snap a picture and share with friends on social media. Create beautiful keepsake photos and track baby’s growth during the first year. You can even personalize your snap shots with other props and toys for a personal touch!
The aLoo Bottle Valve is a first-of-its-kind device that blocks 99.6% of a baby’s backwash from contaminating a full bottle of breast milk. So, when you re-feed the remaining milk at a later time, you are not feeding your baby unnecessary bacterial contamination. The aloo valve is compatible with most bottles currently in the market (Dr. Browns, Philips Avent, Tommee Tippee, Medela).
Get relief from dryness in style with a Crane Drop Humidifier. Featuring an award winning design and top rated performance, Crane’s Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers provide up to 24 hours of soothing moisture to help relieve the effects of dryness and congestion, helping you and your Family to breathe easy and sleep through the night peacefully. Crane’s Drop design complements any home’s decor. Not only are Crane Drop Humidifiers stylish, but they are easy to use, whisper quiet, more efficient than a household light bulb, and include a built-in auto-shut-off feature that engages when the water tank is empty to ensure safety. The moisture that humidifiers add to dry air also help alleviate many common nuisances brought on by winter heating such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, shrinking wood, and cracks in paint and furniture.
We are the original designers of the 4-in-1 cover that provides full 360º coverage & converts into a car seat cover, scarf, and shopping cart cover for one easy to use product! Cover Goods original 4-in-1 cover provides full 360º coverage & converts into a car seat cover, scarf, and shopping cart cover within one easy to use product! This stylish cover provides true ALL OVER COVERAGE front and back, relieving any fears of baby pulling the cover off. Made of comfortable, stretchy fabric and takes seconds to put on and take off. Can be folded very small and in any fashion for storage. One size fits most.
Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches make it easy to take healthy blended snacks on the go. They are easy to fill through the top resealable opening and simple to wash — just expand the pouch and place it upside down in the dishwasher. Yummi Pouches are an ideal Eco-friendly reusable pouch option for holding yogurt, applesauce, smoothies, and homemade baby food.
Revelae Kids Cozy Baby Sleepers create a secure sleeping environment that helps babies sleep through the night, with a fully enclosed baby sleep sack design that resembles the womb. Baby’s hands and feet stay tucked inside and won’t get cold, and the enclosed baby sleeper design helps with startle reflex and even discourages thumb sucking. Cozy Baby Sleepers unzip from the bottom up for easy diaper changes, without having to fully undress your baby. A great first baby sleeper!
Anyone who has given a baby a bath is familiar with how stressful and challenging it can be. They are squirmy and slippery and the tiny washcloths you get at baby showers just don’t get the job done. Chicago mom Sarah Stapp, founder of LatherUp Co. and inventor of LatherMitts, set out to help moms, dads, and caregivers with her revolutionary bath gloves. LatherMitts incorporates thoughtfully placed design elements to allow parents to keep a good grip on baby and get them clean, head to toe.
For the chilly days! This Luxury Baby Gift Basket features a cozy hoodie suit in stripes for baby’s first outings, adorable ‘rain’ booties in soft fabric with velcro opening and a set of two kimono onesies by Petit Bateau. Included in this adorable combo is a sweet muslin swaddle blanket with chicks print all over, touch and feel board book and a stuffy lamb by Moulin Roty perfect to snuggle with. These hand-selected items are delivered in Bonjour Baby Baskets signature wool blend felt storage basket, perfect for any nursery.
Wee Gallery Animal Alphabet Cards are the perfect gift for newborns or toddler or anything in between. These sturdy cards are durable and matte laminated with distinctive Wee Gallery animals on one side and a Sans-serif letter on the other. Each card measure 4-6 inches.
Button Diapers has everything you need to cloth diaper your little one! These all-in-two diapers are easy-to-use and come in dozens of adorable prints and colors.
Toofeze baby teether is hands-down the most effective teething tool on the market today! Toofeze is functional, convenient, and allows the baby to easily manage their pain independently, giving parents the relief they need too! Three distinct chewing surfaces made of food-grade ingredients. All-natural & Pediatrician recommended.
Which baby gift idea is your favorite?
Do you love HTGV’s show Fixer Upper? Chip & Joanna Gaines’ popular home remodeling show has inspired many DIY projects and home decorating styles. Even my own style is partially inspired by Fixer Upper. I was sad to hear the recent announcement that Fixer Upper Season 5 is scheduled to be the last. Joanna Gaines posted a sweet update on her facebook page.
Taking your kids on vacation can be one of the most positive things you can do to improve your bond as a family. A family vacation allows you to create lifelong memories and joy. Consider these pros and cons when planning your next family vacation.
New seasons are always a great time to organize your life, clean out closets, and make your lifestyle a little more Eco-friendly. I have 3 young kids and I sometimes feel like I’m always cleaning up after them. I’m working on organizing the playroom and streamlining my kids’ rooms. I’m also trying to get back into regular cloth diapering and I recently updated my stash! It’s pretty easy to use and care for cloth diapers, especially when you get into a regular washing routine.
Darling Matilda Jane Clothing fashions for girls that were designed by HGTV’s Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines are now officially available!
Combine art and color with these creative paint chip inspired projects. Spice up a nursery, kid’s room, or living space with these custom decor ideas, or liven up a party with paint chip accents and favor boxes. The options are endless!
Our 2016 Spring Baby Shower Faves include everything baby needs for bath time and to stay nice and moisturized using natural ingredients. Pamper baby with this awesome flower baby bath tub, or with natural baby Squeak Wash. These adorable and soft towels and wash cloths make great baby shower gifts too!
Fave Baby Bath – Blooming Baby Bath
Blooming Bath for babies is beloved by parents and babies around the world. Why would anyone want to bathe their baby in a hard plastic tub when they could surround their little one in the cuddly softness of an adorable plush flower?
Fave Baby Wash – Baby Eco Squeak Wash (Soap Free)
So Rad’s baby wash is Paraben-free, Phthalates-free, GMO Free, and 100% natural. It’s baby and mama tested and infused with 100% pure essential oils, coconut-based glucoside, and soap-free cleanser. So Rad’s 3-in-1 formula combines body wash, shampoo and moisturizer into one Eco-friendly and gentle baby wash!
Fave Towels – Hooded Towels from the Breganwood Outback Collection
These hooded towels nice and big for wrapping up your baby after a bath. Made with super soft high quality yarn spun from 100% organically grown cotton, they feature exclusive designs that celebrate some of nature’s wildlife. Make bath time fun with these colorful towels from Breganwood Organics!
Fave Washcloths – Matimati Baby Bamboo Washcloths
These extra soft all natural baby washcloths are made from durable, eco-friendly, and antibacterial bamboo perfect for your baby’s sensitive skin. Matimati baby washcloths will get softer with every wash. Each washcloth measures 10 by 10 inches making it a very generous size for bath and meal time, or whenever your baby needs them.
Fave Eczema Cream – BabySpa Calming Eczema Relief Cream
Approved by the National Eczema Association! BabySpa Calming Eczema Relief Cream provides immediate comfort to eczema-prone baby skin. Specially formulated with Colloidal Oatmeal, our skin-conditioning blend helps to protect and relieve dry & itchy patches. Vitamin-rich oils of Jojoba and Calendula are combined with Shea Butter, Aloe, and Chamomile to naturally soothe irritated skin for a calming and refreshing feel. The ultra-mild and fragrance-free formula also contains a Botanical Allantoin extract, to nourish and repair sensitive skin and provide a healthy, supple feel.
Fave Face Cream – BabySpa Soothing Face Cream
Nourish and protect your baby’s delicate skin with BabySpa’s Stage One Soothing Face Cream, an ultra-mild and light formula that combines organic botanicals and patented Swiss moisturizers. BabySpa blends Songa, an organic certified ethnobotanical, traditionally used by ancient Native Americans for its soothing properties, with gentle skin conditioners such as Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, and Shea Butter to provide moisture and long-lasting nourishment. Infused with natural emollients, BabySpa’s Soothing Face Cream not only hydrates, but also, helps eliminate redness and bumps caused by irritations, and supports the natural balance of your baby’s skin to maintain its soft and supple texture.
Fave Baby Cologne – BabySpa Lullaby Pampering Cologne
BabySpa Lullaby Pampering Cologne will pamper your child with moisturizing ingredients that will keep their tender skin silky-smooth. The delicate Fresh Baby scent will leave your little one smelling irresistible and cuddly fresh all day. This gentle cologne can also be used to odorize babies’ nurseries and clothes for extra freshness. Alcohol-free, hypoallergenic and 100% free of parabens, sulfates (SLS) polyethylene glycol (PEG), and mineral oils.
Fave Diaper Cream – Wicks Beauty Diaper Cream
Wicks Beauty natural diaper cream is packed with soothing skin protectants for your baby. The Shea Butter protects the skin from drying out while the coconut oil acts as a natural antibacterial. Beeswax locks in the other ingredients, keeping them close to the skin while creating a waterproof barrier to the outside. Ingredients include Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Zinc Oxide, Bentonite Clay, and Lavender Oil.
Fave Enclosed Sleeper – Cozy Sleeper and Blanket Pouch
Cozy Sleepers create a secure sleeping environment that helps babies sleep through the night. Our innovative sleeper design unzips from the bottom up for easy diaper changes, without having to fully undress your baby. Cozy Blanket Pouches keep legs cozy and are hard to kick off, thanks to the soft elastic waistband. The fuzzy polyester material is comforting and can’t be pulled up near the face, providing a cozy and safe sleep space.
Fave Sleep Bag – Woolino 4 Season Baby Sleep Bag
Are you worried about which weight baby sleep bag to use and whether your baby will be too hot or cold while sleeping? With Woolino sleeping bags there is no need to worry because exceptionally breathable merino wool naturally regulates baby’s body temperature to ensure your baby sleeps safely and comfortably through the night. This luxurious baby sleeping bag will also save you from buying lots of other sleep sack sizes. It comes in one universal size that fits babies 2 months to 2 years old and it can be used year-round.
Fave Mittens – Handsocks
Handsocks are comfy kid mittens that stay on. The unique mitten base rolls up the arm to become a sleeve, giving warmth and a perfect fit. The sleeve-like effect keeps the Handsocks on without tightness or using Velcro or straps. No more lost mittens! The cute design co-ordinates with plains or patterns, and gives a sweet dotty surprise when the hands are turned back. Handsocks protect precious newborn skin from scratches, and can stop babies and little ones from irritating their infant eczema and healing wounds.
Fave Bedtime Book – Goodnight Little Me Giftset
Tuck your child in for sweet dreams with this beautifully illustrated personalized goodnight book. Goodnight Little Me will quickly become your little one’s favorite bedtime story! Personalized with his or her name on the cover and throughout the illustrations, Goodnight Little Me features a goodnight parade that marches lyrically through your child’s sweet dreams. Includes a lovable plush lamb!
Fave Baby Mat – The Baby Pallet
Make any place a place for baby with this versatile all-in-one indoor/outdoor multi-use Baby Pallet mat. A single mat with endless possibilities. Lightweight, easy to carry with a machine washable cover.
Fave Baby Toy – NogginStik Developmental Rattle
The NogginStik was designed to help parents, caregivers and early intervention therapists begin encouraging early milestones in infants. The NogginStik head lights up red, blue and green to stimulate a baby’s eyes and to encourage visual tracking. The base of the NogginStik makes a soft rattle sound to please the ears. It has an easy to hold handle for mastering grasping and fun textures to delight the sense of touch. Your baby’s NogginStik will help you begin to encourage her beginning milestones from the day she is born!
Fave Baby Leggings – Doodle Pants
Doodle Pants is an exciting collection of quality leggings with colorful patterns, wild animal prints and charming original characters. Little ones (3 months to 3T) can squiggle and wiggle with ease thanks to a roomy seat, stretchy ribbed cuffs and a comfortable elastic waistband. They’re made with thick, flexible material that holds up and is easy to wash.
Fave Drool Bib – Matimati Baby Bandana Bibs
These stylish and functional baby bandana drool bibs come in a variety of beautiful prints, keeping baby fashionably dry!
Fave Baby Walker – My Early Steps
My Early Steps is the best performing soft-structured baby walker on the market. By eliminating the array of problems associated with traditional walkers on casters and wheels and push-to-stand walkers, My Early Steps offers a safer and more natural approach to learning to walk. My Early Steps cradles baby’s torso and allows baby to use own hands for balance and have clear view of feet (visual feedback is integral to learning to walk). The padded harness is fully adjustable for both baby’s height and chest circumference/thicker clothing. The assisting adult benefits from not experiencing back pain (the straps are height adjustable).
Fave Booties – See Kai Run Smaller Crib Shoes
See Kai Run Smaller Crib shoes are proportionally designed for the unique shape and needs of a baby’s foot. Butter-soft materials and generous toe box accommodate the shape of a baby’s foot and allow for flexing of the toes and joints. Soft padded collars and breathable leather linings provide no-fuss comfort, and two rubber pads on the soft suede soles give this true crib bootie traction for rolling and crawling. Smaller Crib are available in sizes 0-18 months.
Fave First Shoe – See Kai Run Smaller Steps
Babies that are learning to walk need a unique shoe, one that is proportionally engineered for a baby’s foot, but has the stability and traction of a toddler’s shoe. That’s why we created See Kai Run Smaller Steps. Butter-soft materials and a generous toe box are built for a baby’s foot-shape but the full-rubber outsole provides stability and traction for those first learning to walk. Smaller Steps come in sizes 3-6.
Fave Safety Product – Baby’s Medical Data on Board Sign
Finally a car sign worth hanging in your rear window. It provides medical & contact information about your infant should you be involved in a car accident. Our sign speaks for the baby when the parents are not able to due to shock, grogginess, unconsciousness or worse. This bilingual, medical information system provides critical lifesaving data about your infant or child, as well as crucial family contact information in the event of an emergency. The highly visible, secure carrier attaches to the Baby’s Medical Data on Board Car Sign for conspicuous placement on an interior car window.
Fave Cloth Diapers – Buttons Diapers
Quality, affordable, and adorable cloth diapers. Buttons Diapers is an easy to use two-in-one system. Our one-size diaper covers can snap to fit babies from 9-35 pounds and are made of 2 layers of soft wipeable PUL with double gussets around the legs. Our snap-in diaper inserts are soft and absorbant and come in two sizes. Available in a variety of beautiful and modern prints!
Fave First Buddy – Wristy Buddy Teething Wristband
Tired of traditional teethers getting dropped because your little one is still learning to use his or her tiny hands? Or frustrated that baby’s clothes are sopping wet from all that drool? Then you will love the Wristy Buddy, a teething toy you slip on your baby’s wrist where it will never get lost! The cute little characters will become their first pal!
Fave Moisturizer – Mindful Soap Shea and Avocado Body Cream
This wonderfully rich Mindful Soap body cream is made with shea butter and avocado oil which will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized throughout the day. This is a nice, thick cream which spreads easily and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling deeply moisturized and never greasy. Use it from head to toe, even on your face, for soft, healthy skin. Pregnant moms will benefit from the shea butter and avocado oil to avoid and/or treat stretch marks from pregnancy. Creams come in 5 scents: Lavender Bloom, Citrus Splash, Honey Oatmeal, Spearmint Leaf, and Unscented. 99% natural and made with no bad stuff.
Fave Baby Support Pillow – Baby Elephant Ears
Unparalleled in style and function, Baby Elephant Ears is a baby headrest support pillow providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort – offered in diverse prints and organics, ethically manufactured, and made with sustainable materials. Chiropractor-inspired and mom-designed, Baby Elephant Ears can go wherever baby goes – stroller, swing, changing table, wherever and whenever support is needed. Baby Elephant Ears is fully washable and requires no attachments, straps or special skills – just simple, loving use.
Fave Bodysuit – UnderBib Baby Bodysuit
UnderBib Baby offers smart and stylish products for the drooling baby. The bodysuits have built-in bibs hidden inside to protect your baby’s skin from drool without the need of a traditional bib that covers up cute outfits and irritates baby.
Fave Soother – WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
Equal parts soft plush toy and pacifier, WubbaNub is the award winning pacifier that becomes your baby’s first friend and part of your family. This one-piece solution has made WubbaNub a leader in the baby industry since 1999.
Fave Swaddle – Halo SleepSack Swaddle
The HALO SleepSack Swaddle is the only 3-way swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style: place baby’s arms in to reduce the startle reflex; have baby’s hands showing for self-soothing or have one or two arms out for an easy transition from swaddling. The HALO SleepSack Swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib for safe sleep, and the Back is Best message on the front reminds all caregivers to put your baby to sleep on his back. It is the number one choice of hospital nurseries.
Fave Teether – Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten – Glow in the Dark
The new and innovative first ever Glow in the Dark Teething Mitten for newborns and infants 3-12 months. Secures to baby’s hand, allowing an infant to provide teething relief for him/herself while simultaneously preventing gagging, the need for constant parental assistance and dropping of the teether. Designed Ergonomically to replicate the natural feel and look of an infant’s hand. A teether your child will love!
Fave Baby Book – #BabyLove: My Social Life
Children’s Book: Click. Tap. Tag and post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today’s digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks.
Fave Baby Memory Book – Pearhead Chevron Baby Book
Record your precious baby’s milestones with this guided journal and album in one. Includes over 50 fill-in journal pages that provide a great guideline to easily record memories of baby’s details and create a keepsake memory book for generations to enjoy. Available in gray, blue, and pink.