Have A Happy Easter With The Bright Starts Cotton Tale Collection

cotton tail bouncer

With Easter soon approaching, what better way to celebrate with your little one than with the Bright Starts Cottontale collection? I mean what screams Easter more than bunnies?? I know I can't think of anything! I personally tried the The Bright Starts Cotton tale Bouncer ($32.99) which is an adorable bunny bouncer that combines comfort and … [Read more...]

The Woombie: Plus a Givaway!


Anyone that has had a baby is aware of the beauty of the swaddle. I myself stunk at swaddling with a blanket, and never swaddled my guy with his arms in (regretting that now). He preferred to have them out so I accommodated. One thing about a tightly swaddled baby is that they are very restrained. That definitely serves it's purpose, but it … [Read more...]

Tickle Toes: Making Bath Time Cozy

hooded towel

When it came time to give our little guy his first sponge bath I needed a nice soft, hooded towel to make him as comfortable as possible (even though it was tough since he HATES being undressed!). That's when I turned to the Tickle Toes Hooded Towel. It certainly did it's job to keeping my guy cozy and warm. Tickle Toes makes fashionable and cute … [Read more...]

Wow Baby: Fashionable Bibs and Burp Cloths


First some news...my little boy has finally arrived! Born 7 lbs 11 oz, our son came into this world 11 days early! And now that he is here, it's time to really get cracking and have the items that he needs. One thing that I find myself thinking about is the quality of fabrics, and I was happy to find Wow Baby Bibs and Burp cloths are made from a … [Read more...]

Baby Playtime with Fisher-Price


I'm always conflicted about spending money on newborn toys. Sure there are the cute, squishy blocks and the rattly shakers, but my kids usually seemed just as happy with a ladle and a plastic bowl. But there is one newborn toy that I've definitely found useful - an activity mat. Also known as a play gym, play mat or baby gym, these devices usually … [Read more...]

TummyTub: Making Bathtime Easier for Newborns


For nine months your baby feels safe, comfortable and secure in mother's womb - what better way to help baby relax than to mimic that environment?  TummyTub was developed in Holland in cooperation with physicians, midwives and nurses to help ease the transition from womb to the world.  The unique womb-shape allows baby to maintain a fetal position … [Read more...]

NUK Pacifiers -Newborn Approved!

My newborn is 11 days old now and exhibiting some strong preferences-- like for his NUK Orthodontic Pacifier ($5.99 for a 2 pack). I've tried a few other brands, but even at a week old -- he knows the difference between NUK and the other brands. He will actually scream if I do not give him his NUK pacifier. The dentists in my husband's family … [Read more...]

Newborn Neccessities: A Closet Full of No-Fuss Baby Clothes


Ok, so maybe you don't really need a closet full of clothes for your newborn, but you certainly need enough to get you through diaper blowouts and spit-up attacks.  At least until you can find time for the next load of laundry.  Gianna has been most comfortable in no-fuss, simple, cotton onesies and footie pajamas, so we have plenty!  I have lots … [Read more...]

30 Weeks Pregnant: Summer Infant Supreme Inclined Sleep Positioner with Heartbeat

To me, a  a good sleep positioner is a new baby must-have. With our third child coming in 2 months, I was thrilled to test Summer Infant's Supreme Inclined Sleep Positioner with Heartbeat ($32-39). It comes in one piece and offers 3 individual adjustments for a custom fit. It keeps baby in the center of the crib/bassinet/co-sleeper and sleeping … [Read more...]

Packing for the Hospital (Kristi had her baby before finishing this review! Congrats Kristi & fam!)


I started this post on Saturday the 31st, got about halfway through and needed to leave to go to dinner at my in-laws.  I figured I'd finish the post on Sunday.  Luckily, the bag had already been packed.  By 12:30am I was on my way to the hospital.  The little one was on her way...3 weeks early!  So I can honestly tell you that the items I've … [Read more...]