WaterWipes: Free of Harmful Chemicals and Available at Babies”R”Us!

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Ever since giving birth to my first born back in 2011, I’ve always seeked out the perfect products for my children. When Aric arrived into this world, I knew I wanted the best for him as well. When it comes to “best” in my terms, I look for products that are safe and as natural as possible. In addition, I have little ones with sensitive skin so using products that won’t irritate them is a must.

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Besides for diapers, one product I know most moms can’t go without is wipes! I honestly can say that I don’t know anyone with a child who hasn’t used them. It’s pretty much an essential when having little ones. After searching through our options and some trial and error, I found a brand that we have now come to trust. We use WaterWipes which are available at Babies”R”Us!

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I shop for a lot of baby related items at our local Babies”R”Us. Not only is it close, it’s convenient. During a recent trip I made sure to pick up some 60-count packages of WaterWipes along with some other baby essentials.

Why WaterWipes?

You might be wondering exactly why I choose WaterWipes for my baby and family. Well, WaterWipes are chemical free and contain only two ingredients- 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. That alone is pretty impressive! Not only are WaterWipes durable, they’re effective. It also gives me a piece of mind knowing that they don’t contain any of the harmful chemicals that may be found in other baby wipes. WaterWipes proves a safer, natural option for my little ones.

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The soft, scent-free wipes are definitely gentle and don’t irritate the sensitive skin of Aric and his sister like some other brands of baby wipes we have tried. With other brands, Aric’s skin tends to get red, blotch and occasionally be itchy. This is not the case with WaterWipes which is one of the main reasons we prefer them over other brands.

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Not only do we use WaterWipes for diaper changes, they’re perfect for wiping hands and faces after meals, snacks and play. I also use them to clean up small messes.

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Give WaterWipes a try today and let me know what you think! Visit the WaterWipes website to find your closest retailer!

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Stomach Bug? Keep Your Kids Hydrated with Pedialyte! #goodbyeflu #seethelyte

I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

The kids and I recently had some sort of stomach bug. E was having a hard time keeping things down while Aric didn’t have much of an appetite. Aric in particular wan’t interested in eating or drinking anything. When he did get something down, It didn’t stay down for long! It’s a helpless feeling when you can do very little to comfort your child. The only thing you can do for this type of illness is to let it run it’s course while trying to stay hydrated! It’s so important to keep your child hydrated when they’re not feeling well because hydration helps your body work correctly. When you’re sick, it’s easy to lose those vital fluids. So how do I go about keeping my kids hydrated when they are fighting a bug? With Pedialyte of course!

Stomach Bug? Keep Your Kids Hydrated with Pedialyte! #goodbyeflu #seethelyte

Pedialyte has always been our go-to product when it comes to getting my little ones hydrated when they haven’t been getting enough fluids from being sick or what not. I always stock up on it so luckily I had some on-hand to give to both E and Aric that day!

Stomach Bug? Keep Your Kids Hydrated with Pedialyte! #goodbyeflu #seethelyte

Whether it’s the Liters, Powder Packs, or both, Pedialyte helps ensure your family is prepared to beat dehydration! Pedialyte is the #1 pediatrician-recommended oral electrolyte solution and the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for hydration! It’s even been recommended to me by our family pediatrician whenever my little ones have been ill.

Pedialyte medically formulated with an optimal balance of sugar and sodium to prevent dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea not just in kids but for adults as well! Using Pedialyte helps restore your body’s potassium, sodium and chloride minerals, also known as electrolytes.

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Pedialyte comes in many flavors for children and adults and in different forms and sizes to suit their needs. When my kids were infants, I would give them the non-flavored option but now that Aric is a toddler and E a preschooler, we stepped it up to the Strawberry flavored one which has become a favorite!

Pedialyte products are super easy to find in the baby section at my local Walmart. They’re usually right next to the baby formula but I’ve also seen it on the endcaps.

Stomach Bug? Keep Your Kids Hydrated with Pedialyte! #goodbyeflu #seethelyte

When I recently picked up some Pedialyte at Walmart, They had many flavors to choose from!

Stomach Bug? Keep Your Kids Hydrated with Pedialyte! #goodbyeflu #seethelyte

Looking to stock up on Pedialyte and stay prepared in case your family is hit by a bug? Right now you can get $2 off any (2) one liters!

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How do you keep your kids comforted and hydrated when they’re ill?

I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

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Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

As a mom of two, I understand why having a reliable baby monitor is important to parents like myself. Not only do baby monitors allow you to look in on your little one as they sleep with out disruption, they also give you an opportunity to take a peek into your child’s world by being able to watch them at play without interfering. I love the idea of being able to capture moments with my eyes, and my camera, through my baby monitor. This is why I use the VTech VM343!

Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

You’re probably familiar with VTech from their popular children’s toys but did you know that VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and electronic learning products? With VTech, you can expect high-quality products that help keep you connected to what matters most which includes your kids! VTech is bringing families a whole new way to stay connected with their Safe&Sound baby monitors.

Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

VTech’s Safe&Sound VM343 Expandable Digital Video Baby Monitor is a full-color, high-resolution camera equipped with night vision on a large 4.3-inch LCD screen. The monitor features a Pan & Tilt Camera with 2x zoom. The VM343 pans up to 270 degrees side-to-side and tilts as many as 120 degrees up and down, Letting you keep an eye on little ones and allowing you to scan their room with ease!

Since the monitor can expand up to four cameras, I can keep an eye on my little ones from any room, capturing those moments wherever they may be. There are multiple viewing options to choose from including single view (one camera only), split-screen viewing (all paired cameras at once) and patrol mode (single view that transitions to a different camera every seven seconds).

Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

I love that I can add an extra camera or two. This frees me from having to take the monitor from room to room and the wall-mount bracket included with the monitor give me the option of keeping the VTech VM343 in a more permanent and safe place.

Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

The digital transmission of the VTech VM343 keeps moments private and secure, all while cutting down on background noise ensuring the only sounds I hear are my little guy’s. It truly brings me piece of mind knowing that he is sleeping comfortably while I’m in the next room. With that being said, One of my favorite features of the VTech VM343 is the night vision, allowing me to see my little ones clearly on the screen as they rest.

It’s brings me joy to capture sweet moments of E and her baby brother playing in their play area. They have a 3 1/2 year age gap so I always worried that the gap would keep them from playing together cooperatively but they are doing just fine! I see their sibling bond grow stronger everyday and I love being able to glance over at my VTech VM343 baby monitor and see them smiling and enjoying each others company.

Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

It absolutely make my heart melt to capture these types of moments thanks to my VTech VM343 baby monitor!

Capturing the Moment with our VTech VM343 Baby Monitor! #VTechBaby

What moments have you captured of your children on you baby monitor?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Best toys for soothing your teething baby!

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Teething is a stage that all infants go through and can begin as early as three months old. With some infants, you don’t even notice that they’re teething but with most, You’ll notice symptoms and signs of their discomfort right away. Some common symptoms of teething include drooling, swollen gums, and irritability and your baby may even refuse to eat. Another symptom is that your little one might be trying to chew or suck on anything they can get their hands on. With that being said, One of the best ways to relieve their discomfort is by providing your teething baby with something to chew on such as a teething toy.

All infants are different and some prefer soft teething toys while others like to gnaw on ones with a smooth or even bumpy surface. There are so many options out there for your teething baby and this is why I prepared a list of the best teething toys based on our experience! These are all teething toys we have used (and continue to use) with our babies or have been highly recommended to me by other moms.

Best toys for soothing your teething baby!

Sophie the Giraffe
Sophie the Giraffe is quite popular and although we don’t personally own one, I’ve had mommy friends rave about how amazing it is! The soft giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint and is free of Phthalates and BPA. The giraffe is very soft to touch, visually stimulating and even squeaks when squeezed! Sophie also has many parts that your baby can grab on to which is perfect for little hands and promotes fine motor skills.

Infantino Squeeze & Teethe
This is an excellent lower cost alternative to Sophie the Giraffe and comes in a few designs which include a lamb, a lion, a monkey, a cow, a zebra and an elephant which is what baby Aric has!

Infantino Squeeze and Teethe

These Infantino Squeeze and Teethe toys are made with a soft flexible natural rubber and is easy for your baby to grab onto.

Taggies
There are so many Taggies options to choose from including blankets, plush toys, rattles, lovies, and more! All Taggies products are super soft and machine washable. When Aric first started showing signs of teething, he got the most comfort out of his Taggies Little Plush Blanket which he would chew on. Not only is his Taggie Blanket a source of comfort, it’s visually stimulating with its bright colors and engaging tags which encourage the development of fine motor skills. The blanket measures 12x12in, making it perfect for home or on-the-go! Aric also enjoys his other Taggies toys which include a monkey lovie and plush Taggies Tag n’ Play Pals Puppy which unfortunately is discontinued but still available on Amazon!

Taggies

Bright Starts Snuggle Teether
What’s great about the Bright Starts Snuggle Teether is that it features teether feet that can soothe baby’s gums and soft body for your baby to cuddle with. The teether comes in three fun characters which include a monkey, a giraffe and and elephant. This particular teether we had with both kids! E had the giraffe when she was an infant and Aric currently uses his monkey.

Bright Starts Snuggle Teether

The bright colors and crinkle bellies are quite stimulating and the teether encourages those fine motor skills in infants. Your teething baby will love cuddling with their new pal plus get comfort for their sore gums by being able to chew on those teether feet!

Nuby Wacky Teething Ring
I kid you not, we seriously have like three of these becasue of how much Aric enjoys them! The BPA free teether features multiple teething surfaces and is ideal for all stages of teething. The surfaces include a soft silicone for the front teeth, larger surfaces for middle teeth and a firm surface for back teeth. Not only does it soothe baby’s sore gums, the easy to hold teether has a colorful soft fabric that crinkles and stimulates the senses.

Nuby Bug A Loop Teether Bead
Both E and Aric had a Nuby Bug A Loop Teether Bead. The teether has multiple textured surfaces and is ideal for back teeth teething. The bright colored teether is  BPA free and easy for your baby to hold!

Little Toader Appe-Teethers Teething Toys
Not only are these teethers cool looking, they are made of 100% food grade silicone and are BPA, lead, PVC, and phthalate free! Aric had the LOL! Sucker which looks like one of those lollipops you would purchase at a candy store.

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The surface is soft and smooth, perfect for gumming on. Appe-teethers are available in chomping chicken wing, baby-q ribs, broccoli bites, sucker, ice cream u scream, Waah’ffle, and no pain apple. Not only will it soothe your baby’s gums, adults will get a kick out of the fun designs!

Bright Starts Chill & Teethe
If you think your baby would be easily comforted by something cold, these Bright Starts Chill & Teethe teethers can be refrigerated and are perfect for soothing your little one’s gums. They’re made with a strong, durable plastic and are filled with purified water. The colorful teethers feature unique shapes which make it easy for your little one to grasp and hold onto.

Sassy Flutterby Teether
Another toy that can be chilled in your refrigerator is the Sassy Flutterby Teether, a toy that fits perfectly in the hands of your teething baby. The teether is filled with sterilized water and offers your infant different textures to explore.

Which toy do you think your teething baby would get the most comfort from?

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Parent’s Choice Infant Formula at Walmart! #ParentsChoice

This post sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. Today’s post will offer a safe space for parents to share information and discuss common feeding questions. Just because we’re talking about formula, doesn’t mean we aren’t supporting breastfeeding. Pediatricians say breastfeeding is best for babies and Parent’s Choice supports that.

We all want what we feel is best for our babies and as a new mom, It’s good to know your options, especially when it comes to feeding time! Both E and baby Aric were fed formula and breast milk as infants. Neither one of my babies latched so I found myself pumping for both. E drank both breast milk and formula until she was about three months old and after that, she was exclusively formula fed. Aric drank breast milk exclusively until he was 8 months old and then we transitioned him to formula. I was glad that Parent’s Choice was an available option for my babies and over time, It has become a trusted brand for my family! Not only is it affordable, the brand is nutritionally comparable to all the expensive baby formula brands!

Parent's Choice

Parent’s Choice products are available exclusively at Walmart. As mentioned above, They are as nutritious and safe as national brands at an affordable price. In fact, Parent’s Choice meets all infant’s formula nutritional standards and the recommendation of the AAP (the American Academy of Pediatrics).

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Parent’s Choice Formula is available in the following varieties and prices:

  • Parent’s Choice Premium Powder
    – Infant Formula Value Size 35oz- Makes average 65, 4 oz bottles
    – Clinically proven to support growth and development
    – Compares to Enfamil Infant
    – Under $20.00 at $19.98
  • Parent’s Choice Advantage Tub Powder
    – Stage 2 Formula
    – Value Size 35oz- Makes average 60 4oz bottles
    – Suitable for babies 6-12 months
    – Under $20.00 at $19.98
  • Parent’s Choice Sensitivity Canned
    – Powder Infant Formula
    – 33.2oz- Makes average 60 4oz bottles
    – For fussiness & gas
    – Compares to Similac Sensitive
    – Under $20.00 at $19.98 (was $21.58)
  • Parent’s Choice Gentle
    – Infant Formula with Iron
    – Value Size 33.2oz- Makes average 60 4oz bottles
    – For fussiness, gas and crying
    – Compares to Enfamil Gentlease
    – Under $20.00 at $19.98 (was $22.47)

Why Parent’s Choice? Here are just a few more reasons:

  • Parent’s Choice is clinically proven to be as well tolerated as Enfamil® and Similac®
  • Parent’s Choice is nutritionally comparable to all the expensive baby formula brands, including Enfamil®, Similac® and Gerber® national brand infant formulas
  • You can use the Parent’s Choice Baby Formula Finder to select the best formula for your baby.
  • Clinically proven to support growth and development.
  • Easy to digest and has been well tolerated by millions of babies.

Save on Infant Formula with Parent’s Choice at Walmart! #ParentsChoice

Learn more about Parent’s Choice on their website! Parent’s Choice can be purchased exclusively on the Walmart website or in-store!

The Parent’s Choice Feeding Time Sweepstakes!
Enter below for the chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card and Samples of Parent’s Choice Formula! This sweepstakes ends on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. See the terms & conditions below for official rules. Good luck!

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This post sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own.