Category

Motherhood

Category

5 Tips for Toddler and Baby Airplane Travel, Including Netflix Downloads

We just came back to Toronto from our first flight with two kids. Baby D had flown twice before but at 3 months old. which made this officially his first time, where he will hopefully remember everything. Before the trip, I did a couple of things that really helped traveling with my two babies.  Here are my 5 Tips to Travel with a Toddler and a Baby, Including what Netflix shows you should download for offline viewing: 1. LOTS OF SNACKS So on our plane ride to Vancouver, I packed some juice boxes, goldfish, cookies, and some dry fruit. But what the heck was I thinking! That’s a lot of sugar to give to a toddler on a plane where the options to burn that sugar off is very low. I ran out of options to keep his tantrums from escalating and learned very fast what I shouldn’t have done. That…

How I Use hydraSense Baby Nasal Care [MOTHERHOOD]

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by hydraSense®. To make sure hydraSense® products are right for you, always read and follow the label. How I Use hydraSense Baby Nasal Care When baby D was born, I was so paranoid about what I’d do when he got sick for the first time. So many what if’s and questions! Two years later and now I have a 7-month-old daughter, Baby Z. As a mother of two, my advice is to follow your instincts, and the paranoia and panic when your child gets sick for the first time, it’s the inevitable. Stuffy and congested noses are common symptoms Baby D & Z get quite frequently. I use hydraSense products to help me tackle the congestion and stuffiness. There are a few products from their baby line that I keep in my medicine cabinet. The nasal aspirator, Ultra-Gentle Mist, and the Easydose vials. To ensure…

Baby Brezza Food Maker & Why it’s a Great Gift [REVIEW]

As a new mom I tried making baby food myself. You know the old fashion way. Boiling, cooking separately blending and then a pile of pots and cups later and one crying baby (seeking my attention), I had baby food made!  With the baby brezza, it’s so easy, it feels like magic. So this time around, with baby number 2 I set out to find a method that would make us both happy. Something fast and easy. Baby Brezza Food Maker & Why it’s a Great Gift Price: $149.97 *But right now it’s on sale at Wal-mart for $134.97 Where to buy: Wal-Mart Bed Bath & Beyond Toys R Us (older version) Why it makes a great gift: When I was a new mom I was so busy learning about every stage, reading books, doing online research and not to mention the challenges I was having with Baby D’s eczema…

8 New Mom Must-Haves Including Non-Traditional Items [MOTHERHOOD]

There are so many baby products to choose from in stores that it can get overwhelming, time-consuming and pricey. You’ll either just buy everything and most of it you’ll never use and let’s not forget you’ll break the bank. Or you’ll just say I’ll buy it if I need it and forget to buy it because baby brain will kick in. Here are my most recent new mom must-haves, and if you can think of any great ideas leave me a blog comment to help a fellow new mom out there. P.S The order of products doesn’t imply the best or least favourite, just listing based on memory.  8 New Mom Must-Haves Including Non-Traditional Items 1. Dock-a-tot I’ve been using the dock-a-tot for years now and it has come in so handy. Great for co-sleeping and perfect for laying your child down on when you need to step away and…

TOP 3 Interactive Ways to Watch Netflix with Your Toddler

To be honest, I’m enjoying the freedom to watch cartoons again. I mean, of course, with him. I read an article a few months back about interacting with your children while they get screen time helps them actually focus and learn from what they’re watching. Otherwise, they can easily fall into just watching shows aimlessly. So here are my TOP 3 interactive ways to watch Netflix with your toddler: TOP 3 Interactive Ways to Watch Netflix with Your Toddler 1. ASK QUESTIONS: Asking your toddler what/why/how pertaining to the episode they’re watching helps them to stay in focus on what’s going on. It always opens communication with the parent. Usually, when I ask questions, soon after I’m holding some toys and we’re reenacting what happened on the scene he just watched on Paw Patrol.Or I’m googling for answers to his questions about specific animals. If you ask questions, they will…

Baby Registry Tips From a Mom of 2 under 2 [MOTHERHOOD]

A few years ago, before I had Baby D, I created my baby registry at Babies“R”Us and I was confused as to what to include. I even got some help from my mommy friends. They gave me suggestions based off their experiences, and even offered to come in-store with me. However, I chose to go in-store  with my husband to create the registry, but ended up adding and deleting  items later through the Babies “R” Us website. When I look back at it now as an experienced mom, there were many things that I should’ve added, others that I could’ve lived without, and some that would have prepared me better for baby #2, Zoey. Baby Registry Tips From a Mom of 2 under 2 [MOTHERHOOD] Nursing Pillow At first I thought why do I need this U shaped pillow? Can’t I just use any pillow for support? I added it to…

Create your own keepsake book by Luhvee [MOTHERHOOD]

There are so many beautiful moments that can be cherished in so many ways. I love keeping journals, photographs and I’m a big story teller. Or so my mom says. One of the things that has been on my to do list for as long as I can remember is to create scrapbooks, photo albums and video compilations of our wedding events, vacations and babies memories. My best friend actually is the best at reminding me to do it. My schedule and lack of time, according to my priorities list doesn’t allow me to do so. But when I came across Luhvee books I was intrigued. Luhvee is a fill in the blank book that is easily customized to the way you desire. There are so many options to choose from. You can change the story altogether or you can let the app build the story and you just…

The first HUG. – Huggies – No baby unhugged. [Motherhood]

Today is Global Hug Your Kid Day and I’m excited to share some ‘first Hug’ stories with you. When I first got pregnant, the very first emotion I felt was being scared. Being a mom is a big responsibility. The first thing I did though was hug my belly. Hug and rub. That first hug was to give my baby loving vibes and to remind myself that everything was going to be okay. As soon as Baby D (my first child) was born, the first thing my midwife did was place him on my chest for skin-to-skin contact. Before they cut the cord, I hugged and cradled him. It was the most amazing feeling in the world and all I could do was just cry the biggest happy tears of my life. I kept thinking, “Oh my god, he’s here. This is it. I want to hold you forever.” They put…