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Potty training, it is a truly glorious thing ( once they are fully potty trained). Even though your child no longer wears diapers that doesn’t mean you no longer need a bag of stuff for them. Let’s be honest a 3 year old needs just as much stuff as a two year old, the only exception being no more diapers. Now you probably have back up underwear and even a back up outfit (mom tip: pack the clothes in a zip lock bag so you have it for wet clothes if an accident happens). As for baby wipes, I am not sure those ever go away. I carried baby wipes in college after a dry cleaner told me how useful they are in getting stains out of delicate fabrics. I can attest to his wisdom! I once spilled Dr Pepper on light gray wool pants, the baby wipes got them completely clean ( no stain at all).
Three year old’s also often need a snack, a drink and things to entertain them. My kids are constantly attending practices, games and events for their siblings so they need a full bag of stuff. Initially I used a kids back back but since I am the one who ends up carrying it that got old. I wanted a cute bag that I can throw my wallet in if I don’t want to carry two bags. I tried a cute adult backpack purse but after the first drink spill it was ruined and I was not thrilled.
This post is written in conjunction with Pampers, all opinions are my own.
This September, Pampers announced a new and innovative diaper — a diaper that can help change lives. It’s the new Pampers Swaddlers Size P-3 diaper, the smallest preemie diaper yet at 40% smaller than the average newborn diaper. It can fit babies born in the second trimester who weigh approximately 1 pound or (500 grams). This new preemie diaper is the fruit of more than 10,000 hours of research and development; so much love was poured into making it. Pampers consulted doctors, NICU nurses and parents in an effort to make the best diaper for these NICU miracle babies.
I am a member of the Pampers Baby Board, all opinions are my own.
When my friends and family are expecting their first baby I always know exactly what to get them. Sure, they have a registry and while I love to give people something they wish for, I also like to get them the things I have come to love and rely on as a mom. After 5 kids and more than 10 years of motherhood, I definitely have things and brands that I love. Many of these new mom essentials I did not discover until my second, third, fourth or even fifth child. So here is my list of new mom essentials, favorite baby items and everything I want when I have a baby. So whether you are making you baby registry or buying a gift here are the baby items I think you will love.
The following is a collaborative post, all opinions are my own.
Bath time, you either love it or hate it. For me it is a necessity that needs to happen and the quicker the better. My kids are crazy in the bathtub and I always end up wet and frustrated. I am happy to let the kids play and enjoy bath time but when I have to wash them they soak me and it drives me bonkers. Because of this I like 2-in-1 bath products like the new JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO- TOE® extra moisturizing baby wash. My youngest is 2 and that means her hair doesn’t need a separate shampoo and conditioner yet so this product is perfect. JOHNSON’S®HEAD-TO- TOE® extra moisturizing baby wash means I can wash her literally head to toe with one product. A 2-in 1 product allows me to lean in, get her clean and then back away a few feet and watch safely out of the splash zone.
One of my favorite things about having a little baby is getting to babywear. There is nothing quite like having a little squishy baby snuggled up against you as you go about your day. I did not really embrace babywearing until my second daughter and it wasn’t until my third baby that I realized how integral babywearing was for my parenting style. As I chased after a toddler I realized my options were ignore my toddler and sit with the baby, put the baby down and play with the toddler or carry the baby and half play with the toddler as my arm went numb. None of those were good options. That was when I realized babywearing meant physical bonding with my baby while leaving my hands free to take care of my toddler.