BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper Review

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BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper Review

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The BumGenius 4.0 pocket diaper was the very first diaper I bought for my stash when I was pregnant with The Heir. At the time, I knew very little about cloth diapers, but I had heard good things about the BumGenius brand. Believe it or not, the only one size diapers we bought to use on The Heir were BumGenius 4.0s. Really. All 26 of my original stash of diapers were BumGenius 4.0s. Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket! It could have been a complete failure, and going with one style from only one brand for your entire stash is not something I recommend in general. That being said, I LOVE this diaper. LOVE. I’ve tried a lot of different brands and a lot of different styles, but again and again the BumGenius 4.0 is the diaper I grab most often. What makes it so special? I’m going to tell you! Read More

Healthy Baby Bath Time Giveaway!

Keeping our children safe and healthy is top priority as a parent. We all want what’s best for our children and it’s important to be aware of what our little ones may come in contact with.  Parents today are becoming increasingly cautious of potentially dangerous chemicals in their households. More families are exploring natural alternatives and are noticing improvements in their health and well-being after making these substitutions.

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Seven Tips to Help With Breast Engorgement

Seven Tips to Help With Breast Engorgement

You’ve just had your baby (congratulations mama!) and your milk is in! Hooray, but OUCH! If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to have two curling rocks attached to your chest, all you need to do is have your milk come in. It’s a wonderful moment as a new mom to know you’ve got milk, but at the same time it can be pretty darned uncomfortable. Forget lying down on your side, those two rock hard bowling balls don’t stack well. Maybe you were desperate to sleep on your stomach now that your baby is on the outside? Guess again! The discomfort of breast engorgement is no laughing matter, but discomfort may be the least of your worries. Right around the time your milk comes in and your breasts swell up to high heaven, your baby may start to struggle with his or her latch. A poor latch means sore nipples, and NOBODY wants that! The good news is, there are some things you can do to help with engorgement that can also encourage a better latch from baby.  Read More

Canadian Baby Ponchos – Review

Canadian Baby Ponchos - Review

I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. 

There’s snow on the ground and the temperatures are dipping well below freezing here. You know what that means? Winter has arrived. The Heir loves winter. Every day when he wakes up he asks me if it’s still winter, takes a look out the window, and asks to go play in the snow. I don’t mind winter myself, but as a mom, it comes with a whole set of new challenges. I’m always looking for ways to keep the kids warm that are easy to get them in and out of when it comes time to get them buckled into their car seats. In case you didn’t know, winter coats, snow suits, and bunting bags should NOT be used in car seats. Want to know why? Check this out. One of the easiest ways to keep warm in the car seat without compromising on safety is with a car seat poncho. Now that I’ve had the chance to try a car seat poncho from Canadian Baby Ponchos, I can’t believe I haven’t had one before now! It’s such a great idea and so convenient.  Read More

For the Love of Science!

For The Love of Science

I love research. When I say that, I mean I LOVE research. I spent thirteen years of my adult life doing research, and you don’t dedicate that much of your life to something if you don’t at least sort of enjoy it. Now that I’m a SAHM, I need to find new ways to fill mine and my children’s lives with research. Enter the University of Calgary Department of Psychology’s Ch.I.L.D. Research Group. That’s the Child and Infant Learning Development Research Group. In a nutshell, it’s a series of studies that require infant and child volunteers to participate in “games” that allow the researcher to understand the development of language, cognition, and communication. I think it’s pretty darned cool, and I have a sneaking suspicion that The Heir thinks so too. Here’s how we got involved, and what The Heir’s most recent study was all about.  Read More