Diaper Blunders

In the past, I have talked about my challenges with leaky diapers. We are still using Huggies Overnites for sleep diapers and are happy with them. Occasionally, we will have a leak, but not letting my son drink anything close to bedtime has helped tremendously. For 18 months, the diapers we have used faithfully during the day has been Pampers. I really like their products and haven’t had any real complaints other than they were leaking at night. Last week, I received my monthly Diapers.com order and opened up the new…

ALERT: Maclaren Stroller Recall

This morning I heard some very disturbing news about Maclaren strollers and how they are recalling one million strollers. This recall includes all collapsible strollers built between 1999 and 2009! What is the reason for the recall? Because 12 children have lost their finger tips in the hinges! My question to Maclaren is this, did it really take 12 children losing body parts before your company decided to recall the products? Unbelievable! The first time you learn that a child’s finger is amputated as a result of your stroller hinges,…

Toddlers, Tantrums & Take Out

I have said this in previous blogs, but I am going to say it again. Parents of babies that are not yet mobile…take advantage of it! Go to restaurants and enjoy life while your baby is still a baby. Once you have a toddler on your hands, you just never know what you’re going to get when you sit down to eat in public! At a recent outing, my husband and I decided it’s just not worth the stress to go to restaurants with our son at this stage. We…

Caffeine

I was caffeine free for about 20 months (during my entire pregnancy and until I stopped breast feeding my son). It was difficult to give up caffeine, but I knew it would be best for my baby especially considering how much of an addict I was. I drank decaf every once in awhile, but it seemed like such a waste. I missed my jolt of energy and trust me, when you’re big and pregnant or dealing with an infant all day and night, caffeine is pretty much a necessity! For…

Healthy Competition

We have all been there before, someone asks when your child hit a certain milestone and then starts comparing their child’s development to yours. We all know children develop at their own pace and have their own unique personalities. I have talked to several mom friends lately who say “enough is enough”.  Why are parents introducing unhealthy competition to their children? If a child overhears mom or dad talking about another kid who perhaps isn’t as advanced in his or her development, they will become confused and think something may…

10 Useless Baby Products

There are so many baby products on the market and a new mom can quickly become confused about what to purchase. Here is a list of 10 items I wish I didn’t waste money on. Prince Lionheart Crib Rail Teether: My son quickly learned how to take these off so he could bite the railing anyway. I purchased 3 sets to cover his the entire crib and they were a complete waste of money! Skip Hop Toolbox Diaper Caddy: I am a freak about changing diapers in my son’s room…

Diapers.com

Last week, I decided to be adventurous and order my son’s diapers from Diapers.com. The site is easy to navigate and I was impressed with how much they had to offer. I was expecting prices to be outrageous, but was pleasantly surprised. It was as if Diapers.com wanted me to save money because there were instant coupons for Pampers and Huggies products once I added them to my shopping cart. In my opinion, the best part about Diapers.com is that they offer free premium shipping with any purchase over $49…

Flying With Milk

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) strikes again! In a previous post, I shared my negative TSA experience while flying with my toddler. A friend of mine emailed me about a situation that occurred recently in Cincinnati. I wanted to bring awareness to breast-feeding mothers since this could happen to you! A mother to a 3 1/2 month old breast fed baby went on a one-day business trip. Since the baby was not traveling with her, the mom packed a Medela breast pump. On the return trip, the mother declared she had expressed…