Wink Naturals Review

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. As many parents may relate, my little love gets diaper rash pretty much every week. We have tried tons of different remedies (including one from the doctor, I’ll share that next week!) I came across an ad for Wink Naturals. I read all about this company and decided to contact them to see if I could review their Bum Balm. There are several things I love about this company. I love that this company uses natural ingredients, as you know from my other posts, I’m very aware of what I put on Emersyn’s little body and I want to be careful what I expose her too. The next thing I love about this company is the customer experience; it is extremely easy to get in touch with them to ask any questions you may have.

While investigating some of the other products they make, I found the Wink Naturals, Cool Gums Teething Gel. Normally, I would never recommend a teething gel like orajel. Usually those teething gels cause the gums to get harder and makes your little one have a lot more discomfort.

A couple of things caught my eye when looking at the ingredients:

  • No preservatives or unnecessary additives
  • Natural and 100% Drug-free. NO Benzocaine or Belladonna in our safe formula!

I figured, I should try it, plus they had a promo going where the two tubes were free, I just paid shipping. (Who could beat a better deal?!)

Like I said before, this company’s customer experience is wonderful! Upon packing out my order the company actually texted me letting me know my product was about to ship. And no this isn’t just an automated text; this was a live person responding to me. I have never had that experience before and I loved it!

Product Review:

Bum Balm- My little girl seems to always have a red bum. Some days are much worse than others, especially since she started getting baby food. I used the bum balm for a week to make sure I had the best possible results. I wanted this to work so badly, and it does, but only for the day to day diaper rash. Unfortunately, when Emmie’s hiney got really bad it just didn’t do the trick. With that being said, every baby’s skin is different, just because it didn’t work for Emmie’s diaper rash doesn’t mean it won’t work for your little ones bum. Plus the company has a 100% money back guarantee if you aren’t happy, so there really is no loss in purchasing the product to try.

Cool Gums Teething Gel- This a product we will definitely continue to use on Emersyn. She was a little fussy on Saturday and I think it’s because her gums were bothering her. I put a pee sized amount of the gel on my finger and rubbed her top gums. It seemed to have done the trick! Also, major plus, it smells like mint! I would definitely recommend getting this gel. Like I stated before it doesn’t contain those chemicals that actually cause their gums to become harder making the teething process more painful for your little one.

 

This was my personal experience with just a few of Wink Naturals products. Please feel free to ask any questions about the products that I may not have answered. Wink Naturals offers several other products, you can check them out at Wink Naturals Website.

 

 

MOMents like these

I had the sweetest moment with my baby girl this morning. I was getting ready for work and ususally Emersyn will get up in time for me to give her love before I head out, but today she slept in. (11 hours! Woohoo) I got ready hoping she would wake up so that I could get my morning snuggles, I checked the monitor and she was still sound asleep holding her lovey. I decided to go and pick her up to give her snuggles, maybe slightly hoping to wake her up in the process. (I know, why wake a sleeping baby.)  I carefully slid my hands under her and wrapped her in a blanket, I sat in her glider and just snuggled her. She was still sound asleep. I absolutely love moments like this. I just sat in her dark room with her heartbeat sound machine in the background and rocked her.  Taking in every little feature on her sweet face, tracing her nose and cheeks with my finger. I can’t help but feel this overwhelming love that I have for her. It’s moments like these that I am so grateful to have been blessed with this sweet and joyous little baby. Listening to her breathe and smile in her sleep is worth more than getting to work early. Holding her for even just 10 minutes before I head out gives me all the energy I need for the day. It’s moments like these that I forget about all the times I question if I’m doing this whole parenting thing right. I would trade all of my “free” time for moments like these. I know as mom’s we are in a constant mode of needing to get things done, but I know I can speak for almost every mom when I say that those “things” can wait when it comes to spending even just a few extra minutes with your little loves. Sometimes I wonder why I was chosen to be her mom. This little girl is so unique and shows so much love already. She is such a happy and sweet baby girl and I question how we got so lucky to have her. What did I do right in my life for God to give me her? Emersyn was a surprise baby, her daddy and I had just graduated college and we moved into our first place together.  Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if the stars hadn’t aligned perfectly. I never think about anything good though, I always think about how lonely and sad life would be without her. She is the greatest blessing that has ever happened to us and we pray every day thanking Him for this precious soul we were trusted with. So momma’s hold on tight to your sweet babies and maybe if enough of us ask for it, time will slow down even just for a few minutes.

Please Eat!

Hi Y’all! So I wanted to ask for any advice that y’all may have! My baby girl just turned seven months and definitely does not enjoy eating. We made her green beans first and she didn’t mind them that much but she isn’t crazy about, sweet potatoes, avocado, peas, or carrots. (So basically every food she’s tried!) She will eat maybe one or two bites and be done. I called the doctor and she suggested feeding her as soon as she wakes up instead of a bottle, this way she isn’t full when she eats. Unfortunately, baby E still made her face, like we were feeding her dog food. I have read about baby led weaning but I’m not sure if it’s too late to try that. She shows a lot of interest when she sees us eating, so I figured why not feed her then, but she wants my food and not the pureed stuff. The doctor said by nine months she should be eating 3 meals, and I’m worried we won’t be there in the next two months. Did anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions? If you did try baby led weaning please let me know how it went!

Milk Snob

 

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi y’all! I have a confession to make, before last week I was a Milk Snob newbie. I had heard about their products but I never used them.  I contacted the company and they ever so graciously sent me a Milk Snob cover to try out. My life has changed, and no I’m not just being dramatic. This cover has made my life 100 times easier. I was a newbie to the Milk Snob covers but I did use nursing covers before. I have the ones that just covered you in the front and had a strap around your neck. I hated them. I mean what’s the point of a nursing cover when people can see completely in the side?! I never had that issue with my Milk Snob nursing cover; it gave me full coverage along with being a breathable material so Em didn’t feel smothered. To my surprise though, this isn’t JUST a nursing cover, this is a multi-use cover. I made a quick trip to target and went to put Emersyn in the cart when I remembered that my cover also doubles as a cart cover! Thank goodness that we had it in the diaper bag because Emersyn is chewing on everything, and the last thing she needed in her mouth was an uncovered shopping cart. Ew!

 

I really should stop calling it a nursing cover though because there are so many different uses for it. It’s a car seat cover, which allows you to peak in at the top without having to completely uncover them. This cover is also a high chair cover. Germ freaks like me can appreciate this, I used to work at a restaurant in high school and restaurants do not properly sanitize those things! And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, it’s also a swing cover! Anything you could possible need, this cover does. I can’t give you enough positive feedback. As a mom I would never recommend a product that I don’t love myself and I can truly say, that I LOVE this product. Another added bonus, it’s affordable!!  Being a momma is expensive, babies need a lot of things and this cover will not break the budget. (Check them out yourself www.milksnob.com)

An even bigger bonus is Milk Snob has so many prints to choose from!! I had a tough time picking which one I wanted. (even more of a reason to order several!) Go check them out, and trust me if you order one, you will NOT regret it.

Milk Snob Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Bite!

Hi Y’all! Ever since I was little I have been a mosquito magnet. It’s insane; I will be outside for 5 minutes and have at least 4 bites. They like my blood and love to feed on me. Yuck!! When we planned our visit to New Jersey I knew we would be outside a lot so on to Google I went. I tried to find the best mosquito repellent for Emersyn that I could find. I know that babies aren’t supposed to have Deet and the sprays aren’t the best because they breathe it in. I wasn’t opposed to the bracelet bug repellents, but Emmie eats everything and I didn’t want her sucking on the repellent. (YUCK) This leads me to the best bug replant I found. It’s called Simba Natural Mosquito Repellent Sticker. These stickers come in a pack of 16 and they have citronella and lemon extract. I was weary that they wouldn’t work because it’s a sticker, but to my surprise they did! Emmie didn’t get bit at all, nothing. (Maybe I should have worn all 16 stickers!) The stickers come in a resalable pouch and the individual stickers are good for up to 72 hours. I will warn you though; the smell when you first open the resalable bag is very strong. However, when you put the individual sticker on your child, it isn’t overwhelming.

 

This is the best option that I found that worked for us, I liked that it wasn’t a spray or lotion that had to be applied to her skin.  Any momma’s find another bug repellent they found works for their little?