SwimZip

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

Hi Y’all! It’s officially summer; however, if you live in a warm place like I do, it’s already been in the 90’s-100’s for a month. It is hot and the second you walk outside it’s instant sweat mode. Since we live in Texas we spend most of our summers in the pool, which most of the time feels like bath water! I have been on the hunt for a good bathing suit with coverage for Emersyn’s baby skin. I stumbled across a company called, SwimZip. They sell bathing suits, including mommy suits in the same fabric as your littles swimsuit- how adorable is that?! As I read more about the company I noticed that they make their swimsuits with material that provides 50+ UPF. (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) That means that these swimsuits will only allow about 1/50th of the sun’s UV rays through the fabric.

When I received Emmie’s swimsuit I was eager to put it on her and jump in the pool. One of the first things I noticed was how soft the fabric was, it was also not a heavy thick fabric. I was thinking the fabric would be heavy since the swimsuit provides 50+ UPV. To my surprise the fabric was breathable yet still did the job of protecting my little girl’s skin. My favorite feature of Emmie’s SwimZip swimsuit—the zipper feature to get her top on and off! Trying to get Emmie in her swimsuit after her sunscreen on is typically a struggle it gets stuck and then bunched up. The SwimZip suit Emmie has zips and unzips in the front—it’s as simple as that.

SwimZip has been making some big releases the last couple of months including women’s and men’s swimsuits. They have adorable styles that also help protect you from the sun. The best part is they are all affordable! I highly suggest that if you’re on the hunt for a functional, protective, and stylish swimsuit that you check out SwimZip! (They have also been featured on Shark Tank!)

OXO Tot Nest Booster Seat

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

Hi Y’all! When I first started blogging I had a little six month old baby and now I have a 16 month old TODDLER. How is this real life?! When you’re told that they grow up quickly they weren’t lying. Obviously, with age comes new fun adventures and of course new needs. My sweet Em was getting restless and tired of sitting in her highchair, she saw all of the big people (adults) sitting at the kitchen table and she wanted in on the fun. My mom had suggested to me that I find her a booster seat and see how it goes. I began searching, for 1. Is she old enough for a booster? and 2. What brand should I get- that’s when I came across OXO TotOXO Tot had a booster called, Nest Booster Seat. This booster was safe for babies starting at nine months old! A feature that really stuck out to me was the high back on the booster and the material was said to make for an easy cleanup! That’s music to any parents’ ears.

When the Nest Booster Seat arrived I was beyond excited to unbox it and get my girl sitting at the big table. I couldn’t even take it out of the box before my daughter was trying to climb in to sit on it. The installation is extremely easy as well! You take the straps out of the storage strap under the seat, take the first strap and buckle it under the chair, take the second strap and buckle it behind the chair, and tighten the straps so that the booster seat doesn’t move. My daughter was squealing with excitement to get put in it. I put her in, strapped her in, and she was smiling with excitement and ready to eat!

A couple of things I noticed that I truly love about this Nest Booster Seat is how nice the material is that the child sits on- it’s soft enough so that the child is comfortable and the material is easy to clean up/wipe down. We had pasta the other night and of course, it went everywhere! All it took was a simple wipe down with one of Em’s wipes and it was clean. The handle in the back of the chair allows for you to easily carry the booster seat as well. I know I mentioned the higher back earlier but seeing my daughter sitting in the OXO Tot booster made me realize why they make it with a higher back, it allowed my daughter more support and comfort to lean back on.

Any parents’ looking for a booster seat, I HIGHLY recommend the OXO Tot Nest Booster Seat. This product is well made and provides comfort and safety for your kiddo on their new adventure on the big girl/boy chair.