Nurture Life Made

 

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

Hi Y’all!! I’m sitting here drinking my coffee and thinking about what I should make for dinner. I’m horrible at planning and I have become a huge fan of anything that provides convenience- especially now that I’m a momma. When Emersyn started eating solids I had a hard time getting creative with what I should feed her for lunch and dinner. She typically eats whatever we eat for dinner but lunches are hard. She was eating the same thing every day and I could tell she wasn’t a fan. I went online and searched to see if there were any ideas for fun toddler food. That’s when Nurture Life came across my computer. I was curious and decided to look into this company. It turns out it is a food delivery service for babies, toddlers, and kids! There are simple steps in choosing which food is best for your kiddo and with the click of a button you can have delicious HEALTHY food for your little one(s) delivered right to your door.

Follow the simple steps below:

Choose which meal plan works best for your child:

 

Choose which week(s) you would like to have food sent or skipped. You can also see which meals are being offered that week.

Switch out any meals you would like.

Click submit your order and it is all set and ready to go!

The steps are really that simple. The website is easy to click through and it isn’t hard to understand at all. I did have a question on one of the delivery dates so I gave their customer service line a call and I was impressed with how quick and responsive they were.

Another great feature of Nurture Life– the ingredients. They use organic ingredients whenever possible and they have all of the nutrition facts along with the list of ingredients for every meal. This was extremely helpful for me. My daughter has a severe allergy to oats so we have to label read everything. With Nurture Life all I had to do was click the meal image and it brought me straight to the ingredient list. They are also sure to mark any meal that is Soy Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, etc. They definitely had allergy moms in mind when making the menu.

After I clicked the order button we received our meals and I was completely blown away. These meals are put together with the freshest ingredients and taste delicious (I may have taken a bite or two of Emersyn’s dinner.) The Teriyaki salmon is deliciously glazed and the veggies that come with the meals are always fresh and the meals are the perfect amount of food! My little girl loves her Nurture Life meals. Thankfully I don’t have a picky eater but if you do, Nurture Life thought about your kiddos too! They mark any meal they know a picky eater will love with an icon in the corner that states, “Picky Eater Fav.”

 

Nurture life provides convenience and nutrition. I have nothing but amazing things to say about this company. I highly recommend any parent try this service for their little(s).

 

 

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.

 

 

Motherlove Green Salve

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

Hi Y’all! As many of you know, mostly because I’m a broken record, but I love natural products. Ever since Emersyn I have been so conscious of what I use and I have to say I’m shocked at some of these products people recommend to heal skin irritation, sickness, etc. There are more harmful chemicals in those products than you would believe and half of them I’m can’t even pronounce. It was about 6 months ago when I discovered Motherlove Herb products. I first started using them due to my low milk supply, then I discovered their diaper balm, and now I’m in love with their Green Salve. I’m that person on social media that recommends Motherlove anytime I read another parents plea for a product that works. I swear I’m not a paid spokesperson; their products really are just that incredible. I’ve spoken with so many momma’s who rave about Motherlove. Usually you will find some negative reviews and I have yet to find one about Motherlove only amazing testimonials.

I got the Green Salve around Christmas time and we use it all the time, especially during this time when it’s cold and dry out. Emersyn’s poor cheeks have been chapped and red, all we have to do it put some of the Green Salve on them and it helps tremendously. I had also researched for other uses of the Green Salve. (Another positive for Motherlove products, they are versatile and most products have multiple uses) I read that this salve is also good for bug bites and eczema! My older sisters both get eczema so I figured they would be the best Guinea pigs to see if it really does works. I put the salve on my older sister twice, and the next day she called me and said it was almost gone! I couldn’t believe it.  My mom immediately went on to Amazon and bought both of my sisters the Green Salve for stocking stuffers. Both of them are nurses and wash their hands so much that they get chapped, so they carry their Green Salve with them and apply as needed. This is also my favorite go to for little scrapes and bruises. I notice a difference in how quickly Emersyn’s boo boo’s heal when we use the Green Salve on them.

This company is one that I wish I found sooner. Natural products that actually work is something that’s hard to come by. If you don’t follow them on Instagram you should, just follow this link, Motherlove Instagram. They post about their products including fun giveaways and discount codes! Their products are made to work and are so reasonably priced for being a natural product. Even their containers are pretty! If you have any questions please leave a comment or shoot me a message. And if you have any questions about Motherlove products that may work for you, you can reach out to the company, they have trained specialist to assist you!

 

EDIT:

Please see the ingredients list below. All ingredients with * next to it is a certified organic ingredient.

Ingredients:

extra virgin olive oil*, beeswax*, plantain leaf*, comfrey leaf*, marshmallow root*, calendula flower*

Lorena Canals Review

 

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

Hi Y’all! I come to you today to talk about rugs. I know that doesn’t sound that exciting but trust me it is. I have been struggling to find a rug that I love and will be durable through the years of Emersyn. My trusty friend led me to google which is where I first started reading about Lorena Canals Rugs. They have such a wide variety of rugs for any space in your house. (Not to mention adorable blankets and other goodies) Not only do they have gorgeous rugs made in India and designed in Spain( yup, Spain!) they are all MACHINE WASHABLE, I repeat, Lorena Canals Rugs are MACHINE WASHABLE. Before I was a mom I would have just thought that was a cool added feature, but now that I’m a mom I realize that’s a necessity. And there is no need to bring this to a dry cleaner; the rug will fit right in your washer at home.

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LC Rugs also has option for rugs that can transition with your baby. The one we picked out, Em can grow up with and it isn’t too baby for her when she gets older. There is so much versatility; I may have brought the rug out to our living room when people came over because we haven’t purchased one for in there yet. No one knew it was the rug for Em’s nursery!

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There are great features to the LC rugs beyond the beautiful designs, they are also made with all natural dyes, are, eco and contain no VOCs like most carpeting and rugs.  And to make this brand even better, the proceeds support the Sakula project, and provide schooling for children in India. If you’re not sold yet, check out the pictures of the rug and see how gorgeous it is and I think I forgot to mention that it’s handmade. The rugs are a little on the expensive side but when you look at everything in perspective it’s worth it. This is a rug that won’t have to be thrown out when it gets dirty or a rug that is pretty to look at but you can’t walk on. You can check out all things Lorena Canals by following this link LC

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B. Toys Review

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

Hi Y’all!! I was recently in Target (sounds like pretty much every day of my life) when I went down the toy aisle. I saw these fun bright toys, called B. toys. I took a picture of the label so I wouldn’t forget to look them up later (mom brain). I went to the B. Toys website and I read their B. Story. I absolutely love the message this brand tells. I will paste it here because honestly no one can say it better than the brand themselves. “We want to be a voice to children that says it’s okay to be curious, to be pensive, to be loud, to be happy and sad all at the same time, to be generous, to be afraid, to be quiet, to be wild, to be fun, to be open, to be scientific, to be poetic, to be giddy, to be serious, to be smart, to be free, to be you.” Their toys are interactive and exciting. The colors, textures, and sounds intrigue the babies and kids! I immediately went on target.com and ordered the rocking horse. It is a short stubby horse with the cutest face. When my daughter opened it on Christmas Morning she had to immediately use her new rocking horse. The smile on her face was too sweet. The company was gracious enough to send my little love two toys for her to play with. We were sent the Hooty Hoo and the Happy Yappy. The fox will talk back to you in a fun voice. My daughter squealed in excitement that this toy was talking back to her in her language. Which then made the fox squeal and the giggle cycle continued. I have to admit when we first received the fox I may have started playing with it too. It’s such a fun interactive toy that she won’t get bored of because it will constantly talk back in a fun little voice. She is also obsessed  with hugging her toys and this fox fits perfectly in her hands to snuggle.

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The hooting owls were also a big hit in our house! There are so many fun objects and trinkets to play with on the outside of this toy along with the fun hooting owls that you can slide down the tubes. Capturing an 11 month olds attention for more than 5 minutes is saying something! She’s also learned that if she blows into the owl they will make their fun noises. This toy is also great for teaching shapes; Emersyn has started to try to put the owls in their correct tubes! A toy that teaches and is fun to play with is a five star toy to me!

What B. Toys do you love? (I pasted some of my favorites below)

Purchase at: http://www.bit.ly/BtoysTarget

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybtoys/

 

Some of our favorites!

B. Toys Buggly Wuggly

B. Toys Bristle Block Spinaroos

B. Toys Tropical Cleaning Set

B. Toys Beautifloor 26pc

Dock A Tot

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

Hi Y’all, I’m sure you have seen many momma’s on Instagram posting sweet pictures of their babes in their Dock A Tot. I remember when I would scroll through my feed I saw tons of mom’s using this product and not really looking into the item I assumed it was just for co-sleeping babes. Well months had passed and my curiosity grew to know more information on this product. My little babe was too big for the Deluxe (0-8 months) but she was a perfect fit for the Dock A Tot Grand (9-36 months). To my surprise the Dock A Tot Grand was used for multiple things other than co-sleeping. This product is a great lounger for your sweet baby/toddler to relax in; it’s also the perfect fit for your littles up to 36 months! I know my husband and I are excited to use her Dock A Tot when she transitions into her big girl bed. (That time will be here before we know it!) It helps prevent them from rolling out of the bed along with making them feel safe and snug.  I love the versatility of this product. Our little love is a big time snuggle bunny and the sides of the Dock A Tot make for a perfect cozy feel. (The pictures alone show how cozy she is.)

Also, can we just appreciate that the Dock A Tot comes in MANY gorgeous patterns?! I had the hardest time picking Emersyn’s out.

The Dock A Tot is all natural and 100% cotton.- made in Europe and designed in Sweden. This product is such a great concept to keep babies safe (co-sleeping) and snug.  Next baby I will definitely be investing in the Dock A Tot Deluxe!

Lately, my husband and I have been doing a lot of travel, and the Dock A Tot is a new must pack item on our list. (Don’t worry they sell travel covers to keep your Dock A Tot clean!) It’s nice that even though you are traveling and your babies schedule is most likely thrown off, they can still sleep in a comfortable familiar bed.

If you’re interested in buying the Dock A Tot please feel free to use the link below, it will save you $10!

Edit: My daughter had the flu last week and the Dock A Tot saved the night for us. My little babe had a high fever and there is nowhere else I wanted her to be than right next to me in bed. The Dock A Tot made sure she was safe and comfortable right next to me where I could check on her without even having to get up.

If you’re interested in buying the Dock A Tot please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll send you a code, it will save you $10!

Website: https://dockatot.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dockatot/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dockatot?lang=en

 

Ergo Omni 360

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

Hi Ya’ll! We headed out of town for our WEDDING in November, if you’re on my Instagram you’ve been spammed with those pictures!! The wedding was amazing and the trip was much needed during our house remodel. I have to say though the struggle of the airport, security, and boarding would have been a lot harder without our Ergo Omni 360. If you’ve read my tips and tricks for flying with a baby than you know that I recommend the Ergo to carry your little one around the airport. I was sent the new Ergo Omni 360 to try out and I have to say I love it even more than the Ergo 360. Both carries are comfortable and I would be happy with either but the Omni 360 has some new added feature that I really enjoy.

Some of the features that I think other parents will love is the option for crossable back straps, this allowed me to feel more comfortable and I felt like I have more support for my little girl. No back pain for this momma!

Highlights of the OMNI 360:

  • The OMNI 360 is easy to switch for forward facing; we had a harder time buttoning and positioning Emersyn in the Ergo 360.
  • There is great lumbar support so that you feel comfortable and your back doesn’t start to hurt.
  • There are Crossable straps in the back for a better fit.
  • Unlike the Ergo 360 the Ergo Omni 360 does not require an infant insert
  • There is a storage pouch that is included which is great for pacifiers, phones, keys, just about anything little you may need.

 

The fabric is easy to clean too! Also, if you have a little one who is teething, invest in the 360 Carrier Drool Pad & Bib! Emresyn enjoyed chewing the front of ours!

We have had both the Ergo 360 and the Ergo Omni 360 and we have loved both, the carriers are comfortable for both baby and parent. The Omni 360 allows for you to customize your fit a little better. My husband liked the option of the crossable straps when he wore her.

 

Overall, this brand is excellent and continues to make products that create a great experience for baby and parents and I would recommend them to anyone!

Go to  Ergobaby and use code: BBMkp9VIniU for 10% of your purchase!

Check Ergo out at the below places!

  • Instagram: @ergobaby
  • Facebook: facebook.com/ergobaby
  • Twitter: twitter.com/ergobaby
  • Pinterest: pinterest.com/ergobaby

 

Motherlove Diaper Balm

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

Hi Y’all! Does anyone else’s baby have a red bum almost every day? Ever since Emersyn was little she gets a little red bum at least once a day, especially now since she switched to solids. We have tried countless products and the only one that seems to work is a concoction that the doctor had us make. Only downside is there are so many chemicals in that concoction. Like I have said many times before, I try to be as aware as I can be of what I’m putting on my baby. If you read my blog than you know that I recently tried the Motherlove More Milk Plus. As I mentioned in that blog post, this company has tons of products which also include a diaper balm. I figured if their More Milk Plus works, I’m sure all of their other products will too! When I looked at the ingredients it was a no brainer that I wanted to try the Motherlove Diaper Balm. There are exactly seven ingredients, and of those seven ingredients four of them are certified organic. I was sold; I had to give it a shot!

 

When I received my diaper balm, it was packed so beautifully in a blue drawstring bag. I immediately opened it and started using it on Emersyn’s hiney. The next diaper change her booty wasn’t as red and by the second diaper change there was no more red hiney! Y’all a natural diaper rash cream that works, I didn’t think that was possible.

 

Also, all of the cloth diaper momma’s out there, this diaper balm is safe to use! There is no zinc oxide in this diaper cream so it won’t ruin the fibers in the cloth diaper.

And of course knowing me, I researched this product and found that people have used the Motherlove Diaper Balm to treat thrush!! Several women put this diaper balm on their nipples before breastfeeding and it helped stop the passing of the thrush back and forth from baby to mom. (All of these ingredients are safe to ingest!)

I love that we live in a time where there are safe products for us to put on our babies, and on top of that safe products that works. If you still haven’t checked out the Motherlove website, just simply click this link ( Motherlove) and go explore. There are so many good products and a great staff ready to answer any questions you may have.

**This company is cruelty free!

 

The ingredients include: extra virgin olive oil*, beeswax*, oregon grape root, myrrh gum, yarrow herb*, calendula flower* (* indicates Certified Organic Ingredients)

 

 

Snuggled Up, Nested Bean Style

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

Hi Y’all! My daughter has always been a good sleeper. Ever since she was two months old she has been sleeping at least 8 hours a night. We are blessed!! When she was a newborn she would sleep with her swaddle and then she grew too big for them. We exchanged her swaddle for a blanket, I know gasps and oh no’s can ensue. I’ve read countless articles about why this is bad and I’ve seen countless stories of babies strangling themselves, so I axed the blanket at night. I didn’t want anything to happen that was preventable. Emersyn started waking up because she was cold and wanted to be snuggled.

I had seen the advertisements on Facebook for Nested Bean Zen Sack Classic and figured I should give it a try. The Nested Bean is designed to make the baby think that the mother or father’s hand is still near. There is a light weighted area on their chest that resembles the touch of their parent. This helps baby sleep longer too!

My little girl never sleeps in one spot; she gets that from her momma. I will put her down at the front of her crib and somehow she wakes up on the other side of the crib. I love the Nested Bean Zen Sack because I don’t have to worry about blankets coming off and her little body getting cold. She also loves her Nested Bean Sleep Sack. She calms down as soon I put her in her sleep sack. She knows it’s a part of her bedtime routine. As a mom, there are so many sleep sacks to choose from. I would definitely choose the nested Bean every time. The adjustable snaps at the top will allow my daughter to grow with it and the material is soft and breathable.

 

If you’re a mom looking for a sleep sack, go check out their website, Nested Bean !  There are tons of cute designs and this purchase can mean longer naps, sleeping through the night, and more sleep for momma and daddy!