Preparing for Baby

The First Year Keepsake Books

I just wanted to give a shout out to Brie at Darling Doodles for her beautiful The First Year Keepsake Books.  She has a boy and girl version available for instant download in her Etsy shop for just $10!  That’s the cheapest record book you will find.  And look, they’re beautiful!   When I was

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Shower Her With Diapers

My fiancé and I received dozens of packages and boxes of diapers for our baby shower.  They lasted us well into the third month.  Because they were gifts, though, we didn’t get to decide which diapers we used, and let me tell you, starting out we would have had no idea which to use!  Some

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AAP Car Seat Safety Guidelines for 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come out with their 2014 guidelines for using car seats from infants to school-aged children.  Be a proactive parent and check it out! Car Seats: Information for Families for 2014 (From AAP) Also check the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s site on car seat safety. Aside from making

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Diaper Bag Themed Gift Basket for Baby Showers

Here are some items you can throw together to create a “Diaper Bag” Themed Gift Basket!!   The Container: You can go with one of these containers or a traditional gift bag, but why not put everything in an actual diaper bag?  Here are some awesome (and surprisingly cheap!) options: Diaper Bags for $25 or

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Diaper Bags for $25 or LESS!

Did you think buying a diaper bag would set you back $40, $50, maybe even $100?  Think again.  Here are some awesome diaper bags for $25 or less!  Woo hoo! There are a bazillion bags for under $25 available at Walmart (with 97 cent shipping!), so check them out by clicking here.  Or, look at these bags

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Changing Table Organization

I saw this picture of a changing table on Pinterest and shook my head.  Can you guess why? Did you guess because those statues and topiary aren’t actually going to work on a changing table with a kicking, screaming infant Here’s what my changing table looks like:

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Pet Hair in Baby’s Room

If you have an adorable fluffy fur-baby like I do (I have three cats!), then you probably are dealing with the same problem I am–pet hair in baby’s room.  One of the most indispensable items I bought for the nursery was this: I use this to swipe cat fur off the glider in my son’s nursery.

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Preparing Your Home For Baby’s Arrival: Kitchen Cupboard

Make room in the kitchen cupboards!  You will need somewhere to put all those bottles, brushes, bibs, burp cloths, extra formula, and rice cereal.  I cleared out one cupboard next to my refrigerator and labeled it Baby Supplies. I used some baskets I found at Walmart and one from Family Dollar to store the baby

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Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

I saw this comic… on the Parenting Fails of Fail Blog, and though I found it funny, it brings up a great point:  DO NOT ALLOW YOUR INFANT TO SLEEP IN BED WITH YOU.  Apparently, some parents need reminding that the parents’ bed is not a safe place for baby to sleep.  So, what’s the

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In My Diaper Bag

Need a quick reference for what to include in your diaper bag?  Here’s what’s in mine with links to my recommended, mother-approved products: First, I have an on-the-go changing pad (specifically the Fisher-Price Deluxe Diaper Changer).  I love it!  It holds diapers, wipes, and baggies to tie up dirty diapers in as well as providing

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