This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. The opinions are all my own.
I'm not surprised that once again I am dumbfounded by the amount of ":necessities" that have come along with our new little bundle of joy! The amount of research, and last minute Amazon Prime orders that have come up during the last 2 months i'm sure would blow any non-new parent's minds.
One of the first things I didn't take into consideration was the type of cleaning products we were using while preparing for our new munchkin to arrive. What could we clean the house with that was safe enough for him? How do we properly clean his clothes, bottles, blankets? Is what ourselves and our cleaning ladies use toxic? These are the questions that were going through our heads, so we were so ecstatic when we found the Lemi Shine Dishwasher Detergent Pods in our package!
Since the Lemi Shine cleaning products are 100% clean (powered by citric extracts), leave zero toxic residue (don't have to worry about our munchkins bottles having leftover harmful chemicals), and are available nationally ( Walmart, Amazon, Target, Etc.), we were pretty excited to be able to try these out for ourselves!
The second thing I did not put too much thought into was bedtime..... When you are at the hospital as well as within the first few weeks of your newborn's arrival, bedtime isn't really a thing... nor is it a routine you think about. They wake up every 2-3 hours like clockwork to eat and have their diapers changed. In our case, more often because he was not a fan of ANY type of wet/dirty diaper situation whatsoever. So once he started to be able to decipher day from night, and stay awake for longer periods of time, we had to start figuring out how to get him started with some sort of a routine. Queue bath time!
Lucky for us he is the ultimate water baby! The second he hits the water his entire mood changes from grumpy baby to happy baby, BUT the caveat with this is that in some cases it would wake him up as opposed to winding him down. Thank God for the Baby Magic products we received! In our package we got the Baby Magic Calming Bath, Baby Magic Calming Lotion, and the Baby Magic Gentle Baby Lotion. The calming products have worked wonders on getting our little man ready for bed. Baby Magic has been around for decades, and during Baby Safety Month (September) they will be donating a portion of their proceeds from the white tagged 30 oz. Gentle Baby Lotion, Calming Baby Bath, and Calming Baby Lotion, to Baby2Baby. This organization provides children living in poverty with all the basic necessities for living that every child deserves. Which gave me all the more reason to be happy to use the product and stock up on more!
For our little munchkin, with every sleep time routine comes a bottle and quiet cuddle-time. When cuddle-time on its own doesn't work, this little guy LOVES (and I mean LOVES) Music! During the day our go-to's to calm him down range from the Bee Gees to Sam hunt.... but at night we love the convenience of the Disney Lullaby Playlist! Its extremely convenient since you can access it from any streaming service. For us we have it downloaded on both of our Apple Music Apps. You can also access the playlist through the Phillips Pregnancy+ and Baby+ apps that track the baby's development through pregnancy, birth, etc. The funniest thing about the Disney Lullaby Playlist is that most times when my favorite Disney songs are being sung as lullabies, they will more quickly have me nodding off!
So, it goes without saying that the baby gets TONS of sleep. Which is obviously much needed since they have all that growing to do, but what about Mama? Nope, we don't get it, and we still need to be able to function in order to take care of our new little human.
One supplement that has ALWAYS helped me (pregnant or not), is B12. So I was very happy to see that Get Up & Go B12 Fast Dissolve Tabs from Pink Products was included in our package!
I keep these handy for when I am not feeling quite like myself. I just take one of them and I am ready to take on a busy day! Not only are they quick dissolving, they have a great mixed berry flavor, and are a blend of both vitamin B12 and L-carnitine! I am a HUGE advocate if you are looking for something to help you keep up with the day-to-day needs of you and your family, definitely try Get Up & Go B12 Fast Dissolve Tabs. Especially right now while they are offering $2.50 off if you go to their website pinkproducts.com.
One super fun product that was included in our package was the My First Horoscope book!
**Jojo wasn't a fan of his horoscope**
If you know me you know i'm alllll about astrology in regards to peoples' signs, and how it aligns with compatibility or their personalities. So of course I was more than happy to learn about what our little Cancer's personality is going to be like! We're still working on his attention span in regards to books, but I see this being a crowd pleaser in the future, and I can't wait to purchase a few more for my girlfriends who are expecting soon!
Not only are books fun, but so are any products that involve sensory learning! Baby Banana Brush sent a Lil' Squish Jellyfish sensory rattle and teether toy, a Magical Unicorn Training Toothbrush, and a Mystical Dragon Toothbrush! All of these are 100% food grade silicone and are both dishwasher and freezer safe! Head over to their website https://www.baby-banana.com/ and make sure to use the code FALL50 at checkout to receive 50% off your purchases now until 9/30/2020.
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