North States Superyard® Classic Play Yard Review

North States Superyard® Classic Pink

If you have very little children who are crawling, climbing, and walking around — you probably need a play yard. North States makes some of the most versatile and easy-to-assemble play yards on the market.

I found North States through my friend’s Insta Story several months back and I loved how her little one had so much space to roam in his play yard. Not only that, but he seemed happy toddling along inside. He wasn’t off getting into mischief while she did chores and other things around the house.

Avery is nearly one and she gets into EVERYTHING! She climbs, pulls items around the house onto the floor, crawls super fast and walks along the couch. Having a play yard is a lifesaver for me and I know it is for many moms.

North States Superyard® Classic in color "Pink"

Things I Love About the Superyard® Classic Play Yard

  • Avery is able to be in a safe environment with her toys or whatever I place inside with her.
  • I am able to get chores done without having to carry Avery around with me.
  • The superyard can be made into either a square, hexagon or octagon. You can add a two panel extension to make the space inside that much larger.
  • It is tall and Avery is not able to climb out of it.
  • There is a variety of colors you can choose from. I love PINK, obviously. 😀
  • It is very easy to assemble — no tools required (see diagram below).
  • You can put your pets in it as well to keep them safe in one spot.
  • Messes are a breeze to clean!
  • It is made in the USA which is something I love to support! 🙂

North States Superyard Classic Diagram

Superyard Features

  • 26 inches in height.
  • 18.5 sq ft enclosure — with 2 panel extender, you get a 34 sq ft enclosure.
  • Non-slip pads to help keep floor from being scratched.
  • Folds for transportation and storage.
  • Panels connect by a spring mechanism that holds a pin into a cylinder by pushing down.
  • Made of plastic.

North States Superyard® Classic Pink

I’ve been really loving North States Superyard® Classic. It is easy to use and it keeps my daughter out of harm’s way when I am busy. The price point is great for this playpen as well. You can find it at Walmart for just $69.99. They have a few colors for this particular play yard.

North States actually has an abundance of different play yards as well as baby gates so definitely check them out!

*This product was sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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The Perfect Baby and Toddler Carrier from LÍLLÉbaby

LÍLLÉbaby 6-in-1 carrier

Baby carriers have come in handy for me, as a new mom, more times than I can even count. I love them! I had to tell you about this awesome 6-in-1 carrier I was given to review from LÍLLÉbaby. It’s called the Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Carrier. It’s honestly one of the coolest carriers on the market.

LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons Carrier

Let me first tell you about all of the many different positions you can use to hold your child in this LÍLLÉbaby carrier! There are 6 positions you can use.

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Breathable 3D Mesh 6-in-1 Carrier

  1. Fetal – Great for very little babies (newborn-3 months old). Your baby’s neck is supported and they’re face-to-face with you so they’re protected from their surroundings.
  2. Infant – This position is perfect for when your baby has outgrown the fetal hold, but they’re not quite ready for a wide-seated position. The narrow seat is a great for your little one’s back, thighs and behind. There is also a cover for if you want to nurse on the go or if you want to cover your baby from the elements (rain, snow, etc.).
  3. Face Out – Perfect for babies 6 months and up who have strong neck support and can hold up their head on their own. I personally love this hold because my daughter can look around at her surroundings and take everything in.
  4. Toddler – This hold is great for a sleepy babe. They can lay their head on your chest and listen to your heartbeat. My daughter has passed out many times in this position. Ages 6m+
  5. Hip – The hip position is a hold that a lot of parents are used to. Without a carrier, most parents hold their babies on their hips. It helps to take the pressure off of your lower back. This position is perfect for getting certain chores/tasks done. I know with a baby in the front, I can'[t always sweep or do dishes how I’d like so I love this alternative position. 6m+
  6. Back – If you’re going to be wearing a baby for a long time or if you’re carrying a larger child, this position is great. It takes the pressure off of your lower back and keeps the center of gravity inside the carrier. Your baby is able to sit comfortably.

This carrier is literally the perfect all-in-one carrier. Here are some other features for this carrier.

  1. Lumbar Support – I LOVE that this carrier includes lumbar support. Carrying around a 20lb+ baby all the time can be exhausting on your body. I love that the lumbar support is super comfortable and that it works really well. I never have lower back pain while using this carrier.
  2. Two-Way Strap – You can use the straps like a backpack, or you can cross them in the back which makes nursing and other tasks much easier. I actually have some friends who nurse on the go in their carriers.
  3. Sleeping Hood – Perfect for nursing on the go. The sleeping hood is also great for when your baby is asleep. You don’t have to worry about their head flopping around and hurting their neck. It also protects the baby against the elements (wind, rain, sun).
  4. Pocket – There is a pocket with a zipper that makes it easy to store cash or extra essentials when you’re out and about.
  5. Tall and Extendable Torso – Great for taller children. It helps support their necks and backs.
  6. Padded Shoulder Straps and Waist Belt – These are awesome for evenly distributing your child’s weight. It makes the carrier so comfortable to wear.

All-in-all, I love the LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Carrier. One of the only things I would change is that in order to put your child in the carrier, you must take your shoulder straps off and place the baby inside. With my Infantino carrier, I’m able to unclip 2 snaps and I can place the baby inside and clip them back. I find the Infantino just a tad bit easier to put on by myself, but I do like the LÍLLÉbaby carrier a lot.

So tell me, what is your favorite carrier?

Use my referral link and receive $10 off of a $95 purchase.*  HERE

*This product was given to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Also, some links may be affiliate links meaning that I may make a small commission off of anything you buy. 

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Newborn Must-Haves

 

Newborn Must-Haves

Having a brand new baby can sometimes be overwhelming. There are so many books, forums, and even family and friends that are going to give you loads of advice. The main piece of advice that I can give you if you’re a new mom is that every baby is different so find what products work for them.

I compiled a list of products that I absolutely loved as a new mom. They helped me so much during the first 6 +/- months of Avery’s life. Some products I am still using.

  1. DockATot – This is such an amazing product for babies! It is cozy just like the womb, so babies get great naps in here. I literally packed this lounger in my suitcase wherever I traveled. It’s perfect for tummy time, naps, play time… you name it.
  2. NoseFrida – If you’ve ever researched bulb syringe’s, you’d see that many get mold build up in them which is pretty gross. When teething or sick, babies can get runny noses. I love using the NoseFrida because it’s extremely easy to use, it cleans out the baby’s nose, and you can clean it thoroughly.
  3. Pampers Baby Dry Diapers – I LOVE the yellow strip on these diapers! When your baby has peed, the strip will turn blue so you know you need to change them. These diapers are great for overnight. I’ve never had a leak out of them.
  4. Ollie Swaddle – For my baby shower, I received an Ollie Swaddle as a gift from my sisters-in-law. It is such an excellent swaddle! When Avery was a newborn, she wiggled sooo much in her sleep and her hands would keep her awake. Ever since I used this swaddle, she slept so peacefully at night and it kept her calm. It helped a ton with her startle reflex.
  5. Fisher Price Baby Swing – During the day, when Avery was a newborn, I liked to keep her in close proximity to me. This swing was a God-send for me. With the spinning mobile up top, Avery would fall asleep watching it and would nap so well.
  6. Infantino Baby Carrier – I love this baby carrier because it’s extremely easy to use. I never could figure out the cloth wraps. I love how I can put my daughter in this and she’s completely content. There comes a time where some babies don’t want to be put down. Just having your baby in a carrier can help keep them happy. Plus, you don’t have to tire out your arms from carrying the baby around.
  7. Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock – This hammock is amazing for going to the store. It connects to the grocery cart and your baby can sleep in it or just relax while you shop. Since it rests at the top of the cart, you lose hardly any space inside the cart compared to putting a car seat in it.
  8. Comotomo Bottle – I always pumped when Avery was a newborn so I loved these bottles for her. What I think is great is that even if you nurse, I’ve read numerous reviews that these bottles are great because they’re reminiscent of a breast. A lot of breastfed babies have hard times taking bottles. I get so many funny comments about these bottles but I really love them! They’re made from silicone so they’re comfortable to hold.
  9. Desitin Rapid Relief   I love this diaper rash cream! It works incredibly fast. I’ve tried several kinds but I keep coming back to this one.
  10. Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover – This cover is amazing because it can be used numerous ways. You can use it when you’re breastfeeding, you can cover your baby’s car seat, you can also put it on a grocery cart so your baby doesn’t touch the handlebar. I like using this cover during the winter when everyone is sick. I can place it over the car seat, and it deters people from touching my baby. 

What are your newborn must-haves?

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Gorgeous Stackable Rings from Everly

Everly Stackable Rings

I absolutely love jewelry so when I see pieces that are stunning, I have to get my hands on them. I find so many great shops and products through Instagram, which is where I found Everly. They make the most gorgeous rings. Whether you’re getting engaged, you feel like dressing up to go out to town, or if you just feel like spoiling yourself, Everly’s rings are perfect.

Everly Stackable Rings featuring the ZARA, DEVLIN, and SIA bands

I love the look of black diamonds, so I opted for a mixture of different bands when I chose my rings. Everly has an incredible deal where you can choose 3 stackable rings for $150. I have (from top to bottom) the Sia band, the Devlin band and the Zara band.

Everly stackable bands

The Sia band features .15 carrots of simulated diamonds. I chose mine with a black mix, but you can have all white simulated diamonds.

Everly Stackable bands with black and white simulated diamonds

The Zara band features .15 carrots of brilliant cut simulated diamonds. Again, I chose a mixture of black simulated diamonds for mine.

Stackable bands from Everly

And lastly, the Devlin band features .75 carrots of simulated diamonds. You can get a plain simulated white diamond ring or you can get a simulated white diamond and blue sapphire ring! Very pretty.

I love the idea of stackable rings because Everly has birthstone bands where you can get your own or your children’s birthstones in each ring. There are a lot of necklaces on the market that feature birthstones but I love the idea of rings. I tend to wear rings more so it makes more sense for me. I also like the fact that stackable rings don’t all have to be the same. You can mix and match colors and designs and it all coordinates well together.

Everly has so many different stones, metals, and designs. You’re sure to find something you absolutely love.

*Everly sent me these rings in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Baby Basics for Fall and Winter from Babbleboxx

*This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com. All opinions are my own.

Baby Basics Babbleboxx

I received a Babbleboxx recently with products to review and I can’t tell you how much I love what I received. I did a few Insta stories on my Instagram showing the unboxing of my Babbleboxx and the feedback I got from my followers was so great! Every one was loving all the products I unboxed. 

I’m going to go down the line and tell you my opinions on each of the products I received and also where you can find them. There is also some great discount codes for some of the brands, so keep an eye out!

Osh Kosh B’gosh

OshKosh B'gosh Plaid Dress

I was thrilled when inside my Babbleboxx there was two pieces of OshKosh B’gosh clothing – a plaid, multi-colored dress and a denim jacket. I love the quality of OshKosh B’gosh’s clothing and I feel like their clothing lasts forever. The materials they use for their clothing are top-notch. Avery, of course, looks like a doll in both pieces.

OshKosh B'gosh Jean Jacket for Girls

I love the buttons on the back of the plaid dress. I think every little detail gives a handmade look. I also love that on Avery’s jean jacket, there is the look of buttons but it’s actually snaps. It makes putting her jacket on so much easier.

OshKosh B’gosh has both baby clothes and toddler clothes. Their sizes go up to 5t! You can purchase their clothing here: http://www.oshkosh.com/babybgosh.
Receive 20% off  a $40 order by using the online code: OKBG3352 or retail code:
036992

Mumbrella

Mumbrella

Okay, this product is genius! Let me tell you.. So, the Mumbrella is essentially an umbrella for moms to use on their stroller — HANDS FREE! I have a stroller that is very easy to push but only really with two hands. If I am walking my dog or if I have anything in one of my hands it makes is impossible to push my stroller straight. Having the Mumbrella makes walking in the rain so much more doable and enjoyable. Aside from protecting me from the rain, it also protects me from the sun! It’s both water resistant and 50UV coated.

Setting up the Mumbrella is very simple.  There is a clamp that can be tightened or loosened and you simply attach it to either the handles or the axis of your stroller. I chose to attach my Mumbrella to the handlebar of my stroller. There is a bendable area midway up the Mumbrella that swivels so you can have the umbrella canopy exactly where you need it. You can also adjust the height of the Mumbrella by pushing a button on the side of the clamp. One of my favorite parts is the swiveling for the canopy so it can sit exactly where you want it to!

Purchase the Mumbrella at http://www.gomumbrella.com/ . There are a few different patterns to choose from. Use code BABBLEBOXX for free shipping!

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Maximum Strength Jar

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength Jar

Before receiving Boudreaux’s Butt Paste in my Babbleboxx, I had not yet ever purchased this diaper rash ointment. I would always look up reviews on Amazon or online to see what folks were saying about this diaper rash cream and a majority of the reviews were praiseworthy.

After having finally used Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, I can say that I do really like it. I’ve always used Desitin Rapid Relief, but the Zinc Oxide percentage in Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is even higher. It works wonderfully to both treat and prevent diaper rashes. I really enjoy the design of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste’s tub. When changing a wiggly (nearly toddler) sometimes you need both hands free. It’s not very easy to open a twist top lid with one hand. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste comes with a flip top so it’s extremely easy to open for diaper changes.

You can purchase Boudreaux’s Butt Paste by going to this site: http://www.buttpaste.com/

Mustela: Hydra Bébé ® Body Lotion

Mustela Hydra Bebe Lotion

I love a good lotion and if both my daughter AND I can use it, it’s a winner to me. 97% of the ingredients in Mustela’s Hydra Bébé baby lotion are natural. Avery has super dry skin. She’s always had some type of eczema. What I like about this baby lotion is that it’s very moisturizing, it smells great and it helps keep her skin soft.

One thing I’ve had to worry about with Avery is if certain products are going to irritate her skin. She’s been pretty sensitive to several lotions in the past. Luckily, this baby lotion is hypoallergenic and she’s never had any issues with it. It’s no wonder it’s one of the best-selling moisturizing body lotions on the market. I love it for my little girl. The fragrance is really nice as well!

You can check out Mustela’s products HERE. Use code BABBLEBOX17 for 20% off at MUSTELAUSA.com 

Vichy Mineral 89

Vichy Mineral 89

You guys know I love a good skincare product. A majority of my blog before I had Avery was skin care related products. So what this moisturizer does is it protects your skin from pollution, cold weather, stress, etc. It helps boost your skin’s hydration.

Here’s my thoughts on this moisturizer: I like what it does for my skin long term.  I think the texture is not totally my favorite. The moisturizer is like a gel so, initially, when I put it on my skin it feels like it sits on top of it. After rubbing it in completely, I do feel that is has moisturized my skin. I, personally, love silky light-weight lotions since I have pretty dry skin. But I think this moisturizer does a pretty good job. The moisturizer contains Mineralizing Thermal Water with 15 essential minerals in it. This is found at the bottom of French volcanoes. I like that Vichy Mineral 89 does not have colorant, fragrance, paraben, alcohol or silicone. For my dry, sensitive skin it is important to not have fragrances in my skincare products. I have to say I love the bottle this product comes in!

You can purchase Vichy Mineral 89 HERE. Get 20% off and free shipping by using code Babbleboxx. Offer Live: 9/1/2017-11/30/2017 

Land’s End Diaper Bag

Land's End Diaper Bag

I had no idea before I received my BabbleBoxx that Land’s End made diaper bags. I’ve always known they made clothing because my friends love to purchase their clothing but I didn’t know they made other items.

I love the design of this diaper bag. I think its a design that can go with lots of different outfits. I’m a huge purse lover and so it’s no surprise that I also love cute diaper bags. I’ve never loved the stereotypical “mom” diaper bags …you know the ones I’m talking about. I think the fabric of this diaper bag is great. It’s super soft and lightweight. I like that there is handles on this diaper bag as well as a strap that can be attached to your stroller or grocery cart.

You can see more of Land’s End’s diaper bags on their website https://www.landsend.com/

Playtex Nursing Bra

Playtex Nursing Bra

So, I always pumped for my daughter. One word of advice I would give to my pregnant or nursing — even non-nursing friends.. get a comfortable bra. Most bras can be super uncomfortable when your milk comes in or when you’re pregnant. You want a bra that is super soft and versatile. 

It’s pretty funny, I know several moms who still wear nursing bras despite not producing milk. Some nursing bras are just super comfortable. I like that this Playtex nursing bra has no wires. It also extends 2 cup sizes and one band size making it the perfect fit! Very comfortable, in my opinion.

You can check out Playtex’s nursing bras on their website http://www.playtexnursing.com/

What are your baby basics for Fall/Winter?

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