Shopping with Babies Made Simple Using the LullaBelay

LullaBelay

Shopping with a baby can sometimes be challenging. Unless your baby can sit up well on their own, you have to put their baby seat into your cart and that takes up room where groceries would normally go. Fiddle Diddles has solved this problem with their LullaBelay. This crazy, genius invention is absolutely perfect for shopping trips!

Using the LullaBelay is really simple, but explaining it can be a little bit tricky, so I’ve added an instructional video from Fiddle Diddle’s YouTube channel. To explain briefly, you use carabiners to attach your baby’s seat to the grocery cart you are using. You’re probably thinking “umm.. wouldn’t the cart tip over??”. The answer is “no”, and here’s why… You attach the LullaBelay to the bottom of the toddler seat, and NOT to the handle bars. The LullaBelay actually LOWERS the center of gravity from where it sits! Crazy, I know. So it is completely safe to use. You can read more about the safety tests they’ve performed HERE.

Fiddle Diddles LullaBelay

So, I know the next thing you are probably thinking is “wouldn’t the car seat get in the way of where you’re walking?”. The answer to that is “no”, the reason being is that your baby’s car seat actually fits nicely under the handle bars of the cart. Thus, you are not walking into their car seat as you stroll around.

LullaBelay

I’ve absolutely loved using the LullaBelay. I can actually fit my groceries in my cart. I’ve gone to the grocery store several times without my LullaBelay and am completely frustrated with the lack of cart space I have. When I first got it to review, my husband was a bit skeptical. After a stroll down one aisle in the grocery store, he was sold and was pushing the cart around the rest of our grocery trip. My daughter loved it too because she was so comfortable, she fell asleep in her seat.

I like that you can put a covering over the seat, or you can leave it off and just let the seat hang. I’ve gotten so many looks and questions whenever I bring my LullaBelay to the grocery store with me. People want to know what it is and where to buy it! I feel like one of those cool moms who’s in the know. Haha

If you’d like to purchase a LullaBelay of your own or share it with friends, you can check out Fiddle Diddle’s site HERE. They offer a 3o day money back guarantee!

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

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Easier Meals with Baby: Featuring Nuby

Nuby Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate

Nuby has some amazing products for babies and children. One product that I’ve found myself reaching for over and over is their Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate. It makes meal time so much easier for both A and myself.

Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate

Meal time seems to be a struggle sometimes whenever A gets a plate or bowl. She inevitable tosses them on the floor or wants to spill her food out of them. I’ve learned to keep a dust pan and brush close by so that I can clean up the crazy amounts of food that get dropped on the floor. With A’s Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate, I don’t have to worry about the plate tossing! It suctions to a flat surface so it can’t be moved! Truly a life saver for moms and dads.

Nuby Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate

The plate is 100% silicone and very easy to clean. You can simply wipe it out or you can put the plate in the top rack of the dishwasher. The plate is also microwave safe which makes it the perfect all-in-one plate. You can find these plates at Babies R’ Us and Amazon.

Baby using Nuby Silicone Spoon

My second product that I tend to grab for A’s meals is Nuby’s Silicone Spoons. They are so great for teething babes! A has been teething since 4 months old and she loves to chew on soft, rubbery things. These spoons are so gentle on her gums, they’re easy for her to hold, and they’re not too soft to the point where they flop around. Again, these are silicone and dishwasher safe. I love them! I have some spoons from other brands and they tend to be too hard for A’s liking. I love that she can grab these, and it helps her love feeding herself!

Nuby Silicone Spoon

Baby and Nuby Silicone Spoon

I love the ease of using Nuby’s products and I find them to be extremely affordable so they fit anyone’s budget. These are currently my two favorite products from Nuby. You can check out more of Nuby’s products HERE.

*These products were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Make Memories with Growing Roots Subscription Box

Growing Roots Subscription Box

I’m not new to the idea of subscription boxes. In fact, I love them. I think it’s fun having new products sent to my door on a monthly basis – especially when the products being sent are things I’d never think to buy for myself. I can say that I have really enjoyed my Growing Roots subscription box that they sent me. These boxes aim to connect families by building memories and they do just that.

The Going to Bed Book

Spending quality time with my daughter is very important to me, as is having “me”/ relaxation time. I love that there are amazing books in these boxes as well as pampering items for mommies.  As if the whole concept of the box is not great enough, with each box bought, a child in need has a book donated to them. Growing Roots box’s mission is “We believe in empowering families to spend more time together and in the benefits of early literacy.” I think that is so sweet.

Little Flower Relaxing and Detoxifying Lavender Bath Salt

I love that I’m able to build up my daughter’s book collection with quality books. I know these books will be in our family for a long time! I especially loved seeing that there was a Dr. Suess book in my box because growing up, Dr. Suess books and movies were some of my absolute favorites.

Someday book

Each month you receive 4-6 quality items sent to you for $39 + shipping. Something I like about these boxes is that items you get don’t all come from big companies. They come from small shops like ones found on Etsy. I think it’s really cool that Growing Roots Box supports small shops. You can tell a lot of thought goes into their product choices.

Bed Time Chore List

Products I received in my Growing Roots subscription box are as follows:

Ten Apples Up On Top! Book: I adore Dr. Suess books! I think they’re so great for children’s imaginations.

Growing Roots Eye Pillow: Wonderful for keeping cold or hot depending what you need it for. Whether you have a headache or just want to get rid of bags under the eyes, this is great.

Bed Time Chore Chart: My daughter can’t use this yet but I love how it’s designed! A metal sheet on wood with magnets that have chores for kids so they know what to do to get ready for bed. I, personally, am a visual person. I feel like this would make doing night time routines a little bit more fun for kiddos.

Ten Apples Up On Top! book

Someday BookThis is such a lovely book. It’s about a mother who dreams of all the wonderful things her child will do in life.

The Going to Bed Book: A cute book that makes going to bed more fun. 🙂

Lavender Seeds

Lavender Seeds: I love that they included these because I’ve always wanted to make a garden. Lavender is so great for helping people fall asleep. It has a relaxing aroma.

Little Flower Relaxing and Detoxifying Lavender Bath Salt: Firstly, this bath salt smells so wonderful. Secondly, it’s definitely relaxing. I could not wait to try this bath salt and pretty much immediately opened it and poured myself a bath. It did not disappoint.

Eye Pillow by Growing Roots

Overall, I liked what I received. I thought it was a great box. There were pampering items for me and lasting products for my daughter, so definitely nice in my book.

If you’d like to purchase a Growing Roots subscription box of your own, you can do so HERE. Follow Growing Roots on their pages below!

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

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Favorite. Swaddle. Ever. Ollie Swaddle

Ollie Swaddle box and swaddle

My daughter was swaddled from the day she was born until about 7 months old or so. While sleeping in her pack n play, her arms would inevitably make it up to her face and wake her up if she wasn’t being swaddled. My husband and I would never have gotten sleep without the Ollie Swaddle.

I received the Ollie Swaddle as a baby shower gift from my sisters-in-law and then from Ollie Swaddle, and I’ll admit I had heard of it, but I didn’t know exactly what it was. I hadn’t really researched it much. After receiving the Ollie Swaddle and trying it out at the hospital with my newborn baby, I was really impressed! It kept her calm and happy, which made me very happy since my husband was sick with Strep and couldn’t be at the hospital much with me. A. stayed so calm that I actually kept her in my hospital room for the next 2 days and she didn’t stay overnight at the nursery.

What I love about the Ollie Swaddle is that it is stretchy, soft, and has velcro closures on it. It also helps with the startle reflex in babies because it helps contain the baby’s arms and legs. The older that my daughter has gotten, the more she likes to wiggle in her sleep. I’ve tried using other swaddles but she’s like Houdini and wiggles her arms or hands right out! The Ollie Swaddle has helped her keep her arms to her side and not wake herself up.

DockATot and Ollie Swaddle

Another thing that I like about the Ollie Swaddle is that you can use it to transition a baby out of the swaddle by leaving their arms out. There is a stretchy loop that you can use to close the swaddle at the bottom (almost like a tail) and it keeps your child’s feet warm. 🙂 It’s definitely my favorite swaddle and I would highly recommend it! It was a life saver with my baby!

*Disclaimer: Products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All views expressed in this post are my own.

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Latchy Catchy Review + Giveaway

Latchy Catchy

I live in a rental house that has been in the middle of renovations since I moved in. As you can imagine, having nail guns, saws, and drills running during the day isn’t very quiet. My daughter still takes 3-4 naps a day so I need to be able to have somewhere not too loud for her to sleep. Luckily, I’m able to quietly put her in her nursery or in my room and close the door without noise thanks to my Latchy Catchy.

The Latchy Catchy is a cloth door silencer with loops on both ends that attach to your door knobs. It keeps the door latch from clicking and creates a snug fit so your door shuts without waking up your baby. My daughter is pretty great with noises, she can sleep through most things unless they’re too loud. One thing that makes her jump awake is clicking, or clanking (like on a glass). I have no idea why she wakes up to these noises but eating with a fork and glass plate is impossible next to her when she’s sleeping. I hate when she’s sound asleep and the tiniest clank jolts her awake. She doesn’t seem to wake up when I close her door with the Latchy Catchy which is great. Mama needs her to get as much rest as possible. Teething anger is real! :O

Latchy Catchy on door

I love the ease of putting the Latchy Catchy on my doors. As I said, you simply put one loop on the inner door handle and the other loop on the outer door handle. That’s all there is to it!

I have two Latchy Catchys. One is on my bedroom door and one is on my daughter’s bedroom door. Because of the snug fit with the door, the Latchy Catchy helps you be able to completely close the door but you’re still able to easily open and close the door again. No more door slamming, and no more pinched fingers for little ones! Yay 😀

The design I have featured above is “Naptime + Roses”. Super cute name. 😀 I love the floral pattern. I also have an animal print patterned Latchy Catchy called “Sleepy Safari”. It’s a white and gray Leopard print. The pricing for one Latchy Catchy is $14.99 but they have sales all the time which makes them pretty affordable.

You can check out Latchy Catchy HERE.

GIVEAWAY – Latchy Catchy wanted me to give away a free Latchy Catchy to one winner! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post, or leave a comment on my Latchy Catchy post on Instagram. More entries if you follow @LatchyCatchy on Instagram and follow me @Prettylovedblog too, as well as tag friends. 🙂 Giveaway ends July 9th.  Good luck! <3

*This product was provided to me free of cost for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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