Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transitioner Blanket + Giveaway

If you’ve swaddled your baby for a while but they’re starting to turn over, you may want to get a swaddle transitioner. I’ve been using the Zipadee-Zip for a few months now, and I love it. My daughter had been swaddled since birth so, naturally, I was worried about taking a swaddle away from her. The swaddle was comforting to her and also it was familiar.

I starting using the Zipadee-Zip when Avery was 4 months old – but that proved to be too soon for her. With teething going on, and so much mental transitioning, she just wasn’t ready for it. I decided to try it months later at 6-7 months and Avery slept wonderfully in it. I would say the biggest thing is to not compare your child to anyone else’s. Do what works for your child.

As far as transitioning Avery when she was older, it was seamless. I’m glad that I waited a bit to use a transitioner with her. Her first night (at 6-7 months) with the Zipadee-Zip she slept with no problems. The nights thereafter, she slept great too.

What I love about the Zipadee-Zip is that Avery has a blanket to keep her warm. I don’t have to worry about the material covering her face or anything scary like that. Because Avery used to take naps with me nearby, I’d let her use a blanket. So she became comfortable with a blanket. At night, that posed a problem. Thankfully, the Zipadee-Zip solved that problem for me. I love that it’s easy to put on to her. I simply put her arms and legs in and I zip it up. If she happens to turn over in the night, it’s no problem because she is able to use her hands and arms to move around. One thing that is great about the Zipadee-Zip is that it helps with the startle reflex in babies. It has a wing design so there is a slight resistance if the child puts their arms out.

I’d definitely recommend the Zipadee-Zip to moms whose children have been swaddled. It’s the perfect way to transition your child to sleeping without the swaddle.

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Also, the folks at Zipadee-Zip are very kind and wanted me to do a GIVEAWAY for my followers. Enter at the link below with your name and email. There’s also a chance for extra entries. 🙂 

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

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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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How I Got My Hair to Grow Back After Pregnancy

Among the many things that happen during or after pregnancy is the unpleasant surprise of learning that you may lose clumps of your hair and have bald spots. :O I wish I could write a book about all the things I learned during and after pregnancy. There’s so much that you’re not told when you become pregnant. I’m not sure if women want you to hear all the wonderful things about pregnancy so they don’t scare you off, or if they just simply forget. Either way, I learned a lot during and after those 9 months of my pregnancy.

One day, while I was pregnant, I ran my hands through my hair in the shower and out came a handful of hair. I have thick hair, so I’m used to pulling out some. But when I saw twice as much hair in my hand, I became worried. As the months went on, my hair wasn’t stopping coming out. I had read that during pregnancy a lot of women get luscious, beautiful hair, but mine was looking and feeling far from that. Months after I had had my baby, my hair was still not growing back, and I was feeling really self-conscious about my hair.

I took my prenatal vitamins, I drank water, I brushed my hair, but nothing was working to help my hair grow back.  I went on my phone and happened to see an Insta Story of a girl that I love following on Instagram and she had raved about a product called Vital Proteins. She mentioned how it helps your hair and nails because it is collagen. I’m no stranger to taking hair, skin and nails products, but I was desperate to find something that ACTUALLY worked. I decided to email them and ask if I could try their products out. They happily obliged and sent me their Collagen Peptides as well as their Collagen Beauty Greens.

When the products showed up to my house, I quickly ripped them open to try them out.

I’ve been using them for months now (the Collagen Peptides more than the Collagen Beauty Greens) and I can say that they WORK. Like, ACTUALLY WORK. Within a month of taking the Collagen Peptides my hair was growing back and I could notice the baby hairs sticking out my hair. I can’t tell you the amount of joy I had seeing my hair start to fill back in. There’s a confidence that comes from little things like that.

What I love about the Collagen Peptides and the Collagen Beauty greens is that you can use them in both cold or hot drinks. I, personally, like to put my Collagen Peptides in a hot drink like a hot chocolate. I’ve put it in apple juice before and it makes a weird texture and flavor, which I don’t love. You can mix these both up into smoothies and they’re wonderful. The Collagen Peptides have no flavoring really and the Collagen Beauty Greens have a slightly fishy taste due to having marine collagen in them. They also raw greens in them so there is that taste as well. Hence, why I say to put them in a smoothie. They’re not my favorite flavor. Two great things in the Collagen Beauty Greens is that they also contain Hyaluronic Acid which is great for joints and skin and they contain Probiotics, which are good for digestion.

Would I recommend these? Yes, yes I would. I think they work wonderfully. I would choose the Collagen Peptides over the Collagen Beauty Greens as far as taste, but I think Vital Proteins has done an incredible job making these products. I’m tempted to wrap this up in a friend’s baby shower gift next time! 😀

You can check out Vital Proteins HERE!

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions expressed 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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Go Little One Go

Go Little One Go Legging Gift Set - Aqua and Light Grey

So, little A is learning to crawl around and she’s practically there. Since it’s summer and since she slips on the floor with regular pants, I usually put her in a shirt so her bare legs can touch the floor. She’s able to move a lot easier that way. A month or so back, I found a company through Instagram called Go Little One Go who makes anti-slip bamboo leisurewear for babies! I thought that was such a genius idea.

Go Little One Go Legging Gift Set

I want to just say, firstly, that these clothes are buttery soft. I honestly wish they made clothes for grown adults. Haha. The reason their clothing is so soft is that it’s made from an allergy-free bamboo – so it doesn’t mess with your little one’s sensitive skin. There is also spandex in their clothes which makes for a comfortable fit on your baby.

Go little One Go‘s clothing is one size that ranges from 6-15 months, which is the typical crawling stage. A is almost 7 months old, 17 lbs, and this aqua and light grey legging gift set fits her nicely. It’s not too loose and not too tight.

What I love about this set is that A is able to move freely and comfortably on the floor thanks to the silicone safety grips on the leggings. They are so great! I can’t tell you how many times A has been trying to crawl in regular pants on our hardwood floors and she gets extremely frustrated that she can’t get anywhere. It’s frustrating for me because her legs get red and sore on the floor if I don’t have pants on her.

I’m really glad that we found this brand. I think their prices are reasonable for the quality of their products and the folks at Go Little One Go are so so kind. I’m just thankful my girl can be comfortable as she explores the floor! Please check them out and look at their shop. You won’t regret it.

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

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