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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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 Book: This 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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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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