Some things I have learned along the way... Birth-1 year
Cute baby clothes can be REALLY expensive, especially if you prefer to buy organic. I LOVE Zulily for this reason. In the past I have blogged about some great organic baby clothing companies that are sometimes offered on Zulily, and below are some pictures of some more!
Bibs, oh, for so long I thought they were unnecessary until I found waterproof PVC ones such as this adorable little mod scooter bib made my Green Sprouts. The cotton/hemp/flannel bibs are cute, but are not good protection for a drooling baby. Not only does the bib get soaked, but so do the clothes underneath, and then I don't like to reuse them for the next meal because they are smelly, crunchy and DIRTY! The waterproof ones are great because I can just wipe them down in between each meal/snack, and they don't wear out as fast because you aren't always washing them in the machine. This is a huge time saver for me considering I feed three babies, three times a day, 5 days a week!
Gaia chest warming rub is perfect for congested little ones, big ones, and even dad when he has a MAN COLD. For the littlest ones, I suggest mixing with a dab of almond oil in order to help protect the skin, and if they are SUPER sniffly, add an additional dab of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil.
Earth Mama Angel Baby products!
My husband swears by this stuff for our little one's tush (which I think is adorable, both my husband having such a strong opnion and my son's tush.) But I am also in love with the A Little Something for Baby package- orange and vanilla will always remind me of the happiest days of my life now. Every Friday they do a 50%off special on the Facebook page- go be their friend!
Stay put munchkin bowls. These help to keep many snacks off of the floor, though many still manage to find their way.
New Vegetarian Baby
Raising Vegetarian Children
The Baby Book
Buddhism for Mothers
The Vaccine Book
What to Expect the First Year
Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers
We love the Twilight Turtle and Sleep Sheep! I even turn the Sleep Sheep's soothing sounds back on when it is my bedtime!
On days where I have had a really hard time with the babies, I sometimes can't fall asleep because I just hear wailing screams in my brain. This stuff cures me, and helps me to sleep through the night and wake up rested. I SWEAR by it! And it is safe while you are nursing!