Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mommy Daughter Patriotism

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My little Klair Marie and I are starting out 4th of July weekend off a little early with some matching outfits!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baby Product Review #3 | Happy Baby Wrap

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Baby-carrying is all the rage right now, but I'll be honest--with my first baby I didn't give it too much thought. I mean, I only had Klair to worry about--one little person to give all of my attention to. I bought a really cheap, pretty awful sling because it was particularly inexpensive and I figured it couldn't hurt to try. It was a complete waste of money. At that point I gave up on the idea of baby carrying and wrote it off as an unnecessary luxury (if I had known what I was missing out on, I would have been singing a different tune).

This time around a good baby-carrying system became a priority. I only have two hands, but I have two kiddos, a house, and all the duties of a wife and SAHM that demand my constant attention. Before Grayson was born I decided to find a good baby wrap, and I am so very glad that I did. I started looking at different companies and even tried out a sling-style, but I didn't like how it made my shoulder feel. I've always had issues with my right shoulder, and the sling just exacerbated my pain.

I started looking at other types of wraps and found Happy Baby Wrap. Rather than placing too much stress on one shoulder, their design evenly distributes the weight across your back. I'm able to carry Grayson around without the constant pain that the sling-style wrap gave me. He is completely secure, and I'm able to go about my mom-life--multitasking in style and comfort.

Plus--bonus--he loves it too! As soon as I place him into the wrap he just melts right into my chest. It almost always puts him to sleep, or at least calms him very effectively. It's obviously great for transporting with ease, but I find myself using it a lot to simply calm him in public as well. I love the closeness that it creates, and the fact that I can get things done without feeling like I'm neglecting my sweet little babe.

Another bonus of this product is how easily it cleans. Obviously anything you consistently use with a newborn is going to see a variety of... fluids. This wrap is washer friendly. And, it even comes with the cutest and most convenient drawstring bag for toting it around town in your diaper bag. I take it everywhere I go and use it constantly.

If you are looking for a wrap for yourself--or perhaps a gift for a loved one--I highly recommend looking into Happy Baby Wraps. They have some really fun prints and colors (I went with Gray because... well, obviously I'm obsessed enough with the color to name my son Gray). This wrap is so easy and convenient that even Sam has used it with Grayson a few times (it's husband friendly!!!). We are big fans and just so happy to have been able to work with this awesome company!