What to Look for in a Good Disposable Baby Diaper

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Quinnly just turned 6 months this month.  Isn’t she a sweetie?  I can’t believe 6 months has already gone by!

Huggies Diapers

She’s been a skinny mini and gaining weight slowly which has kept me on the hunt for the perfect diaper!  If the diaper doesn’t fit just right, it will leak and cause problems that nobody wants to deal with!  That’s why I was extremely happy to find Huggies® Little Snugglers diapers!  They fit everything I ever wanted in a diaper.

Tummy Time

What I Look for in a Good Disposable Diaper

 

No Leaking – The #1 rule is the diaper can’t leak!  That means it has to fit just right.  Huggies® Little Snugglers get this right!  They have a unique, stretchy Snug-fit waistband, that provides a gentle, secure fit.  As long as I have the right size of diaper on Quinnly, they do not leak!

 

Cloth Like Comfort – I like the diapers I buy to feel comfortable to my touch, so hopefully my baby will be as comfortable as possible. (After all, I don’t want her to be crying because she’s uncomfortable, do I?!)  Even though I’m going to throw it away, I don’t want it to feel like paper!  The Huggies Little Snugglers come about as close to feeling like cloth as you can get, without actually being cloth diapers.  But, instead of sitting in moisture, it gets any moisture away from the baby’s bottom, making it easy on the skin.   It’s cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows helps to draw mess away from my baby’s delicate skin.

 

Feet & Diaper

 

Wetness Indicator – This is one of those features that I didn’t really realize I’d use, but enjoy being able to tell if my baby is wet without squeezing her diaper between my fingers to check.  I can actually see if the line on her diaper changes colors or not.  If it is no longer a pale yellow, your baby is wet.  Easy as that!

Here’s a picture of a diaper of her with a dry diaper….

 

Dry Diaper

 

and then here she is, with the line a blueish green color, when she’s wet.

 

Wet Diaper

 

Availability - I can find these diapers easily, even at my local grocery store and other mass merchandisers!  They even come in preemie sizes and go all the way up to size 3.  It was so easy to find my Huggies® Little Snugglers at Target in the diaper section of the baby aisle.  I was in and out in a flash!  Of course, if you don’t have a Target nearby or are in a small town, you can always order from Target.com.

Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers - Size 1

If you’re expecting, did you know that you can register for gifts on the Target Baby Registry?   Is there something you wish you could put on your registry, but simply can’t? Add Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Wipes to your baby registry and submit your wish.  If you’re selected as a winner, they will do everything they can to make your wish come true.  You could even win a year’s supply of baby diapers!  What mom of a newborn wouldn’t want that?!  

 


5 Ways to Fend Off Funsuckers

Tracking PixelThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents.

 

We love summer!  Don’t you?  There’s so many fun things to do in the summer time, that you can’t do the rest of the year.  Things like riding tricycles…

2 on Trikes

Boy on Trike

 

and blowing bubbles!

Bubble Blowing

But sometimes, there’s some things in summer that suck the fun right out of it.  (Hint:  That’s why we call them Funsuckers!)

You know what I’m talking about, right?  Funsuckers, like extremely hot temperatures; blood sucking insects like mosquitos and ticks; sweat; and dirt.  They can take the fun right out of our summer if we let it.  We can hull up inside, avoiding every uncomfortable thing out there, OR we can put together a game plan and fend off those funsuckers.

 

5 Ways to Fend Off the Funsuckers:  Don’t Let Them Steal Your Summer

  1.  Cool off in the water. - Because playing in the water not only cools you off, but it’s so much fun, too.  My kids love to play in the hose in the front yard.  Sometimes they fill up their small pool or make a water slide.  Other times, they play with water guns or water balloons.  Regardless of how they play in the water, it’s always a great time for them!
  2. Get in the shade. - Sometimes you can’t or don’t want to get wet.  If you’re stuck outside and can’t get cooled off with water, at least find a shady spot.  I’m always amazed at how much cooler the shady spots are, especially if there’s any breeze at all.  Ahhh, I love a breezy summer day in the shade.
  3. Shower regularly! - Because we tend to sweat a lot in the summer time, showering regularly is a necessity.  Sometimes we find ourselves taking 2 or 3 showers a day, depending on how active we are.  (3 sounds crazy to me, lol, but I’ve known people who do it!).  Try taking a cool shower instead of a warm shower for a nice refreshing twist.  You won’t want to do that in the winter, I can just about guarantee it!
  4. Don’t forget the sunscreen.  Nothing ruins a night more than lying down in bed and realizing that you forgot the sunscreen.   Now, you’ve got large, painful blisters.  Use sunscreen any time you’re going to have prolonged exposure to the sun.  Little bits of time are fine, but if you’re going to be out there for an hour or more, get that sunscreen on!
  5. Use Cutter® Insect Repellent - Mosquitos are such a pain.  We’ll be enjoying a nice, cool summer evening and you look down and see your arms and legs covered in those little funsuckers!  ICK.  I hate them.  That’s why when they’re at their worst, I use Cutter® Insect Repellent.

 

In fact, I was able to try 3 different kinds of Cutter® products.

 

We tried:

  • Cutter® All Family® Mosquito Wipes
  • Cutter® Dry &
  • Cutter® SKINSATIONS®

 

#CutterRepellents

 

The last time we were outside playing, we had forgotten to put on any insect repellent.  This was the wrong day to do that!  We had so many little bites.  In fact, my daughter has scratched hers open so many times.  I just can’t get her to stop scratching them!

 

#CutterRepellents

We loved all of the products, but with kids, I’m especially fond of the wipes!  It’s so easy to grab a wipe and wipe down all your kids real fast.  Or you can hand them one and let them do it themselves!  What’s better is that these products don’t smell like your typical stinky insect repellents!  They have a nice smell and they’re not oily either.

Using Cutter Wipes

 

Now that we’re remembering to use something to get rid of the mosquitos, we can go back to all that summer fun we’ve been having.  Check out our fun times in the video below……

 

Have you tried Cutter® Insect Repellent before?  What’s your favorite way to Fend off Funsuckers?

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents.


Enjoy Life & Get the Dishes Done with a Baby

Disclosure: I received a VTech® VM333 Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full-Color Video Monitor so that I could accurately review the product and I was compensated for my time. All opinions represented in this review are 100% my own and are not reviewed by V-tech before publishing.

Enjoy Life AND Get the Dishes Done

 

Life is busy!  For me, with 7 children in the house, sometimes I am overwhelmed by the amount of things I need to do.  Don’t get me wrong.  I do love it….but it can get overwhelming at times!  We have so many chores that need to get done on any given day AND I have an infant in the house.  Need I say more?

Watching the baby on the V-tech Baby Monitor

Baby Quinnly does not sleep well, unless she’s in mommy’s arms or in a very still and quiet environment.  Sometimes I wonder how she got any sleep while in my womb, as loud as we are!  The best way for me to get her to sleep to where she actually STAYS asleep is if I lay down in bed with her, let her nurse until she’s asleep and slowly inch away from her.  But, I’ve never felt good about leaving her alone in the room.  I like to be close to my babies and make sure they don’t suddenly quit breathing.  I know, it’s highly unlikely, but ever since I learned about the risk of SIDS, I’ve always watched them close!

So, what’s a mom to do?  Well, in the past, I’ve pulled up a chair to the dresser and worked on my computer, sitting right there in the same room where I could see her.  Other times, I just sat on the bed, reading, napping or working on my computer right next to her until she woke up.  She never seemed to nap very long though.

But now that I have this VTech® Safe&Sound® Video Monitor, I can point the camera right at her and go and get a few things done while watching her the whole time!  The room stays quiet, which in turn helps her to sleep longer.  How awesome is that?  I can even do the dishes!  

 

Watching my Baby with the Vtech Baby Monitor

 

I know, it probably sounds weird to think about me being excited about doing my dishes, but my kitchen has been an utter disaster lately.  Every time I tried to do the dishes, one of the older kids would accidentally wake her up.

 

My kitchen is a mess!

With this baby monitor, once my camera is pointed at baby Quinnly, I can zoom in on her using the 2x zoom and I can even look around the room using the pan and tilt feature.  It pans up to 270 degrees from side to side and as many as 124 degrees up and down.

 

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With the built in microphone, I can hear her sounds.  I can even talk back to her by pushing a button on the monitor and saying something to sooth her.

When she gets older, and a little more mobile, if I wanted to keep my eye on several different rooms at once, I could purchase 1 to 3 more cameras to hook up to this system and keep an eye on every area that my mobile baby or toddler will be.  The monitor will rotate through each of those video’d rooms, show me a split view or even let me stay on just one of them.

For me, the fact that I can keep my baby safe AND get things around my house done is priceless.  Baby needs more sleep.  I need to get more work done.  It’s a win-win situation!  I don’t want to miss out on the simple moments, just because life is busy!  Now, I don’t have to!  And my kitchen is finally clean, too!

 

My Kitchen is Finally Clean

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