My Happy Baby’s First Christmas Made Easier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

December is a really busy month for us!  Not only are we getting ready for Christmas, but we also have a birthday celebration right before Christmas in our family.  My oldest daughter turns 15 this week.  Her birthday request was to take an overnight shopping trip with a couple of friends.  That worked great for me, because I still needed to finish Christmas shopping.  The only problem is, that even though my teen and I had a lot of shopping we could do, I still needed to take my 9 month old baby along with us.  She’s still nursing, so she doesn’t get away from mom much, but she can be a challenge when we’re out and about for very long.

 

 

I recently received a box of goodies from Happy Family Brands full of healthy organic food options for my baby.  Before we left on our trip, I packed anything that would make my life easier while I was out Christmas shopping and driving in the van.  I was so thankful for the Organic Puffs.  When she gets fussy, the only thing that will divert her attention is putting food in her mouth!  We were able to keep the Puffs available and any time she would fuss, we’d give them to her, prolonging her periods of happineess.  A huge score for me!  (In the picture at the top, she was enjoying them at the hotel…while she waited for our next adventure.)  All through the month of December, while I’ve been running here and there, trying to get caught up on Christmas shopping and decorating, we’ve been using these delicious snacks and foods to keep little Quinnly going.  She’s LOVES them and will squawk really loud until she gets the next bite.

 

Benefits of Happy Family Baby Foods

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  • Organic ingredients = safe ingredients with no chemicals
  • Packed with added DHA
  • Sweetened with 100% Fruit Juice
  • Made with organic whole grains
  • Choline is added for eye and brain health
  • Moms don’t have to worry, knowing their babies are eating food that is good for them!

I hope you’ll take the chance to get to know the Happy Family products as well.  I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed!  Visit the Happy Family website to learn about organic baby and toddler food.

 

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I’m Watching You Baby – Snuza Video Baby Monitor Giveaway

“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Snuza and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

I’m a mama of 7 children and have found that having a baby monitor is crucial to my sanity!  I bet you get that, right?  :)

Snuza Trio Plus Baby Monitor

The other day, I found myself doing the dishes.  The baby was happily playing in the exersaucer like this:

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She’s 7 months old now, isn’t she cute?  :)

I knew that she’d remain happy there, but if she happened to spot me, she’d get all grumpy.  Yep, she’s a mama’s girls and loves for me to hold her and nurse her as much as possible.  To put it plainly, I needed to leave her in the living room where she was happily playing while I was in the kitchen.

The problem is, I have an ornery little 3 year old boy.  Need I say more?  He would like to pick on that baby.  Imagine that, right?  I was able to use my amazing Snuza Video Baby Monitor to keep an eye on the situation.

Video Camera

 I even spotted said 3 year old, standing there with a big stick in his hand.  I don’t think he was planning to beat the baby with it, but a mama can never be sure what a 3 year old little boy will do, so I was able to get that out of his hand really quickly once I spotted it on the montior.  What he was really doing, most of the time, was playing with her and entertaining her…but….this mom can never completely trust him alone with her baby.  That’s why I’m so thankful to have my Snuza Video Baby Monitor.

Up Close of Monitor

Snuza Video Baby Monitor is a 3-in-1 monitoring solution – Audio, Visual, Movement – keeps baby covered from every angle!

The Snuza Video Baby Monitor is amazing.  I really do love it.  It has several awesome features, that I know you’ll love as well!

  • Portable Baby Movement Monitor – it literally sets off an alarm if baby’s movement stops.  It is a mobile, easy-to-use movement monitor that clips onto your baby’s diaper and ensures that normal movement is maintained. With its ultra-sensitive flexible tip, the slightest of movements are detected and if no movement is detected for a period of 20 seconds, the Snuza Go! emits an audible alarm. Parents can reduce the timer from 20-seconds to 18 or 15 and the Snuza Go! also alerts you when your baby’s movements are very week or fall to less than 8 movements per minute.  - I know I’m always nervous about the baby stopping breathing when they’re really little.  I think it’s a common problem among moms.  This will give us moms (who sometimes feel crazy), some serious peace of mind!  Have you ever popped up in the middle of the night, realizing your baby has not woken up as soon as they normally do?  Yep….me too!
  • Two-way communication.  You can talk back to your baby and let her know that you’re on your way.
  • Room Temperature Display
  • Voice Activated Sound monitoring
  • 3.5″ color screen
  • Remote Control Camera
  • Ability to have up to 4 cameras connected to the same monitor, so you don’t have to move your cameras around.
  • The monitor can be portable, battery powered or can be plugged in.
  • Makes an amazing gift!

 

I know I wish I would’ve had this monitor with my first 6 children.  It should be on most every mom’s wish list!  Would you like a chance to win one?  Get entered right here!

 

Enter to WIN a 1 Snuza Trio Plus ($300 value) or 1 Snuza Hero ($130 value)

 

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What to Look for in a Good Disposable Baby Diaper

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

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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!

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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.

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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?!