Baby Essentials

Discover the best baby essentials for your new arrival. From checklists to product ideas to baby must-haves, we have everything you need to be fully prepared.

How I Was Converted to a Baby Monitor

I tend to be something of a minimalist parent.

One thing I didn’t think we needed was a baby monitor. For almost four years, we went without one.

Baby Monitor

Baby Monitor

Keeping Baby's Toy Box Full on a Budget

For all the money you spend on them, clothes and toys get used remarkably few times before being outgrown. As soon as you get the perfect assortment of stylish clothes and toys they’ll actually use, you snap your fingers, and boom – your kiddos hit a growth spurt and are on to the next stage. In keeping up with them, you watch money fly out of your wallet faster than the Diaper Genie fills up.

That’s where your neighbors come in.

Costco Members: Claim Your Free Huggies Diapers + Wipes!

Thanks to Mom Central Consulting for giving me Huggies Snug `n Dry Diapers and Natural Care Plus Wipes for free.

Over on my personal blog, I had the good fortune of being able to participate in a promotional campaign for the New Huggies Snug `n Dry Diapers and Natural Care Plus Wipes, both of which are now available at Costco.

And because diapers are pretty much my life right now, and will probably be so for the next, oh say, two or three years, I couldn’t help but share the deal that they are giving away right now:

FREE Huggies diapers and wipes!

Buy One, Get One 50% Off Disney Baby Soft Bath Collection at Babies "R" Us

I feel like you can never have enough washcloths and towels, especially with an active toddler!  Luckily for us, Babies “R” Us is having a Buy One, Get One 50% Off on the Disney Baby soft bath collection that includes robes, towels, and washcloths. It features a few of your favorite Disney characters including Winnie the Pooh, Minnie Mouse and Nemo. I’m definitely planning on stocking up on a few.

NUK Disney Baby Pacifiers On Sale Now!

One thing that I noticed as soon as Macks was born was his constant need to suck on things. It’s something that helps soothe him when he is upset. While most of the time he gets that sensation out when he eats, there are moments when he just wants to suck on things, and I know that he’s not hungry. That’s when pacifiers come in handy. 

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