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.

These Wet Bags Are Perfect for a Change in the Weather

Well, it finally happened. The glorious summer and amazing weather we’ve had in the Pacific Northwest has finally turned. As I look out the window, the rain is falling, the traditional red and orange tinged leaves are dripping water onto sidewalks, and morning headlights are reflecting off the sheen of water covering the pavement.

But in this neck of the woods, that doesn’t stop us from braving the outdoors, even with Baby. With these Bumkins wet and snack bags, we’re ready to tackle the elements.

The Cup She Absolutely Can't Do Without

Kids have this way of clinging to the things we least expect. My kids just love certain cups. My daughter especially loves her Minnie Mouse sippy cups made by The First Years. If her drink is not in the right cup, her entire day can go wrong. 

4 Things I Looked for in a Godmother

In the Latino culture, having a godmother for your child is a common practice. It wasn’t until having my own children that I realized the importance of selecting just the right individual for this meaningful role.

I had been asked to be a godmother on a few occasions, and each time I said yes but was never formally asked to dedicated the child to the Lord in a church, which is what we do in my family. We have a baby dedication where the godparents are not only witnesses, but also agree to assist the parents in raising up the child in the ways of the Lord.

When it was time for me to select a godmother for my first born, I had a tough time. I thought long and hard, pondering on the many things I’d like that person to have, as they would be the one shaping and building my child’s future in the event of my absence. In the Hispanic community, more often than not, a godmother is an aunt of yours or a best friend. Their duties usually include paying for the food and drinks at the shower, if not hosting it entirely. Other than that, not much is really expected besides gifts on holidays and monetary help in times of need.

I certainly wanted and expected more from my child’s godmother, and these are the four things I looked for:

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New NUK Mickey and Minnie Pacifiers and Learner Cups at Walmart

Whether you’re transitioning from bottle to cup or looking for the perfect pacifier to soothe your baby, the new NUK Mickey and Minnie pacifiers and learner cups are just what you need. We’ve been huge fans of NUK products ever since our little guy was born, and although our son is a thumb sucker, NUK was one of the very few brands of pacifiers he liked. When our little guy was fussy (and nothing seemed to soothe him) the NUK pacifier did the trick. We always carried it with us when we were headed to the mall or eating out.


Super Cute Disney Baby Clothing Now 30% Off!

Fall is in full swing, and that means the temperatures are starting to drop. I’ve just started to transition Macks’ wardrobe from summer to fall, and I’m so excited to do so because that means a shopping trip is in my future. After having two little girls, I find it so much fun to shop for my baby boys. I think that they are just as fun (if not more) to shop for as girls are.

Because Macks grows out of clothes so quickly, I try to take advantage of the sales when I see them. And it looks like I’ll be stopping by Babies”R”Us this weekend to grab some clothes for Macks because they are all 30% off!

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