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.

5 DIY Projects That Are Actually Making My Life Easier Right Now

With all five kids home with me during the summer, I am always looking for ways to make my life a little easier. Easier said then done, right? Well thanks to my super-organized friends and Pinterest, I’ve been able to find some amazing life hacks that are really making my job a little bit more manageable during the summer months.

Take a look through my favorite tips for the summertime! 

Summer's Must Have Item: Disney Baby Wet Bags from Bumkins

What I’ve found with regards to summer adventures is that they tend to be the messiest (and perhaps most memorable) of all seasons. So far our days have been filled with splash pads, sandy toes, frozen yogurt and watermelon. And, we’re just getting started!

When it comes to having fun on the go I’ve learned that there are certain items that make navigating our time away from home a lot easier. As we make our way through our summer wish list I’m learning that perhaps it is time to add a few more items to that list of essentials. One item I’m currently considering is a wet bag. It’s a nice and eco friendly alternative to plastic bags and is the perfect place to put wet clothes or shoes while keeping the rest of your diaper bag or purse clean. The best part is that they are washable which means they can be used again and again. Here are a few from the collection from Bumkins:

5 Stunning Princess Nurseries

Whether you have always loved Cinderella or just wanted to create the perfect stunning nursery for your princess-to-be, you’ll love these five fabulous nurseries to inspire your own beautiful space for your future queen. From elegant draperies to DIY details, you can easily create a completely royal nursery.

Click-through five of my favorite nurseries for your sweet girl!

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Swimming with Minnie Mouse

Thank you Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving us the Minnie Mouse towel and wet bag for free. 

My kids love to swim. I started both of them in swimming lessons before they were even a year old. As a result, they never met a pool they didn’t like and we always have to be ready to get wet – especially in these hot summer months. I’m always looking for ways to make our weekly swim class (and various other pool and beach outings) just a little bit easier and that’s where the Minnie Mouse towel and wet bag come in. 

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Disney Inspired Teethers for Your Baby

We have officially hit the teething stage in our house. Although Macks doesn’t have any teeth coming through just yet, he is exhibiting all of the symptoms: drool, hands in his mouth, and sometimes irritability. It’s one of the worst feelings to see your baby in pain when there isn’t anything you can do. Although I can’t take the pain completely away, there is something I can do to help. Teethers are a great way to help provide some comfort for a teething baby. Macks loves to chew on things, and a product made specifically for his little gums is perfect.

Check out some teethers with your favorite Disney characters that can help provide your little one some relief. 

Keys to the Kingdom Teether
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