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.

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

Tips on Helping Babies with Sensitive Skin

From baby acne to cradle cap and eczema, babies tend to get skin issues due to their new, sensitive skin. Soren has had bouts of it all! We’re currently working with him on a bad case of eczema and this humid, hot, Georgia weather isn’t helping! As a mother, it’s easy to feel like you aren’t doing enough for your little one when they struggle with something like eczema. I’ve definitely found myself feeling self-conscious about his sad, patchy skin on his sweet baby thighs. BUT I have to tell myself and realize that I’m doing everything I can and it’s quite normal for little ones to struggle with skin issues. More often than not they grow out of these types of things. Their little epidermis is new to this world! While I strongly urge you to consult your pediatrician for any issues concerning baby, here are a couple tips we live by to help little Soren out with his particularly sensitive skin.

Why I’m Ready to Put the Diaper Bag Away

I remember searching online for my first diaper bag so I could add it to my registry. I was so excited. After searching through what felt like hundreds of bags, I settled on something large and simple. A black diaper bag that would fit everything I needed but match all of my clothes. I’m a practical girl.

Minnie Mouse Must-Haves for Your Mini

There’s something about Miss Minnie Mouse that is absolutely charming. For most little ladies she’s the first Disney character to capture their hearts. Given my own little one’s love for Minnie (and Mickey too) I can’t help but take note of the darling Minnie products that are designed with babies and toddlers in mind. I decided to round up some Minnie must haves for toddlers featuring a few items that every mini who loves Minnie needs. Take a look (and if you’ve got a favorite that’s not listed please be sure to share it in the comments!).

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