Monday, May 2, 2016

Just a Few of Roux's Favorite Things

Whether you’ve got a bun in the oven, already have a little one, or are looking to buy that perfect baby gift for a friend, here is a list of ‘must have’ baby items that I promise you’ll love as much as we do!

Solly Baby Wrap: We are obsessed! If it were up to Roux, she would be held all day so our wrap is an everyday essential. I can wear her and yet my hands are still free to take care of tasks around the house as well as be available for our busy 4 year old. They offer a variety of fun colors and prints and if you’ve never worn a wrap before, they do a great job at demonstrating the different ways you can wear your little here.

Owlet Baby Monitor: The Owlet is a wireless smart sock that fits on your baby’s foot (up to 18 mos.) It uses Pulse Oximetry (the same technology hospitals use when they use that finger clip) to accurately detect your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level while they sleep. The best part: you can view it all on your phone. How cool is that? We put the Owlet sock on Roux at night and while it is not a replacement for safe sleeping practices, it has given both James and I an added sense of security knowing that it is designed to alert us if she were to stop breathing. We are so grateful to have been able to find a product made by a company that we feel we can trust. You can learn more about the Owlet Baby Monitor here.

DockAtot: I have to believe that one of the reasons we have a great little sleeper on our hands is because she gets to sleep in one cozy little bed. One of the main reasons I was originally drawn to the DockATot was because they use the highest quality of breathable & non-toxic material. It is also compliant with the US safety standards. It is machine washable and also light enough to be moved around the house. I love watching our sweet girl drift off to sleep in her cozy DockAtot.

bloom coco go organic 3-in-1 lounger: When Roux isn’t eating or sleeping, she’s hanging out in her big girl seat. This lounger has 3 recline positions and includes a 2 speed vibration unit. The seat pads are machine washable and the base is anti-skid which has been very practical for us since I find myself sliding it around our hardwood floors during the day. What I love most about this lounger is that it is stylish and modern, which means I don’t have to hide it in a closet when Roux isn’t in it. Win Win! bloom also carries a line of stylish cribs, dressers, and high chairs that you can find here.

Kid + Kind blanket: Since bringing Roux home from the hospital, our Kid + Kind blanket has become our 'go to' blanket for almost everything: keeping her warm, laying her on it during tummy/play time, and even using it as a carseat cover. Grey and I call it Roux's "special blankie." This cozy blanket is so soft and I promise you will find yourself wanting to snuggle up underneath it with your babe! Kid + Kind also carries a line of comfy & playful clothing items that you can find here. 

Lorena Canals Rug: Anyone who knows me knows that I am a little crazy when it comes to dirty carpets and rugs so naturally I was more than excited to hear that these high quality rugs are also machine washable. Thankfully I am no longer a stress case when Grey knocks over his messy snack or Roux has a major blowout! They offer a generous selection of beautiful rugs and you'll be sure to find one that goes with any bedroom theme!

Wash with Water Bath Products: We all know how sensitive that newbie baby skin can be so we were thrilled to be able to get our hands on a bath product that didn’t include all those yucky & unnecessary chemicals. These organic products have exceeded all of our expectations. They leave both our kiddo’s skin feeling oh-so-soft and let's not forget to mention how yummy they smell after bath time! There’s not a night that goes by when Grey doesn’t ask for his "favorite lotion." You can read all about Wash with Water’s ‘Promise’ to their customer’s here.

Plum + Sparrow Moses Basket: One of my favorite activities with the littles right now is taking them out back to play. I love letting Roux lounge in her Plum + Sparrow moses basket while big brother runs around. These beautiful baskets are sturdy, yet light enough to travel with you wherever you go. Not only are these baskets well made, they stand behind a great cause. With every basket sold, Plum + Sparrow donates 10% to help take care of African families in need. We are so excited for all of the fun adventures and memories that Roux will experience this year in her moses basket.

Nuroo Swaddler: Our sweet girl loves to be swaddled but is a little wiggle worm so we were pretty excited to have found a swaddle that kept her secure and snug! What I love most about this swaddler is that it is designed to grow with your baby until they are able to roll over so there isn't a need to purchase multiple swaddles in various sizes. Roux prefers her Nuroo swaddler over any other and it is so sweet to watch her body relax while placing her in it. 

Finn + Emma Playgym: We just adore this fun playgym! It is so hip and modern and adds the perfect touch to any home or nursery. Roux instantly lights up when playing underneath it. She just loves hanging out and chatting with her sweet friends. Finn + Emma has also created a play mat that pairs great with the play gym but can also be used as a changing mat or stroller liner. I promise you will love this fun line as much as we do. 
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