Simple Mom Tip 1

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Babies are messy. From feeding to diapers to spit up, almost everything they do requires clean up. One thing that will keep you sane?

Cover the couch.

This one simple act will save you time and worry in the long run. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money, buy a fitted sheet for the bottom cushions, it’s so easy to take off and wash!

Giveaway: Day 22 Boutique

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I am so excited to announce our first giveaway of 2017 with day 22 boutique! This shop has stylish and ethically produced gift items and in case you need another reason to support them, Day 22 is a family business run by a daughter, mother and grandmother.  Love it!

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This purple felt crown is the perfect accessory for a little one’s birthday, photo shoot or even just dress up.  One winner will receive a purple felt crown as pictured here and on the website.  It measures 20 inches, 3 inches high and fits most heads 1-10 years old with a velcro closure.

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Ready to win?  Enter HERE One winner will be randomly selected and announced on January 31, 2017.  See Instagram for details or if you can’t wait, enjoy 15% off with code SIMPLEBABY in the shop.

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SnoofyBee Review

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In full disclosure, I was sent a SnoofyBee in exchange for a review.  My opinion and comments below are honest and my own

I was so excited to receive the SnoofyBee changing pad and even more excited to test it out during our holiday travels.  In short, it did not disappoint!  I have included some on my favorite features below and if you purchase a SnoofyBee, use code SIMPLEBABY for a 10% discount!

So, how does it work and why is it so darn special?  It operates like a regular changing pad;  lays flat with coverage for the head and tush but it has ‘wings’ that when fastened together with velcro, create a cone like shape (see photo below). The cone, fits around baby’s upper body keeping wandering hands contained.   Sounds great right?  See the highlights below.

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Compact + Lightweight

Let’s face it, the diaper bag gets heavy with all the must haves items, so I was thrilled to find how lightweight the SnoofyBee was.  It fit easily into the bag and added no extra weight.  There was even padding for the head – such a great feature!

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Easy Closure

While we were at a restaurant, I happily packed up one diaper and the travel wipes case inside the SnoofyBee.  I used the Velcro closure to keep it all inside and carried it on my wrist.  Being able to keep the diaper bag behind made for easy baby carrying!

Handle + Buckle

Speaking of easy, I love that the strap can be buckled to the side of the diaper bag or stroller.  Let’s be honest, as neatly as you pack on the way out the door, everything comes back in a jumble.  So the buckle being able to clip onto anything at all:  priceless.

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Toy Rings

The SnoofyBee comes with 2 sturdy plastic rings which are exciting enough for little ones, but to be safe I added a few teethers.   This activity kept little wandering hands entertained while I worked on the diaper.  I will definitely be sure to change up the toys from time to time as a nice surprise, which will buy me more change time.

Easy to Clean

This is probably my number one priority when purchasing any baby related products:  ease and ability to clean.  I wiped the fabric quickly in between changes with a baby wipe and more thoroughly when I was home.  All in all, it is super simple to keep clean!

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I highly recommend the SnoofyBee. Whether traveling overnight or simply running errands, it will become an essential. It is also a wonderful gift for a new parent or even a seasoned one.  After all, anything that makes diaper changes faster and easier, is a must have item!

Snag one HERE and use code SIMPLEBABY for a 10% discount!

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Bib Storage Solution

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Once we started solids, I began to acquire a growing number of rinse-able plastic bibs. Like the bottles, these items needed to find an organized place to live.

I found this pin; but while it answers where to store them, it did not consider how wet bibs would leave a puddle of water below. So the question is, what to do with wet bibs right after washing them?

While this idea is nothing fancy, I thought I’d share my simple solution to the problem. I purchased a Command hook and mounted it right above the sink. I made sure the hook had water resistant tape and voila, a problem was solved. The wet bibs air dry and drip into the counter and sink below.

Where do you store your growing number of bibs? I’d love to know!

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Five Favorite Teethers 4-6 Months


C started “teething” at three months and is still going strong, albeit toothless, at six months.  Therefore, I’ve gone through my fair share of teethers. Here are our five favorite teethers that got us through months four through six.

The Munch Mitt is a cute glove that crinkles while babies chew their mitt covered hand.  Although he will not let me put it on his hand anymore (too squirmy) it’s still a favorite for it’s bumpy textured tip and crinkly noise.

The Zoli rabbit has been going strong for months. This is a consistent favorite and for some reason he even likes to chew the handle. I should note that on the younger side he would gag himself from time to time – but he didn’t mind one bit!

The Nuby Silicone Teether is a flexible favorite.  As one of our first attempts at a teething toy; it was an instant hit.  He loved to chew in the area with small bristles.  I imagine it’s like giving soar gums a much needed massage.

Oh, the infamous Banana Baby toothbrush teether. Just like all the reviews promise, C loves it. It’s so easy for him to hold and I’d like to think that one day he won’t be afraid of a toothbrush because of it.

Last but not least, the Bright Starts Twist and Teeth was a gift. I don’t think I would’ve thought to purchase it but with it’s colorful textured surface it was an immediate hit at four months. He likes to move the little beads around and because of its shape it’s very easy to hold. I do find him chewing on the face a lot which I don’t think is the most comfortable but he tends to like it!

Special note:  one of our most recent purchases, the Mombella octopus is so special it deserved its own blog post, read about it here.

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Alternative to Sophie the Giraffe

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Calling all Sophie haters! Meet Zeta the Zebra by New Little Wonders.

I wasn’t a big fan of Sophie and couldn’t understand why everyone in the neighborhood was chewing on her. So, in my baby registry research, I was happy to find Zeta.

As a black and white toy, Zeta went from being visually interesting when C was only a few months old to a soft and squeaky teether.  Zeta is definitely a great gift for any mommy-to-be who wants to be a little different!

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Mombella Octopus Teether

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We’ve been teething.  A lot.  No sign of teeth but the drool and chewing are endless. Therefore, I took to amazon last week and purchased a cavalry of supplies.  Among them; the Mombella Octopus toy.  Not only is it cute but it’s the softest teether we own and with multiple chew points.   Basically there is something to chew on with very smoosh to the face.  At 6 months, C has better aim these days but it could have easily been used very early on as well.  Highly recommend.  Blue available HERE or check out these CUTE colors!

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