This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort and Harmony. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I was going to have our first baby I was very overwhelmed with all the options out there. But one thing that I wish that I would have had that I didn’t have was a mombo nursing pillow. I didn’t nurse for very long but what I have learned is that a nursing pillow is not just for nursing! You can use the mombo nursing pillow for tummy time too!
The mombo™ products can be found at Toys R Us and Babies R Us. Look at this one that I found on the Toys R Us website!. Isn’t it cute?
This one is the Comfort & Harmony Mombo Deluxe Nursing Pillow & Infant Positioner – Loin King.
Mombo has a unique shape and a two-sided design called Firm2Soft™. Each side offers a different experience. The firm side gives essential support for you and your nursing baby. The soft side is extra cozy for an inviting place for lounging or tummy time. Did you know that mombo is the only nursing pillow with a vibration feature? Mombo will give baby the ultimate soothing experience while lounging. Mombo has an assortment of pillow styles and slipcover fashions. Select the style you like, from Standard, Deluxe or Nude™. And then choose multiple slipcover fashions, you can have a different one for every day of the week!
I have a couple of baby showers in the next few months. I know what I am going to be getting for the mommies to be!
Being a parent means making a lot of changes and searching to find the right products for your baby. Parents often wonder if a diaper from a costlier brand or a less expensive brand is the way to go. The choices are endless, from diapers to bottles to shampoo to wipes. With the expense of an infant, sometimes the immediate cost difference is the deciding factor. The same is true for almost everything a parent needs, don’t you agree?
When you’re standing at Walmart in the baby aisle, the boxes of wipes can all seem the same. When my kids were young, I wondered what is really the difference between the different baby wipes or what was the best choice is for my baby. With the new Triple Clean Layers technology included in every Huggies wipe, the choice on which brand to trust when picking up your weekly supply of wipes is much easier.
The difference from other brands is clear. The thicker, more absorbent wipes with Triple Clean Layers technology means a more comfortable and gentler diaper change for every infant, every time than with any other brand of wipe.
On top of the soft comfort, these new baby wipes are durable, ensuring that even the messiest situation can be cleaned up in no time. Instead of thin baby wipes that rip and fall apart easily in sticky situations, the new technology means one wipe for most messes and a more thorough clean. I still use wipes for cleaning sticky hands in the car while on road trips so even though my kids are 13 and 6, we still use wipes and I appreciate a good wipe when I use one!
That also means lowering the cost spent on wipes each week. Because the new Triple Clean Layers technology wipes are more durable and much thicker than the other brands are, parents can spend less money on the number of wipes that have to be bought each week.
What really matters is how the wipes perform for everyday parents in everyday situations. Walmart and Huggies wanted to find out. To do that, real parents tested out the new product to see how well it performed in their own homes with their own children.
The reviews are in, and real parents agree that this breakthrough in wipes technology is worth every penny and is the best product. To see for yourself, take a look at the reviews from real parents here.
Be your own HUGGIES Tester every day by putting HUGGIES to the ultimate test- real life. Get your pack of HUGGIES wipes with new TRIPLE CLEAN LAYERS at Walmart and see the superior difference for yourself. Once you’ve put TRIPLE CLEAN LAYERS to the test, share your experience as a Official Tester with your friends!
This post was sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.
Are you prepared for losing that extra hour of sleep when the clocks are turned forward an hour for Daylight Savings on March 10? It may not be so easy, especially if you have young children, who have trouble adapting to change. But you can get ready with sound advice and tips for a smooth and calm transition to Daylight Savings from Certified Sleep Experts from Sleepy Planet, Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack, and your friends, the PAJANIMALS, from The Jim Henson Company and Sprout, the 24 hour children’s preschool channel.
We all know toddlers and preschoolers need plenty of sleep to get through their busy days, especially as they ease into Daylight Savings. Now, you canlearn what it takes to keep your child’s bedtime routine on track with these simple tips from Waldburger and Spivack, who serve as consultants for the critically-acclaimed preschool series, PAJANIMALS, a series designed to help parents establish a bedtime routine for their preschoolers. PAJANIMALS airs nightly on Sprout during The Good Night Show and follows the amazing adventures of four sweet, gentle and cuddly musical puppets that model the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully.
The Night Before – On Saturday, March 9th, turn clocks AHEAD 1 hour.
If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning he/she might be sleepy until 7:30 AM. The entire schedule – naps and bedtime – will then shift one hour later.If you’re happy about this change, great! Just protect your child’s room from too much light in the early morning, and use white noise so they won’t wake with the birds.
If you’d rather help your child get back to the usual schedule, try the following:
Set your alarm for 6:30 AM (according to the new clock) and wake your child at this time. To them, it will feel like 5:30 AM and yes, they may be cranky and tired, but their body will soon get used to the new schedule.
Put your child down at the normal nap time (if they are still napping) according to the new clock and resume a normal schedule from there. Don’t allow a nap longer than usual.
On Sunday night, put your child down at their usual bedtime according to the new time.
Additionally, Sprout.com offers many Pajanimals’ games, activities and content to help your child navigate through their bedtime routine, including:
An all-new Pajanimals Daylight Savings-themed activity page. To download and print, click here.
Tune-in to Sprout between March 18 – April 14 for their “Spring is Sprouting” event, and catch some of your favorite Pajanimals’ episodes, including Apollo’s Special Day, Puppy Love, Share Day, The Cow’s Meow and Team Fort! Pajanimals also airs every Saturday morning on NBC Kids!
Did you know that RSV affects two-thirds of all infants by age one and almost 100% of babies by age two?
100% of babies by the age two?! to me that number is very scary! When my kids were little I had no idea what RSV was. It wasn’t until my sister called me and said that my niece was in the hospital with RSV that I started researching RSV to learn more about it and find out how to protect my kids.
What is RSV:
RSV disease, or Respiratory syncytial virus, is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia in children under 1 year of age in the United States. The RSV season typically runs from November through March. RSV typically causes mild to moderate cold-like symptoms, but in some babies it results in a serious respiratory infection. Those most at risk for severe RSV include premature infants, as their lungs aren’t fully developed and they have fewer infection-fighting antibodies than full-term babies.
Below are symptoms of severe RSV infection that require immediate medical care:
Coughing or wheezing that does not stop
Fast or troubled breathing
Spread-out nostrils and/or a caved-in chest when trying to breathe
Bluish color around the mouth or fingernails
Fever (especially if it is over 100.4°F in infants under 3 months of age)
An estimated that 82% of U.S. children aged six weeks to six years old, spend some amount of time in child care. Whether its one day a week or 5 days a week, the risks of spending time in a daycare or pre-school setting are the same — increased exposure to contagious germs and viruses. Daycare increases this risk of RSV spreading as children are constantly sharing toys, tables and high chairs as well as eating and napping in close quarters.
Parents of preemies should be informed of the dangers of RSV, as well as the risks that certain child care settings can present. If possible, parents of high-risk babies may want to consider alternate options, such as nannies or in-home daycare centers, where exposure to dangerous germs can be minimized. Regardless of child care settings, it’s important for parents who believe their child may be at high-risk for RSV to speak with a doctor about prevention.
Because RSV can live on surfaces (doorknobs, countertops, toys, bedding) for several hours and is often spread through touching, hugging and kissing, all parents should take steps to prevent the spread of the virus.
Here are some ways that you, your child’s caregiver and loved ones can help prevent the spread of RSV:
Wash your hands and child’s hands
Keep toys, clothes, blankets, and sheets clean
Clearly mark bottles/sippy cups by putting labels on them to help caregivers make sure that the babies are drinking out of their own bottles/sippy cups
If your baby uses a pacifier make sure it is cleaned regularly
Avoid crowds and other sick children during RSV season