Its been so fun watching my little rugrat Maxx waddle throughout the house -I cant believe he started walking so early! He was already getting into everything when he was just crawling, now he's on a whole other level! Literally! He's into EVERYTHING!!! And he's a "put everything in your mouth" kind of kid! When Jack was a baby we never had a problem with him doing this. But this kid has magnets for fingers -he can grab anything even a tiny grain of rice to put in his mouth! We definitely have to keep our eyes on him at all times! I cant believe we only have 3 more weeks of Maxx being a baby! :( He'll turn 1 soon and they seem to grow sooo fast after they pass their first year!
I've been wanting to share my favorite baby products with you -for those of you that have babies or that are expecting a baby soon or for whoever wants to read it! :) So here they are...
1 >>> For those of you that are pumping I highly recommend the Medela electric breast pump! With my first son I used the manual hand pump and it gave me the worst hand cramps! My hands were getting swole! The electric one is totally the way to go! I know its pretty pricey but luckily my best friend let me borrow hers and it made my life so much easier! If your pumping definitely get the pumping bra! This was you have free hands to change the channel on the remote or read a book! Trust me -pumping is a boring process so you need some form of entertainment :)
2 >>> I have tried Pampers, Luvs, Huggies (which used to be my favorite) but I finally found my soulmate diapers -the Up & Up Diapers from Target! They are better than Huggies for only half the price! No more leaky diapers for Maxx! Yay!!!
3 >>> Do you have a drooling baby? I sure did! Especially when he's teething! He was drenching his bibs like crazy and they would soak his clothes! Ugh! Until we found these cool bibs that are waterproof absorbent terry cloth! They have the terry cloth in the front and a plastic liner on the backside to protect their clothes! They are all I used! Saves me from having to change his outfit every hour! They sell these at Target and Walmart too!
4 >>> Up & Up Wipies!!!! These little babies are thee best!!! They're not too dry, not too wet, they're juuuuust right!!! So soft on their baby bottoms! I stand by the unscented ones! Ive tried the sensitive and I didn't like them as much!
side note: They even remove makeup -which is a total plus!!!
5 >>> Did you know that the Dollar Tree sells bundles of hangers for adults and babies too? That's where I buy them from now on!
6 >>> This Fisher Price Sleep & Play saved our sleep for the first few months of Maxx's life! Sometimes babies are congested and when they're super tiny we're afraid of them choking on their spit up! So this cradle is perfectly elevated to help them breath and keep them comfy through the night!
7 >>> I have tried soo many doggone diaper rash creams and none of them have worked! I got this ABC Herbal Diaper Rash Cream as a gift back when I had my first son Jack in 2008 and I swear by it!!! Its only sold online and I order it for all of my friends that are expecting! Its like Magic - its takes the rash away overnight! Poof! Gone!!!
8 >>> And lastly the Fisher Price Swing that moves both front/back and side to side! Its perfect if you have a picky baby -your able to give them options! Did I mention you can plug it into the wall outlet!!! Doesn't need batteries! Awesoooome!!!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.