Pregnancy Fruit Free Printable

Watching your belly grow is so exciting, but as your tummy starts to poke out, you begin to wonder just how big your baby is in there. We made this design to share with friends and family, or even print it out and take with your belly shots every few weeks. After all, who doesn’t love to see your cute baby bump?! {Click here} to save the free printable.

how big is my baby at 5 weeks

12 Must-have Products for Baby’s First Year

babySTEALS Week of Mommy Must-haves

Hape Baby Toys: these artfully designed toys are made from premium, sustainably-sourced wood and non-toxic materials. Hape toys are designed to inspire role playing, motor skills, problem solving and to teach basic shapes, colors, sounds, animals, letters, and numbers.

Infantino Activity Gym: Great for tummy time and overhead discovery. Surfboard prop-up pillow, high contrast colors and gentle motion engage baby’s senses.

Little Twig Diaper Cream: Keep baby’s bottom dry and comfortable with Little Twig diaper cream. The extra mild formula is loaded with vitamin E, shea butter and zinc oxide to calm and protect even ultra-sensitive skin.

Mobi Technologies Thermometer: 2-in-1 Thermometer PLUS Food/Bottle Temperature Scanning. The DualScan Prime Ear and Forehead Thermometer offers all the features, accuracy and reliability you’d expect from MOBI, including an additional Food and Bottle mode. With target-specific reading methods and a bright, easy-to-read back-lit display, the compact DualScan Prime meets your family’s needs perfectly.

Tivoli Couture Car Seat Jacket: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that no heavy or bulky clothes be worn by a child when secured in their car seats. Tivoli Couture’s Car Seat Jacket goes over the car seat so there is no fabric between the car seat harness and the baby. Parents should avoid using bunting or car seat covers that thread through the harness straps of their child’s car seat as doing so can interfere with the proper function of the car seat.

b.box snack pack: With two separate compartments that seal separately, you’re able to serve different foods. Also great for crackers and dip, little sandwich shapes and berries. Fab for all ages and stages. Handy spoon stows away in the lid.

Bunnies by the Bay Muslin Knotty Blankets: This adorable Bunnies by the Bay Cuddle Bunny with Blankie is sure to bring comfort and joy to your little one.

aden + anais muslin swaddles: aden + anais boutique products are full of the luxurious bliss that every bundle needs. Organic cotton muslin is as soft and breathable as it gets for the most peaceful newborn sleep, and it only gets softer each time you wash it.

RoSK UPF 45 Sun Cover: RoSK’s Sun Cover provides UPF 45+ sun protection with lightweight, breathable fabric.

Miracle Blanket Swaddle Blanket: Help your baby sleep better than you ever imagined with this 100% cotton knit Miracle Blanket. The Miracle Blanket makes it easy to get the perfect swaddle every time, even in the dark! Your baby will sleep better, longer and will be less fussy since he/she will finally get the sleep they (and you) so desperately need.

Levana Jena Baby Video Monitor: Named for her long-lasting, rechargeable battery life, Jena’s monitor will keep working for over 8 hours with the video screen on! Do more all day or night long with Jena by Levana.

The Sili Company Sili Squeeze: This reusable squeeze lets your little one enjoy delicious blends of freshly pureed food, in addition to ready-made favorites like yogurt and applesauce, while on the go! In sizes that are easy for little hands to manage, and in a squeezable silicone pouch design that makes it easy for tots to feed themselves, the Sili Squeeze is a reusable, revolutionary way to feed your growing baby nutritious food.

Yoreganics Bye Bye Dry Balm: In the days of yore, only Mother Nature’s pure ingredients were used to promote healthy skin. This special blend of organic oils and botanicals will soothe, moisturize, and heal the most delicate skin. Soothes: itching, redness, and irritation. Moisturizes: dry, cracked, and inflamed skin. Relieves: eczema, dry skin, rashes, and more.

 

 

Tivoli Couture Carseat Jacket

babySTEALS.com’s Week of Mommy Must-haves!

Becoming a mom can be overwhelming. All the stuff you need…and stuff you don’t need. How is a new mama going to sort it out? As employees of BabySteals.com, not only are we exposed to the best of the best in the baby world, we are moms who have tested and tried your products ourselves. We hand-picked some of our favorites — the products that saved our sanity, helped us care for our babies, and simply enriched the experience of motherhood. Now we’d love to share those amazing finds with our customers and market your brand as one of our staff picks for what every mom needs in her baby stash!

babySTEALS Week of Mommy Must-haves

Who:

New mommies, pregnant mommies, and even seasoned mamas will find goodies you need! Friends, grandmas, and aunts, Time to stock up for that baby shower stash!

What:

September and August have the highest birth rates in North America, so to celebrate all the baby showers, new mamas, and their bundles of joy, we are having a week of necessities that make being a mom easier.

When:

September 16-19

Where:

The home page, social media channels, and blog of BabySteals.com. Don’t miss it and share with your mommy friends! 

Adventures in Cloth Diapering

Hi. My name is Angie, and until recently I was scared to cloth diaper. A few weeks ago I was oooing and ahhhing over some adorable cloth we had at babySTEALS and wishing I was daring enough to try it. Even though I’m a first-time mom, working at STEALS.com I have been very exposed to the world of cloth diapers. I have heard all the great reasons to cloth diaper.

  • It’s cheaper
  • It’s eco-friendly
  • It’s cuter
  • It’s better on baby’s skin
  • It makes for faster potty training
  • It’s easier that it looks

Just to name a few. But here I was, a mom totally exposed to it with tons of experienced friends and coworkers, and still scared to try. I figured if I was still nervous about it, there are plenty of others who are too. And so I used my fear for good and figured I’d use it as an opportunity to learn everything you need to know to get started — the tips, the tricks, the dos, the don’ts, and the why the hell should I wash this instead of toss it?

 

Types of Cloth Diapers | CD 101

On first glance, cloth diapers can seem overwhelming, intimidating, and well, scary! But once you hear more about the benefits, you may be sold on the idea. Here’s what BabySteals moms have said about why they made the switch to cloth diapering:

“Cost was the initial change for us. Then I realized how easy they are and I love them! So much easier and cuter :)”

“I started with cloth from the beginning. I hated to think of all those diapers sitting in a landfill. I just had baby #2 and did 2 weeks of disposables with both babies and could not believe how much of an increase in garbage there was. I also loved the savings, they look super cute and I don’t have to worry about the chemicals on their skin. The bonus is that they hold in the messes better and keep away diaper rash.”

“I like to say it was to be green, but honestly we started because couldn’t afford disposables, wipes, garbage bags etc… However since we made the switch I could never go back, I love cloth!”

“I was scared until one day my daughter had the worst rash and cried every time we put a diaper on her. I would have paid big bucks that night for a prepped cloth diaper to save her from her misery. I can understand why it hurt too – putting yucky chemicals on a burn- OUCH! The next day I bought a bunch of cloth and never looked back. I’m so glad I made the switch. And DH even got on board as soon as he saw how easy it was. As an added bonus, my daughter potty trained much earlier than her friends (17m) and I fully believe it was because the cloth diapers helped her recognize when she went.” 

Sounds great, but where do you start, right? Here’s a basic guide to the different types of cloth diapers so you can decide which one seems like the right fit.

shell: cloth diaper cover

closure: diapers close with snaps or velcro

soaker: absorbs the mess. Can be cloth that is attached or removable or can even be a disposable insert.

 

All in Ones/All in Twos (AIO/AI2)

What they are: An all in one is what it sounds like — everything you need all in one diaper similar to a disposable. An AIO doesn’t need a separate shell or cover since it’s already part of it. The soaker is either sewn internally or externally. An AIO with an internal soaker will have a longer drying time because the air cannot circulate as well to dry it out where as an external soaker allows for air to circulate and dry faster.

An AI2 has a soaker that you can snap in or insert, meaning you can get two uses out of each diaper. If the shell didn’t get wet, you can remove the soaker and replace it with another.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns

Pockets

What they are:A pocket diaper is two layers of fabric sewn together with an opening to insert a soaker. Because it has the open pocket, you can insert as much material to absorb as you need. They don’t generally have a separate shell, unless it’s a fitted diaper with a pocket.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns

Fitteds

What they are: A fitted diaper contains no waterproof layer and therefore requires a cover. Because of this, it’s the easiest type of diaper to make yourself and buy a shell to surround it.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns

Prefolds

What they are: A prefold diaper is a rectangular cloth in three sections. The outside sections have four layers of fabric and the middle that works as the soaker is six or eight (4x6x4 or 4x8x4). More layers doesn’t always mean more absorbent — the type of fabric used in the layers determines how much it soaks in.

Prefolds can be pinned or snapped on or you can fold it in three and lay it in the cover, but it does require the separate shell.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns

5 Pregnantinis for Expecting Mamas

Just because you’re sporting a baby bump doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fancy drinks. These are five of our favorite cocktails turned mocktails … ahem, “pregnantinis,” that we think you’ll love. Some may even help you cure your morning (all day) sickness and fulfill those pregnant cravings. Don’t know about you, but I loved citrus, watermelon, and anything light and fruity while I was expecting.

Sangria

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sangria-sangria/

http://www.thekitchn.com/drink-recipe-non-alcoholic-sangriarecipes-from-the-kitchn-170254

 

Ginger and lemon iced tea spritzer

http://www.thekitchn.com/iced-green-tea-elixir-with-gin-150867

 

Watermelon strawberry cooler

http://www.thekitchn.com/drink-recipe-watermelon-strawb-151271

 

Rosemary citrus spritzer

http://www.thekitchn.com/drink-recipe-rosemary-citrus-s-148624

 

 

Postpartum Padcicles

Padsicles – 1. Apply a layer of aloe vera all over pad (gel, not liquid concentrate) 2. Pour about a teaspoon of witch hazel {DIY} Padsicles, the must have postpartum item postpartum padsicles pads labor delivery (make sure it’s alcohol-free) over the aloe vera 3. Sprinkle on a few drops of lavender essential oil 4. Wrap each pad in tin foil and freeze for use in your early postpartum days

Baby Shower

Brunch

Quiche

Swedish pancakes

Fresh fruit cones

 

Full meal

veggie sticks

Muffin tacos

Sweet chips and salsa

 

Dessert

mini donut bouquet

watermelon cake

Fruit cups

lemon cucumber water

 

 

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