Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Best Products for Your Transitioning Baby

Charlotte is now 11 months old and a few months ago I found myself wavering back and forth between the new baby stage and older baby stage, with everything from feeding to sleeping to bath time.  So today, I'm sharing a list of my must haves for a transitioning baby that I know you'll love, too. 

DockATot - Our DockATot has been a life saver for us.  Due to Charlotte rolling over extremely early, we were at a loss of what to do with her at night because she was swaddled, yet still rolling over while her arms were tucked in.  We started with the DockATot Deluxe, which was comfortable for her until she was about 10 months old then it started to get a bit tight.  Many of you were asking for suggestions on what to use once your little one outgrew the DockATot Deluxe and I can't recommend the DockATot Grand enough! The Grand will last your little one all the way through toddlerhood.  Trust me, Olivia fit perfectly in it and she'll be four in a few short weeks! I love that the Grand creates a comforting space for her, yet she's free to move around.  She hasn't always been the greatest sleeper and I swear the Grand has been a lifesaver.  She's so much happier and much more rested, which makes for a happier mommy, too!  If you sign up for emails, you'll receive a coupon for $10 off and seriously it is worth every penny.  Cost per use and your sanity - so worth it!! 

Freshly Picked  - Freshly Picked moccs have been a favorite of ours since day one for both girls.  With little teetering feet, these are so great for little ones learning to walk.  I love the simplicity yet sturdiness of them and they are so cute for any occasion! These mary janes are the sweetest new style!!!  I can just see these as the perfect accessory to Easter dresses! 

The Stair Barrier - Two words: crawling baby.  There's nothing worse than a baby gate that you either can't open yourself, is super ugly, doesn't match the rest of your house or doesn't work correctly.  Can you tell I'm not a fan of traditional baby gates?  If you're like me, look no further than the Stair Barrier.  This is the prettiest baby gate and there are two configurations available, which is perfect for those looking for banister to banister or wall to banister.  They also come in a variety of sizes and great designs to match your home's decor.  My sister got the Beige Geo gate and it is so pretty yet so functional and creates the perfect safe barrier for little ones crawling around. Check out my instagram for some fun live videos to see what Emilie & Charlotte think of their new stair barrier.  Spoiler alert: they can't go past it ;) 

Finn + Emma - Finn + Emma is my go-to for the softest organic pajamas for the girls and wooden toys for Charlotte.  Babies put everything in their mouths, especially those who are teething, and they have some of the best wooden teethers I've seen. All of their toys are made from an Indian hardwood, finished with natural vegetable seed wax and then stuffed with dried beans.  I love that Charlotte can happily chomp away on a natural, safe toy.  This hedgehog rattle is one of my favorites! 

The Baby Cubby  - The Baby Cubby is for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. It is my go-to shop for baby shower gifts.  Baby Cubby price matches - even Amazon!! and offers free shipping for orders over $49. Their team is made up of parents who have been there, we know what it’s like and we are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing they are and how important their role is.  Their customer service is excellent and I love that they do all the research for you and sell only the best products that they truly believe in.  The list goes on and on for all of the great products they carry, but some of my favorites for a transitioning baby include the ezpz mats - so great for babies who are feeding themselves, yet messy little eaters who throw their plates, puj bath treads - for slippery little ones who love to splash around, and the Boon Flair - super stylish, easy to clean highchair.  Definitely your go-to shop for your next baby shower gift - you won't be disappointed! 

I hope this list helps you out to learn some of my favorite products for your transitioning little one!  What are some of your must have products? 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The MOST comfortable leggings EVER + LuLaRoe Giveaway!

You guys!  Have you or have you not found a pair of the most comfortable pants ever in life? If you have, you'll be super excited for the giveaway at the end of this post. If you haven't, you neeeed to try LuLaRoe and be double excited for the chance to win a pair of your own! 
LuLaRoe - where fashion meets comfort.  This video shows the production process and its so cool to see how all of the pieces are designed, cut, sewed, and shipped off to consultants.  I can't imagine how fun it is to open those boxes to see all of the goodies and designs that came!! 

My friend Jess sent me the prettiest pink pair and let's just say it was love at first try.  Seriously, I'd wear these every day, all-day-long. I love that they are not see through (one of my biggest concerns with leggings), buttery soft, and wash so well! Some of the smaller, more simple patterns are definitely something I could get into with a solid top.  If you're looking for your "unicorn", aka a pattern that you just need to have and are searching for, follow along on Facebook and check out Jess' LuLaRoe VIP group! She has so many styles to choose from and so many pretty patterns! Inventory is constantly changing, which makes it even more fun to follow along to see what comes out next!  She also has super fun giveaways that you won't want to miss.  Some of my favorite styles besides the leggings are the Amelia (with pockets!) and the Randy tees.  This chart below is the best to describe each style to choose from.  I love that you can dress these pieces up as much as you can dress them down.  The kid options are so cute and so comfortable for them, too! 

Jess and I have teamed up to give away a mystery pair of OS or TC Leggings and I cannot wait to see who the lucky winner is!! To enter the giveaway, complete the Rafflecopter below.  We'll be checking to make sure the winner has completed the entries and liked/followed both LuLaRoe Jessica Reynolds VIPs and The Birds Nest :) 

Giveaway ends Friday, March 24 and the lucky winner will be contacted shortly after.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck, friends!! Thank you so much to Jess for this fun giveaway!! XOXO a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Yummiest "Peanut Butter Pie" Breakfast Recipe

You guys, I cannot get enough of this!  Today I'm sharing the easiest, yummiest, ever-so-satistfying peanut butter pie recipe.  The catch is that its for breakfast!😱 A few weeks ago my sister texted me with a "best decision of my life" message... thinking it was about her kids, house, job etc I was so wrong - it was about peanut butter pie. Literally it tastes like peanut butter a bowl...for breakfast.  I die. Now, I've tried all sorts of Pinterest inspired recipes for overnight oats, "dessert" parfaits, etc.  This is legit and you will dream of making this again and again.  Especially if you're a mom because it's that easy and that delicious.  

Now, I'm not huge on measuring so we're going to just wing it...

Yummiest Breakast Peanut Butter Pie in a Bowl:

1/2 to 3/4 cup of your favorite plain Greek yogurt 
Rounded spoonful of peanut butter
A handful of chocolate chips 
1 tsp. brown sugar

Mix it all together and enjoy!  That's it.  It's that simple.  You can play around with how much you add of each ingredient to get the right consistency and sweetness for you.  I tend to throw about 5-6 chocolate chips in there and a sprinkle of brown sugar, for reference.  You could definitely prep this the night before and eat it to-go or have it in the fridge waiting for you.  Kind of like that first cup of coffee that you dream of.  Just me?  Anyway, make this.  Today.  Let me know what you think!  Follow along on my instastories for more quick recipes (@thebirdsnestblog) XOXO 

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