Thursday, May 21, 2015

Things I'm Loving: For Baby

It's been a while since I did a Things I'm Loving post, so I figured it's time to bring it back! 

Here are some of the things I'm loving for our little munchkin, Elizabeth.

I didn't get around to making baby food last weekend (well, I did make one batch of cherries) and our freezer stash is getting very, very low. On Monday, I stopped at Publix to get a few jars of Earth's Best Organic baby food because I just don't have the energy to make homemade food during the week. I stumbled across the Gerber Organic Fruit and Veggie pouches and I was intrigued - not so much of the price, but of the varieties and flavors! I grabbed a few pouches to try out - Banana Squash, Apples Blueberries and Spinach, and a few others. They are around 3.5 ounces which is perfect. Elizabeth had the banana squash one at daycare yesterday and I'm guessing she loved it because it was evident she must have been excited eating it judging by her clothing. LOL. As much as I love making baby food, I love having a back-up plan that involves organic fruits and veggies.
It's no secret - Elizabeth is all over the place these days. She is an expert crawler! One way we helped her get this way is with this toy! It's the closest thing we'll ever get to a dog for a while... haha! The dog moves forward and barks when it's gently bumped or tapped. JB loves it! When we first got it, she was a little skeptical, but now she chases it around the living room and even picks it up by it's ears! Ha! Such a good buy on Amazon Prime for around $17! 



[Three] - Eucerin Baby Eczema Instant Therapy Cream


Oh me, oh my. Elizabeth has eczema. It's not all of the time, so it's really hard to figure out what's causing it. Last week her face was looking really red and so I asked insisted that my husband take her to the pediatrician before dropping her off at daycare. I had a feeling it was just a flair up of eczema, but worried mama wanted her pediatrician to have a look. Our pediatrician gave us an entire box of samples of Eucerin Baby Eczema Instant Therapy Cream, so we don't have to worry about purchasing it for a while - but most drugstores carry it. I love it because it's not greasy at all and it's scent-free. We apply a few thin layers of it a couple times during the day, along with when she first wakes up in the morning and before bed. Her eczema appears to be worst first thing in the morning so it always worries me, but it gets so much better once the cream is applied and once she's no longer laying on her face! **Side note: I'm wondering if she's allergic to the laundry detergent we use and perhaps that's why it's so much worse in the morning, so this weekend, we are switching to something more baby friendly.**



Stay tuned for future Things I'm Loving posts! 

 
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15 comments

  1. I love Gerber products. When my kids were younger, the pouches were their favorite. In fact, they still occasionally ask for them and I get it because it's much healthier than many other products for their age (6 and 9).

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  2. Those fruit pouches are the most amazing invention ever. I so wish they had been out when my girls were toddlers!

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  3. Such a fun post!! When my kids were younger I loved the Gerber products!!

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  4. I don't have any babies left :( But great little list! Companies are always coming out with fun baby products!

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  5. Hope your little one's face clears up soon - poor thing!

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  6. I'm having the same problem with my little one and eczema. It's driving me crazy that I can't figure out what's causing it.

    http://bobaandpearls.net

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  7. We used to use those food pouches when my son was younger. They make things SO easy!

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  8. I love that you make your own baby food and freeze it, great idea! I have heard good and bad things about the baby food that come in the pouches though. I don't remember which brand it was but a mom cut open the pouch and found some mold at the bottom of the pouch. Very upsetting. How would you know if you didn't cut it open to see? Scary! On the other hand, I have heard so many of my mommy friends that love the organic baby food pouches because they're so convenient.

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    1. I don't think it was Gerber. I think it was Plum or Ella's.

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  9. I open in the morning and pour into a plastic container for daycare! I heard about that so I always check!!!!

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  10. So I don't have a baby but I love those pouches haha. They are so good and it's a great way to get a little extra fruit and veggies into your day. When I was still nannying I gave these to the little guy all the time.

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  11. Great products and tips! I'm sure there are many days when making the foods is tiring -- those pouches are like the healthy equivalent of tossing a pizza in the oven for dinner. :)

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  12. Pouches are the best! That Follow Me Fred is super cute! I've never seen it before.Eucerin was the best thing I ever used on my son's eczema. He's 15 now and mostly outgrown it, but we still keep it on hand!

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  13. Great reviews! I love toys that are helpful! It seems like she is having fun and she is learning and does not even know it! She is growing so fast before you know it she will be asking you for makeup tips! Eucerin is my go to for any lotion! Works great and doesn't have girly smells! Hope you have a great weekend! ~Amanda Marie

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  14. I love lists! And any new mom loves when another shares a few winners in her book! Thanks for sharing!

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