Baby Lullabies That Parents Will Enjoy Too

Now that I have a little one again we have been listening to a lot of lullabies. When my boys were younger I had lullaby CDs so we listened to the same songs over and over again. Nowadays, I typically tell Alexa to play baby lullabies when it’s time for Emma’s morning or afternoon nap and during tummy time (which is not a favorite activity of Emma’s) and Alexa plays a variety of songs. Some tunes I recognize from Disney movies, some are classics, and some I had never heard before these past few months. I thought I’d share my favorites for all of you who are looking for some new lullabies to listen to with your baby (because as much as I love “You Are My Sunshine” there’s only so many times a day I want to hear it….)

A Thousand Years (Lullaby) by Christina Perri

Father’s Lullaby by Nick Lachey

Wonderfully Made by Scripture Lullabies

Lullaby by Dixie Chicks

Keep You Safe by JJ Heller (and any of the songs on her ‘I Dream of You Volume II’ album)

A Mother’s Prayer by Rachel Aldous

Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman

Forever Young by Bob Dylan

Baby Mine by Alison Krauss

Sweet Dreams by Jewel

Then there’s the Rockabye Baby lullaby renditions of your favorite songs, like this flashback to my days of Blink-182 obsession- Adam’s Song lullaby rendition

Here are a couple other songs that aren’t lullabies but are still sweet messages to a child…

Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift

When I Pray For You by Dan & Shay

There are so many more choices of songs to sing baby to sleep then when my boys were little! What’s your favorite lullaby? Tweet with me and let me know!

 

8 Diaper Bags That Don’t Look Like Diaper Bags

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. (And also, I’m not pregnant….didn’t want anyone thinking this was an announcement post.)

When my boys were little, my diaper bag couldn’t pass for anything but a diaper bag. It was baby blue and brown and had the name of a well-known children’s store embossed on it. At the time I loved how roomy it was but I’m really liking the new trend of having a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag. If I have another child I’d want something that can pass for a purse when I’m sans kids. (Not that I’m sans kids often but a girl can dream of an evening out, right?)

Here are some of my favorite diaper bags from Baby Cubby, a chic store that carries the top items for mom and baby. All of these can pass for a purse or tote while after the kids are out of diapers.

Oemi Baby Leather Diaper Bag

Hands-down this is my favorite diaper bag I’ve come across. The Oemi leather bag is cut from the finest and softest distressed aniline leather available and is not only stylish but functional, too. It boasts five interior and three exterior pockets giving you more than enough room to stay prepared for everything you’ll need for your little one. Buy it here.

Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Bag 

The Skip Hop Greenwich diaper backpack in smoke is chic and convenient. Made of wipeable vegan leather, it’s the perfect bag for busy parents! It has multiple pockets for ultimate organization and includes a changing pad and stroller straps. Buy it here.

Timi & Leslie Convertible Collection Rachel Satchel

The Timi & Leslie Rachel Satchel is made for the modern mom. Easy-to-clean faux leather, several interior and exterior pockets, included accessories and custom hardware make this a classic bag that won’t look like a diaper bag. Buy it here.

Coco and Kiwi Sydney 5 – Piece Diaper Bag

This sleek and simple design will make a big impact!  The Sydney 5-Piece Diaper Bag is sure to fulfill all your needs with its functional design and special included accessories! Buy it here.

Petunia Pickle Bottom Glazed Pathway Pack

The Pathway Pack is a super classy bag for modern parenting that even dads will want to use. It has great features like a laptop pocket and can be worn as a backpack or cross-body.  The sleek glazed canvas is easy to clean, and the fantastic colors offered will fit either parent’s style. Buy it here.

Little Unicorn Rambler Satchel Diaper Bag

If you need a bag that is both functional and stylish, this is it! The Little Unicorn Olive Rambler Satchel is the ultimate organizer bag with its 12 pockets. The durable cotton canvas is sure to hold up, and the vegan leather adds the perfect trendy touch. Buy it here.

Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag

The Rotunda diaper bag offers a sophisticated combination of style and thoughtful function while you’re on the go with or without your little one. Its sleek design makes it easy to incorporate the Rotunda into your wardrobe long after your babies are out of diapers. I love that it has a tech pocket to protect electronics. Buy it here.

Timi & Leslie Convertible Collection Charlie Tote

The Charlie tote is made from faux leather and features custom hardware in an antique brass finish. The tote is fashionable but has great accessories so it functions well as both a diaper bag and a purse. It has a zippered sac for soiled clothes, a changing bag with front mesh pocket to hold diaper changing necessities, and a stylish clutch with interior credit card slots and an inside zippered pocket for all of mom’s must-haves. Buy it here.

Baby Cubby carries more than just diaper bags, too. They have a large variety of everything parents need for babies and toddlers. I really love that they take the time to make videos about most of the items they carry so you can get an idea of what the products are like in person. They make the online ordering process easy for those of us that are not close by to their Lindon, Utah storefront.

Which diaper bag is your favorite?

 

Baby Shower Memories {Giveaway}

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. Some parts of my pregnancies I’d like to forget- like the morning sickness, food aversions and puffy feet. Other things though, I remember fondly, like my baby shower that was thrown for me while I was pregnant with Jacob. I had a great group of people joining me to celebrate including family members, my work friends and even some of my college friends who came in from out of state. There were delicious foods and cute decorations and everyone gave me such thoughtful gifts. One of my favorite things that I received was a picture frame with everyone’s well wishes on it. I love personalized gifts like that. Other gifts I loved were adorable outfits for my baby and those necessities that every new mom needs like a highchair, a bouncer, toys and packs of diapers. Another item that new moms might not think to buy themselves is special laundry detergent made especially for their new baby’s delicate skin. When my boys were infants we used Dreftbecause it is gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s sensitive skin, tough on stains and has a baby fresh scent. It is also the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians and the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for baby clothes.

As babies grow and develop, laundry needs change for both little ones and their families, which is why Dreft introduced a new line of laundry products that are specially designed for different stages of babyhood. The line includes three products: Dreft Stage 1: Newborn; Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby and Dreft Blissfuls.

Now with Dreft’s line of laundry care products, families can focus less on the mess and more on the amazing moments they share together. I love the new Dreft Blissfuls in-wash scent booster because it lets me bring back that amazing baby scent (and all those memories) whenever I want.

I might not have a little baby anymore but one of my favorite celeb couples will soon and I can’t wait to follow their journey. Sean and Catherine Lowe from “The Bachelor” are expecting a child and Dreft has partnered with them to share their beautiful, messy moments of parenthood. For the first year they will be giving fans a glimpse into their lives as they journey into #amazinghood. Dreft threw them a “Loads of Love” baby shower last week where the couple was showered with all the love, support and essentials needed to prepare them for the arrival of their precious new baby.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Dreft “Baby Shower” Package (ARV $75) which will include:

Dreft product (Newborn, Active Baby, & Blissfuls)
Little Me Welcome to the World Bib and Burp Set
 Little Me Giraffe Gown
Gender Neutral Lovey

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment sharing your favorite pregnancy or baby related memory.

For an extra entry you can share on a social channel and leave the link in a comment below.

Giveaway ends May 15, 2016 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 21 or older to enter and have a US mailing address (NO PO BOXES).

Baby Cuteness…. {Wordless Wednesday}

Thought I’d start your day off with a little cuteness….

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Lifenest Baby Sleeping System Giveaway {$150 Value}

One of my biggest fears when my children were babies was that they would roll over in their sleep. I would check on them multiple times per night just to make sure they were still sleeping on their backs and breathing. I was a bit paranoid about it but I couldn’t help myself. As a mom, the safety of my children was, and still is, a top priority.

I am happy to share about Lifenest because I wish I had this product when my now 4 and 2 year olds were infants. Though I still would have checked on them constantly, I would have been able to relax a little knowing my child had a safe sleeping area. Along with helping baby breathe better, Lifenest also helps prevent Flat Head Syndrome. Watch the YouTube video for a demonstration of how it works. Here is some more information:

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Lifenest Sleeping System

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me your favorite feature of this product

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like LIFENEST on Facebook

4) Share this giveaway on the social network of your choice

5) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

Giveaway ends July 11, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.

(Disclaimer: The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that baby sleep on their back. Talk to your child’s pediatrician before using this, or any other, baby product.)

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own.)

Wordless Wednesday: Babies (and a Giveaway)

Lucas and his cousin, Maddie

I have linked this picture to: Wordless Wednesday Home
5 Minutes for Mom ~ Go Graham Go! ~ Jolly Mom ~ Look What Mom Found… ~ Mom of 3 Girls ~
Momspective ~ MomStart ~ Two of a Kind… ~ Frosted Fingers

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Today’s Giveaway:

One box of All Natural Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

This stuff works awesome (really)! I always used generic diaper rash cream in the past and the rashes always took a few days to go away. This past week Lucas had a diaper rash and when I used the Boudreaux’s “butt paste” his rash was gone by the next day.

I never knew there was such a huge difference in the quality of the diaper rash creams that were on the market so I always just bought the one that was the cheapest or one that I had a coupon for. Won’t be doing that anymore….

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about babies.

Is it their smell, the softness of their skin, their innocence? My favorite thing about babies is that they are so cuddly!

If you don’t need the diaper rash cream but still want to leave a comment that’s ok too (just let me know).

Giveaway ends July 23rd at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: Blairex Laboratories, Inc. sent me one box of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste to try out and one to giveaway to my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to give a positive review about this product.)