Tips for traveling with a 1 year old


I don’t know how we did but we survived our first trip with our baby. We boarded five flights (I’m including our connecting flights) and somehow maintained our sanity.

I’ll admit it, I was terrified of flying with a baby. All I could do was imagine how difficult it would be to be traveling with a baby. I agonized for hours over what to pack and pored over articles, praying and hoping for some secret formula.

Here’s the secret formula….

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Wipouch mini review

Wipouch mini review

I’m so excited to receive my Wipouch Mini in the mail recently.

If you’re a mom like me, you probably love having hand wipes with you to quickly wipe down your baby or dirty shopping carts. With all the cute baby products that are out now, why is the packaging for hand wipes such eyesores?!

I researched the brand extensively and I was drawn to cute designs and the sleekness of the package. I also love that it’s made without any BPA, phthalate, and is lead and PVC free! This is great news for the mom or dad that is worried about exposing their baby to dangerous chemicals. So I made my order and waited anxiously for my Wipouch to come all the way from Australia.


The low down:

The mini holds up to 30 wipes and the detachable strap is so useful to snap onto your stroller! I’ve attached it on my baby carrier in case I needed it while going on a walk with my little guy.

I can’t verify yet if it comfortably holds up to 30 wipes I have put about 10-15 wipes in and it does look like it’ll fit a few more. I have to say, the slim design makes for an easier fit in any diaper bag.

I also like the material, since it’s not in the crinkly packaging so it’s a lot quieter for me to grab a wipe from the wipouch. Anyone with a sleeping baby will understand how important this is!

What other uses do you recommend using your Wipouch for?


Smilo unboxing and review

Smilo unboxing and review

Hi all! I can’t believe how busy it has been. From moving and having a baby, I couldn’t find the time! Anyways, I’ve been dying to write this post for awhile and I’m excited to share this product I’ve found.

I recently bought the newborn bundle from Smilo in preparation of the arrival of my little one. I bought the smallest set since I didn’t want to buy too many bottles just in case my little guy didn’t take to the bottles.

What really drew me to the company was the fact that the products were designed by engineers and those in the medical field. It made me really comfortable with purchasing their products for my little one. On top of that, I loved the aesthetics and all the fun colors! How could I resist? I could truly buy a bottle in a color I like. There are four different colors to choose from – purple, blue, orange, or pink.

The newborn bundle comes with 3 bottles, 3 pacifiers (0-3 months), 3 newborn pacifiers, additional bottle nipples, 2 bottle brushes, a blanket, and pacifier clip.

The bundle came nicely packaged and came in a large reusable bag! I love the bag and have been using it around the house so it has come in pretty handy.

As for the bottle, I’ve had no issues with it so far. Little Leo has been nursing really well with these and we have no complaints so far. I’ve actually put in another order for more bottles so we can have more in rotation!

My ultimate favorite item in this set thought , is the newborn pacifier. According to the Smilo website, the pacifier is “is the leading design on the market that helps prevent cross-bite […] and encourages development of suck, swallow and breathe mechanisms. The three support arches in the nipple ensure it expands vs collapses, providing the proper fit and promoting straight smiles in your developing baby”.The newborn pacifier is made with medical grade materials and my baby took to it right away. The first pacifier we received was from the hospital and was much to big for his little mouth. This pacifier fits his mouth perfectly. They currently have a special going on until June 18th for Fathers Day – be sure to use the code DADDYDAY10 to save 10% on orders more than $30! Check out their website here.What recent baby purchase have you made that you absolutely loved? Please share!