Let’s start off first with WOW! what a life saver. I could not get Adin to sleep in a bassinet when he was a newborn. As soon as I put him in a bassinet he would start crying because he literally felt like I was just putting him down in a open space. I have a friend and a family member who swore by this and I took their word and made my husband buy it for me. Now, we can’t live without it and will be buying the grand size next.
Everything about the dockatot just works. I am going to name each thing about it and talk a bit about it and you can decide if this product is not perfect enough for your babe.
- It light and easy to carry – I literally will carry this everywhere we go and I can get him to nap anywhere. It comes with a handy to go bag.
- Its great for tummy time & changing
- It’s breathable – I tested this theory because I was so paranoid of him putting his face into it (don’t worry this doesn’t happen)
- Its washable – It un-zips and you can take the cover off and wash it. It is a bit tricky to put back on and zip it up, you probably will need two people to help you with this. (Buy an extra cover because it’s good to have while your baby sleeps in one and you wash the other.. you will thank me later)
- It doesn’t feel like your baby is sleeping on a stone – It is soft and delicate. Adin loves the feeling of it and so do I.
- It’s simple. Literally, simple and smart.
The best part of this product is when I put him in there he knows it’s time for nap or sleep time. It keeps them snuggled in there and prevents him from trying to roll over ( I mean he really tries to do this in his sleep but it prevents him from rolling onto his face). It does have a buckle on the bottom and I just recently opened it because he is now to long for it. The deluxe version is from 0-8 months however I feel like I will be going to the grand around 7 months. I mentioned the grand version to my husband and he didn’t even hesitate, he responded with “Yes, buy it.. He loves it and it works for us”
This retails about $267.00 CAD and an extra cover is about $99.00. So it is a bit pricer but honestly when your a new mom or even a mom with more than one baby you want to sleep and you want your baby to sleep. What got me through these 5 months of motherhood at night is the dockatot. I swear by it and my money was well spent for it.
I was excited to write this post ( I know I say that about every single one but honestly I just have so many amazing products I want to share with you!) This post is about the 4moms mamaroo and how much Adin really liked it and how much I liked it. Hope you enjoy reading!
Firstly I want to start about how stylish it looks, how it is simple and honestly how elegant it looks. I can put this in any part of my living room and it will look good ( I have moved this about a hundred times in my living room, I will talk about why in the post later on) Every colour they have works in every home. I also purchased the newborn insert which was the same colour (It is no longer in there because Adin outgrew it by 2 months) I wish they would’ve included in the box because honestly I feel like you need the newborn insert without it their head at such a small age will just fall to one side.
Putting the mamaroo together had to be the easiest and I was so excited when it arrived I literally put it together that night at 8 months pregnant, thats how light it was and easy. I researched this (of course) for days and read other peoples blogs and posts how their babies enjoyed it and to be completely honest I found some that didn’t enjoy it. This is honestly ok because some babies don’t like it and it just means its not for them. I put Adin in this 5 days after he was born and he fell asleep like an angel every single time.
The swing is the smoothest and really does move like you do. There is about 5 different motions ( Car ride, Kangaroo, Tree swing, Rock-a-bye, and wave) Adin loves the car ride and the rock-a-bye the most. The motion can go from very slow to very fast. As a newborn he used the slowest and then when he got older I got increased the speed. I remember when he was a newborn how much me and my husband swore by this. We would swaddle him, white noise and he would be on the mamaroo and he would fall asleep each time and I could transfer him over to his bed literally asleep. As Adin got older he didn’t fall asleep anymore in it and he was in for more enjoyment. I usually would put him in this to calm him down after his activities and it works like a charm each time. From day one he loved the little patterns above his head. He still looks at them and sometimes I will flip them from the contrast to the colours one every other week. The other great feature on this is that you can connect it to your phone. This is an amazing feature and my husband really enjoyed it the most because he would be on the couch and he could slow it down from the medium speed to the slowest if he eventually wanted to transfer him over to a bassinet.
In the beginning of the post I talked about how many times I moved it around in my house. He started out at the window and enjoyed looking at the picture frames on my bookshelf and then I moved it closer to the window, facing the kitchen and now it is facing the whole living room because he just wants to see everything! Thats how great this product is, its easy to move and its such a nice swing they enjoy being in it and looking at things. I feel the other swings I bought he felt like he was always felt like he was falling back and he couldn’t enjoy the ride.
As Adin got older he really started to slam his feet down on it and tried to roll over in it. I was really afraid of it falling apart or breaking BUT it hasn’t and thats how you know it really is durable and safe. The weight capacity on this is about 22 lbs so make sure that you take note of that. When Adin no longer is interested in the swing or he is 22lbs I probably will be sad or cry putting this away. I really do recommend this product to everyone and my advice is to start early on them because they will fall in love with the soft motion. This retails about $329.99 CAD & The infant insert is about $49.99 CAD.
I hope you enjoyed this post and hope you find yourself looking at one of these babies one day.
Noodle & Boo
In my current bedtime routine post I talked about a couple of products and I really wanted to share on how much I love them. When I was pregnant all I researched about was natural products and all the things I needed, and I still do this today before I put it on my baby. Adin is on a bit on the dry side (like his mama) and we give him a bath everyday so I thought I would make sure he had the best products on him to keep that beautiful baby moisture in.
Soothing Body Wash – Now this body wash has to be my favourite. It cleans without stripping his natural mostiure and smell out of his perfect little baby skin. When I bathe Adin I want to make sure when I am cleaning him that he doesn’t come out dry. It is a soap-free formula and tearless which is important to me because I honestly wouldn’t want him rubbing or crying because the soap hurts his eyes. I will usually put a small amount on a bamboo wash cloth and honestly I get a lot out of such a small amount and I can usually clean his whole body with it. This retails about $20.99 CAD so its a bit pricer but once you try this body wash you honestly will never go back to your old one.
Super Soft Lotion – This lotion is the best smelling lotion and is light but still feels super soft. I honestly put this on Adin and it makes his skin so soft and I just want to cuddle him all night. This lotion has vitamin E and C which helps protect his soft and delicate baby skin. When I put this lotion on him it keeps him moisturized and smelling nice for days, I kid you not. It does retail a bit higher than any other brand of lotion you find at the stores. It retails about $22.99 CAD and is a decent size for lotion and on the plus side you don’t need to use so much, the product literally has so much moisture in it. So I have to say this has to be my favourite baby lotion.
I hope after reading this you decide to pick this brand to be your everyday body wash and lotion for your little one. Hope you enjoyed the read!!
Before I had Adin, I looked and researched for the best monitor but never bought one until he arrived. It was one of the hardest things to buy next to car seat/stroller however I am happy to say I have found the one (After buying 6, trying and returning not even kidding!)
I bought the Angelcare Baby Video Model: AC510 version. It was probably one of the pricier ones in the store but after buying 6 this could not compare. This monitor retails for $289.00 in CAD. The monitor is a 5″ LCD touchscreen, the touchscreen is pretty responsive and it displays the most important things (Pad, Settings, Room Temperature Reporting, Microphone, Search, and Brightness). The monitor also displays on the top the Time, Temperature, Volume, Battery Status, and the Signal for the monitor which is all really good to have.
The monitor can be mounted on the wall or tabletop and is magnetic, which is an awesome design ( Literally it just attached itself nicely) I found out that you can move the camera down and up to get a better view of the baby, which was a bonus for me! The temperature was really important for me because our temperatuere in our house changes so much. The temperature displays either in Celsius or Fahrenheit on the camera and on the parent monitor. It gives you the option to alarm you if the temperature drops to 15 Celsius (Which is too cold) or peaks up to 25 Celsius (Which is too warm) **Babies should be sleeping in 18 Celsius/ 64 Fahrenheit** I also liked that you can add more cameras (Up to 4), a digital zoom in and a decent night vision. You can add a wireless movement sensor pad, which you put under the babies mattress and it tracks subtle movements (Like breathing) it will alarm you if anything. (I did not get this feature nor will I be adding it because I feel like it would freak me out too much) However, if you want that peace of mind its nice that you can add it. I also found that most monitors don’t allow you to go very far with the monitor, which didn’t work for me because my husband and I spend most of our time in the backyard, front yard or in the basement which really reaches most range and loses its signal. The Angelcare goes up to 820ft which is a lot where other cameras average up to max 600ft (BONUS!)
I hope after reading this post that you decide to go with this monitor. You can also visit their website http://www.Angelcare.ca.