So I've noticed that the typical nightlight that you plug into the outlet is just not enough, plus they can be dangerous because if baby can reach them they want to play with them. So here are my favorites that light up my sleepless nights :)
This one comes as a turtle, sea turtle or ladybug that shows three different colors of stars and turns off after 30 minutes by itself. It lights up the room with stars all over the ceiling!
I use this one as a nightlight also. The waterfall makes the room glow and it turns off after 15 minutes by itself.
This one is the best! It has Three soothing natural sounds to choose from: heartbeat, rainforest or ocean
Play one of the three tender lullabies: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Rock-A-Bye Baby and Brahms Cradle Song, The image projector gently rotates one of three interchangeable image disks that show either stars and moons, birds or fish, it also has 15, 30 or 45 minute auto-off timer
Now that I've wasted money on mobiles that last for two minutes and other useless (but cute) toys here are some that are so worth it.
* A glowing blue waterfall with mesmerizing motion leads down to a pool of real bubbling water
* Colorful lights slowly turn on and off while two rainforest friends, a swinging monkey and a frog playing peek-a-boo, move about in the leaves
* Mom can choose between classical music, lullabies, or rainforest sounds for her baby, and choose between 3 modes of activation
* Both mom and baby are able to activate the soother by pressing the cute toucan button on the front of the unit
* Volume is adjustable between high, medium, and low
This is the best Mobile Ever! With a Remote Control!
* Made of a lightweight cotton-weave
* Projects soft moons and stars directly above your baby
* Canopy moves in one direction, the light projection ball in the other
* Mobile plays 4 soothing music selections
* Hi-low volume control allows you to adjust the volume to your desired setting
This also comes in Dora theme, a Train, Mickey Mouse and many more
# Includes realistic engine, horn and horse sounds
# Princess figures pop-up and rotate to the music
# Mirror that lights up, castle that glows
# Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 12-18 Months
# Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With Soap and Water
* Learn & Groove with 15 activities and over 40 songs and melodies!
* Activities provide opportunities for baby to explore with a roll, tap, slide or spin.
* Includes a variety of music styles for baby to enjoy.
* Features legs to attach to table as baby grows.
* Introduces shapes, numbers and counting 1-10 in English and Spanish.
*This Fisher-Price kitchen has all the ingredients-with plenty of learning on the menu!
* The magic starts when baby crawls through the doorway, triggering music, sing-along songs, dancing lights and fun sounds. Both sides of the toy kitchen are loaded with activities and playful discoveries for a full course of learning!
* Learning time!: Learn the alphabet with music & crawl-through fun. Drop balls in kitchen sink for counting. Spin numbers on stove front. Sort shapes & discover colors.
* Music time!: Sing along with 21 delightful songs, including classic favorites & fresh originals. Enjoy songs, greetings & fun phrases on radio stations. 25+ sounds & encouraging phrases with activities!
* Imagination!: Discover the joy of role play in the familiar comfort of a kitchen, with lots of idea-starting activities & realistic sound effects!
* Features three ways to play: Alphabet, Dance-Along and Music Play learning modes.
* Letters of the alphabet light up when baby taps.
* Music Play allows baby to explore creativity and develop gross motor skills with tapping, crawling and moving to the music.
* Introduces the alphabet in English and Spanish.
* Shake and move to a learning groove!
* Maracas provide lights, sounds and learning activities.
* Features three ways to play: Counting, Colors and Music Play learning modes.
* Music Play allows baby to explore creativity and open-ended play.
* Introduces colors, vocabulary and counting 1-10 in English and Spanish.
* Discover the alphabet from Alligator to Zebra!
* Features three ways to play: Letter, Animal and Music learning modes.
* Explore learning with each spin of the wheel.
* Playful musical responses reward each touch.
* Introduces letters A-Z and animal names and sounds.
* Excellent for teaching language skills
* Convenient bag for storage and portability
* Multiple play possibilities
* Big, child friendly pieces
* For children 1 and up
My 2 year old daughter has gotten to the point of picking out her own clothes. Even if it's pajamas (usually with a princess on it) she won't give in. I now hide certain outfits from her if they don't fit with the weather outside. She's just like mommy I guess. I picked my clothes out at 2 and was determined to wear what I wanted..and nothings changed.
If she doesn't think a jacket goes with what she's wearing she refuses. She's even slept in her princess dress up clothes because she wouldn't take them off!
It's funny but also frustrating. The only time she throws a tantrum is when she is wearing something she doesn't like.
I know you have to pick your battles plus she actually has pretty good taste!
The purpose of this blog is by no means to give advice to others as if I know it all. I am like all other moms figuring it out day by day while attempting to look like I know what I’m doing. I realized that I would have to get creative and figure out how to get things done. Examples of some of these things we moms unknowingly have to figure out are listed below:
Attempting to look well rested (I heart concealer) Using your mouth, elbows, hips and knees as if they were hands (extra hands should be a product at Babies r us)
Trying to fit everything into a stroller basket that is too small
Trying to not let the stroller tip over when removing your baby (because my diaper bag is always heavier than the baby)
Strategically planning all outings around naptime..or pay the price Finding all the elevators in the world
Making anything into a changing table and trying to make sure nobody is looking ( so far I've used my lap, my car, benches and more that I just don't even want to say)
Cleaning all the grossest bodily fluids off of your hands with dignity
Multitask like it’s an Olympic Sport (I can breastfeed a newborn, while feeding a toddler, doing the laundry and the dishes at the same time and take a sip of Diet Coke every now and then)
Suppressing all negative emotions until naptime
And more. The point is we are all at some moment experiencing similar things. I will try to focus on three main things while blogging (although most of my family has ADHD and I tend to go off on tangents) Divas, Diapers and Dollars.
Divas will focus on us the moms! Finally huh? And yes we still have the right to be divas Diapers will address all things baby and toddler Dollars will focus on saving money and being resourceful as well as product reviews You can search any of these three topics and more to find what you are looking for.
I'm a mom of two girls. One is 2 years and the other 7 months at the moment. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for having them so close together. Sometimes I think I'm crazy for doing it too. But I know after the first few years they will be really close. Having more than one child is Totally different that having only one. I've learned a lot and want to share the experience with humor (and maybe a glass of wine)