Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BabySteals.com: Earth Mama Angel Baby

One of my FAVORITE brands for Moms and Babies. Hurry, there's a limited supply and steal ends at 9pm MDT.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Kids Emporium Consignment Sale

Thursday, September 8, 2011

All For Children Consignment Sale Starts TONIGHT!

Join us for our Fall/Winter Sale in September 2011!!
This is also the perfect place to get all of your childrens things to replace what you have sold!!

MS Trademart, Fairgrounds off High Street in Jackson

We will be open to the public free admission:
Friday, Sept 9th 8:30am-8:30pm
                   Saturday, Sept 10th 8:00am-1:30pm (many items will be 50% off)
Preview Sales:
Volunteers, Thurs., Sept 8th,  12pm-2pm
Consignors, Thurs., Sept 8th, 2pm-5pm
New Moms and Expecting Moms, Thurs., Sept 8th, 5pm-6pm
Public can enter Thurs., Sept 8th, 6:00pm -9:00 pm for $10 charge
FYI:  Thank you for your previous donations.  We have been able to bless many families locally and around the world through missions. Many of the Spring/Summer donations went to tornado victims

Monday, August 15, 2011

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Free Udder Covers, just pay shipping!

Udder Covers is offering their nursing covers FREE, just pay shipping and handling of $9.95! Select your cover and enter the promo code ONEFREE at checkout. The code actually gives you a $32 discount on their website; you can purchase whatever you like! :) You can also make multiple orders to get the discount, just pay the $9.95 shipping charge with each order.

Monday, August 8, 2011

$20 Target Gift Card For Buying Pampers

Registering for Baby #1

Target, Babies-R-Us, Wal-Mart, etc. all have helpful lists to guide you into registering for all the items you'll need for your first baby.  Except, they include EVERYTHING you could ever need and with the economy like it is, we can get by with the bare minimal and not miss a thing.
What I registered for and what I got were not even close, but, it did give family and friends an idea of the type of items I needed. Bear in mind, this list is the ultimate bare necessities. :)

Nursery & Gear
  • something for newborn to sleep in. (we used a wicker basket in a stroller for quite a while); bassinet, playyard, cradle
  • you'll need a crib too, but not right away. There are deals to be found online but they tend to take a long time to deliver
  • carseat. the travel systems are great but if you know you're going to have a big baby you may want to look at borrowing a carrier and opting for a bigger seat. Most weight limits on baby carrier seats are around 20 lbs. Just a reminder, these things expire after 6 years and HAVE to be replaced after an accident in which the vehicle is not drivable.
  • Mirror for back of seat so you can see baby while you're driving. 
  • High Chair. Totally up to you as to whether you get a full stand alone or one that sits in a chair. We didn't use it until our first born was too active to sit in a swing or stroller.
  • Shopping Cart Cover. Keep all the cooties under wraps when baby is big enough to sit in buggy/cart/basket.
  • Stroller. Again, the travel system is great, but it can be bulky. A simple umbrella stroller works well too once baby can sit supported. Unless you're an avid walker/runner, I don't recommend shelling out big bucks for a jogging stroller.
  •  Diaper bag. Any washable bag with a comfortable strap and lots of pockets. You'll want to store things like pacifiers, meds, and other small items somewhere you can find them in a pinch. 
  • Swing. A lifesaver for naps, laundry, and showers. Doesn't have to be fancy but needs to have head support, automatic swing, and seatbelt. My boys liked the side sway the best but as long as they're moving, I don't really think it matters to babies.
  • crib sheets and mattress pad cover. I recommend minimum of 2 of each for times when diapers leak or baby gets sick.  
  • breathable bumper for crib.  Don't get the cute padded ones.  They increase the risk of SIDS and then when baby can stand they act as an enabler for crawling out of the crib. The breathable ones will keep arms and legs in, drastically reduce the risk of suffocating, and hardly help assist out of a crib.    
  • onesies and footed onesies. I recommend at least 5 of each but you'll probably have tons more. Have a few sizes on hand, babies tend to magically grow overnight into the next size.  In the footed onesies, snaps are most common but zippers are a lot easier when you get into 3-6 month.
  • gowns. Great for newborns, easy to change diapers and acts as a blanket until they're too tall for them.
  • shorts/pants. I don't recommend these for newborns but towards 6 months when baby can sit supported. Otherwise it's another layer to remove to change a diaper.
  • mittens. just a few pair for newborns to keep them from scratching their faces. Many gowns and footed onesies come with optional mittens.
  • hats. Heads grow fast but as a newborn they need to stay warm. Be prepared to buy a bigger size later. You'll want to keep a hat on until baby is old enough to maintain temperature.
  • socks if you don't plan on keeping baby in footed onesies for too long. keep head and feet warm to maintain temperature.
  • shoes. are totally optional until 6-8 months. My firstborn had a ton of shoes and he learned to walk in them at 12 months but they're not at all necessary unless the weather is cold or you need help keeping socks on baby's toes.
Diapers I was encouraged to stock up on diapers while I was pregnant. I did, and a year later I still have some that my kids may never wear. My first born was so small in the rear that he wore preemie diapers for several months. I had a ton of newborn diapers and he stayed in those for a good while too. At a year he was still only in a size 2. That being said, gauge your child's size on you and your partner. Stock up on newborns and size 1 mostly. You can always exchange unopened diapers. Wal-Mart will take them back without a receipt up to 5 times in a year I think. (They want your ID and keep tabs on how many times you do this). Most places have no problem taking back diapers without receipts but make sure the quantity you have is sold at that particular store. Try out several brands and types. Not all brands fit the same and each child and size is different. For example, my firstborn fit into Pampers newborns a lot longer than Huggies but he wore Huggies size 2 with a better fit than Luvs. Also note that there are Pampers swaddlers vs. baby dry, Huggies snugglers vs. snug & dry. The swaddlers and snugglers were my favorites because I felt they were softer and well, snugglier. The baby dry, snug & dry, and Luvs are all very similar in make and material.

  • Bottles. You'll want a few 4 oz bottles for newborns and 8 oz bottles for infants. My personal opinion is that most bottles are the same as long as they don't leak. I didn't like the drop ins but they're not hard to use. I preferred Phillips Avent bottles based on size (I found them on clearance and fell in love, I never paid full price). They fit in the diaper bag better, are short and fat, and easier to hold. For breastmilk I used Gerber 4 oz glass bottles. I had the Medela glass bottles too but they always seemed to leak. I've got cheap bottles from the dollar store that work just as well as the expensive ones. The claims against colic and gas did not affect my choice. My child was gassy because of what he ate not how he ate it. What I'm telling you is don't break your budget buying the most expensive bottles because of their claims. Pick the ones that fit your child likes or you find on sale! Some babies are particular about nipples, so try out a few different ones. Also with nipples, as a newborn they really need a slow flow but after 6 months it doesn't quite matter unless they're extremely thirsty and you've given them a slow flow.
  • Cups. We started out sippy cups around 8 months with different styles of spouts and handles. As he got better dexterity my firstborn changed his preferred cups. Start with 2 or 3 and as baby grows, expand your cup collection as you minimize your bottle collection.
  • You'll want a bottle brush to hand wash but don't worry with sterilizing bottles unless your pediatrician tells you too. Dishwashers just don't get all the milk scum out of nipples or bottles so prepare to hand wash and get some kind of rack to dry them on. I use a round candle holder I found for $1 at a thrift store. Anything that they can hand on to dry works just fine.
Meds, you'll want to keep these on hand at all times to prevent frantic trips to a store in the middle of the night
  • INFANT acetaminophen (doesn't have to be Tylenol brand) until over 25 lbs, then can use Children's
  • INFANT ibuprofen (again, doesn't have to be Motrin or Advil)
  • Gas relief drops, brand name: Mylicon
  • Gripe Water, it's great for hiccups, gas, and tummy aches you can't figure out
  • Neosporin/Bacitracin/Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Saline spray for stuffy noses
  • Diaper rash ointment, just beware of sensitive skin. It can be extremely sensitive to zinc oxide. Try samples first or check my blog for a recipe.
Misc Baby care Items
  • Wipes of course
  • nasal aspirator (the hospital ones are the best!)
  • nail clippers
  • thermometer
  • receiving blankets, 3-5 for snuggling, swaddling, and diaper changes
  • wash cloths, you'll want several for faces, bottoms, and baths
  • towel, just 1 or 2 for after baths
  • baby wash
  • baby lotion (if you so choose, I didn't)
  • pacifiers if you want. I like the First Year soothies because they have no hard parts
  • simple toys, rattles, blocks
This should get you started. Email me with questions. I'm sure I can think of more later. This is completely from my head, no books or lists required. :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Consignment in Brandon, Grand Opening This Saturday!

Children's Resale & Boutique
Woodgate Crossing
118 Service Drive Ste 5
By Mazzio's in Brandon


*Now accepting children and baby items: clothing, furniture, toys, and accessories.
*Also seeing Vendors of Children's Items.

Call Julie at 601-954-1307 to drop off items.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

Since I couldn't find HappyTails cream and after talking to our pediatrician, I've concocted my own diaper cream that I call Mommy's Butt Balm.  Real creative I know.  Wanna know what's in it?
Unmeasured amounts, but close to equal parts of:

Desitin (zinc oxide ointment) for diaper rash
tea tree oil, an antiseptic astringent
neosporin cream (triple antibiotic cream), for bacterial infection
Lotrimin (clotrimazole), for fungal infection
organic baby lotion (angel baby earth mama) as a neutralizer
or organic almond or coconut oil as a neutralizer
hydrocortisone cream for itching

Liam has such sensitive skin I probably put more lotion in than anything else based on smell. I have it in a tupperware type container next to the changing table. Be sure to stir well before applying. I make more as the supply gets low.  I never measure anything so it's probably different every time but it has worked wonders!  Whatever the rash is has disappeared almost completely!

Note: This mixture is not cloth-diaper friendly so please use a liner between ointment and diaper to protect your diapers.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Consignment Announcement

 All 4 Children Consignment Fall/Winter Sale
Registration is now open for our Fall/Winter Consignment Event.
Drop off is scheduled for 9/7/11
Preview Sales will be held 9/8/11
Public Sale 9/9/11 and 9/10/11 (many items ½ off on 9/10/11)
We are moving - Our Fall/Winter Sale will be held at the MS Trade Mart.
Tagging service for only a limited # of consignors. If you would like to consign but don’t have time to get your items ready we will provide a tagging service. The consignor percentages are not the same when utilizing this service. Email:
cbpampa@yahoo.com with inquiries if you are interested in this service as there are limited spaces for this service.We will not be able to accept items that need batteries if we are unable to verify the working condition of the item. So be sure to have batteries in the item.
Checks will be mailed the week following the sale.
Crib regulations have changed this year and therefore we will be very strict on the cribs we will be able to accept. You can check the recall website for updates. If you are unsure please direct any inquiries to our email and we will be glad to let you know if your crib will be accepted or not. cbpampa@yahoo.com

Be sure to check all the volunteer options as these spots go first as everyone wants the ability to shop first.
Lastly if you have a business that you feel would benefit local families please be sure to check our vendor options.


visit us on facebook as well for updates.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Still a work in progress

I'm still working diligently when Liam allows to compile all my favorite things. This is a constantly evolving project as I find new things that I like better. :) Feel free to share input and ideas to my email.

Thanks for sharing in this project with me!


Monday, June 27, 2011

New Blog!

This is my latest adventure, putting together all my knowledge and references for mom and mommies-to-be. It's still majorly under construction so check back often for changes. Right now I'm working on the pages section. Feel free to comment or give me suggestions.  You can email me at mommyof2boysunder2@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Review of Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat in Onyx

Originally submitted at Strollers.com

  • Convertible car seat
  • Marathon 70 Collection
  • Color: Onyx
  • Rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 lbs up to 70 pounds
  • SafeCells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravi...

Wish we had two!
By CrickeeMac from Jackson, MS on 2/22/2011
4out of 5
I love how secure the seat is in my Pathfinder. It is a little cumbersome to get my 8 month old in and out of it but I'm only 5'0. The rest of the family was able to figure out how to use it without in depth instruction and have no complaints. I think I will prefer it better front facing but it makes me feel secure rear facing as well.