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She {hearts} HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set

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Because of safety concerns and on the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, many parents are now choosing to forgo crib bumper pads and excess bedding in the crib. The HALO Safe Sleep Crib set provides everything you need to keep your sweet baby safe and happy.

The five-piece HALO Safe Sleep set includes: a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, SleepSack Swaddle, both in 100% cotton; two coordinating crib sheets in soft cotton jersey; and a matching crib skirt.  I love the Caroline Flower Print, which I received for this review.

Here’s what HALO has to say:

“Too often parents ‘overdress’ the crib with quilt and bumpers, both of which can pose a breathing threat for baby,” comments Bill Schmid, founder of Halo Innovations. “The Halo SleepSack and SleepSack Swaddle are the only things a baby needs in the crib to stay warm and sleeping safely, and the soft jersey sheet provides a snug fit on the mattress.

I love several things about this set.  First of all, the sheets are really soft, which is important to me.  I also think the pattern and colors of the Caroline set are quite adorable!  The skirt is really cute and adds a fun look to the nursery while concealing storage under the crib.  Another thing I love is that by wearing the sleep sacks, my baby can stay comfortable in the cooler months without having loose blankets in her crib.

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The new HALO Safe Sleep Crib Sets are available on amazon.com and babiesrus.com. The set comes in six patterns including pink, blue and neutral tones.

You can also find HALO on these social media networks:

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She {hearts} Baby Magic and Tree Hut’s Lavender and Chamomile

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The Baby Magic brand has been around for a very long time… since the 1950′s. What I didn’t know is how gentle they are compared to other brands. Baby Magic doesn’t use 1,4-dioxane in their manufacturing process. Nor do their products contain parabens or DMDM. They are cruelty free, hypoallergenic and made in the U.S. It’s nice to know that I have another choice in baby bath products that I can grab at the local supermarket.

When I think bath time, I think calm and soothing. Lavender and Chamomile are two ingredients that support that. Baby Magic’s Lavender and Chamomile Calming Baby Bath and Calming Baby Lotion are perfect for nightly baths. The scents together are very tranquil and as Jayden would say, “licious”. The bath doesn’t create tons of bubbles, but that is not why we use it. The lotion is moisturizing… just right, not too watery, not too thick.

You know what else I didn’t know? That Baby Magic had a sister brand… Tree Hut. Tree Hut is a skin care and body care line that includes includes lotions, shower washes, body butters and sugar scrubs. Tree Hut products are made with 100% certified organic Shea butter and also include other natural extracts and oils. As a lover of shea butter, I was happy to receive products from Tree Hut. Sticking withe the Lavender and Chamomile, I chose the Body Butter and Shower Wash. Both products smell divine. The body butter is so creamy smooth. I keep it in my purse and use it when my feet look a little dry and when Jayden needs a moisture replenish. The shower wash is sadly all gone. I used it with the quickness. I love how fresh and clean it made me feel.

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Baby Magic and Tree Hut products are affordable priced and can be found on Amazon and brick and motars such as Target, Walmart, and Kroger.

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She {hearts} Citrus Lane

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Citrus Lane is a unique, very current company that provides monthly subscriptions for boxes filled with fun, practical parent-approved baby and toddler products and items. Each month has a new box theme based on the current season and customer feedback. Best of all, each “best-of” item is a surprise!

Here’s how Citrus Lane works. The great minds at Citrus Lane choose products for their monthly boxes that not only really work, but also have had great feedback from real parents and fulfill a need of parents. To subscribe to their incredible monthly boxes, simply sign up on their website, including your child’s birthdate (up to 3 years) and gender (if desired), and Citrus Lane will cater the items included in each monthly box to you and the stage your child is at. They offer monthly billing and also offer 6 and 12 month packages, which include free boxes!

Citrus Lane‘s boxes are also great for gift giving. Monthly subscription packages are available to purchase as a gift, as well as their Deluxe Shower Box, which is THE perfect present for any mom-to-be. The Deluxe Shower Box includes items such as a swaddling blanket, skin care items, baby toys, and even gift cards for baby announcements. At 32 weeks pregnant with baby #3, I would be beyond delighted if this box happened to show up on my doorstep as we prepare for her arrival!

Citrus Lane sent me their July box. The theme was “Bon Voyage” and focused on items that would be useful as families travel in the summertime. My box included travel-sized gentle skin care products for baby, travel-sized baby detergent, a diaper bag friendly sized baby essentials/first aid kit, a soft baby toy able to clip onto baby’s carseat, a fun bracelet (for mommy!) that is safe for a teething baby, and a coupon to make free postcards on my phone and send them to anyone in the world. SO FUN! I squealed with delight as I studied each product in my box. Even though I’m pregnant with baby #3 (and have tried and been exposed to LOTS of baby products), I’m still constantly on the lookout for useful, tasteful, smart new products and this box alone blew me away! The packaging even made me feel special as I first opened the box. I can’t wait to try out these new products and goodies on our new baby girl.

August’s box will be themed “Back to School” and filled with items to help prepare your child to learn! Check out their cute new video to go with their August box.

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Citrus Lane offers monthly box subscriptions for $25 a month, or subscribe for 6 months for $125 (that’s one free box) or 12 months for $250 (that’s TWO free boxes!). Each box’s surprise items will be season-themed and carefully chosen with your child and his/her stage of development in mind.

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Citrus Lane is offering a 10% discount on all orders with the code 10BLOG, good until 8/14. Also, keep an eye on their Facebook page for additional promotions and discounts!

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She {hearts} The JJ Cole Canvas Satchel

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There are many luxurious diapers bags out there that I’ll admit to drooling over. But when there’s no budget to splurge so much, there are plenty of mid-priced diapers bags as well. The Satchel Bag by JJ Cole Collections is a great choice. I have been admiring it since before baby #2. And now that I have one of my own, I love it even more so. This bag is trendy and functional. It’s a spacious well-made bag that I’m not afraid to actually… use. JJ Cole gives every bag a drop test where they fill each bag with 15 pounds and drop it 1000 times. That seriously blows my mind.

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The satchel has 7 exterior and 4 interiors pockets for bottles and essentials. The satchel includes a removable, padded shoulder strap, stroller grips, and a small coordinating changing pad. The stroller grips are a nice addon.

The satchel is available in canvas and faux leather, canvas being a cheaper option. The bag I have is canvas in stone arbor and I just adore the style. The pattern is so pretty! Guess that’s why we chose the same one for our background here at She {hearts} It ;-).

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The JJ Cole Satchel Bag will be my everyday diaper bag. It’s functional, spacious, heavy-duty and hip at an affordable price point.

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The JJ Cole Canvas Satchel can be purchased at JJColeCollections.com for $69.95.

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She {hearts} Motherlove

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motherlove2Seems like a lot of my showcases here lately have been in regards to nursing. :) To me it is something though that should be equally prepared for as the birth. So often pre-baby moms going into the whole nursing world, think… “Oh it will come naturally.” It often times does not and even more often can be very painful.

I’ve experienced it 3 times and the one thing that I battled each and every time were issues with cracks and nipple pain. Go ahead and sign off men ;-) – but this is a very real issue for nursing mothers and finding a good nursing cream to me, is a must.

motherloveMotherlove’s organic nipple cream was one I came across months ago. While I have not tried it 1st hand yet (since baby is not due til Oct.) – I have read through many real testimonials on amazon and their website. This cream seems like such a wise item to purchase before baby is born.

Motherlove’s organic nipple cream has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients
. It is an all natural herbal salve that quickly relieves the discomfort of sore, cracked nursing nipples.

All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so it does not need to be washed off prior to breastfeeding baby.

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motherlove3So if you are like me, pregnant and due soon… eager yet nervous to enter the nursing world again :) – check out the Motherlove line. They not only offer the organic nipple cream but also many other great mom to be and even baby items.

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She {hearts} Milk Makers

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cookies3One thing that many of us moms experience when it comes time to nurse our babies, is a lack of supply. Other moms, are blessed with an abundance [be thankful]! This struggle can affect moms who nurse exclusively or moms who have to leave after a few weeks and return to work, resorting in pumping while away. Whatever the reason, it can be very frustrating.

There are options out there to help with this problem and one of those comes from a company called Milk Makers.

These amazing cookies were created by a mom who after returning to work, realized she needed help to keep up her supply.

“The combination of oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed helped with my milk production, making it easier to pump at work during the day and breastfeed when I got home.

“I know from experience how hard it is to juggle work, kids and everything else that life throws at you. I wanted to share my new lactation cookies with other moms, giving them a simple, easy way to gain the nutrition they need for breastfeeding, as well as a delicious, healthy treat that they can share with their families.”

Those who have tried Milk Maker Cookies have nothing but praise. You can read lots of the moms testimonies who have tried these cookies personally on their website.

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cookiesSo if you are a mom who is struggling nursing due to lack of supply, check out the Milk Makers website. Also if you are pregnant and about to start the journey nursing, go ahead and prepare and order some. These cookies can be frozen and brought out any time you are ready for one. It would be very wise to have some on hand, just in case.

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She {hearts} Boba Carrier

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Boba CarrierThose who have been reading She {hearts} It for a while now already know how much we love Boba!

I was SUPER excited to receive a Boba Carrier 3G for review shortly after my second daughter was born. I was able to use it when she was just a newborn, and I love it just as much now that she is almost 5 months old! I’ve also worn my almost-two-year-old in this carrier as well with no problems.

The Boba Carrier is an awesome carrier, and I honestly love it a lot more than I thought I would!

It’s easy to put on and take off, and I can easily carry either of my daughters in it.  I love that I can use it for newborns, babies, and toddlers!

 

Some of the great features about the Boba Carrier are:

  • adjustable straps to perfectly customize to your body
  • pockets
  • sleeping hood
  • purse strap holder (genius!)
  • removable foot straps
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I love all of the beautiful prints available for the Boba Carrier.  This carrier is stylish, as well as being convenient and very comfortable!

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You can purchase your own Boba Carrier 3G here in a variety of fun colors and prints, starting at $120.  You can also purchase the Boba Baby Wrap and the new Boba Air.

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