I love being a mother and it’s something I’ve embraced since I learned I was pregnant eight years ago. My emotions after having my first son were mostly of wonder, happiness and love, but in the coming weeks another emotion started to creep into my days…confusion. When it comes to taking care of a baby, parents have a plethora of choices. That’s a good thing, but it can also make life more confusing for a new mother! Bottles are the perfect example. From different bottle designs to different nipples that provide certain benefits and flow rates, how is a mother to know which bottle is best for her little one? Babies can be picky and so even after making a choice, many parents find that their little ones reject the bottle or nipple that’s been purchased and favour a different one.
While there are plenty of Playtex products that I enjoy, I must say that my very favourite set of products is the Playtex Mealtime feeding line for toddlers. My boys have been using the Playtex Mealtime dishware since they first started eating solid foods and I love the collection just as much now as I did back then.
I recently received the Playtex Mealtime Toddler Feeding Set to review, but it was by no means the first Playtex Mealtime product we have had in the house. In fact, my boys use the Playtex Mealtime Bowls for their cereal every single morning! What I love about these plates and bowls, even for older children, is that they’re break-proof and shatter-proof with a rubber ring on the bottom to help minimize spills.
If there’s one thing that a mother never stops needing regardless of her child’s age, it’s a diaper bag. My boys aren’t in diapers anymore, so I don’t want a bag that actually looks like a diaper bag. But since I’m carrying my own gear as well as items for my boys any time I leave the house, I still need a bag that is roomy and easy to keep organized. And then Ju-Ju-Be came to my rescue with the B.F.F. bag. In just a few short weeks, this bag really has become my best friend forever!
Ju-Ju-Be bags are already considered the ultimate must-have for a new mom, and with good reason. These bags are multi-functional, easy to organize and come in a huge array of designer styles. Tokidoki is a funky fashion line with a global cult following obsessed with its adorable characters and I have to admit, I fell in love with the Ju-Ju-Be B.F.F. Tokidoki bag in Fairytella as soon as I saw it. The Tokidoki fabric is fun and stylish, and the red lining and trim accents the bag perfectly. I couldn’t wait for the bag to arrive so that I could see if it really was as useful as it was trendy. [Read more…]
All year long, Playtex Mommyville has been featuring some of the amazing Canadian moms that share their knowledge and ideas with others in the Playtex Mommyville Mom of the Month program. It’s a chance to celebrate you for all the things you do in a day, big or small, to ensure that your children are happy and healthy. And participating in the program is so easy!
Just head to the Playtex Mommyville Facebook page and fill out a brief questionnaire with your favourite parenting tips and memories. Each month, Playtex will pick one of the moms that filled out the questionnaire as the Mom of the Month. You’ll be featured on the Playtex Mommyville website and Facebook page cover photo all month long! Isn’t it nice to get a little recognition for all you do?
Becoming a mom is one of the biggest moments in a woman’s life and it’s one that leads to lots of questions. I had so much to learn when I gave birth last year but now, Huggies Canada and the new Huggies Mommy Answers community is helping expecting and new moms find the answers they need. If you’re going to be a first-time mom and you’re feeling a little lost, you’re not alone.
I received the most adorable New Mom Survival Toolkit from Huggies especially for new moms and expecting parents. It contained all kinds of new mom essentials including a pillow, wipes, diapers, slippers and some handy cheat sheets for new parents! [Read more…]