Top 5 Baby Products in MY Home

I have gone through countless brands of this and that trying to find which products work the best. Here are some of my favorites that I buy over and over again.

1. California Baby Calendula Cream

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I wouldn’t say that Pearl has eczema, but she does get dry, rough patches on her legs. I use this thick calendula cream on her every night after her bath, and her skin is PERFECT until I run out. It never fails: when I run out of this stuff, her dry patches come back no matter which other lotion I use. It is really good, natural, and well worth every penny.

2. Dolphin Organics Body Wash & Shampoo

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Love a good shampoo & body wash duo that is TEAR FREE. If you’ve ever gotten soap in your kid’s eye, you know how crucial it is to have tear free stuff. I love this one because it smells awesome & has no artificial ingredients. Plus, It’s a really good size bottle so you get your money’s worth.

3. My Dentist’s Choice Infant Tooth Wipes

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The notion of brushing an infant’s teeth with a toothbrush seems so insane to me. I tried it a couple times & until Pearl stops trying to eat the toothpaste and throw the brush away, I use these tooth wipes. I can really get in there and wipe the crud off those chompers. Oh, and there’s nothing weird or unsafe in them.

4. Zoli Sippy Cup

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This is the cup of all cups. The tiny straw makes it so easy for a baby who’s learning to drink from a sippy. What’s up with the HUGE thick straws that other brands have?! These cups don’t leak. I’ve been using mine for a year and they’re just starting to show signs of wear & tear. The kid can drink upright or tip the cup upside down, the liquid will still come out. It’s like magic.

5. Poopy Tush Spray

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1 TBS Olive Oil 
1 TBS Liquid Castile Soap
2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (and or Orange Essential Oil)
1 cup Water

Making several bottles of this was honestly one of the best things I ever did as a mom! I got the recipe from my friend Regan’s BLOG . It only requires a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry, and it’s a life saver. Let’s be honest, baby wipes don’t get all of the “fibers” and “enzymes” of poo off of the skin, especially when your kid starts eating solids. You simply spray a couple of sprays of this stuff on the tush and wipe as normal. It literally cuts changing time in half & it’s like the baby’s butt has been washed REALLY clean! I keep a bottle next to the changing table, one downstairs, and one in my diaper bag. It is a MUST have.


Lisa O

Britax RULES!

Car seat….

and Stroller…

What I love about the carrier is that it is so comfortable you can barely feel the weight you’re carrying.

The carseat and stroller are BLACK, which I love, because it’s chic. They are built really well, and the carseat is SO easy to strap in. No hassle at all. The stroller is smooth and handles really well. I have a Graco set, and it was a rickety disappointment. The brand is a little more expensive than your Graco and Chicco brands, but well worth it because you will be able to use it for more than one kid before it falls apart!


Lisa O

Dr. Brown’s Steam Sterilizer Bags

If you use bottles, these bags are a must have. They are amazing and easy to use. You simply take apart all the dirty Dr. Brown’s bottles, rinse them off with soap (I like to give everything a quick scrub with the bottle brush for added peace of mind), stick the parts in the bag, add 2 tablespoons of water, and microwave for 2 minutes. The bottles come out steam cleaned and perfectly sterilized. Each bag can be used 20 times. They are great for traveling, too. I buy them in bulk on, though I’m sure you can get them at babies-r-us or anywhere else they sell baby supplies. Medela makes a sterilizer bag as well, and I find they work the same.

If you want to order some, I suggest you give them a try HERE


Lisa O

Amber Teething Necklaces

Have you seen a lot of babies lately sporting what looks like a beaded, brown necklace? Available for purchase are these necklaces made from Baltic amber that supposedly have properties to help ease the pain of teething. One website claims the necklaces do the following: •Immune boosting properties •Reduction in teething pain •Calm a baby without resorting to drugs •Anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties •Recognized by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic.

The necklaces aren’t for chewing, the baby is just supposed to wear it, and the chemical reaction between the skin and the amber occurs, thus creating healing properties. Naturally, I was intrigued and ordered one to be rush delivered to my house. I have been having a pretty rough couple weeks with this whole teething thing. I felt weird about wrapping it around her neck, it seemed dangerous, so I opted for making it into an anklet.

It has been 3 days since she started wearing it and I’ve noticed about a 25% improvement in overall mood. That’s about 25% not enough to convince me that it actually works. If you want to try it for yourself, you can order from several different sellers on HERE

Let me know if you’ve had any success with it in the comments section. Some of my friends swear by it!


Lisa O