Monday, August 24, 2020

Baby Products We Love 9-12 Months

Baby Products We Love 9-12 Months | Lexi & Lady

If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a recap of products we love from the last year:

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-9 months

In all honesty I didn’t realize I would do this for Baby G’s whole first year. I wrote the initial post for a few friends who asked what they should put on their baby registry. Turns out I created a baby registry list for a whole year!

Baby Smock with Long Sleeves
The more Baby G explores food, the messier it seems to get. A bib is great, but between the smashed avocado and blueberries, I was tired of cleaning his clothes after he ate. That’s where this long sleeve baby smock comes in handy. It covers him completely and I can easily wipe it down after every meal. Plus the patterns are fun!

NUK Simply Natural Learner Cup
While he’s learning to eat, we are also trying to transition away from bottles (sloooowly!). It took him a while to learn to keep up with the amount of liquid he was sucking out of this cup. In the beginning, more of it poured out of his mouth and onto him than he swallowed. He’s gotten better and loves to grab this cup in between shoveling food in his mouth. I also haven’t experienced the cup leaking so that’s a plus.

Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage
Not a baby specific item, but it’s note worthy. I had been eyeing these for a few years before purchasing. They are pretty pricey when you compare getting a ton of cheap plastic ones at the grocery store. Because this is leak-proof and air tight, they are perfect for the foods I prep for Baby G. Even avocado stays fresh longer compared to any other container I have used.

Instant Pot
Another non-baby specific item, but I find myself using this to prep food. We owned our Instant Pot for a few years and I thought I would use it more than I do. When I started prepping food for Baby G I started reaching for the Instant Pot more and more because I can drop a whole bunch of produce into a steamer basket and steam it for a couple of minutes. I start the Instant Pot and can walk away to tackle something else while it does its thing.

Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table
A friend passed this down from her babies. Besides the fact that Baby G LOVES music, this activity table is his jam. As soon as I put him on the floor he crawl right to it. At this point he likes it more than his jumper.

Let’s talk tech! I realized I use these apps all the time and have never talked about them. From the 0-3 month post I shared the Nanit video baby monitor. It comes with an app so we can check in on Baby G from anywhere. This is great when the hubs is working and wants to see him. From day 1 we also started using Baby Tracker. You can record feedings, diaper changes, sleep patterns, and growth. It’s great for saving data to share with doctors. During newborn foggy brain it also kept me on track with when to feed next and when breastfeeding, which side to use! The last app we use is FamilyAlbum. Early on we realized family members were snapping pictures of Baby G that we never saw. The best thing about this app is your can add contributors and they can add their photos too! Unlimited storage, no ads, and it’s free!

I will wrap up here. I feel like I was very wordy this post. Until next post…xoxo Becca

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Friday, July 03, 2020

Recent Purchases – Beauty

Recent Purchases - Beauty

I have not sat down in awhile to write a post so I thought why not share things I’ve purchased recently and do reviews.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
I received this as part of my FabFitFun box. According to the description, it “delivers moisturization while maintaining a gorgeous, healthy glow.” I would agree with that. I put it on in the morning under my foundation and when I wash my face at night it still feels hydrated. Same with at night, when I wash my face in the morning I can feel the product still on my skin.

Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm
I saw this on IG over and over again and thought “Oh what’s the hype about” and figured I would try it for myself. It took me awhile to like it because it was SO different from my previous cleansing process. After a few weeks of using this I noticed my skin wasn’t as dry immediately after removing my makeup. I find it easiest to use this product with the muslin cloth in the shower. Otherwise I make a mess at the sink. If you aren’t willing to spend the full price, they do have a mini version.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
Since having Baby G, my skin has
been different. I don’t know if it is hormones, age, lack of sleep or a combination of all. My go to foundation for the last couple of years has been L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Glow, but now it rubs off or looks patchy by the end of the day. When I saw an ad for their 24-hour Infallible foundation I thought that might be what I need. Not so much. It’s a very thin formula. For good coverage I have to use double the amount of product and it doesn’t last any longer than the Pro Glow. At this point I think I will need to start spending the extra money on a more high end foundation.

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies
Postpartum hair loss…it sucks! My hair started falling out about 6 months after Baby G was born. Right around the time my milk supply dropped and I stopped breastfeeding and pumping. Here I am 10 1/2 months postpartum and my hair is still falling out. How long does this last? I have no idea! With my hair getting thinner and thinner I knew I needed to do something. I add Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides to my shakes (when I have time to make them), but haven’t see any changes. Probably due to lack of consistency. My sister-in-law did chemo for colon cancer and I asked if she used any products to help her hair grow back and she recommended Nature’s Bounty. So far I feel like my new growth is much more visible so I am happy with the product and will continue to use it.

That’s all for now. Being in quarantine means much less beautifying happening. I guess some people have found it a great time to test out new products, but for me, I have enjoyed doing less. Until next post…xoxo Becca

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