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Project Nursery is your one stop shop

 

Project Nursery, our favorite online destination for nursery inspiration and all things baby, just opened up a brand new Project Nursery Shop with baby nursery décor and gifts, so we’ve rounded up our top 10 picks to share with you today. The shop is a dream, with so many whimsical and perfect pieces to adorn your nursery. From furniture and décor to toys and prints, they have anything you could want to add those special touches to your nursery and make it truly unique and beautiful. Project Nursery has carefully selected popular products for each category to bring the latest in nursery design to all parents.

Through their collaborations with top baby brands, they have created a beautiful shop with everything you could want from the best names out there. Here are our top picks.

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felt ball garland
dream big print
closet dividers
gold dot pillow
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knit cat doll
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owl night lamp
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Felt Ball Garland, $20
The sweetest little garland to add fun pops of color to your nursery! You can use it as a decoration for Baby’s 1st birthday, too.

Dream Big print, $20
The perfect print to adorn the walls of your nursery, this one is not only pretty, but has a great message for your little one, as well. Dream big!

Closet Dividers, $25
We love this idea for organizing Baby’s closet! These dividers help to simplify your life and separate all of the cute little baby clothes into sections by size. Genius!

Metallic Gold Dot Lumbar Pillow, $60
How gorgeous is this pillow? A lumbar pillow is great for mom or dad’s back, too! We need all the help we can get, right?

Wave Hamper, $65
A hamper in a nursery is super convenient, and this particular one is just too cute! And cuteness is a definite priority for anything in a nursery!

Mini Cat Knit Doll, $44
Every baby needs some stuffed animals. These dolls are cute, classic and gender neutral!

White Cloud and Moon Mobile, $70
This sweet mobile is simple and the perfect addition to just above the crib. Baby will love staring at it and you’ll love that it goes so well with the nursery aesthetic!

Owl Night Lamp, $100
A night light is crucial for setting the mellow mood for bedtime, and this owl lamp is the cutest one we’ve seen!

Patterned Poof, $100
Because mom needs a few things in the nursery for herself, too, right?

Wooden Cosmo Push Toy, $32
How cute is this wooden car? Love how simple and classic it is, and Baby is sure to love it, too!

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Plan an adorable Rustic Baby Shower

Gather friends and family together to celebrate that special mama-to-be with a rustic fall baby shower!  This is the perfect cozy and charming way to spoil a pregnant friend and her new baby. We’ve found the most adorable ways to incorporate fall into a chic baby shower.

Rustic Baby Shower Invitations

Start with a perfect baby shower invitation

A rustic baby shower fits perfectly into the color scheme created with colored leaves and cooler weather. Start with a complete invitation package that works with your theme, like these Rustic Baby Shower Invitations ($15.00). Invitations can also be purchased as a digital download if you are interested in crafting them yourself. With a metallic envelope, rustic details, and separate registry tag, this invitation contains everything you’ll need.

Rustic Baby Shower
Paper Pin Wheel Garland $18.00
Rustic Baby Shower Banner $36.00
Rustic Burlap Banner $20.00
Rustic Painted Mason Jars $24.00
Wishing Tree Tags $14.99
Rustic Chic Diaper Cake $70.00
Rustic Baby Shower Invitation $15.00

Want to add an extra gift to your registry purchase? We’ve compiled 10 Unique baby shower gifts any new mom will love.

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Decorate your table with a rustic tablecloth

Whether you’re hosting the shower at your home or an outside location, adding table linens can really reinforce the theme of your fall baby shower. A Burlap Tablecloth has the rustic look of burlap with a softer feel — and the ability to machine wash the linens when you’re finished (Burlap-Tablecloth, $).

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Use eco-friendly tableware for a sweet table setting

If you’re throwing the shower at a hall, hotel, or restaurant, tableware will likely be provided. However, if you’re having a fall baby shower at your home, there’s nothing like seeking out eco-friendly tableware to help make your table adorable and your clean-up a little easier. We adore Susty Party products for several reasons.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Susty Party creates disposable tableware that is compostable yet colorful, highly-functional, party-ready, and responsibly made in partnership with non-profit factories who employ and empower the visually impaired community. All Susty Party products – our plates, bowls, cups, straws, cutlery, tablecloths, and napkins – are made from renewable or sustainably harvested materials, and made in North America!

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Match your games to your rustic shower theme

Finding an easy baby shower game that doesn’t annoy guests and helps the mom-to-be is simple with the Apple of My Eye baby shower. Simple buy a Half-bushel basket or two (Bin-Store, $6). Fill the bushel basket with diapers — we love Pampers Swaddlers diapers — and have each guest guess how many diapers are in the basket (P&G eStore, $28). The guest closest to the winning amount gets a prize, and the pregnant mama leaves with extra diapers.

If you’re looking for additional shower games, we have 5 Baby shower games that won’t make you cringe.

When you throw a shower, do you prefer to stick with a theme or to mix and match as you go?
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As a parent, you want the very best for your child, and so we’ve put together a list of our favorite organic lines for baby. These companies have all natural products that are sensitive and perfect for your sweet baby. What baby wears, eats and comes in contact with needs to be gentle and all natural, without costing an arm and a leg.

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Burt’s Bees Baby

A line full of organic bath, body and clothing products for your precious baby, Burt’s Bees Baby is a favorite amongst parents. Each product is gentle enough for soft and sensitive baby skin and the bath products have the loveliest hint of honey scent. Be prepared to look forward to bath time like never before.

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VONBON

VONBON is an organic and hip shop full of cute blankets and clothes for babies in super stylish patterns. We’re especially loving the bib bandanas (genius!) and little knotted hats. This shop has everything you need to accessorize your baby to the nines.

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The Honest Company

The Honest Company has gained popularity very quickly, and for good reason. All of the products are organic and safe for baby, with an array of non-toxic items that not only smell good but are also beautifully designed. The Honest Company has a variety of eco-friendly bath products, skincare, diapers and nutritional supplements that you’ll feel good about using on your baby.

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Earth’s Best

What you feed your baby is hugely important, I think we can all agree. For me, I want him to get the very best and only organic and clean food, since all he’s known so far in life is 100% natural and I want him to continue with that! Enter Earth’s Best, an all-natural organic line of baby food full of the best ingredients to nourish your little one.

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Babyganics

Babyganics is a great line of baby products that use no harmful or toxic ingredients. They have a wide variety of home products such as laundry detergent, tub and tile cleaner, hand sanitizer, dish soap and many more to make your whole home baby-safe! Plus, the labeling is just so stinking cute. That counts for something, too.

What are your favorite organic lines for baby?
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Strollers are getting fancier and more high tech than ever before, but you’re also paying for that with higher prices than ever. Can a mom ever get a good quality stroller when she’s on a tight budget? The answer is yes, and here you’re going to see strollers of all different types that give you the best bang for your buck. Here are the eight best affordable strollers 2014:

1. Jeep Cherokee Sport

jeep-cherokee-sport $50-$80
Ideal for parents who need a stroller for running errands, the Jeep Cherokee Sport has everything the full-featured strollers have without the weight. Only 13 pounds, the Cherokee Sport has a large sun canopy, a snack tray for your kiddo, and a large storage basket to keep all your stuff. The seat has multiple reclining positions so your child can rest comfortably, and the 5-point safety harness transforms into a 3-point lap belt to enable more freedom of movement for your older child.

 

2. Chicco Capri

chicco-capri$80
Often compared with the Maclaren Volo, the Chicco Capri is only half the price. This ultra-lightweight umbrella stroller weighs only 11 pounds, yet holds your child up to 37 pounds. This is a popular stroller to take on flights and parents say they easily gate-check it. Parents also say that they like the one-handed fold and carrying strap and the travel bag it comes with makes transport super convenient.

3. The First Years Ignite

the-first-years-ignite $50-$60
If you have a heavier child and need a higher weight capacity stroller, then the Ignite is the umbrella stroller to look for. While weighing only 14 pounds, this stroller holds your child up to 50 pounds. The Ignite has larger, 6-inch wheels, which go over bumps smoother. Higher handles are comfortable for adults of all different heights. It has not only a little storage basket behind the seat, but also a parent console between the handles. Not many umbrella strollers offer that!  Oh, and the seat has one recline position for naps.

 

4. Baby Trend Expedition

baby-trend-expedition-jogger$90-$143
If you really want to go out and get a good workout and a 3-wheeled all-terrain stroller is on your wishlist, you will be pleased to know that there’s a budget-priced product for you. The Baby Trend Expedition is great for taking your little one out to the park or over grass, mulch or gravel. Sixteen-inch rear wheels all air-filled give an ultra-smooth ride and easy maneuverability. Parents give the Expedition 4.5-star ratings for the value they get for their money, the smooth ride/maneuverability and how comfortable it is for both parents and for children to use.

 

5. Graco RoomFor2

graco-roomfor2 $117-$130
Stand and ride, or sit and stand strollers, are more compact and less weight than full-on doubles. Your older preschooler has either a bench to sit on, with a seat belt, or a platform to stand on with handles to hang on to. Your little one up front has a seat with a recline and a nice sized sun canopy and snack tray. You get a parent console with two deep cup holders and a tray that holds your smart phone perfectly. Parents give this stroller 4.5-star reviews for the quick, compact fold and light weight. Great for taking on trips to Disney!

 

6. Graco DuoGlider

graco-duoglider$130-$140
If a double stroller is what you need, and you want to go with a quality brand, then the Graco DuoGlider will fit into your budget nicely. It is the #1 best seller in Tandem strollers on Amazon, and for good reason. Favorite features parents mention are the easy fold and open that can be done one-handed. The huge storage basket is a hit, and the deep recline in the seats gives children the rest they need. The light weight (for a double!) is convenient, and parents comment on the quality materials and sturdiness of this double stroller.

 

7. Combi Cosmo

combi-cosmo$101-$111
The Combi Cosmo is a practical lightweight stroller that is going to suit you well for running errands or for going on a trip where you want something with a bit more features than an umbrella stroller. One of the things I like about Combi strollers is the cocoon-like infant safety boot, which is a flap of fabric that comes out from beneath the seat and attaches around the snack tray. It gives your little one more comfort and security. I like the cup holder and parent tray and lots of cushioning!

 

8. Jeep Wrangler Twin Sport

jeep-wrangler-twin-sport$90
This is probably one of the best affordable strollers for 2014, when you need a double lightweight, easy-to-take-with-you product that is easy to use. The Jeep Wrangler Twin Sport has independent reclining seats, which is a bonus for an affordable umbrella stroller. Each passenger can weight up to 35 pounds, bringing the total weight limit to 70 pounds. Parents give the basic Wrangler Twin Sport 4-star reviews for how convenient it is to fold up and keep in the trunk.

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Welcome baby with metallic nursery decor

Choosing the perfect nursery decor doesn’t always involve bright colors and building blocks. Metallic nursery accessories might not seem like a natural choice for a sweet baby’s room, but the versatile finish fits into a variety of nursery themes. From ornate and glamorous to sleek and modern, metallic accessories can help you create the nursery of your dreams.

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photo credit: Project Nursery

Gold adds glamour to a sweet nursery

If your design aesthetic leans toward the ornate, gold is the metallic to add luxurious touches to your nursery. Warm colors work best with gold, and a nursery awash in gold and pink easily becomes a nursery for your little princess. The Project Nursery Pink and Gold Gorgeousness Nursery is a glamorous room featuring gold and pink wallpaper. If you aren’t sure about the commitment of wallpaper in your nursery, look to gold accessories to add a luxe touch to your decor.

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  1. I Love You to the Moon and Back Print (Project Nursery, $20)
  2. Wood Wall Monogram in Gold (Project Nursery, $310)
  3. Tea Room Wall Mirror (Land of Nod, $169)
  4. McKinley Gold Chandelier (Pottery Barn Kids, $299)
  5. Purple and Gold Nursery Pillow (Caden Lane, $64)
Go modern with silver nursery decor

silver nursery decor

Silver adds a modern sheen to any nursery, in part because it pairs so well with almost any color palette. Shades from jewel tones to pastels can benefit from silver accent pieces. Whether you want a sleek, monochromatic look or one that uses deep color, like the Silver Safari Nursery pictured above, silver is the perfect accent to add visual interest.

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  1. White Cloud and Moon Mobile in Silver (Project Nursery, $70)
  2. Star Bright Decals in Silver (Land of Nod, $49)
  3. Fisherman Pendant (Pottery Barn Kids, $79)
  4. Little Twigs Wall Mirror (Land of Nod, $219)
  5. Love Letter Pillow (Posh Tots, $140)
Invest in metallic nursery accessories

Metallic nursery accessories can be splurge pieces for your baby’s room because of their decorating versatility. Silver and gold are classic accent colors, and the pieces you invest in for your nursery can be repurposed in your child’s room as he or she grows older. Some of the pieces are so gorgeous, you might find that you’re tempted to repurpose them in other rooms in your home!

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Stock your diaper bag with the must-haves from Target

Diaper Bag Essentials Every single mom has different diaper bag essentials and having gone through three babies (and countless diaper bags!) I can tell you that that whole “everything but the kitchen sink” rumor about diaper bags is true. Moms are known for keeping helpful items in their diaper bags — like diapers and a spare bottle — and other goodies that help them manage motherhood when they’re not at home.

So, how does a mom narrow down what to keep in her diaper bag?

Here are some of my must-have diaper bag essentials from one of my favorite places to stock my diaper bag, Target. And, while they carry everything under the moon to keep babies and mamas happy while they’re out exploring, they don’t, thankfully, carry kitchen sinks. Be sure to visit the Target Baby Sale, which is running now through September 13, 2014, with fantastic prices on everything you need for your diaper bag (including many of the items listed below!)… and more.

Diaper bag essentials for baby

Diaper Bag Essentials for Baby 1. Extra socks Because you know that you’ll lose one along the way… especially if you baby isn’t wearing shoes yet. Grab a few extra pair of socks and stash them in the bottom of your diaper bag for those “Oh, no!” mommy moments. (Just One You Made By Carters Newborn Boys’ 3-Pack Terry Cuff Monkey Socks, $5)

2. A stock of pacifiers If your baby is a pacifier-aholic, extra pacifiers should be the first thing you put in your diaper bag. In fact, we’d even argue that having a spare pacifier will get you further than a spare diaper! We adore these sweet, modern pacifier designs for super-hip babies. (NUK Babytalk Orthodontic Pacifier 2-Pack, $4)

3. Something to play with Take it from moms who have been through the baby-phase a time or two, keeping some special toys in your diaper bag — ones that your baby regularly play with at home — will get you those extra five-minutes to visit with a friend over coffee or to try on that dress you’ve been eyeing. (B. Wheeee-Is Soft Cars 4-Pack, $16)

4. Bored-fighting board books They chew them. They suck on them. Sometimes they even seem to be babbling with the pages open, as if they’re reading them. Board books are sure to keep baby boredom at bay and they’ll often save your sanity on those extra-long pediatrician appointments. Be sure to switch up the book that you keep in your bag from time-to-time! (The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book, $11)

5. The go-everywhere and do-everything diaper bag Okay, you have all of this great gear, but what are you going to use to carry it? A mom-favorite brand that you might not realize they carry at Target, Skip Hop, always pulls through with diaper bags that are both functional, and stylish. (Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag, $60)

6. Snacks for hungry tummies Happy tummies equals happy babies. Snacks are always a must-have for diaper bags and they are always quick to go. Make sure you grab a few new kinds every time you hit up your local store! (Ella’s Kitchen Organic Nibby Fingers, $4)

7. Wipes, always, wipes If you talk to moms of older children — ones who are long out of the diaper stage — you’ll find that they still carry a pack of baby wipes in their purses! Bonus points to Target for now carrying mom-favorite, The Honest Company. (Honest Natural Face, Hand and Baby Wipes, 10 Count, $1)

Diaper bag essentials for mom

Diaper Bag Essentials for Mom 1. A fun water bottle This is one that does double-duty for mom and baby — mom can stay hydrated throughout the day and she can also use this glass water bottle to fill up baby’s formula bottle, if need be. (Ello Syndicate Glass Water Bottle, $15)

2. Snacks for you, too Keeping baby fed is only half of the battle, right? Don’t forget to throw some snacks for yourself in your diaper bag. Something sweet is always good when your blood sugar needs a kick! (Luna S’mores Nutrition Bars for Women, 6-Pack, $6)

3. A little lip gloss goes a long way Because when you’re trying to get out the door in the morning, with kids or a baby in tow, remembering to put on some makeup can easily be forgotten. A little lip gloss and you’re good to go. Mom tip: Grab a color that is natural enough that you can put it on without looking in the mirror. (Burt’s Bees Lip Shine, $7)

4. Something you love to read As a mom of a baby, it’s likely that you haven’t picked up a book since you were pregnant. Keep a book that’s light and fun to read in your diaper bag for those five-minutes here-and-there where you can actually find time to read. Psst! We’ve read this book and highly recommend it! (Target Club Pick of June 2014: The Rosie Project: A Novel, $13)

5. Thank you notes for downtime Shower gifts. Flowers while you were in the hospital giving birth. Baby presents from relatives and co-workers. Let’s face it, you have thank you notes that you should have written weeks ago… maybe months ago. Keep a pack of thank you notes in your diaper bag and conquer one from time-to-time. (Thank you Card Pack, $4)

6. T-Shirt back-up for blowouts and spit-up You probably have back-up clothes for your little one in your diaper bag, but often, Mom gets attacked in a blowout/spit-up match as well. Keep an extra t-shirt in your diaper bag for quick changes when you’re in public. These v-necks are our favorite and come in every color of the rainbow — size up, they’re cut for teens! (Junior’s Boyfriend V-Neck Tee, $9)

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Breastfeeding Favorites Savvy Sassy Moms

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and to help celebrate I’ve got a great list of products that make a nursing mom’s life a wee bit easier! Breastfeeding can have it’s challenges, and when you have a few great items that can help make it smoother, it can feel like a much less daunting task. With a pumping system like the Kiinde breastfeeding system or a really great nursing bra, check out these 10 breastfeeding favorites to help you and your little one along your breastfeeding journey.

1. Nursing Necklace

Does anyone have a baby that likes to twirl their hair, stuff their little fingers in their mouths or just beat them up in general while they’re nursing? I do. A nursing necklace can help distract those tiny little hands that seem to find their way into your eyes or nose or tugging on your ears, and make nursing a more peaceful experience! This nursing necklace is handmade with wooden beads and linen yarn, and makes a beautiful and practical piece of jewelry to add to your collection!

2. Boob Man Onsie

Ok, how cute is this?! This doesn’t exactly make nursing easier per-se but it is absolutely adorable!  My son definitely fits the description of this onesie.

3. Earth Mama Angel Baby

During those early days when you and your little one are trying to figure out latches and the best feeding positions, you might feel a little bit sore or chaffed. Earth Mama Angel Baby has a great nipple butter that is made with all-natural ingredients like calendula, olive oil and cocoa butter that will soothe any soreness. It has zero toxins in it, so you know it is completely safe for both you and baby, plus it works amazingly!

4. Bravado Nursing Bras

I am a stickler for a good nursing bra. A good nursing bra needs to provide support, be comfortable, be easy to undo quickly for easy access, plus look nice. I know, I have a laundry list of musts for my nursing bras. Luckily Bravado makes such a bra! Bravado has a ton of different nursing bras to suit every new mother’s needs. I love how comfortable they are, as well as how cute! Even though I’m nursing, I don’t want to look or feel like I’m wearing my grandmother’s bra, and Bravado bras are both stylish and functional.

5. Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover

I feel that women should feel comfortable nursing their babies wherever, whenever, but the fact is is that some nursing moms just feel more comfortable using a nursing cover. And that is completely fine! The Bebe Au Lait nursing cover is a lightweight, pretty-patterned cover that allows for discreet nursing and proper air flow to baby, as well as a neckline that holds away from mom to make it easy to check baby’s latch. I love all of the beautiful different patterns to choose from as well!

6. Yogi Tea Nursing Support

A lot of things can effect milk supply, and sometimes breastfeeding mamas need a little extra boost. Eating a nutritionally balanced diet and drinking lots of water are the top two things that breastfeeding moms need to do to maintain their supply, as well as nursing on-demand, but if you find your supply needs some help, a great way to naturally do that is to drink special nursing teas. Yogi has a nursing support tea that contains fennel, fenugreek and anise, three herbs that can help promote lactation, as well as soothing lavender for relaxation (which is also key while nursing, stress can do a number on milk supply!), and chamomile to help ease minor upset stomachs that can happen while nursing. This tea is great to help boost supply but it’s also a great way to wind down at the end of a long day.

7. Itzy Ritzy Infinity Nursing Scarf

If the idea of a nursing cover isn’t your bag, but you still would like to have some privacy while you nurse your baby, the Itzy Ritzy nursing scarf is a great alternative! It looks like a stylish accessory, and multitasks as a lightweight nursing cover. Win win!

8. Milk Makers Lactation Cookies

You might as well have a Milk Makers lactation cookie with your Yogi Nursing Support tea! Milk Makers lactation cookies are packed with oats, brewers yeast and flax seed that are said to help bring up milk supply, and not only that but they are tasty! Keep a bag of these handy for those nursing sessions and you’ll be a milk-making machine in no time!

9. Boppy Nursing Pillow

During the first few weeks, even months of nursing, the Boppy was my best friend. I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t have the ultra-supportive pillow to help me position my son just so while nursing. The pillow allows for ergonomic positioning, as well as doubling as a handy tummy-time pillow and great tool to help babies learn how to sit up!

10. Kiinde Twist Milk Storage System

Pumping can sometimes be an integral part of nursing for some moms and babies, and I am a HUGE fan of the Kiinde breastfeeding system. It made pumping and feeding milk SO easy — The milk storage bags have the ability to screw onto any type of pump with the correct adapters, and I didn’t have to do any pouring and risk spilling that precious liquid gold. My daughter never took a bottle, so I of course assumed we would be stuck in that same situation with our son, but he loved the Kiinde bottle. This is my top breastfeeding must-have!

What products make breastfeeding easier for you and your little one?
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things in my diaper bag

Always be prepared

I find that what’s in your diaper bag can say a lot about a person. Mainly, how prepared you are while on the go. Because, really, that is what it’s all about with a baby. You must always be prepared, for virtually anything. Because anything can and probably will happen, at least once. Today, I’m opening up my on-the-go lifeline and sharing the things in my diaper bag.

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The bare necessities

Now, this is obvious, right? If you were to have absolutely NOTHING else in your diaper bag, you’d at least have to have some diapers and wipes! For obvious reasons, I really don’t think I need to get into this one.

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Don’t forget your nursing scarf

If you’re breastfeeding, you’re going to want to have your nursing scarf with you for those on-the-go nursing sessions! I love mine, from Itzy Ritzy. It’s cute and stylish and keeps me perfectly covered up for whenever- and most importantly wherever- baby gets hungry!

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MAM bottles and pacifiers are a must!

I never leave the house with my baby without a pacifier- it is an instant relief when he starts to get fussy in public! He absolutely loves his MAM pacifiers, and actually prefers them to any other brand we’ve tried! Isn’t the little pacifier clip so cute, too? It’s genius because it stops the pacifier from falling to the ground when he spits it out of his mouth! Makes life much easier. He also loves the MAM bottles, which I like to have in my diaper bag just in case it’s an inconvenient place or time to nurse him. They’re perfect for long car rides!

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Spare clothes for when the going gets tough

Again, I feel like this one doesn’t need too much explaining. Babies have blow outs, babies spit up, in a word, babies are messy. This is why I always have at least one extra change of clothes (usually two) and some jammies in my bag. We love Little Me clothes- they make the cutest and softest footie pajamas!

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For wiping up those messes

The last few things I always make sure to include in my diaper bag are a nice soft blanket, some burp cloths and a pack of tissues. The blanket can be used to wrap baby up in, swaddle for a nap, shield his face if he’s in the sun, to sit on, lie down on, get some tummy time in, and the list goes on! Burp cloths are always a good thing to have handy, as are tissues. These are some necessities you won’t want to be caught without!

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Mom needs some things, too!

The diaper bag isn’t just a bag full of things for baby- it’s mom’s purse, too! Therefore, I’ll have my wallet and keys and phone in there, as well as some necessities for me. I always have a water bottle (breastfeeding makes me ravishingly thirsty!), some hand sanitizer (gotta keep those hands clean!) and at least one tube of chapstick. You might find some miscellaneous makeup items in there too, like a powder compact, some mascara and concealer (a mom’s best friend!) and some lipstick. That is, after all, what those small pockets in diaper bags are for!

So, what’s in your diaper bag? Anything I missed?
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striped diaper bag

I will say it over and over again: I do not want my diaper bag to look like a diaper bag. Yes, I am a mom, and yes I am carrying diapers and wipes and extra clothes and whatever else in that bag of mine, but do I need every single person to think of that when they look at me? No. Enter, Ju-Ju-Be. They know that women want a diaper bag to be not only functional and practical, but also stylish and chic. Which is where this gorgeous bag comes in. Their Legacy line is sophisticated and beautiful and just perfect for the modern fashionable mom.

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A spacious diaper bag for all of your necessities

Probably the most important part of a diaper bag is it’s size. Diaper bags should be large, because you really need to have a boy scout mentality while out and about with your little one. Really, anything could happen, and you definitely want to be prepared for it! This bag is BIG, and holds everything you could need or want while on the go! I love that I can fill it with all of my necessities, and it holds everything in without over flowing! In fact, this diaper bag is so big, there’s even room to spare, which I love. It also has the option of being worn over the shoulder if it gets too heavy to hold by hand.

jujube diaper bag

It’s big, but not too big

Yes, it is a large diaper bag, but it still somehow doesn’t seem too big. It fits everything I need without coming off as clunky or massive. Nobody wants to feel like they’re walking around with a suitcase! This is especially important with a baby in tow, as well. The Be Prepared line, pictured above, is their biggest and if it’s too big for you they have a wide range of sizes.

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Lots of pockets for easy access

I love the complete functionality of the bag. There are numerous pockets both on the inside and the outside! The side pockets for bottles have a magnetic closure and are insulated- genius! A memory foam changing pad is included, which we all know is super important. The bag itself is Teflon, so stains don’t stick, and the inside lining is antimicrobial. Plus, the entire bag is machine washable. The bag is not only super adorable, but it gives me peace of mind knowing that I have anything I could need with me on the go. This really is the Cadillac of diaper bags! Mom and baby approved!

I was provided with a Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag for review purposes. All sassy opinions are my own.
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When I first got pregnant, my number one goal with all of the baby products I was adding to our registry was that they must fit with our aesthetic in our home. I am not one for crazy baby prints, it’s just not my style. Stokke understands this and makes products that fit in a modern home. When I first saw their new bouncer + high chair system, I was amazed. I mean, what a cool concept, right? A high chair that grows with your child! I was eager to try it out and see what it was all about, and I was not disappointed.
Stokke Steps Natural with Baby Set-22

No need to sacrifice your style for a high chair

Stokke Steps is the chicest high chair on the market today. There, I said it. I love the clean, crisp look of it almost more than the functionality (which we’ll get to). The natural wood frame and the white accessories is something that fits in any home, regardless of the color scheme. It’s simple and clean and is so stylish that you will be proud to have it on display at the dinner table.
Stokke Steps Natural with Bouncer Beige-39

Stokke Steps follows baby from infant to kid

Probably my favorite feature of Stokke Steps is the fact that you can have your infant sitting at the table with you, so as to not miss out on quality family dinner time even from the very beginning! There is a bouncer that is not only great by itself, but can be attached to the high chair, too. This way, your baby can be sitting up with the rest of the family during mealtimes! How genius is that?

The bouncer also works on it’s own as you can just place it on the floor and strap your baby in and baby will be content, bouncing away. Once your little one can sit in a high chair, there is an accessory set that attaches to the chair, with a tray. And when he grows out of that, it becomes just a regular chair that actually holds up to 200 pounds! I tried it out- it really does hold me and is very sturdy.

 

stokke steps with bouncer

Parents will love the Stokke Steps

The Stokke Steps tray is super easy to clean, which is an important aspect for those messy babes! Another thing for parents to love is the 5 point safety harness that straps baby into the bouncer so there is no need to worry about his safety. It is durable and built to last, and something that you will get a lot of use out of, since it grows with your child! This is an investment worth making!

Stokke Steps Walnut with Baby Set-10

Stokke has done it again

This innovative high chair is a must-have for every parent’s registry! I love the look and durability of it, and will be recommending this high chair to my friends- it’s just that good. As far as high chairs go, the Stokke Steps far exceeds any and all of my expectations and is built to last for years to come. The bouncer has been perfect for having our baby sit with us at the dinner table, and freeing our hands so we can all enjoy our meal together, as a family. It is also great for having baby close enough to not fuss while you’re making dinner! We just strap him into his chair and place him in the kitchen with us! It’s pure genius.

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Disclosure:   I was provided with a Stokke Steps high chair to try with my baby boy. All opinions are my own.

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