Wednesday

My Favorite Things- The Wrapy


I am a huge proponent of babywearing and all it's benefits. I've used stretchy wraps, ring slings and structured carriers with both of my children and I was very pleased with the Wrapy. 

Wraps can seem intimidating when you unfurl the length of fabric, but the Wrapy created a great visual instruction manual with the product. It's easy to follow for inexperienced moms and a quick reference guide for those of us who need a refresher!
Who doesn't love the snuggles you get from babywearing?!
The Wrapy was very comfortable and flexible. Whatever your shape and body type, it can be adjusted to suit your body without any straps or clips to press against you. I like how soft the fabric is on my skin and my son's skin. It comes with a handy drawstring pouch for storage when not in use.

Babies truly feel as if they are being cradled in the womb when placed in a wrap, and it gives moms the ability to use their hands for other tasks while providing comfort to their babies.

If you are in the Lexington area and need help with babywearing, check out the Bluegrass Babywearers on Facebook.

Tuesday

My Favorite Things- The LatchPal

Since August is National Breastfeeding Month, I decided to review one of my favorite new products for breastfeeding moms.

The LatchPal is brilliant in its simplicity. Not everyone has a wardrobe of nursing clothes, with their conveniently hidden slits in the fabric. But the LatchPal makes any shirt a little more nursing-friendly.
You simply secure the clip to the top of your shirt, letting it hang down the inside. The pull it out the bottom, hook it to the clip and ta-da! Your shirt is out of the way so you can nurse or pump without it falling down.
I love that my shirt stays out of my son’s face while he nurses. When I finish pumping at work and start to clean up, the LatchPal keeps my shirt up while I get everything snapped back in place so I don’t accidentally stain my clothes with breastmilk.

Want to win a LatchPal for yourself? Enter to win on the Baby Bump Lexington Facebook page. 
For more breastfeeding information and resource, visit the Baby Bump Breastfeeding Central page.

Monday

My Favorite Things- The Pello

I try to keep our playroom divided into centers, and the Pello has been a perfect addition to our "Quiet Corner." This plush cushion is a favorite of my 5-year-old and my 11-month-old to climb on and relax with a book or toy.


The Pello folds up in half (like a taco) with handles on either side so it's easy to carry from room to room. When most people see it for the first time they joke it resembles a dog bed. This is true, but it is comfy and has cute fabric on either side. 

The Pello is meant to age with your child. It can be used for tummy time or a soft place to lay the baby while you sing and talk to him. It has a place to attach toys, and as your child grows they can use it as a place to hang out.
Ezra loves to imitate his sister.

My only con about the Pello is that the center portion (the "donut hole" if you will), is not cushioned like the outer ring. If you are using the Pello on hard floors, fold up a blanket or towel underneath to soften the area.