Dealing with Sick Babies

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My first son did not get sick with a bad cold or flu until he was almost two years old, BUT when he did my newborn also got it. Here I am, living at home with a household of sick people including myself, taking care of two sick babies. It was a very long and tiring couple of weeks but we all made it through and I now have tips and tricks that saved me.

  1. Keeping multiple blankets on their mattress; this way if he was sick in the night I could just take off one instead of the whole set of sheets. This also goes for the couch or whatever surface your baby is relaxing on during this sickness.
  2. PEDIALYTE! Since my toddler was throwing up, he wasn’t able to eat or have any milk. Therefore, he was lacking nutrients and was grumpy, my mother told me about Pedialyte. Once we gave him that he was completely changed, almost back to his old self. But it just made the sickness much more bearable and comforting.
  3. Babyvac, you can order these online! Hopefully, you are able to click on my link I included. This SAVED both my babies noses, basically, you attach it to your vacuum on the lowest suction and put the other end into the nostril. It is most useful om wet and runny noses. We did it right before bed, and it was much easier to get them down for the night. NOW, since this sickness my son has flushed a piece of the Nosevac down the toilet….. SO I’ve purchased the NoseFrieda, if anyone has used it please let me know what you think. I haven’t had to use it since I’ve purchased it but this one you suck with your mouth while the other end is in the nostril. This does sound very gross but there, of course, is a filter so nothing gets into your mouth. And if you have a sick baby I’m sure you’ll do just about anything to help them.
  4. My mom told me this continuously and I know that most people want this when they aren’t feeling well but, CUDDLES. Lot’s of love and cuddles, movies and toys, just anything that will help comfort your little one.

Contours Options Elite Double Stroller Review

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Pros and Cons list of the Contours Options Elite Double Stroller

Pros:

  • Great underneath storage, side zippers for easy access
  • Comfort grip
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Smooth ride
  • The seats are easy to move around and take in and out for easier storage in the car or home
  • Each child has lots of room to sit and keep their own snacks or toys
  • Comes with one car seat compatible attachment, perfect for your second child. (If you have twins you can purchase a second) Any car seat can fit into this attachment.

Cons:

  • Cup holder that comes with stroller does NOT hold anything, I am not sure if mine is faulty but I have lost at least 3 coffees, so I removed it.
  • If you want one child to lay back and the other sit up forget about it, both seats need to be reclined for this to work
  • Feels very large, even though it is not. (maybe because I started with a single stroller)
  • Sometimes the wheels get in the way when you’re trying to fold the stroller
  • It is slightly heavy to lift into a high trunk

Overall I think this is a great stroller and would most definitely recommend it, those are just a few things that I have noticed. And to be fair, no stroller has a good cupholder in my opinion. The storage baskets you can attach to the handle is the best thing I have found.

Organizing a Shared Kids Closet

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When I had my first child I was given SO many clothes for him, more then I could ever need! Lots of new and hand-me-down items, which is amazing. And he really did wear almost all of it. But I thought I’ll keep everything and once he’s too big I’ll sort through and decide what I want to keep and what I should donate. But I ended up holding onto everything just from getting so busy and then thought I’ll wait for someone else in my close circle to have a baby and then I’ll sort through, just in case. 

Well about a month before my sons first birthday, I was pregnant again!! I ended up having another son. So all the clothing I had stock piled could be used again. Now I have a 2 year old and a 6 month old. And they share a closet, a dresser and a cubicle shelf with 9 compartments. The mess is driving me crazy SO I’m going to reorganize it all. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show you how I organize! 

  1. Visualize your space; what are you working with 
  2. Figure out what categories you will have (pants, sweaters, tops etc.) 
  3. Draw out your storage spaces and write where you’re going to put each category. Ignore the mess but it’s just a nice visual to have. The top picture is my sons cubicle storage, then under what I will be hanging in the closet, then an IKEA fabric storage rack, and the final box is just extra blankets I’m going to put on the top shelf of the closet. 
  4. Now, sort through everything. 
  5. Put everything in piles (keep, donate & storage)

Note: The Ziplock vacuum seal bags are your best friend for optimal storage! 

Hopefully this helped some of you! I’ll be uploading pictures soon!