Teaching a Toddler Colors

Teaching A Toddler Colors

When I used to ask my son “what color is this” his answer was always “blue” I was stating to worry he was color blind (I’m a little crazy like that) so I started to go through colors with him a lot!  A few things I did was ask him about anything and everything that we would see or touch, like “what color is this banana?”  or “what color are your shoes?” I also did flashcards with him (he wasn’t very interested in those), read a color book (hit and miss), but, I did come across these color eggs that he absolutely loves, he plays with them all the time!  At first I had to help him open the eggs because his little hands weren’t quite strong enough yet, but he quickly caught on.  Each egg has a different color inside, so I would break each one open and say “what color is this?”  and they truly worked because he enjoyed playing with them for a long period of time!  If you are teaching your little one colors, I highly recommend these!

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7 Hospital Bag Must Haves For Mommy

Hospital Bag Must Haves

Today I will be sharing 7 of the must have items I had in my hospital bag. I tried to keep what I brought to a minimum. I was in labor for two days, so I was exhausted by the time my son arrived and I did not take a shower, so I did not need shower gel, a bath towel, etc.
1. Lipbalm
2. Hair Ties
While in labor, the 2 things I recommend are lipbalm and hair ties. For some reason, your lips get very chapped and no one wants hair in their face while trying to push!
3. Robe and Non Slip Socks
While you are in labor, you are in a hospital gown, but after, you do want to get into something a little more comfortable. I purchased a zip up robe and it was amazing for when I needed to nurse (or try to nurse) my son.  The hospital is a little chilly, so you do want to bring some non slip socks!
4. Face Wash/ Face Moisturizer
5. Toothbrush/ Toothpaste
Because I was in labor for so long, the one thing that made me feel human again was washing my face and brushing my teeth. So I recommend bringing face wash, face moisturizer, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
6. Nursing bra or Nursing tank
I personally wore a nursing tank while in the hospital, they are super comfy!
7. Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are the perfect “going home” outfit for mommy 🙂

What are some of the must have items you needed in your hospital bag?

XO,

Kristin





Road Trip Toddler Activities

If you are a mommy, you know how important it is to have toddler activities for a road trip!  Here a few things I bring along to keep my son entertained:

-Flashcards: I bring number and letter flashcards. We can go through about one round at a time!

-Books: My son loves the Priddy Books!

-Etch-A-Sketch: I found this small one at the Dollar Tree!

-Crayola Mess-Free Color Wonder art Kit: This kit is seriously a life saver!  We bring it with us in restaurants as well. It comes with markers and stamps. The markers only show up on the coloring sheets provided.  They show up clear on everything else, so I absolutely recommend them!

Are there any activities your toddler enjoys on a road trip?

XO,

Kristin 🙂

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11 Tips to Keep Kids Cool In The Car

11 tips to keep kids cool in the car:

Where I live it gets HOT in the summer!  (It is 103 degrees today!) So I am always looking for ways to keep my son cool when traveling in the car! Here are a few tips!

  1. If you’re in the market for a new car, its a good idea to get a car with tinted windows and a light interior
  2. If you have not yet purchased a car seat, purchase one in a light color
  3. Try to run your errands early before it gets too hot
  4. Use a reflective windshield shade
  5. Use a Noggle- (extends the air from your vent to the child)
  6. Use a car seat cover for when you are not in the car (protects it from the sun)
  7.  Pre-Cool your car (start your car and crank up the a/c for a few minutes before you put the kids in)
  8.  Grab a spray bottle of ice water (You can give this to the little ones to spray themselves)
  9. Bring along a cooling towel (for yourself and the kids!)
  10.  Bring a to-go ice water for the kids to drink (I fill up my Hydroflask and my son’s Hydroflask with ice water before we go anywhere!)
  11. Throw an car seat cooler on the car seat (this cools it down quickly) needs to be removed before placing the child in the seat! If you don’t have a car seat cooler, you can always use ice packs.  If I am going in a store I keep them in the car seat until I get back as well!

What are some of your tips to keep your little ones cool?

XO,

Kristin

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Newborn Necessities

I thought I would share a few of the things I could not live without when my son was born!

    1. Boppy, I used this to prop my son up next to me on the bed and also as a pillow to prop him up when breast-feeding.

    1. My son had digestive issues, so I always used Dr. Browns bottles.  They have a few more pieces than a normal bottle, but totally worth it because they reduce colic! They have small and large ones, make sure you start small.  (Also make sure you are using the appropriate size nipple).

    1. Burp clothes.  I’m pretty sure I had these in every room of the house!

    1. This bottle wash is the only one that I would use and it works wonders! You can buy the pump bottle once and then you can purchase the larger “refill” bottle.

      1. Diaper genie!  Some people say you don’t need one, but I still use mine!  (Just make sure you also get the filters).


    1. Of course..a changing pad!

    1. I will use this bottom wash forever! It helps to clean and refresh 🙂

    1. A noise machine, again I will use one in my son’s room forever!

    1. A rock and play was the only thing my son slept in for the first 3 months of his life, I recommend it to everyone!

    1. These were my favorite swaddles because they are easy to use!(velcro) My son loved them as well!(Make sure you register for small, medium and large!)

    1. I always recommend a video monitor because if they are making noise, it doesn’t always mean they are awake, and we don’t want to wake them up by barging in their room!

    1. The blooming bath is what we used to bathe our son for the first 3 months before we moved onto a larger one.

    1. My son’s skin was very sensitive to soaps and lotions, so we bought this wash that didn’t irritate his skin.

    1. I HIGHLY recommend buying a car seat and stroller that work together.  I did not do this and I had to un-strap him from his car seat and place him in the stroller, I’m telling you, it’s a nightmare!  lol

I hope this help all of you soon to be or new mommies!

XOXO,

Kristin