Move over Baby Einstein videos…this baby is marching to the beat of his own drum!
We constantly have music playing throughout the house. From Disney tunes to lullabies, this house is bumping! It is no surprise that Hampton is a huge fan of his Xylophone/ Music Box. I love watching his face light up as I move his little hand to help him create tunes of his own!
The exact music box that is shown is no longer available but I have put together a list of my favorite musical instruments that are sure to win over ANY little learner! Follow the links to learn more…
HAPE Musical Fun Box
BABY EINSTEIN DRUM SET
MELISSA & DOUG Band In a Box
SKIP HOP Baby Accordion
BABY DRUMS/PIANO DUO
To some people, these may look like ordinary “paper airplanes”…
The moment I laid eyes on this tiny box of 8 paper airplanes, I knew it was the perfect addition to Hampton’s play space. My vision of Hampton’s play space was to give him an area that inspired his imagination through creativity. Each of these tiny, paper airplanes are attached to a small wire with a sticky adhesive. I was able to map out that I needed about two boxes to complete the look I was going for and I am absolutely in love with the result! The possibilities with these are truly endless and even better, they are ON SALE NOW!
For extra FUN, you can paint your paper airplanes to better accommodate your imagination and space!
FIND THEM HERE…PAPER AIRPLANES DECOR
Kale & Egg “Muffins”
Easy, Cheesy and Only 6 Ingredients!
- 5 Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar
- 1 Cup Chopped Kale
- 1/4 Cup Green Onions
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs. Toss in kale along with salt and pepper. Whisk well. Sprinkle in green onions and cheddar cheese. I personally used an ice-cream scooper to carefully scoop the mixture into the muffin tin. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Makes about 6 kale egg cups.
HAPPY DAY FELLOW BOOK WORMS!
I love taking the time to read to Hampton. Do we make it through an entire book? Absolutely not! Do I continue to read to him? Y-E-S! I discovered that Ham loves a good TOUCH-N-FEEL book! I love helping his itty bitty hands reach for the textured pictures and in that same moment, his face begins to fill with amusement and curiosity. It is clear that even as a baby, he is soaking up EVERY little thing we do together.
Each picture features a different texture stimulating a small but exciting sensory overload. Recently, and I’m not even kidding, he began to reach for the photos himself! The first time this happened my heart exploded! Now, I am motivated more than ever to continue reading to him on a regular basis.
Here are a few TOUCH-N-FEEL books your baby might also enjoy!
PAT THE ZOO
PAT THE BUNNY BOOK SET
ANIMALS BOOK SET
Nap time just got a little easier…
I first came across the BabyShusher at our newborn photography shoot. Hampton was in an entirely different environment and at that moment in time, he was NOT having any of it. The photographer shot me a look that said, “Oh I’ll handle it” and the look I gave her right back said, “I would love to see you try…”
The photographer then whipped out this beautiful, tiny orange and white sound machine. Now it only makes one consistent sound. That sound is a long, drawn out “ssshhhuuuussshh” that repeats itself over and over. What happened after can only be described as “magical.” Hampton began to calm down. I mean he like REALLY calmed down. It was majestic, confusing and wonderful all rolled into one positive vibe that filled the room. I understand that this may not work for every baby, but it certainly works wonders for my infant who loves a solid cry. I highly recommend The BabyShusher to all newborn parents!
Don’t Believe Me? Follow this link and try it for yourself…Baby Shusher
Let me set the scene…
It is 3:16AM and I am in my usual shopping spot, the quilted rocking chair in the nursery. It is not long before I become sucked into the vortex known as Amazon where naturally I lose all track of time. That is when it happens…
SHOPPING FOR ANY AND ALL THINGS BABY.
I recently became obsessed with Burts Bees Clothing for Baby. I love the organic cotton zip-up onesies! Most of the onesies feature elastic at the ankle so Hampton’s constantly kicking feet don’t get sucked up into the legs of the onesie. Trust me, this tends to happen.
The material is soft, the patterns are adorable and most importantly…I have washed his outfits on repeat and I can proudly report that they seem to be durable! I knew I had to share how much I adore this brand after I ordered the same pattern (Midnight Twinkle Bee) in two different sizes!
Here are a few of my FAVORITES! Follow the links to order your own!
Midnight Twinkle Bee Onesie
Midnight Rugby Stripe
Dried Leaf Heather Stripe Onesie
Starry Night Watercolor Bee Onesie
Charcoal Autumn Trees Onesie
Heather Grey Alphabet Bee
Move OVER Diaper Bags…
There is a new and more efficient way to carry all of your baby goods around town and it is a DIAPER BACKPACK! The moment I found out I was pregnant, I was on the fast track to collecting ANY and EVERYthing baby! I ordered my first diaper bag and I still had 7 months to go until the baby even arrived! Talk about planning ahead…
It wasn’t until Hampton arrived that I discovered the BEST way to sport all my baby necessities while we are on the go and that is in the form of a backpack! I love my NEW 12 Littles Companion Backpack! The quilted nylon diaper backpack is water resistant making it the perfect material to wipe off any mishaps…cough…cough…spit-up. The spacious backpack features several interior as well as exterior compartments that make organizing your baby items a breeze!
HERE IS WHAT I PACK IN MY BABY BACKPACK…
- Burp Cloths
- Spare Outfits
- Swaddle Blanket
- Extra Pacifiers
- “Poop” Bags
- 2 Bottles
If you have any recommendations on other items to pack, please leave them in the comments below!
Grab your own 12 Littles Diaper Backpack by following this link…THE NEW DIAPER BACKPACK