Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's HIP to be a Ju-Ju-Be Mama!

Well, I have a confession. My eyes were bigger than my... well, arms.

Many of you probably remember my Ju-Ju-Be BePrepared review from this past winter.  I was in L.O.V.E love with this bag. I still am, to be entirely honest. It  was the answer to an overpacking mama's prayers. I even, at one point, was able to fit a gigantic warehouse sized can of formula, a Fisher Price book and piano,  and a V-Tech catch-me kitty, on top of everything else I usually would bring.

But, as much as it killed me to admit, my husband was right. This bag was just too big for my daily trips to the store with only one child.  I often found myself just placing her down in the cart or even just grabbing a Ju-Ju-Be BeQuick to run in briefly to a store.

Now, please keep in mind that I LOVE this bag still, and that I would wholeheartedly recommend it for cloth diapering mothers, moms of more than one in diapers (or even a toddler and baby) and of course, the overpacking mama who doesn't mind the bulk.  Since I already have too many bags... I chose to sell my beautiful MJ BP prior to buying a new bag. She's on her way to another mama who I hope loves her as much if not more than I did :)

I spent about 2 days watching endless YouTube packing videos, debating between a BFF, a BRB 2.0 and a Hip. I didn't think I would like the Hip at first, thinking it looked too small. But being the crazy mama I am, I went to my nearest BuyBuyBaby and test packed both the BFF and the Hip with the actual contents of my diaper bag. Surprisingly, I found that I actually LOVED the Hip, and ended up getting a beautiful Onyx Blossoms bag :) I will post a review and packing photos soon, but I wanted to share my excitement and awe at my new beauty! :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The time has come...

We're officially on weaning mode here at Casa de Mama.  For the past month or so, LJ has been incredibly squirmy when it came time to have our nightly nursing.  I no longer have been nursing him during the day, except for weekends. We still do have our nursing at bedtime following his night time bottle. But lately, he's been squirmy and nursing for half the time.

So I've begun the weaning process. I'm happy he has started to wean himself and that it's falling perfectly prior to his first birthday, but at the same time, I am saddened.  It's the first real step towards him becoming him own person. No longer will there be something that Mommy can do that nobody else can. But I am thrilled with his growth and development and can't wait to see him become the little boy he's destined to be.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Diaper rash... attack of the red tushy!

My poor little guy has had really bad bouts of diaper rash for about a week now. It will clear up fairly well with help of a little Desitin, but not long after it is back with a vengeance. Usually it doesn't seem to bother him much, but tonight, the poor little guy was wincing in pain when daddy was cleaning him up.

I've tried Coconut Oil, Aquaphor and  Desitin, but nothing seems to make it completely go away.

Ok, Mama-bloggers... help a mommy out! Any home remedies, or favorite retail creams out there? Preferable affordable!