Teach Me Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday to you all! It has been more than a while since I wrote a TMT post. This past couple of months have been a whirlwind of changes. The change I am referring to is my son 🙂 He is growing so fast and learning so quickly and I actually tear up when I say this ,but he is becoming so independent. I have learned so many little mommy hacks and every day tips in the past couple of months I actually had to sit down and make a list so I wouldn’t forget. Let’s get started cause I am really excited to share!

In one of my past TMT posts I wrote about how to keep your kids sleepers by simply cutting the toes off and hemming them if you don’t like the look of a rough cut. Well, I am not going to say I learned this but instead I will say I was reminded of the Queen of all money savers when it comes to kids clothing. Thrifting! I have always enjoyed thrift shopping I am only sad that I started so late in life lol. Throughout college I gave away so many items with tags on them because I either forgot I owned them or I gained too much weight to fit in them. I walked into a little piece of heaven named Kid Zone Thrift and went BANANAS! I spent a total of $20 bucks and walked out with so many pieces of clothing for my little guy and most of it was brand spanking new. Best of all I purchased about four sets of pajamas for $1.99 a piece. Check out the picture below to see one!

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I even purchased a couple of t-shirts and two pair of shorts. No need to cut and sew sleepers anymore!

My next TMT tip this Tuesday is all about preparation. I don’t know about anyone else, but I actually can not stand carrying about those big bulky baby bags. I have even tried just purchasing a canvas bag, you know like the ones from your college days. Yeah, I quickly remembered why I hated those too. They get too heavy and I end up with a bruised shoulder or back pains. What makes it worse is I somehow seem to forget the perfectly packed baby bag that took about 30 minutes of my life to pack and then I end up stuck with a diaper full of poop explosion, an upset baby and a headache lol. So, I wised up and decided to create and emergency baby stash in my car. Yup. I mean I have everything in a bag in my trunk. I’m talking diapers, wipes, nasal aspirator, a second outfit, an empty sippy cup, sunblock, baby lotion…. Let’s just say I am stock piled just incase. Simple hack for any mom out there who hasn’t already thought it up.

My last TMT tip is actually something my wonderful husby taught me. Yes Ladies, our husbands can teach of a thing or two about parenting 🙂 My husband, son and I were recently at a birthday party for a cousin of mine. It was outside at a park and yes it was pretty warm out. My son was very thirsty and unfortunately the sippy cup we had on hand had leftover milk in it and we would rather wash it out with soap and water before letting him drink that so, Steven, my husband took my water bottle pulled out a knife from his key chain (yes my husband walks around with a utility key chain) I joke on him all the time up until he used that knife to poke a hole in the cap of the water bottle. This way baby pie can tilt the bottle up like he would his sippy cup and drink until his little tummy is content. I am going to be honest y’all, husby never looked sexier 🙂 Now when we are out and the opportunity presents it’s self I never hesitate to hydrate my son by any means necessary. Some may think it’s a bit much, but given the situation and my sons temperament when hungry or thirsty, I was one satisfied mama.

Well that’s about it for my TMT tips, I realize this is all baby related but lets me honest my life revolves around my number one guy Ty these days. I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and most of all I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! Stay Inspired folks!

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Teach Me Tuesday

 

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Happy Tuesday all! It’s TMT time again. This past month I have watched my son crawl, pull himself up on items and he has even became an expert at letting go and standing on his own for about 5 seconds. As he did this, I started to realize everyone was so right time flies by so fast. In less than four months my little baby pie will be a year old. My son is now trying different foods and he is not very picky at all. I have this obsessive fear that he will choke on almost anything and even at the slightest cough while he is eating I panic. I know it’s ridiculous, but in the moment you can’t tell me that. In the moment, my mind is fixed on one thing and that’s my baby pie.

My husband came across this great feeding product for infants. It’s called the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder. You can find it at Target. It comes in a 2 pack for $7.00. This thing is a savior. Not only does it rid me of any fear of him choking, but if you have a picky eater it’s a great way to introduce new healthier foods that they wouldn’t otherwise try with out the feeder hiding its contents. My son mostly eats fruits out of his (apples, honeydew melon, grapes). The name turns me off a little, I don’t know I just always think of a bird feeder when I hear the name lol. I do everything in my power not to refer to it by its name lol instead I say “get the mesh thingy” yeah I know, not very catchy at all.

The product is amazing no matter what it’s called. It allows baby to taste the flavor of the food by pulling the juice without chunks of food getting in the way. It is reusable, dishwasher safe (top rack only), and it has a cool little handle to grip for little hands. He loves this “mesh thingy” so much when we pull it out he does nothing but stares until you give it to him.

The idea is genius and so very helpful. If you have a little one six months or older give it a try. I know I can’t be the only parent out there with the choking fear. Any cool new gadgets you all have come across for those little special people in your life? I would love to hear about them! Meanwhile, I will see you guys back here for Thankful Thursday and remember Stay Inspired!

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Teach Me Tuesday

 

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It’s about that time for the monthly TMT! I hope you all had a great weekend! This month I have learned a lot when it comes to baby pie. I have learned that he has a fascination with a cartoon called Super Why?!, he seems to be a little scared of Big Bird from Sesame Street, but loves Sesame Street, he wants to hold his own bottle and he really hates his car seat.

This hatred with the car seat has become a little of a concern because when husby and I go out to a restaurant this is where baby pie has to sit while we eat. He loves to get out of the car seat and look around. It basically comes down to husby and I having to hold him and eat, so that he does not get too vocal in the nice quiet restaurant. As you already know, baby pie is far too little to sit in the toddler chairs, so we end up leaving him in the car seat. This does not give him the best view of things and I have learned when he can see what’s going on he is one calm baby. I was recently out to eat with a friend and they did not have one of the slings to put baby pies car seat in. My friend suggested taking the high chair they have and turning it upside down to use as seating for the car seat.  Before this day I had never seen this done before. Usually I just put him in the seat next to me if the establishment does not have the slings, but the chairs in this particular restaurant were more like stools. If you are like me and need a visual I have posted pics below. Take a look.

I pulled a picture off of google images to show you.

I pulled a picture off of google images to show you.

Now, I have heard so many opinions about using this method. All very valid and understandable. There are people who say it is completely dangerous and should not be used at all and others that say it’s no big deal as long as you are near them and watching them. To be completely honest I am completely fine with using the method. I put my baby pie by the wall where there weren’t so many people walking by and I kept my eye on him.  Would I use this method over just sitting him in the next to me if I had the option? No, I would have used my seat, but that’s just because I like to be as close to him as possible.

I thought I would share the idea being as though it was my first time seeing this method used. I can see why it’s not used as often, but in a pinch it’s proven to be quite effective. Provided you keep a close eye on your little one. What have you learned lately? It Does not have to be baby related. I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday. Stay Inspired!

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Images obtained from google images.

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