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I am a minimalist out of necessity. We live in a 2 bedroom house, with two kids. So, while I would love to have every possible thing ever made for kids, it’s just can’t happen if I also want to keep my sanity and not live with junk up to my eyeballs! The items above have been amazing for getting me through with my second daughter, Knox! I’ll quickly go over each item.

Snuza baby monitor….absolute necessity for a mothers peace of mind. You can read why here. This bathtub was AMAZING. I used it everyday and stuck her in the sink without bending over and breaking my back in the other baby bath we have, that only works in the tub. Very lightweight, easy to store out of the way, it was the bomb dot com. Dockatot…Knox slept at the end of our king size bed until she could start rolling, it was also wonderful on trips!

The glider gets a new paragraph. Knox had severe colic and HATED swings. One day I was at my sisters and she stuck her in her daughter’s glider and Knox stayed in it, AWAKE and HAPPY for about an hour! I got one at my house and she would nap for hours in it, and sleep all night in it. SO many people have said that their children would only sleep in a glider and hated swings. This is the glider I had, I’ve tried other versions and this one rocks!

The mittens and sleep sack were amazing. I chopped (well felt like I chopped) the tip of her finger when clipping her nails, and so I went through a terrified phase where I let those talons grow. These mittens stayed on and prevented any scratching! The sleep sack is the same brand and it. is. amazing! I hate gowns, they ride up and are miserable. But these are perfect because you can leave their feet buttoned in, or they can have an open bottomed gown. You can change them in 30 seconds and it’s so easy, and the material washes amazing and doesn’t pill up. I wanted every single color!

I always thought I would use my personal towels for my kids. But turns out, this towel was extremely useful and I use it for both my girls, every bath. I’m obsessed with bathing, and a clean baby smell, so I have tried SOOOOO many baby products. Noodle & Boo is BY FAR my favorite. Smells flipping delicious, and never has caused my oldest daughter, Crew, to have eczema flare ups! Love love love their products!

Nose sucker, the only way I got Knox’s nose CLEAN and she actually wouldn’t lose her mind. When I used bulb suctions, she would scream so loudly I thought perhaps I was getting brain matter or something?! This was a game changer! Another game changer….nail SCISSORS! Skip clipping, it’s too dangerous. I don’t know how their skin slips between the blades of clippers, when you’re being so careful….but IT DOES. Then you feel like you need to call social services on yourself and it’s just a big mess. Scissors are easy, efficient and I’ve never had an issue with skin cutting!

I love our car seat cover. Works amazing for breastfeeding as well. Useful, glad I have it! Lastly, Crew refused a bottle, always. I never tried these bottles with her, but they have been wonderful for Knox. She is only breastfed, except for when I work once every two weeks. Jake feeds her a bottle! They mimic a breast, the bottom is actually silicon and squishy, and we have loved them, and never tried anything else!

Well that’s all I have. Obviously there are going to be other products, or items that people deem a necessity, but for us, these were wonderful. And I’m sure I’m forgetting other things, I may have to update at a later time;)

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I love when my kids play with their toys…but they have a tendancy to pull every toy out and then leave it there (I’m sure I’m TOTES alone in this, right??) So I’m constantly looking at toys alllll over my house. I have found that I hold much more disdain for the ugly ones. The bright plastics, with a million different little pieces. I want to burn those toys immediately. However…I don’t feel near as much toy-rage when I’m looking at all the cool wooden toys you see above. It’s weird, probably first world-ish…but it’s true. I jump right in with Crew and play too, to be honest. There’s just something about toys that are fun, and aesthetically pleasing! Most of the list is the brand Melissa & Doug…they figured out toys! I love everything they make, and they have such wonderful customer service!! Hope you feel the same way I do! Have a great week, and happy toy hunting!

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If you want to try Mac & Mia, click here and use code TREYLA for $20 off your first box!


Anyone who knows me, know I’m very particular about what I do and don’t like. Especially when it comes to my kiddo’s wardrobe! So when I learned about Mac & Mia…I was hesitant. Basically what it is, is an online company that has stylist’s pick a box of clothes out for your child, based on a style quiz you take. The box comes right to your doorstep packed full of adorable goodies.  It has a fun letter from your personal stylist with tips on how to pair the pieces, and a prepaid return bag for any clothes that don’t work for you. My stylist was Treyla…and she ROCKS. Every item of clothing above, was in my box. Not the shoes, or hair accessories…but everything else!

You actually get to text with whoever is putting your box together, and that makes it very convenient. Treyla was incredibly sweet and super thourough. I sent her an incredibly in depth text about what I do and don’t like, style wise, and that is very helpful to them, so they can get your style just right. But before I received the box, I was nervous…I’m not gonna lie. I am just so dang picky!

When I opened the box, I immediatly noticed the adorable leather purse and bracelet you can see in the pictures above. I flipping LOVE those accessories. She wears the bracelet every day, and night actually. Then I went through each item and was dumbfounded!! Like, shocked! I loved every.single.item! Each piece is so cute, well made, and I would wear them myself! Not one thing went back.

The jeans are probably my favorite things in the box, I haven’t seen such cute kids jeans. Also the split back shirt. And the green bomber jacket. And the cream and pink thermal……and….well basically everything!! I’M SO HAPPY!! I have fall and winter clothes for her, I didn’t have to do ANY work, and she looks adorable. BEYOND impressed with Mac & Mia….and especially Treyla!! If you want to try a box, you can get $20 off your first box with code TREYLA, and if you keep all the items, you get 15% off! You will not be disappointed.

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 Snuza Pico Smart Wearable Baby Monitor

I want to talk about the one thing I HAVE to have before I even leave the hospital with my babies. I used it until Crew was one, and I will with Knox as well. It’s a breathing monitor that attaches to their diaper. With Crew, I used one my sister had, I can’t remember the brand. With Knox, I’ve used the Snuza Hero and the Snuza Pico and love them both! Let me explain more about what these devices do, and why I’m so adamant about using them, from the first day of birth.

SIDS is something I hear about a lot, especially in my line of work. There is no concrete evidence about the cause, all we know, is baby stops breathing, for whatever reason. That is so devastating, and I can’t fathom the pain people go through, who have had to deal with this. My heart hurts picturing it. This is why I like pacifiers as well. There are studies that say, if a child is sucking on a pacifier, it can help prevent them from forgetting to breath. With the Snuza monitor, it easily slips on the diaper, and there is a sensor that rests against the abdomen. If a child stops breathing for 15 seconds, the monitor will start to vibrate to remind baby to take a breath. If the baby doesn’t breath for 5 more seconds, it emits an audible alarm and will not stop, until the parent checks on baby, and turns it off. SO SIMPLE.

I have heard the Snuza vibrate while Knox is sleeping, and it is most likely because of poor positioning….but I wonder if maybe she was holding her breath, and the vibration reminded her to inhale. I honestly have no idea. And I don’t think that this is a complete preventative measure against SIDS or something bad that might happen. But it does give me a lot of peace of mind. My thinking is, “Why risk it?” Why not use this simple, non invasive device?” It’s so small, clothes fit over it with no problem, and baby doesn’t notice it at all!

I’m going to go into more detail about each monitor. The Hero is a bit cheaper. You turn it on once it’s clipped on the diaper, and all it does is vibrate and alarm. I’ve used this one for several months with Knox. Love it. The Pico is pricier, but super cool! For one thing, you can charge it, instead of replacing the battery. I still haven’t had to replace a battery in my Hero (just FYI.)  It connects to the app, Snuza Connect, and you can monitor the breathing rate, temperature of baby, sleep analysis, and position baby is sleeping in. I LOVE reading through this in the morning and seeing how Knoxie did, hahaha, it’s like a fun little book for a mom! I will pause it from my phone, while I breastfeed, and I can turn it off too…all from my phone! Technology man….it’s the coolest! It clips on the diaper as well, and Knox has never noticed either monitor.

A lot of people talk about the Owlet sock, which goes on the foot of the child. I don’t like that one, because it’s inconvenient, it doesn’t vibrate, and it’s very expensive. Your baby can’t wear shoes, it’s harder to get to their foot, than a diaper, and it alerts the parents if something is wrong. But I want something that vibrates and alerts the child as well. Just my opinion. I very much knew I wanted the Snuza over the Owlet!

That’s all I have for you guys, I’m very passionate about this issue, and tell so many patients about it. Figured I’d better put it on the blog as well! Hope you have a great rest of your week, and thank you for reading! If you have any comments, opinions, or if you’ve tried any of these….let me know down below!

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