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Only 6 days left until baby girl #2 arrives! I’ve finally finished up my shopping and since I’m constantly getting asked what are my must have baby items I thought I’d put together a round up of some of my favorites. Scroll to bottom of post for all the must have baby necessities links.

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1. Breastfeeding or not, a Boppy pillow is a must-have! I’ve used it with both Joseph and Olivia, and I will definitely be using it again.

2. A cute Boppy cover is essential!

3. This bassinet with removable baskets will be perfect to keep the baby girl close to me while I sleep and work!

4. When you live in Florida, you’re almost always in and out of air conditioning, so I use muslin wrap blankets in case they get cold. They’re light enough to keep them wrapped all day and they can also be used later on as a favorite blank, just like Olivia does.

5. When Joseph was born he had extremely sensitive skin. I probably should have played it safer with Olivia because her skin was even more delicate. Caring for her sensitive skin was a full-time job. This time, I plan on being prepared with products like the ones I was sent in the Honey Buns Baby Kit. The Honey Buns Baby Kit products were designed specifically for babies, but they’re also perfect for everyone, especially those with sensitive skin. I’ve already tested the Honey Buns Royal Jelly Baby butter on Olivia and I. It’s an amazing product and it leaves her skin so so soft! For more info on the Honey Buns kits, click here.

6. A stylish and roomy baby bag is another must have! This striped baby bag comes with a bottle holder, changing mat and small detachable clutch.
What are your new baby necessities?
7. Olivia loves her binky! Within the first couple of days of bringing her home, I must have went through a dozen of them because I kept losing them until I finally bought her a pacifier clip. I’ve been hooked on them ever since! There’s so many cute options with matching headbands!

8. These Born-Free muslin and terry cloth bibs are perfect for babies with sensitive skin. I bought mine at Marshall’s, but you can also find them here.

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What are some of your favorite baby necessities?

Disclosure: Honey Buns Baby Kit was sent to me to review. All opinions are my own.


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~ Dealing With A Colicky Baby With Reflux For The First Time ~

I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health. Please see the product label/website for acceptable use and benefits. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY 123 or through the Contact Us link on Enfamil A.R. or Enfamil.com

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When people hear that I have five boys they assume that I’m a pro and know just about everything there is to know about babies and to be honest, I was pretty sure I did while I pregnant with Joseph. I remember thinking “this is no big deal, I can handle this with my eyes shut.” Boy was I wrong! Joseph was colicky the moment I When people hear that I have five boys they assume that I’m a pro and know just about everything there is to know about babies and to be honest, I was pretty sure I did while I pregnant with Joseph. I remember thinking “this is no big deal, I can handle this with my eyes shut.” Boy was I wrong! Joseph was colicky the moment I to associate frequent  spit up and irritability with acid reflux when in reality, most healthy infants may have uncomplicated reflux.

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I tried giving him smaller bottles, but that meant I was up feeding him more than usual. I also tried burping him more often, and still, nothing worked. It was pretty bad. This was something I had never dealt with before because my other boys were not colicky and definitely didn’t spit up this much and this often. After a week of no sleep, I gave in and called his pediatrician.

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His pediatrician told me exactly what I suspected, that Joseph had a pretty bad case of uncomplicated reflux (GER). With cases of uncomplicated reflux, the AAP recommends simple changes, like burping more often and holding the baby upright after feeding. You can also use thickened feedings such as Enfamil A.R.™ as a first line option. My pediatrician immediately had me switch to Enfamil.

A.R.™. Exhaustedly, I went and bought Joseph his new formula, but to be honest, I didn’t even think it was going to help. My exhaustion had taken over and nothing was making sense to me.

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Soon after Joseph being on the Enfamil A.R.™ it was very noticeable that the amount of spit up was less and less with every feeding, so I started to increase the amount of formula to test it. As it turns out, he was holding it down. I was so happy I cried! He was still a tad colicky but it was on and off, he was a huge improvement when we brought him home.

If your baby is excessively spitting up don’t wait like I did.  Schedule an appointment with your pediatrician who can help you find the solution.

Enfamil A.R. is the #1selling brand of formula for spit-up and is clinically proven to reduce spit up by over 50% in infants with frequent spit up, while still providing the nutrition your baby needs to reach his or her key milestones. To learn more visit www.Enfamil.com/AR


I’ve been wanting to post on baby Josephs arrival on March 7th since last week but I had to be readmitted 24 hours after the discharge due to Preeclampsia complications.  I was at labor and delivery for an additional 2 days for a total of 5 days.  It was a nightmare. I’ll be posting more about it as soon as I feel better.  I just wanted to take a sec and introduce my brand new little guy Joseph James born on March 7.  It’s been hectic but we’re finally settling down and Joseph is slowly but surely settling into a nice schedule.

Meet Joseph James