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Out of my 3 potty trained kids (the fourth is 7 months so we haven't gotten there yet), 2 of them still have issues with bedwetting at night. My oldest only needed pull-ups for a couple months, and then was completely night trained. My now 7 and 5 year olds, however, are wet about 80% of the time in the mornings, so we have been searching for an alternative to pulls up. Not only are pull ups expensive, but they absorb all moisture so don't really encourage kids to get up and go to the bathroom.
Which brings me to Peejamas. They slowly absorb liquid, and not as much as pulls ups, which causes the child to feel the wetness and get up and go to the bathroom. Peejamas can absorb roughly 3 pees a night for light to moderate pee-ers and can be washed 300+ times, making them the perfect stepping stone to overcoming nighttime potty training.
I was so excited for my kids to try these out, and have nothing but great things to say about this brand! They're cheaper than buying pull ups. They're eco friendly (no more throwing away 2 pull ups EVERY morning). They're comfortable and not soaked in chemicals (fire retardant). My kids love wearing them, and they are super cute. The first time my kids tried them on, my 5 year old didn't want to take them off, he kept saying how soft they were. I love the different prints they have.
Also, as you could imagine my 7 year old has been super self conscious about still being in pull ups. She would hide them when getting dressed when we were staying with out of town family, and was very embarrassed for sleep overs. With Peejamas, no one knows she has any sort of protection on, so it gives her so much more confidence.
After 1 night, both my kids got up to use the bathroom (they're both normally VERY heavy sleepers which I think is part of the problem), and they woke up with a minimal amount of wetness. Night 2, my daughter woke up completely dry, my son only a little wet. Night 3, both woke up dry! Guys, this is huge for my kids! We've tried the alarms that go off when they get wet, sleeping in underwear (and changing sheets every morning), we've basically tried it all and this is the most success we've seen so far with any method. I'm hoping it continues. Regardless, I would highly recommend trying these whether you're just beginning to night train, or have been at it for a while. It is worth the investment and will save you big time on the cost of disposable diapers.
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I have been using Seeking Health's Prenatal Protein Powder for over a year now, and I can't wait to share with you guys some ways I have benefited from such a high quality vitamin supplement. As many of you know from some of my posts in the past, I have struggled with Lyme disease and chronic pain, as well as extreme post partum anxiety after my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. I believe a big piece of the puzzle for me has been nutrient deficiencies. One of the biggest benefits I've noticed from being on Seeking Health's Prenatal is that after my 4th was born in July, I have not had any anxiety, which is such a huge blessing. I truly believe the methylated B vitamins made the difference for me, and I am going to continue taking it because of the benefits I get from it.
Also, my 3rd baby was failure to thrive (and he was breastfed), and this time around my son is in the 97%+ for weight, height and head circumference. Now of course there's no way for me to prove it was the vitamins, but it's the only thing I've done different. Again, I think because he's getting the quality nutrients he needs, through me getting the nutrients I need, and it's made a world of difference. Before I learned about Seeking Health I didn't know about the difference between synthetic vitamins (which I had always taken in the past) and the active forms of vitamins that our bodies can more easily process and utilize. So I think I've probably been deficient, or at least low on key nutrients for many years.
I'm going to be sharing about more of their products with you guys in the future, because I truly believe in this brand and the quality you can expect from them. Seeking Health has been so generous to offer my readers 10% off your order with code MOMMYLIFE10.
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NuLeaf Naturals has some new products! Not only do they carry CBD, but now they also have CBC, Delta 8 THC, CBG and CBN. They carry the different varieties in the oil and soft gels. NuLeaf is known for it's high quality, and I'm so excited they also have this wide product variety to offer as well.
The cannabis plant has over 100 cannabinoids that are being scientifically investigated for their health benefits. These new products are the world's first full spectrum CBC, CBG, CBN and Delta THC products. They are highly concentrated, organic and a full spectrum of synergistic cannabinoids (chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant) to elevate your health.
To order yours, check them out here and use code EMBRACE20 to get 20% off your order.
**I was provided a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
Airthereal has a new Air Purifier for 2021 with a medical grade filter and UV-C sanitizer. I reviewed one of their purifiers in the past (you can read about the APH2030C here). They were so generous to allow me to review another one for you guys, the AGH380, and I am seriously in love! It has such a sleek modern look that will go well with any decor, and I love how it uses UV-C sanitation as well as the medical grade filter, so you know germs will not be circulating.
As far as features go, the AGH380 has some exciting new ones not previously on other purifiers. The filter is a medical grade HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of airborne particles. This is great if you have allergies, pets, dust, etc. The Pre-Filter traps large particles, pet hair and dust and the Carbon Filter eliminates odors and VOCs.
The UV-C Sterilization uses high energy rays to neutralize viruses and bacteria. With 4 young kids (2 in school), this is great to help with the spread of airborne germs when one gets sick. We have 3 sharing a room, so usually if one is sick and coughing, it easily spreads throughout the room and infects the other. But with a UV-C light, the purifier can kill the germs as it passes through.
The PM2.5 sensor can measure particles 30-1000+ times smaller than a human hair.
This purifier has an Auto Mode that will adjust the fan speed based on your current air quality. If the air quality gets worse, the fan speed goes up. If the air quality is good, it will lower the speed. This is also nice to be able to know what the air quality is in your house at any given time.
The AGH380 can completely clean and recirculate the air in the room every 7-20 minutes depending on the size of the room. I love the Air Quality Indicator. If the number shows 0-12, you have fresh clean air. 13-35 means it's moderately healthy. Anything over 36 is unhealthy. When we first plugged it in, ours was 12. After some time of having it running it lowered to 4, which shows how well it worked at purifying the air.
The fan noise is not too loud, unlike some other purifiers we've had before. In fact at the lowest setting you can barely hear it! I also like that it has a child lock function, up to 24 hour timer, and filter replacement notification. Speaking of filters, they are super easy to replace, and only need to be replaced every 6-8 months.
To read more about the new Air Purifier and get one for yourself, check them out here. They also have ozone generators and other Air Purifier options available. I would highly recommend this company for their high quality and affordable options for cleaner air for your home. Especially right now during a pandemic, clean air is a must!
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All 4 of my kids have struggled with eczema at some point, and my 6 month old is currently dealing with it. I have tried every cream, lotion, ointment, probiotics out there and nothing was working. I'd heard about Vanicream and saw it on Amazon for only around $13, so thought why not? It has been a night and day difference! I had to share it in case there's anyone else out there looking to help manage the flare ups without constantly having to turn to topical steroids.
When you put it on it's very creamy and thick, and almost sticky, but it very quickly absorbs into your skin. My sons eczema was about 90% better in 2 days. If you know anyone out there struggling with eczema please share this with them! I wish I had known about it 11 years ago with my first.
It's free of all the things most lotions have that can be irritating like dyes, fragrances, lanolin, parabens, botanical extracts, etc. It's recommended by a lot of dermatologists for atopic dermatitis (eczema) and other skin conditions.
Check it out here, and read the reviews as well. It has helped so many, and hopefully can help you too.
*I was provided a product free of charge, but all opinions are my own.
My youngest son has recently started getting really puffy red eyes, sneezing all day, runny nose, your typical allergy symptoms. The pollen counts are really high right now where we live. Airthereal generously offered me their new air purifier to try out, and it's been amazing how much it's helping him having this in his room at night.
Airthereal Pure Morning APH2030C Air Purifier covers up to 315 sq. feet using a true HEPA air filter. It filters out 99.7% of airborne particles .1 microns or larger (mold spores, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust and more). Their filters also have an activated carbon filter to remove smoke and VOC odors. In a typical bedroom, the air will be completely circulated and cleaned within 19 minutes (over 3 times an hour).
You can see how that would definitely help those suffering from allergies. Not only that, I feel like it's helping him sleep better (probably because he's not as stuffy). I love how it operates fairly quietly, and also has a child safety lock so they can't change the settings. Also, it's very lightweight so you can easily move it to a different room as needed.
Right now you can get this model for just $89.99, plus they offer free shipping on their site. Also, the replacement filters are very affordable compared to other brands.
*I was provided a free box in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
It's been a few years since I was pregnant with my 3rd, and I this time around I've discovered Oh Baby Boxes! I wish I had known about a box like this in previous pregnancies. It's essentially a subscription box filled with over $100 of healthy and fun products tailored to your due date, and they start at just $39.99 a month. (This month's value was over $150!!) You can sign up on a month by month basis or prepay up to 6 months at a time! And what an awesome baby gift idea for a mom to be! They also offer postpartum boxes for after birth.
I'm so excited to share with you guys what I got in my box this month! Plus you can find links to each specific product below.
Robe'n'hood "Mama" Robe $39
This adorable robe is so silky and comfortable, made of faux silk, and says "Mama". Perfect for a growing bump and lounging in comfort and style.
Comrad Companion Compression Socks $28
I always tend to get swelling especially towards the end of pregnancy, so I'm so excited about these compression socks. These are breathable knee high socks that use true graduated compression to increase circulation for all day support.
Sanctuary Sandalwod + Rose Quartz Essential Oil Reed Diffuser $25
This oil has a calming comforting scent that's also uplifting, just what you need in pregnancy. It's perfect for meditation or an aromatherapy session at home.
Mother Mother Calm Aromastick Balance Inhaler $23
We all have those stressful moments, especially when pregnant, when you just need some calm/balance. The Aromastick inhaler comes with all pregnancy safe essential oils that help promote clarity and fight pregnancy brain. It's refillable, alcohol free, and delicately scented for sensitive noses.
Mama Heart Pen - $15
This pen is gorgeous, and pregnancy brain is real! What a perfect way to jot down notes to help your memory. It writes beautifully and is lightweight.
Therabox "Namaste" Silky Eye Shade $14.95
Sometimes getting a good night sleep when pregnant can be difficult. This silky eye shade is so gentle to your eyes helping you to drift off a little easier. I'm so excited to use this, as my husband likes to be on his phone late at night, so this way I can block out all that light.
Broo Moods Connect Touch Screen Hand Cream $8
Dry skin is something I get normally, but even more so when pregnant. I am in love with this hand cream. It's hydrating, nourishing and healing, but not at all greasy and dries so quickly. It absorbs instantly and is made from Jasmine, Lime, Hops, Shea Butter and Butterfly Bush. I love the smell and how it's made with amino acids, vitamins and minerals to help nourish dry skin.
As you can see, these boxes are packed full of amazing goodies to enjoy during pregnancy. I cannot recommend these boxes enough whether for yourself or as a gift. Go check them out at Oh Baby Boxes and get your subscription started!
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For a little over a week, Seeking Health is offering the following discounts on their products:
I'm going to highlight some of my favorite products below.
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Kidlogger is a parental monitoring app you can download on your child's smart phone or tablet. It's a very simple way to record their activity for peace of mind. You can then see and monitor what they are doing to ensure they are only engaging in safe activities.
KidLogger lets you know:
The program will record accessed applications, documents, and files, and it also will log keystrokes and typed URLs. It's impossible to keep our kids away from technology, and there's a lot of good that can come from them using technology, however, the peace of mind that comes from knowing what they're involved in on these devices is essential.
As you can see above, pricing is very reasonable, with a Free option available as well. They also have a Standard and Professional account so you can choose based on what your needs are. Even the Professional account is very reasonable for all you are getting. As you can see the app works on Windows, Mac and Android devices.
With the day and age we live in, unfortunately taking these measures with our kids is becoming more necessary. The idea behind Kidogger.net is it's acting as a second pair of eyes helping to make sure your kids are only participating in safe activities online. If doing this could prevent some of the awful things happening to kids, then it is worth every penny. Visit the Kidlogger.net website here to learn more and get your account set up today.
*I was provided complimentary tickets in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
When we asked our kids what they'd like to do for our summer vacation, the answer was unanimously "LegoLand!!!". This was our second time as a family visiting the park, and we all had a great time. If you're looking to go with your family, I have a few more tips we've learned through our visits to make the most of the time you have there.
1. Save on your tickets. Tickets can be expensive if you have a family going, but there are ways to save. You can buy your tickets online ahead of time to save some money, as well as time as you don't have to wait in the ticket line. Or, there are coupons that circulate throughout the year, like "buy an adult ticket get a child ticket free". They are sometimes on food products, in flyers, on mini figure packs in Target, etc. You can also order discounted tickets from Costco.
2. Purchase parking ahead of time online to save $2.
3. Pack your lunch, snacks, and drinks. You don't have to do this, but the food and drinks are expensive, so if you'd like to save some money I would suggest doing this. You can pack the food and even place in a locker at the front of the park until you need it. However, be aware coolers are only allowed in a small size, the larger coolers are not allowed.
4. On some rides you will get wet, so you may want to bring a poncho, water shoes, etc. Also, if you go to the water park, you will definitely need swim suits. We didn't go to the water park this time, but last time we did and the kids absolutely LOVED it. This time, they wanted to be sure to do all the rides they could, so we stayed in the main park.
5. Bring mini figures. You can trade your mini figures with the ones the employees have on their name tags. This is really fun for the kids. I was so impressed with the friendliness of the employees and their interaction with the kids. One worker was clearly in a hurry needing to get somewhere, and they saw my daughter trying to get their attention to look at what mini figure they had on their name tag. Immediately she stopped, got down to her level, and let her trade mini figures with her.
6. Start at the back of the park. When you arrive, you will most likely start out going to the right which is the general flow of the park. However, if you go to the left and head to the back of the park, you will be going the opposite way and avoid a lot of congestion and long lines. This, however, only works if you get there when the park opens.
7. On the rides that tend to get really long lines, try coming back closer to park closing time. A lot of people tend to leave late afternoon, a couple hours before the park closes, so lines die down a lot closer to closing time. (At least the times we have been there.)
8. Check out the Imagination Zone. Somehow we missed this on our first trip. Especially if you go in the summer, this is a great area that's indoors where you can cool down and kids can play. A lot of people flock here when it's super hot (midday) and right after lunch. So I'd recommend checking it out in the morning or later in the afternoon.
9. Check out the water park! If you do go, you can easily spend a LOT of time there, so some people like to save a whole day just for the water park. It definitely has things for all ages.
10. Don't forget to walk through Mini Land. My kids always love looking at the Lego creations.
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