Best Amazon Kid’s Gifts

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I’ve put together some of the best toys on Amazon. These are toys my kids either have, want, or will be getting for Christmas. Cash is almost 5 and Sawyer just turned 3, so I would say most of these would be a great gift for a child between the ages of 2 and 7. Of course every child is different, but these are all things my kids love!
*Disclaimer. Some of these links are affiliate links.

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1. Nature Explorer Kit
2. Kid’s Drum Set
3. Kid’s Vacuum (that works!)
4. VTech Write & Learn Creative Center
5. Retro Play Kitchen
6. Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera
7. Wooden Play House
8. Art Easel
9. 3 Pack of Walkie Talkies
10. Magic Magnetic Blocks
11. Reusable Water Coloring Pads
12. Pretend Makeup Kit

Make sure to click the link because a lot of these come in different color options!
One reason I tend to order gifts on Amazon is because I’m able to read the reviews to see what other’s think of the item. Most of these have 4+ star reviews!
You’ll also usually find the best deals on Amazon, and items tend to ship out quickly.

If you have any other favorite Amazon kids toys I’d love to hear about them!

Chicco Car Seat Review

 

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My review of the kid’s new car seats. Cash is 5 years old and got the MyFit. Sawyer is 3 years old and Capri is 6 months old and they are both in the Chicco NextFits.
These car seats were gifted to us, but we have been fans of Chicco for almost 5 years!
Some links are affiliate links.

 

You know you’re a mom when you get excited about new car seats. I literally almost cried when Chicco told me they were sending all 3 kiddos new car seats.

Cash had been in his Chicco NextFit since he was 6 months old (he’s almost FIVE!) and Sawyer had been in hers since around 5 or 6 months also (she turns THREE this week!). Both of their seats have held up so well over the years, but between taking them in and out of the car, taking them on vacation, snack crumbs, *potty* accidents, and regular wear and tear I knew it was time for new seats.
Capri had been in her infant carrier that she absolutely HATED. I won’t say the brand but let’s just say I wouldn’t buy it ever again and Capri never looked comfortable in it. She cried almost every single time we left the house. So I couldn’t wait to get her a NextFit just like Cash & Sawyer.

I’m kind of paranoid when it comes to my kid’s safety, so ever since Cash was little I’ve been researching car seat safety. I know that rear-facing as long as possible is very important, so we didn’t even turn Cash around until a few months ago! (At age 4 1/2!)
The NextFit has a rear facing limit of 40 lbs, so since Sawyer is only about 32 lbs she’ll continue to rear face a bit longer, along with Capri.
As soon we put Capri in the NextFit I KNEW her hatred for car rides was a thing of the past. We installed these seats a couple weeks ago and since then I’ve run lots of errands and drove to my parent’s house and back (an hour away) and she has not cried AT ALL! She falls asleep almost every time. She’s super cozy which makes it so much less stressful to take her places.

Since Cash is now forward facing we got him the Chicco MyFit Harness + booster car seat. This seat is awesome because it’s adjustable and he’ll be able to fit in it for a long time. Cash is using it with the straps and back right now, but the back can be taken off as well as the straps so you can use your regular car seat straps. But, of course, I will be keeping him in with the back and car seat straps for as long as possible. (Because *safety first*!!!) He has been loving it so far. No complaints from him, and trust me he’d let me know if he wasn’t comfortable.

I definitely recommend these seats for anyone on the hunt for new car seats.
The Chicco NextFits are so comfortable and you can tell just by looking at them that they are good quality seats.
The Chicco MyFit is a great option for your bigger kids and it’s super affordable.
I can confidently say that I feel like my kids are very safe in these seats.

A couple questions I wanted to answer about the seats:

Q. Are they hard to install?
A. Honestly, they’re pretty easy to install if you know what you’re doing but the NextFits ARE heavy. So, if you plan on moving the seat in and out of cars you might want to take that into consideration. I personally would recommend putting the NextFit in the vehicle you drive the most and then buy a cheaper/lighter seat for the other vehicle. BUT I will say that I have had cheaper/lighter seats for vacationing/ grandparent’s vehicles and even though they’re lighter they’re actually more difficult to install correctly. So that’s also something to think about.

Q. Can you fit 3 across?
A. While I’m sure that you could…I haven’t tried so I honestly can’t say.

Q. Why do you rear face so long?
A. It’s truly the safest option. Rear facing spreads the crash force more evenly across the back of the car seat and the child’s body. It also limits the motion of the head, reducing the potential for neck injury, and keeps the child more contained within the shell of the child restraint. If you go to Youtube and watch some videos of rear facing vs forward facing you’ll see why extended rear facing is so important.

Here is a link to the AAP’s Car Seat Safety Recommendations 

I hope this review was helpful! If you’re looking for a carseat and aren’t sure what to get, Chicco is the way to go! You won’t be disappointed.

 

Link to Chicco Nextfit: https://rstyle.me/n/dcmxmfcc7rf
Link to Chicco MyFit: https://rstyle.me/n/dcmxpgcc7rf

 

And here’s our little video of the kids in their seats:

Fall / Winter Apparel For Boys

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When I found out I was having a boy during my first pregnancy I was super excited BUT I knew that shopping wouldn’t be as fun as it would be for a girl. Cash is almost 5 and boy clothes have really gotten so much cuter over the last few years.

Some of the places I like to shop for Cash are H&M, Old Navy/Gap, Zara & Cotton On. He definitely has a say in what he wears, comfort is key for him! His H&M sweatpants [10] are his favorite pants to wear when it’s cool enough out. And cozy graphic raglans [3] are perfect for cool AZ winter days. I put together some of my favorite fall pieces from some of my favorite stores.

 

[This is not a sponsored post but some of these are affiliate links.]

No-Sew DIY Baby Carrier

Works just as well as my $70 carrier! But this one is FREE!

This DIY no-sew baby carrier takes less than 5 minutes to make. I made it with 3 old shirts I had lying around. Best part is, it’s super easy to put on AND baby is super cozy in it.
I made one of these with Sawyer and used it pretty often.

You could even use cute shirts with pretty patterns if you wanted to, or stick to all black. The skies the limit. 😉
All you need is:

A pair of scissors
3 fitted shirts. I used cami’s from Forever 21.

Watch below and if you try it let me know! Or better yet, tag me on Instagram so I can see! instagram.com/britt.kav

 

3 New Products For Baby # 3!

I always said I would have at *least* 3 kids. I actually always wanted 4. However, after Sawyer (my second child) I decided I was done. I still liked the idea of  3 or 4 children, but I did not want to go through pregnancy/ nursing/ the baby phase / etc. all over again.

So, since I had decided that I didn’t want to have any more we got rid of almost all of our baby stuff that we had saved.
Well, just a couple of weeks after throwing away a big bulk of baby stuff (including our crib), we found out that I was pregnant again. Surprise! I guess God planned on me having 3 babies after all!

While I was a little bummed about some of the stuff that I had gotten rid of, I was excited to shop for a baby again. (I am never not excited about shopping!)
Sawyer is now 2 1/2, so it had been a couple of years since I bought baby stuff. There were a lot of new products that I had not seen or got a chance to use with my other two, so I was excited to try some new stuff out with baby # 3!

When I reached out to my Instagram followers and asked about their *must-have* baby products a large majority of them mentioned the Dockatot. I had seen the Dockatot before (who hasn’t?), but I feel like within the last couple years it has definitely gotten more popular. However, I was honestly surprised to hear people say that it was one of their must-have products. I was always curious about it, and since so many people suggested it I was really intrigued to try it for myself!

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DOCKATOT

We received our Dockatot Deluxe just a couple weeks ago. I have been putting it in bed with me and that’s where I’ll lay Capri down after I nurse her into a deep sleep. It has honestly been the only thing that has made co-sleeping with a newborn feel comfortable + safe. I was always hesitant about co-sleeping with newborns. (They’re so tiny and fragile!) I’ve tried a few other sleepers and bassinets in the past, and honestly the Dockatot along with the Rock-n-Play are the only things my kids have slept in comfortably! I like switching off between the two because it’s nice to switch up her position. I think the Dockatot will make transitioning to the crib (much later on) a lot easier. The Dockatot comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 Months, Grand 9-36 months). You definitely want get the appropriate size for your baby, because the size is what makes it so comfortable for your little one.

Now, I do know there are some similar items to the Dockatot for a lot cheaper. From what I’ve heard, most do not have the bottom support that the Dockatot has. I could see that compromising some of the child’s comfort. I also feel like the bottom support is what makes it more of a sleeper than a pillow. Ya know? And as we usually find out, “you get what you pay for.” So, keep that in mind!
You can get $10 off a Dockatot with my referral link: Dockatot 

BINXY BABY HAMMOCK

Another item that I had seen around but never got a chance to try with my other two was the cart hammock by Binxy. I was a little hesitant to try it, because it didn’t really look safe- HOWEVER, let me tell you the honest truth, it really is super safe!! It goes a lot deeper than it looks in photos. (Imagine an actual hammock, but with more support/structure!)
I tried this for the first time about a week ago and I actually LOVE it. It is so much easier to use this than an infant carrier, which is heavy and takes up a ton of room in the cart. It’s truly genius! I usually wear my kiddos out when they’re infants, but there’s almost always a reason that I need to set them down for something (adjust my carrier, go to the bathroom, etc.) so this is perfect for me! It can also hold your carseat for you if you decide you want to bring that also. It can actually hold up to 50 pounds! It can be used until you baby is 6-8 months old. (Up until they can start sitting up on their own.)

You can get 10% off a Binxy hammock with my referral link: Binxy Hammock

OLLIE SWADDLE

The third item that I recently received for baby Capri that I had not used in the past is the Ollie baby swaddle. Now, I am not a huge fan of swaddling. Mostly because I have always sucked at it. Logan was always the one to swaddle Cash & Sawyer, and I usually would have him re-do it if he did it too tight.
Thankfully I was able to easily swaddle Capri with the Ollie, and it took me like 10 seconds. It’s made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating, and it has velcro on the sides. I like that the velcro makes it easy to adjust if needed.
This is SO much easier than dealing with a swaddling blanket. Capri was super cozy in it. She obviously approves as well! I really love the Ollie + Dockatot combo. I received the Dockatot before the Ollie and I would have to lay out a blanket in the Dockatot to swaddle her (which was a pain), but this swaddle makes it so much easier!
You can get 10% off an Ollie swaddle with my referral link: Ollie Swaddle

Trying these new items was really fun and I truly love all 3 of them. I am excited to try more new things as Capri gets older!

While I did receive these items in turn for a review, it was not technically necessary that I leave a positive review! However, I honestly do love all 3 products! Capri is only 5 weeks old, so we definitely have a lot of use left in these items. I will report back if my mind changes on anything. 😉

Use my referral links to get a discount on these items!

Dockatot ($10 off!)
Binxy Hammock (10% off!)
Ollie Swaddle (10% off!)

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Baby is due in 3 weeks! My hospital bag is packed and *pretty much* ready to go. This is my third baby, so I think I’ve got this hospital bag down…I’m sure I’m forgetting something though!

Here’s what I have:
– Boppy Pillow https://rstyle.me/n/c3wki2cc7rf [affiliate link]
Cosmetics Bag:
– Disposable Razor
– Dry Shampoo
– Nipple Cream
– Toothbrushes
– Toothpaste
– Comb
– Makeup remover/ cleansing wipe things
– Body wash – Deodorant
– Lip Balm
– Lotion
– Hair Ties
*Brush for baby
In My Bag: –
3 blankets for baby
– Onesies / Outfit for baby to come home in
– Bows for baby girl (Beanie for boy?)
– Sandals
– Underwear
– Nursing Bras
– Socks
– Cozy PJs that button up (for nursing)
– Robe
– T-Shirts (Outfit for going home)
– Snacks
*Stuff for your partner*
I’ll grab my makeup before I leave.
– Phone Charger
– Birth Plan
– Binkies
Other things you might bring:
Letterboard sign for photos
Camera
Pump if you plan on pumping instead of breastfeeding.

Newborn Essentials / Must Have Baby Items

 

 

Newborn Necessities + Everything You Need On Your Baby Registry This will be my third baby, so at this point I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on what’s necessary and what I could live without. Some links are affiliate links!

1. Crib [similar crib linked] https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck25cc7rf

2. Swaddle blankets / Muslin Swaddles https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck4ecc7rf

3. Baby monitor https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck4ycc7rf

4. Diaper bag/ Backpack http://fawndesign.com

5. Hamper

6. Free & clear laundry detergent

7. Onesies https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck5ncc7rf

8. Burp cloths https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck5ycc7rf

9. Rock n play https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmhrcc7rf

10. Baby carrier https://sollybaby.com

11. Swing https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmikcc7rf

12. Car seat

Breastfeeding:

1. Breast pump [Free through insurance!] I ordered mine through here: https://aeroflowbreastpumps.com/

2. Nursing bras https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmi9cc7rf

3. Breast pads https://rstyle.me/~aqlsc

Must-Have but I haven’t gotten yet:

1. Owlet monitor https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmjscc7rf

2. Dock a tot https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmj3cc7rf Follow me on Instagram! Instagram.com/britt.kav

Bump Boxes Pregnancy Subscription Box

I love subscription boxes, so when I hear about Bump Boxes, which is a subscription box for pregnant women, I knew I had to try it. This is my third and *most likely* last pregnancy, so I’m wanting to try anything and everything while I can!!
My box was filled with goodies that were specifically tailored to my due date.
I love that they offer 3, 6, and 9 month subscriptions so you know exactly how long you’ll be getting them.
Pretty much everything in my box would still be useable after pregnancy. My favorite thing about subscription boxes (besides that it’s basically a surprise for yourself every month) is the fact that I get to discover new products and brands . A couple things that came in this box were things I actually needed but just haven’t bought for myself. (Typical mom…always buying for everyone else, never for myself!)

Definitely check out bumpboxes.com if you are pregnant and want to treat yourself to some goodies every month!

Check out my unboxing video to see everything that came in my box!

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Motherhood In Style • Cute & Cozy Fashion

If you looked in my pile of unfolded laundry you would see a big black pit. I would say about 85% of my wardrobe is black! 5% white…5% and 5% other neutral colors. This makes it easy to put outfits together (and I am SLIGHTLY color blind, which is also a factor).  I am also a firm believer that comfort is key, BUT I think you can be comfortable and still look put together.

Here’s some outfit inspiration for mamas that want to look put together yet comfortable!

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Some of my key pieces:


• Black Skinny Jeans – My new FAVORITE are the ones in these photos, which are from Old Navy, they have a stretchy waistband! A dream come true. CLICK HERE to shop


GOOD black leggings – These look and feel nicer than the $7 Forever 21, but are just as comfortable, and they won’t rip after 2 washes CLICK HERE to shop


Loose white tops – Not sure why but I just feel like a clean white shirt always looks nice, especially paired with black pants or shorts. HERE is one similar to the last photo


• Pencil skirt – I love love love pairing t-shirts with pencil skirts. They’re comfortable but look a little more dressed up, even when paired with converse.

BOOTIES! – I feel like a cute pair of booties can bring a whole outfit together. One of my favorite places to shop for boots it Qupid

 

If I could fill my closet with those key items I would be set.
Moms can still look cute while being comfortable. Just remember to grab a good key piece that pulls the outfit together!

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