Ruffle Baby Blankets

When you take those first few photos of baby, having a soft and cuddly blanket is a must. And what could be cuter (and more functional) than one of these ruffle baby blankets? We spotted them over at All That Ruffle and they’re available in a few colors: blush, mint, plum, white, and gray, based on what we’ve seen so far. Take a look!

Ruffle Baby Blankets

Cute gift idea for a shower (or a sprinkle), too! Find out more in their shop.

xo
-E.

Knit Baby Rattles

Teach your little one about animals with these knit baby rattles! These rattles are handmade, soft to the touch, and make the sweetest sound. The rattle is just gentle enough to keep baby’s attention without driving parents crazy. ;) It is made with 100% anti-allergenic cotton and is filled with acrylic stuffing and a plastic rattle insert. Eyes are plastic but can have embroidered eyes, if you prefer. Just ask! By Marigurumi Shop.

Knit Baby Rattles

cute knit baby rattles

knit baby rattles

Find out more here.

Nap Team Captain + Cadet → Nap T Shirt and Onesie

There are only two times in one’s adult life where you can nap during the day without judgment:

1.) college, as in cramming for finals (or just napping because you can), and
2.) parenthood, particularly new parenthood where you nap when the baby is napping

People tell you to, “sleep when they sleep” because it’s a good chance to recharge once baby is in crib and you’re in your snuggly bed. It’s all a good idea in theory, but I always used that time to jump on my laptop, watch OITNB, or drink a few coffees. However you recharge, I say! Anyways, I saw this matching nap team t shirt and onesie matching set and thought I’d share it. It’s a cute gift for new moms or dads. By Booo Tees.

Nap T Shirt and Onesie Matching Set

nap tshirt and onesie set

Find out more here.

xo
-E.

Why Every Toddler Needs a Snack Catcher

The snack catcher is right up there as one of my favorite toddler products ever. Once Andrew started eating solid foods, Cheerios became a staple around our house. I received pair of snack catchers at my baby shower and I’m so glad I did — they’re extremely handy. As any mom with a toddler knows, once they start eating food themselves they don’t really want you to feed it to them anymore. They want to do it themselves, and these snack catchers enable your newly independent babe to snack on his or her own. And without a huge mess, unlike regular containers that tend to throw cereal EVERYWHERE when you open them up. I should know, I’ve eaten like, eight thousand Cheerios to date, just to clean them up.

Here’s what the snack catcher looks like:

snack catcher

This product is awesome because it allows your toddler to hold it themselves with the handle, grab snacks from the catcher, and eat happily, without making a mess. Your car! Your kitchen! Your high chair! The church pew! Finally, a mess-free zone. The snack catcher holds 9 oz. of dry snacks, it has a protective bottom so it won’t scratch tabletops or surfaces underneath, and there’s a flip top attached which keeps your snacks fresh. You can fill it with dry cereal, animal crackers, baby cookies, or other grab-and-go foods. We bring ours everywhere in the diaper bag, whether it’s during Church when I’m sneaking a few Cheerios in his little hand, or at the park when he gets hungry, or even in the car and he can hold it in his car seat by himself. Ah, I just love this thing!

Anyway, they come in a bunch of colors and you can pick up yours anywhere they sell baby products, like Target or on Amazon (it’s really cheap here for a set of two).

Happy Snacking!

xo
-E.