{Picky Tot Pleasers} Veggies and Pasta: Bulk Up A Classic

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Ahh, veggies and pasta: typically a winning combination, until you bring in the child who won’t eat anything!  In my constant quest for picky Tot pleasers, I bring you recipes designed with the finickiest eaters in mind.  Some were successful, some not-so-much — but they all lend themselves to variations, to help please even your picky Tot.  🙂

My son (17 months) hasn’t been crazy about noodles, so I haven’t pushed them too much lately. Unlike with his sister, I can’t throw in some frozen veggies when I boil noodles, and toss with sauce… So, I tried to get creative the other day. Here’s what I came up with:

Picky Tot Pleaser: Veggies and Pasta

I used:

  • noodles of choice (I used macaroni elbows, for ease of grip for tiny hands)
  • Frozen carrot coins
  • A little pat of butter
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Parmesan (also to taste)

Boil the carrots for about five minutes, then add noodles to cook as well , for an additional seven to ten minutes. Drain, but do NOT RINSE. In a bowl, toss with butter until melted, then toss with pepper and Parmesan.

This lends itself to multiple variations, of course! Boil with mixed veggies (peas, carrots, corn, etc), toss with a tomato pasta sauce, substitute shredded cheese for the Parmesan for a different texture, boil finely chopped or grated garlic for last few minutes, — what variations would YOU make?

My son’s verdict? He gobbled up the carrots, and threw he noodles on the floor. And then asked for more. *sigh*  Check out more recipes here.

Veggies and Pasta {Picky Tot Pleasers}

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--Barbara

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Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers + Vera Bradley = Awesomely Sweet!!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers.

Y’all know by now, I love find a good deal on diapers.  The folks at Rite Aid have made that process a little easier.  I recently received a pack of Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers to try out with my little buy, and was quite impressed with how well it held his li’l caboose.  As someone who has tried just about every diaper brand out there, I was excited to find a diaper that didn’t leak, didn’t have flimsy tabs that broke off, AND was affordable.  Seriously, I’ve had more straight-to-the-tub diaper explosions with my son than I ever had with my daughter!  (Is that just a boy thing? *sigh*)  I digress.  I’ve struggled to find affordability coincide with comfort and durability in a diaper.  But Tugaboos really held up to the challenge!

Tugaboos Modeling Collage

Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers have recently been improved for added leakage protection and faster absorption.  And it shows!  I like  the soft stretchable waist & side panels, excellent leakage protection (no need for -ahem- post-diaper change baths!), a hypoallergenic inner liner, a cottony soft feel, and super-cute design.  (No expensive commercialization here, folks!)

Truly, Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers proved to be a win-win for me and my son.

Now for the deal: currently at Rite Aid, you can grab a pack of Tugaboos for $8.99, and get a second for half off $4.50, valid through 6/23/13.  To sweeten the deal, for every $20 you spend in select Rite Aid brand baby care items, you’ll get $5 in Up Rewards!  So, essentially stock up on four packs of diapers, and you’ll get $5 back.  Seriously, you can’t beat that!!

Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers

Additionally, for the month of June, all Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers purchase will earn an entry into the Tugaboos and Vera Bradley Sweepstakes!  In fact, ANY baby-related Rite Aid brand item -including Tugaboos, all baby care items, and hand sanitizer- purchased with your wellness+ card will serve as an entry to win of of 25 super-cute Vera Bradley designer diaper bags!  That’s over a $100 value!  So, if you win, you can schlep your baby and his accessories around in style!  🙂

Think about it: you can stock up on great quality diapers, save a good chunk of change, and up your chances to win a super-cute diaper bag, chock-full of Tugaboo products!!

Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers

With every in-store purchase of qualifying Tugaboos products using your wellness+ card at any Rite Aid store between June 1-30, 2013, you will receive an entry for a chance to win one of (25) Vera Bradley Designer Diaper Bags filled with select Tugaboos products.

To enter without making a purchase, complete this entry form now: https://riteaidtugaboos.dja.com/.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid.

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--Barbara

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Get the Support You Deserve: Online Resources for New Moms

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While one of the most rewarding, and humbling life-long roles you’ll ever undertake, the venture in to motherhood can be quite perplexing, scary, lonely, and intimidating at times. That’s why it’s important for new moms to get the proper support once you join The Club.

Naturally, seeking out other moms in the same boat is a great way to ease in to mother hood, and help you face all the big and little decisions ahead of you. But, more than that, there is a wealth of support available online. Here are a few of my favorite online sources of new-mom support over the years:

  • What to Expect – This series, which you probably drank up whilst your little bun was cooking away in the oven, picks right back up after you bring your little bundle of joy in to the world. And stays with you through toddler-hood. Best of all, you can subscribe to their newsletter, and receive newsletters that correspond precisely with your baby’s ages and stages.
  • Gerber Milestones – Another great resource that goes beyond just baby food and baby formula. Plus, a great source for coupons along the way. (And if you do use formula, there are some high value Gerber coupons being sent out these days! Like, over $10!)
  • Huggies New Moms Club –  Register today to get access to expert advice from resources like Mommy Answers and the Welcome Baby Guide. Plus you’ll receive exclusive savings and special offers.

Do you have additional resources to add to this list? Please share!

Keep on saving!  :o)
–Barbara

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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FREE Baby Products {Just Pay Shipping}

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There are three separate offers right now for FREE baby products, just pay shipping.  These make great baby shower gifts, or back-ups, or just regular old products to have for yourself!  Details below, just click on each picture to get more information, and to order:

 


Carseat canopy
Pay $12.95 shipping
 


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Keep on saving!  :o)
–Barbara

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Huggies as Low as $1.74 @ Target + FREE Wipes!

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Target Diaper Deal 1-20-13

Right now at Target, Huggies, Luvs, and Pampers are included in a current promo: buy two jumbo packs of participating diapers, and get a FREE pack of wipes. With the right coupons in hand, you can get a pack of diapers for as low as $1.74 PLUS get FREE wipes.

Stack TWO of these Target coupons:

With TWO of these manufacture coupons:

  • $3/1 Huggies Diapers, exp 12/31/13 (package insert)
  • $2.50/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • $2/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snuggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R) OR printable
  • $2/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R) OR printable
  • $1/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)

With one of these wipes coupons:

  • $2/1 Huggies wipes, exp 12/31/13 (package insert)
  • 75¢/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • $1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • 50¢/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R) OR printable
  • 40¢/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)

PLUS: if 50¢/1 Huggies Natural Care Wipes (Ibotta refund) IF they are included in the deal!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Top 10 Board Books for Babies

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Just because a child is too young too read doesn’t mean that they don’t still enjoy looking at books.  Sharing books with your baby is a great way to entertain them and stimulate their rapidly developing brain.  Reading to them helps encourage their speech and language development, and of course it’s a great way to spend time together.  Board books are especially wonderful, because they can play with them (and chew on them), and you don’t have to worry about pages getting torn.  You can hold them in your lap while you talk about and point out the different things in the book, but you can also let them look at board books while sitting in a high chair or during tummy time on the floor.  Books with bright, colorful pictures of real life objects, animals, and people are always a great choice, as well as “touch and feel” books that have a variety of textures for their little hands (and sometimes mouths!) to enjoy.

I’ve put together a list of my top ten favorite books that my kids have really enjoyed over the years, and that your little one is sure to love as well!

Top 10 board books for babies

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Top 10 Board Books for Babies

1. My First Word (Touch and Feel)

2. Peekaboo! (Baby Faces)

3. Smile! (Baby Faces)

4. Toes, Ears, & Nose!

5. Hugs and Kisses (Baby Faces)

6. Farm (Touch and Feel)

7. First 100 Words (Bright Baby)

8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

9. Goodnight Moon

10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Baby Faces and DK Touch and Feel books are some of my favorites for babies, as you can see from the list above.  Do you share books with your baby?  What book is your favorite one to read together?

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--Barbara

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Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40: The Most Comfortable Rear-Facing Car Seat EVER!

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A few years ago, momentum began to build for the case of keeping your child rear-facing for longer than the recommended one year.  So, last year when the American Academy of Pediatrics officially updated their stance, recommending rear-facing car seats at least until the age of two, with the idea that toddlers are more than five times safer when rear-facing.

Naturally, many parents glanced at their kids and then glanced at their infant carriers, scratching their heads at how on earth they would be able to adhere to these new guidelines — after all, their child was already crammed in there, legs squished between the carrier and the seat.

Enter: the Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40!

Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40

Comes in two designs: Mena (left) and Moonstruck (right)
Thanks, Krystyn of Really, Are You Serious for sharing this pic!

I had the opportunity to meet with about a dozen other Atlanta area mom bloggers, and we got an up-close look at this innovative car seat.  Some of its key features, allowing it to stand apart from other infant car seats currently on the market include:

  • simple “click” technology, allowing for super-easy, yet secure, transfer from car to stroller
  • accommodates 4 to 40 lbs rear facing — that’s a full two years for most infants/toddlers
  • 8 reclining positions to adjust for growing legs, and with more leg room the child sits up more, like a forward-facing seat
  • a foot rest/kick plate (with actual feet on it!) to keep your vehicle’s seat safe from busy feet (see pic below)
  • an easy, peasy harness adjustment mechanism: one swift move allows for easy adjustment — no more pulling the back of the car seat apart!
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40
Look at the cute little feet!!
Photo courtesy of Really, Are You Serious
Y’all, I’m not kidding when I say, this car seat is super-cool, rocks-my-socks awesome!  And I don’t normally get excited about a car seat.  Honestly.  Your child will GROW with this car seat comfortably, and you will have the piece of mind in it’s safety for the full two years.
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40
Here I am, pondering the seat…
The Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 is available exclusively at Babies R Us for $219.99 — and additional bases and the “matching” stroller are also available.  Utilize a 20% off coupon, and you can snag this car seat for $176!
 
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40
In spite of my shear enthusiam,
my son was not impressed by the whole ordeal…  ;o)
Looking for a super-cute way to keep your baby warm, while in the super-cute Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40?  You can get a FREE car seat canopy (just pay shipping) here, and use promo code ENBABY.
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40

The Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 – the first and only newborn to two-year infant car seat that actually grows with your baby from four pounds all the way up to 40 pounds. The car seat is designed for a parent on the go. The infant car seat can be easily removed from the base and used as a carrier when the infant is small, providing portability and convenience so you can easily move your infant in and out of the car without disturbing them.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently made the recommendation to keep all children in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2. Graco set out to make this product so parents can keep infants rear facing longer while still keeping them comfortable.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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10 Essential Newborn Items *Possible Baby Shower Gifts*

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Since my sister is weeks away from welcoming her first in to the world, I can’t help but find myself wondering around Amazon and other sites, looking at all the latest and greatest in the world of “baby stuff”.  (You know, since MY little guy is approaching his one year birthday…)

I recently came across this list of “Newborn Essentials” — and it claims to be 10 items “You Probably Didn’t Know You Needed”

While I think much of this is true, I can’t help but wonder, if y’all agree or disagree?  What would you add or take off this list?  :o)  I have SEVEN of these items — and y’all know I think many baby items aren’t essential!  Of course, every baby’s nursery should be filled with board books as well as well-loved classics to read aloud to your kids.

This list was compiled by Amazon here: 10 Essential Newborn Items and I added my own two cents, along with a few other things *I* find essential!  Would love to hear y’alls thoughts. 🙂

essential newborn items - moses basket

10.  A moses basket – designed to allow you to move a slumbering newborn from room to room, since that’s their primary job.  But please advice, you should NOT carry infant in said basket, as it’s neither designed nor sturdy enough for carrying a baby.  (So what’s the point of it, then??)

essential newborn items - diaper caddy

9. Diaper caddy – Meh.  This is also designed to make it easy to change baby anywhere.  But, IMO, unless you live in a luxurious, super-spacious mansion, why not just take baby to a dedicated diaper-changing spot?  We always kept a “station” downstairs in the den for diaper changes.  Mostly done on the floor.  (Did I mention, we never really used a changing table, too – especially with my second child?)

essential newborn items - portable swing

8. Travel swing – Ok.  So baby swings can be big, bulky space-suckers, but also complete life-savers for many a’weary parent or cranky baby.  So the best of both world are travel swings: they can fold up and come with you around the house, on the porch, wherever you need it to go!  You can usually pick one up second hand at a garage sale, consignment sale, or a local Facebook sell/swap group for under twenty bucks.

 essential newborn items - baby carriers

7.  sling or wrap – Hands down, I big-fat-puffy-pink-heart LOVED carrying/wearing my children.  For my daughter, I had a secondhand Baby Bjorn, and I snuggled with her particularly when I went to the grocery store, until she was big enough to sit up in the cart seat (with a cushiony grocery cart seat cover, of course!)  Once my son came along, a carrier become imperative!  Luckily, I was gifted a Moby Wrap – and, man!, once i got the hang of that thing, it was absolutely FANTASTIC, not to mention essential to keep me hands free with two children.  There are so  many carriers, slings, and wraps out there – you’re bound to find one that works for you and your baby.

essential newborn items - rocker/glider6.  glider – My son is two years old, and we still snuggle in our old, secondhand rickety glider.  Gliders/rockers are an essential luxury for bonding with your little ones – whether its used for nursing, reading, or just plain ol’ rocking.  Some of my sweetest moments with each of my children happened while rocking.

 essential newborn items - swaddle blanket

5.  swaddle blankets – holy moly!  I don’t know what parents with newborns did before these magical, miracle blankets! The very best advice I got when my son was a newborn and not fond of sleeping at night was to wrap him in a swaddle blanket, give him a paci, and crank up the sound machine.  As an added benefit, “baby burritos” just look so darn cute, don’t they?  😉  There are so many options to choose from, too: sleep sacks, straight-up swaddle blankets, and fitted/formed swaddling “pods”.  You can also check out more on baby sleeping advice here.

essential newborn items - sound machine

4.  white noise machine – Again, along with the swaddlers, I found the sound machine to be a God-send.  In fact, my kids are well past infancy, but they still sleep with one.  They are fantastic for blocking out noise, which means you don’t need to achieve a silent household in order for your little one to slumber.  You can get an actual sound machine (<== that’s the one I have in each of my kids’ rooms), or even utilize a free app on your smartphone.

essential newborn items - waterproof mattress pad

3.  waterproof mattress pad – Let’s face it: babies create yucky messes.  Your baby will vomit at some point in his crib.  He will also have an explosive diaper in his crib.  (…and if a seasoned parent claims otherwise, smack them for me, please!)  So, why not minimize the amount of mess you’re cleaning, by protecting the crib’s mattress.  Actually, keep two waterproof mattress pads on hand, so you can easily change the crib sheets AND the mattress pad all at once.

essential newborn items - burp cloths

2.  Ok, here’s where Amazon and I differ greatly…  Their list has a nasal aspirator listed in the #2 spot.  But, ….I just can’t put this on *my* personal “essentials” list.  Instead, I give a nod to good ol’ fashion burp cloths.  Not only do they serve a very practical purpose, but both of my kids adapted them as “blankies” with which they cuddle and sleep with, even at (almost) five years old!  Mine love the Gerber terry cloth burp cloths, which come in adorable patterns and in multi-packs.  For the purposes of actually USING a burp cloth, I love the Gerber flat fold 10-pack.  They come in white, and are handy for wiping up any mess a baby can -um- throw your way.  And once your littles are older, they make great dust cloths, too!

essential newborn items - breast pump

1.  breast pump device – Yes, yes, and yes.  Even if you don’t intend to bottle feed, a pump is your breast-feeding BFF.  If pumping will be a regular part of your routine, a hands-free pump simply allows you to more easily go about your business whilst pumping.  Plain.  And.  Simple.  You don’t *need* anything fancy, particularly if you end up with a baby who won’t take a bottle (like my firstborn!), but at the very least, every nursing mother will need relief from time to time.  Also, keep in mind that insurances these days will help with the cost.  (Check with your provider for more information.)

***Check out how to find and stock up on cheap diapers!  That’s certain an essential newborn item, I’d say.***

Did you know you can easily set up a baby registry via Amazon?


Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Printable Baby Coupons

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Here you will find the most  up-to-date baby coupons available to print from Coupons.com.  Bookmark this page, as the list automatically updates when new coupons become available!  :o)  (And also feel free to “share” this link with your friends and family, too.)


$0.75 off any one NUK Pacifier
$0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 56 ct or higher
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Extra Protection Diapers
$1.50 off ONE Pampers UnderJams Night Wear
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers
$1.20 off three (3) Ella's Kitchen products
$0.50 off ONE (1) Nestle Nestum Cereal
$1.25 off TWO (2) Nestle Nestum Cereals
$1.00 off one box of White Cloud Diapers
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Meals or Sides
$1.00 off 2 Gerber or Graduates Yogurt Blends
$1.00 off any 2 Gerber Graduates Lil' Whoos
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Puffs
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Grabbers™ items
$1.00 off four (4) Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack Tubs
$0.75 off JOHNSON'S NO MORE TANGLES hair product
$1.00 off Any one (1) Kandoo Product
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Trainers
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers
$1.00 off Any Boudreaux's Butt Paste Product

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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FREE Baby Talk and American Baby Magazine + more FREE Baby Offers!

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Since Atlanta’s Frugal Baby Boy is due in early January, I’ve got all things baby on my mind.  :o)  I have two free baby magazine subscriptions to share with you, as well as offers for free baby stuff.


First, sign up for a FREE subscription to American Baby and Baby Talk.  Both proved to be invaluable resources to me when I was pregnant with my first child, and through her first year of life.  Click here to sign up for American Baby, and then here for Baby Talk.


BabytoBee.com
  Second, if you’ve just recently had a baby or are expecting a baby, sign up to get free offers -including coupons, samples, and informative items from Baby to Bee and from Planning Family.  It’s free to sign up for both.  Click here and here to learn more and to sign up!



Also, you’ll need to dress your wee one, you simply must check out Totsy! Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 80% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children’s clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials are just a sampling of a selection that promises only the best in quality and designer brands. 100% eco-friendly: Totsy is the first company in private sales to take on sustainable and socially responsible initiatives in all areas of business. One baby, one tree: With every purchase you make through Totsy, we will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation. Who says shopping can’t save the world?   Click here to sign up for Totsy now!

Finally, if you’ve already got a few rug rats running around, and are ready to relinquish some clothing, check out Thred Up, where moms swap kids clothes and toys. The service is free to join and boxes of preloved clothes and toys costs just $5 plus shipping. Also, for new members, you may enjoy a one-time offer of your first box FREE if you sign up today.  (Just pay only $10.95 shipping)



Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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--Barbara

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