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Breastfeeding | Storing Breast Milk, Returning to Work and Weaning

Breastfeeding is one of the greatest experiences for me during early motherhood. I breastfed my eldest until she was almost 18 months and my little one year old until he was 8 months. Breast milk has been such a wonderful source of nutrients and healing for my babies. My experience breastfeeding my son was a bit more challenging. Nonetheless both experiences were beautiful and exhausting, but I loved every moment of watching them nurse.

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I can say that I was a little obsessed with pumping. I purchased a hand pump from Amazon and a double electric pump from my insurance company.  I’d pump on a regular schedule if my little fatso wasn’t eating and if I wasn’t sleeping.

Baby Expo Chicago 2016 Recap: Meet the Vendors & More

*I was invited as media to Baby Expo Chicago, no other compensation was given all the views expressed are my honest opinion.

I attended Baby Expo Chicago 2016 at the Marriott O’Hare. Hosted by Hope McComb,  a Chicago area family business the expo provides an opportunity to check out new products  and resources. It was an excellent event. I had a chance to meet some great vendors.

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The Marriott was filled with parents and kids enjoying the live DJ, bouncy house, and the various vendors that lined the ballroom. There were tons of free giveaways, samples, demonstrations,  new product introductions, and activities for the kiddos.

Hello Little Monster Backseat Organizer: Keep Your Car Clean


The Hello Little Monster  Backseat Car Organizer was designed to help parents keep their cars cleaner and clutter-free. It is the perfect organizer to keep your car clean and stock with some of the things you may need when you are on the go. It has several pockets for holding everything you may need for a car ride. I have a soon to be 2 year old and I can tell you what I bring along.

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It holds an extra diapers, a change of clothes, a bottle of water, a package of baby wipes, a book, and a couple of his favorite toys. It can hold much more, these are the essential items I find I need when I am traveling with baby boy.  The organizers has 15 pockets of different sizes and two extra on the side to fit bottles or drinks,  and other important things. The things your choose to store are endless. I truly think any vehicle with kids should have one of these. This will work perfect for when back to school starts and I store snacks for my daughter for after her basketball games.

Sippee Cups Recalled Due to Risk of Mold

Sippee Cups are making the little one sick. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, more than 3 million spill-proof “Tommee Tippee Sippee” cups are being recalled as of today 5/27/16.  Nearly 70 children became ill after  drinking from  the valves that contained mold. The children experienced diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms. 

 

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups, contact the manufacturer Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup by going online at www.tommeetippee.us and clicking on the recall button, or by calling toll-free at 877-248-6922 anytime during the week and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday.

The recall involves five types of cups all with a removable, one-piece white valve: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers. The mold develops in the removable white valve from remaining moist and infrequently being cleaned. 

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