Babies’ First Beach Trip

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Ah, the beach. Almost everyone’s idea of the epitome of relaxation. Well, as a new mom relaxation just isn’t in my vocabulary. I’m about as tense as they come. So when it came time for our first vacation and Ellie’s first beach trip all I wanted was to let myself relax a little bit!


As with every other activity as a mommy you’ll need to prepare well in advance for this excursion! Here are the things I brought that made my baby girl’s first beach trip amazing.

  1. Shade and sunscreen! That fragile precious little baby skin needs protection in excess at the beach. We just set up a little umbrella and made sure to pack our babyganics sunscreen. (It is my favorite pick for her very sensitive eczema-ridden skin.)
  2. Swim diaper, swimsuit, and hat. (Again, extra sun protection!) And make sure it’s the cutest one you have!
  3. Ziploc bags. Absolute lifesaver, I use these for everything! You don’t want babies’ wet swim suit/swim diaper rolling around in the diaper bag, or their towel coating everything in a layer of sand. So keep a couple ziplocs handy and thank me later!
  4. Toys, toys, toys! This little inflatable baby seat was incredible for keeping her busy and out of the sand so I could lay down next to her and relax for a few minutes. 

And don’t forget your camera to get lots of gorgeous baby beach shots! Have fun mommas!

Nursery Organization Tips

Around my seventh month of pregnancy it happened. I just woke up that day and all I wanted to do was nest. I needed to get the house ready and perfect now! Organizing Ellie’s room was by far the most fun thing I did while pregnant. Here are some of my favorite things about her nursey and how I decided to organize it.

 

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Organizing her clothes took so much longer than I could have imagined, she has so many! I love these closet separators that you can erase and rewrite depending on what sizes you need.

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I hung these divided boxes on the wall directly next to her changing table. It gives me a cute way to store things like diaper rash cream, and baby lotions/oils without cluttering her changing table.

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This changing table from Babies R Us is phenomenal. I love the way it fits snug into the corner of the room, being able to change her straight on, and how much storage it has for diapers and wipes.

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I used these $10 shelves from Home Depot to make a little library corner of the room.

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And finally make sure you have plenty of adorable storage boxes for when baby arrives. I put this one to good use by filling it to the brim with cute baby headbands!