It's hot in Florida! And although baby wearing can be a lot more convenient than a stroller, sometimes it just gets too hot to have on a bulky carrier. That's one reason I was excited to try the SUPPORi Baby Sling. It's environmentally friendly and does not retain heat due to its
permeable design which reduces the threat of heat rash that other
carriers may cause. It's very breathable! So, it is great all year round, even during the hot Florida summers.
Baby Boy and me on the way to the Zoo.
SUPPORi sling is so great for quick trips and outings or when your baby
wants to be carried around a lot. Baby Boy doesn't usually mind the
stroller, but sometimes he just gets fussy and wants to be carried. Not
to mention it's super easy to just keep in your purse or diaper bag so
you have it wherever you go. It's so light- lighter than an iPhone!
You can be wearing your baby in less than a minute- anytime! I pulled it out at the Zoo and the first thing my sister said is, "I want to borrow that for sure with my next baby!"
Here's how easy it is to use:
Photos by LuckyBabyWorld.com
The SUPPORi is capable of supporting babies up to 28 pounds. Baby Boy is now 9 months old and a little over 21 pounds and fit perfectly in the SUPPORi. The material that the sling is made of is very strong and stretchy, but I definitely had to make sure that the sling was fully covering his bottom and hips all the way to under his knees to prevent the hem from digging into his chunky little legs. As long as I did this, he was comfy.
Like Step 3 says, you do need to support the baby with your hand. I would not consider this a totally hands free baby carrier. The opposite shoulder strap does support the weight of the baby and takes a lot
of pressure off of my arm under the baby. No weight is put on my arm, I
am just using it to support my baby's back and keep him upright. The best thing about this sling is that I can definitely carry Baby Boy for longer periods of time without having my arms feel like they're going to fall off. (My child seriously feels heavy after even a few minutes!) Keep in mind though that SUPPORi is not meant to be used continuously for more than 2 hours.
SUPPORi is fashionable and stylish too! It's available in a wide variety of trendy colors to choose from. So, whether you’re a mom or dad, I'm sure you can find whatever color will work for you best- red, white, or blue! There is even a limited edition USA design.Check out the more than 15 colors that are available here.
Photo via LuckyBabyWorld.com
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Neither had I. But, I'm glad I found out about them! This pen is completely thought up and designed by a physician (one that graduated from Yale by the way!) to be the most comfortable ergonomic pen around. The UGLee (yes, it's pronounced ugly) pen stands for the Ultimate Grip pen and Lee is the name of the doctor that invented it- Dr. Lee. It started out as people calling it the Dr. Lee pen, then the Ultimate Grip pen, and now it's known as the UGLee pen. Love the name or hate the name it's still one of the most comfortable pens I've used.
The grip is made of a jelly feeling nylon and is virtually indestructible! You could chew on it everyday and nothing would happen to it. (Gross, but true.) The overall shape as well as the detailed contours are perfectly engineered to follow and fit the anatomy of the hand. "You don't have to grip this material, it grips you."
The UGLee pen has some of the smoothest ink around- better than roller ball, gel ink, or fountain ink. It's refillable too! I thought this ink was super smooth once I got going writing. However, the first word I always wrote was a little sticky. After that, it was great! As a teacher, I think I could grade lots of papers comfortably using this ergonomically designed pen!
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Ever since my nephew was born my sister has had his bedroom perfectly decorated. Even when her little family found out they were going to have to move to a new city 6 weeks after he was born, she made sure he came home to an adorable nursery. Six months after that they had to move to a new place again. Then, six months later, my brother-in-law's job moved them back home. Every single place my nephew, Henry, had a super cute bedroom. One thing that was missing though was a fun cute growth chart to keep track of how fast Henry grows! Most likely, they'll be moving again since my sister is always talking about they're outgrowing their town home. So, I knew that a growth chart from Petite Lemon would be the perfect addition to his bedroom. Not only do they have a ton of super cute options for growth charts, but they are extremely durable too. I knew that it would be able to take another move (and any rough wear and tear from a curious toddler)!
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My nephew is really into trucks right now. Well, he's actually into
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I've had this super cute teapot for awhile now just waiting for a good reason to get used. Finally! Tea Time with my Davidson's Organic Tea and Nature's Bakery Fig Bars was the perfect way to break it in. I'm usually a coffee fan, but I've been trying to trade in a cup or two every once in awhile for tea or a tea latte for a nice change and to
cut back on caffeine a little bit.
My favorite kind of tea is chai tea so I was very happy that I got to try out Davidson's Organics Rooibos Spiced Chai.
From Davidson's Organics: "Rooibos ("red tea") is harvested from shrubs grown in the high
elevations of the cape regions of South Africa. Rooibos has a
full-bodied, rounded character, a slight sweetness, and blends well with
green tea, black tea, other herbs and spices. Enjoy this red tea based
chai with just the right hint of sweetness and spices. Delicious with
milk and sweetener. High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Rooibos
is well-known for its numerous health benefits and calming effects."
I really enjoyed this tea. It was spicy and tasty. I could drink it plain, but with a packet of Splenda and a little half and half it was divine. I absolutely love that this is caffeine free too, so I can enjoy it in the evening. Sometimes, I really feel like eating when it hits about 9 p.m. and now I can curb the cravings with a cup of tea.
Nature's Bakery Fig Bars are so delicious. They reminded me of Nutrigrain Bars but BETTER and healthier. Nature's Bakery Fig Bars are made with quality ingredients- and you can pronounce ALL of them- I promise! These all natural snacks are cholesterol-free, dairy free and kosher. Plus, they're DELICIOUS! They come in lots of different flavors including: Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Whole Wheat Fig, Raspberry, Peach Apricot, Vanilla Fig, and Vanilla Raspberry. I tried almost every flavor and I can honestly say I liked them all, but my favorites were Blueberry and Apple Cinnamon. These were the perfect companion to my Chai Tea and I felt good about having a healthy and nutritious snack instead of the usual tea and cookies!