Super Cool Bean Bags

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If you ask me, baby bean bags were one of the best inventions to come out of the modern world.

When we had Francis we knew we were going to put her down for naps and bedtime in a baby sleeping bag after we did some research on the subject.

We were amazed with the information we found.

We discovered that with her head and arms sticking out of fitted holes in the baby bean bag it makes nighttime much safer for her. The reason is basically since she is sleeping on her back in her bag, and wrapped securely, she can’t wiggle her way out and possibly get tangled up in sheets or blankets. It also means she can’t accidentally fall or get her legs stuck between anything. The baby sleeping bag basically traps her, but because it has her body trapped, it protects her.

Sizing of the baby sleeping bags is the same as any infant clothes and there are different thicknesses of fabric. It’s called a TOG measurement, which is easy to follow. A thicker baby sleeping bag with a TOG rating of 2.5 is as thick as 2 and half blankets.

We watch the temperature in Francis’ room carefully and use the proper TOG rated baby sleeping bag based on the thermometer reading.

The idea it to keep Francis from overheating, which would wake her up and interrupt her sleep.

We would never consider using anything other than baby sleeping bags and will continue to do so until she outgrows them all.

Comments (0) Mar 31 2014

Swimming with a Toddler

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My son was only twenty months old when I found out I was pregnant again. We were all very excited, but it was exhausting sometimes. Chasing a toddler while my body was going through all of the pregnancy changes along with all of the extra weight I was gaining for this new baby.  I was due in September with my second child.

We were big water people. We own a boat and spend almost every weekend of the summer on the water. The place we go has a small secluded beach where we anchor our boat along with a lot of our friends’ boats. It is a great place to have picnics and let the kids run and play.

As summer approached, I decided I would need to dig out my maternity swimsuit from my first pregnancy. It fit great and I thought it would be great to be able to use it again and not purchase another one. After our first day at our beach, I found out that it wasn’t such a great suit. During my first pregnancy, I could lounge around in the suit. This year, I was chasing a toddler. I had to find one that didn’t ride up or was easily pulled down by a fussy toddler. I went shopping and purchased a new maternity swimsuit that was designed for a more active mom. It didn’t tie, but instead had wide shoulder straps. It didn’t have form fitting bottoms but instead had bottoms that were more like shorts.  This made the rest of my summer a lot smoother.

Comments (0) Mar 29 2014