Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace Review

Bunny is still teething. At twenty months. She is wanting to bite because of the pain in her mouth. This is a hard thing for her because we are learning we do not bite other people. Bunny CAN bite the Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace while looking stylish. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is a soft necklace for moms (and toddlers) to wear and babies to play with. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is ideal for teething and for keeping baby entertained while in your arms. 


I love the Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is 100% cotton. It is super soft and completely washable. There are three snaps on the back to adjust the length. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace has three shapes on it, all of which are detachable. You can also add your own toys, pacifiers, and rattles. Most infant toys fit easily in Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace can change to accommodate your growing baby. You can customize your necklace to hold your baby’s favorite toys. 

 














Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is very comfortable to wear. It is easily adjustable and fits both me and Bunny. Bunny loves the patterns and the shapes. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is a great teething necklace and can be used from the time your baby is tiny until you wear it out! Bunny is twenty months old and still using Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace. This would have been a wonderful accessory to have when Bunny was a teething infant.  Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is an accessory that can be used for years to come. Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace keeps baby occupied while in your arms and allows you to complete everyday tasks without having to keep baby’s hands from grabbing random items. 


Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace is also great during diaper changes! Bunny is entertained by Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace when I change her diaper. I remember the wiggly baby she once was and know Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace would have helped greatly during diaper changes. 















Bunny loves when I wear the Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace. Bunny can wear the Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace and greatly enjoys wearing it. Bunny loves that she can wear a necklace I wear. 

Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace currently comes in four different colors: black, blue, orange and pink. You can buy Charming Baby Infant Play Necklace for $24.99.

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BooginHead Pack’Ems Review

BooginHead Pack’Ems are a great alternative to plastic zip lock bags. I rarely ever use plastic zip lock bags anymore. I stick with the reusable, eco friendly snack bags. Pack’Ems are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. Pack’Ems are top rack dishwasher safe. Pack’Ems come in a two pack, one large bag and one small bag. The large is small sandwich sized and the small is snack sized.  
 
large size on top, small size on bottom
2 pack of Pack’Ems
 
My favorite feature of Pack’Ems is they stand up by themselves! This makes it incredibly easy to pour snacks in Pack’Ems. Pack’Ems close with a Velcro Press Lock. The velcro makes it hard for Bunny to open the Pack’Ems on her own, which I love, but is super easy for an adult to open. A bigger child could easily open Pack’Ems on their own. I enjoy Bunny not being able to open Pack’Ems.  
 
I love seeing the snack!
large size with snack

 

Pack’Ems hold a lot of snacks and are see through. I like that I can see what is inside and how much is left. The snack sized Pack’Ems is the perfect size for Bunny to roam around with. It holds just enough snack without a ton of excess for Bunny to dump out. 

 

Small size with yogurt drops.

Pack’Ems are top rack dishwasher safe. You can also hand wash them with warm soapy water. Pack’Ems air dry quickly. You can buy BooginHead Pack’Ems online for $9.99, but if you buy them soon you can get them for $7.99! (I love a sale!) 

Bunny loves Pack’Ems!
Disclaimer: I received these items free to review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are in no way influenced by the product owner/company. 

Sili Squeeze Review

Sili Squeeze is a reusable food pouch. It is made out of certified food and medical grade safe materials that are BPA free, Phthlate free, PVC free, latex free and lead free. I am not a huge fan of food pouches because the one time I bought a food pouch, I opened it and there was mold inside. Gross. I refuse to give Bunny any store bought food pouches because of this. Sili Squeeze is a good middle ground. I can have a food pouch that I know will not have mold in it. Sounds good to me! 

Sili Squeeze comes in four different colors and three sizes, 2 ounces (we have not tried this size), 4 ounces and 6 ounces. There is the spill proof Sili Squeeze and the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze. We bought both the 4 ouch size and the 6 ounce size in both styles. Bunny never used a bottle and didn’t know how to use the spill proof Sili Squeeze, so we moved right along to the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze. 

Pink- 6 ounce, Red- 4 ounce


The Sili Squeeze with Eeeze has an open spout which allows food to flow freely through it when squeezed. Bunny is almost 19 months old and has never made a mess with the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze. Bunny has been using the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze since she was about 11 months old. 

Sili Squeeze with Eeeze
Spill proof

The Sili Squeeze is very easy to fill. Sili Squeeze stands on its own and has a wide opening. I can easily fit a baby spoon inside of the Sili Squeeze, and can almost fit an adult spoon. This makes it SUPER easy to fill. 



These are not just for babies and toddlers. This is a wonderful way to send yogurt or other smooth food items in an older child’s lunch. You can freeze Sili Squeeze the night before so your child has a cool snack or side dish for school! 



Bunny mainly has yogurt in her Sili Squeeze, but there are so many things you could put in Sili Squeeze. We have tried applesauce and smoothies. Both worked well in the Sili Squeeze. You can find recipes from Sili Squeeze here


Sili Squeeze is dishwasher safe (top rack) and easy to put together. The collar goes onto the body of the Sili Squeeze, and the spout goes on top of the collar. Very easy to put together and very easy to clean. 

I love Sili Squeeze because it is eco friendly, dishwasher safe, and a wonderful way to have a nutritious snack while out and about. My only concern about using Sili Squeeze is Bunny will eat all of the food I put inside the Sili Squeeze. Sometimes that is more than she would eat if she was using a bowl and spoon.

You can buy Sili Squeeze online for $14.99 each.  

Let’s Talk About Cloth Diapers- gDiaper review

Your first thoughts are most likely, “Yuck!” or, “they are messy and ugly.” I know those were my first thoughts! Before I had my baby, or even thought of getting pregnant, I decided to research cloth diapers. Why did I decide to research cloth diapers when I was single and not pregnant, I have NO idea! (Maybe that was the beginning of me wanting to be eco friendly.) I googled “cloth diapers” and came up with all sorts of hits. AIO, hybrid, one size, pockets, fitted, prefolds, trifolds, snap closure vs velcro, diaper sprayers and more. I did not know what half those words meant! I decided to look at the photos instead. I wanted pretty diapers, I didn’t care about the mess part…yet. When I was looking through the images I came across this one 
 
and I thought, “That one! That is a cute one! I want THAT ONE!” I clicked on the link and found out it was a gDiaper. 
 
What is a gDiaper you ask. A gDiaper is a hybrid diaper. That means you can either use a disposable insert, lovingly referred to as a flushie, or a cloth insert. There are a few diaper companies who make disposable inserts, though we have only tried the gDiapers disposable insert. There are MANY different options for the cloth insert. There are gCloths (that is what we use), trifolds, flips, prefolds, bamboo, cotton, the list goes on and on. After doing a little research on cloth diapers, and having seen this ADORABLE diaper, I decided gDiapers were for me. There were many reasons I decided this, here is a small list:
    • less messy (in my opinion)
    • less laundry than an AIO or pocket diaper (for these two you typically change the entire diaper much like you would a disposable, gDiapers you do not-more on that later)
    • I don’t like the look of snaps, the velcro seemed like a much cleaner look to me. I thought snaps might be more difficult during the late night diaper changes, trying to remember which snap I am supposed to use, and try explaining all the snaps to babysitters or family members! To me, velcro is simple and easy. I wanted a cute diaper, and having snaps all up and down the diaper kind of defeated that purpose for me. 
    • gDiapers has a disposable insert option that is eco friendly. You can compost the disposable inserts, flush them down the toilet, or dispose of them in an eco friendly garbage bag.  

 

 
The parts of a gDiaper are:
 from left to right – the gPant, the pouch, disposable insert, and gCloth
 disposable insert in the pouch (left), gCloth in the pouch (right)
  disposable insert in the gDiaper (left), gCloth in the gDiaper (right)
 
gDiaper with no insert, only the gPant and the pouch
 
 
How to use a gDiaper:
You put the insert in the pouch, the pouch snaps into the gPant, and the gPant goes on the baby. Viola! 
 
 Isn’t she adorable?! 
 
When the diaper is dirty, you simple change the insert! If the insert is just wet, all that needs to be replaced is the insert. If there is poo, sometimes the pouch needs to be changed as well, but most of the time the pouch is still clean. The insert will bunch up a bit, and poo might get on the pouch when that happens. But it’s no big deal, you simple unsnap the pouch and snap in a new one, then add your insert. (That is the less laundry part. You don’t have to change the entire diaper at every diaper change!) We have been using gDiapers for over a year now, and we have had to change the gPant due to poo or pee getting on it maybe 10 times. Some of those times were my fault, I didn’t get the diaper completely over her bum, babies sure can wiggle a lot! We have had poo-plosions or poo-magedons, but very rarely have we had to change the gPant. We have NEVER had to change her outfit due to poo escaping it confines AKA the diaper. Once or twice the poo has escaped and gotten on the very edge of the gPant, but it has never touched her clothes! Some of our pee leakage has been from Bunny being a stomach sleeper. Sleeping on her stomach breaks the seal of the diaper, which causes it to leak. 
 
We use 1 gPant per day. (Well, technically two because I like to give her a new gPant after her bath. I don’t put on the same underwear after I bathe, I figure a nice clean gPant feel good on her cute little bum.) I coordinate her diaper to her outfit, or sometimes her outfit to her diaper! gPants come in many different colors and patterns. I literally have a gPant for every outfit Bunny owns. It drives My Love crazy sometimes. 
 
But cloth diapers are gross, right? WRONG! Bunny was Exclusively Breast Fed until she was 6 months old. That means her poo was water soluble. I could toss her dirty diapers into the diaper pail and wash them without doing anything to them! Now that she is eating solid food, its a little more complicated. She doesn’t have poo-magedons anymore, which makes it a little easier to clean. I simply dump the poo in the toilet, or grab it off the insert with a wipe. (That part is a little yucky, I keep telling My Love I need a diaper sprayer!) Then I toss the soiled parts, normally just the cloth insert, into the diaper pail. 
 
We use cloth inserts when we are home, and I use them when we are out and about. My Love likes to use the disposable inserts when we are out of the house. The disposable inserts are nice to have, especially for traveling. We have taken a few trips with Bunny, and have used the disposable inserts while on vacation. We also use a disposable insert at night, because Bunny is still a stomach sleeper and while the gCloth isn’t so good at holding her pee while she sleeps on her stomach. The gDiapers disposable inserts are great for night time! We have also used the disposable inserts when Bunny had a bad diaper rash which required ointment that was bad for the cloth inserts. (Some diaper rash creams and ointments, as well as medication, can stain your cloth inserts or cause build up which makes them not as absorbent.) It is nice to have the disposable option, it makes cloth diapering on vacation still a viable option. 
 
 
gDiapers come in 5 sizes.
left to right – newborn, small, medium, large, extra large
 
Newborn fits babies 6-10 pounds.
We started with the newborn size. We tried them in the hospital and they were not fitting right due to Bunny’s cord, so we used the disposable diapers the hospital gave us until her cord fell off. (BAD eco friendly parents!) She was in these from 8 days old until about 8 weeks old. She was 7 pounds when she was born. 
 
Small fits babies 8-14 pounds. 
Some people skip the newborn size and go straight to smalls. Bunny moved into these when she was 8 weeks old and wore them until about 4 months old. 
 
Medium fits babies 13-28 pounds.
Bunny has been in mediums since about 4 months and is still in mediums at a year (18 pounds). Mediums by far get the most use out of them.
 
Large fits babies 22-36 pounds.
 
Extra Large fits babies 34+ pounds. I doubt we will ever get there with Bunny.
 
The downside to using gDiapers is you have to buy multiple sizes. gDiapers releases new colors and prints twice a year. Because of this I have WAY too many gDiapers.  However, you can get away with only having 6-8 gPants because you do not change the gPant at every diaper change. If you are doing laundry every 2-3 days I would suggest having 8 gPants, 24 or more pouches, and 40 or more cloth inserts. 40 cloth inserts allows you to change the diaper every 2 hours round the clock and still have some clean inserts while your dirty ones are in the washing machine. With cloth diapers, it is recommended you change the diaper every 1-2 hours vs. disposables where you can get away with changing every 2-3 hours. 
 
As for the ease of use, multiple family members have changed Bunny’s diaper and they all comment on how simple and easy it was, less complicated and scary than they had thought it would be! I love my gDiapers. I have (almost) used them since the day Bunny was born, and I will use them until she potty trains. I will use them with the next baby, and the next one, and the one after that. Then I will sell them! They hold their resell value REALLY well! (some people pay $100 for a hard to find, discontinued, out of print used gdiaper! Craziness!) gDiapers are cute, easy, eco friendly, and my #1 choice. 
 
Because this post wasn’t already long enough, here are a few reasons why cloth diapers are a better choice, in my opinion, than disposable diapers. 
  1. Cloth diapers are eco friendly, better for the environment. Disposable diapers go in a land fill, and take up to 550 years to decompose! The diapers you and I used as a baby (my parents did use cloth diapers for some of my diapering years, they switched to disposables in part because others would ask them things like, “why are you using cloth on your child? Do you not love her???”) An average child will go through 4-8 thousand diapers in their life, newborn to potty training age. That’s an estimated 27 billion disposable diapers each year just in the USA!!!
  2. Cloth diapers are less expensive than disposable diapers. Remember how each child will use 4-8 thousand diapers in their life? That is an estimated 2-3 THOUSAND dollars! PER CHILD! You can buy an entire cloth diaper set up for around $400 if you are buying new. If you buy used, you can cut that cost in half. You can also use those same diapers for multiple children. And you can sell them when you are done! 
  3. There are no nasty chemicals in cloth diapers. Disposables contain Sodium Polyacrylate, which is the super absorbent gelling material that allows you to go hours and hours between diaper changed. Sodium Polyacrylate has been linked to toxic shock syndrome, allergic reactions, and it is potentially lethal to pets. Most disposables also have Dioxin in them, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified as a probable human carcinogen.  
  4. Babies who wear cloth diapers do not have as many diaper rashes as babies in disposables. This is because cloth diapers are more absorbent and wick the moisture away quickly, wear as disposable diapers hold the moisture in the super absorbent gel material, but it stays right next to baby’s bum. 
  5. I have never had a blow out. Enough said. 
  6. They are OH SO CUTE!!!!! Who needs diaper covers or bloomers when you have cloth diapers?! Not me! The diaper cover that comes with every dress, I give them away to friends who use disposables. 
I am sure there are more reasons, but these are my top 6. I love cloth diapers, and I love using gDiapers. Even My Love likes them!
 
(gDiapers did not send me any products for free to review. This review has been done because I simply adore the product.)