This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. However, all opinions are my own.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®)
Motherhood brings into play a shift in mindset and a focus on health and the overall well-being of your growing baby and family unit. Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nonprofit family & children’s charity dedicated to encouraging parents to be actively involved in their families well-being as well as supporting families with sick children in their time of need. RMHC serves children and families worldwide through family-centered programs which aim to promote health & togetherness. They hold strong to their mission to support families and help them access the medical care and resources they need with an outstanding network of 685+ RMHC Care Programs in 65 countries and regions which provides nearly 2.5 million overnight stays for families.
With the help & support of 536,000+ volunteers RMHC is currently caring for families around the world through 3 core programs:
Ronald McDonald House® are a home away from home program that strives to provide comfort, resources and support to families who travel far from home for the medical care their child needs.
Ronald McDonald Family Room® are programs that provide comfort to families within the hospital setting, giving them a private place to relax and/or decompress.
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® are programs that bring various medical, dental, and health care resources to well-deserving underserved communities.
Gentle Baby Lotion & Gentle Hair and Body Wash from Baby Magic®
Bathtime often glides under the radar in terms of baby bonding. However, I vote that it is single handedly one of the most important activities that you will do with your baby from infancy through childhood. From sensory learning as an infant to hygiene 101 as a toddler – bathtime is a great opportunity for you to bond with your baby, reconnect with your child and establish a safe bedtime routine that they will carry with them in the years to come.
How to promote a relaxing baby bath time ? By using babycare products that you can trust and function to protect and soothe your baby’s skin.
Baby Magic® has been trusted by parents for over 65 years and is a true legacy brand. Each Baby Magic® product is dermatologist tested and crafted for baby’s delicate skin, featuring nourishing formulas, wholesome ingredients and always made without parabens, phthalates, dyes and sulfates.
We have been using the Gentle Baby Lotion which features Vitamin A, B and E along with Aloe to help moisturize dry skin while helping keep calm and soothe after baby bath time and the Gentle Hair and Body Wash which is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and free from sulfates, dyes, parabens and phthalates during baby bath time and kids bath time.
Rock from the Sky, by Jon Klassen from Candlewick Press
Rock from the Sky, by author / illustrator Jon Klassen who is renowned in the children’s book world is a 40 page hardcover picture book which merges broad visual suspense with wry wit while looking at the workings of friendship, fate and shared futuristic visions. This hilarious meditation has received acclaim from the following trade book reviewers: Booklist, The Horn book, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal.
Jon Klassen is a Caldecott Medalist for his previous New York Times bestselling (and equally hilarious and deadpoint) Hat Trilogy picture book titles: I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat and We Found a Hat.
Kids and adults alike will love the visual suspense and the components of humor, fear and friendship that run throughout. Older siblings will be entertained by the offbeat humor and early readers will build reading confidence from the longer 40 page picture book format. Before you know it, the whole family will be laughing out loud.
Baby Wrap Carrier and 3-in-1 Postpartum Recovery Support Belt from KeaBabies
KeaBabies is a baby & maternity lifestyle brand that aims to inspire modern parenting. They strive to design quality products for modern parents to help make every moment awesome ! They believe that through strong parent-child bonds, parents can create and foster a loving & inspiring environment to nurture their child’s full potential.
Two products that they offer that aim to serve mothers during their postpartum journey and in fostering a strong parent-child bond are the KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier and the 3-in-1 Postpartum Recovery Support Belt.
The KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier has the perfect stretch and provides even weight distribution for optimal back support. You can enjoy special bonding moments with your baby, anytime and anywhere, hands free !
The 3-in-1 Postpartum Recovery Support Belt functions to realign body and posture during the postpartum stage. In combination with the premium material, the postpartum support belt aims to help in the prevention of postpartum sagging and swelling of the abdomen, support spine for breastfeeding and return hips to pre-pregnancy.
Motherhood and loads of laundry seem to go hand in hand. Baby Onesies, baby plush toys and trinkets, baby blankets, sleep sacks, baby socks, and …. this list could go on and on. Welcome to the world of washing and attempting to remove inevitable stains from your child’s clothing.
My mentality is that if your children are getting messy than you are doing something right !
How to remedy your new relationship washing baby attire and removing them of stains ? Get the products that are mom approved !
OxiClean is America’s #1 Stain Fighter Brand* (*based on units sold). It is specially formulated to remove your toughest stains while being gentle on your / your little one’s clothes. The liquid laundry booster uses active oxygen power to reach deep into fabric fibers to quickly and safely break up and remove stains. Best of all, the stain fighting power of OxiClean is free of dyes, perfumes, chlorine, and optical brighteners.
You can add it to every load, it is color-safe and this baby stain remover works in all wash temperatures and in all machines, including HE.
The Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks Gift box is the ultimate emotional intelligence bundle for babies – preschoolers. The thoughtfully put together gift box includes a complete set of emotional intelligence skill building tools that serve to promote a child’s ability to adapt and thrive when navigating their emotions. This gift box features two high quality board books with slide and touch n’ feel features, two 6″ soft plush characters with zippered pockets and hooks, the Patoo GOTS certified 100% organic cotton character blankie plus eleven 1/2″ and two 1″ youth-sized wristbands.
The products within this box are formative for the parenting journey and foster whole family communication.
Our favorite product within the box ? The Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks Plush & 6 Emotion Wristbands. The wristbands are versatile emotional intelligence teaching tools and each wristband is a different color matched with a different emotion. Toddlers are able to identify and learn primary colors as well as primary emotions: happy, sad, scared, excited, angry & calm. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed placing the wristbands on her own wrist as well as designating her dolls / plush animals an emotion and having them wear a wristband throughout the day !
These activities serve to reinforce the soft skills of empathy & emotional self-awareness, while developing emotion vocabulary.