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And Baby Makes 3, but Baby Ain’t Free! A Baby Registry Guide

And Baby Makes 3 But Baby Ain't Free: A Baby Registry GuideAn in-depth and frequently modified guide to baby registry: what you need, where to go, best baby products we’ve tried, and even baby DIY projects!  Let’s face it, half the time people don’t bother to look at baby registries.  Until I was pregnant with my first (natural) child, I didn’t either.  The thing is, having one from birth I realized how much I needed the things I registered for and how much I did not feel like or have the time to go and get them when baby came and I hadn’t gotten around to picking those last things up.  Let me tell ya, no matter what gift I want to give someone for their little one (I love making stuff as gifts), I now at least buy some little something off the registry.  Odds are, they chose that item for a reason.   A great baby registry is essential to easing the worry of preparing for your new blessing.

Not everyone has the time or inclination to register everywhere.  It can be monotonous and when you are good and pregnant, it doesn’t take long for your feet to let you know that they are done with your nonsense!  So, here’s a little list of some great places to register and why.  I chose to cover some online as well as offline places so that those who don’t shop online still can get to a registry!

And Baby Makes 3 But Baby Ain't Free: A Baby Registry Guide

There are so many things we can register for it can be incredibly overwhelming, especially for first time Moms!  I can’t tell you how much I researched each big ticket item to make sure it was safe and educational or whatever.  I went a little crazy on those things, but nothing for the best for baby!   My favorite place I found for ratings, opinions, etc was the Parent’s Choice Awards, put together by a non-profit, every item is rated by parents using their experience with them.  Who better than other parents who have been there!

For the most part, we all tend to gift the same things for the new bundle of joy: that adorable outfit we saw and they just had to have, diapers/wipes, pacifiers, bottles, etc.  All that stuff that’s on the ‘don’t forget’ checklists that they have in every store and every website which things are all great and totally necessary, but more often than not we end up with multiples and have to return items.

Necessary Registry Items

(that are often overlooked)

And Baby Makes 3 But Baby Ain't Free: A Baby Registry GuideBurp Cloths AKA Super absorbent spit rags : spit up happens, a lot!  Nothing worse than not having a rag on hand, except maybe having a rag that doesn’t soak it up!

Nose Sucker:  NoseFrida seems to be the most loved one, newborns need their nose suctioned and you are gonna need  one of these!

And Baby Makes 3 But Baby Ain't Free: A Baby Registry GuideHumidifier:  I mean honestly, breathing is one of those top priorities!  A humidifier will help keep your little one from being congested, the better they sleep the better you do, which means the better you can meet baby’s needs and yours!  You can find this cutie I have pictured here.

White Noise Machine: there are a ton to choose from, they fit every theme.  They will help soothe baby, going back to that ‘everyone resting’ thing.

Gel Pads: If you are going to breast feed, your breasts will be sore.  There are many great products out there that help with soothing sore breasts, get some!  You’ll be glad you did.

Batteries: I suggest rechargeable, you’ll be glad you can recharge rather than have to go to the store, not to mention how much better they are for the environment.  Plus, if you are registered for them you or your family/friends may get a discount and that’s always helpful!
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Infant Tylenol:  You’ll want to have this on hand from the start, you don’t want to have to scramble and run to the store when baby spikes a fever in the middle of the night.  You can learn more about how and when to give infant’s tylenol on their site.

Some of My Favorites

Juppy Baby Walker:Often Overlooked Baby Registry Items & Other Essentials You May Not Have Thought of no matter how young and in shape you are, bending over helping baby learn to walk can get painful!  Check out this product and save yourself some pain!  The American Society of Orthopedic Surgeons has a great article on how new parents can prevent back pain, we’ve got plenty of stress we don’t need pain distracting us from what’s important!

Stroller organizerBabyBeeHaven_026: whether getting back in shape is a priority or not, this will help you so much when you go out, everything being convenient is important for keeping sanity and saving time when we don’t have time to worry about little details!  Picking the right stroller can be difficult and overwhelming, Baby Center has a great video on How to Choose a Stroller
Baby First TV:
I Can Sign: Communication is one of the most important things we have, teaching your little one to sign from a young age will enable them to tell you their needs before they are able to verbalize them.  This will save them and you a ton of frustration!  You can read more about the benefits of signing for infants and children from Psych Central in this article entitled ‘Teaching Your Baby To Sign Can Benefit Both of You.’

You can also check out some adorable Chevron wet bags for damp clothes, snacks, etc from Yummi Pouch.  I reviewed them and shared my thoughts.

The Top 3 Baby Registries

Here’s the deal, the one with the best benefits I’ve found (and I looked everywhere I could think of) is  If there are some other great ones, please let me know in the comments.  I’d like to keep this a top 3! free shipping for everyone who orders off of your registry as well as free returns, 15% discount for you, your friends and family to use when buying things off your registry and an additional 10% code about 6 weeks before your due date, ‘ship it later’ (I LOVE this one!) allows you to have certain items on your registry that are purchased to be shipped at a set date in the future (maybe when the nursery is complete), interactive checklist (no need to hop back and forth!), register for diapers and friends and family can gift you credits that you can use to get whatever size diapers you need (no need to worry about not having enough of one size or another!), thank you manager

Amazon:  Free 90-day returns, you get a completion discount when your registry end date comes (up to 15%!), freebies such as ebooks and discounts along with some limited time offers like welcome boxes (depends on timing), you can add items from any site to the Amazon registry, and a thank you tracker to help you keep things in line

ToysRUs/BabiesRUs: up to 10% back on purchases from your registry via e-gift card, plus if you go in store they will give you a great little gift when you register (if you register online, just go in store and tell them to pick up your gift)

Baby Freebies

We all love free stuff, parenting is expensive and the combination makes finding freebies crazy important!  Plus, getting them in the mail from time to time is always a blast!  Here is a list of freebies I’ve found and I’ll add more as I find them!

In Store Freebies:  The following stores will give you free gifts when you register: ToysRus/BabiesRUs, BuyBuy Baby, Target

Baby Gift DIY

NoBaby Registry Guide would be complete without some awesome DIY tutorials.  Or at least, I don’t think it would be!  Here are some links for my favorite ones.  I’ll come back and add more as I find them, but this is a great starter!

Diaper CakeBig Brother/Sister KitDIYDiaperCake

Big Brother/Big Sister Kit

Sock Monkey

Simple Diaper Sewing Tutorials

#LifetimeMovieClub: Try it for free now!

#LifetimeMovieClub Try it Free!
I can’t (and won’t) begin to tell you the countless hours I’ve spent in the past watching Lifetime!  I love Lifetime Movie Network!  The shows are fabulous!  They emit the emotion that they are going for and that isn’t often the case in media these days.  I love the way they are able to do films and television shows so well that you almost feel like you are lost in the story.  Unfortunately, there are those pesky commercials that interrupt your emotional response.  Not to worry though, with the Lifetime Movie Club you can stream all you want and no more ads!  Cable won’t do that, either!

Currently, LMN is offering a free 7 day trial to remind you how fabulous they are!  In my household, we don’t have cable.  That’s an awful lot to pay just to watch television, but to subscribe to LMN and watch it’s only 3.99 a month!  A ton easier to swallow than the $50 a month it would cost for me to have it on cable!  Plus, those months where I’m going to be too busy to watch TV, going on vacation, ball games, holidays and whatever else life throws at me, I can temporarily cancel and I won’t have to pay for something I’m not using!

Honestly, I’m most excited about streaming it during the holiday season.  I whine every year when I can’t watch all the Christmas movies!  There is something about all those mushy, sweet stories that inspire me to be in the holiday spirit.  They always succeed in getting me started on decorating, baking and finding ways to help others!  How can that be bad?
Currently, LMN can be streamed via Roku players, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, If you are an Android user, they are in the process of making it available on both Android and online so don’t worry, they will love us eventually!


INFOGRAPHIC: Spring Break – By The Numbers

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Are you going anywhere for spring break? Maybe you’re taking the kids to DisneyWorld or visiting mom and dad or treating yourself to a fun getaway. Check out this cool infographic from Swagbucks on what 19,000 Americans are planning for their Spring travel. Let us know what you’re up to this spring in the comments. and sign up for Swagbucks to get paid for making your voice heard in surveys like these and getting Cash Back while you shop online for all your travel essentials! 

Bling: Free Movie


The superhero adventure BLING has something for the whole family! Action! Comedy! Romance! Robots! Big Robots! Monkey Robots! Evil Robots! (did we mention robots?)  For a limited time, you can download Bling for free on Google Play.

Full of silly slapstick comedy that fills little ones with giggles, Bling is an adorable animated cartoon full of love, laughter and adventure.  At times, it will even have you feeling bad for the villain, but don’t worry that passes quickly. LOL.

Lowly theme park mechanic Sam dreams about his childhood sweetheart Sue. With the

misguided belief that only a bling ring can win the girl of his dreams, Sam plans the most

perfect night to propose to his one true love. But when super-villain Oscar shows up with

an evil scheme involving a ring of his own, Sam’s plans are thrown into utter disarray.

After mistaking each other’s rings for their own, Sam teams up with his robot

superheroes to track down his engagement ring and save the city… learning that it’s not

about the size of the bling, but the size of your heart.

If you don’t have a google account, don’t worry.  You can easily set up a gmail account and you’ll be ready to go.  No need for iphone users to miss out!

Click here for Your Free Copy of Bling on Google Play





My Secret Is Out! #Underwareness

UntitledSitting here watching my husband with our adorable gift from God, this amazing creation He formed, I have a secret.  Something I just haven’t worked up the nerve to tell my husband.  I don’t like keeping secrets from him, but honestly I’m a little embarrassed about this one.  We’ve been married 8 years now and he has seen me at my very worst and my absolute best, he has helped me when I was ill, prayed for me, fought with and for me.  Yet, despite all of that, I just can’t bring myself to talk to him about it.

Well, I suppose if he takes the time to read my site, he’ll know now.  If not, then I’ve just told the world and still not told him.  Wanna know?  Here goes…..  Biggest thing affecting me since the birth of my beautiful baby girl: bladder leakage.  It’s insane!  No one warned me that it would stay AFTER my little bundle of joy arrived.  Guess that’s one secret kept on the low down, even in these times of fabulous search engines, immeasurable research sources and every person you run into while pregnant with their post pregnancy horror stories.  How does that even happen?  I don’t know, I don’t care to know, I just know, the secret is out at this Zoo!

I’m 31 years old, not yet middle aged or old at all so in my mind, bladder leakage should be something to look for somewhere toward middle age or even further.  But no.  It’s not. It’s here and, according to my doctor at least, it won’t be going away.  As it turns out, more women in their 20’s have bladder leakage than those in their 80’s (though I do wonder how exactly that statistic was determined and how they managed to NOT have the issue).  Here’s the deal, bladder leakage is not that abnormal at all it affects one in three women!

The Depend brand started a campaign two years ago to break the stigma with Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause!  They are trying to get people to show their support for women with bladder leakage through the vast awesomeness that is social media.  They will donate $1 for every photo and/or video shared in 2016 to help fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage. Just set it to public and tag #Underwareness.  I, for one, would love for it to not be a stigma.  Instead let’s focus on overcoming it and not making women like myself and perhaps you not feel humiliated anymore!  In addition, you can visit visit to support the cause and request free samples of Depend Silhouette Active Fit. Maybe this will be the answer to our issue

 Check them out and get a free sample today!


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