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Parental Guidance {Babyganics Product Review}

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

I receive free products from Guidance Guide for review purposes but my opinions are all my own.

Finnegan has just reached the confident sitter stage, which might be the very best baby stage. I can plop him down on the floor and there’s a 95% chance he won’t fall over. He can sit up in his high chair. He can sit up in this stroller. I can wear him on my back in our soft structured carriers. It also means he’s ready for sink baths instead of blue plastic lounge tub baths.

 

Sink baths are my favorite. Nothing is as sweet as a freshly washed, cheerful baby ready for some snuggles, but our bathtub is huge and deep and trying to hold up a slippery baby long enough to get him clean just kills my back. Sink bath to the rescue!

We’ve been big Babyganics fans since Lincoln was the baby taking sink baths. He loves the foaming shampoo and body wash, which not only bubbles up right out of the bottle, it makes a good bubble bath too. As you can see, Finnegan is also a bubble fan.

Along with the shampoo we already use and love, Babyganics sent a few more things for us to try.

Wipes, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and body lotion are just a few of the many natural, gentle, plant-based products in the Babyganics line. From their site:

Our goal is to create products that parents feel good about using around their babies and that work in their homes and that they can actually find and afford all while keeping our impact on the planet in mind.

The lotion is SO nice on Finn’s winter skin, which gets dry patches easily, especially around all his baby creases (and he’s such a chunk he has a ton of baby creases). The wipes went straight into my bag because they’re perfect for hands and faces after I bribe my children into behaving by buying them donuts. And since this winter has been just the worst as far as germs and sickness goes, I put the hand sanitizer by the door to remind myself to give it a quick squirt anytime I come back from being out in the world. I am saving the sunscreen for our upcoming vacation, because Florida + super pale children is just a recipe for disaster without really good sun protection, but the idea of using SO much chemical sunscreen isn’t my favorite.

You can see my video of Finnegan living his best baby life with his bubbles on Instagram. Thanks again to Babyganics for the awesome stuff!

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014

I hate everything.

I’m still pregnant. I haven’t managed to shake the baby even the littlest bit loose since before my due date, so we’re waiting it out a bit longer. The good news is E’s departure date keeps getting pushed back so he’s not going to miss the birth – he still might have to do a mad dash to the hospital to get there but he shouldn’t be At Sea.

The other good news is my house has never been so clean and well organized, since my poor mother has been trying to keep busy instead of just sitting on the couch staring, waiting for me to pop.

Sunday:

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Mommy I’m a walrus! A turkey walrus!

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Obsessed with the new bathmat

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The kids are enjoying the clean, newly made-over bathroom too

Monday:

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I want to buy everything too, buddy

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Princess Grumpypants

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Well, that explains the grumpy pants

Tuesday:

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Ikea is fun for everyone

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Making herself at home (more Ikea)

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Bedtime stories

Wednesday:

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Bounce house center smiles

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I’M MAKING POOR CHOICES smiles

Thursday:

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Finishing up errands I NEVER thought I would get done before the baby came

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OK MY TOES LOOK NICE I CAN GIVE BIRTH

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Evening aquarium visit

Friday:

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3.5 hours in L&D for tests, NO BABY

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To the pond for some fish-catching (we caught no fish)

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I enjoy sunsets and long walks on the curb trying to get the baby to FALL OUT

Saturday:

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Infant seats are useful, even without an infant

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Trapped in my seat by bins of baby clothes that are ALL ORGANIZED now

We actually did even more stuff not pictured. As much as I want to just crawl into bed and sulk until I have a baby, doing stuff is better for me and the kids and my very patient mother. Although I’m starting to lose any semblance of motivation and the bed-crawling thing is looking better and better.

Since I’m NOT having a baby I’ve been editing photos and might actually have some non-iPhone posts up. UNLESS I AM IN LABOR RIGHT NOW IS THAT A CONTRACTION? (No.)

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Sunday, October 20th, 2013

This week is basically just photos of all the places I’m going to take photos. Plus Caroline.

Sunday:

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Super happy to be swinging.

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I GUESS this spot was OK for family photos. (This spot was amazing.)

Monday:

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Eyeing the last apple fritter at Chowder Days.

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Nicely done, Connecticut

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Free boat rides are the best boat rides

Tuesday:

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This is not my baby, but I kind of want to hang it up in my house anyways.

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75% off wings at the craft store!

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Pixie Girl

Wednesday:

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Practicing his long jump skills

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A pond…

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…a cove…

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…a park. I LOVE CONNECTICUT.

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Wrinkly toes

Thursday:

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Ready for school! It’s been 65 here all week, so she refuses to wear a coat.

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I found the steps where we did my maternity photos! I love this park.

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What does the fox say? BUY ME, I’M ADORABLE.

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Someone had a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast.

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That chalkboard was the train station schedule for Evan’s birthday. Repurposing!!

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Editing editing editing…I really loved this session!

Saturday:

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I did NOT buy this, even though I really really really really love it. I did end up buying a dresser. And a table. And a couch. And…another couch. It was an expensive weekend.

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I love you, soda machine.

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Project RECLAIM THIS DISASTER is underway. I’m so excited about it, especially now that it’s getting darker and colder and we’re going to be stuck inside more.

I had no photo sessions this weekend but I’m making up for it with 4 in the next 6 days and I’m crossing my fingers SO HARD that the weather stays nice. I’m hoping to get some of our personal photos sorted and (minorly) edited and shared too, since my family starts to get mad if there aren’t enough gingers on the blog. MOAR GINGERS SOON, I promise.

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Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Like I said on Monday, there was a lot of couch-and-tv time this week. When I go back through my photos and SEE it I always feel worse than when it’s actually happening – because when it’s happening I’m relaxing on the couch, so I don’t care. I think my goal for next week will be to leave the house with the kids every day, even if it is just to run out for more clementines (srsly, we go through a box every two days).

Sunday:

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Bag lady

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Fashion statement

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Aladdin was a hit with the kids

Monday:

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The kids discovered tins make excellent drums…

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…and for some reason Caroline learned to plug her ears. Weird.

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Tandem relaxation

Tuesday:

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Mommy this is my rocket ship and I am going to blast off forever so good bye!

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Snappy our turtle friend

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Very proud of the bird feeder he made at school

Wednesday:

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I managed to sort out enough of my old clothes to fill just ONE of the green tubs. It’s depressing to remember how cute I dressed in college.

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Busted by a toddler with an iPhone

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Bath time fun

Thursday:

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Lazy Caroline was still asleep when it was time to take Evan to school

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Posing for my picture

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She undressed herself then sat in the timeout chair for 20 minutes. I have no idea why.

  Friday:

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Weirdos.

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Super weirdos.

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More weirdos.

Saturday:

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My little fox was annoyed we weren’t getting to the “an-mals” faster

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I love them

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Practicing her swimming

Pst, are we friends on Instagram? I tend to post my best iPhone photos over there because I can’t wait until Saturdays to share them but I hate to repeat them here in case people get bored. My user name is “bebehblog” and I promise I post very few photos of my own face.

Did you take iPhone photos of your week? Link up with one or several below! Please consider joining, even if you haven’t done it before – it’s really fun!



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Saturday, April 14th, 2012

My birthday week is ending tonight with a husband-acquired babysitter and a viewing of The Hunger Games in an actual theater, which might seem lame but is pretty much the best thing ever. The weather today was amazing and is supposed to be even MORE amazing tomorrow so it’s easy to avoid looking at the piles of laundry and dishes I’m supposed to be doing by staying outside.

Sunday:

CUDDLES

We're letting him practice with the toy mower now so we can put him to work for real when he's 4

Yoga: Yur doin it rong.

Monday:

Lazy baby slept until 8:15

Practicing our kissy faces

The jets in the tub turn a bubble bath into a BUBBLE BATH

Tuesday:

My birthday present was a baby who refused to wear clothes

I took a birthday nap. Sort of.

Purple roses from my sweetie

Wednesday:

Crafty like a fox

These are all gone now

Couch naps have turned into floor naps

Thursday:

Poor feverish baby slept late

Toy box nap? Weirdos.

Single-parent bedtime means sometimes you carry a naked toddler on your shoulders

Friday:

This is actually her happy face

Chalk & toes

Outside is the BEST side

Saturday:

Hmmm, maybe the peanut shells really aren't for eating

Practicing his slapshot

I enjoyed the sunshine for exactly 6 minutes before I felt my skin starting to fry.

 Now I’m going to go re-pink-ify my hair and take a nap so I don’t fall asleep half way through the movie tonight. Happy weekend!

Did you take any camera phone photos this week? Link up with one or lots using the linky below and grab the code (so it shows on your blog too!) over at Amy’s . It’s really fun!

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