Charlotte’s 5 Months Old!!

Charlotte is 5 months old! Oh my goodness, this little pumpkin is growing up so fast, I kinda wish she would just slow down, or at least time would slow down. This past month so much has happened. Charlotte started trying baby food, so far she has tried carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, peas apples and bananas. The only thing she has not liked was peas, bananas and apples. Peas doesn’t surprise me but the fruit did, I guess she will just be my veggie girl. She also started scooting backwards and she scoots in circles, here before too long I just know she’ll be crawling. She is also sitting up for long periods of time unassisted, she loves to be sitting up or laying on tummy or side. Whenever she lays on her back she does a crunch to see what’s going on. She loves dogs, especially her doggies she pets them and it’s the sweetest thing in the world. Charlotte also loves when you hold her hand. She holds my hand to fall asleep at nighttime. Here before too long we’re going to transition her out of our bed and into her own and I’m just not ready yet, I wish I could cuddle her at night for forever. Anyways she still loves her Sophie, also she loves this infantino rattle that she has right now, and of course some car keys. She doesn’t like her pacifier at all, and uses it very rarely when she’s extremely tired, she also doesn’t suck her thumb anymore. I can’t wait to see what next month brings, we just love this sweet girl so much.

Diaper Duty! The Diapers we LOVE!

For my baby shower we received a lot of diapers. We didn’t do a diaper raffle, and Eric didn’t do a Diaper Poker Night, which I wish we would of, but we did receive a lot of diapers. For all of size one and most of size two we didn’t need diapers. We are now in size 3 diapers, and we had to make a decision on what brand we were going to go with. This is my personal review of Honest Company, Babyganics, Huggies, Naty and Pampers diapers.

As new parents the hospital sent us home with Pampers, and seeing that little blue line was so helpful at the beginning, we didn’t really have blow outs with Pampers NB/1 or Huggies size 1 either which was nice. I personally dislike Babyganics for diapers the most, we had them in a size 1 and they truly are the worst. I love all their bath and bottle products but their diapers are crap. I actually exchanged these size three diapers for store credit at Babies R Us, because I couldn’t imagine loosing more clothing to blowouts. We used Naty diapers in a pinch and had them in size NB, they honestly felt like paper and smelt so weird. So we threw most of them away. Just seemed not nice on my brand new little babies bum. The newborn diapers for Pampers were so nice and so were Huggies size 1, like I said above, but once we got her into 2’s they felt different and didn’t seem like they lasted very long, which was kinda frustrating. Honest Company we only had in a size two and I can say from personal experience that these are the best organic diapers I have tried thus far. They’re so nice and lets be honest so cute!

Honest Company also has the best cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, and bath products. I’m a major fan of the Honest Company as you can tell, but all that aside, they truly do make the best diapers. Sometimes we have little slips of poop explosions, but it’s never massive or up her back. We don’t change Charlotte throughout the night, we dream feed and go right back to bed, and the diapers are not sloshy or gross in the morning and we never ever have a leak through of pee. I eventually would like to try Parasol Diapers and Bambo Nature, but for now I signed up for the Honest Company subscription, and I love them.

The Honest Company has a wonderful subscription that you can even use for two kids at once if need be. You get six packs of diapers, you can customize sizes, and colors, so for example you can have 2 packs of 3’s and 4 packs of 5’s. I also love their wipes, they’re nice and thick and clean everything up really well. The subscription can be 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks apart, and you can change the colors and sizes at those times. We also compared buying bulk from Costco or buying from Honest and Honest diapers were actually cheaper in comparison to other brands.

Like I said above this is just my personal experience with diapers in the short amount of time that I’ve been changing them, all babies and parents are different, but this is my opinion.

This link will connect you right to their website if you’re interested in trying them out!