The Daily Six: November 9th

Kids Clothes

$19.99 and Under at Gymboree

Holly Dress– $16.99 Perfect for the Holiday Season

 

Shop all Gymboree sale here.

Mama’s Wardrobe

Nordstrom Fall Clearance

Pair with skinnies and booties (or sneakers) for an easy fall look. This tiered long sleeve tee by Caslon is on sale for $23! Comes in a variety of colors.

 

Shop Nordstrom Fall Clearance here.

Baby Gear

LILLEbaby Early Black Friday Sale

Up to 50% Off Select Ring Slings and All Season Carriers

  

Shop LILLEbaby sale here.

For the Home

25% Off Entire Store at Kirkland’s

Cozy up by your glowing fireplace all day long with this Red and White Snowflake Sweater Throw! You will love the woven texture of this lovely blanket.

 

Toys

Design & Build Water Blocks– $19.99

Turn any water play area into the perfect space for creative building!

Wildcard

Buy 1, Give 1 at Zulily

Do some good while you shop this holiday season. Click banner for link.

 

 

Happy Shopping!!

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The Daily Six: November 8th

I am a mom who wants it all. I want my house to be beautifully decorated (so that my kids can destroy it- ha!). I want to feel good in the clothes that I wear and I want to feel good about what my kids wear to school everyday, too. I want nice makeup, though I rarely have time to put it on, and I want all of the best baby gear so that my baby will thrive.

The caveat of course is that I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg purchasing all of these things, so I love to find a good deal. I spend more time than I should hunting for sales and my inbox is overflowing with promo emails from almost every retailer you can imagine. So why not share my passion for a good deal with fellow mamas? Below you will find my top picks for today! This post contains affiliate links.

Kids Clothes

25% Off Nike at JCPenney

My boys LIVE in Nike and Under Armour… These pants sets are perfect for fall and winter!

nike pant set   

Shop all Nike boy here.

Mama’s Wardrobe

40% Off with Promo Code WORKIT at Loft

I am loving these Mixed Media Shirttail Tees & Sweaters for my postpartum bod. They are flattering, forgiving, and oh so cute!

    

Shop all Mixed Media Shirttail Tees & Sweaters here.

Baby Gear

DOCKATOT DELUXE+ DOCK for $138.75 (normally $185)

Meet the game changer in infant & toddler comfort!

For the Home

25% Off Entire Store at Kirkland’s with code VETSDAY

A unique twist on the traditional holiday wreath

  

Toys

Krate and Kids Ikat Playhouse- Sale $89.40 reg. $149.00

This sturdy white playhouse will provide the perfect foundation for any kid’s imaginary adventures.

 

Wildcard

Kohl’s- 40% Off Matching Family PJS

Happy holidays! Share laughter and love with your matching family in these Jammies For Your Families matching pajamas.

Shop all matching pajama sets here.

Happy Shopping!!

 

A Few of Our *Least* Favorite Things

As a follow up to our previous post, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of our least favorites products of 2013, as well. We hate to be Negative Nellys, and we’re certain that there are plenty of people out there that absolutely love these things… Just not us. 

Our *Least* Favorite Baby Gear of 2013

mamaroo1. mamaROO– Aside from the aesthetics, which are totally not my style (hello Startrek!), I really wanted to like this one. Thankfully, I did not shell out $200 only to learn that my little booger did not in fact want to take a ride in the Cadillac of infant seats. I borrowed it from a friend, whose son coincidentally hated the Roo, as well. 

Learn more here.     $200

 

babybath2. Blooming Bath for Babies- So dang adorable, but not a practical option for me. Unfortunately, this flowery bath did not fit very well into our kitchen sink. Baby J was forced to sit completely upright, which not only made for a difficult bathing experience, but a pretty pissed off baby, too. Needless to say, my husband, Baby J, and myself were all scarred by the experience. No joke, we did not bathe him for 2+ weeks following that experience.

Buy the bath here, or contact me and I’ll sell you mine for half-price!     $40

ktan3. Baby K’Tan– I just know that the Baby K’Tan is a great product, and I sincerely hope that Baby #2 loves it, because he/she may not have much of a choice! Baby J despises infant carriers however, and trying to manipulate the K’Tan into place with a screaming baby just didn’t work for me. The B’jorn was also a no-go, but I can occasionally use the Ergo at the grocery store without someone calling CPS.

Check out the K’tan here.     $50

nosefrida4. Nosefrida- In addition to the ick-factor, this thing just can’t compete with the good ‘ole fashion blue bulb snot sucker that our moms used on us. No matter how hard I suck, I just can’t get the boogers out with the Frida.

See what all of the hype is about here. I’d offer you mine, but that’s just kind of gross.    $15

book5. Moms on Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months– I read this book cover to cover leading up to the birth of sweet Baby J. I memorized the schedules and prepped my hubby on how our days with a newborn would play out. I just knew that things would fall right into place as the book suggests. WRONG! Trying to get an infant on a schedule is just flat out ridiculous, and it took two long months, a ton of tears, and a “Come to Jesus” talk with my husband to realize that I had lost my mind somewhere along the way.

*Do yourself a favor, and do not buy this book.*

 

XO,

Elleigh

LWO

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Here at Little World Organics, we have babies on the brain. Whether we have one and/or are planning for our next- Have we lost our minds?– babies pretty much rule the roost in our homes. With that said, we have some pretty solid experience with baby necessities, and we thought it would be fun to share some of our new found wisdom with our readers.

Our Favorite Baby Gear of 2013

original-tahiti-on-floor1. The Woombie– Greatest. Invention. Ever. I’ll let you in on a little secret… I don’t know how to swaddle. Gasp! My husband was the official “swaddler” in the hospital, and like everything else they taught us during our stay, we forgot it as soon as we arrived home. This simple swaddling device saved our lives during the first few months of Baby A’s life. It’s very user-friendly; Just pop your baby in and zip them up- It’s really that simple. We don’t recommend the “Wrap and Snap” style, however. It was way too tight around our little one’s necks. And yes, it kinda resembles a baby straight jacket, but it gets the job done.

Buy the Woombie here.     basic model:$26

pitcher2. Dr. Brown’s BPA Free Formula Pitcher- The good news is Holle Organic Infant Formula does not clump like a lot of the formulas found in the USA, which probably has something to do with the lack of Frakenstein-ish ingredients in Holle. We still love this pitcher, however. As a matter of fact, both June and I have two. Essentially, the pitcher is used to mix formula with water resulting in a creamy, clump-free texture. You can store pre-mixed formula in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Buy the pitcher here.     $16.99

ROCKNPLAY3. Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play- Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the Rock ‘N Play. It is a hammock of sorts that has the capability of rocking with baby’s movements when placed on hard surfaces. Baby A was not a huge fan of the Rock ‘N Play at first. She was a small baby, and the Rock ‘N Play absolutely swallowed her. The Snugabunny bouncer was much more her speed, and I highly recommend that, as well. Around 4 months however, she started favoring the Rock ‘N Play- Unfortunately over her crib, where she had previously slept like a little baby rockstar. It was especially handy when she had a respiratory infection, as she was able to sleep safely on an incline. Baby A still enjoys napping in her Rock ‘N Play, but she is thankfully back in her crib at night.

Buy the Rock ‘N Play here.     $43.99

jumperoo4. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo- It ain’t pretty, but once your baby starts bouncing, you won’t care. Baby A will happily bounce for up to 45 minutes while mama gets things done around the house (watches the Today show and guzzles coffee).

Buy the Jumperoo here.     $89

liltummys5. Little Remedies for Tummys Gas Relief Drops- Baby J had major gas issues when he was a newborn. When he passes gas now, it hardly fazes him, but as a newborn you’d think he was dying. Little Remedies was the only product that worked for him. We still use it on occasion, but after switching to Holle, we rarely need gas drops.

Learn more about Little Remedies here. Buy at your local pharmacy or grocery store.     $7

soundmachine6. Conair Sound Therapy Sound Machine- If you read June’s Confessions of a Stay at Home Mama post, you know how she feels about white noise. Unlike June, I embrace white noise, as it has lulled my little one to sleep since birth. Yes, I will admit the actual white noise option is a little creepy, and if you listen to it long enough you start to hear what sounds like voices, but the ocean waves option is a winner. This is probably the closest I will get to a beach for some time. Sigh.

Buy the sound machine here.     $17.99

baby4117. Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year- This is by far the best book I have ever read for new mamas. I spent the first month of Baby A’s life with her on the boob and the book in my lap- TMI much? And even if Dr. Brown wasn’t our pediatrician, I would still recommend it. She’s a big deal, y’all.

Buy Baby 411 here.     $10

tturtle8. Tranquil Turtle Sleep Machine by Cloud b- Can you live without the Tranquil Turtle Sleep Machine? Yes. Do we recommend it? No! I didn’t register for this but received it as a shower gift anyway. I sort of dismissed it, as I really didn’t understand the turtle and all of her glory. Shame on me. The Tranquil Turtle has two sound options, waves, and a peaceful medley that sounds like something you would hear at the spa. Now here is what really seals the deal for me- It projects waves on the walls and ceiling. Whaaattt? Yeah, it’s awesome. Even if you don’t have a child, go buy one. Now.

Buy the Tranquil Turtle here.     $45

If you asked us for advice on what to register for, these products would definitely be on the list. We would love to hear what some of your favorite things are, too!

XO,

Elleigh & June

LWO