The City Select was the very first high end stroller that I purchased after Sunny was born. My friends and online reviews raved about it. And now, I’m the one preaching! This stroller is fantastic. I went with black, because I think it looks chic for a double stroller (which trust me, that’s HARD to find). I started with it as a double since both my boys were little. They LOVED that the seats could both face me as I pushed them. As they grew, they wanted to face each other. When the giggling and playing got to be too much for me, I flipped Dash to face forward. It was nice having him in the front as he started to get older and want to hop in and out of the seat. With Sunny still up top, I felt secure and safe.
With all that being said, how excited are we that the City Select fam is all on sale at The Baby Cubby? Pretty! Even better, they have free shipping!
Find the single here. The double here. And all the amazing accessories you can add on to customize it just so, here!If you’re not sure if the City Select is the perfect fit for you, check out The Baby Cubby’s Stroller Guide to find your best match!
The Olympic games are in the air. Seriously, we aan feel it all the way up here in America! (Rio isn’t THAT far away). We wish we could travel to Brazil to cheer on the athletes, for now, our own little athletes in our own living rooms will have to suffice.All three of us love to culture our babies, and we ourselves have been watching the Olympics our entire lives. Its been so fun to watch these kids get older, and to see them getting inspired by the talented and strong athletes that have been training since they themselves were our little ones age to be able to participate in the Olympic games.
With the help of Zurchers Party Store, we put together some mini Olympic Games for our tots. It was so simple. Gather up some little games, click here for the anthem, and you’ll tear right up. We promise.
Tossing some balls into buckets (make the older kids stand a few feet back)Hopping on one foot across the room.Create an obstacle corse with cones, plastic dishes, or cups!Zurchers has a ton of country and state flags for $8.00 in store and online! Check out all their International party supplies for your own Olympic party here!Treats in the end, of course. Along with those gold medals.
Next to Beauty, the Norsdstrom Sale really shines for Home Decor. SO many beautiful items and great deals. Typically Nordstrom is super classic and traditional but they seem to have put a focus on Modern Eclectic which is right up all our alleys. Here’s our favorites!
If you remember from my New Baby Favorites post a couple weeks ago I told you I’d update you about Raleigh’s jaundice situation! Finally had time to write it all down and gladly can also finally say his coloring is looking amazing and I think we might be in the clear, but also confirmed something I suspected since Hayes was born! Since the Baby Nés system ended up being essential to our situation, I’m happy to show just how cool it is while I spin my lengthy tale…So first the backstory: when Hayes was born the nurses let me know he had jaundice and arranged for at home phototherapy treatments. We did our best with keeping him in the lights but even still as a first time mom my milk took longer to come in than with either Cal or Raleigh, and Hayes’ levels sky-rocketed. He was one point away from being re-admitted to the hospital and both Russ and I were devastated. Like we both sobbed on the way home from the doctor. Each day we dropped a few points until THREE weeks later we got him back under a level 10 and able to get him off the beds. Oh happy day!Now cut to Callum. My milk came in a little faster so his numbers didn’t get as high with Hayes (the only way to flush the jaundice out is through poop so the more they eat the quicker they process it!) but he took the same amount of time. We were beyond frustrated as we took him to the hospital’s lab each day, got his little heel pricked, blood tested and would get the results and he was only coming down a point or less each day. Again, THREE weeks later we got the okay to get him off the bed.[Formula Pods, created specifically by age and nutrition needs. Pre-measured and sealed for freshness! Stick the Pod into the holder and close it up!]
So now with Raleigh, I am a more seasoned mother and I am determined to avoid this situation for the third time. I told my nurses and they helped me get him on the hospitals light beds as soon as possible. I started pumping immediately to entice that milk to come in quicker. I supplemented with formula from the beginning to make sure he was eating enough and happily his levels never got higher than a 13. He spent four days in the Bilibed and got the clear. Being able to hold and cuddle him whenever I wanted is such a luxury I am simply not used to in those early weeks. But, now we get to the part where I confirmed that suspicion.
[Fill up the top with water and press start! Within seconds the bottle fills up and it’s perfectly warmed. Done all one handed, mind you!]
Even though Raleigh has been off the beds for a few weeks now, his skin and eyes are still yellow. Maybe it was PTSD but every time I noticed it in the right light I felt immediate panic like his numbers were climbing back up and all was lost. We had his levels re-tested and they had basically stayed the same. So his doctor confirmed he (and probably both my boys, too) has breastmilk jaundice. A rarity at only 3% of babies, where breastmilk actually blockades the bilirubin from being processed out the liver. So for a few weeks or up until 3 months babies will appear yellow and carry it with them. So really, no matter what I do they’ll have those symptoms until they grow out of it. This story is a-dragging but in closing, my pediatrician suggested 24 hours of formula-only to help re-set and get ahead of his levels and FINALLY his coloring shifted. Even though it took three kids for me to figure it out, I am so happy to know this and to have the tools I need to get it done, especially the formula and a simple convenient system. I didn’t know in advance that I would end up relying so heavily on the system, but man am I glad to have it! Modern advancements are really amazing aren’t they?
Thanks to Baby Nés for sponsoring this review! The system is not meant to treat jaundice and if you have a similar experience with take advisement from your primary care doctor.