4 Best and Worst Baby Formulas for Your Infant

4 Best and Worst Baby Formulas for Your Infant

Whether you are a new parent or welcoming an additional child into your family, finding the right formula is essential for many families. Although breastfeeding is always an excellent option, this is not a possibility for everyone. In this case, knowing how to shop for a healthy formula that will keep your baby’s development on track and its tummy comfy is essential. To help you make the right choice, here are four of the best and worst baby formulas for your infant:

5 Reasons the Right Tableware Can Make Toddler Mealtimes Easier

Your toddler is a picky eater. They refuse to eat anything but chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese, so you're starting to think that maybe they just don't like food.

5 Reasons the Right Tableware Can Make Toddler Mealtimes Easier

Do you know what your problem is? It's the tableware! That's right. It doesn't matter how good of a cook you are or how tasty your recipes might be if there isn't something on their plate that appeals to them visually. The right dishes can make a huge difference when it comes to convenience and cleanliness.

Here are five reasons why the right tableware can make toddlers happy with every mealtime

What's In My Toddler's Diaper Bag?

Today's conversation was sponsored by Beech-Nut, all opinions of necessities are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Summer time activities are in full swing here in Georgia and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know that we have been going now stop since school let out. With constantly being on the go and the fact that I always like to be prepared means I like to have everything in my diaper bag. I am also potty training an always hungry toddler. So here is what is in my toddler's diaper bag.

Toddler Diaper Bag Essentials

So here are my diaper bag essentials for my toddler:

Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor Review

I have always been a huge fan of smoothies for breakfast. You can prep them in advance, then just throw everything in and you can have a healthy breakfast in just a few minutes. We use to have a food processor then lightning struck the outlet and it was fried. Lesson learned, don't leave appliances plugged in. Then I received a baby food steamer and processor to review and made my own baby food for a while. I decided to get rid of it when we moved because I figured I had my blender, but it broke in the move.

Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor Review

So when I was sent the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor to review, I was so excited. It is by far the nicest blender I have ever owned and it includes a food processor! Plus all of the settings are super easy so I can sauces, soups, baby food purees, smoothies, frozen drinks, and so much more with ease!


Tips for Grocery Shopping with a Toddler

I am a stay-at-home mom and as much as I would love to go grocery shopping by myself, that just isn't realistic for our lifestyle. My daughter is in school, so I usually only have one in tow when I grocery shopping these days. My toddler son. Two of his favorite ways to keep him entertained are toys and snacks.

Tips for Grocery Shopping with a Toddler #GerberWinWin

As soon as we head into our local Publix, we make sure to get the car grocery cart. It's a fun way to keep little ones entertained while grocery shopping. Sometimes we will head over to their bakery department and get a complimentary cookie, but most of the time we head straight to their baby aisle and grab some Gerber® toddler snacks. Our new favorites are the Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™.

Toddler Have an Unhappy Tummy? Try KABRITA! + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Does your little one suffer from colic, constipation, congestion, digestive discomfort, or eczema related to cow milk sensitivity? KABRITA Goat Milk Formula is made with naturally easy to digest goat milk, which is closer in composition to human milk than cow milk. It moves through the body at about the same rate as breast milk, resulting in less digestive discomfort sometimes caused by the 'churn' of breaking down larger proteins.

In addition to being naturally easy to digest, KABRITA Goat Milk formula is non-GMO and has a mild, sweet and fresh taste and smell. It is a safe, effective and nutritious alternative to homemade goat milk formula recipes. Nutritionally enhanced goat milk formula with 22 vitamins and minerals including folic acid, DHA, ARA, and iron. 

Sweetie Pie Organics Toddler Snacks Review {Hugs & Kisses Giveaway Hop, Ends 2/16}

I received complimentary products to provide his post. All opinions are my own.
My son eats ALL DAY LONG. He is definitely a grazer. I am a firm believer that snacks are completely acceptable as long as they are good for you. Cakes, cookies, etc. are considered treats in our house. But what if your little one could have both? Insert Sweetie pie Organics.

Sweetie Pie Organics has a variety of different snacks for your toddler. I received a variety of snacks to try out. The Tiny Wafers that come in Sweet Beet, Carrot, and Apple. The last one is my son's favorite. They also have some freeze dried snacks that come in Apple/Green Pea/Pineapple, Mango/Sweetcorn/Apple, and Banana/Sweet Corn/Blueberry. You can purchase Sweetie Pie Organics on Amazon.

DIY Copy-Cat Baby Food Recipes {Plus Tips for Making Your Own}

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DIY Copy Cat Make Your Own Baby Food Recipes

Making your own baby food is not only economical but you also know what is going in your child's food. I recently received a Magic Baby Bullet Baby Care System which I love! And so I did a little Pinterest research and, thus, this little copy-cat baby food recipes list was born.
The thing is, my daughter ate TONS of other baby food products. And I wanted to know what was in her food and that there were no preservatives. Now I must admit, I didn't do the best at making ALL of her baby food, although I did try (of course I only had a blender because lightning struck my food processor after one use, no joke). But I did try and buy organic when I could. But that can be pricey. But if you are on a budget (and who isn't, these days?), making your own baby food is definitely the way to go. So here's a list I have found of my daughter's favorite baby food items, but the Pinterest-found copy-cat version! PLUS some other fun tips and tricks to help you with making your own!

Safely Storing Baby Food with Littleware Storage Containers

This review is sponsored by Littleware. All opinions are my own.
My son is going through a weird phase with food right now. He wants to feed himself, but he is picky about finger foods. I'm not sure what to do. I decided I should probably bring the baby food maker back out and start getting nutrients into him anyway I can.

I have always liked to make my baby food in bulk. So when I was sent the Littleware Baby Food Storage Containers to review, I was kind of excited because they look like little baby food jars. Littleware Baby Food Storage Containers are BPA free, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe.

Introducing NurturMe Organic Baby Food

Thank you to NurturMe for the products to provide this review.

NurturMe is the first and only family of certified-organic, dried fruit and veggie meals and snacks created to nourish healthy growth and overall wellness in little ones. Bursting with vital nutrients and fresh organic flavor, NuturMe’s Quinoa infant cereals, dried NurturMeals baby food and Yum-a-Roo’s toddler snacks help parents feed their children better from first bites to first steps, and everywhere in between.

Beech-Nut Organic is Real Food For Babies + Giveaway

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Beech-Nut. I received a free coupon to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

When you think about branching out and giving your baby something besides breast milk or formula, you want the best for them. Some moms make their own baby food, I tried for a while. Making your own baby food can be fun, but sometimes it can be time consuming. That's why I love the new Beech-Nut organic line because I can still give my baby the best without the guilt because it isn't baby food, it' real food for babies.

Beech-Nut believes every baby deserves real food that is bright, bold and unique, and as close to homemade as possible.

Storing Homemade Baby Food with Tutti Bimbi

Thank you to Tutti Bimbi for the products to provide this post.

I never really made my own baby food with SweetPea. Maybe it was because I didn't have the right set-up, but I was very intimidated by the whole process. When Peanut was born, I was determined to make it work. And then he ended up not really eating it, but that's another story. I still like to make baby pops and smoothies for my littles. I was recently sent Tutti Bimbi Baby Food Freezer Tray to try out. And I decided to make a some yummy Sneaky Strawberry Carrot Pops. These pops are great for a teething baby and even my four year old finds them tasty as well.

Complete Baby Bullet Giveaway {#MixItUp Giveaway Hop, Ends 3/25}

I received complimentary products to share this review. All opinions are my own.

I am so excited to share the opportunity for one lucky Nanny to Mommy reader to win a Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System which includes all the tools and information you need to make the freshest, most nutrient-rich food possible! Making your own baby food is great because it is cost-efficient, better for the environment, plus you know exactly what is going into your baby's food!

"Feeding Baby" Book review + HUGE Giveaway!

I received a complimentary copy to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

The reason I love this book? It lists so many very yummy recipes and the many ways to fruits/veggies. It has signs to look out for in case your little one has an allergy as well.

Feeding Baby Cookbook Release Party & Giveaway over $2000 in Prizes

Peanut Started Solids!

So we started Peanut on solids. We decided to go with Squash (we gave him butternut) because I read it was one of the best food for babies to start out with.

This is from his first time eating:

And this video is from after I made some homemade yellow squash baby food which he loved even more! He has also tried applesauce which he isn't really a fan of (of course it was jar food) and carrots (which he LOVES). I've been using the baby food recipes that came with my Cook-n-Blend baby food maker.

Save Money with Squooshi Reusable Baby Food Pouches

I received the featured item complimentary in order to provide an honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

Welcome to the Green Your Summer Event! The Blogging Mamas Network has come together with like-minded bloggers to make sure your grass isn't all that is green this Summer!

Each blogger in the Event is bringing readers a great green prize to win. You have until June 30th to enter, so be sure to hop around to them all and find great eco-friendly products to help you go green and don't miss the fabulous Grand Prize: 3 Month Subscription to Green Kid Crafts and an Amazon Gift Card! I LOVE subscription boxes, so I'm definitely going to be entering myself!

Have you heard of Squooshi?

ShamROCK Your World Giveaway Hop {Baby Bullet System Giveaway}

ShamROCK Your World Giveaway Hop - Baby Bullet System
We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day by turning our prizes GREEN! That's right - each blogger in this Hop has a green giveaway just for you - so be sure to hop around the rainbow linky and enter them all, including the Green Grand Prize!

I am so excited to be giving away a Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System which includes all the tools and information you need to make the freshest, most nutrient-rich food possible!
The Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System Comes with:

Sprout Foods Gobble & Grow Giveaway

Sprout Foods Gobble & Grow Giveaway

Earlier this year I did a review for Sprouts Foods new Fruit and Veggie Crispy Chews.

"Sprout's new Fruit and Veggie Crispy Chews are the only organic toddler snacks on the market combining wholesome fruit and veggie combinations with crispy brown rice. Naturally sweet and wholesome, Sprout recipes are made with certified organic, non-GMO ingredients and contain no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or other additives. Sprout is also pleased to be able to offer a selection of recipes suitable for those with allergies and food sensitivities."

Sprout Foods Organic Toddler Snacks Review

Once again Sprouts Foods contacted me with the opportunity to share this exciting giveaway with all of you!
15 very lucky (you read that right) Nanny to Mommy readers will win a BOX of Sprout Organic Toddler Snacks, both the Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews and Fruity Yogurt Bites, in assorted flavors! All you have to do to enter is follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below! Open to US only, Must be 18+ to enter.

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Babymoov Bebedelice Baby Food Processor Giveaway

Welcome to the Babymoov Multi-Function Baby Food Processor Giveaway
and graciously sponsored by Babymoov.  

How would you like to make your little one's baby food?  One machine can help you do that and so much more!  Allow us to introduce you to Babymoov's Bebedelice Multi-Function Baby Food Processor!

The Bebedelice:
  • heats and reheats bottles and small jars
  • sterilizes bottles
  • cooks fresh food without losing its vitamin content, even fish, poultry and meat!
  • blends
  • defrosts and preserves.
  • Easy to use with its 2 control buttons 
  • Stops automatically and alerts you via its 2 alarms (visual and sound)
  • Includes graduated measuring cup and a set of tongs
  • BPA-free
Mamas Baby Cupcakes had the opportunity to review the Bebedelice, 
check out Michelle's full review HERE.

The Bebedelice retails for $119.99, but you can purchase one for as low as $80 on Amazon.  
Just click HERE to view this great sale!

One lucky person will win a Babymoov Bebedelice in their choice of Red or Blue! 

Open to the US and Canada.  Ends 11/11/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!

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Stamp Out Hunger {Get Your Donations Ready}

Stamp Out Hunger

It’s almost time for Stamp out Hunger!

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a yearly event. I missed it last year, but it seems to be by far the easiest way to donate and make a difference in your community! I wanted to give y'all a head start so you can start going through your pantry and gathering up a bag (or more) to leave at your mailbox on Saturday 5/11.

It’s so easy to participate! On Saturday, May 11th, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, like canned Campbell’s soups, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox before the time of your regular mail delivery. Your letter carrier will then collect the donations and deliver them to food banks and pantries in your local community.

Stamp Out HungerStamp Out Hunger 2013 Get Your Donations Ready!Keep in mind that you need to make sure that food items are in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Campbell’s is a sponsor of this wonderful event. So be sure to add a few cans of Campbell’s soups to your Publix shopping list and you will make a difference to those in need in your neck of the woods.

There is no reason not to give because you just have to take the food as far as your mailbox!

Visit the HelpStampOutHunger.com website or their Facebook page for more information.

I found the information for this program at IHeartPublix.