So I’ve gone a bit nuts in preparation for the arrival of Baby #2–namely, shopping for clothes. Shopping for boys is not nearly as fun as shopping for girls. Cases in point and Exhibits A, B, and C:
And I’m just getting started. In addition to clothes, I’ve also invested in a tandem stroller and a couple new diaper bags among other things that are either little girl-specific or two-under-two-specific:
(1). Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Diaper Bag–This bag comes in several colors/prints and has received rave reviews from mothers of multiples. The features of this bag are fantastic: anti-bacterial material, Thinsulate insulation, handles and cross-body strap, pockets galore, etc. Plus, it’s machine washable. Need I say more?
(2). Ju-Ju-Be Hobobe Diaper Bag–This is a diaper bag disguised as a purse. Perfect for the time being and running errands since Baby #2 isn’t arriving until July. This style has most of the important features that the Be Prepared style has but is in a compact size.
Neither of the diaper bags above are what I would consider stylish (organization is the goal here). But the pros definitely outweigh the cons and with having two kids under the age of two, mama is going to need all the help she can get!
I am just about done with gathering all of the baby stuff in preparation of my due date (Christmas Day). In doing so, I’ve had to compare two lines of baby toiletry lines: Noodle & Boo and Mustela. Both lines rinse off well. Both lines are supposed to be hypoallergenic. However, both also have very distinct fragrances.
Noodle & Boo smells quite sweet–I would describe the scent as “very sweet almond oil.” “Sweet” is the operative word here. Perfect for girls but not so much for boys (in my opinion). Mustela (although I believe almond oil is one of the ingredients) smells “cleaner” and less fruity/sweet. So, I’ve decided to stick with Mustela and, so far, my favorites are the Mustela Cleansing Fluid for Newborns and Mustela Baby Lotion. I like them so much that I’ve started to use them myself (especially the lotion).