Breakfast Routine with Silikids

September 26, 2017 § 10 Comments

H e l l o!

Thought I’d share some of Scarlett’s favorites for breakfast each day. We keep it pretty simple most days because I am always on the quick go in the mornings on the week days with trying to get Angelo to school on time. 

Scarlett loves scrambled eggs and she’ll have them if I make them for myself B U T for the days I don’t have enough time to whip some eggs up I stick to these two cereals.

  1. Nestum 5 cereals 
  2. Nurturme Organic Quinoa Cereals quinoa + bananas 


I’ve used Nestum ever since having Angelo. It was one of his favorites for the rich yummy flavor. It has like a sweet vanilla smell to it. I usually can find this at Publix

The Nurturme quinoa + banana is something new I picked up about two months ago. She LOVES this stuff! The best part its organic and a much better alternative to giving your baby rice cereal. If you didn’t know the board of pediatric has redone research on the health benefits of baby rice cereals and its no longer recommended to be given to babies. They have discovered a high in arsenic to be available in rice cereals so I decided to just plain cut out the rice cereals and stick to other iron fortified cereals like oats, barley and wheat. 

When I came across Nurturme and quinoa I was very surprised and decided to give it a try. Its worked out well for us and they offer different mixes of flavors like quinoa + apple, quinoa + sweet potato + raisin, and a protein packed option as well. You can find this brand at Target!

Since both these products are liquid based in the process of prepping. I was on the hunt for the perfect bowl to use. Something with a sturdier bottom and easy to clean. A lot of those plastic bowls keep most residue still on it even if you hand wash it. Thats where Silikids comes in the picture. They kindly sent over some of their products for me to try and they honestly came at the right time because like I said I’ve been lookong for the perfect bowl.

Silikids is a company of silicone based childrens tableware and cups/sippys but their stuff is pretty unique. 
I have been using the Silibowl for breakfast time very frequently. The bowl brings a lid that can be used as a plate and a lid to store away left overs. The lid has a air tight squeeze which leaves food fresh. The bowl can be used in the microwave and it is dishwasher safe as well. 

Also their Siliskin Sippy Cup is such an amazing invention!! This sippy cup can be used by both Scarlett and Angelo. The top of this sippy cup is a stretchy silicone material that can be used over cups of multiple sizes. Which leaves the bottom portion accessible for a bigger kid to use as a regular cup! How freaking A M A Z I NG is that!! It’s a 2 in 1 cup and perfect for home or traveling. Once again it is dishwasher safe, 100% silicone, and can be boiled to sterilize.

Once Scarlett gets a bit older her breakfast routine will start to change and I’ll keep you guys updated on that!

Ciao.

Xox,

Dee

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You can find Silikids on Instagram @gosiliproducts


Disclaimer: I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own.

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All F R E S H with Little Spoon

September 19, 2017 § 8 Comments


Hi ya’ll!

 I’m so excited to finally share my thoughts on The Little Spoon freshly home delivered baby blends.

Few weeks back we were able to give The Little Spoon a try for 14 days. I say 14 days because thats the longest period their fresh blends could stay refreigerated unless if you store them in the freezer. I wanted to start trying their different baby blends asap because come on the mixtures of different foods on the label just looked too good to wait! I’ll be honest I’m very picky with what I feed my kids and I try EVERYTHING before they do. AND MAMAS I AM NOT JOKING WHEN I SAY EVERYTHING TASTED AS LABELED!! The colors were so rich you can definitely just tell through the packaging.

P R E S E N T A T I O N:

I’ll start off with the packaging these recipes are stored and delivered in. Each recipe of freshly made baby food is poured into a clear 4oz. container, air sealed (not heat pasteurized), and each top has a little spoon attached. I loveeeed this set up! It was such a breeze to just snap open and get straight to feeding Scarlett. The little spoon attached is quite small so when at home I would use our own just because it would get the job done a little quicker, but for on the go it can’t get better than that. Each container comes with a detail explanation of whats inside on its label along with detail pictures of each fruit or veggie used.

R E C I P E S:

Like I mentioned before the recipes taste just as described. They are full of color and some have a great texture to them. Scarlett had a few favorites starting off with sweet potato, apple, red bell pepper & turmeric and beet, banana, & mango. She found a love for bell peppers thats for sure. 

One of the recipes caught my eye and that was the chia mango and coconut milk. It never crossed my mind to feed Scarlett chia seeds so early. I throw them in my own smoothies and yogurt and sometime on Angelo’s. She loved this mixture together. One of Scarlett’s favorite fruits are mangos. She loved this mix so much I want to try making it myself. 

T H O U G H T S:

Overall, Little Spoon is a great alternative for that on the go/ working parent. This is an awesome way to still feel like you are feeding your baby wholesome organically made foods. They are literally doing all the work for you! Even providing you with a spoon in case you forgot because you are so busy trying to pack a diaper bag and not forget your kids at home on the way out! Haha. 

Did you know in order for these organic food pouches or just pouches in general to last a lifetime on shelves without rotting they need to heat press the pouches which kills pretty much all the nutrients our babes need and just leaves an extremely high in take of sugars. I just learned this myself.

I am a stay at home mom to two kiddos and my life is still a hot mess at times. I try my hardest to prep meals for Scarlett at least every week but there are times where I just can’t even squeeze that in and I lean towards food pouches. THIS is b e t t e r than food pouches ladies! 

You can visit Little Spoon on Instagram to request an invite!

Xox,

Dee




Disclaimer: I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own.


Early Fall Mini Shoot

August 30, 2017 § 11 Comments

Hellooo,

We had the pleasure of working with Ryan Clark Photography for a mini family shoot. The outfits we wore had been selected from things we already owned in our closet. My dress was bought while I was pregnant with Scarlett. I loved the style and color for a future family shoot. I incorporated the color of my dress to everyones outfits so thats how it turned out into a “early” fall shoot, but honestly it’s no where near fall here in Florida. Scarlett’s outfit had been bought when she was in my tummy and I was surprised it even fit her. Literally fit her so well I doubt she’ll get any use of it for Fall!

Well let me stop the babbling and here are the rest of our family pictures;

 

Thank you so much to Ryan for capturing these moments for us. You can check his feed over on his Instagram @ryanclarkphotograph.

Xox,

Dee

August Pinkblush Favorites

August 23, 2017 § 8 Comments

Hey ladies!

I’m back with a brand I love so much! Pinkblush is a brand I have had the pleasure of featuring on Modern World Momma for quite some time now. They have been with me along the way through both my pregnancies, postpartum and just everyday womanhood. You can literally find anything for any shape/size or point in your life through Pinkblush

I am going to share with you two pieces I have been wearing through this month that I love and feel comfortable in.

The first piece is a high low floral dress with a stretchy V like neckline. I chose this piece because it was short sleeved, flowy, and had an easy accessibility to nurse my little babe. I am wearing a size small.

The material on this dress is so amazingly stretchy. It could be worn through pregnancy and after. It was a breeze to nurse in because the flaps on each side are easy to pull over underneath your breast.

The second piece is a long black overlay skort. This skort looked so different to me because I’ve never seen anything like it. It has a drawstring waistline which is perfect for postpartum! I am wearing a size medium in this but I’m sure I could of gone down to a small if I wanted to. 

I paired this with a grey lingerie looking top that’s highly in style right now with some black wrapped pointy toe flats and a heather grey hat. I recieved so many compliments on this outfit! 

These two items have been worn more than once just for the comfort purpose. Of course anything easy to nurse in is a + for me too! I enjoy styling Pinkblush pieces and being able to share them with you guys.

Until next time ladies! ❤

Xox,
Dee

Shop Links: 
Pink Floral Hi-Low Wrap Dress
Black Solid Overlay Skort

Sponsored post by Pinkblush. 

All opinions are my own.

Bottle to Cup Training with Nuby

July 27, 2017 § Leave a comment

Hi ya’ll!

I am back sharing with you all my journey through breastfeeding and trying to get this little babe to take at least one bottle! Seriously I never believed anyone when they told me some babes just won’t take a bottle because they rather the boob. Welp Scarlett refuses a bottle from me but if its grandma she’ll take it with no problem.

Scarlett is 8 months now and I’ve started giving her at least 1oz. of water or juice in a sippy cup after each meal to flush everything down. We have been using Nuby’s Natural Touch Bottle to Cup to transition her from its slow flow bottle nipple to the no spill spout. I started introducing her to this bottle a little over 4 months ago and she wasn’t having it! She showed no interest to the nipple at all. At around 6 months I switched it over to the spout and she’s done much better getting the hang of drinking from it with the super easy detachable handles to help her hold on to it.

I carry this cup around in my diaper bag all the time because it holds up to 9oz of liquid which is enough to have for a whole day of being out and about.

Most importantly this bottle to cup is BPA FREE and a great investment since it can be used from 3 months+!

The Nuby Natural Touch Bottle to Cup can be found at Babies R Us.

Xox

Dee

Disclaimer: I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own.

Steps to Starting Solids

July 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

Hello beautiful ladies!

My DMs have been going crazy with questions regarding how I started solids with Scarlett. I post little clips on Instagram Stories of how I prep or purée her meals, but honestly the videos are too short for me to chit chat about all the steps or how I started. In this post I will tell you how I started, prep and purée everything.

First off always be sure to consult with your Pediatrician when it is okay to start solids with your little ones. I am Hispanic and right when the baby turns 4 months grandma wants to start stuffing baby up with their first foods, so on that note I did start Scarlett on purées early, but I confirmed with her pediatrician and she gave me the okay as well! I started with simple veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash. Then moved on to fruits like bananas, apples, and avocado (yes it is a fruit if you didn’t know lol). I would chop up the veggies into small like cubes because it makes steaming them quicker. I use this Beaba to steam and purée. 

I cut the fruits in cubes as well and drop them in the blender. I would recommend trying one veggie per week and then fruits. To start off I wouldn’t add anything to add flavor to the veggies. 

Prepping is one of my least favorite things to do but its the only way I have enough food puréed in the freezer for the week for Scarlett. I use two different storing systems when I prep.

 1. Beaba Multiportions silicone tray

2. Nuby Garden fresh freezer tray with lid

I love using both of these for simple reasons. They are silicone, bpa free, super easy to clean, and super easy to pop the frozen purées out!

When I start puréeing I make sure I keep all the foods I am going to use out and presentable, washed, and chopped; makes it easier that way. Scarlett is older now so I use certain seasoninngs like butter and oil if it isn’t already cooked for dinner. If I am cooking dinner and I decide to feed her what we are eating I will just blend it and feed it right to her. I do that now because she is a bit older and we are past the stage of trial and error. I pretty much already know what she doesn’t like or can’t have. (We had a case of hives and allergic reaction to some shell fish my grandmother fed her… yea the worst scare of my life that day) On that note, please please stay away from feeding your little babes shell fish/ certain seafood. After the one year mark it is okay to try feeding them it based on what pediatricians recommend. Make sure you are steaming at the correct amount of time for each food. If you over steam you are losing more of the nutrients it provides. You lose 22-34% already by steaming so yea just make sure its the correct amount of minutes. The Beaba already does this for me, one of the reasons I am obsessed! 

After steaming ALWAYS save/use the extra liquid left behind to help smooth and purée during the blending process. That bit of liquid is gold and withholds any nutrients steamed out. During the process of blending thats when you can toss in any butter or oil for a bit of flavor as well as mixing any other veggie or fruit. Then you are ready to feed that hungry little babe 🙂

These are the bowls and spoons I have been using to feed Scarlett 

1. Nuby Silicone Spoons

Loveeeee these spoons! They are gentle on her gums because they are 100% silicone and the spoon itself has a wide boxy shape which scopes up food very well.

2. Nuby Sure Grip Suction Bowl

These bowls are great for crazy little hands haha. Honestly, Scarlett can’t keep her hands or arms still ever, she loves to be in everything. These bowls stick to the table with a nonslip base. They hold up a lot too! 

And these last options are just two super handy and favorite items of ours. Scarlett loves to self feed so I went on the hunt for reusable food pouches and found these;

Baby Brezza Easy Fill Pouch System 

Bought these with a 20% off coupon a couple months ago so got them dirt cheap and they bring 10. Babies r us is running that sale right now so I would take advantage and run now and grab some! (Just click the link to buy!)

And the Nuby Ez- SqueeZ for at home quick fixer uppers. You can shove some fresh food and hand it off on this thing AMAZING! 

I hope this helps you mamas get started on solids and I hope you enjoy trying some of our favorite products that helped us get this ball rolling! 

Con mucho amor,

Xo dee

NanaNubs Massager 

June 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

Hi guys!

We are still in a teething journey with little miss Scarlett. She’s 7 months now and no teeth have broken through yet, but she still does love her teething toys. We have been using our Nuby NanaNubs Massager for about 4 months now and she L O V E S IT! 

The teether massager is shaped like a banana with easy looped handles for tiny little hands. The tip has several little bristles which provide comfrt to baby gums. As well, assists in the eruptions of teeth by gently massaging gums. It is BPA free and 100% super soft silicone.

Scarlett carries this thing attached to her on a clip almost everyday. I do not leave the house without it honestly. I usually have it clipped onto her Orbit baby carseat along with the rest of her toys.

You can find the Nuby NanaNubs Massager on Amazon.

Xox -Dee
Disclaimer: I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own.