DIY Baby Wipes – Bossy Beans simple 3 ingredient formula for sensitive baby skin

diy baby wipes ingredients

Okay moms, how many of you out there can’t help but wonder what in the world is in your baby wipes? You’re not alone! With that question on the brain started my research, as I often do. As those of you who follow my blog, I have recently discovered an amazing site that allows us, the often clueless consumer, to do a quick, comprehensive, and responsible information that has been scientifically proven. Read the article Stop the Ignorance: breakdown your everyday products and find out the truth! article and never wonder what you’re

After plugging Pampers Natural Clean Wipes into GoodGuides search engine I was shocked to find out that there are so many unsavory things associated with the seemingly innocuous product made for a baby!

Naturally, no pun intended, I went on to research the Do It Yourself baby wipe methods moms are using out there. I found a ton of information about all sorts of baby wipes and with this wide of a variety of baby wipe recipes out there!

However, most of these homemade baby wipe recipes had too many ingredients for my liking. For me, I need just a few things to make me a happy camper: Continue reading

Beans Reflux Update: post treatments

Its heartburn!

Things we applied to our daily routine to help with acid refux and it’s resolve within Beans world.

Happy baby

Happy baby

She’s been a great, funny, sweet, sleepy baby so far. She does have another side to her though, as some of you know. She’s a bit, how shall I put it, Boss? She has cry spells that pierce your ears and make you want to run for the hills. Loud and especially angry at times she stood like a stiff little bean that you’re trying to console. It’s near impossible to hold onto her as she arches her back and screams through large, welling up tears. We danced and rocked, we soothed and talked, we sang and cycled little legs and nothing seemed to help. In previous posts I’ve talked about how we honed in on what the suspected issue may be (check out the questions to ask yourself when wondering what we wondered: Is Your Baby a Reflux Baby? take the quiz) And we went with heartburn.

It’s been about a week since we’ve visited the doctor with Ariella to find something to help her heartburn.  Continue reading

Reflux Baby: Beans treatment for heartburn

It seems that she was always crying. The Angry Bean was such a fitting name for the little one that it went well beyond cute. She was uncomfortable, stiff, spitting up and unhappy in general.

Ranitidine - heartburn treatment (Zantac)

Ranitidine – baby heartburn treatment (Zantac)

Taking some time to home-diagnose the problem we made an emergency appointment with our doctor. If you must, insist on a same day appointment! I know all too well how painful and uncomfortable heartburn can be. I dealt with it all of my pregnancy at the highest levels. It got to the point where I had to sit up to sleep at night because otherwise I seemed to have been drowning in my own stomach acids. There is NO way I could have the Bean deal with that for a moment longer than necessary. So we went to work in solving this issue. The appointment resulted with a prescription for Ranitidine aka Zantac for babies.

Are you wondering if your baby has heartburn? Take the baby heartburn/GERD quiz!

Once we had our prescription in hand, there were additional steps to take. Continue reading

Product Review: Levana Ovia Baby Monitor

So as you guys know, I recently returned the Summer baby monitor being unhappy with the short distance of the signal even though the product description boasts 600 ft. I could barely go into the garage without it crapping out. Side note, gotta love Amazon and their return policy!

I have received the latest test baby monitor: Levana Ovia baby monitor which I found on Amazon (of course!) for $180 (elsewhere the price is well into $200’s). Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Levana-Digital-Monitor-Intercom-Recording/dp/B00DJPLS2W/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

Levana Ovia baby monitor

Why I chose it: Continue reading