Papaya & Peach

Not much to say about this combo, as it’s only two ingredients and pretty straight forward. It tastes great, and the peach adds an extra fruity flavour for those with blander tasting papayas.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 papaya
2 handfuls of frozen peaches

INSTRUCTIONS:
Blend and serve

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Full Plate (Toddler)

CONTENTS:
Granny
Smith Apple
Orange Cherry
Lettuce
Carrot
Homemade Tahini Dip

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Mommyโ€™s Meal Prep of the Day

FRUIT BOWLS:
Nectarine
Strawberry
Granny smith apples
.
SMOOTHIE:
Mango
Banana
Raspberry
.
SALADS:
Cilantro
Lettuce
Spinach
Olives
Red onion
Sunflower seeds
Hemp hearts
Yellow bell pepper
Cucumber

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Sweet Potato & Quinoa (Approximately 6m+)

INGREDIENTS:
1 sweet potato
1 cup of cooked quinoa

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat oven at 380 degrees
2. Wash sweet potato thoroughly
3. Cut potato in half
4. Place potato halves face down on baking tray and parchment paper
5. Use a knife to puncture a few holes in each half
6. Place in oven and cook for 40 mins, or until you can pierce through it with a fork
7. Remove and set aside
8. For the quinoa, follow the directions on package
(I replaced water with vegetable stock)
9. Add sweet potato to bowl
10. Hand mash sweet potato with a fork
11. Add one cup of cooked quinoa
12. Gently mix them together with a spoon
13. Serve!

Add the remaining portions to your Kiddo Feedo silicone tray to save for another day! Baby can eat this with her/his hands, or with a utensil.

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Mommy’s Meal Prep of the Day

If you’re following this website, you’ll be receiving a few notifications of my posts, as I am slowly adding more content. I have begun prepping my own meals, and I thought I would share those with you as well. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to use the comment section below.

SALAD:
Lettuce
Red onion
Tomato
Celery
Yellow Bell Pepper
Pumpkin Seeds
Cauliflower rice (raw & diced)
Cilantro

GREEN JUICE:
3 Granny Smith apples
1 celery stock
2 cucumbers

SMOOTHIES:
Mango
Papaya
Strawberry

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Bell Pepper, Nectarine & Grapes (No Cook Recipe)

Here’s a quick and easy no cook baby food recipe. I say ‘baby food’ because this website is directed to food ideas of babies, but don’t let that fool you. I am a hug advocate for the idea that if an adult wouldn’t eat it, neither should the child, except for human milk which is of course designed by mother nature to feed baby for the first few months/years of their lives. So while this can be fed to a little child from the stage of weaning and up, please note that I do not hesitate to make this in a larger batch and drink it myself. This is a puree, smoothie, smoothie bowl, ice pop, and everything in between, because it can be served in so many ways. That’s the fun part about raw food.

This combo is full of fibre, water (from the fruits), vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and plant based iron. If you’re looking for a new juice to try, simple run these through a juicer to separate the pulp.

INGREDIENTS:
4 nectarines
1 handful of green grapes
1/2 orange bell pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Wash and cut ingredients
2. Blend and serve

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Simple Celery Juice

Are you a celery fan? Celery is loaded with vitamins A, B, C, K, niacin and folate! It’s natural sodium content helps us break down food, which is great for improving gut health (along with a healthy diet). As an adult, I noticed that drinking a glass daily has helped my skin become far smoother. When I say ‘skin’, I don’t just mean on my face, but everywhere! My arms are softer, my legs and back etc…it’s like I’m in a new body when I’ve had a glass every morning for at least three days straight! Keep in mind that this is paired with a dairy free diet, as dairy is known to cause acne, and trigger existing eczema, which my children had as babies.

So here is my go-to for celery juice. I love altering the ingredients by adding extra greens such as swiss chard, kale, spinach and more. If you’re not a fan of the taste of celery, add an extra apple or two. For those with children who do not favour the flavour, add a few apples, and with each serving, as they grow accustom to the taste, reduce the quantity of apples for a higher celery content beverage!

My blender broke a few days ago, so this recipe calls for a nut bag to separate the juice from the pulp. If you have a juicer, simply wash all ingredients and juice them. Personally, I love adding water to my juices for extra hydration. My kids and I don’t always drink enough water in a day, so adding it to juice is just another trick to get some extra hydration in.

Once this recipe is completed, you will have a bag (or juicer) full of pulp. Some people throw it away, and some use it for homemade crackers, smoothies, soups and lots more!

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 stock celery
2 small cucumbers
3 granny smith apples
1 cup filtered water

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Wash and chop all ingredients
2. Blend all ingredients
3. pour into nut bag
4. squeeze to strain out the juice
5. Serve immediately

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DockATotยฎ: The Perfect Lounging Dock

I am officially four children deep into this adventure called motherhood, and what a ride it has been! The biggest difference between this child and our previous ones, is how few baby related items we purchased for her. Each new child we have receives a large number of hand-me-downs, and by the time we had reached our fourth, we only invested in a handful of items. That being said, I do browse social media from time to time to see what’s a hit in this industry, and became interested in the DockATotยฎ Deluxe+ the second I saw it.

The DockATotยฎ Deluxe+ is a Stage 1 docking station for little ones from the newborn stage until around eight months old. The name is pretty self explanatory, as its purpose is for docking your tot when needed. In my case (because our little one is only 2 weeks old as I type this), it’s the number one spot for baby to lounge between breastfeeding sessions, or for her to relax while her three siblings marvel at our new little blessing. As she grows over the next few months, the DockATotยฎ Deluxe+ will grow with her, and its uses will multiply. It’s a great spot for:

โ€ขDiaper changes
โ€ขTo get in some tummy time
โ€ขTo put baby down if you need do something quick like answer the door

Can we discuss comfort for a second? Cribs are all well and good, but when it comes to daytime lounging, who wants to sit on a completely solid surface? The DockATotยฎ comes with a cushion insert at the bottom, creating a flat yet soft surface for little ones to hang out. Need something to match your room or style, no problem! DockATotยฎ offers additional covers that are sold separately. This is great because it allows you to keep a second cover as backup for big messes, or to match the style of its surroundings. As a mother of four, I cannot stress how important versatility is to me when it comes to products for infants. The more uses I can get from it, and the more ways I can use it is the better it is for me as a money conscious parent!

I had contacted DockATotยฎ about a collaboration, because I really wanted to try their product and see what the buzz was about. So far in my experience, its popularity is well deserved. Here are a few more points I took while using my DockATotยฎ:

โ€ขAccessories and spare parts available: Do you need a travel bag for when you’re on the go, or a toy arch to attach for more fun? Visit their website for some awesome add ons.
โ€ขGet spare covers if possible: If you ask for this as a baby shower gift, I recommend you request additional covers from other friends/family as a separate gift. We received a plain white cover for our and I am in love. I swap out depending on my mood, and it changes the feel of the whole room so easily.
โ€ขUse the plastic case as a travel bag: The DockATotยฎ is pretty handy to keep baby in when visiting friends and family. If you are able to get the travel bag, I highly recommend it. If not, you can do like me and use the plastic carrying case that came with it in the packaging. It probably won’t last as long as the travel case, but it has some use as a cover for sure. It comes with a handle as well.

Can infants sleep in their DockATotยฎ? Personally I believe its purpose is primarily for lounging, and would like to stress that once baby is inside, that they should be supervised at all times, especially during the first few years of life, when they are unable to turn their heads independently. Aside from that, I am 100% satisfied with the look, convenience and comfort of the DockATotยฎ Delux. It comes in a larger size for older kids, and I would definitely consider going up a size once girly is a little older. They are so comfortable, and our three year old can second that, as she uses it to lounge in, despite her long legs hanging from the end of it.

DockATotยฎ On Social Media:
Website: https://dockatot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dockatot
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dockatot/

**I have been gifted a sample for this review. All thoughts are my own.

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TWELVElittle On-The-Go Stroller Caddy (Stripe Print)

I am now officially a mother of four children between the ages of 1 week old and 7 years old๐ŸŽ‰. We keep pretty busy, and staying organized is a crucial part to a smooth family outing. I had the pleasure of trying out the TWELVElittle On-The-Go Stroller Caddy in their Stripe Print, and I am excited to share my experience with you. I am very much into the monochrome colour scheme as of late, so the print alone attracted my attention. Below are some of the features about this caddy I favour the most.

My Favourite Features
โ€ขRemovable stroller clips: This means it can be used as a diaper bag for everyday use, or as a caddy on your stroller or around the house.
โ€ขMade with water resistant materials: Because messes happen! Have you ever had a baby bottle, sippy cup or dirty diaper spring a leak in your diaper bag? Or perhaps you were out for a walk, and it began to rain or snow? Water resistant materials make for a much less stressful time.
โ€ขVegan leather trim: Looking for a diaper bag that is both fashion forward and cruelty free? This particular diaper bag from TWELVElittle is proof that you can carry an item made from cruelty free materials and still look fabulous!
โ€ขTop zipper for easy access: When you’ve got your hands full, you will appreciate this feature. The model I have comes with a top zip, giving me easy access to the contents without having to open the main flap. This is perfect for when I am juggling a number of items (perhaps some food, or a child or two!).
โ€ขCustomize your space: Adjust the Velcro on one of the dividers inside to alter the size of your storage space! This feature is perfect for larger items like clothing or extra food. We manage to save on space by not needing bottles this time around, but with 4 children, that extra space is perfect for sippy cups and extra snacks!

When we are on the go, I try to keep a minimalistic mindset when I decide which items to bring with us. It makes it easier to stay organized, and means I have exactly what I need with me, and nothing more.

My must-bring diaper bag items
โ€ขBackup outfit for baby
โ€ขDiapers
โ€ขWipes
โ€ขWet dry bag (for dirty diapers)
โ€ขSnacks for the older kids
โ€ขWater for the older kids
โ€ขMy wallet

Some other fun features include the set of stroller clips and detachable long strap. Why stick to a bag that can be carried one way, when you can customize your bag to suit your mode of transportation? If you are going for a stroll, use the stroller clips. If you are headed out for a quick drive, make use of the long strap to wear as a purse. I love versatility in a product, as it’s great for parents of multiple children, and grows with your child as well. To add icing to the cake, this bag is also BPA and PVC free. That means no harsh chemicals getting in contact with your baby items. We all know how sensitive their immune systems/skin can be at this stage, .

Would I recommend this caddy to someone in search of one? If the person is searching for something convenient and practical, my answer is yes! The style and separate compartments really won me over, and after using it for a few weeks, I have no issues or complaints about it. It’s made of durable materials and I believe it’ll be with our family for a while. It is currently winter here, and I am excited for temperatures to warm up, so that I can make use of this caddy as a stroller accessory on a nice and sunny outing. I will be sure to update the photos in this review when the time comes!

TWELVElittle On Social Media:
Website: http://twelvelittle.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twelvelittle/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twelvelittle/

**I have been gifted a sample for this review. All thoughts are my own.

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