About – Phil & Teds is based in New Zealand. They are still a relatively small business but they have been in business for over 20 years making baby gear. Phil & Teds sister businesses are Mountain Buggy and Mokopuna. All of their products are top notch and of the best quality. For the babies we have a lot of the Phil & Teds products listed below:
Looks – I have the Gray Marl color for my Carrycot which matches my stroller. I love the neutral gray color with the marled look, I leave the Carrycot in our family room and it doesn’t stand out in a bad way being a really bright color, or crazy design. Also the fabric is SOOO high quality, I can tell such a difference in the fabric of my Phil & Teds stroller and my previous stroller I had for Indie. There really is no comparison.
Practicality- Indie loves the Carrycot too, she loves to snuggle up in it and watch her shows if I am holding baby brother.I have already had to wash the fabric in the Carrycot because Indie has gotten chocolate and marker in it. I loved how easy it was to wash/dry and put the fabric back on the cushion. It has a handle on the top and is lightweight making it easy to carry from room to room if Indie needs me, if i’m cooking dinner or getting in the shower.
Why you need this – You need the Phil & Teds Carrycot if you are having another baby for sure. With Wes being my second baby I definitely can’t hold him as much as I did with Indie (my first) because I have a crazy toddler running around. It is so nice to put him in the Carrycot and take him from room to room following his sister. It is the perfect nap time spot for Wes also, where he is comfy and safe. I can’t wait until we can take Wes and Indie for walks when it warms up. I will be able to let Wes fall asleep in the Carrycot and take him inside without having to wake him up when we get home. The Carrycot can unclip from the stroller, making it easy to bring him inside. I highly recommend the Phil & Teds Carrycot.
I have lived in Utah my ENTIRE life and I have never been out to Antelope Island. Park and I have been talking about going out there since last winter but Friday we finally made it happen. It was beautiful, the weather couldn’t have been any better and the bugs were at their lowest. (I hear you usually get eaten alive in the summer) Park and I were like little kids when we pulled up over the first hill on the island and there were like 15 bison. Excited is such an understatement. We drove all over Grand Teton National Park to see a bison. I guess all we needed was to go 25 minutes from our house to see one. Anyway, we highly recommend going out to Antelope Island if you are in the Utah. JUST BEAUTIFUL! Now about my cute fall maternity dress!
I have been in need of maternity clothes bad, like really bad. I bought a couple shirts last pregnancy but just bought bigger shirts mostly so I could wear them after I wasn’t pregnant anymore. That just hasn’t been able to work this time around. This mama is so much bigger this time around 🙁 This pregnancy has been so different, which is good in some ways but other ways it is awful. I feel like baby boy has been getting bigger faster than Indie girl, making it really hard for me to find anything to wear. I have been looking for maternity clothes that I don’t feel frumpy in and that are stylish and it is so hard. Being pregnant is hard enough but thats what led me to find Pink Blush.
About – Pink Blush is a small family run and operated business that provides the latest and greatest trends for women who are pregnant. They also have products for baby, non-pregnant women. It’s a lot like my little family and running our own small business which makes me love them anymore. They offer amazing products from dresses to jeans, shirts to cardigans. Their products are well priced and they have amazing sales. Follow their social media channels at the links below.
My Dress – My first Pink Blushmaternity dress (which is linked here and below) is the prettiest pink/mauve color. It is the perfect color and design for fall. I loved it from the first time I saw it on their site. My dress fits like a dream, and I feel dressy but casual enough to wear it every day. (and I really have worn it everyday) It has also been the perfect weather for a dress this fall and I’ll continue wearing my dress through winter, just with the addition of tights!
About – The Gathre Mat is a bonded leather play mat for on the go or just to be used at home. It can easily be thrown in your diaper bag, beach bag or used under your high chair. You can learn more about their Gathre family at this link. Also, make sure to follow them on Instagram for giveaways, discounts or even just for the stinkin’ cute images.
Looks – The Gathre Mat comes in so many colors and sizes. They offer such classy and timeless colors and I seriously love them all. Our little family went with the Wine Gathre Mat, which is definitely my go to color right now. It matches my style perfectly making me want to carry it with me everywhere we go. It’s light weight and can fold up so nicely so it can be packed around anywhere you may need it. If its not in my diaper bag it is in our Jeep, we hit random Jeep trails and its nice to have a go to place to sit where we end up at the end of the trail.
Quality – The Gathre Mats are made of bonded leather and are extremely soft. The bonded leather also makes it really easy to wipe clean after any type of mess. You can tell they are made really well and are high quality. Where ever we tend to use our Gathre Mat it seems to get extra dirty or sandy so the wipe clean easily feature is extra handy and nice.
Practicality- You honestly may need one in all 4 sizes, Maxi, Midi, Mini, and Micro. All Mats have a specific purpose and are super nice to have around all the time. One thing I would think about is if you plan to use your Midi or Maxi in the sun a lot or just where there isn’t shade I would suggest getting a lighter color that won’t bake in the sun. It will burn your bum if you leave a dark color out in the sun to long.
About – Mountain Buggy has been around since 1992 and was started by a Father in New Zealand. He wanted a product that worked well for those in the city as well as those in the mountains. When I was pregnant with Indie, I was at Nordstrom and a mom came in with a double stroller and I was obsessed It had a perfect seat for a toddler and bassinet for a newborn. I kind of stalked the lady to get a name of the brand on the stroller and saw Mountain Buggy. Since then I have loved everything that Mountain Buggy has. Next purchase will definitely be that stroller for Indie and our next baby!
Looks – The Mountain Buggy Pod comes in three colors Chili (Red), Lime (Green) & Flint (Gray). We have the Flint color because I am all about neutral colors and design. I also like to buy products that are gender neutral so I can pass it down to my next baby whatever the gender may be. You can’t go wrong with any of the colors you choose they are all beautiful color and there is one that works for every style and taste.
Function – This product can be used indoors or outdoors you just need a table or counter to attach it too. It has non-slip grips that keep it attached to the table really well. It also is easy to attach to the table and it is really sturdy. It has clamps that attach to the table/counter but it doesn’t ruin the table/counter. At first I was nervous that it would just slip of off the table but as soon as you see it in action you can tell it isn’t going anywhere. I felt really comfortable putting Indie in it because I wasn’t nervous about it falling. It also comes in a little bag with handles and so it is super easy to take with us when we travel or even when we take it to our Stock & Barrel shop and use it on our work bench. You can even take it to the park and use it on a picnic table. Take it on a house boat in Lake Powell. Really wherever you need a highchair, this works perfect for your traveling high chair.
One of my favorite activities is buying Indie girl clothes. Really though! Who doesn’t love buying clothes, and mini clothes are even better. I am always searching for a new baby store to get Indie some unique clothes that aren’t cheesy. I always tend to go for the neutral designs. Oh… and if i see a Romper there is no stopping me from buying it. (GIVE ME ALL THE ROMPERS) A lot of the clothes I find out there in the baby world are super bright colors or crazy patterns. While I think babies look adorable in them, they just aren’t how I tend to dress my Indie. Sometimes its really hard to find the clothes I have in mind in the typical baby stores for Indie girl and that is where The Patchery comes in.
Jenny who is SO sweet runs The Patchery and I seriously think it is genius. It’s a fun easy process and they have so many clothes patterns and fabrics to choose from. They offer baby clothing ages 0 Months – 18 months. They also offer patterns for older children, sizes 2T to 9/10. It is perfect for the mama who has something in mind for the babies but can’t find it anywhere, which is so me. Here’s there process:
Then pick the pattern you want (this is where I picked the Romper)
Some patterns they offer
Etc, SO SO many options
Next you pick the fabric. They have 5 fabric collections that work great for baby boys or baby girls. They have the neutral prints for me and colors prints if that’s what you are looking for. You then get to pick where you want the fabric that you decided on,
I had the front and back prints matching and the leg and arm colors a coordinating different color. You can decide what fabric you want in the following places.
Leg Cuffs &
Last you pick what size you want, the quantity and you check out
It is such a fast fun process and you will probably get completely hooked like I am. Definitely go check out The Patchery. Design a couple items and buy some or ALL of them.
Where to Buy – You can design and purchase those designs – HERE
Use coupon code “WHITNEY” for 50% your first month
About – Lindie & Becca some of the sweetest and most adorable mama’s that started Little Poppy Co bow subscription company. It is seriously so much fun to get a new set of bows every month and the subscription is only $11.99. What is up with that, it’s amazing? That is a killer deal because in the past I have spent $12 or more on one bow alone. They show up in a little pink mailer and it is sure a happy mail day when they get here each month.
Looks – All of Little Poppy Co bows are adorable, I seriously haven’t gotten one that I didn’t like since I started the bow subscription in September. They offer a mixture of felt bows, and fabric bows each month in the three pack set. Another thing I love is they match the bows with the time of year or holiday. I’m all about matching the season and holiday!
Quality –Little Poppy Co uses the most high quality nylon elastics. They don’t stretch out after Indie has worn them multiple times. Some of the other bow companies have used low quality nylon that have stretched out and have been so thin that they slide of Indie’s head, which is SOOO frustrating. I was really impressed with the quality of the fabric bows as well. They stay looking pretty even after being worn and used a lot!
Where to Buy – You can buy them on their site HERE.Use coupon code “WHITNEY” for 50% your first month.
About – I’m so excited to be starting with Copper Pearl Bandana Bibs for my favorite baby accessories list. Copper Pearl was started in 2015 by some pretty mama’s Stephanie and Kristin. They are both so sweet and helpful so if you have any questions about their products definitely reach out! They offer a whole array of baby bandanas for both boys and girls and also nursing covers. Their baby bandanas are definitely a must-have baby accessory for your littles. Not only are they ALL so adorable but they are so functional. For the teething baby or eating baby!
Looks – The bandana bibs come in a lot of different colors and designs. There are specific packs for baby girls, packs for baby boys and also gender neutral packs. It was super hard to pick a pack for Indie but i finally decided on the blush pack for Indie. Go check them all out HERE. Just a warning you will have a hard time deciding.
Quality – All of their bibs are really high quality fabric and so so soft on baby’s neck. I have purchased other bandana bibs for Indie and I wasn’t as happy with the quality, and looks. They also wouldn’t lay flat and would go up in her face. Copper Pearl‘s bibs all have cute patterns on the front and on the back is a really soft fabric. They lay really nicely and don’t bunch up around Indie’s face. The snaps are also super easy to use so you can get the bib on and off quick, perfect for a squirmy baby.
Purpose – The bibs are not only used as cute baby accessories but the are so great for a slobbery baby. A teething baby needs a Copper Pearl Bandana Bib for sure. Indie has only gotten one tooth so we haven’t used it much for her slobbering and drooling yet. But In our case Indie is a super messy eater, so these bibs are perfect to keep the mess off her cute clothes. Honestly what babies aren’t messy though, so everyone needs the perfect everyday baby accessory 😉 One problem with the Copper Pearl bibs is they are SOOO cute so I hate when they get messy!
Where to Buy – You can buy them on their site HERE. or on Amazon HERE.
About – Here is the start of our favorite baby clothes and I am so excited it’s June & January. (I would love to hear your favorite products, make sure to comment those below!) They offer products that anybody can get on board with. All of the products are amazing yet simple so you can spice it up or wear it plain and simple, which is my preference. The products I have purchased from them previously aren’t currently on their site.
Looks – When I think of June & January I think of bright colors and stripes. I love that there products are so simple. They can be paired with other or wear it plain and simple. (my personal preference). Below are some of the products they offer:
Check out ALL of the products – HERE. All products I have from their line are currently out of stock. I have ordered her the Hooded Jumper for Winter that is currently out of stock. Also, last summer I ordered her the cutest halter summer romper. Watch their Insta for sales and restocks.
Quality –June & January uses really soft fabrics that are thick and high quality. I have washed the clothing items a ton of times and they don’t get all bally and annoying after they are washed a lot. T
Where to Buy – You can buy them on their site HERE.
About – Solly Baby is a company I found on Instagram when I was pregnant with Indie girl. I bet they are a favorite baby gear item for many moms. Solly Baby has created this world through their Instagram feed and I just fell in love with their brand. They have really minimal design and branding and you can’t help but fall in love with them.
The first time I pulled out the Solly Baby Wrap, Indie was just a week or two old. Park and I wanted to get out of the house with Indie we were getting pretty stir-crazy. I pulled it out of the beautiful packaging and I had no idea how to wrap it or get my baby in it. But Solly Baby included a card with their Youtube tutorial video (link HERE). The video was so to the point and simply making it easy to follow.
The Solly Baby wrap purpose is for hands free carrying. So I can be used in the house, hikes, shopping, really anywhere. It also is super compact and it can be carried with me at all times which is super nice cause you never know when you may need it.
Looks –Solly Baby offers beautiful wraps. Their wraps come in all colors and designs for every style. The fabric is super light-weight so it was perfect for warmer weather but still keeps babies warm in colder months. It also is super soft and comfy so it kept baby cosy and close. The fabric has just enough stretch to make it easy to get the baby in and out of the wrap. Each season they come out with a beautiful new line matching that time of year. They have never let me down in design choices, each wrap is always beautiful
Quality –Solly Baby fabric is also super quality. Our wrap has been thrown around, dropped in dirt and dragged through mud and it still looks brand new and without any snags or tears.
Where to Buy – You can buy them on their site HERE. Price – $65.99
My Solly Baby was from one of there spring lines last year and they recently announced that they brought it back. You can now pre-order HERE.
About – Today our first feature is on a favorite baby gear items the Covered Goods Nursing cover. I have nursed my Indie girl since day one, but I didn’t purchase the Covered Goods Nursing Cover until Indie was about 8 months. First off that was the worst mistake. The Nursing cover helps in so many public situations, like SOOO many.
Nursing Cover – Nursing in public can be really hard when your baby is squirming, it’s hot out and also when you don’t have something solid to lean up against. That is what makes the Covered Goods so ideal. The fabric is so breathable and lightweight making it perfect for feeding in any season and temperature. With the fabric being so stretchy it works great for a squirmy baby, so you stay covered. When I first nursed I would cover up with a swaddle blanket. I would throw the blanket over my head to get Indie all situated looking like a crazy person. The swaddle didn’t cover my back either, and I would get really self conscious about my back hanging out. The nursing cover has an opening in the top and covers both the front and back. It is so small and compact making it a must have in my diaper bag, not only for nursing but you can use it as a carseat cover, shopping cart cover, scarf. I have even used mine in the restaurant high chairs.
Carseat Cover – I love the stretch of the fabric so that it can be also be used to cover the carseat. I have other carseat covers that attach to the carseat handle but they feel to chunky and get in the way when I put the handle down. I don’t always need them attached to the carseat either so the small compact size means I can always carry it with me and put it on when it’s needed. Our family lives in Utah with some crazy Utah storms. Whenever we get caught in them or just a freezing winter day the Covered Goods gets used.
Shopping Cart Cover – When Indie first started sitting up in the shopping cart she would want to suck on the shopping cart which is disgusting!! I know how germy the carts are so I knew I needed something to keep her mouth off of them. The Covered Goods is so simple and easy to use. You just stretch it over the cart and you have a clean place for your babe to sit and a nice surface to lean against.
Scarf – All of the Covered Goods fabrics are spot on! You can’t go wrong with any of them. They have one for every gender, style, so I know you could find one that fits you. With all of the cute, neutral fabrics you could wear your Covered Goods as a scarf making it even easier to use at any time. I personally don’t wear it, but not because it isn’t cute. While holding, feeding, and playing with my babe it just isn’t convenient and gets in the way to wear all the time.
Where to Connect – you can buy a covered goods HERE. – $34.99