How To Treat Diaper Rash FAST!

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Anytime my kids are hurt or sick it’s literally the saddest thing ever for me. Like most mom’s, I can’t STAND it! I feel so helpless. So you better believe that anytime I find ways to help prevent or fix it, I’m def going to. I’ve spent hourzzzz of my life mending scrapes and bruises, in steam showers with stuffy noses and coughs, and even spent more money than necessary on ice packs with cute characters on, because obviously it doesn’t feel as cold if it’s cute. Then there’s diaper rash. One of the worst.

I remember a time when Macy (who is now 8 and I’m sure is thrilled to have this story out on the Internet lol) was a baby and ate something that didn’t agree with her. You guys. The diaper rash was INSANE. She was crying, I was crying, we were all crying. The ONLY thing that worked that night was DESITIN the maximum strength formula. Within 12 hours it was all healed up! My mom is the one who told me about it. She’s always said it’s the only thing on the market that works that fast and she was right! So I’ve been a loyal customer ever since….8 years and counting!

Through 3 kids, eating transitions, long road trips where I couldn’t stop to change diapers right away and stomach bugs, I’ve never let the DESITIN run out! No joke, I have one in Gia’s (the baby) room upstairs, one in my room (ya know, so I don’t have to walk all the way up there each time lol) and one in the diaper bag.

My other tips for treating diaper rash:

-Keep the area as dry as possible. Check the diaper every 2 hours or less and change it right away if it’s dirty!

-Don’t irritate the skin anymore than necessary, be very gentle when changing their diaper and when wiping them. Sometimes I even use use a warm wet washcloth if it’s a pretty bad case.

-Apply the DESITIN as often as needed, especially at bedtime. I can’t tell you how many times I sent my kids to bed with a horrible diaper rash after applyingΒ DESITIN and they woke up with ZERO rash! That’s less than 12 hours (well depending on how long your kids sleep)!

Take a second and read up about DESITIN products and how they can help your family make life a little bit easier! Click HERE for more info!

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{Giveaway} Modern + Insulated Kids Bag

Gabbybox sent me this adorable kids bag as a gift and I’ve partnered with them to do a giveaway that you will love! All opinions are my own πŸ™‚


This bag is one of the cutest I’ve seen! They have several colors and the winner will get the color of their choice! {keep reading for details on how to enter}!

This bag comes with several straps so you can wear it many different ways! My 5 year old, Brooklyn, is contantly changing the straps for different occasions.

One of my favorite things about this bag is that it’s insulated. It would make THE CUTEST lunch box ever! I mean honestly!


When I get baby Gia potty trained, I’ll be toting this thing all over the place with sippy cups and snacks in it for her!

To enter the giveaway (this bag in the color of your choice), head over to my instagram —> @brittanyeastham for the details!

For those ready to purchase NOW because it’s so adorable and you can’t wait, use code “brittany20” for 20% off your purchase!

Website: www.gabbybox.com

The brand name is bessonjoujou by Gabbybox.

Follow Gabbybox on Instagram at @gabbybox

10 must haves for a 4th of July Party

  1. Classic BBQ Food. You have to have the classic food at a 4th of July party! Nothing would be more depressing than going to an Independence Day party and having spaghetti and meatballs. When I think of 4th of July, I think hamburgers, hot dogs, pickles, chips, banana pudding, BBQ ribs if you’re feeling fancy etc.!
  2. Sparklers and Fireworks. Guys, don’t throw a 4th of July shin-dig without them! Just…don’t! Your friends and family WILL be disappointed.
  3. If you have a pool, get fun pool floats! Right now, donuts, pizza, a diamond ring and that cute white swan are at the top of my kids list! They are fan favorites at our house!Β Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  4. Smores for when it gets dark and time for fireworks. I don’t know about you, but even if it’s 106 degrees outside my kids are still begging for smores the INSTANT the sun goes down.
  5. American Flag Decor! You don’t need much but a few accessories here and there with a cute color theme of red, white and blue will make the day feel festive.
  6. A good playlist. Guys. Don’t skip this one. Music sets the tone and atmosphere of any party. Also, awkward silence weirds me out so in the words of Rihanna,”please don’t stop the music!”
  7. Good quality paper plates and napkins. You don’t want to be doing dishes while your guests are hanging out. Just don’t get the cheap stuff. You don’t want your Grandma with a lap full of BBQ because her plate was flimsy. Be the hostest with the mostest.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  8. Trash cans in several places. This one you might forget until it’s a problem. Nobody (including the host) likes to clean up an overflowing trash can. I like to grab trash bags with drawstrings and hang them on a few door knobs around the house.
  9. BYOC Policy. Bring your own chair policy. There’s nothing more annoying than going to watch fireworks and not having a place to sit, BUT if I’m hosting, it’s not like I have 40 lawn chairs, so don’t forget to tell your guests to BYOC for fireworks or hanging around the pool!
  10. Last but not least, toilet paper. This is an OBVIOUS must have, but it could seriously slip your mind! When you have a house full of people the last thing you want to have to do is leave your party because you ran out of toilet paper! Cottonelle Mega Rolls are the perfect solution!

    You will get the most out of your toilet paper with Cottonelle Mega Rolls because they are 4 times the size of a regular roll! Right now Ibotta has a great deal with $1 off you don’t want to miss out on! Grab your TP at your local Walmart or if you’re busy, check to see if your Walmart store has the FREE grocery pick-up option! SUCH a lifesaver.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! STAY SAFE!

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Fuel Baby Bottle Review

I’m so excited to share this product with you guys! I was able to nurse Gia until her first birthday…I really wanted to and was so glad it worked out! BUUUTTTTT I set aside one feeding a day for someone else…her dad, a big sister, herself once she started holding her own bottle…whoever. I Just needed a minute. A lot of times it was pumped milk but there were times we were traveling or I had her in nursery at church and I gave her formula. I wasn’t able to nurse my other 2 girls as long as Gia and I would have been buying a ton of these bottles like crazy. This company has made formula bottles so quick and easy! I use this for Gia several times a week and I’m obsessed! This would make an awesome baby shower gift!

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This article may contain affiliate links, all opinions are my own. See my fullΒ disclosure policy here.

You make the bottle before you leave the house and with one push of a button the formula drops into the water, you shake it up and done and done. Gia is IMPATIENT to say the least (for those of you that know her…that scream is so serious when she’s hungry) so this bottle is perfect for her. I have my 7 year old shake these up and give to her in the backseat when we are on road trips or out running errands!

Ok, so here’s how it works:

Put the desired amount of formula in the bottom container and put the little shaker ball on top. You will press the shaker ball down and the bottom of the bottle to make a suction.

You will put the top of the bottle on, unscrew the nipple and fill up with however much water you need.

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When you are ready to use, you will press this heart on the bottom of the bottle and the suction releases the shaker ball and formula, shake, then feed to make the baby stop screaming πŸ™‚

I have been using this bottle for several months now and I’ve not had it leak on me one time. I wash it in the sink, I havent’ put it in the dishwasher yet.

If you want to learn more about FuelBaby Bottle, check out the different colors or purchase…CLICK HERE. For 10% OFF your purchase, use code : BRITTANYEASTHAM

They are having a sale right now until April 26, 2017, that will get you free shipping when you buy 2 or more bottles!

Rose Gold Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Rose Gold is everything right now so I’m here to help you find the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift for the ladies in your life! All of these items are available on Amazon and most products are Prime…which means if you wait until the last minute, you could still get them in just a few short days. Double check the item to make sure it’s Prime! I try to stay on top of things and not wait until the last minute…but it happens….you know…life…kids. So for all my last minute shoppers out there, AMAZON to the rescue!

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This article may contain affiliate links, all opinions are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.

Fellas! Don’t forget your mom, wife, sister, grandma and even the ladies that are expecting. They are expecting a baby AND a gift from you on their first official Mother’s Day. Trust me on this one. If you’re a lady reading this and find something you love, just forward or tag the guy in your life!

I put a little something for everyone in here. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, I’ve got you covered on trendy, rose gold items ❀

Alright…Happy Shopping! 

Rose Gold Metal Slim Wallet with a RFID Blocker  **Under $10

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle ** Under $15

Rose Gold Diamond Crystal Ballpoint Pen (set of 12) ** Under $20

Rose Gold Initial Necklace ** Under $20

   Rose Gold Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones **Under 230.00

Rose Gold Flat Sandal **Price varies per size. Under $50

Rose Gold Kenneth Cole Satchel **Under $100

Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses ** Under $10

Rose Gold Cosmetic Storage Containers (Set of 3) **Under $50

Rose Gold Oval Make-up Brushes (Set of 10) **Under $20

Rose Gold Teapot and Infuser **Under $35

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Dual Head Stethoscope (Limited Edition)   **$80

Rose Gold Fitbit (Special Edition) **Under $180.00

  Rose Gold Stainless Steel Watch **Under $15

Rose Gold Mini Wireless Ear Bud (Bluetooth) **Under $15

        Rose Gold Steve Madden Heel    **Price Varies per Size

Rose Gold Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush  **Under 185.00

 

  Rose Gold Keyboard Cover Skin (check details for compatibility) **Under $10


 

What are y’all getting your mamas for Mother’s Day???

Rose Gold Mother's Day Gift Guide

Rose Gold is everything right now so I’m here to help you find the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift for the ladies in your life! All of these items are available on Amazon and most products are Prime…which means if you wait until the last minute, you could still get them in just a few short days. Double check the item to make sure it’s Prime! I try to stay on top of things and not wait until the last minute…but it happens….you know…life…kids. So for all my last minute shoppers out there, AMAZON to the rescue!

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This article may contain affiliate links, all opinions are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.

Fellas! Don’t forget your mom, wife, sister, grandma and even the ladies that are expecting. They are expecting a baby AND a gift from you on their first official Mother’s Day. Trust me on this one. If you’re a lady reading this and find something you love, just forward or tag the guy in your life!

I put a little something for everyone in here. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, I’ve got you covered on trendy, rose gold items ❀

Alright…Happy Shopping! 

Rose Gold Metal Slim Wallet with a RFID Blocker  **Under $10

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle ** Under $15

Rose Gold Diamond Crystal Ballpoint Pen (set of 12) ** Under $20

Rose Gold Initial Necklace ** Under $20

   Rose Gold Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones **Under 230.00

Rose Gold Flat Sandal **Price varies per size. Under $50

Rose Gold Kenneth Cole Satchel **Under $100

Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses ** Under $10

Rose Gold Cosmetic Storage Containers (Set of 3) **Under $50

Rose Gold Oval Make-up Brushes (Set of 10) **Under $20

Rose Gold Teapot and Infuser **Under $35

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Dual Head Stethoscope (Limited Edition)   **$80

Rose Gold Fitbit (Special Edition) **Under $180.00

  Rose Gold Stainless Steel Watch **Under $15

Rose Gold Mini Wireless Ear Bud (Bluetooth) **Under $15

        Rose Gold Steve Madden Heel    **Price Varies per Size

Rose Gold Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush  **Under 185.00

 

  Rose Gold Keyboard Cover Skin (check details for compatibility) **Under $10


 

What are y’all getting your mamas for Mother’s Day???

Unprocessed Snacks for the Family with Arla

We take eating healthy pretty serious around our house…well like 80% of the time. The other 20% we live in regret over chocolate and cookie cake but what-evs. But if you follow us around social media land, you know that I can be a bit strict with everyone…ya know…out of the goodness of my heart (or possibly fear, but whatever works). High immune systems = less doctor visits. Less doctor visits = more shoes. Simple.

Macy, my oldest (Age 7) has decided to become picky-ish lately…unless I put cream cheese on her snacks! She told me the other day she wasn’t eating cucumbers anymore. Ummmm….yes you are (insert rolling eye emoji) . It’s one of the most alkalizing vegetables out there (more on that another day). Thanks to Arla I’ve been able to find a great company that leaves out all of the ingredients you can’t pronounce from their dairy.  *The FDA has determined that there is no significant difference between milk derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows. So I whipped up some snacks and, threw some cream cheese on it and guess who ate an entire cucumber? Yep. In this day of junk food and preservatives, we are trying really hard to live an unprocessed life.

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Arla is the 4th largest dairy company in the world and pride themselves on a farm-to-fridge approach. (points scored)

For this campaign, Arla asked kids to draw ingredients commonly found in dairy products such as “Xanthan” and “Sorbic Acid.” I asked the 2 older chicks to draw me a picture of them to see what they would say and do. Brooklyn asked if you can grow them in a garden (because she didn’t know what they were), we talked about how you can’t because they are not real food. She then asked “why would they put stuff in food that’s not real food?!?!” Exactly.

They told me they sounded like “scary ingredients” so this is the picture they drew…

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Our family loves cream cheese in and on just about everything and I’m so glad we found a product that tastes delicious (it’s super rich AND creamy AND perfect) and meets our “live unprocessed” standards.

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Arla has a variety of flavors of cream cheese and delicious cheeses as well!

Click here to read more info about this amazing company, check out their products, find products near you and watch a short video of 2 kids helping with this campaign!

What do you guys do to live an unprocessed life???