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May 2015

Chic Baby
Living Natural with the Honest Company
May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0
As a parent you only want the best for your little one. The baby product industry is booming with all kinds of products competing to the best and safest for your baby. With millions of products thrown at you everyday, its difficult at times to find companies that really have your families best interests in mind. Take stored baby food for instance, many times it will be labeled as "organic" due to one small organic ingredient, but contain mostly synthetic and non-organic ingredients which really have no added health benefit to your child. That is why I value the mission and vision of the Honest Company. They saw that this million dollar industry was not as honest as they could be and the Honest Company based their foundation on that fact alone. They make a point to put all ingredients on their packaging, something the FDA doesn't mandate that companies in this industry do. They vow to use natural, effective, safe, eco-friendly, and affordable products for your child. I have used the Honest Company since Willow as born, and they are awesome. You can't beat the bundles being delivered right to your door, and the stylish prints. We now use the Honest Company products all over the house from cleaning products, to baby wipes, diaper cream, hand soap, and bath products. Oh and little Miss Willow loves the boxes too! Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography
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The Perfect Summer Sweater
May 28, 2015 at 4:50 am 0
It's about to be June Gloom here in southern California and the sun can't figure out if it wants to come out. There definitely is a chill in the shade and at times a cover up is needed to keep warm. I found this easy, knit sweater at H &M and it's perfect for these chilly days. Also, these Blank NYC "Good Vibes" Distressed Skinny Jeans are 40% off right now during Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale. I love the relaxed fit and wash. I pulled it all together with my current favorite fringe bag for an easy #ootd. IMG_0356   IMG_0370   IMG_0378   IMG_0335   Photo Credit: Klose Up Photography
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Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler From a Bottle to a Cup with Nuby’s Clik-It Designer Series Gripper Cup
May 27, 2015 at 4:18 am 0
The time has finally come that our pediatrician stated we need to give the beloved bottle the boot!  You know as a first time Mom, I went home and googled the subject for about 4 hours like a crazy person and of course found that the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests saying bye-bye to the bottle before your baby is 18 months old! I knew this was coming eventually, and the other day when Willow bit right through the top of the nipple of her bottle and dumped milk everywhere, I figured it might be time. So I researched how to transition your toddler from the a bottle to a "big girl" cup. Here are some tips I found that helped Willow leave the bottle behind! 1. Find a great "big girl" cup! The best cup for your child is one they will actually drink out of! Find one your little one really likes and buy a few. I found the Nuby's Clik-It Designer Series Gripper Cup to be a great transition cup with it's no spill, soft silicone spout. The shape of the cup is perfect, as it is curved like Willow's bottles used to be and makes it easy for her to hold. You can find the cup at Target, Walmart, or Babies R Us. 2. Start Weaning Bottles Slowly Some people are able to transition their baby from a bottle cold turkey. I chose to transition Willow off of her bottle by switching one bottle (she usually has 2-3 bottles per day) out for her Nuby cup once per day, until she didn't seem to mind it. Then I slowly transitioned all her bottle feeds over to her new "big girl" cup. 3. Can't Get Your Baby to Drink Milk Out of a Sippy Cup? This was something I saw a lot of parents commenting on. Their child would drink water or juice of out the cup, but not the milk. Here are some good suggestions I found when doing my research like taking the nipple off the bottle and offering it to your toddler with a straw instead. Or start putting water in bottles and milk in cups and give your child a choice. You can tell your little one, water comes in the bottle and milk comes in a cup, which one would you like? Finally, if you really can't convince your strong-minded child, try sweetening the milk in the cup with pureed fruit, like strawberries. Sell it like an awesome shake!! 20150520_2015.05.20_ChicMamasBlog_WebSelects_UD9A3539 2   20150520_2015.05.20_ChicMamasBlog_WebSelects_UD9A3648 2 20150520_2015.05.20_ChicMamasBlog_WebSelects_UD9A3596 2   20150520_2015.05.20_ChicMamasBlog_WebSelects_UD9A3671 2 Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography I hope this helps any one who is in the same boat I am, and mourning the bottle! Do you have any great stories or tips for getting your toddler to transition from a bottle to a cup? Please share the knowledge and leave me some tips in the comments below! This item was c/o Nuby, but like all products I review on The Chic Mamas all opinions are my own and I only share products that I feel will be beneficial to all of The Chic Mamas out there and for your little ones. Follow Nuby here for more product reviews and updates: www.facebook.com/nubyusa www.twitter.com/nubyusa www.instagram.com/nubyusa www.pinterest.com/nubyusa
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Happy Tuesday
May 26, 2015 at 4:10 am 0
Missing the long weekend already. At least we have a short week ahead. Happy Tuesday to all you Chic Mamas! May your coffee be strong! See details of my #ootd below. IMG_0250   IMG_0251   IMG_0270   IMG_0311   IMG_0259   IMG_0281   Photo Credit: Klose Up Photography
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It’s Always Summer Somewhere
May 19, 2015 at 4:33 am 0
It's always summer somewhere, but I would like it to come here next! It's been chilly in Los Angeles lately, and I'm ready for some pineapples...a warm breeze...lemonade...maybe a spiked lemonade...a bikini...a good book...a flirty dress...Willow splashing in the ocean...and eating sand...hello Summer...we are waiting for you! IMG_7984   IMG_7985    
Photo Credit: Samantha Klose 
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