Now that baby is growing up and becoming more active, we’ve been looking for ways to make his room more fun. His nursery is a great getaway now for him, and we often find him wanting to play in there, push us out and closing the door. “Wait a minute?! Where did this new phase and attitude come from?!” But then again, there are times where he won’t let us leave him!
We decided it was time to consider some “getaway” space that includes play options, but also, relax and is his “getaway” option. We recently came across some cute teepees from a local company here, from the Avenue, in UT and decided it was the perfect thing for what we envisioned!
Having set it up and observed Rainier’s reaction, we’ve decided the investment has been so worth it. He is always in there, playtime, dinner time, snuggle time, napt time. He only pretends to nap in there. He plays peek-a-boo hides from us in there. He always calls “Dadda!! Sit! Dadda!!! Sit!” while patting the pillows next to him.. Dadda and Rainier will hang out in the tent, often times giving me a chance to make dinner uninterrupted!
We also got Rainier this cute little camping set to go with it. He loves it, and pretends to cook meals on it for us and his friend Gracie who visits too.
Today we are bringing to you a product that is near and dear to our hearts. You see, Rainier often times has really bad dry skin, even eczema at times. His doctor in the past has prescribed a cream that worked but was fairly pricey and the free samples the doctor gave us ran out.
So every time Rainier would get his dry skin rash (and UT’s dry weather isn’t helping!) we’d try something new. We tried Eucerin, which brought Rainier to tears screaming and pulling at his chest. That was awful to witness and we had to throw him right in the bath to try to soothe him.
We tried Aveeno. While it didn’t seem to put Rainier in pain, it just wasn’t doing the trick quickly enough.
Then one day I came across Wash with Water Sweetpea & Me Kissable Skin lotion. After reading about the organic and all natural ingredients and feeling that it would be safe for Rainier, I decided to give it a go. And it worked! Within a few days the rash was gone. The lotion is not super thick and chunky and feels so light and soft going on. It also has a great smell, making baby smell so cuddly and wonderful.
Well, we recently ran out of our first bottle and had to purchase more. But this time, we purchased a few more of their bath products, including, Yummy Tubby Shampoo & Wash and the Barenaked Babydoll 2-in-1 newborn foam (not pictured). Since we’ve been using the whole bath line, Rainier hasn’t experienced the rash (outside of swimming pools)! We are enthusiastic and so is baby to say the least. I never want to see him in pain like that again!
So for all those mommas out there looking for the perfect solution for their newborn baby or toddler with dry skin issues, give Wash with Water a try. You won’t be disappointed!
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Last month we took a family trip to Vermont. We often visited when we lived in Boston and we were thrilled to be back for a dear friend’s wedding.Though we missed the fall leaves, late summer Vermont is one of the best places to be. Mild days and comfortable nights present opportunities to be outside anytime. One of Vermont’s most charming towns is Stowe and we were pleased to book a lovely stay at the Field Guide, a Lark Hotel.
Located in the heart of Stowe, the Field Guide offers access to much of what Stowe has to offer. Hiking and biking trails are just a couple of blocks away. Bike rentals are a block away and the staff are happy to assist visitors with selection of the right set of wheels for a city tour or a rugged mountain bike ride! We were so close to so many restaurants we left the car. Stowe features several breweries, including The Alchemist, and Idletyme, which features a fantastic restaurant and grounds for big events like weddings or rehearsal dinners.
A family with a child at Rainier’s age is super tricky. They are all over the place, constantly on the move, wanting to get into things and aren’t quite mindful of mommy and daddy. Fortunately, we found the Field Guide to be friendly and accommodating. Field Guide is, in fact, designed to be family friendly. We found a bookshelf full of board games, toys about the lobby and restaurant, picnic tables painted for chalk scribbles, a bonfire to snuggle by, and a relaxing pool at the ready for our entertainment.
One thing we absolutely loved was the Picnic Social which starts at 4:00 PM everyday in the lobby. The Picnic Social encourages family fun with other guests at the hotel. Activities such as Corn-hole, Connect Four and jumping around on the fluffy ottomans were a favorite of our little one! The fluffy ottoman trampoline fest may not be on the picnic social agenda, but I don’t think anyone objected.
Also, the general managers of the Field Guide go above and beyond to help their guests. We couldn’t bring baby to the wedding and we had no babysitter options in the area. I mentioned our dilemma during a phone call to Marie-Pier, and she worked her magic! She put us in contact with a local babysitter to watch Rainier in our room while we celebrated our friends’ nuptials. What a relief and amazing service! They truly care about their guests’ experiences at the Field Guide.
This post is brought to you by Field Guide. All opinions are my own.