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Honestly, this bottle sucks. 


I’m not that into taking the time to give something a bad review, but as a mom I do find its more helpful to other moms if I’m honest.. er, forthright. 

Let me start off by saying I love the Honest Co.  I use many of their home and baby products.  But this bottle can basically kick rocks all the way back to Jessica Alba’s house. 

First off, this sonofabitch is heavy.  Fill it with milk and you may need someone to spot you if you plan to lift it above your heart.  I’m still trying to get River to hold his own bottles, that’s not happening with this thing.  He’d burn more calories than he was taking in. 

The whole bottle is made of soft silicone, which was actually a selling point to me.  I dunno, it seemed cool.  I grew up in LA, we have a love for silicone like Buffalonians do for blue cheese.  But if this thing gets pinched, squeezed, or smooshed it will dump out it’s contents all over your diaper bag, your baby, your shirt, your dog, your life.  I say DUMP, not leak.  Dump is correct.

The nipple and the big honkin’ blubbery bottle have to line up juuuuuuuust so when you screw them together.  Too loose and dumpity doo dah, too tight and the air vents get blocked meaning your kid will work up a sweat trying to get the milk out as the bottle squeaks and hisses and collapses, and when they try to let go half their face will get sucked back into the bottle.  

The to-go lid is ridiculously hard to get off.  Couple that with a squishy, blubbery body and it’s a disaster waiting to happen.  Imagine super gluing a lid to the end of a full water balloon, and then try pulling it off.  It’s something like that. 

As far as nipples go, this one is actually pretty great.  It’s the only reason this bottle hasn’t already been recycled into one of the Kardashians.  River has a really strong suck, has since birth (lucky me).  Getting him to drink from a bottle took a lot of trial and error because all manmade  nipples would choke him with their letdown.  He’ll be a year this month and he’s still using newborn slow flow nipples.  This bottle actually works for him in that regard. 

Bottom line, there are some crucial design flaws with this bottle. It bums me out because it’s cute and I ❤️ the Honest Co., but maybe they’ll figure it out and give this thing a makeover that for once means LESS silicone. 

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Our Favorite Rocker!


One of my favorite stories my MIL tells about my husband’s childhood includes him jamming out on his rocking horse to “The Curly Shuffle” on repeat on his little record player.  I knew for River’s first Christmas I wanted to get him a record player and a rocking horse to pay homage to his dad’s days of being a little rocking weirdo.  I did this massive search (as I always do) because I wanted to find something cute, comfortable, and something that would last.

I came across these rockers from Rockabye.com and knew I had found it!  The trouble was choosing which to get because there were so many cute ones.  I just thought the motorcycle was hysterical, and I love the colors.  The gages play sort of 70s Rock sounding educational songs, THE CUTEST!  You can just feel the wind in your hair and the open road around you.

These are some of my other favorites.  The airplane, peacock and butterfly are TDF.

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Friday Favorites!

I’m starting a new feature where on Fridays I’ll be posting a few of the items I’m currently crushing on!  There’s always some new thing for babies or my home or beauty/health and wellness that I’m obsessing over every week.  This week they all come from Etsy shops because I’ve been cruising my Etsy app at night after the child goes to sleep.  (TBH probably a lot of these posts in the future will come from there because this bitch loves her some Etsy)

1.  Neon Plant Hangers!  I ordered this yellow gem from The Vintage Loop because I LOVE pops of neon in a room and I’ve been looking for a cool plant hanger.  They come in lots of colors but the neon yellow, hot pink, and bright blue are the COOOO-LEST.

2.  I ordered these sweet little snake socks  from Hady’s Closet because, I mean, COME ON!  Are these the cutest ever or what?  I’ve been looking for knee socks for River that weren’t too girly. Now that he’s crawling and the weather is warmer, I wanted a way to keep his fat little baby legs protected on our hard wood without him having to wear pants all the time.  Knee socks make diaper changes so much easier than pants, and I just couldn’t pass  up these ssssweet sssssilly sssssnakes!

3.  I found these Fox Socks on May Cutie Boutique while on the hunt for River’s snake socks!  They were oh so cute, but far too girly for Bruiser, so I just had to get them for my niece.

4.  Ok, this Rainbow Highlighter from Bitter Lace Beauty might seem a little out there, and it actually is, but it’s also truly magical!  A girl in one of my Facebook groups posted about this and it was so gorgeous on her I wanted to cry.  It’s subtle enough to not look crazy, just like the light is hitting you perfectly and your unicorn ancestry is shining through.  Also, she said it smells like cotton candy! Sadly, do to high demand they are currently out of stock, but you better believe I have my email on their list to be notified when they get more in.

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Sacks To Be You

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I found a new thing!  These nifty wifty paper sacks!  They’re made out of treated paper that is durable and WASHABLE.  I use them for baby blankets (we have about 6 thousand) and toys.  They would also be great used as hampers, or to store really anything that isn’t wet or living (ew).

I bought these little cuties on Etsy from a shop called Tellkiddo.  They’re pretty inexpensive for something so useful and adorable.  The downside is that the shop is in Stockholm, Sweden, so shipping sucks.  I didn’t mind too much because they just couldn’t be cooler.  I looked high and low for someone that sold these in the states, but had no luck.  UNTIL NOW!  Lucky for you, I found super similar ones on aliexpress.com for cheap and with free shipping!  YW.  I guess it does not sack to be you after all.

I’ve also been on the hunt for an all black one.  I think it would look great in my living room with a fig tree in it!  If you ever come across one, please let me know!  I will cyber-kiss your face.

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Car Seat Covers!!


This is by far one of my favorite baby items.  A car seat cover is one of those things I never knew I needed but now can’t live without.  They’re especially wonderful when you have a brand new baby and every stranger you pass wants to stick their head right up to this fragile little larva and breathe all over them.  Other than acting as a breath-shield guarding from lethal breath rays, they also protect from sun, wind, and weather.

Since I fell in love with my own (I now have a couple) it’s my favorite gift to buy for new moms!

I have both the Covered Goods multi-use nursing cover and the Milk Snob cover.  They’re SUPER similar.  Both are made from buttery soft, ultra stretchy material. And they’re almost the exact same shape.  The Covered Goods cover is slightly wider and several inches longer, though.


Other than covering car seats on the go, both can be used as nursing covers!  This is awesome because you’re covered 360° all the way around you.  No need to worry about what is peeking out around your sides and back.  This is great news for us busty girls whose unruly boobs now filled with milk are somewhere towards the middle of the alphabet.

The Covered Goods cover can also be used as a shopping cart cover!  (Milk Snob makes a multi-use cover featuring a toggle that can also be used as a shopping cart cover)


Right now River sits up great on his own, but isn’t totally sturdy in a moving vehicle (shopping cart) so I still use my fluffy Floppy Seat with it.  The Floppy Seat is great except it’s not large enough to reach over the handle of Target shopping carts!  Considering I’m at Target like 4 times a week, that just won’t do.

Now that it’s colder, I also use my covers with my stroller when we go on walks!  It doesn’t keep a ton of warmth in, but I put a blanket on River’s lap and it keeps the blanket from falling as we walk.


These things are genius.

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