Backpack vs. Over the Shoulder: Which Diaper Bag is Right For Me

First of all, don’t roll your eyes. You would NOT BELIEVE the amount of conversations in different online “mom” groups and forums that I’m a part of regarding diaper bags. They are totally an essential part of a mom’s wardrobe – at least the mom of young children. And it really can make or break an outing! If you know…you know!

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There’s a lot to consider when deciding on a diaper bag. Is this your first baby or do you have toddlers? Do those toddlers still need things to travel with them on trips? Would you feel more comfortable with a backpack diaper bag or would you prefer the over-the-shoulder style? Before you set your heart on a diaper bag, consider some of the following to help you decide which is ideal for your lifestyle. 

Storage

Messenger-style diaper bags are a great choice if you’re only planning on packing your baby’s belongings. However, if you have a toddler who needs to share diaper bag space, this may not be the right choice. A toddler’s clothes, shoes, and toys will take up more space. Will you carry your purse or do you want to put your items in the diaper bag, too? With a backpack, you’re more likely to be able to fit your things, baby’s things, and older sibling’s things, too. 

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Add a Touch of Luxury With Doors

When thinking about freshening homes, people often think about touching up the paint or adding new wallpaper, maybe even some modern furniture. Doors don’t require upgrading as often, so they’re forgotten about. High quality doors are built to last years, however, they experience a battering of daily usage. When a complete refurbishment is needed to turn a home from drab and dated to modern luxury, internal doors should be one of the first things considered. An simple option such as internal glazed doors will last through years of interior design fads while still looking great and creating a positive atmosphere. 

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Taking Up Space, While Using None At All

Doors take up a lot of space in the home, even small homes. Yet they don’t seem to take up much space at all. This is due to their function. They serve a purpose that the pictures hanging on the walls don’t. They separate rooms. With that much space taken up by doors, they can most definitely add luxury when the right doors are selected. 

Match

All internal doors need to match to avoid creating a chaotic atmosphere. That doesn’t mean they need to be the exact same door. If glazed doors are desired for all rooms except the bathroom and storage cupboard, it is still possible to match. Simply find glazed doors that have matching panelling.

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5 Tips to Protect and Preserve Your Designer Bag

Most of us who pay a great attention to all things domestic pay a bit less attention to those things marked as “fashionable”. I mean, I don’t care to leave my house looking like a frumpy mess, but if given the choice between purchasing a handbag for several thousand and completing a home renovation project for several thousand, I think we all know which option I’d choose.

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However, I DO own several nice handbags because people have gifted them to me (maybe you do, too, since we’ve just celebrate Christmas), and I do enjoy knowing how to clean and preserve a variety of items in the proper manner, so let’s delve into this post, shall we?

Is your designer handbag starting to lose colour and texture? Or did you accidentally stain it with your drink? There’s no need to panic as there are a number of ways to revive your bags. Whether you own designer bags for cheap prices or high-end brands, they are unique and timeless, adding all the more sophistication and style to any attire. But to preserve their worth, it is vital to learn to protect them. 

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6 Genius Baby Products

You may have noticed that there have been several posts about babies here on the blog of late. No, this is not because I am pregnant. (I’m NOT, by the way, not pregnant.) No, this is also not because I have baby fever! But there are many people in my life right now who have just given birth or who are preparing to give birth, so I’m simply trying to be as helpful as possible when it comes to preparation. Even though we all know you can never be fully prepared for a new baby…we can certainly try when it comes to baby products!

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It seems like we are always on the lookout for the next great baby product to simplify life as a parent. I’ve been to a lot of baby showers here of late, and there are some really neat items on the market! But what are some of the best, tried and true, actual genius baby products that every parent needs to keep in their arsenal of tools? Take a look at these top 6 favorite baby products that are nothing short of genius.

Owlet Smart Sock

Having the ability to monitor and keep an eye on your child is a great way to give parents some peace of mind. The Owlet smart sock is a fantastic tool, giving parents and caretakers the ability to monitor things such as your little one’s heart rate and blood oxygen level. It’s incredibly easy to use, functioning like a normal sock that you would put on a baby’s foot. Many wonder if it’s truly worth the expense- we say absolutely! 

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New Year, New Baby Gear

With each coming year, you can bet your baby is going to need a whole new set of baby gear. Whether it’s new baby clothes, new toys, new eating utensils, and even new gadgets to help mom, your research of what’s new on the market will never end as your baby grows. You’ll notice your baby getting busier with each coming year, as will you. Whether it’s helping you or helping your baby cross a new milestone, here is a list of products to keep an eye on for the both of you. 

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Shopping cart covers

At some point in the coming year, your little one will no longer need to lay down as she’ll master the skill of holding her head up. Once she can hold her head up, life will get a little easier because you’ll be able to have your hands free more. Errands such as going to the grocery store will feel like a breeze when you use helpful gadgets such as a cart cover. You’ll avoid germs with shopping cart covers at Binxy Baby as they keep your baby safely in the shopping cart face-to-face with you while having a little cushion for comfort. 

Utensils

If your baby is going to be introduced to solid foods this year, you can bet you’ll need a table setting for her high chair along with some bibs to help with the mess. Plates that come with suction cups are great at keeping the messes to a minimum since they hold the plates in place and avoid them getting bumped or knocked off. Also, ergonomic utensils can teach your baby how to feel comfortable holding a spoon now rather than later. Even if she’s not feeding herself, you can start teaching her how to coordinate between her hand and mouth. 

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