DIY Foaming Hand Soap

I love Method products but don’t have the budget to buy them for regular use.

I especially like the shape of their bottles (think wide base and easy to press dispenser). As such, we use their dishwashing detergent bottle (I just refill it with our detergent of choice, Palmolive Pure + Clear) and their foaming hand soap bottle.

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Breastfeeding Essentials

Before I gave birth to E one of the things I was most concerned about was breastfeeding. I was even more worried about it than labor. However, I have been blessed with friends who have been through/are going through the whole breastfeeding experience and many of them offered tons of helpful advice and encouragement. If you do plan to breastfeed your baby, the best advice I can give you is to hang around and get to know other moms who also breastfeed. It is important to encourage each other during this period as one’s breastfeeding journey has many ups and downs. Also, if you can, find a good lactation consultant to help you. They are an invaluable resource.

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Laundry Essentials For Baby (& Family)

For baby’s laundry, choosing a detergent that is free of fragrances, dyes and any other unnecessary harsh chemicals is advised.

Something that is Eco-friendly would also be a plus. In general, I’ve found that whatever works for cloth diapers most likely would be great for baby’s laundry as well. This is because cloth diaper safe detergents are usually fragrance, dye, optical brighteners, harsh chemicals – free.

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