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Toddlerwearing – My Favorite Way to Carry My Baby

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

The last couple of months I have been really sore in my lower back. I am not sure exactly what I did that started bothering it, but after visiting a chiropractor I knew I needed to change a few things. One of the things that stood out to me the most is that my back may be hurting because of the way I hold my son, Donovan! First of all, he’s a BIG boy. He weighs over 30 pounds and whenever I would hold him, I’d have to stick out my hip so he could have a spot to sit on me. This is NOT good for the back. Anyways, I wanted to share this AMAZING new product that I’ve been using! It’s called the 2-In-1 carrier + hip seat from Moby and it’s a lifesaver for me (+ my back!!). 

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!
Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

The new Moby 2-in-1 Carrier and Hip Seat combines the support of a standard ergonomic baby carrier with the simple carrying assistance of a hip seat in one convenient baby wearing product! It’s the perfect baby gear solution for parenting transitions and adapts as your little one grows. 

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

What I love about the Moby is that this carrier has 4 carrier options: front-inward, hip, front-outward & back and then 3 Hip seat options: front-inward, front-outward & hip! My favorite way to carry Donovan is the Hip seat on my hip. I can easily pick Donovan up and put him down when he wants. But I have the amazing support from the seat. 

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!
Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

The hip seat has a hard structure so it’s super supportive but also comfortable for both mom + baby! I bring this thing everywhere – especially when I know Donovan will want to be carried for part of the time. Just the other day, my mom and I took the kids to the park and the beach and the hip seat came in handy so much! I love that by wearing the hip seat I don’t have to stick my hip out to carry Donovan. It really has been helping my back! 

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!
Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!
Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

My mom also loves it, LOL! It’s a great way for Grandparents to hold babies, too! 

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

I can’t wait to see how you incorporate the Moby 2-in-1 Carrier and Hip Seat into your lifestyle! You can purchase it here

Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!
Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!
Toddlerwearing - The best way to carry a toddler!

OUR FAMILY VALUES

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The kids absolutely LOVE going to the park! It’s something that we try to do everyday! I think I need the vitamin D as much as they want to have fun sliding down the slides, swinging on the swings, and going on the seesaw.
Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

It’s so amazing looking back throughout the years and remembering Gracie as a 6 month old (she could barely walk but still wanted to slide down the slide). Now that Donovan is 1 years old, he is all over the place! I bet he would climb on the monkey bars if he could reach them!

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

One of the neatest things I get to experience as a mom is not only seeing my kids have fun and be healthy, but also interacting with other kids. For me, it’s just so important that they get that social element in their early developmental years. And both of the kids continue to shock me when they play with other kids because I get to see sides of them that I don’t see normally.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

I know that the park and friendships are just normal, every day things, but they represent something larger. Our family values consist of doing new things, traveling, and building relationships. And because of that, I always make sure my kids are as healthy as possible. This is one reason why I decided to vaccinate – because for me, it’s a peace of mind knowing that they remain healthy when they are at the park and around other kids. I try to do as much as I can to protect them (I mean I carry 3 cases of hand sanitizer with me at all times – lol) and vaccines are an important part of that. Vaccines make babies and kids strong from the inside out.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

If you have any questions or need any more information about vaccines, you can visit thepowertoprotect.org .

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

So, where will our adventures take us next? Maybe Disney!? 🙂

Thanks for reading!

With love,

Kari

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As they grow, I grow

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

This post is sponsored by Everywhere
Agency on behalf of Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

It’s been just about three months as a mom of two. I feel like I haven’t even quite wrapped my head around being a mom in general, and now here I am with TWO. Sometimes, I feel like I am still in high school – still young + not totally sure of life yet. I still feel like I should come home and my mom has dinner ready for me. Anyone else ever get feelings like that? Anyways, it’s finally hitting me that I am a mom. A mom of TWO. It’s beautiful + I love every second. But I am still growing. I am still learning + figuring out this new role. Just like my kids. We’re growing together.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

One thing that’s been with us from the start is Carter’s. I buy all Donovan’s + Gracie’s clothes from Carter’s because they have the best clothes! I love their basics + the ability to mix and match their outfits. I feel like Carter’s has been with me on this journey of motherhood, growing alongside my growing babies. Not only are Carter’s clothes here from the start. The brand is also here for us from the start emotionally. They are always sharing and celebrating the journey of parenthood. I love the videos + quotes they share. So inspiring + here to help us grow. Have you seen their latest video? It’s seriously a tear jerker.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

Donovan is starting to hit those exciting milestones. He’s almost 3 months old so he’s starting to sleep longer stretches + smile a lot! He also rolled over from his belly to his back the other day! As he hits these milestones, I’m growing, too! Gracie’s hitting milestones of a different kind. Hers are more of the profound, heartwarming kind. Like starting to interact and show deep love for her brother. When she started doing this, I started to become so proud of the girl she’s growing up to be.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

As Donovan and Gracie go from strangers to friends, Dave + I start to see our family in a whole new way. It’s beautiful.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

Can’t wait to watch Donovan + Gracie keep growing! So thankful for Carter’s and their amazing cute clothes for growing kids!

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

PS: Carter’s is hosting a twitter party March 22nd at 1PM est. Hope to see you there! RSVP here!

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

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