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    Goodies Guide Spring Wardrobe Giveaway

    Oh Lovely Day Goodies Guide Giveaway | Win a spring/summer wardrobe for your littles on Oh Lovely Day

    This giveaway is so good, it’s taken me all week to get ready for you. I’ve gathered some of my very favorite apparel brands for littles to give one lucky reader a spring/summer wardrobe for their little one. Who’s excited!? Here are all of this month’s goodies:

    1. $200 credit from Ultraviolet Kids. I adore the modern style and prints of the apparel from Ultraviolet Kids. And the clothes are designed with play in mind.
    2. $100 credit from Zutano. You know how much I loved Zutano’s booties and cozy clothes for cool weather, but their prints for Spring are adorable.
    3. Tank romper of your choice from Little Hip Squeaks. I pretty much love everything made by Little Hip Squeaks and wish I had it all in every color.
    4. Choice of Joshy dress, tunic, or tank from Salvage Maria. Salvage Maria makes tragically hip clothes for the little people in your life. And they take custom upcycling orders too.
    5. $30 credit from Whistle & Flute. I’m so excited about the new designs Whistle & Flute has in store for spring/summer, including this Kawaii Camera tee.
    6. Little Adi & Co Bummies. What’s more summer than bummies? Every little needs a pair (or 4) in their wardrobe.
    7. Burger Onesie or Tee or $25 Credit from Mama Case. Boy do I love me some Mama Case tees. And the new burger tee coming soon is beyond adorbs.
    8. Solly Baby Wrap of your choice. You mommas need to update your babywearing wardrobe for spring and summer too, and Solly Baby has you covered in stunning colors and prints for the warmer seasons.

    All of these apparel brands are amazing and you should definitely check them out and follow them all over social media (they often share discounts on their social media channels and newsletters). And one of you will win all of those goodies! Giveaway ends on 3/31/15 at 9:00 pm PST. Random winner will be chosen and displayed in entry widget below sometime on 4/1/15.

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    Please read rules and entries carefully. I cannot answer individual questions here or on social media regarding your entries. Good luck!

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    Little Hip Squeaks Secret Sale

    LHS secret sale

    Hey y’all! My friends over at Little Hip Squeaks are having a super secret sale – 40% off their existing stock. Today only. And if you didn’t already know, LHS has the cutest and comfiest hats, booties, rompers, and blankets. So go snag some goodies before they sell out! Use this link and code SECRETWINTERSALE for your discount.

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    We sure do love LHS in our house! Heading over to shop the sale myself…

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    Baby’s First Foods

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    Now that Calvin has entered the world of solid foods (and seriously, how did we get here so fast!?) I’m rediscovering what it is like to make baby food and fit another feeding into the day. And the mess — Calvin is the messiest eater because he mostly insists on feeding himself. But it’s easier the second time around too. I have tried and true feeding tools that I love, favorite foods that I enjoy making him, and we are just having fun with it. So I thought I would share some of Calvin’s first foods with you.

    First up was mashed banana. I pureéd a little and mashed a little and he much preferred mashed. After a few bites he tried to take the infant spoon away from me and feed himself.

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    Next up, mashed avocado! This one is his favorite and works out well since we always have avocados on hand. The downside to avocado is the mess that starts out a pale green or yellow later turns a dark brown, much like an avocado does after much contact with air. So basically choosing the white chair pad (with white straps) was a bad idea (what was I thinking!?) Live and learn. But my Munchkin stay put suction bowls help minimize my mess because they have suction on the bottom, making it impossible for Calvin to grab and toss or spill his food. And he definitely tries. And if you serve your baby food right after making it and want to be sure the food isn’t too hot, they have a great set of bowls and spoons that change color and alert you if food is too hot to feed your baby.

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    Another favorite has been sweet potatoes. I pureé them and add a little bit of organic brown rice cereal or oatmeal to thicken the way Calvin likes it. I also do butternut squash this way. I make that too, but I buy the organic pre-chopped stuff from Trader Joes, because it is just as good and saves a ton of time. In fact, I often use frozen organic fruits or veggies and then steam and pureé those to make life easier.

    And Calvin loves to feed himself with the Munchkin fresh food feeder. I actually put frozen banana in it so he could both feed himself and soothe his teething gums at the same time. He loved it!

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    Pureéd carrots were not as loved as the other foods, but he definitely had the most fun making a mess with it. That’s why a good bib is so key and the one pictured above is my favorite because it is both long and wide, has a pouch to catch falling messes, and it has an on-the-go storage pouch to keep a food pouch and spoon contained for meals when you’re out and about. You can find it here.

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    So far, Calvin is a good eater that pretty much tries anything I put in front of him. I hope he stays that way! Stay tuned for more fun feeding posts, including some healthy foods my picky eater Charlie has been trying — all because he likes them divided out on these cute plates! Mom tricks ;)

    This post is brought to you by Munchkin. Munchkin rids the world of the mundane by developing clever, innovative solutions that make family life safer, easier, and more fun. You can find Munchkin products at Munchkin.comTargetBabies’R’UsWalmart, and Amazon. It’s the little things!

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