I can’t believe we have been a family of five for two months now. Every day has been both a struggle and a blessing, and we are slowly starting to get the hang of things around here with two toddlers and a newborn. I have received a lot of questions over the last few months through DM’s and mom-life makes it a little difficult to respond to them all. So, I thought this would be the perfect place to answer most of those. I love hearing from all of you and answering all of your questions, and I always try to keep it as honest and real as possible, so here it is, a life update of sorts, with all the answers.
Okay, so I may not have it all together, but as a mom to two under two, there are a few things I have figured out. So I’ve decided to start a new series called Things You Need Thursday, to let you in on a few secrets that make my life a little easier, or sometimes just a little prettier.
The reason for starting this series? Oh, just the absolute best bath time find ever!
When Anniston was born, bath time became one of the most time-consuming and tiring activities in our house. With two baths per night, it felt like it took us almost two hours to get through all of the washing, drying, brushing, lotioning (that’s not a word), changing, screaming, crying, and all else that bath time entails. Anniston started sitting up at 5 months, and soon after that, my husband went on one of his work trips. I was left to handle bath time alone, for a week. I remembered that I had purchased a bath seat when Juliet was born that I never used but stored safely in a closet with a million other baby gadgets I just never got around to figuring out. I pulled the bath seat out and decided to give it a try. Two girls, one bath, could it be that easy?
It wasn’t just easy, it was life-changing.
The Keter Sitting Hammock is one of the best items I have ever purchased. Not only is this a total game changer for moms of two, but if your a new mom and your little one is a mover or you are sick of your infant tub, boom, the Sitting Hammock is here for you. It is so much easier to clean than scrubbing down an infant bath tub, and it takes up way less space, making it easier to store under the sink.
Anniston is so wiggly and always trying to lunge forward and crawl, so this seat is the perfect solution to allowing her to sit up while still sitting safely above the water. It gives her plenty of room to bend down and reach for toys that Juliet may have dropped, and it also lets her move a little to play with big sis. Great for her, but even better for me! I knock out bath time in a little less than thirty minutes now, and I think we are all a little happier about that.
The seat suctions to the bottom of your tub, so you don’t have to worry about your child floating away, but it does not protect your little ones from getting water poured on their heads by older siblings. Just saying.
So, do yourself a favor, and pick up one of these seats if you’re in need of a smoother, shorter bath time routine.
Side note: We have a winner! The winner of the ShopPinkBlush Giveaway for a $75 gift card is @kshark1027!