TSO Loves: DockATot Daydreams

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As I was preparing for my baby girl’s arrival, my hubby and I were always on the lookout for quality, must-have items. As I’ve said in previous posts, the items we chose were ones that we knew would be long-lasting. Throughout my pregnancy, I had seen and heard about the DockATot and it definitely piqued my interest. So many of friends that had the DockATot absolutely loved it and told me I had to have it. In fact, I believe the word “lifesaver” was used on several different occasions. Needless to say, this item went to the top of my list of things to check out!

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Just before baby girl was born, the amazing team at DockATot sent me their gorgeous, multi-functional lounger. I was blown away by the quality of the fabric and the beautiful print. It came in the most beautiful packaging and was definitely a special piece. As soon as I opened it and saw the vibrant rose pattern and attention to details, it’s safe to say I was obsessed!

Psst… my friends at DockATot are giving you 10% off when you use the code “stylish10” at checkout!

Now that our baby girl is here, we love her DockATot even more. It is the perfect place for her to take a nap and lounge while we do laundry and tidy up. It makes her feel snuggled and secure while providing the flexibility she needs to move and stretch those strong little legs — we keep ours unclipped so she has space to flex those muscles.

The DockATot comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36 months) and is handmade of all natural 100% cotton. We love the fact that it is adjustable and will be something we can use for a significant amount of time — although baby girl is growing like crazy so we may be in need of the Grand before we realize it! The lounger also comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It is so beautiful and there truly is one for every style and design aesthetic. The covers are removable so you can swap them out depending on your mood. They’re always coming out with new designs so it’s definitely tempting.

If you’re looking for a special gift to give a mom-to-be or want to purchase something helpful for your little one, this is a great piece. We can’t wait to take it with us on vacation this summer and love that it’s something that will last into the future.

PS. Don’t forget to use the code “stylish10” at checkout to get 10% off your order!

TSO Loves: Baby Must-Haves

From technology and toys to fashion and accessories it can be overwhelming when it comes time to shop for your new little one! Whether you are are mama-to-be in search of some great baby products or you are looking to buy for the holidays or an upcoming baby shower, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite items!

I personally have every one of these items and cannot wait to try them with baby girl. Many of these were either recommended by friends and family who love them already or through hours and hours of online research.

The first on the list (featured in the image above) was gifted to me by my friends at Dock-A-Tot, and let me just say, it’s gorgeous. The Dock-A-Tot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper, and playtime lounger that comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36). This blogger favorite is a favorite for a reason — they are all natural and 100% cotton! PLUS Dock-A-Tot has been generous enough to offer my followers 10% off their order with the code STYLISH10! The quality of their products and the numerous designs they offer is incredible. Check out their site and use the code for your first purchase.

It’s so hard to decide which items I want to chat about so be sure to click through the gallery below for direct links to all of my favorite finds — but, I’m super excited about the Rock-n-Play sleeper swing from Fisher-Price (it connects to your smart phone), the wipeable changing pad from Skip Hop (super easy to clean and it’s cute), and the cutes/easy-to-use reverse zip footies from Old Navy!

I also read a great tip from several moms out there regarding burp cloths — try Gerber’s 10 pack of cloth diapers. I know myself and I won’t be using the cloth diapers (props to the mamas out there who do) but I do think they’re going to make for some affordable yet quality burp cloths so that’s a plus! I’ve also fallen in love with the Ciala Co. bows for baby girl. They come in a ton of colors and a variety of styles and sizes, too.

I could go on and on about each of these items (the Artifact Uprising baby book, the adorable unicorn donut teether from Loulou Lollipop, the Ergo Baby 360 carrier, and the Pure Aqua diapers and wipes from Pampers) but I’ll let you take a scroll through and see for yourself!

PS. To all of my baby boy mamas out there, sorry for all of the pink but know that 99% of the pink items below do come in other colors. Happy browsing!

TSO Loves: Ali + Oli

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Okay mamas and mamas-to-be, I have a fun brand to share with you today! My new friends at Ali and Oli were kind enough to send me some goodies for baby girl and I couldn’t wait to share them with you. Not only are their items cute and modern, but they are made from safe materials, which is a huge plus!

Their pacifier clips, teethers, and the adorable placemat you see in the gallery below are made from 100% food-grade silicone that is BPA free! This definitely puts my mind at ease and makes each item that much better. The color options and patterns for bibs are so fun and they even have some great decor items like the wooden eyelashes that can be mounted to the wall for a little flair in your nursery.

The best part… you can get 20% off now when you use the code 20STYLISH on their site (aliandoli.com)! The offer is limited so definitely go check them out now if you’re looking for some great baby gear or gifts for a new little one in your life!

This is a sponsored partnership post. Items have been received and viewed in person. Julie Saldarriaga does not claim any liability for the products or service.

How We Shared Our Baby News

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When we first got the news that we were expecting, it was definitely difficult to hold it in. Our journey to this point has not been easy and after years of trying, loss, and ups and downs, we were super excited but also a little scared. Because we had suffered loss before, we didn’t want to disappoint anyone or become too invested ourselves. But, once we got confirmation that it was safe to share, we couldn’t wait!

I dreamt of how we would tell my parents, my best friend, and our families for a long time. It was really hard to decide what to do. Instead of simply telling my parents and best friend, we decided to put together a special little package for them to celebrate the news with us.

We chose a bottle of nice white wine and I ordered these bottle labels from Label With Love on Etsy. We found this cute “grandparents” onesie on Amazon to include for my parents and this “aunt and uncle” one from Little Bird Basics on Etsy for my bestie. Then, I headed to Target for the gift box and wrapping paper. Because we weren’t sure if we were having a boy or a girl at the time, we decided to go with neutral colors (black and white) for the gifts and packaging. I found these great containers from Joanna Gaines to use as the gift boxes and a pretty white and green wrapping paper — which was actually wallpaper!

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Our gifts were simple but heartfelt and definitely got everyone in the baby spirit!