Baby Baby Gear Baby Oliver

Hibernating Olibear

Nested Bean Zen Sack Classic Cotton Honey Bear - Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com

Before I had Oliver I really didn’t care about babies.  I mean, I desperately wanted to have a child but I never stopped at Target to ooooh and aaaah at baby clothes.  Even when I was pregnant that didn’t interest me at all. I was just so focused on making sure that the little human …

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My Little Bean In His Zen Sack

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Nested Bean Zen Sack 100% Cotton Classic Baby Sleep Bag in Honey Bear

I first heard about Nested Bean from a post on Facebook.  It showed a video of the Nested Bean founder talking about her invention and how it was born from her own need for her newborn baby son.  She noticed that her son only slept well in her arms or when she had her hand …

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Who Let The Gnomes Out?!

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Oliver + Kit Chillin' With My Gnomes 6 Layer Lightweight Cuddle Blanket Throw Lovey

Mommy we have a problem!  These gnomes may or may not be cuter than me!? Oliver has finally started to enjoy tummy time!  He is definitely trying to roll over either from his tummy to back or back to tummy.  He’s getting about halfway with both. The Oliver + Kit Gnomes Blanket is 100% cotton …

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Baby Oliver Toys

Seek My Noggin Out At The Beach

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - SmartNoggin Toys NogginSeek Baby Rattle Review

Finally a day came when I was actually ready to leave the house in the morning, before the beach rush, and Oliver was in a totally mellow mood. So I threw some diapers in the diaper bag and ran out the door. It was a rather dreary day, even though as soon as I returned …

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Ollie is my Gnomie

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Oliver + Kit Oliver Plus Kit OliverPlusKit O+K Reversible Chillin' With My Gnomies 6 Layer Cotton Lightweight Cuddle Crib Blanket with Blue Trim Review

I first came across Oliver + Kit while browsing Instagram, most likely while either breastfeeding Oliver or pumping milk for Oliver. That is when I close the door, get comfortable in a HUGE recliner and just RELAX! After looking at their Instagram feed, which was insanely beautiful filled with vibrant colors and happy babies.  I …

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Lorena Canals Makes Perfect Rugs For My Two Sunshines

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Lorena Canals Eco Friendly Machine Washable Hippy Yellow 100% Cotton Baby Nursery Rug Review

A stinky doggie, a drooly five month old baby on a brand new, luxurious rug? YES! The Lorena Canals rugs are famous for being machine washable (as are their cushions which are next on my to buy list). Not only machine washable but all of them are designed to fit in a standard washer and …

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Lille Baby On The Bluffs

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - LilleBaby 6-in-1 COMPLETE EMBOSSED BABY CARRIER BLUE

“I’m coming home” the iPhone chimed with a text from my husband.  Finally! He was coming home from shopping for a gift for a friend’s upcoming baby shower.  Since baby Oliver was fast asleep, we decided to split up, I stay home and my husband went off shopping.  Oh how life has changed! I would …

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NogginSeek Peek & Seek Rattle from SmartNoggin Toys

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - SmartNogginToys.com - SmartNoggin - NogginSeek Peek & Seek Cognitive Rattle

As a new, budget conscious, space conscious (our house is tiny) and focused on education mommy I am always on the lookout for THE toy.  There are gajillion toys on the market and sifting through them all is a full time job.  I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with my little …

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Lille Baby Barefoot in the Garden

Finally, the wait was over and my LILLEbaby Complete Embossed Baby Carrier arrived! The blue color was just so lovely. Suitable for mommy or daddy to wear. I LOVED the pink color but I knew my husband, Brian, was going to carry Oliver so we decided to go with a gender neutral color. Something about …

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Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!

I first saw Cuddle + Kind on Instagram as a Sponsored Ad and the adorable photo caught my attention and I started following their feed. I visited their website and learned about their mission statement which is so inspiring. For every heirloom quality doll they sell they provide ten meals for children in need.  The …

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I Find This Amoosing

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Lamaze by Tony Clip and Go Mortimer The Moose Activity Toy

I still can’t understand how these tiny babies can be entertained by hanging toys on activity gyms but Oliver will giggle, stare, caress, pull and bite on these toys for about 30 minutes. But he’s been known to do marathon playtime for two hours! I love to lay next to him and watch him explore …

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