stockpiling and other good stuffs

Diaper Stockpile

We were running low on our diaper stockpile (down to 3 boxes) but we were able to stock up on Huggies diapers today through our Amazon Prime membership. There was a 30% off coupon, 20% discount through Amazon Family and Subscribe and Save savings off the first delivery that dropped our diaper costs to half. We were able to get the following in size 4 (my friend Victoria was able to score the same ones on her account for SML too):

Diaper costs are so expensive these days that any type of savings is a blessing. The cost per diaper is also less than the chart we usually follow at Southern Savers so it was a no-brainer purchase for us. I am grateful that my friend Mai introduced me to this website. This is a great website for first-time parents because it helps you figure out what is considered a good deal on diapers and how much you need at the beginning per size. I am also super happy that SML didn’t have any allergies to any of the diapers we have purchased.

I think we have a little ways to go before we get rid of diapers entirely. Though SML has been able to tell us after she pees or poos sometimes by complaining or gesturing, we still have not managed to get her to say the words yet. We are trying to teach her hopefully so she will be able to let us know before she needs to go. Until then, we will continue to work with her. We do have a potty purchased just in case she is ready. The goal is to get her to that point before 2 (hopefully).

Other Good Stuffs

In other news, one of our good friends, Lisa, came back from a trip to Japan with her husband and got us mommy and baby clear (see through) umbrellas! It was a such nice surprise to see at the door once I got home from work :)! I love them because I can see exactly where I am going or looking backwards without lifting it aside and possibly get soaked a bit. I can’t wait for when SML is a little bigger and we can use them together.

 

Today we were also able to pick up Little Pim DVDs from another mommy. She didn’t have any luck with them with her daughter but I’m hoping SML will be interested in them and be able to learn Mandarin. Right now, she has been watching shows in Mandarin at her maternal grandparents’ home and has said one phrase correctly to her grandma.

I have also been looking into Mandarin immersion daycare/preschools in the area to send her to once she is a little bit older. We are just waiting until she is old enough to tell us if something is wrong so closer to 2-3 years old at this time is our guess. Until then, SML gets to spend time with grandpa during the week while we work.

While with grandpa, she will also be exposed to both Cantonese and Toisanese (other Chinese dialects) through everyday interaction. I was trying to search for Cantonese learning programs online but have not found a good one yet. Until then, I don’t believe it would hurt for her to learn Mandarin. It will good for her to learn multiple dialects while she is young and can easily absorb everything!

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Happy Baby literally

We scored an amazing deal today on Happy Baby Clearly Crafted pouches at Babies R Us. We were able to pick up 12 pouches for $5.96 using the following deal:

  • 12 pouches for $15 sale at BBRUS
  • 20% BBRUS coupon (printed from BBRUS website)
  • 6 Buy One Get One Free coupons

They normally sell for $1.89/each at BBRUS so it’s quite a steal!

>> So what exactly are Happy Baby Clearly Crafted pouches? <<

They are the newest organic food item that the Happy Family Brands has come out with. We were first introduced to it at a Baby Brunch hosted by Macaroni Kid before it was sold in stores and SML loved them. The pouches are nice because it has the ingredients shown on the back of the pouch (see pic below) and it tells you how much of each ingredient you need if you want to recreate it at home. Not only that, the pouches are see through so you can see exactly what your kid is eating!

This is a great item for the full-time working mommy. Prior to baby, I had plans to make fresh baby food for SML for all her meals but obviously that didn’t work out so well. This new product makes me feel better because I can see and know exactly what she is eating. (No worries here about discolored food in these pouches; one of the major concerns I had previously)

They are also great for traveling! I introduced this brand to a fellow mom on Facebook maybe a month ago and she mentioned that TSA loved them because it was clear and they didn’t have to do as much testing on them. So it’s a definite must bring if you are planning a vacation with your kiddo!