Breathe with HydraSense Baby Nasal Care #Sponsored

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by hydraSense® all opinions and views are my own
To make sure hydraSense® products are right for you, always read and follow the label.


When you think of winter time, what are the first words that come to mind … darkness, cold, gloomy and sickness are mine.

Top of that list is sickness, it happens the minute the temperature begins to change. I start hearing sniffling, sneezing and coughing around my house and that’s when the tissues, wipes and sprays come out. There really is nothing worse than watching your little one’s sad because they are achy, tired and they can’t breathe because their noses are all stuffed up.

After my little guy was born, 1 week later he got a cold (not shocking considering his brother was constantly sick and in his face staring at him, in fact I am pretty sure I remember him sneezing right on his newborn baby brother). The poor little thing was so stuffed up and I was beside myself because he couldn’t sleep. I knew there were saline products that I could buy, but I was too scared to use them on this tiny little being given his nose was the size of a peanut. After a few sleepless nights, I was fed up and went to the pharmacy and picked up a bottle of hydraSense Ultra-Gentle Mist Spray (why I chose that brand over many of the others: for one I knew the brand name and secondly there was a baby right on the package so I guess I figured I couldn’t have gone wrong) and a hydraSense Nasal Aspirator kit with the Easy Dose Vials. I handed it to a family member and begged her to do it for me because I was too scared … after all the aspirator is a little intimidating when using it for the first time. You can online imagine what I was thinking when I was looking at it.

HydraSense Aspirator

After a few minutes of tears (him not me), he was no longer stuffed up and a happy kid again. The next day when he needed to be cleared up again, I decided I was going to take matters into my hands and use the aspirator. Don’t judge, but listening to the sound of what was coming out of his nose at that given moment gave me such gratification because I knew how uncomfortable he felt (we have all been there) and he would be happy within a matter of minutes.

After a dose of hydraSense

When he was a little older (and not so newborn), I started to use the Nasal Ultra-Gentle Mist Spray on him which I tried on myself first just to get an idea of the feeling and how strong the pump mist was and he took it like a champ!

Why I love hydraSense
– hydraSense helps reduce and relieve nasal congestion caused by a cold
– it is has a gentle mist
– it can be used 4-6 times a day when baby’s nose is blocked
– a simple yet effective solution to help your sick little one
–  the solution is 100% natural-sourced undiluted seawater
– my unhappy baby instantly smiled minutes after using it on him (that’s worth everything)
– the spout is thin for easy placement

For more information on hydraSense click here
For a How to use video click here

Happy Baby, Happy Mama


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by hydraSense® all opinions and views are my own
To make sure hydraSense® products are right for you, always read and follow the label.



Tis the Season of Runny Noses #BoogieWipes #Giveaway

Boogie Wipes

I feel like I should be a spokesperson for Boogie Wipes because I LOVE them and have been using them for over 5  years on all the runny noses in my house! In fact, in winter I don’t leave home without a pack in my purse or bag because my kids have runny noses ALL winter! The minute that cool air hits my kids nose faucet turns on and there is no turning back. So if you are ever at a kids event or party with me and you need a Boogie Wipe, feel free to find me.

In the last two months, my mini has been sick three times and due to my extreme laziness (it’s winter give me a break) I had to use normal tissue because we ran out of our Boogie Wipes and let me tell you, that didn’t work out so well. After a day of constantly wiping his nose, it got so raw underneath and he would cry anytime I went near him with a tissue to wipe what seemed like Niagara Falls coming out of his nose.
Epic Mom fail!

Reason #1 to stock up with Boogie Wipes … your kid will end up love them too.

Boogie Wipes

What I love about Boogie Wipes
– Boogie Wipes are moistened with saline which actually helps break down those Boogies
– Moisturizes with Aloe, Vitamin E and Chamomile
– The wipes themselves are SUPER soft
– They come in great little travel packs with a hard cover so they don’t dry out
– Comes in three scents (well two really as one is unscented): Grape and Fresh Scent (Fresh Scent is my fave)
– The scent is not overpowering at all for those little noses
– They now have a hard case with refills for your “around the house” Boogie Wipes with a big easy-open button that kids can open themselves

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Boogie Wipes, they are giving away a Boogie Wipes Gift Pack full of all their wonderful products. The contest is open to residents of Canada only. Here’s how to enter:
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So don’t walk to stock your house up with Boogie Wipes … RUN!!!! Run as fast as you can, I promise you (well your little one really) will thank me 😉
Keep those little noses clean now that you know you are covered by Boogie Wipes




Kindercare Pediatrics in Toronto


One of the most important decisions is choosing a doctor for all your child’s needs and I wanted to highlight a great new full service clinic. I am hearing more and more that pediatrician offices are closed practices and I am happy to say this clinic is not (at least not yet).

There are four paediatricians two of which work at Sick Kids as Emergency doctors
Breast feeding specialist and lactation consultant
Two allergists
Nutritionist (my kid could use this)

Great features about the clinic:
– What I love most about this clinic is that you can book an appointment via email or email them with questions/concerns etc – honestly this is BRILLIANT!!! Nothing more annoying than a busy signal over and over and over again (grrrrr).

– Their website is a great source for parents with babies, as they have a lot of information about baby care based on age.

– You can check the hours of your pediatrician that week and who is on call over the weekend

– They close at 6:00pm (most pediatrician offices close at 5:00pm SHARP and stop answering calls at 4:30pm)

– On their website there are virtual handouts with information on asthma, ADD/ADHD, common infections, skin problems etc

– Open on the weekends

Exciting Opportunity for Babylish Advice:

I am very excited that Babylish Advice is teaming up with Dr. Dina Kulik. She is one of the amazing pediatricians at this clinic and as well an ER doctor at Sick Kids. She will be doing guest posts about popular topics (cold/flu prevention, viruses and hopefully she will do a post about being Dr. Mom – I always wondered how they do it). She has been so wonderful helping me with my newborn issues and my older son issues … being a terrible 2! LOL!

I am hoping in the coming months to launch an “ask a pediatrician” FB chat on the Babylish Advice page so stay tuned!

For more information, click here to check out their website


The All Famous Boogie Wipes with Giveaway

Boogie Wipes

If you don’t know about Boogie Wipes, then I am confident in saying you are missing out!!!

I discovered Boogie Wipes about 2 years ago, want to know how .. truth exposed .. I loved the name and I liked the packaging (marketing works) and then I fell inlove the product and am their biggest fan .. for real. These are all natural wipes that use a saline solution to dissolve those boogies. We all know that when our little one’s get a cold, wiping their noses a thousand times a day with tissue just irritates their tiny little noses. Case in point: I ran out of Boogie Wipes one time (bad me, I hadn’t replenished my stock) and had to use tissue and seriously, I chased Frankie around the house to get him to wipe his nose. I can sympathize with the poor kid because for myself, now I only buy thick ass tissue with some sort of aloe in it just to not irritate my nose when I am sick (still happens).

They come in a whole bunch of great scents: fresh scent (which is my favorite – try it out you will agree), grape, mint and unscented.

This is a “don’t leave home without it” product!

WHERE TO FIND: BabiesRUs, Target, Loblaws, Rexall, Shoppers and many more

NEW BOOGIE WIPES! Our new 45 count packs of FRESH scent Boogie Wipes are now available at Target stores nationwide!  Our 90 count canisters are available now in most major retailers like Target, Walmart and BabiesRUs. And look for our newest product – Boogie Blasters – in a 12 count pack of Boogie Berry scented wipes, available at Walmart and Kroeger stores!  We also have a new 10 count pack (Fresh and Grape) available at most major retailers in the US and Canada!

COMING SOON! Cotton Candy scented (yum) Boogie Blasters.  Boogie Mist – saline mist with a twist!  Snot Your Average Kid contest winners to be featured on our 90 count Canisters, which will also include a 90 count Simply Unscented canister – coming Spring 2013!

TEACHER KITS: Perfect for classroom boogies!  This kit contains 2 – 90 count canisters (1 Grape, 1 Fresh), 2 – 30 count packs (Grape, Fresh), 1 classroom poster, 50 samples, and 50 Boogie coupons.  It is available, exclusively, for schools, daycares, and professional facilities.  For purchase information please visit:

I am thrilled to say that Boogie Wipes will now be in the Mommiesfirst boxes – lucky moms!

Thanks to our friends at Boogie Wipes and Pampers Kandoo, they are giving away to one lucky Babylish Advice reader, 2 packs of 30-count wipes (fresh, grape, menthol, or unscented– combination varies), 1 pack of 42 count Kandoo wipes and 1 Kandoo Hand Sanitizer OR Kandoo Hand Soap. This contest is open to Canadian and US readers. Here’s how to enter:
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