Nessa's World: October 2014





Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine.
Around 5 months Evan experienced a severe rash all over his body. As a first time mom I totally freaked out. I immediately googled the possibilities, which was probably the worst idea. I panicked and set up an appointment for Evan. Luckily, I learned that it wasn't anything dangerous and was common in a lot of babies. Evan just had sensitive skin. The soaps, lotions and detergents I was using were causing the rash. His skin wouldn't tolerate anything with a harsh odor or non organic. This is when I began researching all products and ingredients before purchasing anything. This is also when I turned to Dreft. Around that time I would change Evan multiple times and I was afraid that all baby detergents wouldn't remove stains or worse give him a rash. Dreft proved me wrong. As parents it is important for us to seek out hypoallergenic items that are gentle on baby's sensitive skin but tough on stains. Until today I always choose Dreft.
With Daylight Savings Time right around the corner, so too is the looming winter season. And as the temperature drops, parents are always looking for ways to keep baby warm, cozy and shielded from the harsh cold. Even though Evan is older now his skin is still sensitive. It makes me feel good knowing that I no longer have to worry about any rashes, especially during cold weather. Evan's dirty clothes are worse now as a toddler, but Dreft manages to work it's magic and leave his clothes soft, smooth and smelling perfect. Dreft will bring cuddle time to a whole new level of warm and fuzzy this winter season.
Evan absolutely loves rolling around and smelling his clean clothes all thanks to Dreft. I am not a fan of doing laundry, but when it comes to Evan's dirty clothes I never complain. Dreft has made laundry day very special. Heading over to to receive a $2 off coupon for Dreft products and give them a try!

The wonderful people from Dreft would like to help keep those little ones in your home warm and help keep their clothes clean with the hypoallergenic products from Dreft, by giving one of my amazing readers their own Dreft Price Pack!!!
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21, 22 & 23 MONTH UPDATE

Evan turns TWO in exactly one month. I just can't believe how fast these past (almost) two years have gone. We have made so many beautiful memories in this last year it almost seems surreal that I will soon have a two year old. He's so smart, wild and silly. I can just imagine how much smarter and crazier he will become. I hope this next year is full of amazing adventures and let the tantrums begin, I'm ready! HA!

Growth: Unsure about weight and height, but I'm sure he's a little taller and gained a few pounds since his last check up. He is currently wearing 18-24 months and wearing size 6 in most shoes.

Favorite Words & Other Milestones: His vocabulary expands and improves daily. He is starting to speak in sentences in both Spanish and English. If he's hungry or thirsty he immediately lets me know. If he wants or needs something I'll be the first to know.
He sings the ABC song and know his vowels in Spanish. He mastered counting from 1-10 in English and Spanish. He knows most of his body parts, and we are currently working on shapes and colors because we focused on letters and numbers for a while.
Favorite Foods: The past three months our diet has completely changed. We began eating all/mostly organic. Grass-fed meats, raw milk, raw butter, coconut oil, organic eggs and organic veggies. We cut all sugars from his diet only fruits every now and then. I thought this transition would be difficult for Evan because he was so used to eating the complete opposite. I wanted a healthier lifestyle for my family and so far so good. We don't eat like this everyday, but for the most part I try to cook three healthy and delicious meals for Evan. He loves his eggs with butter in the morning, yogurt and cheese are his favorite snacks, while carrots and chicken make the top of the list. His favorite fruits are mandarins and bananas. Oh, and on the weekend he loves to eat Pizza!!

Favorite Toys/Activities: Evan loves to play throw and catch(that's what he calls it) and playing soccer. Dancing to his favorite beats while singing along rocks his day. He has an obsession with Chuck E. Cheese and LOVES going there. Drawing and reading are activities we do daily. I am currently working on a chalkboard wall for Evan. I just know he would love it. He loves changing his shoes at least twice a day(is that normal? ha), wearing hats and sometimes just wearing cool socks entertain him.He enjoys taking trips to any store. He walks around and browses every aisle. I'm hoping he stays this calm forever! Hanging out with his cousins and being next to his mom all day!! 
Least Favorite Activity: Sharing!! For the most part he loves to share toys with his cousins, but these mini cousin fights are inevitable. When I hear him scream "mine" I know I need to run to avoid any hitting. Every now and then we get little tantrums and I'm crossing my fingers that they don't get worse. Overall, he is such a good little boy. I am so lucky to be his mama. 


This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Fisher-Price® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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