BurritoBuzz Mom Approved: Ella’s Kitchen

We want the best for our babies. When it comes to food, I try to make sure my 6 month old is getting the best possible nutrition. Some say the best way to know what your baby is eating, is to makek_logo_good_bluestrap_rgb_painte their baby food yourself. Well, I don’t have the time or patience to make her food. I know it’s not that hard, I just don’t want to. So how do I know that my little one is being fed the best possible food for her little sensitive belly? Ella’s Kitchen!

Ella’s Kitchen is 100% USDA certified organic baby and toddler food and drinks that is handy for mom and dad. Ella’s Kitchen makes food that appeals to all of the senses of little ones, from the texture, colors, taste, the packaging, and even their names. Made with natural ingredients, Ella’s Kitchen shows that food can be both healthy and yummy, even for the pickiest of eaters! You can even do a product search on their website for special diets; gluten free, lactose free, and vegetarian products can be searched for here. Ella’s Kitchen also takes care of our planet. You can send back your used pouches and capsella, and they’re then made into unique products and of course the cardboard boxes can be recycled. 

Ella’s Kitchen offers foods for babies from 4 months (Ella’s 1) and from 6 months (Ella’s 2) to toddlers 1+ year and Big Kids. There are no baby food jars, just easy and convenient pouches. Baby foods are made with all kinds of savory fruits and vegetables. There are so many combinations available for baby food, toddler snacks, and drinks, there are too many to list! Check out what Ella’s Kitchen has to offer here!

My almost 7 month old loves everything she has tried from Ella’s Kitchen and my toddler loves their delicious nutritious drinks and shakes and dev41f41c19c7dbee85307d6fcf40f8d043ours their toddlers snacks. I love knowing that both my girls are eating healthy and that they love what they’re eating.

I am so glad I found Ella’s Kitchen and that my family loves it. And while it costs more than Gerber or Beechnut baby food, you know that your little one is getting certified organic food and getting the best for his/her little belly. Check out your local grocery store or find out where to buy here. Your little one will love Ella’s Kitchen, and so will you!

Don’t forget to follow Ella’s Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter!

– Casey

**BurritoBuzz received these products at low or no cost for the purpose of review or testing. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences and we never guarantee a positive review.**

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Finding My Tribe

Let’s take a moment to flashback to my life about 18 months ago. My husband and I had been trying to conceive for over a year and had recently started seeing a reproductive endocrinologist (RE). We had just finished our first (and only) IUI and it didn’t work. Unhappy with our current doctor’s bedside manner, we sought another opinion at the same clinic. We got the news that IVF would really be our only option to try to have a biological child. Other than that, we were looking at a less than a 5% chance, even with the
IUIs. Needless to say, my husband and I were feeling a little overwhelmed. We were also feeling pretty alone. Infertility and IVF aren’t things people talk too freely about, at least not yet anyway. I’m praying this is something that will change soon. Instead of Googling and reading outdated baby forums to get opinions/real life information, I began searching hashtags on Instagram. What I found was more than I could have ever imagined.

Little did I know that there was a huge trying to conceive community on Instagram. Women sharing their journeys in hopes of giving and receiving support and advice from other women going through the same things. The good, the incredibly bad, and all the nitty gritty details that doctors don’t tell you. Since I was very open with our struggles, I at first didn’t understand why most of the accounts were strictly IVF/infertility related. Not many women use their personal accounts for their trying to conceive accounts. Then it occurred to me that most of my “real life” friends might not want to see my posts about sperm, ovulation and PIO complaints. So I jumped on board and made my own “baby Instagram” as I so lovingly call it. I searched hashtags and would follow people going through similar situations as ours.

imageI cannot tell you how much this outlet has changed my life. You wouldn’t believe me, and it kind of sounds crazy, but these women have become some of my best friends. And not that I don’t have amazing friends, but it’s hard to relate to something like infertility if it hasn’t personally affected you. To be able to 100% share and feel with these women is amazing. I have a team of hundreds of cheerleaders! Just today, I had the honor to meet 21 of the women for a lunch. It was amazing. The strength and love these women have for each other is something I have never experienced before.

We do trying to conceive gift exchanges (lots of pineapples themed gifts), we lift each other up, cry with each loss, offer advice, prayers and understanding, and we always have each other’s backs. I’ve found multiple friends who actually go to the same clinic and even see the same doctor as me! What a small world! I know meeting strangers online sounds weird, but I’ve only had positive experiences. If I could change one thing, it would be that I found these women sooner. They have honestly changed my life.

This post was really just a chance to brag about my awesome tribe and encourage you to find yours! If you’re trying to conceive, check out some Instagram hashtags and see what you think! I can promise you it’s a great outlet. And you can be as private or open as you want. Some women never post photos of themselves and that’s totally cool! It’s up to you what to share or not. I’d love to post the picture of all my girls today, but like I said, some girls are more private, so I won’t be sharing to respect their privacy.

Baby Dust!

– Chelsea

Helpful Blog Abbreviations

GENERAL

AB- Abortion

AD- Adoptive Parent

AF- Aunt Flo (Period)

AP- Attachment Parenting

BBS- Boobs

BC- Birth Control

BCP- Birth Control Pills

BD- Baby Dancing (Sex)

BF- Breast Feed

BF- Biological Father

BG- Blood Glucose

BH- Braxton Hicks

BIL- Brother In Law

BM- Breast Milk

BMom- Biological Mother

BTDT- Been There Done That

BTW- By The Way

B/W- Blood Work

CIO- Cry It Out

CS- Cesarian Section

DC- Daycare

DD- Dear Daughter

D&E- Dilation & Evacuation

DH- Dear Husband

DF- Dear Fiance

DOB- Date Of Birth

DR- Delivery Room

DS- Dear Son

DTD- Do The Deed

DW- Dear Wife

Dx- Diagnosis

FC- Foster Care

EDD- Estimated Due Date

Endo- Endometriosis

FF- Formula Feeding

FIL- Father In Law

FOC- Father Of Child

FRED- First Response Early Detection (Pee Stick)

FT- Full Time

FTM- First Time Mom

FTR- For The Record

FWIW- For What Its Worth

FYI- For Your Information

GA- Gestational Age

GMTA- Great Minds Think Alike

GOAT- Said when member has read all previous responses before commenting

GTT- Glucose Tolerance Test

HPT- Home Pregnancy Test

HIPPO- Said when member is responding without reading previous responses

HTH- Hope This Helps

IMO- In My Opinion

IRL- In Real Life

JK- Just Kidding

L&D- Labor & Delivery

LDO- Long Distance Relationship

LO- Little One

LOL- Laughing Out Loud

MSM- Main Stream Media

MC- Miscarriage

MIL- Mother In Law

ML- Maternity Leave

MM- Mothers Milk

NMS- Not My Style

NP- No Problem

O- Ovulation

O’d- Ovulated

OP- Original Poster

OT- Off Topic

OTOH- On The Other Hand

PG- Pregnancy

POAS- Peed On A Stick

Rx- Prescription

SAB- Spontaneous Abortion

SAHD- Stay At Home Dad

SAHM- Stay At Home Mom

SAHP- Stay At Home Parent

SD- Sperm Donor

SIL- Sister In Law

SO- Significant Other

T&T- Tried & Tested

TIA- Thanks In Advance

TMI- Too Much Information

US- Ultrasound

UTI- Urinary Tract Infection

V- Vasectomy

VBAC- Vaginal Birth After Cesarian

WAH- Work At Home

WOH- Work Out of Home

YI- Yeast Infection

 

BABY WEARING

DH- Double Hammock

FWCC- Front Wrap Cross Carry

MT- Mei Tai

Rebozo- Type of Wrap

 

INFERTILITY

2WW- Two Week Wait (Post Ovulation Until Beta)

ART- Assistive Reproductive Technologies

BBT- Basal Body Temperature

BFN- Big Fat Negative

BFP- Big Fat Positive

CD- Cycle Day

CF- Cervical Fluid

CM- Cervical Mucus

DPO- Days Past Ovulation

GS- Gestational Surrogate

IC- Incompetent Cervix

IF- Infertility

IUI- Intrauterine Insemination

IVF- In Vitro Fertilization

LMP- Last Menstrual Period

LP- Luteal Phase

OPK- Ovulation Predictor Kit

RE- Reproductive Endocrinologist

SA- Semen Analysis

S/B- Still Birth

TS- Traditional Surrogate

TTC- Trying To Conceive

Sources:

www.babycenter.com

www.stirrup-queens.com

www.thebabywebsite.com

http://www.babymed.com