Nungnung Waterfall with our Lillebaby Carrier

Nungnung Waterfall with our Lillebaby Carrier

Let me start by saving we didn’t do much research about the Nungnung Waterfall before our driver took us there… I googled a photo of it and said “SURE, it looks gorgeous, let’s go!” I wasn’t mentally prepared for over 500 gigantic, uneven stairs down to the waterfall…. or the 500+ stairs to get back up to the top. The good news is that we both had our carriers! Michael carried William in our new LÍLLÉbaby Complete Carrier and thank goodness we packed it because we were anticipating a “10 minute walk” and ended up doing 1,000+ steps…..


We quite honestly could not have made it to see the gorgeous waterfall without our carriers. It started raining (torrential downpour) as soon as we got out of the car. William, who had fallen asleep on the car ride to the waterfall, seamlessly transferred into our LÍLLÉbaby Complete Carrier. One thing we love so much about this carrier is the structure of it. You can put your babe in it and know they are secure…. unlike the carrier I had Geogria in because I had to keep adjusting her position as she moved. And because it was raining, the fabric of the carrier that I had Georgia in was changing a bit as it got wet. With a structured carrier like LÍLLÉbaby Complete Carrier you can rest, or hike, assured that your baby is snug as a bug in there.

While I was climbed down and (then later) back up what we called the “dinosaur” steps I kept telling myself I could do it because I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (pre-children that is). I felt like I signed up for a marathon when I thought I was going to walk a 5km… perfect comparison, not an exaggeration in the slightest. If you were to ask Michael if he thought it was hard I’m sure he would say it wasn’t. He offered to carry all three of us more than once. Cue me saying * “I climbed Kilimanjaro, I can climb up these Dino steps” *

Anyways. I couldn’t walk for 2 (but actually 3) days because I was so sore.

The steps were uneven and moss covered so it was a bit slippery. We were both happy to carry the kids “hands free” in case we needed some extra support on the slippery steps. The staircase was handmade and there was greenery all over it because there is so much life on this Island. There are so many hidden gems that are off the beaten track so you will need to step outside of your comfort zone to really experience what a new country has to offer. Definitely make sure you have a good carrier like the LÍLLÉbaby!

The route to get to the waterfall is breathtaking, pun intended. But truly, it is so worth the trip just to see the views along the way. There were beautiful luscious trees and small waterfalls accompanied by birds chirping and endless greenery.  We could count on our hands how many different groups of people we saw during out entire time there… it is very secluded and peaceful. At one point we had the entire waterfall to ourselves. It was an unforgettable moment.

All in all, carriers are necessary when traveling in Bali… and although we have only been to a few different countries as a family of four, I can say for certain a great carrier is a must in a place like this. We didn’t bring a stroller because the roads are not designed for them. To be quite honest, the roads have many holes in them for water drainage and some can be 4 feet wide so you will need to be able to safely maneuver onto the busy road. A carrier like this will be your best friend when traveling with kids!!!!

A few things you should know about the LÍLLÉbaby Complete is:

  • It is ideal for infants to toddlers (7lbs to 45 lbs) and William and Geogria both fit perfectly into that weight range.
  • 6-Carrying positions
  • No need for an infant insert
  • Unique Lumbar support for comfortability – Michael took this off because of the heat. In the winter he loves it because it keeps his back from getting cold (it is really important to keep his back from getting cold and seizing up because of his injury)
  • Two-way straps that can be worn crossed or backpack style
  • Adjustable neck support and sleep hood cover
  • Large zippered pocket
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Machine Washable
  • Recognized as a “Hip Healthy” product by the International Hip Dysplasia Committee
  • All Seasons – temperature control panel.

As a lot of you know, Michael works away most of the year. When he is home he does his best to connect with the kids. Ever since they were babies he would use a carrier and do skin-to-skin with them around the house. Skin-to-skin is so important for baby’s health, bonding and so many other reasons so it has always been a priority to Michael.  He has always preferred a structured carrier because it is better on his back. A carrier like this would be great for a dad who is busy but wants the kids to be involved! William has spent countless hours in the garage with Michael, having dad and son time, while Michael is still getting things done!

Below are a few other precious moments in our carrier.
Click here to shop the LÍLLÉbaby Complete Carrier from Babies R Us


xo, from Bali…

How We Sleep While on Vacation

How We Sleep While on Vacation

Baby Pixel

Sleeping on a vacation with kids is always an adjustment, especially if you have light sleepers. Georgia is possibly the lightest sleeper in the world…. the smallest noise will wake her and she isn’t a kid that will go back to sleep after she has been woken up, even with a loud noise maker on. If I sleep near her she can sense that I am there and I’ll be up half a dozen time feeding her in the night. We try to put her as far away from the noise/us as possible.. so she is usually in a bathroom in the back of a bedroom. The good news is that the bathrooms in Bali are often nicer than the bedrooms! We have learned to travel with tape and we put up towels around the windows because she also needs a really dark room. My kids need a bit of extra care while traveling… The things we do for our kids to get a good sleep!!!

William decided to sleep with us while on this vacation. We have rented 2 bedroom villas and that both have an ensuite attached. Our sleeping arrangements are usually 3 of us in one bed not sleeping well, 1 bed not being used because it is in the same room as Georgia, and Georgia in the bathroom far away. Because we aren’t in the same room as Georgia, we need a monitor on her at all times. Before we got our new Summer Infant Baby Pixel Monitor we used a monitor that connected through wifi but that is super unrealistic while traveling. I love that once this monitor is plugged in it works right away! Wifi hasn’t be the greatest, so when you travel you need a reliable monitor like the Summer Infant Baby Pixel 5.0″ Touchscreen Colour Video Monitor.


My two favourite things about this monitor are: 

  1. Temperature Reader. It can be SO hot here and we want to make sure the air conditioning is always working. It is a normal night when it is about 25 degrees Celsius with air conditioning and Georgia is going to bed so we keep a very close eye on that.
  2. 360Tilt Camera Steering: it is amazing because William goes in and moves the camera around and I don’t realize till after Georgia has gone to sleep! With this feature I can move the camera around until I can see her again… without leaving my bed!Baby Pixel

A few of the features that really differentiate this monitor from others on the market are:

  • VOX System: a voice activated screen wake up capability. So basically as soon as Georgia is making noise it lights up and wakes us up from the light / sound of her asking for me.
  • Sleepzone Virtual Boundary: this senses when Georgia is on the move and alerts us.
  • Moonlite Night Vision Boost: it gently lights up to give a crisp view of the baby and crib so it is easier to see at night.

To shop, click here: Summer Infant Baby Pixel 5.0″ Touchscreen Colour Video Monitor.

Love from Bali…xo