Friday, June 17, 2011
I have been out of the loop for quite some time now! It feels like forever. I realized how much I miss trying out new products and offering up my opinions in order to help new parents (and "old" ones) find the products that are going to work for them! I will hopefully have some reviews up soon.
Friday, October 15, 2010
What a great, patent pending swaddle! This "must have" for parents provides a snug, soft and wiggle free swaddle for your little one. It is made with the parent in mind. This easy to use swaddle is made of breathable cotton and comes in 2 sizes! We love the 2 sizes, not all babies are the same size and believe it or not, they do grow. The Snug n Tug is a triangular blanket, made especially for swaddling and has Velcro that helps the blanket stay put all through the night. Another little plus to this blanket is the "safety" tab that pulls over the Velcro for when you wash it, so it won't snag your other laundry!
Go Mama Go Designs has won a long list of awards, including iParenting Media-and have been featured in a number of magazines such as RedBook.
You can purchase your Snug n Tug at Be By Baby, a cute little online Boutique.
There are so many warnings about putting bumpers on your child's crib. Despite all the warnings, most parents still put them on, whether it is to complete the look of the crib or because they want their little one shielded from the hard bars. However, those warnings are real, and Go Mama Go Designs have come up with the perfect alternative...and of course, created by parents and tested out by parents as well.
Wonder Bumpers are here! This great alternative to those old fashioned, pillow-like bumpers can help reduce the risk of SIDS and increase air flow. These Wonder Bumpers are super easy to put on, simply zip 'em up, they are machine washable and they are reversible too! They are extremely plush and there is no need to remove them when the crib turns into a toddler bed. Little G is almost 3 and we put these on her Big Girl bed and she fell instantly in love with them. They gave her bed a new look and brightened up her room.
Go Mama Go Designs have been featured in many magazines, such as Parents magazine and on TV shows all over, such as Fox News & CNN. The list of awards is long and parents can't stop raving!
You can purchase Wonder Bumpers at buy buy Baby, online or in the store.
As a new parent, or a seasoned vet, keeping track of baby's schedule (and yours) can be a daunting task. Baby Carrots is made especially for this, "for Mommas, by Mommas!"
Do you have sticky notes laying around everywhere that remind you when to feed your little one, or what side you nursed on last? How about a huge planner with loose pieces of paper falling out that is an attempt to keep your schedule organized? Baby Carrots is the perfect solution to all of this. This journal offers 130 pages of pure organization. It is a coil bound planner, made on recycled paper, that helps you keep track of daily patterns. There are pages for detailed notes about your little one from day one all the way through their 12th month. It also contains a monthly planner to help keep track of your appointments. There is also a section to keep track of doctors appointments, immunizations, thank you cards, contacts and even a spot to put your little ones hand and foot prints. My favorite is the pocket that lets you keep all those little notes you write to yourself or little pictures to show your child growing up over the months. What most new parents need is some good advice. There is a whole section that includes some great advice for baby care, suggested reading, car travel with baby, recommended websites, first foods and some Momma advice.
For $19.95, My Little Guppie definitely recommends the Baby Carrots Journal for a shower gift or a "just because" gift for a new parent. Remember, you can get this journal personalized too!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Little Twig is just the product for you and your whole family. All of their skincare products are mild and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. There is an array of bath products, lotions, shampoos and suncreen; offering soothing Aloe and Vitamin E for your skin.
Little Twig prides themselves on being Organic and Natural. Their products are Paraben free, SLS free, Phthalate free and contain no Synthetic fragrances and no Artificial colors. All of their soothing and yummy smelling products are Pediatrician tested, Made in the U.S. and are not tested on animals.
Little G loved suddzing up in the morning with her Happy Tangerine Body Wash and if it was a night bath, I added Calming Lavander Bubble bath. I love that Little Twig has joine up with 1% for the Planet and has vowed to donate 1% of their profits to Environmental Organizations.
You can feel better knowing that you are buying non-harsh products for your little one and helping the Planet at the same time!
It is finally okay to play with your food! The fantastic Lunch Punches are here. The unique sandwich cut outs make getting rid of your crust and keeping the most of your sandwich easy! The Lunch Punches can easily cut through 2 pieces of bread and are great for sandwiches, toast, cookies or even the yummy breakfast treat, egg in the hole! What is even better is that the Lunch Punches do not smash your sandwiches, they remain light and fluffy.
These playful punches are kid friendly and diswasher safe. All cut outs are BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free and Lead free. The come in many fun shapes; puzzles, critters, trucks, airplanes, animals and even a fairy. You can find Lunch Punches at Amazon.com
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I had a recent donation for review that I am just so excited about! Baby Aspen sent us 3 great products that I can't wait to share with everyone, the best part is...they are sponsoring a HUGE giveaway too.
The cutest of all is the Caterpillar Crawler. This little guy is a set of 4 little baby socks, for girl or boy. The socks are striped, dotted and of course, the last pair has a cute little caterpillar smiley face. They are yellow, orange, purple and green-sure to brighten up any little one's day! The size is 0-6 months and they are machine washable. We loved these little socks, especially as a fun gift to give a friend or someone in your office.
Then we have Jakka the Giraffe and Ekko the Elephant. Two of the softest and cuddliest friends your child could ask for. Offering texture and sound for your child to recognize, with it's soft satin trim and crinkly leaf, Jakka and Ekko come straight from the Safari Collection at Baby Aspen. Our favorite feature is that the eyes are embroidered and safe for any curious child. These two lovies are sure to a must for little one!
Baby Aspen prides themselves in presentation. They are the designers/manufacturers of all their products and sell wholesale. When you visit their website, or see their displays at one of the many vendors, you will be drawn to their products. Corner Stork Baby Gifts is a great site to visit if you would like to order the Baby Aspen items online. They are quality products and reasonably priced too. And remember, Give. Play. Cuddle. Dream.
Now, for the BEST part! Baby Aspen would like to offer 2 giveaways...with 9 winners! 3 readers are going to receive either Jakka or Ekko, your choice and 6 winners will receive Caterpillar Crawlers! Please email me your name, address and phone number (this is a must for UPS)-along with a short story about your little one! The winners will be picked on September 1.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Recently, I stumbled upon a great app for your iPhone! This app is called TimeZup! and is created by a Dad who needed to keep his toddler from the occasional meltdowns when it was time to leave the house. I am sure this sounds familiar!
The TimeZup! app helps children keep track of when it is time for bed, when it is time to put their toys down or even when it is time to leave the house. It has verbal cues that are easy for kids to understand, and provides a count down for them that is fun and exciting. You can set the timer from 1 minute up to 10 minutes. The TimeZup! app has 4 voices: a Pirate, an Operator, Boy Wonder & Mr. Countdown. It is recommended for children 2 and up. It is available for the iPhone and iPad Touch running OS 3.0 or higher.
I have a 2 1/2 year old and with my help, we were able to set it together and the first couple times we watched the countdown together until she got used to it. At first, we tried to use it for her time outs, but it became more of a game than a time out. We scratched that idea and after speaking with the developer of the app, he suggested using it for bedtime or some other activity. We used it for bath time. Once Little G got used to it, she knew to start putting her toys away when Boy Wonder shouted "30 Seconds!" and when the buzzer sounded and time was up, she was off to her bath. We were really impressed with the TimeZup! app and would recommend it for any parent with a toddler that needs a little coaxing when it comes to certain tasks.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Looking for an uber cute and easy to handle double stroller? The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a great looking stroller, very easy to put together, a breeze to handle and simple to fold up again!
The Indie Twin is a side by side stroller that is infant carrier compatible. You can have both your toddler and your infant ride side by side. The backrests, canopies and footrests are all adjustable, making your stroller unique to your child's needs. It is 29" wide, which makes it maneuverable through doorways and the swiveling wheels make strolling the neighborhood a breeze.
We loved that the handle is adjustable, so when I was using it I didn't have to have my arms at an uncomfortable height and when my husband was using it, he wasn't crouched over. The basket under the seat is quite large, easily fitting an over sized diaper bag or spring jackets that have been thrown off because the sun was shining! The canopies provide great sun protection but also let the breeze through to keep your little one from overheating. It comes in some great colors too! Bumbleride promotes that it is lightweight, and for a double stroller, it is. However, for me it was a bit heavy in general. The one and only thing that we did not like about this stroller is that even though it fits through doorways, most clothing stores do not have aisles big enough to accommodate side by side strollers and when it comes to crowded festivals, it is very hard to get through the crowds. All in all, we would recommend the Bumbleride Indie Twin!