Saturday, August 14, 2010

Great New Items Baby Aspen: Caterpillar Crawlers, Jakka the Giraffe & Ekko the Elephant

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.

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