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Nuby Natural Touch Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer

Bigger isn’t always better! Although small and compact, the Nuby Natural Touch Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer packs a mighty punch! The Nuby Natural Touch Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer has a two in one design that safely warms milk (breast and formula) , and also sterilizes bottles/pacifiers. The one-touch operation makes this warmer extremely easy to use. Simply plug the unit in, and it is ready to go! The included guide tells you step by step what to do depending on what you are trying to accomplish. You can use the included measuring cup to measure the water and pour into the bottom of the unit. Then, simply pace your bottle or pacifiers into the unit, then press the button to begin the cycle.  The cycle itself was fairly fast, and completed within a few minutes. What I really love about the Nuby Natural Touch Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer, is the fact that I can fit bottles of all shapes, sizes, and brands. I don’t need to go out and purchase all new Nuby bottles! I also love that everything I needed to work this unit was included in the package. I don’t need to purchase anything separate. The Nuby Natural Touch Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer is a great addition to our home!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Conquering Snacktime With A Fussy Toddler

This is a guest post written byBaby Momma Blog

Often as a mum it is hard to offer a healthy variety of snacks… especially if you have a fussy toddler. The dreaded word: ‘Yuck’, seems to become part of our children’s vocabulary at such a young age. My 15 month old has just started to use this word and I know it won’t be long until he associates it with certain tastes and flavours. As a mum, we also don’t have a lot of spare time on our hands, yet we still need to provide our little ones with nutritious snacks that they’ll love. This article will give you pointers on storing and serving snacks to your fussy toddler.

Snack Containers and Bags

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Over the past year and a half I have bought many snack containers. Many have failed to keep ingredients fresh and others have not withstood toddler hands. I have listed below my favourite snack containers that I have personally tried and tested.

Skip Hop Food Containers– I cannot fault this brand. All the food containers and drink bottles I have purchased from Skip Hop have proven their quality. They have even held their shape after the mischievous toddler decided to throw them onto the tiled floor. The items I have purchased and recommend include:

Fork & Spoon Set– This set I recommend for any toddler. The sizing of this set fits little hands perfectly. At 15 months my son can use his own Skip Hop fork to pick up his ravioli at dinner times.

Straw Bottle– My son has only ever liked drinking from a straw bottle (back to the fussy child syndrome). I have found the Skip Hop bottle is the perfect size to fit in the side of any backpack.  This bottle also comes with a Velcro to allow it to be strapped onto your pram etc. The flip top cap can be easy pulled back by little hands.

Snack Cup– By far, this snack cup is the best I’ve used. It allows your toddler to pick out their snacks without spilling half of them on the ground. My son currently love blueberries and this container allows me to take them out without the stress of the mess they can cause.

Suction Bowl– When I began offering my toddler snacks I would place them in a simple plastic bowl. This was until he realised that this bowl could be easily thrown from the highchair.. with contents in it. I was fine with this for snack time as they were easily picked off the floor but my final straw was the time he threw it filled with cereal and milk. I headed to the shops looking for a suction bowl that actually worked. After trialling many, that easily lifted, the best one that I have found to date is the Bunnykins, Royal Doulton Suction Bowl. To date, I have not had any messy moments when using this bowl at snack times.

Zip Lock Bags– Yes, they aren’t the most environmentally friendly choice but sometimes they are the easiest for us busy mums. The other day when I was shopping I even came across zip lock bags with cartoon images on the front. Perfect for transporting biscuits and dried fruit in the nappy bag.

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Making mealtimes ‘fun’ can increase the likelihood of your children enjoying both fruit and vegetables.  If you have a fussy toddler, try some of the following ideas for snack times.

Cookie Cut Cheese & Fruit Kebab– You can offer a simple fruit salad to your toddler but adding a touch of fun can often be more enticing. Using a few cookie cutter shapes, cut out a selection of cheese and fruit. Simply slide your cheese and fruit onto a skewer (I recommend only offering this snack to children over two years due to the use of a skewer). Some fruit that is easy to cookie cut includes: watermelon, apple, pineapple and pear. You can also serve vegetables such as sweet potato and pumpkin in a similar kebab style.

Lady Bug Crackers– The perfect way to entice your little ones to eat vegetables in a fun way are these lady bug crackers. To create these fun snacks you will need cherry tomatoes, olives, crackers and cream cheese spread. Simply spread the cream cheese spread on the cracker of your choice. Cut the tomatoes in half to create the lady bug’s wings. The olive represents the head of the lady bug.

Yoplait YogurtThese yogurts come in a variety of flavours including strawberry, blueberry, banana, vanilla, fruit salad and plain. From personal experience they have always been a hit with my fussy son and are the perfect size for little hands. Many days we have been on-the-go and they have been a great in-between-meal snacks.

Cheese Sticks & Wedges– Cheese products are great for increasing the amount of calcium your toddler is getting in their diet. Most of the time children love cheese. I have found cheese sticks and wedges are liked more than the simple slice of cheese.

Sultanas and Dried Fruits– Sultanas are a great snack for toddlers. You can purchase toddler sized packets of sultanas from the local supermarket that are perfect to store in the nappy bag as a just in case snack. Other dried fruit selections such as dried apple, mango and apricots are also toddler pleasers. Dried snacks last for many months in the cupboard and are always good to have on hand for days when you can’t make it down to the grocery store.

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Baby Owl Bags

Old tote bag diaper bags are going out of style, and are being replaced with gender neutral backpacks! Looking to purchase one of these cool new diaper bags? Baby Owl Bags is the perfect place to go! Baby Owl Bags come in three colors: grey, blue, and black. All three colors offer the same awesome features. Baby Owl Bags are extremely roomy and feature insulated pockets for keeping drinks and food cold/hot. There is a large main compartment, as well as two large external compartments and a side pocket for baby wipes. The baby wipe pocket is probably one of my favorite features, since we use baby wipes constantly throughout the day. The design of these bags really makes it easy for parents on-the-go. There are two stroller loops for easy attachment to a stroller, and they even come with a cushioned changing mat for on-the-go changes. As a mom, I love how everything is right at my fingertips. No more digging around in an unorganized tote bag. My dad friends also appreciate this bag because it is unisex and doesn’t look like they are carrying around a purse. Baby Owl Bags are absolutely perfect for parents with kids of all ages, and would make a great baby shower gift!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

 

 

Jill Yoga: Splatter print

Kinsley and I have found a new company to obsess over: Jill Yoga! Jill Yoga offers girls aged 2 to 14 fashionable trendy activewear for any activity, all at great prices! Anyone who knows Kinsley, knows she is all about comfort. Anyone who knows me, knows I am all about great prices! Jill Yoga makes us both happy! We received a Girls 2-6 Allover Print LeggingGirls 2-6 Seamless Warm Up T, and a Girls 2-6 Hooded Jacket. The first thing I noticed was how EXTREMELY soft everything was! The warm up T was Kinsley’s favorite. The spandex material made it very stretchy, and there were holes in the sleeves to fit her thumbs through. She thought this was “super cool”. We absolutely loved the print on the leggings and I thought the thick elastic waistband was a great touch. Kinsley kept commenting on how comfortable the leggings were, and they didn’t “squeeze” her like some of her other leggings. We also really loved the hooded jacket, however Kinsley was so excited to show off the shirt that she wouldn’t keep it on.  The jacket has a high front collar which I think is super cute in both kids AND adult jackets. This outfit overall, is one of Kinsley’s favorites. I can’t wait to shop more Jill Yoga and add some additional prints to Kinsley’s collection! 20171122_074414

Outfit Details:

Leggings Girls 2-6 Allover print full length legging in our newest Splatter print! Brushed back JILL YOGA elastic waistband and reflective logo print. Polyester/Spandex athletic jersey. Machine washable.

Shirt– Girls 2-6 seamless knit active top. Crew neckline, long sleeves with thumbhole detail, ribbed body, and reflective logo print. Poly/Nylon/Spandex seamless knit. Machine washable.

Jacket (not pictured)– Girls 2-6 Hooded Yoga Jacket. Full front zip, high front collar with hood attached at the neckline, long sleeves and reflective logo print. Polyester/Spandex athletic jersey. Machine washable.

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Fitted Tot: My First Box

Yay! Kinsley and I have finally received our very first Fitted Tot box and we can’t wait to share what is inside! Fitted Tot is a monthly subscription box that sends you 5-8 items for your child to try on at home, then send back if you don’t want to keep them. There is a $20 styling fee charged for each monthly box that will be credited towards your purchase of two items or more. Keep and pay for what you like, and return the rest! To start our subscription, Kinsley had to fill out a style profile. We were showed a few photos and Kinsley had to decide whether she liked them or not. Of course Kinsley tends to like the classic/girly looks and the modern/casual looks, but didn’t like any of the sophisticated styles. In our November box Kinsley received a blue plaid dress, a pair of black studded leggings, a red/blue plaid dress, a pink floral shirt, a pink tunic, and a grey hat. We ended up keeping this month’s entire box and didn’t send anything back! Kinsley wore her red/blue plaid dress for Thanksgiving, and received so many compliments! Each piece was matched perfectly to her style, and everything fit like a charm! I can’t wait to see what we get in our December box! Hopefully we can get more of these ADORABLE little dresses that we love so much!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

 

Pull & Discover Activity Elephant™ by VTech®

I really love when I find an educational toy, that the kids don’t realize is educational. The Pull & Discover Activity Elephant™ by VTech® is an educational toy disguised as an adorable little elephant! On the elephant’s tummy there is a little spinner that teaches your baby about fun jungle friends. It also has a shape sorter to discover colors and shapes, light up buttons, big flapping ears, and fun little crinkle toys. No matter what your baby touches on this toy, something exciting is going to happen! The songs are quite adorable, and all of the animal sounds are super funny. Since this is a pull toy, it is perfect for kids who are learning how to walk. By pulling the elephant behind them, they will hear lots of fun songs and it is sure to keep them occupied for hours. Suggested age for this toy is 12-36 months, however children both younger and older can enjoy this in my opinion. My daughter is almost four, and she cried when I told her that this toy was intended for her baby cousin! She had a blast spinning the spinner on the elephant’s tummy!  This toy is perfect for encouraging fine motor skills and independent play.

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Nuby Teething Trends Necklace

Teething can be such a difficult time for any mother and child. As a mom, we try to do everything we can to save our children from the pain and sleepless nights of teething. The Nuby Teething Trends Necklace is the perfect on-the-go accessory for any mom! Simply place the beads around your neck, and let your baby knaw on the silicone beads! Teething Trends Silicone Jewelry is safe for babies to touch, tug, and teethe! They are even BPA free so moms feel more comfortable knowing their children are not in harms way.  Although Nuby makes a wide variety of Teething Trend necklaces and bracelets, this simple grey and white beaded necklace really caught my eye. It is gender neutral, and can pair great with any of my adult outfits. It features an easy-snap clasp for safe and simple fastening, and a textured surface for teething relief.

Teething Trends jewelry can be found at Toys R’ Us

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Multi Function Waterproof Diaper Bag

When my best friend found out that she was expecting, I knew exactly what I wanted to get her! These new Multi Function Waterproof Diaper Bag is the perfect gift for any expecting parent! To start, this bag has large separate storage pockets which allow tons of room for baby supplies.  The insulated milk bottle pockets can keep liquids warm or cold for hours while on the go! There is also a net compartment, an easy-access side pocket, a hidden pocket, a waterproof zipper pocket, and an easy-access zipper pocket on the back. This entire bag is made of high quality fabric that is durable and waterproof, which makes it extremely easy to wipe clean. What really makes this bag stand out, is the multiple ways that it can be carried. This diaper bag can use as backpack, handbag and can also hanh on stroller. That makes it perfect for both mom AND dad! I can’t wait to see the look on her face when she opens up her gift! I know she is going to love it!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

“So Truly Mine” Collection from Ashton-Drake

Since 1985, The Ashton-Drake Galleries has been offering a wide variety of collectible dolls, doll accessories, and collectible plush. For as long as I can remember, I wanted an Ashton-Drake doll so badly. Their unique attention to detail and one of a kind designs were always quite stunning to me. When my daughter was born, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with her my love of Ashton-Drake. For her first birthday, my daughter Kinsley received her very first So Truly Real® collectible baby. When I stumbled upon the Ashton-Drake So Truly Mine collection, I knew Kinsley needed to have one of those as well! This collection is specially made for children ages 3 and up. They are handcrafted of RealTouch® vinyl and feature hand-painted features. They are weighted, poseable, and most importantly they can withstand the wear and tear of an active toddler!  I ordered Kinsley a brown haired, blue eyed doll the second I got near a computer.20171116_173934.jpgWhen the doll arrived, I ripped it out of the box to admire how adorable it truly was. The doll was 15-inches in size, which was perfect for my three year old. I couldn’t believe that this doll looked so realistic in person! She had dark brown hair, blue eyes, light skin, and even had a soft blush on her chubby little cheeks! Master Doll Artist Linda Murray even went a step further by making the doll weighted so it felt real in my daughter’s arms! Our So Truly Mine doll arrived wearing in a cloth diaper and pink sleeper trimmed with ribbon ruffles. I did order her an additional “play date set”  from the wide variety of So Truly Mine accessories. This set included a white long sleeve shirt, pink vest with blue flower accents, blue pants and pink sneakers!PicMonkey Collage.jpgKinsley wasn’t home when the doll arrived, so I had everything set up to surprise her the second she got home. When she walked through that door and spotted her new doll, she just couldn’t contain her excitement! She ran over and immediately started cuddling her! Since So Truly Mine dolls come with birth certificates, Kinsley was able to personalize her baby doll with a new name and date of birth. Within seconds, Kinsley’s new baby had a name: Mia Kate.Untitled.pngThe “So Truly Mine” Collection from Ashton-Drake is by far one of my favorite collections to date. Not only is the quality of the doll outstanding, but is was specially made with mini-moms in mind! Kinsley has been taking Mia Kate with us EVERYWHERE we go! Even requesting that Mia gets her own highchair at restaurants. These dolls are are so life-like, and go beyond the standard baby doll designs. The Ashton-Drake company has definitely outdone themselves with this adorable collection.PicMonkey Image.jpg

Check out the So Truly Mine collection today! Ashton-Drake can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

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