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Bumbo Elipad

While giving my daughter a bath one night, I started thinking about how amazing it would be to have something to kneel on besides my thin old towels. I went out and purchased one of those cheap thin knee pads,  but of course it didn’t help! It also didn’t last very long and the stuffing started bursting out of the side. That is when I discovered the Bumbo Elipad! The Bumbo Elipad is a super soft contoured pad perfect to kneel or sit on. Not only is it extremely lightweight and easy to carry, but it is also easy to clean and perfect for on-the-go! I was very excited when I received my Elipad in the mail. I used it to bathe my daughter that very night, but I also used it outside while gardening earlier that afternoon. It is extremely versatile! My daughter even used it to sit on while playing with her toys! The Elipad is extremely soft and provides fantastic knee support.  I can tell that the material is very durable and will last us quite some time. I can’t believe that I didn’t look for this product sooner! The Bumbo Elipad is definitely one of those “Why Didn’t I Think Of That” products! I plan on purchasing a second Elipad to keep at her Nana’s house simply because I don’t want to share mine!

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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*

Bumbo Changing Pad

Changing a baby can be quite the struggle, not to mention a bit messy. That is why I highly suggest checking out the Bumbo Changing Pad. The Bumbo changing pad is a soft and comfortable platform that offers maximum comfort and support while doing diaper changes! It is designed especially with wiggly babies in mind featuring raised sides! There is even a small strap that  ensures baby will stay in place throughout the entire change! Since the Bumbo changing pad is so lightweight, I am able to carry it around to every room in the house. I can place it on the floor, on the couch, on the bed, on the table, or wherever was the most convenient place for me at the time! Although this is the perfect size for newborns and small babies, my two year old toddler is still able to fit comfortably when I change her training pants!  One of my favorite things about this changing pad is how easy it is to clean! I can easily wipe off those unavoidable messes with a wet rag or baby wipe! No stains and no scrubbing! I sure wish I would’ve found this a long time ago! I could’ve avoided so many diaper changing mishaps!

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PicMonkey Collage.jpg*Available in cool grey, blue, aqua, and magenta*

*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*

Janiebee Nap Mat: Maggie Mae

Last year I ordered my daughter a Janiebee Nap Mat in the “Splendor” pattern. We immediately fell in love with the quality and decided to order a SECOND nap mat especially for grandma’s house! This time we ordered a new design called “Maggie Mae”. The Maggie Mae shabby chic design is a beautiful blue and pink floral print with geometrics and tulip accent pieces. The pink, orange, yellow, white, melon and aqua fabrics are completely adorable and match my daughter’s personality perfectly! This mat is approximately 21 inches wide and 53 inches long, so my daughter can use this for quite a few years. The minky pillow and built in blanket are my daughter’s favorite. They are so warm and cozy which makes her super excited to lay down for her naps or movie times. One of my favorite thing about Janiebee nap mats as a mom, is that they machine washable. I don’t mind her dragging it everywhere she goes because I can just toss it in the wash and it is good to go! These mats are also customizable! I was able to get Kinsley’s name embroidered on the front of the mat so she can take it back and forth to school if needed. Once again, Janiebee has completely blown me away!  I can’t wait to see what other patterns and prints Janiebee Nap Mats will release next!

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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*

Movie Night with Shout!Kids DVDs

This February, Shout!Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios is releasing a few new adorable children’s DVDs. Among these DVDs are Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore, My Little Pony Friendship Magic: Exploring The Crystal Empire, and Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars. My daughter and I had the exciting chance to get a first look at these family-friendly cartoons!20170207_182634.jpg

First up on the agenda was Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars (per my daughter’s request)! My daughter has always been a huge Littlest Pet Shop fan, so it was no surprise that she wanted to watch this DVD first. This DVD included five different episodes all of which my daughter absolutely loved! They were all extremely fun and upbeat, keeping my daughter interested the entire time!

DVD Excerpt: Sinister king cobras! Comedy festivals! Pet hotels! And a monkey on Mars? It’s all here, as Blythe and her best friends-Russell the Hedgehog, Pepper the Skunk, Zoe the Spaniel, Minka the Monkey, Sunil the Mongoose, Penny the Panda, and Vinnie the Gecko- share the outrageous adventure after another in The Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars!

Episodes Include: Heart Of Parkness, Standup Stinker, The Secret Recipe,  A Night At The Pawza and Sue Syndrome

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Next up for our movie night, was Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore. My daughter regularly watches Transformers Rescue Bots with her cousins, so she was really excited to pop this DVD in! These episodes were very fast pace and my daughter was excited to see how the Bots would solve the problem! Before I knew it she was talking to the TV and helping them on their adventures.

DVD Excerpt: When a mysterious iceberg is spotted off the coast of Griffin Rock, it brings both danger and the interest of an old nemesis. On a nature hike, the Rescue Bots team will have to battle escaped snakes. And when the Burns family is stranded at sea by a swarm of jellyfish, the Bots must control miniature souvenir replicas of themselves. Enjoy these adventures and more in Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore.

Episodes Include: Tip of the Iceberg, Buddy System, No Place Like Dome, Thieves Like Us, and The New Recruits

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Last, but definitely not least was My Little Pony Friendship Is Magical: Exploring The Crystal Empire. We are huge My Little Pony fans, so I was extremely excited about this DVD in particular. These episodes were adorable and funny as usual. I like that most My Little Pony episodes, this one being no exception, teaches great lessons in making friends and being kind.

DVD Excerpt: Join Twilight Sparkle, everypony’s favorite studious princess and her very best friends- Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Spike- as they explore the wondrous arctic kingdom, the Crystal Empire! Old enemies return and new friends are made in this collection of episodes that will have you exploring the Crystal Empire with magical adventure! 

Episodes Include: The Cutie Re-mark Part 21, The Cutie Re-mark Part 2, The Cutie Re-mark Part 3, The Crystalling Part 1, The Crystalling Part 2, and The Times They Are A Changeling. 

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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*

People Toy Company

People Toy Company has been providing us with amazing toys since 1977, so there is no surprise that we have fallen completely in love with some of their newer products. We recently received items from People Toy Company’s Mochi line, as well as their Brain Builders line. People Toy Company’s Mochi line offers toys that are made with 51% rice! This means they are 100% green and do not include any toxic paints or adhesives. We received a Mochi Trumpet as well as a Mochi Maraca. Both of these toys came in adorable brown box packages which gave it a very natural appearance. After opening these two toys, I was surprised that I could actually SMELL the rice! These two toys are absolutely perfect for teething babies. There are ridges to soothe sore gums and don’t include any small pieces. I found that the maraca gave a soft soothing sound, while the trumpet gave a fun playful sound. Both are also the perfect size for small baby hands! People Toy Company’s Brain Builders line is the perfect line for active babies. These toys are specially made to target cognitive skills and help babies interact. We received a Catch Me If You Can! Lion, a Push and Pull UFO and a Lullaby Rattle. The Catch Me If You Can! Lion was one of my favorite toys out of the bunch.  Simply pull the string and the lion “runs” around the floor waiting to be chased. I think this toy is perfect for babies that are learning how to crawl since it encourages mobility. The Push and Pull UFO is great for encouraging tactile skills.There are 8 push/pull buttons on this toy so busy hands are always occupied. The Lullaby Rattle was my daughter’s favorite toy, simply because it played such a calm melody. With every tilt and turn, the rattle kept playing the soothing tune. All three of the Brain Builders toys are perfect for growing babies and small hands. People Toy Company has once again completely impressed my family. Their extensive line of toys will never cease to amaze us and I can’t wait to see what they release next.

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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*

ABC Mouse

I have recently been seeing a lot of advertisement for the learning website ABCmouse. I was unsure if paying for a subscription would be worth it, or even if my daughter Kinsley would benefit from it since she is only two. I finally gave in and figured it couldn’t hurt to try. ABCmouse currently offers a 30-day free trial and a monthly subscription starting at $7.95 a month. When I first signed my daughter up for ABCmouse, I had to fill out a good bit of info. Of course there was the basic parent info and then from that point on, everything was about my daughter. I had to input her age, her grade level, and a few other little details to customize her account.Then I let her create her own avatar (completely customizable) and she was able to choose a fish and a hamster to keep in her ABCmouse “room”. Once I set up her profile, Kinsley had to complete an 11 section assessment (doesn’t have to be completed all at once). This assessment allowed ABCmouse to provide Kinsley with a personalized lesson plan based on what she already knows and what she is struggling with.  20161228_181841

After her initial assessment Kinsley was able to play games, watch videos and listen to songs all based around her lesson plan. I downloaded the ABCmouse app on her iPad, so she was able to play and learn wherever we went. The lessons were extremely fun, age-appropriate, and very engaging. Her very first lesson was based around recognizing the letter A. First, she had to sing a song about the letter A and things that start with A. Then, she had to complete a letter A puzzle. After that she had to watch a short cartoon video about the letter A, and then she had to trace it with her finger! She earned tickets which each activity she successfully completed which made her  more excited to complete more lessons! She can then take those tickets and purchase things for her ABCmouse “room” and her two ABCmouse pets! After the very first lesson, Kinsley could successfully point out the letter A out of 26 mixed up letter cards! I was extremely impressed.PicMonkey Collage.jpg

I really love that as a parent, I can track her progress in the parent portal. I can see how many lessons she has completed, how many tickets she has earned, and how much progress she is making. Every so often she completes little tests to make sure she is grasping the lessons and on the right track. As she grows and learns, ABCmouse will grow with her. ABCmouse is constantly adding new lesson plans so my daughter will continue to be on track with the rest of her peers. To be honest, I believe she could test AHEAD of her peers if we continue to use ABCmouse. Overall I found ABCmouse to be extremely user-friendly and my daughter is having so much fun with her lessons! This is one of the best things I could’ve done for my daughter!

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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*

Juicy! Wow Cup™

Since my daughter is getting older, I wanted to introduce her to adult cups. The transition from sippy cup to adult cup was FAR from easy. There were lots of spills, lots of crying and lots of frustration! Juicy! Wow Cup™ had made the transition to adult cups MUCH easier! The 360 Uni-Flow™ drinking edge on these cups allow my daughter to pick up the cup and drink from anywhere along the rim just like an adult cup. Once my daughter is finished drinking, the 360 Uni-Flow™  drinking edge automatically seals itself back shut! When not in use, the Juicy! Wow Cup™ is 100% leak free, so there are no spills to be cleaned! The cups have a secure-lock thread system so there is no way my daughter can remove the lid herself and cause a mess.  The cup is also made of  food-grade plastic materials and is BPA & Phthalate free, so it is completely safe for my daughter to use. I wish I would have found these cups sooner because they are a lifesaver! 

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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*

Chibebe Snuggle Pod

When I seen these Chibebe Snuggle Pods, I just HAD to get my hands on one! When my daughter was born, I kept wishing I had a product like this. Chibebe Snuggle Pods are basically bean bags made especially for babies. You can use them from newborn to toddler years without ever having to purchase an additional Snuggle Pod. Each pod comes with a Snuggle Pod base, a baby seat top with harness, toddler seat without a harness, inner monogrammed Snuggle Pod bean filling sleeve,  tote bag, and instructions. Filling beans are not included, but area available on the Chibebe website. 20161214_183519

Filling my Chibebe snuggle pod was extremely easy. Every pod comes with an inner monogrammed Snuggle Pod bean filling sleeve which is the same shape as the outer cover. Using a paperclip, all I had to do was unzip  the beanbag sleeve and pour the beans in (I only used about 2/3 of my bag). After my inner sleeve was filled, I simply slid it into the Snuggle Pod base cover and zipped it back up! It took me about 5 minutes and I was easily able to clean up the extra beads with a vacuum. Of course, I decided to zip the toddler seat onto my pod because my daughter is two, however the baby seat will come in extremely handy when we have baby family members over! Zipping the seat on was extremely easy. 20161214_182404

Overall I am extremely impressed with the Chibebe Snuggle Pod. It was extremely easy to set up, and the style is really convenient. It is extremely lightweight and super comfortable. This would make the BEST baby shower gift! I can’t wait to use this with my next child!

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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*

Baby Diaper Bag Backpack with Matching Changing Mat from Loti Solutions

When a coworker of mine announced her pregnancy, I immidiatly began searching for a nice diaper bag. At the time we did not know the gender of her baby, so I wanted something gender-neutral. This diaper bag backpack made the perfect gift! It measures  16.9”x12.3”x8” which makes it extremely roomy to fit all of her baby needs.  It is also waterproof, so she doesn’t have to worry about anything leaking or ruining it! We were both amazed by the amount of hidden compartments and zippered spaces! There is a space for everything we could possibly imagine.  We also really love the included 15”x25” changing mat which is extremely convenient for on-the-go families like ours. Even completely packed with essentials, this diaper bag backpack is extremely lightweight. It is made with high quality durable fabric so we don’t have to worry about it ripping or tearing! We both really love this diaper bag backpack.  I need to order one of these for toddler!

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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*

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