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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baby's First Year Keepsake Scrapbook Calendar

I purchased Baby's First Year Keepsake Scrapbook Calendar and Bonus Pack by Dena Design a few months back and I am, so far, satisfied with my purchase.

When I had my son I received a scrapbook calendar to document his first year including cute stickers and a fun layout that was made by Hallmark.  They have since quit making scrapbook calendars for babies and I was on the hunt for months when I was pregnant with my daughter and after her birth in June.  There are a lot of "baby's first year sticker calendars" to be found in stores and online but I love the calendars that are made of heavier "scrapbook" paper and measure 12" by 12" with the cutely designed spaces to include pictures along with the undated calendar.  I am not a scrapbooker and I need this easy to finish layout in order to put something halfway presentable together... 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Baby Einstein Roller-pillar Activity Balls

My 8 month old daughter received Baby Einstein Roller-pillar Activity Balls for Valentine's Day this year and they are now one of her favorite toys - she has spent hours & hours playing with them!

Description (from the manufacturer):  "Baby Einstein Roller-pillar Activity Balls are perfect for little hands and encourage your baby to touch, explore, and discover lots of fun! 5 unique activity balls provide a multi-sensory experience while encouraging fine motor skill development and crawling. Each ball features a different activity: baby will explore light, chime, rattle, real-life imagery, and multiple textures."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Leap Day Giveaway: Win a Moby Wrap!

Tell me why you'd like to win a Moby Wrap (read review here!) below and follow the entry instructions in the box below.  The winner will be chosen at random on Leap Day (February 29) and notified via email that day.  Thank you for participating and good luck!

Moby shown at right may not be the color/pattern that you receive.  For a complete list of contest rules click on the page titled "Current Contest Rules."

Thanks to everyone who entered and Congratulations to the lucky winner, Melanie!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Share Topic: What Did You Do for Valentine's Day?

What did you do with your little guy(s) or gal(s) this Valentine's Day to make their day special?  Be it a fun day at home with heart shaped lunches, a trip to somewhere special, or a fun little gift, I saw lots of great ideas from my friends on Facebook and Twitter this year!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Trend High Chair by Baby Trend

I purchased the Trend High Chair by Baby Trend when my daughter was about three months old and we've been using it ever since.  I have used a lot of high chairs since having my son in 2008 due to the need for a lot of seating during the week (for my in-home daycare) and this is my favorite so far!

  • 3 - position seat recline
  • 6 - position height adjustment with a 5-point safety harness and soft harness covers
  • Dishwasher safe serving tray
  • Easy wipe-clean/washable seat pad
  • Large storage basket under seat
  • Compact free-standing fold and with tray storage
  • Large castor wheels with brakes

Monday, February 13, 2012

Inchbug's Orbit Labels

The Original Orbit Label is a great solution for labeling bottles, sippy cups, and snack containers.   They are a made of a stretchy rubber that makes it very easy to put them on and they stay on with a nice, snug fit.  They are non-adhesive and just as easy to remove as they are to put on.  Orbit Labels are dishwasher and microwave safe, too!  No more "permanent" marker on your items, these will last as long as you'll need them to and look so cute!  I'd say they are a must have for preschool or daycare.  I always order them for my kids and the kids that I care for because they are such a cute and hygenic way to tell the kids' bottles and cups apart.  Orbit Labels are a great idea for baby showers and birthday gifts.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Share Topic: Favorite Baby Product & One You Could've Skipped

What has been your favorite (can't live without) baby product (aside from the obvious necessities - diapers/wipes/nourishment) and what is something you thought you'd need that you bought or received and never used?

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Urban BundleMe by JJ Cole

I purchased the JJ Cole Urban BundleMe car seat cover this past fall for my daughter for use over her Graco SnugRide 35 and I have been extremely happy with my purchase. 

A description from the manufacturer: "The quilted outer nylon of the Urban Bundleme protects against wind and rain while the luxuriously soft inner thermaplush™ adds style and warmth; use with car seats, strollers, and joggers; wind and water resistant; machine washable; removable top for easy temperature control; allows safety straps to rest directly on child; crash tested..."  This product is sold in infant and toddler sizes.  JJ Cole also sells items that coordinate with this cover, such as teething pads for car seat straps or matching diaper bags.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

BooginHead PaciGrips

I love BooginHead PaciGrips!  They attach easily to every type of pacifier I've tried them on and are used to attach your baby's pacifier to her bib/clothing to prevent it from falling to the (dirty!) ground or getting lost.  They make pacifiers a lot easier to locate around the house, too!

PaciGrips come in a variety of colors and patterns including Pink & Green Stripe, Blue Pinstripe, and Pink Bubble (shown here).  They attach to bibs and clothing firmly with a metal clip but do not damage the fabric.  Awesome!  They are also machine washable (I just throw them in a pillowcase) and are very durable.  They can be found for between $5-10 online, including on Amazon and BooginHead's website. 

Booginhead also sells a variety of other products including:  SippiGrips (sold in patters that match the PaciGrips), Pacifiers, SplatMats, PaciBeds, and PaciPouches.  BooginHead has won a variety of awards for their products and I see why!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bright Starts Baby's Play Place Deluxe

This awesome play space provides endless hours of versatile fun for your little one.  There are a variety of different ways you can use it so that it grows with your baby.  I bought this when my daughter was a newborn and she is still using it now at 7 months old.

The Bright Starts Baby's Play Place Deluxe features walls that reconfigure for baby's development: newborn, tummy time, crawling and sitting.  It includes a removable prop pillow for tummy time play as well as several toys for your baby to enjoy, a nice "starter kit" of baby toys for parents to have on hand:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bright Starts Bounce Bounce Baby

I purchased the Bright Starts Bounce Bounce Baby in addition to a larger jumper that I'd already had for my first baby because of it's size; it's a bit smaller than the large metal framed jumpers and the exersaucers on the market and, with it's triangular shape, it fits nicely in the corner when not in use.  I wanted something lightweight that I could easily move from room to room and bring out on the deck with me and that wouldn't take up too much space when not in use.

This bouncy activity center fits the bill and has definitely served it's purpose.  From the manufacterer:  "The award winning Bounce Bounce Baby is fully loaded with toys, lights, and melodies!