Connected2Christ

Reviews, Giveaways, Recipes, Fiber Arts, and more...

Smart Knit Kids Seamless Sensitivity Socks {Review & Giveaway}

HeaderMain

P1080206

Mom created company, Smart Knit Kids socks is a favorite in our home!
Anytime we look to clothe our feet their socks are always a first pick!

What are some reasons why we love these socks so much? Well first, they are seamless and offered in a variety of colors and styles. Smart Knits are started at the toe and worked up toward the ankle, this process insures a 100% seamless sock. Since it’s launch in 2003, Smart Knits Kids continues to grow and find new markets. Super Soft material and seam free design make it the most comfortable kids sock on the market.

Out of the generosity Smart Knit Kids my son some of these socks to enjoy!  He likes them very much and he hasn’t been bugged by them at all! He tends to have pretty sensitive skin and scratches where most seams or tags touch his body but not with these at all! Total winners for any child that may have sensory or skin irritations!

These socks come in several styles which include ankle, crew,and knee-high. Ranging in sizes from 1-4 toddler all the way up to a girls/boys size 5-8. The vast selection of colors ensure a pair to suit everyone child’s taste and personality!

I’m so impressed with Smart Knit Kids socks I was sent! I love that each pair of these socks have a non-binding Halo Top that fits comfortably without slipping down my the leg! Most socks usually have those elastic bands at the top that wear out rather quickly and can sometimes be to tight leaving a mark on your child’s leg but not these!

Their is no heel on these socks so I don’t have to worry about running to the store so soon just to get socks that fit. Clearly as a parent I’ve learned that children’s feet grow exceptionally quickly. High Tech fibers that wick are added that helps prevent moisture as well as working to keep your children’s feet dry, preventing stinky feet.

I recommend the socks to all, I believe your children will thank you for them! Each pair retails for around $6.95 or less! To find out where you can purchase these, visit http://www.smartknitkids.com/

Win it!-

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was given a set of two socks from Smart Knit Kids to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Continue Reading 16 Comments

Arm & Hammer Natural Fit Potty {Review}

potty

I think that the Arm & Hammer Natural Fit Potty is the perfect potty for toilet training. I’ve been using this potty with my two year old son and am very happy with it. He recognizes this potty as a place to relieve himself and because of it’s basic design he doesn’t want to play with it after use. Simple is always good when it comes to product of this nature, in my opinion.

This potty has a slim design which is ideal in not taking up space in the bathroom. The bottom base of the potty is slip proof, ensuring safety for your child while in use. The back of the potty has a handle for making it easy to move the potty to desired location. In the top front there’s a place to insert an Arm and Hammer refresher cartridge which is great in removing undesired odors. I found the cartridge (one is included) to remove odor promptly after my son went. The cartridge also easy slips in and out after pushing and pulling up for an adult but would be quite difficult for a child to do so.

The potty has a removable basin making cleaning up after use easy to do. There’s also a front splash guard which this Mom is very thankful for in training a little boy! There are no crevices or corners in which could hurt or pinch a child. The potty itself seems very durable.

armhammer

Note that this potty is to be used as is which means that you should not put this potty or the basin on a regular sized toilet at all. It clearly states on the basin of the toilet that it should be used with the potty seat only. So if you are looking for potty that has a removable top to click on a regular toilet seat, I would look for another option. Doing this with the Arm & Hammer Natural Fit Potty would be clearly unsafe and could end up pinching your child or cause a dangerous fall.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this potty to anyone looking for straight to the point simple potty to train their child.

If interested in purchasing, you can find the Arm & Hammer Natural Fit Potty on Amazon.com for 17.99 and it’s eligible for free super savers shipping. The Arm and Hammer Nursery Fresheners can be purchased a 5 pack, 10 pack, or 15 pack from $6.00- $15.00 too!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my opinion of them. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Continue Reading No Comments

Review: Green Toys™ Pizza Parlor

If you are looking for well made toys for children that have a huge continual play-ability factor , I’d like to recommend those by the company of Green Toys! We support this company 100% because they are doing wonders in reducing their carbon footprint. They offer a great collection of products made in the USA that are created from food-safe recycled milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions! No more worries about what your little one touches or puts in their mouth with these toys as they contain no BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings. Green Toys is doing every thing they can to save energy by focusing on transportation cost even when it comes down to packaging!

This season, my son age 2 and daughter age 4 have been enjoying the Green Toys Pizza Parlor set. Imaginative play ensues every time my kids pop open the included mini size pizza box to reveal slice after slice of fun! My kids have taken turns taking orders, playing chef, deliverer, and have had great practice learning how to serve others well!

There are 27 pieces total that make up this colorfully fun set. Kids can make four individual pizza slices when playing and customize them with all sorts of toppings! Some of the toppings include red and green tomatoes, green and red peppers, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and onions. Pretty much everything you need to make a really good slice of pie and there’s even a handy pizza cutter to top it off!

What’s so neat about this set has to be hands down the vast variety of stack-able toppings and the fact it comes with a menu sheet for taking orders ( if your little chefs in the making run out of the order sheets, there’s a link to print out more on the Green Toys website). The pieces in this set stack meaning you can put them in whatever order you so choose and easily swap them out. They don’t per-say lock together. Locking pieces can be good and bad sometimes and with a pizza, I think it’s great that Green Toys made them just the way they did! And an added bonus is that these pieces are compatible with all other kitchen play food sets by Green Toys.

Never have a I come across a pizza set as fun, creative, or as durable! The entire set is made out of recycled plastic making it easy to clean. It’s even dishwasher safe. I’m thrilled not to have to deal with chipping paint, wood that might get old and warped after awhile, or cheap plastic. This set is recommended for children ages 24 months – 6 years. I had a play date with a few other kids to see the reactions of the children playing with the set together and it was a hit!

Green Toys offers many other wonderful products as well that are all durable, educational, engaging, interactive, and lots of fun! I encourage everyone to check them out!

Buy it: You can find the Green Toys Pizza Parlor on Amazon.com right now for $22.74 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. This set would be wonderful well loved gift for any child. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

Disclaimer: I was sent this set from Green Toys to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Kids Music Review: Preschool of Rock

 Laying down a beat, from Doo-Wop to Blue Man Group …

Building on the momentum of their 2012 Parents’ Choice winning album, Dance Party, Preschool of Rock charts new kids’ music territory — defining life as rhythm — with the December 4 release of their third studio CD, Everything Makes a Sound!

Everything Makes a Sound features singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Napolitano who, as a second-generation drummer, lives and breathes rhythm. Michael, founder of the popular New Jersey-based Preschool of Rock music classes, is well aware that rhythm, an intrinsic aspect of childhood from patty cake to jumping rope, provides the motor for individual development and a framework for social connections with other kids. On Everything Makes a Sound, he’s included tribal rhythms (“Safari Song”), indie melodic hooks (“Shake It”), and even punk beats (“Cupcake Song”). Michael also wanted to pay tribute to his parents and the importance of family.

My children have been enjoying “Everything Makes a Sound” quite a bit. Though I must say that this album has had a bigger impact on my nearly two year old son over my four and a half year old daughter. He’s literally has been asking for it to be played daily since I introduced them to it. Since his favorite song on the album is “Shake it”, he asks for the album by that name instead of it’s actual title.

There are ten tracks on this album and total runtime is a little over thirty minutes. The specific time has been perfect for a half hour of dance time each day as well as our short trips from and to destinations in the car. Playing music that the kids love during trips whether short or long always boost the spirits of my kids and that makes for a much better trip for everyone in the family.

A few of Owen’s (my nearly two year old) favorite tracks are Shake it, the Safari Song, and the Cupcake Song. I personally love the song Everything Makes a Sound because it’s so unique as everything the song is composed of can be found around the house. I believe the artist of this album is doing a great job in making children learn and appreciate rhythms of all kinds! It’s gotten both my kids moving and singing along to the tracks and for me, that’s a win!

If you are interested in learning more about the album, be sure to check out the Preschool of Rock website at: http://preschoolofrock.com

Buy it: Preschool of Rock “Everything Makes a Sound”, can be purchased for $14.99 on at CDbaby.com and iTunes. This album best suited for children ages birth to age 6 six, in my opinion.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my opinion of them. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Continue Reading No Comments

Review: Liv & Lily Boutique

Liv and Lily is a luxury brand of children’s accessories that has brought premium fabrics together with sophisticated designs to create a line as stylish as it is timeless. Inspired by playful and traditional elements along with style icons, our vision is a line that reflects a more enduring approach to accessorizing your family.

We’ve been talking about Autumn around here for several weeks. And this hair accessory for my daughter from Liv and Lily, I believe will be our favorite accessory for the season. It’s warm bright yet subtle orange hues and tones reminds me of the leaves changing colors or of an evening sunset. The raw silk rosettes really look stunning in my opinion.

Though, if orange isn’t quite the little girl in your life’s color, you can fully customize many of the hair clips, headbands or bows at Liv and Lily to suit your personal preferences.

Liv and Lily also carries accessories for boys too. I have my eye on the collection of fedoras for my little guy! The houndstooth patterns and plaid are always fun to give boys a little extra style. And what’s neat too is that there are even things for mom at this boutique too.

I highly recommend checking out this boutique, especially if you have a special photo shoot for back to school or the Autumn season in general coming up. I promise, they’ve got the the most stylish accessories for anytime of the year!

Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product to review through Question Moms. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

 

Continue Reading No Comments

Review & Giveaway: Zoobies Blanket Pets


 

Have you heard about Zoobies? These fun friends are adorable award winning plush animals that are pals, comfy pillows, and cozy blankets all in one created just for kids! These companions are functional and innovative making them perfect for travel or home use!

Zoobie Pets™ are incredibly easy to use. The durable velcro latches are child friendly and are easily unfastened to transform the animals into soft pillows. The zippers located on the bottom of the animal easily unzip to reveal the blanket inside. Each blanket can be detached from the animal for easy washing. Each animal comes with an instructional hang tag that illustrates how to properly fold up the banket—a simple and easy-to-follow three-step process.

Our Thoughts…

My daughter has happily been enjoying the company of her newest Zoobies pal, Uriel the Unicorn. She’s been using the blanket when she snuggles up on the couch or when she’s having some down time in her room looking through a book. The blanket is just her size (44″ x 34″) and even leaves a bit of growing room. I like that she can take it along easily whether in the car, a trip to her friends, or to Grandma’s house! She says she really loves how soft and cozy the blanket is and it’s quickly become her very favorite.

We are loving the companion miniature sized unicorn toy that came with the larger one ! I’m really pleased to see my daughter taken so much to her unicorns and am thrilled to know they are getting so much use! A blanket, a pillow, and toy all in one! And I’ll say it makes a great security lovey too during any sort of transition whether big or small.

I for one really like the durability and integrity of Uriel. It’s seems like it would last for a very long time and that’s a bonus with anything that’s made to give to children.


Buy it: 
You can find Uriel the Unicorn at Zoobies.com for $34.99 as well as many other fantastic pets (crocodiles, zebras, panda bears, sheep, and more)! Note that these are recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages. Be sure to use the code “Parenthood” for 20% off any Zoobie product!Get Connected: “Like” Zoobies on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoobie-Pets/55876027904

-Win it!-Enter below to win a Zoobies Blanket Pet of your choice!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from Zoobies through Chic Exces. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Continue Reading 21 Comments

Customize It All

Connected2Christ.com Copyright © All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Warp Theme Framework