Day: February 25, 2009

PakNaks Review

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PakNaks are so cool, I even as a mommy loves them! I was going back and forth trying to figure out what to put mine on.

Let me tell you a little bit about PakNaks. Basically, they are super cute soft rubbery 3-d decorations for kids (or adults like me). They can be put on backpacks, lunch bags, headbands, computer bags, household items, and whatever else you would want to put them on! . They are very easy to attach, just peel and stick! You can change out your PakNaks to for a new look as they are attached with fuzzy coins.

I found it neat that “PakNak is a mom-owned business based in Portland, Oregon. That’s pretty much right down the street from me! They set out to create age appropriate designs for school-aged children and I would say they’ve done the job. They are even great for those of you who are like me and always thinking green being made from recycled plastic.
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I received Isaac the turtle and Powder the flower to review. My husband has a website called the Space Turtle so naturally he loves the turtle and of course I love the flower! What’s neat about the PakNaks is that they each have some information about themselves from home, favorite Food, best friend, and favorite activity. This makes it fun for your kids boy or girl alike to collect them.

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So if you are looking for something fun and decorative for your kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, or yourself, why not check out PakNacks.

I’ll be having a a PaNak giveaway this Friday so be sure to come by and enter to win your very own. They’ll be 4 winners with a chance to win 3 PakNaks each!

The Baby Bistro Box Review

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I recently was given the opportunity to review a wonderful company called Baby Bistro. Without a doubt, they have made me more confident in feeding my child as parent.

I remember when my daughter was able to start eating solids. I asked my pediatrician about what she should be eating and all she did was give me a not informative enough pamphlet handout and tell me about how easy it was to pick out foods in the baby food aisle of my grocery store. Well, this was okay advice but I was planning on making my own baby food and I needed a little bit more help.

I searched all over the internet to learn what my child should be eating when and how much I should be giving her.  bbb_menu_newEveryplace was different and lacking the information that I needed. Due to this, I have a huge disorganized binder full of feeding information and I never am able to find what I need at the right time.

Christine the founder of Baby Bistro Brands is a genius! When her sister had a baby, she also like me found that there was not just one single place to get all of her questions about nutrition for her child answered. Thus the  Baby Bistro Brand was created with the help of her master’s degree in nutrition and also with her four generations of knowledge. She was able to create products to advise those on feeding babies and toddlers.

Let me tell you a little bit about the Baby Bistro Box (0-12 months). It includes safety rules, shopping tips, numerous recipes, and prenatal suggestions. The information is arranged in a convenient recipe card format which allows you to find the information you want, when you need it! I found that questions I’ve had about allergies and foods to avoid giving my child have all been answered for me in this box. This would have been really helpful to me months and months ago!

I took the Shopping Simplicity cards in the box with me to the grocery store last week and it made shopping for my daughter so much easier! I turned from a scatter brained mommy to a more level headed confident mom, which is a great feeling! It has changed the way I feed my child and has made my life so much easier! This box has saved me a lot of time and money!

The Baby Bistro Box would be a great baby Shower gift for a new mom. Remember, it also has prenatal information for new moms! I was not disappointed in this box in the least and I guarantee you won’t be either.toddler_box

They also have a toddler bistro box for ages 1-3. This one is on my list to get next since my daughter will be turning one in only three more months!

Buy It: The Baby Bistro Box and the Toddler Bistro Box cost $27.95 each and can be purchased online at Baby Bistro Brands. They are also available at Whole Foods Markets and a variety of other stores nationwide.