Category: Baby

Story Time Fun Felts Review and Giveaway

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Recently, I was given an opportunity to review  the “Can Do Activity Book” from the company Fun Felt. I was sent this book assembled though you can purchase it pre-assembled.

I enjoyed flipping through this book last night with my 13 month old.  Throughout the eight boldly colored  pages you’ll find numerous activities to take part in.  The various scenes you’ll find in this book are;  a telephone, kitchen, farm, circus theme, toy room and a neighborhood. When we got to the kitchen page my daughter kept saying Mmmm and Yum-Yum. She also really enjoyed playing peekaboo with the baby chickens on one of the pages. She literally clapped every time the chicks came out from hiding!

This book is one of my new favorite mommy and daughter activities for the day. I can teach my daughter so many things from this book alone like lessons on getting dressed, numbers, and more! I can see myself as my daughter grows older telling her stories with the many felt objects that come with this book and I can also see my daughter telling me her own stories! This book opens world of imagination for both child and parent!

I must mention the fact that I love that this isn’t a noisy toy and that it promises to last for a good long time with it’s superb quality of felt. It’ll be great to pass this on to each of my children, and possibly even my own grandchildren one day.

Story Time Felts offers the finest in felt board stories and visual aids for learning and open ended play.  I recommend them 100% and I’ll let you know that in future, I’ll be purchasing some of the other great products that they offer. They have a very wide selection from dolls, stories, job charts, educational pieces, math games, nursery rhymes, and more! These are great for Sunday school, any public or home school classroom, libraries,  home use, and more…you name it!

Check them out at: http://www.funfelt.com/

Win: One lucky winner will get the opportunity to win the their very own “Can Do Activity Book” from the company Fun Felt

To Enter: Visit Fun Felt, take a good look around, and let me know what other product you like!

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Giveaway – running till 07/10/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Sun Grubbies Brim Hat Review

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My daughter's face fully protected by the sun in her Pink Brim Sunhat!

Though my daughter was born during the summer last year and was used to wearing sun hats, this year has been a different story. She hasn’t been too fond of anything being worn on her head.  I know the best thing to do is get into a set pattern. If mommy wears a hat maybe she’ll get the idea that she should wear one too! But until my daughter will grasp this idea, I’m going to stick with keeping her safe and only putting on hats that may be harder for her to remove herself!

So my search for hat that would be per say hard for my daughter to take off was set into motion. Bucket hats wouldn’t work, nor would hats with velcro ties! My search ended when I found a Pink Brim Hat from a company called Sun Grubbies.

My thoughts:

This Pink Brim Hat is perfect in every way with it’s  50+ UPF/98% UV Block! It is lightweight, water resistant and has a 3″ brim which provides plenty of sunblock to protect my daughters face from the harsh rays of the sun! Oh, and my favorite feature about this hat is the adjustable chin strap! My daughter attempted to take off this hat and eventually gave up seeing with it’s strap it was impossible. She now happily wears this hat and stays protected during the summer. No more worries for this mom! Another note, if you are interested, this hats runs from sizes birth to 4t!

Buy it: Sun Grubbies also has a great selection of sun protective clothing, of cotton or nylon, with SPF 30+ for men, women and kids of all ages.
http://www.sungrubbies.

Child to Cherish Review

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I recently came across a store called “Child to Cherish“. This wonderful store specialize in a variety of special keepsake gifts. Some of the gifts you’ll find at their store include; items for moms, grandma’s, children, and even pets! You’ll also find a plethora of baby books, suitcases, piggy banks, plush toys, crayon aprons, and more.

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“Child to Cherish was founded in 1986 by designer Patrice Lowe, the mother of three boys. Her initial creation, a handprint kit in a tin, remains one of the most popular items in the Child to Cherish collection. Over the years, Patrice has expanded the Child to Cherish collection to include the finest unique, yet functional children’s keepsake and gift offerings in the industry. Each item in the collection is developed to capture precious moments in time. In 2000, Patrice was joined by her husband Gordon, and sons Tucker, Taylor and Cody as together they continue to create unique, innovative and lovely products that “preserve the innocence” of a child for a lifetime.

Child to Cherish™ is synonymous with originality and uniqueness, and for creating timeless treasures. Two of the many highly visible items, BLOCK TO GROW ON™ and HANDPRINT TOWER OF TIME™ have received accolades from many sources including Good Morning America and Barbara Walter’s The View as the #1 most desirable Shower Gifts. The Handprint Tower Of Time™ received the 2001 “Best New Product” award at the New York Stationary Show. Also, Child To Cherish was nominated for the Earnshaw’s Earnie Award as “Best giftable children’s gift collection” and often has products featured in Gift Beat. “


My thoughts:
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I was sent their ever popular Tower of Time Hand print Kit  to review. This kit included separate sized tins running from age one through five.  Every one of the tins are labeled with the words ” My Hand print when I was…”.  Each of these kits come in a variety of colors and are topped off with a cute bow, which makes it easy to give as a baby shower or birthday gift!

Last week, my daughter had her first birthday and I could not have received my very own Tower of Time Hand print Kit at a better time!  I am including a video in which I captured my daughter’s hand print to show you how simple this was to do.

I recall using different hand print kits as a child. I remember the mixture  being used was much thicker.  As you can see from my video, I test out this mixture several times myself before taking my daughters hand imprint. I was overall thrilled how this mixture was very forgiving! I just gave it a shake to even things out and was able to try again if need be. I also was really happy that no air bubbles were left whatsoever!

If you are looking to find a single hand print kit, to gift to the grandparents, Child to Cherish also offers those.


Buy it:
Prices range from From $5 up to $95. I know I’ll be using Child to Cherish again in the future to buy special gifts for my own children along with friends and family. How about you?  http://www.childtocherish.com/

Special Code:
Use the code c2c10 to receive a 10% discount on any order from www.childtocherish.com

See Kai Run Review and Giveaway

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Melody in her See Kai Run Shoes
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Happily admiring her Dorothy Shoes

seekairunMy daughters comfort is always first when it comes to picking out  shoes.  She  started walking at nine months old and now she’s pretty close to full on running. So you can see how important it is for me as her mother to try to find the right kind of shoe with her roaming all over the place. As with picking out any shoes, I’m willing to sacrifice style and good looks for shoes that won’t be hurting or putting any strain my daughter’s feet. It was nice to find out that with the shoes from See Kai Run, Smaller, or the Eleven line, I don’t have to sacrifice a thing…style included!

I was able to review the Dorothy sandals from  See Kai Run line for my daughter Melody. I love these shoes! They are quite the distinctive black sandal with adorable little white polka dots fashioned in a fun wave with a white lined trim! Fashion set aside, these shoes are Handcrafted from butter-soft sheepskin leather, with a Flexible rubber sole – healthy for developing feet but sturdy enough for outdoor play, Generous width and wide toe box for plenty of wiggle room, Padded collars for extra comfort, Adjustable Velcro closures make theses shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit, and breathable leather insole and lining! What more could you possibly ask for in a shoe? …and the answer is you can’t!  These shoes meet the American Podiatric Medical Association’s rigorous standards for foot health and functionality! Yes that’s right, See Kai Run has been awarded the APMA’s prestigious Seal of Acceptance.

See Kai Run offers a wide range of sizes, smaller 0-18 mo, see kai run for kids 6-3 years, and now eleven for ages 3-8 years! It won’t be hard to purchase any pair of these shoes as I can shop in confidence knowing I’m making the best choice, but it will be hard in choosing which pair of shoes to buy. The wide variety of colors and styles make is slightly difficult but that means they certainly have something for everyone!

I support companies that are giving back one hundred percent! It’s important in trying to reach others in what you do and See Kai Run is doing just that. They have a promotion that goes on a few times a year where every pair of shoes that is purchased, another pair is donated to Soles4soles.  This is an organization that delivers shoes to children, and adults who are in need.   In June 2008, “Share a Pair” donation matching event took place and See Kai Run donated over 8000 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls and the World Association for Children and Parents. In November/December 2008 during another “Share a Pair” matching event, See Kai Run donated over 9700 pairs toSoles4Souls.

I encourage you to check out these wonderful shoes and while you are there, be sure to sign up for their mailing list. You can find the mailing list on the bottom of their page. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on the great promotions that they have going on throughout the year!

Win it: See Kai Run is giving away a pair of shoes from their Smaller or See Kai Run collections.

To Enter:  Visit See Kai Run, and let me know which are  your favorite shoes.

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Giveaway – running till 06/13/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.