Baby Sensory Balls: My 20 month old LOVES to play with balls. When last Christmas I bought her a 4 back of sensory balls something like these but they weren’t very expensive, but she loved them being so little, and even more as she got older. I was offered a review for the 6 pack sensory balls from Edushape (which is one of my favorite companies). These balls are brightly colored and each one has a different texture or “nub” that helps grip and sooth teething gums at every teething phase (infancy to 33 months). My daughter just loves these even at almost 2 years old! Teaches: Gross Motor Skills, Hand Eye Coordination, Visual Sensory Development, Tactile Sensory Development, Easy Grip.
Textured Pop Blocks: These blocks I got to review are fun for both my girls (2 and 4 years old). They are super brightly colored- soft- and fitted. They are a fun way to learn colors, shapes, counting and animals. Each block stacks and fits into the other one with the shapes. My 2 year old doesn’t get that part yet but my 4 year old and I worked on her colors and shapes, stacked them really high and the baby knocked it over! Comes with 9 blocks in a set. Helps to teach: Hand Eye Coordination, Tactile Sensory Development, Easy Grip. Great for any ages 0+.
We really enjoyed these new Little Learners toys that Edushape sent this month. They would make amazing Easter Basket Fillers, especially if your little one is like mine and loves balls and shapes. Use them instead of candy.
When a new baby comes into your life whether it be by birth, foster or adoption, it’s an exciting time for everyone. Buying products that will be the right fit for not only the baby but will also perfect for mom and dad can be stressful. So many of one product on the market today, I have helped narrow your search down to just one! The Classic Silent Auto Glide Bassinet from Delta Children is perfect for you and baby because it has all the right necessities!
This beautiful white bassinet is perfect for either gender. Shown here is the built in mobile with 2 bears, and a retractable canopy to keep the lights out of the baby’s face. I think that this is fairly deep bassinet, and the mattress is very soft.
Another great feature of the bassinet is the extras. It comes with several preloaded lullabies to help drift your little one to sleep. Don’t like to turn on the bedroom lights to feed/change the baby? That’s ok because there is a little night light that solves that problem, too! But, the best part is that it is an auto glider. Silently will rock your baby to sleep. When not using the auto glider, you have the option to lock it in place so it doesn’t move.
Built in locking wheels makes sure that you can roll the bassinet room to room with you. I know that I used to take my older children into the kitchen, living room, bedroom- everywhere I went so did baby. My kids loved to be where I was even as infants.
Under the bassinet is a spacious basket for storing item such as blankets, toys or bottles. For the gliding aspect of the bassinet, it comes with a battery free option (LOVE IT!) that uses a AC adapter to plug in. If you want the music it uses 4AA batteries that doesn’t come with. The material on the bassinet is machine washable.
Overall I am extremely happy with my new Classic Silent Auto Glide Bassinet. I highly recommend anyone who is having a baby to get this. You can purchase on Amazon
About (taken from website): Delivering to the largest retailers and trusted by millions of families worldwide, Delta Children has formed a number of great partnerships with today’s most prestigious brands. Along with our own collection of nursery furniture, kids’ furniture, and baby gear, we are a proud owner of Simmons Kids as well as licensor of Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel, Warner Brothers, Entertainment One, Major League Baseball, Sesame Street, Simmons Kids, Serta and Jeep® products.
These books are something that every person should be required to buy. We aren’t looking at prepping as a zombie apocalypse and need to get our stuff ready for that. But living in the United States, every area has their problems, such as earthquakes, tornados and such. And you NEVER know when your world can come crashing down and will need to prep for anything. I have a family of 7, and I often worry that if a tornado hits, we won’t be ready for a few hours of no electricity let alone a few days or even more, God forbid it. This year I made a resolution that I will start to prepare for any disaster small or large.
The Preppers Canning Guide: Food preparation has always been an important staple for any prepper. Like I read it usually is more like rice, bean, wheat. But in this book it teaches to store and can proteins, fruits and vegetables. Canning is a great way to preserve food, cooks quick and is great in an emergency. The book goes step by step on how to can foods.
* A Prepper’s Guide to Canning * Food and Food Safety * Canning 101 * Traditional Canning Tips and Recipes *Jazz Things Up with Jams * Getting Condimental * Fruit Frenzy * Venerable Vegetables *The Meat of the Matter *Beans Beans, Beans *In a Pickle and even more!
The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: This book teaches you about the different levels of emergencies and how to be 100% prepared for them. What you should buy, stock, store and are absolutely dire needed. Some are the chapters are: *Why Should We Prepare * The Survival Mind-Set * Survival Kits * Bugging Out vs. Sheltering in Place * Pantry Organization and Storage * Foraging * Health and Wellness * Miscellaneous Emergency Gear and several more!
The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Of all the resources needed when disaster hits; heat, food, water, electricity, communication and transportation- water is the most crucial. This book will teach out the ins and outs of how to get clean drinking water to survive. Some of the chapters covered *Even Non-Preppers Need Water * Dehydration Can Be Deadly * Toxins in Municipal Water Supplies * Water Related Illnesses * A Glimpse at Everyday Life without Running Water and many more super important chapters!
The Dehydrators Handbook: This book is crucial at survival. All you need is this “cookbook” and a dehydrator to turn your garden fresh fruits and vegetables in to a shelf stable stockpile. They are delicious, healthy, and cheap. The ideas are endless on what to make! Soups, jar meals, treats, snacks and even herbs and spices. I have a dehydrator and we love it so much! I can take 2 big containers of strawberries from walmart, dehydrate them for 12 hours and they will only fill up about 1/4 of a canning jar depending on how they are sliced.
About (taken from website): As pop culture changes at the speed of the Internet, books have a powerful role to play in the interconnected world. But no new media has ever eliminated an existing media form. They force change, and with change comes opportunity. That is why our printed books work hand in hand with e-book and online versions of their content.
When we know that a new child or grandchild will be entering our home, we need to make sure that every part of our home is safe for that little one. Childproofing is great from crawling age all the way up to toddler and sometimes even past depending on what item of safety you are using. When I was approached by the Child Safety Store for a feature on the blog there was a few particular items I was in search of having 3 little ones under 7 and more importantly a very, very curious 20 month old. She gets into everything and touches everything.
The first product that I picked are the Kidco Swivel Cabinet and Drawer Locks. I picked these because I live in an apartment and only needing them currently on one set of cabinets where I keep our tools and cleaning supplies, I can still remove them when I move. These locks can swivel when they are not in use and put back into position when in use.
Another product I was in desperate need of is the Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers (set of 5). My youngest one is very determined to touch everything she comes into contact with. My kitchen is very small so my kitchen table is close to my stove so I get worried when she gets on the chair she will accidently turn on the oven and will either hurt herself or burn the house down. These covers are oversized to fit most modern stove/oven knobs, and are heat resistant to withstand repeated use. Simply pop open the cover’s hinged lid to access the knob when it’s time to cook. They will keep your little one from turning them.
Another necessity I feel like myself and every parent should have is the Safety 1st Blind Cord Wind Ups. Us having so many window and blinds in our apartment, making sure the cords don’t hang low enough for the kids to pull on, or “eat”. The blinds came with our apartment so I couldn’t cut the blind cords short so they can’t reach them, so I found these that wouldn’t ruint the landlords property and still make the blinds useable. Just store the access cord and twist to make short or long.
Everyone has a power strip in their home somewhere. I have several- one behind my tv and another that is for my fish tank and bearded dragon. My little one loves to flip the switches to turn off the whole power strip and turns off the heaters, lights and everything! So, no matter how many times we tell her no, not to touch, get away- she will still touch! When I was going through the Child Safety Store and saw this I flipped out and knew I needed this for my pets! It fits over your whole power strip to and adjusts to any size strip. This sure peaked her interest to what it was but after a few minutes she walked away and hasn’t bothered with it since. It’s been a Godsend!
Radz: Radz are one of our favorite treats for the kids. They recently sent over 4-in-1 Deluxe Smooshy Mushy Blind Bags. They are perfect size for Easter Baskets which is just around the corner! In each blind bag comes with 0.7oz candy bag that is found with the Radz heads and a mini poster + 2 super awesome surprises; 1 squishy best friend (13 different ones to collect) & 1 bracelet and charm (13 different ones to collect). I like that of all the ones we opened for my daughter and her bestie, the squishy and the bracelet weren’t alike. Available to purchase at Target and Walmart.
Noshi: Noshi is an organic food paint completely edible. Three tubes come in a box of edible fruit purees of strawberry, peach and blueberry. They are free of sugar, preservatives and salt. Also gluten-free and vegan. Noshi is so easy to use and fun for kids- it gives them a reason to draw and color on their food! Great for foods like pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, toast- maybe if the mood strikes you to eat it right out of the tube. Sold on Amazon and other retailers online.
Radz: Perfect candy dispensers to fill your Easter Baskets in the shapes of Easter favorites. Each pack of comes with an easter head, either a hard head or foam, a bag of colorful Radz candy, and a mini coloring activity poster. Collect them all! I can’t wait til my kids see these from the Easter Bunny they LOVE when Radz sends us treats!
Play Visions: Is a novelty toy company that sent me a few things for Easter fillers. First thing they sent was a 15 party pack of 1 ounce Crayola Dough in 5 assorted colors. The other product was an Aqua Squisheez in Unicorn. It looks like a lot of fun, starts off small, but soak it in water for 20 minutes and it almost doubles in size. Still makes it just as squishy and stretchy as they were before!