And The Travel Must Haves Winners Are…

Congratulations to our winners Caroline, Michelle F, Dolores and Laura!

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway!  We appreciate your support and readership.  Another big thanks to our sponsors, Kidz Gear Headphones, Boogie Wipes, Wildkin, and refresH2Go!  We have so much fun giving away great products.

To read more about these great travel products (and holiday gifts!) please see our review.  We recommend other must-haves, just in time for more Holiday trips!  If you didn’t win this time, today is the perfect day to check out deals on these items!  For example,  refresH2go is offering 30% for Cyber Monday!


26oz Grey Curve

26oz Grey Curve


Must Haves For Holiday Travel with Giveaways!

If you’re heading out of town for the holidays, here are some great products to make your trip a little easier! Check out our recommendations, then enter to win!

Wildkin Kids Luggage

wildkin-duffel-bagWildkin has just the bag for your kids, no matter how many days you’ll be gone.  The Rolling Duffle is perfect for longer trips, especially if you’ll be wheeling your luggage through an airport.  There’s also a Traveller Duffle that is a similar size but with straps that allow it to be carried on your back (as well as handle straps and a shoulder straps).

For shorter trips, the Weekender is a good choice.  It has a padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying, and a little exterior zippered pocket. If your kid is really into pockets, the Weekender Duffel has an even bigger front pocket, and a zippered pocket on each end.

And The Evenflo Winners Are…

evenflo-tinted-glass-bottlesevenflo-tilty-cupFall TripleFlo Cup (2)Holly won the 8 oz Tinted Glass Bottle, Amanda won the Tilty Cup and Nancy won the Tumbler!

For more information about these great Evenflo products, see our review.


Thank you to everyone who entered the contest, and don’t forget to enter all the other giveaways we have going during the holidays!

Silicone Teething Jewelry Giveaways!

Must Have for New Moms: Teething Jewelry

As soon as baby is old enough to reach out and grab something, it’s inevitable that glasses and jewelry are among the first line of assault. Instead of forgoing accessories all together, we like to wear necklaces and bracelets that are dual purpose and baby-safe!

The best part about these products, aside from being stylish, is that they are great for those moments when you didn’t bring your arsenal of baby toys. Maybe you are at the store, or grabbing a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee. In the short-term, they provide a great distraction.

And The Bath Time Fun Winners Are…

Tubby Table, Aqueduck, Kandoo and Cantu Giveaways

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Bath Time Giveaway! To read all about these great products, check out our review!

tubby-table-newThe winner of the Tubby Table is Nicole!  We hope your kids have as much fun as ours with their new and improved model.



The Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender winner is Mandy! Now you can rinse hair easily and protect fragile heads from the hard spouts.


The winner of the Kandoo bottle of Kandoo Hair Detangler and a package of Kandoo Flushable Wipes is Darice! We haven’t tried the wipes, but the detangler certain does the trick!

Evenflo Bottles and Sippy Cups Reviews and Giveaways!

Evenflo has been coming out with a lot of new drinking products for kids, and we’ve liked the ones we’ve tried. We’ve used glass bottles exclusively, and can’t help but like the tinted glass ones (they’re so pretty!).  The Triple-Flo cups are easier to keep clean than other sippy cups we have, and we like the adjustable flow valves.

Glass Bottles

evenflo-tinted-glass-bottlesLike their other glass bottles, the Evenflo Tinted Glass Baby Bottles come with Proflow Integrated Venting Nipples. Basically, they are silicone nipples that rapidly vents so air bubbles are sent into the bottle, not the baby stomach.  We all know how fussy a baby (and parent) gets when she has gas bubbles in her system.  We like that the bubble vent is built into the nipple, so there aren’t extra parts like with our other glass bottles.  This means less to clean and keep track of.  And we love the two colors: Teal and Lavender.  They’re available in 3 packs in both 4 and 8 ounce sizes, but are new enough that it’s hard to track them down (that is, you can’t buy them on Amazon yet)

Products for Bath Time Fun With Six Giveaways!

We’re mostly a shower family ourselves, but every once and awhile we treat our kids to an evening bath. Since it doesn’t happen often, we pull out all the fun stuff and turn it into an activity. Here are some of the toys and accessories they are enjoying right now!

Tubby Table

tubby-table-newThe new Tubby Table is kept in place with an improved large suction cup at its base.  The table height can be adjusted, and it comes with a set of colorful cups in different shapes.  There are cutouts in the top of the table that the shapes can be inserted into, but my kids mostly like to pour water in the holes.  They also enjoy pretend play at the table, and sometimes ask to play with it outside the bath.

Product Review Little Balance Box

allison-balance-box We’ve been keeping our eye on the Little Balance Box since its Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, and we’re excited that the first production run has turned out such a great product!

The inspiration for the Little Balance Box was a frustration with seated walkers, which inhibits mobility and doesn’t let a baby practice standing up and sitting down, and a push walker, which can be hard to maneuver and tip over easily.

Little Balance Box is made from sustainable bamboo with nylon feet and a clear polycarbonate top.  It’s BPA and PVC Free, and wipes down easily.  Just keep in mind that you might want to lightly oil the natural bamboo on occasion to keep it looking nice, and any spilled water or drools show up clearly.

And The Glow Bug Diaper Winner Is…

glow-bug-diaperCongratulations to Heather!  You’ve won a cloth diaper from Glow Bug.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway, we appreciate your support!  If you missed out and want to read all the details about these great cloth diapers, check out our review.

Glow Bug Diapers are not sold individually, so if you’re just starting out your cloth diaper collection we definitely recommend their packages.  Since they are adjustable, the diapers grow with your child and you’ll be able to use them from infancy through potty training.

If commitment isn’t your strong suit, or you like to have a variety, you can try and score individual Glow Bug Diapers via their Glow Bug and Friends Facebook group.  You can also find a local retailer by emailing them directly.

Product Review: Aketta Cricket Powder


Cricket Powder

It’s that time of year again! World Edible Insect Day was October 23rd! What? You forgot to celebrate this exciting event, you say? You’ve never even heard of it, you say? Eating insects is disgusting, you say?

It may be time to reevaluate our relationship to insects and entamophagy (the eating of bugs). The fact is, most of the world actually eats insects on a regular basis, and because they are cheap, easy to grow, and use infinitely less resources than any other form of protein, bugs may be the wave of the future for us all.

Thanks to Aspire Food Group, located in Austin, TX, I was able to try my hand at using their finely milled cricket powder in my everyday cooking. The product is pure cricket, ground to a powder comprised of 68% protein. I was pleased to find out that these insects enjoy a better diet than most humans. Aspire’s crickets feed exclusively on local, organic fare, and drink only reverse-osmosis filtered water. Reverse osmosis, people. Let that sink in for a moment.