Little Balance Box Update and Giveaway!

Little Balance Box

Little Balance Box

We first heard about the Little Balance Box a year ago when they started their Kickstarter campaign.  After trying both push walkers and seated walkers with our girls, with frustrating results, we were excited to learn that there was a different option on the market. Finally, there’s a single product that lets babies practice all the skills that lead to walking! The Little Balance Box is the one item we suggest to all the new parents we meet.

The inventor of the Little Balance Box, Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT, is a mother of two with Doctorate and Masters degrees in Physical Therapy and over a decade of working with developmentally disabled children.  The design of the Little Balance Box was born out of her unique experience as a mother and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the success of her Kickstarter campaign made it a reality.
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And The Spring Baby Gift Winners Are…

Tum Tum, Petite Namaste, Mama & Little and SOZO Winners!

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Tum Tum

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Petite Namaste

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Mama & Little

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SOZO

Congratulations to Amber, Rebecca T, Holly B, Michelle and Mandi!

If you were hoping to win the blanket, Petite Namaste is providing our readers with a promo code for 15% off their collection: GBGPROMO!

A big thanks to everyone who entered, and to our sponsors: Tum Tum, Petite NamasteMama & Little and Sozo!  If you missed our review of the spring’s best baby gifts, check it out!

Spring Baby Gift Roundup and Giveaways!

Spring is in the air, and babies are on their way!  We can’t wait to meet a bunch of littles ones in the next few months, and these are some of the gifts we’re busy wrapping!  If you’re shopping for baby shower gifts, look no further!

Merino Sleep Bag

merino-kidsIt might seem like there are no alternatives out there to synthetic sleepwear, but there is! Merino Kids makes all sorts of natural fiber sleep bags and pajamas that keep your baby warm and safe. We love that they sell a variety of sleep bags in different weights and materials that are perfect for every season and climates.
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And The Lunchtime Must Haves Winners Are…

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Silikids Cup

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Congratulations to our winners J-me Nicole, craftyone, Laura B, and Nicole!

Please check out our review of these great items and other Lunchtime Must Haves!

 

 

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Repurpose Compostables

201-organic-baby-and-toddler-mealsIf you were hoping to win the CoolBag but didn’t, they are offering a promo code especially for our readers.  Just use the code greenbaby10 to get 10% off your purchase!

 

 

 

Lunchtime Must Haves and Giveaways!

Press Pouch

press-pouchOne lunchtime item that we can’t live without is the Press Pouch Reusable Squeeze Pouch. It works just like the ones you buy at the store, but has a zipper and bottom for filling it with your own smoothies or purees. I usually fill ours with Greek yogurt mixed with green powder for a nutritional snack.  I love that these allow my 15mo and 3yo to eat yogurt without making a mess, but also that it frees me up from sitting there with a spoon coaxing them to eat and not play.

I’ve also filled these with my Peanut Butter Banana Milkshakes and different savory purees.  After they’re empty, it’s a cinch to rinse them out and run through the dishwasher.  The Press Pouch is BPA Free, Phthalate Free, PVC Free and also freezer safe.  Just be sure to put a label on it saying “DO NOT THROW AWAY” along with your kid’s name if you send to to daycare with them.
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And The Boken Diaper Bag Winners Are…

boken-bag-2Congratulations to Alicia and Kelly!  They have won a Boken Every Day Bag in their choice of color.  Thank you to everyone who entered for your participation and support!

boken-bagIf you didn’t win, you can still purchase this versatile, compact diaper for yourself.  We think this bag is perfect for busy parents, since it can be worn as a messenger bag, backpack or carried as a tote and is compact and machine washable.  The design and variety of colors are such that even Dad can carry it without feeling like he’s lugging around a “diaper bag”.

Check out our full review here.

snu:mee Baby Monitor and Music Player

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snu:mee Baby Monitor and Music Player

My kids are lucky enough to fall asleep to a live acoustic guitar set most every night, courtesy of their father.  They get to dance to a song or two, and then it’s into bed and they drift off to increasingly relaxing songs.  This arrangement works great for me too except when he’s out of town!  I have recordings of him playing on my phone, but it’s very distracting to find and play the songs since my phone lights up each time I play a new song.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I was sent a snu:mee Baby Monitor and Music Player to review!  The first thing I did, after setting it up, was create a playlist of his songs.  After the set plays, snu:mee turns into a Baby Monitor (via my phone).  They just started their Indiegogo campaign, so for the next month you can get a big discount on your own snu:mee by donating to their crowdfunding project.
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Boken Bag Review and Giveaway

boken-bagIf traditional diaper bags are not your style, a convertible Boken Every Day Bag might be just the ticket.  It’s made from machine-washable, water-resistant material that easily wipes clean and can be worn as a cross-body messenger, tote or backpack.  For great pictures of the bag in-use, visit the Boken website.

The multipurpose bag features detachable messenger and backpack straps, a big mesh pocket and zip pocket on the inside, a baby bottle pocket and mesh water bottle pocket on the outside.  It has easy access pockets on the front and comes with an extra large diaper pad.

boken-bag-2As if it weren’t versatile enough, the Boken Every Day Bag folds into a small zip pouch perfect for storage and ideal for traveling since, when worn as a backpack, it distributes weight evenly to reduce back strain. That said, don’t confuse this for a travel backpack.  The straps are not padded and the bag isn’t structured enough to make it replacement for a traditional day pack.  Of course, it is much more compact and lighter than a day pack.
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Holiday Gifts for Kids and Giveaway!

Strider Bike

strider-bikeWhat’s more classic than finding a bicycle under the tree Christmas morning?  If your kid is old enough to walk but not ready for a bike with pedals, there’s no better introduction to bicycling than a Strider Balance Bike.

Since both feet are on the ground, the rider gets to move at the pace that makes them feel comfortable, whether that be at walking pace or faster.  The best part of the balance bike is that the rider masters the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.bell-helmet

If you’re going to give a bike, don’t forget to include a helmet!  We like the Bell Toddler Helmet because you can adjust it for the perfect fit and it has extended rear coverage for extra protection.
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And The Silicone Teething Jewelry Winners Are…

Teething Bling Set from Smart Mom Jewelry

Teething Bling Set from Smart Mom Jewelry

Nyme Organics Necklace

Nyme Organics Necklace

Congratulations to J-me Nico and Sharon! You’ve won Silicone Teething Jewelry from Smart Mom Jewelry and Nyme Organics!

Not only are these Medical Grade Silicone Accessories stylish, but a must-have for any teething baby.  Read our full review for more information on these great products.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and to our sponsors Smart Mom Jewelry and Nyme Organics!

Nyme Organics Silicone Bracelets

Nyme Organics Silicone Bracelets

If you didn’t win, be sure to take advantage of the Nyme Organics discount for our readers!  Use GREENBABY15 to get 15% off all teething jewelry. The code is valid from through December 31, 2015.