Tucker Paisley, whom I wrote about in April, sent me a cardholder to try out. I was quite excited as I really wanted to buy Mommy cards now that we just bought a house in a new place. This got me into gear to buy some Mommy cards so that I could use the card holder. The one I received is cream with a red design. It is lined in red satin and is quite stylish. I love using it!
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May 21, 2007
You might remember the Soaker Pad that I wrote about last month. Hip Baby was kind enough to send us a sample to try out! I have become a big fan of lap pads like this because they have so many great uses. This one is a large three foot square, so it could be used to change your baby on (every time I travel, one of these pads is my changing table), to protect your bedding and mattress if you breastfeed in bed (done that too!), or have your baby sit on it for naked time (done that too during a bad diaper rash incident a few months ago). I really don't know where I'd be without lap pads. Big ones like this can also be cut up into smaller sections if you have a need for smaller ones too. I have a few small ones on my changing table as make-shift changing table pads. This was great when Andy was younger and had many messy dirty diapers that got everywhere.
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We received a copy of Go Potty Go the other day. It's an animated short animated feature starring Paige and Parker, twin pandas. The story is told in rhymes and with original songs.
The DVD explains that everybody goes potty. Animals, big kids, babies, me and you. It reinforces the idea that big kids go potty, and shows all the fun things you can do because you're a big kid now.
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May 16, 2007
We've got two gates in our house. One at the top of the stairs, and one at the bottom of the stairs. We've had this gate for a while now, and its effective at keeping Anderson contained, and due to its extra height, its also really useful for keeping our cats out of various parts of the house.
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May 15, 2007
The nice owners at bediboo were kind enough to send Super Cool Baby a set of Huggalugs for review. Huggalugs are leg and arm warmers that also protect from hard surfaces. As Andy's finally crawling like other babies, I'm excited to try them on him to protect his knees from our hard wood floors. Look for a review soon!
You can read what Peter wrote about the Evenflo Secure Step Top of Stair Metal Gate if you'd like. But I have to give my own opinion here. I do not believe that a baby gate should have to be this exact. You shouldn't have to adjust and readjust in order to make sure it's safe and fitting securely. You should install and that's it, checking it from time to time. I do not feel safe in my house with this gate, and I will not allow Andy near it unless I am right next to him.
Also, there's a red/green indicator that shows you if it's closed or not, but it's only on one side of the gate. So I can't see if it's locked as I go down the stairs, only when I'm at the top of the stairs.
I must suggest you buy something else, I am very disappointed with this baby gate. There are many out there that have very good reviews. Make sure you do your homework ahead of time, instead of forgetting to and being forced to buy whatever looks good in the store like we did!
We have been impressed with Boon products in the past (Flo, Animal Bags). And at first, the Frog Pod was no different. However, the story does not end there.
To use the Frog Pod, you hang it up on your bathroom wall, usually on the shower tiles. Then after bath time, you take off the removable scoop and pick up all the bath toys. The big holes in the scoop allow water to easily drain away, and the scoop is big enough to hold a bunch of toys. The frog itself gives you a place to put soap and shampoo, and a place to hang up wash cloths.
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May 11, 2007
The folks from ZenMomma sent us a sample of some of their most popular products the other day. We received Baby Cakes Mane Event and Baby Cakes Ultra Lotion.
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May 9, 2007
Since we stopped bathing Anderson in the Primo EuroBath we've had to worry about him bonking his head on the bathtub faucet. So we searched our local baby store to find a good faucet cover. We had heard about the Flo from Boon before, so we were excited to try it out.
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May 8, 2007
Finding a good stuffed animal for your baby's crib can be tricky. You want something that they can grab, but something that doesn't have anything which might come off and choke your child. The Sleepy Head Bunny from Koo Koo Bears a great example of such an animal. We received one from Koo Koo Bears the other day and we want to tell you all about it.
First, the Sleepy Head Bunny is a great stuffed animal in its own right. Its on the large size, it'll easily be the same size as your newborn. But by the time its safe to give it to your baby it'll be just the right size. All of the eyes and buttons are simply stitched patterns, so you don't have to worry about anything coming off. Even its hat is sewn on, so you don't have to worry about that either. And best of all, its machine washable. We throw our stuffed animals in the wash on occasion when they get a little too grimy.
The Sleepy Head Bunny is available from Koo Koo Bears Kids, and comes in both blue and pink.