Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Looks Good - Moonjar

I have seen this product mentioned on many different sites and never knew what it was exactly.  It was up again on one of my discount websites this week so I took some time to visit the website and learn more about it. 

Basically, it is a bank that has 3 separate compartments.  One for saving, one for spending and one for sharing.  The idea behind it is to teach your child the importance of not only saving money but how important it is to share it with those that are less fortunate. The Moonjar sells online at many stores for $25.  You can check it out at its website, Moonjar Moneybox

I think it is a really neat concept, but probably something just as easy for you to make using 3 jars.  It could make a neat gift though for the child that just seems to have everything.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Little Girl Favourites - Tinker Bell Glowing Lamp

B and H picked up this cute light for P at Home Depot a few weeks ago and now she is addicted to it.  As soon as we walk into her room she is looking on her shelf or in her bed for it and she won't go to sleep without it - it is an obsession.  How does an 8 month old already have such at attachment to an item?

Anyways, it was definitely worth the $15 that they spent on it!  It is a push down to turn on and off style and the only thing I really don't like about it is that there is no automatic shut off so I have to sneak back into her room to turn it off once she is asleep.

The one we have (above) came from Home Depot, but Toys R Us sells a very similar one (below).

I have a strong feeling that we are going to have a Tinkerbell fan in our household, so bring on the fairy stuff, I am ready (I think)!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just Gabbing - Infant Tylenol Recalled

Heard this through word of mouth today via Facebook.  It seems many bottles have been recalled due to a faulty cap.  574,000 bottles are being recalled that contain the new cap style.  Nothing is wrong with the medicine, just the bottle it is in.

Read the article below to learn more:

Infant Tylenol Recalled

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Feeding Favourites - Gerber Tableware Set

When H was first born we got this gift, a Lil' Trainer Tableware Set, that I didn't think much of. But now that he is 3 and using a fork for all of his meals, I have changed my opinion as this plate sure has come in handy. 

The set comes with a fork and spoon and a plate that has a suction cup base and a removable rim.  The suction cup base never really worked for us but what I really love about the plate is the rim.  It is great for when we are eating things like pasta or rice as it makes it so much easier for H to scoop it onto his fork. 

The set comes in blue/green or pink/purple and sells at most stores like Shoppers and Walmart for under $10. 

If your little one is at this stage of eating, then I would recommend you pick one of these up!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bathtime Favourites - Aqueduck Faucet Extender

I saw this today on one of my discount websites, Baby Heist, and thought it was a great idea!

It is a contraption that fits onto most bathroom sink faucets that makes washing kids hands much simpler, it brings the water to your kids' hands instead of you lifting them up to it..  Aqueduck is also portable so you can take it with you wherever you go!

It comes in three colours: aqua, pink and grey and sells for $13.00 on most online stores. Today it is on sale at Baby Heist 2 for $18.00.

Learn more about the Aqueduck at Peachy

Monday, February 13, 2012

Favourite Crafts - Valentine Butterfly

H is at the age where he is really enjoying crafts, so I have now added a new category - Favourite Crafts.

Here is one that we did today for Valentine's Day - Valentine Butterfly.  I got the idea from Pinterest (my newest addiction) from a site called She Knows

It was very simple and I ended up just drawing my own butterfly template instead of printing off the one she suggested (Valentine Butterfly Template).  Now, we were only making 4 of them for the kids at daycare, so it wasn't that much work, but if you wanted to do this for a whole class then I would definitely use the template. 

I did the cutting and writing, while H did the stickers and the googly eyes.  (He even picked out the coordinating googly eyes to match each butterfly colour!)

All in all it was a fun craft and an easy and quick one too that held his attention!

Another one that we are going to do is a Paper Heart Person (another Valentine classic).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Looks Good - My Hikes

I wrote about a very similar product for moms about a month ago, but My Hikes is for kids.

This product cuffs your kid's pants that are too long.  They are cute, colourful and three-dimensional!  They are supposed to be fast and easy to put on and take off and make the hassle of too long pants much simpler.  They come in 5 designs and are on sale right now for 2 for $12.00 (regularly $19.99).

I don't know about the rest of you but I just recently moved my H into size 3 pants which in some cases are just a bit too long.  There already have been many incidents where he has slipped because he was walking on his too long of pants, but the 2s are too short.  This product has been designed to help with just that!

Not sure that I am ready to dive in and purchase a set, but they are definitely a neat idea.  Let me know if you do and what your thoughts are of them!

Check them out at My Hikes

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Just Gabbing - Took the Week Off

Decided to take this week off of blogging, just didn't feel like writing.  Might be because my little P has been sick or that we seem to be just exhausted in my house, who knows?

I will be back and blogging next week.  I have been collecting a lot of neat ideas - so stay tuned!

Erin :)