Monday, March 26, 2012

Looks Good - Wonder Bumpers

How many of you have worried about putting up those bumper pads that come with your crib sets?  I know that I gave in with both my kids as they were moving around so much and hitting their heads off of the rails that I just couldn't take it any more.

Well I think that Go Mama Go Designs might have just solved that problem!  They have created a new product called the Wonder Bumper.  The wonder bumper is an individual cover for each of the bars in your crib.  This allows good air flow to your baby while also protecting their little noggins from the hard wood.

Although these are such a good idea - they seem a bit pricey to me!  A 2 pack sells for about $10, a 24 pack for $97 and a 38 pack for anywhere from $165 to $209.  They come in a variety of colours and themes and also have many coordinating items such as swaddle blankets, crib sheets, dust ruffles, window valences, etc.

The store has a free shipping policy for orders over $150 - which wouldn't be hard to meet with these prices!

Check them out at Go Mama Go Designs.

Friday, March 16, 2012

First Year Favourites - Graco Bumper Jumper

I LOVE our Graco Bumper Jumper.  When H was a baby we borrowed one from a friend, but for P we bought one even before she was born in anticipation of her using it.  I like it because I don't have to strap her in and it has this hard tray surrounding the entire seat so if she were to hit the door frame it would bounce off of it.  We use ours at dinner time to keep her busy (as she eats earlier than us) so then I can actually eat my meal when it is hot!

Other features of it are:
•Attaches easily to door frame

•Height adjustable

•Soft bumper

•Spring loaded, no-mar clamp

•Bounce spring with hidden safety cord

•Washable seat pad

•Two removable toys


It is recommended for use for babies 25lbs and under which H never even got close to but P will be there soon!  :)
If you are looking for a great activity for your little one, I would most definitely recommend getting one of these.  I have never used a Jolly Jumper before, but my friend who has one says that mine is so much easier!

We purchased ours from Winners for $20, but I am sure you can find them just about anywhere!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Looks Good - Lay-n-Go

Lay-n-Go is a play mat that turns into a carry bag for all of those pesky little toys that our kids love.  It is available in three colours (blue, green and pink) and 2 sizes. 

I think that this is a great idea for Lego.  Keeps it all together and then it is easy to clean up and store.

The original Lay-n-Go sells for $64.94, while the Lay-n-Go Lite sells for $24.95.  They also make a Lay-n-Go Cosmo bag for $29.95

Check out their products at Lay-n-Go

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Looks Good - Monkey Balm

Monkey Balm is this 100% natural lotion stick for kids that soothes dry skin and eczema.  Have I used it, no? But it sure sounds good!

Their website says:

"Monkey Balm is a 100% homemade, all-natural remedy for eczema and extremely dry skin and is formulated specifically for children and infants. This formula includes all-natural ingredients and features the amazing healing power of the sea buckthorn berry. Sea Buckthorn (seed and fruit) oil is time-tested and clinically proven to soothe irritation and heal dry, cracked, even abrasive skin resulting from eczema, rosacea, dry climates, seasonal changes, sunburn, rashes, and even minor burns and wounds. Sea buckthorn has been used for centuries in Asia and Europe to heal skin problems and is considered a "Holy Fruit" by ancient and modern Tibetans. Its been recommended by doctors (even Dr Oz) as the best natural cure for acne. Monkey Balm incorporates these oils from the sea buckthorn berry with other soothing botanicals like shea butter, cocoa butter, and Vitamin E to create a truly remarkable product in an easy-to-use use "lotion-bar" – kind of like a super-sized lip balm for your whole body."

Right now they have a promotion on, buy 2 sticks and get free shipping.  One stick sells for $15.95 and two sticks cost $31.90.

You can learn more about Monkey Balm by checking out their website.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Looks Good - Retro Ice Bags

Remember those ice bags that our parents use to give us - well Gal Pal has brought them back in some cute designs that are very irresistable.  I know that we usually use a ziploc bag filled with ice wrapped in a tea towel, but these would probably be a much better idea (and reusable too!)

You can use them for cold therapy by filling it with a combination of ice and cold water to soothe tension headaches, bruises, swelling, migraines, hangovers and muscle aches. Or heat therapy by filling it with hot tap water to soothe sinus pain, migraines, upset stomach and joint pain.

They come in 9 designs (hearts, dinosaurs, happy faces, stars, etc.) and sell for only $12 on their site, Gal Pal.