And are you ready for this?! We're giving away a $150 store credit (US residents only; good for 2 - 3 Kigurumi costumes), and have a 25% off coupon code for everyone else!! Just read on and enter to win at the bottom of this blog post!!
If you're searching for a unique Halloween Costume, or an easy Cosplay idea for your next Comic Con, I've got a suggestion for ya! Kigurumi hooded onesie costumes from Kutame! From dragons and sharks to unicorns and pandas, they have a massive selection of costumes! You'll even find some Japanese ones such as Gudetama, Korilakkuma, Rilakkuma, Mega Man, Shiba Inu, and Gloomy Bear (in black or pink). Not only does Kutame have tons of Kigurumi, they also have Pusheen, blind boxes, mugs and other great gifts.
And are you ready for this?! We're giving away a $150 store credit (US residents only; good for 2 - 3 Kigurumi costumes), and have a 25% off coupon code for everyone else!! Just read on and enter to win at the bottom of this blog post!!
They are SUPER soft, and warm (made of 100% polyester, SAZAC's signature soft fleece), machine washable (just turn them inside out), and because they're so loose fitting they allow for plenty of layering underneath which makes them the perfect choice for Trick-or-Treating in chilly locations! Another thing that makes Kigurumi so great is there's no guessing game when choosing your size. They're meant to be loose fitting, and only come in 2 size options for adults: "regular one size" (what hubby and I got, we're both about 5'8") and "extra tall size" (for those over 6') and 2 size options for kids: 3-5 years old (what we got for our just turned 3 year old twins) and 5-9 years old (what we got for my small almost 6 year old son).
You can see that they're quite big on my kids, but the elastic wrists and ankles are great. Kind of harem pant style. Loose, comfy, and lots of fun to "monkey around in" as my son mentions in our HILARIOUS unboxing video, watch it here!! I can see them being a great costume during pregnancy and postpartum, as well, since they're so roomy!
Here are my husband and I modeling our "regular one size" Kigurumi. I got the "colorful skeleton" (only available in regular size) and he got the "skeleton" (available in regular & extra tall size), both have pockets and retail for $59 on shopkutame.com (don't forget to use code "USJAPANFAM" for your 25% off!!)
Here's our son in his Japanese monkey costume, with pockets, retailing for $45. He's almost 6 years old and about 43 inches tall, wearing the "5-9 year old size", it's also available in 3-5 year old size. I'm so happy he chose this costume, not only is it adorable and kinda hilarious with the red butt, but about 10 years ago his father and I actually drove out from our home in Yokohama to see the Japanese snow monkeys in the mountains of Nagano, lounging in the steamy natural hot springs! It was quite an amazing experience!!
Here are our twins modeling the pink unicorn and blue unicorn costumes. They just turned 3 and are about 36" tall, wearing the size 3-5 years (also available in 5-9 years). Both have pockets and retail for $45. The hoods were a bit difficult for them to manage at first, but after playing around in them for a while they figured them out. It's fun to pull them forward and be totally in character, but do make sure you and your kids can see well when necessary, or know to take their hoods down when crossing the road! Safety first!!
Suffice it to say, we are all totally in love with our new Kigurumi onesie character costumes, and think you will be too!!! US Residents can get 25% off their orders with code USJAPANFAM at shopkutame.com and can also enter to win $150 credit in the Rafflecopter box below. Don't forget you can earn more points daily with certain actions such as tweeting, watching our videos, and commenting on blog posts! The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, October 15. Good luck to all, and be sure to comment below with your thoughts on these costumes, Japanese culture, or a fun Halloween/Costume-related story!!
We've rounded up our favorite products this fall for babies, toddlers, big kids, and parents into ONE HUGE GIVEAWAY!! We're talking $600+ value jackpot here people!! Read on for more details about each of the amazing prizes, and enter to win in the rafflecopter box below!! Don't forget, you'll get additional entry points for every action taken, from following each account on social media to signing up for mailing lists and leaving comments on the blog.
This post includes some Amazon Affiliate links - you don't pay more for purchases after clicking, but we will receive a small commission to help fund our blog - thank you!!
These durable and comfortable silicone rings are a great alternative to traditional gold, silver, and platinum rings. Breathable (thanks to unique grooves on the inside of the band), they're safe for work and play, are budget-friendly, and come with a "No BS" 94 year unlimited warranty - if you lose it or break it - no worries! Our grand prize winner will receive a $100 store credit at groovelife.com - that's enough for 2 or 3 rings (can I suggest a matching pair of silicone wedding rings for you and your partner's next anniversary)!?
Full of flavor but free from gluten, carrageenan, and soy, each serving of Sneakz organic drinks contain a half serving of veggies! Available in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry - you can choose from their original ready-to-drink "milkshake" dairy-based boxes or the new vegan protein & probiotic powders - each scoop has 14 grams of pea protein, 10 essential amino acids, fiber, half a serving of vegetables, and at least 500 million CFUs of probiotics! Our grand prize winner will receive a $95 value variety pack - 1 vegan powder pack of each flavor, and 1 six-pack of milkshake boxes in each flavor! You can shop for Sneakz drinks on their website and Amazon (affiliate link), and don't miss our personal review here.
Your child will be strumming away in no time with the award-winning Loog mini guitar as his or her first musical instrument! Using just the first 3 strings of a 6-string guitar, a Loog mini has the same strings, tuning, and finger placement as a traditional guitar, making it an easier way to get your child (3 years and up) started on the guitar, acquiring skills that stay with them a lifetime. With the chord cards that come with the guitar, and the free Loog Guitar app, playing guitar will be a fun endeavor for both child and parent! Our grand prize winner will receive one Loog Mini Guitar, an $79 value. You can shop Loog guitars (mini and pro) on loogguitars.com and Amazon (affiliate link).
Whether shopping for baby's first shoes or your big kid's "cool" sneakers, award winning pediped has shoes for all of your littles - with over 130 styles from newborn to size 6 youth! Made with premium grade, non-toxic materials, pediped shoes are comfortable, supportive & healthy for growing feet, stylish, and durable! Our grand prize winner will receive 1 pair of pediped shoes, a $60 value! You can shop for their shoes on pediped.com and Amazon (affiliate link). Be sure to check out my past reviews here (2017), here (2016) and here (2015), and...
Stuck On You
From backpacks to bento boxes (that don't leak even when you put dipping sauces in them!) to washable labels for clothes and water bottles, Stuck On You has a fabulous variety of items for kids and families. The best part? Everything comes personalized, just selecting an image, text, and font! Our grand prize winner will receive a $50 store credit to shop on stuckonyou.us! Don't miss my review of the Large Backpack and Bento Box Value Pack, and...
Nothing makes changing your bedding easier than QuickZip!! With fitted sheets that save you the struggle by coming off with a quick zip (for crib mattress through California King; a MUST for bunk beds!!), to waterproof mattress pads, pillow cases, flat sheets, and even an adorable crib artist series!! Our grand prize winner will receive a $50 store credit. You can shop for their products on quickzipsheet.com and Amazon (affiliate link). They are one of my very favorite brands for families - see my personal review here (we have them on our Queen mattress, 2 crib mattresses, and a twin at the moment!), and how I am using them on my son's bunk bed!!
Squeasy Gear's silicone pouches are perfect for on-the-go snacks such as applesauce, yogurt, and smoothies, and even make great water bottles that roll up when empty!! Use the removeable no-spill insert or take it out and use as a "free flow" bottle. The pouches are reversible for easy cleaning, and all parts are top-rack dishwasher safe!. The original Squeasy Snacker comes in 3.5oz and 6oz sizes, and the Squeasy Sport is 16oz. Both are available in pink, green, turquoise, and grey, with new colors and top options launching soon! Our grand prize winner will receive 2 Squeasy Gear items - their choice of size and colors, a $34 value! You can shop on squeasygear.com and Amazon (affiliate link), and don't miss my personal review here!
Art & Eden
Childrens clothes that are better for the planet, better for the people making them, and better for the children wearing them - this is Art & Eden!! They are GOTS certified, utilize sustainable farming methods and fair business practices, low impact dyes, and recycled packaging. They offer local and global giveback. What's more? They're super cute and affordable! Our grand prize winner can select either the Leah Dress or the Eli Crew Neck Sweatshirt, both pictured in the image below and available in sizes 2T - 10, a $40 value. You can shop for more on artandeden.com.
Once you go Munchie Mug, you never go back. For real, it is THAT GOOD!! The fabric top is gentle on hands, and also completely prevents snack spillage. Shake it, drop it, no problem!! Muchie Mugs come in 9 color options in both 12oz and 16oz sizes, are BPA, Phthalate, and PVC free, made in the USA, top rack dishwasher safe, and come with a stay fresh lid to keep leftover snacks fresh. Our grand prize winner will receive 2 snack cups in their choice of size and color, a $36 value. You can shop for these great snack cups on munchiemug.com or Amazon (affiliate link), and don't miss this adorable video of my twins giving Munchie Mug's spill-proof feature a run for its money!
Pretty Girl Lips n Lashes - Younique
Looking to support a budding momtrepreneur while purchasing fabulous makeup? Then Younique is for you! With everything from foundations and fragrances to eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks, you'll find everything you need through our mom friend and presenter, Allison. You can join her Facebook group or reach out to Allison directly with any questions, or with interest to join her team and become a presenter yourself - what a fun and easy way to make money from home! Our grand prize winner will receive 1 Moodstruck Epic Mascara (providing "Legendary lashes with a wave of a wand), a $24 value - check out my dramatic before and after here!
The Tag*a*Long is a flexible handle that quickly loops through your stroller, giving your walking child something to easily hold on to. So simple, and yet SO GREAT!! It can make tagging along more fun for your child, and let's face it, a bit safer. They're BPA, PVC, & Phthalate-free, dishwasher safe, made in the USA, and require no tools or deep thought to install (I swap them out from stroller to stroller on a whim, that says a lot!). Our grand prize winner will receive 2 tag*a*long handles, a $20 value. You can shop on tagalongkids.com or Amazon (affiliate link), and get 20% off if you order through their Facebook post by the end of Friday, September 7!
When you need to hydrate your sick child, Wubba Water has your back. With NO GMO's, synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, corn, gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts, Wubba Water is an organic and healthier alternative to Pedialyte. With just 1 gram of organic sugar per serving, Wubba Water tastes great and helps replenish lost water and electrolytes. Our grand prize winner will receive 2 bottles of each of 3 flavors (6 bottles total), a $18 value. You can shop for Wubba Water at Whole Foods, Walmart, and Amazon (affiliate link), or check the map on wubbawater.com.
ENTER TO WIN HERE!!!
Giveaway ends September 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to US Residents ages 18 years and older.
Don't forget - the more actions you take (some daily) the more points you accrue and the better your chances of winning!! After leaving a comment and clicking "done", more options will open up!
Are you expecting a baby this summer? These 2018 Baby Shower Essentials are practical, natural, problem-solving and adorable! We are excited to share with you some great baby gift ideas and offer you the chance to win an amazing gift collection!
The Ultimate Gift Collection - Win It!
More Baby Shower Basics (not in giveaway set)
Enter to win these 14 Baby Shower Essentials!
Toofeze Natural Baby Teether • Yummi Pouch Brights • Back Buddy • Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper • Buttons Diapers (3 covers/inserts) • Pacific Baby Natural Bamboo Bowls • bamboobies Variety Pack • Earth Mama Organics Baby Travel Set • Eco Wind Fleece Bunting • Goat Milk Stain Remover • Curtain Critters • Natural Moisturizing Lotion for Stretch Marks • GOOtensils • Yookidoo Elephant Baby Shower
It's that time of year again. Your special day, moms. The day you get to sleep in, be served breakfast in bed, and be showered in hugs and kisses and adorable hand-made gifts by your children. Or, perhaps it's just another day of you doing all that you do for your family, sometimes (often?) thanklessly.
But this year, we wanted to do something special to honor you, moms. To thank you, for all that you do for your families, your loved ones, and the community of Bay Ridge!
We've gathered over $2,000 in prizes from 18 wonderful local businesses to give away to FIVE lucky winners!! We're talking gift certificates for dining, hair makeovers, clothes, babysitting, fitness membership, activities for kids and adults, and more!!! Read on for more details about the prizes, and enter to win at the bottom of this post!!
Prize Pack A will be awarded in a special Mother's Day Themed contest where YOU get to vote! To enter, simply reply to our Facebook post with a photo or comment that represents motherhood, Bay Ridge, or motherhood in Bay Ridge. The reply with the most likes by the end of the giveaway will be the winner! Feel free to leave more than one post, tag your friends, etc.
Prize Packs B - E will be awarded randomly using the Rafflecopter App at the bottom of this page. Participants will gain entry points for each action taken within the app, such as following various accounts on social media. The more entry points gained, the better your chance at winning!! Do note that some actions can be taken and accrued daily, such as tweeting and tagging friends on Instagram.
SO EXCITING, RIGHT!?!? We hope our giveaway will help a few of you mamas have the best Mother's Day ever!! Enter to win below (don't forget to leave a reply on our Facebook post for a chance to win Prize Pack A)!!
The giveaway will end at 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, May 1 and winners will be contacted via e-mail with 48 hours to reply, or a new winner will be chosen.
GOOD LUCK!!! And Don't forget to sign up for our e-newsletter - we produce weekly kids' events roundups for the Greater Bay Ridge Area as well as other helpful resources!
A Child Grows in Brooklyn's 6th Annual Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is just around the corner, guys!!! To be held at 501 Union Street in Gowanus on Sunday, April 22, 2018 (11AM - 3:30PM), this is the only event of its kind here in Brooklyn and it's not to be missed for any families with children under 8 years old!
A family-friendly event for those with babies on the way or with children under 8 years old, you'll find exhibitors of the latest and greatest products and services, a children's marketplace featuring locally made clothing and accessories, a food truck, Whole Foods snack bar, great samples and prizes, and an amazing lineup of speakers, seminars, demos, music and entertainment!
11 AM - doors open
11:05 AM - "Go Milk Yourself" with Francie Webb in The Lounge
11:30 AM - storytime in The Kids' Annex
11:35 AM - author talk & book signing with Jancee Dunn
12:05 PM - "Green & Healthy Living with Kids" talk in The Lounge
1:00 PM - Sleep Experts panel on the Main Stage
1:30 PM - "The Art of Screen Time" in The Lounge
2:00 PM - Yellow Sneakers Puppet Singalong in The Kids' Annex
2:00 PM - "Connecting to your baby through Music" in The Lounge
$10 - Individual Ticket
$25 - Premium Individual (with new baby gift bag)
$35 - Premium Family Pass (with new baby gift bag - for 2 adults and their children)
$35 - Premium Family Pass (with child gift bag - for 2 adults and their children)
$55 - Toddler Parent Pass - includes adult lunch, kid's snack, gift bag and book
$110 - Deluxe Family Pass - includes priority entry & seating, VIP gift bag, & lunch coupon for 2 adults
I'm giving away ONE Premium Family Pass to our grand prize winner, & ONE individual ticket to our runner-up winner!! Giveaway will end at 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, April 4. Open to US residents ages 18 and above. Enter in the rafflecopter box below - a comment on this blog post is mandatory to enter, and then other options for bonus points will be revealed! Good luck and hope to see you all at the expo!!
Disclaimer: I've received complimentary tickets to the event in exchange for my hosting of this giveaway, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. It's a great event, we've been 3 times!!
If you are a new or expecting parent in the Tri-State area, this post is for you!! We're giving away TEN TICKETS to the 2018 New York Baby Show, to be held on May 19 & 20 at Pier 94 in NYC!!
The New York Baby Show, now in its 8th year, is the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. No other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood.
To get a better feel for what the New York Baby Show is like, check out my roundups from the previous years I've attended:
Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual, but you can enter in the Rafflecopter box below to win one of the 10 tickets we have to give away! Each of our 10 winners can choose a single or family ticket. The giveaway will end Monday, March 26 at 11:59PM EST and winners will be e-mailed with a special link to claim their tickets. Even if you don't win the giveaway, you still win because you can click here to get your tickets for 50% off!!
Another giveaway, guys!! I couldn't be more excited to share Mommy Scene's Holiday Giveaway, packed full of gifts for babies, kids and moms! Get inspired for gift giving this year with interactive gift ideas for creative kids, practical gift ideas for baby's first Christmas, and luxurious gifts for yourself or the new mom in your life. One lucky winner will receive this entire gift collection!
Gifts for Babies
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Gifts for Kids
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Gifts for Her
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Moms ★ Giveaway★
Which products would you be most excited to win!??
Enter to win this fabulous gift collection of prizes for babies, kids, and moms!
Don't miss entering my $600 value Toddler Fall Faves Giveaway (running through November 8 - enter to win here!!)
This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on December 15th, 2017. Mommy Scene and the participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.
I'm back with another fabulous group giveaway, this time comin' atcha with my favorite things for toddlers this Fall!! Some items are seasonal, some are great year round, but all are totally fabulous! From clothes and shoes to food and feeding gear to potty training and nose sucking, whoever wins this $600 value jackpot is going to be over the moon!! Read on for more info about each of the products in the giveaway, and enter to win in the Rafflecopter app at the bottom! Good luck!!
Bella Rae Baby Boutique is a new online shop with the most adorable children's accessories and clothes, in sizes from 0-3 months through 9-10. From adorable bow hats and leg warmers to baby tuxes and suspenders to knee highs and rompers, this mama has got a great selection! Our grand prize winner will receive his or her choice of the Girls' "Cookie Day" Dress ($25 value, sizes 0-6 / 6-12 / 12-18 months) and Boys' "Suspender Bebe" ($20 value, sizes 0-3 / 3-6 / 6-12 / 12-18 months). You can browse her entire store here, and stay tuned as I'll be writing a full promotional blog post soon!
Thinkbaby has some of the best (and safest) products on the market for babies, kids, and adults (just check EWG's Skin Deep Database)!! Our lucky grand prize winner will receive this great Thinkbaby bundle valued at $63, including their tear-free Shampoo & Body Wash (free of phthalates, parabens, 1,4 dioxane, sodium lauryl sulfate, and harmful chemicals), water resistant non-nano zinc oxide based SPF 50+ Sunscreen, and BPA free Orange Feeding Set (with bento box, soup bowl, baby bowl, and kids cup). You can shop all Thinkbaby and Thinksport products (from sippy cups to deodorant to yoga mats) on their website and Amazon (affiliate link).
With a half serving of veggies in each 8oz box of flavored milk, Sneakz helps us sneak some extra nutrition into our kids! Coming in 3 delicious flavors (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry) and certified USDA organic, Sneakz is a great drink to throw in the lunch box, bring on a picnic, or suck down in the car after school! They even have a brand new vegan powder version available for pre-order - it's chock full of 14 grams of protein, 10 essential amino acids, 1/3 serving of veggies, and probiotics!! Our grand prize winner will receive one 12-pack of traditional Sneakz milkshakes in each flavor (that's 36 milk boxes - a $64 value)! You can shop for Sneakz on their website (and even sign up for a discounted subscription service) and Amazon (affiliate link). You can also read my personal review here (spoiler alert: we LOVE them!!) and check out my recipe for Sneakz Neapolitan Chia Pudding!
Whether you're looking for adorable crib shoes, stylish footwear for a new walker, or kicks for an older toddler, Freshly Picked moccasins are where it's at!! Made of durable 100% genuine cow hide leather with elastic that comfortably keeps them on little one's feet, our grand prize winner will receive one pair of soft soled moccs ($60 value) in his or her choice of design and size (from newborn to 3.5 years)! From traditional colors and designs to fun seasonal kicks to themes such as Care Bares and Nasa, their selection is incredible!! Check out all Freshly Picked products on their website, including soft soled Moccasins and Mary Janes, sandals, hard soles, and diaper bag!
Focusing on comfort, fit, and durability, Lucky & Me produces super-soft underwear and basics that promise "Comfy Ever After"! Available in sizes 2/3 to 9/10 you'll find everything from girls' dance shorts, underwear, tank tops, socks, and leggings to boys' briefs, boxers, boxer briefs, and tees! Oh, and their tagless backs mean itch-free kids - YES! When you say goodbye to diapers, say hello to Lucky & Me undies! Our lucky grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to be used on their website. Others can also find them on Amazon (affiliate link).
Producing today's top of the charts music by kids for kids, KIDZ BOP is a way for parents and children to enjoy the latest music, with kid-friendly lyrics! Our grand prize winner will receive the physical CD of KIDZ BOP Halloween Hits (including "Thriller" and "Ghostbusters") and their last 3 albums: KIDZ BOP 36 (including Camila Cabello's "Crying in the Club" and Moana's "How Far I'll Go), KIDZ BOP 35 (including Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" and Shawn Mendes' "Mercy"), and KIDZ BOP 34 (including Sia's "The Greatest" and DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You") - a $48 value! You can find all of KIDZ BOP music on their website, Amazon (via CD, mp3, or unlimited streaming; affiliate link), and iTunes.
Whether you're cleaning out your newborn's congested nose or sucking out major gunk during your toddler's horrible cold, BabyVac will get the job done. I can say, from personal experience and without a doubt, this bad boy blows all other nasal aspirators out of the water (and I've tried a lot!!). It is powered by your own vacuum, which sounds scary, but it regulates the power so it doesn't hurt and does an AMAZING job at clearing everything from noses (even things our little ones might stick up there...). Our grand prize winner will receive one BabyVac, valued at $16 - $39.99 on their website or Amazon (affiliate link), and stay tuned because I'll be posting my full review soon!
With a non-elastic no-pinch no-dig signature waistband, HOTBUNZ offers fresh, premium 100% GOTS certified organic cotton pants for babies and toddlers. Machine washable, super comfy, and uber cute, HOTBUNZ drop crotch pants are a staple item in any little's wardrobe! Our grand prize winner will receive their red hot Twinkle in Chili Pants (pictured above center / top left / top right) in their choice of size, from 0-3 months to 18-24 months, a $39 value! You can browse all of their other fabulous designs and their lookbook on their website!
There are many snack cups out there that claim to be spill-proof, and there are a few that come pretty darn close. But Munchie Mug takes spill-proof to the next level - these are actually SHAKE PROOF! Yep, it's completely sealed! Munchie Mug features 2 overlapping pieces of fabric, which means not only is it spill-proof, it'll also be much nicer on the hands than traditional plastic snack cup tops! What's more? They are BPA / Phthalate / Lead / PVC free and proudly made in the USA. Our grand prize winner will receive 2 Munchie Mug cups (their choice of color and size, available in 12oz and 16oz), a $36 value. Others can browse cups on Munchie Mug's website or Amazon (affiliate link). You can also check out my personal review and demo video here!
Your kids love getting messy creating their arts and crafts masterpieces, but you hate the mess, cleanup, and ultimate destruction of your kitchen table... If this sounds familiar, then you gotta check out PlaSmart's MessMatz Creativity Mats. With raised edges, these 24" x 18" non-toxic silicone mats are built to contain the mess and protect surfaces. They wash and dry quickly, and roll up for easy storage. Our grand prize winner will receive one in their choice of color (green, pink, or blue), a $30 value, and others can buy them on PlaSmart's website or Amazon (affiliate link).
Potty training can be overwhelming, frustrating, and downright messy. There are a number of books and methods, even professionals you can hire to do the job for you!! But here's an innovative product we're really excited to help get the word out about: Pee-Kaboo reusable potty training stickers!! No more cajoling, no more timers, no more candy treats. Simply stick the pee-kaboo reusable potty training sticker™ into a portable potty and watch what happens. Each time your toddler has a potty success, "pee-kaboo" a magical image appears in their potty, visually rewarding them for their efforts and encouraging them to use the potty again and again all by themselves. After they finish, leave the sticker in the potty and clean as usual. Once it dries, it'll be ready for its next magical appearance! Each sticker lasts 4-6 weeks, and our winner will receive 2 kits (one for the winner and one for a friend, or both for the winner if they have twins), a $44 value! Each kit includes a portable child's potty and stickers! Others can shop Pee-Kaboo stickers on their website and Amazon (affiliate link).
This fall and winter, why not keep your baby or toddler's head warm with a hat that will be the envy of all!?? Check out these ah-may-zing handmade bonnets by Addison's Crafty Mommy on Etsy. Sherpa lined with high quality fabric in beautiful designs, and let's not forget those ears!!!!! Oh. My. GOSH! She's got a great assortment for boys and girls (check out all of her bonnets, blankets, bibs, and teethers on her website). Our grand prize winner will receive one bonnet in the size (0-3 to 18-24 months) and design of his or her choice, a $20 value.
When your littles are begging you to paint their nails, it's time to look into Piggy Paint. This non-toxic water-based nail polish is the kid-friendly nail polish every family needs! Their original line is odorless, and their new scented line comes in fun scents such as banana, cocoa, grape, watermelon, and more! They've even got low-odor non-acetone polish remover. Our grand prize winner will receive their new scented nail polish set, which includes 4 colors, a $20 value! Others can shop Piggy Paint's website (be sure to click around - they've branched out a ton with puppy paint, nail vinyls and stickers, kid-friendly hair products, and SOPHi - an odorless hypoallergenic line of nail products for adults. You can also find them on Amazon (affiliate link).
Whether for an infant or a toddler, EduShape's Happy Monkey brings sensory fun, discovery, and comfort to any child. Features include crinkle ears, a teether tail, vibrant contrasting colors, a rattle, silk ribbons, and interactive legs and arms (one shrinks when the opposite is pulled). Not just a toy or lovey, it will actually help your child develop fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, auditory senses, logic and reasoning! Our grand prize winner will be happy to receive one Happy Monkey, a $20 value, and others can purchase him on Amazon (affiliate link), as well as all of their other amazing fun and educational toys!
ENTER TO WIN HERE:
Please enter in the Rafflecopter App below - note that only a blog comment is mandatory for entry, but you will gain more entry points for each action you take, and some actions can be completed daily! Good luck everyone and thank you for participating!!
This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over, and will end at 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2017. One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email, and will be given 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
Whether you're exclusively pumping, mixing it up with breast and bottle, or traveling away from your little one for a while, the idea of flying while pumping and possibly dealing with days of milk storage and transportation can be overwhelming, to say the least! But don't worry, there are some amazing state-of-the-art products and accessories to help you out. And yes, there's even an app for that. Actually, more than one! So, keep reading for my guide to traveling with a breast pump (with some affiliate links to help fund the blog), and also a GIVEAWAY of the amazing new travel-friendly Motif Curve breast pump (ending 10/30/17 @ 11:59PM!!!
Light Weight Breast Pump: Motif Curve
Looking for a breast pump for moms-on-the-go? Weighing in at less than 1 pound with a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts 2.5 hours, the Motif Curve is where it's at! Other fab features include 9 suction control levels, automatic shut off, a BPA-free closed system, LED screen and one-handed control, the option for single or double pumping mode, and a discreet quiet motor. They retail for around $179 (though we've seen it on sale from $109 - $139) on Motif's website and Amazon, but don't forget mamas, most insurance plans cover 1 free breast pump per pregnancy!! Click here to fill out a form and have a rep from Aeroflow Breastpumps (carrier of Motif Curve) contact you to see if you qualify! Unfortunately I haven't been able to test this one out myself as I weaned my twins 6 months ago. Whomp whomp... If you have one or get one (or win the one in this giveaway - enter below!!!), please come back and leave a comment with your thoughts!
Pump in Private: Mamava Lactation Suites
It's one thing to be breastfeeding in public and be faced with the dilema of just whipping out your boob, covering up, or finding a private space. It's another to be faced with using a breast pump while traveling. That's why we are SO in love with Mamava Lactation Suites, popping up in more locations by the day!! Basically, it's a stand alone private pod with a bench, table, and outlets designed for nursing and pumping mothers on-the-go. You can find them at many airports, stadiums, college campuses, hospitals, museums, you name it! Click here to download their app (iOS or Android) or check out their list of locations.
Ship Your Breast Milk: Milk Stork
We all know how strict airport security is with those 3-1-1 rules on liquids. They have exceptions when it comes to babies and small children, but you never know when you're going to be faced with someone having a bad day and taking it out on you, and the stash of milk that you worked on accumulating so hard while away from your little one (check out TSA's website, you can carry on a "reasonable amount" hmmm thanks for clearing that up, guys!!)! It happened to Alyssa Milano at Heathrow, don't let it happen to you! If you don't want to risk it, ship it! There's actually a service specializing in the shipping of breast milk - it's called Milk Stork! They'll deliver the cooler to your hotel, pick it up after you've packed it full of your liquid gold, and ship it overnight to your home, with fees starting at $139. It also sounds like an ah-may-zing option for moms away for an extended period who don't want to wean prematurely - you can ship home your stash regularly so you keep your supply going and baby gets all that nutrition while you're away!
Hands-Free Pumping: Simple Wishes Bras
Simple Wishes' Signature Hands-Free Pumping Bra has been a long time beloved staple for pumping moms, but they've just launched an amazing new product that is a MUST-HAVE for all nursing moms, whether exclusively or part-time pumping! The SuperMom All-In-One Bra looks like a regular bra but features two layers that unclip down - one for hands-free pumping (with an additional support halter if you need) and one for nursing. It also features 6 rows of hook and eye in the back closure to allow for up to 2" ribcage expansion during pregnancy, as well as sewn in foam cups to provide a seamless t-shirt fit. Buy some for yourself and as a baby shower gift for all your mom-to-be friends! Those mamas will thank you!! They run for around $55 on SimpleWishes.com or Amazon (though it doesn't look like the SuperMom has hit Amazon just yet).
Find a Place to Pump, on an App
Moms Pump Here - The most popular Nursing Room Locator app on the market, with over 5000 rooms or pods found and shared by nursing mothers since 2012! You can download their app for free on iOS and Android, and you can also access the locator on their website.
Pump Spotting - An app where nursing moms can connect with one another and find the best locations to pump, nurse, and nourish their babies.
Mommy Nearest - A trusted app for parents looking to discover family-friendly places across the nation, you can filter your search by category, even "nursing friendly", which may or may not always mean pumping-friendly, but hey, it's an awesome app for parents with amazing content too, and I don't just say so because I write for them (read my past work here!).
Discreet & Chic Nursing & Pumping Wear: Loyal Hana
You can't exactly rock up to a business meeting in a nursing tank that could double as pajamas. So what's a mama to do? Shop Loyal Hana, of course!!! Their tops and dresses feature concealed zippers, so no one would have a clue they're meant for nursing and pumping moms!
Phew! I told you this would be a helpful post, was I right?? But now, for the gooooood stuff... the GIVEAWAY!!!!
Enter to win a Motif Curve Breast Pump in the Rafflecopter box below!!
Giveaway open to US residents ages 18 and over. Giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on October 30, 2017. A winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner is chosen.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Motif Curve. I was compensated for writing this article and hosting the giveaway, but all thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased. Cuz hey, I'm no sell out!
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Buttons Diapers cloth diaper cover + 3 inserts - Buttons Diapers are all-in-two cloth diapers that consist of adjustable waterproof diaper covers and snap-in-place absorbent diaper inserts. Choose a cover and an insert, and you’re set! Winner may choose cover style.
BeliBea NOURISH CAMI - For both breastfeeding and hands-free pumping convenience! An innovative dual-panel design allows mothers to keep the garment in place whether breastfeeding, pumping or reveling in the moments between. The inside panel features a unique opening that holds a breast shield in place for hands-free pumping! NOURISH CAMI is a great layering piece and excellent tummy coverage when breastfeeding or pumping!
Yummi Pouch Brights (Set of 4) - These reusable food pouches combine style and convenience in an Eco-friendly reusable drink container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks. Easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and simple for kids to drink from the side spout.
Back Buddy Deluxe Support Pillow - Award-winning Back Buddy Support Pillow now with an ultra-plush minky cover. All-In-One covers are not removable and may be spot cleaned as necessary. Available in several high-quality colors and designs.
Cozy Baby Sleeper by Revelae Kids - Keep baby cozy and secure in this enclosed baby sleeper that provides a baby with cozy boundaries without restricting movement. The sleeper unzips from the bottom up for easy diaper changes and the enclosed sleeper design helps with startle reflex and even discourages a baby from sucking their fingers or thumb.
Motif Duo Breast Pump - The Motif Duo is adaptable to meet your individual needs, no matter where you are in your breastfeeding journey. The single or double pumping option allows you to pump how you want, the memory feature saves your settings, and the lightweight portable design makes this pump ideal to take anywhere you go.
Milkmaid Goods Nursing Poncho - A nursing cover has never been so functional! These Full Coverage Nursing Ponchos double as a car seat cover, swaddle, shopping cart cover, & eliminates the need for costly breastfeeding clothing. Any new mom's best tool.
This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on October 18th, 2017. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.
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