Baby Baby

Baby, Baby! is a short board book that has babies as the primary focus.  It uses lots of colours and kept my sons attention through the entire book!! It uses a rhyming pattern to make it more melodic when being read aloud – but every second page has the rhyme since it is short sentences. It also teaches/reminds children at the end that they are always loved by God – and also has a large reflective surface/mirror at the end.

The book is recommended for children 1-3 years old.

It was written by Diane Stortz and illustrated by Ailie Busby. It is currently available on Amazon.com for $7.99, or Amazon.ca for $10.99

I thought that this book was pretty awesome and ran a giveaway on my facebook page. It was open to anyone who commented, lived in Canada or the United States, and used the hashtag #BabyBaby.

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Thank so you much to everyone who entered and/or shared my post. I will contact the winner via facebook!

 

 

 

 

Potty Covers

Introducing the #PottyCover, a disposable toilet seat cover for children (and adults) that covers the sides and the front of the toilet, to keep away germs at public restrooms.

I thought it was a neat idea, since some places have pretty questionable washrooms and while an adult can do the hover… or just plain hold it if you can’t get somewhere clean, a child cannot. And there is almost never an actual seat cover in bathrooms these days, just a big empty hole where they used to be stored.

My son is almost two, and loves, I mean LOVES the potty… not so with the “big ones.” I thought that maybe having a cool seat cover on it, even just at home might make him more interested in going on the full sized toilet. For him, it didn’t work, he just wanted to play with it, and apparently a “paw patrol” insert (he likes puppies even more than the potty) was what he needed to want to sit there for a long time…. with a book.

But I DO know, what works for one parent (or doesn’t) will not be the same for another. If your child, maybe an older one even, will be all over this product.

This polka-dotted cover is made of a non-woven fabric coated with a layer of plastic, creating a waterproof barrier between the toilet and the user. It covers not only the top of the seat, but also the front and a large amount of the side too (sorry I forgot to take one of our toilet…. )

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Each #pottycover was wrapped in a individual package, which would make this easier to carry in either a purse, diaper bag, stroller, vehicle, etc.

A pack of PottyCover is available online: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, their website, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country (USA) and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.
They are also being sold in Hong KongJapanPhilippines  and the United Kingdom.
I was shipped a sample of this product in order to review. I was not compensated to write this post (nor any post you guys see here).

#shockshutter Protect Your Baby

You’ve seen CoverPlugs before (or at least I hope you’ve caught my past reviews on the plates you can use to cover an outlet and make it virtually disappear). But now, I want to show you a totally new product that is just being made available

Introducing Shock Shutter

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According to the Shock Sutter company, there is a national code that  requires homes and businesses open to children to have Tamper Resistant electrical outlets or covers.  They have had the option, in the past to either turn off the power or use the regular outlet covers.

NOTE: I don’t see this happening at around in my Canadian community… even at the clinic walk-in waiting room, in the offices, nor at the health unit. Everywhere there are TONS of uncovered electrical outlets (they were always there before I had my son, but I notice them now a lot more!) – so the company may be speaking about an American code and not a Canadian one.

I have been very fortunate that my son is rarely interested in the outlets anymore, but there are days when I have to be right on top of him to make sure no fingers or toys are near them. It’s a very scary situation.

BUT, many other parents are not as lucky, their babies and toddlers never seem to get bored with the outlets, and are always trying to put their fingers, forks, keys and toys into the holes.

Due to this reason, the Shock Shutter company has launched a US Electrical code compliant outlet that is tamper resistant, and looks like a regular cover. This is something brand new that they are just starting to create.

HOW do they work?

The plugs are designed to block objects such as a paperclip, pin, key, utensil, finger, or any other item from being pushed into one side of the plug. The “shutter” will only open when there is equal pressure on both prongs at the exact same time.

The great part about this design is that your plug is safe, without having to remove and remember to reinsert the plug. Plus they are super easy to install.

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Another thing I like, is that they have different styles and colours so that you can best match what is in your home already.

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You can check out their website or pre-order your own shock shutter for only $2.50!

Stroller Travel Bag by #AngelBaby

As some of you know, I live in a fairly remote area of Northern Ontario, my old town had just over 1000 people. I’ve moved to the “BIG” city now, with just over 4000 population now over 5-6 small towns! LOL

So, needless to say, if you want to go anywhere, either you drive for a long amount of time, or you fly. Flying can be VERY expensive (think $800 for less than an hour flight in a tiny plane) but luckily my husbands work covers a lot of the cost, making flying more adorable if I am travelling alone or with only Little Man.

When Angel Baby came to the Canadian market with stroller travel bags I jumped into action and messaged them right away asking if they would like a review on their item, since when I was travelling with my car seat, we either had no coverage for it at all (that happened only once) and after that in a garbage bag so it would be better protected, but they did sometimes return ripped and damaged.

We are no longer using the baby bucket, but the stroller is something I hate to travel without. I am out of town RIGHT NOW, having to drive anytime you need to see a specialist, and am hating that I forgot to even grab an umbrella stroller… so carrying him everywhere is a must… at least I grabbed my ring sling since I had it in my diaper bag!!!

Anyway.. I digress. The Angel Baby stroller bag brags as being superior to others that are on the market… here is their photo showing a comparison

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I found that the bag fit my umbrella stroller really well, though somehow my pictures are not here on my cell phone (sorry, using their photo here, will try and update as soon as I can find it, or take another picture).

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There is a string at the top to seal the bag around the handles keeping it secure and making sure it’s not getting dirty. The bag is a nylon type fabric by feel, but much stronger. It is made of Polyester and offers much better protection than a plastic or nylon bag which is much more likely to rip open. Also, there is a zippered pouch for storage, which is super convenient compared to trying to fold it, or roll it into a ball of fabric. There is also a carry handle, in addition to a  spot where you can put in your business card, or contact information if its ever lost on the flight.

And here is the BEST part… this is for Canadians! YES, finally something on Amazon.ca HERE that is really cool (and currently listed for just under $27)

 

If I cannot find my pictures within a day or two of getting home, I will retake them and make an entire new post for you all. So sorry I cannot find them to put into the post right away for you all. I much prefer using my own pictures of video when making my posts.

 

More information from the promoter

I was DONE buying the cheap nylon bags and having them rip or tear on me after a few uses so I made MY OWN and made it STRONGERMORE DURABLE, and DOUBLE the STRENGTH of any other out there on the market!

When you purchase you will notice that you are getting exactly what you paid for.

Take the Angel Baby Red Stroller Travel and Storage Bag out and see its packaging. Now OPEN it and you will feel the DURABLE DOUBLE STRENGTH Polyester and small zipper pouch it fits in. This AIN’T NO NYLON like others!

See the convenient carrying handle and drawstring adjustable lock for easy open/close with an ID TAG for identification.

It’s UNIVERSAL and will fit most umbrella strollers such as: Maclaren, Combi, Chicco, Peg Perego, Cosco, and more!

So what separates Angel Baby from the others? It is simple really! The QUALITY and CONVENIENCE of this stroller carrying case bag that will last a lifetime!

For that purpose it comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE!!!

– FREE BONUS SHOULDER STRAP!!! Made From DURABLE DOUBLE STRENGTH Polyester Fabric that WILL NOT TEAR! This is not typical cheap nylon stroller bag. It is built to last a LIFETIME, which is why we give you a GUARANTEE. DIMENSIONS are 45in. X 15.5in. X 12in. (114.3cm x 39.4cm x 30.5cm)

– PROTECT your Stroller Investment from dirt and germs whether you are traveling on airplanes,in the car trunk, closet, or simply storing it in the garage!

– Convenient Carrying Handle with a Drawstring Closure and adjustable lock for easy opening and closing.

– Water Resistant and Lightweight Fabric.

– Large Graphics with ID Box for Name and RED bright color!

PROTECT YOUR STROLLER INVESTMENT TODAY AND KEEP IT FREE FROM DIRT AND GERMS.

#mamawayus Baby Sling

Have you ever tried to go somewhere with your baby and you were either carrying them around, with your arms starting to feel like they had been pumping iron all day… OR you spent more time chasing around your toddler than what you had hoped to accomplish?

If you answered no, then I feel like you need to check that your baby bundle of joy was not replaced by a doll.

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Mommy Teething Necklace

Those of my amazing followers who have been with me for awhile now, may remember WAY back in the month of April may remember when I reviewed the Chew-Choos ‘Playdate’ Teething Necklace teething necklace

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These beads were round and of varying diameters – larger in the front, smaller in the back. This model is still available on Amazon.ca (HERE). BUT they have a new model!!!

Introducing the newly designed “Cutie Pie” Silicone Teething Necklace.

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With this necklace comes a new beautiful packaging as well with the company logo surrounded by a heart. Another update is the shape. Rather than spherical, they are flat, allowing your baby or toddler, to chew on mommies necklace a little easier, especially when its those back teeth that are bothering them the most.

Since Little Man hasn’t had a ton of problems with teething, his body decided to raise a challenge, and he has at least 4 teething trying to come in all at the same time, so this necklace could not have come at a better time for us. I found this necklace was a lot easier for him to chew one due to the flat design, though he did not chew on it for long periods of time — that would make things too easy, he rarely chews on anything too long, just enough to find relief, then he moves onto the next activity lol.

Check out their store HERE

Would you like to see a picture with Little Man with this blue necklace we were sent in exchange for my review?  When this blog post reaches 5 comments, and at least two shares, we will share the newest photo (and see how much he’s grown!!!)

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Here is some further information from the promoter (that I have condensed/re-worded in some cases)

Necklaces are all 100% Safe for babies: Eco-friendly food-grade FDA-approved silicone. They are free of BPAs, Phthalates, cadmium, lead, latex or any other harmful toxins.

Soothing relief: soft yet firm and faceted texture helps reduce drooling; Natural method to manage teething pain and tenderness while providing a good sensory experience for your child; Can be frozen or cooled just like traditional teethers.

Baby Shower Gift: Can be used to entertains curious nurslings who might otherwise pull hair and scratch, nice enough to wear anywhere and no one would guess that its dual purpose as a droolery piece since it is equally fashionable.

Sanitary: Chew-Choos are a great alternative to regular teether toys that inevitably end up on unsanitary floors. These are hygienic, hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria. Dishwasher safe and easy to clean by hand with soapy water and a toothbrush.

Comfortable: Weighing only 2.9 ounces, the necklace length may be shortened and includes a sturdy  breakaway safety clasp (pvc). It also features a bare cord at the nape of the neck to prevent tangling and pulling hair

Safety Information
Intended for mothers to wear and is not a toy. Please do not leave with child unattended as it could pose a choking hazard. Please discard once it shows any signs of wear. It is not meant for mature teeth or aggressive biting. Please note, the plastic clasp is not safe to chew on.

Cutie pie looks delicious and is ready for some serious chewing action. What a lovely welcome baby shower gift! You and your little playmate will love how versatile and fun it is. Chew Choos are made with a longer length (below the breast line) to assure your baby can comfortably reach it, but it can also be shortened by simply cutting and re-tying cord. It features a bare cord roughly 6 cm from each side of the breakaway safety clasp to help prevent your hair from getting tangled and tugged out. They are arranged by hand and designed with the hottest colors of the season alternating between ¾ inch faceted beads and 1-1/2 inch flat oval beads. The clasp is strong enough to endure infant tugs but will release with enough force to prevent injury to mom or baby. This will be a life saver during nursing sessions, giving your little one something to focus on and occupy their little hands. Chew-Choos is a SAHM company who understands the needs of modern parents.

Consider these other great benefits that make our products so popular:

1. Fantastic conversation starter! Most do not even realize its multipurpose use as a baby teether.
2. Perfect accessory to wear with baby wraps or carriers.
3. It is suggested that this could serve as a sensory object for special needs children with mild chewing needs (always with adult supervision).
4. Imported from a trusted manufacturer passing worldwide regulations: FDA, LFGB, RoHS, CCPSA, EN71, CA Prop 65. You can feel secure knowing that it is pure, safe and non-toxic. Chew-Choos can provide documentation per your request.
5. Excellent alternative to traditional fashion jewelry which can irritate sensitive skin. This necklace is hypoallergenic, lead-free, latex free, cadmium-free, and non-toxic through and through.

About Baby Pinch Boutique:

I only market items that I find are safe and wonderful for both mommy and baby. It is my business motto only offer products that I believe in, that I would use daily for my own babies in my home. It is geared towards mommy’s who want to soothe a teething baby, women with sensitivity to traditional jewelry material, special needs children who like to chew and fumble with their clothes/pencils

#CoverPLUG

When you have a baby, making sure everything is safe becomes one of your primary areas of focus. Especially when your little bundle of joy becomes mobile and ONLY likes things he shouldn’t be touching — in my case that was cords and electrical outlets (among others).

That is where this review item has been amazing in our home. I reviewed the CoverPLUG and did a huge giveaway when I first started blogging last February. It’s been awhile and I wanted to show them to you again for my new followers as they really are a revolutionary item for the home, a must have in any parents safety kit I feel.

Before, this is what my wall outlets looked like

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