Monday, July 21, 2014

Favorite Airplane & Helicopter Toys for Toddlers

I always knew my husband was a geek for anything that flies in the sky. I mean, I couldn't have been surprised since he did participate in civil air patrol, earn his pilots license, and enlist in the Air National Guard. I didn't really realize HOW much of a geek he was until Parker came along. And in case you were wondering, I mean geek in the most enduring way possible, it's one of his most attractive traits.

I still remember watching his reaction when we heard Parker point to the sky and say, "airplane" for the first time. I think that made his whole week! Through consignment sales and gifts we have accumulated quite a few toys and I love each and every one of them for different reasons.

The Fisher-Price Little People Lil' Movers Airplane and the VTech - Explore and Learn Helicopter have been favorites of Parker's for awhile. They are very versatile and kept him busy when he was younger and still at age 2. We did take the string off the VTech - Explore and Learn Helicopter for safety reasons. 

The Green Toys Airplane is a great toy to have in his bedroom for evening play. With no lights or sounds it is quiet and leaves all play up to the imagination. He can also quietly play with it in the morning if he wakes up before it is time to get up.

The Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Airport Toy has been a great transition as Parker has started to really play with toys in the way they were designed. He likes to move this to the center of the room and sit straddled around it pushing the airplane down the ramp over and over again. 

The Battat Take-A-Part Airplane was something we found at a consignment sale when Parker was around 6 months. He is just now getting to the right age where he can play with it and learn how to use the toy drill it comes with to take it apart and put it back together. He likes carrying around his drill when Rob is working around the house.

On a slightly different note, we are getting so close to finishing up Parker's airplane themed big boy room. Just a few more DIY projects and then we can reveal the final project!! Here is some of my inspirations so far. 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

oogiebear Review & Giveaway

One of the hardest things about being a parent is when you child is sick. Especially at a young age, they can't really communicate what is hurting them. Lots of time is spent cuddling, breathing in warm mist from hot running water, and removing boogies. It isn't glamorous but is a necessity to help a sick little one breathe a little easier.

Nothing has really phased me much but Rob hasn't been so lucky. He can't seem to handle the boogies very well. We've tried a few products and they either can't get the job done or make Rob more grossed out. He was ecstatic when we came across a table at The Biggest Baby Shower that was showcasing their new product, the oogiebear.

oogiebear is the first mucus removal tool that safely and gently removes both sticky and dried mucus from a sick child’s nostrils. The creator, Nina Farzin, a Mother of 3 and practicing pharmacist for over 20 years wanted to develop something effective to remove unwanted boogies while keeping comfort in mind.

oogiebear has both a a soft flexible loop for removing sticky mucus and a contoured scoop to gently and safely remove dried mucus. The cute bear head on each end doesn't only look cute, but also prevents parents from going to deep into the nostril. It is also latex, BPA and PVC free which makes this mamma very happy.

One of the best features of the oogiebear is it's easy to clean design. There are no aspirator bulbs or suction tubes to clean and you always know when all of the boogies have been washed away.

Parker wasn't so sure about it at first so we had him lay down on the changing table. Still giving a pouty lip we went ahead and tried it. 

Before long he was giggling because it tickled. Now he gets a little excited when he sees it and leans in to make it easier.

You can purchase your own oogiebear on their website for $7.50. It is certainly a must have for any expecting or new parents and makes a fantastic gift! Don't forget to follow oogiebear on Facebook and Twitter for their latest news and promotions.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

$500 Amazon Giveaway

Amy, over at This Mamas Life, recently had a new little one and is helping us celebrate by giving one lucky reader a $500 gift card!

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A little about Kinsights: Kinsights is an online Pediatric Personal Health Record Keeper for parents. Gone are the days where you’re being held responsible for keeping track of slips of paper or lugging files and folders containing your children’s health information. And in the event of an emergency, you can even have the health records sent to the ER or out-of-town doctor in a snap. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. This tool is amazing and a godsend to parents. Kinsights is also a community where parents can safely seek and share answers to parenting questions. You can ask anything and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Kinsights even offers groups with similar interests their own pages, including single parents, grandparents, those interested in car seat safety, baby & kids fashion, potty training groups, and many more What's really cool about this community is that it makes finding the best answers easy-community members vote up answers so the best content rises to the top.

*One Lucky Reader will receive the items shown above ( $500.00 Value)
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