Squatchi Bigfoot Shoe Sizer for Little Feet Review

Squatchi kid foot sizer is an easy to use at home foot and shoe sizer. Squatchi kid foot sizer is as accurate as the metal ones used in stores. Squatchi is made from high impact polystyrene plastic, which is unbreakable! Squatchi makes it easy to measure your child’s shoe size when it is most convenient for you. 

I don’t know about you and your child, but Bunny HATES the metal shoe sizers you find in the store. Bunny loves shoes and loves shoe shopping, but trying to get her to stand still while I measure her foot on the metal shoe sizers in the store is difficult, if not impossible. Bunny doesn’t even want to go near those! Our Squatchi is a bright pink color and not cold to the touch. Bunny loves measuring her foot on Squatchi. I can get a more accurate sizing on Squatchi than I can using the metal sizers in the store. 

Squatchi comes with a cute little sticker and instructions
Instructions on how to use














I am a bit overzealous when it comes to making sure Bunny is wearing the right size shoe. With Squatchi I do not need to make a special trip to the shoe store to make sure Bunny is in the right size. I can measure Bunny’s foot as many times as my heart desires. I can also measure Bunny’s shoes to see if they are the right size. Sometimes the sizing rubs off the shoe and I have no idea which size they are and if they still fit Bunny’s feet. Squatchi gives this mama piece of mind. 


Squatchi comes in seven colors, white, blue, green, orange, red, pink and purple. Squatchi is not only a shoe and foot sizer, it is also a keepsake. You can mark where your child’s foot is and write the date. If you continue to do this until your child outgrows Squatchi, you will have a neat keepsake! Squatchi has a hole at the top which allows you to hang it on the wall. You can display Squatchi in your child’s room! Squatchi measures toddler size two up to youth size five, typically ages one to eleven. 


This video shows you How to use SquatchiSquatchi is very easy to use. Simply place your child’s heel against the curved end, the heel stop, of the Squatchi while bearing weight on their feet and make sure the toes are lying flat. Be sure to measure both feet as one foot is typically bigger than the other. 


You can buy Squatchi for $19.99 on amazon.com,  walmart.com, toysrus.com, parentfaves.com, thegrommet.com, and in store or online at buy buy baby. 

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Balboa Baby Sling Review and Giveaway

Bunny loves to be carried and I love to carry her! With my growing belly this is getting harder to do for long periods of time. The Balboa Baby Sling allows me to carry Bunny without growing weary. 

 

 

Balboa Baby Sling is a soft, one size, adjustable baby sling. Balboa Baby Sling currently comes in thirteen different patterns/colors. Balboa Baby Sling can be adjusted from size xsmall (18″ tail) to size xlarge (6″ tail). This is great for my growing pregnant and soon to be postpartum body.
Balboa Baby Sling has a very convenient front pocket. You can put your phone, a burp rag, baby’s pacifier or favorite and more in the pocket. Balboa Baby Sling shoulder area is padded, which makes for a comfortable ride for mommy or daddy. Balboa Baby Sling is machine washable, which is great! When baby spits up on the sling, you can easily wash it in your washing machine. Balboa Baby Sling fits babies from 8 pounds up to 35 pounds. Bunny is currently around 25 pounds and still fits perfectly.

You can wear your Balboa Baby Sling with your baby in four different positions. All of these are great for smaller babies. Since I do not currently have a tiny baby, I am using a three month old size baby doll to demonstrate the carries. Once my bun in the oven is here, I will definitely update you all as to how much I love using my Balboa Baby Sling with a newborn.
The first position is the cuddle style which allows you to cuddle baby close to you.
 
 

Please keep in mind I am using a doll. Your baby’s airway should be clear at all times. Do not let your baby smash its face against your body like the doll is doing here. Make sure to wrap the outer elastic trim around your baby’s back and neck for maximum support.

The second position is the cradle style which would be great for nursing on the go!

 

The third position is the front carry style which allows baby to see the world while being close to you. 

 Again, this is a doll and the head is not in the proper position. Please make sure your baby’s head is supported. Baby’s legs can be bent and crossed or or stretched out to one side.

The fourth position is the hip carry style which is what Bunny and I use. This style is the best for toddlers. 

 

 

 

 

Bunny loves to have the sling over her shoulders, up around her neck.
Balboa Baby has a video for each carry which shows you how to properly fit the sling to you and hold your baby safely.
Sometimes Bunny likes to walk, and sometimes she likes to be carried. Balboa Baby Sling is very portable and fits easily in a diaper bag. Balboa Baby Sling is not bulky unlike some other soft structured carries. Balboa Baby Sling is easy to put on and take off.
With my growing belly I can no longer use a soft structured carried like Ergo, Lillebaby, and Tula, ones that buckle around the waist. Balboa Baby Sling allows me to carry Bunny while pregnant. Wraps are great but take too much time and effort to get Bunny in and out of. Balboa Baby Sling is simple and easy to use. When Bunny wants to run around and play or walk, I can easily and quickly get her out of my Balboa Baby Sling. When Bunny wants to be held again, I can easily and quickly, and painlessly, put her back in my Balboa Baby Sling. I did not try a sling with Bunny when she was an infant, but I can see how using a sling with a smaller baby would be beneficial.

You can buy your Balboa Baby Sling online for $60. You can also enter for a chance to win one here!

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Nuvo Ritmo Pregnancy Advanced Sound System Belt Review

Nuvo Ritmo Pregnancy Advanced Sound System Belt is not only a pregnancy belt, it is also a sound system for your unborn baby. Ritmo is a stretchy, supportive, washable pregnancy belt with a sound system built in. Research has shown that listening to music in the womb can have a stimulating effect on your baby’s brain. I know the songs I listened to when I was pregnant with Bunny were very familiar and soothing to her after she was born. 

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Ritmo uses a high quality surround sound system with four mini speakers that are split up in four areas of the belt. This makes sure sound is not focused on one area of your womb and allows the baby to hear the sound no matter what position they are in. Ritmo speakers are specifically engineered for the womb and deliver the highest quality sound at a safe listening level.  Ritmo is not just for music. You can prerecord anything you would like your baby to hear, and play it for them using Ritmo. You can record your voice, or the voice of a loved one singing lullabies, reading a story, or just talking. This helps your baby to recognize and be comforted by these voices, songs, or stories after birth. Ritmo would be especially wonderful for those mothers who’s significant other is gone during the pregnancy for whatever reason, or for surrogates.

Ritmo works with most phones and MP3 players. Ritmo has a belt extender which allows you to use Ritmo during any stage of your pregnancy. I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and do not need the belt extender yet. Ritmo is very comfortable and easy to use. When you first open Ritmo there is a little bit of assembly required. Mine came with the speakers already installed, but there is an instruction booklet telling you how to install the speakers if needed. Ritmo is washable, which is a wonderful feature. You can remove the speakers to wash your Ritmo. There are three wires in Ritmo that you need to find. They are pretty easy to locate. There are two wires in the left pocket and one wire in the right pocket. You need to unzip Ritmo and thread the one wire from the right pocket over to the left pocket. Once you have done that, you can connect the wires to audio controller. After you have done this, you are ready to go!

Ritmo comes with a carrying case, which is great for traveling! You can store your Ritmo inside the mesh storage case in between uses as well.

Ritmo Advanced comes with a an audio controller which allows you to listen to the music with your baby via headphones. You can also have phone calls with those you love and let the baby listen in. 

Ritmo is very comfortable to wear. Ritmo can be worn sitting, standing, laying down or while you are out and about. 

 

Nuvo Ritmo Pregnancy Advanced Sound System Belt can be purchased for $139.95 online. Ritmo makes a great baby shower present! 

Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes Review and Giveaway

Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are wet wipes that release a cornstarch baby power onto the skin. The baby powered goes on wet and dries with little to no scent, but leaves behind a refreshing layer of smooth baby powder. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are made in the USA. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes contain no talc, no alcohol, no parabens, no gluten, and no phthalates. There are no airborne particles when using Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes, unlike traditional baby powder. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are hypoallergenic and has been dermatologist tested. 

Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are great for diaper rashes! Bunny had a diaper rash and I used Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes. Within a day the diaper rash was gone! There are 20 wipes in each package. The packages are nice and small, easy to take with you in the diaper bag. 

Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are not only for babies! Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are great for golfer,s runners, campers, bicyclists, fisherman, horseback riders, hikers, pool players, weightlifters, firefighters, nurses and even as an alternative for deodorant! I have used Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes on myself and I love them! They help with chafing. 

You can see the thin layer of baby powder in the middle of my arm.

Bunny has extremely sensitive skin. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are one of the few diaper rash products that have helped Bunny’s diaper rash without making it worse. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are a great preventative measure against diaper rash. 

Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are thick and soft. You can feel and see the thin layer of baby powder that is left behind. I personally do not like using baby powder because of all the airborne particles. I feel like most of the baby powder ends up in the air and not on my baby’s bum. Plus, it is hard to not make a mess with baby powder. Some of the baby powder makes it onto the baby’s bum, but some of it end up on the changing table and clothing, which leads to more laundry for me. Not what I want! Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes eliminated the need to use baby powder on your little one’s bum and eliminates the mess! 

You can buy Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes online here for $8.99 per pouch. 

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Mommy Water Review

If you are currently pregnant or have ever been pregnant, you know how difficult it is to take your prenatal vitamins daily. Why is it difficult? For most pregnant women it is difficult to take a prenatal vitamin because prenantals are massive and make you want to throw up, and after you take them your stomach doesn’t feel so great, again, making you want to throw up. I know a few moms who never took prenantals because of this. During this pregnancy, I was so nauseated all day I didn’t want to eat, but I made sure to take my prenantals every day. My midwife and doctor suggested to me to stop taking the prenatals for a few days and see if that helped my nausea, allowing me to eat. Food AND vitamins are important when you are growing a baby! I knew there had to be a good, easy on the stomach prenatal vitamin out there. After doing some research, I found one!
 
Mommy Water is an advanced prenatal vitamin drink mix. Mommy Water comes in a single serving packet. Simply add Mommy Water to 16 ounces of water, mix well, and enjoy! Mommy Water currently comes in two flavors, Lemon Zest and Berry Splash
 
Mommy Water is better than a traditional prenatal pill for a few reasons. Mommy Water has prebiotic fiber source which is great for digestive health. Mommy Water contains inulin which can boost calcium absorption to aid in building and maintaining strong and healthy bones. Because Mommy Water is rich in iron this can help you feel fuller longer and helps to promote a healthy digestive tract and can help with regulate bowl movements. Sad but true, when you are pregnant most women flip flop between having diarrhea and being constipated. Not the best pregnancy side effect.
Berry Splash
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pregnancy brain is also a fun pregnancy side effect, but Mommy Water can help with that! Mommy Water contains choline, which is essential to fetal brain development, but can also help reduce pregnancy brain! Mommy Water also contains electrolytes, which helps combat dehydration and improves absorption of the other vitamins and minerals. I know my doctor and midwife were constantly on me to consume some kind of electrolytes when I was not eating much. Mommy Water also contains pyridoxine which helps alleviate nausea and vomiting. Water intake is also very important when pregnant. You mix Mommy Water with 16 ounces of water, which is a pretty good start to consuming your daily water needs. Mommy Water is a great way to achieve many of my daily pregnancy goals- drink a gallon of water a day, take my prenatal vitamins, and get some electrolytes. 
I tried both flavors of Mommy Water and I must say, they are both very good! I normally dislike anything lemony but I actually like Lemon Zest Mommy Water. I might like it more than Berry Splash! Both of the flavors are not overwhelming. They are nice and just the right balance of flavor. Mommy Water definitely makes it much easier for me to take my prenatal vitamins! 
Lemon Zest
 
Mommy Water is not just for pregnant women. Mommy Water is a great vitamin supplement for nursing moms as well. I personally take prenatal vitamins from the moment we want to conceive until, well I am still taking them! I plan to stop taking prenatal vitamins once I am done nursing and done having babies! Prenatal vitamins are a great everyday vitamin even if you are not pregnant. Mommy Water certainly helps those women (just about every woman) who have a hard time taking traditional prenatal vitamins. 
 
You can buy Mommy Water online, either in a sample two pack (one of each flavor for $2) or a 30 day supply for $28.99.  

NippleNest Review and Giveaway

If you currently use or have used a nipple shield, you will be as excited as I am for this review! NippleNest is a nipple shield case. Sounds simple right? It is simple! Before I discovered NippleNest,  I was using a snack container to hold my nipple shield. I looked all over for a nipple shield case, but I couldn’t find any. Finally I found NippleNest! 
 

 NippleNest comes in a cute, eco friendly box. 
 
NippleNest is a storage case designed specifically for nipple shields. NippleNest is shaped like a nipple shield, with a drying rack on the bottom to allow airflow to your nipple shield as it dries. This is a wonderful feature. I don’t know how many times I had to quickly wash my nipple shield and try to dry it completely in a few seconds before tossing it in an air tight container to keep it safe and sanitary while in my diaper bag. When I did this, the nipple shield was always damp when I needed it next. NippleNest allows your nipple shield to dry while keeping it safe and sanitary. Now I can wash my nipple shield and put it directly into the NippleNest, toss it in my diaper bag, and go! 
 

 
NippleNest is BPA and phthalates free. NippleNest is dishwasher safe (yes!). NippleNest is made in the USA, which I love! NippleNest fits any and all brands and sizes of nipple shields. NippleNest is available in four colors: Lemon Lime, Orangesicle, Orchid, and Periwinkle
NippleNest is great for every day use. Nipple shields are clear. I lost a couple nipple shields, and the dog ate one. Losing a nipple shield is incredibly frustrating. With NippleNest, you will never lose a nipple shield again! The bright colors make NippleNest easy to find in your diaper bag and around your house. There are many benefits to having a NippleNest instead of a random container that happens to fit a nipple shield. With a container I found I would have a ring of residue on the bottom of the container, especially if I put my wet nipple shield in the container. With NippleNest you do not have that ring of residue. NippleNest allows your nipple shield to dry while inside, whereas a container keeps the moisture in, not a good thing. NippleNest is shaped like a nipple shield which keeps it from bending or pushing on the nipple shield and deforming it. I can’t tell you how many times I closed the lid on my random container to find out later I was compressing the nipple shield or had closed it in the seam of the container. I don’t have to worry about that with NippleNest! NippleNest hugs your nipple shield! 
 
I use a Medela contact nipple shield. It fits perfectly inside NippleNest. I use NippleNest when I go out and at night to store my nipple shield instead of having it sit there all night long in the open air. NippleNest keeps my nipple shield from getting dirty and lost. My only complaint is I wish I had found this sooner! If you use a nipple shield, you NEED this product! 
 
 
 
You can buy NippleNest online here for $14.99. I can not tell you how much I love NippleNest. I wish I had this from day one. If you use a nipple shield, or know someone who does, do yourself, or them, a favor and order this ASAP!









 

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Reflo Training Cup Review and Giveaway!

Bunny has learned how to take the tops off her sippy cups. Her drink ends up on the ground, oh joy. I have been searching for an alternative to sippy cups that will allow Bunny to have her own cup, but not make a huge mess. In my search I found the Reflo training cup. 
 
Reflo training cup is a training cup, It is not spill proof but it does minimize spills. Reflo training cup has a small plastic piece that goes inside the cup to slow down the flow of the liquid. Reflo training cup is BPA free, phthalate free, and dishwasher safe. All things I love and look for in a product! Reflo training cup comes in four colors: red violet (pictured below), blue, green and clear. 
Reflo cup and insert
Reflo cup with insert

 Reflo training cup is not for hot beverages or for beverages containing pulp or solids. Bunny mainly drinks water, the Reflo training cup is perfect for her. Reflo training cup holds up to six ounces when the Reflo insert is in place, and ten ounces without the insert. I love that the Reflo training cup grows with Bunny. This is a cup that Bunny can use all through her childhood. 

Reflo with water

I really love that Reflo training cup doesn’t spill a lot. Yes, if Bunny tips it over, it will spill. But there is not a gush of water. I can help Bunny turn the cup right side up before there is a huge mess. Reflo training cup is my go to cup now. We definitely need to buy a few more so Bunny will always have a clean one.

Reflo training cup is not for hot beverages or for beverages containing pulp or solids. Bunny mainly drinks water, the Reflo training cup is perfect for her. Bunny loves her Reflo training cup and so do I! 

You can buy your Reflo training cup online for $6.99 each, or in a package of four for $24.99, or a package of twelve for $71.88! If you need your Reflo training cup now, you might be in luck! Select stores carry Reflo training cups, see if there is one in your area. 


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Disclaimer: I received these items free to review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are in no way influenced by the company/product owner. 

Little Pim Language Learning Program for Kids

Little Pim is a wonderful language learning program for children ages six months old up to six year olds. Little Pim offers two packages. The basic learning set includes twenty one episodes on three DVDs and three instant downloads, a soft plush panda toy, a poster, and an app to track your child’s progress. The complete learning set includes forty two episodes on six DVDs and six instant downloads, three lift the flap board books, two sets of flashcards, fifteen song music CD, a soft plush panda toy, a poster and an app to track your child’s progress. You can choose from eleven languages which are English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and Portuguese.

Complete learning set

The episodes are engaging and fun. In the episodes you see Little Pim panda as well as real people in real life situations. Little Pim teaches your child phrases, not just words. Little Pim will show a child drinking water and say the phrase for the girl is drinking water instead of just showing a glass of water. This is a great way to teach your child a second language. I really enjoy the real people on the episodes and not just cartoons. I feel like this keeps children more engaged and able to learn the language easier.

 

Basic learning set

I was able to learn Spanish right along with Bunny. Each DVD is thirty five minutes long, with seven episodes lasting five minutes. Little Pim recommends that babies and toddlers watch at least two five-minute episodes two to three times a week. For older children, Little Pim recommends watching the entire DVD two to three times a week.

 

If you are looking for a good language learning program to help teach your child a second language, Little Pim is the program for you. Right now Little Pim is on sale 60% off! Hurry and get it while it lasts!

 

Little Pim is normally $209.99 for the Complete learning set and $79.99 for the Basic learning set.  Right now Little Pim is on sale at 60% off! Hurry and get it while it lasts! The Complete learning set is only $84.99 and the Basic learning set is $29.95. Get yours now!