As a mom to a toddler and a preschooler, I am always on the lookout for new products that can help make our lives just a little bit easier. In particular, mealtime is an area where I am always searching for some extra help with.
Battling with my independent toddler over spoon feeding her yogurt every morning had become an everyday occurrence. Due to London’s independent nature, she started refusing being spoon-fed by mommy several months ago. So, I have let her spoon feed herself from a younger age than I did with her older brother. Only problem is – half way through she gets frustrated with the spoon and it usually results in her throwing her yogurt container off the side of [...]
Where are all my mamas of picky little eaters?! I, for one, am raising my hand way up in the air! My oldest, Noah (3.5 yrs old), is as picky as they come. Would you believe me if I said he’s never eaten an actual blueberry before?! Or that he’s never eaten more than about 3 vegetables his entire life?! If it can be found in the produce section of the grocery store, chances are he doesn’t eat it. I should probably clarify a bit because he has eaten plenty of fruit + veggie baby food back in the day. Since becoming a preschooler, he does drink the occasional smoothie (with hidden veggies), and will also snack on a variety of toddler/big kid fruit pouches. But, when it comes to fruit + [...]
Now that my toddler is a 1 year-old, we’re more keen to snacking on-the-go instead of stopping to nurse whenever he gets a little hungry. I used recycled baby food jars and other small containers for awhile, until I realized that this wasn’t doing anything for his independence, and he let that be known. When I’d give him a puff or garbanzo bean, he would toss it until he could grab one by himself. Many times, this resulted in him grabbing handfuls out of whatever receptacle I was using and trying to stuff them all in his mouth at once.
Then, a fateful Babies ‘R’ Us trip changed our lives…or so I thought. I stumbled upon Munchkin’s [...]
Even before my son was born I researched bibs. Yes, you heard me right. I’m that crazy mama who wanted to be prepared well in advance of my little one eating solids. After all, you never know what day you may wake up and need one, right? I have always been a bit type A when it comes to taking care of my clothes, so I guess it comes as no big surprise that I want to do whatever I can to keep my kids’ clothes as clean as possible.
After reading a number of very positive product reviews, I purchased the BabyBjörn Soft Bib, as it had very high ratings on Amazon. Right away I found that my son was able to pull the bib off. It has an adjustable snap that he was easily [...]
I don’t know about you, but over the past two years I’ve purchased multiple sippy cups in search of the one that is easy to use and is spillproof. Once your baby has transitioned off of a bottle you’ll need to have a reliable sippy cup in place since it will be used multiple times throughout the day. Some friends of mine actually introduced me to the Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup.
I initially was sold the second they showed me how the cup worked. They demonstrated how they could turn their Miracle 360 upside down and I was quite impressed when none of the liquid leaked out. Then they really got my attention when they said it never leaked when placed in their [...]
Once my son transitioned from his baby bathtub to the regular bathtub I quickly realized that I needed to remove the drain because he would try to put it in his mouth. Seriously, I couldn’t believe he would get on his tummy so that he could get in the best position to go after the drain. Besides being gross, it also didn’t seem very safe to me! I quickly realized that the drain had to go and that I needed to find something that would safely and effectively hold water in the tub. I did a little research and found the OXO Tot Silicone Tub Drain Stopper.
Let’s start out by talking about materials. This nifty little item is made out of stainless steel and silicone and is very soft [...]