Recently I joined in on a team of Mama’s for MamaBzz and my first participation is for Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries. Can you say yum?! One of the things that excites me is the “All Natural” part, then there is no preservatives, gluten & wheat free (hear that SisterB?) and no corn syrup. It gets even better when you look at the back of the package and find that is also has no trans fat, no hydrogenated oils, and low in saturated fat. With all the “snack foods” out there today it is quite difficult to find anything worthy of being eaten. What is Snikiddy? Founded in 2006 by Janet Owings and Mary Schulman (a mother/daughter team), Snikiddy® is a brand of great tasting, family-friendly snack foods made from simple, wholesome and real ingredients. Snikiddy® is a shortened (and let’s face it, easier to say) form of the word persnickety,. . .
There is a very special little boy named Kinwah who just turned one and still loves his Silikids bottle in the afternoon. Adorable! Photos of Kinwah are attached and below as well as Kinwah’s story. Kinwah lives at the Mogo Zoo in the owner’s backyard and was rescued and has been hand raised ever since. He will most likely move into the zoo park full time when he is older. Attached is a recent story about Kinwah. http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/05/21/2906437.htm Siliskin debuts red “hot” siliskins! Los Angeles, CA – (July, 2010) – Los Angeles-based Silikids®, manufacturer of an innovative line of silicone-based children’s products expands their popular siliskins collection of safe, silicone bottle sleeves with the introduction of stylish red siliskins. Silikids siliskins come in universal sizes separate from a bottle. They are designed to fit a variety of large and small glass baby bottles and slide on and off for easy. . .
When I heard the doorbell ring and went to eagerly greet the FedEx man, I was so excited to see that it was a box from Infantino! Inside I discovered the Jumbo Wheel Play Space and as I put it out on the floor of our living room, I could not wait for AppleBlossom to get down their and investigate. My excitement was quelled for a short while as minutes before the FedEx man arrived she fell asleep. *sigh* Oh the rarity when I want her to skip a nap! Well I gave into my common sense and let her sleep, but when she did awaken, boy was she in for a surprise! The Jumbo Wheel Play Space is packed with fun and space for crawling and tummy time activity. Strategic activities such as a detachable mirror, teethers and an easy-to-press flower which plays a 15-second musical tune are placed. . .
Have you ever found one of those companies that whenever you see their products you smile and want to buy it even if you already have a dozen? Well that is how I feel about Green Sprouts. Just one of a million things that I love about Green Sprouts is that they are consistently BPA and PVC free products. They are committed to providing non-toxic products for feeding our babies through toddler-hood. Plus they are just plain adorable! It seems to be that they specialize in bottles and cups, but they do not stop there as they also have available bibs, rattles, teethers, and a shopping cart cover to help protect your little one from germs. Their website(s) are extremely valuable with information. In example, they have great charts that break down good suggestions on which cup for what stage baby as well as bibs that make sense in stages. . .
I used to giggle a little to myself at two months and then four months of age for AppleBlossom when people would ask me, “Is she sleeping through the night yet?” She has been sleeping through the night since two weeks old! Yes when she was very newborn, she’d slightly wake, nurse and then go back out for another several hours. It was a very healthy situation for all of us. That is until she turned six months old. I do not know what happened. Nothing changed except she got a few teeth, then later an ear infection, but we are all miserable. She did not get the teeth until April, and the ear infection/yeast infection in May. Now she will not sleep through the night. She will not fall asleep alone anymore and it used to be no effort. It is only in the swing or on my chest. . .
AppleBlossom is nine months old! Can you believe it? It does not seem that long ago that I was pregnant… wow. And now my baby is no more baby baby, she is not quite a toddler, but she is a woddler (my new favorite term thank you Abingdon Press). It seems like there are things that she is ahead of the curve on and I hear that is good and bad. As my SisterL states, she does not encourage early walkers… As of the first week of April we had the beginnings of one tooth, then April 20th we had a second tooth! So now we have our two bottom front teeth in all their painful glory. We have learned how to be purely pitiful. 😉 When she was about the right time to learn how to roll over, I thought she would never do it. She was so frustrated. . .
Every once in a while you find that toy that makes you (as a mama) squeal and say “Must have!!” That is how I felt when I first saw Blabla Kids Rattles. They are too cute and I am completely in love! I was delighted to find out that Blabla Kids is located in my home town of Atlanta, Georgia and that’s only one of dozens of great things putting them in my favor. Ever since I can remember I have kept my eyes open for that cutest toy for a future child. After AppleBlossom was born that desire did not change. As a matter of fact the only thing that did change with that is that when I bought said cute toy, I no longer had a guilt of buying it for the future. (Just ask my how much yardage of fabrics I bought with lambs on it before. . .
Lately whenever people ask, “How is AppleBlossom?” The first thing out of my mouth is always a three word answer. “She is teething.” That pretty much sums it up. It explains the sleepless nights, early mornings, whiny afternoons, extra cuddly snuggles, non committal fidgets, crazy sloppy kisses, multiple dress changes from a soaked front, no appetite to famished and absolutely adorable partial toofie smiles. And then of course, so much more. As you can imagine, she wants to munch on everything. Paper especially, but that’s a tale for another day. One of the hardest things is finding something that she is happy to chew on for a while. Something to ease her pain and bring the slightest bit of distraction as well as entertainment. As I mentioned before, we love our RiNGLEY! Yet now I have also discovered something new and fabulous, simply Oh Plah! bend twist roll bite play. . .
Do you remember when I first introduced you to Silikids? I love Silikids and when AppleBlossom is ready to really drink out of cups we will surely have a great supply. Thanks to Hilary Abbott Communications I found out about this great Earth Day deal from Silikids. What a bargain!! SiliEarthpromo My thoughts on Silikids Siliglass
Finally at eight months we are breaking gum on some teething!! One front center is through the gum, and you can see the other one under the gum. Coming soon I’m certain!
There are just so accessories that are too cute for words and the Bugalug Soother Clips are one of those, but I will try to find words appropriate. Thanks to Erica Pieszak, we were introduced to Bugalug (Stay-Put accessories for the Urban Girl) and am I ever glad to have found them!
Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel Following up on her hit bestseller Top 100 Baby Purees, Annabel Karmel presents Top 100 Finger Foods, a scrumptious guide to creating tasty tidbits that young children can really sink their teeth (or gums!) into. By the age of nine months, many babies are ready and eager to start feeding themselves. Although they might not be able to handle a spoon, children of this age can master the art of eating on their own — as long as the food they’re served is right-sized! Finger foods are the perfect solution. This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children — from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad Lollipops — helping you safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content. In Top 100 Finger. . .