Tuesday, February 15, 2011

That's a Wrap! by Cutey Baby Diapers

I use cloth diapers on my daughter. Yup. I do.

Yes, it's VERY clean.  No, it's not icky.  Why, yes, it is INSANELY CUTE and fashionable!!

One of my favorite cloth diaper companies was started by a mom like me, just a few short years ago. The brand is called Cutey Baby and the diapers are functional and as their name suggests, CUTE!

My daughter and I got to check out their brand new diaper~ "That's a Wrap!" and their biodegradable flushable liners.

These diapers are so easy to use, just place the soaker inside the shell of the diaper, and place on baby. We like to use the flushable liners for a quick and easy clean up.  You can check out a video right here that explains this further:

The diaper kept my girly-girl and her clothing dry.  Clean up was a snap.  I LOVE the new patterns in this collection, they are unique and trendy.  I also really like the fact that these diapers are sized (S, M, L) so they do not carry extra bulk and fit nicely with my daughter's outfits.

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 Thank you to Cutey Baby, we loved testing the sample you sent. All opinions are 100% our own.

Dinosaur Train Make a Match Game

My love of Dinosaur Train by the Jim Henson Company is growing and growing. I love their brightly colored, well-thought-out toys and games.  As you all know by now, my daughter and I love watching Dinosaur Train together. Imagine our delight when we got to test out their new game, based on an old classic,  Dinosaur Train Make a Match.  As a teacher and a parent, I love games that foster learning in a way that is fun! 

In the Dinosaur Train Make A Match game, Buddy and his friends sharpen children’s memory skills in this special matching game that features a Buddy figure! The game features “Take Buddy” cards, “Wild Cards” and “Lose a Pair” cards to add to the excitement. Players count their matching card sets at the end and add extra points for the player holding Buddy to determine who wins.  

The Dinosaur Train Make A Match Game is for 2 to 4 players, ages 3 to 6, and is available at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide for just $9.99.

Check out this link to play a fun counting game called Flying with Buddy.

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Twitter: @pressmantoy

Thank you to Dinosaur Train for sending my daughter and I a copy of Dinosaur Train Make a Match to review. All opinions are 100% our own.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Moon Dough Magic Zoo

As you may remember from the fall, we LOVE Moon Dough! My toddler loves to smash it, to build with it, and to make shapes with it. As a teacher, I love using it with my students who all have special needs- it's perfect for strengthening fine motor skills, which in turn, strengthens a student's pre-writing skills.  With both my daughter and my students, we use Moon Dough to make letters, numbers, and shapes.  Best of all, Moon Dough never dries out, it lasts forever!

I thought my love of Moon Dough could not get any stronger, until a box mysteriously showed up at my door- the Moon Dough Magic Zoo! The box contains:
  • 1 Magic Molding Zoo
  • 2 Winder Walkers
  • 3 Animal Molds
  • 1 Fence Mold
  • 3 Colors of Moon Dough
Not only can you make animals, you can set them on top of the winder walkers so they move around by themselves!  No matter how many times she sees it, my toddler thinks the moving animals are just hilarious. She loves it!

Moon Dough provides hours of creative fun with my daughter, we are fans for life! 

Thank you to Moon Dough for providing us with the Moon Dough Magic Zoo to review. All opinions are our own.

Dinosaur Train Footy Pajamas

As you all know, by now my daughter is no longer a baby, but is totally in a whirlwind of approaching-two-toddler-talking all the time-running-climbing-coloring-dress ups- Tinkerbell- Yo Gabba Gabba goodness! She is tons of fun and totally nuts. One of her favorite things at Christmastime was the train under our tree. Every once and while, she looks at me and says, "Oh no, TRAIN!?" or "SANTA?" (who rode the train). It was around Christmastime that she really started getting into trains and train-related shows. This is also the time she started loving Land Before Time (I LOVED that as a kid!). Imagine her excitement when she discovered the show Dinosaur Train on PBS! It's a Jim Henson creation and combines little kids' two favorite things: dinosaurs and trains!!! Their new episodes just returned and debuted on January 17 and we have been loving them (you can view it here!)!

I was thrilled when I received an email asking me if I would like to review a set of Dinosaur Train PJs!!!! The package arrived and I couldn't wait to get them on Ava. As so as they were washed ready to go, I presented her with them...."OH BOYYYYYYYYY! RAWR!!!!!!!" she squealed and she grabbed at the Buddy the Dinosaur heads on her feet!
These sweet Dinosaur Train Striped Footed Pajamas are available at Kohl’s. The dinosaur appliques and striped pattern on these footed pajamas offer timeless touches, and the footed design keep toes toasty. SRP is $26.00, available in sizes 2T-5T.
Pretty cute, right? When I say these jams are warm, I wish I could let you reach through the computer and feel them. They are border-line fuzzy! Delish!!!! Plus, who doesn't love a gorgeous little toddler in footy pajamas?
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Thank you to The Henson Company for providing us with a pair of these pajamas to review. All opinions are our own.