Category Archives: baby stuff

Melissa and Doug Toy Bargains

I think just about everyone agrees that Melissa and Doug toys are the gold standard of toys. But being the gold standard means they usually aren’t cheap;). If you are a Melissa and Doug toy lover you need to go get some from Amazon asap because the are Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day!

They have a variety to choose from including puzzles, stamp sets, plush bowling sets, and play kitchen stuff! Run, don’t walk because it is a one day only deal!!!

Babies R Us Trade In Event

 I have never heard of this happening before but Babies R Us is doing at trade in event. Take in an old car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play yard, bassinet, walker, swing, bouncer, entertainer, crib or kid’s bed and you will recieve 25% off a new one! And there isn’t a limit to how many you can trade in!

As someone who had 4 kids and actually wore somethings out and had to replace them for #4, let me just say this is fabulous!!! We had to buy a swing just for NerdPud and it was very annoying;).

The event end September 18th so don’t delay!

Baby Halloween Costume Giveaway!!!

I know that it is Easter week but it isn’t to early to start thinking about Halloween! And just in case you all don’t know let me share a little something with you. Halloween costumes are great shower gifts!!!!!

I am stoked that I was approached to do a baby costume giveaway by Halloween Costumes!!!

About has a vast selection of costumes for babies . Whether your little one is interested in sailing the seven seas as a pirate or fighting crime as Spiderman or Batman, we have what they need. Our baby costumes are both comfortable and well ventilated. No matter the time of the year, we are sure that you’ll find a costume that fits your needs.

Giveaway Time!!! So how would you like to win a Baby Halloween Costume worth up to $50?

Mandatory Entry: Now you must do this in order to be entered at all! Just tell me a baby costume you liked! (Don’t worry you won’t be locked in. If you win you will have a chance to choose another costume.)

Extra Entries: This is such an awesome giveaway that I am sure you would like more ways to enter. Make sure you leave an extra comment for each entry.

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This giveaway closes on 4/30/11 and the winner will have 24 hours to respond.

(Footnote: This is a sponsored giveaway!)



AppleCheeks Review

I admit that I was traumatized as a child by cloth diapers. See when my closest sister was born I was about 8 years old. My mom decided to use cloth diapers with her and even had a diaper service. But there was still a lot to traumatize me. I remember the rubber pants, the diaper pins and rinsing the diapers out in the toilet (which was my job). I remember when these super wet diapers would be taken off the baby they were these huge sopping messes which led to diaper rashes. I also remember my sister getting poked with the diaper pins and there being tears both from the poker and the pokee. But that was 25 years ago.

I had been hearing for about 8 years that cloth diapers have so much so I was stoked when I got an opportunity to review AppleCheeks. I got the Mini Test that has an envelope cover and 3 bamboo inserts. I decided to use this on my 2 year old during her nap time. Let us start with this cover. Nerdpud really gave these a good test because she had been holding it all morning (because we are potty training). Putting it on her was a snap. Literally. They have adjustable snaps on the front where I tightened up one side more that the other to give her a custom fit. But when I picked her up I wasn’t sure that she had even wet it at first. Not only was there not a drop that got out but also the insert wasn’t clumpy (but soaked). Then I just slipped out the insert and it was ready for another. The microfiber lining seemed perfectly dry. So if we were doing this system exclusively we could have totally put it back on her. Then the insert just got thrown into the washer and dryer.
My final verdict? Cloth diapers seem pretty awesome. They have come a long way from rubber pants and pins. The AppleCheeks system works beautifully! I would totally recommend it! I love the fact that they sell sets (Mini Tests, Starter Kits and more) so they make great baby shower gifts! It is time we all give cloth diapers another go with the AppleCheeks system!
(This is a Family Review Network review. AppleCheeks provided the product for my honest review!)

Metro Mama Wrap

I have had 4 kids and didn’t discover the Metro Mama wrap until my last kid. Now I am not a big baby wearer but their are times when it just makes you life so much easier. But I wasted a fair amount of time and money trying to figure out how. I did a chest pack with kid #1 and it helped with his reflux but it was a pain to put on and get him in and out. I had a sling with #2 and it just didn’t seem that secure. But with #4 I used a friend’s wrap and it was awesome. I could put the baby in it and pick up another child, empty a dishwasher, whatever. I didn’t have to use a hand to stabilize her or anything! Here is a great how-to video on using the wrap.