Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Planet Wise

Their mission?

To reduce our environmental impact, all products have been thoroughly researched and are all PVC-free and lead-free (a surprising fact is that many zippers have been painted using paint that contains lead). All the products we have developed are reusable and have been designed to replace disposable items; helping to reduce waste that ends up in the landfills. Planet Wise Wet Bags™ have been designed to be useful for every age from young children, in diapers, to the mature adult transporting shoes, cosmetics, swimwear, or gym wear. Also, our packaging is printed on recycled/recyclable paper using soy-based ink.

My review

The Planet Wise Wipe Pouch is designed for hand wipes. It can be used for numerous other things too & I’d recommend it only for the other things. When using it with wipes, I found that the the outside of the bag felt very damp while the wipes inside started to dry out.

The Wipe Pouch misses the mark when aiming to keep wipes. But when used as a stylish reusable option for storing say, markers or small bottles of shampoo/lotion, I think it would be great☮

I received a Wipe Pouch from Planet Wise to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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kleynimals

I recommend this product …..because babies are often fascinated by things that aren’t toys. The “clean key animals” are SAFE (Stainless Steel) and FUN (animal shaped).


SAFE. Made from food grade Stainless Steel. They are Non-toxic, Made in the USA, Dishwaher safe, and “Green”. 

FUN. There are no sharp edges and they are just as shinny and noisy as regular keys. They even have the weight of “real” keys. The set comes with 3 keys in the shape of animals – Elephant, Giraffe, and Lion. Engraving is available. Keys come in a small pouch for safe keeping in your bag or in the car. 

MADE IN THE USA.

You should know why you might be paying a little bit extra for Kleynimals.  Kleynimals are always “Made in the USA.”  While going through the process of creating the keys, I knew that I could probably have them manufactured in China and save some money.  However, it is important to me (and hopefully to you too) to have products that are made in the USA for a number of reasons.  I want to ensure that quality, safe materials and fair labor practices are used in the manufacturing process.  I also want to support the US economy.  The two companies involved in the manufacturing process are both family-owned companies that have been around for at least a couple of generations.  Kleynimals are welded and polished by a talented man (also a proud Veteran and a good friend) in Baltimore, often times with the assistance of his daughter.  Lastly, Kleynimals are assembled and washed by a local non-profit organization that supports developmentally disabled adults in living self-directed lives (The Providence Center).  I hope that Kleynimals make a positive impact on the babies who enjoy them and on the people who help me make them.

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A smart choice for baby and planet. Visit Kleynimals for more information & to purchase your set of keys. 

Notes From Dawn received a set of keys from Kleynimals to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Baby Trooper is a patented product of Smart Baby Solutions. We are dedicated to bring excellent products for the safety, health, and education to the children who are in the developmental stage.

Baby Trooper walker/walking harness allows you to safely teach your small child to walk while saving your back. Baby Trooper provides a safe and natural way for your child learning to walk, giving strong support and preventing baby falls. Also, it allows you walking your baby with a great easy and fashion. 
 

The Baby Trooper™ has been reviewed by me and 8 month old little guy who is learning to walk this fall (no pun intended) season. It is easy to put on and has a snug and comfortable fit. Durable with great stitching and lots of padding. Keeps the little guy’s hands and arms free for balance. Adult needs to use both hands and a taught holding of the straps. It is truly a back saver! 

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available in many colors! we have SkyBlue

the logo stitching is very interesting

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photo below shows little guy enjoying a ride back home (not intended use)

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A mom invented product that we recommend!

Notes From Dawn received a Baby Trooper™ harness in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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bummis

 

In addition to cloth diapers, bummis™ also has a baby swim line. 

swimmi, sun cap, limited edition, go

SWIMMI

Bummis™ calls it the “grooviest swimsuit in the universe”. i could not recommend a better swim diaper! it is lightweight, comfy, and easy on and off. available in 4 sizes and 6 beautiful patterns. a great money-saving , re-usable choice. 

i machine wash and hang to dry. remember to put the swimmi together for washing so that the velcro closure doesn’t get stuck to other laundry things. 

did you know? swim diapers do nothing to catch pee. they’re designed to keep solids contained. yes, even disposables won’t do anything for pee. 

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UV-TEE

gotta do sun protection. this tee is soft with stretch to it and is UPF 50. match it to your swimmi.

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SUN CAP

covers the back of the neck. shoulders too. elastic at the back keeps hat on. crown and visor has UPF 50.

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Notes From Dawn received a swimmi, uv-tee, and sun cap from bummis™ in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

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 vintage textiles, recycled/reclaimed materials, made in NYC

Retro. Recycled. Really fun! Grab some of these unique designs for your baby or for a sweet gift. Shop Hanky Blanky for blankets, bibs, and infant wear that are individually hand-crafted with vintage handkerchiefs and fabrics. 

 HOODED TOWEL and MITT SET

Ample room to cover and wrap baby after bath or beach. Absorbent and cozy. The same waffle weave of the blankys and bibs. Choose one animal from our list……the vintage prints will vary. Completely machine washable. 100% cotton

We love the softness of the waffle-weave. It is perfect for bath and pool time. While we haven’t used the mitt very much, it might come in handy at some point later on. Just select your favorite animal appliqué and ric rak color, and there you go.

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BABY BOY SHORTS SET with FLYING KITE APPLIQUE

Boy’s Shorts Set Sporty! I chose a multi-colored gingham to make these mock sailor shorts, adorning the jif-on Tee with either a kite, sailboat or jack ‘n box! FUN! Elastic around back for a snug fit and snaps open at bottom for easy diaper change. The vintage prints of the appliqués will vary. one size only: 3-9 mos. 100% cotton

The gingham shorts are roomy fitting and surprisingly the only shorts the little guy has with those helpful ” bottom location” snaps. Looks spiffy and machine washes nicely.  Both the towel set and romper set will be baby keepsakes♥

 

Notes From Dawn received the above products from Hanky Blanky in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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IMG_2921COFFEE with a friend is like capturing HAPPINESS in a cup

 

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Moby Logo

Moby Wrap Inc. was started by parents looking for the perfect baby carrier. After extensive research and trying countless slings and wraps, their solution was a variation on a time-tested European carrier. Made from the softest of cotton fabrics, the Moby Wrap is by far the most comfortable baby carrier available today. It distributes baby’s weight evenly on the wearer’s shoulders and hips and aligns baby’s center of gravity as close to the wearer’s body as possible. Since its inception in April 2003, MOBY (MOther & baBY) has focused on sharing the benefits of babywearing with parents and caregivers worldwide. With informed parenting as its mission, Moby partners with other organizations that emphasize empowering parents. Moby Wrap moved out of the founders’ garage and into a warehouse in Chico, California in 2007 and currently employs 15 staff members.

This review is on the Moby Go, a baby carrier designed for older babies (15-45 lbs.) who are ready to GO.

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Features include:

  • Wide shoulder straps continue the Moby Wrap tradition of superior comfort
  • Easy-to-reach side buckles adjust for the perfect fit
  • Cross-shoulder design evenly distributes weight
  • The carrier seat is designed to allow the correct support for baby
  • Unique dual foam waist belt provides comfortable support for parent


Color options:
Black & Gray – both feature a hood pocket

Barberry – features the Barberry print & embroidery design

Pros: So comfortable it can be worn for hours. 

Cons: Expensive.  But your purchase gets you a quality made, comfortable baby carrier

This post courtesy of Autumn, a Notes From Dawn contributor.

Notes From Dawn received the Moby Go from Moby® Wrap in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Dots on Tots is a mom created, small business that’s sure to grow in popularity. They offer newborn and toddler hat designs for protection (the ear, nose, and throat are especially sensitive in young children) and use low-impact dyes, eco-friendly, breathable, irritant-free fabric for comfort.

The Dots On Tots Noise Reduction Hat

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Our Noise Reduction Hat is a combination of Ear Protection Hat and infant Noise Reduction Hat in one. Our soft organic cotton baby hats feature baby hearing protection inserts, which can be removed and you’ll get a regular ear flap hat. The Noise Reduction Hat is designed to reduce the outside noises and try to protect baby’s ears as much as possible.

pros 

♥Excellent for Fall & Winter
♥Soft and durable organic cotton
♥Combination ear protection and noise protection hat
♥Made in the USA and comes in Eco friendly packaging
♥Free shipping
♥Adorable

cons

*Love the white but it’s the only color this hat comes in. 

This post courtesy of Autumn, a Notes From Dawn contributor. 

Notes From Dawn received the Noise Reduction Hat from Dots On Tots in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

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My Foodie ABC

A Little Gourmet’s Guide
by Puck
Illustrated by: Violet Lemay 

– Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers
– Small and sturdy format, round corners for extra safety
– A fun introduction to the wold of food and the alphabet

7” x 7” inches; board book; 22 pages; full-color art; nontoxic; ages 3 to 6

ISBN: 9780982529522

$8.95

A delightful educational tool that stresses the importance of having a healthy relationship with food, this board book teaches the letters of the alphabet to tots and other gastronomes in training. Stylish and dazzling illustrations that highlight terms such as Kobe beef, pomegranate, ice cream, and farmer’s market pair with fun foodie facts to make learning the alphabet easy and enriching. A complete introduction to the alphabet and gastronomical terms, this unique book also includes a pronunciation guide, making it an ideal companion for food aficionados.

 

It’s a culinary journey through the alphabet accompanied by Violet Lemay’s fun illustrations. Every letter of the alphabet is featured in both uppercase and lowercase with pronunciation spelling for the featured word in parenthesis, if needed. (yes, I used it) Each word also gets a a short description.

Unique foods and “big” words for little ones; older readers will find it interesting, too! Just like any other alphabet book except this one doesn’t use A for apple!

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion. No other compensation was received.

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Infant & toddler knee pads for all stages & attitudes!

Its a wobbly world and our babies need all the help they can get.  Our baby knee pads are designed to help protect our kids from the time they start to crawl, walk, and run though the big wide world!  They are perfect for indoor use, and even better for the rough and tumble world of the great outdoors.

Recommended for ages 6 months to 4+ years plus.

All Crawlings products are CPSIA tested & certified.

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CRAWLINGS

pros

♥CUTE
♥Soft, durable, and breathable for little knees
♥One size (no extra money spent as little ones grows, $22.00)
♥Multiple designs to fit your little cubs

cons

*Not many retails stores. None here in North Carolina.

This post courtesy of Autumn, a Notes From Dawn contributor. 

Notes From Dawn received Crawlings in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

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