Nuby Oral Care Set

I am proud to be a Nûby Parent Blogger!  I received this new designer series cup from Nuby for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Nuby has a lot of great products to introduce your little one to oral care.  The Nuby Oral Care Set promotes interest in oral hygiene at an early age.  In fact, this oral care set can be used on newborn infants.  The gum massager and cleaner easily fits over your finger and allows you to rub the soft silicone bristles over your baby’s gums.  This is the perfect oral care tool for infants because it allows for the best control when you are massaging the gums.  Once your little one starts teething, the stage 2 massager has a longer handle like a toothbrush but has soft silicone to help massage those tender gums and new teeth. The Stage 3 brush massages gums and teeth but also helps clean them in the process.  The Stage 4 brush has soft nylon bristles and looks like an actual toothbrush.  Your little one most likely has quite a few teeth at this point!

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The Nuby Oral Care Set is a great way to make oral care part of your little one’s daily routine and by doing so will help protect his or her primary teeth.  My daughter loves this set.  She is almost two and she still loves to use the Stage 2 and 3 massagers on her teeth and gums.  Of course, she also uses the Stage 4 brush because she has a mouth full of teeth!

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The Nuby Oral Care Set is BPA Free and may be purchased at a Burlington Baby Depot and Babies R Us.

 

 

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Weleda Skin Care Gentle and Safe for Baby

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I receieved product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.  All opinions and reviews are my own.

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Weleda has been developing quality plant based cosmetics and medicines since 1921.  Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow collection is dertmatogolically tested and designed to soothe the most sensitive of skin.  In fact, this collection has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.  Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow products are fragrance-free making them perfect for babies and anyone else with sensitive skin for that matter.  Weleda’s new line of skin care products is ideal for sensitive skin because it uses organic white mallow, pansy, plant oils to calm irritated skin and provide a protective barrier to prevent further irritation.  We have been using the Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow body lotion, face cream, and diaper cream for over a month now and we are enjoying all three of these products.

I recently switched to a different brand of baby wipes and my daughter’s soft bottom did not appreciate whatever ingredients were in these wipes.  Needless to say, she developed a diaper rash immediately.  I was so happy we had the Weleda Derma White Mallow Diaper Cream on hand because it relieved her bottom quickly.  I applied the diaper cream over the irritated area of her skin before bed and she woke up in the morning almost completely clear of the rash.  One more application and her skin was clear and soft.  The diaper cream has a fairly thick and creamy texture and is white in color so you can easily see where you are applying the cream.  The White Mallow diaper rash cream is 86% organic.  My favorite part about this diaper cream is that there is no offensive smell.  The White Mallow diaper rash cream has a very mild scent that is purely from the natural ingredients in the cream.  A lot of diaper creams have a strong odor that I absolutely cannot stand.  Who wants their sweet baby to smell like medicine!?  When we use the Weleda diaper cream, my daughter still smells like her sweet self and I don’t feel the need to bathe her after every diaper change!

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We tend to have pretty long and cold winters here in Wisconsin, so our skin can get pretty dry.   My daughter watches every move I make so she often wants to try whatever skin care products I use.  The Weleda White Mallow face cream and body lotion have been a great addition to our daily skin care routine because they are products I can confidently use and share with my one year old daughter.  My daughter and I both have sensitive skin and we have both been happily using the face cream and body lotion for over a month now.  These products are fragrance-free; however, you will notice a mild scent that is from the natural ingredients.  The face cream and body lotion have a white creamy texture that allows for easy application.  My daughter has even learned to rub the body lotion onto her own arms and legs.  I personally love face creams and the Weleda White Mallow face cream is excellent.  It leaves my skin soft and smooth and I experience no skin irritation of any kind.  The White Mallow Face Cream is 97% organic and the body lotion is 95% organic making them 100% certified natural by the European association NaTrue.  The White Mallow Diaper Cream is also included in this certification.

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Weleda Baby products are available at Whole Foods Market, selection natural health food stores, and BuyBuyBaby.  Of course, all Weleda products including, Baby Derma White Mallow body lotion, face cream, and diaper cream are available for purchase online at the Weleda website.  You will find all three products listed under Baby White Mallow products.  Use promo code WELEDABABY for 20% off of your next Weleda product purchase!  This promotion expires June 30, 2015.

I received Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow body lotion, face cream, and diaper cream for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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Lazoo Art Box: A Living, Breathing, Coloring Book App

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PBS Kids and Lazoo, successful app maker of the hit Living Color Book apps, have teamed up to release a fun new creative app, Lazoo Art Box.  This app has 26 “living” activity pages that will provide endless hours of play.  The Lazoo Art Box encourages creativity and a love of animation.  Kids get to squiggle, draw, and color with an impressive selection of supplies which includes a bottle of ketchup!  The Lazoo Art Box app is designed with kids 5 years and younger in mind but my soon to be 7-year-old even loves this app.  The fact that the kids get to see their artwork come magically to life delights all of my kids and  impresses my oldest son.  He has deemed the Lazoo Art Box cool and a lot of fun!

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This art app is great for young children because it encourages them to follow directions and helps them develop those fine motor skills.  The app speaks to the children teaching them how to use the app, narrating photos, and giving directions.  I love that the words that are spoken to the children are on the screen and highlighted as each word is spoken so older kids can practice reading along.  Overall, I am really impressed with this app and all three of my kids enjoy it.  Creativity is not limited to what color do you want to make your picture with this app.  This art box is loaded with many different art tools and shapes that the kids can use to get creative.  When your little one is done with his or her creation, don’t forget to hit the play button to see the artwork come to life!

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The Lazoo Art Box app is designed for both the iPhone and iPad.  This app is available for only $1.99 at iTunes. 

I received product information and a promotional code for The Lazoo Art Box app for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of the app I reviewed.

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Detangle Hair Fast and Pain Free with the SH & SH Professional Hair Brush

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Today I am going to introduce you to the hair brush that has changed my life.  I have long wavy hair that is painful to brush or comb and the process has always been very time consuming.  My daughter’s hair is wavy as well and is getting pretty long so the struggle of combing her tangled locks has begun.  Out of fear of my daughter developing a strong dislike to getting her hair brushed, I began my search for a new hair brush.  This is when I came across the SH & SH Professional Brush.  This brush has a smart design that is easy to use by all ages and can be used on wet or dry hair.  The bristles are in a wave of fun vibrant colors that my daughter loves.  This little brush performs big miracles for us every day!

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My daughter is not even 2 years old yet and she can use SH & SH brush to get the tangles out of her own hair.  Obviously, at her age my daughter is not the most skilled at brushing her hair yet she can use this brush effectively with out tangling up her hair or causing herself any pain.  This brush does an amazing job of detangling hair in a short amount of time.  I don’t know who loves it more…my daughter or me!

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The SH & SH professional brush saves me a lot of time and suffering when I brush my long hair.  My daughter and I both depend on this brush and I often have to go on a hunt for it before getting in the shower.  I personally love how well this brush works on wet hair and I probably should just buy another one!  Then my daughter can have her own.  The compact size of this brush makes it easy to toss in your purse, gym bag, or travel bag.  The back side of the brush even has a mirror.  This makes the SH & SH professional brush the perfect travel companion.

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This is truly the #1 Hair Brush for us.  The SH & SH hair brush is available in black or pink and may be purchased online at Amazon.

I received a SH & SH professional brush for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

 

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Oh Joy! The Livie & Luca Spring Line is here!

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Livie & Luca is a shoe brand that simply makes adorable shoes for adorable feet.  If you happen to have a little one in your home with some adorable feet, you are going to want to check out the latest shoes from Livie & Luca.  The Livie & Luca spring collection is nothing short of amazing.  When I got my first look at the new spring collection, I was overwhelmed with so many great choices.  It honestly took me days to decide which pair of shoes I wanted to order for my daughter.  All of the shoes are so darn cute!  In the end, I fell in love with the Lavender Carta II shoes.  These shoes are so cute that they honestly inspired my daughter’s entire spring and summer wardrobe.  Once I got past the cute overload of these shoes, I was immediately in awe of the attention to detail and great quality.  The inside of the shoes is lined with a light pink love letter fabric and the outside of the shoe is made up of durable cotton canvas in fun purple and pink colors.

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Once we got these shoes, I found myself drawn to any clothing that would look great with the pretty colors of the Lavender Carta II shoes.  I see no need to be ultra matchy with shoes and clothing but there are surprisingly a lot of clothing items that just seemed to scream, “Buy me! I was made for those Livie & Luca shoes.”  Some shoes are simply worth building a wardrobe around them and these purple and pink Livie & Luca shoes are most definitely special enough for me to do just that!  However, the pink and purple color combination allows for these shoes to look great with a wide variety of outfits.

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The wooden button on each shoe strap is so charming.  However, the button is purely for show and the Carta II shoes have an easy to use self-adhering closure that allows for the perfect fit.  My daughter is forever demonstrating her independence so she loves to adjust the straps on her new Livie & Luca shoes all by herself.

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The Livie & Luca Spring Collection is available for purchase online as well as at many boutiques.  The Carts II is available in several color combinations and I am seriously considering getting the light blue pair as well.

I received the Livie & Luca Carta II Lavender shoes for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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XE Series Ultra BRIGHT LED Headlamp Review & Giveaway

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My family is a big fan of headlamps. They are very useful and also fun! My dad is a big time fisherman so he keeps a headlamp in his boat at all times. My kids discovered their grandpa’s headlamp and a headlamp of their own was soon on the top of their wish lists. Hands free lighting is so helpful when working around the house, camping, hiking, biking, reading…..the list goes on and on. Therefore, when I had the chance to try the XE Series Headlamp, I jumped at the chance because you can never have too many headlamps!  We are extremely happy with this LED Headlamp.  It offers different lighting options and is very easy to use.  My son quickly handed over his old headlamp and claimed the XE Series Headlamp as his own.  He finds the buttons easier to use, the fit to be more comfortable, and he loves how bright the LED shines.  I like how easy the elastic strap can be adjusted so I don’t have to struggle to get the perfect fit for each person’s head.  This headlamp requires 3 AAA batteries and we have found the battery life to be great.  My son uses this headlamp every night and we are still on the first set of batteries that came inside the box with the XE Series Headlamp.

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Honestly, despite all the practical uses for a headlamp, the XE Series Headlamp LED Headlamp provides hours of fun for my kids.  My boys use this headlamp to read, play inside forts, make shadow puppets, go on scavenger hunts, and much more.  One afternoon I gave my boys a large empty cardboard box, the XE Series Headlamp, and box of crayons.  They spent hours drawing images inside the box that was lit solely by the headlamp.  When they were done, one boy claimed they had created a rocket ship and the other had said he was making cave drawings.  Both were so proud of their creation that we kept the box and they continue to play in it daily.

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Let’s go camping!

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Whether you are looking for a hands free light source for projects around the home, outdoor hobbies, or a creative inspiration for your kids, I highly recommend Divine LEDs XE Series Headlamp.  It is easy to use and provides great lighting.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win an XE Series Headlamp!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on April 20, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped to the winner via  the sponsor.

I received the XE Series Headlamp featured in this post for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.  All product information was provided via the sponsor. 

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Apple Lightning Cable Provides More Than 6 Feet of Charging Cable for Your Apple Device

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Looking for a longer cable to use when charging your Apple devices?  The i-@ccessoriez Apple Lightning Cable is 6.6 feet long and can be used to charge a variety of different Apple products.  I use the Apple Lightning Cable to charge my iPhone 5s and iPad Mini.  I have used it with my iPhone power adapter, iPad Mini power adapter, connected to my desktop, and in our vehicle connected to my car adapter.  The Apple Lightning Cable does a great job of charging both devices in a timely manner and the length of the cable actually allows me to sit down comfortably and use the device while it is charging.  No more leaning over the counter to use my phone when it is charging!

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The Apple Lightning Cable has made charging my Apple devices less of a hassle.  I can easily reach my phone or tablet when it is charging, the price is right, and the cord charges my devices as expected.

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You can purchase this iPhone Lightning Cable online at Amazon.  Buy 2 i-@ccessoriez cables and get 10% off your purchase!  To get this promotion enter coupon code: WP6M4ZUU at checkout.

I received an I-@ccesorriez Apple Lightning Cable for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray Giveaway!

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies!  The blog app fun continues with the release of the The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-RayMouse over the Interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the new quiz to find out if you’re Brave like Bilbo!  Also, check out the special feature clips below.

About The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray:

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers

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 The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies is now available on Blu-ray in stores as well as online!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on April 15, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE Blu-ray The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win!  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Hallmark Itty Bittys Easter Sale!

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Easter is the perfect holiday for tiny gifts and if one company knows holiday gifts it is Hallmark.  One tiny gift that is sure to result in big smiles is one of Hallmark’s Itty Bittys.  The only thing better than one of these tiny cuties is several!  That is why I am excited to tell you that Hallmark Itty Bittys are Buy 1 Get 1 50% off through Easter Sunday.

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Itty Bittys are popular with both adults and children, so the list of Itty Bittys has grown to be quite BIG!  A few of Bambi’s pals are now Itty Bittys and I must say that Flower is stinkin’ cute.  Thankfully it is not scented!  What Itty Bittys are on your wish list?

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It is a good thing Hallmark Itty Bittys are B1G1 50% right now because Mickey and Minnie belong together….just ask Little Miss C!  This Itty Bittys promotion is good online and in Hallmark stores through April 5, 2015.  No promo code needed!

I received a Hallmark Itty Bittys sample for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet

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Looking for stylish teething jewelry?  Then you will want to check out this necklace and bracelet set by Beabies.  This set will allow you to be prepared to soothe your babies gums wherever you go with the added bonus of you looking great while doing it.  Now, that is style with a purpose!  All of my kids love to play with my jewelry when I wear it so I simply quit wearing most of it unless I was going somewhere kid free….which is almost never.  For this reason, I like to wear this teething set even when my baby girl is not teething because it is simply nice to wear jewelry that I don’t have to worry about her destroying.  The Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet is BPA Free and is a FDA approved teether.  The Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet available in four different colors.  It is available in classic black, as well as in a vibrant blue, magenta, or turquoise.  I have this set in the turquoise color and I absolutely love it.  The color is very pretty and design is surprisingly appealing.  I am not the only person in our household who loves this jewelry.  My one year old daughter seriously loves this set…..especially the bracelet!  I often have to sneak the bracelet from my daughter’s room because she has claimed it as her own.

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My daughter is getting in a couple molars right now so I recently caught her putting some of her toys in her mouth.  She never does this so it was a huge red flag that she was teething.  I told her it was okay to chew on this special necklace and bracelet set and she gave me a look that said, “Are you serious?” She cautiously put the necklace into her mouth and kept looking up at me to be sure I did not want her to stop.  After trying out a few different angles and getting familiar with the texture, she forgot all about me and started focusing on relieving her sore gums.  My daughter really likes the feel of the material.  The necklace and bracelet are sturdy yet have some flex to them.  I only wish I had found this set when my daughter was younger so she could have relieved her gums during all of her teething months!

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The Beabies necklace has a subtle design that gives this teething necklace a more fashionable look.  The bracelet is more angular in design and really is a cool looking piece of jewelry.  It is also very easy for my daughter to hold.  My daughter loves bracelets so I was not very surprised when my daughter fell in love with this bracelet.  She has clearly taken ownership of it by storing it in the drawer of her vanity in her bedroom.  However, she wears it almost every day!

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This is a really great set of teething jewelry.  If you have a little one in your lap, he or she can easily grab onto your necklace and chew on it or you can hand over your bracelet and let them go to town on that.  Just remember to never leave your little one alone with any of this jewelry.  It is designed quite well but it is not a toy.

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The Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet is available for purchase online at Amazon.  It is eligible for Prime shipping and free returns!

I received a Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet for review purposes via Tomoson and Dot & Dot.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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