Friday, April 17, 2015

Reading Corner: Where Do Baby Teeth Go?

Jack's first visit to the dentist a few months ago was a complete success. A few weeks later, with the help of a local dentist, they started learning about teeth and oral hygiene at preschool. Ever since, he's been obsessed with brushing his teeth and flossing - yes, my 4 year old loves to floss! 


Where Do Our Baby Teeth Go? was the perfect book to help him continue learning about what happens to his baby teeth as he continues to grow. Written by Vilasinee Bunnag and illustrated by Yasmin Doctor this interactive and educational book is a modern take on tooth stories and traditions from around the world. From the US  to Brazil, China to Sweden each page is filled with adorable stories to help kids understand, celebrate and document their milestone of losing baby teeth.
Each page reveals vibrant illustrations featuring a child sharing their story about losing baby teeth in their respective countries. During the interactive portion of the book, readers (with the help of their parents) are encouraged to write their own tooth story and use diagrams to track which teeth they have lost and where in the world they were when the important milestone occurred.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Product Love: Fayvel Customizable Shoes


Fayvel, is the a new vegan company that allows kids to customize their sneakers using hand-drawn limited edition patches. Each Fayvel sneaker is a blank canvases ready to be adorned.



Inspired by a child's imagination, each velcro-backed Frieze Tags come in a variety of themes and are easily interchangeable.

Jack is obsessed with his new shoes. They are green - his favorite color - and his Frieze Tags feature two of his favorite things: under the sea animals and "rescue vehicles". He loves moving them around and creating stories to explain why they are next to each other. So fun!




Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Check It Out: New baby and toddler towels from aden + anais

aden + anais recently added new baby bath wraps and toddler towels to their catalog of products.  These new wraps and towels are made of plush terry and aden + anais' signature classic muslin.


Each baby bath wrap comes in four exclusive prints and features a pre-washed terry towel wrap with a 100% cotton muslin hood and tie.  These wraps are ideal for newborns but as you can see below, my 9 month old fits in them - although he moves so much that it's was almost impossible to keep him wrapped. They are machine washable, absorbent and get softer with ever wash.
 
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Available in five fun prints (Princess Posie print not pictured above), these ultra-soft terry towels are generously sized for growing toddlers and will keep your little ones warm and dry!

 

Monday, April 06, 2015

Product Love: Suds - Bottle Washer by Boon

As you know we are huge Boon product fans around here. We've loved their Flair highchair since Jack was a baby, their Grass countertop drying rack and Twig accessory are must haves for all moms! Boon has recently released a new gadget to make bottle and zippy cup washing super easy, faster and more effective than standard washing.

Features
  • Easily wash bottles with simple one-handed pump operation 
  • Sits in sink basin Faster than standard washing 
  • Water jet and spinning scrubbing action ensures thorough cleaning 
  • Works with most bottles and sippy cups 
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe BPA, PVC, and Phthalate-Free


The process is simply. Just add warm water and a few drops of your favorite dish soap to the bottle washer. Place your bottle or zippy cup on the pump and press it down—water jets and spinning, scrubbing bristles do the rest - rinse and let dry. 

P.S. It also works on wine glasses. You're welcome! ;)
The SUDS bottle washer is available at Target and Target.com
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Craft Corner: Crayola Meltdown Art Kit + Bloomingdale's

Inspired by Crayola’s Meltdown Art Kit,  earlier this year Bloomingdale’s commissioned top designers including Clover Canyon, Cynthia Rowley, Nanette Lepore, Parker, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, and Ronny Kobo to turn their colorful looks into masterpieces using clear mannequin forms fully clad in Crayola crayons. 






From a bustier of crayon tips to crayon-interpreted lace, each intricate figure is a one-of-a-kind creation. The figures capture the playful and fun spirit of Crayola while celebrating our love of color for spring 2015. 

The Crayola Meltdown art kit encourages creativity and self-expression in children of any age. The kit includes everything you will need to complete this project.



Materials Needed
Canvas board
Crayola Crayons
Crayola Paint
Paintbrush
Hairdryer (not included)
Recycled newspaper or drop cloth to protect work surface (not included)
Double-sided foam tape


 
Instructions
1. Use double-sided foam tape to attach the Crayola Crayons to the canvas board
2. Prop up your canvas so that melting crayon wax drips down the canvas board
3. Gently warm the crayons with the hairdryer, 1 to 3 inches away from the crayons. The wax will slowly begin to melt and drip down the canvas. Be sure to point the hairdryer’s air flow at the canvas in a downward angle—not straight on— to avoid unwanted splatters. Be careful, melted crayon wax can be hot to the touch.
4. Continue melting the crayons until you have achieved the desired effect. Allow the wax to cool completely before handling the canvas.

                                                     And voilĂ , your project is complete!

When you have a very strong-willed 4 year old, you let him take over and make this project all his own. He wanted to hold the hairdryer by himself, so I let him. He was so proud of the finished product!





 
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