Apr 162014

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

When we were prepping for Bubbles’ arrival, one of the things we researched was a stroller.  I knew we wouldn’t need one right away, but when we looked at the options, I found that there were a number of “travel sets”.  A combination stroller with a car seat that could go from base in the car, to snapping into the stroller.  Very convenient!

People also encouraged me to get a travel stroller.  I kind of brushed the idea off, because the stroller that came with our set was a pretty sweet ride, and I couldn’t imagine why we’d want to use anything else.  Like needing a golf cart when you had a luxury SUV.

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller #Urbini

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Feb 162014

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

The world is watching Sochi right now as athletes from around the world compete for personal pride and love of country.  We’ve tuned in with them; it’s hard to not be drawn to something so amazing.  Am I the only one that watches and wonders, “Man, if only I’d taken ski lessons”?

While my own personal Olympic dreams may have never been more than a wish in a review mirror, it’s exciting to think about what the future might have in store for Bubbles.  Right now she loves so many different things it’s impossible to guess what sports or activity she may eventually settle into.  She’s loved watching the Olympics with us, particularly the skiing and skating, and has made us chuckle as she jumps up and down cheering “Faster!  You can do it, go!”.

Team USA Member Noelle Pikus Pace (Event: Skeleton) #DDDivas #PampersTeamUSATeam USA Member David Wise (Event: Freestyle Skiing) #DDDivas #PampersTeamUSA
Pampers knows our littlest athletes have big dreams ahead of them, too.  So they’ve partnered with Team USA members Noelle Pikus Pace (who already snagged a silver in skeleton!) and David Wise (freestyle skiing).  They’re both parents and, like Pampers, are proven performers. Continue reading »

Apr 252013

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for HUGGIES. I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.

HUGGIES Little Movers Slip-On Diaper Pants

Bubbles, for the moment, is still in diapers (though we’re making some progress on that).  But now that she’s older and feels like a big girl, she does not like to have to pause and lie down to have her diaper changed.  This is a somewhat new development – as a baby and younger toddler she would easily comply with a diaper change request.  Now if you mention that it’s changing time, she’s down the hall faster than you can say “diaper” (or occasionally trying to “hide” behind the couch).

I thought it might be time to make a change to our routine to keep everyone happier and so was glad when I had the opportunity to try the Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diaper Pants®.  These diapers are different in that they come pre-fastened so all you have to do is slip them on your little one.  My first thought was “okay, how will this work and will we end up with wet pants if I’m not adjusting them myself?”  Fortunately the stretchy side tabs help provide a great fit.  And the Huggies Leak Lock® Protection held true keeping her dry without any accidents.

HUGGIES Little Movers Slip-On Diaper Pants for Standing & Walking Babies

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Jan 152013

Family Dollar Kidgets Wipes & Diapers

Kidgets Diapers and Wipes at Family Dollar

Like most baby showers, our showers when Bubbles was born presented us with a number of diapers.  Most of them were for a specific national brand and they worked well, so we stuck with them.  Along the way we did try a few other store brands but just didn’t get the performance from them that the other diaper brand provided.  We also purchased the brand’s matching wipes as they had a gentle variety that I thought would benefit a tiny baby’s bottom.

Buying diapers and wipes month after month, however, can really add up and you start looking for ways to reduce those costs: coupons, buying in bulk, subscribe and save.  One thing I didn’t look for, though, was another store brand to try.  Recently, though, I discovered that our town has a Family Dollar which I hadn’t shopped in since I lived in Maine years ago.  They have their own line of diapers – the Kidgets brand – and also just recently added wipes.  At $6.50 for 31 diapers (size 4) and $2 for a 72-count package of wipes I thought it might be worth it to give them a try – especially considering we had recently been experience some leaking issues with Bubbles’ regular brand. Continue reading »

Oct 252012

Showing the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40!

Last week I had the chance to help co-host a couple of Graco events at our local Babies R Us.  Dianna (a local Louisville blogger who blogs over at The Kennedy Adventures) and I were able to share information about the new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 with both some local bloggers as well as some pregnant mamas-to-be.  It was such a fun time full of demos, games, snacks, and of course lots of information!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already caught some of the photos I shared.

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat

Dianna demonstrating the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 with our adorable volunteer!

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