Archives for February 24, 2014

Tortle Products Launches in Babies R Us Nationwide

 

 

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Tortle Products, manufacturer of the innovative Tortle beanie, launches in more than 340 Babies R Us stores nationwide. The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome. The Tortle works by gently repositioning baby’s head while baby is laying on their back, sitting in a car seat, stroller, bouncer, swing or other baby gear that rests against baby’s head.

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“We are thrilled to be able to further increase awareness and prevention of Flat Head Syndrome with Tortle now being available at Babies “R” Us, one of the world’s leading dedicated juvenile products retailers,” said Dr. Jane Scott, inventor of the Tortle and a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist. In her nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Scott has counseled and educated hundreds of parents to help prevent as well as treat the many problems associated with Flat Head Syndrome.

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The incidence of Flat Head Syndrome has increased to epidemic proportions since the introduction of the “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1992.  More than a million babies are diagnosed with the condition each year in the U.S. alone.  The increase in diagnosis has been attributed to baby’s lack of movement and excessive amount of time infants spend on or against flat surfaces.  The American Academy of Pediatrics does recommend regular head repositioning of babies younger than six months.  This can be accomplished by newborns wearing a Tortle beanie for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development.

Babies “R” Us stores will carry the Tortle beanie in stores and online.  There will be two color options available in stores, pink and blue in addition white will be available on-line.  The Tortle beanies are available in small, medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Tortle Products, manufacturer of the innovative Tortle beanie, launches in more than 340 Babies R Us stores nationwide. The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome. The Tortle works by gently repositioning baby’s head while baby is laying on their back, sitting in a car seat, stroller, bouncer, swing or other baby gear that rests against baby’s head.

“We are thrilled to be able to further increase awareness and prevention of Flat Head Syndrome with Tortle now being available at Babies “R” Us, one of the world’s leading dedicated juvenile products retailers,” said Dr. Jane Scott, inventor of the Tortle and a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist. In her nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Scott has counseled and educated hundreds of parents to help prevent as well as treat the many problems associated with Flat Head Syndrome.

The incidence of Flat Head Syndrome has increased to epidemic proportions since the introduction of the “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1992.  More than a million babies are diagnosed with the condition each year in the U.S. alone.  The increase in diagnosis has been attributed to baby’s lack of movement and excessive amount of time infants spend on or against flat surfaces.  The American Academy of Pediatrics does recommend regular head repositioning of babies younger than six months.  This can be accomplished by newborns wearing a Tortle beanie for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development.

Babies “R” Us stores will carry the Tortle beanie in stores and online.  There will be two color options available in stores, pink and blue in addition white will be available on-line.  The Tortle beanies are available in small, medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99. We have reviewed this product before (as you may remember) and it really is a Must-Have for babies!!

 

Self Disclosure: I have received a free product to facilitate this feature.

 

About Tortle

Founded by Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist Dr. Jane Scott in 2012, Tortle Products, LLC manufactures Tortle, a patented FDA-cleared Class 1 medical device.  The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome, a condition most prevalent in babies 0-6 months of age.  Every baby is at risk for developing Flat Head Syndrome with one out of two babies being diagnosed with the flat head.  Tortle Products LLC is based in Denver, Colorado, and is dedicated to ending Flat Head Syndrome around the world.  For more information please visit www.tortle.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invest in your Body’s Health as Nationally Known Certified Fitness Trainer Tracie Long Releases her Latest Health/Fitness DVDs Designed for Women 35+ Tracie Long “Longevity” Series Shelter Island Releases “Defining Shape,” “Staying Power” & “Step Forward” on April 8, 2014! Giveaway Opportunity!

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There’s no better time to invest in a healthy body than during the spring as the outdoors calls and wanting to look extra good and feel terrific is a natural wish. Nationally certified fitness trainer Tracie Long will get you trim and toned with her latest health and fitness DVD series targeted to women 35+. With her newest programs, the Tracie Long Longevity Series:  Defining Shape, Staying Power and Step Forward, Long has proven again that women of all ages can feel fabulous, gain flexibility and strength, and have more energy to get through their hectic work and home schedules. Defining Shape, Staying Power and Step Forward are available April 8, 2014 from home entertainment label Shelter Island at a suggested retail price of only $14.98 each. I received all 3 and found them fun and easy to follow along with! My favorite was the Step Forward DVD with a high energy workout!

Tracie Long is an icon for women and fellow moms across the globe for her work with The Firm, one of the most successful fitness franchises in history with sales exceeding 100 million units worldwide. After starring and/or appearing in more than 15 titles, Tracie Long launched her own workout series Tracie Long Focus Series in December 2013. The Tracie Long “Longevity Series” is an innovative 50 minute workout system specifically designed for women 35+ who face the most demanding schedules. The workout regimes require light equipment.

 

Tracie Long Longevity Series: Defining Shape

Designed to increase lean muscle mass, this all-weights workout focuses on the lower body and shoulders.

 

Tracie Long Longevity Series: Staying Power

An interval style that delivers a balanced total body challenge, this workout is designed to improve overall cardiovascular performance.

 

Tracie Long Longevity Series: Step Forward

This step cardio workout targets the legs with a varying range of motion and tempos that will get you closer to your best legs ever.

 

About Tracie Long

Tracie Long (Mathewes), founder of “Tracie Long Fitness” has spent more than 25 years in the fitness industry. At 44 years old, Long shows no signs of slowing down. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina, Long is a certified fitness trainer. She became famous working for The Firm, one of the most successful fitness franchises in history. Today, Tracie and her husband, John own and manage Tracie Long Fitness, a Charleston, South Carolina fitness studio.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win one copy of each title. To enter, leave a comment below telling us how you are exercising this New Year! Having trouble keeping those exercising New Year resolutions? That is okay too! These DVDs will help! Just let us know in a comment below! Deadline to enter is February 28th, 2014 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received a copy of each title to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Tracie Long/Shelter Island.

Olay Fresh Effects VA-VA-VIVID! Powered Contour Cleansing System that really cleans!

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I love the Olay Fresh Effects line up so I was thrilled to receive the VA-VA-VIVID! Powered Contour Cleansing System! I love that it really is designed to fit your facial contours and the power brush deep cleans in and around the T-zone, hair line and nose. This is actually a lot like having a mini facial! My face felt so clean and felt so smooth after using. The kit includes 1 Facial Cleansing brush and 1 Cleanser. This one really is a Must-Have! Check out this product and many more at Olay.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a product for free to facilitate this feature.

The Lunchbox – Thoughtful and Touching Story from India KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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This beautiful new film from India explores the relationship between a young housewife and a newly widowed man. They are connected quite by mistake when Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system delivers the lunchbox to the wrong person. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keefer B comments, “For anyone who has lost a loved one, you can really identify with his (Mr. Saajan’s) emptiness.” See Keefer’s full review below.

 

The Lunchbox

Reviewed by Keefer C. Blakeslee

Full video review available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsOQZ_Kzs70

 

This movie creates a touching new twist on a story that might have come across as corny, but doesn’t. Mr. Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a retiring accountant, is grieving over the death of his wife and Lla (Nimrat Kaur), a young mother, desires more attention from her husband. Lla sends her husband a special lunchbox and, by accident, the lunchbox is delivered to Mr. Saajan instead. Realizing the meal was misdirected, Lla writes a letter, places it inside the next day’s lunchbox and what unfolds are sincere and beautiful messages that changes their lives.

 

The plot’s not unique, but the writers produce an atmosphere in this script that sets it apart. Shot in Mumbai City, India, we roam through the streets and are allowed to observe the people, their traditions, their homes and their work establishments. The dialog is in English much of the time but at times in Hindu with English subtitles, which immerses you further into the culture. Irrfan and Nimrat’s characters have their own stories that are spectacular to watch and, once these characters start writing to each other, we see a whole new side to both.

 

My favorite character is Mr. Saajan. Khan creates this man who reaches out to someone who he does not even know. His role is heartbreaking to see and you feel the emotions he is experiencing. For anyone who has lost a loved one, you can really identify with his emptiness.

 

My favorite scene is when Mr. Saajan is watching a show that his wife had taped. He remembers watching her and watching the show that made her laugh. You see his face change as he understands the joy she got from the comedy. We see how, a moment that brought joy in the past can still bring joy now, only in a different way.

 

The message in this story is, “Sometimes the wrong train can bring you to the right station.” Lla is unsure what to do when she realizes the lunchbox is going to a perfect stranger. Mr. Saajan is not sure what to do when the notes start to touch his heart. So they both feel they are on the wrong train.

 

I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend this to age 11 to 18. There is use of cigarettes and subject matter that is not appropriate for younger audiences. Check it out to see what I’m talking about.

 

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions