Archives for August 11, 2016

Summer Must-Haves for Baby!

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Do you have a new baby in the family? Maybe there is an upcoming Baby Shower to attend?

SoCal City Kids has some Summer favorites to share with you!

Want Baby to Sleep Well?

 

Baby Deedee Sleep Nest

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Discover our cozy baby deedee sleep nests. These super soft duvet style wearable blanket for infants and toddlers are made from 100 pct cotton shell and have a soft cotton jersey lining. Cozy and warm, these cocoon shaped quilted sleeping sacks are comforting and will quickly become part of your baby’s bedtime routine. The sleep nest is quilted for cooler weather and should be worn over regular baby sleepwear. Baby deedee award winning baby sleep sacks are available in three different sizes from infant to toddler size. Clever shoulder snap and over-sized reverse zipper make it so easy to place your sleeping baby in the sleep nest, even while asleep.

We received a sample and this is such a hit with the new Mom that checked this one out for us! She loves how well-made this product is and that her son loves it!

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For more information on the Sleep Nest and other Baby Deedee products, please visit:

https://www.babydeedee.com/

This link will give our readers 20% off their entire purchase! (Below)

https://www.babydeedee.com/?apply_coupon=spring_blog_review

 

Nursing? Here’s a Nursing Bra to check out!

 

www.loveyootoo.com

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Comfort, Style & Fit for Moms – Because you matter, too.

Yootoo… because pregnancy and motherhood isn’t just about your baby, it’s about “you too.”

UGrow technology was perfect for the number one problem in nursing bras that moms face: finding a comfortable fit. Designed with you in mind using premium materials for maximum comfort. All pregnant and nursing moms deserve comfortable, stylish, great fitting clothes too. The Award-Winning Design is a constant fit during pregnancy & nursing. Other companies will help you take care of your baby, but you have to take care of “yootoo.”

CREATED BY A MOTHER OF TWO FOR MOTHERS EVERYWHERE. 

In our efforts to provide “comfort for you, too” for all mothers, we are supporting Every Mother Counts in their mission to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. We donate a portion of every yootoo purchase to Every Mother Counts to help ensure that all women have access to quality maternal healthcare.

This next one is a true must-have for all babies!

Baby Magic products are a real must have!

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Available in the following:

Original Scent Lotion

·         No-Rinse Wash

·         Soft Powder Scent Wash

Our top favorite is the Baby Magic Hair & Body Wash in the Soft Powder scent!

We have teamed up with Baby Magic in honor of Parent’s Day for a Giveaway! One winner will win a prize package with the items above. To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is August 16th, 2016 at noon PST.

Traveling this Summer with Baby or young children?

This next one is a must-check-out!

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Need a healthy option to hold you snacks for those road trips this summer?

 

Kangovou’s mission is to create high quality food-grade stainless steel kid’s dishware products that are BPA, PVC, phthlatate, lead, and melamine free.

Kangovou dishware products are made from quality food-grade, Type 304, 18/8 stainless steel.

Why is this important?

Because you want the surface your child’s food touches to be BPA free, naturally anti-bacterial and to not leach chemicals. Kangovou food-grade stainless steel provides these benefits and is also light weight, durable, does not rust, cleans easily with soap and water, and is top shelf dishwasher safe.

I like how well-made the products are! I received a sample of a bowl and a Compartment plate and am quite impressed!

For more information, please visit: http://kangovou.com/

Looking for a Baby Stroller?

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Babyhome Launches Vida, the Most Stylish and Full Featured Urban Stroller Offering Maximum Benefits from Birth to 4 Years Old

The introduction of Vida raises Babyhome’s position as one of the most important premium brands in the stroller category

Vida’s design remains true to Babyhome’s most emblematic product, the Emotion stroller but offers new features developed from consumer and retailer input to take this fully equipped stroller even one step further.

Weighing only 15 lbs., Vida is the most lightweight full featured stroller on the market.  Vida includes improvements that make it more versatile overall. It is taller and wider than Emotion and it has a height-adjustable handlebar, ideal to be adapted to any parent’s needs. Its seat reclines up to 180º and the extra canopy position extends to shade baby. Its wheels are made of a durable semi rigid material and are shock absorbent, especially over irregular floors or surfaces. Additionally, Vida includes two side mesh windows for summer and its seat covering can be removed to be washed or to adapt a car seat (Vida is compatible with Maxi Cosi, Nuna and Cybex infant car seats) and can be put back easily thanks to a new zipper system.

Babyhome has created a nest-carrycot (Nest Kit) that can be purchased separately which transforms Vida into a newborn stroller to get the maximum comfort, convenience and use for baby from birth.

Vida allows for use from 0 to 4 years old (55 Lbs) and is designed specially to meet and exceed any parent’s expectations not only in functionality but in design and quality too.

Recommended retail Vida stroller: $349.  Recommended retail Vida Nest Carrycot: $119.  For more information visit www.babyhome.es.

Is compatible with Maxi Cosi, Nuna and Cybex infant car seats They made it wider, deeper and taller than their existing Emotion Weighing only 15 lbs. Vida is the most lightweight full featured stroller on the market. An exciting new stroller came out this past July!

About Babyhome
BabyHome is a Spanish company based in Barcelona, manufacturing highly designed, extremely functional and lightweight baby products. Its dedication to excellent design is matched by the company’s commitment to function and safety.
For more Information visit www.babyhome.es.

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This next one is a Summer Must-Have for Sleep Time!

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ergoPouch 0.3 Tog Baby Sleeping Bags (Light Weight-Summer 75F+)

The perfect baby sleeping bag for Summer. These 0.3 tog baby sleeping bags are made from pure organic cotton for a comfortable sleep in warm weather.

Available in 2-12 and 12-36 months sizing

Available in Sticks, Pink Flower and Blue Stripe

Recommended retail: $44.99

ergoPouch products have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute for being hip healthy!

ABOUT ERGOPOUCH:

Melbourne, Australia-based ergoPouch was founded in 2009 by Alina Sack.  As a mother, Sack drew on her own personal experiences of sleep deprivation to come up with innovative products designed to help babies and kids get a better night’s sleep.  The award-winning ergoPouch collection includes premium quality baby swaddles, sleeping bags and sleep suits available from birth to 6 years of age sizing.  All ergoPouch products are made with pure natural fibers including Organic Cotton, Bamboo and Merino.  ergoPouch products offer great functionality and versatility with swaddles that can easily transition to a sleeping bag, and sleep suits that convert from bags to suits with legs for easy use from bassinet to stroller to baby carrier.  For more information visitwww.ergopouch.com.

FOLLOW ERGOPOUCH:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ergopouch

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ergopouch

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ergopouch

YouTube:  ergoPouch

Our new Mom that reviewed this next one for us loves it so much that she doesn’t leave home without it!

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COVERED GOODS

 

Jamie Yetter is the designer and owner of Covered Goods™. As a mother of four, she faced a common fear while nursing in public; the fear of being exposed! This fear often kept her and other nursing mothers hunting for a hidden place somewhere and sometimes made it impossible to nurse at all. While shopping around for the perfect cover up, Jamie felt that each option still didn’t give the security of optimal privacy. This is why the Covered Goods™ nursing cover was born in 2012. With this product, gone are the days of being fearful to nurse in public. While designing Covered Goods™ nursing covers, Jamie really kept mom and baby in mind but also thought bigger. Covered Goods™ nursing covers are hand cut and hand sewn locally in the Los Angeles area to help support our economy and to ensure a quality product. Not only are you supporting United States manufacturing, but you are buying a product that is perfect for any nursing mother.

 

NO MORE FEAR of being exposed! Covered Goods™ nursing covers give you all the benefits that the traditional covers do… and more! Covered Goods™ multi-use nursing covers provide true ALL OVER COVERAGE, front and back, and are made of super comfy, breathable fabric that stretches. Covered Goods™ nursing covers allow you and your baby to nurse comfortably. There aren’t any straps, rings, or cords to mess with, they take seconds to put on and take off, and they alleviate any worry that your baby will kick or pull your cover off.  The flexible neck is also able to be worn down under one arm to give you even more freedom while nursing. The added benefit of the flexible neck allows you to peek in on your baby or make sure your little one has latched properly. Covered Goods™ are multi-use nursing covers can also be used as a scarf, car seat cover and shopping cart cover! They can be folded very small and in any fashion for storage without the worry of ruining it. With Covered Goods™, you can truly nurse anytime, anywhere!

Follow Covered Goods:

 https://www.facebook.com/coveredgoods

https://www.pinterest.com/coveredgoods/

https://www.instagram.com/coveredgoods/ 

Are you looking for great diapers?

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We are really impressed with these ones!

We received samples of the Training Pants and they are a hit with my niece!

I love that they are free from chlorine, perfumes, optical brighteners & lotions and that the breathable backsheet allows air to circulate to the skin, reducing moisture content, thereby reducing the risk of skin irritation.

These are a real must-try!

You can find them at http://www.bambonatureusa.com/

 

Looking for a really nice Crib? This one looks wonderful!

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MICUNA LIFE CRIB

With its endless combinations and constructions, the Micuna LIFE Collection is designed for parents looking for something original and different, something that will make baby’s environment a unique and special place.  Micuna gives parents the tools to create their own original crib model with LIFE, designing combinations to suit their individual taste with a variety of options available. Parents will have fun designing their own customizable crib with a range of 15 spindle shades from which they can choose three and combine them with their crib base in natural wood or white.  Micuna has created four color combinations for the crib’s spindles that draw inspiration from magical places: Life Provence, Life Kenya, Life Tribeca, Life Brooklyn. Also available are other standard colors as (White, Natural or Grey poles).  The crib is simple to assemble, the spindles feature innovative spring technology allowing for them to snap in easily.

The life of the crib can be extended as baby grows older by allowing for multiple mattress heights, easily removing spindles for easy access for toddlers or even converting the crib to a toddler bed with an existing crib mattress up to age seven (additional parts needed).  Handcrafted from solid beechwood.

Recommended retail: $999.99 (crib and 3 boxes of spindles)

Available in:

Base: Natural Wood or White

Spindles: Life Provenza, Life Kenya, Life Tabarca, Life Brooklyn (White, Natural or Grey) or choose among 15 colors.

Dimensions: 139×85,4×77 cms

Weight: 23,98Kgs

Bed conversion kit: Recommended retail: $79.99

Pack of 16 Spindles for bed: Recommended retail: $99.99 each.

Visit Micuna for more information.

Babies love music! This one is a must-buy!

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Baby Blanket Music

Founded by Josh Rutt, New York-based Baby Blanket Music offers a collection of albums featuring soothing lullaby arrangements of songs made famous by well-known artists.  The collection includes music from Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, John Mayer, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Lady Gaga. A Classic Soothing Lullaby Arrangements album is offered as well featuring classic tunes. Baby Blanket Music is designed to aid in the best development of babies while also pleasing the ears of parents, grandparents, family and friends.  A graduate of Duke University with a major in music, Rutt, who is a children’s music teacher, composer and performer, selects popular music and arranges it with care on each Baby Blanket Music album.  For more information, visit www.BabyBlanketMusic.com.

I love how fun and trendy this CD is! But, it is also unique! Available in download or CD format.

The next two are from our friends at Silikids!

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Spoons and bib from Silikids for baby/toddler is a must-have for meal times!

Silispoon

The perfect eating utensil for young children starting to eat solid foods.  Silispoon features a textured handle to stimulate tactile experience and a wide spatula style head to make it easy to scoop up food.  This fun easy to grip spoon is certain to encourage independent eating habits.

I love how unique these are!

Available as a 2 pack with Graze and Haze spoons and with two different textures in the set.

Recommended retail: $9.95

Recommended for ages 3 months and up

 

Silibib®

Silikids popular Silibib® is back with a new look and improved functionality.  Silibib® is ergonomically designed to lie flat and features a convenient hidden pocket that easily flips forward.  The bib can be worn either flat with the pocket flipped behind or with the pocket pulled forward.   Silibib® is soft and comfortable for baby, dishwasher safe (can be boiled to sterilize) and hypo allergenic.  A great bib choice for on-the-go parents as the bib can be easily wiped clean and with its convenient flip pocket.

Available in two colors: Spice and Fresh

Recommended retail: $11.95

Recommended from age Newborn and up.

More info about Silikids®:

Traverse City-based Silikids was founded in 2006 by two moms, Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab. Silikids is the first mom-founded brand focused on creating products that are safe, modern and made entirely out of Silicone.

The company combines need-based innovation with the technological advances of silicone, offering an alternative to plastic tableware found in and out of the kitchen.  Silikids’ designs are safe, modern and practical offering superior function, while being easy to use and clean.  The Silikids mission is to make the basics better by bringing an alternative to plastic, bridging the gap between great design and affordability while improving the way we live!  A win-win for all!

 

The Silikids Collection includes Siliskin Silicone Sippy Tops, Siliskin Straw Tops w/Straw, Siliskin Cups, Siliskin Silicone Sippy Cup, Siliskin Silicone Straw Cup, Siliskin Sippy Cup 8 oz., Siliskin 6 oz. Glass, Siliskin Spoons, Siliskin Snack Bags, Siliskin Bib, Siliskin Folding Map.  For more information, visit www.silikids.com.

 

The next products that are a must-have are from our friends at MAM! You should know by now that SoCal City Kids just loves MAM products and they are celebrating 40 years!

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MAM, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative and unique baby products including pacifiers and baby bottles, this year celebrates its 40-year anniversary.   From its beginnings in 1976 as a small company in Vienna, Austria, MAM has grown into a leading global brand in five continents with more than 50 million products sold annually in 60 countries.

This Summer we are recommending the Drinking Cups!

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The training cups combine form and function to help babies learn to drink from a standard glass! They are super cute too!

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More about MAM:

Founded in Vienna, Austria in 1976, MAM offers real solutions for real parenting with an award-winning range of smart and simple products. A global leader in the baby care category, MAM’s mission is to combine the best in technological innovation, medically sound function and contemporary design to provide innovative baby care products essential for a child’s early years.  The MAM collection includes pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, and oral care items.  MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on five continents.  For more information about MAM products, please visit www.mambaby.com.

Follow MAM:

Facebook: facebook.com/MAMbabyUSA

Twitter: @MAMBABY

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/MAMUSA

Instagram: http://instagram.com/Mam_usa

b.box toddler cutlery set and bowl + straw is another must have for Meal time!

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The new bowl + straw: It’s the bowl with more, featuring a removable clip and straw so kids can drink liquid such as soup or milk and then use a spoon to scoop the rest. It also comes with a bonus insert for snack time on the go. And if bub leaves some for later, just pop the lid on for easy storage.  The handles are designed for little hands and the tear drop shape is ideal for drinking straight out of the bowl, making mealtime lots of fun. Recommended retail: $14.  Available in Ocean Breeze, Strawberry Shake, Passion Splash and Lemon Sherbert.

Also recommend the toddler cutlery: Designed in consultation with a leading paediatric occupational therapist, our unique fork has been designed to fit the size and shape of little mouths. The shovel shaped design and angle enables it to double as an implement to help children push food against and onto their fork, as well as a spoon itself. Both are specially designed to fit little hands and give kids ultimate manoeuvrability and control. The angle between the head and handle has also been carefully designed to ensure correct hand to mouth position toddler cutlery.

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About b.box:

Australia based b.box was founded in 2007 by Dannielle Michaels and Monique Filer.  The award-winning b.box collection of innovative designed everyday baby essentials includes the Travel Drying Rack, Sippy Cups, Diaper Wallet, Baby Bottle + Dispenser, Diaper Caddy, Travel Bib and Flexible Spoon,  Snack Pack, Mesh Feeder, Baby Spoon, Bowl + Straw, Toddler Cutlery Set and Divided Plates.  For more information visit www.bboxbaby.com.

Join us online:

Facebook/bboxforkids

Twitter/bboxforkids

Pinterest/bboxforkids

Instagram.com/bboxforkids

 

Looking for some great Toddler Snacks? NurturMe has you covered!

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Yum-A-Roos and Quinoa Square Crackers will be a hit with your little one!

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NurturMe Quinoa Squares: Broccoli + Cheddar – 5 snack packs (1.76 oz.)

NurturMe Quinoa Squares: Pineapple + Spinach – 5 snack packs (1.76 oz.)

NurturMe Quinoa Squares: Sweet Potato + Apple + Cinnamon – 5 snack packs (1.76 oz.)

A revolution in kid snacking, NurturMe Quinoa Squares are the first and only 100% pure quinoa crackers for little ones. Created for kids + tots, these easily dissolvable puffed crackers contain all 9 essential amino acids to support healthy growth. NurturMe Quinoa Squares are baked with real organic fruits, veggies and cheeses, plus fresh organic apple juice and pure coconut oil for natural sweetness– only the good stuff! Available in three delicious flavors – Cheddar + Broccoli; Spinach + Pineapple; and Sweet Potato + Apple + Cinnamon – NurturMe Quinoa Squares are a delicious and nutritious snack for kids. Recommended retail: $3.99.

Did you know that quinoa is a superfood for super kids? It is a complete protein, has a nutritional profile similar to breast milk, includes all 9 essential amino acids, is a natural fiber and contains natural occurring choline and antioxidants. Did we also mention quinoa is gluten-free?

NurturMe Quinoa Squares come in 5 snack packs that make a convenient and nutritious addition to any lunch box or on the go snacking!  Ideal snacks to pack for road trips, airplanes, picnics and playgrounds – NurturMe Quinoa Squares are an easy way to ensure your little ones are getting the delicious snacks with the nutrition they need to live a yummy life!

Check them out here:

http://nurturme.com/collections/snacks

http://nurturme.com/products/cheddar-broccoli-quinoa-squares

What our favorite thing about these snacks is that they are a healthier option!

One of my favorite shoe brands for babies and young kids is pediped! They have been a favorite of mine since my son was young! (He is now 12 years old!) How time flies!

Pediped is a brand I highly recommend!

Not only are their shoes cute and stylish…they are comfy and high-quality!

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These are just so cute that I wish they made them in my size!

pediped® Debuts Over 70 Fresh New Styles for Spring/Summer 2016

Award-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® debuts its Spring/Summer 2016 collection featuring over 70 new styles across its signature footwear system. The collection is highlighted by its fashion sandals featuring Memory Foam Technology™ and its aquatic water-safe, rugged, machine-washable Adventure Line.

Soft pastels and bright fun colors enrich this collection with a diverse pallet. Spring style is already in full swing with 3D floral appliques blooming on the Sidra and Sabine sandals. Flower prints of pinks and blues wrap themselves around the Bree and Louisa shoes, making these the perfect accent to any casual spring dress. The popular boys’ boat shoe Norm is now available in sizes EU 24-33 (US 7.5 kids – 1 youth) allowing little tikes to big kids alike to walk through this season in style. The Force athletic shoe, the Ultra Light Technology™ driven fan favorite, is back in three new colorways. Continuing to make life easier for grown-ups, this Spring/Summer collection by pediped® features over 60 machine-washable styles. Every style of pediped® footwear is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association, allowing children to always put their finest and healthiest foot forward.

Whether a child is crawling, learning to walk, or running around, pediped® has a stylish shoe that fits comfortably and ensures healthy foot development. Each of the three footwear lines featured in the pediped® footwear system is specially designed to meet the needs of a particular walking stage. 

Originals®

 

  • pediped® Originals® are the first step in the pediped® footwear system. Soft-soled, and flexible, these shoes are recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists, as the design closely mimics barefoot walking, and do not force a child to change their natural stride. Each style is lined with a slip-resistant leather sole and includes pediped® patented signature hand-stitching, allowing for a breathable shoe.
  • Originals® styles retail starting at $37 and are available for children in sizes newborn to 24 months.

 

Grip ‘n’ Go™

 

  • Grip ‘n’ Go™ styles provide a smooth transition for a child learning to walk with a more confident stride. The second step in the pediped® footwear system, all Grip ‘n’ Go™ shoes include G2 Technology™, which contains a specialized soft rubber sole for additional cushion, rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a foot to help with stability, a grip zone for additional traction, and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor. Varied styles come with additional features such as Memory Foam Technology™, and machine-washable capabilities.
  • Grip ‘n’ Go™ styles retail starting at $48 and are available in EU sizes 19-23, US kids 4-7.

 

Flex®

 

  • The third, and final, step in the pediped® footwear system is Flex®. For those who have a developed a solid, natural stride, Flex® combines high quality materials and advanced technology to create the perfect, stylish choice for all-day comfortable wear. Most styles include the Flex Fit System™, which offers a customizable fit with the use of additional insoles, extending the life of a pair of shoes up to two months. To top it off, a cushioned arch support and flexible rubber soles ensure coziness and ongoing healthy foot development.
  • Flex® styles retail starting at $39.95 and are available in EU sizes 20-38, US 5 kids-6 youth (available sizes vary between styles).

 

The pediped® Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is now available for purchase online at www.pediped.com and in select retail stores.

More info:

About pediped®

Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. pediped® has received numerous industry awards and accolades including recognition from Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market. In 2015 pediped® was recognized by the Footwear Industry Awards as the Children’s Footwear Brand of the Year and earned a 2015 Earnie Award from Earnshaw’s magazine as the Footwear Brand of the Year.

 

pediped® is sold in over 750 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between its three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. The award-winning footwear is available in EU sizes 17 to 38 (US newborn to 6 Youth). For more information, visit www.pediped.com or call 1-702-567-0311. LIKE on Facebook at /pedipedfootwear and follow on Twitter and Instagram @pedipedfootwear.

 

And, here is some helpful advice for new Moms!

 

Lysol has partnered up with Actress Ali Larter to help raise awareness around the networks you and your baby are unknowingly growing on a daily basis – a germ network that is.

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It’s no secret that babies love to touch things – young children can touch and re-touch more than 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes – and that they take a liking to objects like TV remotes, shoes or cell phones, increasing the size of a baby’s germ network.

To help educate new parents across the country about germs, Ali has come up with several tips to creating a healthier home environment – while still letting baby’s curiosity thrive.

  • Understand the Size of Your Baby’s Social Network. “Recently, I learned that my baby’s social network is bigger than my own. I’m not talking about Twitter, or Instagram … but the number of germs that she comes into contact with every day. It’s important to be aware of these “followers” and to kick them out of the home by disinfecting commonly touched surfaces with products that kill 99.9% of germs like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes so you can have peace of mind and focus on the fun parts of being a new parent!”
  • Create a Germ Free Runway. “My kids’ curiosity and desire to explore is high these days. Whether they are crawling, playing, or running around, they’re constantly coming into contact with the floors in our house. One of the simplest ways to help create a healthier runway for their play is to keep germs at a minimum outside and have guests take off their shoes before entering the home.”
  • Know when to disinfect. “In addition to regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, it’s important to disinfect areas after making a mess. When I’m cooking with my kids, and we accidentally break raw eggs on the counter, that’s a mess that needs to be cleaned up and disinfected! Raw eggs are at risk of housing bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses, which is definitely something a mom wants to avoid.”

I just love Lysol products especially the Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfecting Wipes! I received samples and love using them all over the house!

Self Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate this special post. No other compensation was received. Press info and photos were received for posting.

 

Dazzle without the Hassle this Summer with Colgate Optic White

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Want a Dazzling smile this Summer?

With warmer, longer summer days our beauty routines are forced to change as we’re constantly on the go, but that doesn’t mean your whitening regimen needs to be compromised. Enjoy the convenience of the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen for 5 shades whiter teeth that starts working in 1 day – it’s as simple as Brush. Whiten. Go. No hassle, no mess. It will keep your smile white and dazzling long after the sun goes down.

I love how super easy this it to use!  it works effectively and is simple to use! What more do you need?

I like that it seem to start working the first day I used it! It isn’t messy and it is specially designed with whitening cups and polishing bristles to help remove surface stains.

Look for it at a store new you!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. 

 

FlipaZoo – The Toy That Flips for You! – Delivers Twice The Fun for Everyone This Summer! Exclusively at Walmart Stores Nationwide!

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FlipaZoo, the TOY that flips for you! Not One, it’s a Two- in-One toy pillow from the first name in fun, Jay at Play. FlipaZoo will be delivering two times the Fun for Everyone! Their unique character combinations feature some of today’s most sought-after animals – including a Husky that easily Flips into a Polar Bear, a Unicorn that Flips into a Dragon, a Giraffe that Flips into a Hippo, and there are many more to choose with FlipaZoo. The must-have FlipaZoo assortment is now available at www.flipazoo.com. The new toys will pounce their way into Walmart stores nationwide beginning with a July 2016 exclusive launch.Starting in mid-August, FlipaZoo will roll out to other retailers from coast-to-coast, including Target, Toys“R”Us, Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kmart, and more!

 

“Families all across the country will be ‘flipping’ for FlipaZoos,” said Shawn Glyn, Director of Sales at Jay at Play International. “Kids will flip for the very special ‘surprise before their eyes’ as they discover two new FlipaZoo loveable animal friends, while parents and grandparents will love the great “Not One, it’s Two” toys-in-one value that makes each FlipaZoo twice as nice!”

 

An imagination-inspiring playtime product, FlipaZoo doubles as a pillow for naptime, summer camp, and family travel. Each fun-stuffed FlipaZoo is a smiling, cuddly companion that offers two times the comfort at home or on-the-go! Made of the most huggable, high-quality materials, the adorable new FlipaZoo line features more than 12 stand-out FlipaZoo characters that magically transform from one animal to another – and then easily flip back again! With the new line’s patented one-of-a-kind “easy flip” designs, little ones can simply hold their favorite two-sided FlipaZoo friend, “flip” its soft back, and instantly reveal a totally new FlipaZoo!

 

The premiere FlipaZoo collection ($19.99 each, for all ages), to be available at retail starting this July exclusively at Walmart, includes a loveable FlipaZoo friend for every personality: the wild Giraffe/Hippo, cleverCat/Mouse, mystical Unicorn/Dragon, fiercely-fun Elephant/Tiger, and paw-some Husky Dog/Polar Bear. Also making their debut exclusively at Walmart this holiday season will be the jaw-dropping Grizzly Bear/Alligatorand friendly Bulldog/Tabby Cat FlipaZoo characters. Each FlipaZoo features its own unique sewn-on name, making them even more irresistible! For double the fun, consumers who purchase any FlipaZoo on the official website will receive a FREE
“Little Flipzee” for pocket-size flipping fun!

 

You’ll Flip for Them! They’ll Flip for You!

I received the Husky Dog/Polar Bear and it is so cute! It is a big hit with my young niece! I love how it can be either a Husky or a Polar Bear!

 

For more information about FlipaZoos visit, www.flipazoo.com and follow FlipaZoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received.

Penguin chicks from rescued parents to go on exhibit August 18

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s two new Magellanic Penguin chicks will make their public debut and join the other penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat on August 18. The public can see them for the first time when the Aquarium opens that morning at 9:00 a.m.

 

The older of the two chicks hatched on May 17 to parents Kate and Avery, penguins originally rescued off the coast of Brazil. The younger chick hatched on May 25 to parents Patsy and Robbie. Robbie, the father of the younger chick is also a rescued penguin. Magellanic Penguin chicks are hatched with a downy layer of plumage that is not watertight. The Aquarium’s penguin chicks are taken after about twenty-one days to a behind-the-scenes nursery until their down is replaced by watertight juvenile feathers, a process called fledging. During their time in the nursery, the chicks learned to swim and to take hand-fed, whole fish.

 

In celebration of the baby birds, the Aquarium is offering an opportunity to name Kate and Avery’s chick through its Adopt an Animal program. Those adopting a penguin chick at the $100 level or higher beforeSeptember 30 will receive two Aquarium admission tickets and the opportunity to suggest a name for the chick. The Aquarium’s animal department will choose one winner, and that winner will be able to go behind the scenes for a feeding and introduction session with the penguins.

 

Magellanic Penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between 38 and 43 days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. The parents take turns incubating the eggs and feeding the chicks after they hatch.

 

WHEN:           On exhibit starting Thursday, August 18, 2016  / Aquarium opens to public at 9:00 a.m. See all the coverage with the hashtag #AOPpenguins.

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

AQUARIUM:  The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important topics facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Vanishing Animals and Horses and Dragons exhibits. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other benefits.

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific.

Get Healthy Summer Color With Jergens® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer A Summer Beauty Must-Have!

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I just love this beauty must-have! This moisturizer goes on smoothly and color develops with daily use. The best thing? It looks natural and leaves my skin soft!

THINK: Radiant color no matter where you’re glowing this season.

 

The perfect summer glow. Whether you’re spending summer in the city or heading to the beach, healthy-looking, beautiful skin is the hot accessory for the season. Not so hot? Serious sun damage. Skip the tanning sessions and get your glow the smart way with help from Jergens® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. Creating gradual, natural-looking color, this must-have moisturizer avoids many of the pitfalls of self-tanner, from streaky color to orangey hues to that sunless tanner smell. With Jergens®Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, you get all the pros of great summer color without the cons.

 

“Women know better than to go tanning to get a glow, but they complain to me all the time about the problems with sunless tanner,” explains Dr. Sapna Westley, Kao USA Inc. Consulting Dermatologist. “I recommend Jergens® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer to them, because it promotes a healthy, natural glow without the telltale streaks or odor. Now they really have no excuse to lay out in the sun.”

 

Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is infused with a botanical blend of antioxidants and Vitamin E to help keep skin healthy-looking and nourished. The formula delivers the optimal amount of naturally-looking, glowing color to enrich the appearance of skin over time. The formula, with Erythrulose and DHA provides gradual color development over the course of a week to create a natural-looking summer glow.

 

Jergens® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is part of the newly reformulated Jergens®Natural Glow collection, featuring revolutionary odor-reducing technology, designed so that you don’t experience that smell that typically comes with applying a color enhancing formula. The innovative, exclusive technology effectively neutralizes malodor for the ultimate glow experience.

 

 

WHERE TO FIND IT: Grocery, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide

 

WHAT IT COSTS: $8.99.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this beauty post. Photo Credit: Jergens®.

 

 

L.A. Zoo’s World Elephant Day Weekend Features Opportunities to Explore and Learn Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2016 10 am – 4 pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Photo Credit: Jamie Pham.

The Los Angeles Zoo presents World Elephant Day Weekend, two days of opportunities to explore and learn about elephants, especially the challenges they face in the wild, on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday August 14, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm.  In celebration of World Elephant Day (August 12), an international spotlight on Asian and African elephants to bring attention to the urgent threat of their extinction.  World Elephant Day Weekend activities highlight the Zoo’s state-of-the-art Elephants of Asia exhibit with chances to learn about its three elephant residents and how they’re cared for, including tours of their barn from 11 am to 3 pm.  A “medical clinic” invites young guests to bring their toy elephants for an “examination,” including a “certificate of health”; conservation craft and enrichment stations; photo ops; and more, all free with paid Zoo admission.  In addition, Zoo guests can show support for protection of elephants by striking a pose at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants #ElephantYogaChallenge station, part of a worldwide effort to raise awareness and support for elephants.  96 Elephants is named for the number killed every day in Africa for their ivory.

The L.A. Zoo’s Elephants of Asia underscores the rich connection between elephants and the cultures of Thailand, India, China, and Cambodia.  With elements dedicated to the health and welfare of elephants, the habitat features bathing pools, sandy hills, varied topography, enrichment opportunities, and a state-of-the-art barn capable of accommodating elephants of all ages.  The exhibit, which opened in 2010, illustrates the challenges Asian elephants face in the wild, including shrinking natural habitat, and provides the opportunity to directly contribute to conservation programs that support elephants in their native countries.  Elephant conservation efforts have been made possible through the Zoo’s partnership with the Cambodia Elephant Conservation Group that works to preserve the Asian elephant population in Cambodia.

The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.75 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered.  Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles); Elephants of Asia; Campo Gorilla Reserve; Rainforest of the Americas, an extraordinary collection of endangered and exotic mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians living in spaces that exemplify their natural habitat in the rainforest biosphere; Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel; Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, home to one of the largest troops of chimpanzees in the United States; Red Ape Rain Forest, where visitors can walk among orangutans; the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo; one of the largest flocks of flamingos in any zoo in the world; a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants; and much more.  Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.  The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 60,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children.  As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.

Programing subject to change.

Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $20 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $17 for seniors (ages 62+), and $15 for children (ages 2 to 12)..  No ticket is required for children under 2.  Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.  Free parking is available.  For additional information about World Elephant Day Weekend, call (323) 644-6001 or visit http://www.lazoo.org/worldelephantday/.  For general information about the Zoo, call (323) 644-4200.

Credit: The Los Angeles Zoo. 

Local Barnes&Noble in-stores for kids this month In-store music performances for kids this month at these locations

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3rd St Promenade (Santa Monica)

Friday, August 12 @ 7pm

 

Creekside Plaza (Valencia)

Saturday, August 20 @ 3pm

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Singer-songwriter Kerry Fenster will perform songs from his

award-winning album SONGS ABOUT US

which features fun and interactive music that helps teach

social skills to kids, as well as young adults with special needs.

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A portion of the proceeds from purchases made during these events will benefit:

Autism-Speaks

Credit: www.muzicschool.com.