Convertible Car Seats
Crammed into her current car seat tighter than a Kardashian in her skinny jeans, it's time to stop mushing the tush and purchase a new car seat with a little more real estate for Gillian Grace. But with hundreds of car seats with favorable reviews on the market, I'm not even sure where to begin. Can you help? What brand of seat did you purchase for your lil' one? Were you happy with it? What was the price? Would you purchase it again? Have friends or family members purchased a seat you would recommend?
Teething Toys (Sophie the Giraffe)
This toy gets more press on Mommy blogs than George Clooney at a neighborhood PTA meeting, so what's the deal? Besides being French and difficult to locate (I've called every baby boutique in our area), what makes this toy such a must have for teething babies?
A while back, I posted about Gillian's newest endeavor---drinking from a sippy cup. Although I still stand behind the afore mentioned Playtex Sipsters, these cups are simply too big and, once full of liquid, too heavy for Gilly's small hands. Another problem is that the Sipster's spout is so different from a bottle's nipple that it seems to confuse Gillian Grace. Instead of sucking, GG gnaws on the spout until she becomes so frustrated at the lack of flow that she tosses the cup to the floor. Which, as you may have guessed, is the end of that. What is your favorite brand of sippy cup and how did you help your wee one learn to drink from one?
Your Baby Can Read
If you have ever been awake scanning the television channels in the middle of the night (and what Mom hasn't) then you are probably familiar with this product. For years I've succumbed to products that lured me in with lofty promises only to wind up disappointed and a few dollars poorer. And as an educator, I must admit that I am both intrigued and skeptical of this program. Understanding that a baby's brain develops at a phenomenal pace, I agree with the program's main premise---"The best and easiest time to learn a language is during the infant and toddler years...when the brain is creating thousands of synapses, or connections, allowing a child to learn both the written word and spoken word simultaneously." I've watched the infomercial dozens of times and spent time perusing the website, as well as reading online reviews. The mixed reviews on the program have given me pause as to the program's overall effectiveness. Never having spoken with anyone that has actually used this product is yet another reason why the credit card has remained tucked way in my wallet. Have you heard of this product? Have you used this product yourself or know of someone that has? If not this product, what strategies, products, and/or programs did you find helpful when teaching your child his/her first words and letter recognition?
Every mother has them, the go-to products that they can't imagine living without. For me, it's GG's Chicco DJ baby walker, Floppy seat cover, and our Bumbleride Indie jogging stroller. What are your favorite baby products?
Be sure to give me your two cents...
Not ready for an evening in the ER, giving Gillybean real pennies was simply not an option. So a jumbo penny it had to be. And yes, I did have a little extra time on my hands today, don't hate!