It’s hard to think of the need for sun protection when we have snow on the ground, but spring really is just around the corner (I sound like Ma in The Long Winter ). Although the sun is good for people, and sunscreen blocks vitamin D absorption, as well as contains cancer causing chemicals , sun protection is necessary for extended periods outdoors.
k & j Sunprotective Clothing is a chemical-free, cotton line of clothing for infants and toddlers that provides UPF 50 protection and blocks 99% of the sun’s rays.
We were sent a green t-shirt . It is very soft and cute. It is short-sleeved, so your child would still need some protection on their arms.
Would I buy this product? Probably not. It is $22. For that price, I would expect the shirt to be made from organic cotton.
It’s been awhile since a product review has caused so much excitement in my house! Magic Bean Wishes Fortune Telling Kit is a unique idea that embraces the fascination children have with the Magic 8 Ball and the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk .
Each bean is imprinted with fortune telling words (“Doubtful”, “Not At All”, “Definitely”, etc). Three beans are planted in a peat pot, and whichever one sprouts first, is the answer to your question.
Beans are a classic plant grown in preschools and kindergarten classroom because they are so easy to grow. Combining fortune telling with this classic early childhood activity is genius. It ensures children of any age will tend to and check often to see if their beans have sprouted and told their fortune!
Would I buy this product? Yes. I think this would make a unique birthday gift, and it is not too expensive at $12.95. You could copy this idea by simply planting regular beans in pots and labeling each pot yes, no, or maybe, but the imprinted words are unique. My only concern is the beans appear to be dyed. My daughter asked if we would grow the beans to eat, but I told her no because of the colorant.
Sometimes, it can be awkward for little hands to reach the faucet, and washing hands is an important part of toilet learning. Aqueduck has a BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free solution.
Would I buy this product? No. I personally prefer a wooden stool to help my children reach the bathroom sink. True they are not portable when going out to eat at a restaurant or using a public restroom, but I really don’t think I would carry around the Aqueduck. It would be too wet to just throw in a purse or backpack after use, and it would pick up germs from public sinks. Also, I try to avoid unnecessary uses of plastic, BPA-free or not.
From the makers of Magic Bullet , Baby Bullet contains everything you need to “make an entire week’s worth of all natural baby food in less than 5 minutes.” I am a big advocate for making your own baby food, and who knows how long jarred food has sat on the shelf. Nothing beats freshness, and as Baby Bullet explains:
I am turned off by Baby Bullet’s website. The video ad sounds like a TV infommercial, complete with buy one, get one free. Besides, the Baby Bullet comes shipped in an extraordinary amount of styrofoam. Baby Bullet may be made from non-toxic plastic, but it sure has a strong odor out of the box.
Would I buy this product? NO. It’s expensive ($79.95), it’s plastic (BPA-free), and it is not necessary. You don’t need a separate blender to make baby food, and a hand mill works well.
I am always envious and admire parents that travel abroad with their children. It’s something I hope to do when my children are older, but I have to admit I have a lot of anxiety about the idea.
Perhaps there is less anxiety when one of the parents is a doctor. I just can’t imagine traveling a whole year with my kids; we would all be different by the end, and for the better.
I remember as a child being amazed by my friends’ stories of adventures in foreign lands. I can’t imagine what kind of tales the Boesch kids tell their peers.
Would I buy this book? Probably. I have only read a few chapters, not cover-to-cover, so I can’t whole-heartedly endorse. I think the writing is a wee bit awkward, but not to the point of distraction.
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