Bath Time Made Easy

This is a great product that makes bath time a breeze! If you have small children, it can be tough to kneel next to the tub on the hard floors and lean your elbows on the hard surface of the edge of the tub. This great product, called the Safety Bathtime Easy Kneeler provides perfect cushion for your knees and elbows so that you can stay close to your little one during his or her bath all while staying comfortable and saving your joints from pain!

This also has a non-slip base to improve safety as well. If bath water gets puddled outside of the tub when your little one wants to splash around, there is a much smaller chance of him or her slipping and falling when they get out of the tub to get dried off. This is super easy to store because it folds up and there are also pockets to hold your little one’s shampoo, washclothes, and bath soap.

Sports Trading Cards are Great Summer Incentives

As Summer quickly approaches I am preparing for my children to be home for part of the day by themselves. As a way to encourage good behavior I give incentives to the kids. My boys are at that in between age where they are old enough to stay home by themselves for half a day in the summer but they do not have transportation to go and do as they please. I have found that incentives help keep them focused on good behavior. Being very active kids they are sports nuts. From baseball, to football, to hockey, they watch  it all. They have sports trading cards that they collect, as  a way for them to complete their team collections they earn money to buy the cards.

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I keep a chore chart at home and when they complete a task a certain wage is given for that task. When they are busy doing their chores they keep out of trouble and there is less fighting. It also teaches them many great life lessons such as responsibility, organization, and accountability. I have scheduled the time from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM as morning chore time. They get a break to watch some TV or play outside until lunch then after lunch they clean up the kitchen. The tasks vary from vacuuming, feeding and watering the dog, walking the dog, dusting, garbage detail, and cleaning the bathrooms.  In the end my husband and I are grateful for the help around the house and the distraction it provides to the kids, this way we take less calls at work that call for refereeing.

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Baby Sensory Toy

It can be hard to decide what to get a baby for a gift. There are so many baby supplies out there available for purchase, it is definitely overwhelming!

I was looking around on Etsy to find the perfect gift for an upcoming baby shower that I plan on attending. I love the homemade items for sale by the creators of the product themselves that are available for purchase. I find such great things on Etsy!

This baby toy sounds like the perfect baby gift. It is soft and is filled with bright colors that will engage the baby’s eyes and simulate his or her mind. There are also sensory touch pieces on this toy that help increase the baby’s sense of touch as well as his or her hand-eye coordination. This toy is also soft enough that it makes a great cuddle and bedtime item. You can’t go wrong with a great toy like this!

Baby Shower Invite

I love sharing great ideas that I come by. I found this one today and just had to share! I found it on Pinterest (of course!) and think it’s super cute. This is a great idea for a baby shower invitation. Instead of the typical baby shower, it encourages guests to try something different. Instead of guests bringing cards that will be read once and thrown away, guests are asked to instead bring a book and to write in the front cover. As the baby grows, you can read to him or her all of the things that their loved ones had to say.

Another great way to word it goes like this: “One small request that won’t be too hard, Please bring a book instead of a card. Whether Cat in the Hat or Old Mother Hubbard, you can sign the book with your thoughts in the cover. Your book will be cherished, well loved or brand new, but please don’t feel obliged, we will leave it up to you.”

 

Baby Bean Bags

Hello everybody! It’s midweek, which means Friday is just around the corner. It’s kind of sad how much of my week I base off of how far away Friday is.

Anyway, I found this great product, so of course I had to share with my readers! Kid Crave is a fantastic website for all sorts of gear that is great for your child from infancy to childhood. The products they carry are never ending. They have everything including toys, games, kid’s room accessories and furniture, clothing, gear, entertainment, electronics, outdoor items, and a great kid’s gift guide.

This particular product I found it called a baby beanbag. It’s very comfortable and safe. I love how it includes a safety belt to hold your baby safe and secure in the beanbag. The harness and seat cover is velvet and is extremely easy to remove and wash. It also has waterproof backing. This will be your baby’s new favorite place to snooze!