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Edison Training Chopsticks for Beginners March 2, 2012

Filed under: Gear for Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:48 am
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Edison Chopsticks Product Range – Training Chopsticks for Beginners.

These are my favorite training chopsticks. Cute and BPA-free! This was developed by an Australian company. These are so comfortable and easy to use. My son was able to eat a bowl of soup noodles easily with these even though it was his first time using it. He is currently 3 years old.

I have seen these sold online, but I was lucky enough to find them at a Marina Foods supermarket in the SF Bay Area for a much cheaper price. Also, parents of lefties are not left out, Edison makes right-handed and left-handed versions.

I highly recommend these if you are looking for training chopsticks. They also sell a “step two” version which is just really a connected pair of chopsticks without the finger holes. You can skip this since you can make a makeshift pair with a pair of child sized chopsticks and a rubber band. However, I do have the step 2 and started using them at 4. There are a couple of “bumps” that do help his fingers stay in the the correct position and not slide down the chopsticks. The tips of the chopsticks have more traction that regular chopsticks which is helpful to young kids.

L@WS

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Halo Sleepsacks – $7.99 one day only. February 29, 2012

Filed under: Deals,Gear for Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 10:30 pm
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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

Halo Sleepsack deal today from kids.woot! They only have small and medium sizes right now. Great pricing if you are in need of fleece sacks.

From my previous blog post on Halo Sleepsacks:

These would make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or for an infant..Keep your baby snuggly warm at night and safe from loose blankets in bed which is a major risk factor for SIDs (sudden infant death).

My son slept in a Halo sleepsack during every nap and at night as soon as we stopped swaddling him. He loves his sleep sacks to this day and finds it a very comforting part of his nighttime routine. Best of all, I never worry about him kicking off his blankets even now as a 3 year old. (Halo makes a Big Kids version and also an Early Walker version.) https://www.halosleep.com/

For future reference, you can sometimes find these on sale at Babies R Us and Target.com. Walmart.com also sells Halo Sleepsacks which can be ordered site to store for free shipping. Outside of the occasional woot deal, I have also found them for a good price at Kohls.com which if you can combine it with a sale and stack online coupons for free shipping plus a 15, 20 or 30% off coupon.

Highly recommended for all infants and toddlers.

L@WS

 

Cal Gear from Old Navy February 24, 2012

Filed under: Gear for Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 7:41 pm
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Superfan Nation: Cal College Teams | Old Navy.

I am sorely tempted to buy this for myself. Hello Kitty plus Cal on a T-shirt. Anyways, I haven’t looked at Old Navy since there grammatically incorrect “Let’s Go” logos on their college gear.

Anyways, Old Navy has a number of Cal T-shirts for the whole family which won’t break the bank. Honestly, it is a racket trying to get collegiate gear. That being said, how cute will your little girl look sporting this Hello Kitty Cal tee?

Some styles are currently on sale and in the interest of full disclosure, the styles are likely available in your favorite alma mater.

L@WS

 

JJ Cole Bundle Me set $24.99 Today only! December 22, 2011

Filed under: Deals,Gear for Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 10:22 pm
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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

Great price for JJ Cole Bundle Me from kids.woot for either the infant cover and hat set or the toddler size cover. I loved the lighter version I had for my son. It was great for the car seat or stroller to keep my son toasty warm without the bulkiness of a jacket or fussing with tucking layers of blankets in the carrier.

If I had lived in a colder area part of the Bay Area, I would have gotten this one instead. This is about 50% off the retail price. I love the cozy shearling lining and the therma plush exterior. It is so easy to just unzip them when they get warm or to get them out without fussing with the car seat straps. At this price, I think I would even buy an extra toddler set to use in the stroller for walks and leaving another one in the car.

Highly recommended for babies and toddlers living in areas with cold winters or chilly summers like in San Francisco.

L@WS

 

$7.99 Halo Fleece Sleepsack – Today only! November 13, 2011

Filed under: Deals,Gear for Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:16 pm
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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

Awesome price for Halo Sleepsacks especially with winter coming on at $7.99 from kids.woot! These would make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or for an infant. Sizes S, M, and L are available. Keep your baby snuggly warm at night and safe from loose blankets in bed which is a major risk factor for SIDs (sudden infant death).

My son sleep in a Halo sleepsack during every nap and at night as soon as we stopped swaddling him. He loves his sleep sacks to this day and finds it a very comforting part of his nighttime routine. Best of all, I never worry about him kicking off his blankets even now as a 3 year old. (Halo makes a Big Kids version and also an Early Walker version.) https://www.halosleep.com/

For future reference, you can sometimes find these on sale at Babies R Us and Target.com. Walmart.com also sells Halo Sleepsacks which can be ordered site to store for free shipping. Outside of the occasional woot deal, I have also found them for a good price at Kohls.com which if you can combine it with a sale and stack online coupons for free shipping plus a 15, 20 or 30% off coupon.

Highly recommended for all infants and toddlers.

L@WS

 

Booginhead SippiGrip October 14, 2011

Filed under: Gear for Kids,Mommy Tips & Tricks — lifeatwarpspeed @ 10:20 pm
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Amazon.com: Booginhead SippiGrip, Black: Baby.

Don’t you hate it when your toddler decides it is really fun to throw his lovey or sippy cup on the ground making you make it up over and over again? It is the quickest way the 3 feet under crowd can drive you nutty in less than 5 minutes. Even worse, trying to disinfect that when it hit the ground or a grungy restaurant floor. Ick!

I love this product so much, I got 4 of them and stashed them everywhere: at home, diaper bag, in the stroller storage pocket, and grandma’s house. No more bending over to pick up cups tossed to the side. The straps are adjustable on both ends so it fits everything. This was especially handy on outings like the park, museum and amusement parks. No more wondering where in the world did M toss that sippy cup because it is literally chained to the stroller.

Highly recommended for use with toddlers. I bought mine at Babies R Us.

L@WS

 

 

$17.99 Stoplight Clock – one day only October 6, 2011

Filed under: Deals,Gear for Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:57 pm
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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

Just saw the Stoplight Clock show up on kids.woot for $17.99. This retails on Amazon for around $36. I have an older version that has a little boy driving a race car that I snagged awhile back on a woot deal.

If you are planning to make the transition someday for your toddler to a bed, I highly recommend this clock. Making the transition to a big kid bed is notoriously difficult especially when your little one realizes that they now how the ability to get up whenever they want which magically seems to result in multiple night wakings and also at super early crack of dawn wake times.

The clock uses the very simple stoplight concept. Red means go back to sleep. Green means it is okay to get up. Simple for any little one to understand and easy for you to explain and teach. Much easier than trying to teach them to tell time when they might not even know how to count yet.

Check out the reviews on Amazon here. http://www.amazon.com/Stoplight-Sleep-Enhancing-Clock-Sports/dp/B002TKLN46 . Even if you are not making the big kid bed transition yet, you might want to snap up this deal now and just stash it away. I know lots of parents are caught off guard that they need to make the transition with their under 2 toddler when they suddenly figure out how to climb out of the crib.

Parents everywhere know that getting a good night’s sleep (for yourself)  is a precious commodity.

L@WS

 

 
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