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The CiPU Baby Diaper Bag has Everything for Baby AND Mom! #CiPU

With three kids I have gone through my fair share of diaper bags, and then some! I could just never find one with everything I needed! I felt like the Goldilocks of diaper bags! This one’s too big, this one’s too small, this one’s ugly, this one’s cheap, this one has no style and this one has nowhere for MY stuff! Well finally I found the one that’s just right!

The CiPU diaper bag has literally everything I need for baby AND me! It was like Christmas morning opening each bag and compartment to find the hidden treasures within! I don’t know about you but I don’t like to carry a separate purse when I am lugging around a diaper bag, a baby and whatever else they need! I only have two arms!

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This set includes a double pouch and hand carry pouch, either one that can be used as your purse. I have used both depending where I am going and what exactly I need.

I don’t carry a lot in my purse. It’s basically my wallet, phone and keys so even though the hand carry pouch is small, it fits everything I need!

For those that like a bigger purse, the double pouch works as a purse as it has more space. I personally like this pouch for wet/dirty clothes. it’s nicely lined and can keep those items away from the clean items in the bag! We have all experienced the dreaded blow out and need a place for those nasty clothes!

The set also includes a water proof diaper pad to take care of that messy change!

When it comes to attention to detail, this one has it all. It really is the little things that makes all the difference in the world! I love the pouches on either end of the big bag for baby AND for mommy to have a drink! What I’ve found with most bags is that its a shallow pouch where things tend to fall out. This ones tall and deep enough to hold a standard water bottle or baby bottle without dumping them!

The inside also has tons of space! Usually I shove a few things in and then can’t zip the bag shut. This one has a large capacity for everything you need! My favorite part has to be the pockets. Pockets galore to keep everything organized! It even has the zipper pocket for those things that need a little privacy!

Another neat little feature is the adjustable buckle. I am constantly digging through purses and bags in search of my keys. Somehow they always seem to slip beyond my reach. With this buckle, it stretches up to 63cm so your keys are right at your fingertips! No more lost keys!

If you are out on the go and want to hang the bag from your stroller, the included aluminum hook makes this a snap!

Everything is adjustable, comfortable and set to fit all of your baby’s needs AND yours as well! The CiPU Diaper bag really has it all!

About the Product

LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIAL THAT WON’T WEIGH YOU DOWN: Our special lightweight material manages to be both waterproof and airy, reducing the strain on your shoulders while keeping your bag (and everything inside) safe and dry. This means no more constantly hiking up the bag on your shoulder, completely wearing you out and adding to the stress of the day. Less stress = happy mom and baby!
SMART STORAGE: We’ve turned organization into a thing of beauty. Designed with 13 wide compartments, things are about to get a whole lot easier for you and your baby. There are 9 interior pockets, 4 exterior pockets, and two elasticized mesh pockets inside to keep essentials handy. (They also fit most bottles.) Need more? There’s a secret storage compartment on the bottom of the bag, designed to keep baby’s dirty clothes and shoes away from the clean kiddo necessities.
MULTIPLE POUCHES FOR MULTIPLE USES: With a stylish double-pocket pouch and handy carrying pouch (that totally matches your dress), you can store things like your tablet, your phone, or purse, and separate your necessities from all of baby’s important things. Need a little storage on the go? Use it as a fashionable clutch for your trip to the store.
STYLISH ACCESSORIES: With our sturdy and slip-proof handle, the bag will stay on your shoulder without constantly having to hike it back into place. Adjustable buckles make your essentials like keys and baby toys effortlessly handy, so you don’t have to search the bag for little things you use all the time. Topped off with a mighty buggy hook, it bears the weight of the bag as you hang it from strollers and car handles, convenience is essential.
CERTIFICATIONS YOU TRUST: The CiPU Diaper Bag has SGS Certification and EU RoHS Certification, which guarantees that the bag is compliant with national and international regulations and standards, meaning no hazard substances and the highest production quality.

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Serve up some Fun with Brownie Match™ Game by Educational Insights

My kids love playing games and they are especially fun around the holidays like now when they have a week off school for Thanksgiving. They have been playing together and with friends and a new favorite is the Brownie Match ™ Game!This game has instant appeal, probably because everyone loves brownies! My seven year old daughter was super excited to start playing right away! Now that she can read she read the directions to her two year old brother before playing.

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Even though he’s only two, he actually did really well playing with his sister! It wasn’t long before my oldest son who originally said he wasn’t interested had joined them!

I really like games that all three can play together and there really aren’t many that they like!

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Each player spins the spinner and flip a brownie with the included spatula. The idea is to make a match and scoop it up. Whoever gets five first wins. Of course there are little twists and turns along the way like burnt brownies and spilled milk. Nobody likes that!

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This would make such a fun gift for kids and families this holiday season. Everyone seems to love it! I have even found my daughter playing with her stuffed animals when no one else is around to play!

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Brownie Match ™ Game is a huge hit in our house and I’m sure it would be for the kids on your holiday shopping list too!

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Product Description

The Big Idea
Players take turns spinning the spinner and flipping the brownie they think hides the matching number. Make a match and scoop it up with the spatula, but be on the lookout for special spins, like burnt brownies and spilt milk! You might just lose a brownie or a turn. Collect five brownies first to win!

Psst…They’re Learning!
Helps develop memory and matching skills
Encourages numeral recognition
Helps increase fine motor skills
Promotes sharing and turn taking
Helps develop social skills

Cut to the Chase
This fudgy find-it preschool game encourages numeral recognition and builds memory and matching skills!
Includes 16 brownie game pieces, 1 spatula, 1 spinner, and 4 plates
Multilingual instruction guide
No reading required for gameplay
For 2–4 players

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Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Treasure Mountain Train Adventure™ Review VtechToys

My youngest son Jax is almost three so naturally, like many boys, he loves trains! I knew he would be thrilled with the Go Go Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure because not only does it have a train; it also moves by itself and makes sounds!

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As is typical of Vtech, this is more than just a train set! It’s chalk full of learning opportunities at every turn; literally! I had to help him put it together but because the tracks come in different colors it was easy for him to assist me! I would tell him to find the red track, or the blue curved track. It was a lesson in colors and shapes and sizes just putting it together! There are different configurations you can make with the same track so I let him choose the one he wanted. I also appreciated the color coding because it made it super easy to put together just by copying the picture.

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Once it was put together it was time to explore! The train comes with batteries for store testing purposes only but they have actually lasted several weeks of continuous use so that was a nice little bonus. The freight train can go by itself, even up that steep hill without a problem! We have motorized trains before that just would not stay on the track but this one does and turns easily and naturally with the curves in the track, all the while talking and singing away.

If you press the light up button it will sing three different songs. When it hits the 9 different SmartPoint sensors on the tracks it says different phrases that correspond with that specific area.

The top of the mountain that is supposed to be a mine has holes for three different shapes that are also different colors. They can push them in and then they travel down the mountain. Once at the bottom they are stopped by a gate, until the train comes along and hits the sensor and then it dumps the shape (or gold) into the trains cargo car. This was just my favorite part for some reason!

My toddlers favorite was the crane that he turned into a wrecking ball that’s separate from the track and hammering the shapes into a building. Of course he likes the typical boy destructive things!

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All three of my kids are obsessed with Minecraft so they were relating a lot of this to the game. While this is rated up to five, my seven year old daughter was instantly obsessed with it and playing with her brother. She started putting her dolls on the train and watching them chug around the track.

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My kids have been playing with this daily for weeks! I was waiting for them to get tired of it to change the track configuration and mix it up but it hasn’t happened yet! The Go Go Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure  is filled with fun learning opportunities and hours of entertainment for young children!

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Product Description

Best for ages:
1 to 5 years
It’s a gold rush at the Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Treasure Mountain Train Adventure™ by VTech. Turn on the motorized freight train and watch as it chugs around the tracks, through the tunnels and up hills on its own! The freight train responds to the playset’s nine SmartPoint® locations with fun phrases, music and more. The gold mine also includes rotating gears, a crane to move the shape pieces around and a mine shaft where you can pretend to mine for gold. Press the toy freight train’s light-up button to hear three sing-along songs and learn the letter “F” and the name of the vehicle.

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Baby Registry Essentials

Are you expecting a new baby? Moms know babies come with lots of stuff, but how do you decide which items are most needed? We are excited to feature some amazing Baby Registry Essentials and a wonderful giveaway filled with beautiful AND essential products for moms with babies!baby-registry-essentials

 

Babee Talk offers organic crib bedding and plush toys designed with health, safety and style in mind. Proudly made in the USA with soft organic cotton, this cozy bedding collection includes a patented organic crib rail cover, fitted crib sheet, matching crib skirt, and two Eco-Buds Take-Along Pals. (crib and side rail covers not included)

The Yummy Mitt is the first patented glow-in-the-dark teething mitten for newborns and infants 3-12 months. It secures to baby’s hand allowing them to provide teething relief while simultaneously preventing gagging, need for constant parental assistance and dropping of the teether. Made with 100% food grade silicone and 100% cotton, the Yummy Mitt is BPA, latex, PVC, lead and phthalates-free.

Revelae Kids makes innovative solutions for playtime, snack time, and nap time. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are ideal for holding homemade baby food and allow older kids to easily take healthy snacks to the playground. Cozy Sleeper swaddle transition blankets and Cozy Blanket Pouches keep babies snug and warm within a safe and secure sleep space, perfect for slumber and lounging. Cozy Sleepers and Blanket Pouches also fit in a car seat or stroller!

Surround your child with comfort and luxury! More than a floor pillow: Designed with both parents and baby in mind, the Dakota Aqua Pello Luxe Floor Pillow is the ultimate multi-use floor pillow and play mat to keep a baby comforted, safe and secure. The unique design and materials make this a perfect resting spot for baby and ideal for your child’s ever-changing needs.

Buttons Diapers 100% cotton muslin burp cloths & bibs are the perfect baby essential. Works as a contoured over-the-shoulder burp cloth for baby, an large coverage bib during meals, and a handy cloth to wipe up messes. Muslin is a soft, breathable, absorbent, natural material that gets even softer & fluffier each time you wash it. The burp cloth easily converts to a bib by using the sewn-in snap. Set of 2.

Margaux & May is proud to use GOTS 100% certified organic cotton with all their swaddle blankets. These luxuriously soft muslin blankets are decorated with unique stunning prints, perfect for nursery sets and baby gifts. Set of 2.

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on Sept. 7, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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The Precision RBS Proteus – Rubber Band Launcher

It’s been said that the family that plays together stays together. That being said I would have to say my family is stuck together for life! We have lots of “family battles” as my kids call them. There are light saber battles while wearing the masks of the good and the bad and superhero battles where everyone picks their favorite hero and their special weapon. Sometimes it’s just nerf guns that come in all different sizes for the littlest to the biggest. That’s why I knew my kids would love the rubber band launchers from Precision RBS!

These launchers are rated for 8+ so I knew they would be great for my 7 and 8 year olds. We let my almost three year old play with them as well, with adult supervision of course. He’s passed the point of putting things in his mouth and is able to operate the smaller launcher. The big obstacle with him is making sure he doesn’t shoot it AT people. That’s one of the benefits of the whole family playing together though. We all keep an eye on him and help teach him the right way!

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My husband was not initially thrilled because he said the rubber bands would end up all over the house, and they did. However, he was the only one still playing long after the rest of us finished. He said they are the best rubber band launchers he’s ever seen. They are good quality and highly accurate. As a girl I don’t have as much experience as him in this department but I enjoyed playing with them as well!

We tried out three different launchers, all with interchangeable attachments. Since they generally could be categorized as small, medium and large I divided them up between my kids that way from youngest to oldest. Of course everyone wanted the big one so we took turns swapping out all the attachments.

Since the attachments are swappable, they actually all look the same with attachments removed!

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The launchers are really well made and easy to use. I like that the distance is labeled on each so you know how far it will go.

The launchers all have fun life like accents like the little clear part you can pop up to line up your shot.

The rubber bands are color coded with each one able to go a different distance. I like the options! We were just playing inside I totally to test them out so didn’t need them launching the maximum distance.

The shortest launcher with no attachments is called the Talos. It is a simple basic launcher that still comes with two different kinds of bands, 100 each. I like how basic and easy it is to use. That’s my personal preference. I don’t need all the fancy attachments and ability to do different things. I think this is more of a guy thing!

There’s a hook on the bottom where you can store the extra bands for a quick reload.

The medium size is called the Chiron and has an attachment that is interchangeable with the others. it has the same storage capability for extra bands as the Talos but with the attachment you can store even more on the bottom.

The attachment also can be a stand alone hand shooter which I kind of like. It also comes with 200 bands.

The largest Hyperion I don’t think we have even begun to touch what it can do. This one I actually needed to read the directions for to figure out all the different components. This one comes with 250 because it has even further distance capabilities so another band is needed which is color coded purple for distinction.

This one has all the capabilities of the others with it’s own additional features. The coolest feature of this one is it’s burst feature which can shoot up to 14 bands at once. Plus, it’s just the coolest looking one! This was my daughter’s favorite!

They can of course dangerous and safety precautions should be taken. My kids are used to shooting at each other with Nerf guns so of course they wanted to do that with these. We had to explain their dangers and that we could only use them for target practice unless everyone was wearing full protection including face and head coverage.

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We don’t have this laying around so we decided these would be perfect to take with us camping. We can do target practice without worrying about hitting anyone. They even come with targets and since they aren’t destroyed like with real guns they can be used over and over again. Then we also have the option of shooting at each other with our full dirt bike gear protection on if the kids really want to shoot at each other – which they do!

For the house though they are only allowed to use the targets. They like practicing with the different bands and launchers and exploring all the things they are capable of. It’s a fun activity for the whole family!

These rubber band launchers are great quality and can be a lot of safe fun when used correctly. We can’t wait to really put the distance to the test next time we are camping in the great wide open!

Product Description

Talos

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Buy With AmazonThe lightweight Talos holds up to 12 of the small size, #16, rubber band and up to 8 of the medium size, #33 rubber band. It launches up to 30 feet. The built in extender allows for more range of the medium size bands. It has storage cleats for extra ammo. Talos is perfect for quick, smooth, multi-shot action.

Looking for quick, agile action? Talos is the one!
Ages 8+

Chiron

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The Chiron has a Quick Load feature, designed for rapid, on-the-move reloading! The unique design has plenty of ammo storage – it holds up to 100 added bands. Chiron holds 12 small size bands and 8 medium size bands. It has rapid launch action, with range up to 30 feet. And with the release trigger, Chiron becomes two RBS launchers – a fully functional unit with all the features of Talos, PLUS a unique hand launcher, capable of firing ANY size rubber band.

Looking for high ammo capacity and fast loading for extended battles? Choose Chiron!

Ages 8+

Hyperion

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Nothing surpasses the Hyperion: Capaciy to hold three different bands sizes, including the large size, #117, the medium size, #33, and the small size #16. Hyperion has pinpoint accuracy and extended range – up to 50 feet!. It has plenty of ammo storage, with side storage and cleat storage. Plus, Hyperion feathers the unbelievable BURST feature – launching 14 bands AT ONCE!!

Insane power, accuracy and range! The other guys don’t stand a chance!

Hyperion separates into two parts, giving you a compact Talos-line launcher, and providing for easy storage.

Can hold up to 26 bands! Looking for long range, multiple round launching? You’ll dominate with Hyperion!!

Ages 8+