PlayDough and Poopmageddon

Have you ever stepped on a shard of PlayDough embedded in the carpet? Holy Jesus, who knew something that was once soft and squishy could be like a tiny dagger into your foot.

We have a wonderful little arts and crafts table set up in the hallway between the kiddos’ rooms… there’s a kid sized table with 2 chairs, a mat underneath to keep stuff off the carpet, and it’s stocked with crayons, coloring books, activity books and PlayDough. For the most part, Bennett is pretty neat and likes to keep his things organized. However lately he’s been making us “food”, like eggs, cookie dough, etc. that he brings to us, wherever we are, to “eat”. As he’s been doing this I’m noticing more and more pokey things in the carpet. The oddest part is that you’d think the brightly colored dough would stand out against our beige-ish carpet. But it doesn’t. It hides in waiting, pokey side up, patiently ready to attack your feet.

On another note, I had a wonderful experience at Burlington Coat Factory. When I say “wonderful”, I’m being sarcastic. I left Bennett with Gaga at the park, and snuck away with Charlotte to try to find myself some “transitional” clothes, if you will. She was sleeping, and I was on my second round of only six items in the dressing room at a time. Suddenly she’s fussy. As I lean over to pop the binky into her mouth, I smell something unpleasant. So I unstrap her, pick her up and put her over my shoulder. As I look up I catch a glimpse of us in the dressing room mirror. Poop. Everywhere. Up her back, out the side, down her leg, on my arm. Everywhere.

Hmm, ok. This is a new experience for me as Bennett has only had maybe 3 out of the diaper experiences in his 2 1/2 years of life. And the only time I can actually remember was at the family Christmas party, so the others couldn’t have been that bad. Anyways, thank goodness for the changing mats that come with the diaper bags. Half a package of wipes and ten minutes of screaming baby later, she was poop-free. It was a bit traumatic for both of us, I think.

Wear Your Baby- Bebamour Ergonomic Carrier

Admittedly, I’m a little obsessed with baby carriers. It’s the easiest way for me to get things done at home and when we are out and about. Charlotte REALLY likes to be held, and Bennett REALLY likes for me to play with him (and feed him, bathe him, pick up his room… you get the picture). Combine a fussy baby, an active toddler, and all of the things that I need to do throughout the day and I could have quite a disaster on my hands. But the solution is simple. Wear your baby. She thinks I’m holding her, and I still have two free hands to do whatever it is that I need to do.

There are a lot of baby wearing options out there, and you’ll have to go what works best for you. Personally, I like them all for different occasions but the carrier seems to be the most versatile. Recently I had the opportunity to try Bebamour’s Ergonomic Carrier which offers three different carrying positions.

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It features soft, easy to wipe material, high quality buckles and straps, and double stitched reinforced connections so you’ll know your baby is safely attached at all times. The waist strap really helps to take the pressure off of the shoulder straps, which keeps my back and shoulders from hurting after use. The shoulder straps are adequately padded and all of the straps have generous length to them so they are adjustable to most body types.

Here’s why this carrier is so versatile… you can wear baby three different ways depending on their age and what activity you may be doing.

The first carry is front facing inwards. This is best for your littlest ones who might still need their heads supported. Or, if baby can hold it’s own head up, you can fold the support down so they can look around (see next picture of forward facing outward). Since Charlotte is still so little, this is the carry that we use (for now).

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When baby gets a little older, you can do front facing outwards. With this carry, the head support is folded down so baby can see out. This one is great for curious little people who want in on all of the action.

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Then, there’s the back facing inwards carry. I like this one for hiking, or another type of activity where you might not want something hanging in front of you. This carry is also best for older children because you’ll be unable to tend to them while they are behind you. You’ll also probably need help getting them in there with this carry.

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One of the best things about the Bebamour Ergonomic Carrier is the instruction booklet that comes with the carrier. It gives you step by step instructions on how to do each carry, as well as the suggested ages and weights for use. I’m a huge fan of this carrier… I’m actually wearing it now!

Check out the amazon listing by clicking the link below.
Bebamour Ergonomic Best Baby Carrier Baby Backpack(black)

I received this item in exchange for an honest and unbiased product evaluation, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Have a question? Just ask!

I’m BaaaAAAaaaCK!

After keeping us waiting until a solid week after her due date, sweet Charlotte finally made her debut. Eight and a half pounds and twenty one and a half inches… yea- I did that. She is wonderful, healthy and an excellent baby. And after taking a few months off from my responsibilities, I’m finally ready (I think) to return.

It’s been a bit of a challenge to be productive during the day. It’s true that two is more difficult than one. Chasing a toddler on anything less than a full nights sleep can (and does) test your patience. As Charlotte and I get to know each other better, there are times I could swear she nurses every half hour, which puts a complete stop to anything and everything else I might or might not be doing. They say to nap when your baby naps… but that can only happen when BOTH babies are napping (which has happened only once since she was born). I’m not whining. I promise. It’s not all bad. Bennett is handling the change like a champ, and I have a cuddly, soft, squishy baby to snuggle with (since my big boy seems to be outgrowing the cuddles). But these are my reasons (or maybe excuses) as to why I can’t seem to get anything done.

All of this aside, having another little person has allowed me a chance to try all of the newest baby gear and gadgets. And the best part- I get to share it all with you! I’ll be posting about the wonderful items when I can (I make no promises to be consistent), and am hoping to pass along the goodies as I can.

Stay tuned. It feels good to be back (and to get something done). However, I must go. My sweet squishy is calling for me.

Peppermint Essential Oil Review


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Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about essential oils. As the “natural” movement gains steam, more and more people are looking to safer and less harsh alternatives to chemicals, medicines, etc. I’ve been lucky enough to try lemon oil before, and now I’m happy to share Majestic Pure Cosmecueticals’ Pepperment Essential Oil.

From the Amazon product page:

  • PREMIUM QUALITY PEPPERMINT OIL – 100% Pure And Natural Essential Oil. NON-TOXIC, No Additives, Unfiltered and Undiluted with no Fillers. Therapeutic Grade. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Packaged in the USA.
  • POWERFUL AND PURIFYING: Peppermint Oil is known to relieve headaches and anxiety, helps ease respiratory problems, works to ease symptoms of asthma, helps with stomach and bowel spasms, as well as helps to relieve fever, and arthritis pain. It’s also helpful is soothing the mind and body with aromatherapy. It’s safe for topical application, although it is necessary to dilute with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil.
  • MULTIPLE USES: Peppermint offers multiple household uses. It provides a wonderful cooling sensation while it naturally alleviates discomfort. Our oil is 100% is NON-TOXIC and perfect for use around the home and gardens. It is effective in repelling mice, spiders, ants, fleas, lice, roaches and rodents.
  • LARGE 4 OUNCE and PREMIUM QUALITY DROPPER inside each bottle for ease-of-use
  • 100% GUARANTEE – Purchase with complete peace of mind, we are confident we have developed the absolute best Peppermint Essential Oil available. If you are not completely satisfied with Majestic Pure Peppermint Oil, we will refund your entire purchase

As the manufacturer suggests, there are literally hundreds of uses for Peppermint Oil. And because it is non toxic, it can be used in places that you may usually think twice about. And as always, the 100% satisfaction money back guarantee makes me happy. You don’t have to worry about getting a bum product… there’s no risk to you at all!

I’m convinced that my particular area of Southern California is built on one giant ant hill. No matter what you do, no matter how clean and tidy you are, and no matter the season or current weather conditions, these little suckers will sneak into your house and drive you nuts. For this reason, I decided to try out the Peppermint Oil as an ant deterrent. Now when I say they are everywhere, I really mean everywhere. They have been known to visit our sinks and showers, which cracks me up, because I assure you that I do not keep food in my shower, nor have I ever eaten in there.

Anyways, using the Peppermint Oil as an ant deterrent was EASY. Since this product comes with a handy dropper, I just put a few drops of the oil anywhere that ants were prone to sneak in. Windowsills, the sliding glass door, random places in the kitchen cabinets, etc. I even found a line of ants outside and put a few drops on the line just to see what happened. It turns out, ants HATE this stuff! They completely avoided all areas where I put the oil, including the drop that I put directly on the line. They kept a super wide berth away from the drop. Overall, I’d consider Peppermint Oil to be a successful ant deterrent!

To purchase this product, click the link below.
Peppermint Oil – Premium Quality 4 Oz 100% Pure & Natural Peppermint Essential Oil – Therapeutic Grade – Many Household Uses and Benefits – Perfect Aromatherapy Essential Oil – Supports Respiratory Health, Eases Stomach & Head Discomfort – Helps Relief From Stress, Migraines, Headaches & Anxiety – Refreshing and Relaxing – Promote Healthy Skin, Prevents Clogging of Pores and Outbreak of Acne – Natural Insect Repellent, Helps to Keep SPIDERS, MICE, ROACHES, FLEAS & ANTS Away – Keeps Bug Diseases Away – Buy with Complete Confidence Now!

While I did receive this product for free in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

Baby Wrap by Baby More Co. Review


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Baby wearing seems to be all the rage these days. But why wouldn’t it be? You get the best of both worlds… two free hands AND you can hold your baby close. They were just starting to get popular when I had my son. As a gift I received a super high quality sling and was very excited to put it into action. But I never really found it comfortable, and for that reason I only used it a few times. I’d seen women (and men) with their babies wrapped up on their chests and thought that it looked much more comfy than the sling I’d been struggling to master. Now that I’m expecting baby number two within the coming month or so, I’m super excited to put Baby More Co.’s wrap to good use.

First, a few words from the Amazon product page:

    • LET YOUR BABY ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE. Did you know that babies learn by observing? They also feel safe in baby wraps and get more interaction while being carried. A safe and protective environment is the best atmosphere for the little ones to learn!
    • MORE THAN JUST CARRYING YOUR BABY! The special closeness you will share with your baby will make him/her feel more happy and confident. Babywearing also helps to regularize baby’s biorhythms and decrease the stress hormones in baby and mom. You will see a more calm baby.
    • HOLD YOUR BABY CLOSE TO YOUR HEART WITH HANDS FREE! What if I told you that you could hug your baby and do other chores at the same time? You can look after other kids, take good care of yourself, get some home chores done and much more while carrying your baby. Focus on what matters most without neglecting other things.
    • ENJOY AN UNPRECEDENTED 200% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – I am SO confident you’re going to love your Baby Wrap from Baby More Co. that I have decided to add an unbeatable double guarantee! If, AT ANY POINT IN TIME, you decide you are not fully satisfied with your Baby Wrap from Baby More Co., simply let me know and I will refund every penny of your purchase. On top of that, I will also send you a brand new Baby Wrap free of charge! No questions asked.
    • THE BEST VALUE! We offer the same or better benefits as the more expensive brands BUT we believe EVERYONE should benefit from carrying their baby in a baby wrap. We have the BEST VALUE baby wrap out there! Other brands may have inferior products for a lower price or the same product for a lot more money. TRY IT NOW! You have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to GAIN.

A few things to get excited about: Like I said, you get the best of both worlds. Second, they offer an unprecedented 200% satisfaction money back guarantee. Like I always say, if a company offers a money back guarantee, you probably won’t need it because the product will be absolutely amazing. This baby wrap is no exception.

Since baby girl isn’t here yet (that’s what we call her until we can decide on a name), I borrowed a friend’s baby to test it out. The first thing I noticed is the quality fabric. Since I’m an avid sewer, I’m pretty familiar with fabric. A lot of the wraps that I’ve seen are made from a much thinner jersey fabric, which while very soft has a tendency to stretch easily and therefore becomes loose easily. The fabric in this particular wrap is a bit thicker, and although it has ample stretch, it is a bit more sturdier than some other brands.

It’s also much easier to tie on than I expected. It looks complicated, but right on the Amazon product page here is a step by step picture showing little pictures of exactly how to tie it on. Putting the baby in is just as easy. Just slip them onto your chest with the criss cross between their legs, then lift up the piece that goes straight across your chest up over baby’s bottom and back. There you go, baby is ready to go.

It’s available in three cute colors too: black, pink and oxford blue. The only possible critique I can think of is that they are all made the same length. Therefore if you have a larger individual… take for instance my 6 foot 5 inch husband… it isn’t long enough to tie properly. I think it would be a great idea if they made larger sizes for situations like that (hint, hint).

Overall, if you’re having a wee one, this is an amazing way to keep you hands free while still snuggling with your new bundle of joy. Especially if you have older children… like an active toddler. To purchase the Baby Wrap by Baby More Co., click the link below.
TOP RATED ★ Baby Wrap Carrier Baby More Co . LIFETIME GUARANTEE . Adjustable to All Sizes Baby Sling. FREE SHIPPING . Safe & Comfortable . Perfect Baby Shower Gift . For Newborns Up To Toddlers Under 32 pounds (Oxford Blue)

Reach It Grab It Reacher Grabber Picker Upper Review


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Really, the name says it all. The Reacher Grabber Tool by Reach it Grab it does both… it reaches and grabs. At this point in my pregnancy, I’m a bit rotund to say the least. To make matters worse, the baby has dropped in the last week or so which has insanely changed the way I carry myself. Let me just say that you don’t fully appreciate an unsquished bladder until your baby drops and lives right on that sucker. Anyways. Pair this general uncomfortableness with the need to pick up after my toddler at least three times per day. The Reacher Grabber has become my saving grace.

Here’s what Reach it Grab it has to say on the product page:

    • Finding it a struggle to reach, stretch and bend? If simple tasks are no longer so easy ‘Reach it Grab it’ is the perfect solution. It’s firm and accurate grip, allows you to pick almost anything, in fact its so accurate it can pick up a cent!The best multi-purpose reacher grabber that gives you the easy way to pick up and clean up!
      • Easy to use, perfect for the old and young
      • Strong grip with and non-slip jaws
      • Reliable smooth mechanism made from high quality precision components
      • Sturdy construction for years of happy grabbing
      • Easy to use ergonomic design

      Benefits of ‘Reach it Grab it’
      • Improves quality of life for people with back pain including spinal injuries, arthritis, knee, hip and joint pain that would otherwise be too difficult or too painful.
      • Picking up objects dropped/lost in tight spaces can be difficult even when using a normal reaching aid. Our ‘Reach it Grab it’ has a swivel head, that offers a full 90 degree turning angle, almost anywhere is accessible. For the swivel head to function, lift the head fist then twist! It’s as easy as that!
      • High grade aluminium construction means that it won’t rust, making it suitable for all outdoors work including removing pond debris and litter picking.

      We know that our grabber will meet your picking requirements. It is also designed to be robust and manufactured from the highest quality materials that will last long into the future. When buying the ‘Reach it Grab it’ we guarantee you satisfaction, or your money back.

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of the money back guarantee. As a general rule, if a company offers your money back if you don’t like the product, it’s a quality product and you probably won’t need their guarantee. In this case, I absolutely believe that this rule applies. The handle is made of high quality plastic, along with pieces or soft silicone that both cushion your hand and help to provide a bit of grip. The shaft is metal, and even after letting my toddler play with it, it has held its shape with no dents or bends. The grabber claw itself is made of the same quality plastic as the handle, and has the same silicone along the inside of the claw to help grip the object you are picking up. When you squeeze the trigger, the claw closes easily and gently… even little man can pull it. It’s nice that you don’t have to have monster man hands to get it to work.

It really has been a life saver for me. My little stinker is really into blocks, trucks and trains. And he has a million of each, which usually get strewn across his room a few times per day. Although he “helps” me pick up, it’s been so much easier to use the Grabber instead of having to lean or bend over. As an added bonus, it has helped me get a few lost toys out from between the wall and the couch. It’s definitely a handy tool to have around.

To purchase the Reacher Grabber Tool, click the link below.
Reacher Grabber Tool – Highest Quality, Lightweight & Durable Mobility Aid With Rotating Head – Reach with Grip and Grab Action – Handy Arm Extender Makes Reaching & Picking up Easy – Picker Upper – Outdoors Litter Trash Nifty Nabber

Pure Body Naturals Lemon Oil Review


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Citrus smell is one of my favorite things. Oranges, limes, lemons… yes please! So it’s an added bonus to have something that smells so delicious have so many incredible benefits as well.

First, here are a few things that Pure Body Naturals wants you to know about their fabulous Lemon Oil:

  • PREMIUM QUALITY LEMON OIL 100% Pure Oil No Fillers or Additives – Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil (Citrus limonum)
  • FRESHNER – Has a natural, refreshing and uplifting scent that clears the mind and used for aromatherapy. Perfect for air freshener and freshening up clothes. Also a MULTI-BENEFIT INGREDIENT – Add drops of lemon oil in your water for aid with digestion, to boost weight-loss efforts, and to boost your mood and metabolism.
  • ►HEALTHY LIFESTYLE◀ Our premium lemon oil is naturally a detox, antiseptic and disinfectant. Our pure lemon oil has the ability to help clear the skin, treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness. Used by Aroma therapists to treat anxiety. Good immune system booster, helps aid in digestion, and can help detoxify and purify the liver.
  • CLEANER – A naturally good cleanser of the body. Also a disinfectant, ideal for cleaning metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes. Perfect for polishing leather, jewellery and wood furniture. Perfect Non-toxic and natural cleaning alternative for household use.
  • ►WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK◀ Amazing 3 MONTHS 100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied in any way. Just Send Us a Email and we will refund you in FULL, and there is no need to even return the bottle ★ OUR STOCK OFTEN SELLS OUT FAST ★ so be quick and order yours today.

A few key notes: their claims of “natural, refreshing and uplifting” scents are 100 percent true. It smells fabulous. And of course there are a million uses for it. But the best part is their money back guarantee. You have a full three months to decide if you are dissatisfied in any manner. You don’t even need to return the bottle… just let them know and they’ll refund you for your full purchase price!

Here are just a few uses for lemon oil:

  • put a few drops into your water for a flavor enhancement, or to help reduce cravings
  • polish leather, jewelry and furniture
  • use as part of your skin care regiment to improve skin blemishes, texture and radiance
  • helps aid in digestion
  • can help detoxify your body
  • since it’s food grade, you can use it for cooking, baking, etc.

The best part is this is nowhere near a comprehensive list. A quick Google search will bring up literally a million different uses. If you only buy one essential oil, choose this lemon oil!

To purchase, click the link below.
BEST LEMON OIL ★ HUGE 4 Oz ★ 100% Pure Cold Pressed from Real Lemons ★ PREMIUM QUALITY Essential Oil ★ Aromatherapy & Massage Oil ★ Perfect GIFT for Men & Women ★ Safe For Ingestion ★ Great Detox For Body and Boost Fat Burning Naturally ★ Many Surprising Household Uses ★ Therapeutic Grade ★ Natural Clean Lemon aroma for your Home and Kitchen ★ We’ll refund your money if not satisfied! Try Risk FREE!

Car Seat Back Protector Review


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Muddy shoes, sharp tap shoes, temper tantrums and toddlers… they can combine to destroy the back side of your car seat. My son seems to think that the back of my chair is is own personal ottoman for whenever he wants to prop his feet up. As if his car seat wasn’t enough of a reclining couch anyways, he apparently needs to have his feet elevated as well. It didn’t bother me as much with my other car because it was six years old and I just didn’t take stellar care of it. But since we’ve gotten my beautiful new “mommy car” to fit both car seats, I’m a bit more picky about where he puts his feet. But, no matter how many times I remind him, he still ends up with his feet on my seats. Time for a solution!

While dot & dot isn’t specifically marketing these seat protectors for parents of toddlers, I’m pretty darn sure that’s who can get the most use out of them. Here’s what they have to say on their Amazon product page:

  • EXTRA-LARGE KICK MATS provide better coverage for your upholstered or leather car seats. Each car seat back protector is 47×60 CM (18.5×23.6 inches)
  • Made of high quality, durable materials that would LAST A LIFETIME.
  • EASY TO CLEAN. The water resistant and non-absorbent surface protects your car seat from moisture, dirt, stains, scuff marks. Easily clean dirt with wipes or wash with cold water and mild detergent.
  • EASY TO INSTALL. Easily fastens securely at the headrest and bottom of the seats using adjustable straps. Designed to fit most vehicles, even SUVs.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

This is the third (or maybe fourth) product I’ve had the opportunity to review for dot & dot, and as usual I’m finding that they make top quality products. As an added bonus, they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can rest assured that if you don’t love your products, they will stand behind them and offer you a solution. In addition to their satisfaction guarantee, I found that all of their other claims proved to be 100% true.

Installation is insanely easy. Just clip the strap around the headrest and the bottom of the seat, tighten, and you’re done. My new car is a Dodge Durango, so everything is a bit larger than in my little Scion. However, these seat protectors are extra large and cover the entire back side of my seat. I’ve actually tried other brands of kick mats before, but they only covered a strip down the center of the seat and left the sides of the back completely open (which in my case is the part that is most likely to be scuffed). So I was very pleased to find how well this one covered.

Aaaannnd, they are so so so easy to clean. We’ve been having some abnormally cold weather here in Southern California, which actually brought us some snow last week (it only happens every ten years). Of course we had to play in the snow, which let to some really muddy, mucky and nasty shoes. By the time I got my son out of the car, he had made a fabulous picasso-esque painting with his feet on the back of my seat. Thankfully, courtesy of my dot & dot kick mat, he wasn’t able to get my actual seat. So I just grabbed a towel with some warm water and wiped the mat clean. Super easy, and it left no funky residue, and I didn’t even have to scrub.

As usual, dot & dot has created a helpful, easy to use and top quality product. I absolutely suggest a kick mat to anyone with toddlers, children, animals or for if you are prone to carrying dirty or messy things in your car. Protect those seats! To purchase, click the link below.
Auto Seat Back Protector by Dot&Dot – Largest Luxury Car Kick Mats Fits Most Vehicles – Washable, Water Resistant Car Seat Covers Protects Your Car Seats from Moisture, Dirt, Stains and Scuff Marks (One Pack, Black)

Softy Sanitizing Wipes for Hands and Surfaces Review


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These have got to be one of my favorite things that I’ve received as a blogger to review. I’m a HUGE fan of the Lysol or Clorox type wipes. I know, I know, they aren’t the most environmentally friendly option, however I feel an insane amount of accomplishment when using them to clean because they work on many different surface types and they remove all sorts of nastyness with just one swipe. In general, they get the job done and don’t leave me wondering what kind of gunk or bacteria I’ve left behind. Fast forward to last month when I was given the opportunity to try the Softy wipes… woohoo, I’m in love.

First, here’s a few words from the Amazon product page that the company has provided about the product:

  • 150 ct. EXTRA LARGE 7″ x 8″ wipes. Use fewer wipes to get the job done.
  • Anti-bacterial formula kills 99.9% of germs in less than 5 seconds.
  • Use on hands, body, and surfaces. Alcohol-free. Vitamin E + Aloe. Feels fabulous on your hands.
  • Soft & thick quilted fabric for a plush, pillowy feel. Strong enough to hold a 12-kg kettlebell.
  • Citrus Fresh Scent that smells amazing! Made in the USA.
  • The world is a big, gross place. Thankfully, we created a sanitizing wipe with the stopping power of an elephant gun to keep the nastiness at bay. Germaphobes, rejoice, for we are your new protectors. Give us your children’s grubby fingers, your subway handrails, even your disgusting hotel TV remotes. Softy wipes will accept any challenge, anywhere; killing 99.9% of every germ in their path. We like those odds. We think you will, too. Let’s keep it clean.

    Features:
    – Alcohol free antimicrobial solution that kills 99.9% of germs within 5 seconds.
    – Unlike gels, our wipes help not only to sanitize but remove dirt as well. Cleaning made easy when soap and water is not available.
    – Aloe and Vitamin E infused to keep your hands moisturized, not sticky or soapy.
    – Our patented frustration-free dispenser makes wipe removal super easy.
    – One of the largest, thickest, and softest premium sanitizing wipe on the market.
    – Use on hands, body, or surfaces. A truly versatile sanitizer wipe.
    – Unconditional “stay moist” guarantee. Your canister will stay moist down to the last wipe or your money back.
    – Softy Wipes are manufactured in the USA at an EPA registered and FDA approved facility.
    – On Sale. Buy Now!

My first impressions: First of all, the container and wipes are HUGE. They are at least 1.5 times larger than a normal Clorox or Lysol container, and the wipes themselves are larger too. Second, their texture truly lives up to their name. ‘Softy’ wipes are soft and absorbent, reminding me a bit of the texture of quality baby wipes instead of the roughness of bleach wipes. But don’t let their softness fool you, they don’t rip or fall apart like paper towels, and they can scrub like a champ. Perhaps my favorite feature of these wipes is that they DON’T STINK LIKE BLEACH. While they smell clean, they lack the harsh bleach smell of their more mainstream counterparts.

Other bonuses include: the ability to use them on your hands. I would never (ok, I have before in emergency type situations) use Lysol or Clorox wipes on my hands. But Softy wipes are infused with Aloe and Vitamin E to keep your hands moisturized and will not leave them feeling dry or sticky like my previous favorite wipes. Also, they stay moist down to the last wipe or your money back. With a guarantee like that, you really can’t go wrong.

In addition, they are made in the United States at a FDA and EPA regulated facility. Sometimes I forget how important this is, but it’s always nice to know that they are created on the same continent by able bodied adults using government regulated standards.

Overall, I am insanely impressed by these wipes. Not only do they work amazing, but they qualify for Amazon Prime 2 day shipping, which means you don’t have to trudge down to the store next time you realize you’re out of your favorite wipes. Give these a shot, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

To purchase, click the link below.

Hand Sanitizer Wipes. 150 ct Extra Large Antibacterial Sanitizing Wipes for Hands + Surface. Alcohol-Free.

Baby Gender Reveal Kit Review


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This is a fun one. Almost everyone wants to know the gender of their baby as soon as possible, myself included. There are many ‘wives tales’ about pimple break outs, how high you are carrying, heart rate, how much you are glowing, the amount of morning sickness, etc. The list goes on and on. However doctors cannot officially check for gender until at least 14 weeks when baby’s sex organs are developed enough to be able to differentiate on an ultrasound. This fun kit claims to be able to tell you whether you are having a boy or girl as early as 6 weeks pregnant by using a similar method to the pregnancy test that you took when you first found out you were pregnant.

First, a few notable words from the Amazon product page:

  • Gender Reveal Test Kit is perfect for discovering the sex of your baby and for your Reveal Party
  • SIMPLE TO USE urine test can be performed as early as 6 weeks of pregnancy. Provides Clear Results! Designed for easy home use by curious expectant mothers.
  • Proven to be 100% ACCURATE about half the time. 😉 It’s quick, easy to use, and easy to understand. The clear test tube makes it as easy to read as a baby monitor display. The color chart indicates boy or girl requiring no subjective interpretation. It’s natural – no drugs or invasive devices and procedures.
  • COMPREHENSIVE and PERSONAL. The most advanced way of testing and the safest non-invasive method that detects gender indicators.
  • GUARANTEED ACCURATE or MONEY BACK! Order yours and find out if your baby is a boy or girl. Click ADD TO CART!

Just to be clear, I want to point out a few things before I get into my experience with the product. As stated above, it is proven to be “100% accurate about half the time”. So this means it is only about 50% accurate, which are the same odds as if someone were to walk up to you and take a guess. That being said, they also offer a money back guarantee where if you are not happy with the product, they’ll refund your purchase.

Obviously this gender reveal test was not intended as a replacement for a doctor’s sonogram. It’s made for fun, or a gift for an excited mom who just found out that she’s expecting. I didn’t take it seriously like some of the other people who have written negative reviews about it, mainly because it clearly states on both the product page and the box that it is not 100% accurate and they recommend that you “wait to paint the nursery or make any financial or emotional decisions”.

Ok, now on to the fun part. Here’s my experience using the product:

  • Unfortunately it did not come in the box as displayed on the Amazon product page. Instead it came in a brown cardboard box. However, there were two kits included so you can either double test, or have two gifts.
  • The instructions are very clear. Pee into a cup, use the syringe to put a few drops into the test tube, then shake. The tube will either turn green for a boy or purple for a girl.
  • My results: I used both kits just to give it a fair shot. Both tubes turned green indicating that I’m having a boy. Considering I’m 7 months pregnant and have had 4 ultrasounds indicating that it’s a girl, I’m going to side with the doctors on this one.

Long story short, this gender reveal kit is for entertainment purposes only. As long as you understand that, you’ll think it’s great.

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Baby Gender Reveal Kit Prenatal Sex Test for Early Pregnancy (ON SALE TODAY: 2 COMPLETE KITS for the price of 1! Everything Needed to Learn the Gender of Your Baby)