Friday, December 17, 2010

2 Winners to Announce.....

The Lots To Say Baby Giveaway Winners
(selected by are.....

Kristi said...
My fAvorite one is "no comment"
December 16, 2010 10:39 AM



Callie said...
I'd give them to my best friend for her 3 month old
December 10, 2010 11:10 AM

Congrats Kristi & Callie!

You both have 48 hours to claim your prizes
and provide your shipping info.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

A special thanks to Lots To Say Baby for sponsoring this giveaway.

Keep it here for more great reviews & giveaways coming your way very soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

CSN Stores Make Feeding Time Easy.....

Do you remember me telling you about
CSN Stores before we left for our trip to California?

 I was excited about all of the great products they had to offer and was looking forward to sharing with you what I found in the
Baby Feeding section of
once we started Bresden on solid foods.

Well the time has come.....
Bresden had his first taste of rice cereal on Thanksgiving Day while we were in California.
So we were finally able to try out the
that we ordered from
CSN Stores.

The Boon Squirt...

I had actually never used a Boon Squirt before this but I have actually given them as gifts. My sister-in-law raved about them and I went all over town looking for them when I needed a baby gift (this was before I knew about CSN Stores).  I could have saved myself a lot of time and energy if I had known about CSN Stores back then. 
Anyways, I was pretty excited to finally try it out and I liked it even more than I had expected....which says a lot because my expectations were pretty high.
To use the Boon Squirt you just pour food in the handle, screw on the spoon, squeeze and feed.
Then just toss it in the dishwasher!
It really is that simple!
There is even a cap in case he doesn't finish it all.
According to my sister-in-law you can dump an entire jar of baby food into it at once.
A Little Tip: When filling the Boon Squirt....I found that I could scrape all of the food into the handle easier if I set the handle in an empty cup... then it was sitting upright and I had both hands to hold the bowl or jar and  one to scrape the food into it with a spoon.
I actually thought that I would mainly just use the Boon Squirt for feedings on the go but I have been using it at home for every feeding since I first tried it.
Definitely going to be getting some more of these!
It makes feeding him so much easier and cleaner too as I am not dripping food on the way to his mouth.

Baby Bjorn Soft Bib...

I had actually used a Baby Bjorn Soft Bib before this.  A family that I babysat for had one and I really liked it.  You really only need to have one of these at home because you just rinse it off and it is ready to be used again.  With fabric bibs you have to have a bunch because they have to be laundered. Another benefit to it not being fabric is that it won't start looking dingy and stained the way that fabric bibs do when they are used again and again.
 I love that it has a food catcher...great for catching drips now and pieces of food that would end up on the floor (when he is older). 
Bresden is loving eating solid foods and
I am loving the convenience of the
Boon Squirt & Baby Bjorn Bib.
CSN Stores!!!

I was not paid to post this review.  I was compensated only by the store credit that I received to purchase the items for this review.

A Day At The Beach Without The Sand?

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Spend A Day At The Beach Without The Sand?

Sounds too good to be true, right?

I found a company who makes it possible......
This Australia based company offers a variety of sand-free products that "move sand down-under."
Sand and dirt fall right through the 2-layer mesh mats providing you with a place to enjoy the outdoors sand-free.
Their mesh technology was originally designed to eliminate dirt, dust and debris from being kicked up by the helicopters rotors when landing. 
We had the opportunity to review one of their
Sand-Free Multi-Mats
 while we were at the beach in California. 
 It was Bresden's first time at the beach and we were hoping to get some good family photos while we were there.

The Multi-Mat provided a nice sand-free place to set down our bags, jackets, and belongings while we took photos and gave me a nice sand-free place to sit down and feed Bresden.

The sand really did just slip right through the mat...just like in the video on their website.
Wet sand that we dropped onto the mat didn't slip through as easily as the dry but it dissappeared when  you tapped on the mat (and the dry sand is what mostly gets kicked up anyways). 

The texture of the multi-mat is pretty rough so you probably wouldn't want to put your little one directly on it. 
But by putting Bresden's blanket in the center of the Multi-Mat he was able to lay on one of his favorite blankets right on the beach and was protected from sand being kicked up onto his blanket by the sand-free barrier that the Multi-Mat created around his blanket.

On That Note...
I am excited to share that
CGear is actually coming out with a new product that will be available in January that utilizes the same patented technology as the Mat but this new CGear Sand-Free Rug has a soft top layer allowing you to sit directly on the Rug. Making it great for babies & children and a the perfect sand-free beach or picnic blanket for families.

Does Your Family Like To Camp?

I should also metion that CGear Sand-Free Multi-Mats are great for camping.  
They help to keep your campsite cleaner and also reduce the amount of dirt that is tracked into your tent or RV.
I remember my mom continually sweeping out our travel trailer when our family used to go camping.  We tracked in so much dirt and sand.  If only we would have had one of these mats back then.  My mom would have been able to spend less time cleaning and more time just relaxing and enjoying herself.

I am thinking that we might just keep our Multi-Mat in our car so that we will have it whenever we need it.

Check out
to see how
 CGear can make your outdoor experience
much more enjoyable whether you are using it in
The Outback or just out-back!

FlyeBaby Review & Discounts

I don't know about you.... But one of my favorite things to do when I am flying is to check out all the newest products in SkyMall. 
You know.... that magazine in the seatpocket in front of you that is filled with all kinds of neat stuff.

Well on one of my most recent trips I was looking through SkyMall  & I came across 
What is FlyeBaby?
And Why is it A Must-Have?

It's a portable, hammock-style, fabric seat that secures to your airplane tray table providing a secure and comfortable seat for your baby that allows face-to-face interaction.....and when I saw it I thought to myself, "I have got to get one of those."

Bresden LOVES face-to-face interaction and keeping him smiling is a top priority in the confined cabin of an airplane.

I am happy to say that we had the pleasure of trying FlyeBaby out on our trip to California
(sent to us free of charge for this review) 
and Bresden Loved It!
It was a great way to give my arms a break from holding him and provided him with a comfy place to kick-back, relax and play.
The other thing that I love about FlyeBaby is that it has uses beyond just airplane flights
It is designed to also work on dining room chairs and beach chairs.
So it not only creates a secure, comfortable place for your baby on flights, but at home, at a restaurant, around a pool or at the beach.

According to the FlyeBaby website it is the ONLY multi-use product of it’s kind!

It's Machine Washable & Folds Up To Fit In Your Diaper Bag
and even comes with a Matching Drawstring Bag to Keep It In!

I'm sure that we will be getting a lot of use out of our FlyeBaby on future flights and I will be carrying it in my diaper bag (once Bresden is able to sit up unassisted)
for use in restaurants and at homes of friends and family as a portable highchair.

I'm sure that you are going to want to get one too so.....
FlyeBaby is offering a special discount of $10 off the retail price of $39.99
(the retail price was just lowered from $49.99)
and free standard shipping within the Continental US
just for Modern Mommy Must-Have readers.  

That Makes It Just $29.99! 

The Discount Code Is:

Looking for even more of a bargain?

I have a little insider info for you.....
A very limited quantities of FlyeBaby's that have minor aesthetic defects will be available on the website soon for a drastically reduced price of $17.99 (and that includes shipping).  These slightly imperfect FlyeBaby's have minor defects that are not that noticeable, will not effect the functionality and may be well worth the savings!!!  In fact, the FlyeBaby that I received for this review was one of the ones that just did not pass the quality inspection because the blue colors on the label were a little faded and not the vibrant blue that they are supposed to be.

If you are planning to travel with an infant or know someone who is I highly recommend that you check out
and get in on one of these great opportunities to save.
Also, keep an eye out for a new and improved version of FlyeBaby to be launched early next year.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lots To Say Baby Review & Giveaway

We Are Back From Our Trip And I've Got
"Lots To Say Baby"....

I really do have "lots to say" about all of the
Modern Mommy Travel Must-Haves
that we had the pleasure of reviewing
while we were on our trip to California for Thanksgiving.

The first couple are actually from a company called

Check Out This
Totally Cute
"In Flight Entertainment"
(sent to us free of charge for this review).
Who Wouldn't Want To Sit Next to This Little Guy On An Airplane?

As if the onesie were not cute & funny enough on its own....
I was cracking up when I realized that it also came with a pair of earplugs.

What a great way to break the ice and befriend a passenger who is lucky enough to have a front row seat for your
"in flight entertainment."

Bresden wore this onesie on our flight to California and got plenty of positive attention from the flight crew and other passengers.
He did so good on the flight there....
If only I had time to do laundry or had a second onesie for our return flight..... when a minor in flight melt-down actually did occur.

 Now that we are back from our trip and I have had a little time to do laundry I can tell you that this onesie (which I immediately noted was very high quality) washed up really nice....

I'm Hoping We Will Be Flying Again Soon
So That He Can Wear It Again.

I will also be keeping in mind that they offer an
"Are We There Yet?" onesie
 for roadtrips too.

Lots To Say Baby
offers more than just cute travel onesies though.

In Fact,
 They Are Probably Best Known For Their Pacifiers....

Maybe you have you seen their cute pacifiers with funny little sayings on them?

If not, you really need to check out their website.
We received one with the words "Pull to Sound Alarm" on it
(sent free of charge for this review).
So Funny, So True and Oh So Cute!
I also like that it came with a cover so it didn't collect all kinds of fuzz in our diaper bag.

Any Mom will tell you,
"Traveling with an infant can be stressful" 
but products like these
can help you and everyone else see the humor in things
and lighten up the mood a bit.

So if you are planning to travel with an infant or  you are just looking for a fun and unique baby gift
check out

I am so excited To Say that
 TWO Lucky Modern Mommy Must-Haves Readers
are going to each
 WIN A Two Pack of Lots To Say Baby Pacifiers

1 Two Pack Pacifiers - Snooze Button Pink & Hi White &
1 Two Pack Pacifiers - Hi Red & Volume Control Blue

To Enter This Giveaway
(you must do the first and then any of the following):

1st - Follow this blogspot & comment that you do

2nd - Tell me (if you win) will you keep the pacifiers or give them to someone else. Who?

3rd - Share a saying that you would like to see on a Lots To Say Baby pacifier
(leave a separate comment for each of your original ideas to earn additional entries)

4th - Visit and share your favorite pacifier that they already make.

5th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it

6th - Follow Lots To Say Baby's Blog and comment that you do

This giveaway will end on December 16, 2010 and is opened to
US Residents only!
Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!

I was not paid to feature this post. I was compensated only by the products sent to me free of charge for this review/feature


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two Giveaway Winners To Announce....

The Winner of The Craft-E-Family Personalized Block (selected by is.....

Maureen said...
No, I don't have any keepsakes from when I was a baby.
November 6, 2010 4:28 PM
The Winner of The Fresh Baby So Easy Baby Food Kit  (selected by is.....

Sheri said...
I follow your blog!
November 12, 2010 9:41 AM

Congrats Maureen & Sheri!
You both have 48 hours to claim your prizes
and provide your shipping info.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

A special thanks to Fresh Baby & Craft-E-Family for sponsoring these exciting giveaway.

Keep it here for more great reviews & giveaways
coming your way very soon!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fresh Baby ~ So Easy Baby Food Kit ~ Review & Giveaway

We are getting ready to start
feeding our little guy  solid foods. 

Such An Exciting Milestone!

His pediatrician has already given us the okay
 whenever we are ready. 
We are just trying to hold off until after our holiday travel plans....
which gives me a little extra time to seek out all of
the best baby feeding products
 that will make this exciting transition
easy and enjoyable for all of us.

I really want to make my own baby food.
Having no clue where to begin, I figured I would just find some free info and recipes online and go from there....
Sounds simple enough,right?
I found myself jumping from website to website and it wasn't long before I started feeling overwhelmed and realized that this approach may not make things so easy.
Knowing that I would give up if the process was too involved or time consuming, I started looking for a different approach. 

That is when I came across
the Fresh Baby website
 and found exactly what I needed.

Fresh Baby offers
The SO EASY Baby Food Kit
 (sent to us free of charge for this review).

Why It's A Must-Have:

This kit provides all the answers and confidence that you will need to start making
 Fresh & Healthy Baby Food At Home
 Just 30 Minutes A Week 
Encourage a Lifetime of Healthy Eating Habits
 for your little one.

This Kit Includes:

A Cookbook
 This Hardcover Cookbook is a complete guide that walks you through the process of making your own baby food 
(organized by baby's age).
Answering questions that you may have and providing tips in addition to the recipes. It's also a journal so you can track babies feeding memories and experiences.
There is even a place for photos which I totally's like a keepsake book for this special milestone.

2 Freezer Trays With Lids
These trays are BP-A and phthalate-free
Designed for storing baby food in pre-portioned one ounce servings to simplify meal time and reduce waste
(Just transfer the food cubes to freezer bags and store for up to 2 months)

How-To DVD
 Offers A Step-by-Step Instructions
From selecting the right produce - to making baby food -
to serving it.

Nutrition Card
A waterproof Quick-Glance Guide for:
 The Best Sources of Nutrients
 Introducing Foods by Age
 First Aid for Choking
and more.

Even though we are not quite ready to start Bresden on solids (just yet) I enjoyed trying out this kit and since you can store the food cubes for up to 2 months I can actually start making some of his 1st foods now. 

Please visit
for healthy eating advice & fresh ideas.
Check out their selection of products designed to make feeding your baby right

I am excited to share something else that is

Entering To
 Win A
So Easy Baby Food Kit
Right Here On The Modern Mommy Must-Haves Blogspot

To Enter This Giveaway
(you must do the first and then any of the following):

1st - Follow this blogspot publicly and comment that you do

2nd - Tell me (if you win) will you keep this kit or give it to someone else.

3rd - Tell me if you've made homemade baby food for your children or if you intend to.

4th - Visit and share one of the GREEN facts.

5th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it

6th - Subscribe to the Fresh Ideas Newsletter and comment that you did.

This giveaway will end on November 19, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only!

Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!

I was not paid to feature this post! I was compensated only by the products sent to me free of charge for this review/feature!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Have You Heard of CSN Stores???

I keep finding myself on CSN stores websites lately.....
It seems that no matter what I am looking for my search leads me to their stores. 

Maybe it's because they have 200+ online stores offering a
super-broad range of products. 

 Whether I am looking for a new diaper bag or searching for just the right extra tall bar stools for our breakfast nook,
 I am sure to find a wonderful selection of just what I am looking for at

I found a couple of great products in the Baby Feeding section of
that I am looking forward to using and sharing
with you when Bresden starts eating solid foods. 
That review will be coming soon.

Speaking of Coming Soon....
Christmas Will Be Here Before We Know It!
Are You Ready? 

Instead of battling the holiday shopping crowds this year,
save yourself the time & stress and just head on over to
You might just find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and have a little extra time to spend
 Actually Enjoying the Holiday Season!
{Now There's An Idea}

I was not paid to post this feature. I will be receiving a credit to their stores for an upcoming review.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Personalized Baby Block Review & Giveaway...

What if I told you that you will never have to spend time searching for the perfect baby gift again?

I am excited to introduce...

Personalized Baby Blocks
 that are not only
A Must-Have
 but A Must-Give Gift too.  
Priced Under $20
Unique & Memorable
(a gift that won't go out of style)
Made to Last A Lifetime
( a keepsake your child can even play with)
Made In The USA
(It's a family business)
Free Shipping

Everything That You Are Looking For....
Truly The Perfect Baby Gift!

I had the pleasure of receiving one of 
Craft-E-Family's 2-inch Baby's First Blocks
personalized for my little guy
(sent free of charge for this review) and
I Absolutely Love It! 

Each Natural Maple Baby's First Block
 is laser engraved with:

Baby's Name
 Date and Time of Birth
 Weight and Length
Name of Parents
Day and Location of Birth

 You can optionally include:
Names of Siblings, Name of Hospital,
 or Name of Gift Giver(s).

Once you have one of their personalized baby blocks for your little one
you will want to get one for everyone you know who has a new baby
I am speaking from experience....
when I saw the quality of this block I immediately started thinking
of friend's who are expecting that I could order one of these for.

Craft-E-Family also offers a lot of other great personalized gift items.
Head over to their website & check it out....
you may just get some Christmas shopping done too!

With prices starting at just $15.50 (with free shipping)
these cute little blocks are sure to become
Your "Go-To" Baby Gift
and a
Treasured Keepsake
 for anyone who receives one.

Speaking of Receiving One....

One Lucky Modern Mommy Must-Haves reader
is going to 
Personalized Baby's First Block!!!

To Enter This Giveaway
(you must do the first and then any of the following):

1st - Follow this blogspot publicly and comment that you do

2nd - Tell me (if you win) will you keep the block for one of your own children or have it personalized as a gift for someone else.

3rd - Tell me if you still have any keepsake gifts that your parents were given when you were born.

4th - Visit and tell me what other items you like.

5th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it

6th - "Like" Craft-E-Family on Facebook & comment that you did

This giveaway will end on November 19, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only!
 Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent to me free of charge for this review/feature!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

We Have A Winner....

The Winner of The My Brest Friend Travel Pillow & Nursing Cover (selected by is.....
The Aussie Mommy!
The Aussie Mommy said...
Following their blog
October 26, 2010 2:39 AM

Congrats Aussie Mommy!
 You now have 48 hours to claim your prize
 and provide your shipping info. 

Thank you to everyone who entered!

A special thanks to My Brest Friend for sponsoring this exciting giveaway.

Keep it here for more great reviews & giveaways
coming your way very soon!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What Could Be As Soft & As Sweet?

In My Opinion,
Few Things Are Quite As Soft & As Sweet
As A Baby's Cute Little Bare Feet.

So When I Discover One Of The Few Things That Are....
Of Course I Have To Share.

My son received these Adorable BEARPAW Hazel PAWZ boots
(sent free of charge for this review),
 just in time for our trip to Connecticut and they are just
As Soft And Sweet As Can Be.

Why They're A Must-Have:

With Cooler weather approaching you will want to keep your baby's feet
 comfy, cozy, soft and sweet and these little PAWZ will do just that.

These little boots are made of super soft suede and completely lined with fluffy sheepskin so they are super plush and warm.

The way that they lace up in the back makes it easy to  get them on and off his feet
and the lace-up design ensures a proper fit.

They are actually really lightweight
so they don't restrict your little one from moving around either.

In fact,
Bresden kicks his feet and giggles when he has them on so I'm pretty sure that he loves them too.

I have to be honest...
I love my son's cute little piggies so much that covering them up is
not something that I was looking forward to
Thanks To
 Covering Those Cute Little Feet This Winter
Will Actually Be BEARable.

It really wouldn't be fair if BEARPAW footwear were only available for babies, right?

So you will be happy to know that
BEARPAW offers footwear to fit the entire family. 

The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List!

So Everyone Can 


 To Get Your Paws On
 Get BEARPAWS On Your Paws!

Follow BEARPAW on Facebook & Twitter
and be sure to let them know that
Modern Mommy Must-Haves
 sent you.

I was not paid to post this review.  I was only compensated by the product that I received for this review.

DO NOT Pack Everything You Need When Traveling With A Baby....

You heard me right....
Pack Everything You Need
 When Traveling With A Baby!

I know you are probably thinking that this sounds a bit crazy, right?
Well once you hear about this next company
you are going to think that the people who pack everything they need are the crazy ones.

I have had the pleasure of sharing some of the wonderful
Modern Mommy Travel Must-Haves
 that I packed and took along with me on our trip to Connecticut
 but I am just as
 excited to share with you
 what I didn't have to pack....

Thanks to

Thanks to the wonderful service provided by I didn't have to pack everything that I needed for our trip ....a box filled with items that we would need once we arrived at our destination was waiting for us when we arrived (sent free of charge for this review) .
Why It's A Must-Have:

Instead of running around town buying stuff that we would need before we left and then trying to cram it into my (already jam-packed) suitcase I just sat down at the computer, picked out the items that we would need on and they did the rest.

The box was waiting for us at my sister's house when we arrived.
I didn't have to lug a bunch of extra stuff through the airport.
I didn't have to be concerned about extra baggage fees.
I had the peace of mind that everything we needed would already be waiting for us at our destination.
We didn't have to try to find what we needed once we got there us more time to enjoy with our family.
When it comes to traveling with a baby or young child, they have thought of everything – no matter where you are going. Whether your trip is to the beach, a hotel with a pool, camping in the woods or taking to the ski slopes, they offer specialized packages to meet all of your baby’s needs for a long weekend, or a full week. From diapers and baby food to booster seats and portable beds, they ship and track your package to make sure it’s waiting for you when you reach your destination – anywhere in the world.

They carry the brands that your family already uses and trusts.
will even fulfill special requests
 for items not offered on their site.
So if there is something special that your little one just can't be without they've got you covered.
I was able to order Bresden's favorite "hard to find" pacifiers and Colic Calm...and it was super easy.

The representative who handled my order was great...she responded quickly to my questions and concerns, sent me updates on my order status and followed up afterward to make sure that I was completely satisfied with my Jet Set Babies Travel Experience!
 Thanks Maghan!

They also have
another website that I would love to share
 with you called

This website is your one stop shop for baby shower gifts that are sure to please new parents.
They keep their selecion of items limited...keeping it simple, so you are not overwhelmed with too many choices.
I love that they offer monthly diaper delivery services...
What parent wouldn't appreciate that?
I have had the pleasure of experiencing this service first-hand as I am excited to share that I was recently selected as the winner on their blog giveaway of a 3-Month Diaper Delivery....and it is great! 
I have already received my first shipment of diapers and included with the shipment was a magnet (complete with their phone number and website) so I can contact them when I am ready for them to ship out my next month's supply and let them know which size and brand I would like.
I cannot even begin to tell you how convenient this is!  
It's the gift that keeps on giving!

I highly recommend that you keep these two websites in mind when planning a trip or shopping for the perfect baby shower gift.

Become a fan of 
on facebook or follow their blogs
to get notifications of great deals, discounts, and upcoming contests.

You'll be so glad you did.

I was not paid to post this review. I was only compensated by the products that I received free of charge.