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