Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Bright Starts™ 3-in-1 Baby to Big Kid Rocker™ REVIEW and GIVEAWAY!!

**DISCLAIMER: I received the product from Bright Starts for free but my opinions and views are my own **


Description from the Bright Starts Website



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 The Bright Starts™ 3-in-1 Baby to Big Kid Rocker™ is the perfect seat to grow with baby! 


The seat rocks back and forth and features soothing vibrations with full body recline to help soothe baby. The removable toy bar allows easy access to baby and includes 2 interactive toys for entertaining. As your little one grows from baby to big kid, the seat can be used as a rocker or stationary seat – the rear kickstand can be locked into place to stabilize the seat and is conveniently located out of baby’s way. The seat also features an easy to clean seat pad with a fun, zoo animal print that is sure to make your little one smile! 


Features: 

  • Seat can rock back and forth to soothe or can be set to a fixed position, great for small babies and older toddlers 
  • Full body recline with 2 positions 
  • Soothing vibration calms baby 
  • Removable toy bar for easy access to baby includes 2 interactive toys 
  • Rear kickstand stabilizes seat and is located out of baby’s way 
Additional Features: 
  • 5 point harness 
  • Seat pad is machine washable 
  • 1 C battery required, not included
Specifications:

Age/Height/Weight Requirements:

Weight/Height: Up to 40 lbs
Age: Birth & Up

Battery Requirements:
1 C (Not Included


Important: Read all packaging instructions (and manual warnings if applicable) prior to use.

Available at Toys R' Us for $44.99


Now for my Review!





I was really surprised when the Rocker Arrived. I couldn't believe it would fit in such a small box! (Check out my son photo bombing Ha!)  We couldn't wait for lunchtime to be over so we could put it together!


I noticed that the weight was 6 lbs to 40 lbs.  My son is 13 months old and just over 24 lbs.  It sure seems like with that weight range you are getting a lot out of this Rocker for the money!



Baby V couldn't wait to get started!



The directions are so easy even a baby can do it!  Kidding Kidding!  He loves to "help!"


Assembly was SUPER easy.  Great pictorial directions are included.  The only improvement I would make to the direction pamphlet is to direction #8.  I unbuckled all 3 buckles as the picture shows and attempted to attach the seat to the frame.  I believe it would be helpful if the picture showed that you need to unthread the harness straps in order to get it over the frame.  Obviously I figured that out and quickly had the seat cover attached.  It is just a little tweak that I think could be helpful.



I had the opportunity to spend some time with ADORABLE Baby E!  He is only 7.5 weeks old!  I brought along the rocker to see how he would fit in it.  It was super simple and quick to adjust the harness straps to fit him.  He seemed to enjoy it!


Yesterday, I took the rocker along with me to my breast feeding support class at our local hospital.  It was Baby I's turn to try the rocker.   He is 4.5 months old. Isn't he adorable!!??!!  He batted the frog around a little and watched it swing.  I loved watching him follow it with his eyes.   His mom says he has a vibrating chair that he doesn't like - but he sure didn't mind this rocker for the few minutes he checked it out!


Now on to my big guy!  Like I said - he is 24 lbs but he fits PERFECTLY in this rocker!  I love the harness as he is REALLY active these days!  I turned the vibration on and he relaxed watching Sesame Street!





I rocked Baby V with my foot while I folded laundry and he was quickly SOUND ASLEEP!  He has been super cranky the last week and not napping well because he is teething.  What a relief for me as a mom to see my son resting comfortably.  This chair is LITERALLY the only place he will nap this week!  I even resorted to taking it with me when I visited my mother in law yesterday.  He snoozed while I rocked him for 1.5 hrs!  

A little side note - Baby V woke up with a fever at 2 am this morning.  He was restless and inconsolable.   I was able to put him in the rocker and he relaxed immediately.  I actually grabbed a pillow and laid on the floor next to the rocker because he was so comfy. 

OK, so how do I like this rocker??  Well if you haven't guessed by now - I love it!  I only wish I had it when my son was first born.  I will definitely purchase this as gifts for new moms and babies!  I read a review online where the woman complained that the toy bar came off too easily.  I have to disagree.  One side of the bar firmly clicks in and the other snaps in but is able to be removed quickly and easily.   I believe that this is done purposefully.  Baby E started to spit up in the rocker and I was able to quickly detach the one side and get him out and cleaned up.  As I have mention in previous blog posts, I have Pregnancy Induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my hands.  There are so many baby products out there that it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for me to take apart or even to adjust.  I appreciate the fact that this rocker is easily put together and adjusted while being EXTREMELY sturdy.  

The bright colors and fun toys are sure to catch your baby's attention and keep him occupied for hours.  The soft vibration seems to calm the babies and help them to relax - at least from my experience so far!

I highly recommend this product and I am looking forward to using it A LOT more with Baby V!

Where to Find Bright Starts :


WIN YOUR VERY OWN The Bright Starts™ 3-in-1 Baby to Big Kid Rocker™ 




The winner will be chosen at Random by Rafflecopter!! 


***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the The Bright Starts 3 in 1 Baby to Big Kid Rocker for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Bright Starts™***



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Friday, July 26, 2013

Chicco Caddy Hook-On High Chair Giveaway by Mommy's Craft Obsession

When you sit down to make your list of gear you will need for your baby, there is almost always a high chair included on the list. High chairs are essential for your child to have a safe and comfortable place to eat, but what if your house simply does not have the space for a large high chair? Luckily for us, Chicco has an amazing solution; their Caddy Hook On High Chair!



Welcome to the Chicco Caddy Hook-On High Chair Giveaway!



Alesha @ My Ramblings and Reviews "I am a HUGE fan of Chicco strollers and car seats! Can't wait to check out their other products like this High Chair!"

Mommys Craft Obsession & Chicco have teamed up to give away a Chicco Caddy Hook-On High Chair! To read the full review of the Caddy Hook-On High Chair use this link!




The Giveaway will close late on the evening of August 9th. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommys Craft Obsession’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Chicco, Mommys Craft Obsession and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*This blog has not been compensated for the promotion of this giveaway.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Super Excited to Announce....

I have been chosen as an Official Nuby Mommy Blogger!! I am so excited! Cannot wait to bring you reviews and giveaways from one of my absolute favorite baby brands! Stay Tuned!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Nuby iMonster No Spill Cup and Wacky Ware Bowl and Lid Review!

Back at Easter time I submitted a recipe to Nuby for a contest they were running.  I was lucky enough to win the iMonster No Spill cup and Wacky Ware Bowl with Lid for baby V! So, I received these products for free - but my thoughts and reviews are my own.

The Nuby iMonster No-Spill 7 oz Cup


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4+ Months  |  7oz / 210mlBPA Free
When babies begin to show interest in feeding themselves, having the right equipment is a must! N├╗by™ feeding accessories are made to withstand the challenges of daily use and retain their bright color. The iMonster™ No-Spill™ 2 Handle Cup has a unique one piece No-Spill™ soft silicone spout that is easy to use, easy to clean. The spout promotes the natural drinking action and healthy oral development. The newly designed valve opens with minimum pressure and doesn't require constant sucking that can damage new teeth and soft palates. It also features easy-grip handles which are perfect for a child’s transition to self feeding. The durable handles are designed for small hands and are comfortable and easy to hold.


My thoughts on the Nuby iMonster No Spill Cup:

This cup is SO fun!  I love the bright colors and the silly monster face!  It is super easy for Baby V to hold and it doesn't leak.  I love the soft drinking valve.  It is easy for him to drink from but he's not smacking his new teeth against a hard plastic spout.  He's addicted to Nuby cups with straws so I'm trying to get him to use some of the regular cups like this to learn how to tilt it up and drink from it.  When he does tilt it back the little eyes on top crack him up.  It is fun to watch him play and drink with it.  I love how easy it is to clean also.  I'm a BIG fan of Nuby cups - especially because of their price!  




The Nuby Wacky Ware Bowl and Lid






Unfortunately I don't see the Wacky Ware Bowl listed on Nuby's website anymore! **insert sad face**  I will look into it and follow up on it!



My thoughts on the Wacky Ware Bowl and Lid:


The Wacky Ware Bowl and Lid are SO much fun!  It's a super functional bowl that goes from the microwave to the fridge with no problems!  The lid fits TIGHTLY so you don't have to worry about your toddler throwing it and making a mess!  Super durable and I would even venture to say toddler proof!  The super fun design and colors make it fun for your toddler to use!


I am a HUGE Nuby fan - so I'll be reviewing more products that I already own soon!  

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