Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nuby USA Fish Swoosh Review and Giveaway!

***I received the product from Nuby for free but my opinions and views are my own***

 Direct from Nuby:

·       Nuby’s Fish Swoosh™ is another fun and interactive bath time toy from Nûby™. Fish Swoosh™ will help develop and improve your child’s motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. This bath time play set is so much fun. Your child can squeeze and squirt the fish between dunks in the goal! Sturdy suction cups keep the goal adhered to the bathtub wall for endless bath time fun. Fish Swoosh™ is sure to be a bath time favorite.

·         Available at these retailers:
     for $12.99

My Review!

Baby V absolutely LOVES bath time!  I think he is part fish!

I love this bath toy!  It is so simple to put together.  You just slide the net onto the backboard and it clicks right in.  Stick the suction cups to the tub and off you go!

Baby V was dunking in no time!  The fish also squirt water – which is a lot of fun!

When you are done you pull the drawstring closed and it stores the fish while they air dry! 

Baby V loves it – can you tell?

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***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nuby Fish Swoosh 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 Nuby USA***

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Okiedog, US - Urban Genie Diaper Bag Review and Discount!

 ***I received the product from Okiedog for free but my opinions and views are my own***

I have been looking into smaller diaper bags now that my son is older and I don't need to carry quite as much. I contacted Okiedog about their diaper bags and they sent me the Urban Genie to try out. This particular bag is available in Red and Black - I chose RED!

Their bags and accessories are available for purchase on their website and Amazon.

A couple pictures and statistics about the bag from their website:

Measurements: inch:  12.99 x 9.06 x 3.94

Now, for my review and my personal pictures!

I absolutely love the way this bag looks.  It doesn't look like a diaper bag at all!  It is a small messenger bag.  I am totally going to use it as a purse when I don't need a diaper bag anymore! It has an easy adjustable strap that is sturdy but soft - doesn't cut into your skin when you are carrying it. 

It has a great inner compartment that has two elastic band pockets.  So far I have thrown my wallet in there, a sippy cup, and even a spare outfit for baby V.

There is a front pocket to hold your cell phone and even comes with a clip to hold your keys.  LOVE this!  You don't have to dig around and search for your phone or your keys. PERFECT!

Here is a picture of it full of Baby V's Gear.  I have 3 diapers, wipes, an outfit, a sippy cup, my cell phone, and keys in it!

Let me just tell you - I LOVE THIS BAG!  The material is sturdy but fashionable and wipes clean easily.  There is also a nice back pocket that you can't see from my pictures.  I threw a receiving blanket in that pocket to use to as a make shift changing pad.  That would be my one and only suggestion regarding this bag - I would love for it to have a super thin, removable changing pad.  BUT, like I said a small receiving blanket works perfectly!!

Here is Baby Daddy ;-) Rocking the Urban Genie on the Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk a couple weeks ago. He really likes it!

Okiedog's Website: Okiedog Website
Okiedog on Amazon: Okiedog Amazon

Okiedog has been kind enough to offer a discount for my fans! Get 20% off on their website through September 30th! The 20% off code is 8813

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


ACK!  Some how I managed to delete my Evenflo review!  I'm so upset!  They gave me this great product so I want to make sure I reach as many people as I can!  Here we go again!

Also available in Colby, Mosaic, and Orion.  ***I received the product from Evenflo for free but my opinions and views are my own***

Description from the Evenflo website: Visit the Evenflo Website!

Rear-facing for infants, and when ready, converts to forward-facing.
The award-winning Triumph Car Seat delivers both rear-facing and front-facing safety for a child up to 65 pounds. The Infinite Slide harness easily slides to adjust for an accurate fit every time with no rethreading necessary. Easy in and out for your child. Easy pad removal for you. The easy-slide, 5-point harness is simple to tighten with the one-hand, Tension Right® knob. Designed for side impact protection with deep side walls and energy-absorbing foam to make it a safe and comfy ride for your favorite backseat driver. Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard. Designed, Engineered, Tested, Molded and Assembled in the USA.

  • #1 Rating by a leading consumer magazine
  • Extended Use! 65 lb. harness weight rating accommodates growing children longer
  • Infinite Slide™ Harness easily slides for an accurate fit every time. No reworking the harness as child grows!
  • TensionRight™ side knobs for one hand harness tightening
  • Up-front multi-position recline for child’s comfort while asleep or awake
  • Removable head pillow for a cozy ride
  • 5-point harness system
  • Fold-down cup holder for easy access to drinks and folds out of the way when not in use
  • Easy-off, machine-washable car seat pad requires no harness rethreading
  • Energy absorbing foam liner provides added safety & comfort
  • Designed, Engineered, Tested, Molded and Assembled in the USA

Child Requirements

For Use Rear-Facing Child Must Meet All These Requirements
  • Weight: 5 – 40 lbs. (2,3 – 18 kg)
  • Height: 19 - 37 in. (48 - 94 cm)
  • Top of child’s head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below the top of the child restraint seat back.
For Use Forward-Facing Child Must Meet All These Requirements
  • Weight: 22 - 65 lbs. (10 – 29,4 kg)
  • Height: 28 - 50 in. (71 - 127 cm)
  • Age: At least one year of age
Available at Babies R' Us In-Store and Online for $149.99!  Buy It Online!


I need to start by telling you that my son is a year old and 24 lbs.  SO, I cannot speak to the infant insert part of the seat.  I am rear facing my son as long as possible.  We installed the seat rear facing using the latch system.   It was fairly easy to do.  My only complaint would be that my car seats are very slanted so I had to roll a towel up and put it under the seat to make it level.  I will say that is one thing I loved about my infant seat.  It had a part that dropped down to make the seat level and I didn't have to use a towel.

The shell isn't overly large.  I actually went to Babies R' Us to try the fit before I decided on which seat I wanted.  I drive an older fairly small sedan and it fits in there perfectly!  Very impressed with the size. It is nicely padded and the fabric is sturdy but comfortable.

My son was super excited when I moved him into this seat.  He was in an infant seat prior.  He has plenty of room.  

I absolutely love this seat.  I will say I have a little difficulty with the tension knobs.  I have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel and the days when my hands are really bothering me I have a hard time tightening the seat.  The knobs are also a little snug because my car is so small.  I have found that if I don't loosen the seat too much when taking my son out I have no issues. 

I also love that you can remove the cover without having to rethread theharness and straps!

One thing I would suggest to Evenflo is to have the leveling arrow easier to find, either with a sticker or have the arrow be a different color.  Once the seat was in the car it was difficult to locate the arrow because it was the same color as the base of the seat.

The straps have a slide feature for a great fit!  Great feature!

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Install
  • Safe
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish
  • Price
  • Tension knob is difficult for me to adjust 

OVERALL -- Great value!  Safe and Sturdy seat on a budget!  

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The Nûby™ No-Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper Review!

·         The Nûby™ No-Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper easy to use Cool Sips spout is perfect for toddlers with newly formed sharp teeth. The Cool Sips is perfect for children on the go! 

Nûby™ Cool Sips fun designs make cup drinking more fun for your little one.

·         Available at these retailers:
·          buybuy Baby
·          Toys R Us
·          Target
·          JC Penney
·          Baby Depot at Burlington
·          Sears
·          Blain’s Farm & Fleet
·          Tuesday Morning
·          Bealls
·          SuperValu
·          Wal-Mart

Baby V got to try out The Nûby™ No-Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper this week! Currently he is addicted to Nuby's straw cups so I was curious how he would do with it. I have been trying to teach him how to use a regular sippy the last week or so but he's been pretty resistant! 

Remember, this cup is for 18+ months and baby V is only 13.5 months old.  He seemed to really like the spout of this cup.  I really like the fact that the spout is SUPER soft.  He's got some brand new teeth and I hate the sound of them bumping against a hard sippy cup spout!  It seems to be very durable as baby V chewed on the spot a good bit!

Baby V drank well out of this cup with a little assistance.  Like I said before, he doesn't realize he needs to tip the cup up to get a drink.  He is so used to using straws! I think mom's that are trying to transition their little ones to a regular cup are really going to like this cup!  The spout is extra wide and seems to simulate what a regular cup would feel like against the child's lips - but without a big mess!

Please check out Nuby's website here!