Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nuby Easy Go Suction Bowl and Spoon Review!


From Nuby:

·         The Easy Go™ Suction Bowl and Spoon is perfect for daycare, travel, or any on-the-go occasion. The bowl is conveniently sized just right for dry cereal or other baby foods and features a suctioned base that keeps the bowl firmly in place during feeding. It also features a lid that seals tightly to keep food fresh during storage. The spoon makes a perfect travel companion because it snaps onto the lid of the bowl for easy storage. And because they are made from break resistant plastics, they are dishwasher/microwave safe and can stand up to the rigors of everyday use.
·         Available at these retailers:
·          Burlington Coat Factory
·          Ross
·          Buy Buy Baby

My Review!

As I have mentioned in the past - I am a first time mom.   I learn a lot through trial and error! ha! Nuby sent me this awesome Easy Go Suction Bowl and Spoon.  I absolutely love how the spoon snaps into the lid of the bowl!   I hate digging through my diaper bag and purse trying to find utensils when we are out and about. 

Baby V is now over 15 months old and really seeking his independence.  That means if I give him his food he wants the entire plate.  You all know how that ends - in a huge pile on the floor.  This bowl easily suctions to Baby V's highchair.   I love the fact that he can't dump it.  That being said - he still knows how to fling it from the spoon! haha!   This bowl is awesome.  I am going away with my family and this bowl is definitely making the trip with me.   It means less clean up for mommy!  I highly recommend it!  Oh, and I was really impressed to learn that it was microwave safe!!  Check it out - you won't be disappointed! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy Review


From Nuby: 

 • The Nûby™ Octopus Floating Bath Toy teaches coordination and enjoyment. This toy is designed with your baby in mind. This product exceeds all government safety regulations and standards.

• Available at these retailers:

My Review:

Baby V definitely gets a kick out of this toy! He's a little younger than the age suggestion for this toy and had a little difficulty with placing the rings on the tentacles. BUT - he is fascinated by it. We played with it in his kiddie pool.  We will be moving it to the tub now that the weather is cooling.  He loves all the colors! He picks up the Octopus over and over again and throws it down to make a big splash. He also puts the rings on his fingers and waves to me. It's adorable. The ONE thing I would point out that bugs me - it only has 6 legs! haha! It's a sturdy and fun toy and I would definitely recommend it!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hyland's Homeopathic Gift Basket Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro!!

Do you have stress in your life? Hyland's Homeopathy wants to help!

Starting Monday, September 30th Hyland’s will be hosting a 5-Day Stress Challenge on their Facebook  page that will challenge you to stress less. The challenge will include tips and tricks that should help you manage the stress of your daily routine. To promote the challenge, Hyland’s is offering our readers the chance to win a Hyland’s Gift Basket valued at over $75 and including the following goodies:
  • Hyland’s Calms Forte, 100 ct.; Approximate Retail Value (ARV) - $9.59
  • Hyland’s Nerve Tonic, 32 ct.; (ARV) - $7.99
  • Arnica 30X, 50 ct.; (ARV) - $7.49
  • Muscle Therapy Gel, 3 oz.; (ARV) - $ 8.59
  • Bioplasma, 500 ct.; (ARV) - $12.79
  • Bioplasma Sport, 12 pack; (ARV) - $11.99
  • Leg Cramps, 50 ct.; (ARV) - $9.19
  • Restful Legs, 50 ct.; (ARV) - $8.99
Total Prize ARV:  $76.62

To win, please enter in the form below (Giveaway Tools) between Friday, September 13th at 12:00 AM EST and Tuesday, September 17th at 1pm EST. Registration for the challenge will start on Wednesday, September 18th at 1pm EST on the Hyland’s Homeopathy fan page or directly at this link:  The first 1,000 users to register and fill out the entry form will receive a free full-size Hyland's Nerve Tonic. Stay tuned to the Hyland’s Homeopathy page for more details. Alesha from My Ramblings and Reviews "I am a huge fan of Hyland Products. We use the Teething Tablets and Teeth Gel to relieve some of Baby V's teething discomfort." 

Disclosure: I have not been compensated for hosting this giveaway. Hyland's is responsible for prize fullfulment. Thanks to Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro for organizing this giveaway.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NEW Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill Bags Review and GIVEAWAY!

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

From Munchkin:
Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill Bags offer a low cost alternative to Diaper Genie® refills.  The refills are made with a 7-layer film, which is two more layers than Diaper Genie® refills, so your nursery stays fresh. Each Refill cartridge holds up to 272 newborn diapers. Fits Diaper Genie Elite®, Diaper Genie II Elite®, Diaper Genie® Essentials and Diaper Genie® II pails (not compatible with the Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin).

Product Features

Nursery Fresh™ Diaper Pail Refill Bags by Munchkin® offer a low cost alternative to Diaper Genie® refills.                                                          
         -  Fits Diaper Genie Elite®, Diaper Genie II Elite®, Diaper Genie®   
            Essentials and Diaper Genie® II pails
         -  Made with 7-layer film (two more layers than Diaper Genie® refills)
         -  Each Refill cartridge holds up to 272 newborn diapers (2 more diapers       
            than Diaper Genie® refills). 
         -  Stock up and save! Select between 1 refill (holds 272 diapers), or 4 refills  
            (holds 1088 diapers) 
         -  Nursery Fresh™ Refills are not compatible with the Arm & Hammer™
            Diaper Pail by Munchkin 

My Review:

I received the Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill bags from Munchkin right after I had bought a box of the Diaper Genie refills by Playtex.  I couldn't wait to compare and test out the Nursery Fresh bags!

I paid $19.99 for the Playtex Diaper Genie Refills at Buy Buy Baby.  That box contained 3 refills and would hold approximately 810 diapers.   The box of refills I received from Munchkin has 4 refills and will hold approximately 1088 diapers.   Munchkin's website has the 4 pack of refills listed for the same price,  $19.99.

I took out one refill from each box to compare them.  They are pretty close to the same size.  The Nursery Fresh refill claims to hold 2 more diapers than the Diaper Genie Refill and boasts 7 layered film compared to the 5 layered of the Diaper Genie refill.

Now to test them out!   They work pretty much the exact same way as the official Diaper Genie Bags.  Quick and easy installation. 

They fit perfectly into the Diaper Genie.  

Here is a close up of my Diaper Genie with the Nursery Fresh refill installed.

So, the bags fit perfectly, you get more for your money, and I see absolutely NO difference.  If anything, they are better because of the extra layers of film.  We all know that babies are expensive.   I am all about looking for deals and better prices for ALL things baby related.  If you stumble upon me in the baby aisle at my local store you will see me with my calculator out figuring out what item is the best deal for my money.  I am currently unemployed so every PENNY I can save is huge!   I am very impressed with these bags and super happy at the price point.  According to the numbers you are getting space for 278 MORE diapers for the same exact price.  More for your money and a great product!  

Available in 1pk, or 4pk

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***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nursery Fresh Diaper Pail Refill Bags 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 Munchkin***

Monday, September 2, 2013

evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump Giveaway! ARV $100

Evenflo has just released a brand new breast pump and 
Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro are hosting a giveaway!

Evenflo wants moms to reach breastfeeding and pumping success and has launched an innovative new breast pump and exclusive educational program in their efforts to help.  Evenflo is the number one retail-purchased brand in breast pumps and they are striving to help mothers overcome the two biggest barriers in breastfeeding - lack of education and access to high quality, affordable equipment.  This month, Evenflo released the Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump, with premium features at an attainable price and world-class educational programs (available FREE with purchase), both designed in collaboration with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Shari Criso to offer nursing moms the advice, support and  the tools they need to meet their breastfeeding goals.  

The new Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump includes premium features such as:
The ability to control speed and suction separately, allowing for 32 different settings
A closed-system to keep milk pure from bacteria while pumping
Multiple flange sizes included for best fit and comfort, and smartly-designed flanges for slouch-free pumping comfort

Moms who purchase the new Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump will also receive free access to Shari Criso’s full length, online educational programs ($60 value) – “Simply Breastfeeding” and “Breast Pumps and Briefcases.”  Rich with information, these two programs address topics most relevant to nursing moms and those planning to pump.  Additional tools, such as instructional videos about the pump, can also be found on the Evnflo Feeding website (

The “Deluxe” model of this pump includes a premium shoulder bag, ice packs, four milk storage bottles, thermal cooler, and extra membranes. The “Deluxe Plus” version features all of this, plus two additional milk storage bottles and a Manual Pump adaptor.   The Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump (SRP $99.99), Deluxe (SRP $129.99), and Deluxe Plus (SRP $159.99) models will be available soon at Baby Depot,,,,, and 

From Alesha at My Ramblings and Reviews "I am a huge fan of all things Evenflo!  Super Excited to check this out!"

One lucky person will win an Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump,
valued at $100 in this great giveaway!  

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up.  Ends 9/16/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!