Friday, November 28, 2008

Britax Marathon

I don't think I can say enough about this car seat. First up, it is the safest convertible car seat in the Canadian Market. It has a built in bicycle helmet (Modified EPS), Side impact protection, 5 point harness, HUGS system, LATCH/UAS System and with four different shoulder harness positions this car seat will accommodate to the largest height and weight requirements of any other seat of its kind (rear facing for children to 33 pounds and forward facing for children up to 65 pounds. The child's height should be between 18 and 47 inches.)

It is also one of the easiest car seats to use and install (Rear Facing or Forward Facing). My favorite of the improved installation features are the push button LATCH system, the belt holders (velcro patches on the side of the seat that hold the 5-point harness straps out of the way while putting your child in the seat) and the easy to use harness adjustment button!

The safety systems that are built in to this car seat is the reason I purchased it for my child but it is also nice that it comes in a variety of fun materials, is super soft and cozy feeling and resistant to stains.

For more information visit Britax
This car seat is available at Jamtots

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Play Food and Kitchen Accessories

As a follow up to my review on the much loved Melissa & Doug Kitchen Playcentre I recommend you stock it with some of the wonderful options Melissa & Doug has available!

There are numerous play food and kitchen accessories to choose from and all at very reasonable prices ($8 - $22 in most cases) but my favorite, and the ones the children tend to reach for first, have to be the following:

Cook something yummy with this 8-piece wooden cook's set includes a frying pan, stockpot and saucepan with lids, spoon, slotted spatula and an oven mitt. A standard set that every good kitchen should have!

This set sits at the top of my favorite list! I love the bright colours and the introduction of something new to the standard play kitchen foods! This elegant 24-piece wooden sushi set is packed in a beautiful storage box and includes sliceable sushi rolls, shrimp, tuna, easy-use chopsticks, a cleaver and more! Sushi rolls make fun chopping sounds when sliced!

This wooden fruit set comes with a wooden knife and seven pieces of sliceable fruit! The fruit can be cut into a total of seventeen pieces and makes a fun "CRUNCH" sound when sliced. Also check out the Cutting Food Box with eight peices of wooden food, a cutting board and a wooden knife that cuts into 31 pieces! With all these pieces, it's a great way to introduce the concepts of part, whole and fractions.

What child doesn't enjoy a good pizza party! Of course part of the fun is creating your own "personal pizza". This wooden set comes with six sliceable pieces served in a brightly colored tray, complete with a pizza cutter, spatula, and over 50 toppings that store neatly in a wooden box. Pizza makes slicing sounds when cut!

This Thirty-four piece wooden set includes six ready-to-cut slices of cake, removable candles and toppings, sturdy serving tray and a spatula that store neatly in a wooden box. Makes a great birthday gift!!
Visit the creators for more information - Melissa & Doug
Available at Jamtots!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Kitchen Play Center

It is toys like this that make me wish I had a dedicated play room for my boys. If I had the room for it, it would be in my house!

Jamtots has this kitchen in the play area of their store and my son loves to play with it!! He, as well as any other child that knows it is there, be-lines for this kitchen and settles in for as much fun as their parents shopping trip will allow. The younger children love to open and close the doors, putting the pots, pans and food in and out of all the places they can find, while the older children enjoy make believe cooking, baking and washing the dishes.

This kitchen play centre is also designed in a more gender neutral way (IE not pink!) which is so great! Little boys enjoy make believe cooking and cleaning just as much as little girls and this kitchen is certainly the one to do it in.

This sturdy, durable wooden kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator/freezer, oven, microwave with turntable, and sink. It retails for approximately $200.

Dimensions: 42" x 17.5" x 43" Assembled Recommended Ages: 3+ years

For more information visit the creators - Melissa & Doug

This item is available at Jamtots

Saturday, November 22, 2008

MediBuddy First Aid Kits

In an effort to expand my reviews to include products for older children, I bring you the Medibuddy First Aid Kit. I recently purchased this product for my 9 year old son who as anyone that has ever had a 9 year old boy can tell you, bandages should always be close by!! I love this kit because it contains a little of everything in a nice carry anywhere case and my son thought it was very cool to have his very own first aid kit. I threw the Medibuddy in his school bag and now where ever he goes he is prepared for his next adventure.

The Medibuddy First Aid Kit contains 40 quality kid friendly first aid items for kids:

(15) 3/4 “ X 3” Red, Blue & Yellow Crayon Bandages
(1) 3” Knee & Elbow Bandage (1) Sting Relief Pad
(4) 2” X 2” Gauze Pads (2 Two Packs)
(3) 5” X 8” Antiseptic Wipes (sting free)
(1) Burn Relief Cream (2) Antibiotic Ointments
(12) Kid Friendly Fun Stickers (1) Carry Anywhere Case

To read more or see other products visit the creators - Me4Kidz
Medibuddy products are available at Jamtots

Friday, November 14, 2008

Boon Potty Bench

I assure you I don't have shares or work for Boon, I just love their products and here is yet another.

My youngest son is just venturing into the world of potty training and he was very excited when I brought home the Boon Potty Bench. It is easy for him to sit on, he loves opening and closing the lid and the storage compartments on the side. We have even managed a couple successful uses which brings me to my next bit of praise - it is quick and easy to clean! Other reasons I love the Boon Potty Bench; storage for a book to read while on the potty, a place for toilet paper, a rubber shield to prevent little boys from peeing all over the floor and it is strong enough to double as a seat which I use when bathing my son!

For more information visit the creators of the Boon Potty Bench
This product is available at Jamtots

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TykeLight Buddy by Mobi

It has been a while since I have posted, but I am bringing you something great! This little guy is the latest addition to my house. The TykeLight buddy is a portable and safe to sleep with night light, it has an option to glow in several different colours or will cycle through them all. Plus it comes with a charging base which I love!!

My oldest son is now 9 and having never had a night light I would have thought we would have skipped the whole I need a light on stage. However I don't seem to have been so lucky and he insists on having the hallway light on!! Not only is having this light on distruptive to my sleep, it is a waste of energy; however I can't convince him to do without. The big problem seems to be that he wants it on for when he ventures to the bathroom in the middle of the night. So I purchased the TykeLight Buddy and turned off the hallway light!

The Tykelight is available at Jamtots