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C is for Clear Ear Oto Tip

October 18, 2017

This post was sponsored and made possible by Clear Ear Oto Tip. All statements remain my own.

Newborns, eyelashes and ear wax. OH MY!

So we love one out of the three and if you’re like us at Little Gummi you probably don’t like getting eyelashes out of your newborns eyes or ear wax out of your kiddos ear. We have no advice on the eyelashes (we always went to extremes, oops) but we have the perfect solution for the ear wax removal that works from one month and up! Clear Ear Oto-Tip is the perfect accessory for cleaning ears and changing the head from infant to adult is as easy as the product itself.

The Clear Ear Oto-Tip is designed with a spiral tip to catch and collect ear wax for a better removal then a cotton swab – which can easily damage ears. The drill like tip spins to create a web of wax (if there is any) for easy removal. One of the biggest concerns for me when I went to clean my Little’s ears were if I was inserting the cotton swab too far. Yes, I know this is a no-no which is why we completely support and promote the ClearEar Too Tip! Which, I might add has a safety shield to prevent anyone from inserting the ClearEar too far.
Because unsafe remedies for ear wax removal can cause injuries and hearing loss, the Oto-Tip is the perfect solution to safely remove excess wax. It has a subtle vibration that feels like a mini ear massage which my toddler calls the “bee”. Jensen loves the Clear Ear Oto-Tip and thinks it’s hilarious when the little “bee” comes to get her excessive ear wax. The medical grade silicone tip and shield are great for knowing the Oto-Tip is used properly and comfortably.

The tips (both small for children and large for adults) are reusable and if used on a regular basis  should be changed monthly.

Remember that ear wax is natural and healthy as it keeps out unwanted interferences within the ears; however, too much can cause temporary deafness. Start your Clear Ear habit today and make sure your selective-hearing-toddler is actually ignoring you rather than dealing with pesky excessive ear wax. After using the Oto-Tip I now know that Jensen is just ignoring me, until the “bee” comes to get her wax that is.

Clear Ear

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Feeding - Lifestyle - Parenthood - Reviews

BeliBea Nourish Cami | Supporting You From Work to Home

August 22, 2017

As a breastfeeding momma and supporter at Little Gummi, the struggles of finding nursing wear that is convenient yet subtle is very real. I have never been one to nurse in a closed room or bathroom and am generally okay with public feeding (baby’s gotta eat!) but the one thing that has always been a bother for me is having any inkling of body showing during a nursing session. It’s just uncomfortable for me. BeliBea makes a nursing tank top that can easily take that anxiety away!

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Dad Play™ - Reviews

Learning Resources | Hottest Products

August 15, 2017

We are really excited to bring to you the hottest products of the year from Learning Resources. This is an amazing company that we have worked with time and time again on Little Gummi but never cease to be amazed by the next big thing they launch.

With school just around the corner we have narrowed down the list to some of the best Learning Resources toys to get your little school-aged kiddo going! Each of these have been tried and tested for you!

Learning Resources Code and Go Robot Mousethis is prefect for your little engineer to get their coding into action. Teaching crucial skills for future computer use, the Code and Go Robot Mouse is eduction at its finest. Program your mouse to go in whichever pattern you choose through the easiest and toughest obstacles. Check out our review here


Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register
This is a personal favorite. Ever since I was a little kid, cash registers have always seemed so fascinating and fun and this certainly passed down to my daughter. Jensen loves checking us out and using the included note pad to give us a receipt. Now to just get her to pay for her own goods!


Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Rover Gear-
What could be more exhilarating then creating a hot rod and watching it go? The Rover Gear comes with all the necessary pieces to transition the gears into multiple styles of vehicles. It’s fun, fast and on the go all while teaching your Little how things move in synchronization.


Learning Resources Smart Market Set
Falling right in hand with the Cash Register, the Smart Market Set is perfect for teaching your young one food groups and healthy eating. The market tote is great to bring along on real grocery trips and allow your little to get in on the shopping fun! Next stop: Extreme Couponing!

Learning Resources Letter Blocks- The Learning Resources Letter Blocks are a modern twist on the traditional blocks set. Not only do they stack for fun but they also double as little shape cutters. We use ours for Play Doh cut outs and it turns that messy Doh into a fun learning experiment. Letter Blocks are all the same size which is great for new alphabet learners as they won’t get confused on capitol and lowercase letters. Our 2 year old is obsessed!

Learning Resources Counting Dino SortersCounting Dino Sorters are on the top of Little Gummis list (hint, watch for them on our gift guide). The set is amazing with 10 dinosaur eggs each filled with an appropriate amount of Dino’s to coordinate to their egg. So one egg, one Dino; two eggs, two Dino’s and so forth. This is learning and fun for the whole family and just really amazing overall! Don’t worry though, the Dino’s match their corresponding eggs so even the youngest of learners should catch on quick!

Check out our feature on these top Learning Resources toys and get started for months of play and learning. Click the links in each description to shop!

 

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Feeding - Reviews

Disney/Pixar Cars Booster Seat | The First Years

June 25, 2017

The First Years

With Cars 3 fresh in the cinema we partnered with The First Years to bring you a booster seat that will have your Little zooming in to meal time like Lighting McQueen.
At Little Gummi we love products that make meal time easier, especially with very exploratory kids who have other agendas. When you bring in a product that your child loves just as much as you do, things get that much easier! The First Years Disney/Pixar Cars Booster Seat is great in that it can work not only on your standard dining chair using the table top, but also with its own individual top as well. Just remember, it is never to be used aside from a chair and this can be easily secured using the provided straps.

The First Years

The booster seat comes equipped with everything you need to bring your little Racer to the Family meal:

  • straps to secure the booster to the chair
  • A lid that is dishwasher safe and fully adjustable to fit snug to your Littles body so it truly grows with your little one
  • A built in cup holder
  • Three Point Harness for safety. The adjustment is so easy on this.
  • Foldable back for easy storage and transportation

The First Years

We absolutely love that the The First Years seat can be folded and taken on-the-go especially during travel so your Little doesn’t lose their regime even during something like meal time! This is really important for us as we maintain a really strict eating schedule for our children. With our daughter having special attention to her mealtime needs, one of the things that helps her stay on track and focus is familiarity so anything that is portable, such as The First Years booster is a definite win for us!

The First Years

Recommended for: We recommend The First Years Disney/Pixar Cars Booster Seat for your little racer between 6months and 50 pounds who ideally can sit up unassisted. This gender neutral booster will be a hit for any home and on the go as it customized for optimal comfort for any babe. Shop the link below to get your own Disney/Pixar Cars Booster Seat directly from Target!

The First Years

This post was sponsored and made possible by The First Years. All opinions remain my own.

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Cloths - Diapers - Reviews

Bambino Mio | Changing the World One Nappy at a Time

June 15, 2017

Bambino Mio

We are huge cloth diapering advocates at Little Gummi and we have been thrilled to partake in  The Great Dad Challenge from Bambino Mio. This is a brand that has taken the cloth diapering world by storm with their award winning products that are designed to protect baby’s bum as much as it is the environment. Their aim is to bring superior customer service and products that will enable you to focus solely on the joys of parenthood. This shines through each nappy and the kindness behind the brand.

As part of The Great Dad Challenge we were given 5 challenges, one each day as part of a way to incorporate fatherhood into the cloth diapering world of uncanny messes and making cloth mainstream!

CHALLENGE #1 THE STAY AT HOME CHALLENGE

For this challenge we really capitalized on testing performance over anything else and found that Bambino Mio truly outdid their diapers from strong velcro to strong performance. One of the aspects we closely followed was the soft material on our sons skin. Because he has eczema sometimes different materials can flare it up and we were so happy that Bambino Mio has created a lush fabric delicate enough for even the most allergen ridden skin.

We absolutely adore the Miosolo and think it is a great fit and great alternative to get you started in your cloth nappy journey!

CHALLENGE #2 THE OUT AND ABOUT CHALLENGE

This challenge was all about testing and trying Bambino Mio Miosolo out on the go. We took our nappy downtown and hit the shops and dining without having an ‘uh-oh’ moment of “did Miller get water on him…or?” which was awesome! Bambino Mio also makes a super sleek and compact wet bag so when you do have that dire need to change the diaper, you have a leak proof bag that will handle all your needs!

CHALLENGE #3 THE OVERNIGHT CHALLENGE

As we wrap up the overnight challenge (too early, I might add! Where does the energy in these kids come from?!) We were very pleased to see that these nappys held up with our 6-8 hour sleep session and came out on top. We usually have to change the sheets for our son when he wakes up as he is a very heavy night soaker but when adding the Mioboost it really maximized protection. For overnight I would try to limit any extremely long spans of usage so you don’t have a leak but we were pretty pleased overall!

CHALLENGE #4 THE WASHING & DRING CHALLENGE 

The sound of my washing machine going and the smell of soapy clean suds. Am I the only one that likes that?! We are not usually super picky about changing up brands for laundering our cloth nappies but Iove how fresh the miofresh is! Hence the name, eh?! As we complete our weeks challenge we are preparing for many more uses of our cloth diapers from Bambino Mio and their ever-so perfect designs.

 

We have absolutely loved partaking in The Great Dad Challenge and all of the daily activities we got to try out in doing so. Bambino Mio is giving away a start pack complete with

15 x miosolo all-in-one diapers
160 mioliners (biodegradable diaper liners)
26 oz of miofresh (diaper cleanser)
1 x pack of miowipes (natural baby wipes)
3 x mioboost (diaper boosters)
1 x diaper pail
2 x laundry bags
1 x reusable plastic tub

Click the photo below to enter!

Bambino Mio

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Bedtime - Reviews

Miracle Sleeper by Miracle Ware

June 2, 2017

Miracle Sleeper

At Little Gummi we are huge fans of sleep suits and sacks so we of course had to add the Miracle Sleeper from Miracle Ware to our collection. This awesome sleeper makes the transition from swaddle to sleeper so much easier especially when you have routine adjusted babes such as our little ones.
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Bedtime - Reviews

Peapod Mats | Catching Life’s Messes

May 25, 2017

At one point or another, we have all experienced the glory that is our children’s bodily fluids in the most uncanny of moments. At Little Gummi this is all too familiar and amidst a baby and a potty training two year old we are as thankful as ever for Peapod Mats and their desirable glory in a bedwetting world.

Peapod Mats

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Bathtime - Cloths - diaper accessories - Diapers - Reviews

Baby Bits | Making Your Own Wipes

May 23, 2017

BabyBits

A really big interest at Little Gummi has been reusable baby wipes. We have tried the cloth diaper wipes previously but we were not exactly sure how to make that work until we came across Baby Bits which is a fantastic company built upon home made diaper wipes with an extensive topic of usage.
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Playtime - Reviews

Playgro Music and Lights Comfy Car

May 20, 2017

Do you ever need a place to safely put your little one while you do the laundry, cook dinner or just need an ‘ahhh’ moment to relax? Yes?! Me too! Look no further than this super sweet Music and Lights Comfy Car from Playgro! This plush car promotes play and learning through music as well as a safe place for sitting for those younger Littles from 6months on. While it was intended for our 7 month old, our 2 year old has taken quite a liking to the Music and Lights Comfy Car as well. It is safe to safe it is officially a Little Gummi favorite.

The Playgro Music and Lights Comfy Car is plush enough for your Little to comfortably sit without fussing (Tell me my kids aren’t the only ones who do this?!) and entertaining enough to keep them occupied and happy for endless fun. This comfy little car is the right size for 6 months and on. It has an opening at the bottom where the feet go so even my 2 year old can hop in and play in the ‘race car’ as she calls it.

Playgro

Playgro

With music and lights the entertainment is as endless as the development your babe will incur from this plush car. The steering wheel with activities is removable so your Little can take their favorite car with them on the go. We love to sing the wheels on the bus and the Music and Lights Comfy Car is such a great addition as it provides the ultimate hands-on learning to go right along with our song. The indicator lights blink, the horn honks and the steering wheel moves for your little driver.

Playgro

We cannot get enough of the Player Music and Lights Comfy Car and think it would make a great addition to any home! With its compact and plush shell there’s no where you can’t put your little racer!

Playgro

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Feeding - Lifestyle - Reviews

Lansinoh Double Electric Smart Pump

May 15, 2017

Settling in as a new, or seasoned parent can arise many questions. The baby world is always changing and improving and that doesn’t stop with breast pumps. From the original 1800’s hand pump “governed by feeling and intelligence” to todays pump that is smart phone compatible, there’s no wonder this hot market item is always changing to adapt to us, the mothers, the feeders and the providers. Lansinoh is leading the industry with their Double Electric Breast Pump and we had to share.

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