Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Volume Limiting Kids Headphones – BuddyPhones Explore

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Volume Limiting Kids Headphones - BuddyPhones Explore

Chances are your child owns or has access to a tablet, phone or learning device. Depending on their stages they may be into features or music we don’t necessarily want to listen to, especially on planes or in car rides. If you are looking for headphones for your toddler or child, consider ones that are made safe for their ears with features that will benefit the both of you. BuddyPhones – Explore from Onanoff won a bronze award for design last year.


The features of these headphones are more than you may expect from a set of child headphones and are built to last.

  • Safe Audio set at 85db (standard headphones run about 105db and that’s too much for their little ears)
  • Built in BuddyCable so a second, third and even fourth headset (siblings or friends can plug in too with their headphones)
  • Microphone on cord
  • Ages 3+
  • Adjustable to fit
  • Anti-Allergic Cushion ear pads
  • Super Durable headband
  • 6 Colors: blue, yellow, green, pink, red, orange
  • Customize stickers included


They are a soft cushion for a very comfortable fit. With all of these fantastic features these make terrific headphones. Great for back to school and gift ideas. Learn more on the product page.

Back to School 2017, Food, Gift Guides, Infant Toddler Products, Parenting

SnackPals Portion Control Snacking

This feature is in partnership with WowCup for SnackPals

From toddler to teen portion control is always a snack factor. With our teenage boys it’s about catching them before the entire box of crackers goes to the bedroom with them where they are bound to polish it off. With our youngest at 9 it’s about taking a few and remembering to close the box back up or they will go stale. Then with my youngest nephew (below) it’s about controlling the fistfuls they take and the trail they drop into the next room. Snack time needs some control and WowCups has SnackPals for your child.

These cups are about portion control and safe keeping of snacks. How it works is that you fill the cup with snacks. The top chamber is empty until you turn it upside down and give it a shake or two to dispense the perfect portion. It is easy enough for a toddler to use and allows their little fingers to grab the food.

They come in 3 colors- blue, pink and green. These cups will cut down on eating too fast, spills and organization. They are safely made BPA & PVC Free: 100% guaranteed food safe materials. Keep snacks clean while they are maintained in the bottom portion. Yes, they are dishwasher safe too.

You can find SnackPals at WowCup and on Amazon. I suggest buying them now so they are available right when you need them. Don’t forget daycare and preschool teacher gift ideas. These are great for groups in a toddler and preschool crowd.

Gift Guides, Infant Toddler Products, Parenting

Baby Sleep Aid – Ewan the Dream Sheep

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Meet Ewan. He is a sleep aid that wants to help get your baby and toddler to sleep with sounds and light. There are many sound and light nursery products around, but Sweet Dreams uses proven levels of sound and light that truly soothe baby.


The 4 soothing sounds can also be combined. The sounds are real womb and real heartbeat, rain, vacuum cleaner and music. Each foot pressed will activate the sounds or combination. The light is a soft, pink comforting glow. You use his tail to hang from crib, stroller, car seat and even pacifiers and carriers.

Ewan really has a realistic womb/heartbeat sounds that makes a great sleep aid for baby and toddler. I can’t help but think just how soothing this would be to an infant. The light and sounds will play for 20 minutes then auto shut off. It operates on 3 AAA batteries.

sleep aid

~ See Ewan (sleep aid) in Action ~

 ~ Where to buy ~

Ewan the Sleep Sheep is now available in the US and I found him at Amazon. Visit Sweet Dreams to learn more.

Gift Guides, Infant Toddler Products, Kids

New PLAYMOBIL 123 My Take Along Farm Toddler Toy

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New from PLAYMOBIL 123 for your toddler on-the-go is the 123 Take Along Farm. This new play set is recommended for ages 18 months and up.  The set includes one figure, cow, pig, dog, car, bird, and other accessories.

PLAYMOBIL 123 farm

As your child begins to imagine and play, make sure they pay attention to which shape fits in which spot within the farm. They can feed their animals and keep the supplies in the farm loft. When they need to go or clean up, just put all pieces in the farm and close up. The carry handle makes it easy to take their adventures anywhere.


My PLAYMOBIL 123 Take Along Farm went to Miss I. A friends daughter, The bright colors and large rounded pieces were so captivating to her. Right away she identified the animal, practicing her words and animal recognition as she pointed them out on the box.

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In one play set your child will learn animals and shapes. It becomes another toy that makes learning fun for your toddler from PLAYMOBIL. Visit their website to find all of their toy selections.