First of all i’d like to introduce myself. My name is Brenda and i’m a SAHM of 3 beautiful girls! Hannah is almost 4(in August) and Sarah & Samantha are identical twin girls born December 26th, 2006(almost 17 months)! I’m married to a very wonderful man, Paul, who does a great job(most days) of helping with our brood of children. We also have two dogs, Sugar our sheltie & Gracye our chocolate lab. Both dogs have had their worlds turned upside down in the past 17 months. First, from the lack of attention when the babies were born. Now, 17 months later, the poor dogs get tag teamed all the time and Sugar doesn’t take it well, while Gracye just lays down and lets them ride cowgirl on her back.
I am the first to admit, having twins is not always as fun as it looks…people always come up to me and say “Oh, i ALWAYS wanted to have twins.” And to them i say, “take mine for a day and see if you feel that way a day later!” LOL! But, even harder for me than having twins, is having an almost 4 year old that loves to talk back, tell little tales, and drag her sisters around the house by the collars of their shirts! All kidding aside, my girls and hubby are the reason i get up every morning with a smile(and cup of coffee or two). Although my dream in life had always been 2 kids and 2 dogs and maybe a couple of fish along the way…God gave me 3 beautiful girls and it was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It was way better than being rich…although, we are actually very rich, just in a different way. We are rich in the amount of love, kisses, snuggles, and hugs(all x’s 3) and THAT, my friends, is way more important than having all the money in the world.
Now, that you know a little about me…i’ve decided to do my first review on a few of my favorite products. As a first timer, please pardon me if i write about any items that have been mentioned before this time. I tried my best to read up on all the wonderful review posts before me….but sometimes you have only so much time to read before you have kids to change, feed and put to bed. SO, with that being said there are just a few products i’d like to mention that i truly think are the greatest inventions since my twins were brought into the world. Please note: the products below are made more for toddlers and not for young babies…that’ll be another post, at another time.
So, with all that being said…here are three of my favorite products:
1. The Baby Bjorn bib(I know a different version of the bib was mentioned last week), so i hope i’m not adding conflicting and confusing info. But my opinion on the baby bjorn bib, is that they are my saving grace every day 3xs a day. You can purchase them on amazon and for a mere 9.00 a piece (kinda pricy but well worth the money) you can get two(or three or four, etc), very good, plastic bibs. The greatest part about the bib is that they catch everything that misses your childs mouth. So, if you have messy kids, as i do, you will love these bibs. They have become a life saver for us, even more so, on those days when you actually make it out to dinner. If you have toddler twins you know what i’m talking about. The days when your two sweet babies take every piece of food you give them…put it in their mouths and spit it out. This bib catches everything. My girls are REALLY bad with drinking and dribbling or some may call spitting milk…this bib catches all the milk, instead of it going straight to their clothes or the lovely dark floor at your favorite restaurant. I honestly, can’t say enough about this bib…it’s plastic, one part of the back snaps into the other(so no worrying about velcro getting old), and you just take a bit of soap and wipe it off after every meal and voila. I was so happy with these bibs, we just ordered two more on amazon, so we can leave two in the diaper bag and not have to keep shuffling them back and forth from the house to the bag. These definitely get five stars from me!
2. The Munchkin Snack Catchers. My girls love these and we take them with us, everywhere. They are AWESOME! I’ve tried out the snack “traps”. But when the girls would pull their hands out of the traps, food would go everywhere. The top of the snack catchers is shaped just so, that when you pull your hand out of the bowl, food doesn’t go flying all over the place. My girls use these everyday and they are great to take with you on the road. My car actually stays semi clean, as food doesn’t get all over the place when they use them. Again something you an find on amazon.com..obviously one of my favorite places to shop.
3. Last, but not least i found an item called a “sippy grip” which is great for those on the go. OR even those at home that have issues with children throwing sippy cups on the ground, as the kidos think it’s a game. You can even hook the snack traps to the sippy grips if you want…or get four and have one for the sippy and one for the snack trap. Hmm…makes me think i need to order two more. I hook these sippy grips on to whatever i can. For our march of dimes walk i hooked them to the seatbelt in the choo choo wagon so they wouldn’t toss them over board as we were walking. These grips are also great hooked on to a restaurant high chair…so if the child throws the sippy down, it never hits the floor. The rubber inside, grips perfectly to most cups. We use these once a week at least…but sometimes if they start playing, it’s nice to hook the cups to their high chairs at home and if they throw it over board…i make them pull them back up themselves. It’s also nice because the sippys won’t hit the floor and if you are a germophobe like me, you won’t have to keep re-wiping the whole sippy cup down each time and wasting a ton of wipes, because i can’t re-use a sanitizer wipe after i’ve already used it once to clean a cup that hit the floor.
(if you would like any more info on these items please feel free to leave me a comment.) I was going to add pics, etc. But i’m still working on learning wordpress and i wanted to get this out sooner than later.
On another note: Today, we just received our brand new step 2 sand and water table…so next week i’m thinking about doing a review on some great step 2 products i’ve bought recently. If you have any you have bought and loved…or not liked so much, feel free to leave me a comment!
I look forward to more reviews…i have a ton of different things in mind. Please forgive me if i lean more towards toddler things v/s baby things…my girls are finally toddlers and the first year of their life was a blur. I’m going to try my hardest to go back in time and write about some of the great items i used 17 months ago, so that’ll be a posting/product review coming up very shortly!