Friday, December 17, 2010

Ban of Drop Side Cribs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has outlawed the manufacture, sale, and resale of all drop-side cribs. The move comes after the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers since 2001 and millions of crib recalls.

Click HERE to go to to read the full article. 

Other articles on this topic can be found at these highlighted links to and

Please pass this information along to anyone you know who is looking for a crib for their baby or someone who might already have their child sleeping in recalled crib.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Moon Dough by Spin Master

I admit, I am THAT mom who tries to make sure her kid never eats a crayon, sand, leaves, paper, or just about anything else he could possibly get his hands onto.  So Mason is 20 months and I have to loosen the reigns.  Now is the time for coloring and drawing and yes, eating crayons.  I understand how important it is for development of fine motor skills, but still.  I imagine this opens the door to other creative play like finger paints and clay.  Oh, the fun (and clean-up) that awaits!

As a child I played with Play-Doh .  I really can't think of anyone who hasn't really.  Play-Doh was a staple in my house, along with the play sets and refill containers just ready and waiting to be mixed with the other colors.  Here is a a nice alternative to Play-Doh if you are looking for a change of pace or just something different this holiday season.  It is called Moon Dough.  Have you checked this out yet?  It is from the makers of Moon Sand, is like Play-Doh, but claims to never dry out.  I got my hands on a sample of Moon Dough to check it out.  The dough is light and soft, kind of  feels like a marshmallow.  It is very easy to shape and mold into whatever you want.

For the parents out there who have children with skin sensitivities or allergies, know that your child can play with Moon Dough since it is is also hypo-allergenic and wheat-free.  That is a hugh plus in my book!

Clean-up was pretty easy.  I just took a larger piece of the dough and used that to collect the smaller pieces.  It washes off your hands easily if need be.

There are also some play sets available - Moon Dough DinerMoon Dough Puppies, Moon Dough Magic Barnyard.  The play sets retail from about $9.99 to $19.99.  You can also buy Moon Dough Refill Packs and retail for about $4.99.

Spin Master provided me with the product reviewed above in order to facilitate this product review.  All opinions are 100% .

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Poop Crafts

I admit it, I got coal in my stocking when I was a kid.  If you are looking for a fun gag gift and not actually coal, this is it!  This Christmas Poop craft idea is actually really cute!  Click HERE to find the directions and poem that completes your poop project.  Or you can click below for a specific craft.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Have a great holiday!  I am taking a few days off to enjoy the family.  I'll be back Monday to announce the winner of the Pocoyo Giveaway!

Mega Bloks Pull Along Musical Pirate Ship Review and Giveaway (Closed)

Mega Bloks Pull Along Musical Pirate Ship is adorable!  If your little one love to drag everything around with them, this toy is perfect!  There are small wheels underneath the ship that makes it easy for anyone to pull along.  This 20 piece play set is complete with 2 pirate characters, 1 shark figurine, a treasure chest, and a ship monkey that plays music, monkey and ocean sounds.  It also has a real working front mounted cannon!  Mason especially loved this feature.

As he pulled it along, the pirate ship played a cute pirate tune that Mason bounced along to.  You can take the pirate hide out off the ship and create an on shore hideout for the pirates.  There is a 'quick-release' trapdoor on the back of the ship that will hold all the blocks for storage when play is finished. 

Again, this is a great toy for young children that is safe and fun to play with.  Your little one is sure to have hours of play with all of the characters included in this set. 

This toy is for children aged 1 and up.  It retails for $29.99.

The winner of the MegaBloks Giveaway is Violet H.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. 

There are several things you can do to earn an entry.  Please fill out the form for EACH entry, including the bonus entries.  You may enter once a day, including the bonus entries.  Multiple entries other than daily entries and bonus entries will be deleted.  This Giveaway will run from 12:00pm on 12/13/10 until 12:00pm on 12/20/10.

Mega Brands provided me with the product above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.