Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gadgets I wish I knew about earlier!

I am amazed by the sheer amount of gizmos and gadgets that are on the market today! Some of these weren't around when I had Ben 4 years ago, and admittedly, some of the things on my list would have made the transition to parenthood WAY easier, but I am happy to share these awesome gadgets with my readers!

Check out: Gadgets I Wish I Knew About Earlier!

1. Piggyback Rider (NOMIS: Basic Standing Child Carrier and Carry Bag) - Supports a child 2½+ years and up to 60 lbs. Designed for toddlers and older children, the Piggyback Rider®, is a compact, lightweight, sturdy standing child carrier.  Utilizing a 6-point safety system your child holds integrated grab handles, their body secured by either the basic safety harness with two attachment clips and both feet standing firmly on a non-skid bar. The sturdy, unisex design functions like a standard backpack, distributing the child’s weight at your core enabling a natural upright posture. Dad Invented, Mom Approved, parents and kids are engaged in active transport with the Piggyback Rider carrier. Fits in your pocket! Made of high quality climbing components and engineered for strength and safety, it weighs less then 3 pounds! The Piggyback Rider® standing child carrier has unlimited year-round use, while hiking, touring, shopping, walking, watching, exploring, wandering, bonding at amusement parks, carnival, sporting events, malls, markets and everywhere else you may go. 
Priced at $104.99 and up

2. Trunki - Wave goodbye to travel tantrums with Trunki! Designed to beat the boredom suffered by traveling tots, Trunki is a hand-luggage sized ride-on suitcase. Children can pack Trunki full of their favourite toys, whilst parents keep them in tow! Perfect for holidays, weekend breaks and playing at home. It's made from the same lightweight, durable plastic as adult cases, and has a generous 4 gallon capacity for toys, games and spare clothes. *Hand luggage allowances vary so we recommend checking with your airline before you fly. Recommended for ages 3+.
Priced at $40.00

3. mamaRoo - Parents don't vibrate like bouncy seats or swing like swings. They bounce and sway, and that's what the mamaRoo does: it moves like you do. Our team used motion sensors to measure the movements of real moms and dads as they soothed their babies and replicated those motions in the mamaRoo. It's the only infant seat with five different motions, all modeled after the natural movements parents make to comfort their babies. It isn't just another infant seat. It's our baby, and we made it for yours. The mamaRoo plush is the same great mamaRoo with a softer, plush seat fabric that's even more comfortable for your baby. Just like the classic, the plush seat is machine washable and easy to zip in and out of your mamaRoo.
Priced at $219.99 and up
4. Ear Band-It System - Swim without worry of ear infections! If your child is prone to ear infections, or has already had tubes put in his ears, this product is a must-have. Just place the safe, putty-like ear plugs (one pair included) in your child's ears and position the stretchy headband on your child's head. Water stays out of the ear canal. Physician approved. Assorted colors. Choose SM (1-3 yrs.), MD (4-9 yrs.), or LG (10 yrs.-adult). 
Priced at $14.95

5. Potty Time Reminder Watch for Kids - Half the challenge of potty training: reminding kids when it's time to go! Potty Watch does it for you, alerting kids with music and lights that truly gets their attention. Set at regular 30, 60, or 90-minute intervals. Bonus: in "play" mode kids can sing along with the music while they are going potty, encouraging them to try long enough to get results. Pediatrician recommended. (Another reason to love this potty watch: others on the market cost four times more!) Requires 2 AG-13 button cell batteries (included). For ages 18 mos. and up.
Priced at $10.95

6. Wooden Family Toilet Seat - Great for small bathrooms! This innovative toilet seat has a built-in child's insert that disappears into the lid when not in use. No separate potty cluttering up space! Bonus: kids like using a "grown-up" seat. Made of premium MDF wood, with adjustable hinges. 5-minute assembly. For ages 2 and up.
Priced at $39.95

7. Wee Wobbler - The Wee Wobbler is a portable, wobbling device that attaches to a baby product to help soothe your infant. This product attaches with velcro straps to baby products (such as a car seats, stroller, pack-n-play) and creates a vibrating sensation for your baby. Wee Wobbler can be strapped on, whenever/wherever you are, to create a portable calming device. Great for restaurants, meetings, shopping and much more!
Priced at $25.00
8. Bodysuit Extenders - This is a Variety pack (includes 1 of each of the 3 snap sizes). Add a size to your bodysuits to get another 2-3 months of wear out of them!
Priced at $14.50 for 3 extenders
9. Buzzy Pain Relief System (Buzzy Mini) - Invented by a pediatrician and pain researcher, Buzzy® is a reusable breakthrough personal pain device that provides natural pain relief.  Gate control is the basis for Buzzy®, physiologically overwhelming the body’s pain nerves with benign cold (ice wings) and vibration (Buzzy’s body). Like a dentist jiggling a jaw or putting a burned finger under cool water, cold and vibration dull or eliminate sharp pain from shots, itching, or burning from medications. Independently verified research shows Buzzy works! 
Priced at $39.95
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Daring + Darling Boys Names

I love these daring + darling boys names!!! They make great middle names as well! I feel they have the right combination of fun and fearless to them!

Which do you like the best? Comment below!

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Backpack Picks!

Keeping with the back to school theme, we're going to look at some unique boys backpacks for the first day of Pre-K or Kindergarten! These aren't your ordinary backpacks you can just walk into a store and buy (that everyone has too), these are AWESOME, fun, and kid approved! Your boy will love showing his personality with our Backpack Picks! Check them out below!

What one represents your child's personality the most?
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Back To School Cool Looks For Toddler Boys!

As July rounds out to an end, Back To School season is just around the corner. Hard to believe, but yes, it's that time again! Between the pool parties, play dates, and beach days, August will be a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of month!

Get the jump on your Back To School wardrobe with Dirt and Dump Trucks' Back To School Cool Looks For Toddler Boys!

The first collection can be found at Crazy 8:

The next collection can be found at Gymboree

The third collection can be found at babyGap

What Back To School Cool Look do you like best? Comment below!
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Dirt and Dump Trucks is back!

Hello! I know it's been terribly long (gotta love health issues!), but Dirt and Dump Trucks is back with some exciting things in store! Can't wait to share with you all!


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday funday round-up!

Whew! It feels like it's been a month since I blogged, but it's only been a week! Almost the same feeling as when you close your eyes and swear there's no way a whole night of sleep passed before you hear "MOOOOOOOOOMMY" over the baby monitor (anyone else?!?).

Anywho! I've been trying to organize things in our house, and the craft box was due for an uphaul! Instead of trying to dig through everything, I separated different types of supplies in zip-loc bags for easy access. 

Check out what's in our craft box: 

Must haves: Glue sticks, toddler friendly scissors, tape

Googly eyes

Pipe cleaners



Fuzzy pom poms


Turkey craft kit!

Finger paints

Cute container from Target to store it all in!

Have I mentioned lately how much I absolutely adore Dollar Tree? Seriously. I hope all you mommies out there have one nearby. The Turkey craft kit- SO cute... and SO cheap at $1!

Sometimes, we have a "Thingamabob" craft night where we just take anything in our craft box and go bananas with our imagination. I like to do this when we are reorganizing the box, as there are usually a lot of scraps and such strewn about in it.

Of course- Halloween themed scrap spider

Not too shabby with his toddler friendly scissors!
What's in your craft boxes, Mamas?

& please do keep an eye out for our next post.. Birthday Themes! So exciting!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

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