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In our family, bath time is one of the happiest moments of our day. It’s a chance to totally unplug and engage with our girls. My youngest baby, Everly, is three-months-old and just loves her bath time!

How to Create the Perfect Baby Bath Station

After two years of giving baths to my little ladies, I’ve come up with the perfect station to make bath time a breeze. The key is to have everything you need within arms reach — I gather all of my essentials in a cute metal bucket and get down to business!

Creating the perfect baby bath time station
Checklist for the Perfect Baby Bath Station
1. Start with the tub

Everly loves her Shnuggle bath. The little curve at the bottom of her tub helps her sit upright, which makes washing up a slippery baby so much easier. It also makes splashing and playing more fun too… at least for her! The non-slip back also ensures that she stays right where I sit her, a very important feature as she gets older and squirmier during bath time.

2. Just add soap

I think every family has their favorite baby soap. We’ve always been a Johnson’s family. I just love the smell of their products and the pump top mean I can always keep one hand on the baby.

3. Get washing

Soft washcloths are a must! I usually try to keep a handful in my bucket because we always use more than I expect. These days, Everly requires her own, just so she can chew on it.

4. Have a little fun

With Everly sitting upright with my undivided attention, bath time is the perfect time to play. A simple rubber duckie or other play toy can help spur a little more bath time fun and they’re easy to keep in your bath time basket.

5. Baby maintenance 1010

My little lady doesn’t have much hair yet, but I keep her brush on-hand to make sure her hair is all going the right direction before it quickly dries. If you’re using a brush during your bath time routine, make sure it’s one that will dry easily. Hopefully we’ll have more to brush soon!

6. Snip, snip, snip

I keep all of our nail grooming supplies in the bath station because it’s the perfect opportunity to trim up her fingers and toes. While she’s air drying after her bath, I’ll clip her nails and file down and sharp edges.

Checklist for Creating a Baby Bath Station

What would you include in your bath time station?

This post was contributed as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. Find more from Joanna on her blog, Makingmine, and on Instagram.

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Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas and Free Lunchbox PrintableAt our house, my kids are responsible for making their own lunches. They think I am the worst mother in the world for making them do it, but I think kids need some kind of responsibility. I am there to help them if they need it, but I make them do the majority of the work. At the beginning of the year, I sit down with them and ask them what they would like to eat for lunch so that I can buy those things. Honestly, they would eat the same thing every single day, which is fine with me as long as they follow our lunchbox rules.

Teaching Kids to Make Their Own Lunches (Free Lunchbox Printable!)Our lunchbox rules for packing school lunches

While we have our kids pack their own lunches, they do have to follow a few guidelines. Can you imagine what they’re lunches would look like if we didn’t?

Here’s what they need to include in their lunch:

1 Fruit or vegetable
1 Protein
1 Treat
1 Drink

They have to eat their fruit or vegetable every day. If they don’t, they aren’t allowed to have a treat the next day. They are generally really good about doing this!

Our “rules” are very simple and very easy and I’ve found that it’s the right amount of food for them, too. They don’t get a lot of time to eat at school, so overwhelming them with a bunch of options in their lunchboxes doesn’t help.

Filling their lunchboxes with good eats

I like to keep lots of fruit and other snacks on-hand so that each they can switch it up each day. Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies are a huge hit in our house! I love that they are organic and made with 100% real cheese. I also buy the Bunny Grahams and love them so much that I have a hard time sharing them with my kids!

This year they choose four different meals:


















PB&J: Always a classic, it’s easy for them to make themselves and they can customize it with their favorite kind of jelly!

 

 

Meat, cheese and crackers: Kids love that this is a DIY lunch when they’re at school! They can build their own stacked combos or eat everything on its own. My kids love these Mash-ups by Plum Organics and I love that they are getting fruit and vegetables at the same time and they don’t know it!

Apple, pretzels, peanut butter and string cheese: There’s something about this combo that goes so well together!

Quesadillas: If you don’t have a quesadilla maker you need to get one right now. The kids can just throw a tortilla on there with some cheese and in two-minutes they have a quesadilla! Best invention ever!

Add a little love to their lunchbox

Even though they make their lunch, I want them to know I am thinking about them while they are gone away at school, so I sneak in a cute note into their lunchboxes after they go to bed. I don’t do this everyday, but when I do they always says something about it after school, so I know that they love it and are excited to discover that little note

Click below to print out these cute free lunchbox printables that you can tuck in your kids’ lunchboxes, whether they pack their own lunches or if you’re still on lunch-making duty!

 

This post was contributed as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts Program. Find more from Krystal on her blog, Simply Girly

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#2Cool4School Back-to-School Giveaway

School days are here again and we’re celebrating with our friends at Project Junior by featuring some of our back-to-school favorites in our #2Cool4School back-to-school giveaway! With so much to buy during this crazy time of year and with so many options out there, let us help by narrowing down your shopping list. This giveaway is our biggest of the back-to-school season and it’s filled with everything from supplies that your kids will think are super cool to way to ride to school with ease to clothes and shoes that will let them find their own back-to-school style.

Hope your first day of school is a good one!

#2Cool4School Giveaway from Minted

$150 Shopping spree to Minted

Minted has everything you need to send your kids back to school and, more importantly, to make sure their belongings make it back home at the end of the day! Minted’s community of independent artists have designed everything from name labels to custom journals. ($150 value)

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#2Cool4School Giveaway

$150 Shopping spree to Polarn O. Pyret

Every kid looks forward to back-to-school shopping and Polarn O. Pyret knows how to turn kids’ styles up a notch. Polarn O. Pyret holds the philosophy that children’s clothes should look good and allow kids to be kids, a sentiment we stand behind. This stylish line is designed to withhold the daily wear-and-tear kids put their clothes dailyand holds up the fashions trend . So before heading back to class make Polarn o. Pyret your “one-stop shop” to send your kid back to school in style. (A $150 value).

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#2Cool4School Giveaway with Rack Room Shoes

$100 Shopping Spree to Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes is your one-stop-shop for all your back-to-school shoes needs. Whether you are looking for shoes that your kids can hit the playground with or you want the newest fashion trends, they’ve got your kids’ feet covered. ($100 value)

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#2Cool4School GIveaway with Micro Kickboard

Micro Maxi from Micro Kickboard

How cool would it be to roll into your first day of school?!? The Micro Maxi from Micro Kickboard is the ultimate set of wheels for kids, make getting to and from school a blast. Designed for kids between the ages of 5 and 12, you’ll love the way it helps burn off energy on the way home from school each day. Want to join in on the fun? Be sure to check out their collection for teens and adults! ($130 value)

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#2Cool4School Giveaway with Logitech

Logitech BLOK Ipad Case from Logitech

Does your junior scholar use an iPad for educational learning? If they are bringing their iPad to-and-from school making sure it is protected is a top priority. The BLOK iPad Case from Logitech is designed to absorb the force of impact, even in the hands of the roughest kindergartner. ($69 value)

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#2Cool4School Giveaway with Joovy

Groove Ultra Light  and Bumprider from Joovy

Heading back to school means it’s also time for everyone in the family to get up and get going in the morning… even little ones who aren’t in school yet. If you have younger siblings in tow, Joovy’s Groove Ultralight and Bumprider are must-haves. While it won’t stop the alarm clock from going off before the sun comes up, it will help make the ride to school just a little bit easier… for everyone! ($310 value)

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#2Cool4School GIveaway with Chooze

Backpack + Lunch Bag from Chooze

Chooze backpacks and lunch bags will bring out your student’s bright-side while heading back to class. Chooze signature style is anything but ordinary, making them the perfect way for your kids to express their individual style at school. Their reversible design features two functional sides, giving children the power to choose which print to display so they can change it depending on their mood. ($60 value)

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Enter to win in #2Cool4School

One winner will receive all of the prizes in our #2Cool4School giveaway, a value of over $950.

To enter, please use the giveaway form below.
Giveaway ends Friday, September 18, 2015.
Must be 18 or older to enter & win.

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Potty Training Essentials for Boys

Potty training a toddler is hard work for any parent… but everyone warned me that potty training a high-energy, independent, spirited boy would be harder than giving CPR to a goldfish. Boys are wonderful, but they can also be incredibly stubborn, hard to get to focus and completely unphased by sitting in a dirty diaper all the live long day (or is that just my kid?). However, at 3-years-old, my wild child is now fully potty trained and rocking it like a superstar. Once he was ready (and waiting until he was truly ready was the key for him), it only took about a week for everything to sink in so we could completely kick the nappies to the curb. Here are a few of our favorite potty training essentials for boys.

Potty training essentials for boys

Potty Training Essentials for Boys featuring Zoocchini Boxers and WeePot Urinal

Potty Superhero ($7): Get your child ready for potty training in the days leading up to the first day with this adorable book. Little boys will love it, which will help prepare them for using the potty and wearing big boy underwear.

Zoocchini Boxer Briefs ($26 for 3-pack): Speaking of underwear, the first thing we did on day one of potty training was surprise my son with lots of new big boy undies. We wanted him to be excited about wearing his underwear instead of diapers. I’ve heard some parents swap their child’s normal-size diapers with newborn diapers on the first day of potty training to show the child that he’s now a big boy and too big for diapers, which is a pretty clever trick! My son requested boxers like daddy’s, so these Zoocchini boxer briefs were perfect!

Potty Training Essentials for Boys featuring Zoocchini Boxers and WeePot Urinal

Kitchen Timer ($5): The first few days of potty training, we set a kitchen time for 30-minutes and made my son sit on the potty and try to go every single time the timer went off. The next day, we bumped up the time to 45-minutes in between efforts and then stretched it to an hour on day three. It lead to a few very long days, but he got it and after a few weeks, we didn’t even need to ask him if he needed to go anymore.

BABYBJORN Toilet Trainer ($24): When kids first start using the potty, sometimes they don’t know if they have to go no. 1, no. 2 or both. I’d recommend starting with a seat that goes directly over your toilet and let your child sit there and do their business (no cleaning poo out of a little potty later!). This seat can easily be put on and taken off by your child when he has to go, is comfortable for little ones and prevents splashes and messes.

Potty Training Essentials for Boys featuring Zoocchini Boxers and WeePot Urinal

Bumbo Step Stool ($12): Designed with kids in mind, this step stool makes it easy for kids to get up on the potty and up to the sink to wash their hands.

Gummy worms and stickers: Do not underestimate the motivational power of sweets and stickers! We did both a sweet treat and a sticker chart for the first week of potty training. He got a small treat (three Skittles) every single time he tried to go the potty as encouragement. He got a larger treat (six Skittles) for going no. 1 and an even larger treat (three gummy worms) for going no. 2. Every successful potty trip would also get him a sticker on a sheet of paper we taped on the wall.

Potty Training Essentials for Boys featuring Zoocchini Boxers and WeePot Urinal

WeePot Urinal ($20): I’ve heard that when potty training, children will mimic the parent/adult that they see using the restroom the most. If your little boy is as “daddy-obsessed” as mine, he’s going to want to pee standing up, just like Dad. The WeePot Urinal is the perfect way for little guys to feel grown-up and it’s user-friendly for parents. The urinal attaches directly to the wall with a suction cup (sticker provided for those who don’t have tiled bathroom walls), so there’s no need to drill or nail anything permanently to the wall. The sleek collection bin hooks right on and can easily be lifted off for emptying and cleaning.

Kandoo Flushable Wipes ($15 for six containers): Pre-moistened, flushable, small (about the size of two squares of toilet paper) and easy to use. Teaches your child to clean themselves after going potty and does a good job. Enough said.

Potty Training Essentials for Boys featuring Zoocchini Boxers and WeePot Urinal

What are your favorite potty training essentials?

This post was contributed by Sara McCarty as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. You can find more about Sara on her blog Running from the Law

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NEW! Stokke Pipa Infant Car Seat

Nuna teams with Stokke for a beautiful new car seat

I’ve always loved sleek and modern Scandinavian design and Stokke strollers catch my eye whenever I see one on the street.

Moms who invest in a Stokke stroller have high standards for quality and overall look and feel for their baby gear. And face it, this is a status symbol, much like a BMW, and that attention is important. Just like you wouldn’t cover your new BMW with bumper stickers, you don’t necessarily want to use a different brand car seat on your Stokke chassis, even if it fits perfectly. You’d rather have a coordinating Stokke car seat too, right?

Stokke has partnered with Nuna— a Dutch-designed family of smart baby gear that produces high chairs, portable play yards, strollers, car seats and infant swings — and their popular Pipa car seat.

The Nuna Pipa clicks right onto the chassis of any Stokke stroller without any car seat adapters needed. A seamless and safe travel system for your baby’s first outing.

NEW! Stokke & Nuna Stroller Car Seat Partnership

About the Stokke Nuna Pipa Car Seat
  • Made certified Oeko-Tex® color coordinated fabric, which keeps your little one cool in warmer temperatures and toasty in cooler weather
  • Take it with you on the plane — it is aircraft certified by most airlines
  • Take it with you aboard taxis using the vehicle’s seat belt — no base needed
  • It weighs only 10.5 pounds
  • True Lock™ installation system helps you get it right the first time
  • Included base has green-for-go safety indicators
  • Steel enforced stability leg in the base secures the seat 90% more should impact occur
  • Side impact protection
  • Suitable for babies 4-32 pounds and up to 32-inches long
  • SPF 50 sun canopy provides ample shade and protection
  • Mesh window on canopy provides fresh air ventilation for baby and a peek-a-boo window for you
  • Removable, washable and padded seat liner provides extra comfort for baby and sleek detailing
  • Ergonomic handle bar is easy to carry
  • 5-point safety harness safely secures your little one

Stokke PIPA car seat and base comes in either grey or black, and is currently available from Stokke’s official website. Suggested retail price is $349..

Read about more luxury strollers where you can attach a car seat directly to the chassis.

Do you think the design goes well with the Stokke strollers? Let me know what you think of this new car seat in the comments.
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Back-to-School Style from Rack Room Shoes

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school prep is here and the frenzy to get all the necessary items on your list seems endless — supplies for school, backpacks, lunch boxes, books, sports gear, clothes and shoes. Some of these tasks are quite daunting (ahem, perhaps locating 75 purple glue sticks?), while others are a bit more fun… like shopping for new clothes and shoes! I remember being so excited shopping and picking out my own first day of school outfits and getting my mini-fashionista-self prepped for the new school year in style. These days, I still get excited, but for getting my own little ones ready for back-to-school. I love taking them shopping and seeing what they choose to kick off the new school year!

Back-to-school with Rack Room Shoes

For back-to-school shoe prep, my go-to spot to shop online is Rack Room Shoes. Not only do they offer a great selection of on-trend footwear for the entire family from everyone’s favorite brands (Sketchers, Nike, Converse and Vans, to name a few!), but the pricing at Rack Room Shoes simply cannot be beat. Rack Room has a great “Buy One, Get One 50% Off” promotion that allows you to buy any pair of shoes and get any second pair half off. Combine that with their rewards program where for every $200 you spend you receive a $15 gift certificate to use on your your next purchase and you have quite possibly found back-to-school shopping heaven.

All about style

My son is still young enough that he isn’t really locked into one specific style yet. Some days he is sporty, some days he is preppy, some days he is everyday casual and some days he fashions what I like to call “I dressed myself while I was still asleep in the dark.” With the many options available at Rack Room Shoes we try to find a pair that will suit all his styles, as well as meet the requirements for all his activities during school hours.

Converse from Rack Room Shoes

After checking out all the fabulous styles, for this school year he decided on the super-trendy Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. With their classic style, great support and rubber closed-toe comfort, he couldn’t have picked a better option for going back to school. After surveying the selection of colors he ultimately landed on the navy, which perfectly matches all his style needs.

Get the look

Back-to-School Style for Boys

Everyday Casual: Shirt | Shorts | Shoes

First Day of School Style for Boys

Preppy: Shirt | Pullover | Pants | Shoes

Back-to-School 2015 Styles for Boys

Sporty: Tee | Hooded Sweatshirt | Gym Shorts | Shoes

A pair for him, a pair for her

Not to be left out, little sis wanted to match big brother and be part of the back-to-school fun, too! Again, with the BOGO offer from Rack Room Shoes, this was a no brainer. She picked out the Toddler Converse All Stars in pink and they are just as versatile as her brother’s.

Buy One, Get One 50% Off at Rack Room Shoes

With Rack Room Shoes, I love knowing that I am able to stylishly shop for all our children in one spot… and without breaking the bank along the way. I am able to concentrate on making that first day of school special for each individual child and can sit back and enjoy watching them figure out which pair of shoes excites their own personal style. Rack Room Shoes makes the back-to-school shopping experience simply fun for everyone.

Helping others when you shop

Giving Back with Rack Room Shoes Shoes That Fit Campaign

This year, for back-to-school, Rack Room Shoes is raising funds for families in need through their Shoes That Fit campaign. You can donate easily when you check out online on Rack Room Shoes or in any Rack Room Shoes store location and 100 percent of the funds donation go back into the communities where they are donated with the help of local liaisons who identify children needing new shoes. To make it even sweeter, Rack Room Shoes has committed to matching all donations made, up to $300,000!

What back-to-school brand or style of shoes does your child prefer?

This post was sponsored. All opinions are my own.

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When Abbey started refusing breast milk (I exclusively pumped due to preemie latch issues), I had no choice but to go from supplementing with formula to full-time formula feeding. Since my oldest, Audrey, was exclusively formula fed, I was instantly flooded with memories of microwaved water, spilled formula and excessive crying (hers and mine). So when I heard there was now a machine that could make bottles at the push of a button I was already in love before I had even opened the box.

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How the Baby Brezza Formula Pro works

The Baby Brezza Formula Pro instantly makes bottles as small as 2-ounces up to 10-ounces in less time than it would take for you to make them by hand and works with any brand or size of bottle. The easy to refill water reservoir holds 50-ounces of water and heats to near body temperature, which is perfect for most babies. My picky baby, however, prefers her bottles to be slightly cooler so I only turn my machine on when I need it and I don’t let the water fully heat up. There is no way to adjust the maximum temperature of the water so this was an easy fix.

The formula storage container holds 700-grams of formula or one whole large container. But learn from my fail and save the scooper  that comes with your formula before you throw out the container. You never know when you have to make a bottle for travel and then you’re left, like me, trying to eyeball your scoops. (Total amateur move.)

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Tips for using the Baby Brezza

I’ve actually gone online and read just about every customer review I possibly could just to get a feel of what kind of issues, if any, people had with this machine. And trust me, I also put it thorough its paces from running it until it was completely empty with both the formula and the water to leaving it on all day and night — really anything to replicate any possible problem. From what I can tell it comes down to two things: read the directions and clean it regularly. Seriously, read the directions. The set up of this machine is very detailed and specific to each brand and formula type. Setting the machine to the wrong formula brand and formulation can lead to wrong mixing ratios and nobody wants that… especially your baby.

As far as keeping it clean, I have just made it a habit of. Once a day, I take out the funnel and clean the underneath part where the formula comes out. This is the area where formula tends to collect and dry out. Because of this, I have yet to have an issue with clogging, clumping or misfires with dispensing in any way. Once a month I will wash out the reservoir and the formula storage, easy peasy.

Some baby gear items are luxuries, some are necessities, and then some luxuries turn into necessities…this is one of those items.

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We officially have a toddler in our house. Which means that things are definitely changing around here. Everything has been childproofed and we’ve had to make things more play-friendly.

We have a fun toy box downstairs in our living room that gets emptied daily, but we wanted our little guy to have a play area that was just for him. I decided that it was time to finally make his room all about him and design him a toddler playroom nook. I had left a few tall shelves in the corner that just didn’t have a good home. Since he’s starting to climb that was the first thing to get moved out.

Playroom Nook Design

For a safer solution, we laid one of the shelves on its side and turned it into a great storage area for toys and a few of our favorite books. I made sure to place some of his favorite stuffed animals on top to (hopefully) discourage him from climbing on top of it.

Playroom Nook Design

To make him a designated play area in his room, I used these fun Skip Hop Playspot Geo Foam Floor Tiles ($79) to decorate the floor and make it perfect for rolling cars and toys across. I love that it comes with a dozen ideas on how to lay them out in different patterns. We’ve had fun trying out different combinations to see which one fit his room decor best!

This post was contributed as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts Program. You can find more from Lani on her blog, Life Anchored.

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Introducing the Back-to-School Scout Box

If you’ve been following us on Instagram or on #ScoutBox, you’ve probably seen our latest Scout Box arrive to our team of Savvy Sassy Scout bloggers! Filled with products from some of our favorite brands that will make heading back-to-school a breeze this fall, they’ll be sharing what they love about hello products, SmartyPants Vitamins, Annie’s Homegrown, Plum Organics, French Toast and Mabel’s Labels on their own blogs and Instagram accounts over the next few weeks. But, in the meantime, we have the Scout Box scoop for you, as well as a Scout Box filled with the same goodies to give away to one lucky Savvy Sassy Moms reader!

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Plum Organics

Founded on a mission to inspire a lifetime of healthy eating from the very first bite, Plum Organics is recognized for their unique, culinary-inspired recipes and modern approach to family nutrition. They offer a complete line of premium, nutritious organic baby food as well as toddler and kid snack and mealtime products. Included in the Scout Box are a selection of their Fruit & Veggie Mashups and Jammy Sammys, perfect snacks to include in your child’s back-to-school lunchbox or to keep at home for an after-school snack!

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SmartyPants Vitamins

Started to make it easier for everyone to be healthier every day, SmartyPants knows what it’s like to stand bewildered in front of a wall of vitamins and wonder, “What now?” They took all well-researched vitamins and combined them into one serving that tastes good so you don’t have to remember to take them every day. With a focus on extremely high-quality, bio-available ingredients including organic sugar and tapioca syrup, they created the first all-in-one gummy vitamin. Included in the Scout Box are a full-sized bottle of SmartyPants Kids Complete Vitamins, as well as samples of their new Kids Complete Vitamins + Fiber.

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Mabel’s Labels

The award-winning creators of high-quality labels for the stuff kids lose, Mabel’s Labels was created by four moms frustrated by their children’s belongings leaving home, never to return. They decided to create the very best personalized, waterproof name labels and tags possible. Since their start in 2003, they’ve continued to build on this commitment to excellence and their growing line now features child safety products, household labels and seasonal items. They’re passionate about who they are and what they do. Put simply, Mabel’s Labels is committed to providing the very best labels and customer service in the marketplace. Included in the Scout Box are a pack of Write Away Labels, as well as a certificate to order a personalized Ultimate Back-to-School Combo Kit.

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Annie’s Homegrown

At Annie’s, their mission is to cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet. They believe that real food tastes better, and their ingredients come straight from nature — no artificial anything, ever. They invest in organic ingredients because they know they make a positive difference to people and the planet. Included in the Scout Box are boxes of their Organic Cheddar Bunnies, which are packed with all the goodness of Annie’s! This means 100% real cheese, organic wheat, and absolutely no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives. We hope you love them as much as we do… they’re a lunchbox and after-school snack must-have for back-to-school!

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French Toast Uniforms

French Toast is your destination for quality boys and girls school uniforms at affordable prices. Their collection of school uniforms includes everything boys and girls need for going back-to-school from long and short sleeve knits and polos to shorts, capris and pants, and jumpers and dresses in a variety of uniform sizes including plus sizes, husky sizes, juniors, young men’s, slim sizes and even toddler sizes! They also offer activewear for both boys and girls good for school or play, as well as outerwear that will keep your child warm while heading to school in style! You can even purchase accessories to match your favorite French Toast uniforms. Included in the Scout Box is a certificate to order four pieces from French Toast’s collection of polos and pants for kids.

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hello products

With the goal of making oral care that is  safe, effective, delicious and beautiful, hello products makes their products as natural as they can and free from things like triclosan, dyes and artificial sweeteners. They thought it was time to think differently about what goes into (and out of!) our mouths… and they’re just getting started! So, say hello to hello and choose friendly! The Scout Box includes three flavors of toothpaste for your kids to try — Bubble Gum, Green Apple and Blue Raspberry. Plus, some samples of their Spearmint Toothpaste for adults… keep them in your purse for those busy back-to-school mornings when you realize halfway to work that you forgot to brush your own teeth!

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Get out and play with Globber ScootersAs a mom of two very active children, I try to incorporate plenty of outside playtime into our day. Like most children, mine thrive on playing outdoors. Whether temps are in the 30s or in the 100s, they are happy to frolic in the sunshine for hours. We have a garage full of fun outdoor toys for them to play with, but their new go-to favorite is the Globber My Free Scooter.

Easy assembly makes for happy parents

The Globber Scooter is easy to assemble

Now while my son instantly loved his new Globber scooters, assembly is where my husband and I fell in love. Children’s toys are notorious for coming with a thousand parts and a list of instructions, aren’t they?

The Globber My Free Scooter came in two pieces out of the box — the handlebar and the base — and it literally took less than a minute to assemble. We clicked the handlebar into place, did a quick twist of one of the Allen wrenches provided, and our scooter-loving little boy was off.

Cool Scooters for Kids: Globber Scooter

Let’s roll!

Cool new scooters for kids from Globber

From box to pavement, my son was off and rolling in minutes and never looked back. Being new to the feel of a scooter, I was a little nervous about how well he would do, but the Globber Free design and safety features quickly put me to ease.

The Globber My Free Scooter is created with a low deck that allows for better stability to improve the child’s balance and performance. The scooter also features Globber’s revolutionary XCROSS designed handlebar system that provides a strengthened structure and improved turning ability.

If we felt at any time our son wasn’t able to properly steer his scooter safely we were able to limit this feature with the steering lock button located on the front. With the simple push of a button he’s able to practice scooting until he can master balancing and steering at the same time.

See what our Scout, Sara of Running from the Law had to say about the Globber My Free Scooter, too!

Safety Lock Steering Features on the Globber Scooter for Kids

Designed to last

The Best Scooters for Kids

Having a wildly active son, we definitely put toys to the ringer. My son quickly mastered scooting around and gave the Globber My Free Scooter a full quality control test. On the first day we had it at home, he must have scooted up and down the street at least a hundred times and every day since he has scooted his little heart out.

The Globber Free Scooter held up to the test and can more than handle the rambunctious play of a child. With the sturdy frame and the polyurethane and nylon wheels, we know that the scooter will be able to safely and happily log plenty of more miles.

The Best Scooters for Kids

Overall we love the Globber Free Scooter, and the confidence that it gives us as parents that our children are enjoying a fun outdoor play activity that we can safely monitor and adjust as he builds confidence and skill.

How do your little ones get out and play?

This post was contributed by The Magnolia Mamas who are part of the Savvy Sassy Mom Product Scouts program.

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