Summer is here! And with summer comes all of those trips we take to amusement parks, beaches, etc. with public bathrooms. Just the thought of having to take my daughter into a dirty, wet, germ infested hothouse gives me the heebie jeebies! It can get pretty nasty in some of the more crowded places, so I have taught her how to stand on the toilet and squat while she holds onto me for balance. We flush with our shoes. Fun right? Downright comical!
I am positive that most of you can relate, so I know that you will be just as happy as I was to come across a new product called Potty Cover!
Their motto is “Don’t worry we’ve got it covered!” and it’s true!
I LOVE that it covers the sides and front of the toilet, because if your child is like mine, they try to hold onto the edge of the seat to balance themselves. What I LOVE even more is that it is made of a soft non-woven fabric on top, but coated with a layer of plastic on the bottom, making it waterproof. My daughter rarely wants me to come in to the stall with her anymore and this gives me peace of mind that she isn’t sitting in a “sprinkle” that the standard issue tissue covers she knows to put down don’t block. The little flap up front also helps protect your child’s legs or clothing from touching the icky germs on the toilet! NO MORE STANDING AND SQUATTING! Yahoo! They are so awesome, “I” even used one when we went to an amusement park earlier this month!
Aren’t these cool? I’m thinking this Potty Cover should be a staple, like wipes and hand sanitizer, in your bag. Each Potty Cover comes individually wrapped so they are really easy to put into your purse, beach bag, backpack, etc. and not take up too much space.
A pack of PottyCover sells for $5.99 and it is available on Amazon, Ebay, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores. Potty Cover provided me with a free 6 pack to review, and what’s great is they have also offered to give a 6 pack to one of our lucky readers!
All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget on our page on Facebook. Good Luck!
If you need to find it – it’s HERE.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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Kiddo Tags is a company I stumbled upon last fall when I was searching for a label for my son’s belongings for preschool. I had done an extensive internet search and was really happy to find a mom-run business in the US. Since my initial kiddos tag order I have found lots of uses for these great little labels and all the ones on cups still stick even after multiple runs through the dishwasher. Recently Gabby, the owner of Kiddo Tags, contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing a new product for her, Social Kiddos, as a preview to her new product line launch coming soon.
Social Kiddos are parent-child “business” cards. They feature you and your child’s essential contact info on one side in the pattern of your choice along with a lined writing surface on the flip side for a quick note. The designs for these cards are fantastic, with such variety! I chose a cute blue/green argyle pattern with a little car, since my son is into cars at the moment. I included my home and cell numbers and my email address on my cards, but customization is up to you. They arrive in a neat little package complete with a carrying case, mini sharpie marker for notes, blank Social Kiddo cards, and your personalization on a sticker label. Assembly is easy and included are a few extra stickers that can be used in other ways, such as in your child’s backpack.
I have found that I often meet moms when we are out a playground or the Little Treehouse and I wished I had a way to exchange info quickly so that we could set up a playdate for the kids or even the mommies. Having these Social Kiddos on hand will make it a bit easier to do this.
Gabby mentioned why she created Social Kiddos:
A must have for a Social Mommy’s purse and or Social Kiddo’s back pack. These were created when my daughter wanted to give her friends her phone number to schedule play dates outside of school. Also, I like to use them when I meet someone while out and about, at the playground, Daycare etc. I found myself using them on the tennis court as a personal fun info card. I also use them on birthday presents (replacing the to/from tag) or to insert into a card (thank you’s, birthdays, baby showers etc) cards.
As a special Giveaway for one lucky Mama’s Little Helper reader, Kiddo Tags will be giving away one Social Kiddo pack, which includes:
16 pcs Social Kiddo Card Kit.
24 = stickers (8 additional to place on gifts, cards etc)
16 = card stock 14pt (Social Kiddo space for notes)
1 = Kiddo Mini Sharpie
Carrying case in your choice of 4 colors
Card Size: 2″x 3.5″
Sticker slightly smaller for easy application.
Mandatory: To enter this giveaway and have a chance to have your own customized Social Kiddos visit the Kiddos Tags website and sign up to receive their newsletter (by clicking the Newsletter button) that will have all the details of this great product launch in mid-March. Leave a comment here once you have signed up.
For more entries, do one or more of the following, leaving a comment here for each action:
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Tweet about this giveaway using the following or something similar: ”Social Kiddos #giveaway on Mama’s Little Helper: https://mamaslittlehelper.org/?p=4288 @MamasLtlHelper @KiddoTags” Leave a link to your tweet!
This giveaway will close on February 23, 2011 at 11:00pm EST. The winner will be contacted via email by February 25th. The prize delivery is the responsibility of Kiddo Tags! Good Luck!
Disclosure: I received a set of Social Kiddos for the purpose of this review. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.
Local mom, Sherry Aikens, is the genius behind BabyPop Designs. She has been dressing little (and big) superheroes in capes, masks, gloves, and tees for the past six years. Her kids capes have been hits on the playgrounds, backyards and birthday parties all over. She graduated from Philadelphia University with a degree in Fashion Design and worked in the apparel industry for 16 years before deciding to stay home with her kids. BabyPop Designs was born when she was looking for a creative outlet that would allow her to use her design skills, be a stay at home mom, and tap into items her kids could enjoy.
Does your kid want to have a superhero costume for playtime or dress up? Do you have a few kids you need to purchase inexpensive yet well made gifts for the holidays? Check out BabyPop Designs’ cool kids capes and masks. Capes can be ordered in an array of colors with different shields and then personalized with the kid’s initial. If you have a princess instead of a superhero, you can also order beautiful princess capes sets, complete with crowns.
I have ordered several capes and masks from BabyPop Designs over the years and have loved the response I’ve received from the recipients. These superhero costumes make perfect gifts for kids ages two and older. Starting at just $16, the BabyPop Super Cape is 22” long from center back neck to bottom and is made of premium satin and eco-friendly felt letters. The felt that is used for the shields and letters is made from recycled soda bottles! For safety, the neck closure uses Velcro, so the cape is easy to put on and take off.
Adult superhero costumes can also be ordered, for your favorite Super Mom or Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Grandparent, or teacher. Wouldn’t that be a fun teacher gift?!
If ordering for this holiday season, please check the website for details of order deadlines to insure that you receive your capes in time. Currently the last day for Christmas orders is December 10. Orders placed after that will be shipped in January.
Sherry of BabyPop Designs has generously offered one Mama’s Little Helper reader a personalized superhero cape and mask. The winner will be able to choose the cape and mask color, the shield design and the letter. To enter this giveaway, please visit BabyPop Designs website and leave a comment of what shield design you like best. For additional entries, follow BabyPop on Twitter and “like” BabyPop on Facebook. Please leave a comment for each action. This contest will end on December 9, 2010 at 11:00pm EST. The winner will be contacted via email. The delivery of this prize is the responsibility of BabyPop Designs. Good Luck!
Personalized superhero capes
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Invisible Glass is a superior glass cleaner – known in the automotive world and breaking in to the world of home cleaning! The non-abrasive, non-streaking formula of Invisible Glass is distinct from other glass cleaners in that it contains no soaps, foams, scents, or dyes. The ingredients found in most glass cleaners often remove just basic dirt and leave streaky residue, which is difficult or impossible to remove. Recently endorsed on QVC, Invisible Glass contains a more powerful formulation and evaporates quickly and completely, leaving glass clean and clear with no streaks, haze, or residue.
The makers of Invisible Glass, Stoner, Inc., have generously offered one Mama’s Little Helper reader an Invisible Glass Ultimate Glass Kit. The kit includes one each of Invisible Glass aerosol, trigger bottle, wipes canister, Reach & Clean glass cleaning tool kit, two packets of Invisible Glass with Rain Repellent, one Headlight Lens Restoration Kit, 20 individually packaged Lens Wipes, and one microfiber glass cleaning towel. To enter this giveaway, visit the invisible glass website and leave a comment with a great cleaning tip you use. For additional entries, leaving a comment for each entry, follow Invisible Glass on Twitter and/or “like” Invisible Glass on Facebook. This giveaway will end on December 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm EST. The winning comment will be selected by Random.org and the winner will be contacted via email. The prize delivery is the responsibility of Stoner, Inc. Good Luck!
Game, Set, Match dog toy by Hartz. Photo courtesy of Hartz.
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Every pet owner I’ve ever known made sure that their pet had a holiday gift to “open” for Christmas or Hanukkah. Growing up we even had stockings for each of our cats filled with cat nip mice and balls with bells in them. I used to think it was just our family that bought presents for our pets, but as I grew up and met more pet owners, I realized how common it was.
The good folks at Hartz also recognize that pet owners want to buy presents for their beloved pets and have created the Ultimate Pet Gift Guide this holiday season. It has all sorts of fun toys on it, including the Hartz® Game, Set, Match®. This fun set of colorful tennis balls was made exclusively for Hartz out of a custom rubber formula designed for chewing. At retail they sell for approximately $1.69, a great value! I had a chance to check out this toy and found it to be very colorful and well made. My friendly Katie dog agreed and just loved chasing the ball around and chewing it a bit.
I also had a chance to let Katie play with the Hartz® Floppy Fantasy™ toy, a plush elongated cat toy with a squeaker ball inside. The body of the toy is dual stitched at the pressure points for added strength. Katie wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but it was amusing!
Other ideas on the guide include the Hartz Marty Mouse with catnip for your favorite cat. This overstuffed plush mouse with jingling bell will sure to be a hit, especially the catnip filler! There is also a 5-pack of mini mice filled with catnip for lots of feline fun!
For a $1.00 off coupon good towards a Hartz pet toy, visit this website and click on the “get coupon” box to print.
Please check out the full list of Hartz toys on the Ultimate Pet Gift Guide. As a special for Mama’s Little Helper’s readers’ pets, Hartz has kindly offered a giveaway prize of the Hartz® Game, Set, Match® and the Hartz® Floppy Fantasy™ toys for dogs. To enter this giveaway, please visit the Hartz Ultimate Pet Gift Guide website and leave a comment here about which toy you would like to have for your pet. This giveaway will end on December 9, 2010 at 11:00pm, EST. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and contacted via email. Hartz is responsible for the delivery of the prize. Good luck!
Disclosure: Hartz kindly provided the two dog toys for me to use and keep for the purposes of this review and giveaway. The opinions expressed are my own.
Floppy Fantasy dog toy by Hartz. Photo courtesy of Hartz.
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Have you checked out the beautiful, original and one of kind creations of Ely’s Easel on Facebook yet? Heather, of Ely’s Easel, has been crafting her unique painted items, canvases, and murals for years with kids in mind. She is a local mom herself and is well versed in what kids like. Are you expecting a little one or in the process of updating your child’s room? Check out all of the canvas paintings and murals in Ely’s Easel’s Facebook Gallery. All work is custom, so any idea or theme you have can be transformed into a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork or room mural for your child. Check out the Phillies mural gallery…it is just amazing to see such detail! The Under the Sea room mural is beautiful and really transforms the room into a magical place for the child who lives there. Your child’s room could be the next place transformed into a magical place! The custom canvases are great for those who may be looking to update their kid’s rooms but not necessarily with a full room mural. Canvases can be as small or large as desired.
Do you have a little girl at home who’s collection of beads, hair bows and barrettes has overflowed everywhere? A hand painted jewelry box in your choice of colors and theme may help bring some order and become a beloved treasure keeper for years to come. They also make wonderful holiday gifts to give to all of the little girls in your life.
Ely’s Easel can create whatever kind of painted artwork you desire for your child. Contact via Facebook to request or discuss a custom piece. While there is an etsy shop, the majority of the custom mural work can be viewed on Facebook. Ely’s Easel accepts paypal payments for your convenience.
Ely’s Easel is offering a special giveaway to Mama’s Little Helper readers. The prize includes a hand painted goofyFrankenstien flower pot that would be a perfect Halloween decoration or candy container and a hand painted decorative slate with whimsical candy corns. To enter this giveaway, please go visit and “like” Ely’s Easel on Facebook and check out the gallery of photos. Leave a comment here indicating your favorite photo of artwork. This giveaway will end on October 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be selected by random.org and will be announced and contacted by email by October 20th. Ely’s Easel is responsible for the delivery of the prize. Good Luck!