Prince George’s own Cozy Bums is giving away a Shanghai Green Charlie Banana diaper… since there are tons of Irish people in Shanghai! (Okay, it’s actually because it’s green… and shamrocks are green…)
I really think that wet wipes are one of the most wasteful products out there, next to disposable diapers! I use a bum spray and cloth wipes to clean Cub’s tush. When we are out and about, I use the same spray to clean his paws. If I know we’ll be having a messy meal while out of the house, I bring a baggy with pre-moistened wash cloths. They clean way better than disposable wipes!
Labour Day weekend at my house meant time to get school supplies ready. My Mom has the most impeccable printing of anyone I’ve ever seen, and she carefully labelled all of my school supplies. And I do mean ALL of them. She would shave a little bit off the side of my pencil crayons and then carefully write my name on the wood. Of every pencil crayon. I’m serious.
But guess who came home with (most of) her pencil crayon stubs at the end of the year? Also… guess who still insisted on a brand new box of (unlabeled) pencil crayons for the next school year?
My Mom was thrifty, and she knew that a great way to save money was to not have to replace things all the time. Sadly, the universe gave her a daughter who lost (and still loses) everything. But at least with a name firmly attached to most of my belongings, many would make their way back to me.
Fast forward thirty years, and I don’t know yet if my Cub will be as incapable of keeping track of his belongings as I once was… but I do know that I want to keep his things neatly labelled, and although my handwriting is good, it’s not as good as my Mom’s, so I prefer pre-printed labels.
Enter Lovable Labels Ultimate Camp Packs. I don’t need to be sending Cub off to Summer Camp to find a ton of ways to use this variety-pack of customized labels!
With an early-bird price of $39.95 (until March 31), a set of these labels will have you covered whether it’s for school, day care or camp. You can even use the smallest of the Press n’ Stick Clothing DOTS on the garment tag of cloth diapers you send to day care! These peel-and-stick labels are dishwasher and microwave safe, waterproof, UV resistant and come in a handy booklet (no lost sheets of stickers). I’ll keep you posted on how well the labels fare in the laundry and the dishwasher as we start breaking them in.
15 Sticker Labels (these are bigger labels, I used one on his bento box.)
40 Slimline Labels (if I were so inclined, I could definitely label a full set of pencil crayons with these.)
12 Shoe Labels (Much to my mother’s chagrin, I managed to lose ONE and only ONE sneaker in elementary school.)
72 Press n’ Stick Clothing DOTS™ (On the garment tag of his snowsuit and when he goes to day care, on his cloth diapers.)
2 Mini-Metal Tags (two 4” silver ball chains included) (My favourite in the pack! Perfect for his backpack and lunch bag)
12 Square Labels (So far I’ve put one on his arts & crafts drawer, but I’ll probably save these for labeling note books and binders come the school years.)
Enter to win a Lovable Labels Camp Pack for your child (or husband… mine keeps losing cutlery and Rubbermaid containers) thanks to Lovable Labels!
Open to Canada and US entrants, giveaway opens at Midnight EST on March 12 and closes the midnight between March 18-19, EST.
I received a free download for this review. All opinions remain my own.
Of all the promises I made about what I would and would not do as a parent, I am, at least 18-months in, still steadfast about avoiding irritating, syrupy, high-pitched children’s music. (Raffy and Fred Penner don’t count: they’re awesome.)
The only place we hear such drivel is at our indoor playground at the rec centre, where the same nauseating CD plays over, and over and over.
At our house, I expose Cub to quality tunes: Destiny’s Child, *N Sync, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot… okay, I confess, I expose him to what I listened to in my golden years of music listening… the late 90′s. (Don’t believe me? Check out Cub Dance Party on Grooveshark!) But such dance-pop classics aren’t suitable for winding down to go to bed.
When he was tiny, I bought instrumental lullaby versions of U2′s hits and some soothing piano to play as I rocked him to sleep. At 18 months, we’d gotten out of the habit of playing music at bedtime…. until now!
I’m going to confess: I’m the Eighties Baby, not Cub. I lie with my son until he falls asleep (sometimes we get to hear the whole album twice!), and Jammy Jams Eighties Babies signals to him that it’s time to wind down, and to me that’s it’s time to get nostalgic. The 80s lullaby renditions trade synthesizers for gentle vibraphone, marimba, xylophone and piano. They’re completely unobtrusive, not obnoxious, and the sort of music that, when heard every night, will not drive you bonkers.
Listening to Eighties Babies, I’m doing karaoke in my head as I hearken back to my childhood listening to soft rock hits on Kiss FM… and then I’m realizing that the 80s were THIRTY FRICKIN’ YEARS AGO, which seems insane… except then I realize I AM THIRTY. Then, I think that my son will think of the 80s the way I think of the…. *gasp* FIFTIES!
So sure, Jammy Jams Eighties Babies will relax your little one into a deep slumber, but it may send you back in time… I emerge from Cub’s bedroom, bleary eyed and thinking about The Breakfast Club.