Activity Playmat Review and Giveaway

When my daughter first started crawling around, I got one of those cute little foam letter mats. You know, the ones that look great right up until the kids get to it and tear it up. Then it's just more of a mess in an already messy room. I am always looking for ways to make the room a bit cleaner, but still allow the kids enough room to really spread out and play.

The activity playmat from Bow-Tiger may not be made of cushioning foam, but it does make me feel a lot better about the state of the play room. They're available in 20, 40, and 60 inch so you can find one that will fit well for your needs. Instead of picking up a million Lego's (or Vtech toys, or Thomas trains) you just let the kids play on this mat. When they're done, just pull the drawstring cord and the whole mat will close up, neatly picking up all those brightly colored blocks of annoyance.

I love this thing. I leave it out on the floor most of the day and let the kids play on it with their toys, then at the end of the day (or when we need to quick clean) I just put the drawstring and close it up. I like that it comes with 2 extra cord locks, though we haven't had to use them yet. My daughter likes that it has shoulder straps so she can wear it like a backpack (although it's *really* big on her!). I'd say just be sure of what size you need. We have the 60 inch, and I don't think I realized how big that really was. Probably could have gotten away with a smaller one!

If you're interested in picking one up, now is a great time as they are running a sale. The 60" is on sale for $35.97, down from a list price of $79.99. You can also pick up the 20" for only $19.97.

Do you have a young child who could use this? Looking for an easier clean-up solution for those Lego's so you aren't finding them with your bare feet in the middle of the night? Enter the giveaway below. Good luck!

Giveaway is open to US residents 18+ and will run from 6/21 at 12am EST to 7/6 at 1am EST.

Ardo Calypso Double Plus Breast Pump Giveaway

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4 Baby Bandana Drool Bibs + Pacifier Clip Review

 If you're going to put something on your kid, it may as well be stylish! 

I received this adorable pack of baby bibs and if you're going for that bandana style then these will be right up your alley. There are 4 vibrant bibs in each pack as well as a pacifier clip (not pictured).

Play and Learn Shopping Basket Review

When I was little I wanted one of those toy kitchens in the worst way, but alas, it was just not to be. As soon as my daughter was the right age I had to get one for her. It may seem like just another silly toy to some, but to me these kitchens with their mini pots and pans and fake food allow children to learn a lot. That's probably why I was so happy to see the cute little shopping basket and toy food that The Learning Journey sent over.

Baby Care Teething Necklace Giveaway

Looking for a new teething necklace or hoping to try one for the first time? Baby Comfy Care makes an adorable line of teething jewelry that is safe for baby and cute for mom. The teether is made with FDA and CPSA compliant medical grade silicone and is textured to help sooth baby's sore gums. 

I personally love teething necklaces and have a ton of them. The Baby Comfy Gummi has made it to my short list of necklaces I wear for my kiddos. They love playing with this one, and I think the textured bumps really help them!

These are currently available on Amazon for $12.99, but you can enter below for the chance to win your own! Good luck!

Thursday Giveaway Link Up 6/17 Edition

Hey all! Things are a bit hectic here as we are closing on our forever home next week (fingers crossed!). In the meantime, make sure you're entering all those giveaways. After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

Please note - Because of how busy I may be in the coming weeks, I am leaving this link up open until after the 4th of July holiday. I will try to get new links up in the weeks between now and then, but if I fall behind you will still have this link up to add your giveaways to!