Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Johnson's Natural Review

When I was accepted to be part of the Johnson's Natural blog tour, I was so excited! I have always used their baby shampoo and Head to Toe wash on both of my kids. When I heard about them going natural I was more than excited to try it out!

The JOHNSON’S® NATURAL™ product line is the only line of baby skin products that is at least 98% natural with 100 years of baby care experience. Every ingredient used in our JOHNSON’S® NATURAL™ line of products meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the Natural Products Association.* And of course, every JOHNSON’S® NATURAL™ cleanser contains our gentle NO MORE TEARS® formula.
 We received 5 different things to try.

1. Johnson's Natural Head to Toe foaming baby wash (98% natural)

I liked how easy it was to keep the kids seated in the tub and still be able to pump out soap.
One thing I learned is that it doesn't do well on a sponge. It worked best on a wash cloth or my hands.

2. Johnson's Natural baby lotion (99% natural)

I liked that it wasn't greasy feeling and that it doesn't take much to really moisturize the skin. I'll confess that I've used it on me more than my kids. Shhhh don't tell. It also comes in a squirt bottle. There isn't anything I didn't like about this one.

3. Johnson's Natural baby shampoo (98% natural)
I thought the shampoo worked great and lathered well. Just watch out! It comes out fast!

4. Johnson's Natural Kids 2-in-1 Hand and Face foaming wash (98% natural)
I had never tried something like this from Johnson's before. I put it up at the bathroom sink for my potty trainer to use. I liked that it foams and so did he. We also used it to quickly wash their faces after messy meals. The boys like the pump action and I found Mr. Destructo in the bathroom a few extra times this week.

5. Johnson's Natural Kids 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash (98% natural)

Talk about easy to use and fast! I liked that I could have Mr.Destructo and Blue Eyes quickly stand up and I could wash them from head to toe with out having to open 2 or 3 different bottles.

Overall I really like the new Johnson's Natural products! It has a light scent and the pump bottles were easy to use for me. However, they were also easy for certain little toddlers to use when it was NOT bath time. Luckily the few seconds they had the pump wasn't a complete disaster like it would have been with the flip top lid. Whew! The price of the new line isn't a budget buster either. It seems that quite a few "natural" products cost quite a bit more. But that is not the case with this. (Plus sometimes you can get a coupon for Johnson's products.) I would definitely recommend the Johnson's Natural products to any mom and it would make a great affordable gift for a new mom! Two thumbs up from me!

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by  Mom Central on behalf of Johnson’s and received the products necessary to  facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me  for taking the time to participate."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Free Post-It Notes at Target

Target has their Post-It Super Sticky Notes on sale this week for $1.

Post-It just released a $1 off coupon! FREE FREE FREE at Target this week! It's a PDF file so their is no print limit. Sometimes PDF coupons are not legit, but this came right from the 3M website. If you are going to use it I would do it quickly. Please try not to be a freebie hog either. I'm not telling you what to do, but it's not very fair to print off 50 of these and wipe out all of your Target's stock. Know what I mean?

$10 off at Silver Diner

"Like" Silver Diner on Facebook and when they get to 5,000 fans they will send their fans a $10 off coupon! Just click on the $10 off tab to sign up for yours. My family loves Silver Diner and their fresh, local, natural food.

They do themed kids night on Tuesday and the kids get a free milkshake!

Go here to find a location near you.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Free Nabisco cookies today!

It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's TODAY that you can get your coupon for a free pack of Nabisco cookies when you buy 1 pack of cookies and 1 gallon of milk. Pair the coupon with a BOGO sale and you've got a pretty good deal!

Go to the Nabisco Fan Page on Facebook and click the Cookies and Milk Tab. You can only print this coupon TODAY (Monday).

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Baby Dipper Bowl and Utensils Review

A few days ago I had Blue Eyes in his booster seat munching away on some Cheerios and I was helping Mr. Destructo finish washing his hands so he could join us for breakfast. Then I heard the distinct sound of the bowl of Cheerios land on the floor and an innocent "uh oh" come from my little boy. I sighed because it was way to early to start this. I know he didn't mean it, sometimes they just knock the bowl in the floor. In the back of my mind I was thinking "why didn't you just wash the Baby Dipper and give him that?!"

**Kicking Myself**

What is this "Baby Dipper" I referred too? Well it's an awesome Mom-Invented, very handy, wonderfully useful food dish! Here let me show you!
A little side note right quick, the utensils are VERY durable!! You can see the spoon is a bit scuffed on the handle. Yep, it took a trip through the disposal. Whoops. I was very impressed how well it survived!!

The Baby Dipper Bowl is  triangular shaped and sloped towards one point. It helps all of the food pool in one area making it easier for moms to feed their babies with one hand or for toddlers to self feed easier.

The base is made of non-slip material to help prevent sliding. If you've ever had to feed a child with one hand while you attempt to eat your own food, you will understand how nice it is not to have things slipping and sliding away.

It's made of a blue see through plastic that doesn't have all that BPA, lead and other yuck-o stuff. It is safe to be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher, but I've never run it through the dishwasher. We only run the dishwasher every few days and I use this bowl almost every day. It's also microwave safe. 
We have tried all sorts of foods in this bowl. We've done applesauce, fruit chunks, cereal, yogurt, crackers, and veggies (perfect for peas!).

Blue Eyes had his Occupational Therapy evaluation last week and the therapist saw the Baby Dipper on the table and she is so excited to use it in his therapy! She really thinks it's going to help him learn to self feed. (I'll update again when she has used it to tell you all what she thinks.)

  • No slipping and sliding. Love that it's easy for my toddlers to use.
  • Easy to clean. 
  • Utensils fit well in their palms and have a special grip.
  • Snack sized. At 4 oz. it's a good size for snacking.
  • Durable. Utensils held up well in the garbage disposal.
  •  A little small for meals. It holds 4 oz. which is great for young babies, but as toddlers it's more of a snacking size. It's not really a big deal to me.
Buy It:
You can purchase the Baby Dipper Bowl set with a spoon and fork on their website! The great news is that the price has just been reduced down to $9.95 for the bowl, spoon and fork! It's also sold in some retail stores and also some online stores. You can check out which ones here.

At under $10 I think this would make a great baby shower gift for that expecting mom!

Make sure you follow Baby Dipper on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blog to stay up to date on all the happenings!

I'd love to know if you have one of these or if you buy one!

Disclaimer: I was given this set to review on this blog. My opinions are all mine and have not been swayed by anyone. I'd like to thank the wonderful mom of 2 sets of twins, Mrs. Barbara Schantz, for inventing this and giving my family a chance to try it out!
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