Tie Buddies Review and Giveaway



Mahayla will be 3 years old next month! My little girl is growing up and getting ready for school. Mahayla will be starting private school in August. That means school uniforms and shoes with laces. One of our summer goals has become teaching Mahayla how to tie her shoes. Only if there was a product out there to help. Wait! There is....Tie Buddies!Tie Buddies help your child learn how to tie their shoes faster. Tie Buddies are available in two design combination's, a fairy and her wand and race cars. You simply thread the Tie Buddies onto the shoe laces, follow the instructions, and make up a story for your Tie Buddies characters. The pull tabs are easy to use for small clumsy hands. The more times they practice, the better they get, and eventually you can remove the Tie Buddies.

My Thoughts: My advise is to follow the instructions to the tee. The instructions say to have 3.5" of lace between the Tie Buddy and the last shoe eyelet. This was the hardest part to me. Mahayla only wears a size 6 toddler shoe. They generally don't have 3.5" or more of lace left over after they are completely laced up. I had to find her a pair of tennis shoes that had longer laces for these to work. Some shoe laces are also difficult to thread through the holes of the Tie Buddies. The thinner the lace the better. We made up our "Tinkerbell" story to go along with her Tie Buddy characters (Fairy and Wand). She still hasn't quite got it down but it is much better than before when she would just wad up the laces and call them tied. Overall, they are a quality product and do help with learning to tie shoes once you get all the right measurements and laces needed.


Buy It: Tie Buddies are available for sale online for $8.99 (plus S&H)

Win It:  Tie Buddies is offering one of my followers a Tie Buddies set of their choice. Leave me comment about how you taught your child how to tie their shoes.

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Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 7/3/2010 at 10pm EST

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Contest Closed. Congratulations to Jengd (Comment # 8) for winning the Tie Buddies Giveaway!

Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. Honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Tie Buddies who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

Sarah

Jeep Liberty Renegade Baby Walker Review and Giveaway



It's hard to believe that Tre' is quickly approaching 6 months old! Boy how time is flying. When Mahayla was 6 months old she spent a majority of her time either in her Jumperoo or her walker. She always had to be on the move. Tre' is following in her footsteps. He likes to be constantly moving or standing up. He loves playing in his Jeep Liberty Renegade walker! He likes honking the horn and trying to run over his big sister!

The Jeep Liberty Renegade walker is durable and sturdy. I don't have to worry about this walker collapsing or tipping over when Tre' is playing in it. The seating area is made from plush, foam-filled, easy-to-clean material for comfort and support. The seat is easily removed for washing and trust me you will need to wash it! Tre' is teething and the seat is always covered with baby drool when he is done playing. All the toys are within his reach. The side mirrors spin and the electronic steering wheel honks, roars an engine, and plays music to keep Tre's attention (and drive us nuts). The wheels swivel for easy mobility. I also like that the wheels have a rubber coating on them so they don't scratch up my wood floors like Mahayla's walker did. Best of all, this walker has 3 height adjustments so he won't grow out of it too quickly. The Jeep Liberty Renegade is available in two color combination's: Everest (beige and light green) and Storm (red and black).It also has a cup holder/snack holder for when he gets older. Right now we use it to hold his pacifer. My only two critiques for this product are that they need to have a volume control for the electronic steering wheel and perhaps they could add some flashing lights. This is my little man below....isn't he so handsome!


Founded in 1946, Kolcraft has become one of most recognized and trusted names in babies and childrens products. Kolcraft has partnered with Sealy, Jeep, Sesame Street, and Contours to bring top of the line, affordable, and safe products to our homes. There are definitely "must haves" when you are having a baby.  Whether its a bassinet, crib mattress, high chair, pack-n-play, strollers, walkers, or activity centers ;Kolcraft has those "must have" baby products!

Buy It: You can find Kolcraft's products at all of your favorite retail stores and online like Target, Walmart, Babies R' Us, Amazon, and Burlington's Baby Depot. The Jeep Liberty Renegade walkers suggested retail price is $ 64.99.

Win It:  Kolcraft is offering one of my followers a Jeep Liberty Renegade walker for themselves ($65 value)! Leave me a comment telling which other Kolcraft product you think is a "must have" for new moms.

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  • Make a purchase from Kolcraft for 5 additional entries
Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 7/3/2010 at 10pm EST

Sorry, Open to residents of the US Only

Contest Closed. Congratulations to Carol (Comment #23) for winning the Kolcraft Giveaway!
 

Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. Honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Kolcraft who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

Sarah
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