Buddy Tag

Ok Facebook, you got me! You know how they have ads that pop up in your feed now? I was scrolling through when suddenly the My Buddy Tag product caught my eye.
I rarely click on ads, but something about this product made me think twice. When I clicked on the link, I was excited at what I saw!

My Buddy Tag is a brand new product that will be coming out this December 2013. I think it’s a great resource for any parent with small children.
The My Buddy Tag is a system that keeps track of your child should they leave your side. It is a personal ID system that is kid friendly and easy to use. Simply download the My Buddy Tag app on iTunes (it’s free!), sync your device with the My Buddy Tag wristband, and you are ready to go. It literally took me less than 5 minutes to set up.
They also have wristbands that contain your child’s personal information, should they become separated from you. Important info like, name, phone number, etc.

The wristband worn by your child is made of silicone, and has a GSP tracker inside of it. It also has an alarm system, should your child feel they are in danger.
You can personalize your Buddy Tag, and it works with your smart phone so you will always be connected.
I love this because as Eli becomes more mobile (and the number of children in my house grows- HA!) I will feel secure knowing that I can keep track of my kiddos…cause let’s face it, they get busy and they move quick!
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photo 4 Stories where My Buddy Tag has reunited families: Press
The tag system is lightweight and durable. Eli wore his all day and it didn’t bother him at all. 🙂 And look how cute he looks with it on!
I will definitely be purchasing one of these for Ruby and Wyatt in the future. 🙂
Thanks, Buddy Tag, for letting us try out this awesome new product!
I think everyone mom would feel safer knowing their child was accounted for and nearby.

Now I know you are all curious about where to get one! Just check out their website: My Buddy Tag….or you can stick around here because My Buddy Tag is graciously sponsoring a give away! (That’s a $35 value!!!) To qualify, please comment below with your email address. Contest dates are: 12/9/13-12/13/13!

Congrats to the winners!! I have responded to your comments. Please email me back so I can get those in the mail for you 🙂

Thank you!

Feeding Therapy- Sitting Pretty

We have been revamping how we feed Eli and how to make him as successful as possible. Some new stuff we have learned this week? That he is one fiesty boy!
Our SLP suggested giving him his own spoon to hold. He promptly threw it on the floor.
She said that if he does that, then he doesn’t get another one.
Then he started to throw food and sling food that he could grab- even knocking over an entire bowl of stew on Sunday. -_-
Fun stuff!
When he is stuffy, forget about feeding him at all. lol
And when he is really being difficult, we can break out a jar of baby food and pretend to scoop his dinner from it. Even if it’s not what was in the jar, he thinks it comes from there and happily eats it up. I didn’t realize he even knew what the jars were! That sneaky little boy!
Some days he does awesome- self feeds, and chows down on all his food. Other days, we have to sing, play movies and fight him to eat. But we are getting there and we are so proud of how far he has come so quickly!

We decided to up our game. We recently bought a new high chair. This is Eil in his chair before: photo 1
It’s a Graco booster. He is slightly reclined in it (it does not adjust to sit up straight at all). As a booster, he has no foot rest (though as a high chair, there is a foot rest but he cannot reach it). We don’t use the tray at the table because it doesn’t fit. But even with the tray on, he can pull his legs up in his chair and bend all sorts of ways while sitting for meals.
Our SLP said this positioning is super poor when it comes to getting focused on eating.

This is Eli in his new chair. It is a Svan Signet High Chair: photo 4 What a difference it makes!! So many reasons I love this chair! It is much much smaller than it looked online. It fits, with the tray, at the table and matches my furniture. It has a cushion but it was in the wash. It is completely adjustable, so it grows with him (see the video below). The best part? He sits just like he would if he were sitting in a chair. Back and legs at a 90 degree angle, with feet firmly planted on a surface. He cannot, no matter how hard tries, pull his legs up in the chair. 🙂 Happy mama!

We are very hopeful that this will help his feeding. The chair is new, and we are waiting for our SLP to come see it, but from the pictures I sent her, she is pleased 🙂 And so are we! He’s been stuffy this week, so we can’t tell if it’s made a difference or not. I will keep you updated. Love this chair and now I want one for Ruby! 🙂
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Raine and Monet

Raine and Monet
Can I take a moment to brag on one of my favorite children’s shops?
I use Facebook for networking and keeping up with friends, but my IG is where I share pictures and our every day life. It’s dangerous because there are TONS of IG shops and I follow them all! Lol
Raine and Monet is one of them. I admire her philosophy, her style and her talent. Her clothing and accessories are unique. I’ve never seen anything like them!
This week I had the opportunity to try one of their new shirts from their fall line which launched today!
When I got my package I was too excited lol I think I literally said “eeeep!!!”

The shirt we got says “Always be loud”. Love. It’s perfect for Eli. 🙂
The shirt is of very fine quality. It’s so plush and soft I want to wear it! The sizing is perfect and Eli is styling like no other. We are proud to support small businesses like Raine and Monet!

The best part? It’s not just for children- they carry adult sizes as well! I’m sold. 😉

“Rad clothing for everyone”
“Be seen AND heard”

Go check them out- their new fall line is fun and selling out quickly!
Raine and Monet