A few other great finds that are catching my attention these days:
OhPlah! Teething Cuff
The teething cuff from OhPlah! is one of these great little ideas that are so simple, but so smart. It is a stylish cuff for moms to wear that is made from medical grade thermoplastic. This means that it is non-toxic, bacteria resistant, free of lead, latex, BPA, latex and phthalates. Wear it on your wrist and pass it off to your teething or fussy baby that needs something to chew on, twist, bend or play with to keep him or her happy and entertained. It is durable and flexible and it can easily be cleaned with soap and water. I have one myself and while Birdy isn't teething yet, I've been using it as a nursing reminder–wearing it on the wrist of whichever side I need to start on next. (with sleep-deprived mommy-brain you'd be surprised how easy it is to forget in these early days.) And know what else is great? When you are done with your teething cuff, you can visit the OhPlah! website to print out a prepaid postage sticker to return your cuff where it will be recycled by the company.
I have always been a big fan of Plan Toys. In fact, years ago, Emma's first big Christmas gift was this dollhouse. And while toys in our household have come and gone, her dollhouse still sits front and center in the living room and gets daily use. Plan Toys is a company that is continuing to make the classic, wooden toys that have become increasingly hard to find. Their vision statement so perfectly sums up what I love about their company :
We create toys that inspire children's imagination as well as promote their phyical and intellectual development. We're also proving that it is possible to maintain superior quality standards while steadfastly following a path of environmental and social responsibility.
We were recently sent this wooden matching game to review as part of Plan Toys new Spring line. It usually sits at our kitchen table and the girls play with it often. Sorting. Matching. Thinking. Another classic added to our collection.
More From PlanToys:
When I first became pregnant with Emma, I remember going through moments of worry and fear about the journey ahead. Was I ready to be a mother? Was it too soon? How would I figure it all out? How would I know what to do?
And I can remember during many of those moments of concern, flipping through the pages of a Martha Stewart Baby magazine. Getting lost in the pages, I felt reassured and inspired. I felt like I could do this.
I believe that magazines can serve a variety of roles in our lives. They can inspire, educate and encourage us, and help us find camaraderie and connection. Or they can can make us feel inadequate, ill-equipped, or lacking.
I believe that Mothering magazine is a publication that does the first–the educating, the inspiring, the encouraging. Mothering magazine is the first to introduce and reach out to the natural family lifestyle:
from their website:
Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human potential…We address contemporary health, personal, environmental, medical, and lifestyle issues in an upbeat, intelligent, compassionate, and courageous way…Each issue contains philosophical inspiration and practical advice about family living…Mothering is a family. We have an independent editorial spirit unmatched in the industry and a readership that is unmatched in responsiveness. Readers who read Mothering share many of the same values. Nowhere else will you find such proactive, passionate, and highly educated readers. In the pages of Mothering you will find an environment of credibility, trust, and authority.
A GIVEAWAY !!
Thanks to the generous friends at Mothering magazine, one lucky MommyCoddle reader will win a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to MOTHERING magazine. Simply leave a comment on this post to be entered. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 3rd.
I'll be back later this afternoon with one more GRAND FINALE giveaway!
I can't wait!!!