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Unique Hair Accessories and Face Masks

Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies tend to be a nuisance for kids to wear, and most of the time it leads to them taking them out and losing them. BUT…..what if we made these hair bands more than an accessory to them?

With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and Sniffing the product, just like we used to do with the Scratch and Sniff stickers!  Your kids will be able to wear these products as hair accessories or bracelets, while also choosing from 7 different scents, including: Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Vanilla Cupcake, Strawberry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

These are perfect as a Holiday stocking stuffers! 🙂

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It gets better, though! With the new addition of face masks to the collection, your kids will be wanting to keep their face masks on all day long! The masks themselves aren’t scented, but they are made with velcro sewn onto the sides so that kids are able to interchange the ear loops from one scent to another by simply sticking them on and off. The new Scenties masks are comfortable, washable, reusable, and they’re an exciting, interactive way to get your kids to want to wear their face masks every single day by letting them pick and choose their scent of the day.

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Founder of Scenties and mom of 4, Kara Dahn, grew up in the 80’s and was obsessed with Scratch & Sniff stickers. She is also an accessories enthusiast that believes that you can never have too many accessories, which is why creating Scenties was the perfect way for her to put together two of her favorite things and create an incredibly useful and original product out of it.

In addition to the exciting new addition to the Scenties collection, the brand is also partnering with Child Mind Institute, which is an independent national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. As a mom with a history of anxiety, and now seeing her children struggling with anxiety too, Kara didn’t think twice about supporting this incredible cause.

All of Scenties’ fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards. Each scent lasts for at least 6 months, and all you have to do to activate it is stretch your Scenties product; It’ll almost feel like you’re wearing a new perfume everyday!

 

Scenties Quick Facts:

  • Patent Approved
  • All fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards
  • To ensure that the scent lasts for a minimum of 6 months, Scenties uses a technology called Micro-Encapsulation
  • Woman Owned AND Financed
  • Retail Price: $6.99- $21.99
  • Available for purchase via the website
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Your Baby Deserves The Best Skincare Product

Recently I have a couple of friends are going to have new borns. And baby showers are added into my calendar. To prepare a nice gift for them, I did some research about baby product. Finally, I found something great for their baby shower gifts. It is Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy baby skincare.

Many people refer to seborrheic dermatitis as “cradle cap.” Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is A Pediatrician’s Solution® to fight flaking, itching, redness, scaling, and irritation on the scalp and skin for children of all ages. These bothersome symptoms are known as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. 1 in 3 children under the age of 5 are affected by this condition.

Pediatricians regularly recommend adult dandruff shampoos for this condition because they contain an FDA approved active ingredient to control seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Until now there was no children’s seborrheic dermatitis shampoo and body wash.

Happy Cappy is the first OTC (Over The Counter) shampoo and body wash made specifically for children of all ages with an FDA approved active ingredient, pyrithione zinc, which has been proven safe and effective for many decades for relief of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It also contains the natural ingredient Licorice Root Extract to help soothe redness behind ears, under armpits, and in neck folds.

Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo and Body wash for dry or irritated skin.

Happy Cappy’s Daily Shampoo and Body Wash is a pediatrician developed daily shampoo for soothing dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin. This moisturizing cleanser is dermatologist and clinically tested and is free of skin irritants like fragrance, dye, alcohol, sulfates, phthalates, and preservatives known as parabens.

In fact, over 95% of the ingredients are of natural plant-based origin. Ingredients were carefully selected for their soothing properties—Oatmeal Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Aloe Vera, Provitamin B5, and Hyaluronic Acid. Happy Cappy is cruelty free and vegan.

Happy Cappy Medicated Baby Shampoo for Seborrheic Dermatitis

The only shampoo formulated to treat flaking and irritation of the skin for children of all ages.  Happy Cappy is the first OTC (Over The Counter) shampoo and body wash made specifically for babies and children of all ages with an FDA approved active ingredient, pyrithione zinc, which has been proven safe and effective for many decades for relief of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

Happy Cappy’s gentle, fragrance free, dermatologist tested, dye free, alcohol free, paraben free, sulfate free, BPA free formula eliminates flaking while still leaving the skin and hair soft and smooth.

Moisturizing Cream Soothes Dry, Itchy Skin

Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream is a pediatrician’s solution for soothing dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive eczema prone skin for children of all ages and is formulated to hydrate skin all day. This clinically tested moisturizing cream protects and restores the delicate skin barrier. Adults with sensitive skin can expect similar results. Soothes without stinging sensation.

Fast absorbing and not greasy, Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream is infused with natural ingredient Licorice Root Extract (Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate) to help soothe redness. Happy Cappy Moisturizing Cream is dermatologist tested and free of fragrance, dye, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Happy Cappy is Vegan and Cruelty Free.

All three Happy Cappy products are fragrance free, dye free, sulfate free, parabens free, phthalate free, vegan, cruelty free, and dermatologist and clinically tested. Each of our products has many other features and unique ingredient combinations that will make your skin and scalp very happy.
Dr. Eddie has a passion to provide families and children with the best pediatric care as he continues to practice medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a Board Certified Pediatrician and an active member of the medical community. He has served as President of the Houston Pediatric Society and in many capacities with the Harris County Medical Society.
You can look through Dr. Eddie’s site to learn more about seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, and cradle cap and find out why Happy Cappy is the best for your family.
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Remember Steve Kramer from 93.3? He has his own show now!

Whether you’re looking for a holiday gift for moms-to-be, rounding up items for a virtual baby shower in an age of social distancing or just looking for some unique new baby items, I wanted to share the Born for the Chisme onesie with you.

This onesie is a favorite for fans of The Certified Mama’s Boy Podcast! The phrase is coined by the award-winning morning show host and podcaster Steve Kramer making it perfect for moms and mamas-to-be who love a good gossip sesh with the girls!

Chisme means “gossip” in Spanish and this 100% cotton onesie is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face whether as a gift for someone or as part of a cute outfit mom picks out for her baby on her own.

Kramer developed the apparel line in unison with his podcast earlier this year after finding his gift for vulnerability and authenticity can impact people for good, for insight, for growth. With a mission to make people, “live, laugh and love your Mom,” he called on his own mother to co-host his show.

While this onesie is one of the newest items in his collection, the host has also released “Rosé & Chisme” wine glasses, mugs and high-quality apparel for men, women and kids. 

About CERTIFIED MAMA’S BOY with Steve Kramer:

Live, Laugh, Love Your Mom – join Steve Kramer as he attempts to navigate life with the help of his mom, Nancy. Kramer’s road the last few years has been rocky, to say the least. From a hard divorce, to losing his dream job, to a weird medical diagnosis, maybe like your life, things haven’t been the easiest. But through it all, his mom has been there with some really motivational words that can help you, too. This podcast deals with daily life, relationships, marriage, divorce, the news, and whatever else goes through Kramer’s head. It’s here to make you laugh and keep going!

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Picky Eaters Rejoice – Food Cubby is Here!

Do you have kids that hate when their food touches? Do you have a cupboard full of divided plates to try and make meal time easier?  I have a simple solution for you — Food Cubby . . . a semi-circle of BPA-Free, food grade silicone that suctions to a flat dinner plate.

Why stock up on a bunch of plastic divider plates that your children outgrow? Food Cubby is an easy solution that can just get tossed into a utensil drawer and works on the plates you already own. Made of BPA-free silicone, it’s long lasting and dishwasher safe.

  • Suctions to a plate to keep runny food from spreading; BPA-free silicone
  • Fits 1/2 cup of food within its walls for portion control
  • Use as an edge to push food onto a fork or spoon without fingers; great for occupational therapy eating needs
  • Eliminates need to buy and store plastic compartment plates to separate food on a plate

There are multiple uses but the main purposes would be keeping food from touching and helping scoop food for those who need it/learning to eat. It can suction to almost any material. It stops foods and liquids in its track and separates them perfectly. We have two size so that no matter your plate, the FoodCubby is there for you. They also have the NEW triangle plate divider. Food Cubby is excited about the new design which automatically separates your plate into 3 different sections. Food Cubby is growing and progressing as new experiences and opportunities arise. Food Cubby – keeping food in its place.

Available as one piece with three “compartments” or as two semi-circle pieces, in orange, green, blue and clear. Priced at $14.99, it’s available on their website and Amazon.

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Toddler Bath Buddy Glow Toys from Starlux

Starlux Games specialize in glow-in-the-dark, active group games. One of their new toy we recently received is the,  Starlux Bath Buddy. It’s a fun, floating glow-in-the-dark toy that both toddlers and their parents will love!

It is a small plastic floating toy that glows and has a button for on and off function. It is simple and can be used in the bath or swimming pool! We added a ton of bubble and made a glow car wash during bath time and was very entertaining and safe.

Everyone should be excited about getting clean, and your baby or toddler should be no exception! Make bath time an exciting light up experience with this floating, light up bath toy. Turn on the light for normal use or turn down the lights to enhance the glow effect and convert a bubble bath into a glowing wonderland! Babies and toddlers will love moving this floating light, submerging it partway, filling it with water and pouring it out.

Use it nightly to make your evening routine easier. Kids can use it as a standalone toy, pretend it’s a boat and put other toys in it, use it to pour water out and more! Safe for small children – toy is one large piece only. No setup required. Simply take it out of the box, turn it on, and get playing. Batteries are included and replaceable.

You can get this toy on Amazon!

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September is Children’s Book Month – New Series Helps Toddlers Master Critical Language Skills

Now that fall is finally here and my Tiny Hikes and Adventures Playgroup is over 500 members, I am really excited to find more information and resources that I can share with the moms in the groups. We are all new or first time moms with kids under 5 and we are all helping each other navigate toddler time during corona virus lockdown!  Niko will be 2 this winter and he is talking more and more each day. Picking up words here and there and trying to string words together like red ball, purple car etc.

I was so excited to get a new book that encourages talking, curiosity and wonder! The fun flaps and sections of this book is what makes it so fun and interactive. The fact that Lola goes on this adventure makes this book a favorite for the years to come.  Keep reading to find out about the author of this book, Dr. Tinita O. Kearney from New York!

Dr. Tinita Kearney (Dr. T) is a speech pathologist who wants to empower kids and their parents by teaching foundational language skills in a way that is fun and interactive. With the first book in her new lift-the-flap Lola Koala Travel Adventures series, Dr. T and Lola Koala teach kids to answer WHO, WHAT, WHERE and YES/NO questions. Kids will be delighted and enchanted as they help Lola pack her suitcase and find clues to mystery destinations.

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Mastering critical language skills is important to target early because these particular skills are needed to functionally engage in conversation, demonstrate basic knowledge, and meet the Common Core standards of kindergarten and beyond.

5 ways to use your morning routine to increase your toddler’s language skills 

As a wife, mother of two children under 2 and a business owner, I am all too familiar with just how busy each day can get! There are a million things to check off of the daily ‘To-Do’ list and not a million hours in which to do it all. But, like any parent, my children are always at the very top of my priority list, and this means that I am purposeful about finding creative ways to fit them into my hectic schedule. And since I just happen to also be a speech-language pathologist, this often takes the form of games and activities that are designed to build language and communication skills (in super fun ways!).

Mornings at my house are typically fast-paced and very routine. It’s very easy to get caught-up in the automaticity of it all in the effort to make sure that everyone gets out the door on-time. But morning routines are also a great way to get in regularly scheduled language-building practice. If you’re anything like me (and I’m betting you are), then preparing your children to achieve their very best is your ultimate goal as a parent. Growing their language and communication skills is the greatest way to set them on the road to success and this list of five quick and easy ways to use your morning routine to build these skills will help you navigate the way!

 

  1. Sing Songs (or make them up!)

Songs are a great tool to help grow vocabulary and to teach basic concepts. Pair a song with a routine morning activity and feel free to get silly with it!

Try: Sing a ‘brushing teeth’ song during this part of your morning routine (e.g., “This is the way we brush our teeth, so early in the morning.”).

Tips & Tricks: Add words/lines to the song to teach specific vocabulary (e.g., “This is the way we brush our tongue”) and basic concepts (e.g., “This is the way we brush up top/on bottom”).

 

  1. Tag Team Dressing

You’re probably already familiar with the growing independence of your toddler! Encourage this important development and also build language skills by getting your toddler involved in the dressing process.

Try: Play “I choose, you choose,” where your child gets to select one clothing item that they would like to wear for the day, and you select another until a complete outfit is created.

Tips & Tricks: Present your child with only 2 clothing item choices at a time to speed things up and keep your morning on track. Also, try giving your child 1 ‘silly’ option (e.g., a thick sweater as a choice in the middle of summer) and encourage your child to tell you why it’s a silly choice (e.g., Parent: “Is this sweater a good choice? No, it’s silly! It’s too hot outside! Tell daddy why this is silly.”).

 

  1. Mirror Time

Increase your little one’s vocabulary and expressive language skills by having them take a look in the mirror and describing what they see.

Try: After dressing, have your child stand in front of a mirror and describe 1 or 2 things that they are wearing. Introduce them to new vocabulary words when describing (e.g., colors, textures, patterns, shapes, materials, etc.) and encourage them to use these new words each day.

Tips & Tricks: Lay the foundation for more mature sentences and teach new vocabulary by restating and adding to what your child says (e.g., Child: “Ooh, pretty shirt!” Parent: “Yes, your polka dot shirt is pretty!”).

 

  1. Assign a Job

One way to use your toddler’s “I-can-do-it-by-myself!” spirit is to assign a job that they can in fact complete by themselves, while simultaneously helping you to keep your morning routine running smoothly! This is also a good way to grow your toddler’s following directions and comprehension skills.

Try: Keep your child’s shoes in an easy-to-access area and instruct them to put on a specific pair each morning a few minutes before you’re ready to head out the door (e.g., “Go put on your red sneakers.”).

Tips & Tricks: Grow your child’s skills even more by giving a two-part instruction (e.g., “Go get your red sneakers and bring them to me.”).

 

  1. Play-by-Play Commentator

The easiest way to build your tot’s language skills is to model good language yourself! You are their first (and best!) teacher, and how YOU communicate is how they will learn to communicate.

Try: Talk-out every action that you take involving your child throughout the morning (e.g., “It’s time to wash your face! Let’s get a washcloth and dip it in the water. Now we have to wring it out. Look at all that water coming out! Squeeze, squeeze, all done! Let’s wipe your face now. Ok, nice and clean!”).

Tips & Tricks: Talk-out your actions even when your child is half-asleep and you’re convinced that your play-by-play commentary is 100% useless — you’d be surprised how much actually gets through!

 

Learn more about how you can build your child’s language skills at www.lolakoala.com.

 

Dr. Tinita O. Kearney is a speech-language pathologist who hails from New York. She owns a speech therapy private practice and lives to empower families to be their child’s very best advocate and resource. Check out her newest children’s book series at lolakoala.com and subscribe to get weekly communication tips and tricks.

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