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Bitty: How to Grow a Smart Baby Prenatal Tips

As many of you know, I am into my 2nd Trimester now! 5 Months so far and 4 months more to go before we meet our baby boy. Very very excited!  I have been doing a ton of research on everything since I am a FTM on everything from Elimination Communication or the difference between a sleep sack and a swaddle! It is all very confusing and overwhelming but I am getting the hang of it. My cousin said there is so much new baby tech since he had his first kid 8 years ago, now that he is expecting his third. So as I grow and as the blog grows, I will be helping other FTM and FTD out there by using HEYDOYOU Bitty as a resource to explain a lot of the research I have found. I hope you find it useful!

Some of the most interesting things I found during my research is how much you can do for your baby prenatally. You don’t have to wait til the baby is of a certain age or actually be BORN before you implement these fun things below. On one hand, 9 months feels like forever but I must admit these 5 months have gone by pretty fast!

First things first.

Music is very important for your fetus, your baby and your toddler! As a mom, listen to a lot of music and singing is top of my priority list. This toy was invented by a 4 year old and his dad. Check it out: The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger, a new toy that reintroduces traditional, hands-on sensory activities and creates an opportunity for children to be more imaginative and inventive during playtime.  Select how many pieces and color combinations you’d like to use, and connect them together. Then, twist and turn the creations into all sorts of Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers. All the pieces can rotate 360 degrees, allowing your imagination to run free with countless shapes and designs! You can also experiment and play with the different shapes you create and the sounds produced!

 

Reading: So many people have told me to read aloud. Everything and anything so the baby knows my voice and learns language. Since the baby can hear now at 20 weeks old, I have been looking for things to read everywhere I go. Last night, I read Alan C Fox’s new book to baby. BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE, is all about Focuses On Perseverence, Dreams, and Letting Go. Good life lessons for the baby right?  This book tells the enchanting story of a young boy who learns that possessing something is not quite as meaningful as letting it go. Benji adores kites. All kinds of kites – big or small, plain or fancy, square or diamond- shaped. He loves flying them at the beach, watching them float high in the sky. One day Benji sees a giant orange kite at the toy store. He wants it more than anything else – ever. But his mom explains that he’ll need to earn the money to buy the kite. So Benji buckles down and weeds the garden for the next two weeks – the vegetables in the morning and the flowers in the afternoon. It seems like he’ll never be done. Finally the special day arrives, and Benji’s mom hands him the giant orange kite of his dreams. At the beach, Benji lets his kite soar higher and higher with every gust of wind. He watches it rise above the people, the hotdog stand, and even the houses beyond. Soon the kite becomes a distant speck in the sky. Benji is thrilled. But when it’s time to pull the kite down and head back home, Benji can’t bear to do it. He wants to set the kite free to fulfill its destiny among the clouds. Benji lets the twine go and the kite disappears into the sunset sky. The kite may still be up there yet.

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Alan Fox explains that like all of his books, “BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE is based on a real-life incident. “This one happened when I was a child. I decided to tell the story, because I wanted to share the sense of achievement I felt by working hard to obtain something I really loved. But once I saw the kite flying at the beach, I wanted to let it go. My dream had been accomplished. It was time move on to another, new experience. You must always keep going to fulfill your dreams and aspirations.”

Eating:  A lot of moms like myself are planning to breastfeed. But the first lesson of motherhood is that, nothing really goes according to plans! My friend who recently gave birth told me how hard it was and how she wasn’t producing enough milk. So after a few weeks of trying, she switched to formula. With bottle, sometimes there is a lot of air that the baby swallows that can result in gas, burping and discomfort. My sister said only 1 out of 3 of her kids ever took to the bottle and after trying multiple brands and nipples she gave up feeding with bottles. I found out about Minbie Nipples! These new bottle nipple alternative that solves a common problem with feeding. Generic nipples can often result in confusion and the bottle taking-over. Minbie solves this issue by encouraging babies to latch and feed with their instinctive breastfeeding technique.

Minbie is BPA-free, anti-colic & an anti-reflux bottle system: I have the newborn and 3 months ready now for when my baby comes. I plan to breastfeed but also pump milk so that my mom and my husband can also use the Minbie to feed baby. Since the baby’s stomach is only the size of a cherry, he will need to eat a bit at a time and frequently. I can’t wait to try out the Minbie system. Eating and nutrition is #1 factor in growing a happy, healthy and smart baby!

Stay tune for more Bitty posts!

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New Walmart.com Baby Nursery

Today, Walmart.com is introducing a new shopping destination in the baby department focused on one of the most important purchases for a new family addition – items for the nursery.

Customers can now browse and discover Walmart.com’s nursery offerings with new “shop by style” options in six curated collections of the most popular styles of nursery décor:

  • Wanderlust
  • Boho Chic
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Classic Pink
  • Traditional Blue
  • Gender Neutral

The collections feature hundreds of baby items starting at $4.99 for a decorative pillow up to $299 for a swivel glider.

This new experience complements Walmart’s aggressively expanded assortment with more than 30,000 new items over the past year, including Chicco car seats and strollers, Delta Children products, Skiddaddle by Skip Hop baby accessories, the SNOO Smart Sleeper bassinet by Happiest Baby and Water Wipes.

As a FTM I am sooooo excited for this and have my eye on several items too! Take a look for your little one and see what you can find. I am expecting end of December and this could not have come at a better time.

https://www.walmart.com/cp/nursery-decor/414099

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TTPM® Reveals its 2018 Spring ‘Most Wanted’ List

TTPM®, the leading review site for Toys, Tots, Pets, & more, unveiled their 2018 Spring “Most Wanted List” on last Thursday. During a press conference for hundreds of members of the media, analysts, social influencers and bloggers at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase, the TTPM editorial team revealed the toys they’ve predicted will be hits with consumers for the spring and summer season.

2018 Spring “Most Wanted List”

From, action figures and characters to creativity toys and outdoor fun, the TTPM editors selected 13 toys representing the most innovative, playful and on-trend.  The list includes new products in established brands and innovative playthings, some making their first appearances at the Spring Showcase.

The TTPM 2018 Spring “Most Wanted List” products are:

 

Movie Toys

Role-play toys have become most popular with children as they want to become their heroes, not just play with them. For other kids and lifelong fans, contemporary collectibles are more popular than ever.

Classic Play

Activity toys and collectibles are big sales drivers at this time of year, as toymakers deliver the novelty kids want at values parents appreciate.

Outdoor Toys

Warm weather means outdoor fun! This season, kids and families can enjoy the sunshine together with sand, water and bubbles.

TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase

All of the “Most Wanted List” winning products were on display at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase. The event gave media representatives the chance to photograph, film and play with the latest toys and baby gear, scout products for upcoming segments, meet new companies and make great connections with leading and new brands. Dozens of leading, influential, and cutting-edge toy brands, including Mattel, Spin Master, Just Play, Hasbro, LEGO Systems, Nickelodeon, Step2, and more brought their most in-demand products.

The event was also the debut of TTPM’s Baby Shop section and featured brands including Fisher Price, Britax, LÍLLÉbaby, Little Me and more. In addition, more than 100 children were in attendance at the event alongside their parents, to experience the event first-hand in celebration of “Take Your Child to Work Day.” They were able to get hands-on experience with the newest toys and find their favorites!

Summer is also the most important season for ride-on toys, and visitors had many to choose from. Pacific Cycle and Razor each showcased its newest entries, and Mattel introduced a new Jurassic World version of its popular Power Wheels vehicle.

Other popular exhibits included Super Impulse with the World’s Smallest Hot Wheels track and VTech’s Play Area that let preschoolers play with the company’s newest additions to its Go! Go! Smart Wheels product line. Children also had the opportunity to play laser tag at the ArmoGear and NSI International booths, swing on the oversized PlayMonster swing set, and play outdoor games like Zing’s bow and arrow archery set or Antsy Pants’ picnic table and Build and Play Kits.

To view details on the 2018 Most Wanted List, please visit: https://ttpm.com/mostwanted/

About TTPM

TTPM® is a leading product review site for toys, tots, pets and more. With more than 10 million monthly views of its comprehensive video reviews, TTPM is the number one resource for consumers seeking to find and easily buy the best toys, baby gear, pet toys, kids electronics, and sporting goods for their families. The site’s expert team creates more than 5,000 independent reviews annually, each featuring the TTPM Price Check, which lists live price comparisons and one-click purchasing from major retailers. For more information, visit www.ttpm.com.

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Cami’s Favorite Things – Spring Edition

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Hanging out with my mom! My mom came to visit us and help us move to our new house. Cami’s favorite thing is hanging out with her 🙂 My mom got her a toy that makes a pig honking sound! She never had any noise making toys before so she played with that endlessly until she broke the squeaker

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Lazy Dog Restaurant! We found this super cute lunch spot with a dog friendly patio and dog menu too! They have various locations and we went to the one at the Town Square mall in Vegas.

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After rolling around and getting hot all day, Cami loves sleeping on the bed with us. So that means so needs to have a bath before she does that!  We discovered Arm and Hammer Pet Shampoos and they are truly the best!

For more than 165 years, people have chosen pure, versatile, effective, environmentally safe and economical ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda for baking and countless household & personal care uses. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is an alternative to using harsh chemicals, which makes it great for use around food, kids, and pets.

 

 

 

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Stay Organized in the New Year with Gadgit Girlz

Alita and Celeste, the owners of Gadgit Girlz, are empowering women with their stamp on innovation and business creativity. Together, they created a female powered brand aimed at lessening life’s little inconveniences for people constantly on-the-go. With the innovative products from Gadgit Girlz, save your time for the fun stuff! Gadgit Girlz is committed to making life easier, one gadget at a time. 

 Simple Solutions To Some Of Life’s Annoying Problems…. Gadgit Girlz™:

Lizzie Athletic UPF 50+ Scarf: Brand new! Whether you’re a biker, golfer, tennis player, or just simply enjoy the outdoors, protect that delicate neck area with Lizzie! The Lizzie provides 99% protection from damaging sun rays and offers an attractive, buttery soft, lightweight, antibacterial fabric. One size fits all!  

GRIPPONZ: No more scrubbing! Eliminate rust and gunk rings on any surface. Use GRIPPONZ on the bottom of all your cans to prevent that nasty, impossible to remove rust or gunk ring from ruining your surfaces in the bathroom, under the sink or on your countertops. GRIPPONZ grips on and stays on to the bottom of shaving cream cans, cleaning agents, hairspray cans and more. They come packaged two per pack and the two sizes fit almost every can in the market place.

Itzy: The little bag with BIG stretch! Itzy is pure magic- Fitting in the palm of your hand, this tiny tote makes it easy to take anywhere. Whether you’re headed to the farmer’s market, beach or grocery store, it expands to fit anything from groceries, shoes to toys and laundry. When the job is done, Itzy shrinks back to its original, travel size. Make those chores or errands a breeze with the innovative Itzy!

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The Best Gifts For Kids From Tech 4 Kids

Still searching round the gifts for kids? I know it’s very hard to guess kids’ mind because they change all the time. But I have some very trendy toys ideas which I believe all the kids would not reject them.

Most Popular In 2017

Fijix Spinners

Fijix Spinners are the perfect combination of a focus device and a fun fidget toy! Very easy to spin using two hands or take it up a level with the flick of your to balance & keep it spinning in one hand. The high speed and long spin time will not only keep you focused but allow for tons of tricks. Each spin is a chance to beat your own spin time or challenge a friend! Highly collectible in different licenses & styles.

  • Each side of the spinner has different graphics of your favorite characters. Collect them all – many more to come. Put it in your pocket & make anytime, spin time! 3 Prong, high quality Spinners in the most popular licenses:  Star Wars, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Power Rangers and Minions!
  • Heavy, smooth spinning – beats the average spin time of over 2 minutes – can spin up to & amp; over3 minutes
  • Do tricks (pass hand to hand), spin with 1 hand or 2, and relax while enjoying the most fun toy in the market

MSRP: $4.99
Ages: 8+

Classic Mini Arcade Games

Centipede Mini Arcade Game

It’s a blast from the past with this retro-styled Centipede® mini arcade game! It looks, sounds and plays just like you remember. Move your space ship with the joy stick and hit the fire button to shoot down the Centipede before it crashes into you! Watch out for spiders and scorpions too. Includes 3 AA batteries.

• Authentic 80’s graphics, sounds and game play!
• Shoot down the Centipede before it gets you!

MSRP: $17.99

Ages: 8+
Available at: Walmart, TRU, Target, Barnes & Noble, Meijer, BJ’s Wholesale Store

Qbert Mini Arcade Game

It’s a blast from the past with this retro-styled Qbert mini arcade game! It looks, sounds and plays just like you remember. Move Qbert from cube to cube, changing the color as you go. Watch out for Coily and the other bad guys that make Qbert start over! Includes 3 AA batteries.

• Authentic 80’s graphics, sounds and game play!
• Move Qbert to each cube in the pyramid before he gets squashed by the bad guys!

MSRP: $17.99

Ages: 8+
Available at: Walmart, TRU, Target, Barnes & Noble, Meijer, BJ’s Wholesale Store

Frogger Mini Arcade Game

It’s a blast from the past with this retro-styled Frogger® mini arcade game! It looks, sounds and plays just like you remember. Navigate Frogger across the highway and the rushing river to the safety of home. Watch out for traffic, and don’t fall in the water! Includes 3 AA batteries.

• Authentic 80’s graphics, sounds and game play!
• Move your frogs across the highway and river to safety!

MSRP: $17.99

Ages: 8+
Available at: Walmart, TRU, Target, Barnes & Noble, Meijer, BJ’s Wholesale Store

Popcakes Surprise

Inspired by desserts, Popcakes Surprise is an adorable new collectible that pops open to reveal a beautiful surprise! Push down on the sides of the delightfully colorful base to pop open a charming, surprise character. These cute dolls are not only beautiful but they smell delightful too. With 36 loveable characters to collect, the popping surprise is only half the fun. Be sure to collect them all!

Age: 4+
MSRP: $4.99 (capsule) / $8.99 (2 pack) / $12.99 (3 pack)

Tech 4 Kids has more kids gift ideas, check it out at http://www.tech4kids.com/.

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