Congratulations to the winners!
Thermo Drink Bottles
Bec @ The Plumbette
GAIA Natural Detangler
ShoeZooz shoe sticckers
I Learn app
There are so many back to school guides in bloggy land and generally online at the moment. I know I wrote one and there’s some with funny spins on them, some are informative, some are dry and some are entertaining!
This isn’t a back to school guide. This is a feature of some awesome products I found. As a parent and educator, I think they are perfect for school starters! There’s a giveaway of ALL the products at the bottom of the post!
1. The Thermos Foogo Range
I’m a convert to the stainless steel bottle. After throwing out plastic drink bottles with unreachable places to clean, I haven’t been confident with the fact that the water living in them is clean.
It also gets super hot here and our fridge is always jam packed. I can’t always keep the drink bottles in the fridge and who wants to drink luke warm water that’s been sitting out all day?
The Thermos® Foogo Stainless Steel Drink Bottle range – (RRP: $29.99) has vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention, keeping things cold for up to 12 hours. Coming in blue or pink, there is also a hygienic push button lid with a pop-up silicone straw that is easy to open.
Check out the range here
2. GAIA Natural Baby Conditioning and Detangler (RRP $9.99)
I love GAIA products. How nice are they!? I had no idea they made products like this until it arrived at my door. Tom is really sensitive to certain sprays and creams and so am I. Any hairspray, gel or strong hair cream touches my neck or shoulders and I break out in a rash so I tend not to use them.
Some of you may know I’ve been having a bit of drama with Tom refusing to get a hair cut. At this rate I am seriously considering giving him a little snip in his sleep! The other option is tempting, which is just to let his curls grow freely!
I really want him to look neat and tidy on his first big day though at 3 year old kinder though so I plan on giving him a quick spray to smooth down and tame those curls before we take a ‘first day’ pic.
Great for all ages (just gentle enough to use on babies), GAIA Natural Baby Conditioning Detangler can be used by those with skin affected by eczema, psoriasis, dandruff or cradle cap as it is free from artificial fragrances, soap, sulphate, petrochemic als, mineral oils, parabens, propylene glycol and other ingredients that are known irritants.
Available at selected health food stores, pharmacies and online.
3. Shoezooz Shoe Stickers (RRP $7.50 with free shipping)
I’m a big fan of encouraging independence and I absolutely love this innovative product. So simple. Just attach the stickers of a simple two-piece animal puzzle – the animal head and body is on one side and the tail is on the other.
Kids match up the puzzle and put their shoes on the right feet.
Check out Shoezooz here.
4. BizziBrains ‘I Learn’ App (RRP $3.99)
You know me. I can be a little skeptical about technology with toddlers. But I thought this app was clever, innovative and fabulous for children transitioning to day care, pre school or primary school.
The App is short but sweet and takes you through a day of preparing for school, going to school and how you might feel at the end of the day. Incorporated in this is activities like writing your name, rolling a dice and discussing emotions.
Tom absolutely loves it and we will be using it right up until his first day at pre-school. I do feel it will help cement those small routine things about the transition that can be overwhelming to little people!
You can download the app here.
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ANSWER THE QUESTION – Which of these products would help you the most and why?