Win $25 Gift Card, Pfizer Products, and 20th Century Fox Movies

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Sick days stink, for adults or kids. Well, especially for kids.  Kids don’t understand really that with time, some medicine, and rest, they will feel better.  We all remember growing up the odd sick day here or there, being taken care of by Mom or Dad, and the simple things that made us feel better.  Of course, we could all use a few extra tips and tricks.  There are some tricks I have found with our little guy.

kids cold medicine

  1. Baby him- he’s sick and is acting like it.  Give them some extra attention and care during this sensitive time. Yes, they can be annoying. This too shall pass.
  2. Sleep-  even if you have to get them to lay down on the couch in front of the TV with their favorite movie, rest is key.
  3. Liquids-  get them to drink lots of water to keep their body flushing out the bad stuff and cycling through to the good stuff that will fight off the germs.
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Must Have Elite Lightweight Stroller from Mia Moda

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As you know I am the mother of 3 girls. We are always on the go and it seems like with little girls we don’t ever seem to have enough room!  I must say that the Elite Lightweight Stroller from Mia Moda is absolutely amazing and perfect for our family.

About Mia Moda:

Every Mia Moda product incorporates cutting-edge technology that delivers both performance and safety. If you are a Millennial Parent, they have a Mia Moda product just right for you. Their European-style travel systems that are fashionable, fun, and offer a full range of innovative design features such as all-wheel suspension, lockable swivel wheels, multir-ecline seats, and full-coverage canopies.

Who says you can’t have something that’s trendy, very ‘right now’ but also makes no compromises or sacrifices in terms of ergonomy, engineering design and safety? 

Mia Moda is proudly owned by DOM Family.

About Elite Lightweight Stroller from Mia Moda:

The Mia Moda Elite Lightweight, one-hand quick fold ultimate stroller navigates a modern lifestyle.
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New Year, New Tech

VR Real Feel Racing lets you race cars from the comfort of your living room. Not only is there the headset, but it comes with a steering wheel as well. The headset is pretty cool and actually comfortable (my son and husband both have larger then average heads, and neither one has an issue wearing it) to wear. Other virtual reality headsets have you tilt your head to steer and you have no control over gassing or breaking the car. With the VR Real Feel Racing, you can control these with the steering wheel, and you also feel the vibrations when you crash, bump other cars, and more with the Max Force Feedback.  The app itself is also a lot of fun for both kids and adults who like to play racing games.

You can also use the headset to play other VR apps. You can order on Amazon for about $30. Requires 3AAA batteries, not included.

The GAMESIR: G3s Gamepad is a multi-platform, portable game controller that is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Playstation 3.  It has 18 hours of game time per charge, and has rechargeable batteries.  It has automatic sleep mode and a power saver, so it will conserve it’s battery life.  It’s great for travel, and lets you play wirelessly on your smartphone or tablet using bluetooth. The G3S Gamepad has double shock vibration so you can really get into your games, feeling each hit and explosion. If you want to use it with your PS3, just use the wire and connect it (this one needs to be connected).  It’s a great gift for gamers of any age, and brings more fun to playing on your tablet or phone.

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The Ultimate Winter Gear for Your Kids

As you head out into the blustery, winter-y weather that has descended on many by this point, you will want to make sure the kids are well equipped to handle all that mother nature dishes out. Here are some of our favorites for your snow days.

One of the most important winter wear items is a durable, water resistant coat. The Dare 2b Boy’s Dedicate Jacket is a coat for both daily wear and for serious outdoor play.  Girls Entrust Jacket also available- same jacket, different name. It not only wears well, but has all sorts of features that your kids will love. It has a waterproof outer layer, and is made with a breathable 4-way stretch fabric. The hood is detachable (but doesn’t fall off) and has an elastic trim, making adjusting it easy. The coat also has internal mesh pockets, and all the pockets zip (so not as many lost gloves and whatnot). It has bight reflective details, making spotting your child on the trails or during snowball fights even easier.  Available at http://www.dare2b.com/ for about $140. Infant snuggler suits (one piece coats for babies) available for about $50 each.

snow gloves

You will want sturdy gloves- it’s hard to play outside very long with cold, wet hands. The Jr Rascal Glove by Seirus comes in fun options like skeleton, zombie, and Digi (think video game/Minecraft looking), and feel as good as they look. Kids will like them because they are fun, you will like them because they are functional and do their job well. They are windproof and water resistant, and have Heatlock insulation to keep little hands warm. They feature a gauntlet cuff that cinches easily to help keep ice and snow from getting inside, and have SureGrip on the palms and fingers to help them hold onto whatever they are trying to keep in their hands. Most gloves are really slippery, this is a cool and useful feature. For about $30 at https://www.seirus.com

snow boots

For snow trekking, you will love the Icebug Myoko BUGweb GTX.  These boots are fantastic- and yes, they have adult shoes and boots. You will love them that much. I have had Icebugs myself for several years, and my son and I agree they are both comfortable to wear and great at keeping your feet warm- we both really like them.  These boots are cut slightly higher then the ankle, and keep you warm with fleece insulation. They have a GORE-TEX® outer shell that will keep your child’s feet dry. They are easy to put on and take off- any parent that has had wars with snow boots will appreciate the double Velcro that kids can adjust themselves. No one will complain about sore feet in these boots- at least no one I’ve met. Available for $169.95 at http://icebug.com/us
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Must Have Baby Product from Big Red Rooster

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You all know how much I absolutely love finding baby products that I absolutely love. I must tell you that Big Red Rooster made my traveling time a little easier when I found this amazing product.

About Big Red Rooster:

Brian Johnson is the founder of Big Red Rooster Products. He helped build a lighting company to $22 million in sales from a start-up. This company quickly became the leading supplier of battery operated LED lights to retailers throughout North America. In 2014, he decided it was time to fullfill his dream of owning his own business and formed London Johnson, Inc. His company mission is to create innovative products that help people fall asleep or get out of bed in the morning. The first Big Red Rooster products to launch are an innovative collection of children’s alarm clock featuring the rocket ship projection alarm clock with many more products to come.

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Wowwee Robots Chip and Coji

Robots are one of the most toys for kids of all ages- everyone loves them (if they work!)- and the newest generation of robots are smarter, more fun, more realistic, and can even charge themselves in some cases.  In other cases can teach you a thing or two about how they work.

Lets look at two of the latest from Wowwee.

chip dog robot

First up is Chip.  Chip is the newest affectionate intelligent robot dog.  With senors ranging from touch to audio and voice to gyros to know when it is picked up, Chip packs a lot of fun in a little package.  Chip is about the size of a tiny dog and rolls around on his wheel-feet, rugged enough to navigate most flat surfaces.  Chip expresses himself with an LED screen-wrapped-face as well as his body language.  Chip is quite fun to play with.  He comes with a remote control to fully engage with him, a ball to play fetch, and even a charging stand that he will find on his own and charge on when his batteries get low.  This final bit makes him so close to a real pet is is almost scary, where he can in essence feed himself or rest for the night after a day of play.  Chip can understand hand gestures, voice commands, and pats on his head as ways to interact on a personal level with him.  Chip is available now and retails for $163.99
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Dreamworks Trolls Dancing Troll Poppy

trolls movie toys

The new Trolls movie has some cute and silly memorable parts to it, but one of the most memorable  is the song, “Get Back Up Again”, where our heroine Princess Poppy happily sings and dances as she goes through some extraordinary adventures while on her trek to save her friends.  This song can further permeate your brain with the new Dancing Troll Poppy speaker.  With a touch of a button, Poppy shakes and spins to the song and sings loud and clear.
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Must Have PeaPod Mat for Kids

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Anyone with little children understands the hard task of potty training. I always find that night time can be the trickiest time to potty train! With the wonderful PeaPod Mats, nightime can be much easier.

About Peapod Mats:

Peapod Mats is a quality waterproof absorbent mat designed to protect the bed from all sorts of fluids. The big difference? Peapod Mats lie flat on top of bed sheets with a grippy material underneath. This means that the mat stays flat without bunching with no need to tuck or wrap the mat around the mattress or mattress corners!

The Peapod Mat is a unique combination of 3 layers that creates a super-absorbent waterproof mat.

  • Top Layer – Breathable terry cotton; grid stitched to prevent bunching
  • Middle Layer – Polyester liner to absorb and disperse moisture
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