Lucid Audio HearMuffs

Parents will do anything within their powers to protect their children from harm. Right? Right! So, if we protect our children from  … say for instance … mosquitoes or harmful UV rays … shouldn’t we also protect their precious hearing? Of course, that is why I was happy to let my one-year-old nephew try out the Lucid Audio’s HearMuffs.

Growing ears of babies and toddlers are susceptible to damage. Providing hearing protection, especially at a young age, helps to ensure optimal hearing as your child grows. HearMuffs is a protective devise that is tauted as being the most advanced hearing preservation for infants and toddlers! Sounds great, but does it work?

I used the HearMuffs at a recent Track-n-Field event where there is historically a large amount of screaming by parents who are trying to encourage their competing children … and not to mention the sudden pop of the starter’s pistol at various times. Unexpected sounds or aggressive voices startles my youngster … which leads to a crying … which leads to crankiness .. which leads to the me leaving earlier thank expected from an event. By his reactions, it is clear loud noises hurt.

To gauge if the HearMuffs really worked, I closely watched my tiny human as the environment seemed to explode around him. Not a budge … nor flinch … only cute toddler smiles and drool. It’s a keeper folks!

HearMuffs compress sounds and has the unique ability to let in outside voices to comfort a child. The unit can even play soothing sounds. Options include Protect only, Soothe Mode allows voices to be heard while compressing potentially harmful noises to comfortable levels and Sounds Mode where the child can enjoy four soothing sounds — Lullaby, White Noise, Creek, and Heartbeat.

We were at the track meet for a few hours and my nephew stayed the entire time and did not have a tantrum. I really believe it was due to the HearMuffs.

Possible Hearing Hazards for Children

  • Loud toys
  • Television volume
  • Events such as festivals, sports events, concerts
  • Firework displays
  • Household appliances (vacuum, hair dryer, blender)

Rating: 4/5 stars

Donna Andrews

Super aunt of a 1 year old boy

Getting Ready For Summer with Babyganics

Did you know that May is skin-cancer awareness month? I think it’s perfect timing since summer is here and everyone is spending every moment outside.  Skin cancer is something that I honestly never really thought about until the past  few years. I have naturally tanned skin and dark hair so when it comes to sun burns I never really worried much. My husband; however, is pale skinned with red hair. It’s the complete opposite for him. Even if he is outside for an hour he has to have sunblock on or he will come in looking like a tomato. Having four kids, half of whom have inherited my dark hair, but a lighter skin complication like my husband, has made me more aware of skin cancer and of making sure their skin is protected from all outside elements. Babyganics has every product that I need to make sure they are protected from the summer elements, and can continue to have fun! This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions, stories, and my experience are all personal and true (like always)!

About babyganics:

Sunscreen Essentials

  • ​All mineral sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) & a combo of mineral & chemical sunscreens (zinc oxide, octisalate and titanium dioxide)
  • SPF formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and range from 30SPF – 50+SPF
  • Glides on smooth- effortless application
  • Non-allergenic and tear free
  • Also contain Neo-Nourish and all are fragrance free

​Swim Diapers

  • ​The only swim diapers with sun sensing scenery
  • Provides UPF+ protection for covered areas
  • Won’t swell in water
  • Water resistant soft cover
  • Pull-on design and comfy fit
  • Tear-away sides for easy removal

​Natural Insect Repellent Spray & Wipes

  • ​Formulated with: essential oils—Citronella, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrass & Geranium
  • Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes
  • Plant and essential oils help keep mosquitoes away
  • A DEET Free Choice
  • Non-greasy formula

My Thoughts:

A family pass to the city pool is only $50, and for a family of six this is a great deal. I plan to spend a lot of time at the pool with the kids this summer. It’s fun, away from technology, great family time, and budget friendly. Their diapers have to be my favorite swim diapers. They went on easy, didn’t swell up, kept him and the pool protected while we were swimming.

Having a good sunscreen that isn’t harsh on their skin is important to me, so when I was given a chance to try babyganics I was excited. These products are awesome. They do not have that greasy feel that some do and they go on smooth. The sunscreen left my little ones’ skin feeling soft with a pleasant scent.  The sunscreen is bottled in many ways that make it easy for me to get it on the kids. I loved the stick for my littlest, the spray for my youngest daughter, and the lotion for my older two. The various forms of these great products allowed for the quickest and easiest way to apply based on the needs of my children. I reapplied after two hours of being at the pool and all four of my kids walked away with zero sunburn.

Lastly but not least, their insect repellent is a must have! We like  to swim until we physically can no longer swim and bugs can be an issue sometimes. Most repellents have a smell that can be harsh alone.  This is not the case; however, with babyganics.  Oh, and I must mention again the pleasant scent!


Overall, I love that Babyganics products are organic and safe for my little ones. Most of my kids have sensitive skin and some products tend to break them out. Babyganics did not break them out,  protected their skin, kept them safe, and all products were easy to use.  This mommy has found a winning line of products to protect my little ones and I highly recommend all mommies to use Babyganics too!



BBlüv Baby Monitor

Keep an Eye on Your Little One with BBlüv

It’s true that no matter how old the kid you always want to have one eye on them for when they need you. After a certain age that gets to be impossible, but at no time is it more important than when they are helpless in their crib. You want to have the tools to keep them safe and a baby monitor is high on the list of important gear for a young child. BBlüv’s Viziö has everything you could want, an all in one package to offer peace of mind.

Bbl. Baby monitor videoThe Viziö digital video baby monitor lets you peek in day or night without disturbing your nap time or nightly sleep. The built in microphone allows you to hear everything that is going on, while the speaker allows you to communicate. As your child gets older you can chat back and forth easily without standing right there in the room so this is not an item you out grow in a short time. A high quality monitor is a good investment.

BBLuv Video Baby Monitor imageThe range of the monitor’s transmission is 1000 ft. so you have flexibility and range of motion while still getting a clear picture. The 3.3” color LCD display gives a nice balance of size without being clunky. Both the monitor and the camera are super light and easy to transport. The weight is not an issue if you want to mount the camera instead of attaching it to the crib, one little nail is enough.

Each of the rechargeable units has a 12-hour battery life and share the same cord to charge so if you misplace one you are still good to go. Great for travel. They have impressive sound quality for monitor feed and camera lullaby mode. It comes equipped with 8 lullabies you can play to sooth a restless sleeper.

Night image on the BBLuv Video Baby MonitorYou do have to watch since the monitor and camera can emit a lot of feed back when to close together. Overall though the Viziö digital video baby monitor is easy to use, has a great picture, a lot of convenient features. It alerts you to low or high temperatures in the room, there is an out of range alert and a baby feeding alarm you can set.

BBlüv has all kinds of goodies for parents beyond the Viziö. Find out more on their site

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Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock

Make Every Trip to the Store a Relaxing Hammock Ride

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock with munchkinWhen you think of hammocks beautiful beaches may come to mind, or lazy afternoons in the backyard, perhaps thoughts of camping in the woods. Shopping carts are unlikely to be your first association, but Binxy Baby may change that. The shopping cart hammock takes your next visit to the store from hassle to harmony.

Keeping your baby safe and comfortable is absolutely the goal with any product you are purchasing. Functionality and easy use are also key and the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock has all of that. Basically this high quality two layer fabric hammock is designed to clip onto the sides of a shopping cart so you can strap your munchkin in for a secure ride. If you want to use your carseat instead of placing the baby directly in the hammock that works too. In fact it is the safe way to have a carseat mounted onto a shopping cart, just use the strap that comes with it.

carseat and the Binxy Baby HammockThe hammock is designed to have an incline, or tilt so the baby’s head and neck are supported while they ride. It can hold up to 50 lbs. and stretches to fit most standard carts. I love the three point seatbelt to keep my little one in place while I navigate the isles. Once he is loaded there is still plenty of room to load in the groceries. Binxy Baby has awesome designs you can choose from to show a bit of your style and when you are done loading your shopping bags into the car packing up the hammock takes seconds. I can either put it in my diaper bag or keep it in the car with my reusable grocery bags so I am sure to remember it for every trip.

Shopping cart with Binxy Baby hammockA happy baby makes for easy shopping, getting rocked by the motion of the cart has kept my kiddo calm and quiet through our outings. I was also constantly getting compliments about how happy and comfortable my boy looks in his hammock and what a great space saving idea. I love the great material, beautiful pattern, strong fabric, quality crafmanship, soft and comfortable feel. Overall this is just a great product to have, easy to use, easy to store, and the shopping cart hammock makes my son easy relaxed company.

You can find out more at the Binxy Baby site or on Social Media at TwitterFacebookInstagram


Abiie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier Review

Carry your kiddo in style and comfort.

Nothing is more important than your baby’s health and having the ability to keep your little one close and safe is a wonderful thing. Abbie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier is an innovative carrier designed to prevent infant hip dysplasia while offering a booster seat that is comfortable for the carrier and carry-e.

This lightweight carrier, just 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg), is made of 100% cotton and 100% polyester mesh. The fabric feels strong and firm yet soft and smooth so it won’t irritate soft baby skin. It comes in two color options, a nice grey or neutral khaki. Either looks great and if you want to add some style you can always make it a craft project to individualize your Huggs. All of the buttons clip nicely and have a strong hold so the carrier feels secure.
The Abiie’s Huggs Contour’s is special in its design because it focuses on preventing hip dysplasia. This may be something you have heard discussed before for babies or adults, heck it is a common point of discussion amongst pet owners because it can effect us all. In hip dysplasia “the top of the thighbone doesn’t fit securely into the hip socket. This problem may affect one or both hip joints.” – WebMD  This is of course uncomfortable and can go so far as complete dislocation. So with that concern why not embrace a carrier that keeps the kiddo “ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position”?

The Abiie’s Huggs Contour comes with teething pads, an adjustable neck support, and sleeping hoods. It was comfortable for me strapping the carrier on my body. (I did need assistance to tighten the back strap)  The padded straps are ideal especially when in use for long periods of time, but for the rear facing position I felt they crowded the baby’s face a bit. This could have to do with my height, at 5’1″ most items that easily accommodate someone 5’10” take some adjusting. Overall once I was settled into my Huggs the fit was great. If you have a family like mine, my husband is 6′, you might want two carriers to save yourself readjusting straps. Or maybe now that I just have my Huggs Contour all set up I just don’t want to share…
There are a lot of ways to “use” the Huggs Contour. You might think you’re taking part in pairs iceskating with all of the carry options Huggs offers, Front-Inward; Front-Outward; Back Carry; Hip Carry: Front-Inward, Front-Outward. Master them all and the Parent Olympics are in your future! But really, it is great to have a versatile product as your preferences might change depending on activity and how big baby is.


Features We Love

  • The straps stay in place well despite the smooth material.
  • Almost all of the carrier is washable! – Cause lets face it things get messy out in the real world.
  • The Double-layer Center Panel – basically a flap to open on hot days and expose the mess lining for added breathability.


  • The padded booster seat part of the carrier made it too large to easily fit in our diaper bag for convenient storage.
  • We are not sure that this product would work for larger parents. You might want to check out the waist band dimensions and other sizing details below.

The Abiie’s Huggs Contour is a great option when you are searching for a baby carrier. If you have any history of hip issues in your family or are concerned with them developing read up on all of the details on the Abiie’s website to learn more about the product and their design.

Learn more about Abiie’s products on their website – – or on Facebook

Abiie HUGGS Baby Carrier Hip Seat

Product Details Complete Carrier: 

  • Weight: 2.2 lb /1kg
  • Max-load: Up to 45 lb/20 kg.

Shoulder Strap Dimension:

(A ) Shoulder Straps Distance

  • Max-width: 13.5”(34 cm)
  • Min-width:  3.5” (9cm)

(B) Shoulder Strap to Waist Belt

  • Max-height: 20” (51 cm)
  • Min-height: 12.5” (32cm)

Waist Belt Dimension:
(C ) Height: 5” (13 cm)
(W) Waist Size

  • Max:  46” (118 cm)
  • Min: 27” (68.58 cm)

Seat dimension:

(S) Seat Size

  • Max-width: 8.6″ (22 cm)
  • Min-width: 7″ (18 cm)
  • Length: 6.69” (17 cm)
  • Height:  5.11” (13 cm)

Material. Chemical free, 100% cotton lining fabric, 100% polyester padding, and breathable air-flow mesh.

Abiie HUGGS Baby Carrier Hip Seat


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HALO SleepSack Swaddle

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest. For more, see “I Disclose”.
Like most parents out there this day in age I do not use blankets for my kiddos when they are babies. My girls were born in the winter so the SleepSack was a great option to keep them warm and safe throughout the night. This baby will be born in the heat of the summer and I was really hoping for a SleepSack Swaddle this time around as well. Let me tell you that the SleepSack Swaddle from Halo will not disappoint anyone. 

About HALO:

Their mission is: Putting Babies First. The founder Bill Schmid and his wife Cathy lost their first born to SIDS. From this tragedy, HALO and its mission was born. For more than 20 years they’ve been dedicated to putting the health, safety, and well-being of babies first. From their bestselling SleepSack wearable blankets that help babies sleep safely, to their award-winning Bassinest Swivel Sleeper that lets you sleep safely next to your baby, to their ComfortLuxe Sleepwear that helps little ones with sensitive skin sleep more comfortably, all we do comes from the core idea of putting babies first.

About the 3-way HALO SleepSack Swaddle:

The HALO SleepSack Swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safe, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby’s arms to prevent the “Moro” or startle reflex. This is the ONLY 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style. Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep and an easy and gentle transition the the SleepSack Wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling. It is used in hospital nurseries nationwide, the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is the #1 choice of hospitals and is recognized as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. It’s strong adjustable fasteners ensure a perfect fit and resist breakouts for more secure swaddling. Plus, it’s innovative zipper, unzips from the bottom allowing your baby to stay swaddled for easy diaper changes.

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  • Use over regular sleepwear to replace loose blankets for safe sleep.
  • “Back is Best” message reminds all caregivers to put your baby to sleep on their backs.
  • Generously-sized fasteners offer adjustability for a perfect fit.
  • Unique, roomy sack design is recognized by the international Hip Dysplasia Institute as “hip healthy”.
  • Inverted zipper for easy diaper changes.


My Thoughts:

I am absolutely excited about the new 3-way option on the SleepSacks. I loved these with my daughters and know that I will get a great deal of use out of them with my new baby this summer. I also was excited to see that the one I received is 100% Cotton Muslin so it won’t be near as hot as the previous ones that I have used on my girls. The SleepSack itself fits your baby perfectly even as they grow. I have bought the SleepSack Swaddle for friends that have babies because I truly feel that it is that amazing. Can’t wait until my new little one is here to use it.




If you are interested in purchasing this amazing SleepSack Swaddle, head on over to the website and find the right pattern just for you.

Do More Knowing Your Child Is Safe with Levana

I would like to ask you a quick question Moms and Dads- how often do you just wish you could see what your little one is up to?

From newborns to young children, it is quite useful to be able to see what is going on at night.  Nightmares, sleep terrors, or just the odd night time feeding.  Maybe an odd feeling in the pit of your stomach where you just want a little peek, but that squeaky door will absolutely give you away and cause an awakening.  Perhaps you just want to see your little one’s face- we’ve all been there.


A way around this is with the new Willow™ 5” HD Touchscreen PTZ Video Baby Monitor by Levana.  Levana has been making portable wireless video baby monitors since 2002, and it shows. They have the technological know how and ability to be true innovators.  Their newest is no exception, with an HD PTZ camera that not only has night vision but also has Pan Tilt Zoom features built in, hence the PTZ.  The monitor features invisible LEDs, ClearVu digital wireless technology which is secure, battery life which can last for days at a time, a high frame rate, an included 4.3 inch LCD screen, and an easy to pick up and use user interface.


We really like the fact that the monitor is completely wireless and digital eliminating a needless tangle of wires and a need to find more outlets.  Levana focuses on baby’s safety.  This monitor gives parents the ability to free up their free time to actually do other stuff while their babies are sleeping, too.  No longer is hovering around necessary, but laundry, house hold chores or just catching up on that Facebook article or Twitter feed you’ve been dying to check in on is finally within grasp.  The Willow™ 5” HD Touchscreen PTZ Video Baby Monitor is available now for $249.99.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine.