Our New Favorite On-The-Go Snack is Go & Grow by Similac

This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.

Modern day mamas know just how lucky we are to have tons of awesome inventions our mothers never had. Food pouches are one of these glorious motherhood aids. Go & Grow by Similac pouches are our new favorite on the go snacks that keep Viviana satisfied while we shop. I received this product for free from SheSpeaks.

 

Go & Grow pouches are a new line from Similac that incorporate 3-4 servings of fruits and veggies in each pouch. That’s 1/3 of what toddlers are recommended to have in a day. They are non-GMO, USDA certified organic and gluten free. Go & Grow by Similac have no fillers or artificial flavors or preservatives. These pouches can currently be found at Walmart in the baby aisle.

One of the highlights of Go & Grow by Similac is OptiGro. OptiGro is Similac’s special blend of brain and eye nourishing DHA, lutein and vitamin E. Each pouch contains 32mg of DHA which is an incredible way to support your toddler’s brain growth.

Go & Grow by Similac comes in two age groups: babies 6+ months and toddlers. One pouch is an appropriate daily serving for babies aged six months and up. Toddlers can have one to three a day. Some of the baby blends include mango/pear/spinach and pumpkin/banana/carrot to name a few. Some of the toddler flavors include sweet potato/mango/pear and butternut squash/pumpkin/banana/spinach/broccoli. There are many flavor blends available and you can find them all at your local Walmart.

Viviana tried all the blends that didn’t include carrot because she has an allergy to it and loved every single one. I like to have Go & Grow pouches on hand for shopping trips. Viviana enjoys eating them while in the carts and it helps keep her full in between meals.

As a mom it’s comforting to know that I’m helping support her development by giving her Go & Grow by Similac. It’s not always easy getting toddlers to eat all their fruits and veggies but this a yummy way to supplement their diet.

SheSpeaks is hosting a #Go&GrowatWalmart Giveaway. You can win a $50 gift card to Walmart.

Don’t miss out on this rebate from Ibotta to get $.50 back on one Go & Grow by Similac pouch.

Have your children tried Go & Grow by Similac? What flavors are their favorites?

5 Quick Steps to Keeping Your Baby’s Teeth Healthy

Now that your baby is ready to eat Cheerios and other solid foods, it’s time to start keeping those precious pearly whites healthy. Healthy teeth are essential to ensure your little one’s overall health. Moreover, strong and healthy teeth will help her in chewing food and in forming words and sounds while speaking. It also affects how her jaw grows.

Brushing your baby’s teeth twice or thrice a day as soon as you notice a tooth coming out is one thing. But to make sure your baby get the best care for her teeth, it takes more than just cleaning them.

Here are 5 tips to keeping baby teeth healthy:

1. Feed your baby with foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

Make sure your little one gets an adequate intake of fluoride, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C to help your baby get the right building blocks for teeth construction and achieve healthy gums.

Cheese is a good choice of food to serve up as it has high calcium content and encourages production of saliva. You may find it messy but more drooling is actually better for the baby as saliva helps wash cavity-causing acids and sugars away from the mouth. Having said that, it goes without saying that as much as possible, completely avoid sugar or keep sweets to a minimum level. Continue reading

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Review and Giveaway

Sometimes as a parent in this new age I can get distracted with taking pictures of my little one. I am guilty of taking one hundred pictures of my daughter in a single day, snapping away as she plays, trying to get the right shot to send to my family. It’s so easy to get caught up with capturing moments rather than living fully in them. I was so pleased to discover a new book for toddlers that tackles just that issue. #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh is the second in her #BabyLove series and we love it at our house! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About #BabyLove

In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a little boy who is very much used to getting his picture taken decides to play with his mom’s phone and take pictures himself. His mother finds him playing with her phone and uses the moment to teach him that what matters most is spending time together. They put the phone down and play blocks together. Continue reading

ClearPop Rapid Earache Relief Giveaway

Earaches are no fun. They are hard on adults and children alike and there are few options for relief out there. Clearpop Rapid Earache Relief is a new approach to ear pain that features no antibiotics or analgesics. I was offered a chance to try ClearPop in exchange for my honest review.

How Clearpop works

Children are more susceptible to earaches than adults are. The Eustachian tubes in their ears are shorter and more horizontal than ours are as adults. That makes it easier for bacteria to get in and also makes it harder for their ears to drain naturally. Continue reading

7 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers – #FridayFrivolity

It’s almost Easter, everyone! Here at Friday Frivolity we’re celebrating early for this upcoming weekend. If you haven’t thought about what to put into your toddler’s Easter basket this year I’m going to share what my 17 month old got in hers.

What’s in my Easter basket?

 

Everything you see here I picked up at Walmart. Target has adorable baskets too but I found this Mickey Mouse bucket for about $5 at Walmart and I had to get it. The color is like a seafoam green and it’s very big which made fitting all her goodies tons easier.

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Aszune Baby Toothbrush Review

When babies start teething it can drive us parents crazy. They chew on everything and once that elusive first tooth makes it way through the gums we have a responsibility to care for it. One of the best ways I’ve found to do that is with the Aszune Baby Finger Toothbrush because it’s never too early to take care of your teeth. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for a fair review but all views expressed are my own.

About aszune baby finger toothbrushes

These finger toothbrushes are double sided and made of a soft but durable high quality food-grade silicone. One side has a soft bristle brush and the other is more of a gum massager. They come in their own hard plastic cases to make it easy to pop into a diaper bag without worrying about it collecting germs. The size is perfect for an adult’s finger.

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60 Baby Names to Take You Back to the 80’s – #FridayFrivolity

Baby name inspiration can come from anywhere. Our theme this Friday Frivolity is 80’s music so I’m bringing you the ultimate list of baby names inspired by the 80’s.

1. Anita

The name Anita means full of grace in sanskrit. Baker released her first solo album in 1983.

2. Annie

Annie is an English name that means grace. Annie Lennox was the singer in Eurythmics.

3. Aretha

The name Aretha the is Greek for beauty. Aretha Franklin is best known for her girl power anthem,“Respect.” Continue reading

Style Your Kids With KidCuteTure – Review and Giveaway

My daughter lives in dresses. When I had an opportunity to try a new dress from a family friendly brand (a mother/daughter created it) then I couldn’t pass up the chance. KidCuteTure is a trendy and unique online boutique for children 3 months to 14 years old. Their outfits feature bright, bold colors with high quality fabrics that will make your child stand out in a crowd. I was given an opportunity to try a dress for my daughter in exchange for an honest review. KidCuteTure was also kind enough to offer my readers a chance to win $100 voucher for their shop. But first, let’s check out the dress.

-high style wit kidcuteture-

My daughter is my little fashionista. Everyday I dress her up in dresses and bows so I was super excited to try this KidCuteTure dress.

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10 Books My Toddler Loves #FridayFrivolity

In honor of World Book Day and Dr. Seuss, this Friday Frivolity we’re talking books, books and more books. I love to read. At 25 I still own every book that’s ever been given to me. I’m talking hand me down baby books from when my mom was a kid that I can now share with my daughter. We have a lot of books at our house. You could understand my overwhelming pride and happiness when my little one started to love books. We’re now at the point that reaching “the end” causes actual tears in my 15 month old. She hates when the books are over.

Today I’ll be sharing with you ten books my toddler loves. Continue reading

BabySmile Nasal Aspirator Review and Giveaway

It’s that time of year again where everyone is sick. Cold and flu are going around and our littles are especially prone to picking up bugs. One of the only ways to help babies through a cold is with nasal aspiration. They don’t know how to blow their noses yet so we have to help.

Nasal health is so important to maintain for your babies. Not only does it keep them more comfortable to have less mucus while fighting colds and infections but it can actually help prevent infections as well. Having clear passages makes it easier for babies to eat and drink. It makes sleep easier as well, which is a plus for moms and babies.

Moms benefit too by having a less fussy baby, getting more sleep and avoiding troubling doctors visits. It’s an all around positive to keep baby’s passages clear. Continue reading