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Top 3 Picks from New York Baby Show #MTBloggerLounge #ad

26 May

Attending the New York Baby Show at Pier 94 was fun this year. Don’t get me wrong it’s fun every year but this year there were more vendors, networking, space and the Momtrends Blogger Lounge was awesome and huge. This year I also got to record a video in the broadcast booth showcasing one of my favorite picks from the show. I’m not a mom of babies anymore but I go to the New York Baby Show for my readers to show them all things babies, what they should buy and also put on their registry. 

My day started with a Blogger Media breakfast with my kids and a few brands that talked to us one on one before the show opened. Ribbon cutting ceremony took place then we were off to speak to all the booths in attendance. 

Top three picks: 

1. My first pick was by Jujube. I spotted this bag from across the room and knew I had to have it. I am bag obsessed and I can literally open up a handbag shop. I still want this because it has so many pockets, keeps bottles warm if you use bottles, can be worn 3 different ways (handle, crossbody and backpack) Hello!!, and best of all Machine Washable. Yes you heard right. I also have a video of the bag where we talk about all the features that you can check out right here.: ​

2. Austlen Baby Co. is my second top pick. This stroller I picked is more like a mini van. It can hold so many things and the beachwheels can roll through the sand. Pack a few coolers on along with the kids, toys, soccer ball, bottles, diapers, etc.  I’ve included a video to show how it works and how easy it folds up without taken up lots of space in your home. Love it! 

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3. My third and final pick was the Canon EOS Rebel T7i. We all have to take pics of our pregnancy, kids and family so why not do it with this amazing piece of equipment. It’s small, touchscreen, 24.2 megapixels, built in Wi-Fi, and a flip out screen. I’ve been looking for a camera like this. On my wishlist. 

Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends for the invite and making our day fun as always. 

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #MTBloggerLounge #ad

9 Apr

The 2017 New York Baby Show, on May 20 & 21 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 7th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I am giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. 

GIVEAWAY

10 free tickets are up for grabs for singles or families by clicking on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolPFree

50% OFF TICKET LINK

My readers can also enjoy 50% off any tickets (family or single) click on this link. 

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Back To School With Momtrends #momtrendsbts

23 Jul

Kids might not want to hear it but school is right around the corner. I attended Momtrends 6th Annual Back To School Event and I’ve got the scoop on everything from fashion to food and everything in between. 


Brands in attendance or in gift bags were: 

The Nanny League- Need a college educated nanny or on call sitter? Like ok no further. Check @thenannyleague on Twitter for more info.

Mabel’s Labels- Every year my kids and I look forward to labeling school supplies and clothes. Head to Twitter @mabelhood


Nalgene- Making sure my kids drinks are in a spill proof sturdy bottle and they’re lunch doesn’t get soggy or squished makes for a happy day with these products. Go to @NalgeneUSA on Instagram and stock up.


USANA-Nutritional Science @usanainc on Twitter & Instagram  

Vamousse- Non toxic- and pesticide free lice products to treat, prevent and protect children against lice. @vamousselice on Twitter.

Play-Doh- We all love play-doh. You already know the amazing things you can do with play-doh. My daughter can’t get enough of this. Head to @playdoh onTwitter. 

Chewbeads- I fell in love with these amazing chewbeads and I don’t need a baby to own them. They are colorful and go great with anything. I want them all. 100% silicone teething jewelry that’s worn by mommies. Check out @Chewbeads on Twitter for more info. 


KEEN, Inc- Outfoor footwear for the whole family. From the mountains to the city streets. @Keen on Twitter for footwear fashion. 


WallPops- Wall art, peel and stick wallpaper. Amazing wallpaper that can brighten up a room. See what @Wallpopswallart has for you on Twitter. 


Paula’s Choice- Skincare products you can feel confident about buying and using. @paulaschoice on Twitter. 

Joules-Britain’s best loved lifestyle brand. Clothing for the entire family. Take a look at the mini models below. On Twitter @joulesclothing 

Yoobi- Supplies for school, home and office. Very colorful and unique. For every Yoobi item you buy, another is donated to a classroom in need in the U.S. You must check out@Yoobigives on Twitter 


Earth’s Best- Natural and organic products for your growing baby. @EarthsBest on Twitter.

Ella’s Kitchen- Healthy and natural organic food for babies and kids. They are on Twitter @EllasKitchenUSA


Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Gift bags were given. Thank you Momtrends for another awesome event. My kids thank you too. 

Leapfrog’s New 2016 Product Lineup

14 Jun

LeapFrog hosted their annual product showcase in New York on Tuesday, June 7th and I was invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their new 2016 product lineup.

LeapFrog announced LeapStart, a new interactive workbook that helps to prepare kids for the classroom and life beyond, as well as the full 2016 toy lineup for Back to School and Holiday. 
This year’s products focus teaching 21st Century Learning Skills, which intertwines school curriculum with new ways of thinking, problem solving and collaborating, to prepare children for a quickly-evolving, globally-connected world.

 The 2016 product lineup includes:

LeapStart: A new interactive system and library of activity books that bring learning to life to teach key school and life skills. There are two platforms, one for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten and one for Kindergarten & 1st Grade and each is compatible with the LeapStart activity books that help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. Priced at $39.99 for the LeapStart system and $12.99 for 16 additional LeapStart Activity Books.


Melody the Musical Turtle: Ten musical activities prompt toddlers aged 2 years and up to find numbers and colors, repeat sequences from memory and create tunes by pressing light-up buttons on Melody’s shell. Priced at $19.99.


Count Along Register: Budding entrepreneurs can run a store and expand their imagination through pretend play and exercise social play skills that help them build a foundation for core and life skills. The talking, interactive cash register features an adorable character that talks, sings and lights up, offering much more than typical calculator-like cash registers. Priced at $19.99


Learn & Groove Musical Mat: An interactive floor mat that develops cognitive and physical development. Kids get to move, dance, and play music while they learn foundational mathematics skills, as well as 21st century skills, such as creativity as they compose their own tunes, and collaboration as they play with friends. Priced at $29.99.

Which product catches your eye? Check out http://www.leapfrog.com for more information and @leapfrog on Twitter. 

Disclosure: I was invited to the showcase. Opinions are mine 100% as always. This post is not compensated. 
 

Catherine & Sean Lowe Loads Of Love Baby Shower With Dreft #AmazingHood

28 Apr

Wednesday April 27th was a beautiful day in the neighborhood at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel for an unforgettable Loads Of Love themed baby shower with expectant parents Sean and Catherine Lowe Reality TV Couple from The Bachelor. Dreft (No.1 baby laundry detergent) made this journey to #AMAZINGHOOD possible.   

     
    
 I haven’t been to a baby shower in years. Walking in the suite was filled with plush baby blankets, Dreft products, cake, food, onesies, laundry baskets, pillows, fresh flowers and stuffed animals. It was the perfect setting.  

    

  

 
  
   
Dreft had been a part of my family since 1990 when my firstborn arrived. My mother, grandmother and pediatrician recommended it and I’ve used it for all four of my children. The smell is amazing and I just couldn’t stop smelling my kids and their belongings.  

    
    
   
I was so happy to hear Dreft unveiled a new line of products to match the different stages of babyhood- from pregnancy through toddlerhood and beyond. A gentle and hypoallergenic product to wash newborn’s clothes would be Dreft Stage 1: Newborn. As babies grow and explore the world families are looking for a stronger detergent like  Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby that can remove 99% of baby food stains while still being gentle and hypoallergenic. Parents can feel sentimental when babies outgrow their newborn clothes and need need to wash their bigger-kid clothes and that’s where Dreft Blissfuls in-wash scent boosters come into play to help bring back memories of the entire journey with every wash. 

Catherine Lowe mentioned her mother used Dreft to wash her baby clothes and it feels good to continue the tradition of using a brand that her mother trusted. Catherine and Sean are preparing for the baby’s arrival by setting up the nursery and washing all the baby’s linen and clothes in Dreft’s Newborn Detergent.  

    
    
    
    
 I also enjoyed pre-washing my kids clothes and blankets so that amazing smell could set in when I dressed and wrapped them in their blankets. 

Sean Lowe said “Were excited to embrace the special, messy moments as they come. Thankfully with Dreft, we can tackle the messes and focus more on all of the amazing times we have to share together.”

Sean and Catherine are waiting till birth to find out whether they are having a boy or girl. Catherine told me she will breastfeed. She also said they want more kids. They are so excited about the birth and Catherine is due July 5th. 

You can follow their year long journey with Dreft on social media, @Dreft on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Also check out http://www.Dreft.com and follow the hashtag #Amazinghood 

I had a great time celebrating #Amazinghood with the Lowe’s and can’t wait to see their bundle of joy. They will make great parents.  

 Disclosure: I was invited to this event. This post is not compensated. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Gift bags were given. 

Tommee Tippee New Ultra Baby Bottle & Giveaway 

25 Apr

Tommee Tippee celebrated the launch of its new Ultra baby bottle- the only bottle you’ll ever need- at Vosges Haut- Chocolat in Soho. Even though my kids aren’t babies anymore I still like to see the new products Tommee Tippee has for my readers. I did use Tommee Tippee products and I also love their pacifiers, diaper pails breast pump starter kit and bottle warmers.  

    
    
 The Ultra bottle, which is available exclusively at Babies R Us, delivers a natural breast-like latch and a perfectly secure seal and angled position for a continuous milk flow resulting in a perfect feeding experience.

The Ultra bottle’s premium features include:

 • Easy Transitions: The extra wide nipple on the Ultra bottle offers a more breast-like shape for baby to latch onto. The nipple is made from a super-soft, high grade silicone, which allows the nipple to move in multiple directions like a breast, replicating a natural feeding action. The breast-like nature of this bottle makes for easier transitions between breast and bottle. 

  • Anti-Colic: A contour zone has been uniquely built into the Ultra nipple, which forms a perfect match to baby’s open mouth. This zone allows baby to form a secure seal around the nipple, which helps reduce air intake and discomfort. It also helps prevent messy milk dribbles for a more comfortable feed. 

  • Smooth Milk Flow: The innovative angled nipple on the Ultra bottle provides a more comfortable, upright feeding position for baby. Milk flows down the bottle in an even way ensuring the nipple stays full of milk throughout the feed. 

 The full range of BPA-free products is available exclusively at Babies “R” Us. The Ultra bottles are available in 5 oz. and 9 oz. sizes, and prices range from $10.99 for a single pack to $26.99 for a 3-pack. For more information, please visit tommeetippee.us. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TommeeTippeeNorthAmerica or follow us on Twitter: @tommeetippee_NA or Instagram: @tommeetippee_na.

**GIVEAWAY**

Tommee Tippee was kind enough to give one of my readers a Ultra Bottle Starter Set.  

 Here’s how to enter:(Mandatory)

Must be a subscriber to my blog Five Little Words

Follow me on Twitter: @nilimonicky

Follow me on Instagram: @nilimo

Follow @tommeetippee_na on Twitter and Instagram 

Answer question: Who gets the pleasure of trying out the new Ultra bottle? Also leave your handle and email in comment. 

Giveaway ends May 8,2016. Winner announced on social media May 9th. US residents only. Tommee Tippee will mail prize to winner. Five Little Words is not responsible for sending prize. 

Disclosure: This post is not compensated. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Gift bag was given.