I was delighted to be invited to the Parenting Experience Event by Cercone Brown in NYC where I got to take a look at some great brands. Here is summary of some of my favorite finds:
Seventh Generation has developed a hypoallergenic and triclosan-free hand wash. I’m really excited about this because I am a little nuts with my kids and anti bacterialing them all of them but I’m not crazy about all of the recent warnings that have come about regarding triclosan. SO excited for this product to hit the shelves!
Summer Infant is featuring the new Pop ‘n Play Portable Playard which allows you to easily create a safe portable play area for your child. The ultra-lightweight and compact fold playard can be set up and taken down in seconds, making it perfect for use at home, a day at the park, or a weekend at the beach. I found myself imagining this beautiful playard by my side on the soccer field as I fantasized about having a fourth baby…(and then reality hit and I realized I’m too old and I’m too tired!)
Zarbee’s has a new line of Immune Support gummies which are great for my brood…3 germy kids all in a petri dish called elementary school :)
When I started talking to the rep at barkTHINS® it was instantly great conversation. I sampled thin slivers of chocolate that are easily snap-able for portions you can snack on! Crammed with natural ingredients and fair trade chocolate, barkTHINS® are the perfect snack for the serious chocolate lover. We talked some more and discovered we went to the same high school (in NJ)…how fun! So now how can I not have good feelings about this brand?! :)
I got to sample ProBugs™. Lifeway ProBugs™ is Organic Whole Milk Kefir for kids with fun characters and flavors, with the added bonus of protein and calcium. Plus it has seven to ten billion CFU’s of 10 live and active cultures (friendly bacteria) per cup. As with all Lifeway Products, this kefir is made with milk from grass-fed cows that is free of rBGH (Bovine Growth Hormones) and antibiotics. I’m loving the easy-to-grip shape and no-spill spout and can’t wait to test it out with my three!
I was reminiscing about having 3 babies 18 months and younger (OMG I still can’t believe it!) when I checked out the UPPAbaby Vista. The VISTA is a convertible stroller system that can transport up to three children – without growing wider. Designed to adapt as your family grows, the VISTA accommodates your precious cargo from birth through the toddler years. How totally awesome is that!!! Geez, I would have loved to have had this beauty around when my babies were babies!
And finally, I was dying from cuteness checking out Magnificent Baby…infant wear with magnetic fasteners so there’s no need to mess with snaps or velcro…brilliant! And again, I think about how helpful that would have been for ME! (because it IS all about me right?!) Seriously though it is amazing how baby products keep evolving to make it a little easier for parents. Hopefully some of these finds will be helpful for you too!