What is the best product you've reviewed that you think every mom should own? (please include a link to the review)
I've reviewed so many great family-friendly products, that it's hard to say for sure, but one thing that I personally use on a daily basis is the Activeion Ionator HOM. This cleaning system uses only tap water and no harmful chemicals, yet gets your home extremely clean. I've saved a ton of room in my pantry because now I don't need all of those harmful cleaning products anymore!
The Mama Roo is the best product for a new parent given the versatility of how it helps to sooth a baby. The many features allow for various movements and the ability to plug in an MP3 player allows moms to choose to play music or one can choose the build in natural/soothing sounds.
Every mom should own a Boba Baby Carrier (and/or their companion, the Sleepy Wrap.) These were absolute lifesavers for me when our second child was born, and I wish we'd had one when I had my first!
If you’ve ever had to tie a dish-towel, apron, sheet, or pillowcase around your little one’s neck….If your child has jumped off the couch (the deck, the table, the counter, etc) in an attempt to soar through the sky…If “bad guys” best be on full-alert to steer clear of your tiny caped crusader….then you NEED to check out Pip and Bean! Pip and Bean create completely customizable super-hero capes for the little heroes in your life! High quality, ADORABLE, and affordable!
In my opinion, it's usually those small conveniences that make a mom's life a little easier. We love our gadgets and tools, but at the end of the day, it's the things we use most that make the biggest difference. Take wipes, for example. What mom doesn't keep them in the car, purse or somewhere nearby to clean up spills, wipe noses or take care of that last minute face wipe before you walk into soccer practice? That's why Natural Essentials Wipes top my list of products I think every mom should own.
They are 100% cotton, all natural, flushable and paraben and phthalate free. They come in a variety of scents and there are separate products for noses (which I use as an all-purpose wipe), fevers and first aid (great for mosquito bites too!). Nothing fancy or expensive, but essential nonetheless. It's definitely one of my favorite and regularly recommended products!
I think every mom should have a Kindle e-reader because you can read blogs on it get a bunch of free books,play Kindle games and read magazines . I love my kindle for all these reasons ,I have downloaded many free books and low cost books and even have blogs on my reading list . Kindle is also going to make it possible to use the public Library coming this the fall of 2011 . you can take your library with you and I think its a must for busy moms to keep informed and updated on all the blogs they follow as well as the books they need to read
Wow.. definitely a tough question! I honestly love most everything I've reviewed, but 4 favorites come to mind -- the Tassimo T20 Home Brewing System.. extremely convenient to use, and the coffee selections are wonderful; the NutraSonic Face Brush System... I use it in the shower daily, and it helps to keep my skin smooth and clear; my beloved The Slanket... the absolute BEST snuggly around in my opinion. It's a contest with my family to see who will get to use it each night.
But, all that aside -- I would have to say my most favorite review product, and the one that I would recommend to my girlfriends (and guy friends too) would be the PMD Personal Microderm, an at-home microdermabrasion system. Climate changes, aging, sun damage, and daily stress can wreak havoc on anyone's skin. Most women will go through product after product to find that special ONE that will give them back their baby soft, unblemished, wrinkle-free, glowing skin.
Some will spend hundreds of dollars to have their skin resurfaced in a doctor's office or spa, going through days and even weeks of discomfort and cost to achieve this. I won't say that the PMD Personal Microderm is a "miracle worker," but I will say that I personally noticed a HUGE difference in my own skin after my first trial. It may not be for everyone, and it does strongly suggest that you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS thoroughly before using it for the first time. But, I myself, am extremely pleased with not only the results I get with each treatment, the money I'm saving, but also how easy it is to use... I never even have to leave the comfort of my own home to achieve beautiful skin!
The best product we've reviewed (hands down!) is a Strider Running Bike. It is a bike for kids, that teaches them how to ride a 2 wheeler (even at 2 or 3 years old!) without any training wheels. Strider has thought of it all...a lightweight, adjustable, easy to maneuver bike. It is also the only one of it's kind that features foot rests for kids when they are 'gliding' instead of 'running' with their bike. Triple thumbs up for Strider Running Bikes!
The best thing I have ever reviewed is the Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator! We had never owned a new refrigerator before getting it, and I fell madly in love, yes LOVE, with my fridge! Why should every mom own one?
1. Built in water, cubed, and crushed ice dispenser so kids can get their own drink.
2. Adjustable shelves make it easy to store everything from tall pitchers of lemonade to small cups of yogurt.
3. Clear bins with humidity control are perfect for keeping fresh fruit and veggies right where kids can see them.
4. A separate bin for meat keeps it at the right temperature and no risk of meat juice touching other foods.
5. Shelves are easy to remove and clean with just hot soapy water for those accidental spills.
I've been fortunate to review a lot of really great products over the last four years, and my Frigidaire is the one that I definitely think every Mom should own!
I was able to review the Twin Indie from BumbleRde. This is the best double stroller ever! I use it almost daily and know several moms that have purchased because of checking out mine who love theirs just as much as I love mine.
There are a few of them...That I think are must have and one of my favorites is the Human Touch Foot and Calf Massager from Human Touch....Great after a long day!
The Beaba Baby Cook for creating your own fresh baby food.
Nature-Watch Kits! These kits are amazing and the most comprehensive I have seen for teaching kids concepts about science, nature and history. Your kids won't even know they are learning. Plus, they are great for large groups, home schoolers and camps. We were very impressed with the Gold Diggins Kit we reviewed.
Revolutionary and 100% necessary for every new parent, the Quick-Zip Sheets by Clouds & Stars are a must. Eliminating the need to remove the crib mattress, slee-deprived parents can simply zip off the top layer of the sheet, zip on a clean one and voila! At least one baby-task simplified.
I've reviewed many baby items... and while I see many being a must, great car seat, awesome and easy to push strollers, diaper bags that just make being a mom cool :) and so on... We all want those items... but one of the most useful items I have found this summer to have is a great and SAFE sunscreen for my children. I am a new and huge fan of a product called Loving Natural's. They not only sell the best sunscreen around that is vegan and safe for the entire family but also great lotions, washes and more. It is for sure a must for any mom.
Mixbook photo books were definitely one of my favorite reviews! Gone are the days of stressing about not getting your scrapbooking or photo albums updated. Mixbook makes is so easy to create beautiful digital scrapbooks that can be shared for free online or printed in beautiful book format for a reasonable price.
I have so many products I love! I think my favorite one is probably this cloth diaper : http://www.ecobabymamadrama.com/2011/06/rosebud-diaper-boutique-roots-diaper.html.
I think every mom should own a water filtration system and I love the Zuvo water filter because it filters you tap water as it comes out and the filter only needs replacing every 6 months!
Dazzle Dry Nail Polish
The Pandigital Photo Frame, every mom should have one to show off pictures of their family.
Kmart's SlimFabulous line
I think every mom should send a SENDABALL to thier child! Its an awesome gift and my kids think its so neat! You can put any saying on it and it arrived in the mail! I think it the most fun think i have reviewed so far!
If you have an infant, I highly recommend Bottle Snugglers! You can check out my review here:
Our absolute favorite toy is a brand-new one from K's Kids, called K-Magic. It's a great handheld entertainment console that has something for kids ages 0-6 years old. My kids adore it!
A Dyson! I would never have thought spending that much on a vacuum would be a good choice but now.. I would buy another just to have it on standby. It picks up EVERYTHING. Worth the $
As crazy and simple as this may sound - If I had to choose one Item that I have reviewed, that I think every mom should own... Epsom Salt. With a little Epsom Salt you can create your own spa getaway in your own home.