By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein
Your kids might be too young to have or even understand the concept of New Year’s resolutions. But they’re not lost on you, and each time that ball drops in Times Square, you vow to live better than you did the year before. But it’s not about getting to the gym, eating right and quitting all bad habits anymore. It’s about the whole family now. Here are a few products to help set your little ones off on the right foot for a happy, safe and healthy 2013.
There’s nothing like a cookie to stave off tantrums and stroller antsy-ness. Guilt be gone with Bitsy’s Brainfood! This nutrient-rich organic snack food for kids is packed with Omega-3s and – wait for it …all natural fruits and vegetables! My kids just devoured these delicious cookies! With letter shaped snacks, interactive packaging, cool stickers and characters that spark imagination, Bitsy’s Brainfood not only makes snack time yummy but educational as well. Visit http://www.freshdirect.com and http://www.bitsysbrainfood.com.
I exclusively breast-fed my second baby – that’s how much I hated cleaning and sterilizing baby bottles, especially when I was beyond sleep-deprived or on-the-go. If only I knew about Steri-bottles! Steri-bottle is the original disposable baby bottle, offering unmatched convenience when traveling. No washing, no sterilizing- just open the box, fill, feed, and recycle! Each bottle is ready to use, BPA-free, phthalate free, and made in the USA. Learn more at http://www.steribottle.com or visit Babies R Us to purchase.
Mederma For Kids
No New Year’s resolution is going to prevent your kids from getting the occasional boo-boo. Relieve some of the parental stress you get when your kids inevitably get hurt by using Mederma® For Kids™. It’s the #1 pediatrician-recommended product for kids’ scars and it delivers safe, effective scar therapy in a greaseless, easy to use formulation just for kids. The gel goes on purple, rubs in clear and has a fun grape scent. Visit http://www.mederma.com.
One resolution you can make for 2013 is to get more sleep. And one surefire way to help your baby (and in turn, you) get more zzz’s this year is to use the SnoozeShade Original, the world’s first blackout blind for prams, infant car seats and strollers. Suitable for use from birth, the SnoozeShade has the highest level of sun protection (UPF50+), protects baby from weather elements, insects and pests and provides freedom and flexibility for the whole family while keeping baby in its routine. Visit http://snoozeshadeusa.com/.
BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat
Lugging bulky car seats every time you travel and worrying about that crazy unsafe cab ride is so 2012. BubbleBum, the cost-effective, portable, lightweight, inflatable car booster seat easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or moms can carry it easily. Suitable for children ages 4-11, the BubbleBum just made taxis, rental cars and carpools safe and manageable! Visit http://www.bubblebum.co/us/.
9-Month Stretch Kit by mama mio and Tracy Anderson
Even if you’re pregnant, you can still keep that New Year’s resolution to stay fit and beautiful! Mama Mio Skincare has teamed up with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson to launch the fabulous 9-Month Stretch Kit. This essential kit includes the Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project DVDs: 9 fitness DVDs – one workout focused on each month of pregnancy, which Tracy filmed in real time. In addition to the workouts, the series contains interviews with doctors, mothers, pregnancy experts and Tracy’s clients (including business partner Gwyneth Paltrow). You’ll also get The Mama Mio Pregnancy Essentials Kit: Three skincare must-haves that every mama-to-be should stock:?Boob Tube® for your inevitably sagging breasts, Tummy Rub Butter™ to prevent those nasty stretch marks and Lucky Legs to give your heavy and tired legs some rapid relief. Visit http://www.mamamio.com/us/pregnancy/the-9-month-stretch-kit.html.
Here’s to a happy, healthy and safe new year for you and your family!