Chewbeads Review & Giveaway

I stopped wearing all of my beautiful jewelry the day Ellie was born (nearly 8 whole months ago!)…. even before she could grab onto my pretty necklaces, I didn’t like her tiny little face smashing into them when she slept on my chest (which was every 2 hours for the first few months!). Cue Chewbeads, a baby-safe jewelry for moms to enjoy as well…

When Ellie and I received a set of Chewbeads a few weeks ago, she seriously could not keep her hands off of them – it’s like I was constantly wearing toys around my neck! It got to the point where when I put her down, I would just have to give them to her (always supervised, of course). I also sent them to her babysitter (fellow mommy and BFF Jen) and her baby Talon enjoyed them as well.

So here’s the lowdown on Chewbeads: they’re made of non-toxic, BPA/PVC/phthalate-free high grade silicone, and they’re strung on extremely strong deep sea fishing tackle and have a breakaway clasp so that the strands don’t break. They’re super easy to take care of – I just wash mine in the dishwasher! Oh and… AND… they come in like a million colors! Okay well, 2 different necklace styles, about 17 different colors, and 2 different bracelet styles (they’re also available in gift sets).

Ellie and I have the Jane necklace in Ivory – I definitely plan on stocking up on some new colors soon. Ellie hasn’t even officially started teething yet, and these are already a favorite. Plus – the best part – they look great on moi! Fashionable, chunky beads, similar to something I would have purchased before my little munchkin was born! Now, in the spirit of fair balance, I will share with you my one and only complaint… I do have very long hair, and when I wore my hair down with the Chewbeads on it always got tangled up between the beads. Easy fix – I just make sure my hair is up when I put on the necklace; I do think it’s something to take note of, however, if you’re not a ponytail kind of gal. Otherwise… go get some of these right now! 🙂

Now for the fun part – who wants to win a free pair of Chewbeads? The entry requirements for this giveaway are simple:

  • 1. “Like” The Adventures of Superwife on Facebook
  • 2. “Like” Chewbeads on Facebook and tell them “Superwife sent me, and my favorite Chewbeads are ______!” (This is where you tell Chewbeads what you’d love to win… for example, the Jane necklace in Ivory or the Hudson necklace in Turquoise)

Comment on this blog post telling me that you completed the requirements, and you’ll be entered to win!

DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT HERE – otherwise, how will I know you entered? 🙂

Now, if you decide you’d like more entries, here is your chance: share a link to this blog post on your facebook wall and comment on this blog post telling me you did so. (worth 1 extra entry per person per day – you can enter every day of the contest!)

THIS GIVEAWAY WILL CLOSE AT 11:59PM (AK TIME) ON TUESDAY, JULY 5.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 6.

Good luck lovelies!

 

Disclaimer: Although Superwife received a free sample of this product to review, all views expressed in this post are hers (and Superbaby’s). Superwife will always give a fair review of products, and will only positively endorse products she actually feels positive about! Superwife will only give you her true opinion – and if you think she’d sell out or change her tune for free stuff, then you simply haven’t been reading long enough to know that that would be ludicrous! 🙂 Now check out some other Superwife posts and get to know her better. Enjoy!

Paciplay Winner

Okay Superwife fans… thanks to everyone who entered to win the Paciplay all-in-one pacifier keeper & teether! I used random.org to generate the winner (after compiling a numbered list of entries) and I am pleased to announce the winner of the new cute green teddy bear Paciplay is…

JERI LYNN KING!

Jeri entered a total of 5 times, and it definitely payed off! Congratulations, Jeri, and good luck in the next contest to all of my Superwife fans. 🙂

Stay tuned for a new review and giveaway coming up this week: has anyone ever heard of chewbeads?  🙂

Paciplay Review and Giveaway

Last week Ellie and I were lucky enough to try out a cool new product that I’ve been eyeing online: the PaciPlay by Toes For Eyes.

It’s a pacifier clip that’s also a teether – choice! I’m a huge fan of pacifier clips these days, as Ellie loves chucking things (I see softball in her future!), but she’s still not quite crawling so she can’t retrieve her own stuff.

Toes For Eyes sent Ellie a pretty “fairytale pink” Paciplay with a pacifier adapter, so it fits most of our pacifiers with the exception of the soothie brand. (Even though most pacifier clips don’t fit the soothies, I’ve found that if I really need to, I can always use a little piece of elastic – like a small no-metal hairtie – to make the Soothies compatible with any clippie.) 

Ellie loved it immediately, and began chewing and yanking on it as soon as I clipped it to her shirt. It has a few raised edges, so I imagine they feel pretty good on her gums – she doesn’t have any teeth yet, but I know they’re coming!

One of the things about the paciplay that I liked is that it’s super easy to clean. Because it’s silicone (non-toxic, BPA-free, FDA-approved silicone) I can just give it a quick paciwipe bath or rinse under the faucet and it’s as good as new – unlike the ribbon pacifier clips, which pick up grime quick when they’re all slobbery and saturated from Ellie chewing on them nonstop.

The Paciplay is obviously a little more stiff than a regular ribbon pacifier clip, so I did notice that sometimes when Ellie spit out her pacifier it wasn’t that simple for her to get it back into her mouth – mostly because if she picked up the pacifier in a way that twisted the Paciplay, it kept wanting to twist opposite the way she was trying to guide it into her mouth. I don’t think this would be an issue if Ellie were just a little bit older, so I’m sure that when her motor skills develop just a bit more this twisty thing won’t even be an issue. She never got frustrated with it anyway, because when she couldn’t get the pacifier back into her mouth she just happily chewed on the silicone Paciplay, so… success!  

Superwife’s Bottom Line: WE LOVE IT!

 The Paciplay is cute, functional, and safe. It’s stretchy and chewy and unlike anything I’ve seen on the baby market so far, and Superbaby loves it.

Paciplays retail for $8.95 at the toesforeyes.com website, and there are 14 adorable designs to choose from in 6 different colors.

So… want one for your little kiddo? What a coincidence, because Superwife has one for you to win! Enter using the directions below for a chance to win a green “GumsRBear” Paciplay (with pacifier adapter) for your superbaby:

The Paciplay giveaway will remain open until May 31. Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced via The Adventures of Superwife Facebook page (winners will also be contacted by email). After announcement & email, winner will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Luck to everyone!

MANDATORY ENTRY

  • (1) entry: “Like” Toes For Eyes on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall letting them know that Superwife sent you. (I’ll be checking!) Then leave a comment here on this post telling me you did so.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES

For each of the following actions, you will get one additional entry. Just make sure you leave a separate comment here for each entry method you participate in (example: if you like the Toes For Eyes Facebook, like the Superwife Facebook and share the link to this post two days in a row on your Facebook page, you’ll need to leave 4 separate comments telling me so!).

  • (1) entry per day: Share this post on your Facebook page (can be done once per day)
  • (1) entry: write a blog post about The Adventures of Superwife with a link to this giveaway

Remember to leave a comment here on this post for each of your entries!

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Disclaimer: Although Superwife received a free sample of this product to review, all views expressed in this post are hers (and Superbaby’s). Superwife will always give a fair review of products, and will only positively endorse products she actually feels positive about! Superwife will only give you her true opinion – and if you think she’d sell out or change her tune for free stuff, then you simply haven’t been reading long enough to know that that would be ludicrous! 🙂 Now check out some other Superwife posts and get to know her better. Enjoy!

Flyebaby Winner

Thanks to everyone for all of your silly, funny, embarrassing and endearing kiddo stories – they ALL made me chuckle. 🙂

I chose the winner of this contest, because, well… she backed up her story with a hilarious video of her little man “dancing”. This mommy had me rolling with her entry, but when I saw the video I couldn’t help but make her a winner.

“My 10 month old son loves to dance, anytime he hears music he goes nuts. It started out with bouncing up and down on his bottom and then somehow turned into humping. Now anytime music comes on, it could be a commercial or really any type of… music, he gets on all fours and starts humping away. Hilarious yes but at the same time embarrassing because you see people now like to joke that he’s been watching mom and dad too much which is most definitely not true. That’s the funniest I’ve got in our 10 month amazing adventure as parents. :)”

CONGRATULATIONS TO KALEIGH THOMPSON!

I won’t post the video because it’s on Kaleigh’s personal facebook page, but I assure you, it was adorable. 🙂 Congratulations Kaleigh – just send me your mailing address so I can get your jungle-print Flyebaby to you!

And thanks again – I loved reading your stories about potty training trials, snarky 2-year-olds, curious kiddos and embarrassingly innocent conversations with your wee ones.  

Stay tuned for another Flyebaby giveaway sometime in May (possibly June). In the meantime, I’ll try to get Adam to say something funny. 🙂

FlyeBaby Review (& CONTEST!)

Hellooooooooooo! My apologies for being MIA, but I’ve been broken.

And because I’ve been broken, I had to cancel my trip to go visit my family. 🙁

And because I had to cancel my trip to go visit my family, I didn’t get a chance to use Ellie’s new FlyeBaby that I was so darned excited about. BUT… I lent it to a fellow new mommy, and fortunately she’s a great writer who was happy to do a review for me. Yay! So without further ado…

FlyeBaby Review By Talon’s Mommy

I was super excited to use the Flyebaby as it was my five month old baby, Talon’s, first time on a plane. Opening the bag I was a little intimidated by all of the straps but set up turned out to be very simple and straight forward.

I decided to set the Flyebaby up before take off so all I had to do was buckle the waist strap when I was ready to put Talon in it. The stewardess was intrigued by my contraption and only requested that I tuck the straps in the seat pocket until we were in the air.

Once I had everything set up it was the moment of truth. Would my otherwise feisty five month old sit still and enjoy the ride or fight, kick and scream?

To my delight he loved the Flyebaby. It was so nice for us to be able to face each other during the five hour flight and super convenient for me to have two free hands.

I was lucky enough to have my husband and his mother with me so I’m not sure how easy set up would be if I were flying alone. I ecstatically recommend the Flyebaby to anyone traveling with an infant. It was a wonderful, stress-free start to our family vacation in Maui.

I’m so glad Talon’s Mommy (my gal Jen) enjoyed the contraption – I had no doubts. Thank goodness I fly a lot, so as soon as this gimp leg heals Ellie & I are FlyeBabying it up! Oh, and even though I didn’t get to do the plane review, I can tell you all that the Flyebaby worked great on my dining room chairs! 🙂

Now, as promised… YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FLYEBABY OF YOUR OWN. New moms, seasoned moms, dads grandparents aunties and uncles listen up… win this contest and you’ll be the proud owner of a Jungle Flyebaby for your little munchkin. This is the jungle print (so cute!):

Here’s the deal… I’ve been sitting on my ass watching things like Wizards of Waverly Place on Netflix for over a month. I need some humor in my life right now. So, make me laugh. It’s that simple!

Tell me your funniest and/or most embarrassing baby or kiddo story.

In about a week, I’ll share some on the blog and pick a winner. This isn’t a random contest, I’ll be choosing my favorite – so give me your best shot! I know you’ve all got some stories (possibly some airplane horror stories?)!

Share your stories in the comments section of this post, or on the Superwife Facebook Page to enter). The last day for entries will be April 4th – and yes, you can enter more than once!

Good Luck!

FlyeBaby!

I recently found this contraption while searching the internets, and I had to order it… I’m hoping it will make for an easier flight with the munchkin when I go to visit my family in three weeks! I’ll review it after the trip. 🙂

So on a plane… the top of the “seat” is attaches to the tray table on the back of the seat in front of you, and the lower strap is secured around your waist – creating kind of a hammock for your baby to sit in on your lap, basically. I’m excited to try it!

You can check it out for yourself at https://flyebaby.com/