I’m Watching You Baby – Snuza Video Baby Monitor Giveaway

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I’m a mama of 7 children and have found that having a baby monitor is crucial to my sanity!  I bet you get that, right?  :)

Snuza Trio Plus Baby Monitor

The other day, I found myself doing the dishes.  The baby was happily playing in the exersaucer like this:

Snuza Video Baby Monitor Review

She’s 7 months old now, isn’t she cute?  :)

I knew that she’d remain happy there, but if she happened to spot me, she’d get all grumpy.  Yep, she’s a mama’s girls and loves for me to hold her and nurse her as much as possible.  To put it plainly, I needed to leave her in the living room where she was happily playing while I was in the kitchen.

The problem is, I have an ornery little 3 year old boy.  Need I say more?  He would like to pick on that baby.  Imagine that, right?  I was able to use my amazing Snuza Video Baby Monitor to keep an eye on the situation.

Video Camera

 I even spotted said 3 year old, standing there with a big stick in his hand.  I don’t think he was planning to beat the baby with it, but a mama can never be sure what a 3 year old little boy will do, so I was able to get that out of his hand really quickly once I spotted it on the montior.  What he was really doing, most of the time, was playing with her and entertaining her…but….this mom can never completely trust him alone with her baby.  That’s why I’m so thankful to have my Snuza Video Baby Monitor.

Up Close of Monitor

Snuza Video Baby Monitor is a 3-in-1 monitoring solution – Audio, Visual, Movement – keeps baby covered from every angle!

The Snuza Video Baby Monitor is amazing.  I really do love it.  It has several awesome features, that I know you’ll love as well!

  • Portable Baby Movement Monitor – it literally sets off an alarm if baby’s movement stops.  It is a mobile, easy-to-use movement monitor that clips onto your baby’s diaper and ensures that normal movement is maintained. With its ultra-sensitive flexible tip, the slightest of movements are detected and if no movement is detected for a period of 20 seconds, the Snuza Go! emits an audible alarm. Parents can reduce the timer from 20-seconds to 18 or 15 and the Snuza Go! also alerts you when your baby’s movements are very week or fall to less than 8 movements per minute.  - I know I’m always nervous about the baby stopping breathing when they’re really little.  I think it’s a common problem among moms.  This will give us moms (who sometimes feel crazy), some serious peace of mind!  Have you ever popped up in the middle of the night, realizing your baby has not woken up as soon as they normally do?  Yep….me too!
  • Two-way communication.  You can talk back to your baby and let her know that you’re on your way.
  • Room Temperature Display
  • Voice Activated Sound monitoring
  • 3.5″ color screen
  • Remote Control Camera
  • Ability to have up to 4 cameras connected to the same monitor, so you don’t have to move your cameras around.
  • The monitor can be portable, battery powered or can be plugged in.
  • Makes an amazing gift!

 

I know I wish I would’ve had this monitor with my first 6 children.  It should be on most every mom’s wish list!  Would you like a chance to win one?  Get entered right here!

 

Enter to WIN a 1 Snuza Trio Plus ($300 value) or 1 Snuza Hero ($130 value)

 

Giveaway Collage

 

Open to Us & Canada. Ends Nov 3, 2014. Enter via the Giveaway Tools Form below


What to Look for in a Good Disposable Baby Diaper

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

What to Look for in a Good Baby Diaper - SIdetrackedSarah.com

Quinnly just turned 6 months this month.  Isn’t she a sweetie?  I can’t believe 6 months has already gone by!

Huggies Diapers

She’s been a skinny mini and gaining weight slowly which has kept me on the hunt for the perfect diaper!  If the diaper doesn’t fit just right, it will leak and cause problems that nobody wants to deal with!  That’s why I was extremely happy to find Huggies® Little Snugglers diapers!  They fit everything I ever wanted in a diaper.

Tummy Time

What I Look for in a Good Disposable Diaper

 

No Leaking – The #1 rule is the diaper can’t leak!  That means it has to fit just right.  Huggies® Little Snugglers get this right!  They have a unique, stretchy Snug-fit waistband, that provides a gentle, secure fit.  As long as I have the right size of diaper on Quinnly, they do not leak!

 

Cloth Like Comfort – I like the diapers I buy to feel comfortable to my touch, so hopefully my baby will be as comfortable as possible. (After all, I don’t want her to be crying because she’s uncomfortable, do I?!)  Even though I’m going to throw it away, I don’t want it to feel like paper!  The Huggies Little Snugglers come about as close to feeling like cloth as you can get, without actually being cloth diapers.  But, instead of sitting in moisture, it gets any moisture away from the baby’s bottom, making it easy on the skin.   It’s cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows helps to draw mess away from my baby’s delicate skin.

 

Feet & Diaper

 

Wetness Indicator – This is one of those features that I didn’t really realize I’d use, but enjoy being able to tell if my baby is wet without squeezing her diaper between my fingers to check.  I can actually see if the line on her diaper changes colors or not.  If it is no longer a pale yellow, your baby is wet.  Easy as that!

Here’s a picture of a diaper of her with a dry diaper….

 

Dry Diaper

 

and then here she is, with the line a blueish green color, when she’s wet.

 

Wet Diaper

 

Availability - I can find these diapers easily, even at my local grocery store and other mass merchandisers!  They even come in preemie sizes and go all the way up to size 3.  It was so easy to find my Huggies® Little Snugglers at Target in the diaper section of the baby aisle.  I was in and out in a flash!  Of course, if you don’t have a Target nearby or are in a small town, you can always order from Target.com.

Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers - Size 1

If you’re expecting, did you know that you can register for gifts on the Target Baby Registry?   Is there something you wish you could put on your registry, but simply can’t? Add Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Wipes to your baby registry and submit your wish.  If you’re selected as a winner, they will do everything they can to make your wish come true.  You could even win a year’s supply of baby diapers!  What mom of a newborn wouldn’t want that?!  

 


5 Ways to Fend Off Funsuckers

Tracking PixelThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents.

 

We love summer!  Don’t you?  There’s so many fun things to do in the summer time, that you can’t do the rest of the year.  Things like riding tricycles…

2 on Trikes

Boy on Trike

 

and blowing bubbles!

Bubble Blowing

But sometimes, there’s some things in summer that suck the fun right out of it.  (Hint:  That’s why we call them Funsuckers!)

You know what I’m talking about, right?  Funsuckers, like extremely hot temperatures; blood sucking insects like mosquitos and ticks; sweat; and dirt.  They can take the fun right out of our summer if we let it.  We can hull up inside, avoiding every uncomfortable thing out there, OR we can put together a game plan and fend off those funsuckers.

 

5 Ways to Fend Off the Funsuckers:  Don’t Let Them Steal Your Summer

  1.  Cool off in the water. - Because playing in the water not only cools you off, but it’s so much fun, too.  My kids love to play in the hose in the front yard.  Sometimes they fill up their small pool or make a water slide.  Other times, they play with water guns or water balloons.  Regardless of how they play in the water, it’s always a great time for them!
  2. Get in the shade. - Sometimes you can’t or don’t want to get wet.  If you’re stuck outside and can’t get cooled off with water, at least find a shady spot.  I’m always amazed at how much cooler the shady spots are, especially if there’s any breeze at all.  Ahhh, I love a breezy summer day in the shade.
  3. Shower regularly! - Because we tend to sweat a lot in the summer time, showering regularly is a necessity.  Sometimes we find ourselves taking 2 or 3 showers a day, depending on how active we are.  (3 sounds crazy to me, lol, but I’ve known people who do it!).  Try taking a cool shower instead of a warm shower for a nice refreshing twist.  You won’t want to do that in the winter, I can just about guarantee it!
  4. Don’t forget the sunscreen.  Nothing ruins a night more than lying down in bed and realizing that you forgot the sunscreen.   Now, you’ve got large, painful blisters.  Use sunscreen any time you’re going to have prolonged exposure to the sun.  Little bits of time are fine, but if you’re going to be out there for an hour or more, get that sunscreen on!
  5. Use Cutter® Insect Repellent - Mosquitos are such a pain.  We’ll be enjoying a nice, cool summer evening and you look down and see your arms and legs covered in those little funsuckers!  ICK.  I hate them.  That’s why when they’re at their worst, I use Cutter® Insect Repellent.

 

In fact, I was able to try 3 different kinds of Cutter® products.

 

We tried:

  • Cutter® All Family® Mosquito Wipes
  • Cutter® Dry &
  • Cutter® SKINSATIONS®

 

#CutterRepellents

 

The last time we were outside playing, we had forgotten to put on any insect repellent.  This was the wrong day to do that!  We had so many little bites.  In fact, my daughter has scratched hers open so many times.  I just can’t get her to stop scratching them!

 

#CutterRepellents

We loved all of the products, but with kids, I’m especially fond of the wipes!  It’s so easy to grab a wipe and wipe down all your kids real fast.  Or you can hand them one and let them do it themselves!  What’s better is that these products don’t smell like your typical stinky insect repellents!  They have a nice smell and they’re not oily either.

Using Cutter Wipes

 

Now that we’re remembering to use something to get rid of the mosquitos, we can go back to all that summer fun we’ve been having.  Check out our fun times in the video below……

 

Have you tried Cutter® Insect Repellent before?  What’s your favorite way to Fend off Funsuckers?

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents.