Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The 5 Things You Need to Potty Train a Toddler



It may be something only a mother can understand, yet nearly every mother can relate to: potty training your child is bittersweet. Huggies® Pull-Ups paired with flushable wipes were our potty training must-haves! Huggies® Pull-Ups feature characters including childrens' favorites such as Doc McStuffins and Jake the Pirate, helping them enjoy and be excited about their potty learning experience. We had a rough start to potty training, and for awhile I thought my son wasn't ready yet. But with an open-minded approach and the willingness to try different methods, we finally did it. Once we had a breakthrough, my 3-year-old toddler was potty-trained within the week!

The difficult part? Potty training isn't "one size fits all." There isn't one specific thing, or specific combination of things that guarantees potty training success with your child. However, there are some general rules that seem to always apply and produces great results. As a follow up to our potty training advice, we'll now share the five things that every potty learning toddler is likely to need on their journey to being diaper-free.

#1. Fun training pants. Initially, when I introduced Little E to potty training, I attempted to do so by skipping training pants altogether. I didn't see the point in using them, and so my toddler was still wearing his white "baby" diapers. Truth be told, it wasn't long before I realized that he wasn't seeing the point in using a potty when he had his diaper on. It was clear that his diapers were the quick and easy way to do things! Once I picked up a box of Huggies® Pull-Ups, his face lit up when he saw some of his favorite cartoon characters printed on the front. I explained to him that they were "big kids pants," and that big kids get to wear "fun underwear" rather than boring baby diapers. It seemed to make a big impression. Letting him pick out which one he would wear next also helped him feel involved and made it a more enjoyable experience for him overall.

#2. Flushable wipes. These are a must-have from the get-go. In the early stages, having wipes that you can throw right into the toilet after cleaning your little one makes the job easy. As your little one gets older and more capable of wiping themselves, the flushable wipes are the only sensible option. They're far more durable and clean more effectively, I think, than bathroom tissue.

#3. Comfortable potty chair. Make your toddler part of the decision-making process when selecting a potty chair! They should be able to sit on it comfortably, as they are likely to spend extended amounts of time on it while they are getting the hang of things. Some kids may enjoy the potty chairs with features such as sounds, while others might be freaked out by these features and would be happier with a more traditional-style potty chair. Taking your toddler with you to test out and select a potty chair will eliminate the need for a trial and error method, and hopefully excite your toddler about the potty chair they helped pick out like a big kid!

#4. Toilet trainer potty seat. Things happen. With kids in the house, things happen more often than not. Or at least it feels that way. In the event that the potty chair is unusable at any point because it has cracked, you can't find it, or it is otherwise "out of service," it's handy to have another option for when your little one needs to do their business. A toilet trainer that can be placed on your regular toilet is economical, and requires very little space to store. And because so many little ones like to copy everything their parents do from an early age, the "grown up" potty may also hold more appeal for some kids, and interest them further in the toilet training process.

#5. An effective reward system. So you've got all of your essentials... and this one, too! While many may not think it is an essential aspect of teaching your little one to potty train, a clever reward system encourages your child to use the potty using a positive reinforcement technique. A potty training chart can help you keep track, and you can designate little prizes for each visit to the potty that results in something in the potty, and bigger, special prizes for big goals (such as 10 times, 25 times, 50 times, and 100 times). Some children may be satisfied with something as simple as stickers or temporary tattoos, while others, like my picky son, held out for mini chocolate candies and Hot Wheel cars! Find what motivates your little ones, and run with it!

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The Huggies® Pull-Ups at Sam's Club currently feature three Jake the Pirate designs.

Forget about guessing! The wetness indicator can tell you at a glance whether or not your toddler is due to be changed.

The back of each Huggies® Pull-Ups training pants pair is just as cute as the front.

The comfortable fit and colorful designs make Huggies Pull-Ups the smart and fun choice for potty training!

Utilize the tabs on the size to adjust the training pants to your toddler's needs for a perfect fit.

 Little E loves Jake the Pirate, and Huggies® Pull-Ups, too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in order to facilitate this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Littles One Can Learn, Explore, and Express Themselves with the Little Partners Deluxe Art Center Easel (Review)

Disclosure: Thank you to Little Partners for sponsoring this content. I received product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. For more information, please refer to the disclosure that can be found at the bottom of this post.

Art, in one form or another, has always been a part of my life. Growing up with a graphic designer for a mother, I was able to dabble into many different forms of artistic expression throughout my childhood. From handprint turkeys, toothpick trees, and painting birdhouses at an early age, to animating videos and using a Wacom tablet to create artwork using Photoshop in my later years. At whichever age and stage I was at in my childhood, the ability to explore and through crafts and projects of all shapes and sizes provided an invaluable outlet to express myself.

When I was little, there were a few things that were at the top of my list of things I wish I had. The first was a horse that I could take riding out in the country and discover new things---impossible to make a reality when living smack down in the middle of San Francisco in a one-bedroom apartment. Learning to play the piano and violin were also at the top of my list. Another one was owning a large, wooden art easel to paint acrylic and oil paints onto canvas. But alas, we didn't have enough space for that, either. Not makeup, a life-size Justin Timberlake doll, or the latest Lisa Frank school supplies. Looking back, it's not hard to see why it was something that seemed more valuable to me than any number of other things that children or teenagers want. Art is enjoyed, appreciated, and even celebrated all over the world---whether in the form of dance, poetry, clothing, architecture, pottery... and yes, painting.

Little Partners is the genius company behind innovative products for children including the famous Original Learning Tower. When I heard about the new Deluxe Art Center Easel from Little Partners, I had a hunch that our 3-year-old, Little E, would not only benefit from it, but also have a lot of fun using it! This beautiful easel is currently available in three colors---Natural, Apple Green, and Espresso. The options for your young budding artists are limitless with the Deluxe Art Center Easel, offering two storage shelves, a magnetic dry erase board, a chalkboard side offering a classic black color and a reverse side offering a vibrant blue, a parchment paper holder for painting activities and more! It was certainly love at first sight for Little E, who begged me to set it up as soon as it arrived, and asked multiple times each day for weeks on end to help him paint on his new easel. Like all Little Partners products, the Deluxe Art Center Easel is intelligently designed to be practical for families---fun, functional, and easy to clean, too!




Features
- Classic A-Frame Easel design constructed of sturdy pine wood
- Paper feeder located at the top of the easel to effortlessly thread parchment paper through
- Two wide shelves for storage
- Two wipeable storage bins for all your arts and craft supplies
- Four non-spill plastic cups and lids for paint and/or to hold various art supplies such as paintbrushes
- Large magnetic dry erase board perfect for magnet play and for drawing on with washable markers
- Two-sided chalkboard panel with a black side and a vibrant blue side
- Two paper clip grips on the side of the easel to hang freshly painted artwork for drying
- Generously sized ledge to hold art supplies in use
- Easel easily converts to a table-top easel in just minutes

The Little Partners Deluxe Art Center Easel has made a stunning addition to my son's room with it's appealing design and cheery color. The height of the easel at full size is easily reachable and enjoyable for smaller toddlers, without being too short as to be an annoyance for older children to use. The chalkboard material is much more pleasant and easy to use than traditional chalkboard material, and I've been pleased to discover that the color of the easel holds up even after being constantly wiped down after fun toddler art sessions. This nifty little art easel has become a source of fun for our whole family, as we supervise and participate with our son in using the Deluxe Art Center Easel from Little Partners, and has become as invaluable to us as the skills it is teaching my son are sure to be also.



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The Little Partners Deluxe Art Center Easel, showing the black chalkboard side.

Little E is painting on parchment paper over the dry erase side of his Deluxe Art Center Easel using washable paint.

The Deluxe Art Center Easel features many great little details, including the parchment paper holder.

Handy clips at the base of the dry erase board help keep paper in place during art projects.

The classic A-shape of the Deluxe Art Center Easel is comfortable to use and looks great!

The Deluxe Art Center Easel features a generously sized ledge for art supplies in use, and wipes clean effortlessly.

Two great wipeable storage boxes for all of your little one's art supplies comes with the Deluxe Art Center Easel.

Chalkboard fun! Little E enjoys drawing to his heart's content---and erasing it when he's done, too!

Another day, and another painting is complete for Little E. Thank you, Little Partners!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product to make this review possible. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Monday, 9 May 2016

The #SecondHug is the Perfect Fit with Huggies® Little Snugglers



You'll hear it again and again when you're expecting, yet the significance won't ever hit you until it's actually happening to you. As you look down at this precious little bundle of joy that seems to be at least a little difference each time you blink. One day, on that first day, you'll hold them close for the very first time. You'll breathe in their perfect newborn scent and feel their velvety hair and skin brush against your lips. The next thing you know, you're running after an independent, ambitious toddler, stealing a quick embrace before they push free to continue embarking on their adventures.

No matter how you parent, I think we can all agree on the one that that always matters: love. Belly laughs, lots of kisses, and a whole lot of hugs, too! Nothing will ever be able to measure up to your embrace to your baby. The warmth of your skin, and the beat of your heart. Your hugs are the first, but the second is also important. Huggies® Little Snugglers offer many features to keep your little one comfortable, dry, and hug them, too! From birth until potty-weaning age, your little one will need diapers. Why not go with the diapers that offer optimal performance, with features that both you and your baby will love?

Huggies® Natural Care Wipes are the perfect compliment to your diapering routine. Featuring an ideal thickness, these fragrance free wipes are easy on gentle baby skin, containing aloe and vitamin E. The box of Huggies® Natural Care Wipes at Sam's Club include a wipes tub, four refill packs, and a refillable wipes pouch. Ideal for on-the-go, the wipes pouch design in this package is exclusive to Sam's Club and is perfect for your diaper bag, or even to keep in the car as an emergency stash.

Find great offers from Huggies® to save on your purchase of Huggies® Little Snugglers diapers and Huggies® Natural Care Wipes! For a limited time, you can purchase these great products from Huggies® and receive a $10 Sam's Club® e-Gift Card. Find out more here.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Everyone Can Use Some Good JuJu for Body, Mind, and Soul (Review)


Disclosure: Thank you to Good JuJu for sponsoring this content. I received product and compensation in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. I am not a medical professional, and am only sharing my own experience with these products in the hopes that it may be beneficial to others. For more information, please refer to the disclosure that can be found at the bottom of this post.

We all know that no one's perfect. Physically or emotionally, we all have things that we deal with---whether it be occasionally, regularly, or even on a constant basis. Skin issues, anxiety, depression, headaches, migraines, and hypertension are just a few of the things that members of my family, including extended family, deal with. Finding ways to heal or cope with various challenges can be difficult, whatever they may be. Living your life with physical health problems, mental illness, or other difficulties such as chronic migraines.

Good JuJu Apothecary combines the knowledge of natural healthy living, Chinese medicine, and cosmetics to provide a line of seven treatment candle ointments and other healthy living products to help you feel your best. Available individually or as a lovely gift set, the Good JuJu range offers candle ointments for a variety of ailments to promote wellness of the body and mind, including: Aches & Pains (the Heart Chakra), Calming & Soothing (the Solar Plexus Chakra), Meditation & Anxiety (the Third Eye Chakra)Stress & Headaches (the Crown Chakra), PMS, Menopause & Hormone Balance (the Sacral Chakra), Coughs & Colds (the Throat Chakra), and Rashes & Hives (the Solar Plexus Chakra). They say your body is a temple, and Good JuJu Apothecary provides individuals with the tools to aid in the care of themselves. Products such as the Himalayan Salt Crystal Tea Light Candle Holder and the Pure Organic Unscented Beeswax Air Cleansing Candle offer the perfect compliment to any treatment candle ointment. Show a spouse, family member, friend, or other loved one to a thoughtful gift of good health with Good JuJu products for a holiday, special occasion, or just because! Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversaries, and birthdays are just a few occasions that are perfect for some Good JuJu, with options including: the 3 Good JuJu Candles and 3 Healing Crystals Gift Set; the Love Her, Treat Her, Pamper Her Health Gift Set; and the ultimate 7 Good JuJu Candles and 7 Healing Crystals Gift Set.

Tried and true in our household, we've been enjoying all of our Good JuJu! My sister has been using the Stress & Headaches treatment candle ointment when she begins experiencing a migraine, and has been pleasantly surprised by the consistent results she has been noticing with use. I have been enjoying both the Calming & Soothing candle and the Meditation & Anxiety candle as the perfect way to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day with my two children. My mother has been experiencing hives as an allergic reaction since she was a child, and her outbreaks are some of the most severe I've seen. The last time she had hives after touching something a cockroach had touched (she's extremely allergic to roaches), she had big, splotchy clusters of hives all over her body for an entire month. I was thrilled to be able to give her the Rashes & Hives treatment candle ointment to be able to use during her next outbreak of hives. I've found ways to fill my household with Good JuJu and enjoy the benefits they have to offer. My husband's line of work is extremely physical and can leave him sore and worn out at the end of the day, and he has been enjoying sitting at the table with a newspaper at the end of the day with the Aches & Pains candle burning next to him. I haven't been able to help spreading the Good JuJu and giving these amazing treatment candle ointments to family and friends, too!

Get some Good JuJu! To shop the range of Good JuJu Apothecary products and find the ones that are right for you, please visit their shop. Find out more about Good JuJu Apothecary in their About section. We wish you good health and wellness for body, mind, and soul! Namaste.


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The line of treatment candle ointments from Good JuJu Apothecary!

For what ails you---everyone can use some Good JuJu.

Each Good JuJu treatment candle ointment comes in a beautiful box with all the information you need.

Individuals who are physically active or employed in physical lines of work may benefit from Aches & Pains.

Dealing with a lot? Stress & Headaches might be just what you need!

Burn the candle while taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, or even watching TV at the end of the day.

When you're feeling under the weather, Coughs & Colds is the one for you!

Rahes & Hives is perfect for those moments, days, or weeks where you're itchy and uncomfortable.

Treat yourself to a Good JuJu treatment candle ointment for balancing your hormones during PMS and menopause.

The complete gift set of Good JuJu also comes with seven beautiful healing crystals.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. Any statements made above about the products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission.

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Annie's Three Cheese Mini Pizza Bagels with Pesto Marinara Dip (Recipe)



Toddlers can be the pickiest eaters. There are some foods they can eat over and over and over (and over and over and over) again without getting sick of them, and can even refuse to eat anything else. An experience that can be nothing short of maddening for parents. It can be tricky to find foods that they'll eat, and even trickier to find the time to prepare foods with your busy schedule as a parent.

Which is why I'm excited to be sharing a quick and easy meal for toddlers is perfect for lunch or as a snack any time of day. Children love for their food to be fun, and this simple yet delicious finger food gets even better with a dipping sauce... because what kid doesn't like having something to smother their food in?


Annie's Three Cheese Pizza Bagels
with Pesto Marinara Dip Recipe

Ingredients
- 1 box of Annie's Three Cheese Mini Pizza Bagels
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 2 to 3 tbsp pesto sauce (adjusted to taste)
- 1/4 tsp parmesan for garnish (optional)

Directions
Heat marinara in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When sauce begins to bubble, continue to cook while stirring constantly to heat the marinara evenly for one minute. Turn off the heat, but leave the sauce on the burner. Stir in the pesto. Adding after the marinara is heated will release the fragrant aroma of the pesto without overcooking it and ruining the flavor. Cook Annie's Three Cheese Bagel Bites following the instructions for your preferred method. Pour sauce into a small bowl or cup and place into the middle of a plate for serving and arrange pizza bagel bites around the bowl of dip. Garnish with cheese if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Little E is loving this delicious meal at lunchtime that I discovered at Sprouts. You can find the Annie's Mini Pizza Bagel Bites Three Cheese at Sprout's right now at a great price! Find more great options for wholesome meals at Sprouts. Check back regularly to find their Deals of the Month.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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