Unique Gift Ideas: Mom-Invented Gear

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 23, 2010

This morning I had the privilege of showing some fabulous mom-invented items to all of the Sacramento area, via FOX 40′s morning show. Take a look::

I’ve listed each of the featured items below, with prices and the place where you can find them. Check them out – It’s always fun to see what moms came up with to make our jobs easier or more fun!

Baby Buckle Pad 2 Baby Buckle Pad
The Baby Buckle Pad is a cute, lion shaped pad that fits on any car seat, stroller or high chair buckle to prevent children’s legs from being pinched during buckling. Also prevents pressure marks from the buckle, keeps buckle from getting too hot or cold against children’s skin and keeps children from unbuckling their safety belt. Easy to remove and clean.
$24.95, mommaedison.com

TC Pets 1 Treasure Chest Pets
Treasure Chest Pets are the first and only organizers that make putting things away fun and a great way for kids to keep their special things safe. Designed to look like cuddly stuffed animals, each TC Pet has a magnetic, detachable, pillowy stuffed animal head and stuffed animal bodies that contain external and internal compartments for organizing and storing children’s (and grownups!) treasures. Treasure Chest Pets are a great way for kids to keep their special things safe. Six different stuffed animal designs to choose from in 3 three different styles – Accessory Chest Dog and Accessory Chest Pig have a hidden drawer and two secret pockets on the outside, along with secret pockets in both ears. Treasure Chest Monkey and Treasure Chest Cow have one gigantic pocket inside that opens like a treasure chest. Media Chest Bear and Media Chest Horse have a secret pocket inside the head and 3 compartments in the body to store CDs, DVDs, speakers/cables, MP3 player and more.
$19.99, mytcpets.com

My Royal Heinie 36 My Royal Heinie Daypack
The My Royal Heinie Daypack is the best combination of affordability, functionality and style in a diaper bag. It is also the only diaper bag fully equipped with a built-in Smart Wipes Dispenser on the market. Just load a stack of wet wipes right into the heat-sealed pocket in the front of the bag and quickly access wipes with one hand when diaper duty calls! My Royal Heinie Daypacks can be personalized with a name or monogram.
$34.99, myroyalheinie.com

Who's Shoes ID 1 Who’s Shoes ID
The Who’s Shoes ID helps reunite parents and caretakers with their children as quickly as possible, and decrease the likelihood of children getting injured or kidnapped due to the child not being able to communicate with people and give his or her parents’ or caretakers’ contact information. Especially crucial during travel. The Who’s Shoes ID easily and discreetly attaches to all types of shoes, sandals, belts, swimsuits, etc., and contains emergency information to quickly reunite a lost or injured child with a caregiver. Excellent for vacations or even daily outings. Kit includes two ID bands, photo ID card for parents to carry, DNA collection instructions and travel safety tips. Who’s Shoes is endorsed by several missing children’s groups, including the national Klaas Kids Foundation and the Laura Recovery Center.
$7.99, whosshoesid.com

BumpyName 23 BumpyName
The BumpyName is a line of cute, mom-invented, elastic rubber orbit labels. BumpyName labels are personalized, non-adhesive, reusable and come in a variety of colors. BumpyName’s stretchy, elastic design allows it to snugly fit around or “orbit” a container, but can simply be taken off when not wanted BumpyName works great on everything from baby bottles to sippy cups to snack containers. Each label has a child’s standard written name as well as the name in Braille. BumpyName labels are heavy duty and can withstand the rigors of repeated dishwashing, microwaving, boiling and sterilizing all while maintaining a clear personalization of a child’s name as they progress from baby bottles, to sippy cups, to regular drink bottles.
$11.95 for a package of 4 name and color customized BumpyName Orbit Labels, inchbug.com

I was sent the items listed above,
in exchange for showing them during the news segment.


Treat Yourself to Something Special {giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 3, 2009

American Express gift card Gift cards are expected to top wish lists this Christmas season, and for good reason – the recipient can purchase whatever they desire. No more gifts that will sit in the closet, or end up re-gifted. American Express Gift Cards – one of the only universal gift card available with no fees after purchase – are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, and $200, and are available in some very gift-worthy designs for purchase online and at over 70,000 retailers nationwide.

As we’re running about trying to fulfill the wishes of everyone on our gift list, we sorta forget about ourselves, don’t we? Well, first of all, make things easy on yourself and purchase some American Express gift cards and second, enter to win something for yourself! You’ll have a great chance to treat yourself to something special right here, because American Express is giving 10 From Dates to Diapers readers a chance to win a $50 AmEx gift card!

Here’s what you must do to enter:

  • Leave me a comment, by 9pm (pst) on December 11th, telling me about how you would treat yourself if you were to win. You may spend the gift card however you’d like, if you win, but I’m not looking to read altruistic entries… You MUST tell me how you would spend this $50 on YOURSELF!

For additional entries, daily, you may:

  • Link to this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook wall. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each link.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include a link, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you like before next Friday night, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

TEN winners will be selected at random, each to receive a $50 American Express gift card, good anywhere American Express is accepted. Winners will be emailed and will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

Please note: I was not compensated in any way to host this giveaway. I simply could not pass up an opportunity to aid in blessing the lives of ten families during these hard economic times.

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