iPad App Review - Just Saving My Money

~ Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:33 AM ~

We had just recently reviewed "Little Critter At Scout Camp" and now, we have the privilege to add this story app to our collection! We are a big fan of Little Critter's apps and I love the educational values that comes along with the story apps and this is no exception!

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* Title: Just Saving My Money
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Sept 18, 2013
* Current Version: 2.3
* Size: 38.2 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter's eager nature and inquisitive mind help him explore the great outdoors at Scout Camp. He and the other critters race canoes down the river, learn about different types of plants and trees, and make gifts for family members. Scout Camp is running smoothly until Little Critter explores a little too far and gets more nature than he bargained for! "

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I took this opportunity in this story app to teach my boy the importance of saving money and the responsibilities that entails with having to save up your own money.

* Prior to this, I have been introducing the idea of rewarding our boy when he does the household chores without being asked to. When he sees me mopping the floor and he offered to help and does the job (whether still messy or not) I will still reward him with a few coins so that he knows we do appreciate his contribution and help in reducing our workload in the house.

* We also bring our kiddos along to the bank (whenever possible) when it is time to transfer out the heavy coinbox and put them into his savings book. Each of our kiddos have their own savings book although they have yet to figure out what the book does, we do hope they will get the idea soon.

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You can purchase the "Just Saving My Money" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

Product Review - Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

~ Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:45 AM ~

About 2 months ago, I was approached by Snoozaboo to review one of their baby sleep bag for our coming baby in October. I was initially excited as I have never tried products like this before in my product reviewing journey but sometime later as things get more overwhelming, I decided to put a hold to reviewing this as I was worried I might not be able to review it while juggling 2 kiddos and a baby.

The kind hearted and understanding folks in Snoozaboo gladly acknowledged my request to hold off the review and even offered to wait until our baby is older. Then I thought why not try it out on my 2 years old ninja girl instead of waiting till our baby comes along and grow older? I went to check their website to reconfirm and yes, their products even catered up to above 2 years old so I asked Snoozaboo whether they are OK with me doing the review with our 2 years old girl instead. Here goes my review:

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Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

Description from the product page:
"Snoozaboo makes baby sleep bags which are specially adapted for use in tropical climates. We think baby sleep bags are such a good idea that we aim to introduce baby sleep bags to as many parents in this region of the world as possible. We've put a lot of thought into the design of our sleep bags, and we've used only high-quality materials and components to make them. Our baby sleep bags are made of 100% cotton fabric for both the outer fabric and inner lining. The 0.5 tog bag has a light woven cotton lining, while the 1.0 tog version has a cotton knit lining for added warmth. We use only premium fully-combed soft cotton fabric."

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Before I go into details of my review, I just want to share why I requested for the side-zip design instead of the front-zip design. For me, I feel that it is easier to unzip along the sides of the sleep bag and slot in our 2 years old girl. As of now, I can only do so when she's in her deep sleep as she is very very sensitive of being moved around in her sleep. The moment I tried to place any form of cloth or blanket to cover her up, just within seconds she will rolls to her sides and moves the cloth/blanket away. She is THAT sensitive to not wanting to be covered up! I dislike it whenever I feel her cold legs and all. Hence the reason for trying out the side-zip design sleep bag!


* PACKAGING: I received the "Ohayo" (size 18-36 months 0.5 Tog rating) side-zip design for our review. It looks so adorably cute in its own cute packaging, just flipped open the side and slide out the baby sleep bag!

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

 

* INSTRUCTIONS & LABELING: There is some brochures and information sheet that comes together with the baby sleep bag packaging. It explains the features of the baby sleep bag you are getting (side-zip / front-zip), the Tog/warmth ratings, how to care instructions and more.

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

 

* DESIGN: The "Ohayo" baby sleep bag we received features a super-cute kokeshi doll surrounded by sweet sakura on a peach-pink background! Simply adorable that I posted a sneak peek picture of it the day I received it in our mailbox!

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

 

* FEATURES: The baby sleep bag has a long zip that goes all the way along the side until the bottom which enables the sleep bag to be opened up flat.

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

Love that I can easily open up the sleep bag for quick nappy changes and also to place our girl in (when she's in her deep sleep!) I love the snap buttons at the shoulder parts which can be easily snapped open and close.

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

I also like the hidden zip tape which will ensure no exposed zip edges that may rub against baby's skin.

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

 

* MATERIALS: The baby sleep bag is made of 100% cotton for both the outer fabric and inner lining which is soft and comfortable to the touch, allowing easy ventilation.

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

 

* HOW TO USE IT? Ta-daaaa! Pictures below showing you how I sneakily placed our 2 years old ninja girl into the baby sleep bag while she's asleep. Hehehehe...

What I did was, firstly, I  unzip the sleep bag all the way then placed it flat right next to her, wait for her to go into deep sleep and slowly carried and placed her on the sleep bag. Then I slowly zip up the sides when she's still in her deep sleep. The first time I tried this method, she slept straight for 3 hours! No movement at all! She does not even kicks the cover away as there are still lots of room and space in the sleep bag to move around!

I love seeing her safely and comfortably cocooned in the cute little sleep bag! Amazing! Best part is after she woke up, I felt her legs, not hot or sweaty at all! Love it!

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

 

* WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH THIS SLEEP BAG?  For starters, I am happy to say that I can still nurse my girl while she is asleep in her sleep bag. Yes, even though I am 9 months preggy now, I am still nursing our 2 years old girl. So yes nursing mummies, you can still continue nursing while your little ones is safely and comfortably cocooned in their sleep bag!
 

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

Another time I get to use this sleep bag (when our girl is not asleep!) is when she fell ill with stomach upset. We can feel her legs are cold and she was moody and tired the whole morning. So I told hubby we will try to keep her legs warm in the sleep bag and see how it goes. She lies still in her sleep bag while she watches her favorite show on the TV throughout the whole time and after about an hour, her legs are warm again and her appetite and chirpy self returns and she was back to her cheeky self! 

Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag

To sum up my review of the Snoozaboo Baby Sleep Bag, I am glad to be able to review it and happy to know our girl is receptive to this sleep bag (she can't kick it away yay!) Definitely a keeper!

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You can browse for more collections at http://www.snoozaboo.com/collection

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Snoozaboo in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

iPad App Review - Little Critter At Scout Camp

~ Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:13 AM ~

We had just recently reviewed "Just Me and My Cousin" and now, we have the privilege to add this story app to our collection!

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* Title: Little Critter At Scout Camp
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Sept 04, 2013
* Current Version: 2.3
* Size: 36 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter's eager nature and inquisitive mind help him explore the great outdoors at Scout Camp. He and the other critters race canoes down the river, learn about different types of plants and trees, and make gifts for family members. Scout Camp is running smoothly until Little Critter explores a little too far and gets more nature than he bargained for! "

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I took this opportunity in this story app to teach my boy what normally goes on in a scout camp. 

* I took the opportunity in the page above to show my boy that we can learn a lot of things in a scout camp apart from making new friends

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You can purchase the "Little Critter At Scout Camp " app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"