Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transitioner Blanket + Giveaway

If you’ve swaddled your baby for a while but they’re starting to turn over, you may want to get a swaddle transitioner. I’ve been using the Zipadee-Zip for a few months now, and I love it. My daughter had been swaddled since birth so, naturally, I was worried about taking a swaddle away from her. The swaddle was comforting to her and also it was familiar.

I starting using the Zipadee-Zip when Avery was 4 months old – but that proved to be too soon for her. With teething going on, and so much mental transitioning, she just wasn’t ready for it. I decided to try it months later at 6-7 months and Avery slept wonderfully in it. I would say the biggest thing is to not compare your child to anyone else’s. Do what works for your child.

As far as transitioning Avery when she was older, it was seamless. I’m glad that I waited a bit to use a transitioner with her. Her first night (at 6-7 months) with the Zipadee-Zip she slept with no problems. The nights thereafter, she slept great too.

What I love about the Zipadee-Zip is that Avery has a blanket to keep her warm. I don’t have to worry about the material covering her face or anything scary like that. Because Avery used to take naps with me nearby, I’d let her use a blanket. So she became comfortable with a blanket. At night, that posed a problem. Thankfully, the Zipadee-Zip solved that problem for me. I love that it’s easy to put on to her. I simply put her arms and legs in and I zip it up. If she happens to turn over in the night, it’s no problem because she is able to use her hands and arms to move around. One thing that is great about the Zipadee-Zip is that it helps with the startle reflex in babies. It has a wing design so there is a slight resistance if the child puts their arms out.

I’d definitely recommend the Zipadee-Zip to moms whose children have been swaddled. It’s the perfect way to transition your child to sleeping without the swaddle.

The makers of the Zipadee-Zip also make teethers! My daughter absolutely loves hers. I clip it to her outfit and she’s able to grab it and gnaw on the silicone shapes. There is also a piece of fabric with a snap button on the opposite end of the clip so that I can attach a binky to the teether. Let me just tell you now that I have tried numerous teethers with Avery and she will hardly ever touch them. This one is one of her absolute favorites! 🙂

You can find the Zipadee-Zip HERE. Follow their social media platforms below.

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Also, the folks at Zipadee-Zip are very kind and wanted me to do a GIVEAWAY for my followers. Enter at the link below with your name and email. There’s also a chance for extra entries. 🙂 

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*This product was given to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Spark Imagination with KidloLand + Giveaway

 

KidloLand App

A month or so back, I was asked by the people at KidloLand if my daughter and I would like to review their educational, interactive app for ages 0-5. I had never heard of KidloLand, but after watching a video on their website about it, I was very interested in trying it out.

If your children are anything like my nieces, nephews or daughter, then they love music and games. When I visit my niece, one of the first things she does is asks for my phone so that she can play games on it. Luckily, I have the KidloLand app on my phone which has made music more interactive and games more educational so I don’t have to feel bad handing my phone over to her. 😀

KidloLand

KidloLand is such an impressive app! They have phonics, learning games, letter tracing, nursery rhymes, stories, and they even teach about colors, shapes, flowers, numbers, and more! There are over 1,000 activities, songs, rhymes and games and there are NO advertisements!! This app has everything your child needs to both be entertained for HOURS (if you wanted :D) and also to learn. I absolutely love it and so does my daughter.

My daughter is only 4 months old, but she loves when I sing to her. She tends to sing with me, which is the cutest thing. When I play nursery rhymes for her on KidloLand, her face lights up and she has the biggest smiles. All of the nursery rhymes on the app have interactive cartoons where you can press on different characters and they do fun things like change colors, spin, dig, fly, or make noises.

KidloLand is such an amazing app, not only for children, but for parents too. There are so many songs and versions of songs as well as cute games that you’ll find yourself giggling along with your child as you explore the app. I would highly recommend this app to parents and aunts/uncles/grandparents of littles.

There are 3 options for purchasing the KidloLand app – $4.99 per month, $24.99 for 6 months or the best value: $39.99 for an entire year. It’s much cheaper than sites like ABC Mouse and there is still tons to do on it!

You can download the KidloLand app for iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id533412119?pt=275891&ct=prettyloved

Download from the Google Play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.internetdesignzone.nurseryrhymes&hl=en

GIVEAWAY time!! The wonderful folks at KidloLand were kind enough to let me give away a 3 months subscription FREE to THREE of my followers (SO THREE WINNERS!). All you have to do is comment on this post or go to my Instagram, follow me and KidloLand and tag a friend; more tags = more entries. Giveaway ends March 31st.  https://www.instagram.com/prettylovedblog/

*I was given a free subscription to this app in exchange for a review. All thoughts are my own and are not altered in any way because of receiving this product.

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