Shop & Play

Product Name: Shop & Play
Submitted by: AnnMarie Sossong; Ocala, FL
Rating: 9
Where to buy: www.wal-mart.com (Wal-Mart Coupon Codes are here.)

Description: This is a two-in-one play mat and shopping cart activity center. It includes a portable play mat with a variety of toys Velcro connected to the mat. When the child is older it becomes a shopping cart cover and comfy, cushioned seat which completely protects children from shopping cart germs. It includes a safety strap and folds compactly for transport.

Review: I like the versatility of this product. Its usefulness stretches from the newborn stage to toddler hood. The toys are engaging and attach easily to the cart. The peapod-shaped cushion is great for keeping younger babies snug when sitting up, and great for tummy time on the mat with neonates who are just learning to raise their heads. It can also cuddle a new one on his back. The safety strap is a great feature when a cart is missing one.

Criticism: My only complaint is the difficulty attaching and detaching toys from the mat itself.

Hyland’s Teething Tablets

Product Name: Hyland’s Teething Tablets
Submitted by: Shannon Miller, Milledgeville, GA
Rating: 10
Where to buy: http://www.amazon.com/ (Amazon coupons are here – And this is the direct link to Hyland’s Teething Tablets at Amazon.

Description: These are tiny tablets that dissolve instantly under babies tongue and quickly calm baby and relieve teething pain.

Review: I love this product! These tablets are very safe and very effective. I don’t like to use numbing gel on babies because of the possibility that it could numb their throats and cause them to choke – this is a wonderful alternative. My babies do occasionally fall asleep after taking it, but only if the teething pain was keeping them awake. I haven’t found a downside yet and I’ve been using them (on three different babies) for the last 4 years.

Soft Seat Potty & Stepstool by Graco

Product Name: Soft Seat Potty & Stepstool by Graco
Submitted by: lindsay; Averill Park, NY
Rating: 8
Where to buy: toysrus (ToysRUs coupons are here; Babies R Us Coupons are here)

Review: This is a great potty it has a soft seat which is very comfy for little bottoms. Also the seat has handles on the side which they can hold onto. You can also use the soft seat on the toilet which is great for public places or anywhere. Also you can use this potty for a step stool which is great for brushing teeth and also when using the toilet. Most important it is easy to clean!

Criticism: I would recommend this potty to all parents. The only problem I had when my son was using this is that the pee guard would sometimes fall off easily.