Amazon Fire 7 (7th generation) Kids Edition Review

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This Amazon Fire 7 (7th generation) Kids Edition review is coming from an exclusive Apple product user. My first thought when purchasing a tablet wasn’t going with a platform that was based off an Android. I’ve had my fair share of experiences with PC’s in the past, even building some from just an empty tower. However, from 2009 to present time I transition as most of the world did to Mac. From an iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air…I have them all. So when I was offered the opportunity to review the Fire 7, I thought it was a great chance to see what another product was all about. My oldest son was given my old iPad Mini two years ago and we were in the market to upgrade his tablet. It was great to see that the fire was offered in a kid’s edition that came with a lot of perks. When my son was using the iPad, we had to purchase a strong and sturdy case which cost us an additional $60. We also have purchased kid friendly apps that cost us an additional $100+ over the course of the two years. Fire_04

When the fire arrived, it was already set up from the time we opened the box. We were sent two, which was perfect so both my kid’s will have their own. To set the two fire’s apart we choose a blue and yellow case. The case is foamy and keeps the fire safe from being dropped. The 2-year worry free guarantee puts any parent at ease. My iPad mini included a 1-year warranty with the ability to purchase an additional 2-year warranty that even if my iPad would break would cost $99 to replace under limited circumstances. So seeing that Amazon will back their product and replace it “no questions asked” is awesome.

Fire_03I found that the differences between the Fire and an iPad Mini was adjusting to the Apps and location of them. The Fire has room for additional storage, which the iPad doesn’t unless you upgrade to iCloud storage at a monthly cost. The front and rear camera is so clear on the Fire that I almost want to borrow it from my son for my pictures, lol. The fire kid’s edition also includes a year of “FreeTime Unlimited,” which gives you access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney. This is amazing, as you can download so many apps for free! This within itself is worth purchasing a fire. Another plus that you are limited to do with an iPad is the parental controls. The ability to limit what my sons watch and play is important. I’m able to adjust just about every app including youTube, so that my kids are restricted from accessing specific material.

All and all, I was surprised how much I favored the fire to the iPad mini. This may be the start back to a PC family ;p

You can purchase the Amazon fire kid’s edition here!

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Pros:

  • easy to set parental controls
  • Kid-Proof Spongy Case
  • 2-year no questions asked worry free guarantee!
  • HD display
  • Micro SD Slot up to 256 GB
  • Quad Core
  • Dual-Band Wifi
  • Front & Rear Camera

Cons:

  • Learning a new platform
  • Organizing Apps

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Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks Review

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I was excited when Baby Mum-Mum reached out to Pray Run Live Love because their baby rice rusks were next on my list while shopping for the boys. We are always looking for different snacks, especially ones that offer a healthier alternative. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile you know that when I first introduced solids into Baby Baby’s diet, I made all his food. I really enjoyed knowing everything that went into his body. Of course over time and “grandma” visits, his diet isn’t always restricted to what I can make. So doing research and purchasing items that reflect a good diet is what I strive to do.BabyMumMum2

Now that I’ve begun the same process of making food for Little Little, I’m starting to introduce more healthier pre made snacks into his diet as well. We love Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks! Not only does Baby Baby eat them with peanut butter, Little little enjoys them too on their own. This past month I started adding snacks to his diet that he can feed himself with.  I was sent four flavors: original, original “fruit juice sweetened, no salt added,” banana, and carrot. Little Little liked all of them but favored “carrot” the most. The packaging is great and allows us to throw a few 2-pack mum-mums in the diaper bag for out ‘n’ about snacks. I could have seen Baby Baby really loving these snacks when we first introduced him to solids. They are lightly flavored and practically weightless. Since they quickly disolve while in your mouth, I’m not worried about the boys choking or eating too much. They are perfect for teething and introducing solid foods. I recommend Baby Mum-Mum to any child 3 and under.

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PROS:

  • lightweight
  • no mess
  • several flavors
  • naturally sweetened
  • made free of all 10 common allegies
  • individually wrapped 2-packs

 

CONS:

  • quick to snap apart

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Wrapy Baby Wrap Carrier Review

Out n' About with our Wrapy!

Out n’ About with our Wrapy!

When it comes to baby wraps my goto wraps are K’tan, Moby, or Boba. All very similar but each carries a different style. So, when I was asked to try the Wrapy Baby Wrap I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was hesitant at first or maybe a little intimidated when I opened the wrap, since the wrap is so long! However, it does come with illustrated picture instructions which are easy to depict. The instructions allow for 4 different carrying positions with the wrap. I followed the directions for the position best suited for a newborn. In time I’m sure we’ll try others. I practiced with it weeks before baby arrived and maybe a few times after baby arrived, haha. Just to make sure I had it right, safe, and secure. Our first outing with the wrap was simple, we were out for about 3 hours and walked around maybe 1/2 hour during the 3. Little Little stayed asleep the whole outing! The wrap allowed the most skin to skin contact and for him to lay his head on my chest. It was nice to have him so close but also have my hands free. This was perfect, since I had my toddler with me and needed to be available for him as well. Overall, I’d recommend this wrap if you’re able to stay patient with instructions and want a Moby-like carrier wrap without the price tag.

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Wrapy Baby Carrier

Pros:

  • The material is 95% cotton and 5% spandex for a super soft and comfortable feel
  • The long length of the wrap allows you to secure it tightly for safety
  • Available in various solid colors: red, grey, black, and navy blue
  • Comes with matching carrying pouch, perfect for traveling
  • Machine washable
  • Great price for quality

 

Cons:

  • Instructions may be complicated for those who don’t do well with visuals
  • The wrap does claim you can use it with baby up to 35 lbs but I’d say more like 20 lbs
  • Does not support back babywearing

 

*you can read more and purchase your Wrapy on the following site:

Amazon.com

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Comfy & Cozy with Mama!

#teamsubaru 

Safety prevails =) We officially welcomed another Subaru into our family. I knew it was going to be hard to get the “Outback” out of the back of mind since, I started car shopping. Not a huge fan of the Outback originally, I became a fan last year with the release of the new body style! It was the transition of a wagon into an suv that kept me memorized on its beauty. So, when I went car shopping. I went to a few dealerships and left the Subaru dealership for an online inquiry.

I’ve wanted the new Outback but, I had so many stipulations; It had to be fully loaded…it needed to be a specific color and the interior needed to be black. I had strict trade-in requirements as well as fair pricing adjustments…so, when I got a call one Sunday morning letting me know they had my car. I knew it was a possibility but, very unlikely. I say this because I’ve looked for this car for awhile and it’s what made me venture into other makes and models. Also,  with new fleets coming in…odds was it was pre-sold! So, I said email me the window sticker and some pics …after review I may come see it ;p 30 mins later I was on the road to my “soon to be” new Mom mobile.  A quick snap of the car seat in the back and a test drive around the block …. I said, “let’s do this!”

I’m in love with my Outback, it’s the perfect Mom mobile! I loved my other options and don’t get me wrong, I would have been happy with the XC60 or a Wrangler but, I can see Baby Baby getting his drivers license in this car! I can’t wait to throw the roof rack on and the adventures that lie ahead! We’re officially Team Subaru and I love it =)

*for personal reasons, I’ve decided to not post pics at this time (=

Sassy Grow Up Cup

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source: diapers.com

We love, love, love the Sassy Grow Up Cup! The transition between a Sippy cup to this 360 cup design was so smooth.  The cup comes in various sizes. We first started with the smallest (7 oz.) , which also includes a removable handle. However, The Grow Up Cup also comes in 9 oz. and 12 oz. The 360 design allows Baby Baby to sip from the cup like a big boy but at the same time no spill! I thought it would be tricky at first but, it only took one look at Mommy sipping and he knew exactly what to do! We’ve tried other brands (Nuby, Tommee Tippee) but, this is by far the best. The only con I’d say is cleanliness. You really have to pick and choose which juices or even if it’s water you pour in the cup. Nothing new though, just have to rinse shortly after every use. Baby Baby and Mommy approved, we both think every toddler or soon to be toddler can benefit from this cool 360 cup design =)

Grow Up Cup with one hand! Such a big boy!

water break at the park!

Grow Up Cup with one hand! Such a big boy!

Grow Up Cup with one hand! Such a big boy!

 

Pros: 

  • Allows Baby to learn how to use a cup
  • No spills
  • Easy options for grip
  • Different sizes for growth
  • Multiple color options

 

Cons:

  • Continuous cleaning ( whatever that really means, lol….there’s always something to clean with a toddler ;p )