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3 Toy Favorites for babies

The thing that I dreaded the most was TOYS. Simply because I did not want to have a mess all the time or have to trip on anything while walking in the dark. I like to say im pretty organized and like to have a clean space. Let me tell you, a toy is only interesting for about the first 10 minutes max and then its history. Yet, I still manage to walk out the store with a toy. Story of my life.

I do have some toys though that I picked out myself and I have noticed how they still have not gone out of style after 13 months. LOL. These are toys I actually purchased and think are fun, educational, entertaining, colorful or simply just must-have toys.

  1. LeapFrog MyPal Scout or Violet
    • Scout, is programmable with your childs favorite color, animal, food and name. It is actually really cute. It sings multiple songs as well as a it says multiple phrases. My favorite feature was the lullabies it has. We bought this when he was only 3 months old and now at 13 months he still hugs and sings with Scout. Educational, cute, and soothing.

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2. Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym

  • We got this one when he was about 2 or 3 months to start making tummy time more entertaining. The hanging toys are great to get the baby to reach for items and become aware with his or her surroundings. As the baby kicks, there are 2 settings on the piano, it can play continues music or its one key. This makes tummy time easier as the music plays and the hanging toys can be attached to the mat so the baby can play with them. Interactive, educational and fun.

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3. Fisher-Price Learn With Me Zebra Walker

  • We got this to help assist as a support for standing up. It plays music and it has interactive toys which make it a really fun toy. It helped when he began to take his first steps as he would love to push it around to hear the music play. He did start to walk unassisted at exactly 12 months and he still likes to push his zebra around and play with the toys. This toy is very interactive, educational, colorful and fun.

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Mom on a budget

There are many sites that you can sign up with that will mail you coupons and samples. Here are some that I found very helpful:

The sites above sent me some sample sized cans of formula as well as single serve formula packages. Along with the formula they sent me coupons to use in store. These coupons varied in value but they helped out specially when stores such as Target and Babies R Us had sales.

Other sites that helped me out to get samples and know more about products were:

The bump box is mainly for mothers but do have some baby items as well. They have different types of boxes to choose from. I got a sample box that they were having deals on which you can always keep an eye out for their promotions so you can get the less expensive box. This box would have lactation cookies, organic lotions, hand sanitizer, salt for you feet, sunscreen, etc. They were all sample/trial size items but for the cost I was able to try out new products.

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The target box has not been available for too long but as soon as I found out about it I was on it. I paid shipping for it and it was well worth it. This box came with a travel size of wipes, Honest hand sanitizer spray, lotion, Dove baby wash, and much more, all for only the shipping cost.

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Wal-Mart boxes come to you during pregnancy, one every trimester. This is one you may want to subscribe as soon as you become pregnant in order to be able to take the full advantage of what it offers. The box in the picture was the most recent box they sent me now that my son is 1 year old.

 20170802_20160220170802_201451There are many sites that can help you learn more about couponing. There are several pages on Instagram or Facebook that you can follow. That’s how I learned about these special deals and of course by using Google and reading through websites to find information on what the companies have to offer. The offers I showed are ones that I used myself but are many more out there.