Staycation Summer Essentials Giveaway

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The heat is on and we are enjoying the lazy days of summer. From quality family time to basking in the sunshine to nature walks filled with adventure~we are treasuring the glory days of summer. We have several mini staycations planned and have committed to exploring our "own backyard". No need to travel to have a lot of fun and make special memories. We have enjoyed trips to the playground, early mornings at the beach and have spent afternoons watching the boats sail into the harbor. We have rounded up some of our favorite essentials that all make our staycation summer experiences fun, enjoyable and of course mama is all about things that make life easier.

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With a great pair of shoes the staycation adventure possibilities are endless. Having good shoes was always a must in my house growing up and my father has instilled this in each of his children. Without well-crafted shoes that can meet the challenges of "kid life", you have the potentially for loads of whining and complaints. pediped not only makes shoes that look great, but they feel great too. They are comfortable, wear well and are always on point with styles that kids love. We have worn pediped shoes for years and trust their exceptional quality, distinctive styling and promotion of healthy foot development. pediped shoes allow children's feet to develop naturally and healthily. We love the Adventure Line from pediped. pediped Adventure Line shoes are machine washable, water-safe and made with an eco-friendly material that is not only good for your child but good for the environment, too. They can take the sand, mud or gravel and with a simple rinse, they come out looking like brand new. Perfect for a day at the beach, pool, playground and everyday adventures.

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And nothing says fun like an impromptu summer picnic. B. box baby has all the feeding essentials for your toddler (aka "I can do it myself" individual). From two snack cups (love the snap on spoon-perfect for yogurt and applesauce snack!) to sectioned plates, to ergonomically designed travel spoon and fork (case included)-b.box has sturdy, durable and fun feeding essentials. B. box baby makes innovative products with a unique take on toddler feeding. The sectioned plate is great for kids who tend to like to explore new tastes and textures separately. It has a great size surface area, non-slip base and easy grip rim. The fork & spoon are designed to not only fit little hands (and mouths) but to give kids ultimate maneuverability and control. and we are loving the innovative bowl and straw combo. Perfect for cereal and milk, soup and it even turns into a snack cup when on the go! a new fav! All the feeding essentials from b. box baby are dishwasher safe and like every b.box product they’re BPA, Phthalates and PVC free, so they’re safe for our kids and the environment. GREAT NEWS! Code momtrends16 good for 10% discount off of any order from www.bboxbaby.com

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And we all know that staying hydrated is super important especially during the heat of the day. Getting our little one to drink is no problem with fun drink cups from MAM baby. MAM training cups combine form and function to successfully help babies learn to drink from a standard glass. Each cup is ergonomically designed to fit baby-sized hands, making them easy to grip and hold. Patented spill-proof spouts are ideal for on-the-go little ones and help prevent leaks and spills.

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Like all MAM products, the brand’s cups are BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-compliant. In addition, MAM baby training cups are dishwasher safe and specially formulated to withstand steam sterilization in the microwave. (I just learned this time saving tip!) MAM’s Learn to Drink Cup features a new “soft touch spout” is ideal for baby’s transition from the breast or bottle to a training cup and offers a slim shape that allows for an easy grip. and our little girl loves the Sports Cup because she's all about the independent drinking. The MAM baby Sports Cup features a spill-proof cap that stays closed but is always ready to drink~so savvy.

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And nothing makes this mama happier than products that have an extended life.
Covered Goods makes a nursing cover that is so versatile so you can use it over and over.Covered Goods is the orginfla multi-purpose nursing cover. Covered goods printed covers are a comfortable privacy cover while baby nurses-the fabric is soft and stretchy and there aren't any fussy rings, straps or buckles. It provides true ALL OVER coverage front and back. The cover is perfect to cover baby's car seat, as a shopping cart nest or even as a high chair cover and then, the covered goods multi-use nursing cover is a stylish infinity scarf. Love the pop of color this floral printed one brings to any summer outfit. When not in use, it folds neatly and compactly. One product that has four uses? Yes, please!

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And to make your mini staycations comfy when your little one needs a rest-the emotion stroller from Babyhome was a real hit with my toddler. First the gorgeously rich plum color really catches the eye-it is so unexpected.

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I love the little added features like the ingenious buckles on both the top AND bottom of the harness. This makes adding a layer onto your child so easy or gives them more room to sit up (without escaping!) with a simple unclick of the top buckle. The Emotion stroller opens and folds with one hand, is super lightweight and easy to push, has a roomy basket (that you can access even when in the recline position) and the sun shade provides excellent protection.

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The Babyhome Emotion stroller moves with great maneuverability and has a comfy, cushioned seat for your child with a super easy adjustment strap that lets baby recline in a cinch. For added comfort, the footrest offers two positions as well. With the use of available car seat adapters, Emotion becomes a useful stroller from birth to 55 lbs. The stroller comes complete with a rain cover and canopy extender. The Babyhome Emotion stroller is a great affordable, lightweight compact stroller that doesn't skimp on any of the must-haves.

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And for the end of the day, only a comfortable night's rest will do. I love staycations for this reason. (I can balance all the fun but stick to the comfort of my own bed.) On our last staycation, we had a giant sleepover and put all three kids in our room.

Getting a luxurious night's rest is possible with silky soft sheets from Frette. The designs are classic, timeless, as well as streamlined and the comfort extraordinary. Frette's hotel classic sheets are the style choice for many of the finest hotels. Featuring double borders embroidered on crisp, durable, and easy-to-care-for cotton percale. The Frette Hotel Collection from Frette brings all the cozy indulgence of a luxury hotel stay right into your home making them ideal for your next staycation.

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And as the parent of a toddler, a good night's rest is non-negotiable (Am I right?). Thus another benefit of the summer staycation is somewhat sticking to the routine. Our littlest one loves to sleep all "cozy-ed up" but being so young, we shy away from traditional blankets. The sleeping sack from ergoPouch is the most snuggly and innovative Sleep Bag that we have tried. Not only is it made from organic cotton, it has great breathability, is skin-friendly and super soft. I love the unique stretch inserts that add additional comfort and allow her to move without getting tangled up. The ergoPouch range includes luxurious and innovative Swaddles, Sleeping Bags and Sleep Suits made from skin-friendly Natural Fibers (Organic Cotton, Bamboo and Merino) ergoPouch Award-Winning Sleeping Bags are super stretchy to allow for natural movement.

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