Deal Friends is dedicated to sharing products and deals pertaining to infants and children. I search the internet looking for deals. When I find something great, I'll post it here. If you know of something I've missed, please share!
If you live in the Salt Lake area, Groupon has a great side deal going on. Turbo Express carwash (on Foothill) is turning into a haunted carwash on Oct. 15. From 6-10 each night, you can drive through the fog and get your car washed with glow in the dark soap. The Groupon info says you'll be greeted by spooks and other haunts.
It usually costs $10 per car, but order through Groupon and you only pay $5. It benefits Shriners Children's Hospital and a regular car wash usually costs more than that.
If you have a baby that likes to throw or dump their food, you will immediately understand why I was so excited to find out about the Baby Diner. When I went to their website to learn more about the product, I started to laugh as I watched the little ones dumping their bowls on their trays, throwing plates on the ground and eating spilled cereal off the counter top. It was funny because it is all too familiar. It is something I see every day with two little ones.
My little ones are constantly emptying their plates or bowls in one way or another. Meal time ends with little food in their bellies and lots of food on the counter or in the dog's belly. The Baby Diner is a simple solution to this meal time problem. It is an easy way to stick your little ones bowl or plate to their tray so that they can't throw it or dump it. It sticks to any flat surface. (You can also order it in a clamp style if your surface won't work with suction cups.)
Now, you may be thinking to yourself that this product is already out there. I thought that at first too. However, this is better. I remember being so excited after buying a bowl and plate set that suctioned on to the highchair tray. I thought I had found the answer to my problem. They did work but they were expensive so I could only get one set. Therefore, I had to wash the same plate for every meal. That gets old really fast. With the Baby Diner you get the same result but you can use any plate or bowl to attach. This means you don't have to wash dishes after every meal. The Baby Diner is covered by the plate so it doesn't have to be removed to be washed after every meal. This leaves fewer pieces to wash.
After ordering the Baby Diner, a small envelope arrived at my house with a clear disc and a few suction cups. It took me less than a minute to read the instructions and put it together. The best part was that the suction cups stuck well. I didn't have to mess around with them to get them to stay in place, they just worked! The Baby Diner has pretty well been stuck to the highchair since it arrived.
The Baby Diner was created by parents who have struggled with these same problems. It is made to be simple, yet functional, and it is. You will love this product. I am going to order a second to keep in the diaper bag. For a limited time, as a Deal Friends reader, you can order a Baby Diner at half price. If you order 3 or more, you will get free shipping. You can always use the extras for baby shower gifts. I also have one Baby Diner to give away to a lucky Deal Friends reader. See the details below.
Disclosure - I was provided with a Baby Diner in order to facilitate a review. I was not compensated for this post. The opinions are my own and were not coerced in any way.
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When it comes to food, I have a very picky little girl in my house. I find myself celebrating when she actually wants something healthy, as opposed to the junk I find myself letting her have just so she will eat something. As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time worrying about her health and that she is getting all of the vitamins she needs. Just in time, a leader in eco-friendly baby products - EcoMom - offered to let us try out Smartypants Gummy Vitamins.
I have to admit, I was a little unsure about trying these as my picky eater does not even like fruit snacks, so the appeal of a gummy isn't really there. These were going to need more than being "candy" to get this little one to take them. Luckily, she was intrigued as soon as she saw the bottle, it is pretty cute. She gladly ate one and then another. I couldn't believe it. We rarely get to the recommended four vitamins daily and she will only take the orange ones (for no reason at all), but two orange ones a day is a good start. It just means I'll have to buy a new bottle a little sooner!
Smartypants are an all in one vitamin. They are a daily multi-vitamin but they also include Omega 3's and Choline. It can be really difficult to find Omega 3's that kids will take but these don't have a fishy taste at all, I tried them myself! Their Omega 3 DHA & EPA fish oil comes from eco-friendly sustainable small fish sources. No unsustainable tuna or contaminated fish is used. Now, that she is taking these, I feel a little less guilty about the fact that I don't cook fish.
Here is what I like about them: SmartyPants are made with only natural colors & flavors and no High Fructose Corn Syrup. They are also gluten- and casein-free. They never use any fake or artificial flavors, sweeteners, or dyes that are bad for your kids! When you read the ingredient label you will find words you are actually familiar with. They are made in California and purity tested. Plus, they are GMP certified. This means that you are receiving the purest ingredients in proper concentrations.
Lastly, every time you buy a bottle of SmartyPants, they make a 1-to-1 matching nutrient grant to a child most in need through their partnership with Vitamin Angels.
If you'd like to try Smartypants Gummy Vitamins, you can enter to win a $15 EcoMom gift certificate below. You can also order them at EcoMom using the 15% discount code, SBBL592, for Deal Friends readers. This code is good on your entire purchase of eco-friendly products, not just the vitamins. Use it as many times as you'd like through October 31st. If you like the product, and getting a 15% discount, check out their EcoPass. $99 will get you 15% off all the time and free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement.
Disclosure - EcoMom provided me with a bottle of Smartypants Gummy Vitamins to facilitate this post. No compensation was received. Opinions are my own and were not coerced in any way.
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I'm sure most of you have taken advantage of one of the great deals on Disney's Beauty and the Beast DVD. However, some of you may not know that you can save even more with two $5 rebates:
Get a $5 rebate when you buy 3 Campbell's soups or SpaghettiOs. This rebate will work with Toy Story 3 as well. You can also go to Campbell's and print soup and SpaghettiOs coupons.
Get a $5 rebate when you buy 2 Western Bagel products.
If you haven't picked up your copy of BatB yet, you can still get a great deal. I bought mine for $22.99 at Toys R Us. I used a $10 manufacturer's coupon to make the total $12.99. I also decided to pre-order Toy Story 3 for which they took an additional $10 off, making my final price before the rebates $2.99. I did have to pay $5 to pre-order Toy Story 3 but that will go toward the purchase price. TRU also took $5 more off the price of TS3 for pre-ordering.
Save 20% on your entire purchase at BigLots this Wed. thru Sat. I love these coupons. Hopefully, they have a good selection of diapers and wipes this week. The last time I was there they had Thomas sets. I hope those are still around as well.
Amazon has the Interactive Rumblin Chuck for $34. Then, at checkout, they take an additional $10 off making it $24 (see Playskool promo below). It is $40 at Toys R Us. Add a $1 item and you'll get free shipping too. I just picked this up for the little man's birthday. I know he'll love it.
The $1o off is thanks to a $10 off $30 Playskool promotion. For a limited time, Amazon is taking $10 off a $30 Playskool purchase. You'll see the discount at checkout. It must be sold through Amazon and not a third party seller.