Saturday, August 13, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 8/13)

Virtuous by Design T-Shirt from I Am A Woman of God - U.S. - Our Raettig Blessings

Healthy Steps Portion Control - 3 piece Serving Set (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Cattle Boyz Starter Kit (sauces & spices) - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

Nursing Bra Long Top in Black from GlamourMom - Mommy of 1 and Counting

Be You. Be True. T-shirt - U.S. - Mommy of 1 and Counting

Five pack of Reusable Diaper wipes from RearZ - Mommy of 1 and Counting

Two Bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (2 winners) - U.S. - Educated and Dangerous

One container of VacciShield - US/CAN - My Secret Home

Green Babies product - US/CAN - 3 Boys and a Dog

BIG Bunch of Hairbows - U.S. - Diva Locks (Rafflecopter)

Chuck E. Cheese guest pass which includes 30 tokens, 4 soft drinks and a large pizza - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Caspar Babypants Sing Along CD - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Trace & Color Thank you cards Kit - Worldwide - Best Toys for Toddlers

Friday, August 12, 2011

Do you live near Nashville, TN? Enter for a chance to Win a Thomas Day Out prize pack!

Enter for a chance to Win a Thomas's Day Out Prize Pack! You must live in Tennessee though!

Ends 8/25 at 12:01am EST

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 8/12)

BabyBond Nursing Cover - U.S. - Discount living to save for Disney

Multicolor Herring Bone Kahelelani Bracelet - US/CAN - Mom's Best Bets

“Barney: 1 2 3 Learn” DVD - U.S. - Mom and More

Thomas & Friends: Thomas in Charge DVD - U.S. - Mom and More

Wisharoo prize packs (6 winners) U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

Rizzoli & Isles Custom Printer Caution Tape and Season 1 DVD - Freebie Junkie (Rafflecopter)

"The Help" movie Prize Pack - U.S. - Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings

iPotty T-Shirt in your choice of size - US/CAN - Beautifully BellaFaith

"The Help" movie Prize Pack - U.S. - One Busy Moma

$10 GC to Dunkin Donuts - U.S. - Sam's Coupon-Base

Close Your Eyes CD and Shushybye Close Your Eyes Book and CD set - U.S. - Be Your Best Mom

"Who Loves Me?" personalized children's book - U.S. - in my opinion...

Variety of Zarbee’s (children's cough medicine) products - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Case of 30 Zac Omega bars - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Products of your choice from a list - from aLittleCard - Etsy - Worldwide - MyHobbyShop

Robert Pierre CD "I'm All In" - U.S. - My-2-Cents

Time Island prize pack - U.S. - My-2-Cents

30 Day Supply of Evorapet - Whitens teeth and gives them better breath (probiotics for pets) - U.S. - hypnotic blend

Parents Choice Formula Prize Pack - U.S. - Shining 2 Save

Everwood - Season 4 DVD's - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom

One pack of Seventh Generation Diapers - U.S. - Too Blessed To Be Stressed

One pair of Nascar Flip Flops called RacerTreadz - U.S. - 2Boys + 1Girl = One Crazy Mom (Rafflecopter)

One bottle of Stopain Extra Strength Roll-on - U.S. - Pot of Gold Giveaways

$20 GC to Country Soaps Esty Shop (@7pm EST) Worldwide - Stunning

Felt Mini Veggie Garden Playset - Etsy - US/CAN - Mama's Felt Cafe    

Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics DVD (@9pm EST) U.S. - A Mom's Take

R.W. Knudsen – Sparkling Grape Juice (3 Winners) (@9pm EST) U.S. - A Mom's Take Deal Site $25 Credit (@9pm EST) US/CAN - A Mom's Take

Timmy Time: Picture Day DVD (@9pm EST) U.S. - A Mom's Take

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 8/11)

Two year Membership to (@12 noon) - Win For Fun!

Time Island Fun Pack (virtual World for kids ages 6-12) - U.S. - Mom of 3 Boys

24oz. Pure Water Filtration Bottle and one Stayfit lunch to go container from Cool Gear (@11pm CST) U.S. - Koupon Krazed

Build A Dream Playhouse of your choice - U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

Design-A-Friend personalized plush toy - US/CAN - Susan Heim on Parenting

John Deere Roll and Go Tractor Toy/Flashlight! - U.S. - Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - book - The Thrifty Things (Rafflecopter)

30 day supply of EvoraPlus (teeth brightener) - U.S. - The Thrifty Things

The 2 Book courtesy of Compendium (Relationship/Marriage exploration book) - U.S. - The Mama Report

RIO - DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack - U.S. - The Attic Girl

Green Apple Peals - face peel from Juice Beauty (4 winners) - U.S. - Mindful Momma

Thermal Lunch Tote Bag from Thirty-One - U.S. - Sweet Pennies ~from~ Heaven

Color It By Number online app. - U.S. - Sweet Pennies ~from~ Heaven

$20 GC to Tupperware - U.S. - Sweet Pennies ~from~ Heaven

Kindergarten Kit Backpack with supplies - U.S. - Sweet Pennies ~from~ Heaven

The Natural Dentist products - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Kidzikoo sippy cup or baby bottle koozie for kids - U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one (Rafflecopter)

Amy's Kitchen prize pack - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

8oz. bottle of Bug Bandit Insect repellant - U.S. - Mama to 4 Blessings

Yo Gabba Gabba - Music Makes Me Move! DVD - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

18 x 24 Poster from (8/12 @12am) US/CAN - Millardville Manor

Product of your choice from Paper Coterie (5 winners) - being MVP

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Adventures in Diaper Changing - My Diaper Changing Tips and Tricks

Matthew - Christmas 2007 (He was 2 1/2 months old)

My son Matthew's nick name when he was a baby, was Wiggle Worm. When I would go to change his diapers he would always try to roll over, kick me, or he would turn over on his belly and try to crawl away. He was the squirmiest baby I had ever known. But then, I remembered the trick of putting my left leg over him to hold him still and to help keep him from moving so that I could get his diaper changed. Sometimes he would cry, because he couldn't get away, but after a few times of me using my leg to keep him still to get his diaper changed, he would lay still and let me do it. The photo below is not of me or my son, but I found it online so you can see what I am talking about. Since I am right handed, using my left leg worked great.

This trick really works! I have been babysitting babies and children since I was twelve years old. I don't remember who taught me to do this, but once I was shown, it was so easy to do. I almost always change my children's diapers on the floor since I learned this trick. It was just easier that way, and so much easier to clean up any messes that might happen.

Another thing that I would do to keep my children still to get their diapers changed was to give them something that they aren't usually allowed to play with such as a toothbrush, empty cup, my keys, the remote control, my cell phone, etc. Giving our children the remote control control to the television or a cell phone to keep them distracted isn't always a good thing because usually, then end up getting sucked on. Eww! There is nothing worse than a sopping wet cell phone or television remote.

The best thing to keep them busy was to give them small toys or rattles to play with that I didn't let them normally have unless they were getting their diapers changed. I kept a small basket on their dressers of little toys like those couple dollar cell phones or keys at the check out stands that are for kids ages three years and up that played sounds or music when the buttons were pressed! Those worked great while they lasted! I didn't even have to use my leg to keep my children in place to get their diapers changed in the beginning. Once they got tired of a certain toy, then the squirming would begin all over again.

When our son was big enough, we used Pull-Ups on him because it was faster and quicker to get them on him so he could take off running. With our daughter, we are now using the NEW Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers! These are awesome and so easy to take on and off. What a great way to also help get your little one ready for potty training!

What are your tips and tricks for getting children to sit still when you try to change their diapers? 

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 8/10)

Chandelier Earrings (@12noon) - Worldwide - Bacon Time

$25 GC to Winn-Dixie grocery store (@11pm) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

"The Help" movie Prize Pack (@11pm CST) - Koupon Krazed

"The Help" movie Prize Pack - U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

Dance Pocoyo Dance DVD - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting (Rafflecopter)

Timmy Time: Picture Day DVD - U.S. - Mom and More

Vitalicious Sampler Pack (@10pm PST) U.S. - Mixxed Reviews

$20 GC to (@10pm PST) US/CAN - Mixxed Reviews

One free 24pc Small Cardboard Puzzle of the winner’s favorite photo from Piczzle - The Freebie Junkie (Raffecopter)

Retribution (Dark-Hunter)by Sherrilyn Kenyon (book) - U.S. - Books and Needlepoint

MacDaddy package (Valued at $24.99 - Includes 4 years of access to FoundIt, 62 stickers, 2 key tags, 3 bag tags, 1 luggage tag and 2 pet tags) (@11pm CST) U.S. - What I Live For

"The Help" movie prize pack - US/CAN - Mama to 4 Blessings (Rafflecopter)

Time Island Fun Pack - U.S. - Go YAY

Mistura Beauty Solutions Essential Kit - U.S. - Z's Space Reviews

Green Toys - Stacking Cups - U.S. - in my opinion...

Parent's Choice Formula Prize Pack - U.S. - Captain Fussybuckets

Lysol® Healthy Touch® No-Touch Hand Soap System and the Lysol® Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes - U.S. - Captain Fussybuckets

$20 GC to - U.S. - Knits, Reads and Reviews

$25 GC to Kroger - U.S. - BargainFun

John Deere Roll and Go Tractor Flashlight/Toy - U.S. - BargainFun

The Day They Sold the Moon - Children's book - U.S. - Is There A Bathroom On This Ship?

Gorton's seafood Two free product coupons (3 winners) U.S. - My Evansville Mommy

4oz. TheraBreath Toothpaste and a 16oz. TheraBreath Oral Rinse - U.S. - Autumn Blues Reviews

Pro Series Mircophones from Paperjamz - Lisa Reviews

Two 30ct. packs of Boogie Wipes (@8pm EST) US/CAN - WhyClothDiaper?

Banzai Wigglin' Water Sprinkler - U.S. - One Little Mom

Shrug Shaper in your choice of color/size (Bottom, Hip, and Thigh shaper) - Inspired Langley (Rafflecopter)

1st winner = all 4 Little Green Books; 2nd & 3rd winners - one book of their choice (@10pm) - Kids and Deals

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (8/10) - Tugboats

My kids really LOVE their Tugboats from Green Toys!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 8/9)

$10 GC to Walmart (@12noon EST) U.S. - Emmy's Boos and Rawrs

Reversible sun hat (size 3-5) from Little Snow Pea - US/CAN - The Mama Report

Zac Bars (natural snack bars) (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Book Worm Labels from Lovable Labels - CAN/US - Susan Heim on Parenting

Barney 1 2 3 Learn DVD - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom

Early Lingo DVD of your choice - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom

Scratch & Sketch book - U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one

One free Wrapsol custom fit product (your choice for mobile phone or tablet PC) - US/CAN - Father Geek

$25 GC to Trading (Vinyl wall decor) (@10pm EST) U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

Loopeez Shoe Tying Aid Set - US/CAN - Peace, Love and Poop (Rafflecopter)

Umbrella ezShade in your choice of color - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Charming KEYper in your choice of strap color and charm style - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Cubbie Cup - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Blog Hops! (8/8)

Monday Monkey Hop at Mommy of Two Little Monkeys

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 8/8)

Card Game from Set Enterprises - For One Another

Kidorable Hanger Set (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

One Bottle of Organic Cleansing Milk from Reviva Labs - U.S. - Featured Product Reviews

Two bottles of Jake's Dry BBQ Rub - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

Chuggington: It's Training Time DVD - U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

One Package of Sugar Free Ring Pops (2 winners) - U.S. - Mom and More

“Fireman Sam: Brave New Rescues” DVD - U.S. - Mom and More

“Hit Favorites: Preschool Fun” DVD - U.S. - Mom and More

Hairmax Product Line Set (worth $39) - U.S. - Mom and More

Handmade, Personalized - Bow Holder of your choice from Oh Sew Sweet Bowtique - Etsy - The Narratives of 1HecticMommy

Who loves Me? - personalized children's book - US/CAN - Tidbits From A Mom

$25 GC to - U.S. - Susie B Homemaker

Belevation Maternity Support Band - U.S. - The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom

3 Scentsy Bars- Sugar Cookie, White Sands, Coconut Lemongrass - U.S. - The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom (Rafflecopter)

Jade Stress-Relieving & Detoxifying Herbal Neck Pillow ($39 value!) - U.S. - Vanessa Robert Weddings

OCEAN for Kids, OCEAN Premium Saline Nasal Spray, and OCEAN Complete Sinus Irrigation - US/CAN - Life With Two Boys (Rafflecopter)

Personalized, signed copy of “Loui Saves the Earth” - kids book, and a set of adorable stickers featuring the animals from the story (3 winners) - U.S. - made in the U.S.A. challenge

Two FREE product coupons for Gorton's seafood products (3 winners) (@9pm CST) U.S. - Saving with Brandi

Expo Marker Gift Pack (2 winners) - U.S. - Saving with Brandi

Earth Footwear Women's Fey 2 Sandals - U.S. - tree, root, and twig

StarRock for Kids CD - TiffsPixieDust (Rafflecopter)

Robert Pierre's "I'm All In" CD (@8pm PST) - Day by Day in Our World

HIT Entertainment's "Preschool Fun" DVD - U.S. - My Evansville Mommy

My First Study Bible - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

Brother Sun, Sister Moon/Children's Book - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band CD/Sock-A-Delic - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Pro Microphone from Paper Jamz - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Hyland's Weights & Measures CD - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Fireman Sam: Brave New Rescues DVD - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Straw-lution Straws Four-Pack - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Bonding Over Beauty/Book - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Ronzoni Healthy Trio Pasta Prize Pack - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

All-New Barney & Thomas DVDs - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 8/7)

32oz. Jar of Coconut Cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions (@12pm EST) US/CAN - Nuts 4 Stuff

Born Free baby Bottle - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Ten Pack combo (20 coupon inserts) of Coupons from this weekend's paper (@11pm EST) - Having Fun Saving

Ten Pack combo (20 coupon inserts) of Coupons from this weekend's paper (@11pm CST) - Koupon Krazed

Certain Dry Antiperspirant - U.S. - Vanessa Robert Weddings

One Baby Buckle Pad - U.S. - The Copper Brick Road

Good Night Gorilla and More Great Sleepytime Stories (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)on DVD - U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

$55 GC To - U.S. - Our Raettig Blessings

Laurie Berkner Band - Party Day DVD & CD pack - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom (Rafflecopter)

$25 GC to Little Card - Etsy - U.S. - Mrs. Nespy's World

Ready, Set, Tell Time set from Alex Toys - US/CAN - Mrs. Nespy's World

Ten Stickers from RebeccaHeartsNY - U.S. - Mrs. Nespy's World

101 Offline Activities That You Can Do with Your Child - book - U.S. - Mrs. Nespy's World

Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures DVD - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

Black Diamond Counter Cleaner (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Tatum O'Neal - Found - Book (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

EvoraPlus Oral Probiotic (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Steps4Kids (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Coca-Cola Beach Kit (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Fashionista Cahootie (@8pm) - My Springfield Mommy

Rock N Learn DVD or CD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy