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WedgEZ – The Outlet Plug Remover

May 23rd, 2008 by wisemama

WedgEZChild safety is of the utmost importance at my house, so I have outlet covers everywhere throughout my home. And because my husband is an electrician, we have a lot of outlets! WedgEZ is one of those fantastic little inventions that just makes sense. I have always had problems removing my safety plug covers from my outlets whenever I had to vacuum. I even broke a nail or two in my time trying to pry those covers from the outlet. When I first heard of WedgEZ, I thought what a brilliant idea! And when I tried it, I was even more impressed. WedgEZ is so easy and comfortable to use, and those outlet covers are no longer a problem to remove.

WedgEZWedgEZ helps you easily and safely remove electrical outlet covers without any damage to your walls, outlets, and yes even your nails! WedgEZ is a uniquely shaped tool that fits comfortably in your hand and also attaches to your vacuum cord for easy storage. It is a simple yet very effective tool which does exactly what it claims. It also comes with a 100% replacement guarantee, which means if it for any reason wears out on you, they will send you a new one absolutely free!

For more information on WedgEZ and to order one (or many) for yourself, just go to WedgEZ.com. At $3.99, you can’t afford not to have one!

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Gotta Go Mitts

April 14th, 2008 by wisemama

Gotta Go Mitts

As a mother of two under the age of three, the task of using the public restrooms has become a scary one, especially when you think about your little ones hands touching all of the nastiness in the bathroom. Gotta Go Mitts have made using the public restroom much less daunting and have helped protect my little one’s hands from touching any less than sanitary surfaces. My oldest absolutely loves to put on his mitts to go potty, and I am so thrilled that his hands don’t have to come into contact with the toilet seat. Gotta Go Mitts have become a necessity to have with me at all times. I keep them in my purse so that I have them handy where ever we go. And with the Spring and Summer season approaching with fairs and festivals, I am truly glad to have found this wonderful product to make going potty outside the home a much more pleasant experience.

Gotta Go Mitts were developed by a stay-at-home mom and mother of two who was concerned about her children’s cleanliness when out of the house. They are made from a thin 100% polyethylene material and are completely waterproof. They come in a small, discrete package, containing 20 mitts, which can easily be put in your diaper bag or purse, and the mitts dispense easily one at a time. They slip on little hands easily and can fit hands of children up to age 7. Additionally, there are many different uses for Gotta Go Mitts other than just protecting hands while in the bathroom. You can use them to prevent hands from getting dirty when your children are, for example, eating popsicles or ice cream, and you can use them when if your child is riding in a grocery cart. The possibilities are endless! For additional information and to order Gotta Go Mitts, please visit the Gotta Go Mitts Website.

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Parking Pal Magnet

April 2nd, 2008 by wisemama

Parking Pal MagnetOne of my biggest worries lately has been how to keep my preschooler safe in parking lots while taking his baby brother out of the car seat. He is at that age that he tries to wander off sometimes while I am taking the baby out of the car. So, when I heard about the Parking Pal Magnet, I jumped at the chance to try it out to see if it helped keep my son standing at the car, rather than wandering off away from us. Before we went to the doctor last week I showed the magnet to my son and explained to him that when he got out of the car he had to keep his hand on the magnet until we were ready to go. When we got to the parking lot, I whipped out the Parking Pal Magnet and placed it on the side of the car where I would be taking my youngest out. I brought my oldest out and showed him the magnet, and would you believe he stood there with his hand on the magnet the entire time I was taking my youngest out of the car! This was great! It seemed to give him a fun game to play while waiting for mommy. He was so proud of himself that he stood there with his hand on the magnet, and I was proud of him too.

The Parking Pal Magnet is a fun, colorful magnet with playful illustrations and a palm drawn in the middle. It gives kids a place to put their hands when they are outside of the car, essentially keeping them in a “safe spot” away from the dangers out in the parking lot. The mission of the Parking Pal Magnet is to keep children safe and reduce injuries in parking lots. So whether you’re loading or unloading packages, rifling for keys, or tending to the baby, it helps keep your kids focused and prevents them from running off. It was invented by a mom with three kids, who needed a way to keep her kids focused to reduce the likelihood of them wandering around or bolting away from the car. I am very impressed with how well this works for us and definitely feel it is a great product to have on the side of your car to help keep your little ones safe. For more information and to get your own Parking Pal Magnet, please go to the Parking Pal Website.

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Crane Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier

March 28th, 2008 by wisemama

Living up north and having to run the heat all winter long makes for very dry air inside my home. I needed a small humidifier for each of my boys’ rooms to help ease their breathing especially at night. I found the Crane Adorable Humidifiers in Target for about $30, and thought I had nothing to lose. Well, I am super happy I took the plunge and bought two, one for each of their rooms. The Crane Adorable Humidifier, first off, is just a super cute addition to any nursery or kid’s bedroom. It is whisper quiet, even on the maximum setting. And even though the capacity is small, I have had a fill last two full days and nights at a comfortable humidity setting, and at the maximum setting, a fill will last about 11 hours

The Crane Adorable Humidifier is an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier which has a one gallon capacity. The removable water tank is easy to carry and refill, fitting in most standard bathroom sinks, and it is also very easy to clean as the design is simple and smooth. A simple turn knob on the front adjusts the mist output into the room, and can be set to have up to a 2.1 gallon water output per day. The humidifier is equipped with an auto-shut off when the tank is empty. The Crane Adorable Humidifiers come in several colorful animal versions: Cat, Frog, Pig, Panda, Cow, Elephant, and Penguin. Definitely a cute, colorful, and healthy addition to any child’s bedroom!

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Safety 1st Tot-Loks

March 8th, 2008 by wisemama

Credit: Safety 1stI have a ton of cabinets and drawers in my kitchen, all of which are off limits to my kids. Before my first son became mobile I did some research on safety locks, and I had a few ideas in mind. I was hoping to find locks which were easy to install, durable, concealable, and didn’t cause pinched fingers. I also needed the option to disengage them when needed without having to remove them. The Safety 1st Tot-Loks were the best fit for all of my needs. Now with my second son being mobile and having that “urge-to-get-into-everything” mindset, I am glad that I went with the Tot-Loks to keep the cabinets and drawers safely locked.

The Tot-Lok is a magnetic locking mechanism to keep cabinets and drawers locked. The only way to open the lock is to use the magnetic key placed against the outside of the door where the magnetic lock is located. We have three magnetic keys, placed in different spots throughout our kitchen. I do recommend having more than one key, because I have on a few occasions misplaced my lock somewhere in my kitchen and was happy to have the other keys available until the other one turned up behind my husband’s empty cereal box on the counter. You cannot see the locks because they are completely housed on the inside of the door and there is no gap when the door is closed so there is no potential for a toddler’s pinched fingers. The install was pretty easy, even through a drill needed to be involved since these locks are hard-mounted. Also, during my sons birthday party when I needed repeated access to the cabinets, I was able to disengage the locks so that the key was not needed for them to open.

Safety 1st Tot-Loks can be installed on drawer and cabinet doors that are 0.5-1.5 inches thick. They also come with a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer!

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