Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway: Sleeping Baby’s Flying Squirrel PJ!

Flying Squirrel Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Sleeping Baby Flying Squirrel PJ in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own except for factual information about product.

Sleep is a vital part of life. Rest gives your body a sense of rejuvenation. Then why is it that during one of the most exhausting times in an adult’s life, parenthood, there seems to be such a shortage of slumber? I have been blessed with 2 beautiful, healthy children; however both of them hate sleep. I tried everything during the early months to get them to fall asleep and most importantly STAY ASLEEP!

With my first-born I used swaddles and pacifiers. With that combination I was only able to successfully get him to fall asleep, but as soon as the paci fell out of his mouth Mommy was being called via screams and cries every 45 minutes throughout the night. Then of course came the dreaded age where they start rolling over and swaddles are no longer safe.

Needless to say when Baby #2 arrived and she also had a strong dislike for catching Z’s I was beyond frustrated. To make matters worse she didn’t like swaddles OR pacifiers (ahhhhh!). Luckily I happened upon a company called Sleeping Baby with a unique line of bedtime wear for little ones. Among their innovative products is a life-saving sleep sack style outfit called the Zipadee-Zip. The Zippy, as its commonly called, is created for babies ages 3-24 months old and is safe for babies that have begun rolling over due to its ‘wing-span’ design that provides excess room for baby to move around. The hands and feet are kept secured inside this cozy sack to provide a womb-like feel. Zipadee Zip

However, due to my daughter’s thumb-sucking preference I was looking for something that would allow for her to be contained in a sleeping sack style PJ with the freedom to have access to her precious soothing thumb.

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Imagine my excitement when I discovered that this awesome company had created something that covered all my daughter’s needs with a PJ called the Flying Squirrel! This adorable jammy is designed for children ages 12 months – 5 years old. It is a blanket style pajama that has optional hand and foot coverings to keep your little one snug and comforted without the need for loose blankets. With the wonderful option of being able to leave 1 hand free while wearing the Flying Squirrel I knew I had found a replacement for the generic sleep sacks that my 19 month old was quickly outgrowing.

Flying Squireel Info

Be sure to check out Sleeping Baby’s website to view all the wonderful products (such as the Zippy OneZ: a snap-less outfit that features a zipper instead of buttons for smoother & easier diaper changes) and all the adorable prints for this one-of-a-kind sleep line.

OneZ

~~~ Now on to the Giveaway! ~~~

Sleeping Baby has generously offered to give 1 lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Zippadee-Zip OR Flying Squirrel PJ (winner can choose product type)!

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar DVD!

Lion Guard

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of  the Lion Guard: Return of the Roar DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

One of my favorite things about Disney movies is how they transcend the age barrier and appeal to audiences both young and old. As a child I enjoyed the delightful movie The Lion King with its award-winning songs and loveable animal cast. To continue the tale of Simba and his pal Nala (who is now his Lion mate) Disney introduces The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.

This new movie introduces Kion, who is the second-born cub of Simba and Nala. Kion takes on the role of leader of “The Lion Guard,” which in short is a group of animals whose job is to preserve the Pride Lands. There are many great lessons about responsibility along the way and of course lots of fun-filled laughable scenes.

With a much shorter runtime than most Disney films (just 44 minutes) the Lion Guard will keep your child’s attention from start to finish! My 6 year old son enjoyed the movie, but he prefers longer storylines at this age so he was slightly disappointed when it was over in less than an hour. However if you have a child under age 5 that loves Disney shows and movies The Lion Guard is the perfect length to keep your little one entertained.

You can pre-order your copy of this new movie now, and you’ll receive the DVD when it officially releases on February 23rd.

Sponsored Post: National Cancer Prevention Month!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Cancer Treatment Centers of America Breast Cancer through a campaign for CTCA and MomSelect. All informational content was supplied to Darlin’ Deals and compensation was given for sharing this information.

Did you know that February is National Cancer Prevention Month?

An important preventative test that women can take part in is getting an annual mammogram to check for breast cancer. The recommended age to start getting mammograms is 40, but you can discuss this with your Physician to see what the best age for you to began these annual exams based on your family and personal health history.

If your mother, daughter, or sister has had or currently has breast cancer statistically you may be twice as likely to develop the disease. The good news is that up to 90% of women who find and treat breast cancer during its early stages remain cancer-free after 5 years! That’s reason enough to take preventative steps to ensure your health by getting a mammogram every year.

There are many tests that can be done by a medical care professional if a lump is found including mammogram, ultrasound, and/or biopsy.

For more detailed information check out Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s website.

Darlin’ Deals Review ~ The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave DVD!

Land Before Time

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

As a child one of the most memorable movies for me was the original The Land Before Time film that released in 1988 when I was just 5 years old. I remember grinning ear-to-ear as I watched Littlefoot and all his dino pals (Cera, Spiky, Ducky, and Petrie) go on the adventure of a lifetime. Now 28 years later I had the privilege of receiving an advanced copy of the latest movie, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave.

This newest film features the voice talents of Damon Wayans and Reba McIntire and even includes a new song performed by Reba! This movie is sure to excite both young and old. Whether you are just introducing your children to this prehistoric cartoon movie series or if you are familiar with all of the 13 previous movies in this fun dino-saga to date, this movie will delight the whole family. As the adventure unfolds you will laugh, sing, and cheer as Littlefoot realizes he will get to see his father Bron who will be returning from the Great Valley.

To get you Darlins excited about the release exclusively available at Walmart, here is a clip from Journey of the Brave.

Info about the release of the latest adventure in The Land Before Time series:

Today, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave from Universal 1440 Entertainment stomps onto Digital HD and exclusively on DVD at Walmart (February 2nd)! Inspired by the 1988 classic feature film, five best friends set out on a courageous rescue filled with new friends and learn valuable life lessons along the way! New to the hugely popular franchise is the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire as one of the newest characters “Etta” and the Critics’ Choice TV Award Nominee Damon Wayans Jr. voices the other fresh new character “Wild Arms.” Here’s a clip of the parent dinos worrying for their kin. 

Be sure to pick up a copy available now on DVD exclusively at Walmart.

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