Darlin’ Deals Giveaway ~ MAM Gift Set & ergoCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag!

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by MAM. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product shipment, quality, or use. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted all safety information and suggestions were provided by MAM.

September is Baby Safety Month and during this month MAM wants to get information out to parents to increase consumer awareness about the safe selection and use of baby products.

Safe sleep practices is one of the most important ways a parent can protect their little one. Remembering to keep all loose blanketing, pillows, and toys out of baby’s crib is vital in keeping your baby safe while sleeping. Another important tip MAM reminds parents of is to always put baby on their back while sleeping and ensure that baby doesn’t get too hot while sleeping. To reduce the risk of baby overheating be sure to dress baby appropriately for the temperature in the room and use breathable materials like cotton.

You can find more tips at www.mambaby.com.

About MAM – standard setting baby products 

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and in five continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visit www.mambaby.com.

 

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MAM has generously offered to give 1 lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a $30 MAM Gift Set and an ergoPouchCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag!

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Here’s some info on the ergoCocoon Sleep Bag:

ergoCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag

The ergoCocoon ‘no origami’ baby swaddle to sleep bags are designed to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from.  The simple zip up design will keep baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping. The ergoCocoon is made from skin-friendly, organic cotton outer layer and breathable organic cotton filling, never synthetic. The entire range has also been acknowledged as ‘hip-healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for our ergonomically designed bell shaped bottom, which provides extra leg room for healthy hips.  For those bubs that like a little more freedom or are ready to transition out of a swaddle, the ergoCocoon has patented snaps in the armholes that can be used to convert from a swaddle to a sleeping bag.  Tog rated for warmth, there is an ergoPouch swaddle to suit every season.  New season prints available now! From RRP$24.95

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MAM Baby product $30 Gift Set Giveaway!

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by MAM and Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product shipment, quality, or use. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

Every baby has their own preferences, starting right from birth. My son was a pacifier baby and my daughter was a thumb sucker. Of course I didn’t realize my daughter would be a thumb sucker until she was 5 months old. So that meant trying many, many, MANY varieties of pacis before she decided to show us that the whole time she would have just preferred her thumb. During this trial and error pacifier phase I came across a brand called MAM.

Surprisingly MAM pacifiers and teethers were the only thing that would soothe my daughter during the months before she figured out how to self-soothe with her own thumb. So it quickly became the only feeding brand used in our house. My daughter loves their bottles for the nipple design and I love their bottles for their unique sterilizing design that allows you to take apart the bottle and microwave it for 3 minutes with water in the base to provide a steam-action cleansing (genius!).
 

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MAM USA has generously offered to give 1 lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a $30 MAM Gift Set!

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

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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.

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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.

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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 Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave DVD!

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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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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Snow White and the Seven Dwarves {Blu-Ray + DVD}

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Snow White and The Seven Dwarves on Blu-Ray & 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 I would frequently enjoy imaginary play that involved me being one of the Disney Princesses. One of my favorites was Snow White, not only for her simple beauty and love of nature but I also thought it would be really fun to have 7 little friends that would sing and play with me :)

Every few years Disney releases a re-mastered version of their classic tales. On February 2nd Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will be released from the Disney vault! To make this upcoming film release even more exciting it will be available for the first time on Digital HD too. This combo pack also includes never before seen special features:

In Walt’s Words — For The First Time Ever, Hear Walt Himself Talk About SNOW WHITE|Iconography — Explore How This Film Influences Pop Culture, Art And Fashion|@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess — Modern-Day|Disney Artists Discuss The Design Of SNOW WHITE And How It Influenced The Look Of Some Of Your Favorite Disney Characters|The Fairest Facts Of Them All — Disney Channel Star Sofia Carson Reveals Seven Intriguing Facts About Snow White|Alternate Sequence — Never-Before-Seen Storyboard Sequence Where The Prince Meets Snow White|And Much More!

One of my favorite parts of the movie is when Snow White finally meets all the Dwarves and they quickly become the best of friends. Another scene is the well-known song the Dwarves sing as they head off to work the Mines ..”Hi Ho, Hi Ho its off to work we go” became lyrics that I loved from childhood through my adult years as I would sing that in my head on my way to work occasionally 😉 Whether you enjoy the silly antics of Dopey or if you prefer the more serious personality of Grumpy (many adults can relate to that little guy’s demeanor before they have a cup of coffee) this movie is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family!

No childhood is complete without the joy and enchantment that Disney tales unfold. You can pre-order your copy of this beloved movie now, and you’ll receive the DVD + Blu-Ray + Digital Copy combo pack when it officially releases on February 2nd.

Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Perfectly Posh pampering products!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Perfectly Posh sample kit 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. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product quality or issues nor any dispute over sales and usage.

Being a woman requires a lot of work! Between makeup, hair products, and clothing women have a full-plate when it comes to the details we put into our everyday appearance. Although it can be tedious at times it is also a lot of fun to experiment with different products and styles. Something we often forget is that many of the products we put on our body can be harmful due to the dyes and chemicals in them. Generally I try to stick to natural products as often as I can; so when my health conscious friend, Tamaira, asked if I would like to try a product line called Perfectly Posh I was intrigued to find out more.

One of the best things I learned about Perfectly Posh products is that everything is priced under $25! Affordable products made with natural ingredients is almost unheard of. This definitely makes Posh a win-win for the frugal folks looking for high-quality pampering products.

Upon receiving the sample collection I read the catalogue which first listed the ingredients found in Perfectly Posh products. Reading the list of ingredients almost whisked my mind away to thoughts of walking through a garden on a warm spring day. A few of the natural ingredients found in the products are: Fresh Lavendar, Fragrant Rosemary, Sunny Citrus, and Velvety Meadowfoam.

Now that I knew what was in the products it was time for my personal smell test before using them as I am rather sensitive to specific scents. Among the variety of samples I received I was pleased to discover that the scents were all light and floral. I absolutely LOVED the scent of the HONEY honey! healing body cream and the smooth consistency of the product was amazing. Another product that I was thrilled with was the Complexion Perfection Exfoliating Face Wash. It contained small exfoliating beads that left my skin smooth and radiant after using. It also has a hint of peppermint which could work as a soothing scent before bedtime or even an invigorating smell to help wake you up when used for a morning face wash. The only product that had a slight perfume fragrance to it was the Shameless Flirt. Solely based on personal scent preference I did not care for that one.

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If you are interested in purchasing Perfectly Posh products and do not have a Consultant that you work with already, Tamaira would be happy to assist you! Her contact information can be found below.

Tamaira Kaster, Perfectly Posh Consultant

www.perfectlyposh.com/blissfullyposh

Blissfullyposh@gmail.com

Darlin’ Deals Giveaway ~ Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit 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.

If you were a fan of the prehistoric hit movie, The Croods, you will grunt with excitement to know that the cave dwelling family is back with a prequel to the movie. The prequel will unfold as a Netflix Original series called Dawn of the Croods, set to release on Decemeber 24th.

This would be a great show to watch with the kiddos while they are on Winter Break! The new series Dawn of the Croods is sure to reduce the number of times you hear the typical vacation phrase that kids love to use, “I’m bored.” Now they’ll have a fun new cartoon series to watch and best of all its enjoyable for the whole family!

Dawn of the Croods synopsis:

The world’s first family is back and funnier than ever in this all-new original family sitcom! Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are taking the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern-day problems for the first time ever in history. School, slumber parties and elections are some of the hilarious wonders of modern life The Croods are discovering!

 

Here’s a trailer to get you excited for the upcoming release of this Netflix original series!

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DreamWorks has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit!

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 The Dawn of the Croods Family Activity Kit includes:

  • “Dawn of the Croods” ornament in the shape of a bone of course! 
  • A Croods Family Vehicle decal to customize how your family lives up to the Croods
  • Set of 4 washable finger paint and rolled parchment to create your very own wrapping paper like the Croods did back in the day. This is a fun sensory activity and your family will love their finished masterpiece. I’m looking forward to doing this with my kiddos after Christmas (I’m putting the finger painting kit in a stocking)
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Darlin’ Deals Giveaway~ Disney’s Inside Out {Digital Copy}

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Inside Out on Blu-Ray & 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. The digital copy giveaway is courtesy of Disney and Darlin’ Deals assumes no responsibility for use or delivery of the giveaway product.

I was so thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the highly acclaimed Disney movie, Inside Out , especially because I did not have a chance to take my son to see it when it was released in theatres. Check out my review of Inside Out here.

Inside Out is available on Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack . I highly recommend this movie to people of all ages!

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Disney has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Digital Copy of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out!

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Disney’s Inside Out on Blu-Ray + DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Inside Out on Blu-Ray & 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.

I was so thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the highly acclaimed Disney movie, Inside Out , especially because I did not have a chance to take my son to see it when it was released in theatres. Upon receiving the movie we decided to do a family picnic in the living room for dinner so we could watch the movie right away!

This movie surprised me in many ways, it seemed to have an element of true emotion to it that most children’s films don’t possess. Throughout the storyline there was an undertone of how human emotions affect our interaction with each other on a daily basis. Even deeper, this story explored how our emotions can have a ‘domino affect’ on our choices in life when we don’t control our internal feelings and guide the right emotions. Of course this was something that only adults will pick up on which makes this film enjoyable for parents to watch in addition to the draw it has for people without children too!

To keep the little ones engaged, since they will be lost on the true meaning behind each emotion character’s role, there are tons of goofy scenes and fun light-hearted jokes that will keep your child giggling the whole time!

The story mainly takes place in the mind of a young hockey-loving girl named Riley. Inside her mind we are introduced to her 5 main emotions played out in hilarious form. These emotions are: Joy, Fear, Disgust, Sadness, and Anger. Along the journey through her childhood each emotion plays a crucial part in her development and children can learn along the way throughout the movie how emotions can positively and negatively impact relationships.

I highly recommend this movie to people of all ages! As far as understanding the actual concept behind the film that may take a viewer over the age of 10 years old to appreciate as my 6 year old son mostly laughed at the silliness rather than seeming connected and empathetic to Riley as the creators may have intended.

Inside Out is available on Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack and filled with tons of Bonus Features too!

Emotions Inside OutPhoto credit for emotion characters: Amazon.com

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Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway: Sheriff Callie’s Wild West DVD!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner on 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.

If your little one is a fan of the adorable show Sheriff Callie’s Wild West on Disney Junior, you’ll be excited to know that the first ever DVD of the show is available now! Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner is filled with 5 rootin’ tootin’ fun episodes!

In this Wild West DVD set you’ll meet a loveable Calico cat named Sheriff Callie and her band of pals. She is a kind and energetic character that both boys & girls will enjoy. Together with her trusty horse, Sparky, and her sidekicks Toby (the cactus) and Deputy Peck (the woodpecker) Callie sets off to roam the Wild West.

There are great lessons about being fair, compassionate, and reminders about the importance of honesty throughout all the episodes. Having a good moral undertone is always important to me when choosing movies or shows for my little ones to watch, and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West definitely fulfills that requirement.

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Disney has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner  on DVD!

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