Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sun Protection with Style

Friday will be start of Summer  at our part of the world which means that soon, the heat of the sun will be  felt.  In our case, we already felt the summer heat as we went to Texas  last week for our early Summer getaway.  I know that it's hot over there that is why I was  ecstatic when  Wallaroo Hat Company gave me an opportunity to review some of their hats.  Wallaroo Hat Company  has different collection of  not only  stylish hats  but  with   great  sun protective features as well.  So if you want to  buy some hats for the family, choose the hats with sun protection with style, the Wallaroo Hats.

I  chose the Jr. Explorer  for my son and the Petite Victoria for my daughter.

The  Jr. Explorer is made from a microfiber   material just like the ones  for adult hats.  It's wide brim provides  full protection from the sun.  My  son loves it as he feels like an explorer, he said.    The hat definitely  provided him  comfort  and protection during our getaway.
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My daughter love her Petite Victoria hat in pink.  It is lightweight and irresistibly fun and fashionable to wear.  In fact she is wearing it right now while him and his brother are swimming in our backyard.  As you can see in her poses, she had so much fun modeling her new hat before we went to Kennywood Park a couple of weeks ago. 
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Wallaroo Hats has  UPF 50+  ultraviolet protection factor.  The materials they used are tested by Australian Radiation Protection Agency and blocks 97.5 % of the sun's ultraviolet rays.  If you have  kids like mine who loves outdoor, hats are a must during summer time.  I'd like to thank Wallaroo Hat Company for sending us the  Stylish Hats!

Disclaimer:  I received the  products mentioned above for  evaluation purposes.  I was not compensated in  facilitating this review.

Helpful Tips for Purchasing Amazing Baby Clothes

Shopping for baby clothes can be fun and enjoyable, and it is even easier when done online. There are many colors, styles and bargains from which to choose. For mothers expecting a new baby or already have one, there are never- ending considerations to make that involves clothing them. The same case applies to someone who has been invited to a birthday party or a baby shower and is considering picking out clothes for babies as gifts. However, making this task successful is not as easy as visiting a store and buying the first cute thing that one comes across. Prior to setting out to the nearest baby's boutique, it is essential to be guided by tips for purchasing baby clothes.


Choose a Size Ahead of the Baby's Current Age

Babies tend to grow very quickly, and sizes can be on the smaller side. A majority of 6-month-old kids can water clothes of the size of 9-12 months' while one year old can wear clothes for a 2-year-old, and so on. However, it is vital to take into account the season, as for instance lightweight summer clothes cannot be worn during winter, and the other way round. Purchasing clothes that a baby can wear later on is a fabulous idea, but it is also important to choose outfits capable of spanning several seasons just in case the baby grows slower or faster than average.


Go Green

Eco-friendly clothes are one trend that will never go out of fashion and can only continue to grow. When shopping, look for children's clothes that are made using recycled and organic materials. Bamboo that is all-natural is increasingly becoming quite a popular alternative for cotton when making baby clothes. It is great for layering and is capable of adjusting the baby's body temperature. In addition, it is antibacterial and hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice. As for colors, think of the hues of nature. Ocean grays, sky blues, as well as sky blues are fashionable and hot.


Consider Designer Clothes

For those purchasing clothes for gifts, designer duds for babies are ideal since the recipients' parents will definitely appreciate them. Dressing a baby in Prada, Gucci or Versace may seem crazy, but beautiful and practical trendy baby wear is certainly the way to go. Moreover, clothes for babies are a growing target market, and cloth designers are shifting their focus on younger and younger children whose parents would want to indulge. However, it is vital to bear in mind that buying too many expensive clothes is not recommended. Most newborn babies will double or triple their body weight within a year or so, hence they will outgrow the clothes quite quickly.


Include Cloth Accessories

In addition to the baby clothes purchased, it is a good idea to consider throwing in some accessories that match with them, especially when buying the clothes as gifts. Such accessories may include a headband, socks, or a hat matching with the picked outfit. Using accessories separately from their matching outfits enables the gift giver get more mileage from the gift that would have been the case if they had given clothes only as presents.


Do Not Forget the Gift Receipts

This holds true for any present, but one should not forget to give the baby's mother the gift that came with the clothes. It may be possible to give the baby mother a duplicate outfit, the wrong size, or something that fails to match her baby's taste. Presenting her with the receipts will provide her with the opportunity to return them to the boutique and chose something else for her baby, something that is a gift in itself.


Consider a Gift with a Difference

At the end of the day, every guest invited to a birthday party or baby shower loves purchasing nice little outfits for the host's baby as gifts. However, not many ask themselves what the mother really needs. Most babies have more hand-me-downs and new outfits that their mothers can probably handle. During a party, it is most likely that the guests will bring gifts of the same outfits that the mother has more than enough in her possession. It is hence a great idea to consider purchasing different kinds of baby outfits that the mother is unlikely to have. This will make her appreciate them even more.

Tips for Choosing Newborn Baby Clothes


One of the major preparations for the arrival of the newborn is by purchasing the right clothes. Like many other preparations, buying the correct baby clothes is also technical. Therefore it should be done after considering different aspects in order to avoid trouble. Here are some guidelines you need to consider when buying baby clothes irrespective of the gender of the baby.
When purchasing baby clothes or accessories, you should not buy those made mainly from polyester and the ones with dark colors. This is because material made of dark colors may contain a lot of dyes. Do not buy baby clothes that are made from fabrics that have been treated with formaldehyde based resins because they can cause allergic skin reaction. It is very important for the baby clothes to be very soft and warm. This will keep the soft skin of your baby free from rash. The new born baby needs special care when dressing or undressing it. For comfort and ease, always purchase loose clothes with wider neck and sleeves so as to avoid the baby from feeling unease when dressing or undressing.

Season is another very essential factor to consider when choosing baby clothes. If you expect your baby in summer season you should opt for soft and light clothes. If it is winter, you can purchase some warm woolen baby clothes that are soft and smooth. In addition you can buy warm head cover.

Purchase at least 10 bay clothes because they get dirty very fast and you will need to change the more often. It is advisable to wash the clothes before dressing your baby for the first time. Select the ones with adjustable zippers, straps or any other flexible settings. You can also purchase some few branded and fancy suites for your new baby if you will be planning to have a get together functions or parties. This will create a graceful impression to your visitors.

The choice of diapers to use is also challenging for anyone with a new born baby. You will be required to decide between using costly organic diaper or risk the health of your baby by using non-organic disposable diapers. If you opt for the later it advisable to go for the one that is chlorine free.

It is important to know that organic products are much safer as compared to non-organic. This is because organic items may have less harmful synthetic chemical (if any). Unfortunately not every person can afford these organic products because they are expensive. For instance, an organic baby mattress is very costly however you can purchase a more cost effective non synthetic mattress and buy an organic mattress pads or duvet covers. Always make sure that the bedding crib for your baby is flame resistant and also remember to air the non- organic mattress before use.

The budget should be accommodative. Never strain yourself by purchasing expensive baby clothes. The prices majorly depend on the trademark or the brands names. So you can decide to buy costly brands or go for the normal designs. Brand or trademark name will not affect the health of your baby.


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