July 06, 2020
Summer brings great weather and the opportunity to enjoy long days with your little ones. With social distancing, you may feel overwhelmed with the added pressure of keeping them both safe and entertained. Luckily, there are many summer accessories that will keep them cool, trendy, and happy all summer long!
Shade Tent & Fan
It is extremely important to keep your little ones safe from the summer heat. There are many options for pop-up tents that will create instant shade anywhere and battery-operated fans that will provide a steady gentle breeze to avoid overheating.
Lightweight Feeding Bibs
Keep clean-up easy and enjoy more time with kids this summer. The Bazzle Baby GoBib is the perfect summer accessory for all those messy snacks and meals. It folds into itself to contain all the mess in a ball and can be easily wiped cleaned or washed.
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Keep baby comfortable (and asleep) for as long as possible. Relax and enjoy your summer travel with clip-on blankets that stay in place and keep from falling onto dirty surfaces. Blankets are perfect for baby’s travel comfort and those impromptu picnic stops!
The Bazzle Baby GoBlanket Travel Blanket is a super soft blanket and just the right size to fit any stroller or car seat with integrated clips to attach it, and you will never have to worry about it becoming lost or dirty due to drops. Designed with a cotton front and a fuzzy fleece back to provide comfort for baby.
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Sunglasses are the summer icon that never goes out of style. Protect your kids sensitive eyes from harmful UV rays with this trendy summer accessory that goes with every outfit.
Perfect for the independent child that wants to keep their toys, snacks, and accessories close. Plus, it helps to cut down on the number of things you have to carry!
Keep baby protected from the sun all day long with sun shirts that can block 90% or more of the sun’s rays. Plus, they can be washed and used over and over again!
Time to bring on the summer fun!
July 01, 2020
School’s (still) out! With the coronavirus pandemic, many summer camps and activities have been canceled. Lucky for us, Summer brings great weather and the opportunity to "get back to the basics." This is the perfect opportunity to have your kids experience the simple things we used to enjoy as kids. Here are 5 fun at-home summer activities to enjoy inside and outside of the house.
Do you remember how much entertainment a sprinkler or water hose could provide? Get out all of the buckets, tarps, and water toys and get your kids involved in constructing their own waterpark!
This doesn’t require any crazy supplies and can keep kids occupied for hours! After the fort is built, you can enjoy it as a family with snacks, games and movies. So, grab your pj’s, blankets, and pillows and get to building!
The Bazzle Baby GoBlanket Clip On Blanket is super soft blanket with integrated clips so you will never have to worry about it becoming lost or dirty due to drops. Designed with a cotton designed front and a fuzzy fleece back to provide warmth and comfort for baby.
No need to travel with this activity, you can create one in your home or backyard. Make a list of items around your house that you want your little ones to find and see who can find them first. You can even add and extra twist with getting them to draw what they see, too. This adds art into the day, plus, it will make the hunt last longer!
This activity includes a teaching element to develop their skills and leave lasting memories. Choose a favorite food and make it with your child. Teach them how to measure ingredients and read directions. They will feel proud eating the finished product.
The Bazzle Baby GoBib is perfect for easy clean-up after a messy cooking session or meal. It folds into itself to contain all the mess in a ball and can be easily wiped cleaned or washed. This is a time to enjoy your kids and this will make cleaning a little easier!
Rainy summer day? Create a day of games that encourage working as a team and bonding as a family. Bring back the old classics like hide and seek, truth or dare, red light green light, and red rover. Game day is guaranteed to be filled with laughter.
June 23, 2020
2020 has certainly had its share of challenges and like almost every other holiday this year, the 4th of July is likely to look a little different. Even with social distancing, you can still enjoy your Independence Day weekend. Here is our list of 10 fun 4th do July activities to make the day fun and engaging for the whole family.
Is it even possible to wear too much red, white and blue on a holiday like 4th of July? Plan a bike decoration contest with the family and make a parade of you own! There are so many cost-effective options for decorations online, you really can’t go wrong with this one.
Is your family missing sports? Get your community together for a friendly game of America’s favorite pastime to celebrate this special holiday. A friendly game of baseball is a great way to get your kids energy out while working up an appetite for those special 4th of July treats!
This is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day and all you need is a tarp, soap, and water. And don’t forget to buy some balloons for a surprise water balloon fight!
It might not look like your normal 4th of July barbecue filled with family and friends, but who doesn’t love a good barbecue?
The Bazzle Baby GoBib is perfect for easy clean-up after a messy BBQ. It folds into itself to contain all the mess in a ball and can be easily wiped cleaned or washed. This is a time to enjoy your kids and this will make cleaning a little easier!
With plenty of free printable 4th of July bingo games to choose from, it couldn’t be easier! You can use spare change as bingo markers for an opportunity to talk about some of America’s famous faces.
This is an opportunity to teach your kids about Independence Day and a way to honor those who serve our country. Organizations like A Million Thanks will get the cards to the men and women actively serving overseas.
There are lists of ideas and instructions to create your own movie screen for the perfect outdoor theater for the family to enjoy. Set up a blankets and a cozy setting on your lawn and relax with patriotic movies and your favorite snacks.
The Bazzle Baby GoBlanket Clip On Blanket is a super soft blanket with integrated clips so you will never have to worry about it becoming lost or dirty due to drops. Designed with a cotton designed front and a fuzzy fleece back to provide warmth and comfort for baby.
Visit a local berry picking farm to gather ingredients to create fruity 4th of July themed deserts. An easy favorite? Bake a cake and decorate it with an American flag using the blueberries and strawberries you pick! This is a great way to enjoy the fruits of your labor (pun intended).
Is your favorite campsite closed this year? No worries, you can pitch a tent in your own backyard! Bring your favorite games and snacks and enjoy fireworks from the comfort of your home.
Let the kids get creative with the red, white, and blue chalk. Get competitive with a contest for the best drawing celebrating the holiday.
June 18, 2020
They may be little, but they sure do need a lot of stuff! Watching your little one experience new things is an exciting time but can also feel overwhelming. Your house is most likely filled with all kinds of baby items, so how do you know which ones to take and ones to leave behind?
No matter where and when you go, its best to be prepared. Here are some tips along with a checklist of items that make traveling with a baby easier.
Get baby ready
With everyone being quarantined at home from the coronavirus, you probably haven't spent a lot of time outside of your neighborhood. Aside from being prepared with things to pack, it’s important that your baby has spent some time in their car seat before you attempt a long road trip. After you have your car seat safely installed and checked, get some drive time in. You can start with short drives and work your way up to longer stretches. This gives baby a chance to get used to sleeping sitting up-right in a car seat and being strapped into a harness.Snacks, snacks, and more snacks!
A full baby (and mom) is a happy one. Make sure you are stocked with enough bottles, sippy cups, and snacks to keep everyone in the car content. The last thing you need is adding stops to change baby’s clothes. Keep baby dry and avoid extra outfit changes by containing drool and feeding drops with a bib. If your baby is teething, have them wear a bib with a teether!
The Bazzle Baby Bandana Bib with Teether keeps baby dry and offers a BPA-free bacteria resistant teether for natural pain relief that will be within arm’s reach!
While it’s fun to let your little one try new foods, a road trip might not be the best time to do it. Stick to foods you know won’t upset their belly, that’s the last thing you’ll want to add to your trip.
Keep diaper changing equipment handy
Road trips don’t always offer the most ideal spots for changing a baby, especially if you are concerned about germs and dirty surfaces. Having a changing pad kit handy to change baby on and keep them off dirty surfaces is an easy way to make diaper changes easy during a quick pit stop.
A comfortable baby is a happy baby
You want to keep baby comfortable (and asleep) for as long as possible. A sunshade is a great way to keep the sun out of their eyes and avoid potential sun burns which can happen through car windows. You will also want to keep your little one cozy and warm with a travel blanket.
The Bazzle Baby GoBlanket Travel Blanket is super soft and just the right size to fit any stroller or carseat with integrated clips to attach it, you will never have to worry about it becoming lost or dirty due to drops. Designed with a cotton designed front and a fuzzy fleece back to provide warmth and comfort for baby.
It is all about timing
Keeping track of your baby’s nap times and schedule will help you plan the best time to leave and times to stop. If your little one is like mine, the mornings are the best and meltdowns are more likely later in the day. If your baby is better in the morning and takes long naps earlier in the day, then that is probably the ideal time to start your trip. You will also want to factor in traffic. You’ll likely want to keep your sanity by avoiding rush hour and being trapped in standstill traffic with a crying baby.
Finally, make a checklist and check it twice! Here is a checklist to get you started:
The most important thing to keep in mind? It might not go as planned and that’s ok. The only people dealing with the breakdowns, smells and chaos are the ones in your car. So do your best and you’ll get through it!
June 12, 2020
If your little one is teething, then you are probably noticing that there is no limit to what they will put into their mouth. It’s exciting to watch them explore new things, but with the coronavirus pandemic, there is added concern about protecting your baby from germs and bacteria. Here is a guide to teething accessories that will keep your teething baby happy while preventing the spread of germs and bacteria.
This Bazzle Baby Teething Mitt provides safe and natural teething pain relief with a BPA free, bacteria resistant silicone teether. Your baby will love the mixed nubby textures and crinkly mitt for added cognitive stimulation and entertainment. It features a secure velcro strap to grow with your baby and prevent sliding or pulling off with self-relief at hand to help avoid chapping, spreading bacteria, and scratching.
Drool from teething doesn’t stand a chance with the Bazzle Baby Bandana Bib Teether for germ-free pain relief that is within arm’s reach for your little one.
Contain drool and prevent the spreading of germs with the Bazzle Baby Infinity Scarf BandoBib! This bib sits close to baby’s chin to soak up every dribble and prevents the spreading of bacteria onto shared surfaces.
With the Bazzle Baby PaciLoop you don't have to worry about baby dropping their pacifier or favorite teething accessory on dirty surfaces. The loop at the end holds pacifiers, toys, or anything your little one can't live without, and the other end clips to bibs, onesies, and clothing collars.
June 09, 2020
If you are like us, you are just realizing that June 21st is fast approaching. Father’s Day is an opportunity to tell the dad, grandpa, or father figure in your life how much you appreciate him. With everything going on in the world, they could use the love now more than ever. To help ease your mind with planning this untraditional Father’s Day in quarantine, we have put together a list of ideas that will leave lasting memories for years to come.
Plan a Family Game Night
If you are looking for guaranteed laughter and a way to spend quality time together, game night is the way to go. Playing games allows the family to step away from technology and engage in real conversations and friendly competition. Let dad pick the game and the junk food!
Whether you pitch a tent in your backyard or venture to an open campsite (if your state has lifted its stay-at-home order), you can all enjoy the fun activities and bonding that camping offers.
Bazzle Baby Product Feature:
The Bazzle Baby GoBlanket is perfect for camping and traveling. This super soft blanket is just the right size to fit any stroller or carseat wih integrated clips to attach it, and you will never have to worry about it becoming lost or dirty due to drops. Designed with a cotton designed front and a fuzzy fleece back to provide warmth and comfort for parents and baby.
Make a Special Father’s Day Brunch
Make brunch extra special at home. Get the kids involved in creating the menu and work together to whip up some of dad’s favorite brunch treats. A good meal is the perfect way to start Father’s Day off right!
Bazzle Baby Product Feature:
The Bazzle Baby Bandana Bib Teether keeps your little one clean and dry for easy clean-up after a messy cooking session or meal. The teether at the end offers germ-free pain relief that is within arm’s reach for your little one.
At-Home Beer or Wine Tasting
Is dad a craft beer enthusiast or wino? This is a fun and easy stay at home event for both mom and dad to enjoy. Support your local liquor store or order specialty beers and wine online and let the sipping begin!
Staying home and social distancing does not have to make the day any less fun. We hope you enjoy celebrating the important men in your life. Happy Father’s Day!
May 21, 2020
Motherhood can be overwhelming and all-consuming, never mind being in the middle of a health pandemic. The reality in these "unprecedented times" is that most moms are acting as parent, professional, teacher, playmate, chef, partner, and more. Don't get me wrong, being a mom is amazing, but it looks a lot different right now and we might need a few more reminders that we are doing a good job.
I ran across this article from Honestly Mommy that really resonated with me while quarantined at home with my 7 month old and trying to balance being a wife, working professional, cook, maid, and mom. The biggest takeaway? Next time you see a mom struggling or looking flustered, tell her she's doing a good job. Because we need it.
May 12, 2020
For many, Memorial Day feels like the beginning of Summer and is usually marked with long-weekend trips with the family. With everything being put on-hold due to COVID-19 and social distancing, things will most likely look a little different this year.
It is easy to get caught up in the vacations, barbeques, and parties but it’s important to teach your children the true meaning of Memorial Day. This is an awesome learning opportunity and time to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the armed forces.
Here are eight fun and simple ways you can teach your kids about Memorial Day while you stay home.
All you need is some construction paper, crayons/markers, stapler, and straws. Have a visual to help guide your kids in drawing their best American flag. Teach your kids the history of the American flag and reason behind the 13 stripes and why the colors are red, white and blue. Once they have their flags on paper, staple them to a straw and get them ready for flying!
This is a great way to get your kids involved in community support and teach them the importance of giving back. Nonprofits like Operation Gratitude have an ongoing need to fill care packages with entertainment, comfort, and hygiene items for troops, veterans and first responders. Visit the Operation Gratitude wish list for a printable wish list including “handmade with love” items that you can make as a family.
With National parks starting to reopen, it provides an opportunity for your family to social distance somewhere other than the house, which could be a nice change in scenery for most! Taking long road trips and time away from the TV offers time for more mind-stimulating activities like reading books. Outside of understanding the facts of the holiday, kids may relate to the meaning of Memorial Day by reading stories. Here are 10 great books that help share the meaning of Memorial Day.
With cooler weather still in most Northern states, make sure to pack warm accessories for kids like the BandoBib, an infinity scarf bib that can transition from a scarf bib to a face covering during instances where you might find it hard to keep your social distance while traveling.
Visit your favorite music site to find a collection of songs that will have the whole family bursting with American pride! Use sites that offer lyrics to the songs to participate in some fun patriotic family karaoke.
Who doesn’t love an excuse for a sweet treat? Red, white, and blue desserts are a delicious way to kick off your summer while at home. Here are 26 Memorial Day Desserts perfect for backyard barbeques.
Kids love getting involved but they can be messy! The Bazzle Baby folding bib makes clean up simple. It features a pocket to catch messes and is soak-free to keep your little one’s clothing from getting dirty.
Let the kids get creative with the red, white, and blue chalk. Have them draw a picture to celebrate the holiday or write quotes or thanks to honor our veterans.
The National Moment of Remembrance will be participated by people all over the country. No matter where you live, take a moment of silence at 3pm local time. For at least 1 minute, take the opportunity for you and your family to send respect and love to active soldiers, veterans, and the many men and women who died serving our country.
With almost the entire Country practicing social distancing and staying home, a traditional concert hasn’t been something we’ve been able to enjoy for the past few months. Lucky for us, each year PBS hosts a concert the Sunday before Memorial Day. This year’s concert features musical performances and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all men and women in uniform.
As many of us parents have transitioned into being our children’s teachers during the Coronavirus, we hope these ideas are helpful in educating your little ones about Memorial Day while social distancing.
April 22, 2020
We are all doing what we can to social distance to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. While it’s important to stay home as much as we can, there are still situations where it is essential to go in public for groceries, picking up prescriptions, important doctors’ appointments, etc. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the CDC is encouraging people to wear fabric face masks in public for essential instances where social distancing may be difficult to maintain.
Wearing cloth face coverings is important in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some people may have the virus and not know it because they aren’t showing symptoms. The face coverings protect those who are wearing them but also help prevent them from transmitting to others.
The CDC offers instructions on how to create your own face coverings from household materials and there are many how-to videos online. Many businesses have also changed their regular operations to create face coverings to help during these times.
If you don't have a fabric mask on hand, a bandana or scarf will suffice. Try to find one with thick fabric and make sure it completely covers your nose and mouth, leaving no gaps between your face and the fabric. It should stay secured tightly until you return home. Make sure you are able to remove the covering without touching your face and wash your hands thoroughly. Wash the mask daily or after every use.
Bazzle Baby Infinity Scarf BandoBib as a Face Mask
*Cloth face coverings should not be placed on children under age 2. Consult with your pediatrician before use.
Please note, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. While a mask can help remind you not to touch your face and reduce exposure to dust, allergens, germs and bodily fluids, it is not a respirator and will not eliminate the risk of contracting disease or infection.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
April 07, 2020
This is not how any of us planned on spending our Easter Holiday, or the past few weeks for that matter. We are used to large gatherings filled with Easter baskets, egg hunts and meals with the whole family. Instead of letting the current situation get you down, we have put together a list of eggselent activities to celebrate Easter this year from a social distance.
Virtual Story Time
A lot of kids are missing time with their grandparents as we do our part to keep them safe during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Take this holiday as an opportunity to connect with grandparents or other family members with virtual story time. Schedule a time with loved ones to connect virtually and snuggle up with your little ones on the couch for a reading from their favorite people. You can have this include stories about Easter or Spring poems. This gives you a much needed break and allows your kids to see the ones they love from a safe social distance.
Spring Coloring Contest
Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? You can also use this time to get the neighborhood kids involved and host a virtual or social media contest to see which coloring gets the most votes! The winner can receive some Easter candy or gift basket. There are tons of printable coloring sheets online to choose from!
Easter Desert Decorating
Kids love the opportunity to be creative and show off their work. Letting them take over the Easter desert by giving them the freedom to decorate a cake or cupcakes will teach them how to work as a team and be proud of something they’ve created that will contribute to your special holiday meal. Look to Pinterest for easy last-minute DIY ideas and inspiration!
Bazzle Baby Product Spotlight:
The Bazzle Baby GoBib is the perfect feeding accessory and a must-have for messy cooking, crafts & mealtimes! This innovative bib has a built-in pocket to catch food & easily folds all the mess into a ball for easy clean-up.
Looking for ways to get your little one’s energy out and work up an appetite? Place different exercises or activities inside of eggs and hide them around your house. Each time they find an egg, they will find an activity inside to complete before they find the next egg! Here are some easy ones: bunny hops, jumping jacks, frog hops, somersaults, burpees, steps backwards or sideways, push-ups. You can determine the amount of each depending on the age of your children.
Easter Egg TowersInstead of counting the number of eggs to see who found the most, have them get creative to see who can build the tallest egg tower. Use the halves of the eggs to stack them onto one another. This teaches them the importance of a good foundation, support and design.
March 31, 2020
With the extension of social distancing guidelines, are you running out of activities to keep your kids entertained at home? We get it, we were too! That’s why we got to work looking for fun activities to keep kids entertained and parents sane 😊 Here is our list of 10 fun things you can do with kids to help avoid cabin fever during the Coronavirus quarantine.
This was one of our favorite things to do as kids and it requires no additional supplies than ones you can find at home! Get out extra sheets, blankets and pillows – don’t forget to grab a few board games!
Work with your kids to use their imagination. Ask them to decide on the best spot to build a fort, what they need to pack to bring into the fort, and have them work on a list of all the materials needed to build it.
TikTok is the newest social media trend and if you haven’t downloaded the app, you should! The videos are so entertaining and instantly make you want a create one of your own. There are easy-to-follow videos that you can save without posting on TikTok if you don’t want anyone else to see them.
Missing your regular workout routine or gym? So are we! There are so many fun and creative ways to transform your home, backyard, or front yard into your own gym. Working out with your kids will allow them to release their energy and is a great stress reliever for you as well. The more involved you can make your little ones in the planning and execution, the more excited and involved they will be!
Baking is a great teaching lesson that results in treats for the entire family! It will teach your kids how to work together, follow directions, and create something from start to finish.
The Bazzle Baby GoBib Folding Feeding Bib is perfect for easy clean-up after a messy cooking session or meal. It folds into itself to contain all the mess in a ball and can be easily wiped, cleaned or washed. This is a time to enjoy your kids and this will make cleaning a little easier!
DIY at-home art classes can be a good time for some friendly competition to see who is the most artistic in your household. Don’t worry about trying to do this on your own if it isn’t your thing, there are plenty of painting tutorials online. Let them be the teacher!
This is an inexpensive and fun outdoor activity to get some fresh air! Some of our favorite ones we’ve seen are kids writing encouraging words to help motivate others during the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s a nice reminder that we are all in this together, and we can do this.
Depending on where you live, this can easily be done inside or outside. This is a fun activity that gets kids involved with the planning, setting up, and clean up (you read that right, clean up!).
Ask your kids to be a teacher for a day. Ask them to pick a profession, animal or object they want to learn more about. Set aside time for them to research and put together a lesson plan. Then, sit down as a family and learn together! This will develop their research and presentation skills while giving you some time to get some work done.
Since going to the movies isn’t an option, create your own family movie night. Get out the blankets, popcorn and pajamas and take time to unwind together.
When in doubt, walk it out! Being inside for too long can make anyone go stir crazy. If you or anyone else in your house is feeling antsy, go for a walk.
The Bazzle Baby GoBlanket is the accessory for a walk on a Spring afternoon. This super soft blanket is just the right size to fit any stroller or carseat with integrated clips to attach it, so you will never have to worry about it becoming lost or dirty due to drops. It features a cotton designed front and a fuzzy fleece back to provide warmth and comfort for parents and baby.
We hope these ideas are helpful in entertaining your kids during this time of social distancing. Don’t worry if you end up on a Netflix series marathon or let them play video games longer than normal. There will be days where you just don’t have the time or the energy to do activities and that’s ok, they will be just fine. Do what you need to do and take it day by day. We are in this together!