Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Baby Love Blankies


This giveaway is closed.
The winner is Carisa from Totally Tots and 1+1+1=1 is the lucky winner.
Thanks to all who entered.


I recently found Baby Love Blankies, an adorable Etsy shop, while looking for a birthday gift for Jesse Bear's "best bud". This shop has the cutest stuff! Check it out. I contacted the owner and she was kind enough to send me an Itsy Bitsy I Spy Bag for Jesse Bear and I to review.

For those of you who have never seen one of these, an I Spy Bag is sort of like a bean bag with a little window. Baby Love Blankie's are filled with small poly pellets. However, they can also be filled with rice, dried beans, or small beads. Here's the fun part ~ They also contain small treasures which children can "spy" by moving the contents around. All of the treasures that are inside the bag are listed on an attached card.

When I received our I Spy Bag I did not tell JB. Instead, I put it into my purse, so that I could whip it out during a time when we were waiting at the Doctor's office, stuck in traffic, etc. I used that little lifesaver for the first time the other day. We were running errands around lunchtime (huge mistake on my part) and JB was getting very cranky. I had one more stop to make at Trader Joe's (my favorite food store), but he was losing it quickly. So, I put JB in a grocery cart and handed him the I Spy Bag. I explained what it was and told him to find as many treasures as he could. I am pleased to say that this kept him occupied and happy for the duration of our grocery trip. Thank you, Baby Love!

While the mom in me likes how the I Spy Bag can occupy my preschooler, the educator in me likes it for different reasons. I like how moving the contents around to "spy"the little treasures is great for fine motor practice, and talking about/describing the items found is a fun way to practice vocabulary development.

For this giveaway, Baby Love Blankies is offering one lucky winner the chose of one product from her shop.

To enter: Visit Baby Love Blankies. Then come back here and leave us a comment about what you would choose if you win.

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A winner will be chose by random on September 10.

Thanks for partying with us! See you tomorrow!


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82 comments:

Jodi Renshaw said...

Love her stuff. I would want this one if I won: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29655908 But I may have to purchase it anyway - just in case!

Love,
Jodi

Jodi Renshaw said...

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~ Jodi Renshaw

Jodi Renshaw said...

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melaniet42 said...

I love the I Spy bags! I'd pick out the Itsy Bitsy Owls and the Moon I Spy Bag. While I like the idea of the large ones for my toddler, I totally think it's a great idea to have a purse-sized one!

melaniet42 said...

I follow you on Twitter!

melaniet42 said...

I grabbed the button.

melaniet42 said...

I'm subscribed to your blog using Google Reader.

melaniet42 said...

And I tweeted about it!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I subscribe

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I love the frog garden ispy

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

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Lisa said...

I'd choose the Itsy bitsy Robot I Spy Bag.
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Orange Juice said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Honestly it's hard to pick but on my list would be the astronaut one and the dino one.

Orange Juice said...

I follow you on twitter!

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I follow you on twitter!

Orange Juice said...

I subscribe :)

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noreen said...

Pink Polka Dot Butterfly I Spy bag

Little Nut Tree said...

I would pick the chameleon one - unisex so both my kids can enjoy it. Or maybe the Retro Frog because Froglet is our eldest's nickname. I love her shop!

Little Nut Tree said...

And I now follow your blog.

Joannof10 said...

I like the mice pirate adventure I spy bag!

Joannof10 said...

I like the mice pirate adventure I spy bag!

abc said...

I like the Pink Sweet Teddy Bear Spy Bag best.

abc said...

I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks!

Cathy said...

I like the Astronaut I Spy Bag. How cute and clever.

Amy said...

I love the retro frog print one.

Amy said...

I follow your blog

Cathy said...

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teachmama said...

Love these--her stuff is gorgeous! I think I'd like the summer one if I won--especially since it will keep us feeling sunny throughout the year!

teachmama said...

I just tweeted about the contest!

Tanya said...

This is really cool thank you for sharing it has my creative juices flowing for Christmaas for my daycare kiddos

Carisa said...

I have seen her shop before and I love these bags!!! I went over and still my fav is the dino one for Krash!!!

Carisa said...

Twitter Follower ;)

Carisa said...

I subscribe!

Carisa said...

I have your button!!!

Sarah said...

I just love the Itsy Bitsy Ladybugs fly away I Spy Bag

The Irwins said...

I would love the Cholly Owls I Spy Bag!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30161297

Cathy
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Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I follow you on twitter

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I grabbed the button

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I tweeted about it on twitter.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I'm already a subscriber.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

AND last but not least I would choose the whale one I think. These are cute!

CJ said...

I love the Under the Sea eye spy bag. Thank you

Valerie said...

I've seen these before - so adorable. I would either pick the itsy bitsy farm animals, or love bugs.

The Irwins said...

I subscribe through Google Reader.

Cathy
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Kellie said...

I would choose the Itsy bitsy Bananas for Monkeys I Spy Bag - that one looks too cute!

Kellie said...

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Jess said...

The "Thar She Blows" I-Spy bag, absolutely!

Jess said...

I follow you on Twitter.

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Amber said...

I'd choose the mice pirate I spy bag or the itty bitty city car bag. They are so cute! I may be making a purchase for Christmas stockings!

Misty4me said...

Wow, so many choices, it's hard to decide! I think I'd pick the mini ladybug I Spy Bag. Thank you!

Edge said...

My 3 boys and I would deffinitly use the Retro Frog Spy Bag. We frequently play I spy at the doctors office. We start with colors and progress to shapes.Great Idea!

Richelle said...

My son loves dinosaurs. The Itsy Bitsy Dinosuar I Spy Bag would be great.

Richelle said...

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Deanna said...

I like the dinosaur eye spy!

windycindy said...

The Itsy Bitsy Jungle Party I Spy Bag is fabulous. Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

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windycindy said...

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windycindy said...

Also, I subscribe to yoru blog!
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Nadia@FunWithMama said...

i love the baby jungle i spy bag

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

im a subscriber

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

im following you on twitter

Felicia said...

We surf so I love the aloha surfing monkeys!!!:)

Keri said...

i LOVE the itsy bitsy lay bugs- if they had an ABC bag i would be ALL over that! these are cute, practical, and a mother of a busy child's dream!

**Nicole** said...

I love the Monkeys on the Go large I Spy Bag. :)

**Nicole** said...

I follow

karmama said...

I'd choose the Thar She Blows Whales Spy bag for my kids.

Mama Jenn said...

I like the football themed bag!!!

Mama Jenn said...

I subscribe!

Mama Jenn said...

I am grabbing your button!!!

Rebecca said...

I love these!! My fav is the Itsy Bitsy Farm Animals I Spy Bag.

Giggly Girls said...

It was a tough choice but I think my favorite was the Itsy Bitsy Lovely Ladybug.

Giggly Girls said...

I follow you on twitter

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I tweeted!

Giggly Girls said...

I follow you on blogspot

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I have a birthday button on my sidebar

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

awwww! I love the Aloha Surfing Monkey!

Meli_Mama said...

I would pick the Itsy bitsy Bananas for Monkeys I Spy Bag