Tommee Tippee Digital Storybook Review {And Newborn Starter Kit Giveaway}

I normally don’t review web or phone applications, especially ones that I can’t use, but when Tommee Tippee shared this one with me I just HAD to pass it on! Tommee Tippee, a brand that makes products for babies, has a new digital storybook application called The Day Baby Was Born. This innovative free digital storybook is a simple way to capture moments of pregnancy and the birth day through the gathering of Facebook posts, a selection of birthday news and facts and the collection of precious memories through a pregnancy journal.

Here are some of the features I discovered I loved while looking around the application:

-You can include comments from your Facebook wall so it keeps all the well wishes from your child’s birth day. Even better? You can only include the comments that you want to and you can choose to add the person’s profile picture or no picture (great for those people with friends and family who do not have the most modest profile picture).

-You can add news from the day and facts about the time period to the storybook. You can choose what you want to be included. On Luke’s birth day a scandal erupted about a politician’s affair and that is something I’d rather not have in his storybook (I know this because I got a birth day wall hanging from a different company and they included the affair on it!).

-You can include entries from your pregnancy journal to chronicle the pregnancy.

-You can include pictures of the ultrasound and pictures after birth.

-You can answer question prompts but the question can also be changed for a dad, sibling, or other family member to answer so everyone can have a chance to help create the storybook and the everlasting memories.

One thing I would change was when I put in my due date I got this response: “Your Due Date Was 792 Days Ago. Still waiting? We know, you’re ready, already! If baby refuses to budge in a few weeks, your doctor may want to induce labor, but for now, take it in stride and relax.” It made me laugh out loud at the thought of being pregnant that far past my due date so I would maybe suggest the company change the wording :)

Overall, I really like this web application and how it integrates with Facebook. Now on to the giveaway… Last summer I reviewed the toddler line of products from Tommee Tippee and really liked them. My post was titled “I’ve Found A Toddler Cup That Doesn’t Leak!!!” because the cup really was leak proof! It was great. I don’t have that fantastic toddler cup to give away but I do have a Tommee Tippee Newborn Starter Kit!

GIVEAWAY

Tommee Tippee Newborn Starter Kit

HOW TO ENTER

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Giveaway ends on September 25, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts are my own.)

I’ve Found A Toddler Cup That Doesn’t Leak!!!

I recently had the chance to try a couple items from the Tommee Tippee “explora” collection. I reviewed the easi-mat, the weaning bowls, and the water bottle. The line also includes food pots and heat sensing spoons.

Here's a picture of the full-line that is available (also available in pink)

What I love about this line is it truly reduces the amount of mess that I have to clean up. The easi-mat holds the bowls into place so it can’t be thrown onto the ground (something my boys love to do). They still drop food on the floor but handfuls of food dropped on the floor is definitely easier to clean up than a bowlful of food that is splattered all over. It worked great for Lucas (my one year old) and it was nice to finally give him a bowl that I didn’t have to sit there and hold down. The one flaw that I found in this line is that the easi-mat just gives me one more thing to clean. I really wish that the bowls had suction cups on the bottom of each one instead.

My very favorite item is the “truly spill proof water bottle”. When I saw the words “truly spill proof” I thought to myself, “yeah right. Not for my kids!” because somehow my children manage to find a way to make all of their cups leak. I put this one to the “mommy” test. I shook it as vigorously as I could in all directions and not a drop came out of it. I then tested for myself how easy it was to “sip” from. Based on my testing, I think both my 13 and 25 month olds can both drink from it (though it’s labeled 18+ months). The cup is currently full of water and in my son’s crib and I am confident it will not leak all over.

All of the Tommee Tippee “explora” items are BPA free and are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer-safe. This line of products can be found at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores and also online at BabiesRUs.com.

(Disclosure: These products were given to me, as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club Review Team, by Tommee Tippee. All thoughts are my own.)