”Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!!”
I love celebrating birthdays. My twin sister and I were born at around 26 weeks and we spent the first 2.5 months of our life in incubators in the NICU. We grew up hearing stories of the miracles that made our lives possible, so I have always been extra grateful when my birthday rolls around each year.
I’ve been CELEBRATING my birthday all week long (it was on Thanksgiving this year ) and I have been sharing eight of my FAVORITE THINGS and having some awesome giveaways to say THANK YOU to you all and to thank some of the amazing companies we love that make wonderful things for parents.
Scroll down to check out some of our favorite things AND enter our Favorite Things giveaways!
D A Y 1
Who doesn’t want a way to get all that toddler energy out?? All the kids can play together on our @junglejumparoo and we can even take it inside when it gets cold.
For Day 1 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up with them to give away ONE JumpaRoo. (USA only giveaway)
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbuVe_0hgnE
Giveaway ends November 26th.
If you want to grab one of these sooner, Go to JungleJumparoo.com and use code TODDLERAPPROVED50 to get $50 off (plus free shipping).
D A Y 2
At our house, being kind is cool and I love to chat with my kids about how “we rise by lifting others...” not making fun of them or putting them down. The Kindness Elves are one of our favorite tools year-round to help motivate our kids to do kind things. They show up with little kind activity suggestions and bring the best spirit into our home.
For Day 2 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away one set of @thekindnesselves so you can spread kindness too! (Worldwide giveaway)
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbw2Pe5hxQ1
Giveaway ends November 27th.
D A Y 3
When we had baby #4 my friend @jaicy gave me a @sollybabywrap and it helped me survive as a new mom of 4 juggling all of the needs of my people. I wish I had discovered them sooner!
For Day 3 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away one @sollybabywrap and one Solly Dolly wrap for toddlers (you pick the colors). This way your toddler and you can be twinners! Win a baby wrap for YOU or for a friend. 💕 (USA only giveaway)
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbzjvCaBMfC
Giveaway ends November 28th.
SollyBaby has an awesome Cyber Monday sale going on today! Go check it out!
D A Y 4
We love to balance fun and educational things with our kids. Reading Eggs is one of our favorite programs that is a good mix of both.
For Day 4 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away one 12 month subscription to Reading Eggs. (Worldwide giveaway)
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb2SjpGhVYI
Giveaway ends November 29th
Reading Eggs is also offering Toddler Approved readers a free 4 week subscription. Go here to get it: https://readingeggs.com/toddler/
D A Y 5
Magformers are always the first toys pulled out when friends come over. Even the grown-ups have to join in. They are played with EVERY day at our house.
For Day 5 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away two Magformer sets (the Log cabin 48 pc set and My first pastel 30 pc set).
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb40ld2BmSV
Magformers are also offering 30% off on all items on Magformers.com. Use code: SAVE30. 💕
(USA Giveaway only) Giveaway ends November 30th
D A Y 6
Melissa & Doug toys make up the majority of our toys. I’ve loved working with them over the past few years and guest posting on their blog. They are passionate about PLAY and kids having unstructured time to use their imaginations!
For Day 6 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away three of my favorite M&D toys:
1) See and Spell Learning Toy,
2) Water WOW bundle,
3) Sort and Snap Color Match Game.
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb7cdFIBJB1/
(USA Giveaway only) Giveaway ends December 1st.
D A Y 7
Radio Flyer has been encouraging families to get out and play with their toys for 100 years! The Radio Flyer Tesla Model S is one of our favorites. The neighborhood kids always come running for a turn when we pull it out.
For Day 7 of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away one Radio Flyer Tesla Model S. (USA Giveaway only)
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb9-2EMBXjO
* Also Radio Flyer just launched their 25 days of Holiday Giveaways, where they’ll be giving away a different product every day through 12/15/2017. You can enter the sweeps on their website to win the product of that day’s giveaway.
Giveaway ends December 2nd.
D A Y 8
Annabelle has been wearing Freshly Picked moccs since her baby days. These sparkly polka dot ones are my favorites to pull out at Christmas time! Easy to slip on and cozy for first steps and running around at the park. Every kiddo needs something comfy and cute to wear while they play!
For our FINAL day of my ⭐️FAVORITE THINGS⭐️ Birthday Week we are teaming up to give away ONE PAIR of Freshly Picked moccasins! You pick the color/size!
Go here to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb_lBfShCn-
Giveaway ends December 3rd. Giveaway is for US and Canada only.
Thanks so much for helping me celebrate this week!
If you have a favorite thing for babies or toddlers (or something that keeps you sane?), I’d love to hear it!!
What would be on your favorite things list??
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