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Amber Leventry's Blog

Through technology, common sense, and really creative minds, there is an unlimited supply of products for parents and their children. Parenting is hard work so I love kid products and baby gear that make life easier for moms and dads. And I love products that make the world better. I hope to find both for you, while never losing sight of the fact life should be fun too. See something I should know about? Send me a message on Twitter @AmberLeventry.

I am a parent of three—two are twins. I write about parenting for The Next Family. My writing has also been featured on Scary Mommy and Huffington Post.

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Super Undies Will Turn Kids Into Potty Training Super Heroes

Potty training is a rite of passage every parent and child go through. The process can range from what nightmares are made of to a surprisingly easy transition from diapers to underwear. Most potty training stories fall somewhere in between, and the end result is still the same. But some children take a little longer and some need extra help at night. Super Undies will make your child feel like a super hero while they conquer potty training and bedwetting fears.

Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

CogniToys Has Made The World's Smartest Dino Using IBM Watson

Kids ask a lot of questions. They want to know why and how. And just when you think you have satisfied their curiosity, they come up with another question. As a parent, this is both thrilling and exacerbating. We want our children to be excited about learning, but sometimes we don’t have the answers or—let’s be honest—the time to figure out what owls eat, where they live, and how fast they can fly; all questions my daughter asked in the span of 10 seconds. But CogniToys are speech enabled, internet connected toys which have both the time and age-appropriate answers to feed and fuel our children’s desire to learn.

Top 5 Creative Activity Toys To Buy Kids- Toy Of The Year Winners

Each year Toy Industry Association, Inc. hands out their Toy of the Year Awards. If you are looking to keep your child engaged in creative activity, check out the following guide which highlights the last five years’ worth of winners for the best Activity Toy of the Year. These creation-centered toys promote inventive and artistic playtime through building, doodling, and creating.

Worry Eaters Consume Fears And Anxieties Eating At Children

Fears, worries, and nagging thoughts are normal and tend to sneak up on us at night as we try to get to sleep. As adults, we tend to know how to manage those stressful thoughts. Anxiety is also a normal part of childhood, but children can have a harder time than adults when it comes to putting things into perspective or words. Their worries seem big and scary and linger like the mythological monster under their bed. Gerd Hahn’s Worry Eaters are plush dolls that happily carry worries that consume children.

Moff Band Provides Sound Effects For Your Child’s Imagination

The Moff Band is a soft, yet strong silicon slap-on bracelet that is way more than jewelry. It is a wearable smart toy that provides the sound effects for your child’s imagination. The Moff Band is made by Moff Toys and was designed and developed by a team of really smart guys and dads who funded their idea through Kickstarter. And it was one of the hottest tech toys at this year’s American International Toy Fair.

Top 10 Baby Strollers That Are Best For YOU!

One of the few things I would say new parents absolutely need is a stroller. The perfect stroller becomes the pack mule of your day. It carries your coffee, your diaper bag, your shopping bags, your baby, and sometimes your baby’s sibling. But each parent is different and each family has different needs and priorities. I did a ton of research and I have picked ten of the best strollers for several different parental wants and needs. If you are looking for a great stroller, take a look at the ones I have reviewed to find the one perfect for YOU!

Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.


7 A.M. Enfant Nido Keeps Baby Warm, Stylish, And Safe While On The Go

7 A.M. Enfant was started by mother and French fashion designer Rebecca Campora. Based out of New York City, Campora’s style combines stylish looks, quality materials, and award winning products. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido is the newest product. Like all of Campora’s other creations, Nido will keep your baby warm while keeping safety in mind too.

Smart PJs Will Read Bedtime Stories To Your Kids

Smart PJs are interactive pajamas for kids with QR codes printed onto the fabric in the form of 47 cleverly designed patterns of dots. Kids, parents, or any adult wanting to snuggle up for a bedtime story can unlock one of 90 children’s stories.