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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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X-Pot Is The Best New Line Of Outdoor Cooking Gear For Family Camping Trips

Camping, backpacking, or day trips to the mountain are popular family destinations, and bringing your own food is not only necessary but economical. The pots and pans needed to prepare the food do not save you much space, though. The innovative new cooking gear from Sea to Summit will solve this problem with their award winning X-Pot.

Dreamhut Is An Indoor Playhouse And Modern-Day Narnia

Few things are better than getting lost in a world created by our own imaginations. Art work, music, and books facilitate our ability to imagine exciting, mysterious, or magical places—places that can grow with the additional layers of colors and feelings our mind adds to the story. The parents who imagined the Dreamhut have created an interactive, indoor playhouse which coverts ideas into adventures.

Mattel And Google Revive Vintage Toy With Virtual Reality View-Master

View-Master is back, and will show us a new way to look at 3-D images. Mattel and Google have swapped ideas to recreate one of the best children’s toys of all time. The new View-Master will allow kids to experience interactive, educational, and immersive scenes through virtual and augmented reality. No need to insert a cardboard reel, the new View-Master inserts you into an experience that provides sound effects, moving images, and informational pop-ups.


Let Your Toddler’s Imagination Set Sail With HABA’s Swing Ship Ahoy

HABA is known for its high-quality, wooden toys for babies and children. The company is committed to making their toys using non-toxic materials and sustainable practices. HABA’s Swing Ship Ahoy, is one of the company’s newest products in their line of award winning toys. Get ready for your toddler’s imagination to set sail with this swing perfect for sea-exploring, pirate-loving toddlers.

Joy Baby Urinals Make Potty Training Less Ugly

Every stage and phase of parenting has its fair share of good, bad, and ugly moments. Our kids go through a lot of transitions and milestones from birth to preschool, and we need to make a lot of decisions during each of them. From our baby’s first time rolling over to their first words and steps, we lose sleep from worry and anticipation of the next big step. Will potty training be as ugly as the stories told by experienced parents? Maybe. But not all parts need to be ugly. Joy Baby potty training urinals for boys make things a little cuter.

Bounceroo Giraffe Rocker Automatically Rocks Your Baby For You

Want an automatic baby rocker to rock your baby for you? Warren Newton, dad of four, and Innovative Baby Products want you to meet Gerry. Gerry’s formal name is Deluxe Bounceroo, but that’s a mouthful. Gerry is a giraffe who quietly and automatically rocks your baby while she is in her rocker, car seat, or crib. Your hands and feet are free to do things like eat, walk to the bathroom, or fold the laundry that has piled up for three weeks.

Independence Day Clothing Gives Autistic And Sensory-Sensitive Children Freedom To Dress Themselves—Easily

Lauren Thierry, mother of autistic son, Liam, needed to help her 13 year old son after he came out of the men’s bathroom at a ball field with his pants open. He couldn’t zip or button his jeans without help, and Liam’s mom listened to rude comments as she helped her son. She then took the experience and an idea to designer Dalila Anderson in order to help all kids with special needs.

Equip Your Little Explorers With GeoSafari Jr. Toys

Educational Insights’ award-winning line of GeoSafari Jr. toys are introductory science tools that allow children as young as three years old to see, hear, and make big discoveries. New products like the Science Utility Vehicle and the Jungle Crew Lab Set are tough enough to withstand the hard work done by your little explorer. They’re also perfect for making learning fun and engaging.

Lumo Play Turns Any Room Into An Interactive Playspace

Imagine an iPad or Android tablet big enough and strong enough to walk, jump, and dance on. And imagine access to over 100 interactive games geared to get children moving, laughing, and learning. Now imagine being able to have that in your living room with one small projector. Stop imagining and get ready for Lumo.

Jinkies! LEGO Unveils Scooby Doo Building Sets

LEGO and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring Scooby-Doo out of our favorite childhood memories and into our children’s hands. The rollout will be paired with a new 22-minute video featuring Scooby and the rest of the beloved sleuths, produced with the help of Warner Bros. Animation. Jinkies!