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.


Evenflo Has Designed A Car Seat With SensorSafe Technology To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Almost 40 children die each year from being left inside of a hot car. Nearly half of these children were forgotten in the car by their parents or care givers. Now accidental heat stroke can be prevented with technology available on Evenflo ADVANCED SensorSafe Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat.

Ollie Is An App-Enabled Robot, Not Your Father’s Remote Control Car

A few years ago founders Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson’s Colorado based company, Sphero, introduced us to the Bluetooth controlled robotic ball by the same name. They now want us to meet their newest creation. Ollie is a souped-up, customizable app-enabled robot. This machine is not your father’s remote control car.

Add Thumbs Up To Family Game Night, Get Two Back

Call me old fashioned, but I look forward to the day when all three of my kids are old enough to establish a family game night. My family of five is still a few years away from sitting down to a board game or the introduction to poker; but the idea that I will be able to play a game with them is thrilling. I will be adding Thumbs Up to our family’s rotation of games.

Quut Makes The Coolest Beach Toys Under The Sun

I am such a sucker for bargain buys, especially when it comes to buying toys for my kids. But cheap toys are not always quality toys. My biggest mistake is always falling for brightly colored, plastic beach toys nestled neatly into a bucket or beach bag. Inevitably, the buckets crack, the shovels break in half, and my kids fight over the one sand sifter. Quut beach toys are different. Their durable, multifunctional, and cleverly designed toys are the coolest under the sun.

7 Awesomely Unique Kids' Water Sprinklers Sure To Make A Splash

Sidewalk chalk, bikes, and sandboxes. What else does a kid need during the summer? Sure they require food, a bit of sunscreen, and bug spray, but summer time should be easy. Forget the boring lawn sprinklers or waiting until your neighbor’s irrigation system turns on. Get your kids out of the house with these unique water sprinklers sure to make a splash with kids of all ages.

Robot Turtles: A Board Game To Teach Preschoolers Computer Programming

A growing trend in children’s games is the combination of technology and traditional toys. Toys like Avakai, apps like Osmo, or video games like Bloxels require children to play with actual wooden dolls, puzzle pieces, and blocks in order to get the most out of their smart toys and iPads. This is because inventors know it is best to learn with tangible concepts and toys. Computer programming is fair game too. Robot Turtles is a board game which teaches kids the fundamentals of programming and coding.

EquiptBaby Complete Diaper Bag Has It All, Including A Portable Bassinet

Parents often feel the pressure of having it all—successful career, perfect marriage, ample time to stay in shape, and quality time to themselves. Perfection is not realistic, nor is having it all, all of the time. While moms and dads work to find balance in their lives, it is realistic for them to want baby gear that makes parenting a little easier. When it comes to leaving the house with a baby, parents need a diaper bag that will provide success, not frustration. Parents can’t always say the same thing, but EquiptBaby Complete has it all

Award Winning WorryWoo Monsters Teach Kids To Embrace Their Emotions

Before Disney and Pixar released Inside Out, a movie about 11-year-old Riley and her personified emotions, artist Andi Green was drawing “the monsters in her head” to help her express complicated feelings. By turning her emotions into lovable characters, she was not only able to embrace them, but was able to talk about them and share them with others. There began the journey from sketches of monsters to the award winning WorryWoo Monsters plush toys and book series.

Secure Beginnings Are Breathable, So Safest Mattresses For Baby

Looking for a safer crib mattress for your baby? When my partner and I were expecting our first child, we quickly learned that back is best when it comes to a sleeping baby. This is because it reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  The people at Secure Beginnings wanted to make the safest sleeping environment for our children even safer, so they created what may be the safest crib mattress on the market.

Five Inventive Products To Keep Children Cool While In The Car Or Stroller

Car seats are meant to keep our children safe, not to keep them cool. The same goes for strollers. Both are necessary and convenient when traveling with our kids, running errands, or trips to the park or beach. But our children’s body temperatures can heat up much faster than our own, and overheating is a very real and very scary concern for parents, especially on hot days and in hot cars. These products are inventive ways to help parents keep their children cool while in the car seat or stroller.