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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 VT Mommies and The Next Family.

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Light My Way Owl Nightlight Will Lighten Your Child's Night

Part nightlight. Part flashlight. All super cute. This woodland creature can keep your child company while winding down with a book before bed and guide their way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. It can also be placed on a bedside table to create a glow bright enough to keep the boogie man away but soft enough to drift off to sleep. It’s no wonder the Light My Way Nightlight by Munchkin is the #1 best seller on Amazon for nightlights.

Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.

LEGO My Lunch: 5 Essentials For Your LEGO Lover's Lunch Box

Meal prep can be monotonous. To take some of the drudgery out of making my daughter's lunch, I sneak stickers into my her lunch box or cut her sandwich into different shapes with cookie cutters. I buy food containers that are reusable and fun. I enjoy making a lunch I know my daughter will be excited to open. Lunches should be fun to eat—and make. And who can’t have fun with LEGOs? Here are five essential items for your LEGO lover’s lunch box.

Shnuggle Baby Bath Is Cosy And Clever

Shnuggle, the company who provides clever products for modern parents, is making a splash with their Snuggle Cosy Baby Bath. Touted as the world’s first foam and insulated baby bath, this tub is designed to keep your baby warm, safe, and happy during bath time.

10 Timeless Backpack Favorites Your Kids Will Love

The first day of school is fast approaching. Some of you may be rejoicing while some of you may be in denial that another summer is flying by. Either way, soon we’ll all be gearing up for back to school. And while technology has changed the tools our kids use to learn, some things will never change. From Wonder Woman to Star Wars, the stuff we loved as kids is as popular as ever with our own children. You’ll be reliving your first day of school as you watch your kids head out with these timeless backpack favorites.

Flamingo Rampant Book Club Will Offer Children's Books Reflecting Today's Diverse Families

Family is no longer just defined as a man, woman, and their kids. Nor is family just one shade of color. Today’s families are a diverse mix of single, divorced, gay, lesbian, and transgender parents raising kids. It’s hard to find a reflection of modern families in children’s books. Flamingo Rampant Book Club wants to change that by offering children’s books that showcase and celebrate diversity, specifically in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) families.

Bunch O Balloons Fills And Ties 100 Water Balloons In One Minute!

Bunch O Balloons inventor and dad of eight, Josh Malone, has just made a summertime classic as easy as 1-2-3. No really. In three quick and easy steps Bunch O Balloons fills and ties 37 water balloons in 20 seconds. Have 40 more seconds to spare? Fill two more bunches for more than 100 water balloons in one minute.

Add Chalktrail To Your Kid's Bike Or Scooter For Artistic Exercise

I can remember my long, youthful days of summer at the community pool, fierce neighborhood kickball games, and evenings of catching fireflies. I also remember riding my bike for hours each day. The feeling of freedom while riding to a friend’s house or the exhilaration of speed while flying down a steep hill would have only been made better if I could have shouted, “Eat my chalk dust!” Chalktrail will let your kids do just that. But more importantly, by adding a piece of sidewalk chalk to your kid’s bike or scooter, Chalktrail will let your kids create artwork while getting some exercise. The makers of Chalktrail like to call this blend of activity and artistic creativity, “Artivity.”

Bugaboo Donkey Stroller: Making Life With Twins Easier?

I saw a tagline on Bugaboo’s website—a Dutch company specializing in strollers—stating, “Going out with twins has never been easier—or as comfortable!” Oh, yeah? I have twins. Nothing about going out with them is easy. And if anyone is going to be comfortable while we are out, I want it to be me. But, I am always willing to take suggestions on making my life easier, so I kept most of my snarky comments to myself and read more about the Bugaboo Donkey Twin stroller. It’s pretty sweet.

Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

“Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall asleep in the car.