Five Ways to Make Parenting Fun

Make Parenting Fun Parenting TipsAt Little Toader, we are all about making parenting fun! Michael and I were drawn to one another because we liked each other’s sense of humor. We have the kind of relationship that allows us to prank, poke fun at, and just plain laugh at one another without getting offended. Embracing this fun philosophy, we think parenting should be fun even amongst the teething pain, tantrums, and other tough times. We aren’t saying we are the “no discipline, all fun” type of parents, but we try to emphasize the positive. We like to make it as much fun for the adults as we do for the little ones. Let’s face it, laughing makes just about anything better regardless of your age. Here is our list of top five ways to make parenting Fun:

  1. Enjoy the simple things in life: A perfect example is AppeTEETHERS(TM)! AppeTEETHERS are the only teething toy designed to make teething fun. As parents we were tired of the same old boring teethers that seemed to hurt our babies’ gums so we decided to make completely unique and funny teething toys that look like real food! Why not give your baby one of the cutest, most effective teething toys on the market? Get a chuckle out of watching them bite down on our one-of-a-kind teethers. The simplest things in life can bring laughter and joy.
  2. Show your true self to your kids. Let them see you have fun. It’s so good for your little ones to see you as more than a caregiver and disciplinarian.
  3. Engage in activities that both you and your child can enjoy. We love to run and our kids love to “run” with us in the jogging stroller. We play music they like to listen to while we run.Try to run in places that offer scenery that your kids will like (e.g. a park, lake, ocean, etc.)
  4. Subscribe to different blogs or newsletters that are geared towards parenting, but that are relatable to you and your parenting style. There are so many creative people out there, and they may be able to offer you a refreshing idea or perspective. Some of our favorites are: and
  5. Stay focused on those moments that make you smile as opposed to the ones where you feel completely overwhelmed. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world and busy lives can cause stress – so when you are having one of those days, think about all the things you are grateful for and try not to focus on the negative.

Stay tuned for more tips on making parenting fun, and other great topics.

5 Safety Must Haves for Children This Summer + Giveaway!

Summer is here and June is actually National Child Safety Awareness Month. Summer is full of fun, travel, going to the beach and more – here are five summer must haves to keep kids safe this summer:

parking pal magnet safety kids product1. Parking Pal Magnet

This is a super safety product; unpacking the car at the beach can be challenging — beach chairs, coolers, beach umbrella, towels, toys, kids, ect. The Parking Pal Magnet is a magnet to place on a safe part of the automobile and a child places their hand on the magnet to stay in place safely while the car is unloaded. Parking Pal makes trips to the beach and anywhere else this summer easier and safer.



beach umbrella anchor summer safety product2. The Noblo Umbrella Buddy


Invented by two moms to stop fly away beach umbrellas (and the injuries that are caused), the Noblo is a simple to use beach umbrella anchor.

Three easy steps:

1) Fill noblo with sand

2) Velcro to beach umbrella

3) Relax at the beach. Noblo will take care of your beach umbrella.

Now parents can relax while at the beach knowing their children are safe from the potential flyaway beach umbrella.


cute giraffe baby air waddle safety for summer with mommy and toodler 3. Woombie Air Swaddle

This cutting-edge swaddle design requires no wrapping and regulates baby’s body temperature. Through patented technology, excess heat escapes to prevent overheating, a danger with the traditional swaddle blankets if wrapped too tightly or too thick. The Woombie Air is perfect for summer but can be used year round — just dress and undress baby as needed underneath.

Unique Features:
• 4-way stretchy fabric cocoons baby but allows for hip movement.
• The Woombie will not unravel like traditional swaddle blankets. Prevents issues such as startling, face scratching, overheating and dangerous loose unraveled blankets from covering baby’s face.
• Light and breathable — new Woombie Air technology allows for excess body heat to escape creating the first ventilated swaddle.
• Easy for mom to use: just put baby in and zip (2-way zipper for easy diaper changes); moms who swaddle their babies are less likely to put their babies to sleep on their stomachs when exhausted.

$26 with multiple colors/styles
teething toy for baby teethers4. Little Toader AppeTEETHERS

While adults and children have fun this summer, so can babies with AppeTEETHERS by Little Toader. Using a play on words with “appetizers” and “teethers”, AppeTEETHERS are fun, safe and effective teething toys that look like real food. While BBQing this summer, baby can enjoy a Chompin’ Chicken Wing or Baby-Q Ribs…coming soon this summer are Nopainapple (pineapple), Ice Cream U Scream (ice cream), Broccoli Bites (broccoli), and LOL! Sucker (lollipop). These patented silicone teething toys are free of BPA, Phthalate, PVC and lead providing the perfect amount of resistance to sooth babies’ sore gums and best of all they are fun.


baby blanket care seat cover5. Babee Covee 6-in-1 Baby Blanket & Cover

Babee Covee™ is perfect for protecting kids from germs on publicly shared items and is the ideal sun shade for babies! This award-winning versatile baby blanket and cover is actually SIX products in ONE! It makes daily life easy with baby by eliminating the need to buy, pack and carry bulky single-use items while helping to protect baby/toddler from germs where ever you go.

The trendy Babee Covee offers nine different styles and can be used as:

  1. car seat “tent” cover
  2. nursing cover
  3. shopping cart cover
  4. high chair cover
  5. stroller cover/blanket
  6. playtime blanket.

“[It’s] the product I wish I had when my twins were little” and “the wonder blanket” says Tory Johnson from Good Morning America. “I bring it everywhere I go!” – Actress Kate Clarke

$39.99 – $49.99

Have a great summer, enjoy, relax, and most importantly stay safe! Before you go…
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Dentistry IQ – AppeTeethers help babies teeth with mock appetizers

B003MX1Q6E4It’s not news to parents that teething can cause a great deal of pain for babies. Through the years, teething rings have proven to get babies and parents through the weeks or months of discomfort. But why hand a baby a traditional round teething ring when you can hand him or her a “Chompin’ chicken wing” or “Baby-Q rib”?

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