Find Canadian films for the whole family on Netflix #StreamTeam

It might be the end of July already, but earlier this month, people all over Canada celebrated this great country and everything that it has to offer.  From the landscape, to the food (poutine, beaver tails, Tim Hortons coffee and tasty Canadian beer), to the generosity of the people, Canada has it all and we have so much to appreciate and be thankful for.Canada_flag

Although we’re not quite on par with Hollywood, Canada does have a celebrated film industry. Several movies, documentaries and kid shows were either filmed in Canada, took place or were created here.  My husband who grew up in (North) Oshawa, always boasts about the fact that Happy Gilmore was filmed there.  Living and working downtown, I always see movies being shot in around the city.  Just last summer, a show’s finale was shot at a neighbour’s house.  Canada’s diversity, whether it’s the landscape or its people, has so much to offer film makers.  It makes me proud as a Canadian whenever I know a movie had some of its origins in Canada.

If you’re wondering which movies or shows are Canadian based, there’s a great selection on Netflix.  You can find something for everyone in your family.  Here’s some titles for the bigger kids:

  1. Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  2. Johnny Test
  3. Black Hole High
  4. Alpha and Omega
  5. Goosebumps
  6. Erky Perky
  7. Eliot Kid
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysBlack Hole High

Here’s some titles for the younger kids:

  1. Caillou
  2. Franny’s Feet
  3. The Busy World of Richard Scarry
  4. Super Why!
  5. Animal Mechanicals
  6. Monster Math Squad
  7. Team Umizoomi
  8. Thomas and the Magic RailroadTeam umi Zoomi

I would personally recommend Super Why!, a show about reading, writing and spelling and Team Umizoomi, a show all about math.  Somehow, my four year old son is obsessed with both of these shows and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, he’s also slightly obsessed with Caillou, but hey, no one’s perfect!

Do you have a favourite Canadian show or movie? Do your kids? 

Tips for taking baby photos #DisneyBabyCA

In case you missed my big announcement, I’m excited to let you know that I’m an official Disney Baby Mom Ambassador.  That means that I get to share with you some great tips and stories about parenting, babies and info about the latest Disney products that my family and I use.  Of course, I will also have some great giveaways too.  Stay tuned and thanks for joining me on this journey!

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In about five weeks time, we will be welcoming our third child to this world.  With so much excitement during this busy time I know it’s going to be that much more important for my husband and I to document our newborn’s first few days right up to his first birthday (at a minimum). I remember how diligent I was about documenting my oldest son’s first year from writing everything down in his baby book to creating a monthly digital scrap book.  I can’t say the same for my second son, and I fear the worst for my soon-to-be newborn.  That’s why I’m hoping that by taking a lot of GOOD pictures, I can make up for the lack of documentation and organization.  Not to mention, if this is our last child, I want to savour and remember all of the special moments and milestones.baby pictures 101

Disney Baby has some great tips for capturing those special moment’s in a baby’s life. I’ve also included some of my own tips based on what I’ve learned along the way.

Tip #1: Forget the frightening flash

Turn off your flash! Not only can flash be startling to your baby, it creates a much harsher light. For a better picture, open your windows or move your baby outdoors. Natural light will make it easier to capture your baby’s natural beauty, by ensuring you don’t lose the depth in your baby’s features.

Mayahood tip: If you have a DSL camera, use Aperture priority mode and you can play around with how much natural light you let in.Natural light

 Tip #2: Work those angles

Get down to your baby’s level. This allows you to look right into their eyes and gives them the power to look right back – they will appear much more engaged in the picture and they might even give you that elusive smile.

Mayahood Tip: Don’t forget the details.  Focus in on the mouth, the eyes, the toes and fingers.  Focus on all those details that you want to remember and that will probably change daily.baby detail picture

Tip #3: Don’t worry about perfect posing

Don’t get too hung up on creating the perfect backdrop or coaxing baby into a classic pose. Taking pictures of your baby is about capturing who they are and they may not always be smiley, happy or perfectly poised. However, life and art is about capturing reality and when you look back later, you might appreciate having a few tantrum shots.

Mayahood Tip: If you want, hire a professional photographer who has experience with taking pictures of babies.  Ideal time is before the baby is two weeks.  Lifestyle photography is gaining momentum, and those type of pictures you can take yourself.  Just make sure the background is clutter free so the focus is on the baby. You can also take some great pictures using props found in the house including baskets and big bowls.  Another great idea that I love is taking monthly pictures next to a big stuffed animal in the same place (i.e. on bed with white sheets, on the same seat).  It’s a great way to visually track your baby’s growth from month to month.3 month milestone photo

Tip #4: Know when to stop

Babies get tired and fussy and it’s important not to drag the photography session on too long. If you know when to stop, taking pictures of your baby will be a lot more fun – for both of you.

Mayahood Tip: Try to incorporate siblings into the picture if you can and if everyone is in the mood. But let it go if it doesn’t work out. Some of my favourite moments between my boys are captured when they’re not “forced”.sibling pictures

 Tip #5: Print & Store

Digital photos are great for sharing, but it’s also lots of fun to print your photos and make the magical moments last. Disney Baby offers a great selection of Photo Albums and Picture Frames to help you store and display your pictures, so you can hang on to your memories for many years to come.

Mayahood Tip: If you want to make a digital photo book, I like using Shutterfly. Search online for discount codes.

What tips would you add to this list? 

 

Ideas for entertaining toddlers on road trips

Summer is here which for my family also means it’s cottage season.  Every weekend, we pack our bags, shuffle in the car and take a road trip that lasts two and half hours to reach our destination.  While we try to drive during the kid’s nap time or at night, things don’t always go as smoothly as we plan.  The thing is, we love our time up north, and we wouldn’t give it up just because the kids are fussy in the car.

Over the past four years, we’ve come up with some ways on how to best entertain the kids during road trips.  Here’s some of our true and tested methods:

Road Trip Ideas for Toddlers

1. Play various road games.  These include “eye spy”, How many (insert colour) cars can you see, what am I thinking about (with a defined category – food, animals etc…) and visual scavenger hunts (can include both items in and outside the car).

2. Sticker books. They provide hours of entertainment but may require adult assistance so better for the older kids.

3. Books! Both having an adult read out loud from the front seat or giving your kids their favourite picture books. Again, they might request that you read it to them so best to give them books they’re already familiar with and know by heart.

4. Using a sturdy table board that can attach to your child’s car seat, give your kids their favourite toys to play with such as cards or small dolls. It’s also sturdy enough for drawing.car seat tray

5. Technology. When all else fails, give your kids an iPad, a smartphone or portable DVD player.

Some of the other ways to make the road trip more enjoyable (bearable?) include ensuring your kids are comfortable.  My kids were much happier when we moved them higher quality car seats.  Personally I started using Evenflo All-in-one car seats. They’re comfortable and spacious for the long trips and I know that they keep them safe. Find out more via Evenflo Twitterevenflo car seat for road trips

Finally, I keep a stack of snacks handy.  I find that when I pass them some food (both of the healthy and sweet variety), it keeps my boys satisfied and happy, even if just long enough to not hear them say “are we there yet?”

For more inspirations on how to entertain kids of various ages on road trips, check out all of these create ideas on Pinterest.

What are your go-to methods for entertaining your kids on road trips?

PeekaPak helps generate creativity and imagination for your little ones

I was very creative in my younger years.  I could make a myriad of friendship bracelets using a variety of materials (beads, crafting thread and gimp) in various patterns.friendship bracelets I also loved drawing and doing portrait sketching. I even took OAC Art (okay, now I’m just dating myself).  For some reason or another though, once I started University (with a focus on business), my creativity stopped along with my focus on the arts.  Unfortunately, I stopped drawing and creating.

Having kids gave me renewed hope that I my passion for the arts will return with a vengeance. I couldn’t wait for my son to be old enough to do arts and crafts.  At two years, I signed him up for an art class that we’ve been going to ever since.  I was so proud of his first painting that I had it framed in his room. Earlier this year, he learned how to bead necklaces and bracelets in nursery school.kyle's painting

While we hit up the local dollar store on a weekly basis for new art supplies, I’m always looking for new craft ideas. Something original and unique that we haven’t done before.  That’s why I was excited to try out PeekAPak, a new monthly box subscription program that’s all about crafting for your little ones. Each box comes with a story book and the three craft ideas based on the story.  The best part? All of the materials are included. From the safety scissors to the glue, fabrics, beads, ribbons and more.  It’s truly amazing because all of this material alone would cost more than the monthly subscription price.Peekapak

peekApak turtle hatMy son loved every aspect of the box including the story book itself.  While he enjoyed the crafts, he couldn’t do all of them by himself.  It’s important that parents do the crafts with their kids (especially if they’re around 3 – 5 years of age) as some require adult help and / or supervision.  That being said, he was able to do enough to feel included and independent.  We enjoyed doing this so much that I’m looking forward to next month’s box already. Which reminds me, one of the other best parts is having your child receive a package in the mail that is just for them.PeekApak 3 crafts

peekapak finished productsTo find out more, check out PeekAPak online. It’s great for your kids (ages 3 – 7) but it can also make a great gift for a loved one or your child’s friends. Also, for a limited time, use discount code “Mayahood” to save $5.  

 

Lytton Sports Camp in Toronto Review & Giveaway {$250 value, open to GTA}

Living in Toronto there is no shortage of programs targeted at kids and families. However, not all are created equal.  Also, there aren’t as many summer camp options for younger children like my oldest son who is four.  When looking for camp, initially the only reasonable and affordable option that I could find, that I knew my son would be somewhat interested in, was a drop off, 2-hour, day camp offered through the city.  Within a few days of attending this program, it became apparent that it wasn’t in fact a good fit for my son after all.

Lytton Sports CampNeedless to say, I was excited to receive the opportunity to try out Lytton sports camp which offered a Tennis (and soccer) camp program right in our neighborhood.  Not only that, but my son, who has a hard time with change and adjusting to new things, was excited to go! I enrolled him in the half day program which starts from 1 PM and goes to 4 PM.  Half of the time was spent learning Tennis skills and the other half of the time was spent playing soccer.  In between they played games and had snack breaks.
Kyle at Lytton Sports camp

Overall, I was very impressed with the program.  Here’s some of the highlights from what I observed over the week.

Staff

The staff was very caring and attentive.  They constantly ensured that the kids wore their hats and were hydrated. They ensured every kid felt included and provided additional support or one-on-one time to those kids that required it.

Warm-up exercises

Warm-up exercises

Gaining Skills

At the end of the first day, my son was excited to show me his forehand.  By the third day, my son was able to hit with his forehand, backhand and volley consistently.  He was so proud of his achievements, and I couldn’t believe just how quickly he gained the skills having never played before.

practicing his new tennis skills

practicing his new tennis skills

There are four summer camp locations throughout Toronto.  The camps offer experience in a variety of sports including, soccer, tennis and multisport camps.  The camps are open to kids ages 4 – 16 (the classes are split between kids 4 – 6, 7 – 10 and 11 – 16).  Full day camps run from 9 AM – 4 PM.  To find out more information about a camp near you, check out the Lytton Sports Camp website.

Giveaway

Together with our friends at Lytton camp, one lucky Mayahood reader will be able to send their child to experience a week of Tennis / Sports camp via Lytton ($250 value). Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below (please give it a few seconds to load).  Contest is open to all residents of the GTA. Contest ends Sunday July 27, 2014. Good-luck!

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The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids, September 27, 2014

I clearly remember the first day we became involved with SickKids.  It was the same day we brought home our oldest son from the hospital after his birth.  A SickKids representative showed up at our doorsteps telling us all about the great initiatives that SickKids Hospital is involved in.  Without any hesitation, my husband and I knew that we needed to a part of this organization and we have been monthly donors ever since. While we can’t control what the future holds for our sons’ health, we can try to help out other children in need.

Since that moment when we decided to be involved with SickKids Hospital, we’ve unfortunately heard of so many stories of our friend’s children who have either required the assistance of SickKids or the services that they offer. Illnesses including cancer and brain tumors, the type of things that would be difficult for an adult to deal with, let alone a child. Personally, we have also had to use the services of SickKids, but for a less concerning issue.  When our son was still an infant, we were worried about his weight. He was fairly small and ranked below the 10th percentile for both weight and height.  Being our first son, we were obviously concerned; especially since everyone else seemed to have a child in the 99th percentile.  We were fortunate to be able to get an appointment with a pediatrician from SickKids who met with us on several occasions, and assured us that we have a very healthy boy (who just happened to be a small baby). I’m forever grateful for the time and information that the Doctor provided my husband and I to put our mind at ease and to help us learn and grow as first time parents.New parents

The Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids

Whether or not you live in Toronto or currently support SickKids hospital on a regular on-going basis, there’s a great event coming up that you can be a part of to help improve the lives of many kids who rely on SickKids for support and assistance on a daily basis. On September 27, 2014, join the Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids. Over the course of one day, more than a thousand walkers — young and young at heart — will take to the streets of downtown Toronto, united in a common goal of supporting SickKids and helping to improve children’s health. As a family, walk either 5 or 10 KM or challenge yourselves on a 15 or 20 KM walk.  Along the way, you’ll find fun-filled campsite stops with unique games and activities that will challenge and entertain all participants.canaccord sick kids walk

Fundraising Ideas

You can support other walkers through donations or sign up your family to participate in the walk. Fundraising is easy and it’s a great opportunity to teach your children about the importance of philanthropy and giving back.

  • Charity in lieu of giftsIf your child has a birthday coming up, consider asking attendees to donate money to this great cause in lieu of a gift.  I did this for my youngest son’s first birthday party and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. The last thing we needed was another toy in our already Toys-R-Us look-alike house and both our guests and my husband and I felt good about being able to give back in honor of our son.
  • Send family and friends a quick e-mail about the initiative and ask them to donate.
  • Set up a lemonade stand / bake sale / yard sale with your kids with all of the proceeds going to the event.

To find out more information about the event, go to www.WalkforSickKids.ca. You can request more information about the event and/or register your family as event participants.

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by The SickKids Foundation, however the opinions and images are my own. 

Fun for the whole family at Canada’s Wonderland

I’ve been going to Canada’s Wonderland for as long as I remember.  Some of my fondest childhood memories are from there and I’ve been taking my kids there for the past three summers (yes, my oldest is only four). A fellow blogger, Jenn Perry, from That Jenn Perry, and her family recently went to a blogger event at Wonderland on my behalf. Here’s her thoughts on their experience

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As a kid, I was totally a thrill seeker.  I grew up spending every summer with my family going to water parks and theme parks, convincing my dad at each one to go on the most frightening rollercoasters and rides. I knew when I had kids of my own, I would totally be THAT mom who stood in line with my kids, secretly excited to go on each ride.

One of my favourite parks has always been Canada’s Wonderland. Growing up in the Toronto/GTA area, CW was a staple activity of summer. Our parents would drop us off at the gate in the AM and off we would run to our favourite rides. I remember in my teens when Drop Zone opened, my friends and I stood in line for 3 hours to be one of the first to ride opening weekend! After our amazing drop from what seemed like the clouds, we said the wait was “Totally worth it” (in a 90’s teenager voice).

Wonderland has grown tremendously since then, however my favourite ride still is and probably will always be The Bat. Something about doing that track both frontwards and backwards has always been a huge thrill to me. I still scream just as loud now as I ever did as a kid.

Last week, I was thrilled when Mayahood Blog invited me and my family to attend a Canada’s Wonderland event on her behalf. My husband couldn’t make it so I had my 9 year old son invite one of his best friend’s to join us for the day so he could have a ride-buddy. My son isn’t quite 54 inches yet so he couldn’t go on every ride but they were thrilled to see the long list of rides they were tall enough for. My daughter is 5 and I knew would be more excited for Planet Snoopy and Kidzville.Wonderland Jump

When we arrived, we were given exclusive access to their newest ride, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian. I honestly had no idea what to expect but my son had read all about it online and was very excited. This ride is amazing! It incorporated not only the fun of a traditional rollercoaster but 3D graphics, an interactive game, rotating coaster cars and a thrilling surprise that I won’t spoil for you (let’s just say you won’t be expecting it at all your first time through but it will be “totally worth it”). My son and his buddy couldn’t get enough of this new ride and I definitely had a blast on it! My daughter even braved it – and while she did find it to be quite terrifying, she somehow managed to get the highest score out of 8 people on the interactive portion!Wonder Mountain's Guardian sign

Next we headed to Kidzville where we were surprised to find something for every member of our group. My daughter had a blast riding Blast Off and the Jumpin Jet while my son and his friend headed over to the Silver Streak which we felt was definitely a moderately thrilling hidden gem of a coaster. They went on several times and really enjoyed it. Kidzville also had The Candy Factory park area which turned out to be a fantastic place to take the kids when mom needed a little break. Lots of benches to sit on while the kids ran around on the play equipment. Kidzville at Canada's Wonderland

After a quick snack break, it was time for the park to open. The boys went off on their own to check out the thrilling coasters while my daughter and I headed to Planet Snoopy. There I learned that my daughter definitely inherited a little of the thrill-seeker gene as she fell in love with the Ghoster Coaster and bumper cars.Bumper Cars

At lunch time, we were a little worried about what my son would eat. He has a gluten intolerance and this can become a bit complicated at times. I was so relieved to find out that Canada’s Wonderland has a huge selection of Gluten-Free items available throughout the park. He was one happy kid!nate gluten free food

The afternoon was quite hot so the kids were itching to check out SplashWorks.  One of my favourite parts about Canada’s Wonderland is that it is truly like two parks in one. SplashWorks is HUGE. Water slides, kiddie-pool and of course The Pump House which was a blast for the kids. The favourite area for our entire group though was definitely the giant wave pool. I loved that they have life jackets so those swimmers who aren’t strong enough on their own yet can still go in and have fun.

We spent a total of 12 hours at Canada’s Wonderland.  Yep, 12 hours! Everyone was having so much fun that we just couldn’t get enough. The boys did look longingly at Leviathan and Behemoth towering over the park and I assured my son that the moment he grows that last inch, we will return. He kept a map and has marked our route, challenging me to go on every single roller coaster with him in one day. That’s quite the goal but I’m definitely willing to have a blast trying!

 

Detox Your Home Naturally with Seventh Generation {Giveaway – open to Canada}

I have a confession to make.  While I live in a “granola” part of the city where the majority of people are very environmentally conscience, eat all natural, organic food, use only home made cleaning products, provide their kids zero to no sugar products or processed food, and generally refrain from buying from large corporations….I am not one of those people.  Sure, I admire them and I aspire to be THAT good, but I’m not.

While I may not be considered granola, I also wouldn’t consider myself the extreme. I do buy organic at times, but not always.  I do make some of my kid’s food from scratch, but not always.  I do buy locally, but I also shop at Walmart.  I do my part to help the environment by recycling and composting, but I also consume and purchase a lot of goods.  I’m neither here or there, but hey, no one is perfect.Seventh_Generation_Logo

The one thing that I have made a conscience decision on improving though is my cleaning supplies.  Prior to kids, I would just purchase whatever was on sale.  However, once my son grew up and started crawling all over our wooden floors, eating off our floors, and touching EVERY. SINGLE. THING, I decided it was time to take action.  I made the decision to only purchase and use natural cleaning products.  One of those products is Seventh Generation.  Seventh Generation productsTheir products use only plant-derived ingredients  which aren’t only great for the environment and for your family, but they actually work at getting the job done. While I use Seventh Generation products at home including the dishwasher powder, laundry detergent and Granite & Stone Cleaner, I swear by Seventh Generation products at the cottage.  I know that at the cottage, everything that I use goes right back out into the surrounding forest and lake.  I want to ensure that I do my part to keep cottage country natural as best as I can.seventh generation Collage

I recently attended a Seventh Generation event where I learned about 7-steps-for-a-do-it-yourself home detox.  They’re really easy and simple and I think that even if you do a few of them, it will make a big difference.  Here they are:

1. OPEN THE WINDOWS - Air inside is often more polluted than outdoor air. Open your windows daily to ventilate.

2. LEAVE SHOES AT THE DOOR - Roughly 70 percent of household dust, pests, pollutants and dirt (which often contains lead and chemicals) are tracked indoors on the bottom of shoes.

3. PLANT MORE INDOOR PLANTS - Plants don’t just brighten your home; they can also help absorb impurities in the air.

4. CLEAN WITH PLANT BASED OR DIY CLEANERS - Choose plant-based household cleaning products that are free of harsh solvents, dyes and synthetic fragrances.

5. SLEEP ON ORGANIC AND OR NATURAL FIBRES – Not only are they more comfortable, but they don’t contain any toxic chemicals making for a better night sleep.

6. DETOX YOUR HOME FROM THE OUTSIDE IN - Tackle weeds and pests without chemicals. Spray your lawn with white vinegar or spread a natural mulch over affected areas

7. CHOOSE TOYS MADE FROM NATURAL MATERIALS - Purchase toys, cribs, and bedding made from natural materials, like solid woods with non-toxic finishes and natural textiles like organic cotton or wool.

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One lucky Mayahood reader will win a Seventh Generation home detox kit valued at $50. Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below (please give it a few seconds to load).  Contest is open to all residents of Canada. Contest ends Wednesday July 30, 2014. Good-luck!

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Memories from our family’s summer vacation at the cottage #NikonMOMents

If the American dream is fame and fortune, the Canadian dream, for many, is cottage life. My husband and I are fortunate enough to be able to experience cottage life.  Except, it’s really more of a bunky than a cottage but it’s on the lake, and we love it!  Truly, it’s our little piece of paradise, our way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and our second home, especially in the summer months.cottage

We’ve been vacationing up here every summer since 2004.  Of course, vacations have changed from our “wild” party days after we had kids.  There are still some wild and crazy times, but more chasing after two high-energy boys, ensuring they’re entertained and supervised (i.e. being on constant high-alert because danger lurks everywhere) and less of the partying and late nights. sand water table on dock

I love making memories with my family up at the cottage.  I know they’re the kind of memories we’ll look back on fondly and reminisce about when we’re older.  Of course, as a mother, I know I can’t rely on memory alone.  That’s why I believe in capturing our memories through pictures.  cottage photo collageWhile I rely on my phone camera for day-to-day pictures, I always carry my Nikon DSLR with me around the cottage. There’s so many vivid colours, views and activities going on (read: jumping, running and playing), that I can’t rely on my smartphone to capture those details. In fact, one of the traditions I started when we first got our cottage is creating a photo collage of all of our favourite cottage moments. We proudly have the collages hanging throughout our cottage and it’s one of our guest’s (and ours) favourite pastime to look at them.

I also have to mention that I haven’t used the AUTO setting ONCE this whole summer on my camera.  This is a first of me as I’m always worried about capturing the moment (seriously, who has kids that can stand still for more than a few seconds) and ensuring that the picture quality is maintained. With some practice and a lot of playing around with the settings, I was able to capture some priceless pictures of my family enjoying everything that cottage life has to offer! Here are some of our favourite MOMents captured on my Nikon3300  DSLR Camera using Aperture priority, unless otherwise noted.bouncy castle

 

bouncy castle run in

Canada Day Bancroft

water trampoline Fun with bubbles boys will be boys my boys at the cottage

s'mores and campfire cottage sunset

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Sassy Inspire the Senses Discovery Tub Review & Giveaway (Canada)

When it comes to baby gear, it’s hard to find stuff that grows with your child.  Besides the big ticket items like strollers, car seats and baby carriers, most clothes, toys and other kid gear are very age specific. That equates to lots of dollars spent on lots of items.  Basically, kids are expensive.  That’s why I love finding toys or baby gear that grows with my child. Something that has multipurpose or that can be used over a year (or more) is a great investment in my books.

sassy inspire the senses discovery tubThat’s why I was instantly attracted to the Sassy Inspire the Senses Discovery Tub.  It’s made for both infants and toddlers.  I couldn’t wait to try it out and see if my bath-loving 17 month old would even be interested in going in it.  I figured the best place to try it out is in our cottage since we only have a shower there.

The verdict? My 17 month-old son LOVED it.  In fact, he would start to cry and throw a fit whenever we tried to take him out. Not only that, but my oldest son who is almost four years old, wanted to get in himself. The tub was a great fit for both of them and it made me feel better that my boys would be clean after a full day of outdoor play.sassy inspire the senses discovery tub

I also loved all of the toys that it came with as it entertained my son while he was in the tub and it meant he was less likely to climb out of it.  I can’t wait to use this tub at home once the new baby arrives at the end of August and know that I’ll be able to keep using it for years to come at the cottage with all three kids. The tub is currently exclusively available for purchase at Toys R Us.sassy inspire the senses discovery tub

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One lucky Mayahood reader will win a Sassy Inspire the Senses Discovery tub (~ retail value $60). Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below (please give it a few seconds to load).  Contest is open to all residents of Canada. Contest ends Wednesday July 23, 2014. Good-luck!

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