Shēdo Lane UV Apparel // SwimZip’s Sister Company {Product Review}

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I know summer clothing might not be on our minds, but the warm weather is certainly on mine! I am currently staring outside at a few inches of snow and a temperature that is well below my age. I do much better with the warmer months. If some sunset-beach-chairs-stock-footage.jpgof you are thinking about taking a weekend to the beach, I want to introduce you to some butter soft kids’ clothes! 

We aren’t planning a trip to the beach any time soon, but these polos are making some adorable layering pieces for my little man this winter.

Shēdo Lane is a brand new sister company of SwimZip (as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank), and I am so excited to be introducing and sharing them with our readers! logo.png

Shēdo Lane is a luxury sun protection apparel brand. Utilizing the highest rated, UPF 50+, UV sun protective fabric in complimenting styles, they bring sun protection clothing to its highest form.  Whether it is a morning walk on the beach, a playdate at a favorite playground, an afternoon cup of tea on the patio, or drinks with friends around the pool, Shēdo Lane keeps you covered from the sun’s rays – and looking your best. Shēdo Lane sun protective apparel brings together the function and fashion – so you can indulge in the sun and get on with living your dreams!image2_grande.jpg

We received a toddler 2T polo and found that it runs a little larger than a Carter’s 2T. It fits my little linebacker just fine because he’s so stalky, but on a slender taller toddler, it would be a little baggy.

The material is made from bamboo and it is soft as butter! I seriously wish all kids’ clothes were made this soft and supple. Perfect for snuggling, but stylish enough to wear on a night out! IPhoto087_300dpi.jpg have washed them multiple times and they don’t shrink or lose their shape in any way!

Not only do they offer toddler clothes, but they have clothes for adults!  Who doesn’t want to match their little one? I know I think it’s adorable! I have been eying the cardigan for woman and I will probably be putting it on some sort of wish list for my hubby! I have a feeling I will never want to buy any other brand of shirts!

My only complaint is that the clothes are priced a little high for babies and little ones. One polo is $25. For an adult, I would definitely pay that, but not for a simple toddler shirt. The adult clothes are priced well though. The cardigan I was talkingphoto41_300dpi about is only $40 which is pretty average for a woman’s shirt.

Overall, I have to give Shēdo Lane a 4 out of 5 stars! I can’t stop scrolling through their website, looking at all their comfy clothes! Baby clothes are seriously my weakness.

Have fun shopping!

Be sure to check out this awesome, family-owned company on Facebook and Instagram!

– Amanda

**Burrito Buzz received this product at low or no cost for the purpose of review or testing. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences with a product and we never guarantee a positive review.**

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Babiators {Review}

hero_22I love sunglasses. I live in them. Even when it’s not at all sunny, they’re on my face. I’ve learned my toddler is the same way. I also have a few pairs for my 4 month old; however, she’s not a fan of them quite yet, but I’m sure that’ll change when she’s older. I’ve always just bought cheap, plastic sunglasses for my daughter but they break so easily and they don’t protect her eyes from UV rays. When it’s super bright out, she really needs that protection. So I set out to finblue-angels-blue-babiators-sunglasses-1d a pair of sunglasses for her that would protect her precious eyes and I stumbled upon Babiators.

Babiators are adorable sunglasses for children that come in three different sizes, Junior – 0 to 3 years, Classic – 3 years to 7 years and Aces – 7 years to 14 years and they all come in bright colored frames. I love the style of the frame and I think they would accentuate any child’s face. The frames are also crazy flexible and shatter resistant lenses, which is a must for kids! Babiators kindly sent my oldest daughter a pair of Popstar Pink sunglasses and she’s obsessed with them. They even fit good on my 4 month old’s face, possibly because she has a big head (seriously, her pediatrician said it’s because I have a large head.. Thanks, Doc!) but they fit her pretty good. The lenses are 100% UVA and UVB protected so you know your little one’s eyes are safe! You apply sunscreen to their delicate skin when they’re outside, why wouldn’t you protect their eyes, too? Babiators are $20-$30 a pair and they also offer polarized lenses which reduce glare, for $45.00. It may seem a little expensive for a pair of sunglasses for a child, but they guarantee to replace them if they get lost or broken!Babiators-Logo All you have to do is register them online within 30 days of purchase. Once you register your Babiators, they’re guaranteed for an entire year. Just pay shipping!

Babiators are my new favorite sunglasses for my littles. I plan on buying a pair for my youngest (once she lets me put anything on her face) and will probably buy another pair in a different color for my toddler.  I wish they made sunglasses for adults! Make it happen, Babiators! Be sure to check out their website to see all of their products – they also have goggles and back packs for the little adventurer in your life!

Follow Babiators on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for sales and new releases!

– Casey

**Burrito Buzz received this product at low or no cost for the purpose of product review. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences and we never guarantee a positive review.**

 

Fun for the Family: Central Park in Northeast Ohio

If you’re looking for something new and fun (and most importantly free) to do this summer with the kids, you have to check out the new Central Park in Green, Ohio! Ideally located between Canton and Akron off of Steese Road, this beautiful 8 acre park has so much to offer the community! The park will keep your little ones busy for hours, between the playground, 3 ponds, walking path, open green grass to run around on and splash pad.

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Splash pad and shaded seating area

There is also a concession stand to grab snacks while playing. It’s also an ideal park to have a picnic at, as the scenery is gorgeous. There’s a ton of parking, so you shouldn’t have to worry about finding a parking spot, even on the busiest of days. There is also an area that will hold the Farmer’s Market Plaza which will be every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. starting July 12th and running through September 27th. Hours for the splash pad are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. To keep the fun going when summer is over, a spot near the Central Administration Building’s parking lot will be turned into an ice skating rink during the winter months. We went for a few hours on Saturday July 9th (opening day) and we had a fabulous time. I cannot wait take my daughters again and enjoy all of the awesome events that I’m sure will take place there over the years!

Park Amenities:

  • a mile-long paved walking path
  • 3 beautiful ponds
  • stunning landscape
  • a gorgeous rentable 1,110 S.F. community building that holds up to 99 people, complete with beautiful outside patio with table and chairs – perfect for meetings, birthday parties, small weddings, baby/wedding showers and get togethers (rentals begin July 11th, call 330-896-6621 for reservations)
  • a playground with rock climbing wall, slides, swings and so much more for all ages
  • an awesome splash pad (accommodates up to 100 children) with seats and shade for parents
  • Farmer’s Market every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m from July 12th to September 27th (click here for the application to become a vendor at the Farmer’s Market at Central Park)

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    Outdoor amphitheater 
  • plenty of park benches and several picnic tables near the concession stand
  • outdoor concession stand for refreshments and snacks
  • an outdoor amphitheater with concrete seating for up to 350 people and 150 people on the lawn area, perfect for outdoor concerts and performances
  • several family bathrooms in the same building as the concession stand
  • plenty of parking, there is a parking lot off of Steese Road near the Green Intermediate School and the parking lot next to the Central Administration Building; 4 handicap spaces
  • dogs are permitted in the park (except on splash pad, amphitheater and playground)
  • seasonal ice skating rink to accommodate up to 47 people
  • gorgeous scenery everywhere you look
  • drinking fountains near the community building

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The park’s address is 1795 Steese Road, Uniontown, OH 44685, which has a parking lot to park at and access to the park near the pond. The address of the Central Administration Building is 1755 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown, OH 44685, which also has a parking lot and access to the park near the community building. If decide to take your little ones, let us know what you think! I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time, I know we did!

– Casey

Badger Baby {Review}

As our readers know, the BurritoBuzz moms love finding and trying new baby skin care products and sharing what we find. For me, I prefer to use organic products on my baby and toddler. I wasn’t always like that, but I’m sure my now toddler will grow up just fine. I BADGER_ORG LOGO_HBC_LFhave always heard great things about Badger Balm and recently saw a display of their baby sunscreen at the grocery store and decided to send them e-mail about trying their products. They were gracious enough to send me three of their amazing products to try, their Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen, their Baby Balm and their Night-Night Balm.

Badger is a small, family-owned company located in Gilsum, New Hampshire. Badger blends the finest organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to make the safest, most effective products possible to soothe, heal, protect and otherwise treat your body. Badger’s products are USDA Certified Organic, made with no synthetics, parabens, GMO’s, chemicals or other nasty stuff, ever! Badger is also committed to the bonding of parents and their new babies and allows babies to come to work with their parents up to 6 months of age or until baby begins to crawl! What a fantastic company! This is the type of company I would want to work for and makes me want to be a loyal customer even more.

Badger products are the real deal and I am in love with the ones I’ve tried!

Baby Balm: The Baby Balm is amazing and keeps baby’s skin hydrated and super soft. I love it’s natural scent thanks to the chamomile and calendula (I love calendula in baby products), It is not greasy and a little definitely goes a long way so the small tin lasts. The Baby Balm isn’t just for babies, as I have learned. I used it to rub on dry spots on mIMG_7155y legs and arms (thanks to the summer sun) and I love how soft it makes my skin. It also has worked wonders on my rough feet, thanks to walking barefoot and not having time for a pedicure. That’s the mom life, I guess. Available in two sizes: .75 oz. tin for $5.99 and a 2 oz. tin for $9.99.

Night-Night Balm: Badger’s Night-Night Balm is perfect for a pre-sleep massage for my baby after her bath. It has become our bedtime ritual because it helps calm my daughter down before bed and she sleeps more peacefully. The Night-Night balm is formulated with lavender and chamomile and smells naturally wonderful. I have even massaged it into my sore shoulders (from carrying around my clingy baby) before bed and it’s helped so much and helps my restless legs when massaged into my calves. I even dab a little under both of my girls’ noses and I find it really helps them fall asleep easier and faster. My three year old has even started to ask for it before she goes to sleep and she promptly reminds me when I forget. Available in two sizes: .75 oz. tin for $5.99 and a 2 oz. tin for $9.99.

Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen: Now that Summer is officially here, you can’t be too vigilant when it comes to sun protection. I’m sure the dangerous chemicals most sunscreens are loaded with don’t make you feel comfortable putting them on your baby IMG_7154and children. I am the same way, I want something that won’t damage their skin more than the sun would without putting on sunscreen. Badger baby sunscreen is 100% certified organic with 98% organic ingredients. The main ingredient is Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide (18.75%) which is what prevents sunburn. To stay protected, apply to all exposed skin 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Be sure to rub in because it is white but I like being able to see and make sure all areas are full covered. Apply every 40 minutes after swimming immediately after towel drying and every two hours while in the sun. I feel comfortable using it on both of my girls (I asked my 3 month old’s pediatrician prior to using and got the okay from her – make sure you do the same if your baby is under 6 months of age) as it is Pediatrician Tested, safe and effective. Available in one size: 2.9 oz. tube for $15.99.

Overall, I give Badger products a 5 out of 5 stars. The company and products exceeded my expectations. I will be a customer for life and I cannot wait to try the rest of theirFullSizeRender (39) enormous product line. They have so many products, the baby line is just the tip of the iceberg!

Check out their website and sure to follow Badger Balm on Instagram, Twitter and on Facebook!

– Casey

**Burrito Buzz received this product at low or no cost for the purpose of review or testing. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences and we never guarantee a positive review.**

Puddle Jumper {Review}

I can easily say that Summer is my favorite season and as of June 20th, it’s officially Summer! Compared to the other seasons, the summer months are jam-packed with all sorts of fun activities, with the fan favorite being swimming. Who doesn’t love lounging on a raft, floating for hours in the cool water under the hot summer sun? I know I do. But now that I have kids, namely my wild child almost four year old Stella, I have to be super careful IMG_6934around bodies of water with her. She likes to run and jump right off the edge of the pool, which can damn near give a mom a heart attack.

Last year, I began researching the best and safest floaties/vests for toddlers to wear in the water. I came across the Puddle Jumper and I am so glad I did! The Puddle Jumper is a life jacket that can actually help teach little ones how to swim. It has two arm pieces that slide on up to the bicep and a piece that wraps around the chest and an adjustable clip clips in the back. It keeps the child afloat and stays on while in the water without riding upIMG_6945 around the child’s neck. My wild child jumps off the diving board with hers and comes right back up! Of course, you still will not leave your child unattended while in the water, but it gives peace of mind that your child is safe. The best thing is it is comfortable and the fabric allows for less possibility of chafing.

It fits children from 30 to 50 pounds and comes in so many different designs and colors! There are four different types of Puddle Jumpers: The Original is made of nylon, The Deluxe and Deluxe 3D are made of polyester and The Ultra is made of hydroprene. All are approved by the US Coast Guard and made with Crosstech floatation foam. The Deluxe and The Ultra are antimicrobial as well, meaning odor-causing bacteria will not grow on them. All Puddle Jumpers can be used in any pool, lake or the ocean. You will love knowing your little one will be safe around any body of water. The Puddle Jumper will put those blow up arm floaties to shame!

I give the Puddle Jumper a 5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely love it and my daughter does, too. She has no real limits while in the pool with it on. She can swim in the deep end, jump off the diving board or side of the pool and can play with the big kids, even though she can’t touch the bottom of the pool. She’s also learned to swim because of it which is an added bonus. If you frequent pools or lakes during the summer, I highly recommend getting one IMG_6944or two for your little one. They’re priced right from around $20 to about $25, depending on the type and design you chose. You can thank me later when you have the best summer yet (with a toddler)!

Check out Amazon or Walmart to purchase your own!

Sterns Puddle Jumper is part of The Coleman Company, Inc, follow on Instagram, Twitter and on Facebook!

– Casey