Kids Embrace Toddler Car Seat Giveaway!

Kids Embrace

Welcome to the KidsEmbrace Character Car Seat Giveaway, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy and sponsored by KidsEmbrace! About the KidsEmbrace (information obtained and modified from the KidsEmbrace website): KIDSEmbrace™ is set apart from our competitors by our people and their unequalled dedication to the product and service for our customers. We work closely with parents, reviewing their input, and in doing so we have delivered a product that is unmatched in safety, appearance, ... ...continue reading

Windjammer Supplies – everyday items, available everyday! {Plus, a unique opportunity AND GIVEAWAY!}

Windjammer Supplies

This is a sponsored giveaway on behalf of Windjammer Supplies. Now that back to school season is officially upon us (my little guy starts in less than a month!), it's time to start thinking about school supplies, all of those projects you'll be doing with your kids this coming school year, and all of those birthday parties your kids will be attending.  Wait - there's more!  You've also got to think about schedule planning to make sure everyone is where they need to be at the right time and meal ... ...continue reading

Swissli Nuts – Muesli Cereal Bars #Giveaway!

Win Swissli Nuts

*Thanks to Thrifty Nifty Mommy for sharing her husband's review of the Swissli Nuts Bars. All opinions are his.* If your kids are anything like ours, they're picky as can be when it comes to food. If it isn't brightly colored or sugary, they require a lot of persuasion to try it. It is incredibly difficult to get them to eat anything remotely healthy! Veggies are pretty much a no-go unless we conceal it in their food. Swissli recently sent us a few boxes of their Swissli Nuts Hazelnut and ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Smart Bottoms BornSmart Newborn Cloth Diaper! #clothdiapers #giveaway

Smart Bottoms

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I love Smart Bottoms cloth diapers.  Their organic all-in-ones are some of my favorites and I use them heavily in our rotation.  While I haven't had the opportunity to use their newborn diapers yet, I'm already planning to build a stash of BornSmarts for our next baby (yup, the one that hasn't been conceived yet... I'm a planner!). Smart Bottoms just released their new fall colors and once I laid eyes on them I knew you'd probably swoon ... ...continue reading

Combi Go and Grow 3-in-1 Walker, Entertainer, Play Table and Chairs #Giveaway!


I've been a big fan of Combi since first hearing about them a few years ago. I've worked with them several times and have received very positive feedback from all of you who've gotten to use their baby gear.  I was super excited to see their new Go and Grow and I'm thrilled to team up with my friend Everything Mommyhood to offer the newly released Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table & Chairs to you today! The Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs is a 3-in-1 modular play set ... ...continue reading

Enter to win the all new HALO Bassinest ($229)! #Giveaway

HALO Bassinest

Welcome to the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper giveaway, sponsored by HALO Bassinest and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro. The HALO Bassinest swivel sleeper is the only bassinet that rotates 360 degrees for the ultimate in convenience and safety. Now your little one can sleep as close as you like, while still safely in his own separate sleep area, reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing. In addition to bringing baby close, it swivels to make getting in and out of bed ... ...continue reading

The Quinny Buzz Xtra Stroller and Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Infant Seat Review!


Big news: we're expecting our #3!  We're so excited for this next level of excitement and chaos, and I've enjoyed assessing what baby stuff we still own and want to keep.  On the list of things we still needed was a new infant car seat (since I'm sure the last one was well beyond expired), so what a treat to show you an excellent infant seat, and the perfect stroller to go with it!  I'm so excited to show you this excellent duo and hopefully convince any soon-to-be-parents or seasoned caregivers ... ...continue reading

Solve Mealtime Mess with the bibit-all! #Giveaway

Win bibit

This post provided by Thrifty Nifty Mommy. Thanks to her for sharing this giveaway for the bibit-all, the full coverage baby bibs that will truly protect your child's clothes! Let me paint a picture for you of dinner at our home. We're having spaghetti. Before climbing up to the table, I call Jacob (my two year old) over and take off his shirt. He climbs into his chair and happily chows down on the messy pasta. Within seconds it is all over his face and chest. Thank God I took his shirt off, I ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a BabyHawk Mei Tai Carrier! #Babywearing #Giveaway!

babyhawk mei tai

You know we're big fans of babywearing over here at Viva Veltoro, so I'm thrilled to team up with my friend Kara for an AWESOME babywearing giveaway for you! BabyHawk Mei Tai carriers are Chinese inspired with four long straps and can comfortably carry newborns and toddlers from 8-40 pounds. The three inch wide padded straps and head rest for baby make this carrier super comfortable for parent and child and allow for great back support. I've been eyeing BabyHawk's Mei Tai carrier since ... ...continue reading

Funky Fluff Cloth Diaper #Giveaway!

Funky Fluff

Looking to add to your cloth diaper stash? You've come to the right place! Today, we're giving away a Funky Fluff Stay Dry Fusion Cloth Diaper System in the fabulous color combination Blue & Silver!  This is a gorgeous shade of royal blue that I think would look great on a boy or a girl! The Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.o is a one-size diaper that's designed to fit babies from 7-35+ pounds and can function as a pocket, all-in-one, or all-in-two.  You can use it any way you'd like thanks to it's ... ...continue reading

Extended Rear-Facing until age 4? It’s possible with the Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat!

Clek Foont

Now that my little guy is turning two, we've got a choice to make.  To turn or not to turn... that is the question.  I'm talking about his convertible car seat of course. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their recommendations for children traveling in car seats to state, "​All infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Seat until they are at least 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat's manufacturer" (source ... ...continue reading

Mamas & Papas Rock N’ Ride Talking Lotty Rocker ($129) #Giveaway!

Mamas & Papas Rock N' Ride Talking Lotty Rocker

Mamas & Papas Rock N' Ride Talking Lotty RockerI'm a big fan of Mamas & Papas!  Their entire line of products, from baby clothing to baby gear, is top quality an so stylish.   I've featured them several times, and I couldn't pass up the chance to partner with my friend Conservamom to bring you this great giveaway for their adorable and plush Rock N' Ride Talking Lotty! Welcome to the ROCK N’ RIDE TALKING LOTTY Giveaway! Sponsored by Mamas & Papas and hosted by Conservamom Give ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Poncho Baby Organic Nursing Cover!

Poncho Baby

Are you a breastfeeding mama?  Are you expecting or do you have an expecting friend?  If so, we've got a great giveaway for you! Poncho Baby is a brand dedicated to offering products for moms and kids that are stylish, multifunctional, compact and eco-friendly.  You'll get ALL of those things in their wonderful Poncho Baby Organic Nursing Cover! Made from sustainable, carefully sourced, 100% cotton fabric, the Organic nursing covers are incredibly soft.  They are available in two soothing, ... ...continue reading

Munchkin Swaddle Angel Blankets #Giveaway!

Munchkin Swaddle Angel

Thrifty Nifty Mommy and I are both fans of super soft and cozy swaddle blankets.  Not only are they great for keeping your baby warm and secure, you can use them for tummy time, nursing covers, car seat covers, and so much more. Have you seen the gorgeous new swaddles from Munchkin?  Their new ultra-soft rayon made from bamboo Swaddle Angel blankets are taking swaddling to a whole new level. One winner will receive 2 stylish and luxurious bamboo swaddle blankets in the prints Morning Floral ... ...continue reading

5 Car Seat Safety Tips That Every Parent Should Read

Car Seat Safety

Seemingly overnight, my friends and I have grown up.  Most of us are married with kids and my social media feeds are now constantly updating with the latest adorable photo of little ones hitting their milestones or just being cute.  A lot of these photos happen to be taken while the child is in his or her car seat.  While I want to take in all of their baby goodness, I'm usually distracted by the fact that the child is incorrectly harnessed into their seat, or the seat itself is tenuously placed ... ...continue reading