Weekly Roundup: Best Family-Oriented Products of January 10-16, 2016

Peripop - Mom's Choice Award-Winning Products

First aid kits, sunscreen, toys, children’s books and much more! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for our Weekly Roundup Post. We are pleased to share some of the very best products on the market with you.

Every week companies, publishers, developers, and inventors send us media, products, and services from all over the world. We pair each submission with five evaluators. The best products and services earn our award. Our evaluators are not only experts, they are parents and educators just like you, so they understand what you’re looking for in a quality product.

We are proud to present the products and services that earned our distinction last week, between January 10 and January 16, 2016. To find more information about a product or to purchase, click on the product image or purchase link.

Award-Winning Children's book — Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

Thinkbaby’s award-winning SPF 50+ sunscreen is top-rated by the Environmental Working Group with a “1” rating and was the first sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Market Premium Care Requirements. Thinkbaby boasts the highest level of water resistance, UVA/UVB broad spectrum coverage and the highest SPF allowed by the FDA. Unlike most of the mineral-based sunscreens on the market, Thinkbaby sunscreen rubs in easily and does not feel greasy.

Thinkbaby targets consumer products containing hormone disruptors, carcinogens and biologically harmful chemicals and creates nontoxic solutions. Sadly, the majority of sunscreens on the market today contain questionable ingredients. Through adherence to the precautionary principle, Thinkbaby developed our zinc oxide sunscreen formulation by excluding known carcinogens and only using ingredients known to be safe. Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ is highly effective and the most award-winning baby sunscreen on the market.

Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):

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The Magic Colors of Sparkleshire: THE ENJELLA ADVENTURE SERIES
Written by Jane F. Collen; Illustrated by David Trumble

What does it take to become the Queen of the Tooth Fairies? Travel back to Once Upon A Time, when the Queen of the Sparkleshire Tooth Fairies was just a little Fairy. See how little Fairy Jocelyn learns the Magic of colors and begins her journey to become Queen with the help of her mother.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Magic Colors of Sparkleshire
Award-Winning Children's book — TendHer Pillows + Pillowcases

TendHer Pillows + Pillowcases

Breastfeeding is beautiful, natural…and can take some getting used to. Give your tender breasts a break with Pariday TendHerPillows!

Our unique system combines soothing soft-touch pillows with our washable, re-usable pillowcases. The pillows are filled with cool-on-contact gel made with vegetarian food ingredients, and pillowcases wick away moisture while preventing minor leaks. Pillows may placed in fridge/freezer or hot water for desired temperature.

Product Features:
* Pillows are made of soft-touch, medical-grade film for maximum soothing.
* Gel-filled pillows soothe breasts & nipples on contact at room temperature.
* Pillows may be cooled (fridge/freezer) or warmed (hot H2O), and worn with or without sleeves.
* Washable, re-usable sleeves wick away moisture & prevent minor leaks.
* Perfectly sized for both coverage and tuck-in-bra discretion.
* Gel is made with all-natural, vegetarian ingredients – safe for you & baby.
* Re-usable for 4 weeks or more!

Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):

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TendHer Perineal Packs

No matter your birth story, labor and delivery can leave you sore…in many places. Pariday TendHer Perineal Packs & Sleeves give tired nether regions an “Ah!” moment during and/or after child birth.

TendHer Perineal Packs consist of 2 super-soft & smooth, all-natural gel packs and 6 sleeves. The gel packs are made of all-natural ingredients housed in BPA- and phthalate-free medical-grade film, so it won’t harm your tender areas. The sleeves are made of quick-dry, wick-away fabric meant to pull fluids away from sore areas onto your maternity pad. They can be tossed if desired, or reused by simply washing in cold water and hanging to dry. Gel packs can be warmed in hot water and used during labor to help relax perineal muscles. And they can be used cold from the fridge/freezer to help with post-natal recovery. Great for sore, stretched, inflamed perineal areas – or a C-section incision site! Also helpful for soothing hemorrhoids, a common post-partum issue.

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Award-Winning Children's book — TendHer Perineal Packs
Award-Winning Children's book — Practical Enlightenment

Practical Enlightenment
Written by Ariel & Shya Kane; Edited by Andrea Cagan

“Practical, effortless and timely. If you want success in your business, satisfaction in your relationships and an all around sense of well being, read this book.”- Ivan Misner, Ph.D., NY Times bestselling author and founder of BNI

“If you want to proceed directly to enlightenment without detours or distractions, this is the book to read!” – Alan Cohen, author of “I Had it All the Time”

“Practical Enlightenment” debunks the myth that enlightenment takes years of hard work to achieve and offers a practical, effortless approach for living an enlightened life – right here, right now. In this book, Ariel & Shya Kane share a refreshing approach to living life without worry, stress or anxiety – a way of living where your past no longer dictates your present or future and you experience your own perfection. Through humorous and touching stories of real people in real life situations, the Kanes show you the easy way to live an enlightened life – no effort required!

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With its soft, quilted design on buttery 100% cotton fabric and cozy pockets to keep little hands warm, these wild characters are sure to brighten up any room! Special features like ventilation holes for safety and a large zipper opening, make stuffing Peripop a snap. Foxey, Pandy, Tiggy and Beary can be tossed in the washing machine on the gentle cycle, using cold water. Afterward, tumble dry and iron, if desired, on low heat. Each style is $69 and is appropriate for newborn and up.

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Peripop
Award-Winning Children's book — Ocean Adventures With Jax

Ocean Adventures With Jax
Written by Pamela Jackson; Illustrated by Bonnie Bright

Dive into an ocean adventure with Jax!
Jax is a young bottlenose dolphin, excited to introduce children to the ocean’s fascinating, underwater world. As humans, it can be hard for us to understand marine life, but as Jax quickly explains, he’s a mammal, just like us. From cool science facts to good life lessons, his story offers kids more than just a fun adventure.
Written from the dolphin’s point of view, the reader is transported under the waves into a colorful ocean world. Featuring amazing ocean animals, this book invites the reader to swim through the beautifully illustrated pages.
So dive in and discover more about a fellow mammal. Learn about the intriguing echolocation signals that help dolphins determine what something looks like and how far away it is. Practice your best dolphin “click” speak and figure out how you’d introduce yourself to Jax. Imagine what exciting creatures you might meet on your next ocean journey with Jax.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):

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Mighty Mole and Super Soil
Written by Mary Quattlebaum; Illustrated by Chad Wallace

Below your feet, Mighty Mole is on the move. Like a swimmer in dirt, she strokes through the soil. Her tunnels are everywhere! She finds food, eludes a predator, has a family, and helps to make Super Soil. Moles live almost everywhere yet are rarely seen. Similarly, soil is a largely invisible ecosystem and yet is vital to the health of the world. Following the story, two “Explore More for Kids” pages offer a matching challenge and a review of some of the remarkable traits that make moles “mighty.”

Two additional pages of “Explore More for Teachers and Parents” offers activities in visual and language arts, science, technology, and math. Further activities are available at www.dawnpub.com.

Children’s Picture Books:
Nature & Weather

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mighty Mole and Super Soil
Award-Winning Children's book — Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream

Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream
Written by Jim Gillen; Illustrated by Kristina Swarner

In Little Banty Chicken, national award-winning author and counselor Lynea Gillen, LPC, MS helps children realize that their dreams are beautiful and important. And that talking about their dreams for themselves and those they love leads us to discover ways we can help each other and make our dreams come true.
This enchanting tale reveals one little chicken who has the courage to make her dream come true with the support of the wise moon and her barnyard friends. Sweet, yet vibrant illustrations and the rhythm of one person’s actions rippling out toward a positive outcome will engage readers of all ages. Its uplifting message is also perfect for the classroom where it ties in with lessons on community building, character education and nutrition education. Includes bonus activities to inspire children to identify and share and work together to realize their dreams.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Every idea starts with a problem. At 3MD | three mommy doctors, ours was simple. The first-aid kits on the market didn’t have the things that we, as doctors use on our patients. And as moms, we certainly wouldn’t use them on our kids. So we curated our own, made up of the products we rely on in our medical practices… and that inspired the concept of 3MD.

kidSTAT is targeted for active toddlers and kids. This kit is equipped with hospital-grade products to treat the most common childhood emergencies: aches+sprains, bites+burns, and cuts+scrapes. kidSTAT has easy-to-follow, first-aid instructions to reassure you when your child is in distress. Together with “red flags” warnings on when to seek medical attention, this comprehensive kit was designed by moms, who happen to be ER doctors, too.

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Award-Winning Children's book — kidSTAT
Award-Winning Children's book — IKOS


Straight lines are for squares! For those inventors who might like to throw a curve into their creative efforts, IKOS is a curved construction Toy. The BPA free plastic pieces, snap together in a simple manner allowing you to build everything from spheres to complex creations. IKOS foster STEAM education and is made in the USA. This unique building shape allows young and old to bend the rules and create with curves. Welcome to a Well-Rounded world. IKOS

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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If You Love Honey: Nature’s Connection
Written by Martha Sullivan; Illustrated by Cathy Morrison

Honey is a sweet gift from nature – ALL of nature, actually. Honey is linked in a very real way to dandelions, earthworms, mushrooms, the old oak tree and even the blue jays squawking in its branches. Take another look at honey. If you love nature’s honey, you are sure to love nature too. How sweet it is!
The author fell in love with bees as an amateur beekeeper, and then learned to appreciate flowering plants “even ones she once considered weeds” as an important nectar source. And then she realized how the plants were connected to insects and soil. A simple but accurate diagram in the back matter explains how bees make honey and also pollinate plants, as well as the role of beneficial insects and decomposers. Also presented are activities and a recipe for children. Further activities are available at www.dawnpub.com.

Children’s Picture Books:
Nature & Weather

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Award-Winning Children's book — If You Love Honey
Award-Winning Children's book — Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel uses simple ingredients of plant oils and water to remove odors. No harsh chemicals. No harmful ingredients. Rather than covering up odors with perfumes and harsh chemicals, Fresh Wave Gel removes odor molecules at the source. Simply remove the seal and replace the slotted lid for Fresh Wave Gel to eliminate odors around the clock quickly and effectively. Fresh Wave Gel is the safe and natural solution for removing odors, which of course is a healthier choice for you and your family.


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Welcome to a world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur, half construction vehicle and all awesome in DREAMWORKS DINOTRUX! Meet Ty Rux, a massive Tyrannosaurus Trux, and his best friend Revvit, a razor-sharp Reptool. Together, the Dinotrux and Reptools join forces for the first time ever to build a bigger, better world and battle back against the biggest and baddest of them all: D-Structs, who threatens to wreck everything they’ve built.

Viewing (Television/DVD/Blu-Ray ):

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Award-Winning Children's book — Dinotrux
Award-Winning Children's book — babySTAT


babySTAT is designed with your baby’s first year in mind. Organized into symptom-based categories: ouchy (for rashes and fever), cranky (for gas, teething, and tiredness), and yucky (for congestion and cleanliness), this hospital-grade kit prepares you for all of the most common baby disasters. With easy-to-follow instructions written by emergency physicians, and “red flags” for when to seek medical attention, babySTAT contains everything you need to stay calm/sane in the first year.

babySTAT contains:
-68 items
-Doctor-written, step-by-step instructions
-Full-sized items, latex & BPA free
-Hospital-grade products
-Red flags to go to the ER
-Emergency contact/Pediatric CPR card
-Fever medication dosage chart

babySTAT is the perfect shower gift for new parents, or even ones that have already been through this crazy, wonderful experience of parenthood. It essentially contains all the things that we loved as new moms, backed by the knowledge we have as ER physicians.

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A Year in the Secret Garden: Bringing the Secret Garden to Life with Recipes, Games, and Activities
Written by Valarie Budayr; Illustrated by Marilyn Scott-Waters; Edited by Kitten Adventure Boggs

A Year in the Secret Garden introduces the beloved children’s classic, The Secret Garden to a new generation of families. This guide brings this magical story to life with fascinating historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, step-by-step crafts, games, character studies, and paper toys, all designed to enchant readers of all ages.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — A Year in the Secret Garden

One Comment on “Weekly Roundup: Best Family-Oriented Products of January 10-16, 2016”

  1. My granddaughter would love this book,A Year in the Secret Garden it contains everything she likes!

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