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Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Sit & Play for Babies and Toddlers

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I think I found the most genius learning screen ever made for babies and toddlers and the only problem is my oldest is 11 now and missed the boat on this one! I would have surely had him using Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Sit & Play as a toddler for many reasons! Instead we had DVD’s and bulky tablets we always feared he’d drop, spill on them or navigate into unsafe content.

AILA box

Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Sit & Play is safe! It comes pre-loaded with early preschool curriculum that supports your infant, toddler or preschooler’s cognitive growth, without interruptions from ads, apps, or inappropriate content.

AILA Sit Play

About Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Sit and Play:

  • Original exclusive series: a fun and robust curriculum filled with animations, songs and stories designed to prepare toddlers for preschool over the course of 18 months
  • Along the way, young learners will reach key milestones in literacy, numeracy, communication, creativity and socialization
  • Activities are delivered in 10-15-minute learning sessions, in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for screen time for young children
  • No ads or inappropriate content, free lifetime updates with no subscription required
  • The AI adapts to each child’s engagement, allows for a tailored learning experience and offers the right content at the right time
  •  The AILA Parent App lets parents set learning sessions, check in on their child, send photos and videos, and control the screen time

The characters are engaging and there is a good mix of talk, song and even dance to get them moving. Even in screen-free homes, you can’t ignore the benefits of technology to assist in child development so this is the perfect solution. It is hands-free and worry-free. Once you press power it starts teaching-no touchscreen/play required. If you have to walk away and power it off, AILA remembers where your child left off and starts right back up again at their last learning session. It is designed to walk your child through a progressive learning plan.

The free parent app allows you to make some customized adjustments. You can monitor screen time and progress. You get alerts and updates on content your child is currently mastering. The fun part is you can monitor your child as in, you can see their face as your phone app becomes the screens point of view. Make sure they are still engaged. Available for Android and iOS.

If you need to move from learning to nap time, simply put AILA in lullaby mode and slow animation with sleepy-time music will play. Traveling? AILA is portable as learning and sleep help.

Get learning now because the earlier the better as we now know. AILA is best for ages 12-36 months. This learning program is simply the best value and best curriculum I have seen yet in all baby and toddler products I have seen involving a screen. I highly recommend for families looking technology but not game play. Remember, they don’t press the screen or buttons. They sit and learn (only instead of a Teacher they get fun and engaging animal friends). Buy AILA today – It’s at Amazon!

Infant Toddler Products, Mother's Day, Natural Products

The Spunky Stork clean, organic, non-toxic clothing for babies and children

The Spunky Stork

I have to start by saying that with social distancing, the baby I am gifting my onesie to is unavailable to us right now and I am so sad because this is too adorable to keep at my house! This onesie by The Spunky Stork “My Sibling Has Paws” is perfect for a first child (who’s only siblings may be the family dog). Maybe Maya is unsure about it below, but when that baby visits she is so curious and protective of him. They have dogs too so I can’t wait to be able and give him his easter basket I still have here until we can get together.

Dog Onesie

This is my first experience with The Spunky Stork and right away I can feel the quality in the fabric. It is soft yet thick and snaps at the bottom and pleated at the shoulders. They source only 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton material. We love sustainable products here!

Sibling onesie

Have you seen the chemicals and dyes used in much of the infant/toddler clothing in stores? It is a lot for those new immune systems of theirs. Clean and organic is the best clothing option for them. This is why you will find only white in colors – to avoid toxic dyes. Non-toxic dyes are hard to develop and would be cost prohibited for a piece of clothing.

Just wait until you see their Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Twinning sets! The designs and sets are too adorable! Find the baby, child, Mom or Dad clean, organic, non-toxic clothing for babies and more at The Spunky Stork available here!

Earth Friendly, Infant Toddler Products, Natural Products, Parenting

SmartNappy: The Diaper that Supports Reusable AND Disposable Diaper Inserts

It is NOT just a disposable diaper! The SmartNappy NextGen Hybrid Diaper System with Pocket-Sling can be re-used between washes and you can choose to use reusable inserts or disposable inserts. How handy is that? And you will melt over the designs. Just look at this denim design!

To start, it is soft and really has a great wrap so you know it is secure on baby which is great for comfort and to prevent leaks. Seriously, look at the denim with “pockets”. We only wish we could look as adorable in a pair of jeans!

Using the SmartNappy means we can reduce plastic pollution and landfill waste. This also means better protection because of the fabric (not plastic) design. There are two water resistant fabric layers and two elasticized barriers. The patented Pocket-Sling reduces risk of leak and blowout. 

Better yet, the Cotton Muslin gets softer with every wash. This “diaper” goes from reusable to disposable – just by changing the insert. Smart Nappy thought about dual use! The SmartNappy Disposable Inserts are the only to include the absorbent core and do not include a plastic liner. Some parents may use the disposable inserts when they are on the go, and the reusable when at home.

The EasyTab™ hook-and-loop fasteners mean this diaper is nothing but comfort on baby’s skin. The SmartNappy comes in 4 sizes so you get the right fit to prevent bulking and sagging. Washing is easy and the fit is always adjustable.

You can find SmartNappy right now on Amazon and make sure to also visit more about the SmartNappy NextGen Hybrid Diaper System with Pocket-Sling as well as other Amazing Baby products like swaddles, sleep sacks, sheets and more HERE.