Tag Archives: essential health

All I Want for Christmas

By Emily. Last Christmas I was pretty pregnant and in tears complaining to Russ about our mattress.  It was expensive and THE WORST. We had it for probably 8 years and it looked like the tetons with its sinking sides and peak in the middle. I was ready to get a new bed that very day, but my conservative spender husband said he’d only be okay with such a purchase if we researched all options. So we did! For a year we read, tested, asked around, saved up, when finally we decided! I thought any of you out there on the same … Read more

instatemp

We love sharing parenting game-changers on Small Fry and today’s is no exception. InstaTemp is new to us, so forgive us if we’re slow to the punch, but we’re so excited about it! This is a rare product that is instantly added to the must-have list, and would make the perfect shower gift!This thermometer simply put is a digital non-touch thermometer that provides an instant reading. It’s so easy to use, and non-invasive making it even more quick and efficient. When our little ones are sick the last thing we want to do is make them hold a thermometer in … Read more

Withings

We couldn’t share a must-gift for kids without covering something for us, right? We’ve been testing out products from Withings and had to share. Each item is GORGEOUS, beautifully designed and functional. Here’s some of our favorites: ACTIVITE WATCH – Monitors sleep, activity, syncs to your app and shares with friends to keep you motivated and accountable. Automatically resets when you travel across time zones. Beautiful and analog so it doesn’t scream “WATCH MONITOR”     HOME security + baby monitor – HD, night vision, streams live via Wifi or 3/4G, stream it on all your Apple devices (including the watch!) Alerts to … Read more

puro sound labs

We heard some crazy sad stats from Puro Sound Labs and had to share today! 1 in 5 teens in the U.S. has Noise Induced Hearing Loss! Teen hearing loss up to 30% since mid 90’s 50% of people worldwide between 12-35 yrs old are at risk of NIHL due to increase use of portable audio devices (1.1 Billion people) And all of this is 100% preventable! When Puro Sound Labs shared this info we started panicking, because our kids are getting to the age where they want to wear headphones. Before this we probably would’ve grabbed the nearest ear buds but … Read more

project juice

By Nicole. It’s been awhile since I updated you all on the behind the scenes of my life! I’ve been spending a lot of weekends this Summer in San Diego visiting someone special! (Small Fry edit: Nicole is coy, but he’s more than someone special, and we knew when Nicole was crying happy tears with no sad ones that we’d be his biggest fan!) It’s been so fun but a lot of vacation time is rough on the bod, ya know? Eating out three meals a day, even if you are making healthy choices, is a struggle. So when I … Read more

Banana Chia Pancakes

We are back with the second recipe in our series with Similac Go & Grow! You can read our previous post here where we go over all the health benefits of these convenient little protein and vitamin filled packets and grab the recipe for the best Berry Yoghurt Quinoa!  Today we’re making Banana Chia Pancakes with Similac and you can grab some samples for yourself here.  Pancakes are such a staple in all of our homes. They’re quick, simple and EVERY kid will eat them. What’s super cool about Go & Grow  is it doesn’t change the flavor or texture … Read more

lotions & potions

Okay, how cute is this new line of skin and body care from giggle!? giggle always nails it with their clothing and toys and so with every new product launch we are all just slow clapping from the sidelines. These are all free of fragrances, dyes, parabens, phthalates, made in the USA and no animal testing! Clapping continues. Shampoo and Body Wash & Bubble Bath — the bubble bath is already gone. HUGE hit!Baby Bottle Wash – Lolly is still loving her bottle and this is great for quick rinses! Insect Repellent — so excited to use this this Summer! Is there anything … Read more

acai bowl bar

Tomorrow we’ll be sharing a peek at a fun Mother’s Day Brunch we did with friends. Our breakfast was all about everybody’s favorite (or maybe your rolling your eyes if you’re not a fan) the Acai Bowl! We created a “make your own” station and it was a hit! Take a look and we’ll include recipe, too!All you need are a huge variety of bowls and spoons to hold all the ingredients, a little chopping time and your favorite Acai recipe! We love using these frozen acai puree packs, a frozen banana, a cup of pressed apple juice and a scoop … Read more

babyganics dryer balls

Such a great new product coming from our friends at Babyganics we had to share! They recently launched their own wool dryer balls – have you all ever tried them? Here’s the scoop:These are Babyganics’ 100% natural wool dryer balls. They are designed in partnership with Made to Matter and sold exclusively at Target which you all know how much we love and adore. Essentially these dryer balls eliminate the need for conventional fabric softeners and dryer sheets. They are fragrance and chemical-free and non-allergenic. And from what we’ve read about traditional dryer sheets the chemicals used can cause some serious … Read more

fresh wave

By Emily. Now that the news is out (scroll down one more post!) I can finally write this post! I’ve been using these Fresh Wave products like crazy the last few months and had to share. Fresh Wave is a line of odor eliminiation products, but the best part is that its non-toxic and is just plants, oil and water. So instead of trying to mask smells with fragrances that can be harmful, it eliminates them with molecular science. I don’t pretend to understand that, but I do know that they work!My pregnancy nose is no joke. People, places, things, … Read more