All The Baby Animals In The Wild (Kindle Edition) by Emily Thomson

February 14th, 2014

This is a book to introduce wild animals in a relatable way: as babies! The animals depicted here are young. Pictured with rhymes and idyllic habitats, these baby animals will appeal to infants and young toddlers.

A great way to use this book in the caregiving environment would be to link the concept of these babies to the child’s own experience with zoo animals or their own pets. Perhaps a field trip to a local zoo or wildlife sanctuary could follow up exploration of this book.

Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion, 16.9 Ounce Bottle

February 3rd, 2014

I’ve been hooked on original Eucerin lotion for 18 years, and have hooked others on it too. That’s how great it is for chapped skin and hands that are washed frequently. As hands are a very obvious giveaway of age, it’s important to me to preserve their young look.

I first learned its power when I worked as an infant/toddler caregiver. Some babies drooled so much during teething that they had eczema around their mouths and painful chapping on their chins. Their pediatricians recommended Eucerin. So, parents would bring it and we’d apply it to their children’s faces at every diaper change, both as cure and prevention. It worked beautifully, without prescription and no complaints from the babies! I have suggested it to countless parents who have been very happy with the results.

It wasn’t long before all the adults were using it, too. Taking care of kids means a lot of hand washing, and potentially very dry skin. Eucerin got me through many years of full-time childcare duties and helped me maintain very youthful hands. All it would take to turn anyone onto Eucerin is letting them try some. The thickness is like no other lotion. It’s very difficult to settle for anything less. We always have a bottle near the toilet so I can massage it into my hands whenever I sit.

As a frequent litter-box scooper/cleaner with four cats, I use Eucerin every day now into my 40s. My partner won’t use any other kind of lotion on his face unless we’re out of Eucerin (which I am careful about not allowing to happen). It also doubles as a makeup/sunscreen remover for me. It doesn’t break out my very sensitive face and also doesn’t irritate my eyes. We love that it has no scent! I like scents but not near my eyes. It also works for hair frizz!

This is one of my top products that I wouldn’t live without.

Women’s Rose Petals by Walking Cradles Hope

January 1st, 2014

The stretchy top on these shoes is fantastic. I also love the heel height and the overall appearance. However, the ceiling of the shoe rubbed hard on my toes and that hurt terribly. Also, the backs of the shoes cut into my heels. That was a no-go. I hated to send them back but these did not work. I love that there are such cute shoes available in a double wide width but these really lack comfort.