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Pink Things – Product Reviews


I have a 2 year old daughter. There is a lot of pink in her world. Here are three of them:

Big Grips iPad Frame and Stand

I got the original iPad for Mother’s Day 2010. Though my daughter wasn’t yet a year old, she took to the thing right away. Soon it filled up with baby apps and TV shows, and I reluctantly turned it over to her full-time and (not so reluctantly) got myself an iPad 2. The best thing I ever purchased for this device was the Big Grips Frame and Stand. It both protects the iPad and makes it so she can watch Yo Gabba Gabba and Dora the Explorer in her bedroom, on the sofa and on a plane. It’s soft, grabbable, and best of all prevents any iPad mixups that might lead to Mommy playing Monkey Preschool Lunchbox and Baby watching Six Feet Under.

 

Crayola Washable Colored Bubbles in Pink Flamingo

Pink bubbles! Sounds fun, doesn’t it? I picked these up at Target one sunny day because I trust Crayola when they say “washable.” I have purchased and enjoyed Crayola products my entire life. When I was a kid my mom had a box of 64 crayons with the built-in sharpener that my brother and I were only allowed to use on special occasions. Once, while sick and high on codeine cough syrup I beat a cockroach to death with a box of 64 in my Manhattan apartment. Crayola had my back once again.

But this time… THIS time, Crayola has messed up. After blowing pink flamingo colored bubbles on my patio with the baby, she looked like an extra from True Blood and the patio looked like a scene from Dexter. That shit did NOT go gently into that good bathtub either. It took several soakings to remove the pink stains. All the other parents I talked to on Twitter and Facebook had the same stained experience. Crayola, you need to do better.

 

 

 

BabyGap Unicorn Sleep Set

I love BabyGap jammies. They hold up in the wash, are soft and cuddly and look ultra cute. This is my daughter’s latest pair…picked out by Daddy on a recent trip to the mall. 

That’s it for the Pink Report!

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Pink Things – Product Reviews

  1. That stand… does it work well in both portrait and landscape orientations? I could actually see myself using that thing at work, to hold my iPad for typing via a bluetooth keyboard during meetings.

  2. Very, very belated, as I just stumbled onto this blog today, but if you want pink bubbles try Zubbles- http://www.zubbles.com/order/index.asp

    They’re a bit expensive, but the color does disappear. Your daughter might look like a True Blood extra for a little bit, but she’ll be clean again without washing. We have them, we’ve tested them (on a white shirt, as well as decorating the side of our previously white exterior-ed apartment), and they are the greatest things ever.

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