Products we love from 4AKid

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We were given some products from Ally Cohen from 4AKid to review sometime last year. I never got a chance to put the review up on the blog, so here you go. Some of my favourites from their website.

Knee pads
I loved these little knee pads. With Harper crawling all over the show, these pads helped protect her knees from scrapes. They stretch to fit over her knees and are very comfortable. They’re not too tight and don’t leave those elastic marks on her legs. They also minimized the stains on her pants that I struggle to wash out. Definitely a win for us! Available in light grey, light pink, and more.

Toothbrush holder
Oh my gosh, do my boys love this little ladybug. Toothbrushes don’t lay all over the basin now and the holder is easy to attach to the wall with little suction pads underneath it. And they rush to the bathroom to catch a glimpse of this cute ladybug and show him how they brush their teeth.

Plush pacifier holder and dummy
I thought this product was a brilliant idea! I mean what better way to find a lost dummy than to just look for the little stuffed dog. However, for us, it just didn’t work out. Harper didn’t like the dummy that was attached to the dog and there was no way we could remove the dummy attached and add our own one. I would definitely consider using this if there maybe a velcro strip to attach your own dummy to the plushie. If your baby is not as fussy as mine, then this is a win. They have other designs in the collections as well. I think there’s a monkey and a teddy.

Magic tracks
Anything to do with cars and racetracks have my boys jumping up and down with excitement. With these magic tracks, you can bend, flex and curve the track magically in 360˚ however you want – even while the race car is zooming around. They’ve even worn the tracks as a crown lol.

 

I also have a few items from 4aKid on my wish list.

Blackboard sticker
I’d love this blackboard sticker for the boys’ rooms. Those old school blackboards on the stands can get in the way and I love that this sticker is easy to apply and can be cut to fit any size you wish. I could even stick it on my fridge to jot down my shopping list or little love messages for Mark.

Unicorn backpack
Man oh man what’s not to love about this baby bag backpack? Not only does it have unicorns on it, it’s a multi functioning, versatile bag. We’ve only had shoulder bags for the boys and as much as I loved those bags, with 3 kids now it’s a bit difficult to juggle them all as well as struggle with a bag falling off your shoulder. Definitely one on my list to get soon.

Responsibility Chart
The boys are going through a stage of not listening to me and creating a mess wherever they go. I’m hoping to get this responsibility chart and start tracking their behaviors. According to the product info on 4aKid’s website, “kids can open the dry-erase boards to reveal a behavior chart on one board, with the 90 magnets on the other, including illustrated responsibilities and behaviors (like Clean Room, Set Table, No Teasing) as well as smiling rewards (Well Done!, Excellent!, You’re a Winner!) also two blank magnets to personalize. The attached sturdy cord is ideal for hanging and the fabric hinges ensure that it will remain durable for many responsible years to come.”

Silicone Ice Lollies
My kids love ice lollies, suckers, bunnylicks, whatever you want to call them. I love these silicone ice lollies because you can add your own fruit juice, yoghurt, etc and freeze. This way, you know what’s going into these ice lollies and they’re mess free.

 

Bake Snake
I try to bake as often as I can. But I’ve only ever baked a round cake. With this little silicone gadget, I can connect the “snakes” into any shape, place it into a foil lined tray and add my batter. And voila! A heart shaped cake for Valentine’s Day? A number 5 cake for Ethan’s next birthday? Maybe even a star to tell the kids they’re my stars? The possibilities are endless!

Have you been onto 4aKid’s website yet? What have you purchased from them or what is on your wishlist? Tell me in the comment section below.

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Disclaimer – I received the items from 4aKid but all opinions are my own.

As the mother of two young children, I’ve realised that child safety is the responsibility and obligation of every parent and guardian. After all, we all want the best for our children. Being a parent in today’s times is challenging enough, so I’ve worked hard at finding the products, tools and resources to make life easier & simpler for parents and for kids.”

– Ally Cohen, founder of For A Kid.

I received a few amazing goodies for the kids to try out from Ally Cohen from 4aKid recently and I thought I’d share them with you.

Bath Toy Diver Shower
First up is this bath toy, Divers. We haven’t opened it yet because of the drought here in Cape Town but I am super stoked for the kids to play with this (which means that I will get to play with it too lol). The colours are bright and bold and the the fact that it has it’s own little shower head is sure to make Ethan happy!

Bath Toy Diver Shower has a manual spout that attaches to the tub as well as offers many creative ways to play with water. Press the Diver’s eyes to draw up water through the spout creating a safe and also constant flow of water into the stacking cups and more! In addition… there is no need to keep the the faucet on. Simply attach with the suction cups provided.

UNICORN PILLOW
Then we have this really cool unicorn pillow. Guys, I never thought I’d have anything unicorn in my house, so this freaks me out. I love it so much! And it seems Harper loved it too.

Enjoy nothing but sweet magical dreams with this Unicorn Pillow by your side!

PLAY CASH REGISTER
Thought the boys would toss this one aside but they surprised me and I loved listening to them play with this cash register. Using their imaginations and taking turns being the shopkeeper. Definitely a winner!

Not only will kids love playing with this Play Cash Register, they will be learning crucial math skills at the same time!

Emoji Crystal Putty
I must be honest and tell you that the boys did not like these crystal putty. I think it was the texture that they didn’t like and that there was some residue left on their hands, so putting it away was a little messy. But, I enjoyed squishing it in my hands and feeling the slime go through my fingers.

Emoji Crystal Putty is part toy, part stress reliever, part physical therapy and entirely addictive. It’s translucent in colour, so the glow appears to come from deep within! Very different, unique as well as fun!

SAND FREE MAT AND SAND FREE BEACH BAG
Now this is what I was most excited about. Mark is an avid fisher, so we spend a bit of time at the beach together. And I was super keen to use the sand free mat and beach bag. Only thing is, we haven’t managed to get to the beach for the last few weeks. I did, however, use the mat at KDay the other day and it works. The mat allows sand and dirt to fall through it and is light, portable and easy to set up. So no more sandy legs or messy cars.

How many times do we have to shake our towels to get all the beach sand off? Now, imagine having a relaxing, sand-free day at the beach without having to worry about all the sand. Firmly attach to the ground with the D-rings so that towels as well as blankets can easily be laid on top for additional comfort.

Made of mesh, these Sand-Free Beach Bags will filter out the sand. Just give it a shake and watch the sand sieve through. Specially designed for the beach as well as other outdoor activities. This is one accessory you wont want to go without.

Did you like any of the items we received? Which was your favourite?