Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Random Review Tuesday 4/21~ Sassy Products

So the past two weeks have been all about mom. I decided this week I would give a little bit to our little ones that made us mom. Sassy Has a great commitment: To caring parents, grandparents and gift givers worldwide, Sassy is the brand of products for children that you can trust for nurturing and developing your child because they have premium quality, innovative design and focused coloration, environmentally principled, with credible and helpful purpose and value added features. Read more about sassy and what they are about here.

I was sent a wonderful package by Sassy to try and put through the two boy test. What I mean is my two boys use the products and I tell you if they are worth your hard earned money. I promise you that my boys do every product test to the best of their ability. (they put crash dummies to shame!) So on to the test results!

Pour & Explore Cups (6 months & Up) Inspire Exploration:  This set of three cups offers a different moving part in each.  The movements — a twirling pinwheel, spinning top and floating beads ­­­— are triggered when water is poured in.  Each cup has a brightly colored rim and holes in the bottom to strain water.  Stack the cups in any order to form a tower of spinning, twirling, floating fun.  Pour & Explore Cups fit into Sassy Pour and Explore Water Whirl.  Suggested retail price for the 3-cup set is $6.99.

I can say that both boys enjoy these. Aaron loves to see cause and effect and is starting to get that concept. When both boys are in the bath together Caleb loves seeing the water pour out of the cups. He also tries so hard to get the toys from the inside out. All in all I think they are worth having around!

Catch & Release Net (6 Months & Up) Inspire Exploration:  This toy helps baby build hand-eye coordination as he works to scoop brightly colored sea creatures into the little net.  The fishing net is made of textured, blue plastic with nubby bumps on the handle to improve baby’s grip and a round ball at the end for gripping and mouthing.  Three friendly creatures with smiling, symmetrical faces and textured bodies float on the surface, making them easier for baby to catch.  Suggested retail price is $4.99 for the 4-piece set.

 WOW okay can I say this is Aaron's favorite toy. He loves to pretend he is the little fisher man in the bathtub. We had previously bought him one that had a fishing pole and it just did not work well at all. Caleb loves the little fish and other animals. He scopes them up from the water and of course chews on them. I love that there is no sharp seams on these toys! This set is completley a keeper and well worth the purchase! 

Scrub-a-Dub Car Wash (9 Months & Up) Inspire Imagination:  Working at the car wash has never been such fun!  Baby can keep busy with 8 creative activities offered on this floating platform.  There are lessons in cause-and-effect, opportunities to learn new words, invitations to use the imagination and skills to hone hand-eye coordination.   Baby’s car wash customers include 3 brightly colored vehicles that scoop or strain water.  Moving vehicles through the soft rinse curtain provides baby with a lesson in object permanence.  Squeeze the yellow, terrycloth “road sign” to squirt the cars moving under the car wash and scoop water into the car rinser in the center to watch it wash over the vehicles.  Speed bumps and a hill make driving through the car wash an adventure.  Scrub-A-Dub Car Wash has a suggested retail price of $10.99.

WOW this is a great toy! Aaron has so much fun with it and I can really see his imagination at work. The cars are also a safe toy for Caleb so I don't have to worry when they are in the bathtub together. 

Count ‘n Spell Appliqués (3 years & Up) Inspire Imagination: The writing is on the wall!  These number and letter appliqués spell good times.  Made of soft, durable foam, the appliqués adhere to the tub, tile and other smooth surfaces.  Textured surfaces are fun to touch and easy to grip.  Playing with letters and numbers encourages early reading and language skills.  Available in rainbow and pink assortments, the 36-piece set has a suggested retail price of $5.99. 

I love sitting with Aaron in the bathroom as he plays with these. He tells me what the letters and numbers are. (what he knows so far anyways) We practice colors and counting. This is a set I have to keep up in a separate bin because of Caleb but honestly they are so great for Aaron. I also love how they take up very little room in my bathroom. I think these are a must have for any toddler learning letters!

Soft Touch Rinse Cup (All Ages):  This soft plastic cup is made of a unique material that forms a watertight edge along baby’s forehead, keeping soap and water out of sensitive eyes.  A wide, soft handle is easy for adult hands to grip, even with soapy, slippery bath water.  The cup comes in a variety of bright, bold colors.  Suggested retail price is $4.99.

Okay I will admit I am not impressed with this product. I love the concept but the plastic is to soft and just fold instead of molding to the boy's heads. I still got water down their face and was back to using just a bathroom drinking cup the next time the boys took a shower. It would be better if it was a harder plastic with a piece that formed to their heads.  

Less Mess Metal Spoon and Fork (9 Months & Up) Inspire Independence: This little spoon and fork looks like the ones Mommy and Daddy use!  Curved metal spoon and “spork” bowls have tiny holes to help suction food in place to prevent spills on route from plate to mouth.  The grips are textured and wide enough for little hands to hold in either right or left hand.  The set comes in boy or girl colors with suggested retail price of $3.99 each.

 Okay so Caleb is now nine months old and we are begging the stages of self feeding. I have not gotten tons of use from this set yet as they are a little wide for his mouth but I know when he begins using a fork and spoon this will be the set to have. I love the green grips on this set and it really helps little hands keep a hold of the silver wear. I also love the little holes in the utensils as when he starts eating cereal or anything with liquid it will help with the runny mess all over the place. At $4.49 you can't beat this set!

Dippin’ Diner Plate Set (9 Months & Up) Inspire Independence:  Set baby’s table on the road or at home with these stylish, square plates.  Vary the menu and the plates – two are divided in half to keep foods separated, while two are standard plates.  Non-skid borders on the plates and corners help little ones capture food and get it neatly on the spoon or fork.  Since toddlers love dipping, all four have a little section for dip or sauce.  The set comes with two snap-on lids, making these plates perfect for travel and storage.  A no-skid base helps keep the plates from slipping and tipping while your toddler is dining and dipping!  Set of 4 plates and two lids has a suggested retail price of $6.99.

Okay I can not say enough good things about this set. I use this set 80% of the time I feed Caleb. We always try to give him alot of variety in his meals and this plate set allows me to remember to do that as well as only have one dirty plate. It comes with 4 plates and two lids... Can't be beat. The grip's on the bottom and inside really work to help capture food and not allow the plate to slid!  This will be a life savor when he is self feeding in those early months of learning. I strongly suggest this to any family with a baby or toddler!

On-The-Go Snack Bowl Set (9  Months & Up) Inspire Adventure:  These colorful bowls have snap-on lids to keep snacks tucked inside wherever baby travels.  The set includes three bowls and lids in graduated sizes.  A suction cup that can be attached to the bottom of any of the bowls is included to keep baby’s snacks in place on the highchair tray or other flat surface.  Built-in handles are easy for baby to grasp.  The bowls nest for convenient storage and come in assorted boy or girl colors.  The entire 7-piece set is top-rack dishwasher safe.  Suggested retail price is $6.99.

Okay this set is my favorite thing I received from sassy. It will be something I purchase for baby showers from now on!  The suction cup was a little hard to get on the bowl so make sure you do this step BEFORE filling the bowl with food. The suction cup is and will be great for many months to come (no flying bowls!). The lids pop on really easy yet they are very snug (no flying food!). I loved the different sizes which were so handy for trips to the park, grandma's house, etc. 

Sassy products overall get my seal of approval for Saving time, money, and sanity! I strongly suggest whenever you are looking for a new product for your young child or a baby shower gift that you head over to the sassy products. You just can't go wrong and the amazing thing is that they serve such a wide range of ages! Follow Sassy on facebook and keep up to date on all that is going on with them! I would love for you to share with me your child's favorite Sassy item!

See told you we put the products through the test. Guess Caleb wanted his snack :)The last picture is of another Sassy toy my Mother in Law got him for Christmas He loves it as well!

All opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone. I was not paid for this post. I did receive the products mentioned free of charge by sassy to facilitate this review. If you want to know more please refer to my disclosure policy.


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