December’s 5 Favorite Finds for 2014

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

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I’m Back With An All New Post In My Favorite 5’s Series! Come see what I’ve found for December.


For the month of December, I want to share with you some of my Kids Sanity Savers!


I’ve only highlighted items tried and time-tested by myself and my kids and that I’m excited to share with you.


Here are December’s 5 Favorite Finds for 2014.


December's 5 #FavoriteFinds for 2014



The Shrunks Indoor Toddler Travel Bed

Product Description:


Weight 30-100 

#1 Best Seller in Nursery Travel Beds


The Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed is perfect for sleepovers, travel, and for kids transitioning to a big bed. Kids feel secure and cozy, and right at home, thanks to the portable air bed’s unique design – standard sized crib sheets and blankets tuck into the inner air mattress. Constructed with the safest materials, The Shrunks Travel Beds are non-toxic, Phthalates-safe, BpA-safe and Lead-safe.  It includes a high-pressure electric pump


  • Signature sheet-tuck feature – fits all standard crib-sized sheets
  • Our trademarked security rails helps prevent your child from falling off
  • Inflates quickly in 30 seconds
  • Includes a convenient carrying bag, repair kit and the compact yet powerful Jetaire Electric Pump


My Review:


I purchased this inflatable bed when my oldest was 3 years old.  We were going on a cross-country trip to visit Grandparents. All they had was a pack-n-play which was perfect for my

I purchased this inflatable bed when my oldest was 3 years old.  We were going on a cross-country trip to visit Grandparents. All they had was a pack-n-play which was perfect for my

I purchased this inflatable bed when my oldest was 3 years old.  We were going on a cross-country trip to visit Grandparents. All they had was a pack-n-play which was perfect for my 18-month-old with the addition of a portable crib / play yard mattress to give it some needed cushioning.

But I needed something safe and compact for my 3-year-old to sleep on in the same room  as myself. This bed more than fit the bill.  I left it at the Grandparents.  Its since been used by a rowdy 5-year-old nephew and held up admirably.  I’m appealing to have it returned to use at sleep-overs.

This inflatable bed is a Sanity Saver because it is easy to set-up, uses our own crib bed sheet, is compact, is safe, and is comfortable.



Long Sleeve Waterproof Coverall w/Flip Pocket

Product Description:


Ages 6 months to 3 years

Now feeding time (or art time!) can be easy, clean, and fun with this long sleeve coverall bib.  Comes in additional colors/patterns, so be sure to check out all of them for.


  • 100% Polyester
  • Free of harmful BPA & PVC & lead
  • 1 adjustable velcro neck closure
  • Machine washable, hang dry
  • Easy wipe waterproof fabric
  • Large catch-all pocket that can be flipped over

Here’s an example of a boy-friendly color and pattern:

And this is a new style that I’m excited to try out!  It’s extra long, extending to well past the waist.  This looks to be a perfect art smock.

My Review:

My children are very messy eaters.  Did I say they were messy? There isn’t a strong enough verb to describe the manner of messes they make! ♥  These bibs have been huge lifesavers not only at home but also on the go.  I keep an extra set in my bag for restaurant and/or car use.

Every time I’m out, I’ve been asked by people where I got these bibs as they want one too!  The long sleeves and extended length are my Sanity Saver.

This Crayola Tidy Top Art Smock works nicely for my pre-schooler who is nearly 5 since it’s larger.  It’s held up perfectly for two years!



My Quiet Book, Fabric Activity Book for Children

Product Description:


Ages 18 months to 4 years

There are zippers to zip, buttons to button, snaps to snap, and much more. 8 pages of interactive hands-on fun.  The soft fabric book measures 8 inches, has a sturdy zipper, and soft stuffed handles on top.


My Review:

How is this my Sanity Saver?  It’s a great travel companion for church.  It’s a quiet activity book, offering just enough of a challenge in fine motor skills to keep my little one occupied for 30-45 minutes.

All the components are tethered or attached so there are no pieces to lose or drop.

For the children that enjoy more imaginative play, the Right At Home Fabric Book is a nice addition.  We’ve had this for two years, and it is still enjoyed by my girls!



Munchkin Travel Booster Seat

Product Description:


Ages approximately 8 months to 50 lbs max weight

Munchkin’s Travel Booster Seat is exactly what parents on the move need for mealtime. This stylish travel feeding booster seat has adjustable legs so it grows along with your child. It features durable, easy to clean material, a strong internal frame for stability and includes storage to hold bottles, cups, diapers, and more. It can accommodate a toddler or child up to 50 pounds.


  • Free of Phthalates, BPA, Latex, PVC, Nitrosamine


My Review:

I appreciate the compactness and functionality of this seat.  I’ve tried many types of boosters.  This is the most versatile.  I like that you can use the adjustable legs or just fold them up to stow.  I like that it folds in on itself, and has a carrying strap.  I like that it is lightweight yet strong.  I really like the ample zipper storage in the bottom of the seat.

I’ve used this seat at friends homes when I didn’t want to lug a high-chair.  I’ve used this a church to secure my little ones in a seat next to me.  I’ve even used this in the exam room at the doctor’s office.  

If any of you have experienced a moment where you needed to keep your child safe and secure in a seat and were unable to place them in your lap, then you understand perfectly well how this is a Sanity Saver.



Protective Floor Mat

Product Description:


Ages not applicable

This Jeep Floor Mat comes is a 50″ circle mat provides plenty of floor coverage. It protects floors during mealtime as well as playtime.



My Review:

If your child flings their food far and wide, this may not work for you.  But for the average spiller it works great!  It’s clear, durable plastic, which I love ~ no clashing with the decor.  It is easily cleaned with a wipe down or a hose off.

My girls have outgrown the need for a high-chair floor mat; however, it still is a Sanity Saver since I use it to protect the floor during arts & crafts.


Are there any sanity savers that you can’t live without?  Please share.





P.S. Don’t miss other great finds in the Favorite 5 of 2014 Series: July, August,September, October, November, December

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