Tiny Love Developlace Review & Giveaway

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Disclosure: I was provided with a Tiny Love Developlace to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own.

I’ve blinked and my baby is no longer a baby, but in the same breath I’ve dubbed this moment in time as, “The year of the babies!” My best friend just had twins, and I work in a school system where it seems as if someone announces a pregnancy every week. Though we aren’t planning on another baby, I love that at this phase of our lives we can relive some of those memories as  our closest friends and family members start and expand their own families.

I joke that we are finally “emerging from the fog” that surrounded our lives the past 4 years, which is partially why sleep deprivation, costly daycare, diapers and bottles aren’t on my priority list these days. I firmly believe that hindsight is 20/20 and while I wasn’t the most efficient parent early-on, because who can be? These adorable little things surely don’t really come with an instruction manual, no matter how much time you’ve spent with kids prior! Over time as parents we all find our stride and our rhythm, some find it sooner or later, but it happens. So thankfully when we are finally thinking clearly again because we’ve had a good night’s sleep that involves 8 hours and not 8 minutes, we can hopefully be there as a guiding light and ray of support for those friends of ours who smell like baby vomit, and can’t remember what they ate for lunch or when they showered last.

There were dozens of items we bought and used for weeks before Gavin outgrew them and they were cluttering up our closet, being stored for the hypothetical next child.  So, what I love about Tiny Love is their commitment to creating multi-use, functional yet playful, baby products and toys.

Tiny Love Developlace ReviewThe latest product we’ve reviewed is the Gymini Developlace Activity Gym. Aside from the gender neutral animal theme, which is great for those families who plan on having multiple children or in this day and age, have boy/girl multiples, the Developlace has a lot of features that can appeal to both infants and toddlers depending on their interests and developmental skill levels.

Many parents know that a playmat is a must-have for their baby registry, but how do you pick the right one or the best one? Though the Developlace is a traditional play mat with activity arches, it easily transforms into a tummy time mat, tunnel, and activity center for babies on the move, which provides a lot of versatility and long-term play value. Aside from the function of the mat, the Developlace includes 11 different activities such as soft ball rattles, soft & crinkly play pal, hanging learning cards, frog rattle, mirror, crinkly leaf, tinny time toy loop, netted pocket, match and learn play cards, and a peek-a-boo window.

Children may enjoy all types of activities depending on their age and abilities such as:

  • Lying on their back on the activity mat looking at and reaching for toys from the arches
  • Using the mat as a tummy time space, given that the mat has an easy-to-clean surface if baby spits up
  • Lying on their side reaching for toys or looking at the mat if it’s elevated on one side
  • Sitting propped on their hands, while looking at and reaching out for toys dangling from the arches or the activity wall
  • Rolling from one arch to the other look and play with toys placed in different positions on the arches
  • Belly crawling or hands and knees crawling through the middle if both activity walls are raised

 

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We’ve reviewed some awesome products from Tiny Love already that have included the Flexi-Play and the Take-Along Bouncer.

We received a Tiny Love Developlace to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own.

 

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Comments

  1. Trust your instincts about your baby – you know them better than anyone, and know when something isn’t right.

  2. susan smoaks says:

    sleep when the baby sleeps, you will need the rest. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  3. The days are long but the years are short- try to appreciate every moment!

  4. April Brenay says:

    sleep when you can!

  5. Vicki Wurgler says:

    don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it

  6. Trust your gut – it’s usually the right choice.

  7. Cover up when changing diaper

  8. D Schmidt says:

    The best advice was to realize no baby is textbook.

  9. Don’t sweat the small stuff!

  10. Sandra VanHoey says:

    My best advice is if someone asks you to help you out, take the help and get some rest. Moms sure need it and become exhausted and any help is so appreciated

  11. Joanne Gregory says:

    Do your best and don’t worry about what the other moms are doing. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, stay at home or working, cloth or disposable diapers, your baby will grow up to be his or herself and just needs your total love and support. Everything else is not too important.

  12. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Don’t be scared to ask your parents or in-laws for help if you need it….they usually will gladly help

  13. Maegan Morin says:

    Never wake a sleeping child. It was the best and only piece of advice I ever listened too lol.

  14. My best tip is to rest/sleep when the baby is resting (as best you can)!

  15. Dawn Monroe says:

    I always tell my kids that when you have little ones you have to be two steps ahead and almost see what “could” happen. Child proof everything also.

  16. Darlene Owen says:

    Teach your child well and trust they will know right from wrong.

  17. Debra Hall says:

    write in your baby book every week

  18. Mt favorite advice is to take time to enjoy the little things

  19. Taryn T. says:

    My favorite advice was to use lavender to help baby sleep, but plenty of onesies, and never say no to hand me downs.

  20. My favorite advice, so far, has been “you are the parent. Only your choices matter. Don’t let other people influence you or tell you what is best for YOUR baby”.

  21. Sleep when baby sleeps.

  22. Don’t listen to anyone else :)

  23. Don’t compare yourself to other mothers

  24. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love the one of always trust your own instincts they always lead you in what you need to do.

  25. From my mom: take the time to enjoy their childhoods. They’ll be grown before you know it. And it proved true. My three boys are grown and I miss them so much being little.

  26. Take the time to heal and enjoy the little moments!

  27. Erica C. says:

    Get sleep whenever you can!

  28. Evelyn Driver says:

    You know your child better than anyone else. If something seems wrong, it probably is. Don’t take no for an answer.

  29. RICHARD HICKS says:
  30. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite piece of advice is the one my mom gave me. She told me to remember that when I am feeling stressed over having a crying baby to take 3 deep breaths and remember that someday they will be all grown up and not need the cuddling or rocking anymore.

  31. Leslie L Stanziani says:

    The best advice I ever got was to nap when the baby napped.It was a lifesaver in the first couple of months since I nursed every 2 hours and never got much sleep at any one time.

  32. sleep…

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