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Sometimes, I hate shopping for a baby shower. As a mom, I really wanted the things from my registry…I picked those things out for a reason! However, as the guest, I like a little bit of a surprise, but I also know the mom wants what the mom wants. What’s a girl to do? I found a super baby gift idea that fits the bill.
Nearly every mom will want a baby-friendly video at some point. She may not know it yet, but the day will come when she wants just 5 minutes….just 5 minutes to go to the bathroom without a baby on her hip…just 5 minutes to chat with a friend without interruption….just 5 minutes…to breathe. Here’s where this unique baby gift idea comes in.
That Baby DVD and CD to the shower-shopping rescue! That Baby DVD is a sweet visual for babies through pre-schoolers. I “tested” it on my 2 and 4 year old girls. They were both totally enthralled. To be honest, I thought it might be a little too simple for them. You know, my genius girls watch more “advanced” programs like Dora and Handy Manny. From the very first note, they didn’t move a muscle.
Here’s the idea: the makers of That Baby DVD created acoustic cover versions of popular songs from “our” generation. Each song is then set to animation, live action or a combination. For example, with the song “When We Grow Up,” two puppets sing the song to each other, but it also cuts to live action shots of kids being kids. This song was originally recorded by Dianna Ross, then again as a duet between Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack. In, “Happiness Runs/Circle Game,” there is this fantastic, almost hypnotic, animation that flows and flutters.
The music and animation are catchy, but set at a slower pace than some of the frenetic videos out today. It would be perfect for a baby, of course, but I am excited to use this with my girls when they need to simmer down a bit. Perhaps bed time or while I make dinner, which is always a pretty hairy-eyeball time in my house.
Now for some serious honesty. I love to review products. I love to see what’s new and different. But, when I first received That Baby DVD and CD, I popped in the music one night after the girls went to bed. Seriously, if I can’t stand it, I’m not letting my kids watch it or listen to it. We are a no Barney house simply because of that horrific opening song. And the terrible acting. But mostly because of the song. When we had our first baby, we received over a dozen baby CDs. Guess how many I’ve actually listened to? Zero. I already felt like I was sleeping on my feet. I didn’t need a CD to worsen my condition.
I LOVE this music! I’ve been singing, “Pony Boy,” at the top of my lungs for the last week. I have That Baby CD in my car and I listen to it softly while the girls are with me, but I totally crank it up when they aren’t in the car! Interesting side note…on the animation of this song, a silhouette style is used. When the creators tested this on kids, each one thought this video was about them, that it was them in the video with their parents.
If you want to take a little peeky-poo, click below for a taste of this awesome find. Than, at the first sign of a shower, baby shower that is, head straight to Amazon to purchase That Baby DVD and CD. The baby will love the DVD and the mom will love the CD. Or, keep the CD for yourself. Heck, why wait for a baby shower? Get shopping today!
Now for the GIVEAWAY. Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Rules:
1) Become a fan of That Baby DVD and CD on Facebook. Come back here and post that you’ve completed this required step. Remember, if you don’t complete this step, none of your other entries will be eligible. After the winner is selected, I’ll double check this, so don’t try to be sneaky birds to get around this one.
2) Earn an additional entry for posting a song that should be included on the next version of That Baby DVD/CD (we can hope!!). I vote for My Guy and My Girl or perhaps 8 Days a Week. I thought of “Father Figure” by George Michael, but one split-second later I thought, “Eeewww.”
3) Earn 2 entries for following Miss Mouthy via Feed or email.
4) Earn 3 entries for tweeting about this Giveaway. Post a link to your tweet.
5) Earn 4 entries for blogging about this giveaway. Post the link to your blog post. Don’t be lazy, make an actual post, not just, “I’ve entered this giveaway.” Uh-uh, no way, Sister!
11 possible entries per person. One winner gets BOTH That Baby DVD and CD. It all comes down to Sunday, April 26 at 7 pm Pacific Time according to my laptop.
Let the entries begin!
Find Your Fabulous,
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