The Story Of Three: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Baby Vital Signs Monitor

Baby's Fairy is the world’s first Baby vital signs monitor composed of a wristband and a parent base. When the baby has the bracelet on his or her wrist, parents can monitor heart rate and body temperature. The base will alert you in case of abnormal signs giving you a total peace of mind.

Made of a medical grade silicone band, Baby's Fairy uses unique sensors that make this revolutionary piece of technology very safe for your baby. Parents are able to follow vital signs up to 32.8 Yards (30 meters). Our LCD screen will display live information such as heart rate, body temperature, vital signs status, connection strength and battery level. In addition, Baby's Fairy features different alarms programmed to alert you.

We called our monitor Baby’s Fairy because it looks after your baby’s health. Like a fairy will do, our vital signs monitor is your baby’s little guardian. It is reassuring to know you can count on us to give you accurate data of your loved angel.

Because your baby is the most important thing in your life, it is essential to give her or him what is best for their safety. With our baby monitors, your baby is in good hands!

François DONNET - founder - father of two: "Becoming a father was the most extraordinary event in my life. On the opposite, welcoming our newborn son at home was the most stressful moment in my life. Indeed, I felt helpless and very anxious about my son's health. It took me weeks before I could sleep more relaxed. Until now, I am checking my son breathing at night or during nape time!"

Every parents had experienced this anxiety during the first years of their baby’s life. As François couldn't find a solution to this stress, he decided to fill this need for vital signs monitor. After extensive research, he finally found the right technology and decided to develop the device.

Baby's Fairy is easy for any caregiver to use. No matter who is caring for your baby, Baby’s Fairy is watching. Baby's Fairy is ready to use right out of the box. No need to install an app or software. It is portable and convenient to carry in a diaper bag. You can keep it with you all day while with your baby. You can even leave it at the nursery with your baby or anywhere else you need. Baby’s Fairy will always follow your baby.

Baby’s Fairy is made for all babies, whether they are healthy, premature or fragile. It is suggested for use for babies and toddlers up to age three. Baby's Fairy is not only for anxious parents. While, sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS is the most feared condition, it is not the only risk for your baby. A high fever is very common for babies. It is also the biggest threat for your little one as it can come up very quickly and cause irreversible damage to your baby's health. If it happens during night and parents are sleeping, it is often to late too act. With our monitor, this is no longer a problem.

Baby's Fairy is very simple to use. Place the bracelet on the left wrist of your baby. The monitor and bracelet willimmediately connect and communicate. The wristband is using an advanced heart rate sensor as well as a micro resistor to scan body temperature.

We are using a very low power and frequency module which is FCC certified (Federal Communications Commission) and very safe for babies. The bracelet will transmit heart rate data every three seconds and temperature data every five seconds. If you move out of range from the bracelet, the parent base will alert you. You are always sure to be constantly looking after your baby's vital signs. At night, the backlight from the LCD will display all the information. Simply press the on/off button and the backlight will switch on.

After two years in development with top researchers and medical consultants, we have working prototypes. With those, we performed multiple successful tests to make sure Baby’s Fairy is accurate and reliable. The hardware and software are now ready to go to industrialization. Industrial design is completed and plastic molds are being constructed. Required certification has started and we are days from getting our approvals. We expect to start high scale production from mid October 2013.

After two years working hard on this project, we are few weeks away from launching our monitor. To make this unique technology available to millions of parents around the world, we need your help. Your contribution will allow us to finalize our manufacturing tools and to start producing on a high scale level.

Supporting Baby's Fairy is also a social obligation. We could save thousands of babies’ life each year. All thanks to you! So be sure to join us in this extraordinary journey and book yours today. If you are a future or current parent, or if your friends are, this is the perfect gift for a baby. By helping us today, you will provide the best answer for parent stress. More sleep for them and less stress will help them in their daily life so they can have better quality time with the ones they love.

Technical specifications:

Baby's bracelet
• Medical grade silicone band
• Adjustable wristband from 0.3 in (7.5 mm) to 0.51 in (13 mm)
• Battery life: 48 hours autonomy
• Built-in battery: 3.7v, 400 mAh Li-ion
• Micro USB connector
• Low power RFID module: up to 30 meters communication
• On/off button
• Heart rate advanced sensor
• Temperature sensor
• 2 colors: Baby pink & Baby blue

Parent Base
• High quality matt finish ABS
• LCD screen: 128x64 pixels, backlight
• Battery life: 48 hours autonomy
• Built-in battery: 3.7v, 1 000 mAh Li-ion
• Low power RFID module: up to 30 meters communication
• On/off button
• Time setting buttons
• Mute button
• Automatic pairing with bracelet

LCD screen will display
• Connection status
• Bracelet and Parent base battery level
• Time
• Vital signs status
• Body temperature (f° or c°)
• Heart rate level (bpm)

Alerts is on if
• Bracelet and Parent base connection is lost
• Temperature is over 100.4°f (38°c) or below 95.9°f (35.5°c)
• Heart rate is over 165 bpm or below 60 bpm
• Battery needs to be recharged
• LCD screen will flash in case of alert

François DONNET is the founder & has gained a ten years experience in Entrepreneurship, business and retail management. Furthermore, he holds a MBA in Finance from University ofBallarat, Australia as well as a Masters degree from INSEEC Paris, France. He is the brains of our project.

Dr. Sebastien MURCIA  is the Cofounder, Sebastien holds a Doctorate of Surgery from the University of Toulouse (France). He completed his internship in Oncology at the pediatric department of the Institute Gustave Roussy in Paris. One of the world’s leading cancer-research institutes and the biggest health center dedicated to oncology in Europe.Sebastien is a founder and our chief advisor for Baby’s Fairy.

Dr. H. SASSI is also a Cofounder, Dr Sassi had accumulated more than 20 years of experience as family practitioner. He performed his internship at the hospital of Algiers in Pediatric section. As a founder, he managed our testing process including product calibration and tests.

Jonathan TARPY is an entrepreneur, blogger and lifestyle business enthusiast. He has worked with hundreds of small business owners as well as some of the world's largest brands to bring unique product ideas to life and to the market. Based in Taiwan he is our eyes and interface with our R&D engineers as well as our suppliers.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute located in Taiwan is a nonprofit R&D organization founded in 1973. Over 5 500 personnel are working with ITRI, including 1385 who hold Ph.D.s and 3100 with master’s degrees. ITRI has long-term collaborative agreements with MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. Globally, it has 23 international cooperation with major companies such as IBM, HP, Microsoft, Nokia, Sun Microsystems. ITRI is responsible for our technology development as well as product hardware and software. For our future customers, it is a guarantee of reliability, performance and innovation.

Questions & answers:

Has Baby's fairy been designed to only watch overnewborns ?
No, the sensors in the bracelet have been calibrated to address infants of any age from premature to toddlers up to three years old. The re-sizable wristband of the bracelet allow you to useit while your baby is growing.
What can I consider as a normal heart rate for my child ?
Based on the child´s age, a normal resting heart rate should be within the following ranges:
• Newborns (0 - 3 months old): 100 - 150 beats per minute
• Infants (3 - 6 months old): 90 - 120 beats per minute
• Infants (6 - 12 months old): 80 - 120 beats per minute
• Children 1 - 10 years: 70 - 130 beats per minute
Will the radio emissions be harmful to my baby ?
We use a wireless technology called RFID. It is a multi-mode, low power, networkable wireless solution. It has very low transmission power of around 1mW. In comparison, a cell phone as a transmission power of 500mW in average. All things being equal, it means that our technology is 500% safer than a cell phone.
Does the baby´s bracelet is waterproof ?
Neither the baby´s bracelet nor the monitor are waterproof. You should avoid exposing them to water source. When giving your baby a bath, remember to remove the bracelet.
How do I pair the two devices ?
Your Baby´s Fairy devices are already paired together. You just need to switch them ON and they will communicate automatically together.
How long does it take for the monitor to display the right data?
Sensors are very sensitive and need to get the accurate info from your baby´s vital signs status by analyzing them first. Therefore, you have to allow the system five minutes before it gives the right data.
What is the battery life ?
For the bracelet and the parent base, it is around 48h each. This data might move up and down according to the distance between the two devices. The battery life is also affected by the structure of your home. If there is a concrete wall between the two devices, the connection could be weaker and so the system will use more battery.
What is included in the box ?
All boxes include a full set: baby bracelet and parent base. A wall socket is also included with micro usb cable.
When is the soonest I can get a monitor ?
Estimated shipping dates for the device begin in December 2013. Our goal is to have the shipment out to you earlier. Special edition may ship a bit later than classic Baby girl and Baby boy. This we promise: we are working around the clock to bring this to market, and as soon as it is ready, it will be sent out to you!

To find out more about Baby Vital Signs Monitor, visit them online!

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Cuisinart Prep 9 Giveaway

Welcome to the Cuisinart Prep 9 Food Processor Giveaway
sponsored by is an online retailer of consumer electronics based out of Edison, New Jersey.  They've been on the scene since 1990, but as technology has evolved so has  BuyDig sells a wide variety of products, including: digital cameras, lenses, external hard drives and accessories, camcorders, MP3 players, home theater components including LCD, LED and plasma televisions, Blu-Ray & DVD players, GPS navigators, computers, tablets, DJ equipment & pro audio, printers, scanners, binoculars, housewares, small appliances, sporting goods, optics and much more.  

Viva Veltoro recently had the opportunity to review the Cuisinart Prep 9 9-cup Food Processor from BuyDig.  You can read her full review HERE, wouldn't you love to have this in your kitchen?

Here is information about the Cuisinart Prep 9 from BuyDig's website:

Perfecting the art of food preparation. With a brushed stainless finish that adds a touch of elegance to any modern kitchen, the Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor is the ideal prep tool for any task. Its compact build allows it to fit comfortably on any countertop and the large work bowl makes it easy to create an entire meal from scratch. After all, it's a Cuisinart!

  •  9-Cup Lexan work bowl
  • Extra-large feed tube slices whole fruits and vegetables
  • One-piece Cuisinart Supreme feed tube
  • Stainless steel medium slicing disc (4mm)
  • Stainless steel shredding disc
  • Chopping/ mixing blade
  • Dough blade
  • Detachable disc stem
  • Spatula
  • Recipe/ Instruction book
  • How-to-DVD
  • All removable parts are dishwasher-safe
  • Limited 10-year motor warranty
  • Limited 3-year warranty

One lucky person is going to win a Cuisinart Prep 9
courtesy of BuyDig, valued at $149.99!  

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up.  Ends 10/14/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  
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Boba 3G Giveaway

Welcome to the boba 3G Baby Carrier giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro!

Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently had the opportunity to review the boba 3G Baby Carrier. You can click here to read her review.
The versatile boba 3G Baby Carrier will take your little one from infancy to toddlerhood without any extra inserts. It's ergonomic for both baby and parents. For baby, this comfortable carrier offers full leg support with removable foot straps. The body of the carrier rises several inches higher than other carriers, offering better neck and head support. For Mommy or Daddy, this carrier has adjustable shoulder and chest straps and a contoured waistband that distributes a child's weight to the hips for stress-free shoulders and back. Storage pockets, a removable sleeping hood and a shoulder strap for keeping your purse in place are just a few final touches that make the boba baby carrier a cut above the rest. This toddler or newborn carrier is for little ones 7-45 lbs. 100% cotton and machine washable.
  • Includes removable hood, removable foot straps
  • Features 2-position options: front or rear-facing
  • Suggested for ages 0-48 months
Photos adapted from boba.
To find out more about the boba family, visit the boba website then make sure you like boba on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @boba.
One lucky person is going to win a boba 3G!

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up.  Ends 10/14/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

This giveaway is part of the FALLing for Baby Event. During the month of September, we're featuring lots of amazing baby products! To find more reviews and giveaways in this event, just look for the #FALLingForBaby Hashtag and/or this button!
Disclosures: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Thrifty Nifty Mommy and the participating bloggers have not been compensated for hosting this giveaway, nor are they responsible for prize fulfillment. Thrifty Nifty Mommy was sent a boba 3G free of charge to facilitate her honest review. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Giveaway will close at 11:59PM EST on 10/14/13. One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bright Star Kids Review

My daughter started part time daycare (we call it preschool) last month, she absolutely loves it & since I have two in school, all of their items get labeled from clothing to shoes, backpacks & more! I love personalized items for school as well & I was recently introduced to Bright Star Kids, they have labels, clothing, wall stickers, bibs & more!

Bright Star Kids clothing is the perfect gift for that little special someone in your life, after browsing their selection, I decided on the Lovely Apple shirt for Little Sister C. Made with 100% organic cotton, this apple tee is adorable & my daughter quickly noticed the heart print in the apple!

She wore her new shirt to school the other day, it was "Red Day" & everyone was in love with her top! The shirt has an adorable fit on her & the colors are nice & bright, I've already washed it once & it still looks brand new!

Could you use some personalized items from Bright Star Kids, maybe labels or a backpack? Feel free to browse their selection, what's your favorite item? Stay connected with Bright Star Kids on Facebook & Twitter

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(I am a member of the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network, I was sent the item above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received)

Friday, September 27, 2013


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

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FALLingForBaby with Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System

September is almost over with but we still have a few #FALLingForBaby reviews & giveaways lined up! 

Today's post is featuring Chicco, if you are expecting or know someone who is, this travel system is the perfect set for a new bundle of joy!

For over 50 years, Chicco has produced excellence, they are currently the largest baby brand in all of Europe, Chicco's products are available in more than 120 countries & over 6 continents! 

Chicco not only carries toys but they have a variety of baby gear like play-yards, high chairs, diaper bags & more! Chicco is one of my favorite & trusted baby gear brands & I was instantly in love when the Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System in Stix arrived at my front door!

Right out of the box, the Chicco travel system didn't have that many pieces to put together. The car seat was already set up & ready to go, the stroller just had a few easy attachments like the canopy & wheels but I had everything set up & ready to use in under 15 minutes!

First off I will have to say, I love the Stix pattern of this travel system, it can easily be used for a boy or girl! The stroller is easy to maneuver & switching from the travel system to using as a stroller takes just seconds!

The Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat & Base is #1 rated, perfect for infants 4 to 30 pounds, arriving with a thick padded infant insert, giving your baby extra padding around the head, neck, back & bottom. The one-pull harness allows for quick fitting when tightening and loosening baby in the car seat. The carrier shell is lined with EPS energy-absorbing foam & the vehicle base features the LATCH system for easy installation as well as a built-in belt locking system for vehicles without LATCH and an enclosed underside to protect vehicle seats from damage.

Your baby will have no problem riding comfortably in the Cortina stroller! It comes fully loaded, it even has a height-adjustable handle & features a multi-position, fully-reclining seat, adjustable leg support as well as all-wheel suspension! The stroller seat also has another unique feature, Memory Recline, it remembers the position you left it in before folding, that's pretty neat if you ask me!

The large storage basket is perfect for your purse, diaper bag, baby blankets & more! The water-repellent canopy is adjustable & removable & the stroller also has a 5-point harness for a newborn baby all the way up to 50lbs! 

As your child gets older, Cortina stroller has a cup & snack holder not only for your little one but there is one on top for Mom or Dad! Usually if I am going for a walk, I like to take a water bottle for myself & Little Sister C likes to bring her sippy cup as well as a snack, this stroller has room for it all!

My daughter has enjoyed cruising around our neighborhood in the Cortina Stroller & this is one travel system that I would highly recommend! I am so impressed & considering it's my first piece of gear that I've ever owned from Chicco, they absolutely blew me away! 

The Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System can be purchased online or in-store at BabiesRus for $349.99. Be sure to sign up for the Chicco Club & stay connected with Chicco by liking them on Facebook!

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(I was sent the items above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received)

Hauck Toys Go Kart Giveaway

Welcome to the Hauck Kids Go Kart Giveaway, 

Hauck Toys manufactures fun, innovative products for boys and girls of all ages. Megan from Housewife on a Mission was sent a Superman Go Kart to review from Grand Touring Baby. Grand Touring Baby, if you don't know, is the official domestic distributor for Hauck, i'coo and Hauck Toy products in Canada and the USA! To read Megan's full review the Superman Go Kart, GO HERE.

About the Go Kart:
Innovative, durable and sport inspired design puts the driver of the new Hurricane pedal kart in complete control of any situation.  The custom, ergonomic seat is adjustable and equipped with a high backrest – for a comfortable and safe sitting position. Speed can be kept in-check, even through curves, with the easy-to-use handbrake. 
Kids love the Batman/Superman go kart due to its fantastic handling characteristics, child-oriented ergonomics and safety. In addition, it encourages physical activity, builds strength, endurance and co-ordination.
     • Sporty 3 point steering for responsive, quick maneuvering
     • Adjustable Bucket Seat will accommodate multiple heights
     • Weight tested for 100lbs
     • Race-Styled Pedals with real rubber wheels & 8 Ball Style Brake
     • Age: 4 – 8 years old

I think my son would love the Superman one!

One lucky person will WIN a Hauck Toys Superman 
or Batman Go Kart (winner's choice) valued at $229!

Connect: You can connect with Hauck Toys on the Grand Touring Baby website and on their Facebook.

Win It: Just enter using the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to WIN a Hauck Toys Go Kart in either Superman or Batman theme.

To WIN a Hauck Toys Superman or Batman Go Kart valued at $229, 
just enter using the Giveaway Tools form.

Open to the US (48 Continental)  and Canada 
(excluding Yukon, NWT & Nunavut) only,ages 18 and up.  
Ends 10/11/13 at 11:59 PM EST.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Matilda Jane Review

My daughter loves fashion, she loves trying out new brands, going shopping & even picking out her own clothes for the day, can you believe she's only two?! I couldn't wait to introduce her to Matilda Jane's clothing, it's fun, whimsical & youthful!

Matilda Jane was created in 2005 by a Mother of two boys, they offer clothing for girls, tweens & even adults! From beautiful pattern dresses to leggings, you will fall in love with every piece from Matilda Jane!

Little Sister C was sent three pieces from the Paint by Numbers collection, the Arrow Wood Bennys, Atmosphere Dress & the Plum Kitten Cardigan. The clothing is beautiful & the colors are perfect for fall, I decided to go with a size 4, so it does run a little big on her, but that's ok, in the winter we like to layer anyways!

She loves the fun print on the Atmosphere Dress, it is adorable layered & would look perfect with boots! The Plum Kitten Cardigan is super soft & features super cute ruffles, it's the perfect finish to any outfit this fall! Leggings are a fashion staple & the Arrow Wood Bennys are simply adorable, these are great with a top or under a dress & finish off with a pair of flats!

Adorable right!? Little Sister C has received so many compliments about her new style, thankfully cooler weather is on the way & she will gets lots of wear out of her new pieces!

Be sure to check out their Heart-Soul-Pride & the Good Hart Collection, I think my daughter needs the Kinglsey Tee next! Stay connected with Matilda Jane on Facebook & Twitter

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(I was sent the items above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received)

guzzie + Guss Rocker Giveaway

Welcome to the guzzie + Guss Rocker giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Housewife on a Mission!

Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently had the opportunity to review this rocker. You can click here to read her review. I love the colors available & this would make a great gift if you can't keep it for yourself!

Rocker Description:
A modern look at the rocker; guzzie+Guss have brought a sleek and modern design to the traditional infant chair. The G+G401 Rock is easily folded down flat for storage or transport. With 3 position recline, cotton body hugger, and the cool factor, your infant will be rocking out with our newest addition to the guzzie+Guss line up. This rocker comes in 4 fun colors: Charcoal, Red, Aqua, & Pebbles.

To find out more about guzzie + Guss, Visit the guzzie + Guss website then make sure you like guzzie + Guss on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @guzzie+Guss.
One lucky person is going to win a guzzie + Guss Rocker!

Open to the US and Canada only.  Ends 10/10/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Disclosures: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Thrifty Nifty Mommy and the participating bloggers have not been compensated for hosting this giveaway, nor are they responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway is open to residents of the  US & Canada, age 18+. Giveaway will close at 11:59PM EST on 10/10/13. One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. 

This giveaway is part of the #FALLingForBaby event hosted by the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network! Look for the hashtag or the above picture for more review & giveaways!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Philips Sonicare PowerUp Review

It's so important to have a clean, healthy mouth & a pretty smile. I learned very young to brush my teeth, floss & use mouth wash. It quickly became a part of my daily routine & 99% of the time you will catch me smiling, so it's important that I have the proper "tools" to help with dental hygiene! 

Philips is a popular company, from personal care to lighting, they are a name you will see in most stores for a variety of products! They have a variety of toothbrushes available, I was sent the Sonicare PowerUp battery operated toothbrush!

The PowerUp is designed to be easy to use while delivering superior results & a better experience then using a manual toothbrush. Providing more brushstrokes in a day than a manual toothbrush can do in a month, an average of 15,000 strokes per minute! The PowerUp not only removes more plaque, it helps reduce cavities & helps improve gum health. 

With the PowerUp, it has a one year warranty & the handle can be used with regular or soft heads. Dentists recommend that the bristles replaced every three months, on the PowerUp, the bristles fade when a replacement is needed, how cool is that?!

You can purchase the Philips Sonicare PowerUp directly from Philips online for only $19.99! Stay connected with Philips Sonicare on Facebook & Twitter!

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(I am a member of the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network by Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. I was sent the item above for my review, all opinions are my own  & no other compensation was received)