Friday, June 12, 2015

Keeping kids safe with Dreambaby® | review + giveaway

One of my biggest fears as a parent is that bub will hurt herself. You could say I'm a relatively anxious parent so one of the first things I did when bub was due was baby proof the house. There's so many everyday items around the house that suddenly pose a safety risk once small children enter the home. All the obvious areas were done before she could move. Cabinets had safety locks, all the tables and hard corners had safety corners and the baby gates were up.

The one area that people sometimes forget about until after birth is baby and toddler health related safety items. I never even considered bathroom safety until she got big enough to go in the bath. I'm sure lots of other parents are in the same boat. Recently Dreambaby® sent me a few of their health related safety items to trial and share with you {and there's a giveaway for you guys too}. We've tested them for the last few weeks and here's what we think {well what I think because bub can't talk properly yet}.

Premium nail clippers with magnifier

dreambaby premium magnifying nail clippers
The Dreambaby® nail clippers {RRP $5.95} are perfect for use on babies and toddlers. They have a child size clipper section, but adult sized ergonomically shaped {and soft touch} handles. The fold away magnifying glass is easily flipped up and sits just above the clippers when in use. It certainly helps to make tiny little nails easier to see and it doesn't get in the way of the handles while clipping. Bub sits still for longer when I'm using the magnifying clippers because she's mesmerised by the magnifying glass so its win/win. You can also fold it away and still use the nail clippers without it for when the kids are older and its no longer needed.

Bath tub spout cover


dreambaby bath spout cover whales

The Dreambaby® bath tub spout cover {RRP $6.95} is a fully inflatable spout cover and its easy to blow up {even if you're a desperately unfit asthmatic like me}. The cover provides a soft cushion incase bub slips and knocks into the spout. It also stops her from being able to burn herself on the hot spout while the bath is filling up. Bub loves the whale print and it also comes in a fish print.


We have a relatively short and slightly curved spout so I was a bit worried it wouldn't fit properly, but it fits perfectly. The length is spot on for our spout and because the spout cover is so thick is covers the curve fine. The opening for the water at the bottom is also quite generous so it should cater for most spout types. Its definitely a worthwhile investment once your bub transfers to using the big bath.

Soft Potty Seat

dreambaby soft potty seat toilet insert

We started toilet training a few weeks ago with a slowly and softly approach. So far its going a lot slower than I'd like, but I'm following her lead. It seems she's gone off the potty and only wants to sit on it every other day now instead of everyday so it'll probably be a long road before she's properly toilet trained.

Nevertheless we'll eventually get to the point where she'll start using the toilet and when she does we've got the Dreambaby® soft potty seat {RRP $13.95} to help with the transition. I remember when I was little I was scared I'd fall down the toilet so I always intended on getting her some sort of seat for the toilet so she doesn't think she's going to fall in. This seat is great because it has a foam ring for comfort and it also pops out making it easy to clean. There's also a splash guard at the front to minimise mess {which I'm sure would be very useful for mums with little boys}. The seat fits onto our toilet, but it does move around slightly, however I don't think it would if it had her weight on it. We'll find out soon enough.

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Dreambaby® products can be purchased online or at Big W, Target, Kmart, Bunnings, Baby Bunting, Toys R Us and a number of other baby stores and chemists.

Dreambaby® Giveaway


finding myself young dreambaby safety products giveaway

Dreambaby® have generously put together a giveaway for Finding Myself Young readers. One lucky reader will win a prize pack including one of each of the items I've reviewed. To be in the running simply fill in the rafflecopter entries below:

> Like Dreambaby® on facebook
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> Leave a comment letting me know which of these items would be most useful to you and why?

Good luck!

Toni x


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Terms & Conditions
Competition commences 12:00am June 12th 2015 and ends 12:00am June 22nd 2015. Entry is open to Australian residents only, excluding ACT. One reader will win a pair of nail clippers, a bath spout cover and a soft potty seat from Dreambaby®. Prize is not transferable. Prize will be delivered by Dreambaby®, Finding Myself Young takes no responsibility for prize delivery. This competition is a game of skill and will be judged as such. All mandatory entry steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid and excluded from judging. Winner will have 72hrs to respond or prize will be redrawn. This competition is in no way endorsed, promoted or administered by Facebook.

Disclosure - I was sent the above items for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own based on my experience with the products, as per my disclosure policy. I did not receive payment for this review. 

20 comments:

  1. My hubby clipped my daughters finger ever so slightly doing her nails when she was little. I would have loved a pair of those clippers with the magnifying glass attached. What a great invention.

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    1. I cut bub's too once when she was tiny and it bled for so long. I felt so bad.

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  2. Cutting newborn baby's nails is so scary!! I remember nicking Dora's teeny little finger one of the first times I trimmed her nails - the mother guilt was astronomical (she didn't cry and it barely bled).

    These are some great products.

    As for potty training, it happened here when Dora was ready.. good luck and good on you for letting her take the lead :)

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    1. Yea I got bub's finger once too and I felt so bad.

      I don't think the potty training will be done anytime soon but I'm ok with that. Whatever works for her.

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  3. I have never seen a bath spout covers before, that would be handy as my daughter is always banging her head!

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  4. The clippers. I hate clipping my sweet one's nails.

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  5. Gaaah cutting baby's nails always freaks me out! I would love to feel safe with these cool clippers!

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  6. There are so many great safety products out there now. They sure do bring some peace of mind. Dreambaby always seems to be the leading light with these great products.

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    1. Yea they have so many good products! We have an awesome Dreambaby retractable safety gate at the top of the stairs which has been a lifesaver {literally and figuratively}.

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  7. The Dreambaby soft potty seat. My son who is tiny always had trouble on the main toilet. I thought he would get sucked in all the time. This is perfect and keeps them safe.
    ashleeford849@yahoo.com.au

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  8. The bathroom area is a major safety concern all round, there are sooooo many hazards to be wary of. I'd be very grateful for the bath spout cover to have one less stress.

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  9. The soft potty seat. Because it's time. Toilet training time!

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  10. The dunny seat because we're at that stage now and don't want the little bloke to fall in! (Ern).

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  11. nail clippers I'm always losing them

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    1. Me too! I use hers to cut my nails all the time because I can never find our adult ones lol

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  12. We're starting toilet training soon with our 2 year old the Dreambaby soft potty seat would be perfect

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  13. Nail Clippers as nails grow so quickly I really need a good pair for when baby arrives.

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  14. the potty seat! the one we have is ready to be retired! :)

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  15. For SURE the soft potty seat, I have x2 toddlers in the house on rotation on the main toilet, but this one would be destined for our ensuite so that we have a few less impatient accidents!

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  16. The nail clippers, trying to cut nails is the worst!

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