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PLAYING THE TOOTH FAIRY

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tooth Fairy in a Box for MMI Agency. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tips for being a better tooth fairy!  // Tooth Fairy in a Box!
Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

Instilling better brushing habits and promoting independence when it comes to teeth is something that I’ve always wanted to get better at! I’m ALL for finding the best tips and tricks to making this area of parenting easier. And ahh – I feel like I found the perfect product!! It’s called Tooth Fairy in a Box, and it’s such an awesome tool for parents!

The Tooth Fairy in a Box helps parents instill better brushing habits in their children – starting with their first visit from the Tooth Fairy! The box includes all the essentials parents need to create these magical Tooth Fairy visits AND the tools to equip their kids for better oral health!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

My daughter Gracie hasn’t lost a tooth yet, but I’m sure she’s getting close. I still wanted to get started with our Tooth Fairy in a Box because I knew she would be SOOO excited about it all and I knew it would help with her brushing habits!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

And ohhhh my was I right. She was PUMPED about this!!! So the box comes with so many goodies (I’ll get to that in a minute!) but the best way to start off the experience is by reading “The Littlest Tooth Fairy” book to your child! Gracie and I read it and it was so fun. It also helped us know what to expect about the surprises inside Tooth Fairy in a Box!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

So after you read the book, or even the next morning… it’s a great idea to have the brushing chart somewhere in their room where they can find it in the morning! This reward chart is the perfect way to encourage these oral habits – but in a fun way! Just put a sticker on the chart every day if they brushed their teeth in the morning, at night, and ate healthy snacks that day!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

Another exciting gift they get is a new Big-Kid Oral-B Kids Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush. This toothbrush is AWESOME! I love that the head of the brush is round – perfect for those tiny mouths! Inside the box, there is also Kid’s Crest Strawberry Rush Toothpaste – which we’re huge fans of!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

The Tooth Fairy in a Box also comes with an adorable photo frame for when you need a great photo of the missing tooth! Makes for a great milestone pic!

When your child loses a tooth, the Tooth Fairy in a Box has a great Tooth Holder Door Hanger with a perfect pocket to place the tooth in!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

After your child falls asleep, it’s Tooth Fairy time! Use all your stealth abilities to exchange the tooth for the blue envelope with the Tooth Fairy letter and any other goodies you want to leave! I think the Tooth Fairy note is adorable + very well written!

Tips for being a better tooth fairy! // Tooth Fairy in a Box!

I definitely recommend the Tooth Fairy in a Box! It’s the easiest + cutest away to make a tooth fairy visit and also makes kids SO engaged and better brushers for life!

Nutritious Toddler Snack

Nutritious toddler snack from Gerber // We love these!!

This post has been sponsored by Gerber®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nutritious toddler snack from Gerber // We love these!!

We’re always trying to find healthy snacks for the kids, and we’re always shopping at Target! So of course I want to share the brand new toddler snack we’re loving (and yep! It’s at Target!). It’s the brand new Gerber® Organic Popped Crisps, and they are a new family favorite! 

The Gerber Organic Popped Crisps come in two flavors: Lentils and Green & Yellow Peas. Donovan loves snacking on these and I’m not ashamed to admit… I actually like them, too – LOL! Not only do I love the easy to carry pack they come in but I actually love the taste. This makes things easy when packing a snack in the diaper bag! I love when I can also snack on what the kids are snacking on. 

There are 2g of protein and 4g of whole grains per serving! It’s a plant-based snack with no artificial flavors or colors. I love that they are baked, not fried, and unsalted.

Nutritious toddler snack from Gerber // We love these!!

I love that you can actually SEE the veggies in each crisp! They are the perfect snack for toddlers who are exploring textures. And they’re perfect for parents who want to sneak some veggies in! 

Nutritious toddler snack from Gerber // We love these!!

Target actually has a Target Circle offer for these snacks that you can’t miss! As of 10/1 – Save $0.30 of ANY ONE (1) Gerber Snack Item

Would love to know what you think about Gerber’s brand new organic snack!

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!
Nutritious toddler snack from Gerber // We love these!!

Gerber and TerraCycle team up for a recycling program!

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

One of my goals for 2019 is to reduce waste. One of the most important things we can do to protect our environment is to find different ways to reduce waste and move towards a more waste-free lifestyle. As a mom of two kids, I find it especially motivating to reduce my waste as I know it is helping their future. 

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

This is why I was SO excited when I learned about Gerber’s new partnership with TerraCycle. Gerber is partnering with global recycling leader TerraCycle to recycle their baby food packaging! This is so exciting for me because we LOVE Gerber and we use their products on a weekly basis. 

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

Gerber’s mission is to give babies the best start in life. And I love how their work doesn’t stop at nutrition. Now they are taking action to protect the planet so Gerber babies will grow and thrive for generations to come! 

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

Most of Gerber’s product packaging is already able to be recycled. Actually, 80% of their packaging can be recycled. However, for the rest of the packaging – the packaging that you can’t recycle at home, can now be mailed to TerraCycle for them to recycle! 

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

How to recycle baby food containers with TerraCycle

  1. Gently wash all empty containers and place them back into the box. 
  2. Attach the pre-paid shipping label on the front – it’s on them!
  3. Ship to TerraCycle. It’s as easy as that!
How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

I am so impressed with Gerber’s initiative to fund this new, national recycling program for hard-to-recycle baby food packaging. Gerber is one of the world’s most trusted baby food brands and this partnership is one of the many steps toward Gerber’s commitment to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025! That’s so exciting!

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

To sign up for the program, simply go to TerraCycle or Gerber’s website and get a free shipping label! Then, you can give hard-to-recycle baby food packaging a new life through TerraCycle!

How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

I’m so excited about this partnership Gerber has made with TerraCycle as it totally helps my 2019 goal to reduce my waste! Here are some other things I have been doing this year: 

  1. Pack our food in reusable containers
  2. Take tote bags to the grocery store
  3. Switch to a reusable water bottle 
  4. Drive an electric car
  5. Switch to paperless billing
How to recycle baby food packaging // Gerber and TerraCycle's new recycling program!

These changes can totally add up if we all do it! This partnership with Gerber and TerraCycle is going to make it so easy to recycle those hard-to-recycle baby packaging and I am SO excited about that!