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Red Jeweled Media Features These Cool Mommy Tech Products on TV
Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2012 12:02 Written by Jenny Friday, 06 January 2012 16:21
Technology is all around us and today’s moms are more high tech than ever. Jenny Finke from Red Jeweled Media and Red Jeweled Products today shared with viewers of KWGN-TV Denver some of the latest and most innovative high tech “mommy” products on the market today, including:
Summer Infant – Prodigy Infant Car Seat - $179.99
Did you know that 7 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? However, with Summer Infant’s Prodigy Infant Car Seat, the guesswork is taken out of the car seat installation process. The base of the infant seat is guided by SmartScreen technology and revolutionary belt tightening system. You know it’s installed correctly when a smile appears on the screen. Love this!
Summer Infant BabyTouch™ Digital Video Monitor - $279.99
Long gone are the days of low-tech monitors that you could only faintly hear a baby’s cries – finally! Today, Summer Infant offers a touchscreen controlled monitor where parents can pan, zoom, and adjust brightness all while monitoring their babies’ activities. There is also a cool talk-back feature where mom can talk and her voice is projected through the camera into baby’s room. Cool!
weemote® by Fobis Technologies, Inc. - $34.95
This is a cute little gadget that allows parents to provide a simple remote control for their young children. Parents can simply program the channels they want their children to watch and their children can easily use it – different colors, shapes and numbers help them identify each channel. This thing is pretty indestructible too!
OtterBox - $49.95
This Fort Collins based company has got mom covered when she shares her smart phone or tablets with her kids. You see, kids drop things. But your digital products won’t break if it’s covered with an OtterBox – really cool and very needed! We especially love the silicon padding for added shock protection when the phone is accidentally dropped.
The AnyBook™ Reader from Franklin® - $39.99
The AnyBook Reader allows you to record your voice reading any book from your personal library; which can later be used for playback. It provides an intimate learning experience for parents and kids to do together, and great for your children when you can't be there for story time (because of work, travel, etc). It's also an additional bonding opportunity for grandparents or any other long-distance relative who wants to participate in reading with the toddler in his or her life.
How it works: The AnyBook Reader uses a simple touch, record, playback process through electronic stickers. It’s simple once you learn it and your kids will love playing with it too!
AnimaLamp™ by Mobi Technologies - $29.99
These fun lamps just launched in January 2012. These are super-duper cute reading lamps for kids. Your kids will use them as a security nightlight, a backseat car light, a reading in bed light, etc. Mom can use them as a changing table light too. Each light charges (no batteries) and can illuminate for 8-12 hours per charge. Your kids will love these cute animal designs – this light will become your kids’ beloved pets too!
Have an idea for a future TV segment. Submit your idea to Jenny Finke at Denver-based PR and media agency, Red Jeweled Media. Thanks!
Red Jeweled Media’s Jenny Finke Features Family Products for Staying Healthy
Written by Jenny Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:27
Cold and flu season is upon us and there’s no doubt that someone from your family will come down with something this season. On November 17, 2011, Jenny Finke shared some top family products she loves that help prevent and treat illnesses this year. Here are the products she featured:
This cool gadget attaches to your soap dispenser. Upon pressing it down to dispense soap, it plays “If you’re happy and you know it” for 20 seconds, encouraging your kids to thoroughly wash their hands and stop the spread of cold and flu germs.
This Colorado-based company provides nutrient rich liquid supplements (in squeeze pouches and scoopable powders) that can boost your immune system. The Berry Blend alone has 113% of your daily Vitamin C needs. Delicious and nutritious – a great way to take your vitamins without the pills!
This forehead and ear thermometer is really really cool – so cool that it won the Mom’s Choice Award Gold Award this year. Parents can easily scan their child’s forehead for temperature. It also talks – so your child can hear their temperature read out loud – very fun even if you’re feeling under the weather. We also featured the huggable night light - a great tool to help your child feel better when they're feeling under the weather!
$3.79/pack of 30 wipes
Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline to dissolve mucus caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. I just love how it’s a gentle and effective alternative to a dry tissue as to not irritate the skin around the nose and mouth.
Remember, staying healthy isn’t just about the common cold, it’s about taking care of other aspects of your body too….
This is another Colorado-based company that makes 100% chemical free, all natural sunscreens for the whole family. We live at a high altitude in Colorado and have plenty of sunny days, even in the winter. Goddess Garden protects our exposed skin from the elements without harsh chemicals. Love it!
According to Surgeon General, 51 million school hours are missed each year due to dental-related illnesses – with tooth decay being the most common chronic childhood ailment. Kids can simply set this timer for recommended 2 minutes – when it buzzes, you’re done brushing your teeth. Yeah, man, brushing is fun again! Maybe I’ll use it too.
Thank you to all the products who agreed to be featured in this segment - I couldn't have done it without all of them!
Here are the Products Red Jeweled Products Uncovered to Help Mom Organize Her Life
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2011 10:58 Written by Jenny Wednesday, 07 September 2011 10:48
As the kids get back to school across the U.S., many moms are finding it a challenge to juggle carpools, extracurricular activities and their lives. Red Jeweled Products, a division of Red Jeweled Media, has uncovered several mom, baby and parenting products that help make life more organized – and easier – for the busy mom.
Boon Inc.: Boon is king when it comes to organizing a family’s life. On KWGN-TV, we shared two innovative Boon products that impressed us (busy moms ourselves) the most. First, we showcased the Animal Bag – this awesome bean-bag is half mesh, half super soft fabric and enables kids to store all their stuffed animals inside the bag to create an organized and stylish living space. We also shared the Frog Pod, a huge frog-shaped storage container that sticks with suction cups to a bathtub wall and keeps the tub uber-organized.
Glow Baby: Glow Baby makes all sorts of organizational products to keep a mom’s life on track. From its menu/meal planning tracker to its daily schedule organizers and baby and kid memory organizers, this company has got Mom’s life organized, scheduled and a whole lot easier.
Ore Originals and Sugar Booger: Ore Originals makes some super cute organizational products as well as various other mom and baby products. ON KWGN-TV we promoted two awesome baby products from the company's baby line, Sugar Booger. First up was some stylish closet label organizers to help keep the kid’s closet in check, and then was the Sugar Booger Diaper Bag Organizing kit to help Mom easily find the items she needs, even in a cluttered diaper bag.
Amy Michelle: Amy Michelle is a Denver-based company that manufacturers diaper bags and purses for moms – even working moms! The bags are super spacious and include various compartments for easily stowing water bottles, keys and other essentials. Best of all, these bags are roomy enough for a laptop computer and notebook for working moms on the go.
My Smart Snacker: This product was developed by a Colorado man to help organize his car rides. He recognized that we all needed an easy way to stow away our drinks and snacks and keep our car clean and organized all the while.
Easy Daysies: Easy Daysies makes magnetic planners that children can use to plan out their days, weeks and months ahead, helping the entire family keep track of busy schedules and chores in a fun and kid-friendly way. We didn’t get the Easy Daysies product in time to feature it on-air, but we wanted to include in our blog post nonetheless because it's pretty darn cool!
We hope you enjoyed learning about the various products we uncovered to help Mom and the entire family get organized this year. If there are any mom or baby products we’ve missed, drop us a line or leave us a comment to let us know! Red Jeweled Products, in conjunction with Red Jeweled Media, is helping to promote, market and champion innovative baby, mom and family products.
Having a Baby Doesn't Have to Cost $7,205
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:28 Written by Jenny Wednesday, 27 July 2011 15:38
Today I had the pleasure of sharing with moms some tips on how to save money on baby and kid stuff. I love going on KWGN-TV and meeting with the producer (who is so good at her job and at keeping things running smoothly) and chatting up with Angie Austin (who has three little ones at home - can you believe it??)
I'd like to share with you the video of today's segment as well as share some of the tips I shared on-air this morning:
Tip #1: Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is a must if you're a mom on a budget - and it's good for baby and mom's health too. If you breastfeed, you'll save $1,600 during the first year of baby's life - yes, $1,600! To be fair you'll need a few supplies (no expensive formula though) - like a breast pump, a Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra, nursing pads from Bamboobies and a good nursing bra too. All these products can be bought at a wonderful Denver store owned by a lactation consultant called Bosom Buddies (they have an online store too - check it out!).
Tip #2: Cloth Diaper
Cloth diapering can save you thousands and thousands - really! Did you know that the average baby will go through 2,300 diaper changes in the first year of life? At about $0.23 per diaper (and times that by three years), that’s about $1,500 spent on throw-away diapers for three years. For about $400, you can buy about 20 modern cloth diapers from FuzziBunz and detergent from Rockin' Green. All these great products can be purchased at a wonderful little cloth diaper store called Eco-politan in Denver.
The authors of Baby Bargains (over 700,000 copies sold!) say the startup costs to having a baby is $7,205 for first year, which includes nursery, diapers, baby food, gear, car seats, etc. It doen’t include medical expenses, child care, college, etc. though. BUT, if you follow the advice in this book, the authors say you will save about $3,000 or 40% off your budget for that first year! It's worth the $20 to buy the book - don't you think?!?
Tip #4. Buy Products that Grow with Baby
One thing that the authors of Baby Bargains recommend is buying good, safe products, not the most expensive products. Your baby won’t care if her crib is $1000 or $100. A great bargain crib is the Lauren crib from beloved baby brand, Graco. This crib converts from a crib to a toddler bed. When your baby is ready for a big kid bed, use the headboard from this crib on any twin mattress/box set and voila, your kid is set with a comfy bed until he leaves for college!
Tip # 5. Employ Cooking Tricks
OK, you know the drill. You buy tons of fresh veggies and your kids don't eat them and you end up just throwing them away. Well, there is a nutritious solution for picky eaters - Choosy Children. Sprinkle a little of this veggie dust on your kids' favorite meals and they won't know you sneaked in a little nutrion and love. Choose from spinanch and carrot dried veggie powders s and shave hundreds off your grocery bill each year. It tastes pretty good too!
So there you have it - five tips about how to save money when you have kids and babies to contend with. What was the #1 money-saving tip for you?
Check Out These Cool Dad-Invented Baby Products
Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2011 11:51 Written by Jenny Monday, 13 June 2011 11:01
Father's Day is right around the corner and to honor Dad, I decided to make my TV spot this week focused on cool products invented by fathers. These dads' stories touched a nerve with me the most and were selected to be featured in my TV spot - which ran on KWGN-TV Channel 2 in Denver, Colorado on June 13, 2011. Here's more about each of these amazing inventions below!
Tummy Shield - $200
This product was invented by Australian Dad, George Baladi, who was determined to invent a product to protect unborn babies in the womb. George and his wife were devastated to learn that their first born, Sophie, was born with severe disabilities. They believe a minor car accident they had while his wife was pregnant may have injured the unborn baby. This amazing couple turned devastation into inspiration as they invented The Tummy Shield, which modifies a seat belt so the pressure is diverted between the legs vs. on a pregnant belly. Car crashes account for 4 of 5 deaths that occur among unborn babies of pregnant women who experience trauma - the Tummy Shield can save lives and we are grateful for this dad's invention!
Dad Gear - $80
Dad Gear is a Denver-based company founded by two dads, Scott Shoemaker and John Brosseau, who were new fathers frustrated by the girly and flowery diaper bags currently available. The duo set out to invent a dad-centric diaper bag that was both masculine and functional – thus creating Dad Gear! Here's a picture of Dad Gear in action!
Lil’ Diner - $10
This innovation was invented by Jesse Mills, a father who was fed up with having to wipe down a tray in a restaurant to feed his son when he'd rather feed his son off a real plate. He invented the Baby Diner, which enabled him to secure a plate with either a suction cup or clamp. I wasn't sure at first if this would work, but after playing with it for a bit, this product does what it says it does and truly sticks steadfast to most smooth surfaces. It's fantastic!
HALO - $30
HALO creates sleep sacks and swaddle blankets that are safe for use when baby is sleeping. These amazing products cannot be kicked off and there's no risk of baby becoming entangled in loose blankets while sleeping. HALO sleep products were invented by William Schmid who began researching safe sleeping environments after he and his wife lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1991. This company is such an inspiration and we thank this dad-inventor for this important invention!
itzbeen - $24.99
The itzbeen pocket nanny was invented by a father named Greg Sheldon who equally cared for his newborn son. He and his wife would always ask each other, "How long has it been since you... changed his diaper, fed him, put him down for a nap, gave him his medicine... " etc. That’s how this father had the idea for a simple set of timers that tell parents how long "it's been" (hence the name itzbeen). Here is a picture of Greg with his family and the baby who was the inspiration behind the itzbeen!
My Brest Friend - $45
This breastfeeding aid was invented by a 29 year old bachelor, Andrew Zenoff, who developed My Brest Friend years ago after seeing a really good friend of his struggle to feed her baby with traditional soft u-shaped breastfeeding pillows. This dad-like hero created a product that stays securely in place, helps maintain good posture during feeding and makes life for a nursing mom easier! This is Andrew pictured below - way to go!
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- Zooni Hats Make Me Smile
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- Pack Snacks Smartly with innobaby
- Modern Cloth Diapering is Cool with FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers
- Wash Your Cloth Diapers Like a Rockstar with Rockin' Green
- Say "No" to Sore Hips with the Baby Hip Hugger
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