In the past week, I have had two unexpected gifts fall into my lap for Bean Man and they both were just the coolest, so I had to share them with you!
First, my Mom (a.k.a. Nana, a.k.a. The Craftiest Person I Know) made another homemade goody for Beaner. Remember when she made that neat grocery cart cover? Well, this next gift is just as cool…literally.
Since moving to Florida, we are all adjusting to the heat and humidity. Especially poor little Beaner, who I think has an internal thermostat set at 112 degrees. It was really a problem when we got into a hot car. I would get him out of his seat and he would be drenched in sweat. And he was miserable.
So, my mom made one of these…
This looks like a little piece of fabric, but it is so much more because inside that little piece of fabric is an ice cold gel pad!
You just stick the ice pack into the sleeve…
And then you put the whole pad into the car seat…
My mom says you can use the pad in two different ways. You can lay it in the car seat and put the child directly on the pad or you can leave the pad in the chair while you are out and about and it will keep the seat cold so that when you get back to the car, his seat isn’t hot. We use it the second way right now because I don’t want to freeze Bean’s boy bits off.
Isn’t that the COOLEST summer gift idea?!?! And so easy to make, too!
Then today, I got a package in the mail from a blog reader. It was a set of four Inch Bug Orbit Labels. This was a perfect gift for Bean because whenever I write his name on cups, the ink always washes off making the cup look old and raggedy.
Orbit Labels are rubber bands that you slip around bottles and sippy cups.
They are engraved with your child’s name so that their drink is personalized. How nifty is that?!?!
The packaging even says they are usable by people of all ages for things like water bottles, travel mugs, and even toiletry items like shampoo and conditioner bottles! How clever! AND they are dishwasher safe and microwavable!!
I think they are the greatest thing ever!!
What a great week Bean had last week! Two super fun gifts from two super fun people!!