Lifestyle » Vol. 39

For the Grandkids: May 2014

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Rescue Critters’ Pet First Aid for Kids

Does your grandchild have a passion for animals? Then Rescue Critters’ Pet First Aid for Kids is a must. The book outlines the basic steps, along with detailed photographs, to handle choking, bee stings and other emergencies ~ all for pets. Designed for children 8 and older, this is a quick reference for children to use if their dogs or cats need help. Plus, it teaches children the importance of caring for their four-legged family members.

For more information, visit rescuecritters.com.

Keep pants white

With spring sports kicking off in April and May, slips and falls threaten expensive sportswear. Mud and grass stains can be nearly impossible to remove, especially on light-colored clothing. How can you help your grandchild clean up for the next big game? ESPRO Sports Cleaner Stain Remover with Odor Guard is designed specifically for those grass-stained white baseball pants. Eco-friendly and effective, ESPRO can also be used on food stains, pet stains, carpet stains, furniture, car upholstery, hunting stains, blood and even tile floors. Make sure you have some on hand this summer.

For more information, visit esproclean.com.

Keep loom bracelets organized

Is your grandchild a loom bracelet fanatic? As fun as these bracelets can be to create and trade, the mess they make can leave you with a huge headache. Now there’s a solution ~ and it was created by a 5-year-old.

When young Jake Strulson wanted to bring some of his new loom bracelet creations over to a friend’s house, he stacked them on a paper towel roll and headed out the door. His mom then realized that a product like this was exactly what every loom-crazed household had been missing, and The Original Loom Boom was born. The Original Loom Boom features bright-colored tubes that can hold up to 40 bracelets. The tube is detachable from the base so “loomers” can transport and share, as well as have easy access to bracelets at the bottom. The base also contains extra storage for loom bands, charms, clips and other spare parts.

For more information, visit theloomboom.com.

For your little princess

The Sofia the First Portable School Playset is a carrying case that opens to reveal a classroom scene with images and items recognizable from the beloved Disney Junior series. Closed, the case resembles Princess Sofia’s backpack as seen on the show. A handy carrying handle folds up and down for easy portability. Open the case to recreate favorite classroom scenes with a blackboard backdrop and “grassy” outdoor area. A small Princess Sofia doll is included so your grandchild has everything needed to play ~ anywhere, anytime.

For more information, visit shop.mattel.com.

Keep your air clean

For grandchildren who are prone to allergies, clean air is essential. However, buying an air filter for occasional overnight visits seems unnecessary. Now, the Fan Buddie filter turns any ordinary box fan into an efficient and effective whole room air scrubber. The Fan Buddie filter scrubs up to 15,000 feet of cubic air every couple of hours, capturing a wide array of airborne materials including pollen, pet dander, mold spores dust mites and more. The product is easy to maintain and can even be washed in the dishwasher.

For more information, visit fanbuddie.com.

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