Friday, December 12, 2008

Baby Einstein

With the birth of my nephew a few months ago, I finally get to have fun buying baby goodies again. I LOVE shopping for babies and have been so sad since mine have grown older. I have had to turn my head at all of the adorable things there out there.

Until now.

Among the many gifts I'm getting for my sweet nephew, Baby Einstein is at the top of my list. I had the privilege of reviewing a CD, DVD, and board book from their collection and can't wait to give them to Baby "B."

The book, Baby Einstein Touch and Feel Farm Animals, actually caught my little girl's eye (or fingers, I should say) as it has a cute, fuzzy little lamb on the cover:

I have to keep reminding her that the book is for her baby cousin. :)

In addition to the "lamb's coat," the reader also gets to feel a pretend cow's nose, goat's beard, rooster's comb, and a horse's mane. The story is really cute, too and asks the baby what animal they see, then follows up with the animal's name and the sound it makes. I plan on reading this to my nephew as soon as he "opens" it. :)

The CD, Baby Einstein Lullaby Classics will be perfect for soothing my nephew to sleep when he visits us Christmas Eve:

The CD contains 17 tracks and is 35-minutes long. It's meant for bedtime but can really be used anytime a baby needs to be calmed. The CD features songs such as Brahm's "Lullaby," Beethoven's "Fur Elise," and Bach's "Minuet in G."

And here's a hint you might not have thought of. These songs are perfect for soothing.....are you ready....your pet! I have always played classical music for my Bichon when I have to leave her, but sometimes the songs on the radio aren't very soothing. This CD guarantees to quiet her, so if you have a pet with separation anxiety like mine, you might want to consider buying this CD for him/her.

Finally, the DVD Baby Einstein's Baby Mozart, helps you and your baby bond to classical music:

The fun, bright images and adorable puppet shows are real-attention grabbers. The bonus features on the DVD provide even more interaction with your baby, including "Discovery Cards," and several "activity modes."

Click here for some excellent viewing tips from Baby Einstein that will enhance the time spent watching the DVD with your baby. Here's one of my favorites:
"Make it a Family Affair
Consider using DVD time as a way to interact with the whole family. If baby has an older sibling(s) around, you can invite them to watch the DVD with you. Encourage your older child to point out the names of the animals, say the colors or even make animal sounds. They will love playing with baby and will be excited about showing off how much they know!"

No matter which Baby Einstein product you choose, you're guaranteed to have a fun and educational experience with the baby in your life. Click here to see all they have to offer!


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