Get with the times, get a clek

The clek olli booster seat is a new, contemporary backless booster seat manufactured by Canadian company, Magna Aftermarket, Inc. The Olli booster seat is designed with an integrated rigid LATCH system that is as easy as cheesecake to install into your vehicle (models 2001 and later).

Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of Hailey using her olli because she does not meet the height and weight requirements yet. To use the olli, your child must be 40-57 in. (101-145 cm.) in height and 40-100 lbs. (18-45 kg.). That would be about age 4 to age 8 (or under 4'9" in height and under 80 lbs. ). Before that, obviously, your child should be in a car seat. It is recommended by the NHTSA that when using a backless booster seat, your vehicle should have built-in headrests.

The olli booster seats retail at about $89.99 and is available in 8 fashionable colors. Purchase a seat in your favorite color and get yourself a clek jacket for the days that you decide you want something "a little different". The booster seat covers retail at about $29.99. Choose from (top row, L-R) blacktop, sandlot, Clek blue, Olli green (bottom row, L-R) bubblegum camo, treehouse camo, zebra, leopard. To view the seat covers on the olli, click HERE.

Olli has also received an iParenting Media Award in the baby gear category this past August 2007.

*Click HERE to find out if your vehicle is compatible with the clek olli booster seat.

**If you have any questions regarding booster seat usage, please click HERE.

If You're ____ and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

Name Your Tune is a great gift for ANYONE!!! Hailey and Noel received a "Name Your Tune" CD for their listening pleasure and they dig it! Noel lights up every time he hears his name announced in the songs.

The folks at Name Your Tune really know their stuff. Eric, the co-founder, has been in the Canadian music biz for about 15 years. They're a family operated business, dedicated to bringing your child an introduction to music, art & creativity.

Name Your Tune CDs are made to order, can contain ANY name, and even contain multiple names. They'll basically do whatever you ask of them! Check out the playlist here. You can also add a personal message on to the CD itself. "Made Especially for You, Noel, from Mommy & Daddy", for example. They will even add special touches, like a card or gift wrapping.

There's a lot of people who love these cool Canadians-not just us. They also dedicate a portion of their earnings to Hear Here-a non-profit that helps get hearing aids to children.

Check out Name Your Tune and get a personalized CD in time for the Holidays!

Name Your Tune is participating in our Holiday Blog Hunt-sign up today, and you just might win this cool CD!

Live the simple, natural life

Live the simple life. This is Mundo's objective. Mundo is a company that uses 100% natural resources in their products. They offer a range of organic "care" products using pure botanical oils, organic herbs and flowers and pure essential oils. They really have an array of items to choose from. A couple that were brought to my attention are the Calendula Chamomile Baby Balm ($18) and the Mundo Baby Oil with Calendula ($15).

Mundo's baby balm (upper left) soothes baby's skin and contains chamomile flowers, calendula petals and the comfrey root. The rest of the ingredients found in this all-natural balm are "all natural" as well.

Mundo Baby Oil with Calendula (upper right) is a blend of olive and jojoba oils and is infused with other natural oils. It already sounds really inviting to me or shall I say, "Mundo, take me away!" Nah, that's cheesy. =)

There are many other natural products to browse through at Mundo's website. They have their own line, of course, including the above products and quite a few others. They also carry Badger products, which are 100% natural and mostly organic.

The au naturale doesn't stop there. Find brands like, Organix South, Inc. (Neem Oil products), Pangea Organics (soaps, lotions, etc.) and WoodSprite Natural Body (bath and body products).

I'm confident in referring you all to Mundo's website and browsing their boutique of incredible products. You'll find some great gift ideas there and in turn, help keep our environment safe!

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