I had to go to the doctor today, and I had no choice but to take both kids with me. I was a little worried about my son’s “poor behavior-itis” so I agreed to let him get a new app on my phone to keep him busy while we were there. The timing was perfect, because Disney Junior has just released the new “Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Check Up” app!
The brand new activity-based app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows players to join Doc, along with Hallie, Lambie and the rest of her friends for a fun-filled time fixing, sorting, exploring and caring for toys, dolls and more. Inside Doc’s clinic, players can choose from four entertaining and engaging developmental activities.
Game features include:
- Check-Up – At Check-Up players stop by the clinic to help Doc diagnose and cure patients based on a number of different ailments and can stay for a loving cuddle from Lambie.
- Mixupitis – Help Doc make sure each of her toys have the correct corresponding parts by taking them apart and putting them back together again.
- Doctor’s Kit – This open-ended activity allows you to turn your iOS device’s camera into a virtual stethoscope, octoscope or X-Ray machine.
- Picture Stickers – Here players can use a variety of Doc McStuffins themed stickers to decorate pictures of their family and friends or favorite toys.
The Big Book of Boo Boos saves the names and diagnoses of cured patients so players can go back and look at them at anytime. Additionally, throughout the game players will be able to earn Doctor’s Notes prescribed with “lots of love,” “kisses” and “cuddles.”
My appointment went smoothly, and my boy wasn’t even freaked out when I had blood drawn. In fact, he was quite interested. But then, he watched Doc, and knows that there’s nothing to be afraid of. Thanks, Doc!
The “Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Check Up!” App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
*Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.
Check out this cutie-pie baby footprint art project I made!
It was so easy that I made it during naptime in just under an hour. And it only cost me a few bucks (sheet of paper + ink, $3 certificate frame and a $3 ink pad!)
I can’t take credit for the idea, though. Danielle over at Happenings of the Harper Household is the mama behind the magic. Go check out her footprint nursery decor post for easy instructions on how to make one for yourself! (Note: Danielle’s directions include the use of Paint. I’m on a Mac, so I used PicMonkey.)
Mother’s Day, my birthday (40!), my anniversary…they’re all coming up soon. And what do I want, besides an 8th day in the week strictly for relaxing? There’s one thing I covet above all others: some snuggly muslin from aden + anais.
I fell head over heels in love with aden + anais products when I got the bamboo swaddle blankets I put on my baby registry. I had heard such great things, and boy did they ever live up to the hype! They’re softer than soft and such a generous size for really good swaddling. We got a few of the Classic Muslin Swaddle Blankets, too, and they also became fast favorites.
You may be wondering what the big deal is about muslin. Here it is, from the experts themselves:
“Muslin is a finely-woven breathable fabric believed to have originated in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages. Its delicate yet durable weave makes the fabric stretchy and, therefore, ideal for swaddling, as the natural “give” allows the blanket to be tucked snuggly around a baby without being overly restrictive.
The lightweight muslin also permits air to circulate around the baby’s body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather. Cotton muslin is also a workhorse fabric, in that wraps woven from this natural fiber stands up to repeated washings only becoming softer — and better — with age.”
That statement about not letting baby overheat really is true. For some reason, both of my kids put out some serious heat when they sleep, which leaves them sweaty and hot all night long. The muslin helps keep them from getting too hot, which helps me sleep better and worry less. Besides the swaddlers, Elliette now has a classic sleeping bag, which is great now that the weather is warming up. She can wear it alone or over a onesie to keep her feeling safe and snug without the need for a blanket or anything else. The single layer of muslin is light and allows air to circulate so she stays comfortable. Plus, it gets softer and comfier each time it’s washed!
Our little Elliette turned 12 weeks old on Thursday!
I can’t believe how fast the first 3 months went. Much like my pregnancy, it was a whirlwind. The way life is whizzing by, I can tell I need to make some serious changes or I’m going to miss things I definitely don’t want to miss…but that’s another post.
As for Elliette, she’s showing more and more personality each day, and we love having her here to complete our family. We often call her Ellie, or El, or (my favorite) Ellie-belle. Smiles started around 6 weeks and I can get one almost every time I try. Not much giggling yet (she’s actually quite a serious girl) but the cooing is frequent…and soo cute! Continue reading
I’m heading back to work today. Maternity leave is over. Sad, sad panda.
Today is also Elliette’s 3-month birthday, but I just didn’t have the words last night. I’ll post soon.
For now, there are decisions to be made.