Are you looking to take the family to a fun day at the park? If so, here are some great, unique items that you just might make a day at the park with the family much more tolerable! I will be showcasing these items on KATV's (local ABC Affilliate channel 7) Good Morning Arkansas THIS MORNING at 9am. I hope that those of you in the viewing area can watch.
At the park, beach, pool or campsite, the SKLZ Sport-Brella gives you instant protection from the sun, rain, and wind with its domed shape, side flaps and 125 SPF. Its umbrella action open mechanism allows it to be set up in just three seconds and fits the whole family. Includes top wind vents, side zippered windows for efficient airflow and additional visibility, internal pockets for gear and valuables, convenient carry bag and tethers/ground stakes for use when necessary for additional stability. Retails for $69.99 at sklz.com.
Thermacell Outdoor Lantern
The ThermaCELL Outdoor Insect-Repellent Lantern is the best option for keeping mosquitoes and other insects in any outdoor setting. The Patio Lantern is both a powerful insect repellent device and a functional and portable, long-lasting outdoor LED lantern, with both functions being usable separately or together. Providing a 15x15 ft mosquito-free zone, it is 98% effective (tested and used by the Department of Defense and the United States Army), making it the most effective insect repellent device on the market. It is also non-toxic, safe and non-intrusive, being DEET-free, silent, portable and odor free. Rather than a harmful toxin, ThermaCELL utilizes allethrin, an artificial version of a natural insecticide found in chrysanthemum flowers. Weighs only 13 ounces and retails for $31.99 at mosquitorepellent.com.
Pottyflip is a full size, clean, safe, portable, disposable and biodegradable child potty that folds out from a palm-sized package. Easy to carry several in any purse or handbag, it is also easy to use. Just unwrap, flip open and it is ready to go. After use, fold it back up and dispose of the whole potty. No mess, no fuss. No more dirty public restroom seats or trying to find some hidden corner for a child to go to the bathroom. Also environmentally-friendly, it is fully and rapidly biodegradable. $24 for a pack of 12, pottyflipusa.com or at stores throughout North America.
Speedminton is a high-energy, addictive game combining the best dimensions of tennis, badminton and racquetball. Great for people of all ages, as it is fun, easy to learn and play proficiently, a great form of exercise and playable anywhere, anytime (even at night). Use whatever dimensions desired and play with or without a net. Fun and portable like badminton. An aerobic and competitive sport like racquetball. Great for developing coordination like tennis. You can check it out at speedminton.com and it retails for $29.95.
The Snack-Trap is a child feeding product (designed for toddlers/kids ages 1-5) that minimizes wasted snacks and saves associated clean up time while promoting the development of self-feeding skills among infants. Consists of an attractive, colorfully imprinted, tip-resistant, handled cup that allows toddlers to grasp and hold the cup themselves with a unique, patent-pending lid with slits that allow toddlers to see and retrieve food with ease themselves but automatically closes when the toddlers remove their hand. 4.99, snacktrap.com, or at retailers throughout North America.
Trish is a mother of 3 from central Arkansas, USA. Married to her high school sweetheart for 11 years. She blogs about her family, work, and everything in between. You can find her over at her blog Crazy Working Mom. If you don't like the first post you see, scroll a bit and you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy!