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Congrats to Susan! Susan blogs over at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds. Check out Susan’s blog for some great teaching ideas. I hope you guys enjoy the fruit pouches!

Thank to everyone who commented, and thanks to Peter Rabbit Organics for sponsoring the giveaway!

What a treat! These Peter Rabbit Organic Fruit Pouches are absolutely marvelous–and PERFECT to put into Easter Baskets!

In our family, we are now trying to make the shift to using mainly organic products. I expected this change to be difficult, but instead I am finding there are many great options out there and feeding your children organic food is MUCH easier than I anticipated!

The Peter Rabbit Pouches are 100% organic, 100% fruit snack fruit pouches that can be eaten on the go…or relaxing at home. They are being sold for babies six months and up and children, but…shhhh… I love these also! A quick healthy sweet snack:) My 4 year old says the Strawberry and Banana is the best.

so cute, so healthy!

so cute, so healthy!

Right now they come in three fruit varieties, Strawberry and Banana, Mango, Banana and Orange and Apple and Grape.

To me, they taste like a fruit puree. They have an anti-swallow cap and you can also re-close the cap—if your child needs just a bit, reclose and save for later—I think that is genius…you do not need a spoon or anything and can stick them in your purse or baby bag.

And, using them saves me a lot of worry about sugar and preservatives.

I recently saw some in my local Starbucks. You can also get them at select Whole Foods Markets and independent natural food stores in a number of regions across the country. All three flavors are also on See their website for lots more information on where to buy.

One lucky reader will win a Sampler Pack of Peter Rabbit Organic Snack Pouches! (10 pouch case of mixed flavors).

How to Enter:

Visit Peter Rabbit Organics and tell me what you think of their site.

Additional Entries: (please leave a separate entry for each)

I will draw a winner on 4/4. Good Luck:)

Thanks to Peter Rabbit Organics for providing the organic fruit pouches for my review. I have received no monetary compensation and have given my unbiased opinion.

More: PR Organics is a small, privately owned company based in London, England. Company employees, inspired by their own families, work to make it easier for parents to give their children healthy, organic food with no added salt, sugar or artificial ingredients. Founded in 2004, PR Organics makes a range of 20 organic products including juice, pasta and pasta sauce in the UK, and introduced its popular, award-winning fruit pouches in the U.S. in 2009.

Using Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer is so simple!

Exergen TemporalScanner -- simple and quick

I remember what a pain it was to wake up a sleeping baby to check for a fever. Oh, how I hated to do that–and even with an older child or adult–when someone is not feeling well, you just want to be able to be gentle and reassuring–not poking and prodding!

Moms today have so many good products to help them, from sweet snugglies, to co-sleepers, to important health items like the Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer.

ExergenpicI used this gentle scanning forehead thermometer myself. Personally, I found that I needed to do a few “trial” runs across my child’s forehead to get the feel of it. But after that, I was amazed by how it worked. I recommend trying it a few times before you need it to make sure you are using it correctly–when I was using it uncertainly, it measured high.

After a few swipes I felt pretty good. It was easy to do and I got a reading in a few seconds–Em and Nick thought it was fun.

I like that you can easily and accurately find out what your child’s temperature is. This is a totally non-invasive thermometer which senses the temporal artery and gives very accurate readings.

I am not alone in thinking this thermometer is fantastic. In fact, Inc. Magazine called the product a breakthrough innovation in medical thermometry, and selected it as one of 24 “Smartest Products of the Decade.” by Inc. magazine.

See below to watch a video of exactly how this thermometer works and the correct ways to use it. In most of the video, they are showing the professional model–however the consumer model is used in the same way. It does have a transparent cover that must be removed prior to scanning. Overall, yes, I am pretty impressed. I definitely recommend this product and wish I had it when my kids were younger!

I like the fact that the thermometer is trusted and used in healthcare settings. In fact,  Exergen markets two models of the Temporal Scanner thermometer: a professional model for doctors’ offices and hospitals, and this consumer model I have.

The  Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer is sold in major retailers click here for a list of retailers. This product is also FSA eligible. It runs from $30 to $50.

A $5 rebate coupon is available here.

You can check out their Facebook page here for more information.

WIN! Exergen is generously sponsoring a giveaway. One lucky winner can get a TemporalScanner!

To enter, go to the Exergen TemporalScanner website and then comment on a feature you like about the scanner (or, you can watch the video above:) Giveaway ending 3/25.

For additional entries (please leave a comment for each method of entry):

This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by Exergen for this review. I was not paid for this post and have given my unbiased opinion.