The New LeapFrog LeapBand is Fit Made Fun!

*This post is sponsored by LeapFrog and CLIF Kid. I received free products but all opinions are my own. 

Over the years our family has enjoyed a great many children’s products from LeapFrog. I am a big fan nearly anything they make so I was excited to try out the brand new LeapBand from LeapFrog with my kiddos and their friends. The LeapBand is a little like a Fitbit for kids, and though I don’t use a fitness band like that I am a big believer in personal and family fitness! I have plenty of friends who love their FitBits so I was anxious to see how the kids would enjoy the LeapBands.

On Saturday, September 6th, we joined loads of other families in having a #FitMadeFun party. Our party was small because we did not want to overwhelm our newly adopted daughter with people, but it was super fun.


The LeapBand is designed for kids ages 4 to 7, but my two year old loves it and the 10 year old had great fun with it as well. It is worn on the wrist and tracks movement so the kids earn “joules” with lots of activity. There are customizable pets that the kids get rewarded for taking care of and there are fun fitness challenges that inspire kids to get moving. We had the most fun with the challenges!


The kids participated in the Fit Made Fun Record Breaking Challenge with ten minutes each of three different activities.  Here they are playing follow the leader and dancing like chickens! There were giggles galore.


After several more planned activities such as a game called Frogs on the Lily Pads, the kids did some stretching to make sure no one was too sore or got injured.  We made sure they had plenty of water to stay hydrated on our super hot Texas afternoon.






After all that exercise the kids had worked up quite an appetite, so they had snacks provided by Clif Kid. Clif Kid sent us three flavors of Zbar Protein bars to choose from, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Chocolate Mint.


Rose and Nathan both loved their Zbars and I love the fact that they are full of nutritious ingredients and healthy.



The kids seemed to love the new LeapFrog LeapBands. It has kept them busy with fun physical games for days. The digital pets are cute but it’s the challenges that really interest them, which is of course the same appeal that any adult fitness tracker has. I’m definitely in favor of anything that keeps kids up and moving.

I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Battling the Sugarbugs

Each year as my kids get older and faster they are able to knock on more doors Halloween night and bring home a bigger candy haul than the year before. This year each of my two kids filled one of those plastic pumpkin pails…twice. That’s a lot of potential sugarbugs sticking to their teeth and causing cavities.

Thankfully for the past few weeks our family has been taking the Listerine Smart Rinse Oral Care Challenge! Click back here for a review on how we got started with that. At the beginning of the challenge each kid got their own new toothbrush, some dental floss with flossing tools and each got their own bottle of Listerine Smart Rinse. 

Nathan chose the Phineas and Ferb toothbrush and the bubble gum flavored rinse. Alex chose the Batman toothbrush and mint flavored rinse. Alex in particular loved the whole challenge and was more than happy to brush, floss and rinse twice a day. His teeth are so spread apart that flossing isn’t quite as vitally important for him, according to his dentist. 

But Nathan’s teeth are packed tightly in his mouth and we have to be vigilant against the sugar bugs to ward off cavities! I’m especially glad that Nathan liked the Smart Rinse because I learned that it strengthens kids teeth 99% better than just brushing. 
We used a dry erase board chart to mark off when they had completed their oral care routine both before school in the morning and before bed at night. The kids loved checking off their boxes. 
I didn’t need a chart to take on the challenge personally, I know how poorly I have taken care of my teeth lately. The new Reach Total Care Plus Whitening floss I got was much easier to use than my previous flosses. After a few days of consistent brushing, flossing and rinsing I got to the point where my gums don’t bleed when I floss! That’s a huge success for me and incentive enough to keep going. 
Disclosure: I received products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the Challenge. As always, my words are still my own.