Have you ever taken a trip to the doctors when it was impossible for the doctor to check your child's throat because they refused to open their mouth have the wooden stick and have the doctor stick their whole head in their mouth to check it out?
Have you ever had a sick child and really just wanted to look at their throat yourself?
Have you ever wanted to see in your child's mouth to see if those teeth have popped through yet?
WELL now you can......
Thanks to a very clever Australian Mum who went through an experience with her child that gave he the brainwave. She had to restrain her child at the doctors and hold them down, while the doctor had the wooden tongue depressor and penlight to check out their throat. After the traumatic experience Jennifer thought of the simple and clever idea of the all-in-one plastic depressor with built in light!! You may have seen Jennifer on the Shark Tank or even on the Today Show.
With young children, I feel like they are always saying something hurts in their mouth or they have a bit of a sore throat. Previously I have told them to open their mouths and say it all seems fine, as I couldn't really see anything at all! Since having the Throat Scope, we have seen ulcers in the mouth, molars popping throat and a very red throat - luckily no white gross pussy stuff!
I have been known to use my iPhone torch to look in the kids mouth, which half sort of works, but also a bit awkward if you are trying to hold their tongue down as well! As the Throat Scope is 2-in1, there is no need for my iPhone or the wooden depressor I 'borrowed' from the doctors.
The Throat Scope is so easy to use and assemble! You simply clip the plastic depressor into the handle and the light automatically turns on, and then just pull off when finished. Hopefully you won't be using it too often, but it contains 3 powerful longlife LED lights and has a 5 year shelf life. The Throat Scope comes with two plastic depressors and they can be cleaned with alcohol wipes in between use to reduce cross-contamination.
I have also used for my 4 year old son who attends speech pathology. Correcting speech is an interesting experience, as we have both learnt where your tongue needs to be for particular letters. One of the harder sounds/letters for children is 'C' and this requires the tongue to be down, so using the Throat Scope gently to suppress the tongue has helped my son know where his tongue should be for his 'C' words.
Your doctor, dentist or speech pathologist may not have a Throat Scope, so maybe take your own or tell them you think they need one, why not spread the word!
The success of the Throat Scope continues and it has now been launched into the USA! We all love an Aussie Mum invention - thanks Jennifer!
The Throat Scope is available from www.throatscope.com.au and the RRP is $19.95, additional blades can also be purchased. Throat Scope is offering Thanks Mum followers a 10% discount by using the discount code THANKSMUM10 at the checkout.
We all love receiving the new school photo each year and so do the grandparents! Our Primary School takes their photos in the first couple of weeks of school, so the new haircut they got on the holidays is captured and they are still fresh and happy, hopefully!
We don't have many 'notches' on our belt yet collecting photo's, but our hall table is almost full with just two kids from gymbaroo, kinder and school.
I was so excited when I discovered school frames!! I still want to display the last couple of years of school photo's on our hall table (mantle piece for a lot of people) but don't think I have the space for 30 frames of beautiful pictures!! My Double School Frame will allow me to display from 3 year old kinder all the way to year 12! We still have 13 more years of photos to collect, so i'll certainly get my money's worth!
The frames are available for one, two, three or four kids and can be custom made for more children. The standard frames comes with one 11cm x 16cm opening and 14 smaller 5cm x 7.5cm openings. I have chosen to place the latest school picture in the larger opening, so eventually my year 12 photo will be placed there. There is also the option to order a large frames which allows for two 11cm x 16cm openings at each end.
Yes we try and avoid it at all costs, but for most of us it's not possible to avoid!
When I had newborn babies I tried online shopping, but found I missed lots of things when I placed my order. Although I usually have a shopping list when I hit the shops I always add items as I shop - which I found hard to do online.
My hot tips when shopping with a toddler or any child really:
I discovered the OnTray a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. I purchased from the USA and found so many people were stopping me at the supermarket asking where I purchased from. I then realised how much everyone else loved the OnTray too and decided to import them from the USA - hence Thanks Mum was born.
The first achievement and excitement is when your little one can read a digital clock, sometimes it's not always a great thing because then they know they are going to bed early etc. The next step is to get kids to tell the time from an analogue watch, although there is no rush I know my kids love looking at the big clock we have in our house with great interest.
As with a lot of learning, there is always a tool to help kids learn a new skill. I discovered the EasyRead time teacher, with a fabulous design to teach kids a fun and EASY way to learn the time!
We all like to TRY and keep toys tidy in the play room / kids room etc, but it's always an effort for kids and parents! Lego and Duplo have always been one of the biggest issues in our toy room, but now the boys have been using the Play Pouch to create, play and store their lego!! The biggest advantage according to my kids is when I tell them to pack up, they think they are hilarious as they are packed up in seconds when using the Play Pouch as they simply just pull on the rope and they are DONE!
Ok so your kids love to colour in, but how about the concept of colouring in over and over again? It still amazes me the products I stumble across and the amazing people creating these products! The Colour Thrown Down mat / picnic rug provides hours of entertainment and once it's finished (this will take a while) it can be washed and re-used!!!
Over the years there has been many favourite toys played with over and over again, from dinosaurs, Duplo, Lego to figurines. Over the last 2 months, with no word of a lie, the first toy my boys run to is their kick bricks!
You would think a tote bag is generally for the beach, but I have taken my Mooleii bags to so many places I am declaring it the 'everything bag'. On a recent holiday to Tasmania other than taking the 'everything' Mooleii bag to the beach, it was also used at the supermarket for our groceries, taken to the showers at the camp ground and just as my handbag for drink bottles and everything else I had to lug around.
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