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I love to travel. Many of you know this as my family and I traveled for over a year across the country. And while we are a little more settled now, we are still trying to explore the many treasures offered in our home state of Texas.

With traveling comes packing and worse, unpacking. I don’t mind packing so much. Everything is clean and organized and I am excited for the trip. But the aftermath is not so much fun. Let’s be honest, opening a suitcase stuffed with dirty clothes when returning home exhausted is about the last thing anyone wants to do.

In my travels, I have learned that the better organized I am going into the trip, the easier re-entry is. I love bags that sort smaller items like socks, undies, and bathing suits. Color-coding them for each person makes things even better.

Packing Smarter… and Cuter

Last month, we traveled to South Padre Island for a weekend by the beach. We were very excited but I knew that we were returning to school on Monday so limiting the mess I brought home was imperative. So I tried out ZizzyBee Bags for our mini trip to Paradise.

“I received a set of Zizzybee Bags for the purpose of this review.
All opinions are mine. It is my universe, after all.”

For Little Diva, I chose the cute black and white circles. The larger one carried her delicates and socks and the smaller was perfect for her bathing suits. They sent us on our way without clutter. And the bag served beautifully for damp bathing suits on the return. The bags breathed and kept the wet clothes separate.

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Side note, Mr. Hero tried to help and thought it was a laundry bag. He threw the whole bag in the wash with the bathing suit inside. The bag and the suit came out perfect.

They say that they are washable and I can attest that they are. So, that’s a win!

I chose the bright colored bag for myself.

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The bags fit easily into those weird spots in the suitcase making the most of the space. I mean, who wouldn’t want to travel with these cute bags?!?

So I will definitely be packing for my nest trip o Paradise (or anywhere else) with Zizzybee Bags.  

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P.S. These bags are also great for Barbies and cheer clothes. I’m pretty sure that they will work for just about anything.

Want to learn a little more? Check out their website – Zizzybeebags.com.

Funny name but smart product!

Read the article at A Star in my own Universe

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Plastic bags and bins are probably the most challenging storage containers. You can’t see where things are, and they tend to break down or crack easily. An eco- and parent-friendly solution has materialized in ZizzyBee Bags to create a whole new organizing experience. Gone is the headache of stacked bins with all sorts of junk you can’t see under the top layer. These see-through mesh bags are perfect and environmentally friendly.

Activities and uses are easier to compartmentalize with bright colors, a safe zipper for the little ones that keeps items from falling and durable see-through material that makes it easier to identify where things are. You can hang it off the hook in closets and spaces like kids’ rooms with bright bold accent colors to help you differentiate what each one has. We love the owl print and pencil designs for back to school. So cute!

However ZizzyBee Bags don’t just have to be for kids. You can store just about everything from make-up and sports gear to toiletries and travel items. They’re great for baby and great for you! Who doesn’t need handy bags that you can reuse and clear away clutter? They’re convenient and resourceful for a life that seems to always have something going on and gets filled with so many things quickly.

They’re also great for on-the-go trips to visit family or vacations at the lake. You can even put wet stuff in them that need to dry off and things that shouldn’t be in a hot bag, like food. They’re utterly breathable.

Everything becomes so much easier with ZizzyBee Bags. It eliminates costs of expensive and fancy ottomans and containers that get lost in the shuffle of the garage. Here you can see what bags have Halloween or Christmas decorations much more efficiently when it comes to decorating with the family. It also helps you reduce single-use bag usage, plus, those tear so easily! These new bags are all you really need to store so many different types of things.

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Keeping all my son’s “items” organized and easy to find became easier this summer after using one of the ZizzyBee Bags.

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Note: I received product sample for review purpose. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

This summer my son had camp, which was nice to keep him busy and active. But every day was a different camp activity which meant I had to switch items out his bag regularly. Keeping track of what he needed for art class, swimming day or a trip to the park was a juggle.

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To help me keep his needed items in one place, I used a ZizzyBee Bag. The bag was a nice size so I was able to fit pack his swim gear including swim pants, shirt, goggles and cap. The mesh helped me see that nothing was missing before adding to his back pack.

The bag has a holder so my son can carry it easily back and forth to the pool. At a quick glance, the mesh also helped him see if he forgot to pack anything. No more lost items!

Our ZizzyBee Bag really came in handy this summer!
ZizzyBee creates innovative, reusable, and washable zippered mesh storage bags. They come in several sizes to hold everything, from snacks to toys and sports equipment. Accented with bright colors and patterns, you can use them over and over, so you won’t be adding to the world’s waste by using resealable plastic bags.

Read more at Mommy Factor 

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ZizzyBee creates innovative, reusable, and washable zippered mesh storage bags. They’re see-through, so you’ll always know what’s inside. They come in several sizes to hold everything, from snacks to toys and sports equipment.

They’re accented with bright colors and patterns, a far cry from boring plastic bins. And because you can use them over and over, you won’t be adding to the world’s waste by using resealable plastic bags.

ZizzyBee is perfect for getting those toy sets with seemingly thousands of tiny pieces off your floor and in one easy to find place. They’re great for toting your child’s bathing suit, sunscreen, toys and towel to the beach. And they’re just right for on the go snacks.

If you’ve got stuff, ZizzyBee can help you organize it!

ZizzyBee’s Favorites:

  • Large 3-pack – This set of 3, 12” by 12” bags is perfect for art supplies, beach gear or toiletries for travel. You can pick 3 matching bags or 3 different colors.
  • Mix 3-pack – Comes with 2 large bags and 1 small 9” by 9” bag, use it for makeup, crayons or anything small that needs a home.
  • Small 3-pack – This set of 3, 9” by 9” bag, use it for makeup, crayons or anything small that needs a home.
  • Dirty laundry bag – Great for traveling and storing all your dirty clothes or tote your sports gear to the park.

About ZizzyBee:

Like most parents, Lisa Paul loves her kids, but she can do away with the clutter that comes with them. She wanted a practical, child safe, well-designed, earth friendly solution and she found it.

She found the solution by inventing the ZizzyBee collection of washable, reusable, see-through mesh storage bags.

Read more at FresnoDad

ZizzyBee Bags

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“I’m a mom with 2 kids and was tired of using ziploc bags. I couldn’t find a bag that was see-through that wasn’t plastic. I wanted a bag that had a zipper and handle (not a draw string) that was easy to hang and close. So I decided to create my own and ZizzyBee Bags was born.

When you have kids, you have stuff. Your home, car and self become a receptacle for an ever-growing collection of toys, diapers, swim goggles, baby clothes, you name it. That mess may threaten to hijack your home, but ZizzyBee you can help you control the chaos, corral the clutter and organize your everything!

ZizzyBee creates innovative reusable and washable zippered mesh storage bags. They’re see-through, so you’ll always know what’s inside. They come in several sizes to hold everything from snacks to toys to sports equipment. They’re accented with bright colors and patterns, a far cry from boring plastic bins. And because you can use them over and over, you won’t be adding to the world’s waste by using resealable plastic bags.

ZizzyBee Bags are perfect for swim gear, snacks, toiletries, art supplies, toy storage and the list goes on!”

Read more at Redtri

October is SIDS Awareness Month and parents are encouraged to learn more about the risk factors involved in SIDS and what steps they can take to prevent it. SIDS is defined as the death of an infant, less than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted. Scientists have learned a great deal about SIDS over the last years and SIDS cases have decreased drastically, but there are still over 4,000 kids that die unexpectedly each year with no known cause.

The leading theory is that SIDS affects babies with an undetected condition (such as a respiratory or heart vulnerability) combined with an environmental stressor (such as an obstructed airway). Babies born prematurely, have a young mother (under 20 years old), or experience a life-threatening event early in life are at a higher risk for SIDS. There’s no way to prevent SIDS entirely, but you can work to make your baby’s chances of avoiding the syndrome as low as possible.

When parents better understand the risks involved with SIDS, this can help to reduce future infant deaths.  Here are five tips on how to help reduce the risk of SIDS along with how to make sure you are swaddling baby correctly and safely.

1. Always place baby on his back to sleep.

Many studies have found that there is a higher incidence of SIDS among babies who are placed to sleep on their stomachs. It is thought that sleeping on the stomach narrows the baby’s airway and causes difficulty breathing. There is also a possibility that an infant sleeping on his stomach is “rebreathing” his own exhaled carbon dioxide. Baby must be put to sleep on his back throughout the first year of life. Swaddling helps baby sleep on their backs and helps prevent sleep-deprived parents from placing baby on their stomach to sleep.

2. Keep baby’s crib clear of blankets and toys.

You never want to put blankets, comforters, bumpers, stuffed toys or pillows anywhere near the baby while he is sleeping. Baby’s head and face must remain free of any blankets or coverings. If using a blanket, make sure it gets tucked around the mattress but a tight fitted sheet is best. By keeping the crib clear it can prevent rebreathing and suffocation. Bumper pads should also be avoided as they can be a potential risk of suffocation or strangulation.

3. Practice safe swaddling.

Pediatrics study suggests that babies who are swaddled experience a more restful sleep than unswaddled babies and can awaken more easily in response to noise, potentially decreasing the risk of SIDS.

For safe swaddling parents should always:

  • Use a swaddle where baby can have good hip range of motion; swaddling too tightly can cause hip dysplasia.
  • The preferred sleeping position for babies is the “hands over heart” position; use a swaddle that does not pin baby’s arms to the side. Babies (and especially babies with colic) can self-sooth and settle by using their hands and fingers in the natural “hands to heart” position just like babies do in the womb.
  • Use a swaddle that will not unravel- this prevents blankets from becoming lose and covering baby’s face. There are swaddles that do not even require wrapping!
  • Don’t over-swaddle baby or double swaddle- overheating baby is linked to SIDS. The new Woombie Air is the first breathable swaddle that regulates baby’s body temperature by allowing excess heat to escape. (Another tip, use a fan in baby’s room to maintain airflow. Plus, the white noise sound the fan creates will help baby sleep!)
  • When baby begins to roll, it’s no longer safe to swaddle. To transition baby to arms-free sleep, take one arm out of the swaddle at nap time and then when baby is used to it, try it at night time.  Take out the other arm and remove the swaddle completely gradually.

4. Keep baby at a comfortable temperature.

You don’t want baby to get too warm while sleeping so it’s best to keep them somewhere that’s room-temperature and don’t excessively clothe them. It has been suggested that babies who get too warm go into a deeper sleep making it more difficult for them to awaken. KidsHealth.org suggests keep the room at a temperature that feels comfortable for an adult in a short-sleeve shirt.

First Candle, a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival, says, “When a healthy baby becomes overheated their brain recognizes the problem and attempts to correct it. When a baby predisposed to SIDS overheats, nothing happens to correct the situation.”

5. Place baby on a firm sleep surface.

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, SIDS is sometimes called “crib death” and while cribs themselves don’t cause SIDS, the baby’s sleep environment can influence sleep-related causes of deaths. It’s important to use a safety-approved, firm mattress covered with a fitted sheet and avoid placing baby on a pillow, waterbed, couch, chair or other soft surface. This can help prevent smothering or suffocation. You can check the safety of your baby’s mattress or crib by contacting the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov.

While the exact cause of SIDS remains a mystery, we’re closing in on a solution. The number of SIDS deaths has declined by 50% since 1990, but more work is needed. You can help by donating to the American SIDS Institute and helping us share these tips.

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