Sunday, May 13, 2012

Summer Splash Giveaway Event ~ Enter to Win a Swimtrainer #SummerSplash

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Welcome to Summer Splash hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Bella So Savvy!

Over 100 blogs have come together to bring you some amazing prizes to help you kick off your summer... with a SPLASH! Each blog is giving away at least $25 worth of prizes, plus we have an awesome grand prize for one very lucky winner. Be sure to hop along to each of the participating blogs because the more giveaways you enter, the more chances you have at winning the Grand Prize!

And you will want to win this grand prize! Thanks to Kid's Creations one very lucky winner is going to win a Two Ring Adventure Playset valued at $3,598! Made from the highest quality Redwood and loaded with fun activities, this swing set is sure to make this summer one to remember! (Please note that the grand prize is only open to residents of the Continental United States and does not include assembly/installation.)

This event begins on May 14, 2012 at 12:01am EST and will end on May 27, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.


The giveaway here at Confessions of a Frugal Mind is for a FREDS SWIM ACADEMY SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from Thanks Mama!

Thanks Mama is a family owned cloth diapering and natural parenting store that is based in Massachusetts.  Their mission is to provide parents with innovative and green products for moms and babies that are also practical and economical.  One of the products you can find on their site is the Swimtrainer.  The Swimtrainer is designed to provide your child with the ideal swimming position in the water to help them learn how to use their arms and legs the right way.  It is made of PVC and is Phthalate free.


We received the Swimtrainer "Classic" Red for children from approx. 13-40 pounds.  My daughter's weight falls in the middle of that range.  We put on the swimtrainer while she was standing outside of the pool.  The only issue we had was that while she was standing the shoulder straps weren't able to fit over head.  Once she was in the correct position in the water they would have fit fine.  Honestly we didn't have the instructions with us at the pool, so had we followed them for putting it on children that part might have worked better for us.  We were able to fasten the safety belt that prevents from tipping over. The swimtrainer also has inflatable pads that prevent the child from slipping through.

My 3 year old daughter just started swim lessons earlier this year. She's a good little worker in the pool and willing to try anything, but she needs to build upon the skills she's learning. While she was in the Swimtrainer she was definitely feeling confident. It was a great way for her to practice her leg movements and she liked being able to get around in the pool with it. As a parent I really appreciated that she could be in the Swimtrainer and I didn't have to hold her the entire time. Instead I could be nearby in the water.  It would have been great to have the Swimtrainer on a recent weekend to a hotel waterpark that had a lazy river in it.  This would have been ideal for her as I was constantly worrying about her slipping through the big tubes they provided.

The Giveaway:  Thanks Mama was kind enough to offer one lucky winner a SWIMTRAINER of their very own!  To enter use the rafflecopter form below.

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Disclaimer: Please note that the Summer Splash hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. While we are not responsible, we will make every effort to assist the winner in obtaining their prize.

105 comments:

  1. Would love to try their iCandy Pear - Double Stroller.
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  2. I like the Kushies Pupa Musical Caterpillar

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  3. i like the bumgenius bottle cleaner

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  4. I want the ergo http://www.thanksmama.com/ERGObaby_performance_baby_carrier_p/erg-010.htm

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  5. I like the BumGenius Bottom Cleaner
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  6. I'd love to try the Maya Wrap Baby Sling Lightly Padded!

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  7. I like the Green sprout comb/brush set.
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  8. I like the tie up shoe. julierupert@gmail.com

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  9. i love the dipaer and then no pins

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  10. I'd like the FuzziBunz Perfect Size Cloth Diapers

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  11. would love to have the Kushies Pupa Musical Caterpillar

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  12. I would love to have http://www.thanksmama.com/Kushies_Easy_Fold_Baby_Bed_p/ksh-915.htm

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  13. musical caterpillar
    wcaligirl@gmail.com

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  14. I would love to try the potty training in 1 day book or dvd.

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  15. I would also like the Kushies Zolo Linko Clip Together Teether & Toys
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  16. I'd love the Potty Training in One Day DVD

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  17. I would loce to have the scootababy carrier

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  18. What a great product giveaway! Hope I win!

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  19. I would love to try this : http://www.thanksmama.com/Kushies_Easy_Fold_Baby_Bed_p/ksh-915.htm

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  20. http://www.thanksmama.com/kissaluvs_premium_organic_wipes_p/kis-016.htm

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  21. Brooke M AdametzMay 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    I like the kushies boho diaper bag!

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  22. I've heard great things about Sophie the Giraffe teether, and as I have a teething baby right now, that would be such a relief for our little guy to have.

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  23. Sophie! I would love to try this teether for my baby but I can't bring myself to buy it for what it costs

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  24. I would like to try Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed because it is summer then I could let the little on sleep while I am on the beach

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  25. I'd love to get the Babykicks Hemparoo One Size Joey Bunz!

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  26. I'd like to try the grovia my choice trainers off thanksmama.com !

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  27. I'd like to try the flip system.

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  28. i would love the bumGenius Flannel Baby Wipes

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  29. I would love to try the Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed

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  30. I'd love to have the FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diapers with Free Hemp Inserts 12 Pack from Thanks Mama! - Kelly A. Tanner

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  31. i like their icandy cherry stroller
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  32. I love the Kushies Zolo Folio Photo Album-To-Go.

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  33. I am looking for a very absorbant overnight diaper this is one I would like to try Bamboo Baby All in One Diaper

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  34. id like to try fuzzieibuns iwth hemp inserts

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  35. The flannel baby wipes

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  36. http://www.thanksmama.com/Eco_Town_by_Plan_Toys_p/pln-0116.htm
    This town is pretty cool!

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  37. I like the classic sleepy wrap.

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  38. i would like to try the Organic Shampoo bodywash by Earth Friendly Baby

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  39. I would like to try the Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed.

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  40. I would like to try the Organic Bubble Bath by Earth Friendly Baby.

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  41. Bummis Swimmi
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  42. i like all of their cj butter stuff

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  43. I like the Maya wrap and the I play swim trunks.

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  44. I like the ERGObaby performance baby carrier

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  45. I like this:
    http://www.thanksmama.com/plantoys_Balancing_Monkeys_p/pln-005.htm

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  46. Organic Bubble Bath by Earth Friendly Baby

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  47. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I'd love to try FuzziBunz Perfect Size Cloth Diapers with Joey Bunz Inserts 6 Pack!

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  48. Atlantic Furniture Windsor changing table
    Andrea Padgett

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  49. I'd like to try the: iPlay Ultimate Swim Diaper Board Shorts

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  50. Would like the homestead company baby butter :)

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  51. I love the baby carriers, but my daughter really needs some more iplay swim products for summer

    zoe madforfashion@aol.com
    everythingforana.com

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  52. The lacing beads would be good for my son.
    http://www.thanksmama.com/plantoys_Lacing_Beads_p/pln-007.htm

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  53. I like the i play Ultimate Swim Diaper

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  54. I would also like to have an i play ultimate swim diaper
    urbancwgrl84(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. I love the iCandy Cherry Stroller!

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  56. I would also like the Green Sprouts Waterproof Bibs 3 Pack! I am always needing a bib!

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  57. I have a Beco, but would love to try the ERGObaby performance baby carrier.

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  58. I like the Imse Vimse Swim Tankini Tops.

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  59. I would like to try the Bummis Training Pants

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  60. sophie the giraffe

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  61. I also want to try PlanToys Lacing Beads.
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I would love to try the Maya Wrap (original)

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  63. I like the Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

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  64. i would love to try the potty training dvd

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  65. id like to see the icandy pear, because i want it. http://www.thanksmama.com/iCandy_pear_double_stroller_p/icd-002.htm

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  66. I like the SnugFleece Comfort Ride Wool Pad
    Amy Brewer
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

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  67. I would like the Naturepedic Waterproof Organic Mattress Protector Pad. (Susan Chester)

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  68. I would love to have the Kushies Boho Diaper Bag

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  69. I like Sophie The Girraffe shes cute and my daughter would love her.

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  70. I like the Kushies Pool Shoes

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  71. I also like the Bunnies Swimmie. thanks!
    gramousetails AtGmail com

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  72. I would like to try a KaWaii Baby Ultra Soft Cross-Over Square Tab Snap One Size Pocket Diaper.

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  73. I just LOVE the EcoPosh Organic Recycled Training Pants, for my son!

    http://www.thanksmama.com/EcoPosh_Recycled_Organic_Training_Pants_p/rrz-019.htm

    chevsweeps(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I like the iCandy Cherry Stroller - Paul T / Pauline T…pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me

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  75. I also like the Bummis Tankini,

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  76. Would love to try the Green Sprouts Organic Lip and Cheek Balm

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  77. The Atlantic Furniture Columbia Convertible Crib is a beautiful crib and I love the fact that it is made from Eco-friendly rubberwood.

    tammyt1963@centurylink.net

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  78. Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed. marine.mom42@hotmail.com Teresa Thompson

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  79. the creative toy blocks.....thanks for this giveaway

    greeneyesamytolley@aol.com

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  80. I'd really like to try the Kushies Stacrobats Magnetic Stacking Acrobats... I think my daughter would really enjoy them

    gohanxavier@yahoo.com

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  81. I'd like the Dri-Line Hooded Towel
    http://www.thanksmama.com/Dri_Line_Hooded_Towel_p/dri-007.htm

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  82. I like the Thirsties Prefold (overnights).

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  83. i would also love the bummis training pants

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  84. I'd like the Thirsties duo cover for my daughter.

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  85. love the maya wrap very cool! id like to try the training pants!

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  86. I like the Green Sprouts Natural Wooden Ring Rattle.

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  87. The Melissa and Doug clay play.
    chelsea r

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  88. I would love to try the EcoPosh Recycled Organic One Size Fitted Pocket Diaper!

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  89. Kushies Kritters Ku Ku Bird Pillow

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  90. I love the Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed!

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  91. I would like to try Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  92. I would like to try their swim diapers

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  93. PlanToys Chalet Dollhouse with Furniture

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  94. I'd like to give the Imse Vimse Organic Cloth Menstrual Pads Set of 3 a try.

    Thanks!
    michedt at yahoo dot com

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