I present to you my first installment of Friday Finds. I've decided that almost daily I come across items, services and ideas that would be great for so many of my readers to know about. All of my research for Caleigh and her needs doesn't always end with a purchase. If it did, frankly we would be living in a dumpster right about now.
There are tons of bookmarks, notes and Pinterest Pins just waiting for me to revisit and reevaluate for the now.
So what about all the other things that might work if we pulled the trigger and made the purchase? What about my wishlist for Caleigh?
I want to share these things in hopes of feedback, opinions and just general knowledge and ideas for you, our readers.
1) Chewbeads - Ultra stylish, touch, tug and chew safe jewelry. In regards to Caleigh's needs, they make a Junior line of necklaces and bracelets. The necklaces in particular would be great for Caleigh when she is really grinding her teeth. SO much better than me putting my finger in there to stop the madness. Made of silicone, and without all the chemical nastiness; these are really affordable. I've got my eye on the Bleecker JR necklace in Chartreuse pictured above. These are totally Caleigh's favorite colors right now.
2) Google Smart Contact Lens Project - Google is "now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material." This was one of those wow moments when I first came across the article. Caleigh has blood glucose problems due to her Short Bowel Syndrome. This issue has been very erratic for her. If at some point a contact lens could warn us that she is dumping her sugars.....wow. That would be an amazing moment. Thanks to Google for heading in this direction.
3) Baby Brezza - This was a Pinterest find this week. Now I know that most of my special needs friends have kiddos that either eat typically or are tube fed. Most of my tube fed friends have safely transitioned to canned liquid PediaSure. Just pop the top, right? I'm a bit jealous of that one by the way. For the others and those with new babies on the way I give you the Baby Brezza. It is basically a Kreurig for your formula. Pop in the formula and water and tell it how many ounces you want. Bam & Done. Every morning for the last six years (give or take) I have made a day's worth of formula for Caleigh and then refrigerated the big jug of Elecare, and I will continue down this path for the foreseeable future. Caleigh gets about 10 ounces per feed and her recipe is rather complicated. So I'm unsure about it working for us, but the idea of something like the Baby Brezza doing the work for you is pretty exciting. One of the biggest selling points for me was the claim that it mixes the formula and water with the least amount of air bubbles possible. Air is Bad. That's genius in this short gut mom's mind.
4) Yogibo - With Caleigh's hip having problems I've been on the lookout for comfortable seating. No longer is Caleigh comfortable slouching on our couch or hanging out on the floor. We own a bean bag that works, but the positioning is pretty terrible. Caleigh tends to slide right on out of it. Enter the YogiMax. It can be a chair, couch, recliner or bed. It appears to me that I would be able to create a type of pummel for Caleigh to prevent the sliding. Yogibo has many products that look enticing for comfortable lounging around the house.
There you have it. My first Friday Finds. Do you own any of these? What are your thoughts? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
DISCLAIMER: All items have not be used or tested by my family or myself unless otherwise stated. The above content is completely my wishful opinion. The coolness and adaptive capabilities of items that would relate to our family are based on my thoughts and creativity. I have not been paid or compensated in any way to showcase these items. Again, totally my opinion. Totally on my wishlist.