About Me

Im a Stay at home mother of 6 children. Myrissa is age 20, Jacub is 18, Victorea is 16, Whitnee is 12, Kirk is 9 and Alivia is 4. We are also getting ready to adopt again! Our sweet new girl is Jessica and is 17!Our newest household addition is Lexee, she is 2 years old. We also have quite a few kids who call us Mom and Dad. My husband is studying for the ministry. We are a very busy family. I want to make sure all you other busy moms, dads, ladies and gents out there get the deals I do. If you would like me to do a review and or giveaway, I'd be happy to share your product with my readers. Contact me for more information. fivelilbassintow@yahoo.com (Please note that most of my email replies go to spam folders so if you contact me and don't hear back, this could be why, please check your spam folder for my reply) You should also check out my co bloggers, if you have a chance. Nicole does book reviews and Jeffrey does outdoor related review, fishing, camping and outdoors.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nuby Teether Tagz Review and Giveaway

Our little girl has suffered terribly with her teething! She is 8 months old and still no teeth. Poor baby chews on everything. These Nuby Teether Tagz have just saved us from her teething on things that should not be in a baby's mouth. The ears or wings have teething pieces on them. The plastic is the rubber like on most teethers.

The 3 different animals they have are the butterfly, the rabbit and an elephant. All so cute with bright colored materials.

•Playful characters that are cuddly and comforting
•Super soft for your baby to cuddle
•Textured teething parts on the end of their ears help soothe and comfort teething toddlers

Each of these cost around $6.99 at Buy Baby Direct


Nûby™ Teether Tugz™ toys are playful characters that are cuddly and comforting. The mix of different fabrics make them super soft for your baby to cuddle, while the textured teething parts on the end of their ears help soothe and comfort teething toddlers.

This has been a wonderful addition to her teethers. I know I say this with each Nuby review that is a material item but all their cloth animals dry so fast. I LOVE that about them!

All materials are 100% polyester. Internal fabric is 65% polyester and 35% cotton. Teething surface is TPE. BPA free!

They are so cute! Check him out!

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this cute little guy to test and post my honest review. This blog is also not responsible for prize delivery.

Tickle Toes Monkey Review

My very favorite thing to do is to hear my kids laugh. It doesn't matter how old they get the sound of their laughter and joy fills my heart! This toy has been the perfect laugh maker for my kids. All my kids!

Each of these Tickle Toes pets are very soft and plush. When you squeeze the foot the monkey starts laughing. The sound of the laughing will soften any heart. Our 8 month old loves this toy. Although she has barely gotten to play with it as her older sister has claimed this toy!

It's great to know that the brand Nuby is not just for the little ones. I always thought that Nuby, Fisher Price, Little Tikes were all excellent brands I would have to give up when the kids got older. But low and behold I was wrong!

Our 8 month old has no problem making the monkey make it's laughing noise on her own. It is not difficult to do like most toys. The baby can even do it with her mouth. The material that they use also dries quickly. Which is a big plus. I'm thinking most of their toys are made this way for the simple reason that the kids who play with them still put everything in their mouths. Our little one has a reflux issue so it is nice to just wipe the toy off and set it on counter to dry.

Hilariously funny, the Nûby™ Tickle Toes™ are soft, adorable and make the perfect playmate for your child. A gentle squeeze of the foot makes the character giggle and chuckle and is guaranteed to have you and your child do the same. Choose from the wide range of popular children’s characters or better still, collect them all!

We love these Tickle Toes so much that we have this monkey, the hippo and the yellow duckie! So very cute and definitely collectable.

These Tickle Toes are around $29.99 each.

You can buy these from Amazon


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Nuby has made all different animas for you to choose from. Don't just pick one though buy the whole set.

There are also animals through Nuby that sing Old Mac Donald and nursery rhymes you really should check out all their neat toys for children. You will not be disappointed.





Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this Tickle Toes Monkey to test and post my honest review. I am a Nuby blogger mom and am loving it. I love supporting a company that has such neat products for my children.

Clever Relish Wipe Wraps Giveaway

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CleverRelish creates unique products to solve life’s little, and sometimes big, parenting problems. Instead of looking at the plain wipe boxes you can accessorize them for any room or space. All the moms in your neighborhood will want one to. These Wipe Wraps make the perfect baby shower gift for any new mommy-to-be. 

This is one of the neatest baby products I have seen in a very long time! Kudos to the Clever Relish company!

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Almondina Snacks Review

Grandmother’s Secret

Grandmother’s secret recipe is a no added fat,
no-cholesterol cookie for our time.

Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins.

“Generous as she was in giving away her recipes, Grandmother Dina kept the one for Petit Gateau Sec a total secret until the end of her life. Only then did she finally reveal the secret to her daughter, Ahuda, my mother.”

“It is with her blessing and with pride that the Zaliouk family shares these delicious, healthful wonders with your family.”

Long after his grandmother’s death, Zaliouk became aware that the remarkable characteristics of this addictively delicious but extremely nutritious cookie fell squarely in line with the growing demands of health-conscious buyers at the end of the century. Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen, the cookies, renamed Almondina® for his grandmother, were available in all fifty states, sought after in seven foreign countries, and had brought him recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year.

This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.

Since the introduction of the classic Original flavor, eight more distinctive variations have been introduced, all of which continue to be packed with roasted almonds. A recent innovation, Chocolate Cherry, combines the almonds with dark chocolate and plump cherries.

First off I have to say that I do not like nuts. I have been given opportunity to tast a lot of things I normally wouldn't like by doing this blog. I do however love biscotti so had to test these out! I fell in love with Almondina! Each snack was not just a nut filled snack. The flavors in each of these were great! My ultimate favorite one was the Ginger spice! I loved them all but the overall fav had to be that one!

Almonds, Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour), Pure Cane Sugar, Egg Whites, Diced Ginger, Natural Flavors. Kosher Pareve.

Each package of these is 4oz of great flavor for $3.49 each!

Here in Missouri they carry these at 6 places. Glad to hear they are so easily accessible! How about near you?


Each piece is crispy but not hard. Even our 8 month old was able to gum these, she loves these! I had to hide some of these so that I was able to get some to test for myself. I sat down one day with a package and before I knew it I had eaten all but a couple pieces!! Yes, they are that good! Thanks goodness the calories aren't too bad... I shouldn't have eaten them all but they were too good to stop!

The cherry chocolate ones even had pieces of dried cherries in them! Truly worth running to the store and buying some to eat with your coffee or even with a little ice cream for dessert OR just eating alone while reading a good book!

Since Cancer is a big thing in our family I was interested in finding out that Almonds can help with:

Almonds & Chemotherapy

A randomized clinical trial has confirmed what many people suspect — that ginger can decrease nausea caused by chemotherapy. The effect goes beyond that provided by standard anti-vomiting drugs.

How Almondina's are made:




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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent a few packages of these to test and post my honest review. Thank you for reading!

Diana's Bananas Review

How a crazy idea put us on a serious mission

Diana’s Bananas started in the mid-80s, as the delicious result of an inspired whim. There in our booth at The Taste of Chicago, the city’s yearly open-air food fest, we hit upon the idea of freezing a fresh, ripe banana and giving it a bath in delicious chocolatier-grade melted bar chocolate. We each took a bite and passed it around. Our taste buds leapt for joy... and we sprung into action.

We sent our team to the local supermarkets and cleaned them out of bananas. Around the clock, we melted chocolate, peeled bananas, inserted sticks, froze the bananas and dunked them in chocolate... oh, and we also sold the living daylights out of them. Ten days and 25,000 bananas later, we knew we had a hit on our hands.

From there, we became weekend warriors, bringing our bananas out in force to the various street fairs and music festivals that make up summertime in Chicago and the outlying areas. Everywhere we went, the response was the same: “Can I buy these in stores?” There was even one smart fellow who wheeled up a cooler and told us to fill it with our frozen bananas, no matter what it cost him.

It became apparent that people felt as strongly about Banana Babies as we did, and getting them in stores was the next step. Just like with any small business, there were hurdles to overcome (not with our beloved banana; we had that recipe worked out almost immediately) but eventually we took our rightful place in the grocer’s freezer—and your home.

Let’s face it, in a business like ours you can’t take yourself too seriously. Just look at our packaging, or this website, for that matter. There are pictures of chimps all over the place. But there is one thing we’re unwaveringly serious about—producing the world’s best chocolate-dipped frozen banana™.

Have you ever had a product in your house go so fast you only got 1 out of the box? Well that is exactly how this product was! My oldest son is still whining that he wants more! He also posted on his Facebook that he has a new obsession.....Diana's Bananas! (this is no lie) We got to test the regular milk chocolate and the dark chocolate covered banana's. Both got an A+ in my families book! The banana's were tiny and cute but packed a big taste. The chocolate was not the chocolate that cracks off and then you are left with just the inside either. I loved that the chocolate stayed on outside of banana all through the snacking process. I have teens and the I also have little ones. These are great for both. The younger ones got a little bit messier, but it's not a deal breaker for buying more. The sticks fit perfectly in the little ones hands. The chunky sticks made it easy to hold unlike popcicle sticks that are thin.

They have 4 different kinds of their banana's.

I am excited to learn they sell these at our Super Target! I hope they have the nut covered....yum yum..

check here to see if they have any in stores near you:


Each box of Banana Babies is around $4.99 each from their site! Not bad at all. Won't it be nice to get your chocolate banana's from the grocery store and not just the local fair?!


Why not treat yourself tonight and go buy yourself a box! Plus these are Gluten Free!!



Following their facebook page you will be first to know of special sales going on with their banana's!


Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent a couple boxes of Diana's Banana's to test and the post my honest review. Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Safe Sporter by KidBasix Review

At Kid Basix, we started a revolution when we rethought the sippy cup and created the Safe Sippy™ no-spill bottle from clean, non-leaching stainless steel. But while BPA-free products are still important to parents, the world is changing. Safety, value, the environment - they are all important now. And Kid Basix will continue to be at the forefront of that conversation as we !rethink: EVERYTHING.

KidBasix has a few stages of their metal cups.

The first is a bottle. It is called the Safe starter.

The Safe Sippy

The Safe Sippy 2

The Safe Sporter

Each of these different designs and stages come in different colors. Kidbasix also sells the extra pieces. Amazon sells these Kidbasix metal cups.


The Safe Sporter comes in 12 and 16oz sizes.


12oz cost $15.99 and 16oz cost $16.99.

The 16oz come in orange, red, purple, blue, marigold and sea green.
The 12oz come in orange, purple, red, lime, fuchsia and blue.

plenty of choices for boys and girls. Because these are metal they do sweat but because of the nice grip in the middle there is not dropping.

each of these Kid Sporters has a nice flip lid and pull up spout. My 9 year old daughter loves this cup! She carries this everywhere. Our weather has gotten too hot not to carry water with you everywhere. Because of the metal on the cup the drink inside stays cooler longer. The bottom of the cup has a neat design made in order to made sure the cup doesn't slide.

The entire family of Kid Basix stainless steel drink ware. The Safe Sippy no-spill cup, The Safe Starter baby bottle and The Safe Sporter water bottles was created in response to the growing body of emerging scientific evidence about the dangers of toxic chemicals used to make many plastics. It has been well documented that Bisphenol A (BPA) is the most worrisome of these chemicals, but other chemicals now being studied are now also cause for concern.

We chose stainless steel because it is clean, stable and durable. Because stainless steel is stable and inert, it does not interact with the foods and fluids it comes into contact with. So what you put in is what you get out. Stainless steel is also one of the most easily recycled materials on earth, making The Safe brand of drink ware a smart and green choice in a world trying to reduce plastic waste.

This is a great way to make sure your children drink the amount they need in a fun and safe for them way. No BPA

Are The Safe Starter™, The Safe Sippy™ and The Safe Sporter™ dishwasher safe?All of our products and their parts are dishwasher safe. We recommend placing them in the top rack. We also recommend that any small detachable parts like the Sippy valve or Starter nipple are hand washed separately. While the valve and nipples do well in the dishwasher, they are small and easy to lose. Please allow all the washed parts to dry completely before reassembling the cup.

We wash ours by hand. These cups are not microwavable.


Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent one to test and post my honest review