Blog Giveaway – Huggies Summer Essentials Kit, Lil’ Rinser, Kraft Bagel-fuls

by Kelsey Norwood

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To kick off this week’s HUGE and AWESOME giveaway bonanza, we have some great prizes for one lucky winner. Be sure to check back often as we will be announcing new prizes every day this week.

One lucky winner will receive these 3 products:

huggies little swimmers summer essentials kit

1. A Huggies Summer Essentials Kit, complete with Huggies Little Swimmers swim diapers, one bottle of SPF 50 sunscreen lotion, one bottle of SPF 50 sunscreen spray lotion, a package of 24 sun sensors, a beach ball, a shovel, and a bucket.

The swim diapers are size M for little ones 24-34 lbs and come in the Nemo and Pooh Bear designs. I have never tried another kind of swim diaper because these are so great – they are super absorbent and have tear away sides so they are easy to remove after swimming.

I happen to have all of these Huggies products and we have used them a bunch already this summer. This baby sunscreen is super protective – we have been outside a ton and Joel has never gotten even a hint of a sunburn. The lotion is great for vast expanses of skin like backs and tummies, but the spray is awesome for those hard to reach areas like hands, feet, neck, ears – all those places kids hate getting both washed and smeared with sunscreen. We use this great sunscreen along with the sun sensors so we know when it’s time to put on more or find some shade.

The toys are great, the whole package is great. One lucky winner will be set for summer! Thank you Huggies!
kraft bagel fuls

2. 2 Boxes of Kraft Bagel-fuls – winner’s choice of flavors. This is a new product from Kraft, and I think it’s pretty cool. It’s kind of like a corn dog, with the bread on the outside and the dog on the inside, but it’s bagel instead of corn bread and cream cheese instead of dog. You pop them in the toaster (that’s my favorite way to eat them) or microwave them and your delicious breakfast is ready in less time than it takes to get out a plate and pour a glass of milk.

Bagel-fuls come in lots of flavors including original, cinnamon (that’s one I still want to try!!), strawberry, plain bagel with chive cream cheese, and whole grain bagel with original cream cheese. I’ve tried the whole grain and strawberry, and they were both tasty.

Some of you might be interested to know that they each have 200 calories (or less), 6 grams of fat (or less), 220 mg of sodium (or less), and 0 grams trans fat.

My two favorite things about Bagel-fuls, besides the yumminess, are they are quick and my picky eater likes them. Any food that meets those two criteria is a hit with me. I think you’ll love them. Thanks Kraft Foods!

lil rinser shampoo shield

3. Last, but certainly not least, is a Lil Rinser, one of my favorite new baby bath products. I found out about these after having some serious trauma during baby bath time, particularly the hair washing part. This product was a light in the darkness for us!

You can watch a video over at to see exactly how they work, which I would recommend doing. Basically it’s a shampoo shield that keeps the soap and water out of baby’s face and ears, and it comes in 4 bright and fun color combinations.

One of my favorite features is that the Lil Rinser is one size fits all. Ours arrived in the mail the day before my husband split his forehead open playing basketball – he used the Lil Rinser to keep his cut dry while washing his hair, so it really is multipurpose! The Lil Rinser can be used by a baby or child, an adult with a head wound, or an elderly parent or grandparent. Brilliant!

Our Lil Rinser has improved the overall bath time experience. Our whole family enjoys bath time more when he isn’t worried about the hair washing part. Thanks Lil Rinser, for making bath time happy again!


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  5. The winner will be randomly picked and announced in a new post on Thursday morning.

If you have a product you would like Vanilla Joy to review and giveaway, email me at kelsey [at] vanillajoy [dot] com. Thanks!


1 bunny June 30, 2008 at 4:01 am

Cool giveaway!! I’ve linked my blog entry about this giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

2 Michelle June 30, 2008 at 4:10 am

Excellent! I love giveaways :) And that Lil Rinser looks so neat!

3 Jeri June 30, 2008 at 5:27 am

With swim lessons starting, I would love the swim diapers and sunscreen! And those bagels look yummy!

4 jenny June 30, 2008 at 6:47 am

I need that lil rinser. Am crossing my fingers.

5 Allanna June 30, 2008 at 7:46 am

So, here’s my comment! And I posted about it!

I’m totally hoping to win for the sunscreen and swim diapers alone. The rest of the package is gilding the lily. Not that I’m complaining.

And I miss you. Thought I’d mention that.

6 Mary Jenkins June 30, 2008 at 7:49 am

These all look awesome! My baby and I swim everyday so those little swimmers would be so awesome! I only have 2 left in my pack!

7 Keri Garcia June 30, 2008 at 9:39 am

Ummm…yes please! And I’ll definitely be blogging about this!

8 Kari June 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

I would SO love to win this give away package! What a cool idea!

9 Bethany June 30, 2008 at 10:07 am

What great fun! Count me in!

10 Kam A June 30, 2008 at 11:10 am

Wow!! Very nice!! Thank you for the gviveaway!

11 Adrienne June 30, 2008 at 11:32 am

What a fun giveaway! Any of those prizes would be so great to have! :)

12 Jessica June 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I didn’t know they had something to help rinse the hair out! What a great idea!!

13 Rachel Crisman June 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I need all of this stuff! I have a baby on the way and all this would be perfect for us!

14 Krissy June 30, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I didn’t know that blogging could be this fun and exciting! Thanks for the fun!

15 Krista K June 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Wow! The Lil Rinser looks awesome!

16 Carrie H June 30, 2008 at 7:14 pm

How fun! I’m one of Keri’s friends (thanks for the email Keri). I think the Lil Rinser looks so cool!

17 Erin June 30, 2008 at 11:37 pm

I love giveaways. My husband needs that rinser!!!

18 Deborah July 1, 2008 at 12:59 am

These would be GREAT for my sister-in-law and her three year old!


19 Rhonda July 1, 2008 at 5:58 am

I want that lil rinser for my lil squirmer!!!!

20 Cresanna July 1, 2008 at 6:19 am

Mmm … those bagels w/cream cheese look so yummy!

21 Jenn R July 1, 2008 at 6:22 am

Excellent giveaway – all very useful items I would love to have!

22 Maggie July 1, 2008 at 6:46 am

What a great giveaway! Can’t wait to try Bagel-fuls; they look terrific. And the Lil Rinser–amazing! I hope I win! Thank you.

23 Sarah Cosper July 1, 2008 at 7:01 am

We would put all of those items to good use!

24 Raven July 1, 2008 at 7:03 am

What a fun way to kick off the summer! We could really used the rinser in our house :)

25 Carrie July 1, 2008 at 7:07 am

We just started our trips to the swimming pool These goodies would come in handy!

26 Jen C July 1, 2008 at 7:12 am

Wow! What awesome things. I can’t believe I’ve never seen anything like the Lil Rinser before. Washing my three girls’ hair isn’t my favorite part of the day!

27 Ashlie Hendricks July 1, 2008 at 7:17 am

My kids hate me washing their hair because of the water in their eyes! The lil rinser would be great! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

28 Marci C July 1, 2008 at 7:54 am

I could use ANY of these items with my two little boys. Thanks for the fun website!!!

29 Jeremy July 1, 2008 at 8:03 am

Ha!, That lil rinser would definitly make bath time easier!

30 Dayna July 1, 2008 at 8:06 am

Oh my goodness, I NEED that lil’ rinser!

31 Ashlee J July 1, 2008 at 8:18 am

I’ve always wanted a Little Rinser! I could definitely use the Huggies Essentials too. Hope I win!

32 Nicole July 1, 2008 at 8:28 am

What a great giveaway. With the Arizona sun and heat this will be perfect. And with a 1 and 2 year old, that hair rinser would be so handy to have! Thanks!

33 Erin July 1, 2008 at 8:39 am

What a great giveaway. We could use all those great items. Thanks.

34 Megret July 1, 2008 at 9:00 am

Sounds like a neat prize pack! Thanks for the chance!


35 Amy July 1, 2008 at 9:12 am

I have had similar drama issues! This would be a welcome tool in our home :)

36 Nicole P. July 1, 2008 at 9:18 am

What a great giveaway! I would love these three things!!!

37 Lisa D. July 1, 2008 at 9:54 am

I’m really impressed with the little rinser. What a genius idea.

38 Ashley July 1, 2008 at 10:16 am

Anyone with kids could use any of these things. Thanks!!

39 Kelly July 1, 2008 at 10:43 am

These are great giveaways that would be wonderful for my toddler~

40 Mandy July 1, 2008 at 10:48 am

Cool giveaway, sign me up! Thanks.

41 Amanda July 1, 2008 at 11:03 am

what a great giveaway!

42 Shiree July 1, 2008 at 11:08 am

What a fun giveaway! It looks like you have so much fun doing this website! I am constantly checking to see what fun things you’ve added!

43 Jessica July 1, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Oh I love those giveaways. Haven’t tried the bagel-fuls yet but sound yummy. Definitely could use the huggies swim kit and hait rinsing tool!!

44 Sydni July 1, 2008 at 12:58 pm

What a cool giveaway! I love little swimmers for my guy. They are so convenient. I think the rinser looks awesome too.

45 elaine@The Miss Elaine-ous Life July 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Those bagel thingys look so yummy and the little risner is SO needed around here! Oh the Huggies stuff, well that’s just icing on the cake. Thanks so much for the chance!

46 Bryn July 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

What a great summer giveaway. Hope I win!

47 Carla Pullum July 1, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Love this giveaway!! Perfect for our beach trips!!

48 Kathleen July 1, 2008 at 5:32 pm

I could use the Huggies pack for our upcoming trip to the beach…I’ve also been curious about the Bagelfuls and how they taste. Thanks for sharing!

49 Michele P. July 1, 2008 at 6:23 pm

great giveaway! Lots of neat products, especially that Lil Rinser, my daughter hates getting water or soap in her eyes so this is a great product!

50 Natalie July 1, 2008 at 6:40 pm

What a fun giveaway. If I don’t win, I should probably go get one a lil rinser for my 2 yr old.

51 Jennifer H. July 1, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Count me in for the giveaway. I’d love to win all these awesome goodies! Thanks for the chance!

Happy 4th!

52 NIkki July 1, 2008 at 7:54 pm

What a clever invention – that lil rinser!

53 Karin A July 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Very nice prize package…..

54 lorene July 2, 2008 at 4:26 am

we are always going to the beach, this would be great for us

55 bridget b July 2, 2008 at 5:12 am

I agree with a previous poster, I will probably get a Lil Rinser even if I don’t win – great idea. The beach products would come at a perfect time – we finally have sun here.

56 tangie c July 2, 2008 at 5:52 am

Wow!!! I totally would love to win!!! We do use or would like to try all of the products included!! I remember having something similar to the lil rinser when I was a little girl!!!

57 Kathy Conley July 2, 2008 at 8:29 am

Great items that are fun and practical!

58 kathy pease July 2, 2008 at 8:40 am

count me in please :)

59 Julie Kenyon July 2, 2008 at 9:27 am

Lots of great goodies. Good luck everyone!

60 Eloise Carlson July 2, 2008 at 10:09 am

This is an awesome giveaway! I could definitely use these products this summer! Thanks for such a great opportunity!

61 Jewel Jernstedt July 2, 2008 at 10:13 am

Wow this is a great giveaway! My little boy would be set for this summer!

62 Vickie Couturier July 2, 2008 at 10:17 am

These are so neat, I have 4 grandchildren under the age of 3 one just born this past weekend an another one on the way in Dec. so I could use all this,what wonderful products,this would be like heaven for me to have this on hand when the kids come to visit ,,which is often,thanks so much

63 Heather C July 2, 2008 at 10:43 am

Oh, those are awesome prize items. We have some pretty fair skin, so that 50 spf stuff will be used up pretty fast around here. :-)

64 joan July 2, 2008 at 11:03 am

we have a pool and this would be great

65 Kristie Noguera July 2, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I love the lil rinser idea. Thanks.

66 Kristine July 2, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Wow – great giveaway! I”d love to be entered! thanks!

67 Mariah July 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm

I would love to win this package!!

68 Belinda P July 2, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I so need that rinser and those bagel-fuls look yummy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

69 Melissa July 2, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I love this giveaway, love the rinser and all the goodies!

70 Teresa Hoyt July 2, 2008 at 7:19 pm

This stuff looks fantastic! I have four kids that would love it!

71 JoAnn Lahmann July 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Daughter has 3 babies 2 and twin 10 month olds. She could put all of these items to good use, especially th sun screen. Thanks Great Giveaway.

72 LeeAnn P. July 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm

What a great summer giveaway. I could really use these items especially the sunscreen – I can’t keep my kids inside these days and we sure go through a lot of sunscreen!

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