I’ve been hinting that an exciting giveaway was drawing near and today is the big day! I’m not good at keeping secrets, so you can imagine my relief to finally share this review of an incredible organizing product called, I’ve Got an Ow! A Health Journal for Children.
Over the past few months, I’ve been corresponding with an amazing work-at-home-mother, Monique Smart, who lives in Australia! I suppose “work-at-home-MUM” is the better terminology to use. :)
Let me be clear why this is such an exciting giveaway. This is the FIRST time Monique’s I’ve Got an Ow! is available as a giveaway in the USA & Canada. Even better; not one, but TWO health journals are up for grabs. Exciting stuff my friends, very exciting!
I was given a journal for my own use and review several months ago. In a nutshell, this 6″ x 8″ spiral bound book is the perfect answer for keeping all (and I mean ALL) your child’s health records organized. So, whether your Little One has chronic occurrences (like asthma) or intermittent injuries (like my daughter’s severe reaction to fire ants), there is a place to document it all!
But don’t just take my word for it. Below are some pictures and an outline of 10 things I love about this journal. So let’s get started!
ONE: First of all, it’s the most thorough children’s health journal available on the market today. From blog printouts to bookstore paperbacks, this particular journal is most inclusive.
TWO: Easy to use. Any child caregiver – mother, father, grandparent, nanny – will find it a user friendly tool for important record keeping. No need to be organized or “Type A” by nature.
I’ve Got an Ow! is so well designed that it does the thinking for you by prompting your records! It keeps track of your child’s ailments in one convenient spiral bound book with plenty of room to record pertaining health details. You fill in the spaces where appropriate. Then, at a later point in time when you need to recall information, everything is at your fingertips.
THREE: Conveniently arranged with the front few pages containing quick reference details such as; your child’s key medical contacts, height & weight records, family medical history, and even significant dental events. Following those basics, you’ll find a place for recording ongoing medications, a page of medical resources, and a place to write your own favorite health websites.
I also want to mention her inclusion of an immunization record, blood type, and allergies. These are great details to know but not always easy to recall.
FOUR: Plenty of space to record illnesses and injuries. This is the bulk of the journal, and rightfully so. With over 70 pages, there is plenty of recording space, even for children who endure lifelong ailments and diseases.
FIVE: Slim enough to fit into any purse or diaper bag while on the go, which is especially helpful when bopping between physicians and specialist appointments.
When not in use, I keep mine tucked along the inside of our medicine cabinet near the children’s medicine.
SIX: Durable with a hardcover (front & back) to prevent damage during regular usage.
SEVEN: Bonus features like a business card holder,
and a back pocket for tucking random papers or reminders given to you during doctor appointments.
EIGHT: Labeled! Sort of like a “this book belongs to ________” page. Accidentally leaving your journal at the doctor’s office is a real possibility, considering how much stuff we lug around for our babes. This front page label might just save your sanity.
NINE: Even if you don’t have children or yours are grown adults, this journal is an excellent gift idea for new mommies!
I’m planning on ordering a few to have on hand for baby showers. Couple the journal with my free children medicine charts & free medicine cabinet labels and you have yourself a trendy matching gift set!
TEN: This is a perfect resource to have available for babysitters or short-term caregivers while you’re out-of-town. All necessary health information is easy to access in case of an emergency while you’re gone.
While we’re talking about this as a resource, according to Monique, the journal is intended to last a lifetime. That means when your child leaves the nest, you can send him/her off fully prepared with a complete medical history on record. A great way to prepare your children for managing their own health!
That about wraps up my Top 10 List. Two lucky winners will get their own copy of I’ve Got an Ow! journal. To participate in the giveaway, you must enter through the Rafflecopter square below. You can get bonus entries by sharing this post in other media sources, so be sure to include as many options as you desire (up to 8 total). Good luck!