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Whew, it is finally starting to sink in that we moved to one of the hottest areas of San Diego. Last week it was so boiling that I couldn't even go outside with the boys while Nate was at work. We have the pool and some shaded awning areas, but I can't deal with stressing over everyone burning up when it's just me. Trying to corral the kids into the safe shady areas is SO not happening by myself. So what's a mom to do when she's cooped up in the AC with a toddler, baby and two dogs?

netflix for kids

Enter Netflix for Kids. After a day and a half of reading books, doing puzzles, playing peekaboo, and eventually caving in to riding the scooter and squirting each other with squirt guns inside the house, we were looking a little worse for the wear. I needed some quiet time. So we gathered in the living room and let Some Boy flip through his special Netflix for Kids area. It's a separate Netflix screen on our Playstation that displays only kid-safe programs like “Curious George” and “Caillou.” It magically appeared one day after we watched a marathon session of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates.” Go figure.

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This last time he was flipping through, I noticed “Pocahontas” and “The Aristocats” were up there. Streaming Disney movies? Whaaaat? I decided it was mommy's turn to select the kids' show, and I spent a good hour reminiscing about days spent belting out Colors of the Rainbow with my sister.

sidekick in the jumpy

Sidekick has always been astoundingly aware of his surroundings from day one. At six months old now, he'll sit and watch a 30-minute program with Some Boy without getting bored or fussy.

netflix for kids

So this has become our lazy afternoon routine while we wait for Nate to get home: Netflix, some colorful toys and – annoyingly – the binky. It really is time to get rid of that thing, but Sidekick is teething and Some Boy keeps stealing it from him. I thank God for the binky during the teethy days. And thank God for Netflix for Kids!

What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.

And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.