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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Baby Bond Nursing Cover Review and Giveaway(CLOSED)

I am very excited to tell you about the Baby Bond Nursing Cover I get to review! The fabric is so soft and lightweight. I love how it rolls into itself into a pocket so it's the perfect size to toss into a diaper bag or purse! As for its intended purpose ;) Charlotte does not like having her face covered and sweats a lot too. So keeping her uncovered is the only option. Please watch the video below to see how it is used and all the features!

Now for the review:

Nursing from the bottom:

Nursing from the top:

All rolled up!

 I would like to extend a big "thank you" to BabyBond Nursing for sponsoring this giveaway and supporting nursing in public!

Review Score (details): 
1. Does it do what it claims? Yes. Absolutely! Except when Charlotte tries to pull it off :)
2. Is it easy to use? Yes. Once you get the hang of it. I watched the video to make sure I was doing it right, but I posted one too.
3. Is it a good value? Yes I thought the price was a little high but when I got it and stopped using the other covers I have I realized it was quite worth it. Plus, I have a code for 25% off for you! Use the code "MOMMY" when you check out.
4. Is it safe? Yes. When Charlotte is covered she sweats a lot. Keeping her in the open air is important. 
5. Is it durable? Yes. The fabric is 100% cotton and machine washable. Definitely lasts the test of time.

Overall score: 5/5 Stars! A perfect score for BabyBond

     BabyBond has generously offered one of my lucky readers a nursing cover of their own.

Giveaway details:
  • Please read the rules before entering!
  • Mandatory entries must be completed for all others to count.
  • Entries will be verified!
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen
  • Winner will be posted here and emailed 
  • By entering you are agreeing to the rules of this giveaway. (found here)

  • Have fun and good luck!!!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zoolikins has new Bumkins Stuff-it one size pocket diapers!


The description from Zoolikins website:

A slim fitting diaper shell features stay-dry wicking fleece interior, adjustable and removable absorbency For quick laundering. Bumkins Stuff-it diapers come with one insert. Machine wash hot and tumble dry low.
One Size Adjustable FitThree snap-downs on the front of the diaper allow you to easily adjust the size of the diaper as your baby grows.
Waterproof Outer ShellSoft, waterproof outer PUL fabric with TPU is stain and odor resistant, machine washable, durable and comfortable. Prints remain bright and colorful wash after wash.
Adjustable AbsorbencyCovered opening protects baby from moisture and allows for “stuffing” inserts or prefolds to customize absorbency.
Stay Dry InteriorInner stay-dry wicking microfleece keeps moisture away from contact with baby’s skin. Designed for quick drying.

They have the cutest prints too including Dr. Seuss themes! My favorite has to be flutter floral! It's very classic looking but girly and cute too! Check it out!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wanna Win a $50 GC for Heathsong?

Life With My Littles is hosting a giveaway for a $50 giftcard to hearthsong.com! Check it out here!
Good Luck!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

searching for a teething recipe

I have been looking for a recipe for teething biscuits or cookies for Charlotte and I have found a couple I plan to try. Here are a couple recipes. I will do a follow up post with pics after I try them. If you have any you would like to share or maybe one you tried but didn't care for please send them my way :)

Here's a link to Zwieback Toast on wholesomebabyfood.com I didn't want to infringe on any copyrights so I didn't copy the recipe.

This recipe is based on one from wholesomebabyfood.com I made some tweaks therefore I believe it is violation free :) I haven't made them yet so if you do please let me know how they turn out!

Teething Biscuit Recipes - Eggless Baby Cereal Cookies
1 cup flour 1 cup dry infant rice cereal 
cube thawed(not warm though) any flavor puree (about an 1-2 oz. please see my recipe page for info on making purees for your baby)

1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (or both)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
cold water

Preheat oven 425F
Mix flour and cereal.
Gradually stir in oil and puree. Start mixing in cold water a little at a time, starting with about 1/4 cup until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl.
Put dough into a piping bag or zip top baggy with a snipped corner and pipe into small bars, rounds, hearts, letters or whatever you like on an ungreased cookie sheet. 
Bake 10-12 min. or until lightly brown. Cool completely.

Store in an airtight container. You could use flavored baby cereal and omit the puree if you choose. You could also leave it unflavored as well!

 Happy Baking!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dumb Breastfeeding Comments Blog Hop

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life With Levi and co-hosted by The Slacker Mom and Diary of a Devil Dog Wife. This week's topic is Dumb Breastfeeding Comments. Scroll down to see more posts or even better, link up and join the fun!

    I 've never really thought about dumb questions when it comes to breastfeeding. I just shrug it off as people not understanding because I couldn't face the reality that people put too much faith in what society and the media say is normal. I want to write about my experience because I don't think there is enough emphasis on how NORMAL breastfeeding is. Here's a brief summary of why it's normal followed by my Dumb Comment story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I have a button!!!

I thought making a button for my blog would e sooo complicated until I found this: http://www.mycoolrealm.com/sandbox/gbgen/
Easy generator, I'm so happy, lol. Just wanted to share!
here's my button by the way (feel free to grab me, lol):

Wordless Wednesday

Nagging in the animal kingdom too! It's primal...

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

 "The Versatile Blogger Award."

Here’s how the award works:

Blogger award, after accepting the versitle blogger award the Blogger must:

  1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post (change the link for pic to mine).
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.
Seven Things About Me:
  1. I had my first daughter when I was 17
  2. We tried for over 6 years to get pregnant the second time
  3. Charlotte is 8 months old and I want #3 already
  4. I bite my nails and I hate that I do!
  5. I have 3 totes full of scrapboooking stuff that I haven't touched in about 4 years
  6. In a perfect world I would have a dozen babies
  7. I have the best husband in the world, even though he waited til our first daughter was 4 to marry me ;)
15 amazing blogs I am passing this awar on to:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Rave Lovely Pocket Diapers Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

It's no secret, I am a big fan of Lovely Pocket Diapers! I am honored to show you the latest addition to the line of diapers I use most on my daughter. Melissa at Lovely Pocket Diapers sent me a Rave style diaper to show you (and giveaway too!) so you can see why I like them so much.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lovely Pocket Diapers Review & Giveaway!(CLOSED)


     Hi there! My name's Melissa. My wonderful husband and I recently became first time parents! Our beautiful daughter was born on Thanksgiving day 2010, and boy were we thankful for her! As a way to save money, I began to use prefold cloth diapers on her when she was about 2 weeks old. I was pretty nervous about trying it, but after the first couple of days I was addicted! I began to research cloth diapering and discovered the one size pocket diaper. I had to have them, but couldn't manage to find an affordable option. Being a naturally frugal individual, I just couldn't accept the idea of paying $15-$30 for ONE diaper! After much research and diaper testing I found a wonderful manufacturer and began a small business relationship with them. I decided I was going to help others to be able to enjoy absolutely awesome pocket diapers without breaking the bank. So here it is! I will be adding additional prints and colors with time, but for now I hope I can help to bring an inexpensive option to your family and home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

World Breastfeeding Week

My child you deserve only the best.
So I've chosen to give you the milk from my breast!
So unique and special, the milk from your mother,
that it is impossible to replace by any other.
Comforted at my breast you receive both nourishment and love,
You are truly a lucky baby, your start in life... far and above.
-Barb Otterson

Wordless Wednesday

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week: