Being pregnant is a wonderful thing, but there’s no question that those months can be very uncomfortable. Personally, I found sleeping very difficult because I am a tummy sleeper and that’s a no-go in the later months. I had always wanted a maternity pillow to help me get those much-needed Zzzz’s I had been missing, but I never did invest in one. (I actually won one, but never received it. Boo.) Continue reading
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I have a riddle for you!
What’s shaped like a heart and fabulous enough that I keep it close to my heart all day, every day?
Yup! You got it! These days, I’m never found without my BAMBOOBIES!
Do you know about Bamboobies? They are, without a doubt, the best washable nursing pads on the market. Besides being a single-use product that ends up in the garbage, disposable pads are filled with a nasty gel (like disposable diapers) that bursts out when it gets too full. One night, I found it on my skin and my son nearly ingested it. From that day forward, I have only used washable fabric pads. I have tried so many, and mark my words: I will never use another brand. My heart belongs to Bamboobies! Continue reading
Who’s a Lucky Mama?
Me <––– This chick, that’s who!
Upon my arrival home from the hospital, with a new nursling in my arms and a definite hobble in my walk, I found a fabulous surprise in my pile of mail: a Boobie Box from Lucky Mama Boxes!
What’s a Boobie Box? It’s a carefully curated box of nursing essentials, brought to you by Kerry G., the mom behind Bamboobies (a.k.a. the most brilliant breastfeeding product ever!) When I saw the Boobie Box, I couldn’t wait to tear into it. I knew that if it came from Kerry, it had to be good!
I wasn’t disappointed. Rummaging for goodies in the box was more fun than any Easter basket or Christmas stocking! It was spilling over with fun products, some of which I already knew and loved, and some that I had been wanting to try since our little man was tiny.
My favorite find? The Bamboobies! These are the best reusable breastfeeding pads I’ve ever used, and I was beyond giddy to find one regular pair and one overnight pair in the box. They’re soft, absorbent, and 100% non-toxic, and I highly recommend them for anyone who’s making milk! (See that packet of Milk Money in the photo above? That’s full of high-value coupons…including one for Bamboobies! Those coupons alone make this box worth the price!)
Another must-have is the Motherlove diaper rash/thrush ointment (known in our house as “The Good Stuff.”) There were some Motherlove samples in the box, so those went directly into my purse, where I know they’ll come in handy.
A newly discovered favorite: The Milkmakers lactation cookie! I had seen these advertised everywhere, but had never tried one, so I did…immediately. Since the Milk Money also contains a coupon for Milkmakers, I’m thinking about investing in a stash of them. Since we’ve gone tandem now, I could use the help! (Plus, they’re just really good.)
So, with one easy purchase, you can pamper yourself, increase your milk supply, soothe discomfort, stop leaks, stock up on discreet breastfeeding fashion essentials and more! AND, in addition to all of that, everyone who purchases a Boobie Box is entered to win a monthly grand prize* (right now, that prize is a Bamboobies Breastfeeding Bundle valued at over $100!)
With a purchase price of only $25 with FREE standard US shipping, the Boobie Box is a real steal! Treat yourself, or send one to your favorite mama-to-be (and support a small, mom-owned business while you’re at it!)
Visit Lucky Mama Boxes to place your order, learn more and see the list of items in each box. Check in often, because the new Bump Box and Baby Box are coming soon!
One lucky ABCGP reader will win their own Boobie Box, courtesy of Lucky Mama Boxes. Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Ends 3/17. US only.
*No purchase necessary. US only.
The selection of breastfeeding products at A Mother’s Boutique leaves me feeling like a kid in a candy store every time I visit, so I’m thrilled to team up with Ana B Social for this event! The timing is pretty great for me, too, because I’m about to welcome a brand new nursling!
Breastfeeding mamas, hold on to your hats – this is a GOOD one!
Our Favorite Things About the Prizes:
- The huge selection of bras and nursing apparel at A Mother’s Boutique
- Annee Matthew nursing apparel has some of the most stylish nursing clothing anywhere!
- One Creative Mama breastfeeding advocacy baby shirts speak for themselves and break the ice
- Moboleez nursing hats make nursing in public so much easier and more convenient, especially helpful when you’re new to breastfeeding and a nursing cover just makes things harder
This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop, hosted by Life With Levi. The topic for Week 10 is Breastfeeding Products. To share your thoughts on the topic, please follow the directions below.
Breastfeeding Products: Next Time, I’ll Spend the Money
I have mixed feelings about products sold to breastfeeding mothers.
One one hand, I think that breastfeeding is a simple, biological act that predates manufactured products, and that many of the products on the market only serve to muck things up and get in the way of the natural process, which can interfere with the mother/baby nursing relationship and cause big problems. It bothers me that greedy marketing often tries to convince new moms that they need to buy certain products in order to succeed.
On the other hand, I understand that many mothers have specific challenges that can only be overcome with help found on the store shelves. I, myself, only needed a few things: a healthy diet, a properly-latched baby, a bunch of support and sticktoitiveness, and a good pump for my return to work. But I understand that all mothers do not have the same experience, and there are probably lots of moms out there who feel that a specific product or two has made all the difference.
I also know that when I was pregnant, I got very nesty and wanted to buy, stock up, prepare as much as possible. For me, it was part of the process of getting ready for my baby, and having half an aisle in the local Target dedicated to breastfeeding supplies for me to weed through gave me yet another thing to learn about and prepare. Would I have known about some of the potential problems I could have had if I had not read the packages? Maybe not. So maybe those products did help more than I realized…
Like I said. I have mixed feelings.
So, I’ve decided to keep this post simple and tell you the two products I never invested money in, but wish I had. If I ever have another baby, I most definitely, without a doubt, will purchase:
1. A comfy glider (with a footstool.) Because my butt spends a LOT of time there, and my rickety rocker just isn’t cutting it anymore. Scrimping in this area was not worth the discomfort.
2. Properly fitted, supportive non-ugly nursing bras (I’m thinking Bravado.) Because my boobs spend a LOT of time there, and my rickety knock-offs just aren’t cutting it anymore. Again, the money saved was not worth the discomfort, or the funky shaped boobs.
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