Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bye Bye Sposies, Hello Cloth Event!

Have you checked out the series of giveaways going on at Mama B's blog yet? If not, you really should!

Here is the list an link of prizes so far-

Modern Cloth Giveaway- 1 reader will win a Econobum FULL Kit and 1 reader will win 2 Thirsties Due Diapers.

DNA Diapers Giveaway- 1 reader will win 1 Thirsties Due Diaper Size 2 & 1 Happy Heiny Diaper.

Nicki's Diapers Giveaway- 1 reader will win 1 Best Bottoms Shell with 2 stay-dry inserts and one overnight insert.

Madison Organics Giveaway- Win 2 One Size Fuzzibunz Diapers & 1 Diaper Pail

Zooper Tango Review & Giveaway- Win a Zooper Rocker & Hook On Highchair

ZukaBaby Giveaway- Win 1 Fuzzibunz OS and 1 Rumparooz OR 1 Thirsties Duo and 1 G Diaper

Figure 8 Maternity Giveaway- 2 Charlie Banana OS

Sandbox Lane Giveaway- Win a $25 giftcard.

Little Buns Giveaway- Win a 6 pack of Charlie Banana OS diapers

Snaps & Snails Giveaway- Win 1 Yo-Yoo pocket, 1 Wet Bag & 2 Inserts

Smart Bottoms Giveaway- Win one Smart One AIO

Suburban Tree Hugger Giveaway- Win a $25 GC

Baby Belle Bottoms Giveaway- Win Fuzzibunz OS in Apple Green

Pure Modern Baby Giveaway- Win a Applecheeks Mini Test & Softbums Basic Pack

Bitty Bottoms Giveaway
- Win 1 Happy Heiny, 1 Rumparooz, & 1 Fuzzibunz.

Oh Katy Giveaway- Win 1 OS Oh Katy diaper.

Euphoria Giveaway- Win a Bumgenius 4.0

Petunia Pickle Bottom- Win a Peaceful Portofino Boxy Backpack

Ten Tiny Piggies Giveaway- Win a FLIP, Bumgenius & Thirsties Duo

Baby Bottoms Boutique- Two readers will win a Wahmies Wetbag & a FLIP diaper.

Snuggle Bugz Giveaway- Win 2 Applecheeks Little Bundles, 1 Swim diaper, & 1 bumGenius bottom cleaner.

Comfy Cozy Diapers Giveaway- Win 1 Artist Series bumGenius diaper

While you are there don't forget to play the Name that Diaper giveaway for extra entries!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Win a Boba Carrier!

Want a chance to win a Boba Carrier? Just follow this link to Dirty Truth Reviews and enter!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Win an ERGO carrier from Jewels & Treasures!

You know from my latest babywearing post below that I LOVE my Ergo! Here is a chance for you to win one for yourself!

Enter here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Why I love Baby Wearing!

While pregnant last year I along with some Moms-to-be from my Bradley Class attended a baby wearing demo led by Amber from Heavenly Hold.

There were so many options to choose from and I happily tried them all on over my rapidly expanding baby belly. I went in thinking I wanted a sling because honestly that's all I really thought there was to baby wearing. But Amber opened up a whole new world of soft structured carriers, wraps, mei teis & more. I ended up purchasing both a Sleepy Wrap & Organic ERGO carrier. I went with these two because I wanted something that would work well for both myself and my husband who at 6'5 is over a foot taller than me.

Fast forward a few months and I gave birth to the sweetest boy ever. I ended up with a c-section and despite recovering from major surgery I was able to wear my almost 9 lbs baby in the Sleepy Wrap on day 5. It was Mother's Day and we met my family for lunch and a quick shopping trip. He slept the entire time snuggled close to me. During the weeks that followed I wore him often around the house because he did not like to be put down at all. I wore him while sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and even hanging clothes outside. Daddy even wore him at my 6 week check up!

Here is a picture of us on my 1st Mother's Day. I look a little rough, but he was as happy as can be.


I have to admit I didn't have love for my Ergo at first. But when he hit about 5 months old that all changed! Now I don't know how I would survive without it. I wear him everytime we leave the house whether it be grocery shopping or a trip to the zoo or museum (which we did yesterday and let me tell you he loved it!). The ERGO allows him the feeling of being held while leaving my arms free. But my absolute favorite thing about the ERGO is being able to nurse in it. This is why I say it is a lifesaver! I have nursed him a million places in the ERGO all without having to stop what I am doing and without people around me knowing what's going on. The sleeping hood makes the best nursing cover! The pouch in the front is good size for a clean cloth diaper and small wet bag which is perfect for most outings. I never leave home without my ERGO and even Daddy enjoys wearing Charlie (especially on his back).

A picture of a sleepy Charlie in his ERGO in a corn maze this past fall.


There are so many reasons why I love baby wearing. I love that he feels calm and secure in unfamiliar places. I love being able to whisper things to him and explain the world around him while exploring both inside and outside our home. But I guess my biggest reason that I love baby wearing is because I love having my baby close to me.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Win a Britax B-Scene Stroller

If the Britax B-Scene stroller is anything like B-Ready you are going to want to check this out! I recently won the B-Ready in a giveaway and can personally attest to it's awesomeness (easy to adjust and maneuver, stylish, comfortable, large storage basket, etc.) so I would imagine the B-Scene has to be pretty cool!


Busy Mommy Media is giving one away! Enter here.

I feel a tooth!

Well after 7 (LONG) months of teething symptoms I can finally feel a tooth! I spent about 30 minutes yesterday telling Charlie how proud and excited I was that he was getting his first tooth! He is such a big boy now I can hardly stand it (I won't mention the time I have spent literally crying that my boy will be 10 months old this weekend and oh so close to 1)! I wish I had a picture for you all because you can just barely see a bit of the tooth, but he doesn't even like me looking at it much less taking a picture. Alright I'll quit acting like a crazy excited 1st time Mom now, I just had to brag for a minute!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Knickernappies 1000 Blog Followers Giveaway

Who couldn't use more fluff? Check out Knickernappies blog and enter to win a prize pack worth over $150!

(3) Custom Fit Knickernappies Pocket Diapers in the size and colors of their choice!
(3) LoopyDo's in the size of their choice!
(1) Doorknob Diaper Pail
(1) Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer

Sounds awesome, right? Enter here!