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Baby Bond Review and Giveaway

{This giveaway is now closed! The winner was commenter #36, Casey!}

Nursing covers are wonderful for nursing moms! I’m not going to stay at home all the time for fear of having to breastfeed my baby out in public and I don’t feel comfortable not using a cover or just using a blanket…my son moves around too much!

Most nursing covers go over your neck and completely cover your baby up but it gets really hot underneath the cover and my baby  gets drenched in sweat! Add in southern heat and humidity and that results in a very  hot and uncomfortable baby and mama!

Then I tried Baby Bond! It is a wonderful cover especially for summertime nursing!

Baby Bond is a nursing sash which allows you to discreetly feed from the top of your shirt! They make 3 different sashes, the Original, Flex and Couture which is a sash and belly band combo! I chose a Couture in Barcelona (charcoal gray).

I’ve really enjoyed my Couture! It does take practice to get the knack of it, the first time I tried I was a bit discouraged but I just kept practicing. I have used it both as a sash (nursing from the top) and as a band (nursing from the bottom) and I prefer using it as a band. (Another benefit during the summer, when wearing as a band, you don’t have to wear a nursing tank!!)

I love that I don’t have to cover up my son and we can nurse discreetly! I’ve already  used it to nurse at my parents home and when we’ve had company over and felt completely covered and comfortable! I’ve not used it “out” in public but with a little more practice I know that I will feel confident to use it anywhere.

Using the Couture as a sash! He really is nursing here…looks like I’m just snuggling my sweet boy!!

 

Purchase Baby Bond:

Buy your own Baby Bond! Use discount code “simple” for 25% off your Baby Bond purchase! (Discount code active until 7/20/10.)

Giveaway:

Win a Baby Bond of your choice!!

Mandatory Entry:

“Like” Baby Bond on Facebook! (Leave a comment telling me you “like” Baby Bond!)

Additional Entries: (leave a separate comment for each)

1. Visit Baby Bond and let me know what you like best about the product!

2. Tell me which Baby Bond you would choose!

3. Follow @BabyBond on Twitter

4. Follow @frugalandsimple on Twitter

5. Tweet about this giveaway! “Win an @babybond for ‘nursing and conversing’ from @frugalandsimple http://bit.ly/a18qGH #breastfeeding #bfing”

Giveaway ends Monday, July 19 at 12:00 pm CST.

Disclaimer: I was provided a Baby Bond to review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

*Enter my Bummas Cloth Wipe Giveaway too!

Bummas Review and Giveaway

{This giveaway is now closed! The winner was commenter #3, Margaret!}

 

As a cloth diapering mama, it just makes sense to use cloth wipes! In fact, at the very beginning of my cloth diapering, I was using disposable wipes and they were just more of a hassle! Once I realized using cloth wipes made more sense I began a quest for the “perfect” cloth wipe! I started off using baby wash cloths which work okay but I’ve been warned that as my son gets older they won’t be sufficient!

Then I learned about Bummas! Bummas are 100% cotton cloth baby wipes – made in the US! I was sent a package of Wild Ones to try and my first thought when I opened the package was “I love the bright colors!” If you are going to be wiping bottoms, why not do it with fun colors?

When I pulled out the first wipe I thought it was a little small at 5″ x 7″. After using these I realized that the Bummas are the perfect size for wipes – the baby wash cloths were too big!

After using these a few weeks, the 10 Bummas wipes are my favorite! I use the Bummas before the washcloths!

What if you don’t use cloth diapers? Bummas can be used with both cloth diapers or disposables! “Bummas are small soft, luxurious baby-sized cloths made especially for drying baby bottoms, as well as blocking those surprise squirts. And with a little douse of water, they can also replace wet wipes for clean up of sensitive bums.”

Purchase:

Buy your own set of Bummas for $16.99!

Giveaway:

Bummas is giving one reader  a set in their color choice!

Mandatory Entry:

Go to Bummas website and leave a comment telling me which set you would choose!

Additional Entries: (leave a separate comment for each)

1. Visit Bummas website and tell me what you like best about the Bummas!

2. Tell me if you would use them with cloth diapers or disposables!

3.  Follow @frugalandsimple on Twitter

4. Tweet about this giveaway (include @frugalandsimple in the Tweet!)

5. “Like” Frugal and Simple Living on Facebook!

 

Giveaway ends on Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 pm CST.

Disclaimer: I was provided a set of Bummas to review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

PaciGrip Review and Giveaway

{This giveaway is now closed! The winner was commenter #17, Sarah!}

My son is a Soothie pacifier baby which presents a problem when it comes to pacifier clips! Most pacifier clips are not compatible with the Soothie. However, the PaciGrip by BooginHead is a “universal pacifier leash” that works with the Soothie (plus they are really cute)!

Features of the PaciGrip:

  • Washable, durable and non-toxic
  • Strong clasp that won’t pull off, but is gentle on clothes.

The PaciGrip is simple to put on any pacifier! I was somewhat worried that the “rope” that attached to the pacifier would be uncomfortable for Paxton but there were no issues with that at all!

The clip stays put which is wonderful! It hasn’t made any permanent marks on his clothes. The only downside is that it stays put so well that it can be a little difficult to open since it is not a pinch open clip. However, it is only slightly inconvenient and I’d much rather it be a little snug than falling off all the time and causing his pacifier to fall in the floor (yuck)!

Paxton says go get the baby in your life a PaciGrip! They’ll love it (and so will you)!!

You can purchase PaciGrips at several retailers such as Babies R Us or Baby Depot. You can also order one from Amazon.

Giveaway:

BooginHead has agreed to give one reader a PaciGrip in their choice of color!

Mandatory Entry:

Tell me who would use the PaciGrip! (Your child? Grandchild? Niece?)

Additional Entries: (leave a separate comment for each)

1. Visit booginhead.com and tell me which PaciGrip color is your favorite!

2. Visit booginhead.com and tell me which one of their products you like the best!

3. Follow @BooginHead on Twitter

4. Follow @frugalandsimple on Twitter

5. Tweet about this giveaway! Include @frugalandsimple & @BooginHead in your tweet!

6. Help Sari Crevin (BooginHead owner) achieve her dream of being on Oprah and having her own show! Go vote for Sari and come back and leave a comment telling me you did!

7. Tweet about Sari’s quest to be on Oprah!  You can tweet, “Help Sari Crevin achieve her longtime dream of being on the Oprah Show and having a show of her OWN! Please retweet!http://ow.ly/1Wgiv

Giveaway ends on Thursday, June 24 at 12:00 pm CST.

Disclaimer: I was provided a PaciGrip to review by BooginHead. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Skin MD Natural & Giveaway

{This giveaway is now closed! The winner is commenter number 10, Tina!}

Winter is so rough on my hands! Between the dry air, washing dishes, and repeatedly washing hands (I don’t want to get sick) my hands get very dry! In fact, if I don’t keep them moisturized, the skin over my knuckles cracks and sometimes bleeds!

I need a lotion that keeps my hands feeling moisturized and that’s doesn’t have a strong fragrance (heavily scented lotions give me a headache!)

Enter Skin MD™ Natural Shielding Lotion. This lotion “uses only the finest natural ingredients, and is focused on urging the skin to be active, and to use its own moisture to effectively heal itself.”

When a representative from 21st Century Formulations contacted me about Skin MD™ Natural, I was very excited about trying out the product, in hopes that it would be the solution to my constantly dry hands!

I was not disappointed with the lotion at all! After one application my hands felt wonderful, the lotion does not leave any greasy feeling residue and makes my hands simply feel moisturized!

What’s even better about Skin MD™ Natural is it can be used on your face as well which was exciting to me because I deal with dry facial skin all winter too! It feels wonderful as a facial moisturizer.

Skin MD™ Natural comes in a 4 ounce bottle and retails for $18. The 4 ounces is a 1 to 2 month supply with daily use since you only need a small amount of the lotion to adequately moisturize.

Giveaway:

21st Century Formulations has agreed to give one reader a 4 ounce bottle of Skin MD™.

To Enter:

Leave a comment about your skin care struggles!

(Do you deal with dry hands & face in the winter? Are you allergic to heavily fragranced moisturizers? etc.)

Additional Entry:

Tweet about this giveaway! Include @frugalandsimple in your tweet and leave an additional comment telling me that you tweeted!

Giveaway ends on Sunday, February 21 at 12:00 pm CST.

Disclaimer: I was provided a 4 ounce bottle of Skin MD™ Natural to review from 21st Century Formulations. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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