Friday, October 24, 2008
Remember how I said that I have water babies? Remember that I said I love anything by Boon? Well it was all true and here I am with another fab product loved by everyone in my household. The Boon Flo is a modern protective faucet cover and the reason I initially bought this product was for simply that reason - to protect my youngest son from bashing his head! So I take it home, I slip in on the tap (really easily I might add) and then I realize that it has a holding reseviour for bubble bath!! You pour the bubble bath into the opening at the top and the next time your child climbs in the tub simply push the green button on the bottom and the bubble bath flows directly into the water stream. Now I am totally in love, could it get any better? Yes! It can!! (I bet you saw that coming) My oldest son has a completley different reason to love the Flo - it directs the water out of the tap at a higher angle making it easier for him to wash his hair! Now if there is still anyone out there that doesn't think Boon rocks! I would love to know why.
See the makers of the Flo for more information and other great products!
This and other Boon products are available at Jamtots
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Yet another wonderful glass BPA free baby bottle! This bottle brought to you by Sweet Pea also allows for worry free use with a protective sleeve called a pea pod! The pea pod is made of Neoprene, comes in several wonderful colours and has a zipper so you can take it off easily to wash this bottle in the dishwasher. BONUS - Covers and Bottles are sold separately so you can save money by using one cover on multiple glass bottles.
Visit the makers of the Sweet Pea Baby Bottle for more information
This item is also available at Jamtots
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
In response to the "official" announcement that BPA is in fact bad for you, I would like to share some great products with that don't include that are BPA free!Since the BPA scare many people are throwing out the plastic and reaching for glass containers to store and heat there foods, however, when it comes to glass baby bottles Mothers are worried about there babies throwing or dropping them resulting in a mess and possible injuries. This is were the Wee-Go Glass baby bottle and protective sleeve comes to the rescue!
The Wee-Go Glass Baby bottle by Babylife is a 100% non-toxic glass bottle covered with a sleeve that is free of plastic. The silicone nipple is latex-free. The plastic ring, plug and cap contain no polycarbonates and are food grade, FDA approved and recyclable. Not only is this item very safe, the bottle and sleeve are dishwasher friendly and the colourful sleeve provides a fun textured good gripping surface for feeding your growing baby.
Visit the maker of the Wee-Go Baby Bottle for more information
This item is also available at Jamtots
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I first discovered this wonderful Canadian (Vancouver, BC) made product at the 2007 Baby Fair in Victoria, BC. After visiting the Stonz website I discovering that this company was started by two mom's and they offered free shipping within Canada if you request no plastic gift packing!! Yet another way to do what you can for the environment.
Visit the Creators of Stonz for more information
Stonz are also available at Jamtots
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I first discovered online parenting communities when I was trying to conceive my second child. I struggled with fertility issues and in my quest for answers I stumbled across Canadian Parents and found myself with a lot of the answers I was looking for, more questions that I didn't even think to ask and the support of many women going through the same thing, some successfully, some not. This community got me through a lot, it wasn't just a place to find information it was a place to vent, to cry and to rejoice.
Canadian Parents is a great place to start on your journey into Online Communities. For residence of Victoria,BC I also recommend Kids In Victoria.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Check out the creator of PumpEase for more information
This product is available at Jamtots
If you have tried this product I would love to hear your review!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Despite having a breast reduction in 2000 I am fairly well endowed, add in lactation and I need a really strong bra! I have tried a lot and the only one that I found was able to handle the job, is Bravado. The Bravado nursing bra gives amazing support, is very comfortable, allows for quick access for nursing and comes in many stylish designs! Another thing that I love about the Bravado bra is the creators behind this great design are two moms that use real mothers in there photography, are a green company and make product donations in there community. Aside from a full line of wonderful nursing bras, Bravado also makes a nursing bra tank top which is the ultimate in comfort!
Visit the creator of the Bravado for more information.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This product is one that I have not tried, it was not something that was available when I was nursing but I sure wished it was! The owners of Jamtots found this product on a recent buying trip and just had to add it to there store. I, like most nursing mothers, would leak on my non-nursing side while feeding my baby. Occasionally I would even leak through my pad making a mess of my shirt. This very neat product is designed to slip into your bra on the non-nursing side and collect the breast milk that leaks when your milk lets down. This allows you to save the milk to use for your baby at another time or to donate to your local milk bank!! MilkSaver is a slim design that is easily concealed in your bra, it is quick and easy to wash and is Bisphenol A and Phthalate free.
The average mom will leak 1 to 4 ounces of milk each time she breastfeeds.
Visit the creators of MilkSaver for more information
Since this is a product I have not tried I would love to hear from anyone that has!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Visit the Quintessence Foundation site to find your local challenge or to learn more about this wonderful event.
In honor of this event, my posts this week will be related to breastfeeding.
This is a topic that I am passionate about. When I think about my breastfeeding experience I am comforted by knowing that I did what is best for my child, I am proud at myself for pushing through the road blocks that I faced, I become nostalgic when I think of the peaceful, sweet moments I spent feeding my boys and I am sad that it is over. I always knew that I would be a mother, it was just something I always felt. I also never had any hesitation about how I would feed my children as infants - breastfeeding is the best. What I didn't know was that I would face many struggles along the way. In the end those struggles and continuing to breastfeed despite them, made my experience even richer.
In 2007 I attended the Victoria Baby Fair, at which a booth called Cafe Au Lait was set up encouraging mothers to share their unique breastfeeding experience with others. Here is my breastfeeding experience with my youngest child.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Note: This item now comes in a Ladybug design! For more information visit the creator of the Frog Pod
Friday, October 3, 2008
Photo by Amanda Gustafson of Inspired Images Photography
Anyone that knows me, even a little, knows that I am a cloth diapering momma and very passionate about it. As a consultant for my favourite children's store, Jamtots, I get the opportunity to test there fabulous line of diapers on my 19 month old son. This gives me the chance to make my design suggestions which of course results in a diaper that I love! Now Jamtots makes several wonderful diapers (which I will be sure to review in future posts) but to kick off into this pool I would like to introduce you to the Berry Plush!
The Berry Plush Diaper (as featured in the picture above) is an All in One diaper (AIO). The cover is made of a waterproof layer and a very soft fabric called Minkee. These diapers have a three layer insert made of hemp or bamboo and topped with Minkee. This insert snaps into the cover, which means that once soiled it can be replaced with a fresh insert allowing you to re-use the cover. This feature brings the price of this diapering system down by allowing you to purchase multiple lower priced inserts for each cover (I recommend three inserts per cover). The ability to snap in a new insert is also one of the reasons this is my favourite "on the go" diaper - taking extra inserts for the cover takes up less room in my diaper bag then other diapers and changes are quick!
This diaper is available in small, medium and large. It is important to know that the medium size is the stage your baby will be in the longest, so if you’re looking for an embroidered berry plush cover you will get your best value in the medium.
For more information on this diaper visit the creators of the Berry Plush