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Bringing Home Baby Event: EcoPacifier- Review and Giveaway

Monday, August 20th, 2012


We are on the countdown for baby Winkles to make his appearance and I want to be ready. I wanted to make sure that we had the best pacifiers ever. So I went on a search and I found EcoPacifier! These binky’s are awesome! The Ecopacifier is made of 100% pure rubber from the rubber tree, Hevea brasillensi. These trees are sustainably grown in plantations in Malaysia. The rubber tree exudes a latex sap, the world’s primary source of natural rubber, which is tapped in a similar manner to maple syrup from a maple tree. After about 20-25 years the tree stops producing latex sap. The trees are then harvested and replanted. The harvested wood is used extensively in furniture, flooring, construction and even toys. From seed to tree to ecopacifier to wooden toys, the Rubbertree has an eco-friendly, sustainable and high quality life.

Children deserve safe products. Parents deserve simple, natural choices. Ecopacifier offers parents a solution to conventional pacifiers. Say “goodbye” to the icky pacifiers of yesterday, and “hello” to Ecopacifier, the 100% natural choice! Ecopacifier is made WITHOUT the use of chemical softeners (used in silicone pacifiers) or colorants (used in plastic and silicone pacifiers). Ecopacifier offers two sizes, in two styles. All are BPA-free, PVC-free, Paraben-free, and Phthalate-free.

Buy It: Visit the EcoPacifier site to find local and online places to purchase your own EcoPacifier.

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Bringing Home Baby Event: Bamboobies $60 Gift Code- Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012


I am getting ready for another round of breastfeeding. When my new little one gets here I want to make sure I am ready prepared and above all comfortable. I can’t believe the difference between now and when I had my daughter. I knew very little about breastfeeding was terrified and just wanted to get it right. Well after A LOT of trial and error I can say I most definitely did get it right. But I got to tell you it’s like my hair stylist always says “Honey, it’s all about the product”. Okay your boobs and your baby might have something to do with it too, but I stand by my/his statement. Product can make all the difference and in breastfeeding that could not be more true. First in the beginning when your milk supply comes in it is not regulated. I remember hearing my daughter cry trying to fumble out a boob and squirting her down, my arm and my table. I am sorry if that is a bit graphic for you but it’s true. In the beginning I used disposable breast pads they were costly and not terribly absorbent. I wanted to be a bit more eco friendly so I found reusable breast pads. These were better for the environment, more absorbent but not so soft as you can see in the pictures below. I used them through breast feeding changing them often but being able to wash and reuse. And then I found Bamboobies (cue angelic song). They are amazing and everything a breast pad should be. They are the softest breast pads I have ever used (they are softer than any clothing item I own). They are absorbent and a better size then my old breast pads. They are truly magnificent! If you want to feel comfy while you sleep and while you go out these are the breast pads for you. There is nothing worse then going out in public only to find you have entered a one women wet t shirt contest. Trust me it has happened to me and it is not fun. Get Bamboobies and stay dry!
Next Breastfeeding in public can be an Olympic sport unto itself. My kids were squirmy wiggly little guys who seemed determined to show the world what they were doing. I don’t know about you but while I have no problem breast feeding in public I do like it to be relatively discreet. I am sure everyone knows that when I have my breast feeding shawl on and they see a baby’s head hidden with their feet dangling out they are well aware I am breastfeeding. However do they need to see my boobs “No, they do not”. The Bamboobies Chic nursing Shawl is just what you need to breast feed discretely and look good while doing it. I love the fabric it is soft and breathable. The shawl is really cute actually and I would wear it breast feeding or not. It covers perfectly and keeps you covered where its important!


The overnight Bamboobies are incredible. they are the softest most absorbent creation for your boobs ever! I love them and I know they will be invaluable for those first few weeks especially!

**Made especially for new mothers: for heavy leaking in the early months of nursing and overnight / early morning leaking**

Award-winning Overnight Bamboobies, designed for new mamas who leak a lot and want the ultimate in softness. The 4-pair pack comes in a cute, pink lingerie bag. Made with an Ultra-soft Bamboo Fleece outer layer and hemp and organic cotton soaker layer in the middle, these pads are the biggest and softest on the market!

Overnights are what made one new mother call Bamboobies “cashmere sweater for my boobies”!

Regular Bamboobies are ultra-thin with a milk-proof backing so they are perfect for going back to work or going out for a night on the town when you don’t want your nursing pads to show. They are ideal for light leaking or once your supply has been regulated. Regular Bamboobies are lined with organic bamboo velour to soothe tender nursing nipples on the inside and have a waterproof outer layer to protect your clothes. They’re heart-shaped to cup your breast better than a circular pad – no creases means no lines. Because they are thinner, heart-shaped and have a milk-proof backing, Bamboobies will not show or more importantly leak through your shirt like cotton pads do. Bamboobies also have a hemp and organic cotton inner layer to absorb as much milk as possible. Bamboobies have been called the “Maserati of nursing pads” – the ultimate in luxury and softness. Green packaging, fair-wage sewing in Colorado, and sustainable fabrics make Bamboobies the smart & eco chocie for new mothers.

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You can see the difference between the Bamboobies and one of my other reusable Breast pads. I can tell you right now I will never use the other one again. It was uncomfortable, scratchy and no the most absorbent pad. I had to change it many times a day at times once an hour or more. Bamboobies are SO SOFT! They are comfortable, super absorbent and the only breast pad I want to use now.

Here you can see all the layers that make up these great breast pads

So stylish, no one will know it’s a nursing cover! Unlike apron-style nursing covers, the Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl is stylish and discreet. It won’t draw attention like other brightly colored covers.
Hand sewn in Colorado of eco-soy and organic cotton fabric, the super-soft lightweight jersey shawl stretches and changes to fit and flatter your changing body.

The Bamboobies nursing shawl comes in two sizes (S/M and M/L) and four fashionable colors:
Bright Marine Blue
Hot Purple
Stone Blue/Grey
Jet Black.

Soy is the new ‘vegan cashmere!’

Most of the time soy fiber is a waste product of soybean oil and tofu manufacturing … but, once in a while, a savvy textile manufacturer reclaims this food by-product for an innovative new fabric blend.

Soy is more breathable, absorbent and durable than cotton and is naturally anti-microbial and UV protective. Like silk, it is softer than cotton and longer-lasting. It dries quickly, doesn’t wrinkle as easily and feels luxuriously comfortable.

Soy fibers do not require any toxic bleaching or toxic chemicals to process and our soy blends are non-GMO. Soy fibers are ideal for garments as they ‘close the loop’ on manufacturing waste.

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site to purchase any of the Bamboobies products including nursing pads, the Chic Nursing Shawl and more. Used code FAML20 for 20% off at checkout at Bamboobies . This will be good for 20% off any Bamboobies product (nursing pads, nursing shawl, therapy pillows, nipple balm).

Win It:One lucky Familylicious reader will win a Bamboobies $60 Gift Code that may be used on any of the following products or a combination there of nursing pads, nursing shawl, therapy pillows, nipple balm. Please note the winner is responsible for their own shipping at a flat rate of $4.95.

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Bringing Home Baby Event: Rockin Green Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products- Review and Giveaway

Monday, July 9th, 2012


I am so excited to tell you about Rockin Green Soap ! I think I have found one of my favorite laundry detergents ever. I do laundry every single day. I am very picky about my laundry detergent because I have to be. Kaia and Mikey have exceptionally sensitive skin and I am pretty positive the new baby will have the same skin concerns. I have gone through tons of laundry detergent trying to find the right one that works well for my children and doesn’t cause horrible painful rashes. Plus on top of that I cloth diaper so I need something that will also be strong enough to get rid of the yucky diaper smell and the ammonia which can linger and cause burns on the new babies skin. Well I have done that and then some. Rockin Green Soap not only takes care of all of those issues it does more. “How can it do more you ask?” Well I will tell you it smells amazing! Yes amazing. We got a chance to use the Smashing Watermelons laundry detergent and I have to tell you it smells exactly like Watermelon! It smells amazing. I have started washing my cloth diaper stash to get ready for the new baby and I always put my diapers through twice for two reasons one there is generally a yucky funk to them after the first cycle and two to get off the excess laundry soap residue. Rockin Green Soap is made to wash clean so there is no residue. Sadly that means there is no yummy watermelon smell to the laundry afterwards but still while its going my laundry room smells like yummy watermelons and not stinky laundry so I am sold.

Here is some info from the Rockin Green Soap site:

Rockin’ Green is an award-winning manufacturer of eco-friendly cleaning products designed to make cleaning easier and greener. Most well-known for their clean-rinsing laundry detergent formulated for use on all fabrics and especially useful on cloth diapers, Rockin’ Green produces detergents for hard, soft and normal water conditions (known as Hard, Soft and Classic Rock varieties).

Rockin’ Green also carries Funk Rock, a first-of-its kind natural ammonia bouncer, and Melody, an odor-neutralizer and air freshener home spray. With the exception of Funk Rock, all products come in seven natural scents, such as Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, Earth Wind & Orchids, Rage Against the Raspberry, and Bare Naked Babies (unscented).


Buy It : Visit the Rockin Green Soap site to purchase your own fantastically amazing Rockin Green Soap products.
Win It :One lucky reader will win a Rockin Green Soap 45/90 load bag in your choice of scent!
Enter It: Click the Read More LINK below or Click HERE to find the Rafflecopter Widget for entry submission.
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Green Babies Body Care- Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011


Green Babies makes amazing body care products that are fantastic for sensitive skin. Green Babies has wonderful hypo-allergenic body care products for babies that smell great. Kaia and Mikey love taking a bath with the Baby Me Shampoo and Wash. It works great gets the kids clean makes lots of bubbles and has not caused any reaction on my kiddos super sensitive skin. We are definite fans of this great line of baby body care products!

About
Green Babies, the original organic baby clothing brand, has a new baby on the way: a value-driven, values-conscious children’s body care line. Since 1994, Green Babies ® has offered an extensive line of natural and organic baby products, including certified organic cotton clothing, wooden toys and natural parenting books.

Just born, Green Babies™ body care products, including Baby Me Shampoo & Wash, Energizing Bubble Bath, Calming Bubble Bath, Smooth Me Detangler and Lotion Potion Moisturizer, will be available at Whole Foods Markets throughout the Northeast, select specialty retail stores and www.greenbabies.com. The new body care line is plant and fruit derived, vegan, hypo-allergenic and tear-free. Developed in the spirit that every baby is beautiful and deserves the best, safest and most irritant-free products that won’t break the budget, the products do not contain synthetic fragrances, dyes, sulfates, parabens or phthalates.

On the frontlines of the organic movement, mom of three Lynda Fassa conceived Green Babies ® when she found a lack of healthy baby products for her then newborn. A former Ford Model, Lynda wasn’t always the crunchy-granola type, but “greened up” her act while pregnant with her first daughter—veggies and organic smoothies replaced diet soda and cheap takeout.

Win It:One lucky reader will win a Green Babies full size product chosen at random by the company.

Mandatory Entry:This must be done first for any additional entries to count FIRST YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT . Next visit the Green Babies site and tell me which body care product you would most like to win.

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Giveaway ends August 21st@11:59PM PST. USA only. Winner will be picked via And the Winner Is a WordPress application. All prizes are shipped from the sponsoring company. Familylicious Reviews is not responsible for any prizes being shipped. Familylicious Reviews does coordinate with the sponsoring company to make sure the winners information gets to the responsible party. Familylicious Reviews will do everything possible to make sure that the winner receives their prize. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.
This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.
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Seventh Generation Free & Clear: Baby Diapers- Review and Giveaway

Thursday, July 14th, 2011


Seventh Generation wants to offer you my Lucky Readers an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at their newly re-launched Free & Clear diapers. With the same great performance that parents have come to expect from Seventh Generation, Free & Clear diapers have a brand new look that makes it ‘clear’ what makes them so special.

What Seventh Generation leaves out is just as important as what they put in. Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions. In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core. With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.

Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before. In fact, Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.

As most of you know I use cloth diapers. I do however use disposables when we go on vacation. Its just not convenient to use cloth diapers when we are on vacation ( I have tried). So when choosing a disposable I do use Seventh generation diapers.

Buy It: You can Seventh Generation products like theirFree & Clear: Baby Diapers in stores everywhere. Here is a $2 off COUPON for your next shopping trip!

Win It:One lucky reader will win a pack of Seventh Generation Free & Clear: Baby Diapers.

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5. Subscribe to the Familylicious Reviews and Giveaways feed for EMAIL updates. You can find out about my giveaways as soon as they go live! (3 entries)
6. Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and the featured company stating why you would like to win this giveaway. Please leave a comment with a direct link to your post (5 entries)
7. Enter one of my other CURRENT giveaways you get one extra entry per other CURRENT giveaway you enter so enter one extra or all of them. Just write in your comment which other giveaway you entered. i.e. “I entered the… giveaway” (I understand that some will end before this giveaway is over, that’s fine)(1 entry per additional giveaway entered)
8. Grab my BUTTON this must be the BUTTON FROM THIS SITE THE OLD ONE DOES NOT COUNT please leave me the URL so I can verify I will be checking. The button MUST be on your HOMEPAGE. (5 entries)
9. Grab my SUMMER GIFT GUIDE BUTTON and tell me where it is make sure to leave a URL address I will be checking. The button MUST be on your HOMEPAGE. (5 entries)
10. Vote for me on Picket Fence. It’s simple all you have to do is click the button below. You can do this once a day for an extra entry each day you vote!
(1 entry per vote *once per day)
11. Enter this giveaway in a giveaway linky on another blog. Be sure to leave me the url to the linky you posted the link to! For an example and a list of places to post linkys Click HERE (1 extra entry per link each comment MUST have a URL as to where the linky was posted if you see that there is already a linky for this giveaway on a site move on to another site I have a ton of sites listed PLEASE DO NOT repeat a linky on a site where there is already one for this giveaway)

Giveaway ends July 31st@11:59PM PST. USA only. Winner will be picked via And the Winner Is a WordPress application. All prizes are shipped from the Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark. Familylicious Reviews is not responsible for any prizes being shipped. Familylicious Reviews does coordinate with the sponsoring company to make sure the winners information gets to the responsible party. Familylicious Reviews will do everything possible to make sure that the winner receives their prize. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.
This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to both Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark who provided me with product information, a coupon and actual product to review and offer as a giveaway on my blog..
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