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Bringing Home Baby Event: Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover- Review

Friday, August 3rd, 2012



Bebe Au Lait’s award-winning nursing covers combine elegant style and everyday function. Bebe Au Lait knows little ones like to nurse on their own schedule and sometimes it doesn’t always fit yours. A rigid neckline, adjustable neck strap, and two wonderfully soft terry cloth pockets simplify nursing in public so that everyone — mom, baby, and present company — can carry on whenever, wherever baby needs nourishment. And since they’re exclusively designed in a collection of sophisticated and elegant prints, mom can keep her style and company while nursing.


Bebe Au Lait Nursing cover Features:
• Patented RigiFlex™ Neckline allows for optimal viewing of baby and ventilation
• Neckline Safety Technology promotes product longevity by preventing fabric wear and tear that may pose a hazard to baby or mom
• 100% breathable Cotton – single layered for cool comfort, soft as can be as it delicately shelters baby while nursing. Tuck top corner under arm for full coverage
• Internal Terrycloth Pocket: Perfect for quick cleanups and stashing pads and pacifiers.
• Adjustable d-ring neck strap with branded hardware for authenticity. Adjust it once and done.
• Generously sized 26” X 36” to allow baby to remain focused, not distracted during nursing
• Compact covers roll up to take wherever you go.
• Multi-use: use as a changing mat, sunshade, and light blanket.
• 2011 Creative Child Magazine Top Choice Winner
• Machine washable


My thoughts:
I knew I could not have a Bringing Home Baby Event without including a Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover. To me this is the Nursing Cover that started it all. Before Bebe Au Lait Moms were forced to use burp cloths and receiving blankets to cover up which gave little coverage and were easily tossed aside by an active baby. We were confined to “hide in the other room while nursing”. With Bebe Au Lait Mom’s were suddenly able to take charge feed when and where they wanted while looking cute and stylish and covered up the whole time.

Buy It: Visit the Bebe Au Lait site to purchase Bebe Au Lait nursing covers, burp cloth’s and other products.

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

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Bringing Home Baby Event- Lansinoh Affinity Breast Pump, HPA Lanolin and THERA°PEARL 3-in-1 Breast Therapy- Review and Giveaway (ARV$190)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012



When I had my baby shower for Kaia I was really unsure as to what I should register for. I was the first of my friends to have a baby and everything seemed a bit overwhelming. What is needed and what is not? So I pretty much registered for everything in the store. My friends and family came the day of my baby shower with tons of gifts some big and some small. I had one family member give me a beautiful Tiffany’s Baby Rattle it was gorgeous and I could just imagine my baby holding it and cooing so beautifully. My sister in law gave me a small bag with just a few items in it, a nursing cover, some Lansinoh Milk storage bags and some Lansinoh Lanolin. When all was said and done I can tell you my daughter never once played with the Tiffany’s rattle but that Lansinoh Lanolin was my favorite gift out of everything I got at that baby shower. Breastfeeding started as a serious challenge for me I had so many difficulties. But I wouldn’t give up and one of the only things that truly gave me comfort was my Lansinoh Lanolin.

My first Breast Pump was actually a Medela pump and while I loved it I did have a big problem with my Milk going through the tubing almost every time I pumped. It was such a hassle to try and clean out the tubing it is thin and not so easy to get clean. This time however I received the Lansinoh Affinity Breast Pump which is an electrical breast pump that is totally BPA free. I think it is the most superior and affordable pump available. This pump is really easy to clean I have already cleaned it. I also “tried it on” to see how it fits and feels and it is actually really comfortable as far as breast pumps go. The Affinity pump is an each and every day use pump intended for long time period every day pumping. So if you are going back to work this is the pump for you. I always donate breast milk so I am planning on using this pump to build up and hold my supply for my new baby and for donation milk. The 8 suction options and 6 cycle configurations are adjustable, so you can customize the breast pump to fit your needs. The Liquid crystal display screen takes the guesswork out of pumping by displaying elapsed time alongside with suction and cycle configurations. You can very easily modify both the suction and cycles settings or go to and from letdown mode.

That’s right the Affinity pump has Customized Expression Engineering for maximum milk movement AND is assured to prevent milk from backing up into the tubing and pump. Remember my problem with my medela pump I am so excited that this pump will not have this problem! It has a single Touch Letdown button, Convenience Match breast flanges for a comfortable, safe match. The ComfortFit breast flanges with outer rims are made of a gentle rubber, the Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump matches your breast securely to avert leaks and skin discomfort. There is also individually adjustable velocity and suction plus you can use AC or Batteries to operate the pump. So whether you are by a plug in the car or camping you can pump away! The screen is very straight forward and has a liquid crystal display Monitor. The affinity is developed to pump very easily into most infant bottles and there are bottle holders to assist in avoiding spills. That was another issue I had with my Medela everytime I would put the pump down when I was done pumping. The pump was top heavy so the bottles would fall over and spill. This pump is light-weight, compact and will fit into most diaper bags. And there is a Product Warranty included for components and motor!


I already know this is one of my favorite products ever! I mean it. I used it While breast feeding Kaia and Mikey and the third baby will be no different. Trust me if you are planning on Breastfeeding get yourself some Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin! And do it before you go to the hospital, it should be in your hospital bag ready to go once you have your baby you will need it!

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin is the leading product in its category, soothes, heals and protects sore cracked nipples. It is the only topical nipple cream endorsed in the US by La Leche League International*, considered the foremost experts on breastfeeding.

It Soothes, heals and protects sore cracked nipples. Is Safe for mom & baby. It is also 100% natural – world’s purest lanolin. Lansinoh Lanolin does not need to be removed prior to breastfeeding! So get comfy and breastfeed away! It contains no preservatives or additives of any kind and is the #1 treatment for breastfeeding moms.


While I have not tried THERA°PEARL 3-in-1 Breast Therapy yet. I know this is going to make me feel so much better after I have the baby. I always have issues with engorgement I fill up with milk very fast! So i need something to help me find some comfort. Lansinoh, the #1 brand in breastfeeding accessories, brings advanced relief with TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy. Whether hot or cold, the reusable and non-toxic packs can be used for a range of conditions, so you and your baby can make the most of your breastfeeding experience. Its unique design conforms to your breast or pump like a bag of peas to provide 360° relief. Doctor designed and lactation consultant approved.

Reusable therapeutic hot and cold pack for use with pain, swelling, engorgement, plugged ducts or mastitis associated with breastfeeding or to help encourage let-down while using a breast pump

Cold Therapy: relieves engorgement. I get this every time and I am so glad I will have comfort.

Freeze at least 2 hours

Hot Therapy: relieves mastitis, plugged ducts. I have had both of these as well. they are incredibly uncomfortable yet again Lansinoh to the rescue!

Breast Pump Aid: use warm to reduce time spent pumping. This is a new one to me I can’t wait to try it out!

Place packs in cloth covers and microwave 15 seconds. You may add more time in 5 second increments as needed until desired temperature is reached. Wrap around the outside of breast pump flanges while pumping, securing with the snap. Alternatively, the packs can be used just prior to pumping on your breasts to help encourage let-down.

Buy It: Visit the Lansinoh site to find places to purchase any of their fantastic products.

Win It:One lucky Familylicious reader will all the items I got to review the Lansinoh Affinity Breast pump ($159.99), the HPA Lanolin ($12.99), and the THERA°PEARL 3-in-1 Breast Therapy ($15.99)

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Bringing Home Baby Event: Balboa Baby Nursing Cover- Review and Giveaway

Sunday, July 29th, 2012


I absolutely love breastfeeding my babies. There are so many fun accessories to help aid you in your quest to provide sustenance for your little one. One of my favorite companies is Balboa Baby! They have some of the most stylish and practical products for Breastfeeding and baby care. I absolutely love their Nursing Covers. The cuter your nursing cover is the more you are going to want to take it out and use it. Plus this nursing cover is a multi-tasker! Whether you are using it to hold your nursing pads, cover you while breastfeeding, or to shade your little one while they nap in their stroller this cover does it all and it keeps you and your baby looking chic the whole time!

The Balboa Baby cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby while keeping the fabric securely in place so you can nurse at ease. The structured, reinforced neckline holds the fabric away from mom and baby, permitting eye contact which is essential between mothers and nursing babies. The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The Nursing Cover Measures 26″ height x 46″ width


The Balboa Baby Nursing Cover is generously sized to give nursing mothers full coverage while providing baby room to move.Can you see where the fabric is kind of bunched? It is sewn so that when baby moves the fabric can push out without moving the entire cover. I love this feature! This is the only cover I have seen with this feature and it is so awesome. If you have ever breastfed a baby under a cover you know that flailing arms can reek havoc with your nursing cover coverage. This cover is not only an ample size to give lots of space the bunched fabric is in the perfect places which will keep the cover from flailing about!

So how can the Balboa Baby Nursing Cover get even better? It can also be used as a stroller cover. That’s right if your little one should nod off during their feeding session (mine always did) you can gently transfer them to their stroller and use your stylish Balboa Baby nursing cover to shield them from the sun and prying eyes. It might also give older siblings the signal that play time is later.


I love the LARGE front pocket on the Balboa Baby Nursing Cover. The easily accessible pocket is just the right size to hold your nursing pads, burp cloth, binky etc. I plan on storing an extra set of Nursing pads in there at all times so that should I need an extra set they will be available and ready to use!

Balboa Baby has a stylish Buckle detail with Embossed logo. The configuration is also a bit different then most covers I have used. Both sides can be adjusted by the buckle. They are open on each side and are easy to adjust to your liking.

Buy It: Visit the Balboa Baby site to purchase any of their fantastic products like their beautiful Nursing Covers.

Win It:One lucky Familylicious reader will win a Balboa Baby Nursing Cover.

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Bebe Au Lait Review

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011


When it comes to Nursing Covers Beve Au Lait is my hands down favorite. When it comes down to it I think Bebe Au Lait is the standard Nursing Cover. It is the one that you would compare others to. Its features are incredible from the adjustable neck strap the perfect rigid neckline so you can always keep an eye on baby but at the same time be hidden and discreet to the thoughtful terry cloth pockets which are perfect for stashing a binky or breast pads but also awesome at wiping babies mouth for clean up. The Nursing cover is an awesome light weight sun shade that fits on practically any stroller; it can also double as a light weight blanket or even a changing pad. It is the ultimate in baby gear with its amazing uses. I did not leave the house our first year without one. I even kept a spare in the car for emergencies. The prints are gorgeous and stylish they are definitely boutique chic. I received the gift set which also includes three burp cloths in coordinating fabric and terry cloth they are very absorbent and stylish another must have for any mom.

The hooded towel from Bebe Au Lait is made out of extraordinarily soft terry cloth. I adore this towel it is thick and lush and perfect for wrapping up your baby or toddler. Babies can be easily swaddled and kept nice and cozy in this luxurious towel. Toddlers can wrap themselves and stay nice and warm while drying off. The Bebe Au Lait hooded towel is perfect for bath time or pool time.

Product Description
This Bebe au Lait gift set contains 1 award winning Bebe au Lait nursing cover with a gorgeous Bebe Au Lait pattern and 3 matching Burp Cloths. Our Burp Cloths are 100% Cotton Terrycloth, and are packaged in an all-new gift box. Which is 100% recycleable.

Product Description
Bebe au Lait’s new hooded towel is an innovatively chic twist on a hard-working standard. Crafted in ultra soft, 100% cotton terry, these luxe hooded towels are machine washable. Our Baby Hooded Towel is generously sized for swaddling infants. Each lush, cozy towel is edged in signature Bebe au Lait fabric in a variety of fabulous prints and colors. This is a baby sized towel, suitable for children aged 0-24 months. It features our Marmont print, which is a modern blue pattern.
Buy It: You can purchase Bebe Au Lait products on the Bebe Au Lait site.

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

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Ameda Purely Yours® Ultra Breast Pump 299 Dollar Value and 2,500 Dollar Grand Prize

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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I wanted to share with you some news about the I Breastfeed Because… campaign that launched in August.

From the diverse health benefits, to the increased bonding experience or even to the advanced weight loss, there are many reasons why a woman decides to breastfeed. Now Ameda’s I Breastfeed Because… campaign is giving women a voice to share why they made the decision to breastfeed.


About Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump:
The Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump is the world’s only breast pump with a proven Airlock Protection™ barrier. The diaphragm keeps the air from the pump from coming in contact with breast milk while pumping. This, in turn, helps protect breast milk from bacteria, mold and viruses. Purely Yours Ultra breast pump and accessories are available this month at a mass retailer, Babies “R” Us. The comprehensive 18-item launch will include the Purely Yours Ultra breast pump, milk storage and breast care products, and is available on BabiesRUs.com now and will be available in stores beginning August 2010. The pump will retail for $299.99 and accessories range from $6.99-$29.99.


The mom-inspired, professional performance Ameda Purely Yours Ultra offers you the flexibility, convenience, and styling you need and deserve from your breast pump. The lightweight Purely Yours Ultra breast pump offers professional performance and easy care wherever you go. It can be accessorized with the new UltraTote, ultra-suede and faux leather bag, which compliments your wardrobe while discreetly storing all your pumping essentials. All pumping essentials can be neatly tucked in this sophisticated and stylish tote. This upscale and contemporary bag features easy-clean interior with pockets and dividers to keep you organized while on the go!

About the campaign:
Ameda, a proven leader in breast pump innovation and trusted by moms and hospitals for over 65 years, launches the I Breastfeed Because… campaign to give moms a voice on this important subject in time for World Breastfeeding Month. Mothers who are currently breastfeeding, or have in the past, are encouraged to log onto I Breastfeed Because… to upload 20-second videos that share the reasons why they chose to breastfeed.


To draw attention to the campaign, Bethenny Frankel of Bravo TV’s hit show “Bethenny Getting Married” shared her honest take on why she decided to breastfeed her daughter. “Breastfeeding was very important to me because it is the healthiest option out there and has allowed me to bond with my baby in a way no one else can,” says Bethenny. “Breastfeeding is such an incredible experience and I feel so lucky that I get to share my story with women nationwide through the show and Ameda’s I Breastfeed Because campaign.”


For each video uploaded, tweet or video comment, Ameda will make a charitable donation to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America , a non-profit association of donor human milk banks established in 1985 to set standards for and to facilitate establishment and operation of milk banks in America. All those who participate are also automatically entered to win a grand prize of a $2,500 nursery makeover or one of 25 secondary prizes, $50 American Express gift cards. While World Breastfeeding Month is in August, this campaign will run through September.


Ameda’s* I Breastfeed Because… Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) opens at 12:00 a.m. Eastern on August 1, 2010 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on September 15, 2010. Entrants (defined below) may upload a video, tweet or comment to complete the statement: “I breastfeed because . . . .” For each such entry ($5.00 per video upload or $1.00 per tweet or comment, per Entrant, per day), Ameda will make a charitable contribution, up to a maximum total charitable contribution of $10,000.00, to a charity chosen in Ameda’s sole discretion. Each Entrant, regardless whether the charitable donation applies, will be entered into the Sweepstakes to win (1) Grand Prize of an American Express® card, valued at $2,500.00, for a Nursery Makeover, and (25) Second Prizes of an American Express® card, valued at $50.00.

Buy It: You can purchase a Ameda Purely Yours® Ultra Breast Pump on the Ameda.com site.

Win It: One lucky reader will win a Ameda Purely Yours® Ultra Breast Pump ( $299 Value). To enter FIRST YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG. MANDATORY YOU MUST upload a 20-second video on ibreastfeedbecause.com sharing the reasons why you plan to breastfeed or have breastfed. And post a link to your video here on my blog. All those who participate are also automatically entered to win a grand prize of a $2,500 nursery makeover or one of 25 secondary prizes, $50 American Express gift cards.

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