Balboa Ring Sling Review and Giveaway

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I love babywearing you all know this. I found a great adjustable baby sling. The Balboa Baby Sling is adjustable and has excellent padding. Actually the Balboa Baby Sling has the cushiest padding out of all the ring slings I had used yet, on the shoulder and along the rails. Kaia appreciated the padding immensely. Balboa Baby Sling have heavy duty Nylon rings, and a tailored closed tail. The tail on your Ring Sling is a personal preference some prefer closed some prefer open. I am kind of inbetween and it seems to go with my mood for the day. There is also a convenient pocket in the front that you can fit a few items in. Which is nice at the park or wherever I usually throw my cell, and a diaper in the pocket for just in case.

Here is some infor from the Balboa Baby site:

The Adjustable Sling by Balboa Baby® is so soft and comfortable that “slinging” your baby will feel totally natural for both of you. Designed to grow as your baby does, the Balboa Sling offers parents hands free motion and promotes bonding. The unique contoured padded strap features a sleek design, yet evenly distributes your baby’s weight. The covered elastic trim ensures your baby is safe and positioned close to you, while the deep pocket design keeps baby snug and secure, allowing you to move freely without worry. The one size Balboa Baby Sling folds easily and can be conveniently stored in a diaper bag or stroller. An outside pocket fits all your essentials which you can access without disturbing baby.


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Mrs Smiths Diaper Bag Review and Giveaway

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I love my new diaper bag. I admit I am an over packer. But in my defense when you have kids you never know when that certain something may come in handy. Plus as a cloth diapering Mama it is really hard to find a diaper bag that will hold cloth diapers and anything else. Usually it’s one or the other you can have your cloth diapers but then the bag is bursting at the seams and you can’t bring anything else. That is why Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bag’s are so magnificent. I have not seen another diaper bad like them. I am warning you though they are big. Much larger than most diaper bags I have seen. But as a mother of two my needs have increased. A small diaper bag just doesn’t cut it for me anymore.

And personally they never really did as I mentioned before the whole cloth diapering issue. Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bags have some pretty unique features my favorite being the pull out drawer. I am amazed at how much I can fit in there. And you will be two. I can fit 3 fully packed one size fits all cloth diapers in the large compartment (it was hard to fit those in my old diaper bag at all). Two pairs of 3t undies and pants for Kaia and Two Pants-all outfits for Mikey in the other two compartments. I have it all separated and organized the way I like it. Then the top of the bag has so much room I am just so excited. I am not used to having this extra room usually I have a bursting bag that cannot hide its own contents. So now I can bring snacks for my kiddos, drinks extra. I do have to say this as well. The side cup/ bottle holders on this bag are fantastic. I always had issues with my other bag because the bottle holders were made for just that bottles which generally are skinnier then a lot of the sippy cups that Kaia possesses. I love using her Safe Sippy and if any of you have one you know what a pain they are to get into the side bottle/ cup holders in the diaper bag. It easily fits in this diaper bag. Which in itself I know it’s kind of silly but that sold the diaper bag for me. I wanted it right then.

The other huge thing for me was the changing pad. I have big kids even Mikey who is five months measures at the size of a twelve month old. So most changing pads that come with diaper bags are way too small they fit maybe my Childs head or just their bottom region. The problem with that is YEW! I don’t want any part of my kids touching that changing table. Not their clothes hair or anything. The changing pad that comes with the Mrs. Smiths bag is magnificent it is a full size changing pad bigger then Mikey but it folds up super tiny. I love it. I don’t understand why all diaper bags don’t come with a changing pad like this one. With all that said there are some negatives to this bag first the size. It may be daunting to some. For me it was a perk because I personally need a larger bag but for others with one child that is out of diapers etc. they might shy away from the size. My friend did bring up a great point though. She said afterwards it will be a fantastic traveling bag. Which is so true, this bag will have a super long life with our family. Okay second negative and this one is really isn’t that bad but the prints and colors. I love them but having a boy and a girl I would like to see some more gender neutral colors in the cute prints. I love the polka dot print but I wish it was made in light blue or even lime green (I have been on such a lime green kick lately). They do have a few gender neutral colors I got the copper color and I adore it. It is truly gorgeous. But I was looking at their fun prints and they were definitely geared towards the girly side. Other then that I have not found any negatives for this bag. It even changes from a shoulder bag into a backpack another of my favorite features.

Here is some info from the site http://www.whodathought.com/200908/index.html:

The benefits of the Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bag are unmatched, like the unique pull-out drawer, which can be taken completely out of the bag. In the Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bag, you can fit:
Two bottles and one sippy cup in their own insulated holders
Jars of baby food
Two pacifiers
Lots of snacks and toys
Four to five sets of clothing
Wipes in a their own wipes container
Six diapers
A washable, full-sized changingpad (is included!)
And dedicated places for your keys, cell phone, sunglasses, credit cards, cash, ID and water bottle
And you can access all of these items easily! The Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bag converts to a backpack by using its own shoulder strap. It’s designed with style and flare, and keeps you organized. The Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bag also comes in black for those who also love to be organized, but don’t do pink!

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Rockin Baby Sling Review and Giveaway

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I love babywearing at this point you are all aware. So when I find baby wearing gear that is gorgeous I get so excited. I love it when my babywearing paraphernalia goes beyond the generic neutral colors. Aren’t you ever in the mood to just wear something fun. Well Rockin Baby Slings carry such slings. They also have the neutral baby slings and pouches you wear with anything but they also have the amazing slings that you see and say “I want that!” In addition to making ring slings they also make pouches. And not just any pouches but gorgeous pouches. I just adore Rockin Baby Slings color combinations. I tried out one of the Rockin Baby Slings and they are very comfortable. And Mikey gave this one his two slobbery thumbs up. He loves riding along in his sling. And there is nothing more I love then that gorgeous little baby face looking up at me so content.

Here is some info from the Rockin Baby Site
Rockin’ Baby Slings are reversible, they can be adjusted for multiple wearers, and worn on either shoulder.
fashionable – Available in an amazing array of colors and patterns that you won’t see everywhere else, because we design most of our own prints.
comfortable- The fabric caps over the shoulder for nice, even distribution of weight – and you can wear our slings on either shoulder.
quality – Rockin’ Baby Slings are made with natural, breathable fabrics, are pre-washed, sewn with extra strong thread (40 lb), seamed and overlocked to avoid fraying and independently tested for strength.
lifestyle – With baby in the sling you can do all of the millions of things you need to while still nurturing your newborn to 40lb toddler. It is also small enough to fit in your diaper bag, so you can take it anywhere easily.

Rockin’ Baby Pouches are reversible, they can be adjusted for multiple wearers via zippers, and worn on either shoulder.
fit – Because of our easy zipper system, you can adjust our pouch to fit multiple wearers and your growing baby in 5 different carrying positions.
comfort – The pouch has fabric that can cap the shoulder to evenly and comfortably distribute the weight of your child and padding on the inner rail of the pouch for baby’s comfort.
easy – Our pouch is simple to use, you just pop it over you head, and go — no confusing straps or buckles. It is also small enough to fit in your diaper bag.
stylish – All of our pouches are reversible, with a pattern on on side and usually a solid color on the other — and all in fabrics you won’t see everywhere else because we design the majority of our own prints.
quality – Rockin’ Baby Pouches are made with natural, breathable fabrics, are pre-washed, sewn with extra strong thread (40 lb), seamed and overlocked to avoid fraying and independently tested for strength.


Benefits of Baby Wearing
Babywearing has been around as long as humans have been making babies because it works!
Here are just a few reasons to start wearing your baby:

Happy Babies
Babywearing reduces crying and fussiness up to 43% during the day and 51% at night according to a report in Pediatrics Journal.
Better Understanding
Babywearing helps you and your baby communicate better. You become more sensitive to baby’s needs and cues, which means that your baby will cry less because his or her needs are being met before crying is necessary.
Convenient
Wearing your baby is convenient – you don’t have to worry about narrow aisles, stairs or crowds, and it isn’t heavy or awkward like car seat carriers. Slinging also lulls baby to sleep.
Smart Babies
Babies who are worn are more frequently in the quiet-alert state, which is optimal for learning. They are also immersed in your world, seeing and hearing all that you do and interact with, at voice and eye level so they can learn the subtleties of language and expression.
Hands Free
Babywearing liberates your arms so that you can get things done, like work or care for older siblings, while bonding with and soothing your baby.
Babies Cry Less
Babies who are carried cry less, smile more, spit up less, have less colic and bond better. That means you will also be happier!
Easier Discipline
Wearing your baby creates a deeper connection between parent and child. Research shows that well-connected children are more secure, settled, considerate, sociable, cooperative, adaptable, affectionate and willing to share.
Healthy Babies
Babies who are worn thrive. Because of the effects of motion and close contact babies who are worn spend less time crying, and more time growing and thriving.
Great for Breastfeeding
It is a private and nurturing environment for nursing, and you are immediately able to respond to baby’s hunger cues wherever you are, so baby doesn’t get stressed or upset.
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Baby Bond Nursing Accessory Review and Giveaway

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I love finding new products and the Baby Bond Nursing Accessory is one of those new products that I just love. The Baby Bond Nursing Accessory is such a great idea instead of covering the baby you just cover yourself. I had so many issues when Kaia was a baby with her throwing off the cover when I was feeding her. She just did not like to be covered. So this nursing accessory is just great for that. You wear it like a sash it is simple and easy to use and fits so easily in the diaper bag. It rolls perfectly into its own self storage pouch that is part of the wrap.
Baby Bond also puts their philanthropy at a forefront in their business they regularly Donate to charitable organizations. This such a great company with a great idea. I love my new baby bond. It is the perfect gift for a nursing mom or a mom to be.

Here is some info from the site http://babybondnursing.com/:
BabyBond™ nursing accessories cover mom, not her baby. Mom is able to maintain her modesty without leaving the room. Baby remains uncovered benefiting from the infinite opportunity to make eye contact, interact, and communicate. After all, dining is social.
Nurse. Converse, Bond.

BabyBond Original™ is worn like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. Nurse from the top of your shirt. Separate the layers of fabric to achieve latch on. Double panel keeps breast covered above & below. Belly & back remain covered with your own shirt. Built-in 9 x 12″ double layer terry velour burp cloth. Stores in matching pouch.
100% Cotton. Machine washable.
Made in USA.
BabyBond Couture™ is adjustable creating a custom fit as your body changes after baby arrives. A hybrid between nursing top and belly band, it can be worn to nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt so it works with your entire wardrobe. When worn like a sash, it functions like a nursing top. When worn like a belt, it functions like a belly band. Rolls up into self-storing pouch.
100% Cotton. Machine washable.
Made in USA.


Buy it: You can buy your own baby bond at http://babybondnursing.com/ and guess what you lucky ducky’s if you enter the code “family” in at checkout you get 25% off discount. Hooray! So stock up these make great gifts and if you are nursing a little one you know its always good to buy two so you always have a clean one.
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