March 2011 archive

Mixbook – Baby Shower Event review & giveaway

With Sprout due in a couple of weeks, baby announcements have been on my mind.  I love getting them in the mail from friends and family, and we sent them with our daughter, so I know we’ll be sending them out this time.  I’m picky though – I don’t want to use the same template as anyone else if I can help it (and I can think of 3 friends and family members that will likely be sending their own announcements in the next couple of weeks!), but I don’t want to spend a fortune on them either. Enter Read more […]

Sprout Change – Baby Shower Event review & giveaway

Sprout Change is a cloth diaper brand that is brand-new to me.  They have a very unique design – the diaper shell is reversible! Found at The Willow Store, Sprout Change cloth diapers have 2 parts: the one-sized shell, and then the insert.  Because the shell is reversible, the insert just lays inside of it – no fussy folding or stuffing necessary.  They do up with snaps (which I am a huge fan of) because velcro closures wouldn’t work on a reversible shell.  As long as the mess stays on Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – the reason for the Baby Shower Event

(photo taken by Elizabeth Fulton Photography) That’s me and my 37.5 week belly, taken last Friday.  You can see more pictures on Elizabeth Fulton Photography’s blog post here; if you’re in the Ottawa to Kingston area and you’re looking to get maternity, newborn or family pictures done I can’t recommend her enough!  We’ll be getting Sprout’s newborn pictures done with her and I can’t wait :) Read more […]

The First Years Gumdrop Infant Pacifier – Baby Shower Event review

The First Years has introduced a new line of GumDrop pacifiers and accessories!  Trusted by hospitals, the innovative designs ensures that the pacifier stays clear of baby’s nose, and the one-piece design means that it’s easy to clean (so important for something that baby has in their mouth!) and there are no pieces to break off. For review, I received the GumDrop pacifiers in 0-3 and 3+ month sizes, as well as a pacifier attacher in pink and blue (since we don’t know which colour we’ll Read more […]

Swaddle Designs – Baby Shower Event review & giveaway

Getting a good night’s sleep is a number 1 priority for most new parents.  Since brand-new babies can need a lot of help to get to sleep (and stay that way), anything that helps is invaluable!  With our daughter, swaddling was crucial but it was almost impossible to do in the teeny receiving blankets that many people tend to give as gifts.  This time, I’ll be prepared from the first moments thanks to Swaddle Designs! For review, I was sent the Ultimate Receiving Blanket in Kiwi Puppytooth.  Read more […]

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