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Mom & Baby Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box

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You may remember just a few weeks ago I introduced you to Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes. I got my first Mom & Baby box about 2 weeks ago and have had a chance to try some of the cool products that came in it, and want to show you what all was included in my box.

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Upon opening my Mom & Baby Ecocentric Mom subscription box, I was wowed by the cute and thoughtful wrapping.

 

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With a card inside the box that detailed everything included, I knew I was in for a treat when I actually got to see the products.

 

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Wow! Look at all of this cool stuff I get to try for the first time! Some of the products were full size and others were sample size.

 

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My Mom & Baby box came with products for both myself and my child, and even a few things we both can use!

 

My Mom and Baby box included:

  • Kosmatology Foaming Hand Soap – full size.
  • Fresh Wave Fresh Odor Pod – full size.
  • Dandelion Daisy Natural Laundry Detergent – sample size.
  • GLOW for a Cause Baby Butter – full size.
  • Silikids Silimap Placemat or Bib – full size.
  • Dang Coconut Chips – sample size.
  • FizzWizz Cleaning Tablets and Wipes – sample size tablet and full size wipes.

Everything included are “simple switches for a healthier home” and they couldn’t be more perfect for saying farewell to summer. I’m ready for fall weather, but still trying to hang on to as much of what’s left of summer, as possible. And the best part is I don’t have to make time to use them. They’re all everyday items that get tons of use and take no extra effort.

Straight from the card included in the box:

This month’s mom & baby box will help you discover healthier habits by avoiding plastics & harmful chemicals in your daily routines, from laundry to hand washing to feeding baby. To care for your little one, we’ve also included a fragrance free baby butter to soothe sunburns and other summer skin irritations.

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The Fresh Wave Fresh Odor Pod is perfect for masking stinky odors from my trash can.

 

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Dang Coconut Chips are a fresh, delicious and familiar taste of summer.

While I don’t necessarily have photos of the other products in use, they’re certainly getting their fair share of love. The Kosmatology hand soap is almost gone with all the hand washing we do around here, and GLOW for a Cause Baby Butter is great for hydrating my daughter’s horribly dry skin.

So I ask you – what’s not to love? I had never heard of any of the brands or products that came in my Mom & Baby box, so it was nice to be exposed to those and have the opportunity to try them before deciding they were perfect for me and my family. I’m sure this is no different for many other new moms or even veteran moms.

Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes are available in 3 different stages – Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, and Mom – and they’re all perfect for ANY mom. They would make absolutely great baby shower gifts, or even just an appreciation gift to a mom you want to provide a little attention to. And I have to admit, there’s something about receiving “surprise” mail that just makes my day, and that’s exactly what Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes are. You never know exactly what you’re getting until it arrives.

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Still going on is a really great offer from Ecocentric Mom. When you sign up for a subscription using promo code BESTBOTTLES, you’ll get a FREE ThinkBaby All-in-One Bottle Set worth $25! If you know a mom who would love an Ecocentric Mom subscription, don’t delay and get the subscription ordered for her. The free gift will just be icing on the cake!

I can’t wait to see what this month’s Mom & Baby box has in store!

Which Ecocentric Mom subscription box would you choose?

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*This post contains an affiliate link and I will/may receive compensation in exchange for this post.  I also received a sample free of charge.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for Mom: Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box

The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box is a gift that keeps giving, even as baby grows. With 3 boxes to choose from (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom), there's something in all of them to celebrate the true hero - mom. #babygift #ecofriendly #pregnancygift #subscriptionbox #giftbox #giftidea

Becoming a new mom can bring on a lot of feelings and emotions.  Everything from excitement and happiness, to being scared and unsure.  But one thing is for sure, there’s nothing like a mother’s love for her child.

One of the things about being pregnant that’s pretty fun is the baby shower.  I mean, who doesn’t want to be showered with lots of cute baby stuff for their little one?  But you quickly learn that your baby is going to grow out of those cute clothes, swings and jumpers in no time at all, and soon those gifts just aren’t giving anymore.

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So why not ask for a gift that keeps on giving?  Or if you’re buying a gift for a new mom, why not think of something that will be useful for months to come?  Hmmm, now exactly what type of gift keeps on giving?  It’s easy – an Ecocentric Mom subscription box!

With 3 types of boxes to choose from – Pregnancy Box, Mom & Baby Box, or Mom Box – an Ecocentric Mom subscription would be great for a mom-to-be.  Each box contains 5-9 sample and full-size products, tailored to mom’s stage in pregnancy or any stage thereafter.  Just take a look at some of the past months boxes.

Pregnancy Box (May 2016)

  • The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box is a gift that keeps giving, even as baby grows. With 3 boxes to choose from (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom), there's something in all of them to celebrate the true hero - mom. #babygift #ecofriendly #pregnancygift #subscriptionbox #giftbox #giftideaEvolvh Smart Start Leave-In Conditioner
  • Orglamix Eye Shadow in “Beachy Keen”
  • Meow Meow Tweet Baby Body Powder
  • Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Tissues
  • Happy Family Organics Happy Mama Probiotic Mix-In
  • Kutoa Whole Food Bar
  • Goddess Garden Baby Natural Sunscreen
  • Bonnie Marcus Collection Magnet Sonogram Frame

 Mom & Baby Box (July 2016)

  • The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box is a gift that keeps giving, even as baby grows. With 3 boxes to choose from (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom), there's something in all of them to celebrate the true hero - mom. #babygift #ecofriendly #pregnancygift #subscriptionbox #giftbox #giftideaKosmatology Foaming Hand Soap
  • Fresh Wave Works Fresh Pod
  • Dandelion Daisy Natural Laundry Detergent
  • GLOW for a Cause Body Butter
  • Silikids Silimap Placemat or Bib
  • Dang Coconut Chips
  • FizzWizz Cleaning Tablets and Wipes

Mom Box (June 2016)

  • The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box is a gift that keeps giving, even as baby grows. With 3 boxes to choose from (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom), there's something in all of them to celebrate the true hero - mom. #babygift #ecofriendly #pregnancygift #subscriptionbox #giftbox #giftideaNoos Tree Bamboo Tissue Pack
  • Vana Bergamot + Tea Tree Facial Oil
  • Radha Beauty Coconut Hair Mask
  • Birds and Bees Family Immunity Tea & Muslin Tea Bag
  • Wow Butter
  • Fire and Flavor Chicken Rub
  • Vine Street Stars and Stripes Bag
  • Cultivar Organic Rosemary and Lemongrass Body Wash

 

 

 

 

 

And you’re not required to commit to a year’s worth of boxes, or even 6 months, but you can start with a 3 month subscription for the new mom.  If she loves it, just think of what a grand gesture it would be to extend the subscription for her.

The cost per box each month is $24.95 and right now, when you start a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription of Ecocentric Mom, you get a FREE gift – a ThinkBaby All-in-One Bottle Set ($25 value).  Just use promo code BESTBOTTLES at checkout (valid through August 15th).

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Parenting is no doubt very tiring and getting a special box just for you is something every mom deserves.  I’m a mom myself and would have loved to have gotten an Ecocentric Mom subscription when I was pregnant and in the months following delivery, but I do have one coming my way any day now and can’t wait to see what’s inside!  It’s like a small monthly celebration with tools for helping us be the best moms we can be.  Because let’s face it – momming ain’t easy.

Do you know a mom who could use an Ecocentric Mom subscription box?

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*This post contains an affiliate link and I will/may receive compensation in exchange for this post.  I am also receiving a sample free of charge.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for a Fashionable Babe

Making Time for a Fashionable Babe

I love my son to death, but I have to admit – it is so much fun having a daughter to dress up.  I love putting her in dresses and cute little girly outfits and headbands and bows and frilly socks and cute shoes and – well, you get my point.

It amazes me at the fashion options available for little ones now.  While there are still very baby appropriate options, there are also some very fashionable ones.  I’m sure you’ve seen ads or even just photos of child models (and some who aren’t models) wearing some of the most fashionable clothes available and styles that adults would wear.  And though some of those styles aren’t appropriate for all occasions as far as a child goes, they are still very cute on babies and young children.

This is exactly how I feel about this floral three piece girl’s outfit from Leiwo.  Sadee gets so many compliments every time she wears it.  I mean, just look at how cute!  Florals are very in right now so that adds to it’s stylishness.

Making Time for a Fashionable Babe

The set comes with floral print pants and a matching headband, and a simple black tank top.  Sadee is now 9 months and I ordered this a little over a month ago.  I ordered size 9-12 months and the fit is absolutely perfect.

The headband is a little tight and I would prefer that it be just a tad (and I mean a tad) looser, just so that it doesn’t cut into the back of her head after wearing it for so long.  But because it’s snug, it stays in place and she’s not able to pull it off.

Making Time for a Fashionable Babe

My little chunky monkey is going to soon be too big for the outfit, so I kind of wish I had sized up to 12-18 months.  I could have easily rolled the pants legs up a little bit if I needed to.  So I would definitely suggest sizing up one size if you want to get more wear out of it because babies grow just so darn fast.  But as I said, it fits very true to size if that’s what you’re looking for.  Available sizes start at 9-12 months and go all the way up to 5-6 years.

The best part?  The outfit is only $12.99!  Yes, you read that right – $12.99!!!  To shop this outfit go here.

I’m actually thinking about ordering a larger size for when she gets a little bigger and is walking.  I can only imagine how cute she’d be walking around in it.

Do you keep your little one dressed in the latest fashions?

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Making Time to Run Errands with #Mamaway

Making Time to Run Errands with Mamaway

I usually dread having to run errands with the kids, mostly because I have to haul the stroller everywhere we go.  If we have three or four stops to make, that’s three or four times I have to take the stroller out of the trunk, unfold it, get everyone situated, and then put it all back when we’re done.  Who has the time (or patience) for all of that?

Now, rather than hauling the stroller in and out of every place we go, I use my Mamaway Ring Sling to carry Sadee around.  It was absolute love at first try and there’s no turning back!

Mamaway Ring Sling Features:

  • 100% Pima cotton.
  • Comfortable for parent and baby (doesn’t kill your back).
  • Variety of positions for baby – upright, lying down, in front, on the hip, behind the back.
  • Durable ring sling design offers safe and secure, hands free carrying of baby.
  • Easy set up and adjustment.
  • Multi-purpose (can be used as a nursing cover).
  • Compact, self-storage.
  • Prints to make mom AND dad happy to use.
  • One size fits all.
  • Machine washable.

Just today, we needed to run a few errands and the Mamaway Ring Sling made it a breeze to carry Sadee around.  Although it was nice not to have to get the stroller in and out of the car, I’d have to say the best part was having both of my hands free to do what I needed to without having Sadee fuss the entire time.

Making Time to Run Errands with Mamaway

Once I got her in the position I wanted her in, it was very easy to pull the material through the rings and ensure she was supported in every way possible.  After that, there was absolutely no slipping and she stayed very securely in place, all while very supported.

And I could definitely tell Sadee loved it.  She was calm and quiet the entire time we were running errands.  At one point she even fell asleep while in the ring sling.  Being close to mom was a huge plus for her because she’s usually in her stroller, carseat, or the buggy when we’re out and about.

Another great thing about the Mamaway Ring Sling is the variety of prints that are suitable for both mom and dad.  Many times, different types of baby carriers come in prints that dad will just flat out refuse to use, making running errands with kids hard for him.  But dad will be happy to carry baby around with Mamaway’s variety of parent-neutral prints (and give mom that much needed break).

Making Time to Run Errands with Mamaway

Worried if it will fit your body type or frame?  Don’t.  As you can see, there is more than enough material to fit any body type.  Personally, I’m not a small person and had so much unused sling material.  I could have tied it in a knot so that the extra material wasn’t hanging or swaying around, but it didn’t really bother me so I left it.

And don’t mind my no makeup look today (I mean, we are running errands) and Sadee’s granny face, haha.  I don’t know what was going on with her during this picture.  Plus, the angle is a little weird because my four year old was taking it.  Gotta love it!

Making Time to Run Errands with Mamaway

From here on out, the Mamaway Ring Sling is an essential in our diaper bag, along with other necessities.  Since it can have a dual purpose and be used as a nursing cover, I no longer have to carry one in the diaper bag.  And because the ring sling folds so nicely into itself, it’s compact size is perfect for carrying along wherever you go!

How do you run errands with kids?

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Making Time for Nursing Comfort


Making Time for Nursing Comfort with the MamaWay UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra

As many mothers know, nursing can be pretty difficult.  In those first few weeks to months, you spend a lot of time with your baby trying to build up milk supply.  And to be frank, nursing feels like the only thing you do during that time frame.  At least that’s how I felt.

Since nursing is a major decision for any mother to make, comfort plays a big role.  I mean, no matter how good nursing is for a baby, some may forego the option because they have to wear a nursing bra around the clock.

Now, I’ll admit – wearing a bra 24/7 is NOT fun, but if you have the right one, it’s really not so bad.  One of my favorite nursing bras is the Mamaway UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra.

Notable Features:

  • Seamless design with molded cups and great support.
  • Fabric stretches up to 3 cup sizes to accommodate milk supply variations.
  • 4 clasp sizes in the back for under-bust adjustment.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps.
  • One-handed effortless feeding.
  • Easy to snap/unsnap drop-down clips.
  • Wide opening flap for baby’s easy access and comfort.

Mamaway UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra provides quick and easy access for feedings.

I have tried my share of nursing bras and this is certainly one of the most comfortable I’ve had.  With it’s seamless design there is nothing poking into my body and the material itself is very soft and comfortable.  And if you follow the sizing guide, you’ll definitely get the perfect fit.

Feedings are super easy, as I can simply use one hand to unsnap the clip and pull the flap down.  And one of my favorite things is that the entire flap folds down.  This nursing bra comes with pad inserts, but I personally prefer the bra without them.  And in my opinion, this also allows for an easier time in pulling the flap completely down and having no part of it in my baby’s way of feeding.

So if you’re in the market for a really great maternity/nursing bra or may be looking for a great baby shower gift for a future nursing mother, the Mamaway UltraComfort Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra is perfect.

Mamaway UltraComfort Maternity & Nursing Bra comes in 4 colors - black, nude, pink and purple.

It is a little on the pricey side at $41.99, but when it comes to comfort you’ll probably be okay with splurging a little.  You’ll definitely get your money’s worth with the amount of time you’ll actually spend wearing it.  Trust me!  And it comes in 4 different colors – black, nude, pink and purple.  I’ll even bet you like it so much that you go back for another, maybe in a different color.

I would certainly say it’s price of $41.99 is comparable to what I consider fancy nursing bras, like those with lace detail and in my experience, uncomfortable side wiring and such.  But given that, not very many of those others are as comfortable as this one.

Do you know someone who could use a great nursing bra?

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Making Time for Baby Wearing

Making Time for Baby Wearing with Wrapy

One of the things that I never did with my son when he was a baby was put him in a carrier or use a sling for baby wearing. But that all changed when little Sadee-cakes came along.

Now I am one proud baby wearing mama and thanks to Wrapy I have the perfect baby sling wrap for toting Sadee around.

I understand that not everyone can get with wearing their baby, but here are my top 5 reasons why I love it, particularly with the Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier!

Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier

1 – The Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier is super comfortable for both mom and baby.  One of the things I don’t really care for in a regular baby carrier is that the straps tend to be right where I don’t want them and oftentimes hit my baby’s face in the wrong place, or her arm rubs up against them.  With a sling like Wrapy’s, I don’t have that problem.  The sling is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, so it’s very soft and there’s nothing cutting into my baby’s skin anywhere.

2 – One size fits ALL!  Yes, with the Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier there’s no worry about how big/small you are because it fits everyone.  I’ll tell you, I’m a plus size girl and fit is always a worry of mine.  I mean, I am wearing my baby so I have to make sure the sling fits me to be able to comfortably and properly carry her.  I had absolutely no problem putting this sling on and even had extra material left when I tied it at the end.

Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier comes with it's own carrying case.

3 – The Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier is easy to wash.  I toss the sling right into the regular wash and even into the dryer, and I’m good to go.  This is always a plus because we all know babies can be pretty messy sometimes – a little spit up here, some teething drool there – so an easy cleanup is awesome.

4 – There are 4 different positions in which you can wear your baby with the Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier – hug hold for newborn, hug hold for toddler (what I use now), cradle hold (great for nursing) and lotus hold (baby faces outward).  Who knew you could wear a baby so many ways?

Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier in Action

5 – And last, but not least – little Sadee is always close.  There is nothing like the feel of your baby close to you all the time.  Well, okay, I get it.  You probably don’t want them around all the time, but you better get as much cuddle time as you can while they’re little because it won’t be long until they’re little monsters running a muck everywhere you go – I know, I have one of those too.  Not only is it a good feeling to have Sadee close to me all the time, but it’s very comforting to her.  No lie, every single time I wear her in our Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier she falls asleep.  I had to be sure to get some pictures in during our walk at the park before she fell asleep because I knew it was only a matter of time.  That’s all the proof I need at how comforting the sling is.

So parents, sling on and wear your baby proud.  And dad’s, the Wrapy Baby Sling Carrier isn’t just for moms.  You’re just as much able to wear your baby and it gives you much more bonding time than if you didn’t, especially if mom is nursing.

I nurse Sadee and love having so much time with her, nursing or wearing, but I know daddy wants some love too and baby wearing is the perfect experience for some daddy/baby bonding.

What do you think of baby wearing?

*This post may contain affiliate links.  I received a sample free of charge or at a discount, to provide an honest review.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for Baby Blanket Love

Making Time for Baby Blanket Love with ZIggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets

I have heard so much about muslin baby blankets, but had never tried them myself.  When my son was little I hadn’t heard of such a thing, but since becoming pregnant with my daughter and her birth 6 months ago, I have seen muslin baby blankets EVERYWHERE!

So when I got the opportunity to review a set of Muslin Swaddle Blankets from Ziggy Baby, I jumped at the chance.  I mean, if everyone is talking and raving about them, they must be something special, right?  Boy, I have never been so right in all my life!

I absolutely LOVE Ziggy Baby’s Muslin Swaddle Blankets.  And not only that, but my daughter does too.  Anywhere you see her, you’re likely to see one of the three muslin blankets that came in the set, right alongside her.

She loves them when she’s playing and lounging watching a little TV.

Lounge Time with Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets

She also loves them at nap time.  And all nap times throughout the day, at that.

Afternoon Nap with Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets

And she even loves them for nighttime cuddles with mommy.

Nighttime Cuddles with Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets

What’s so special about Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets?  Lots!

  • Lightweight, soft & 100% muslin cotton.
  • 3 amazingly beautiful designs in a single package.
  • Great large size at 48″ x 48″.
  • Multipurpose (swaddle, toddler blanket, nursing cover, stroller cover, etc.).
  • Affordable at just $24.99!!!!

It’s hard for me to choose my favorite feature, but if I absolutely had to choose I think I’d go with the lightweight and soft feel of the muslin blankets.  Living if Florida it can get insanely hot and I hate having to use a thick nursing cover, or cover the stroller with a heavier blanket to help with shading, or even carry around a thicker blanket while out and about in case it gets cold inside wherever we’re heading to.

Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets are perfect for nursing and covering the stroller because they serve their purpose, but are breathable and allow the breeze to flow through, and that’s exactly what I need.

Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets 3 Pack

So if you or someone you know is expecting a baby soon, I highly recommend putting Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets on your purchase list.  These would make a great baby shower gift that any mother would be thrilled to have.

And guess what?!  When you purchase any 2 products from LaLune Naturals (seller of Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets) on Amazon, you’ll receive 10% off with promo code 11LALUNE.  This offer is only available for a limited time so you’ll want to hurry.

I know I’ll certainly be purchasing some more when baby #3 decides to come around and may even purchase more now for my daughter.  I’m disappointed that I haven’t tried these sooner!

Have you tried muslin baby blankets?

*This post may contain affiliate links.  I received a sample free of charge or at a discount, to provide an honest review.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies, disclosure, and disclaimer here.