Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Do you love decorating for fall?  Do you also love showing off your breastfeeding advocacy?  I think I have found the most unique breastfeeding themed pumpkins out there!  Have you seen these photos online?  Here are 5 Super Creative Breastfeeding Themed Pumpkin Ideas!
The photo above of pumpkin mamas nursing was shared on the Crunchy Moms of DeKalb Facebook page.  The photo below of a breastfeeding newborn squash was shared on The Leaky Boob's Facebook page.
Love this Badass Breastfeeder jack-o-lantern by The Badass Breastfeeder shown below!
The photo below is so cute, and was made into a meme! Shared by Peaceful Parenting.
And the last one reminded me of what it was like being an exclusively pumping mama, every drop counts!  Earth Mama Angel Baby shared this on their Facebook page!

Do you have an idea in mind of how to decorate your pumpkin this year?  There's going to be a contest coming soon, if you plan on making your pumpkin a parenting theme... stay tuned!  The winner's photo will be added to this list!
Have something super creative you think should be added to my list?  Drop me a note about it below!  
Friday, September 16, 2016
If you're expecting, the Here Comes Baby Giveaway is here to shower you with over $708 worth of goodies!

Plus, 5 out of the 13 prizes are Winner's Choice!  How awesome is that?  I think these products look great, one person is going to be a very lucky winner!

Sponsored By: 

Nested Bean, Sebamed, Royal Rascals, Vacucraft, Pink Polka Dot Boutique, Lily Method, Bellema, Nursery Necessities, Lil' Sidekick, Bjingles, Ikkletots, Newbie Shade and BumpBar

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

 Details are listed below.

Nested Bean 

Nested Bean was formed with a purpose of helping parents care for their newborns with intuitive, medically backed, and the safest products. The Zen Swaddle and Zen Sack incorporates TouchSense technology. TouchSense technology imparts a calming pressure (like a mother resting her hand on their baby's chest), by using lightly weighted areas. This triggers a self-soothing response in the nervous system. Such a technique is proven to help regulate stress by stabilizing heart rate, blood pressure and reducing levels of cortisol. Winner has their pick of either a Zen Swaddle or Zen Sack in their choice of size, up to a $44.99 RV!

Sebamed

Sebamed is sold in over 85 countries and has changed the lives of people from all over the world. If you’re dealing with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, sensitive skin, or just looking to maintain healthy skin, Sebamed offers a variety of collections. Each line serves its own purpose and is formulated to the same pH level of 5.5, whether it’s their classic collection for sensitive skin, or their baby care, anti-aging, or acne lines. From hydrating lotions that soothe irritated skin to facial toners that continue a youthful glow, Sebamed has the type of skin care products you are looking for. Winner will receive a Complete Sebamed Baby Gift Package with a $62.99 RV!

Royal Rascals 

This is the #1 safest rear view mirror for rear facing baby seat. It's easy to install onto your cars rear seat headrest and it's fully adjustable with tilt and turn function and anti-judder mount. This baby care mirror is also in safety yellow for greater LPV detection, as your peripheral vision is drawn to yellow quicker than any other color. Grab your baby's reflection at a glance without dragging your attention off the road for more than a moment. Winner will receive this mirror along with a free Baby On Board sign, a $21.99 RV!

Vacucraft

Vacucraft Inc makes environmentally conscientious food storage products and have developed a food processor for babies called the Green Baby. The goal is to make it easier and cheaper to prepare fresh food than purchase ready-made pasteurized baby foods. With a press of the button it steams, cooks, and then purees the food in pulse mode. The parts they use are all BPA free Tritan and are stain and crack proof. Green Baby comes with a set of 6, 4 oz. vacuum seal containers. Winner will receive the Green Baby, a $200 RV!

Pink Polka Dot Boutique

The Pink Polka Dot Boutique has been creating custom nursery bedding and baby products since 2010. They offer a wonderful variety of many styles from your traditional baby bedding and nursery prints, to the new modern look. They offer everything from the essentials of getting your nursery started, through the growing ages of years to come. There are even gift baskets and sets to send those loved ones for every special occasion. Winner will receive a custom-made changing pad cover from their choice of fabric, a $25 RV!

Lily Method 

The Lily Method process was developed by Dr. Alene D’Alesio, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and mother of four girls who all loved pacifiers. After struggling to wean her first daughter, she knew there had to be an easier way. From that experience came this patented Pacifier Weaning System that has been tested and perfected over the past 5 years! For ages 6+ months and it's BPA and latex-free! Winner will receive the Lily Method, a $19.99 RV! Check out Love Mrs. Mommy's review here!

Bellema 

​Bellema is committed to providing superior quality breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories to enhance a mothers nursing experience. Their designs and development are backed by a dedicated R&D team that includes over 20 experts! By combining years of expertise and reputation, they have gained trust from nursing mothers around the world. Winner will receive a Bellema Professional Care Effective Double Electric Breast Pump, a $199.99 RV!
Nursery Necessities offers premium baby products that are designed to provide comfort to infants while also offering hassle-free solutions for parents and caregivers. They even offer a one-year, no hassle money-back guarantee! Winner will receive the Nail Whale, a $13.99 RV. Check out Love Mrs. Mommy's review here!
Lil’ Sidekick can adjust to secure any item, from a small crayon to a large stuffed animal and it quickly secures to anything (such as a stroller, car seat, baby carrier, high chair, and grocery cart). Lil’ Sidekick is made of a safe, durable, and FDA approved material right here in the USA. It’s dishwasher safe, can be cleaned on the go, and be used as a teether. Winner will receive a Lil' Sidekick in their choice of color (blue, pink, charcoal, or green), a $10.95 RV!
The Bjingles Baby Heartbeat Monitor is a wonderful way to listen and record your baby's first movements. This set comes with two headphones, perfect for you and your significant other to listen to your baby together. Plus, you can play your favorite jingles to your baby. The perfect way for you and your family to bond with your baby before he/she arrives. Winner will receive a Bjingles Baby Heartbeat Monitor, a $49.99 RV! Check out Love Mrs. Mommy's review here!
Ikkletots Bandana Bibs are a contemporary and colorful solution for drooling and teething babies! These highly absorbent bibs are soft, comfortable and very functional. Thanks to the adjustable snaps and generous size, these bibs are ideal for babies and toddlers. Winner will receive their choice of either gender neutral or girl style bibs, a $16.99 RV!
Newbie Shade is a family-owned and operated company that came into existence due to their desire to shade their new little baby girl from the bright California sun. This shade is fully compatible with infant, convertible, and all-in-one car seats. It provides full shade coverage, while still allowing for the use of a backseat mirror attached to the center seat. Winner will receive their choice of Newbie Shade, a $25 RV! Check out Love Mrs. Mommy's review here!
BumpBar is an obstetrician formulated pregnancy nutrition bar. It’s non-gmo, certified gluten-free, vegan, preservative free and contains folic acid, calcium, and iron! A healthy way to get the nutrients you need for both you and your baby. Winner will receive a 4-pack of BumpBars, a $16.99 RV! Check out Love Mrs. Mommy's review here!

Open To US - Must be 18+ to enter 
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/16 12:01 AM EST through 10/16 11:59 PM EST Good Luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received free product and/or nominal compensation to facilitate the above-mentioned reviews. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Parents are always looking where to get the best products with the best deals on things for their children.  When it comes to cloth diapers, the initial start-up cost often is a huge barrier.  If you're new to cloth, you might not know how to go about finding affordable cloth diaper packages, or if you're using cloth, but want to try another style because what you have isn't working just right, it is still sometimes hard to get your stash changed over. Also, you may find you need some cloth diapering accessories like wool, natural laundry options or just MORE diapers!  Those are some of the reasons why Jenn Reinhardt of All About Cloth Diapers created The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings!
I had the opportunity to review this product, and I want to give you a few more details about how it works and the fabulous deals inside.  I think The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings is a great way to save money on cloth diapers, and so much more!  There are a total of 38 shops that have included incredibly valuable discounts- Pooters, SprayPal, Geffen Baby, Borrowed Planet, Sweet Bottoms, BusyBaby Cloth Diapers, BB Cloth Diapers, Rockin Green, MonkeyFoot Designs, Dearest Diapers, Bambino Mio, Amp Diapers, Humbird, Kissing Blake, Glow Bugs, Marley's Monsters, TushMate, Austin Tie Dye Co., Unicorn Baby, Bee All Natural, Oko Creations, Wink, Modern Cloth, Diaper Dawgs, Rump Arounds, Buttons Cloth Diapers, Super Undies, Whole Life & Services, Chelory Boutique, Truly Charis, Pacaberry Farm, Coqui Baby, Go Diaper Free, Bumby Woolies, Little Fox Fluff and Fluffanutter.  
It is a PDF file, for desktops, laptops and mobile devices.  There's also an option to save it to your Dropbox, so it's handy wherever you go.  As soon as it's downloaded, you can begin to use the coupons immediately!  There are two versions, so make sure to get the right version- US & Canada.  The coupons expire December 31st, 2016 and 1 coupon per customer per store is allowed, unless stated otherwise.  Many of the shops have several coupons available to suit your current needs.  These are AWESOME shops, many WAHM's and I love to support these shops! Some are brands I've personally worked with and highly recommend.  Super Undies, Humbird, and Rockin Green are offering discounts I've never seen offered before.
I noticed there are a couple 25% off coupons, many without a minimum purchase AND even free products with purchases.  The coupon codes in this book are exclusive, you won't be able to get them anywhere else. You will find savings on cloth diapers, baby carriers, wet bags, wool covers and clothing, natural beauty and natural cleaning products, cloth wipes, reusable menstrual cloth, potty training, and elimination communication products. It is true that this book can pay for itself, within just one coupon used!  I would suggest giving this book a try to anyone interested in cloth diapers!
You can buy the US version HERE & the Canadian edition HERE!
What's my favorite thing about The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings?  There is no other book available like this out there that I'm aware of.  These coupons direct you to high quality shops.
Is there anything I'd change about this product?  I hope to see even more shops involved next year!
I give The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings a 10/10!  YAY for saving $$$$!
Would you like to win a copy of The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings?  Enter using the form below! Open to US & Canada. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 9/15/16-9/30/16. Winner will be announced on this post as well as emailed. You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. 
Latched On Mom received this product in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own, written by me. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for more information. Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. Prize fulfillment is sponsor's responsibility.  This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. If you have any questions, or have a product you'd like for me to review, please email latchedonmom@gmail.com


Monday, September 5, 2016
Super Undies Giveaway 300
Potty training is a fun and exciting time in life. By using Super Undies Training Pants you can help save the environment, your money and your sanity.
Click here to see more fun styles of Super Undies. I think they are a great tool for potty training and I've used them for my toddler. We love them! You can read my review HERE. Mama the Fox also has a review about these amazing trainers. One person will win ONE pair of Super Undies 2.0 Training Pants.  Open to US only. Ends 9/19/16. 
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligation. Latched On Mom was not compensated to promote this giveaway. 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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If you use prefolds, flats, contours or fitteds, you may already be familiar with Snappi Baby.  They are the modern day alternative to diaper pins!
These handy diaper fasteners have 3 points to hold the diaper in place and help keep them secure.  Made of a stretchy FDA approved polyurethane, they have teeth-like grippers similar to what the closures are like on wraps when you sprain your ankle. These teeth hold the cloth diaper in place without needing to use the “old-fashioned” diaper pins.  I was always VERY intimidated of attempting to use diaper pins, so it's convenient to have other options available!
Here are the no fail, super fast steps I take to get a prefold ready for use:
1- Lay out the prefold so it's flat.  Keep any tags facing you.
2- Fold both sides in towards the middle.
3- Flip it over so the part that was facing you is now the backside and pull the top corners gently to create wings.
4- Insert baby, attach Snappi and put on cover!
I made a quick little HOW-TO video on putting a Snappi on with a prefold and cover, check it out!


I love how versatile Snappi is with your cloth diaper stash! I primarily cloth diaper to save money and find it is much easier to do so with Snappi Baby! You can use a Snappi with flats, FST's (flour sack towels), and fitteds too!
Fold one flour sack towel into fourths and another folded up into the middle for extra absorbency, then place baby in, attach Snappi and put on a cover!
Here's a prefold I cut and sewn into a fitted, Snappi keeps it perfectly in place.
Snappi Baby has come out with some bright, new, fabulous colors!  Bamboo Green, Scuba Blue, Orchid Purple, Arctic White, Baltic Gray and Coral Orange.
I have several packs of the old colors that I bought when a favorite store of mine closed it's doors.  So I figured I'd show you the change in colors!  I really love the new Orchid Purple shade, don't you?
The packaging has changed as well, as you can see the previous packaging in the photo below (however, some of these colors are currently still available on Amazon).
Snappi come in two sizes, the size 1 fits up to approximately 16 months, then the size 2 fits from thereon.  All the Snappi fasteners I have are size 1.
When you use a Snappi, you want to make sure there are several THICK layers for the teeth to grab a hold of and dig into.  You also should place some sort of a cover over it.  I use PUL covers mostly with prefolds and FST's but fleece or wool are also great! 
What are the benefits of a Snappi? 
They're simple to use- just 3 easy steps and no sharp pins to stick in around a squirmy baby.  They are an affordable accessory in your frugal cloth diaper stash. They really are reliable to keep messes in since the diaper is more snug.  They are easy to clean, you can use one Snappi for a very long time!  Just rinse under water and it's clean!
Here is another cool feature of Snappi baby- they have a loop that goes over the teeth as a safety feature, when they're not in use just hook the loop over as shown in the photo below and it'll help keep your kiddos from getting scraped by the teeth AND keep the teeth in good condition for future use!
What's my favorite thing about Snappi Baby? Everything, they're affordable and easy to use!
Is there anything I'd change? Nothing I can think of!  I love these, definitely a must-have!
I give Snappi Baby a 10/10!
SHOP Snappi Baby on Amazon!
LIKE Snappi Baby on Facebook!
Follow Snappi Baby on Twitter!
Would you like to give Snappi Baby a try?
I am hosting a giveaway for the NEW Bright color pack of Coral Orange, Baltic Gray and Bamboo Green!
To enter, just fill out the form below.  Open to US ONLY. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 8/31/16-9/7/16. Winner will be announced on this post as well as emailed. You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn.
Latched On Mom received this product in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own, written by me. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for more information. Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. If you have any questions, or have a product you'd like for me to review, please email latchedonmom@gmail.com
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
If you have a fussy, teething baby and reach out for advice on natural remedies, you may have noticed other parents say that the pain their child had with teething was drastically reduced because of their use of a Baltic Amber necklace.  
 You may be wondering how do these necklaces work?   How do you know which kind to get?  What is the difference between Baltic Amber and Hazelwood? 
Let me introduce you to Baltic Essentials!  Baltic Essentials carries a wide variety of jewelry for children, adults and pets too!  The collection includes Baltic Amber designs in either polished or unpolished, as well as gorgeous color variants like lemon, honey, milk, cognac and black cherry.  The Hazelwood designs can be combined with Baltic Amber and/or a mixture of other therapeutic, eye-catching stones.
I have to admit that I'm not new to Baltic Amber.  I was curious about this holistic treatment after having two kids that required multiple investments in teething pain remedies, so I purchased a Baltic Amber necklace for my third child when she was 6 months old.  After that, I never had to buy anything else to aid her.  All her teething symptoms disappeared entirely, so I tell all my friends to give it a try with their babies too!  However, I am new to Hazelwood.  My fourth child, who is almost 3 months has shown some signs of reflux and a friend mentioned Hazelwood could benefit. I was sent jewelry in exchange for a review and I'm so excited to share with you what I learned!
The Rainbow Hazelwood Baby Necklace is made with twigs from the Corylus Cornuta, there are 18 different varieties of plant indigenous to North America and it was first traditionally used as medicine by Native Americans. (1)  The Hazelwood is known to absorb and neutralize your body's acids to assist with digestion, heartburn, acid reflux, and are believed to also have healing powers for eczema, arthritis, migraines and depression.
This necklace is 11 inches and should fit for several months.  It additionally holds beautiful stones-there is Baltic Amber, Pink Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aventurine, Crysocolla and Red Agate. These stones promote good purifying energy, and they're so colorful and vibrant, I enjoy the way they look on my baby!
My infant daughter wears the necklace just a few hours a day.  Even with only those few hours, I honestly feel that after 2 days I noticed her spitting up less.  She still spits up, but not as frequently or as much volume. I was on the verge of going to the physician because her spit up was so often, but it is not much of a concern any more.  It is my opinion that the Rainbow Hazelwood Baby Necklace has helped with this advancement. As she grows, I can purchase an extension or upgrade to a larger necklace.
Necklaces are NOT to teethe on, they are not meant to be placed in the child's mouth.  They are meant to be placed on the skin and only used with direct supervision.
The Baltic Amber Adult & Child Set in Polished Lemon is something unique to unite mom and baby, and makes a great baby shower gift!  
 This set is polished, which adds more shine as you can see in the photo above.  The infant necklace is 12.5 inches and the adult necklace is 17 inches.
Baltic Amber is an organic remedy, the microscopic oils (succinic acid) from the fossilized resin seep into your skin, which are a natural analgesic and aid in pain relief.  (2)
Like I said earlier, I personally believe Baltic Amber is beneficial with teething.  Although my little one isn't yet teething, I still think it can help with any pain my child may experience.  Since I've been wearing my necklace, I feel like my immunity has had a little boost.  I have hashimoto disease, a disorder of the thyroid gland and I am hopeful that this necklace may help me combat my symptoms with more ease.
The choice between which necklaces to get can be difficult, because there's so many good things about them!  My suggestion would be to get both a Hazelwood and a Baltic Amber necklace and try them out like I have, maybe there's one that you'll notice works better for you.  Or you could get a mixed necklace that has both Hazelwood and Baltic Amber!! Baltic Essentials has many options and their products come with an authenticity guarantee, you can return it if it isn't just what you asked for, so you can feel confident your design will be perfect for you!
The jewelry shown from Baltic Essentials has screw clasps, which is great because they conceal the closure and blend into the design very nicely. The screw clasps are very easy to use, but there ARE more options available in closures!  Pop clasps, lobster clasps and stretch cord as well!
Shop Baltic Essentials www.balticessentials.com or you can find many of their products also on AMAZON!
LIKE Baltic Essentials on Facebook and Follow on Instagram for new product announcements and special deals/discounts!
What's my favorite thing about Baltic Essentials?  They have so many choices in colors that you really just want to buy them all!  I love the products, they really seem to work for us. I think anyone would like to have a special piece of jewelry from Baltic Essentials!
Is there anything I'd change?  NOTHING!
I give Baltic Essentials a 10/10!
 Here's a chance for you to win $50 store credit to Baltic Essentials!
To enter, just fill out the competition form below! Open to US and Canada. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 8/16/16-8/30/16. Winner will be announced on this post as well as emailed. You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn.
This giveaway is hosted by Latched On Mom and co-hosted by Mama Hippie & Mama Banana's Adventures!

Latched On Mom received this product in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own, written by me. Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. This post may contain affiliate links. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibilty. If you have any questions, or have a product you'd like for me to review, please email latchedonmom@gmail.com

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Monday, August 15, 2016
If you're in need of a double electric breast pump and having problems getting a reliable pump through your insurance (check out my post sharing how to go about that HERE), this is a great opportunity to win one!
Bellema Professional Care Effective Double Electric Breast Pump Giveaway!

Sponsored By: Bellema

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By:

​Bellema is committed to providing superior quality breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories to enhance mothers nursing experience. Their designs and development are backed by a dedicated R&D team that includes over 20 experts! By combining years of expertise and reputation, they have gained trust from nursing mothers around the world.

Winner Will Receive:

BELLEMA Professional Care Effective Double Electric Breast Pump - FDA Approved! $199.99 RV 

2-phase pumping: stimulation & expression, 9 adjustable vaccum power up to 320 mbar
Left, right or dual operation with indipendent control, select different vacuum levels independently
Closed system anti-backflow, double-pumping ability, choose from single or double mode
Soft silicone cushions for gentle massage and comfortable pumping. Memory feature remembers preferred settings, easy to assemble, operate and clean
All parts are BPA free. One year limited warranty
What's in the Box:
1 Breastpump Motor Unit
2 Breast Suction Kits with Tubings
2 Storage Bottles
2 Bottle Adapters
2 Bottle Bases
2 Nipple Sets
1 Power Adapter
1 User Manual & Warranty Card

Open To US - Must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 8/15 12:02 AM EST through 8/31 11:59 PM EST Good Luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received nominal monetary compensation to host this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

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