Friday, November 11, 2011

"Newborns and Cloth" A bunch of goodies I reviewed and a $20.00 GC #GIVEAWAY for one of you {Mommy's Own}

While helping my sister to prepare for her home birth, I came across Mommy's Own! Mommy's Own is an online store owned and operated by Adriane! Here is a bit more information about Mommy's Own from Adriane herself:
Mommy's Own came about because of my desire to help new parents find great quality products designed to assist in the care of babies. As a working mom who has personally used most of the products offered here for our own children, Van, Hudson, and our twins Benjamin, and Margaret, I've come to appreciate the necessity of products which allow women greater freedom and flexibility within their lives.
I personally feel that breast nourishment is one of the greatest gifts that can be given to your child and while recognizing that this is not always possible I hope to afford you the tools to make it easier.

Mommy's Own offers a wide variety of items to help through all stages of having a baby... from pregnancy through birth, breastfeeding, clothdiapering, teething, and so on! You really should take a look at her website to get a good idea of the things she has to offer! Plenty of fluff but also plenty of awesome things for mommy too!

Adriane sent me a bunch of things to review. She sent me a Grovia Newborn AIO diaper in airplanes, a few samples of Earth Mama Angel Baby (EMAB) monthly comfort tea, a jar of EMAB nipple butter, 6 packets of Tiny Bubbles laundry detergent and an Aden and Anais swaddle blanket!!
This is what I received: *the tea is not pictured*
You must admit, the GroVia AIO airplane print is to die for!


I mean really, look at this itty bitty diaper:
LOVE IT!!
So the diaper also was a great fit on Ezra! The GroVia Newborn AIO is made to fit a baby 5-12+ lbs!
Here is a bit more about the GroVia Newborn AIO taken from Mommy's Own website:
GroVia™ Newborn AIO
GroVia™ Newborn All-in-ones are designed specifically for newborns with a super absorbent, organic cotton inner with a soft layer of water resistant TPU outer.

Sizing:
Our unique design fits most newborns 5-12+lbs

Details:
  • Adjustable rise snaps for a trim fit
  • Certified organic cotton inner
  • Soft layer of water resistant TPU
  • No cover needed
  • No stuffing, no doublers
Care Instructions: Diaper Preparation
(This is an important step...don't skip it!!) Wash hot with detergent and tumble dry 5-6 times before use. They will continue to gain more absorbency as you wash them.

Washing:

  • Remove as much solid matter as possible
  • Place soiled diaper in a dry diaper pail-no soaking necessary
  • Wash soiled diapers every 2 days on warm with detergent
  • Tumble dry
  • Do NOT use bleach, enzyme cleaners or fabric softeners
This is a great diaper. It holds in newborn messes really well! It does need to be prepped before it is fully absorbent (washed 5-6 times on hot) so this is a  bit time consuming... and since it is an AIO it takes a bit longer to dry compared to an AI2 or a pocket diaper!

This is the diaper on my little nephew Ezra:
You can see that this diaper is on the smallest rise setting but not on the smallest waist setting... it fit him great!
My sister used the EMAB nipple butter too. After a few days of nursing she really needed some relief from sore nipples! She used it and immediately noticed a difference. What I like about the EMAB nipple butter is that it is an organic cream, made with cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter and healing calendula.
Here is some more info about the nipple butter (taken from Mommy's Own website):
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter

Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter. Sweetie, you got sore nipples? Has Mama got the Nipple Butter for you. The first organic, all natural, plant-based balm created without lanolin, so it’s certified vegan too. Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Natural Nipple Butter is a rich, organic cream, made with cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter and healing calendula. It's safe for both nursing mamas and babies — no need to wash it off before nursing — and it’s hospital recommended!

We all know that breastfeeding is a wonder of nature, and the best way to nourish your new little one. But sore nipples are no petty predicament. Sore and cracked nipples can diminish some of the joy of nursing, so keeping them nourished, protected and moisturized helps you as you nourish your angel baby — naturally.

Mama Says...
Why lanolin-free? Lanolin is used as a moisture barrier, but some are concerned about trace pesticide and antibiotic residue. Another concern is wool allergy. We’re here to ease your concerns, not add to them, that’s why all our products are organic, toxin-free, cruelty-free and certified vegan.

Product Ingredients for Natural Nipple Butter:
Olea europaea (organic olive) oil, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) extract, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, Butyrospermum parkii (organic shea) butter, (Euphorbia antisyphilitica (candelilla wax), Mangifera indica (mango) butter


I love the fact that you don't have to wash it off... who wants to have to remember to wash their breasts off in the middle of the night when you are so tired and can hardly remember to brush your teeth!!

The Aiden and Anais swaddle blanket was great too! I unfortunately didn't get any pics of Ezra all swaddled up (mostly because when I wasn't feeding my 2 boys and my sister's 2 yo son Jonathan I was busy picking up toys or making meals for the family)!
My sister's husband loved this blanket. He is the swaddler in the family and he loved the size of the swaddle blanket and loved that he could always get a good tight swaddle!

The EMAB monthly comfort tea is great for helping your body recover from childbirth and also is great to drink when you are having your period!
Here is a bit more about the monthly comfort tea (taken from Mommy's Own website):
Earth Mama Angel Monthly Comfort Tea 16 Bags

Formerly known as Postpartum Tea, Monthly Comfort Tea is a calming, soothing, USDA Certified 100% Organic & Certified Kosher blend created to jumpstart recovery immediately after childbirth, and also for "that time of the month" when hormones are raging and your uterus and you could use some extra care!

Formulated especially for women, with a cinnamon delicious combination of nutrient rich, 100% organic herbs, Monthly Comfort Tea blends astringent Lady's Mantle with balancing lemon balm, mineral rich nettles and alfalfa, and rejuvenating ginger to help ease cramping. Monthly Comfort Tea is a natural for our menstruating mates and perimenopausal pals, and perfect for recuperating postpartum mamas.

All Earth Mama Angel Baby teas now come in easy to brew tea bags! And there's even more good news: the tea bags are biodegradable, the tea overwrap is compostable and the 100% recycled and recyclable cartons were produced using wind energy. Steep, sip and enjoy, mama!

Product Ingredients for Monthly Comfort Tea:
Cinnamomum aromaticum (organic cinnamon) bark, Rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry) leaf, Alchemilla vulgaris (organic lady's mantle) leaf, Urtica dioica (organic nettle leaf), Melissa officinalis (organic lemon balm) leaf, Lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender) flower, Avena sativa (organic oatstraw), Medicago sativa (organic alfalfa) leaf

** did you know that alfalfa is known to boost milk production.... this is one reason they feed it to milk cows**** just a little fyi for you from me <3

This tea is great. I drank it because I started my cycle a few days after arriving in Oregon (darn period)!
It even tasted better with a spoon full of agave! I really noticed a bit of relief as far as cramping went!

The Tiny Bubbles detergent was great to have to prep the GroVia diaper, as GroVia does not recommend using Rockin Green on their diapers and many of you know how attached I am to my Rockin Green :)
All the items mentioned in this review can be purchased directly from Mommy's Own!
The GroVia Newborn AIO is $14.95
The Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter is $14.25
The Aiden and Anais swaddle blanket is $16.00
The Earth Mama Angel Baby monthly comfort tea is $5.37

As a sponsor of the Newborns AND Cloth event, Adriane has graciously offered one LWML follower a chance to win a $20.00 GC to be used towards the purchase of anything in her shop! She has also provided us with a 10% off coupon! Just use the code "LITTLES" at checkout and save 10% off your entire order of $25.00 or more (now until 1 Dec)!

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!

Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for this review, thanks to Mommy’s Own! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.




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