Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Half Off- you rock my world!

Wanted to do a blog about my fav discount baby site- Baby Half Off.  Seriously, I have gotten some majorly cool baby items from this site.  Baby half off features much needed baby products like applecheeks cloth diapers (review on a swim diaper coming soon FYI!), EMAB baby lotion (one of my FAV organic lotions, for my baby, not me, *cough*), Bummas cloth wipes as well as gift items like organic i-play tshirts, buckleyboos, and amber teething necklaces (these are fabulous BTW if you havent tried them yet- you must).   And yes, everything I`ve listed here I`ve bought from BHO and have saved a TON of money.  You will also find that BHO shipping rates are the best.  Paired with the fact that they have amazing customer service, well, you can buy without worry from this fantastic discount-website.

Baby half off continues to bring their fans new and cool baby items and honestly, it can become addictive.  I am kind of embarrassed to admit it, but my morning revolves around baby half off much of the time :)  Even when I am trying to save money, I still just have to CHECK to see what is up :P  I still remember when I asked my husband to check the deal he replied to me `Really?  I feel so honored!`  Hahahah yeah, this site is special to me.

Baby half off posts their deal at 9 am CST and features one cool product a day!  You gotta check early though because their deals usually sell out fast!  They also have a facebook fan page which you can find here for some great mommy discussion and hints on what is coming to baby half off! 

On a sidenote, I spent about an hour this morning emailing companies that I ((((((LOVE)))))) to try and get some sweet giveaways!  Had a couple replies already and I will be reviewing an applecheeks swim diaper, Aden + Anais muslin blankets as well as econuts in august!  And yes, those reviews will include giveaways (woot woot!).  So if you`re not following me yet- Start now! :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A couple more things... :)

Tomorrow on (another discount site, but not specifically for babies, they have anything from jewelry to dishes) they will be having a stroller event. No idea what brands or how deep the discounts will be, but it will be worth taking a look at.

Also, while bored and the children were napping I found a really awesome VBAC support group on facebook. Not too many members yet, but if you've ever been a part of a group on facebook you know that the less members the better! I had a vbac about 4 months ago and it was an amazing experience. I would encourage anyone who previously had a c-section to consider trying for a vbac. Not only is it an easier recovery, but you are able to bond and breastfeed your baby almost immediately after birth! What an awesome way for a life to start :) Here's the link!

Bargain sites!

I just added a whole bunch of links to the top of my blog. These are all of the discount baby sites that I know of...there could be more though! I`ve bought from most of these sites and plan to review the sites I have used very soon! Happy shopping! :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Favorite Baby Carrier! (ERGO)

I am going to start off this blog by reviewing my most favorite baby-related buy to date! Its the Ergo baby carrier and seriously, I am in love. I NEVER wore my first son at all, but the lovely was featuring the Ergo baby carrier and I figured for $70, it was worth a try. W.O.W. even my husband says the money was more than worth it for this little gem! I got the black organic embroidered ergo and she is just lovely. Nice and soft for my babe to fall asleep in (which he ALWAYS does, usually within 5 mins of being put in there!) and comfy for me to wear for any length of time. I began to use the ergo when Brayden was just a month old. They have a separate infant insert for newborns, but I found that if I rolled up a towel or large receiving blanket, my baby was lifted up to the position he should be in for the carrier to work effectively. The first time I wore him it was to trim the hedges, and he was in there for over an hour snoozing while I got my yardwork done! I also routinely put by 2.5 year old (35 lbs) on my back for walks and whatever else and not only does he love it, but my back NEVER GETS SORE! Seriously, this carrier is genius! I am selling one of my strollers because my babe is now 4 months old and he has never been in a stroller- why bother if you can just throw this carrier in your diaper bag? Saves you space in your car for big shopping trips and also saves your back because you dont have to lug that huge stroller around loading and reloading it in the car!

I give this baby carrier 5/5 stars because honestly my only complaint is that we get a little hot when I have my baby in the carrier for longer than an hour. But whenever you carry a baby against your body you are going to get warm, thats how our bodies work! The Ergo is also extremely easy to get on and only takes a few minutes to adjust the fit. Ergo has also recently come out with a new style called the Ergo Performance. I love the new colors and I am seriously considering buying a second at full price because 1) totally worth the money and 2) I wear this carrier everyday, so it would be nice to have some variety!

Thank you so much for reading my very first blog about one of my most favorite buys to date! Please come and read again soon! :)