Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MamaLOVE Giveaway Hop! 5/6

MamaNYC Mother's Day MamaLOVE Giveaway

Welcome to the Mother's Day MamaLOVE Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC!
Over 50 bloggers are participating and featuring giveaways with prizes valued over $25.00 each. Mother's Day is just around the corner, so hopefully you will find some amazing gift ideas and hopefully win some prizes for mom! This event begins on May 1st and will end May 6th @ 11:59PM (EST). Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of this post and hop down the list for many more chances to win great prizes!

Thanks for stopping by Mama's Baby Cupcakes!

I have TWO packages up for grabs!

Nursing Package valued at $141.88

Belly Charms $25 Gift Card

Both will be open to US Only

As a nursing mother, I find comfort is very important.
Macyn is 12 weeks old (today) and this the longest I've breastfeed out of our three girls. 4 1/2 yrs ago I was a young mother and not at all prepared to nurse for an extended amount of time and I gave up after the first month. Our second daughter wasn't gaining weight, so again, I gave up. I was determined with the pregnancy to give it my all and see what happened and blogging has helped me achieve that. I knew early on in my pregnancy that breastfeeding was the only way I wanted to go and luckily we've had NO issues and great products to help us every step of the way and so I hope I can share some great companies and products with you today! One lucky winner will be receiving this whole set!

My Brest Friend has created a great pillow. I contacted them after two months of pack aches after using another product and finding myself hunched over by the end of the day. This original pillow is great because it's nice and firm so it keeps shape, and helps support the back with better posture. I like the strap because I've gotten up and walked around while helping support the baby and yet the pillow would stay. The strap is a quick one hand release so it's super easy when you're trying to take it off but not wake a sleeping baby. It took a couple days to get used to this pillow because it truly changing how you sit, but I enjoy it and don't have back pain anymore like I used to!
Macyn, just like our other two girls, has acid reflux. At first I thought these XL burp cloths from My Brest Friend were too big and bulky, but after some time I've come to really love them and they're my go to cloth!  We have the pink three piece set and I love the simple pattern down the middle. My husband didn't even realize it was a burp cloth! There's a soft side and a terry cloth type of side which is nice for quick clean ups or a big mess which we've had in the past due to the reflux. These burp cloths come in a three pack of pink, blue, or multi colored like shown above. 

There's a lot of breastfeeding covers out there but I think Covillow stands out! I am totally in love with this cover and all it's amazing features! I really like that it covers from all sides. Sometimes its hard to keep yourself covered and I prefer NOT to breastfeed in public if I can help it. Now, that's not such an issue because I can quickly take this out of my bag, unroll it, toss it on, and we're ready to feed. Takes 30 seconds and you're ready! The convienant pillow means baby is comfortable too, and helps support while feeding. It's light weight and breathable which means it'll be great this summer while we're out and about like at the zoo, or even just watching the girls play at the park! Not everyone is comfortable with nursing in public and so this is a great option for everyone! You can keep covered up, it's fast, and fashionable. I got the same print in the picture above and its so cute in person! I will be using this cover a lot this summer and I'm so happy I found Covillow
I've worked with Lansinoh before and you can read my opinions of both products HERE on a past review. The Lanolin nipple cream is amazing and I recommend it for every mother! The nursing pads are small and discrete but hold a lot and make is easy to contain a big flow of milk

Open to US Only

My beautiful bracelet

I am a HUGE fan of Belly Charms!!!

We were trying for another baby and I found her site because of her maternity belly rings. I book marked her page and then when I found out I was pregnant, she was at the top of my list! Sonya hand makes all her jewelry which I find to be so very special because she takes the time out of her day, away from her husband and boys, to make items for people to wear and cherish. I wore her Maternity Belly Rings through out my whole pregnancy and even ran a review and giveaway (here). I knew with this blog event I wanted to work with her again on one of her beautiful Tierracast Mother's Bracelets. I have the Swarovski Crystal Birthstone & Tierracast Mother's Bracelet and I love it! As pictured above, its simple, elegant, and just plain STUNNING! I'm not much of a jewelry person and only wear one set of earrings and my wedding ring, but I've loved her bracelets for so long, I knew I wanted one. It's a little on the heavier side which will take some getting used to, but it fits perfectly and I can easily put it on myself. I highly recommend having jewelry from Sonya because she's amazing, as is her work, and I'm a fan and purchaser as long as she's still in business! 

The Tierracast Mother's Bracelets range in price from $29.99-$67.99 and are more than worth the money!
Shipping is waived if you spend $20 or more!

Open to US Only