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This is the first time I have had two in diapers. Although my two older boys are a mere 20 months apart, I managed to potty train my oldest shortly after my middle son was born. Now my youngest two are a completely different story! My baby is 3 months old and my toddler just turned 19 months. Having four kids, I have limited time to potty train and so decided to wait on getting him onto the potty seat.
When I first received the Seventh Generation diapers and wipes I was really excited! I have always had that mommy complex where I like to make things from scratch and I like to stay as close to natural as possible. If I had a chance, trust me I would have given cloth diapering a try, but I am not a fan of normal laundry so that meant the end of my cloth diaper dreams.
Opening the Seventh Generation diapers, I had to get rid of my initial reactions. The diapers I received were for my newest little one and to be honest, she could care less what I put her in. From what I could tell, she couldn’t tell the difference between the Seventh Generation and my normal diaper. Visually, these diapers are lacking the same “finesse” of all the others kinds I’ve tried. They are however, very gender neutral. Let’s face it, they are brown with out the fun characters that the competitors have. This didn’t bother me in the least. Actually, it always felt a little silly putting my little girl in blue polka dot diapers. In the end, these are vessels for pee and poo, so I wouldn’t really care if it were covered in diamonds. It’s. a. diaper.
So, here is where you ask the most important question: “How were they?”
I can, through many trials of exploding poop and about a gallon of pee, say they work just fine. I know you were probably expecting something like, “Wow, these were phenomenal!” or “These were terrible!” But, compared to my regular diapers, I was actually satisfied with Seventh Generation. I only experienced one blow out, but that was due to my own fault and not the diaper itself. Although I do miss that baby powdery smell that some diapers have, I can most assuredly trade more environmentally sound diapers for a smell. And lets face it, I’m not too lazy to put baby powder on my little girls booty if I really wanted that smell back.
I was also able to use Seventh Generation’s wipes. I was so grateful for these, because I was running pretty low on wipes. As a mom of four, I use wipes a little too often! I am not so much a fan of the thickness of these wipes and consciously make a choice to buy thinner wipes. However, I learned wipe thickness preference is merely a matter of opinion, as my sister (who often changes my kiddos diapers) and I have discussed. She prefers the thickness of Seventh Generation wipes, feeling like one somehow can handle bigger messes. I always feel like the thickness isn’t as easy to manipulate and I feel like I need more of them to do the same job. Like the diapers, these wipes are missing that baby “smell” I love.
In the end, I was really happy with my mini-Seventh Generation vacation. The diapers stood up to my little ladies surprises and the wipes passed the test.
Would I buy Seventh Generation diapers? Sure. My eco-friendly-mommy-wants-to-save-the-world side would have no problem using these again. These are the first diapers to receive the FSC certification from the Rainforest Alliance (that’s the Forest Stewardship Council). In short that means that these diapers, while having 0% bleaching chemicals, are free of chlorine processing, synthetic fragrances and lotions. And after knowing all that, I can tell you that while you probably expect a recycled paper bag of a diaper, I got a soft, comfortable and effective one.
So, take a chance and do your part, a large part, by switching your little one to Seventh Generation and sleep a little easier knowing that even though you couldn’t hop onto the cloth diaper wagon, you were able to play a part in saving the environment simply by changing your baby’s diaper.
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Do you know what May 4th is? May 4th celebrates the Star Wars Trilogy that has entertained thousands of fans from all over the world. In honor of May the 4th be with you, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% Off Robot, Rocket, Princess and Star Sticky Labels for one day only, on 5/4 from 10am EST until 11:59pm EST. The force is strong with this offer – don’t miss your chance to shop this great deal!
We are excited to partner up with Whale of a Sale to be giving away passes for the their consignment sale on May 2&3 at the at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Ag/Hort Building.
Why shop Whale of a Sale? You can get great deals on popular brands such as Gymboree, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Janie and Jack, Peg Perego, Graco, Fisher Price, Pottery Barn Kids and many more. Shoppers can expect to find upscale spring and summer clothing, toys, furniture, bedding, accessories, bikes, outdoor toys, maternity and a variety of area vendors.
And if you are interested in making a little extra money become a consignor. You can easily sign up www.whale-sale.com. As a consignor, you price your items and drop them off in advance and there is no need not be present at the sale. You’ll receive 60 percent of your total sales and the opportunity to receive up to 75 percent by volunteering at the sale. And each consignor will receive two passes to shop the private pre-sale Wednesday, April 30. The average consignor earns $378 and unsold clothing can be donated to charity partner Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County and Jordan’s Place for foster children.
Admission is FREE. (Fairgrounds parking is $5.) Public sale hours are Friday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many items are half price on Saturday. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram fans of Whale of a Sale may also shop early Thursday, May 1 from 2 – 8 p.m.
However, if you just don’t want to wait until May 2, you can purchase a ticket ($10) for the VIP pre-sale on Wednesday. Visit http://www.whale-sale.com to buy your ticket and shop before the general public.
To win a set of passes to the presale for you and a friend enter below. Good Luck!
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We received two passes for personal use in exchange for hosting this giveaway.
Britax has announced the voluntary recall of 225,000 B-Agile and BOB strollers in the U.S. and Canada due to partial fingertip amputation hazard.
Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations. Please note the recall is due to the folding mechanism and no children were injured. Just parents having an issue closing the stroller.
This recall involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.
B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers
Hazard: The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.
Britax; toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, visit the company’s websites atwww.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Welcome to the “Pink & Blue: Babies Are Due” Giveaway Hop hosted by Mommy’s Favorite Things and Mama’s Baby Cupcakes. Join Pride & Joy Baby Planners in celebrating babies by honoring Michelle’s baby girl born this December, and Heather’s baby boy set to arrive in January 2014. This hop is focused on items you’d want/need for babies ages newborn to 6 months of age. Whether its bottles, blankets, toys, or clothes, we are sure you’ll enjoy what all that this bloggers have to offer. After visiting our giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at what the other blogs have to offer! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner.
Combi USA teamed up with Heather on a Shuttle Infant Car Seat review, and they’ve also offered a giveaway! One US winner will win a Shuttle Infant seat as seen in the button above, with their choice of colors (black, red, royal blue or teal) ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE HERE!!!
Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Whatever Goes” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.
Pretty Mommies is ready to help you give (and get) the gift of healthy skin this holiday.
You and 3 of your friends will be gifted the safe, all natural and highly effective 3 part skin care system for pregnant and nursing moms. But don’t worry – your non pregnant and nursing friends will love it, too!
It’s a simple three step system – Cleanser, Skin Brightener, and Sunscreen - it’ll cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, brighten, soothe, provide high levels of antioxidants and anti-aging properties, as well as, physical broad spectrum sun protection. If you’re curious about how these products work, be sure to check out the review on According to Jenny.
Not only is Pretty Mommies offering up this fantastic giveaway – they’ve got a great opportunity available for you to purchase a set for 20% OFF! Be sure to use the code MOMMIES20 when you checkout at Pretty Mommies.
Each purchase gets you double rewards points when you create an account! For every dollar you spend you earn (2) reward points instead of 1. For every 100 points you earn, you receive a $10 credit toward future purchases. Pretty Mommies is so good – you’ll definitely want to buy more!
Ready to enter to win?!?! The winner will receive one set of Pretty Mommies Skincare for herself and three to give away to her friends – all gift wrapped and ready to go!
This giveaway is valued at $632!
It is open to US/CAN, 18+, and ends on 12/12/13
The Blogging Mamas Network and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Participating bloggers did not receive compensation for this post, although affiliate links may be included.