April 23, 2014

BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One #Review: #WombToWalking

Disclaimer:  I received a BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 

My Kaya is definitely a momma's girl. She's clingy and never wants me to set her down.  Not that I mind too much; it's so amazing having someone love you that much.  It does get inconvenient though when I'm trying to do, well, anything.  And although I must have broken some kind of record for one-handed dish washing, it was definitely time to look into a good baby carrier.  Especially for when we go for walks and whatnot, because she loves to be outside but hates being in a stroller.  There's only so much toting around a 15 pound baby that a momma can handle.

I was ecstatic when I found out that BABYBJÖRN was going to send me their Baby Carrier One in black mesh to review.  

April 16, 2014

Urbini Touri Travel System #Review

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

My family is always on the go.  It seems like there's always something to do, somewhere to go.  But on those occasions where we are able to spend family time together, there is nothing better than taking a stroll in the park.  To accomplish this, without breaking my back now that my baby girl is getting too heavy for her carrier, we definitely needed a baby stroller.  

Thankfully, we were introduced to one of the best travel systems that I think I've ever used - the Urbini Touri Travel System.  

The stroller itself is lightweight and folds up into an extremely easy to carry umbrella-style fold.  
I loved that the stroller has a handle on the side so you can tote it around with just one arm, leaving that other arm free for the baby you have to carry on your hip.

April 14, 2014

#WombToWalking #Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Womb to Walking Giveaway Event

My baby girl is turning one, and to celebrate, I wanted to bring you all a round up of all my favorite baby products!  She's having a party, so why cant we?  

co-hosted by Addicted 2 Savings 4 U

Spring is in the air, everything is blooming... It's definitely baby shower season!  What better way to bring in Spring than with a giveaway??  We've brought together some of the top baby products that you would need from womb to walking - the best for baby's first year - into a great product guide and now we're giving those items away!
Check out the Baby's First Year Product Guide and see what you can win!

Prizes include:
Combi Coccoro convertible carseat - ARV $200
BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One - ARV $170
Ju-Ju-Be - Better Be Diaper Bag - ARV $120
$100 Gift Certificate to Mimi and Maggie - ARV $100
One month supply of Luvs Diapers - ARV $30
Classic Alphabet blocks from Uncle Goose - ARV $35
Evenflo Feeding Bottle Set - ARV $20
Baby's First Book Set - ARV $25

For a grand total of over $700 worth of baby gear!

April 13, 2014

Product Guide for Baby's First Year: #WombToWalking

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#WombToWalking: Momma Without a Clue's Picks for Baby's First Year

Babies don't come with an instruction manual, but at least you can get them the best products to help make that first year a little easier!  Here are a few of my favorite things for baby's first year.

Diaper Pick for Baby's First Year: Luvs Ultra Leakguards

Luvs is a brand that cares about moms (and dads!) and know that value, comfort, and reliability are huge factors in choosing a diaper.  That's why their Ultra Leakguard diapers are cheaper on the budget, while offering superior protection.  You can read my in-depth review here.

Ultra Leakguards Diapers - Choose Your Size - $15.97 Available at Walmart.com

Carseat Pick for Baby's First Year: Coccoro Convertible Car Seat

Designed for comfort, the extra padding and infant inserts make sure your little one is super comfy for any ride in the car. The Combi Coccoro is lightweight, compact, and still offers amazing protection for any baby from 3-40lbs.  You can read the full review here.

Coccoro Convertible Car Seat - $199
Available at Walmart.com

Baby Carrier Pick for Baby's First Year: BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One

With easy buckling and extra back support via an adjustable waistbelt, the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One makes carrying babies from 5-33 lbs easier for parents and baby.  5 different carry positions means that "one is all you need."  Check out the review here

BABYBJORN Baby Carrier One, Cotton Mix - $199.99 at Walgreens.com

Adorable Clothing Pick for Baby's First Year: Mimi & Maggie

With a vintage, bohemian style, Mimi & Maggie clothing sets themselves apart from the countless number of companies offering baby fashion by their unique designs and handmade feel.  "Clothing for spirited girls" is their motto, and you can guarantee that your little one will stand out from the crowd in these adorable outfits.
You can read my review here.

50% off all sale items at MimiAndMaggie.com if you enter the code: BIGSALE at checkout

Diaper Bag Pick for Baby's First Year: Ju-Ju-Be's Better Be

Made with Agion®, a natural antimicrobial treatment that inhibits and reduces the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew, and Teflon® to reduce stains - the Ju-Ju-Be: Better Be Diaper Bag is one made with a mom in mind.  Tons of pockets ensures you have room for everything you need, and Thinsulate™ by 3M™ side pockets means you'll be able to keep bottles warm or cold.
Read my review here

Ju-Ju-Be Better Be Diaper Bag retails for $120 at Ju-Ju-Be.com

Toy Pick for Baby's First Year: Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks

Crafted from sustainable Michigan basswood, then embossed and printed with a colorful range of non-toxic inks, Uncle Goose blocks are a beautiful way to teach your child.  From reading to sorting, nothing beats the timeless classic of a good set of alphabet blocks.

Sold at Uncle Goose for $36

Book Pick for Baby's First Year: Baby's First Books

Brand new to bookshelves, the My First Book series includes four  board books, specially dedicated to infant’s developmental growth milestones.  Each of the four books, Fruits, Sky Wonders, Shapes, and Musical Instruments include high contrast, black and white, and bold color illustrations that promote visual and speech stimulation. 

The My First Book series seems simple at first glance but each one in the series was developed based on the ultra-complex and rapid development of newborns, babies, and toddlers.

Available at NurseryBooks.net for $5.99 each.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the amazing giveaway for all the products shown above!  Starts Monday, April 14th!

Disclosure: Momma Without a Clue received the products mentioned in exchange for her honest review.  This guide is an extension of those reviews.  This post contains affiliate links, which means purchase made via those links will earn a commission for Momma Without a Clue and help fund this blog.  

April 12, 2014

Ju-Ju-Be: Better Be Diaper Bag #Review - #WombToWalking

I received a free Better Be diaper bag from Ju-Ju-Be in order to facilitate an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Let me tell you a story.  Shortly after my second child was born, we decided to go to the in-laws' house.  Of course, the pro-mom that I thought I was, I only grabbed an extra bottle, a couple of diapers, and some wipes.  We weren't going to be gone but for a few hours and I had long ago retired the bulky diaper bags when they were no longer necessary after my first.  We hadn't been gone for more than an hour when my baby girl spit up all over her outfit, big brother had had an accident in his pants, and I got a migraine.  Ever since that day, I try to carry everything we could possibly need, everywhere we go.

That's why I love my new Ju-Ju-Be: Better Be diaper bag.  It's lightweight, has a comfortable strap, and has pockets for everything.  

Not to mention, it's super cute!  I received the Silver Ice pattern, and it just screams spring-time diaper bag to me.  The yellow accents stand out against the silver and white, creating an eye-catching, gorgeous bag.  

So what makes a great diaper bag, especially when you have more than one kid?  For me, a diaper bag has to have a nice, big center pocket for extra changes of clothes; bottle pockets; a pocket for smaller things like teething tablets, gas drops, fever reducer, and a pacifier; somewhere to put mom's stuff like extra ibuprofen and chapstick; and has to be comfortable when you're toting around everything but the kitchen sink.  Added bonuses if it's easy to clean and comes with a changing pad.

The Ju-Ju-Be: Better Be bag has all that and more.  First of all, it's made with Agion®, a natural antimicrobial treatment that inhibits and reduces the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. How awesome is that?  Now I don't have to worry about setting y bag down on a public bathroom floor, because I know that the diaper bag is going to repel any yucky germs.  Oh, and the material contains Teflon® to reduce stains.  Kid spills juice on the bag?  No problem, just wipe it down!

The best part is that there are tons of pockets.  The center area is big enough to put extra clothes for those "uh-ohs."  I able to fit an outfit for both kids, plus a pair of shoes in the center area.  The outside pockets are holding: (from the top, going clockwise) a pack of wipes, three diapers, a sippy cup, hairbows, medicines, and baby food.  And I still could have put more in there if I needed to.  I ran out of ideas of what to add to the diaper bag before I ran out of room!

The front outside zipper holds a special "mommy pocket" with sunglass case, lipstick loops, and a pen loop. Plus two zippered pockets … one with mesh so you can see what's inside.  There's even a long clip for your keys!

Now, I didn't take a special picture of just the strap, but let me tell you how much I love it.  Messenger bag style, the strap has a memory foam shoulder pad for comfort.  So important when you're carrying twenty pounds worth of baby stuff on your shoulder.  It also has a textured underside to prevent the strap from slipping off your shoulder.  I have tiny shoulders that straps are always falling off of, so that was an awesome feature to me!  Oh, and everything is attached with metal hardware.  Extra stability to make sure it wont fall apart like some cheaper diaper bags I've used.

Some other great features include the exterior bottle pockets, insulated with Thinsulate™ by 3M™ - great for keeping warm bottles warm and cold juice cold.  And the changing pad?  It's made with memory foam. Yeah, your baby can lay on a cushy, comfy pad instead of a cold, hard plastic changing table.  It's made with the same Teflon® material, so it's easy to clean.

I can honestly say that this is the best diaper bag I have ever used.  Or seen for that matter.  At $120, it is a little pricey, but worth every penny in my opinion.  Especially if you want a diaper bag that will last for years, through several kids.

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Disclosure:  I received the aforementioned product in order to facilitate an honest review.  All opinions are my own.