Freebies for moms

January 312012

It’s actually amazing how many companies are willing to give away freebies for moms. I was quite shocked when I noticed first time  that big manufacturers want me to try their products. First I didn’t understand but I figured it out that they only want moms to introduce their baby food, their diapers and different baby products so you likely to buy from them in the future.

There are of course different ways to get freebies for moms – lets check them out how:

  1. First it’s a good idea to make a list what you have to buy to your baby on a regular basis. This list will contain all the most important things like diapers, clothes and baby formula or baby food. In this way you’ll know approximately how much money you’ll spend on these basic things.
  2. Then go online and search for the companies that sell these products. They will send you different samples so you can try them out before you buy – try as many as possible and you won’t end up buying products that your baby doesn’t like or you don’t like.
  3. When you’ve found these baby products search for offers online or in your local baby store. There are actually many offers that you can avail you only have to look for them. These offers are usually printed on the back of the products.
  4. Fill out as many offers as you can by hand or online – it’s up to you. Always give realy name and address otherwise the companies won’t be able to send out free baby samples or freebies for moms. You can also find online surveys which can also help you to get some free baby stuff. Try to fill them out as honestly as possible so your account won’t be marked as spam. After this you’ll get great free baby samples by mail.
  5. You may ask how long does it take to get these samples. Well, it takes a couple of weeks – let’s say 6 weeks at least. Be patient because it’s worth it and you’ll end up with useful baby samples that will help you to save money.

Try these tips and you’ll be amazed that there are companies that will send you freebies. There are no tricks or gimmicks they just want to convince you to try their products and there’s nothing wrong with that.

 

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Baby names origin and meaning

January 262012

Every mom and dad has to find the perfect name for their baby. It was quite easy for us. I really adore the girl name Naima and I knew if we’ll have a girl her name will be this beautiful name which actually means “graceful”. If it’s a boy it’s gonna be Noel Patrick which is a French and Irish combination. We like both names.

If you want to find out baby names origin and meaning you should check it on Babyzone.com. According to them:

Choosing the perfect name for your baby can be a daunting task. Whether you’re looking for popular baby names, unique baby names, ethnic baby names or something more traditional, you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration and baby name meanings in our selection of fun baby boy and baby girl names.

I’m sure you’ll also find the perfect name for him or for her!

 

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Predict your baby’s gender

January 252012

I have to confess I’m as curious about my baby’s gender as other moms. Unfortunately I don’t know it for sure but it’s fun to try i.e the Chinese Lunar Calendar. You have to enter your birthday and the month of conception then just click on the big Go button. Of course you can’t be sure about this and it’s advisable to wait until you doctor confirms it but it’s fun to try. I have to emphasize it’s only for entertainment purposes. I won’t tell you what’s my prediction – it’s a surprise :)

Let’s find out how does it work:

By crossing the month a child was conceived with the age of the mother at conception, it is purported that you can determine the birth of your unborn child. For instance, a 30-year-old woman who conceived in January would give birth to a boy, according to this calendar. Remember, the Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the month the baby is conceived and not when the baby was or will be born. The calendar is also designed to work only for women with calendar ages between 16 and 43.

 

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Healthy snacks for pregnant women

January 242012

As I’m in my second trimester healthy snacks are becoming more and more important in my and my baby’s life. I try to eat healthy anyway, I really like fruits and vegetables and now I try to stick to healthy snacks too. My favorite site – babble.com – collected the 10 healthy snacks during pregnancy. They are healthy, filling and good for the mom and for the baby too.

Katie writes that multigrain crackers are her favorite snacks:

It’s quick, easy, portable and depending upon the types of cheese and crackers you buy, it’ll get you some healthy carbs, lots of fiber and help you with protein and calcium. Plus, it’s just plain delicious.

or if you like something sweet during pregnancy you can try fruit smoothies – I really love them too:

I have to confess, I was never a smoothie person before pregnancy. But my love of fruit has gotten even greater with this baby. My normal smoothies are made of orange juice, greek yogurt and frozen fruit. My favorite combination is OJ, yogurt, frozen mango and a few frozen strawberries. Warning, if you add too many frozen berries, you’re going to have a seed overload. Play around with fruits, juices and yogurts you like, you won’t be sorry.

Sometimes I go for fresh fruit such as banana. They are really delicious too.

 

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Newborn care guide

January 192012

I can’t really tell you how I love babble.com. It helps me a lot during my pregnancy. They also have a must-have newborn care guide which can be pretty useful – no matter how many kids you have it contain loads of great advice. It’s a step-by-step guide about the time when you leave the hospital and the weeks and months after. There’s information here about:

  •  breastfeeding
  • baby’s health and well being
  • mom’s health and well being
  • sleeping
  • swaddling
  • diapering
  • crying
  • bathing
  • grooming
  • and many more.

The newborn care guide also tells you that:

While the bassinet may be assembled and the car seat installed, you might be starting to realize that it’s still hard to fully prepare yourself for how you feel, both physically and emotionally, in the first postpartum week. Keep in mind that this time is an adjustment period for even experienced parents, and it’s completely normal to feel a little overwhelmed with the enormity of what just happened.

 

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Free diaper coupons

January 172012

Free diaper coupons can be really helpful for moms. They can help you to save a lot of money when you have a newborn baby. Before you head for the store it’s a good idea to collect free diaper coupons.

Let’s check out a couple of tips on how to get free diaper coupons:

  1. Coupons by mail
    One of the easiest ways to collect diapers is to sign up with different diaper companies like Luvs, Huggies or Pampers because they will send you free diaper coupons in the mail. It’s really easy and you just have to visit these sites and sign up there.
  2. Contact the manufacturer
    You can contact other diaper manufacturers too. There’s always a toll free number or an email on their site so you can get in touch with them. They also have printable coupons that you can print out from your computer.
  3. Diaper coupons on the package
    I know that you are pretty busy when you’re a new mom but always check the diaper package because many companies attach coupons for dollars off of diapers. So watch out for diaper coupons stuck on the package.
  4. Newspaper ads
    It’s also a good idea to check newspaper ads because sometimes they hide free diaper coupons.
  5. Free diapers from the store
    Many stores make mistakes and they may over charge you for your purchase. When the wrong price is rung up on the register they may give you a package of free diapers. It happened to me many times.
  6. Change location
    Don’t get stuck with one store, try different ones because stores change their pricing all the time and you may find cheaper diapers in different locations.

If you can try not to buy diapers without diaper coupons because they will help you to save money and who doesn’t need some extra money. Follow these 6 tips and I’m pretty sure that they will help you too.

 

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Diaper rash problems

January 122012

Diaper rash is a very common problem when you have a baby. Many moms think that they did something wrong but actually they didn’t. Diaper rash is a very common problem and to be honest all babies have diaper rash.

According to Dr Sears:

There are many misconceptions about a baby’s bottom:

• It is supposed to be perfectly smooth and rash-free
• Diaper rash is abnormal
• Diaper rash is a sign of food or formula allergies
• Diaper rash means the baby has bad diarrhea or a yeast infection

Having a diaper rash is a normal part of being a baby. There are many ways you can limit the amount of rash, but from time to time it will flare up again.

If you want to know more about diaper rash then you should definitely read these articles:

Diaper rash

Is it a diaper rash or worse?

 

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4 tips on how to get free baby stuff for expecting mothers

January 112012

Expecting mothers need to save money because to be honest babies are really expensive. Everything costs a fortune. You’ll need bottles, baby furniture, baby clothes, loads of diapers, baby food –the list is basically endless.

But how can you get free baby stuff for expecting mothers? This is not complicated at all because you can find free baby stuff many places you just have to know the right places. Let’s check them out together:

  1. Frugal moms start planning while they’re pregnant. When your baby is born you won’t have any time to chasing free baby stuff so it’s better to prepare in advance. On most websites you have to enter your baby’s due date so the different companies will know what kind of free stuff you’ll need.
  2. Hospitals usually organize clubs for expecting moms and for new moms too so keep an eye on them. They can also help you to get some free and very valuable stuff in the mail.
  3. Baby sites are expecting mothers’ best friends because they can provide you with free diapers, free baby food, baby lotions, great coupons that you can use. There are loads of them so try to look for them online. It’s a bit of work but it’s worth it.
  4. Baby magazines can be really helpful too because they give away samples for new and expecting moms. These magazines usually contain free coupons for baby stuff so it’s important to collect them.

So don’t forget about baby stuff manufacturers, local hospitals, baby magazines and different baby sites because they can help you to save loads of money. Keep an eye on these things and you’ll be amazed how much saving you can do in a month.

Happy money saving!

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Brand new coupons from Coupons.com

January 102012

Check out these great money saving coupons from Coupons.com, you can print them out and use them straight away. No registration, no purchase, no forms to fill out. Just print them out today and save money on baby food, baby oil, baby lotion, baby formula and many more baby products.

$1.00 off any LISTERINE for Kids product

$1.00 off any JOHNSON’S Baby Oil product 

$1.00 off any LISTERINE for Kids product

$1.00 off any DESITIN Diaper Rash product

$1.00 off any JOHNSON’S Baby Lotion product

$5.00 off on any can of Enfagrow Powder 

$5.00 off any large tub of Enfamil formula

$0.75 off Yoplait Kid Zone yogurt 

 

$1.10 off 4 Beech-Nut Homestyle TEXTURES

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25 parenting resolutions for 2012

January 52012

Another year and another great article from my favorite site babble.com. I’ve just read these 25 parenting resolutions that can help you in the New Year. Lets check them out:

Lose 10 pounds. Drink more water. Exercise.

But let’s resolve to change in ways that really matter this year. To change our outlooks, our parenting approaches, our priorities. Not only for ourselves, but for the little eyes watching our every move and idolizing our every action.

 One of the 25 resolutions is power down or moderation, a great advice:

 tech-dependent working parents, the goal should be separating mom time from work time — otherwise you’re not doing either well.

or another brilliant piece of advice:

work on being the person you want your child to be.

I think it’s definitely worth to read this awesome article.

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